What Happened to Dreaming?

December 12, 2012

12-12-12 – seems like a great day to talk about dreams.  A date like this won’t happen until 01-01-2101.  One can hope I will make it to that date, but I won’t hold my breath (as that will decrease my odds!).  Also in respect to timing, my very favorite Broadway show, Les Miserables, is coming […]

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Words from a Veteran: “What I am Fighting For”

December 2, 2012

On Veterans’ Day last month, I woke up to a post on Facebook from a long time family friend – someone who has been like a father figure to me.  He shared a letter that his father wrote during World War II.  As a solider of the Army, he wrote home to his pastor at […]

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How to Have a Grateful Heart

November 30, 2012

This week, an incredible speaker and voice of inspiration passed away – the great Zig Ziglar.  He is a legend in motivational speaking and performance training.  I’ve been listening to some of his podcasts lately.  Ironically, in an article on Forbes.com, one of his quotes was noted: “The more you gripe about your problems, the […]

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Bonus Post: Working Smarter, Not Harder

November 21, 2012

Words of Wisdom from Jim Rohn (link to video) “Everyone has heard the story of Willie Loman in the play ‘Death of a Salesman.’  Willie was a workaholic.  He typified the old fashioned concept of success.  After all, if you are always working, you must be successful.  No, it doesn’t work that way.  For workaholics, […]

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How to Manage (and Remanage) your Time

November 21, 2012

Hi.  My name is Michelle.  And I’m a recovering workaholic.  I love to stay busy and to accomplish things, and incidentally, I over-commit, so I get overwhelmed because life throws me lemons…and I never learned how to juggle….maybe I should learn to juggle…adding it to my to-do list… How is that for a visual? Balance […]

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How to Initiate the Change You Want to See

November 8, 2012

Remember when President Obama first spoke the word, “Change”, how excited nearly everyone got?  Regardless of our party affiliation, the vast majority of us didn’t like what we were seeing prior to that 2008 election.  We weren’t thrilled with where the economy was going.  And we all wanted change regardless of who we were planning to […]

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Taking Steps to Move Forward

November 8, 2012

As I started my own journey in redesigning my life and creating my own freedom, I have had a lot of time this past year and a half to reflect on these words: “For things to change, you have to change.” I whole-heartedly agree, and personal development has been a big part of my personal […]

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Creating a Positive Mindset #4: Wisdom is Power

November 2, 2012

For many of us, our daily fight with negativity comes from a history of disappointment(s) and false promises.  We have been let down, scammed, swindled, hurt, misinformed, or misled in our lifetime – or someone close to us has been. Negative experiences tend to stick with us.  And if we go through a number of […]

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