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Our passion is helping individuals and organizations to be all they can be.

 

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.

 

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Jun

2020

Simple Wisdom Tip #103: A Simple Way to Improve Your Life

I recently reread a great little book entitled Mini Habits by Stephen Guise.  He argues that good habits are hard to form (true!) and, therefore, most of us never establish them.  A way to overcome this is to begin a “mini habit” which Guise calls “stupidly small.”  They are so small that you don’t need either willpower or motivation to do them.

 

For example, one mini habit he cites is to do one pushup a day.  How much effort does that take?  Not much.  If you are in bed at night and remember it, all you have to do is hop out of bed and do one.  Easy!  The rule is that you must do one but don’t have to stop there.  And, while you’re doing one, how easy it is to do two or three…or 10?  But, you can never raise the target above one!  I began this mini habit in June 2015 and, guess what?  I haven’t missed a day yet!  Guess what else?  I now usually do 30-50 a day (but all I have to do is one!).  No pressure.  So, in the last five years, I’ve done more than 50,000 pushups!  Am I healthier for it?  You bet!

 

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Fri

01

May

2020

Simple Wisdom Tip #102 -- A Life-Changing Question

Many years ago, I attended a fabulous two-day seminar with Brian Tracy where he shared an idea that I’ve never forgotten.  He asked this life-changing question:  What one skill if you became excellent at it would have the greatest impact on your work and/or your life?  Think about that.  

 

If you tentatively identify a potential skill on which to focus – test it by conversations with a few wise people – your boss, a couple of close friends or colleagues, etc., – and then select a final skill and devote the next year to becoming excellent at it, can you imagine what that could do to your career and/or your life?  This is powerful!

 

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