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You don’t have to wait until next year, next month, or even next Monday to kick-start your boldest goals

Tired of New Year, Same Ol’?

According to the internets (the one Al Gore invented, though it must have actually been the spawn of Donald’s brilliance, but I digress), 75% of all New Year’s Resolutions fail by the end of the January. How are yours going? Read on for some tips to re-energize your goals and smash that abysmal failure rate. You have probably heard the quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” A great goal starts with a great plan. Playing it by ear just doesn’t work.

When I work with my clients, we start with a vision…


You have heard the saying, “lead, follow, or get out of the way.” It think

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we often see each element of that statement as mutually exclusive, but I have been thinking about that a lot lately. In fact, it recently came up in a discussion with some of my mentors. I have a strong sense that the best leaders understand that great leadership requires an innate knowing of when to lead, but also understand when to step back into a follower role. They even have such a great handle on ego that they just step back and let the leaders that emerge do just that. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on leadership.


(and engage in aligned actions)

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In the corporate world, we hear about task forces pulled together tasked with the creation of vision statements. We see plaques and signs around the workplace with these fantastic statements about what the organization is to achieve.

What is the purpose of these expressions? Are they just meaningless statements that look good on paper or do they carry significant weight in the pursuit of a future state?

How can they support you in your personal growth?

Your Vision is an expression of how you wish to grow.

At a very surface level, a vision is a statement of what you wish to achieve at some future time. It sounds straightforward to…


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Prospective Hindsight!? My DeLorean is in the shop!

The holidays are here and it is almost (again) time to eat healthy and get the ever-widening rear into gear. You will not be defeated by your resolutions this year! From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, it sometimes seems like a non-stop food fest. So delicious, but not always so nutritious. That one piece of mincemeat pie is a challenge to your better judgment for sure. This year you’ve given yourself the pep talk and will enter January with RESOLVE!

Wait! What is going on here! Who deposited that colorfully decorated plate of Christmas cookies in the break area at…

Todd M. Smith, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Creating a world in which people stop chasing dreams & start making their biggest aspirations live and breathe by stepping into their boldest challenges.

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