Site Wrap Up – September 2009 Edition

im-blogging-thisGood grief, it’s supposed to be 90 here today.  I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but here in the great state of Idaho, it’s been officially autumn for a week and it’s still hotter than blazes.  I’m ready for fall to be here.  Who’s with me?

This month has been a bit slower around here compared to the past few.  I was out of the country for a week and didn’t get a lot done in the way of guest posts or what-have-you; just posting twice a week.  It was a nice little break for me.  I hope the posts and discussion that occurred here were still interesting and informative, though.

How Do We Decide What Success Is? – We’re talking about charting your own course for success, and not allowing others to determine what it means for you.  Again, I always say “quit lying to yourself”, and that includes allowing someone else to tell you what life circumstances should make you content.

Don’t Act Fast, Act Right – All too often, we think that making snap decisions is indicative of being decisive and in control.  However, I would maintain that if we spent more time thinking about what we were going to do, we’d make better choices.

Expect the Unexpected – Planning for what’s unexpected may sound like the impossible, but with some common sense, anyone can be better prepared for what life throws at us.

Five Ways to Develop Yourself While Traveling – Travel is one of the single greatest things you can do for your personal development journey, especially if you follow these five suggestions.

Who Are You, Really? – It’s often difficult to share some of who you really are with the people around you, especially if you feel like it’s not going to put you in a very good light.  I’m not saying we need to share every, single thing we think and feel, but the only way to make genuine connections is to open up to the people you come in contact with.

When is “Good Enough” good enough? – Final result of this discussion is “it depends”.  You need to determine for yourself what you’re willing to accept, and always challenge yourself.

The Head vs. The Heart – It’s one thing to know what to do, but something totally different to internalize it and act on what you know.  I have a really tough time with this one.

Thanks again for your continued attention, and for all the feedback you provide through comments and email.  None of this would happen without you.

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2 thoughts on “Site Wrap Up – September 2009 Edition”

  1. I'm totally with you on wanting Fall to arrive. In Orlando it is still hitting the 90's every day. I also wanted to thank you for this months posts. After reading, How Do We Decide What Success Is?(And watching the video!) I took the time to take a hard look at my life. Like the rest of the world, I could use more income, especially since my income has dropped by over 20% this year. Despite that, I'm still able to afford my basic needs and already recurring bills. My family is helpful, loving and supportive. I have fewer friends than I did in the past, but the people I still consider friends are MUCH better friends. My health is pretty good for a guy almost 1/2 a century old. There may be several areas of my life that could use improvement, but since I'm happy and able to pursue my interests, I think that maybe I am already a success. Thanks for helping me see that.

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