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Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Family, Feeling Overwhelmed, Goals, Happiness, Kids, Looking Inside, mompreneur, Motivational, Productivity, The at home Entrepreneur, Time Management, Uncategorized, Work Life Balance | 0 comments

From Mom to Mompreneur The 10 Essential Traits My Kids Taught Me about Running a Business

Everything I know about being a Mompreneur I learned from raising my Kids As a business owner I am sure you have experienced times when you felt overwhelmed, flustered, frustrated, desperate, confused and out of your league. Some of you may have wanted to give up. You may have thought that you were in over your head. This was not the reason you got into business. You pictured freedom to choose how you spent your time, being your own boss and having time for yourself, but this is not the reality. I am going to show you that you can have all those things if you just look back at what you learned from being a parent. I have been thinking about how I learned to run a business, where I drew the wisdom from, what experiences helped me along the way and what drives me to continue even when things don´t seem to be working out. Every time I get the same answer; I learned it from being a...

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Coaching, Feeling Overwhelmed, Looking Inside | 0 comments

When you lose hope know there is a new tomorrow

I just spoke to a good friend of mine that recently lost her husband. She has two children 4 and 6 and they are struggling just as she is with the loss of the love of their life. Loss is a part of life but it never seems to be something we get use to or can fully accept. After a heart felt conversation with her it makes me reflect on life, love and how to go on. She had lived through a very difficult childhood, challenging adolescents and heartbreaking mental illness but has always been one of the strongest people I know. She reminds me of the Gloria Gainer song I will survive because no matter what happens she seems to be able to bounce back. I admire her strength, tenacity and perseverance. She has broken the circle of dysfunction that she grew up with and is a fabulous mother and role model.   In the past 3 years I have lost my grandfather, aunt, father in law and best friend. Before that...

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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Coaching, Happiness, Looking Inside | 0 comments

5 Tricks to Gaining Respect

Below I am going to let you in on the 5 tricks to gaining respect both from yourself as well as from others. Everyone wants to be able to command respect from others, doing so makes us feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. The reality is that it is not automatic rather a process that takes time. Gaining respect from others begins within you, how you behave, react, act and what you believe and stand for. It starts with you trusting, believing in and respecting yourself and your boundaries. We tend to respect people that are strong, independent and know who they are and what they want in life but when it comes to ourselves often fail to remember that fact when seeking the respect we so crave. Respect yourself if you want to get respect from others You know as well as I do that it is very difficult to respect someone that does not respect themselves. We look for self worth, self love and self care...

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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Light Hearted Lessons, Looking Inside, MISL, Relationships | 0 comments

Memories of times gone by

I sit here watching the whithered gaunt face of my beloved grandfather as he struggles for breath. His breathing is raspy. Thats normal according to the instructional booklet for the family of the dying. He probably won’t wake up.  I’ve already said my last words and he has said his. His voice will now only exist on the videos captured in the past. I feel mixed  feelings of sadness for me and relief for him. He was ready, far more so than I.  I have almost been avoiding this, him for a few weeks but now its inevitable. He will turn 91 in a month and that can be a time for looking back at the many years we spent together.  Some of his favorite memories that he loved to remind me of flood back as I sit and wait to hear if their will be another breath after the last. My little friend Shawn from Lynn Lake Manitoba that would call out Drifffffaaa when he was looking for...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Coaching, Looking Inside, Time Management | 0 comments

Don´t wait for it, ask for it.

Are you tired of not getting what you want? Do you find yourself waiting at the grocery line when you have only one or two items behind someone that has enough groceries for an army? Do you hesitate to ask for help at the store when you cant find an item that you want? Do you find yourself the last one to get help, a pay raise or assistance at the store? One of the main reasons for this is that in general we are hesitant to ask for what we want. most people hold themselves back rather than ask for the assistance, information or support that they want. By not asking for what you want you are almost sure not to get it.   I was in the grocery store today and I had a lot of groceries. I was trying to place the grocery items as fast as <I could on the conveyor belt but it was still going quite slowly because I had a lot of little items....

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Accomplishment, Goals, Life Coach, Looking Inside, Motivational, Productivity | 0 comments

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed?

We all want to have what it takes to succeed. But actually having what it takes to succeed is often much more involved than we know. When we do not or are not willing to look at ourselves objectively we often overestimate how far we are willing to go to reach our dreams. By not looking at our own behavior long and hard with honest eyes it becomes  very difficult to be able to see ourselves and our behavior objectively. How many times have you encountered someone that feels like they are contributing much more than they actually are or someone that says they will tow the line but when the chips are down they are the first to leave you high and dry? Many people believe they are doing more than they actually are but they cannot see it because they cannot look at their behavior objectively or be honest with themselves. Those that succeed are the ones that are able to see themselves objectively and actually see...

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