Friday, February 19, 2010

Resolutions Can Work: Mary Lore, CEO Of Managing Thought LLC, Provides Tips In New Forward Thinking Reminder

Mary Lore, award-winning author and CEO of Managing Thought LLC, proposes that we can accomplish our goals through reframing our resolutions. Ms. Lore also celebrates the release of her new book with a workshop and booksigning on February 26, 2010 in Dearborn, MI

It's about that time when we break the resolutions we made at the beginning of the year. For many of us, this happens year after year and some of us have gotten to the point where we don't even bother to make resolutions. The latest Forward Thinking Gentle Reminder from Mary Lore, CEO of Managing Thought LLC offers guidance to help us reformulate our resolutions in order to keep them and achieve long-lasting success.

According to Lore, "The main reason resolutions don't work is because we are focused on what we don't want, instead of what we do want. Let's look at the resolution to quit smoking or lose weight. The resolutions themselves are focused on what I don't want - smoking and excess weight. And, as I face each day, I am focused on not smoking or not eating bad foods. My brain notices all of the cigarettes or food I can't have and I notice the cigarettes or bad food I did have. And it's torture."

"Then we judge and criticize ourselves when we have strayed from our goal. At the end of the day we take stock of the weight we didn't lose, the things we ate that were bad for us, the cigarettes we smoked that we shouldn't have, the exercise we didn't do, the time we didn't spend with our family etc. We do not feel the power of any sense of accomplishment because if we are not exercising five times each week, for example, then we have not achieved our goal. We feel badly. After a few days of this, we believe we have failed. We lose momentum. We begin a downward spiral and there goes the resolution."

Ms. Lore believes that when we are in states of blame, judgment, criticism and negativity, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish what is significant and of value to us. She says that we accomplish resolutions by being in a state of joy or gratitude or vision and possibility.

"We can re-frame our resolutions in terms of what we really want not what we don't want or can't have. We can first ask ourselves "What does quitting smoking or losing weight bring me?" Suppose the answer is 'health'. We can instead resolve health or, even better, vibrant health. And this is where it gets interesting. When we can imagine and feel the power of the vision of being vibrantly healthy - that's when we become inspired. And when we are inspired, we get the creative ideas of how we can begin living the vision of health."

Lore conducts workshops across North America as founder and president of Managing Thought, LLC, which helps individuals and organizations develop self-awareness and change how they think to attain long-lasting success.

To celebrate the release of her new book, Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success. Lore is hosting a specially priced workshop and book signing on Friday, February 26, 2010. at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business Fairlane Center, South Building, located at 19000 Hubbard Drive in Dearborn, MI. Cost is $50 per person ($10 for University of Michigan-Dearborn Students, Faculty and Staff). Seating is limited and the deadline is midnight, Tuesday February 23, 2010. More information is available here.

Mary’s book and audio book has won six best book awards in various business, leadership, communication and personal development categories. The most recent Nautilus Awards for Conscious Business and Leadership and Audio Books that Enlighten and Inspire place Mary with previous winners including Deepak Chopra, M.D., Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

The award-winning hardcover book, Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success is available for pre-order through online retailers including Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble and through the Managing Thought website.

More information regarding Managing Thought products and services can be found at the company’s website. More on reducing stress, experiencing peace of mind and developing powerful thoughts can be found on the Managing Thought blog. These and many other pertinent topics are also covered in the company's Forward Thinking TM Gentle Reminder E-Columns.The Resolution Forward Thinking Reminder is also available as an audio download.

Ms. Lore is available for interview and for keynote speaking engagements workshops, and individual and group coaching. She can be contacted at the address below or by email at


Mary J. Lore is the founder and CEO of Managing Thought, LLC, which helps individuals and organizations develop self-awareness and change how they think and conduct business to attain long-lasting success. She is an internationally recognized leader, public speaker and executive mentor, and author of the award-winning book Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels Of Success. and audio book Managing Thought: How Do Your Thoughts Rule Your World?®. The book and audio are a guide to understanding how our thoughts create our reality and serves as a guide to creating happiness and ongoing success in all areas of life. The book and audio provide tools to help those interested in business development, personal development, motivation, happiness, purpose, beliefs and goal setting.

Mary has devoted thirty years to serving as a CPA, senior executive, entrepreneur, and mentor to corporate leaders. She has successfully assisted others, in North America and Europe through her corporate and public workshops, and thousands of hours working with CEOs, managers, employees, teachers, parents, and teens. Since 2002, Mary has served as a chair for TEC, also known as Vistage, the world’s pre-eminent organization for the personal and professional development of CEOs.

In addition to appearance on the Mind Your BIZness show, Mary has appeared on the Good Day Show on Fox TV 35 in Orlando, FL, Michigan Entrepreneur TV, NBC Affiliate WTMJ, Amazing Women: Brains, Beauty and Success Internet Radio Show, The Voice America Network, Vistage International and WYCD/WWJ.950 radio.


Mary Lore
Managing Thought, LLC