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The Number 2 Principle of Success

The Number 2 Principle of Success

Show Notes: If you are aware of this principle, it can lift you up quicker than just about anything else, but if you aren't aware, it can pull you down just as fast. Yikes! Don't wrestle with a pig. You will end up getting dirty. The pig will like it. The bucket of...

The Gratitude Mindset

The Gratitude Mindset

Show Notes: The Gratitude Mindset “The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything.” - Albert Schwietzer Questions for Reflection: -What...

How’s Life Treating You?

How’s Life Treating You?

Do you tend to feel really blessed about your life as it is today or do you feel bitter about how things have worked out so far? Or, maybe you fall somewhere in between. Would you like to achieve more, earn more and become more? Thoreau once asked, Did you ever hear...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

 Show Notes: In this episode of Achieving Optimal, I talk about Finishing Strong. I want you to finish this year strong and head into the new year with lots of momentum. We always intend to finish strong, but it’s easy to get consumed with busyness and end of year...

Clarity

Clarity

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Weekly Planning

Weekly Planning

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Get Back To The Basics

I’ve observed throughout my life that when individuals stray from timeless principles, trouble and adversity of some kind are never far behind. You can observe this for yourself with children and adults alike.  There are unwavering principles that govern each area of...

WARNING: You Control The Spotlight!

Based on Philippians 4:8 in the New Testament, the 4:8 Principle states that wherever you focus your attention becomes a bigger part of your experience. This means that the content of your thought life influences your emotional life. The preceding sentence is an...

Optimize Your Cells – Optimize Your Life

Optimize Your Cells – Optimize Your Life

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National 4:8 Day

National 4:8 Day

We are not limited to thinking in only one way. We have the freedom to choose from an infinite number of potential thoughts. Because our thinking is not fixed, it can constantly be improved when we make the commitment to do so. Remember, each moment is a new...

Why Would You Want To Do That?

When my son Ty was eight years old, he broke his right arm after his first football practice. He had been so excited after his first day of real contact that even before we got into the car to head home, he insisted on showing me, in slow motion, how he had learned to...

Your Success Blesses Others

Your Success Blesses Others

God created a world where one person’s success benefits the people around that person. In fact, our success creates ripples that spread out in circles far beyond us. Like pebbles dropped into a pond, those ripples intersect across communities, cultures, and even...

Real Focus

Real Focus

Goals tell your brain what to notice and pay attention to as you go about your day to day activities.  In the absence of clear goals, you will simply notice too many different and unrelated things, rather than the few essential things that move you toward your goal....

Do Your Job

Do Your Job

With Sunday's Super Bowl just a couple of days behind us, it’s a good time to contemplate the importance of merit as an essential principle for a healthy, prosperous society. Both the Rams and the Patriots fought hard to win on Sunday, but only the Patriots woke up...

Appreciate What You Have

Never underestimate the power of appreciation for what you’ve been given. The moment you begin to lose a sense of gratitude, your perspective on life will become distorted and your motives will become entangled in a web of selfishness. The problem of ingratitude began...

Change the Channel…And Boost Your Joy!

Unwanted thoughts don't go away just because you tell them to. And, resisting an unwanted thought only entangles you and drives that thought deeper into your mind, making it even more of a distraction. The only way to rid yourself of negative thoughts is...

Three Essential Fundamentals

Achieving optimal demands that you become “brilliant on the basics” as Vince Lombardi phrased it when he first took over the Green Bay Packers. If you are serious about achieving your best life, I recommend beginning with three fundamentals that you can then build...

Optimize Your Environment – Optimize Your Health

Optimize Your Environment – Optimize Your Health

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What Are Your Habits?

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