Goal Setting & Productivity 101

Goal Setting & Productivity 101

Goal Setting & Productivity 101 Dear Blog, Last week I wrote about unfollowing people on social media (it's been great, by the way!). So, I thought I'd write about goals and productivity today. So many of us use the time excuse. I don't have time to do that. I'm too busy. I couldn't possibly add anything more to my schedule. We get so caught up in making excuses that we start settling for a life that doesn't include the seemingly random thing we want to do. If it's not a time excuse, then it's some other excuse. Oh, I could never do that. I don't even know where to start. I'm too old to start now. And then if we do start it, we don't stick with it for long. It feels weird. It's too different. I can't seem to do it or get into the groove of it. So many excuses flood our day. And we let them tell us what we can and cannot do. And...
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A Little Tip on Working with Distractions

A Little Tip on Working with Distractions

A Little Tip on Working with Distractions Dear Blog, I've been away for a while and caught up with distractions. It happens. Hopefully, it's clear from here on out. Of course, now that I say that... You know what? I'm not going there. I'm focusing on positive energy, optimism, and productivity. While I haven't been blogging, I *have* been making updates to my websites. I run this site as well as my publisher site. And I do have some cool news! Readers can now purchase ebooks directly through my publisher! So far, Shattered and Redeemed are available, *and* with fancy new covers, I might add! Signed paperbacks are also available if you prefer physical copies. I have a limited number of books with original covers, so be sure to let me know if you're interested! And you can purchase directly on the website with a credit card. Over the next few days, I'll be working on putting together the rest of the updates. I'm also hoping to have the...
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Tracking Progress and Another Similar Art Form

Tracking Progress and Another Similar Art Form

Tracking Progress and Another Similar Art Form Dear Blog, Last week I talked about tracking progress. Today, I wanted to talk about a similar art form: writing it down. Here's a question for you... do you remember what you did a week ago? Do you remember if you completed your desired tasks for the week? Maybe there were a couple days in there that you missed. But now that a week has gone by, do you remember *which* days you missed? I reject that losing memory is an age thing. It's just something I need to work on. We're taught to believe that we lose our memory with age. Our joints get stiffer and start to protest when we try to get out of chairs. We're just not as energetic or as limber. We soak up all those beliefs and start to believe them for ourselves. We start to let ourselves go because what's the point anyway? The thing is, while we're battling this issue,...
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