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A Plan...Any Plan

“One possible reason why things aren’t going according to plan is that there was never a plan."  This quote is by Ashleigh Brilliant and pretty much nails much of our excuse making and responsibility shifting right in front of us. There is also a great truth revealed.  I first heard it put very clearly by Steve Stroope who said, “If you do not have a plan for your money, rest assured others do.  And their plan will trump your no plan every time.” Why does it seem so difficult to plan?  My experience and observation of others seem to lead...

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Willpower is overrated!

Let's be honest.  All of us have gone on a diet and quit after just a couple of days. Did you know that the most successful diets have the same basic 3 or 4 meals repeated over and over? Or that exercise programs that begin with 1 minute or less of a single, simple activity have as much as a 300% greater participation rate after 1 year than does one that GIVES participants a FREE gym membership.  What's happening is a phenomenon that most people miss, especially in their own behaviors.  Habits are much stronger than willpower. If you want to make significant changes...

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First post-Getting Started

Getting Started Starting something new can be intimidating.  I’m in the same boat with you as I start this new endeavor of the PouchPlan.  I am excited about communicating the principals and procedures that I have seen change lives of people I care about for 20 years. But at the same time it is a daunting task to take a program that we have only taught in person and fashion it in a format which can be understood and used through media. I’ve actually put it off for years! Seems to me the main obstacle to trying something new is...

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