Key Lifestyle Indicators: A Powerful Tool for Long Term Success

In one of my most popular posts of 2010, I proposed the idea of Key Lifestyle Indicators (KLIs). Similar to how a business can use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to gain a quick snapshot of the overall success of the company, KLIs can quickly let you know how on track you’ve been with the most important parts of your life.  Depending on your life priorities, these indicators can track how often you spend time with your family, work on a side business, spend time with friends, and more.

I mentioned in that post that although the idea makes sense on paper and works incredibly well for large businesses, I had yet to test it for personal use. So I decided to start a two month experiment, in which I would track my KLIs every day. After two months of tracking, I’m happy to say that the KLI system exceeded my expectations and I plan to continue tracking my KLIs permanently. This post will discuss my findings on the importance of KLIs and how you can use them in your own life to keep you on track towards achieving your most important goals.
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On Being Consistently Lucky

I’ve been meaning to write a post on this topic for quite some time now. Luck is not, as some believe, a pure crap shoot that you have no control over. The definition for luck is: “good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance.” Anything that results from chance has certain odds. This post is about the strategies you can use to improve your odds of achieving a desired goal or outcome.

Successful people inherently understand the concept behind being consistently lucky, even if they don’t explicitly call it “creating luck.” The secret behind it probably won’t surprise you, but you may be surprised by how many people don’t adopt this simple truth as they go about their lives. By the end of this blog post, my hope is that you will have greater clarity when it comes to improving your lifestyle through the mechanics of odds and luck. And if you follow these principles diligently, you may soon find that you’re the one that your friends and family consider “lucky”.
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