I have learned from experience that behavioral change always begins with awareness, because awareness leads to new choices. People will always choose to change when they are aware that the change will serve their best interest. Awareness of the dramatic impact of apathy and how it works to keep us […]

I’;m a big reader of motivational books. I’;ve both failed and failed at numerous aspects of being a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an insurance agent, a salesperson and a business owner. I’;m enjoying some success now but had several hurdles to overcome with each venture. Sometimes it […]

In the world of personal development, there seem to be two distinct camps. Both approaches seem to lead to the same thing – happiness and INNER PEACE. Is one approach, more effective than the other? How can we make sense of the sometimes contradictory approaches? The Camp of Achievement First […]

WHY DO WE NEED GOALS? Goals give you direction in all areas of your life Personal, Career, Spiritual, Material, and Contribution. Goals give you a purpose in life. A reason to get up early in the morning and go to bed late at night. Goals will put drive and passion […]

The tiny dogwood sapling was only a twig when my mother planted it years ago. At age four, with a red wagon and bucket, I was happy to carry water to anything that great, even to the full grown flowering apple trees in my grandmother’;s orchard. Thrilled with the promise […]

Over the years, behavioral scientists have noticed that some people have an intense desire to achieve something, while others may not seem that concerned about their achievements. This phenomenon has attracted a lot of discussions and debates. Scientists have observed that people with a high level of achievement motivation exhibit […]

The key to self-motivation is setting goals. Without goals, it really doesn’t matter how self motivated a person tries to be. They have to know what it is that they are motivated for. There must be a reward or benefit for it to be motivation. That is what drives us […]