Saturday, February 23, 2013


Just another busy day in the midst of tax season. Not much time to stop and smell the roses. Actually there isn't any time to eat, drink, or have a thought that isn't number related.

But yesterday I saw something that caught my eye. It stopped me and made me think. It was a bumper sticker. It said:

Don't always believe everything you think.

How many times do we say, I can't do it. I'm not smart enough. I don't fit in with that group.

OR maybe, I'll never have my dream come true. I can't lose the weight.

If we tell ourselves that enough, we start to believe it. It becomes fact.

If you catch yourself thinking/speaking poorly of yourself...stop yourself. Say the word STOP. Change that sentence. Replace it with what you can do, what you will do.

Becoming aware of your words is the first step to a better self image and having the life of your dreams.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Marketing Magic

When I tell people I've written a book there are a few questions people always ask.
One of them is "How did you do it?"

There are so many details that go into writing a book and getting it published. I couldn't have done it alone.

I asked Jeff Hoerth of Zing HQ to help me:
format the internal lay-out
design the cover
format the cover for Kindle AND (yes, they do require different formatting).
create materials for promoting the book
a marketing strategy
and finally...moral support!

huhhhh...wiping sweat of brow.

I highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking to publish a book or promote their business.

His humor, creativity, and wisdom can't be beat.

I've attached a link to my Blog for more information about Jeff.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Where does the time go?

I'm starting to wonder if half the reason we don't follow our dreams is simply, "time flies."

We are all so overwhelmed with deadlines at work, kids to taxi, and piles of laundry we don't find any time left over for our dreams.

I recently started working-out with a personal trainer. I faithfully go twice a week. Every Wednesday and every Friday I show up at his door-step waiting for his next grand idea of torture. (Yes, torture is the right word.)

I show up because it's scheduled. It's planned, part of my day. I know at 5:00 on Wednesday he is expecting me. Therefore, I always show up. But here's the interesting part. He went out of town for a week. And during that week, I couldn't find the time to work out.

What changed? I had been working out with him twice a week for a few months. Now the 1 week he is gone, I couldn't seem to find the time.

Somehow because he was gone it was no longer part of my plan. And I let the week slip away (guilt.)

I wonder how often we all let the week slip away.

Do you have a dream? Do you want to lose 10 pounds, start a business, find love? Are you taking steps each week to achieve your goals and dreams?

Schedule it in, find time, from 5-6 on Wednesday, I'm going to .... (fill in the blank).

Take the first step. Each week, each day, do something to follow your goals and dreams. You will reach them before you know it. But the very first step is make it a priority, find the time, schedule it in.

Good luck!