Category Archives: Motivation

Synopsis for Celebrate Your Wins

I’ve been working a lot this week to get ready for my first craft show this year.  I’m really excited about my new book.  Here’s the synopsis for Celebrate Your Wins: Steps to More Happiness and Productivity. Most everyone can … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Wins Coming Soon!

I’ve run into a lot of brick walls, metaphorically, and learned a lot.  Celebrate Your Wins is a motivational book of advice that has grown out of those learning experiences.   Anyone looking to be happier or more productive could … Continue reading

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Finding a Good Example

Today I’m tempted to slack off a bit.  I’m partway through revision for the next book (Celebrate Your Wins!), and partway through a larger project is sometimes when I run out of steam.  One day’s progress more or less isn’t … Continue reading

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2015, the Year of My Wild Success, Part 2

So what are typical activities for this wildly successful year? What does this look like? Well, today is the ___ day of my year. I can’t change yesterday. I’m not promised tomorrow or even the sunset, though I have goals … Continue reading

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2015, the Year of My Wild Success, Part 1

2015 is my year. The year of my wild success. The year that I succeed, wildly, in my writing and crafting and teaching and everything. I’m happy to share the year with you. Time exists equally for everyone, no matter … Continue reading

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I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, Part 1

No New Year’s Resolutions for me.  Either I’m going to do something, or not. “Resolving” to do something on the first of the year tends to get me a burst of enthusiasm, which is well and good. But then that … Continue reading

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Self-Defeating Self-Pity

Hellen Keller said that if we yielded to self-pity, we could never do anything good in the world.  Helen Keller.   Now if anybody had room to feel sorry for themselves, it seems like that would be her. Everybody’s human. I … Continue reading

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Remedy for Long-Term Tired

A wise friend of mine sometimes observes that at the end of a semester, she is long-term tired.  A bit worn down.   Low reserves.  That’s the point at which little doubts enter my mind.  Is this the right path?  Do … Continue reading

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Proactive Problem-Solver vs the Muddle, Part 2

Previously, I wrote about learning to be proactive and solve problems usually helps. Those are good lessons to learn, and this behavior yields good results (eventually) almost all the time. However, occasionally taking action is the wrong response. Without enough … Continue reading

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What’s Your Focus? Part 1

Today I walked outside with my digital camera.  I knocked down a wasp nest near the door that I sprayed a few days ago.  I watered the cucumbers, which look rough because some bugs ate a lot of the leaves.  … Continue reading

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