Archives For December 2014


There’s nothing resolute about a New Year’s Resolution

The unfortunate norm for New Year’s resolutions! Make them, break them!

I’ve never been much of a goal person. I mean I think of them, but rarely plan them out and work toward achieving them. Perhaps I was caught up in the illusion that I was a renaissance man, more organic than concrete, more visionary than scientific. Well, whatever thinking I’ve used to ignore this life-changing possibility, I have done myself a big disservice simply because I valued obscurity over action, and daydreaming over focus. That’s the truth. I must admit, due to my rebellious stance toward goals, one thing I’ve always been fascinated with, is the delusion that comes with the New Year. It’s as if we place a mystical emphasis on the event to give us the discipline to conquer the world, weight loss, new job… whatever the goal. Usually the only guaranteed thing that comes with the New Year is a hangover. The good news is that a new year’s resolution can take place any day of the year. Pick a day, today perhaps, mark 365 days out and there, now you can try once more for a New Year’s Resolution. It is new, and it is a year. But don’t think the clock, the date, or the year is going to give you the strength to do it. That’s a gift you can only give to yourself. It’s where self-defeat turns to self-discipline, self-abasing turns to self-respect, and self-denial turns to self-awareness.

Commit to a year-long resolution today.

What goal would make sense to put into a 1-year time window?
What’s the plan, and how will I time-block to make sure it gets done?

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Build your brand one shift at a time.

ShiftPoints book contains 200 to-the-point essays on improving every aspect of life, business and relationships.

  • Expanded, revised, and more impacting
  • Challenging questions after every ShiftPoint
  • Great gift, or “thinking of you” book for others
  • A sure way to improve executive/employee performance


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Daniel L. Tocchini Author, US, and In The Twinkle of an “I”

“Most authors sell words as if quantity can masquerade as quality, making reading a chore for many, and a distant memory for most. Set aside all of your assumptions about tedious tomes and read ShiftPoints. Dean says more in a sentence than most could in a page; he wields a scalpel that cuts to the heart of crucial issues… and delivers transformational wisdom on every page. Do yourself – and, everyone who relates to you – the favor of making ShiftPoints a part of your daily regimen.

Bob Shank, CEO, The Master’s Program/Priority Living

Author of Life Mastery.

“Shift Points is a collection of laser-like essays that cause me to stop and ponder unique and meaningful subjects… some of which I have never thought about before. With each ShiftPoint, Dean takes the reader on a thoughtful and entertaining journey into the mind and heart that is rarely experienced in this busy world. With powerful and contemplative words and thoughts that inspire us to become a better person, ShiftPoints will be a book that I plan to give to many friends… old and new… for years to come.”

Milan Yerkovich, Founder, Relationship 180 Marriage Counselor, Co-author of How We Love and How We Love our Kids, Radio TV Co-Host of the nationally syndicated counseling talk show, New Life Live.


Port-a-potty company tagline. “Helping our clients move ahead.”

I found a perfect family once. They didn’t argue, were peaceful, and remained close to each other. I was standing in front of a cemetery plot.

“I refuse to be held accountable for anything I say, and you can quote me on that.”

Conversations based in generalizations assure the escalation of future aggravations.

Discipline is when you turn down something you want to do for something you ought to do.

Real achievement knows that our most recent achievement is as a bed of needles. Get the point?


One Liners by Dean Del Sesto. Copyright 2014

One Liners by Dean Del Sesto