Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Writing a Sentence and Starting Your Novel

Writing a Sentence and Starting Your Novel

“I’m working on a novel.” – me and about every writer I know. Before I started writing, I would actually spend time reading books for enjoyment and knowledge. Now that I’m working on another novel (really), my reading is a little more critical. Justify My Writing Existence Being painfully truthful, I read books in my…

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When Was the Last Time You Negotiated with Life

When Was the Last Time You Negotiated with Life

“Life, are you there?” “Yes. I’m always here.” “Right. Could we negotiate a couple of things?” “Like, what?” “Let’s start with the gym…” In a constant battle with your life? Starting with being 15 minutes behind when your day begins? You’re not alone. Read on… You can try to negotiate with Life, but Life always…

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Do You Need to Save Your Kids From Overachievement

Do You Need to Save Your Kids From Overachievement

Are your kids trying to do too much in high school? My daughter’s senior year of high school started out to be brutal. Signing up for several Honor classes, she found herself glued to studying and homework 7-days a week. This took a toll in a number of areas of her life. Classes vs Life…

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Moms Don’t Need to Be Perfect Just Awesome

Moms Don't Need to Be Perfect Just Awesome

Do you feel like you haven’t lived up to being a “Good Mother”? Are you anti-Mother’s Day due to the pressure of being a “Perfect Mom”? Confusing Awesome with Perfect I bet you’re an awesome mother. I bet you’re more amazing than you think you are. I bet you aren’t perfect. And I bet that’s…

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Are You Working in a Winning Creative Environment

Are You Working in a Winning Creative Environment

Every day you sit down to write. Familiar surroundings, sounds, timing, lighting. A drink by your keyboard. Your phone turned off or at least flipped over. Your fingers hover over the keyboard. Your mind ready to work. Everything is familiar. You’ve been successful at writing in this environment before—you’ll be successful at producing another great…

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Are You More Important Than Your Label

Are You More Important Than Your Label

Like it or not, we are all tagged with a number of labels, from work to our personal lives. Too many times, our work labels take emphasis over our personal lives and “define” us to the world—to the point of the world needing a more impressive label of the actual work we’re doing. Industrial Engineer…

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Life Lessons: These 5 Successful Fundamentals Deliver

Life Lessons: These 5 Successful Fundamentals Deliver

Let’s be morbidly honest, my life is more than half over. I’m okay with that. Save the pity party for someone else, unless you are serving Oreos, then I’m in. Wow, I am ‘so’ able to digress. Focus. LIFE and I have a wonderful relationship. At times we argue, at times we embrace and laugh,…

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How to Improve Your Community and World by Improving Yourself

Improve yourself and your community and the world will follow.

Doable tried and true attitudes and actions guaranteed to make LIFE better. The list below is in no special order. Ready…set…go! Treat others fairly and with respect. Pick up trash on the ground when you see it (okay, that was my dad). Help put away chairs and tables at the end of a church function…

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Be Careful and Bore Yourself to Death

Be Careful and Bore Yourself to Death

Fear Of the unknown or the never attempted. Love Lost or never gained. Friendship Destroyed or never tested. Dreams While you sleep or while awake. Change And avoidance or embracing the elusive. Time Of aging or priceless knowledge. Confidence In others or self. Adventures In books or in living. Pain In the now or lessons…

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