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Confront the Brutal Facts by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Scrappy Project Management Mindset Series – Part 3 of 4. If you’re going to lead projects to success you’ve gotta have a powerful mindset that supports you. This week I’ll share some mindset medicine that will keep you scrappy. – Kimberly Read more »

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Pretend You’re Totally Responsible by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Scrappy Project Management Mindset Series – Part 2 of 4. If you’re going to lead projects to success you’ve gotta have a powerful mindset that supports you. This week I’ll share some mindset medicine that will keep you scrappy. – Kimberly Read more »

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Say “No!” to the Power of Cynicism by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

 

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Scrappy Project Management Mindset Series – Part 1 of 4. If you’re going to lead projects to success you’ve gotta have a powerful mindset that supports you. This week I’ll share some mindset medicine that will keep you scrappy. – Kimberly Read more »

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Lifelong Family Success-Living This Way Every Day by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Continuing our exploration into envisioning your family’s fabulous future . . .

Stage 4 – Communication and appreciation are essential ingredients in your family’s excellent adventure. Keep the communication flowing. Conversation creates reality, and is also a terrific way to clear out the cobwebs. What’s rewarded is repeated, so make sure you reinforce what’s working lest it disappear. You’re on your way to achieving your family’s dreams Now make this a way of life. Read more »

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Putting Your Family Plan Into Action by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Continuing our exploration into envisioning your family’s fabulous future . . .

Stage 3 – Plans are great fun, but without action it’s just a waste of a bunch of postnotes. Take a small step forward each day in the direction of your goals and you’ll certainly be farther along than the family that just spends time perfecting their plan. Here are a few strategies that will increase your speed on your journey. Read more »

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Planning for Your Family’s Success by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Continuing our exploration into envisioning your family’s fabulous future . . .

Stage 2 – A dream is just a dream until it’s written down, then it’s a plan! If you’ve done the exercises faithfully so far, by now you should have a pretty clear idea of your family’s fabulous future. Now it’s time to create a plan that will more than double your chances of achieving your goals. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this process. It’s how the most successful companies in the world have amassed their enormous fortunes. Read more »

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Who and What Matter Most to Your Family? by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Continuing our exploration into envisioning your family’s fabulous future . . .

Step 3. WHAT MATTERS? According to a blizzard of studies, and my own observations of human beings over the past 50 years, the #1 that reason people don’t achieve their goals is that they don’t have goals. One reason? Fear of failure drives people to avoid clear goal-setting, or entices them into settling for fuzzy, ambiguous goals. Another cause of this aversion to goal-setting is the assumption something is impossible just because we don’t know how it might be achieved when we first imagine a goal. Read more »

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Envisioning Your Family’s Fabulous Future by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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Continuing our exploration into envisioning your family’s fabulous future . . .

Stage 1 - Planning is the first step in creating your successful family. One extremely effective way to do this planning is to ask powerful questions. These are questions designed to expand thinking and enrich discussions. Don’t look for easy answers – it’s the dialogue they spark that is valuable. And don’t rush through these discussions. Time spent pondering these questions is time well spent, and will accelerate your progress through the other stages as well as towards your goals and dreams. Read more »

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A Recipe for Family Success by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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A recipe alone doesn’t make cookies, but it’s a start. And great chefs don’t need a recipe book, but someone with the discipline to follow a recipe can cook like a great chef with discipline and a little practice. And the same is true for the recipe for family success. What is this common sense recipe that can enable any family to dramatically increase the odds of living a life tending more toward excellence and true happiness than survival? It’s a matter of dodging the predictable and avoidable pitfalls outlined in this series. Based on tried and true principles of project management, this approach has been proven to triple the chances of achieving success in the business world, and there’s no reason to believe this same benefit won’t be realized in your family. This series contains practical guidance for avoiding the “dirty dozen” pitfalls of the most important project of your life, your family. Don’t risk falling into these all too familiar traps! The guidelines are grouped into stages, and you should tackle each stage in this order to build a solid foundation for the next. Read more »

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Family-The Most Important Project of Your Life by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

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We are Family. Sure, but if you’re like most families, you use what I call the “random chaos” approach to life. In a splendid demonstration of hope triumphing over experience, two people embark on what could be a decades long adventure. They get married, have kids, survive raising ‘em, maybe buy a house to contain the mayhem, and finally eek out a bit of retirement before languishing in a dilapidated physical and financial state for their last less-than-enjoyable years on Earth. Looking back I’m sure many families wonder “Where did our lives go?” Read more »

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