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If Not for You, for Those that Depend on You

As a mom I have infinite patience for my daughters, as a friend I’ll stand through the good and the bad, as a companion I’m strong if ever he’s weak and as an employee I’m committed to the task.


I’m irritated when I don’t manage my time better, I’m unwilling to hear my excuses for slacking off and I criticize myself for not being stronger.

Taking the challenge to post to my blog  every day (National Blog Posting Month) is quite the undertaking but when readers take time to comment on my posts, subscribe to my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter and/or “Like” a comment on Facebook, it’s all the reassurance I need to push pass my unfounded doubts and give it all I got.

Like you, sometimes I don’t feel like producing, however, I believe my calling is to share what ever morsel of knowledge I have to help someone. Today’s morsel is…

Whatever reason you have not to do what you feel you’re called to do, push pass that doubt and fear. Push pass you. Your purpose is much bigger than you.

There is a group of people, your group, that will comment, subscribe, retweet and like what you have to offer too. Once you let them know you’re here it won’t be long before they will support you. First, however, they have to be able to find you so the first move is on you.

The start might seem lonely but you won’t be alone for long. Trust me, I know.

Please share your thoughts…

What have you been hesitating to put in motion? Do you think there are several people that would stand with you during the initial fear of startup? Of course there are! So what are you waiting for?

5 Areas to Concentrate on for 2011

Now that you have survived Thanksgiving and Christmas, you are probably giving more thought to your list of New Year’s Resolutions.  Well, before you go any further, allow me to provide you with the following categories to focus on and some examples:

  • Spiritual
    • Are you happy with your prayer life?
    • Do you regularly journal about your thoughts and feelings?
    • Do you meditate?
  • Health
    • Even if you don’t join a gym, is it possible to walk 20 minutes a day?
    • Are you drinking enough water?
    • Would you like to improve your outlook on life?
  • Relationships
    • Replace negative relationships w/positive relationships
    • Have you given any thought to partnering with a life coach or a mentor concerning your goals for 2011?
  • Work
    • Are you currently working in your strengths?
    • Are you happy in your current job?
    • Would you like to pursue other interests in 2011?
  • Finances
    • Do you think making more money will make you happier?
    • Are you satisfied with your current debt to income ratio?
    • How can you reduce debt so that you have more money to do the things that make you enjoy?

How did I know that your resolutions would fit in one or more of these categories?  These are the 5 key areas for everyone.  We feel most successful when we are balanced in these areas. If any one area is ignored, it’s difficult to maintain balance in the other areas.

Here’s an example:

I recall not always being grateful for the things God blessed me with (Spiritual) so I would buy things that I wanted but could not afford (Financial).  Later, the stress from having more bills than money would result in my having headaches (Health) and being irritable to those around me (Relationships).

I realize that was a very simplistic example; however, did it make it a little easier to see how not being balanced in one area can influence balance in the other areas?  What areas in your life currently lack balance? What other areas stand to be affected by this imbalance?

Congratulations on making it through another season of food, family, friends and festivities!  Now let’s roll up our sleeves for 2011!

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