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Guest Post: “7 Steps to Help You Achieve More by Doing Less” by Captain Orjiugo

By Susan Peck | August 25, 2019

“I don’t have time”. This is one of the most commonly used (and misused) expressions of all time. As a matter of fact; apart from “I love you”, it is the most abused expression I’ve heard. There are several things wrong with that mentality. First, it presents time as though it were some luxury item…

Believing in Yourself and Your Dream When No One Else Does: Part 3 – A Kaizen Approach to Building Self-Confidence

By Susan Peck | August 14, 2019

Let’s face it – there are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to carry the weight of your dream or goal by yourself. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a circle of enthusiastic supporters, when it comes to doing the work to turn that dream into reality, it’s…

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson

Believing in Yourself and Your Dream When No One Else Does: Part 2 – Combatting Negative Self-Talk

By Susan Peck | May 17, 2019

Have you ever eavesdropped on the conversations that go on in your head? They can be pretty brutal. According to a widely referenced article published by the National Science Foundation, the average person has somewhere between 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, and 80% of them are negative. Read that again. 80% of our thoughts…

"When you believe in yourself, you have 100% of the people you need on your side." - Anima Vitam

Believing in Yourself and Your Dream When No One Else Does – Part 1: Protecting Yourself from the Dream Crushers

By Susan Peck | April 24, 2019

Have you ever had a dream or an idea that lit you up inside? Something that caused excitement to bubble up inside you like a spring of clear, fresh water? Something that brought a smile to your face and gave you the warm fuzzies? Something that made you feel like you had finally discovered what…

"What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Tony Robbins

Excellence Experiment 2.0 (A Year of Kaizen) – 3 Month Update

By Susan Peck | April 13, 2019

For my 2019 experiment with the pursuit of excellence, I decided to put the principle of kaizen (continuous incremental improvement) to the test. Businesses and factories have successfully been using kaizen for nearly a century, with well documented results. But the concept of continuous small improvements can be applied to personal pursuits as well –…

“Winning the world title validated this truth: If you want something badly enough – if the desire dwells deep in your bones, and you are committed to facing any obstacle with tenacity, and courage – you will prevail. I am living proof of this beautiful, abiding truth.” - Siri Lindley

Profiles in Excellence: Siri Lindley

By Susan Peck | April 5, 2019

I first learned about Siri Lindley when she was interviewed by Tony Robbins on his podcast. To be a featured guest on his show tells you this woman must be exceptional in some way, and she doesn’t disappoint.   Lindley is a former professional triathlete with an impressive list of accomplishments: 2001 International Triathlon Union (ITU)…

"We do not learn from experience... We learn from reflecting on experience" - John Dewey

It’s a Wrap! Year One of the Excellence Experiment

By Susan Peck | January 27, 2019

A year-end recap and reflections on my first “Excellence Experiment” – what happened when I spent a year pursuing excellence.

"You cannot open a book without learning something." - Confucius

Library of Excellence: My 2018 Top 5 Books on Achievement and Personal Development

By Susan Peck | January 6, 2019

These are my 5 favorite books that I added to my library in 2018, not necessarily published in 2018. These are all classics that will move you along the road to personal and professional excellence – well worth reading!

"Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead." - Nelson Mandela

Focusing on Success – A New Approach to the New Year

By Susan Peck | December 11, 2018

  I used to have very mixed emotions about the New Year. On the one hand, January 1st represented a chance to start over, reevaluate my life, and set new goals or resolutions to make the next year better. Thinking about how much progress I could make with 365 days in front of me fired…

"Life is like a highway, no matter what they say, the construction is never finished. There's always gonna be bumps in the road and detours every now and then." - Life Quotes

The Excellence Experiment: 11-Month Update

By Susan Peck | December 3, 2018

  Originally I planned to update my results after 10 months, but I just looked at the calendar and realized it’s already December, so… Sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions, which is probably the biggest insight I’ve had since my last progress report. Well, maybe not that life can get in…

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