Don’t make resolutions, and 6 other tips for success in 2019

Don’t make resolutions, and 6 other tips for success in 2019

Tuesday wasn’t magical. 

There, I said it.  Yes, the new year is exciting – time to turn the page on 2018, and look forward to the blank slate of 2019.  If your inbox is like mine, you probably had an onslaught of emails Tuesday and Wednesday with subject lines like “New Year, New You,” “New Year, New Discoveries,” or my favorite: “New Year, New Shoes” (because evidently, the 2018 me is good enough, but my shoes aren’t?!). 

But beyond the emails trying to get us to whip out our credit cards, the new year is a good time to reflect on last year and think about how we’d like the next year to be different.  Here’s the catch, though: You probably tried that last year, yet all of the new shoes in the world won’t help you make progress on your goals in 2019.  Instead, you need a dose of reality, and what we call the CAN-DO Formula.

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BEST OF: Video of the Week...Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

Can you really achieve more by pursuing less?  Greg McKeown explains in this week’s Video of the Week why doing what is essential should become your default position if you want to succeed, and specific techniques to adopt if you want to become an essentialist.  

How is 2018 going for you?

How is 2018 going for you?

If your check engine light comes on in your car do you go on YouTube, buy some self help books, check with friends, ignore it as long as you can, and eventually take it apart in the evening after work in your garage?  Or, do you call your mechanic or car dealership to run a diagnostic?  The vast majority of us don’t have the technical skill to troubleshoot modern cars...but do we have the technical skills to troubleshoot our career and personal goals?

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Bustle quotes Apochromatik's Amy M. Gardner

Apochromatik’s Amy M. Gardner was recently quoted by Bustle on habits of highly successful people.  Amy talks about time management, and why tracking your time periodically has such huge pay-offs.  If you want to give it a try, join our email list and receive a free downloadable time tracker.  
 

Video of the Week...Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Are you reaching the goals you set out to reach this year?  Where are you on your resolutions for 2018?  The second quarter of the year marks a new beginning for each of us to "try" again.  The first Video of the Week of the new quarter is a short motivational video that takes a look at some "failures."  If you haven't achieved what you set out to do this year, keep trying, you haven't failed.  If you need help, contact us at apochromatik.com.

Exercise: 9 Tips to Find the Time

Exercise: 9 Tips to Find the Time

With almost one-third of the year gone, it’s a great time to reassess your goals.  If you have a fitness-related goal you haven’t made progress on yet, you’re not alone.  When you’re trying to juggle a career and a semblance of a life outside work, finding time to exercise isn’t easy.  Here are some tips to help.  

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Need more time? Find more time every week!

Need more time?  Find more time every week!

OK, so that title isn’t 100% accurate – you have 10,080 minutes per week whether you follow our advice to track your time or not.  But hear me out. 

You may already need to keep track of your time for your job, maybe even in 6-minute increments.  But what about when you aren’t at work?  And what about all those things you do during the day that don’t get recorded?  Tracking all of your time for a week can help you figure out where your 1,440 minutes per day, 168 hours per week are going.  Armed with that knowledge, you can evaluate whether you’re investing your time the way you want to and the way you need to in order to achieve your goals.  Later, I’ll explain just how to do this.  But first, why it’s worth the effort.     

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Video of the Week...January 23, 2018

How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions?  This week’s Video of the Week has some great advice on how to achieve them, and to keep in mind as you set goals. Former Denver Broncos running back Reggie Rivers explains why focusing on your goals can keep you from achieving them.  Instead, focus on the behaviors you can control and that will help you achieve your goals.