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Jinny Ditzler
Jinny S. Ditzler is the author of the best selling book, "Your Best Year Yet!" now translated into 12 languages and in its 20th printing in the U.K. She is the founder of the personal and executive coaching industry, having originated the process in the U.K. in 1981. Jinny is also the founder of Best Year Yet, a global business that has trained over 400 Program Leaders and Coaches, who have worked with over 750 companies in 14 countries. Her expertise is in coaching, facilitation, writing and speaking, and she’s recognized as a thought leader in the fields of organizational revitalization and personal transformation.

She has been active in nonprofit organizations both in the U.K. and U.S., serving on industry boards and on the Board of Trustees for The Hunger Project. She was also one of the early founders and a president of the Executive Service Corps in Aspen, Colo., an organization that trains business leaders and independent professionals to provide consulting and coaching to nonprofits. She and her husband Tim live in Denver, Colorado.

Jinny Ditzler received a B.A. Honors in English Literature and Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. For nearly 30 years, she has been married to Tim Ditzler, the creator of Best Year Yet Online and Producing Results cloud software.

Entries by Jinny Ditzler

There Are No Mistakes... Really?

(4) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Do you ever make stupid mistakes that make you wish you had an undo button for your life? Things that make you cringe when you realize what you did? You can't believe you hurt someone that way. You look back and say, Why didn't I stop and think? What...

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Learn Your Top 3 Lessons in 2014

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 3:56 PM

One of the biggest frustrations in my life and other's lives is -- as Albert
so wisely said -- "doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results." It's madness. For example,

  • Frantically trying to get it all done
  • Spending most of...
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The All Too Secret Path to a Happier and More Meaningful Life

(4) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:59 AM

You know you're on this path when you feel a concern for the well-being of others or a warm swelling in your heart when you think of a loved one. It's the sense you get when you see a child wasting away in the wake of a storm, a father...

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What Can You and I Learn From the Boston Marathon?

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 12:53 PM

Yet again the unbelievable has happened -- an ordinary and beautiful moment turns into a senseless disaster, and we're heartbroken, outraged, and frustrated. Why? Who? And, most importantly, how can we stop it from happening again? Sadly, we have few answers when it comes to finding a way to make...

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How to Aim High: Steps 2 and 3 to Create Your Personal Vision

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 10:27 AM

Several weeks ago I shared the step one of three to aim higher in your life by writing your personal vision. Yes, I know it's difficult to raise our sights when there's so much to do right in front of us, so you may ask, "Why bother?"


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How to Aim High: 3 Steps to Create Your Personal Vision

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 4:21 PM

In the moments when you're in touch with your inner strength and wisdom, the part of you that can accomplish whatever you put your mind to, it seems that anything is possible -- and I believe it is. We are truly limitless. But if you're like me, life and its...

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Are You Aging or Ageless?

(3) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 10:07 AM

The truth is that you are both: aging because we all are, one breath and one wrinkle at a time and ageless because the real you has no age and doesn't change no matter how old your body gets.

Years ago a friend was visiting her grandmother, who at 87...

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How Old Are You, Really?

(16) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 9:49 AM

From an early age, our private world is shaped by thoughts about how old we are and what it means. In the years before we reach our 20s, we can't wait to get older. But quickly comes the time when we start thinking we're too old. For me it happened...

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3 Paths to Lasting Well-Being

(5) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Times are tough right now, and they have been for some time. But the good news is that the harder things get, the better the chances for learning our biggest lessons. Bumps in the road can be a blessing in disguise. So this could be the perfect moment to begin...

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3 Paths to Instant Well-Being

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:38 AM

Do you long for a greater sense of well-being -- that state of peace and happiness where all's right with the world? Who doesn't, right? Well, talking and sharing about how to pull this off is a natural step forward from last week's blog post, in which I...

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How Can We Remember What Really Matters in Life?

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 4:40 PM

Today I'm reminded that one of my biggest challenges is to do first what really matters -- and to do it before I respond to the siren call of getting as much done as I possibly can. And I know in my heart I'm not alone.

You see, today would...

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Why Can't You Have Your Best Year Yet?

(5) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 10:10 AM

Why can't you have your best year yet in 2013? If you're like me, the answers are all too easy to find. Just ask your ever-present little genie, who will instantaneously provide the reasons. For example:

  • I'm too busy.
  • I can't afford it.
  • I'm too old.
  • I've already had my...
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3 Steps to Your Best Year Yet in 2013

(4) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 2:10 PM

It's frightening how the years fly by, each one faster than the last. Although Tim and I have carefully planned each of the past 34 years, there's a moment each year when time seems to be racing by too quickly for me to accomplish what I want in this lifetime.

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Let's Keep the Sandy Hook Loving Kindness Epidemic Alive

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2012 | 7:50 PM

In these holiday times we often spend too much of our energy rushing around in a panic, busily completing our little projects. While I believe that our motivation is a generous one, perhaps you like me are working hard to make things just perfect for everyone. Problem is that we...

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Thanksgiving: Are You Really Truly Grateful? Prove It!

(5) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Here comes Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I'm not talking about making a turkey here but perhaps giving you a chance to think about whether you're being a turkey when it comes to being thankful. Are you really truly grateful? With today's challenges it's understandable if you spend more time worrying...

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Are You Ready and Willing to Play the Money Game?

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 9:50 AM

If you want to stop stressing about your finances, quit focusing on how you're a victim of circumstances (as we've all done) and get over your guilt about playing the money game -- and then start giving your money the attention it deserves.

This is the last article in the...

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5 Steps to Have More Money Now

(12) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 12:26 PM

Not having enough money is a widespread problem, but you can do something about it. I'm going to tell you exactly how, and I promise that if you take these steps you'll see results quickly. They've worked in our life for over 30 years, in good times and bad. We've...

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Awareness Brings Its Own Reward$

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 3:00 PM

Taking full responsibility for your money has two phases. The first is about making your 100 percent list of tasks to complete so you can honestly tell yourself that you've taken total responsibility for your money.

The second phase is Awareness, the ongoing discipline of taking responsibility...

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What's Keeping You From Mastering Your Money?

(2) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 10:27 AM

What's probably keeping you from mastering money is that you're wasting energy wallowing in self-pity and fear, while failing to take action that just might get you moving up and out of the pit. As reader Dwayne Correa commented last week, we're made of sterner stuff:

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Money: Power of Your Attitude

(3) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 2:10 PM

The purpose of this Money series is to put you in the driver's seat when it comes to your money. My aim is to support you to transform your relationship with money from one of scarcity and pain to one of sufficiency, abundance, and inspiration. Think of these six articles...

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