• Decisions – What do you do when you don’t know what to do?

    Decisions – What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Whether you’re a college graduate looking for a new job or a seasoned empty next mom looking for insight on what to do after the kids fly the coop, you are both at a point of indecision. Times in your life when you have a decision to make but feel like you have no clear direction can leave you frustrated.   How to decide what to do I will say the obvious answer for me is to pray about it. But, the answer is deeper than that. Why? Because the answer may be right before you, but…

  • Ditching the Golden Handcuffs – Quit Your Job, Follow Your Passions

    I took the leap from the edge of the cliff. I had been monitoring the under currents, the wind direction, and the weather. I finally decided to jump. I decided to resign from my stable, secure, corporate job and follow my passions and my heart.  My heart was calling me home. It wasn’t a snap decision. No, it had been a decision mulling in my mind for well over 1 year, probably close to 2, and if I were truly truthful, 2 1/2 years. Probably closer to 3. Yes, 3 years. That’s it. Three years of being 100% satisfied at a job, but not LOVING what I was doing. I…

  • Productivity, Time and Energy Drains

    A very, very, very sad day in the kitchen. I cracked my crock! Yes, I turned my crock pot over to wash it and low and behold I have a crack along the bottom where I could see that even some of the juices had seeped out. Isn’t that just about how it is in our own life? We may look fine on the outside, and even appear to be doing things correctly. But, upon closer examination, there is a flaw that is permitting things (time, energy and productivity) to drain from us. I’m doing a personal “Productivity” chart to just see what I am doing through the day, where…

  • Are You Ready For A Challenge

    Consider the implication of this idea… What would happen if I were to follow you with a camera crew 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the next 100 days while you went for your goals? I bet 3 things would happen…. 1) You would START doing the things you say you need to do. 2) You would STOP doing the things you know you shouldn’t be doing. 3) You would MAKE monumental performance gains and change your life. How this possible? Through the power of accountability! Accountability will serve your character, as well as your credibility, and more importantly, it will get you to accomplish all your…

  • The Pen is Mightier Than The Keyboard

    When crafting your Vision and Goals for your life consider the importance of the pen and paper. Melanie Pinola explains that the  study looks at the science and psychology behind writing, and why the pen may be mightier than the keyboard. http://lifehacker.com/#!5738093/why-you-learn-more-effectively-by-writing-than-typing An excerpt from the article explains: Writing stimulates a bunch of cells at the base of the brain called the reticular activating system (RAS). The RAS acts as a filter for everything your brain needs to process, giving more importance to the stuff that you’re actively focusing on at the moment—something that the physical act of writing brings to the forefront I don’t need to know the science…

  • The Best Autoresponder

    What’s on Autoresponder for Email Marketing? Which one is the Best? These are a couple of questions I was asked lately, so here’s a quick morning tip! Well, wasted time is wasted money so let’s try to put that worrying question to rest for you so you can get to more important things! (Sorry for the lighting =) I’m developing a new skill – Videos.  Please pardon the construction!) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIVpwQksQiw[/youtube] Related articles Why Do I Need an Autoresponder Program? (theworkathomewife.com)

  • Sometimes You Have to Go Underground

    Have you ever followed a person’s website or blog only to find that all of a sudden they go missing? No new content? No new articles? I experienced that recently and we really quite concerned. I’ve been following Natasha Nassar while learning from her product, The Lead Whisperer, and noticed that after the Holidays she sort of went, well, for lack of better words … Missing! I was SO pleased to see her email appear yesterday and to watch her video. Sometimes folks, you just have to shut out the world and go “underground” and focus on your goals. I hope you enjoy her words of wisdom! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WoOMB_nTpg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] What’s some…

  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    Image via Wikipedia Some of you may have cringed when reading the title.  It may have brought back memories of High School English class when having to read and learn about Shakespeare.  I think some folks thought of that class as “nap time” because the language can be so difficult to understand. (I’ll give you a little lesson about this line tomorrow!) While that Shakespearean class may have been hard to understand, Life can also be hard to understand as well.  Sometimes, we just don’t get it. Or we thought we got it, but IT changed. Or IT isn’t working out the way we planned IT would. The good thing…

  • Donald Trump’s Top Three Tips for Dominating Your Niche

    Image via Wikipedia Want to know the short version? Be Seen Pay Smart Smell Good To read the more detailed blog, hop over to  a great posting by Julien Smith called  Donald Trump’s Top Three Tips for Dominating Your Niche. And don’t get hung up on Donald Trump – I’m betting if you think of any business person that has been extremely successful in their niche – they probably added these three basic steps in their game plan. So, 2011 is just right around the corner!  It’ time to think smart, act smart and be smart.   That means come up with your game plan of what you want in 2011…

  • Your Leadership is the Power of the 12th Man

    Image via Wikipedia I was out of town this weekend enjoying time with our son. He received his college class ring – an Aggie Ring! Then on Saturday we enjoyed going to a college football game! It was the A&M vs. FIU. I’ll be truthful with you. I’m football fan but I really do not know much about the basics of the game. But I do know that if my team has the ball I need to cheer them on! At one point, A&M was VERY behind in score against this team that was suppose to be an easy win. It was at the darkest hour, I learned about the…

  • You Stink-Take a Mind Bath

    Image via Wikipedia Reading a good book is just like giving your mind a good bath. Sometimes we do need a bath because our mind can get pretty stinky! Taking a Mind Bath Having a magazine on my bedside that gleans me multiple treasures, ideas, reinforcement, training, knowledge, and value to my life is a dollar well spent. My recent copy of Success Magazine is just that!  I’ve read it every night and it has turned down corners, sticky notes, highlighted text! One of the articles this month is by Erin Case.  “Defining Success” according to Zig Ziglar. Value for your heart, mind, body and soul! If you have ever…

  • You can’t do this

    A little piece of wisdom goes a long way. ” Do or Do Not , There is no try”. That was quote by Yoda, a short of stature character in the movie Star Wars Did you know that movie was suppose to be a failure? Universal didn’t want the movie because they thought it was silly. The other studios passed on it as well until 20th Century Fox decided to take a gamble. It was a good gamble, wouldn’t you say? I read an article by Randy Gage and he pointed out that to say you will “try” something is only setting you up for failure. You’ve already allowed yourself…

  • Build Your Business with Consistency

    As many of YOU as well, I work a 9-5 job (which is really a 7a – 4:30 job) and while some businesses are experiencing a downturn – the company I work for is NOT.   Recycling is a BOOM right now (so um, ya, go buy that new computer but remember to recycle responsibly  =) It’s insanely BUSY right now – and SUMMER is suppose to be a slow down in that industry, lol. I think we can say for the MLM business as well?  Folks ARE looking to diversify their incomes.  They are looking for a Plan B, and HECK, some are looking for a Plan C or D…

  • Pioneers are the ones with arrows in their chest

    The phrase immediately causes me to remember some of my favorite John  Wayne movies! Can’t you just see the horses, the dust, the sound of rifles firing and the whizzing of arrows in the air! I love how these writers invoke a new picture in my mind! You MUST not be afraid to make that first step and leap out into your dreams!  I was really inspired how her “guest” blogger talked about health, wellness and exercise!  NOW, I can envision the triumph of Rocky! Please take a quick moment to read Laura’s post over at Flying Pigs Communication and then I challenge YOU to take the challenge. Whether it…