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Whether it’s a peek inside his critically-acclaimed Amazon bestselling book, PROJECT BOLD LIFE: The Proven Formula to Take on Challenges and Achieve Happiness and Success, an upcoming media appearance, or a heads-up about a special guest on his “Talk Bold” podcast, Notes From Ed can give you the boost you need to create your very own Bold Life!

Recent installments have included insight on inspiring vs. uninspiring goals, increasing goal-setting success by 44%, and more!

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A Summer Reading List

Full of New Books on Self-Improvement, Insight and Winning!

Four New Books for Summer


Summer is upon us, which means trips to the pool or beach, relaxing while soaking up the sun’s rays, and reading a good book. And when it comes to good books, there are a bunch of recent releases published in 2021 worth checking out..

Don’t Forget Your Rope, Boots and Helmet!

I promised to share the three key steps to follow to improve your chances of goal success this week and provide more detail on why “just do it” is wrong. So what are the three steps and why are they important? Let’s start with the steps that confirmed science says are vital to increasing your chances of success…

Skip the Popular Advice


With the New Year coming up, it’s a good time to get your method of goal-setting in place. So here’s some popular advice: If you want only a 4% chance of success when it comes to reaching your Bold Goal, write down your goal, then just do it. That’s right, a whopping 4% chance of success can be yours. Don’t just do it…

Have You Fallen off Your Horse?

Many people who made New Year’s Resolutions and big goals for 2021 might be falling off their horse right about now. It’s sad, but it’s the truth. And as we discussed previously, that failure can stem from a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that they jumped right in instead of taking the proper steps to increase..

The Paradox of Seeing Routines as Rewards or Punishments

Whenever my wife does something she thinks is wrong, she jokingly says she’s going to “punish” herself by staying up late instead of going to bed at her usual time. This always strikes me as funny. Many would not view that as a punishment at all. In fact, if you were a kid, you’d probably ..

It’s Never too Late to Scratch Items Off Your Bucket List


A friend recently sent me the below pic. He took a trip to the beach, and while sunning himself on the pristine sands, caught up on some reading. Can you guess where that beach is? I’ll give you a clue : it’s not in the United States!  (Don’t worry if you can’t guess it,…

Where Will You Be Next Year? Don’t Wait for Inspiration to Strike, Find It!

Where will you be next year? Are you getting excited about the possibilities now that COVID restrictions are being lifted and infection numbers are trending lower? Can you feel enthusiasm picking up? More importantly, have you set some…

Inspiring vs. Uninspiring Goals


When goals are inspiring, the flames of motivation burn bright, and they can drive a person to do whatever needs to be done to get to the finish line. On the other hand, when the goals come from a place where inspiration is low or nonexistent, success will be stifled. The failure…

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