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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.






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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Simple Wisdom Tip #97: How To Make Your Life Better

Is there an area of your life that is not going well and that is frustrating to you?  We all have these from time to time.  The question is how to we handle them.  Two key questions to ask yourself come to mind:


  • What’s keeping you from getting the results you want?
  • What are you going to do about it?


This is a good starting point.  They say defining a problem or challenge is half the battle.  Identify what it is that is holding you back and explore possible actions to address it.  Then pick the best one and implement it.  It may be difficult but if you want things to change, you have to change your approach.  One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.  Give it a try and see what happens.