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Goal Setting Step Three: Set Goals

Now that you’ve spent time reflecting on where you were and dreaming about where you want to go, it’s time to set goals. Remember: the difference between a dream and a goal is…

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Goal Setting Step Two: Dream

In my last post, I lead you through Goal Setting Step One: Reflect. If you haven’t done your reflecting yet, stop reading this and go back to step one. If you’ve done your…

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Goal Setting Step One: Reflect

Every year, my wife and I do a Goal Setting workshop together to help us assess where we’ve been, where we are, where we want to go, and what we need to do…

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Habits and the Power We Give Them

Habits are powerful. They may be good or they may be bad, but there’s no denying the power they have over us. As hard as it is to break bad habits, it can…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Today is the last day of 2013. But tomorrow is opening day of the New Year. What are you going to do this year to rewrite your script, improve your…

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What Three Gifts Would You Pick?

When I was a kid, December 25 was a special day of the year. My siblings and I would wake up way too early, sneak into the living room, and find our gifts….

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How Well Do You Know the [Christmas] Classics?

Here are some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite classic Christmas movies. Print this out, sit down with your family, and see who can match the most quotes to the…

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Is Santa Dead?

Happy to report that Santa is alive and well at the Zimmerman home. I believe in magic, I believe in miracles, and I believe in Santa Claus. I always have, always will. My…

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The Christmas Debt Hangover

First off: Merry Christmas! Secondly: What’s it going to cost you? #1 Gifts for kids, family, and friends. And your budget for that is: $ ______ Most people think that’s their whole Christmas…

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14 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2014

The Curtis Zimmerman Group recently was honored to receive the “2013 Best of Business Award” by the Small Business Community Association (SBCA). What was interesting to me about this is SBCA’s mission statement:…

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Take the “Jump off the Cliff” Challenge

Making your dreams a reality requires “jumping off the cliff,” which means going for something even before you feel totally prepared or comfortable. The best way to become a marathon runner is to…

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Rewriting Traditions

Every family has traditions. There’s the traditional green bean casserole, the traditional trip to the holiday trains, or the traditional snow ball fight. What we often don’t think about is that someone had…

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Why Aren’t You Working Your Dream Job?

I, Caroline (Curtis’s marketing manager), have once again taken over his blog to provide insight into the Millennial experience. Whether you’re a Millennial or not, I’m sure you have a Dream Job. If…

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Are You Going Viral?

The small things we do can have a huge effect. My friend James Percelay is a master of the viral phenomenon, and he has turned that skill into the successful viral video marketing…

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When’s the Last Time You Did an Inventory Check?

Can you read this? If so, you’re already Living the Dream, at least compared to many who share this planet. For one thing, you can read. Nearly 40 million people in America can’t…

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What’s Your Wheat?

There’s a difference between your resume and your real-sume. The resume is the one you talk about and show off, but your real-sume is the list of everything about you and the things…

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Don’t Die on a Tuesday

Everyone will have a best day, and everyone will have a worst day, but the majority of your life will be spent on what I call “just another Tuesday.” Many people spend their…

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The Millennial Infiltration: Why Being Social Isn’t So Bad

I know you were looking forward to a word from Curtis today, but instead I’m here to give you a bit of perspective from the oft-criticized Millennial generation. My name is Caroline, and…

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