What is your New Year’s Resolution?

I guarantee that I can help anyone stick to their resolution, as long as it is realistic.

Do you want to lose weight? Exercise more? Quit smoking? Learn how to cook? Save money? Study more?

The experts say that it takes doing something for 21 days to make it a habit, then instead of a “have to,” it becomes a “want to.”

If you read my book, “Game. Set. Life.” I talk about setting and attaining goals, but that’s not my point today.

Here’s how you can keep your resolution…

Email me and tell me what your specific resolution is. Then, you will write a check for $1,000 and make it payable to an organization that you despise (ie., the Red Sox if you’re a Yankee fan or the Republican Party if you’re a Democrat). I will hang on to the check. If you stick to your resolution for six months, I will give you the check back, but if you don’t, I will mail the check.

It’s as simple as that. It’s not that you CAN’T lose weight. It’s not that you CAN’T save money…

The truth is that you haven’t made it important enough. Losing $1,000 to the Red Sox to a Yankee fan is more painful than working out four days a week.

So if you really want to stick to your resolutions, I can help you.

Remember, it’s not CAN you, but WILL you…

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to Bernie in the UK.

I have a feeling that someone reading this blog is wanting to accomplish something. REALLY wanting to accomplish something.

Perhaps it’s quitting smoking.

Perhaps it’s starting your own business.

Perhaps it’s performing in Carnegie Hall.

I can help…

Did you know that the average child falls down about 240 times when trying to walk? But that child doesn’t give up. It keeps falling down and trying again. And we encourage them to keep trying, don’t we?

Well, guess what? We, adults, should be the same way – we should have the same mindset, but DO WE?

If you want something badly enough, keep trying until you get there. I know you can do it.

Hold on until you catch on…

Thanks for reading.

“Game. Set. Life.” is now in the Princeton University Library!