• The #1 Book that helped me navigate the empty nest

    The 7 Minute Solution – It’s more than time management I’ve made it a practice since about 2007 to read 10 pages from a “good” book every day. It may be a self development book, or a book teaching me a new skill, or maybe an informative journal or magazine. Recently, I decided to add a previously read book from 2012 into to my reading plan. I thought the book was going to be about Time Management, which at the time I was struggling with. However, it was so much more. I was also still transitioning through the reality of the Empty Nest. I never expected a book that I…

  • Attitude is a choice

      I listened to a great radio broadcast by Troy Dooly about Attitude. He said something that really impressed me today. “Your attitude is a reflection of what is in your heart”. Wow. That really hit home to me this morning because I didn’t really wake up this morning on “the right side of the bed”. I know I work hard every day to express gratitude to others and to have a grateful heart.  Obviously, on the mornings that I wake up a little grumbly, I need to find myself looking more quickly outside the window and not so much in the mirror! That’s how I look at gratitude and…

  • 5 Before 11 Tasks

    In yesterday’s post I mentioned about the 5 before 11 tasks as mentioned in “The 7 Minute Solution” by Allyson Lewis. In this video, “Kicking Your 5 Before 11 Into High Gear” a long time user of “The 7 Minute Solution” gives 4 tips that are some critical do’s and don’ts. Utilize your daily planner and these tips for the next 7 days and I think you will see some results you are looking for.  Now, imagine committing 90 days and you can start seeing some stellar results! For example, during my last 90 day segment, it was during the middle of packing up our office for a move during…

  • Is Opportunity Knocking?

    Back in February I started reading a book called “The 7 Minute Solution” by Allyson Lewis.  I saw the advertisement in January issue of “Success Magazine”.  After reading a quick preview about the book on Amazon.com I knew this was a book for my season in life.  I was tired of just trudging each day putting one foot in front of the other and feeling pulled in several directions.  I knew it was time to focus on creating a life of meaning. I’ve almost completed my first 90 days of focused intention and can’t say enough about the principles Allyson outlines. In fact, I am going to start another set…

  • Deliberate Actions

    A while back I posted some quick thoughts – The 3 Big D’s of Accomplishing The Things You Want to Do Deliberate Determined Diligent Let’s talk a little bit more about Deliberate. I have a cat that’s like most cats.  She lives the life of luxury sleeping 23 hours a day and eating her food.  She is like a queen and our home is her domain.  Daily she graces us with her presence.  I can be in the middle of doing something on the laptop, or reading, or perhaps sleeping.  But when she has decided it’s time for some “kitty luvin’ ” she won’t quit.  She will deliberately place herself…