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Month: May 2014

Transitional Friday: When You’re Stuck and Can’t Break Free

Transitional Friday: When You’re Stuck and Can’t Break Free

Have you ever been stuck? Do you feel that you’ll never be able to break free no matter how hard you try?  Do you try and try to change things, but nothing never seems to work? If you are, congratulations, you’re not alone.  I’ve felt this way for years now.  No matter how hard I try I feel that I can’t move forward.  This frustrates and discourages me to no end. I wish I could say that I never grow…

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Creativity Thursday: Am I Any Good?

Creativity Thursday: Am I Any Good?

Doubt often plagues us creative types.  Regardless of being a painter, musician, writer, dancer or any other creative outlet we want acclamation.  One of the biggest questions we ask ourselves “is am I any good?”  Being “good” is all in the eye of the beholder, listener or reader.  However there are a few things we can do to gauge our talent. Ask your fans for their honest opinions—usually they will tell you what they like or don’t like and why…

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Caregiving Monday—Lifeline A Life Saver

Caregiving Monday—Lifeline A Life Saver

Over the weekend, GG* gave us a good bit of excitement. We received a call from lifeline on Saturday afternoon stating that GG was not responding.  Mama headed that way, while I called a neighbor and asked her to check on GG. There are times when GG accidentally presses her lifeline or will press it due to hallucinations. We felt sure that this was why she’d pressed the lifeline this time. However, the neighbor was able to assure us that…

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Transitional Friday: Finding Balance as a Small Business Owner

Transitional Friday: Finding Balance as a Small Business Owner

Being a small business owner can be stressful and all time consuming.  The important thing is to find a balance between life and being a business owner. What are some ways to do this? Set specific hours to work on your business.  Let your friends and family know that you are working during this time. Set aside specific time for your family.  Family is very important and these are relationships that you do not want to lose.  Set aside at…

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Creative Thursday: How setting goals can help you be more productive and creative

Creative Thursday: How setting goals can help you be more productive and creative

Setting goals is a great way to move forward and achieve your objective.  These don’t have to be huge goals, but they can be. Whether you want to write a book or paint a mural, setting goals can be a great place to start. Did you know that: o   People are much more likely to reach their goals if they write them down? o   Setting goals helps you to visualize what you want to achieve? o   Setting goals helps you…

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Caregiving Monday: The Loss of Patience

Caregiving Monday: The Loss of Patience

     The other day I took GG* {my grandmother} to get her hair fixed. The drive to the beautician takes all of two minutes.  Her appointment was at 11am, but GG believes in being early.  At 10:30 she began out the door and I explained to her we still had twenty minutes before we needed to leave. Once we arrived at the beautician, I told them to give me a call when I needed to pick her up.  I…

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Transitional Friday: Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Small Business Owner

Transitional Friday: Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Small Business Owner

Last week we discussed taking the plunge into being a small business owner.  We looked briefly at a few questions to ask yourself. Let’s look at these questions in greater detail this week:                 Are you ready for the responsibility? –are you ready for all of the work and responsibility to rest on your shoulders?, are you able to make the decisions that need to be made?, can you lead others underneath you?, is your family prepared…

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