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Personal Development Library

Personal Development is a widely used term by thousands of bloggers. Some are wide-ranging articles about the body, mind, spirit and soul. Others are focused on life coaching, personal success and lifestyle. It’s a bit of a potpourri here, too, but you will find practical strategies, tips and tools that can make a difference in your life.

Please check out the Featured Articles from our Personal Development Library to get you started.

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Do First Things First

One of our biggest battles these days is to keep our head above the water line … not drowning in the tsunami of endless inputs that flood our inbox.

Sure, we need a trusted system to manage it all … but we also need to spend enough time to focus on what really needs to get done.

What is your unique contribution? What is it that only you can do? What will move the needle and really make a difference?

Today, give it a try. Intensely focus on doing first things first. Just that process alone will do wonders.

If you do that, you’ll likely discover that no one will miss the parts you didn’t do at all.

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Lose $1Million in 1 Day – and Still Become a Champion

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Focus. Focus. Focus.

I never thought that Rory McIlroy, a PGA golfer, would be the subject any article I ever wrote, least of all 2 of them.

What a difference a few years makes!

When I wrote about the Magic of True Grit, Rory appeared in an ignominious way.

What do you do when you totally screw up?

In 2011, Rory entered the final day of the Masters Tournament with a 4 stroke lead … and watched it quickly evaporate as his game imploded.

He shot 80 on that final day, the worst score of anyone playing on Sunday. He finished 10 strokes behind the winner, a Masters rookie, Charl Schwartzel.

(The Masters tournament doesn’t like to talk about such crass subjects as money … but the one day cost of that catastrophe to Rory WAS OVER  $1.3 MILLION!)

He was heartbroken over his performance that day, but held his head high with these words: Continue reading to see the Big Change …

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The One Big Change You’re Sick of Hearing About

Who Me?

Who are you lookin‘ at? Are you talkin‘ to me?

There is at least One Irrefutable and Universal Truth

You may not know Tom Allender, but you’d be lucky if you did.

Several years ago, my wife mentioned that Tom had a reputation as a very insightful and heartfelt speaker and was appearing at the local parish in a few weeks to talk about relationships.

I was a little skeptical of getting “preached to” about relationships, but my wife was eager to attend, so I agreed to join her.

He was terrific and wasn’t at all “preachy” … and as he got started, you could see couples beginning to squirm, turning to each other and whispering versions of …

How did he know that [about us]?

… or “Have you already talked to him?” …

I didn’t see him peeking in our window.” ….

There is at least One Universal Truth

It quickly became clear that he could pinpoint the universality of the many things we face in our relationships with each other. Keep Reading … Don’t miss the Big Change …

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Does anyone know WHY you’re in business? Wanna tell ‘em?

Simon Sinek - Why Video

http://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4 Simon Sinek is one of the speakers at Leadercast 2014 taking place on ONE DAY ONLY on Friday, May 9. His TED talk, “How Leaders Inspire Action” is the 3rd most watched video on TED with over 16.5 million views. His latest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, was just…

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Be a Leader Worth Following: Leadercast 2014

Leadercast 2014

Every year for the last 12 years, Leadercast has organized a ONE DAY ONLY event focused on Leadership. This year, you can join over 120,000 leaders from around the world at this exclusive event. The theme varies every year. Last year, it was “Simply Lead”. This year, it is “Beyond You”. “Our jobs ask much of us….

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If You Stop Asking these 10 Questions, You’re Toast

Do NOT Stop Asking These 10 Questions Several years ago, I wrote about whether we needed another checklist of the 10 Stupid Things I can’t stop doing ..or the Top 5 things I need to do before I brush my teeth (really, nothing, do that first … please). I ran across it recently and re-read…

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“You have to understand what it is that you are better at than anybody else and mercilessly focus your efforts on it.”

Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, wrote the book, “Only the Paranoid Survive”, a testament to his relentless drive and devotion. Two of the quotes attributed to him are a good way to start the week … and to be reminded of what I wrote about last week … that hope is NOT a…

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