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By Bentzy Rosenberg, Success Coach (Based on Lifelines by Avi Shulman)

How would you define success? Success is not about money or fame, but about living a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. Goals give us a sense of direction and purpose, and they help us to stay motivated.

There are five areas in which a person should have goals. Family, spiritual/mental, personal finances, physical well-being, and vocational are all important areas of life, and having goals in these areas will help us to live a more fulfilling life.

It’s not enough to simply have goals, we must also be committed to achieving them. To stay committed to goals, you need to make them specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.


Growth Mindset:
Three Steps
to Getting Unstuck

By Jacob Rupp, CEO,
The Rupp Group

Problem: Many people find themselves stuck in a rut, unable to make the changes they know they need to make.

Cause: This is often because their goals are too small or not exciting enough. They may be comfortable with their discomfort, or they may be afraid of what will happen if they change.

Solution: There are two key things that people can do to get unstuck:

  1. Increase the pain: Make a list of all the ways that your current situation is not serving you. What will happen if you don’t make a change?
  2. Make your goals bigger: Don’t be afraid to dream big. What would you really like to achieve?

Action: Once you’ve done these things, identify one small, specific action that you can take right now to start moving in the right direction.

So, which step can help get you unstuck?


Procrastination: Why do we do it?

By Avi Friedman, CEO, Managed Minds

Procrastination is a common problem that can have a significant impact on our personal and professional lives.

There are three main reasons why we procrastinate:

  1. Fear of success: We may be afraid of what will happen if we achieve our goals. We may be afraid of success because we don’t know what it will mean for our lives or because we are afraid of being judged by others.
  2. Fear of failure: We may be afraid of failing, so we avoid taking action on tasks that we perceive as risky. We may also be afraid of failure because we don’t want to disappoint ourselves or others.
  3. Lack of clarity: We may not be clear about what we need to do, or we may not know where to start. This can lead to procrastination because we don’t know where to begin or because we are afraid of making the wrong decision.

There are a few things that we can do to overcome procrastination:

  • Identify the reason why we are procrastinating. Once we know why we are procrastinating, we can start to address the underlying issue.
  • Break down large tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks. This will make the task seem less daunting and more achievable.
  • Delegate tasks. If we have too much on our plate, we may be more likely to procrastinate. Delegate tasks to others whenever possible.
  • Batch tasks. If we’re able to knock out all the phone calls at one time; if we’re able to just sit at our desk for an hour and knock out all the computer-related tasks, that’s going to make things so much easier.

Procrastination can be a challenge, but it is not impossible to overcome. By following these tips, we can break the procrastination habit and achieve our goals.


Public Speaking: Conquering the Fear

By Eliezer Blatt, Public Speaking Coach

One of the most important public speaking tips in general and how to overcome the fear of public speaking in particular is to practice, practice, practice. You should not think that you won’t be nervous if you are getting in front of an audience unprepared. Instead, repeat your talk a few times while recording yourself, or recite it to a trusted friend who will give you honest feedback. Don’t just wing it!

Another tip is to focus on your message and make sure that the message benefits the audience. The more you believe in your message, the more passionate and focused you will sound in your delivery.

Finally, you should know that the audience wants you to succeed. They don’t have it in for you. People feel that someone in the audience will know more about the topic than them and ridicule them. Trust me, they won’t.

I’ve found these three tips to be effective: practice, focus on your message, and know that the audience wants you to succeed. Try these practical and easy-to-follow tips, and they can help you to improve your public speaking skills!

Conclusion: By following the personal development guidance in this article on goal setting, growth mindset, productivity, and public speaking, individuals—especially those in a leadership position—can with the help of G-d continue to grow and thrive personally and professionally!

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