the extraordinary life

By David Bush, CEO and Founder of

The start of a new year is often seen as a time for renewal and making positive changes in our lives. Many people choose to set New Year's resolutions as a way to set goals and work towards self-improvement. While some may view resolutions as just empty promises that are quickly forgotten, the power of setting and working towards these goals should not be underestimated. The problem is not in the resolutions but rather in the commitment to the work required to make them a reality!

One of the benefits of making New Year's resolutions is that it gives us a chance to reflect on the past year and identify areas of our lives that we want to improve. This process of introspection can be incredibly empowering and help us gain a greater understanding of ourselves and what is important to us.

Setting specific, achievable goals can also provide motivation and a sense of direction. By setting a resolution to exercise more, for example, we have a clear target to work towards and can track our progress over time. This can help us stay motivated and feel a sense of accomplishment as we work towards our goals.

In addition to the personal benefits of setting resolutions, there is also research that suggests that making and working towards goals can have a positive impact on our overall well-being. A recent study found that those who set goals and worked towards achieving them reported higher levels of life satisfaction and happiness.

While it is important to set realistic goals that we can realistically work towards, it is also important to remember that it is okay to falter or make mistakes along the way. The important thing is to stay committed to our goals and keep trying. Who you become in the process of achieving your goal is often more valuable than the goal itself.

In conclusion, the power of New Year's resolutions lies in the opportunity they provide for self-reflection, setting specific, achievable goals, and working towards personal growth and improvement. By setting and working towards resolutions, we can not only improve our own lives, but also increase our overall well-being and happiness.

Do you create New Year's Resolutions? How are they working for you?

David is an Extraordinary Results Coach who has touched thousands of lives with his Extraordinary Life Challenge program and his life planning and coaching system. This one of a kind coaching program helps individuals to regain the FOCUS, BALANCE and DIRECTION they need to live a successful and significant life.  You can contact David at

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Dan Herod

Wednesday, May 12 
(12:00 - 1:00 PM)
Overcoming It All
Dan Herod is a husband, father, friend, communicator and author. He and his family are no strangers to adversity. After enduring two consecutive miscarriages, they encountered an unimaginable tragedy when their 13-month-old daughter passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since that fateful day, Dan and his family have found the key to living an incredibly abundant life in the midst of overwhelmingly heartbreaking circumstances.

Dan lives to encourage everyone to live the best life possible. For over 15 years he has been speaking to groups of all ages and sizes. Dan tells humorous stories and shares compelling experiences in each and every talk he gives. It is his joy to share what he has discovered in the most difficult season of his life.

Since 2010, Dan has served as the Youth Alive Director for Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. Youth Alive is an organization committed to helping students live the best life possible. He loves to spend time with his family and finds immense joy serving as a volunteer fire department in his community. Dan and his family reside in central Wisconsin where the summers are ever so beautifully breathtaking, and the winters are so cold they take your breath away.

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Dallas Steward

Thursday, May 13 
(11:45 - 1:00 PM)
Assistant Coach at Michigan Tech
Dallas Steward enters his fourth season as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech in 2020-21. During his first season, Steward and the Huskies went to the NCAA Tournament after winning the WCHA Championship Game. Tech finished 22-17-5 overall and was ranked No. 16 in the final USCHO poll. Four players have signed NHL contracts in his first two seasons at Michigan Tech.

Steward was an Associate Head Coach with the Chicago Steel of the USHL for two seasons from 2015-17. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the USHL Championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.

Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. He helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff berths and a Clark Cup title in 2014-15.

Steward played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior, and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection. Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10.

Prior to college, Steward played three seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers, winning the Clark Cup in 2000. He amassed a total of 74 points over three seasons with the Gamblers, including 18 goals and 27 assists in their championship season.
The Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin native has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communication from UAA. He and his wife Janet have two daughters, Jade and Blake.

Use the EXTRAORDINARY LIFE PLANNER to LIVE YOUR DREAMS & CHANGE YOUR WORLD! The Extraordinary Life Planner has been designed to walk you through the step-by-step strategies to design and live your very own extraordinary life. If you invest the time to complete it and put it into action your results will be staggering!
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