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Focus Friday: NaNoWriMo ~ Week 1

10,150 words! I ROCK! Yes, I am churning out the words on this next novel. Remember in the beginning I said you need to build a word cushion for when “life” happens? Well, it’s only day four and “life” has already happened for me! Yesterday was a luke warm writing day. I usually knock my …

Focus Friday: Do It How You See Fit

All this week we’ve been talking about dream stealers, nay sayers, experts, gurus, gassers, etc. All of these people have something in common: if allowed, they will manipulate or even block your path to success. But enough about them. Let’s talk about you! Where do you see yourself going as a writer? How do you …

Focused Friday: Are you ready?

You’ve had an entire week to get yourself back into writing mode – or whatever mode you need to be in. Now that you’re all oiled up and ready to go, what will your first task be? Finish your novel? Start your journal? Research information for your non-fictional book? Where will you begin? It doesn’t matter exactly …

Focus Friday: Practice Patience

Today’s focus is simply complex. Yes, I said it! In order to have patience you need to practice patience. It’s not going to come to you in the form of a gift, sign or prayer. You have to develop patience from within. That is the only way – you hear that, the ONLY WAY – …

Focus Friday: The Why Is More Important Than The How

I’ve discussed the importance of giving and serving others  before. This time around I want to focus on why it’s important; not from other’s perspective, but from your own. Why do you desire to serve others? What do you seek to gain? How does giving make you feel? Can you become selfish in regards to …

Focus Friday: Define Your Success

Now that you know how to define success it’s time you do just that. Nothing can progress unless you know what you’re progressing towards. You have to define what success is, what it looks like to you and how you’ll know you’ve reached the point of being successful by YOUR standards. Success can be a …

Focus Friday: Initiation Time

I’m sure by now you’ve gotten the gist of this week and took it upon yourself to initiate some sort of action towards your goals. You have grabbed the reigns even tighter and started veering yourself in FRONT of the crowd instead of lingering in the middle, or worst yet, behind! In order to be a …

Focus Friday: It’s Time To Start Adding Value

All this week we’ve been discussing your self-worth, what it means to you (versus what it means to society), and why it’s important to determine your own value.You have learned the foundation upon which to analyze, assess, and accept your current self-worth. Now it’s time to APPRECIATE IN VALUE! Do something to increase your self-worth. Learn a new recipe. …

Focus Friday: Final Notice!

It’s that time! We’ve assessed, analyzed, and prepared all week for this moment. Today is the day you officially take back your life! Today is the day you evict people…from your MIND! Yes…your MIND! That’s where they cause the most damage. I mean, think about it. Your mind is essentially your circuit board. These negative …

Focus Friday: Keep Your Faith In Tact

Okay, we’ve gone from having faith, to losing faith, to restoring faith, to cherishing and being grateful for our faith. What’s next? Keeping your faith IN TACT! If you haven’t experienced it already, the loss of faith can be as painful as losing someone dear to you. Depending on how you lost that person, you …