Inspiration, Life Hacks, Personal Development, Productivity

Identify Your Most Valued Goal by Scheduling Daily “Me Time”

What you choose to do with that time tells you what you desire most and helps you achieve it. It's an answer to that cliched career question: "If you didn't have to worry about money, what would you choose to do with your life?" Being kind to myself turned out to be the best way to identify and work on my dream.

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Inspiration, Personal Development, Writing

Need to Find the Courage to Write Publicly?

Change the Way You Think About Your Writing The inspiration I needed to resume writing publicly came from Jason Feifer, editor of Entrepreneur Magazine, in an article that challenged me to think differently. Jason shares an Editor's Note in each issue that I frequently find insightful. The Words You Choose in Thought Matter As Much As the… Continue reading Need to Find the Courage to Write Publicly?

Inspiration

Why 2020 Didn’t Bring Me Down

For most of my life, I didn't readily reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming year. When I was in my teens and early twenties, I lacked self-improvement tools and avoided reflecting on decisions and events that I now consider reckless or questionable. A lack of self-esteem meant I felt little control over my life, and I doubted my ability to change that. Revisiting the past twelve months without clear hope of making changes wasn't an attractive option. As I have aged, my perspective has changed.

Inspiration, Life Hacks, Money

What Its Like to Go Through Financial Peace University as a Married Couple in Your 50s During a Pandemic

Have you wondered whether taking a class to work on your finances is worth it? I did, and here is what my husband and I discovered. We needed help making some changes, and I was ready to admit it. We signed up for the in-person nine-week Financial Peace University course offered at a local church to begin in mid-March 2020. Someday soon, we will be doing the debt-free scream and “living and giving like no one else.