A Path, A Guide, A Life

I’ve been thinking … Life is complicated. We learn from each other how to navigate this thing called life. We first learned from parents, then from teachers, coaches and for those fortunate enough to partner up with one, a mentor who articulates important life-enhancing behaviors. We glean knowledge from listening and from watching others. The common thread in how we learn is guidance woven through every aspect. We need guides to teach us things we may never understand without the wisdom of people willing to share from their experiences. We …

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Work-Life Balance Brilliance by Denise R. Green: book summary

Have you ever thought of hiring a life coach? Have you ever wondered what you could achieve if you had an accountability partner? Maybe you’ve tried the novel approach to creating different results than the trajectory you are on right now. If you are self-motivated at all, this book could be the recipe for positive momentum in finding what works for you. One glance at the book cover should clue you in to what the author thinks of work-life balance. In fact, the title of the book is, Work-Life Balance …

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Beyond Books: BKPedia digital subscription

What’s your favorite part of going to a Chinese restaurant? Right. The fortune cookie that sort of ties up the meal when the tiny paper message is pulled from its cracked shell. Whoever is gathered around the table reads their fortune and everyone gets to decide if it fits or if that cookie belonged on someone else’s table. Recently, my fortune was tailor made for me. “Treat yourself to a good book for a needed rest and escape.” I have the perfect solution, instant gratification, because I have a BKPedia …

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My Mother, My Mentor – Pamela F. Lenehan

I believe all mothers are mentors. Whether they see themselves that way, whether they work at a job they get paid for or whether they stay home and work without a paycheck, every mom sends a message to her children; she is always teaching. In her book, the author blends in-depth research of other families and her own personal experiences, to pull together data that seeks to answer the question, “Does being a working mom have an impact on my children?” The answer is, “Of course.” Was it negative or …

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Beyond Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing your Life (Book Review)

What is holding you back? Is it possible you’re delaying the greatness in your life because of hurdles and barriers?  This book, Beyond Procrastination, can help you. Your path might not be clear, but your future is waiting. Let’s get started NOW!  https://bizcatalyst360.com/beyond-procrastination-how-to-stop-postponing-your-life/

Who's your hero?

I’ve been working on a training course that helps students of an organization develop their personal mission statement. Naturally, as I work, I’m also researching and learning. One of the suggestions for designing your own vision is to think of people who have had a positive impact on your life. Interesting concept and certainly an easy exercise that I had experienced recently.  I remember listening to a broadcast when the speaker asked his listeners to think of 3 heroes in their lives. My first thought was what would it take to …

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3 things to love about vacation

Ok! everybody up! Rise and shine! Stacation – Day 2 What are the three best things about vacation? Yep! You can avoid the alarm when it rings.  You’re right.  I could just not set the alarm, but I like the luxury of choosing to hit snooze 6 times or just turn it off. So I let it alarm me – on the off chance I still want to rise and shine at 4:45. I think David had it right, don’t you?  Look at Psalm 90:14 “Satisfy us in the morning with …

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What does it mean to commit?

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥ What does it mean to commit? Hint #1 – we have to get up, we have to rise and shine, and we have to do it with enthusiasm. Or do we? Let’s dissect that for just a minute. Commit is the promise, commitment is living with it to the end, but what if we aren’t enthusiastic about it? Does that mean we get to take our commitment to the edge of a cliff …

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Refining Grace