Fixing the unwelcome circumstances plaguing you is first and foremost an inside job.
Warning: This isn't about your business, or the latest marketing strategy. No, it is about you. Especially if -- like me -- you've ever struggled with a huge goal.
Every year, on January 1st, I head out to the beach early at sunrise, and I set goals for myself in every area of my life. I set one major goal for running my business and for parenting my two young girls, and also for my marriage, my faith and my physical health. Over the course of the year, I focus intense energy and attention on achieving those goals.
An aggressive physical goal for this year.
A few years ago when my first major book was published, and after traveling on tour, shaking too many hands and sleeping too little, I ended up in the hospital, on and off, for two months. During that time I packed on extra pounds -- weight that has hung on me like a constant reminder of those terrible, dark days that followed one of the best times in my life.