3 Personal Life Plan Tips Most People Miss

Over the past 15 years, we’ve coached hundreds of people through personal and business planning. Nearly every week I am reminded  that I am privileged to work with so many remarkably talented people. Yet event these high-performing leaders face day-to-day challenges that threaten the well-being of their life and work relationships.

Personal Life Plan Tips

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3 Personal Life Plan Tips Most People Miss

I recently spent some time thinking about the hurdles that trip up nearly everyone as they work through a personal life plan.

I want you to be effective. I want you to be successful. So here are 3 Tips for Personal Life Planning Most People Miss…

You Have More to Give

A number of years ago, I was serving as an administrator at a college in Tennessee. I was under enormous pressure at work to deliver significant growth for the institution.

You Have More to Give | Michael Nichols

My team was feeling the pressure – and I kept telling myself that it was temporary. But there was really no end in sight.

So I kept pushing harder and faster.

At the time, I was dealing with my own demons. I wasn’t spending enough time with my family. My sweet wife was managing our home and our daughter on her own. I felt like such a hypocrite – trying to help others improve, when I needed to change.

It’s tough to face your team every day when you feel like that.

My wife, Sarah, remembers the afternoon years ago, when I stood in our kitchen explaining to her what I was experiencing – what I was feeling. She listened patiently, supportively like she always does. Then she calmly responded – “For about 6 months I’ve felt like a part of you is dying, and I don’t know if you’ll ever get it back.”

The Secret to Achieving Your Goals This Year

That was fast – nearly half of 2014 is gone! How is that possible?

Reach My Goals

Most of us made resolutions and set goals in January. But, sadly, many will never realize those goals.

Let’s face it – setting goals is easy. And it’s just as easy to quickly become distracted, discouraged, and derailed. When that happens, most people give up or change direction.

It doesn’t have to be that way. As we move into the second half of the year, there is one secret that could energize your vision and give you momentum.

The One Thing Every Great Leader Does Well

There’s one thing that sets great leaders apart from average leaders. Most people can significantly improve effectiveness by focusing in this one area. If you missed this week’s webinar, you’re in luck! Here’s the recorded replay…


This week I hosted a webinar with my friends Jeff Goins, Dennis McIntee, Jonathan Milligan, and Justin Blaney, who specialize in helping people lead well.

Watch the Recording Now!

Want to hang out with us?

All of these speakers will also be with me later this month at the Boost Leader Summit in Dallas. There still time to join usregister for the live event or you can register for the BRAND NEW Live Streaming event!