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Old 12-26-2015, 07:45 AM
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My plans for the 25th TT Transformation Contest:

1) Increase Giving => Give more time, energy, and love to the people I work with and coach. Give more time and energy to organizations that matter...writing checks and buying toys are nice, but they only take care of the symptoms, not the root cause of the problem.

2) Use TT 2K3 and TT 2k4 with the #1 Priority twist (you'll see what I mean when the 2016 January TT program is released).

3) I can't think of any diet changes to make...I really can't do much better than how I eat now. It's a great place to be! So I'll continue on with no Plastic Water bottles, 12-hour daily break, and doing as many CASS-Free days as possible.

More details soon as I finalize these plans.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:38 AM
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Gave extra time and gifts to family last night. We enjoyed a bonus "3rd Christmas", and it was my favorite of all. That's the power of being present.

Today is a work day. Giving it my all to a major project.

Also gave extra advice to my coaching clients, and sent out an extra Thank You cards.
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:56 PM
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Love it, Craig.

You've inspired me to step up and give more. Thank you!

I'll be keeping my eyes on this thread closely for inspiration.
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:57 PM
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Gave extra time and gifts to family last night. We enjoyed a bonus "3rd Christmas", and it was my favorite of all. That's the power of being present.

Today is a work day. Giving it my all to a major project.

Also gave extra advice to my coaching clients, and sent out an extra Thank You cards.
Thank you cards are so huge. Hand written are a bonus. I sent one last year to a former boss who fired me and thanked him for seeing I was a terrible fit for the position I was in... it opened me up to being on a better track in life.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:23 PM
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well done!

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Thank you cards are so huge. Hand written are a bonus. I sent one last year to a former boss who fired me and thanked him for seeing I was a terrible fit for the position I was in... it opened me up to being on a better track in life.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:24 PM
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Sent out lots of books today. Wrote two thank you cards. Gave a couple more Christmas gifts.

And...yes, I regifted something.

What?

I wasn't ever going to use it!

(I don't drink wine.)

Wasn't going to pour it down the sink...
...so I passed it along.

PS - They knew it was regifted!
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:41 AM
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Default Fun vs Unfun giving

Not fun giving: Sending big tax check to gov't

Fun giving: Birthday party for dog.
Happy 10th (70th?) birthday to ol' B the D.

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Old 12-30-2015, 02:44 PM
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Today I gave myself an attitude adjustment.

You see, I get a lot of Travel Anxiety.

On Tuesday I was already getting stressed out from this Sunday's flight to Denver and next Tuesday's flight to Miami.

It's not the flying that bothers me, it's the entire litany of events from staying at a hotel the night before (because it's an early flight and I live almost 2 hours from the airport) to the shuttle train ride to the terminal to the line up for security to the slowest elevator in the world that takes me to the lounge to the lining up to board the plane, etc.

All of this feeds my anxiety.

And I've been letting it bother me, suck my mental energy (that I need for more important work projects), and straight-up give me a tight chest from the anxiety and sloppy breathing patterns that go with it.

Enough.

No more.

I've switched my attitude from dread to Adventure. All of the hassles above can be seen as adventures in life, as beautiful gifts to be enjoyed with awe and wonder.

A hotel right beside the airport? Awesome!
A train that takes you from hotel to terminal? Cool!
An elevator so I don't have to climb stairs like a sucker? Right on!

So treat yourself to the same gift today...

...an attitude adjustment in whatever area of life you need.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:10 AM
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Default Giving Quote of the Day #1

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”― Mother Teresa
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:35 AM
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Default Giving Quote of the Day #2

If you want to achieve a big goal or dream, like losing weight, help someone else do the same. If you are always giving them social support, finding them options, and helping them make the right decisions, then you will get faster results. Plus, as research shows, if you spend time with someone that is successful, you have a greater chance of doing well yourself. Help others. Solve problems. Add value. Give support. Hold them accountable. Help the world and the world will help you.
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