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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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