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Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.






Simple Wisdom Tip #99: Invest in Your Mind

Recently I was rereading an old book by Brian Tracy, Goals, and one thing he said really struck me.  He shared a guaranteed formula for success and lifelong riches:  Invest as much in your mind each year as you do in your car.   


Wow!  Think about that.  If I invest as much money and time in my mind as I do in my car, I can be successful.  How does one do that?  By attending seminars, buying and reading books, listening to educational CD’s or podcasts when driving, working with a coach, etc.  


Why don’t more people do these common sense things since they are so easy to do?  My guess:  While they’re easy to do, they’re also easy not to do.  And most of us take the easy way that leads nowhere rather than the hard way that leads to success and happiness.  Which way will you take starting today?







Simple Wisdom Tip #98: Skip New Year's Resolutions

Ready to make some New Year’s Resolutions?  Not so fast.  They usually don’t work.  As Tony Schwartz points out in his insightful book, The Way We’re Working is Not Working, 25% of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after one week, 60% within six months.  The average person makes the same resolution 10 separate times without success.  Wow!


Here’s a better approach.  Develop a series of clear, measurable, written objectives for 2020.  Then, break them into various subparts and assign those to specific months throughout the year. (i.e., when you’ll actually accomplish those parts).  Finally, refer to them as you do your weekly and daily planning throughout the year.  Those who follow this (or a similar) approach have a much, much higher rate of success.


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