Setting Audacious Goals and How They Can Cripple You

Setting Audacious Goals and How They Can Cripple You

These days it seems like everyone had grand goals and plans. We set these grand goals for ourselves and our businesses, I’m going to get 1,000 new customers, I’m going to lose 50 pounds, I’m going to learn a new language, I’m going to learn to paint, I’m going to create a giant webinar series, and so on. We’ve all gotten great at creating these “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” thanks to Jim Collins & Jerry Porras and their book from 1995, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. But, beyond our BHAGs, we also have dozens, or hundreds, or smaller goals. We become slaves to our to-do lists. I am a charter member of that group. I have stacks of projects and things I want to do. Finish building the house...

Learn Something New Every Day

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starting over at 45

I recently turned 45. This tends to be a milestone number for a lot of people, since it’s unlikely I’ll live past 90, we can say I’m over the hill at this point. The problem is, I don’t “feel” over the hill. In fact, if anything, I feel more optimistic and in control than ever. I guess that comes with age and truly understand that falling down only hurts for a little bit. As many of you know I became semi-retired quite some time ago. I had made my money, my wife was enjoying her job, and I didn’t really need to work to stay fed. So for my retirement I took a “job”┬áthat I loved. I started making jewelry for the great folks at Images Jewelers. No hassles, no real stress, just a job I could go in, do something...