Tag Archives | Goals


To Go Big, Think Small

Goal setting is all the rage this time of year. Unfortunately, so is bashing the practice. Some have become tired of the whole New Year’s resolutions routine. It seems trite to them, unproductive. It’s cool to be anti-goal. I’m okay with being uncool. I love the start of a new year. It always feels like […]

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Doing the Work

One of our sons recently told me about some things that have been bothering him. He’s making good decisions, building good habits, and getting good grades. But he can’t quite see the point in some of the things he’s studying. And all the homework sometimes makes life feel like a grind.  I did my best […]

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Seeing Your Goals Through

On October 2nd, I went public with my goal to run a five-mile “turkey trot” in mid November. At the time, I said I really didn’t want to do it. While I had been running regularly, I wasn’t running five miles and that distance felt like a stretch. In fact, in the week leading up to […]

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Setting Yourself Up to Win

I just signed up to do something I really don’t want to do, and I’d like to encourage you to do the same. Not the exact same thing I signed up for, just something you may not necessarily want to do. Let me explain. You see, there are plenty of things I want, and I’m […]

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Danger Ahead

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. — Bilbo Baggins, “The Lord of the Rings” We were made for adventure. Even those of us who work in offices know that to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Alexa is Hazardous to Your Wealth, Rethinking Your Gift List, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Amazon Alexa users buy more stuff, study shows (CNBC). Surprise, surprise. The easier marketers make it for us to spend, the more we spend. The remarkable early years of Warren Buffett (Value Walk). Fascinating look at his early work ethic […]

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Profitable Ideas: Prepping For Black Friday, Making Goal Achievement Inevitable, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 4 things retailers don’t want you to know about black Friday (MarketWatch). Some important reminders that may make you think twice about fighting the crowds. How to protect your retirement account from a hack (Wise Bread). The protections for investment […]

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