The Path

When we embark upon a self-development journey and desire to achieve some big goal, I think most people understand that they’re not going to sit in their living room with their eyes closed chanting “BMW… BMW… BMW…” and open their eyes to find a brand new, shiny BMW sitting there. That’s not how it works. However, I think there are a lot of people who think the process will be a lot quicker and a lot easier than it often is – especially when we are talking about great big, UNREALOGICAL goals. On the contrary, my personal experience and that of […]

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Rise Above The Storm

It’s been an interesting few weeks here in Florida. Hurricane Irma arrived on our radar on Labor Day as it quickly toppled previous records for big, bad hurricanes in the Atlantic. The forecasts (spaghetti models) were ridiculously unhelpful for deciding how to proceed. Should we evacuate the coast? The state? The entire eastern seaboard? Nothing east of Kansas and south of Pennsylvania seemed to be outside the cone of probability. You could almost feel the level of panic begin to rise as people began to make preparations for an epic storm – many of these people (myself included) just had repairs from […]

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Why Change is So Hard

Change is the key to success. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result. We can’t continue to be the same person—thinking the same thoughts, feeling the same feelings, and acting in the same old ways—and  expect our lives to change. We have to change, and therein lies the problem: Change is scary and uncomfortable. Every step of the way, the bully in our brain is tugging and pulling at us, holding us back and keeping us stuck. Why? Because our brains are wired to keep us stuck, so, if we want to create a new […]

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Newton's 3rd Law and My Life – A Guest Post

Guest post by Angie Flynn, COO of Cheslow Achievement Group. Reblogged with permission from Angie’s Excellent Adventure   Inertia [in-ur-shuh, ih-nur-], noun: the property of a matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force During the past couple of months, my life has been an object lesson on the power of inertia. When I looked at my giant white board on May 1st, I just didn’t see how we would make it to June 26th with our brains and bodies intact! […]

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Fear

I was watching a short presentation by Mastin Kipp (founder of The Daily Love) the other day and he was discussing the fallacy of fear, and how, when you work your way around to the other side of fear, you find exhilaration. I started thinking about it and the physical sensations of exhilaration and anxiety are almost exactly the same – there’s a kind of buzz in your brain and a funny feeling in your chest… your pulse rate rises… and you get a certain tunnel vision type of focus on the situation at hand.  The difference is the thoughts […]

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Move Your Feet!

The Quakers have a saying:  “When you pray, move your feet.” We have to keep our eye on the prize; we have to constantly hold the vision of our big, unrealogical goal and focus on it intently (that’s the prayer part).  But in the here and now, we have to take logical, planned action every single day that will move us toward that goal (that’s the “move your feet” part). You see, remarkable people make a habit of doing things that MOST PEOPLE can’t, don’t, or won’t do.  That is the key difference between the people who succeed and those […]

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Falling Apart

What do you do when you’ve been diligently working on yourself for months (maybe even years) and suddenly, to your utter horror, it seems as if your entire world is falling apart? Out of nowhere you lose your job… Your spouse or partner announces they are moving on without you… Friends stop calling… What do you do, and more importantly, what do you THINK if that happens to you? In early 2016, I added some deep-level inner-work (meditation) to my own self development practice, and my coach warned me about this very phenomenon. He said that once you start working […]

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Your Brave Mind

I am so excited to announce a terrific new collaboration between Cheslow Achievement Group and Meredith Atwood, LLC that we’re calling “Your Brave Mind.” Meredith Atwood (aka Swim Bike Mom) is a wife, mother, former-attorney, author, coach, and IRONMAN triathlete. Her blog (www.SwimBikeMom.com) is wildly popular among women and men who love to (or want to) swim, bike and run. Her blog offers a very raw, real account of her successes, failures, and struggles. She is a sought-after mentor as well as a speaker for triathlon clubs and women’s groups nationwide. She is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Youth and […]

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