Success Road

Back in December, I first set goals for 2013. I've shared some updates for the first couple months, but dropped the ball since March. In this episode, I review over these goals, where I am, and what I'm going to be working on.

First, in light of Memorial Day, I'd like to thank all those that have served or are still serving in our military.

Here is my Goals for 2013 - Original List and the 3 Focus Words for 2013.

You can follow the trail of my goals as I track my progress as well.

I'd like your feedback on future show topics and people to interview. Here's just a couple that I'm working on:

  • Social Media (with Erik J. Fisher of the Beyond the To Do List podcast)
  • Exercise (with Mark Sieverkropp)
  • Blogging/Podcasting
  • Your ideas....

Questions: How are your 2013 goals coming? Do you have any topics or suggestions for the show?

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I'm sure that most, if not all, of you have heard about the tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma and other places on May 19-20. I read reports that the tornado on May 20 that went through Moore, OK, was between 1-2 miles wide. It's wind gusts were near 200 mph at times. It ranks among the worst tornadoes ever.

If you are wanting to help give toward the relief effort, the Red Cross is a great way to do that.

Hearing different stories and reflecting on the events has caused me to think about the things that are most important to me. Yes, there are many other disasters that can cause you to think about these, but this one (literally) hit close to home.

  • Don't put too much emotion into "stuff"
  • Things can be replaced; people can't
  • Relationships are much more the most important
  • Relationship with God can't be replaced

 Question: What is important to you?

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Category:Self-help -- posted at: 11:05am CST

In this episode, I reflect on risk. We face risks all the time. Sometimes the risks are small. Sometimes they are huge. We need to learn to properly handle risk.

In Jon Acuff's book "Quitter," he has a chapter devoted to facing risk in light of pursing your dream job. Risk brings fear with it, which he also deals with in his newest book, "Start." These principles of facing risk also apply to every area of our lives.

Here are some highlights from this chapter in his book:

  • "Every dream has risk associated with it."
  • "90 percent perfect and shared with the world always changes more lives than 100 percent and stuck in your head."
  • "You have the perfect amount of time each day for the things that matter most."

Questions: Are you getting paralyzed by the risks you face? Do you have anything that helps you conquer the fear?

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Category:Family, Kids -- posted at: 3:22pm CST

In this episode, I talk about procrastination. This is an area I struggle with, and I am working on breaking the cycle of procrastination so I can get more accomplished and improve my quality of life. You may also like to go back and listen to episode #009 where I talk with Kent Sanders about using Evernote to simplify your life.

I'm currently reading "Procratination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It NOW" by Jane b. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen. The first part of the book shares some things to help us understand why we procrastinate:

The Cycle of Procrastination

1.       “I’ll start early this time”

2.       “I’ve got to start soon.”

3.       “What if I don’t start?”

4.       “There’s still time.”

5.       “There’s something wrong with me.”

6.       The final choice: To do or not to do

7.       “I’ll never procrastinate again!”


Reasons for Procrastination:

1.       Fear of failure

2.       Fear of success

3.       Fear of losing the battle

4.       Fear of separation

5.       Fear of intimacy

Direct download: qlms_012.mp3
Category:Family, Kids -- posted at: 12:20pm CST