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Affirmations: 3 Reasons to Talk to Yourself

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This post may seem in direct contrast to the one where I told you to Shut Yo Mouth, but it isn’t. There is a difference between blabbing your plans to everyone, and privately affirming the desires of your heart to yourself. When you run your mouth and tell people what you’re going to do, you tend to get satisfaction from their response, and lose the determination to actually work the plan. When you speak daily confessions confidentially to yourself, there is a whole slew of benefits that would not be present if you simply think the thoughts in your head. There’s so much that needs to be said about affirmations, but here are 3 reasons to talk to yourself daily. Continue reading →

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In Memory of My Daddy

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Today marks the 6 year anniversary of my daddy passing away. He was 68 years young. Last year was the first year that I didn’t wake up sobbing. This is the first year that I’m waking up celebrating. It’s not that I’m praising the day I lost my biggest hero, not at all. This will forever go down in history as one of the most painful days of my life. What I am celebrating is the fact that I still have the opportunity to honor his memory by leaving an imprint on humanity like he did. Continue reading →

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10 Questions to Test Your Dream

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What Does It Mean to Never Forget?

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The 20 minute Timeline song for our homeschool group (Classical Conversations) ends with September 11th, 2001. No matter how many times I’ve heard it, even though I know it’s coming, I still get choked up when the tune slows down and she utters that date. Everything else in the song is listed by the name of the event. Most every date in history is known by its moniker. Yet September 11th never got a name. It will forever be known by the date – 911 – and the phrase, “Never Forget”.  But what does it mean to never forget?

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My BHAG

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Years ago I was part of a group that always talked about having a BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal.  A quick Google search reveals that BHAG is an idea conceptualized in the book, “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies” by James Collins and Jerry Porras. I’ve never read this book, but it’s amazing how ideas spread because I have a BHAG I started mulling over a decade ago, and I’m going to share it with you. Continue reading →

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