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Dear Reader,

Happy New Year!

Or so we have been saying. But will it be happy for you? Will it even be all that new? Or is it just the same stuff on a different date? Is 2009 your future or just a rearranged version of your past?

Try this quick exercise. Pretend it is now January 1, 2010. How are you feeling about 2009? Was it a year of satisfaction or disappointment, growth or decay, health or decline, contribution or frustration? One year from today, what will you wish you had done sooner to have a better experience in 2009?

Like most of the people I ask, you have probably retired from the "New Year's resolution" routine. Is this because you are growing-up or merely wearing down? Perhaps, like me, you once expected that getting older would provide you with more knowledge and resources for tackling projects and possibilities, yet it often seems that we have instead accumulated enough failures and disappointments to dissuade us from even considering most of those daring adventures.

Maybe cynics are just better informed than idealists...

Or, maybe, none of those thoughts matter a bit!

I have a whole year and more out there wanting me to use it. I will spend my one and only 2009 on work with people committed to growth and satisfaction. My family, friends, and clients have me for a partner in their dreams. My clients know they can depend on me to support them.

I want to support you, too. So I have made my most powerful goal-setting tool available to you, free! Check-out the Featured Download, below, for the podcast and planning document.

It's your year. Live it!

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#1 Planning Error
Progress Graph I frequently coach individuals and groups on long-term goal setting. I have found a subtle trap that you can easily avoid if you take a moment to notice that not everything progresses at the same rate.

A great benefit of specific plans is the opportunity to track progress. After my clients set their ten year goal, I invite them to imagine themselves in the future, ten years hence, with the goal achieved. I then ask, “Look back five years. Tell me what how much progress you had made at the halfway point.”

This where most people make a crucial error. Luckily, it is easy to avoid.

Let's say you have...

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For more than ten years, I have led groups and individuals through a powerful goal-setting process with astonishing results: marriages, career changes, doubled incomes, published books, and more... Continue reading »

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I have gone from “This is too hard!” to “Of course, I can do this!” due to Tony’s guidance in re-framing my numerous challenges. Some specifics:
  • I developed a new mental habit which...
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We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born–a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever…

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