New Years Resolutions? How not to fail by the end of January

Take Action It’s that time of year again where many of us will review the past year and sit down to plan what we want to achieve in the coming year. Goal setting has had a bit of negative press recently and from my experience the way you set goals can dramatically improve your chance of attaining them.  While I agree with Derek Sivers, founder of CD baby (which he sold for $22 million), that you need to focus more on the process and less on the outcome, I also draw from Professor Richard...


Focus - what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers

I admit I find it hard to focus.  I know I am not alone in this struggle and in the last couple of years smart phones have made staying focused even harder. So when I was sent this YouTube video from a friend who works at IMD, it served as a timely reminder as my thoughts start to turn to what I want to achieve next year on how I need to redouble my efforts to focus. Daniel Goleman is an expert in emotional intelligence and his recent book Focus, the hidden driver of excellence combines...