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Kick it to the Curb – Part 1

It’s huge.  It’s debilitating.  It can even be paralyzing. Fear. Brian Tracy calls fear, “the greatest single obstacle to success in adult life.” I believe him.  In preparing our Goals 2014 audio course, I had time to reflect on the role fear plays in our ability to achieve everything we set out to.  As most of us have come to realize,…

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How the 20% Beat Mr. Pareto – Part 2

Last week I introduced a discussion about Vilfredo Pareto, the Italian economist that developed what is now widely known as The Pareto Principle.  Many of you may know it as the “80-20 Rule.”  If you missed last week’s post, you can catch up here.  Briefly put, the results in almost every achievable life aspect tend to fall roughly in an…

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How the 20% Beat Mr. Pareto – Part 1

You’ve probably heard of Mr. Pareto by now.  If not, allow me to introduce you.  After all, he may be directly related to your ability to achieve the goals you’re setting for yourself. Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist that lived during the early 1900’s.  His legacy is far reaching, but over time he has become best known for what is…

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Five Personal Development Books I Return To Each Year

If you’re like me, you know that there are not nearly enough hours available to simply read all the great personal development material out there and available.  The fact that you’re reading this paragraph right now pretty much tells me that you ARE like me.  Despite my own seemingly never ending list of books that I continue to plow through,…

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Remembering Jiggs

Editor’s Note:  We are honored today to feature a guest post by a very talented young man, Justin Mabie.  Justin is a 20-year old college student living in Southern California, USA.  Recently, Justin attended the Integress Solutions’ Goal Achievement workshop Living Life by Design, which prompted him to make some immediate and lasting changes in his life.  He has graciously offered to…

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Are YOU Accountable?

The other day I overheard the most interesting conversation.  Two women were discussing where to go for lunch, when one suggested In-n-Out Burger (if you don’t live in the Southwestern US or Texas and haven’t experienced In-n-Out, let us offer our condolences here and now).  To this suggestion the other woman quickly replied, “Absolutely not.” “Why?” asked the perplexed friend. “Because…

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