Lastly, I want to leave you with a thought:  

I recently conducted a seminar on one of my favorite topics: GOAL SETTING.  I love the process of envisioning a goal that challenges me and makes me stretch, creating a plan of action, and pursuing it to completion.   When obstacles come up, I know firsthand how easy it can be to lose your drive and commitment, especially when the goal you're chasing is something much bigger than you've ever achieved before.  Sometimes you might even contemplate giving up…  

In such moments, I've learned not to worry about the "grand scheme" -- the final outcome.  The secret of goal achievement is to become committed to the ACTIVITY of pursuing your goal.  Each day, make the commitment of doing something tangible, no matter how small it may be, that takes you one step closer to your goal.  Go back to your action plan and find a step to work on: Make that phone call, create that important list, find that book at the bookstore, or meet that critical person for lunch.  (I like the idea of making a calendar and putting a big red “X” on every day I do something specific towards achieving my goal!)   The consistency of taking action on a daily basis becomes a habit, and habits are the building blocks of success.  

Become committed to the activity and the result will inevitably follow!

Until next time, I wish you good effort!

-Morris Taylor

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Speaker and Performance Consultant, Morris Taylor

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Welcome back to the Training Clipboard!

I've been away from the newsletter desk for a while but now I'm back and plan to make time in my schedule to send out a new issue at least once a month.

I've been busy since the last issue, oh so many months ago, but the big news is that I've redesigned my business website.  If you haven't seen it yet, please go to and let me know what you think. I'm particularly interested to know if it's easy to navigate, whether you can find what you're looking for, etc.

The other news is the upcoming ONE-DAY PUBLIC SPEAKING BOOT CAMP.  For those of you who've known me for a while, you know that I've been conducting an open-enrollment presentation skills workshop -- the "Public Speaking "Boot Camp" - since 2005.  This year, for the first time, I'm presenting it in a one day format.  If you haven't seen the promo video you can view it here: