Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Find Serenity and Joy With Strong Household Traditions

With just a little effort, you can create household traditions that will make life easier and happier for your family. A happy family leads to a happy life.

Household traditions don't have to be big to make great and lasting memories for your family.

Participating in household traditions is a way for families to bond, create wonderful memories and have things to look forward to doing again and again. All too often, parents think that they must make grand gestures in order to create happy memories and lasting household traditions. This could not be further from the truth. Often what impresses our children and creates lasting memories for our children are things that cost little money. At the same time, there is nothing wrong with having family traditions that cost a lot of money and are extravagant in nature. The best household traditions are custom-made for each family. By way of example, I will share a few household traditions that my family and I enjoy. Check out this list and see what you think of them:
  • ice cream at Wendy's after ballet recitals
  • Saturday YouTube day
  • Cheese and meat platters for New Years Day
  • Compliment Day

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Use Your Technology in A New Way at Home

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It is fantastic to find ways to use your technology to make life easier at home by using some tricks from work. Most people who have smart phones for work are used to using the phones to text and have video conferences.  The phones are seen as part of their lives and as a way to communicate better with everyone in the workplace. Those same communication, time-saving, and efficiency tools make life easier at home.

Naysayers -Tell Them To Shut Up

Tell the naysayers in your life to shut up and then keep following your dreams!

It is terrific to realize that you can control the naysayers in your life by telling them to shut up! In all my roles including: wife, mother, advisor ad writer I am always a cheerleader. Anyone who has a dream can always count on me to push them toward their dreams and to believe they can reach the stars. It costs me nothing to believe in the power of another person's dreams. In fact I gain when I believe in someone else's dreams and help them achieve. The person who gets the benefit of my pushing and cheerleading gains support and an accountability partner. It is an easy win-win for us both.

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Want Big Things - Start Now - 52 Weeks Savings Challenge

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You can find serenity in realizing that big dreams can come from small starts like the 52 Week Saving Plan. The beginning of the new year is always a time for big plans, big dreams and big talk. Unfortunately, after a few weeks those big dreams are often forgotten and looked back at with regret and disappointment. One big reason for this disappointment is that people do not really understand that big things can start with small steps.

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Instead of a Word of the Year I Choose a Phrase – Something Inside

My phrase for the new year is "something inside" because that is where I find the strength, courage and motivation to act.

It is wonderful to find a word of the year that will motivate you to kick things in gear and do all you need to do to achieve your goals. I am not selecting a word of the year for the new year. Instead, I have embraced a phrase, an idea and even have a theme song to go with it. In the past, I selected a theme song for my business. When I start my work day, I play the song and know it is time to sit at my desk, sip my coffee and work. For the new year, I have selected the phrase, "something inside." This is the phrase that will guide me over the course of the next year.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Super Hero – You Can Do the Work Life Balance

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It is fantastic to realize that when it comes to work life balance you can succeed by being your own super hero. When my oldest daughter was a little girl she watched a movie from the Cheetah Girls with words to a song something similar to this:
I don’t want to be like Cinderella
Sitting alone in a dark dusty cellar
Waiting for somebody
To come and rescue me
I’d rather rescue myself

When I think about all working women do to run businesses, work jobs, manage families and find time for themselves, I am reminded of this song. Almost every day there are articles in blogs, newspapers, magazines and conversations on television about the struggle to balance work and life. After years of research on this topic, I have come to realize there is no quick fix, there is no one size fits all solution.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

5 Things You Can Learn About Yourself From a Job Search

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It is wonderful to stop and take time to see what you have learned about yourself during a job search. Each day there are thousands of people all over the country conducting a job search. These searches take place online, in person and via traditional classified advertisements. Most people look at the job search process as a way of asking for things and hoping for results. While that is one way of looking at the job search, it is not the only way. You can also look at the job search as a way of learning important things about yourself.
The following is a list of five things you can learn about yourself from the job search:
1. How you handle stress
2. Who you are as a person, as a professional
3. What skills you have that are valuable in the open market
4. When you are at your best, most sparkling
5. Where is your area of geographic comfort for work and home