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Post Your Resolutions

Want a community of people to hold you accountable for your New Year’s Resolutions?

In the comments section post your resolution(s).  We’ll check in with you from time to time to see how you’re doing.

We’ll also help you find ways to stay on track.

As iron sharpens iron, so we can sharpen each other.

Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says to, “…encourage one another and build each other up…”

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Don’t Make These 9 Year-End Mistakes (Part 3)

Here’s part 3 of the 9 Year-End Mistakes that sabotage your year before it begins:

7.  Focus on what you want to get

When we think about the a new year, new beginnings, and new opportunities, it is easy to allow our thoughts to focus on the outcomes we want.  For instance, we may want to be debt free, have a new house, get a promotion, or any of a thousand worthy goals.

The challenge with this type of thinking is that it puts our focus in the wrong place.  None of us can choose our outcomes.  We can only choose our disciplines.  Our disciplines will choose our outcomes for us.  We cannot choose to be debt free.  We can choose to use a cash system so that we are forced to spend only what we make and we can choose to begin a debt snowball.  We cannot choose to get a raise, but we can choose to develop our leadership skills and influence skills through education and training so that we distinguish ourselves from our peers.

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Don’t Make These 9 Year-End Mistakes (Part 2)

4.  Think only about 2012 with no time thinking about 2011.

“The pauses in my life have become the pluses of my life.  You have to pause long enough in your life to let growth catch up to you.” – Dr. John C. Maxwell

The only experience that is any value is experience that has been reflected upon.  We all have heard that the definition of insanity is to repeat a course of action and expect a different result.  Yet most of us take no time to reflect.  What can I learn from what just happened?  What would I do differently?  What would I do the same?

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Do You Make These 9 Year-End Mistakes? (Part 1)

We’re in the home stretch.  2011 is almost in our rearview mirror and 2012 is coming over the horizon.  Most of us are scrambling to get final deals done to make our quarterly numbers, and last minute shopping and holiday preparation cram every spare minute.

In this 3-part series, I want to help you make 2012 your best year yet!

As you are in the midst of the hustle and bustle, be sure to not make one of these common year-end mistakes, because they can sabotage 2012 before it even begins.

1.  Wait until December 31st to think about 2012.

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