Category Archives: Goals

First Inspiration: Superchick was the Soundtrack for my first Novel

In 2003, it dawned on me that I was getting old (39) and had never pursued writing a novel although I had been thinking about it since I was in high school. As I began to write, there were a … Continue reading

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Motley Goals — Quick List

The last two weeks I have talked about Motley goals and about defining qualitative roles to organize your life. Today I want to talk about the first tool in the Motley Goals toolbox — The Quick List.

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Motley Goals: Qualitative Roles

Introduction to Roles When Stephen Covey first introduced his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, I was surprised by the time he spent on the idea of “roles.” Roles seemed like such a waste of time. Who cared what … Continue reading

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Motley Goals — An Introduction

Introduction As you read the title of this post, you are probably thinking one of three things: 1) What in the world are “motley goals”? 2) Why is Ostby coming up with yet another approach to goals? 3) Fantastic! I … Continue reading

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7 Habits for Getting Things Done and Unleashing the Power Within when you’re exhausted

Introduction Whether you are following Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits, David Allen’s Getting Things Done, or Tony Robbins’ Unleashing the Power Within., they all have something in common — they are strategies for accomplishing your dreams and goals. Robbins addresses some … Continue reading

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Setting Priorities on To Do Items in Your Life

271 things to do If you are like me, you have a million things that need to be kept track of, or in my case 271. That’s right, I have 271 items on my “to do” list. Many of these … Continue reading

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“A year from now you will surely arrive, the question is ‘Where?'”

The above quote is the tag line for one of Anthony Robbins’ major programs, but it is a concept that all of us can apply to our lives.  Here are two quick stories from people who I know personally who … Continue reading

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Mucking your way through a hard week

You’ve set your goals for the year and you’re moving towards them and then BOOM, you have one of those kinds of weeks. Snow and ice make travel difficult and life unpleasent.  Colds and flus are brought home by the … Continue reading

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The main thing is to keep the main thing

While I was explaining my fabulous approach to goal setting to my 15 year old daughter. Her response was a nice smack in the head.

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The Restaurant Approach to Accomplishing Your Goals

Steady Wins the Race The old adage is “slow and steady wins the race,” but I’ve found that slow doesn’t really help. Now, “fast and steady wins the race” doesn’t exactly thrill me either. Fast leads to burnout. So I’ve … Continue reading

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