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29. Too Tired to Crush Goals? Here’s How to Fix That.

You dive into the day with a burst of energy—and you get stuff done! Until lunch, that is. Afternoons are a different story. You’re tired. You can’t focus. Your productivity goes into the tank, so you wind up working in the evening and on the weekend. 

It doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, we’ll show you how to manage your energy, just like your time. When you do, you’ll quit feeling spent every weekend and regain the energy you need to be more productive. Better yet, you’ll finally have the vitality to invest in your other interests and most important relationships. 

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18. Help! A Quarterly Preview Seems Overwhelming

High achievers are usually hard chargers. That makes it difficult—even annoying—to slow down for reflection. Who has time? 

We know how you feel. That’s why we’ve developed a streamlined method for pausing your work just long enough to make the next phase more productive. It’s called a Quarterly Preview. This simple practice will uncomplicate your life. It is your opportunity to build momentum for the next three months. 

We’ve got four compelling reasons to give it a try.

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15. How to Motivate Yourself to Actually Finish Goals

You have a lot of goals and projects in your portfolio. But to be honest, you have a hard time remembering what they are. Sometimes you hope nobody will remind you of them because you can’t really remember why you chose them in the first place. Why is it so hard to maintain your excitement about a goal all year long? 

Actually, it’s not! We’ve got a simple way to fuel your passion for goal achievement throughout the year. Do this one simple thing, and you’ll you’ll stop finding goals in June that you forgot about in January. You’ll maintain your excitement, keep your focus, and make progress on your goals all year long. 

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13. How to Create Habit Goals

You want to win at work and succeed at life. But it turns out that changing your life can be a lot harder than achieving goals. You might be able to crank out the work, but going to the gym consistently, or forcing yourself to adopt a morning ritual, or quitting work every day at 5:00 just takes too much will power!

Here’s the thing. Achieving lifestyle goals is not much different than hitting your goals at work. Both goals use the SMARTER framework. But there are certain adjustments you need to make for a habit goal. Your problem isn’t will power. It’s probably that you haven’t created a solid habit goal. And we can show you how. 

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10. Keep Your Focus with This One Tool

We know you want to get stuff done. So you sit down to make some calls, or empty your inbox, or write a report. But before you know it, you’re answering Slack messages and scrolling Instagram. What just happened?

What happened is that you fell into the Palo Alto honey trap. Computer software is specifically designed to grab your attention and hold it. Forever

But we’ve got a secret weapon. It’s one of the oldest technologies on the planet, and it still works as well as it ever did. It’s called paper!

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9. These 3 Beliefs Are Holding You Back

Sometimes it feels like the world is divided into two types of people: super-successful over-achievers, and the rest of us. Why does it seem that other people always get the promotion or double their income or start a new career? 

You do have what it takes to be successful. But it’s possible you’re being held back by limiting beliefs. When you identify your limiting beliefs and exchange them for liberating truths, your outlook will change overnight. 

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5. The Magic Number for Quarterly Goals

High achievers thrive on setting big goals. The problem is that we create complexity for ourselves, which virtually guarantees getting bogged down. We may achieve one goal but miss ten. It’s discouraging. 

The problem is that you’re trying to do too much too fast. In this episode, we’ll show you how to narrow your focus to just two or three goals per quarter. When you do, you’ll go from achieving just one or two goals a year, to nailing nearly all of them most of the time. Finally, you can start celebrating wins almost every month.

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