Are You Making Life A Hardship With Your “No Pain No Gain” Mentality?
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In last week’s blog I promised that I would make a list of all of my pesky “to-do” demons, give them a time and a date to get done, and report back. I came up with SIXTEEN irritating little to big things that have been draining my energy and zapping my focus. I did indeed schedule a time for completion of each one, and even got a few … Continue reading

Just Thinking About Getting All These Pesky Items Completed Has Me Delirious With Anticipation…
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  I did it! I FINALLY fixed my kitchen shelf! It took me exactly 7 months, 4 days and 6 minutes. You guessed it…I thought about repairing it for 7 months and 4 days. And, yesterday, when I took the plunge it took me a whopping 6 minutes to complete the project. 1 minute to get a screwdriver. 90 seconds to remove everything from the shelf. About 30 seconds to … Continue reading

The Latest Life Lesson From Top Dog In Charge
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Lately, my puppy Vito is my greatest teacher. Despite his penchant for cardboard boxes he’s a therapy dog in training, and last night was his weekly obedience class. My day ran long and I could see that I wasn’t going to have the half-hour to take him to the park first.  I decided to go right to class when my gut said…”go to the … Continue reading

Three Powerful Reasons To Zip Your Lip!
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  A phrase that has helped me over the years when tempted to react to a difficult experience is “pause when agitated”…and a similar principle; “restraint of pen and tongue,” has also saved me from making bad situations worse.  Over time they have become less a part of my thought process, and more a part of my natural state.  So, while I don’t think about … Continue reading

Is Fear Ruling Your Finances?
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  This week I received three requests for charitable contributions. All worthy, don’t get me wrong…but my first reaction was “not now.” Because I believe in the importance of contribution, the only way I could not contribute was to swiftly build a case against giving. Machiavellian, I know! My reasoning amounted to: I’m launching my company now, and need to put every penny into it. When … Continue reading