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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.
I recently reread a terrific book entitled The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. A bright young friend from Norway, Martin, recommended it to me some years ago. The author contends that success in life consists of doing a series of daily “success habits” or “simple daily disciplines” repeated consistently over time, in areas of one’s life such as career, finances, health, relationships and personal development. Each person can choose what those are in his or her own life. He cites three reasons why everyone doesn’t do them, even though they produce phenomenal results:
- While they are easy to do, they are also easy not to do.
- You don't see any results – at first.
- They seem insignificant, like they don’t matter.
Over time, however, these little, seemingly insignificant things you do every day turn into something titanic and unstoppable. Check out the book or shoot us an email if you want some help with this.
One of the keys to a successful life is to have options, choices. The more choices or options one has, the better. For example, the more accomplished we are in our work, the more options we have to advance our careers. Likewise, if we save and invest wisely, we have more choices in our personal lives.
The good news is that we all have certain choices no matter our circumstances. This, to me, is wonderfully illustrated by a quote from Roy T. Bennett from his book, The Light in the Heart. Here it is:
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
As we begin another new year, I would urge each one to reflect on making the right choices. It will make a difference in how your life turns out.