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Don’t Listen To All The Self-Help Gurus…

Every year it’s the same. The gurus come out of the woodwork at New Year’s and want to fix all your problems. Get fit! Lose 50 pounds! Kiss your spouse more often! Set your goals for the year! Spend more time with your kids! Get rid of the clutter! Get your business in shape! (Alright, I confess I’ve done it in the past too!)

I’m not going to say anything like that this year.

I figure, hey, it’s your life. You wanna be fat, out of shape, divorced, estranged from your kids, married to your work, unable to pay off your credit cards, unable to retire when you want, unable to unload your business – that’s your choice. Who am I to meddle? It just clutters up the fitness centre for those of us who go regularly, with wanna-bees who last for two weeks.

Besides, you already know what you need to do. You’re not short on knowledge. It’s out there.

And I know you’re motivated. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.

So, if you know what to do, you know how to do it, and you’re an intelligent, motivated individual, what good can I do by adding to your already mountainous pile of guilt? I’ll bet you already have more than enough nagging in your life.

All I’m going to suggest is that you dream a little more; smile a little more, eat more ice cream, lighten up, and enjoy yourself and those around you more. Life is short. Another year just bit the dust. Make 2011 your most fun year ever. If you do, a lot of those other things will take care of themselves.

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