Decisions · Goals · Motivation

Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and how to make yours succeed)

You’re focusing on the wrong thing.

It’s January, which means everyone is setting goals (and blogging about them ;). People are hitting the gym, eating healthier, drinking less, and just being “better.”

The problem is, most New Year’s Resolutions will fail.

Statistics say that by January 8, some 25% of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. By the end of February, only 16% of people are still sticking to their resolution, and by the end of the year, only 8% have survived.

That’s like asking 100 people to cross a busy street…and 92 of them get hit by a truck and die.

Business · Decisions · Motivation

Scared of doing something? Use the 10/10/10 rule for instant motivation.

I’m sitting outside of my in-laws’ house, enjoying the fresh air of a beautiful California evening, thinking and dreaming about the year ahead. As so many others have these last few weeks of the year, I’ve been busy setting personal and professional goals for the year.

I have a decision to make: either get over my fears and go for it, or settle for mediocrity.

One of these goals is an ambitious one to build my client base, specifically those clients who will provide recurring revenue streams for months, if not years…

…but building this client base will require quite a bit of outreach, and every time I think of it, I’m filled with dread.