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How One Small Step Really Can Change Your Life

Back in January 2011, when I started this blog, I explained what I was trying to do: discover small, easy changes I could make that would significantly improve the quality of my life. But I didn’t talk about why I … Continue reading

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When Your Head and Your Heart Don’t Agree, Which One Do You Listen To?

Trust your feelings, Luke. That was Obi-Wan’s advice, and who am I to question the wisdom of a Jedi Master? Except that there have been times in my own life when ignoring logic and following my emotions made me even … Continue reading

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The “Imagine It” Test – A Quick Diagnostic for Goal-Setting

Want to know how likely it is that you’re going to achieve a particular goal? Take the “imagine it” test: spend a few moments imagining yourself doing the things that would get you closer to your goal. Can you see … Continue reading

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Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

I’m considering the direction I’d like to take this blog over the next year or so, and would love to have your input! Would you mind answering two multiple choice questions? http://kaizenlynn.polldaddy.com/s/small-steps-content This short survey also gives you the option … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading

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Are You Making These Three Goal-Setting Mistakes?

I know you’re busy, so let’s jump right in… The first (and biggest) mistake we tend to make is setting unrealistic goals. By unrealistic, I mean unrealistic for where we are right now. Sure, it would be great to lose … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Phrase Your Goals?

Thanks to Anna for inspiring this post with her questions last week! You’ve probably heard the saying that “a goal is a dream with a deadline.” Maybe you’re familiar with the suggestion that goals need to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Kaizen in 2012, Part 1

Celebrating the new year is one of my favorite things to do. Every December, I take some time to think about the direction my life is headed. Then, of course, comes the goal-setting. When my husband and I set our … Continue reading

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Three Minute Success Technique – Do It Right, Get Results

You’ve probably already heard that visualization can help you achieve your goals. Maybe you’ve even tried it: you imagined yourself at your target weight, or tried to see yourself signing copies of your first novel at your favorite bookstore. Maybe … Continue reading

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What Have You Got To Celebrate?

2011 is half over. When you read that sentence, did you think, “Who knew the first half of this year was going to be so awesome?” Or did you think, “Oh crap, already?” If you’re like me, you probably thought … Continue reading

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