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Winning Resolutions

If you want to keep your resolutions, you need to start by setting them right. In this excerpt from his new book Winning Resolutions, Keith McArthur explains the 6Ps of setting resolutions. They need to be precise, proximal, practical, positive, peaceful, and promised. Later in the episode, Keith chats with nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin.

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Episode 53 Show Notes

[00:00] Welcome and Intro

[1:50] Excerpt from Winning Resolutions: Achieve Your Biggest Goals and Wildest Dreams Once and for All

In this excerpt, Keith outlines the 6 Ps of planning your resolutions:

  1. Precise – you need to know exactly what success looks like for your resolution and when you’re going to get it done
  2. Proximal – In general, short term goals work better. I recommend resolutions of 3 months, not the full year
  3. Practical – Your goals need to be realistic so you truly believe you will accomplish them
  4. Positive – replace words like quit and never with a focus on what you’re doing to do instead
  5. Peaceful – your resolutions need to align with each other and your core values
  6. Promised – Treat your resolution like a promise to yourself

[19:50] Nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin on New Year’s Goals and Resolutions

Michelle Jaelin is both a trained artist and a Registered Dietitian who is known as The NutritionArtist. She appears regularly as in newspapers, magazines and on television as an expert in healthy eating.

In this conversation, Keith and Michelle discuss:

[27:00] Closing words

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