Want a Great New Year? Fight for It.

2017 can be your best year ever. But it won't be easy.

If you’re tired of being stuck in the same old year over and over, this post will help you get ready to make 2017 your best year ever. If you really want a great new year, keep reading.

My youngest daughter Kalyn loves quality time. It’s her love language.

Kalyn and I have a tradition of going to breakfast together. Over the years, those breakfasts have been some of our most special moments.

This was the bookend to the breakfast we had six months ago, the day before she left for Australia and Nepal for her Youth With a Mission training program. It was amazing to see how much she’s learned and grown in such a short time. Her love for the Lord and her heart for people are so powerful.

I hope you have opportunity to make some special moments like that happen with those you love.

One of the things we talked about was how important it is to be purposeful in making plans for next year.

If you don’t approach the new year with purpose, it’s very unlikely that anything will change for the better.

Next-Level Thinking for Real Success

The Difference Between Good and Great

Next-Level Thinking is the Most Important Secret to Success

It separates ‘good’ from ‘great,’ and it can really transform your life if you’re trying to reach new milestones in any area.

Time to Get Serious

Are you ready to change your life? Then it’s time to get serious.

Life is short, and there are no guarantees.

But no matter what you’re going through in your life, it’s still your life. It’s critical to stay in the game and press through your difficulties, because you have a purpose and a plan that’s just for you. If you let adversity take you out of play, then you miss out on the blessings God desires to give you. And more importantly, you will fail to impact others in a positive way. You’ll let your family, your team, your tribe down.

In short, you have to overcome, because we need you.

Here’s the punchline: whatever situation or problem you’re facing in your life, you have to attack it with full force to survive and thrive.

A Proven Strategy to Help You Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier

It’s time to become healthier, feel better, and be happier.

Everybody wants to, right? No one really wants to become sicker, feel worse, and be sadder do they?

Of course not.

So, here’s the path. Keep coming back here for new tools you can use on your journey to reach your own life change goals. We’ll get there together!

There are three keys- body, mind, and spirit- and we must have balance between them if we want to succeed.

Here’s a strategy that works

Sweet Biochemistry! How Sugar Sabotages Weight Loss [YST Podcast 017]

As sweet as it is, sugar sabotages your weight loss attempts.

Even if you’re not overweight, excess sugar in your diet is a disaster. Today we’ll learn how.

If you want to succeed in your health and weight loss goals, you have to understand what you’re eating.

If you’re tired of trying to lose weight and failing, or if you just want to understand more about what you’re putting into your body, this one’s for you.

Dietary sugar is not your friend. In this episode, we’ll nerd out and look at the biochemistry of how your body handles sugar. It’s not so sweet after all.

Are You Ready to Start Today? [YST Podcast 016]

Are you ready to start today? It’s time to get serious about real life change.

Draw a line in the sand.

Take your stand.

Determine what’s holding you back in your life, and make your own Declaration of Independence, starting today.

Band-Aids for your Brain with Bestselling Author Dr. Guy Winch [YST Podcast 015]

Ask any eight-year-old what to do if you scrape your knee, and she’ll have a pretty good idea how to handle that physical injury. She’ll tell you to clean it and bandage it.

But even educated adults frequently have no idea how to handle everyday psychological wounds from life. Things like rejection, loss and guilt can wreak havoc on our emotional health, productivity, relationships and businesses if we don’t learn to deal with them in a healthy way.

Dr. Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have already been translated into fourteen languages.

His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press, 2013).

Overcome with Fitness Professional Jacqueline Carly [YST Podcast 014]

Jacqueline Carly is a fitness professional, online entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and magazine publisher.

She also overcame serious childhood obesity, which led to a life-threatening eating disorder. When she had her “You Start Today” moment, Jacq decided to change her life.

Jacq’s story is inspiring, and she’ll open your eyes to what is possible when you Start Today.

If you want a better tomorrow, you have to make changes in your life, and you have to start today.

Cook or Cut with Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. Terry Simpson [YST Podcast 013]

Dr. Terry Simpson (terrysimpson.com) is a weight loss surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona. But he’d rather teach someone how to cook than cut into them to help them lose weight. He teaches folks how to shop, cook, and think about food differently so they can learn to win the Battle of Biochemistry.

The lessons we learn from this interview aren’t just about losing weight, though. The ideas Terry and I discuss really come around to the concept that if you have something in your life that needs to change, the secret to success starts inside yourself.

If you want a better tomorrow, you have to make changes in your life, and you have to start today.