Goal Setting

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick for Real

Lindsay Jang | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

There's certainly nothing wrong with a journey for self improvement, but too often we put so much pressure on ourselves at this time of year that we wind up with fizzling motivation come February 1 that leaves us frustrated, disappointed and defeated. So what can you do to set yourself up for success to achieve lasting change?

Turn Your Goal "Fretting" Into Succesful Goal Setting

Claudia Richey | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Claudia Richey

Goal setting doesn't have to turn into Goal Fretting. If you are seriously committed to making changes in your life, identify what has been, and hasn't been, working for you in the past, come up with a plan, find a coach to support you every step of the way. Don't be another statistic, do it right this time!

4 Steps to Creating Achievable Goals for the New Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

As a therapist, I encourage people to set goals that are practical, realistic and attainable. Avoid the disappointment and discouragement of lofty resolutions by being patient and committed. In order to achieve this, I offer some simple and practical points of reflection and planning strategies that can reveal your priorities and assist you in moving forward.

4 Important Things to Consider Before the New Year Arrives

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Here are four important things to consider during this week between Christmas and New Year's. There is no need to hide out in denial and avoidance, as we can lighten the load of the reality checks by re-framing them before they begin to hit home.

Mapping Out Your 2015 Goals Is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Anita Saulite | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

A new year brings excitement and anticipation of what's to come. It gives us the permission to make changes in our lives or not. With a little orchestration, we can map out 2015, set goals and accomplish more. This might be the best gift you could give yourself. Let me show you how.

Follow This Money Do Checklist To Change Your Life in Six Weeks

Anita Saulite | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

Put your saving strategy and bill payments on auto pilot. We all know it, but saving money each month is saving for the future. Just know, savings are what you pay yourself, and if you want to secure your golden years and worry less, then pay yourself first. Set up automatic bill payments.

4 Simple Steps To Avoiding Post-Summer Anxiety

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The summer is a great time for doing some thinking and once you have put some thought into your vision for the future, the next steps are to identify and evaluate your priorities and create a realistic plan that will move you forward in these areas. In order to achieve this, I offer a simple and practical structure to get you going.

Let Go of the Past to Live Your Best Life Today

Anita Saulite | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Anita Saulite

I look around and see many of us not living and evolving and creating our best stories today but continue to rehash old stories of the past. Yes these stories keep us connected to what has happened, but honestly it may be time to let go.

7 Questions That Will Help You Spring Forward in Life

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

I just love this time of year and the pull forward that spring represents. This season prompts us to spring clean and rid ourselves of what no longer serves us. In the light of the new season, here are seven questions that may help you spring forward.

Make Resolutions on Your Own Terms

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

For writers, there's something about a blank page. Clean and unblemished, it can inspire or it can invoke paralysis. It's the same thing with a new year. Full of still unformed possibilities, a new year can be both exciting and intimidating when you're standing on its doorstep.

New Year, New Life: Setting Goals for 2014

Anita Saulite | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

The beginning of a new year is the best time to start fresh and get your life moving in the direction you really want. It doesn't matter how much money you have or make, or whether you are just starting out or have a successful career, by opening yourself up to new possibilities through goal setting, you will start living the life you want.

Gen Y Isn't Unhappy - We're Lucky!

Christie Preston | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Christie Preston

Last week, "Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy," an article written on the Huffington Post went viral. ERRRR it made me angry. Here's a quick summary: "When the reality of someone's life is better than they had expected, they're happy. When reality turns out to be worse than expectations, they're unhappy." If you believe in this then you are settling for less in life.

Summer Fun in a Turtleneck

Mary Dimino | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Mary Dimino

Women usually start summer with a weight loss goal. And like most of us, I work tirelessly to achieve that weight loss goal before summer fully arrive...

Time to Reconsider Those Resolutions

Pega Ren | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

Take a second look at your resolutions. Re-evaluate them. Much of the difference hinges on the reason behind our resolution. If we choose a goal from our own heart, we tend to succeed. It's the 'shoulds' that we resist. Break the year long goals into bite sized pieces and don't forget to check off your progress.

How to Turn Your Ideas Into Achievements

Trevor Blake | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Living
Trevor Blake

Can one transform ideas into achievements? Of course! We can achieve the results we want consciously, using the power of our mind. Whatever you'd like to achieve in the coming months, here are eight steps to help you succeed.

Why Performance Reviews Are a Sham

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

It was just that time of year again and everyone was dreading it. No, I am not talking about the recent holiday shopping madness, the traffic, the congestion or the lines. I am talking about end of year performance management.

How to Get What You Want at Work in 2013

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

It's a new year. Time to dust off that old piece of paper with your goals from last year and take a moment to compare what you set out to accomplish with what you actually got done. Did you hit all of your goals? If so, then shame on you! Set them higher this year and really push yourself! It's not supposed to be easy.

Are You Worried About Being a "Real" Runner?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

we all have the capability of creating a negative internal dialogue. Of saying we are not a "real" runner, cyclist, swimmer or gym member. If we let ourselves, we will always define what is "real" as something we are not currently are capable of.

Three Simple Steps to Financial Success

Trevor Blake | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Business
Trevor Blake

I am a self-made man. I started my first company with a few thousand dollars and later sold it for more than $100 million -- then I did it again with a new startup in a different field. After my second company sold, I decided at the age of 50 to write a book about the three simple steps that helped me succeed. Here's a short summary of my three simple steps.

#TheUpsideNow: Don't Stop

Julian Brass | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Living
Julian Brass

You've come so far. Don't stop. You're fairly intelligent, right? So why would you stop now if you have made any attempt at realizing your vision and...

Turn Teen Problems Into Teen Success: Follow Your Bliss

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

It often seems that being a teen is about hearing all things you cannot do, should not do or would not do. This can feel entirely frustrating, but w...

Why Do Some Teens Never Seem To Achieve Their Goals?

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Have you ever heard someone say this? "Stop crying, it's nothing!" or "Don't worry, it isn't a big deal that you (fill in the blank)." Or "What are ...

Fear, Love, Acceptance, Peace and Dreams

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

At this time of year, you might be thinking about your goals for the year and evaluating how well you did on your goals last year. Both can bring som...

Time-Stealers: The Enemy of New Year's Resolutions

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

One of the easiest ways we end up wasting time is when we thought our friends would feel bad if we didn't always make ourselves available to them when they were free. Setting limits is about giving people what they want at a time when it is good for both of you.

Are You Living Your Most Adventurous Life?

Elia Saikaly | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Living
Elia Saikaly

The greatest tragedy in life is never having tried and never having lived. Life is about experience and if you're not growing, learning, loving, contributing, experiencing, succeeding and evolving, then what are you doing in your life?