30-Day Challenge: Get Healthy

Have you ever said, "This year, I'm going to get more exercise"? How about, "My resolution for this year is to eat more vegetables"? Maybe you've said, "This year, I swear I'm quitting sugar!" Every year, we start out with such good intentions but it's so hard to deliver on the promises we make to ourselves, especially related to diet and exercise. And even if we slip back into our bad diet and exercise habits, it doesn't change the fact that we want to better ourselves by getting more exercise … [Read more...]

A Simple Way To Transform Your Life

There are some themes that I write about again and again because I know the power behind them. Whether you're just starting a journey of self-improvement or you've been fine-tuning your life for years, transformation isn't random, it's definite. I know that how good or how bad you feel about your life comes down to a couple of key concepts which influence every aspect of who you are, the choices you make, and how you live. When you are trying to make changes in your life, there are two core … [Read more...]

One Simple Habit To Help You Beat Procrastination

If you were like an octopus and you had eight hands, could you be more productive? Sure, it sounds like a great idea, but having more hands isn't going to mean you'll know what to do with the extra ones. How about if you could somehow squeeze 30 hours into a 24-hour day, would that make you more productive? Again, just having more time but not having productive habits isn't going to magically help you to get things done. Bad habits lead to poor results. If you struggle to use your time more … [Read more...]

For Sale: Happiness

If happiness were for sale, how much would you be willing to pay for it? I'm not talking about a pill. Imagine buying a box, and when you open it, you would have instant lifelong happiness. Good deal? Maybe... Suppose it was really expensive, say $500...maybe $1,000, or even $10,000, would you pay it? How much you're willing to pay might be determined by how unhappy you are to begin with. If you're desperately miserable, you might pay anything for some relief. What if you took the box … [Read more...]

Change Your Behavior With A 30-Day Challenge

All of us, at one time or another, have a specific behavior we want to adopt or to change. One of the best ways to do this in a short amount of time is with a 30-Day Challenge. You've probably heard of the concept of a 30-day challenge and maybe you've even tried one. The 30-day challenge is the kind of tool that everyone should have in their toolbox. If you haven't heard of it or need a refresher, here's an introduction and some suggestions for using them effectively. 30-Day Challenge Basic … [Read more...]

“How Can I Recover When I Slip Up and How Can I Keep From Slipping Up in the First Place?”

Question: Scott, I’ve had several slip-ups lately concerning my personal goals. The most recent slip up occurred when I was attending a baby shower. I knew they were going to have alcohol, but I had decided to not drink as I usually have my “splurge day” on a Friday or Saturday evening and the shower was on a Thursday evening. As soon as I got there, everyone had a beer or wine glass in their hand, so I went ahead and got one too. I really like beer and wine, so I just couldn’t resist…and as … [Read more...]