I am…

April 11, 2014
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Many of my posts over the next few months are going to about the StrengthsFinder assessment and how you can use it to live with more purpose, passion, and prosperity.   If you haven’t taken it yet, I highly encourage you to do so.  It will be the best $10 you spend all year. What skill [...]

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My Quarterly Progress Report – April 2014

April 4, 2014
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Greetings!  The first quarter is behind us and hopefully you’re on track to achieve some exciting goals this year.  If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with your goals… no worries. The year is just getting started!  You’ll make it! If you’re new here, this is My Quarterly Progress Report.  At the end of each quarter I summarize [...]

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Omaha-bound

March 21, 2014
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I hope this post finds you well.  It’s been a cold, dark, and snowy winter in New England and I’m looking forward to some brighter and warmer days.  My weather app says it’s 12 degrees outside as I write this.  Awesome!  On a positive note, I took my daughter Emerson to a local pond last [...]

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How much would you pay to achieve your goals?

February 28, 2014
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This is an interesting question.  If you could write a check today to achieve any one of your goals, would you do it? Of course you would.  The problem is, too often we don’t.   Something gets between our wallets and our hearts.  Today, let’s talk about that “something.”  A few months ago, my parents were [...]

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When Goal-Setting Doesn’t Work

February 21, 2014
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This post is part the Achieve series, a mini-series where I discuss the process of achievement – from start to finish. It happens to everyone.  You get stuck.  Nothing seems to work.  Your ideas don’t stick.  You’re frustrated and ready to give up.     What do you do? In today’s post I share six reasons why people [...]

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Goal-Setting 301

February 7, 2014
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This post is part the Achieve series, a mini-series where I discuss the process of achievement – from start to finish. In my last post, I discussed the importance of knowing your strengths.  With a higher level of self-awareness, you’ll navigate the goal-setting process more effectively.  Your strengths are where your greatest opportunity for success [...]

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Start With Your Strengths

January 28, 2014
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Today I’m starting a new series called Achieve where I will discuss the process of achievement – from start to finish. The process to achieve your most important goals can be grueling.  You have to fight.  You have to strategize.  You have to stay positive.  You have to believe.  And you need a bit of luck.  I’ve [...]

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Discover the Fortune Hidden Inside You

January 17, 2014
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Dear Remarkable Leaders, Today is a special day at Margin of Excellence.  This is blog post #100 AND the official launch of the Life Planning Kit: Build, Believe, Become. I’ve come a long way since I started MoE almost three years ago.  I remember that cold morning in February 2011 when I took action, purchased the website, and began this journey [...]

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My Quarterly Progress Report – January 2014

January 7, 2014
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Welcome to 2014.  I hope you had a restful holiday and the opportunity to recharge your batteries for a new and exciting year.  I was able to retreat from the world for a while and make some big plans for 2014.  Today, I’m excited to share my plans with you. If you’re new here, this [...]

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Why You Didn’t Achieve Your Goals This Year (And What to Do About It)

December 20, 2013
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Happy Holidays!  I hope life is treating you well.  This is my favorite time of the year.  I love the Christmas traditions and spending time with my family.  I also enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  It’s the time of the year when I do a lot of thinking and [...]

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