How to Use SMART Goals for Success (With Examples!)

It’s been a decade since I spent my days as a book editor cleaning up medical textbook manuscripts and proofreading what felt like millions (billions?) of newsletters, podcast scripts, and teaching manuals. But even though my book editor days are long behind me, I still find myself reaching for my trusty red pen. So what am I crossing out,…

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Editor’s Notebook 184

The Editor’s Notebook is my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy! What I’m Loving This Week How to Make Decisions Faster. A fantastic short video to help you overcome FOBO (fear of a better option). The 36 Best Things You Can Do…

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6 Ways to Stick to Good Habits When You Keep Messing Up

Ugh, here we go again . . . Do you remember how excited and pumped up you always feel at the beginning of a new project? “Oh yeah, I’m totally starting a business!” “You know what, I will apply for that manager position.” “This is the year I’ll lose weight and rock my bikini on…

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How to Get Unstuck When You’re in a Plateau

If you’re feeling like a hamster in a wheel running yourself to nowhere, then you’re probably in a plateau. That’s the awful place where you can’t seem to make progress on your goals no matter what you do. And the most frustrating part is that you think you’re doing everything right but it’s still not…

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What We Track, We Can Change

Setting goals is the exciting part of being a life editor. Everything’s sparkly and new when you set an intention and say, “This is what I want, baby!” We’re practically vibrating at the thought of how crazy amazing our lives are going to be. Yeah, just wait ‘til I lose 100 pounds, move to New…

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Reach Your Goals With a MAP: Master Action Plan!

There’s a curious binder with a rainbow-colored diamond pattern sitting on my desk. I picked it up at the drugstore for a couple bucks last year, but that little binder has been responsible for thousands of dollars of profit in my business and dozens of amazingly ambitious clients. One of my clients sent me a…

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