Does life feel stale?
Need a breath of fresh air?
I did too.
Here's how I threw open the windows and began again.
You can too!
So everyone is all a-buzz (or all a-tweet?) about Twitter. “You need to get on Twitter!” “Twitter is amazing!” “You need to be on Twitter if you have your own business.” I just keep wondering where I’d find the time to tweet, blog, advise, teach, write, play, read, coach…and, oh yea, talk with my husband! Here’s the other hesitation I have about tweeting: are people really interested in my one sentence comment about my life? The funny thing is, they are. Since I’ve been contemplating moving out
This morning I woke up wondering, “What was my brain doing during the night?” Perhaps you’ve experienced this… My body hasn’t even realized I’m awake, and my mind and heart are flooded with worries and anxieties: projects that need to be completed, business challenges, deep heartaches of family and friends, Haiti, the homeless, and the list continues. My heart is heavy, there’s tension in my muscles, and I am very overwhelmed. What was my mind doing the last six hours that brings this feeling of hopelessness before
It’s a big-deal weekend here in Minnesota. Our mighty Vikings (football) are playing for the NFC Championship tomorrow! Go Vikes! (Now if you aren’t a football fan, please hang with me…I think you’ll still enjoy this short note.) It would appear as though most Minnesotans have completely lost their minds. Office cubicles have been decorated in purple and gold, Favre jerseys have been sighted on every street corner, faces have been painted, and even Prince (the artist formerly known as…) wrote a song for the home team.
Greetings from the land of “Will working out ever be a fun activity?” I started working out again this week at the local YMCA. Good grief. I had forgotten what happens when you ask your muscles to do things they don’t want to do–they scream! My commitment to getting healthier and “more fit” includes getting more exercise, and I’ve accomplished two goals thus far: Call the Y. Show up at the Y. I’m really quite proud of myself! I’ll keep you posted on my progress. How is
As we pray for the people in Haiti, and those in our own countries who may feel forgotten or are without food or shelter… “Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget; the homeless and destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrows into joy. Grant this, Father, for
Last night I listened to several of my National Speaker’s Association (NSA) colleagues discuss the activities they’ve initiated during the last year to grow their speaking business. These are some of the best of the best speakers in our industry. Good information. Each had a different strategy and tactics. But there was one common activity… Each of them acted. They created plans, and then executed the plans. It’s easy to stay in a planning mode when we’re trying something new. We can hide behind our planning, using
That question is my theme for 2010. Fear gets in the way of so many things, doesn’t it? We’re afraid of failure. Afraid that someone might get angry with us, or that we’ll disappoint them. We worry about hurting a friend’s feelings so we don’t speak the truth. We’re afraid of not being liked. On the business side, we’re afraid that we aren’t good enough so we don’t ask for the promotion. We fear rejection so we don’t ask for the sale. We don’t think we’re capable
January 4, 2010 GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — It’s a new year with new goals. And for many that includes a renewed commitment to finding a new job. So, what can you do differently to land that dream career? Gaye Lindfors, Strategic Business Advisor and Author of Find A Job: The Little Book For Big Success, joined us at 4 p.m. with more on how to market yourself to stand out from the rest. WATCH ONLINE! (Copyright 2010 by KARE. All Rights Reserved.)
As little girls, my sisters and I loved watching the Miss America pageant. We’d pick out the gowns we wanted to wear, use our homemade score cards to judge the talent competitions and cry when Bert Parks would sing, “There she is, Miss America.” (If you don’t remember Bert Parks, my apologies.) It all looked so easy. It still does. What we didn’t see during that two-hour television show was the incredible amount of preparation and planning that took place before the competition. A young woman doesn’t
Living with purpose and making smart, healthy, and productive daily choices is something many of us strive for. But it’s not always easy living an intentional, faith-based life in a world that demands so much. Don’t you agree? I swear the joy of the Lord just stays in bed some mornings, even when I choose to get out from under the covers. I know that exercise is good for me…but it takes energy! And let’s not even start discussing all the reasons why I know my eating