Three Ways for Regaining Focus by Dan Hansen F.O.C.U.S. Follow One Course Until Successful Life will sometimes finds a way to make you loose focus and it is up to each one of us to adjust the our lenses for regaining that focus. For me it was taking on a temporary job to help with some of my financial hurt. However, it added challenges to my faith, family, friends, fitness, and finance. I was able to find three ways for regaining my focus. For one thing, my self-confidence took a Read more [...]

Patience, Persistence, and Perspiration Patience (2014) is the ability to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems or difficult people. Persistence (2014) is the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people. Perspiration (2014) is the clear liquid that forms on your skin when you're hot, nervous or excited. Patience, persistence, and perspiration Read more [...]

“A dream is a goal with a deadline” ~ Napoleon Hill I was always told to dream big and good things would happen. For the longest time I was drifting through life. I had to learn to get a big picture in my mind of what I want to do. Don't get me wrong, I have hit many goals and made things happen. Now those dreams and goals have changed. Because I have been working on improving myself, I have new big dreams. Napoleon Hill stated that whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve. There Read more [...]

"Never give up. Never surrender." ~ Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) Gallaxy Quest Never give up is what persistence is all about. To me never giving up is digging deep inside to find the courage and power to pick up and keep moving. The following tips are nothing new most of them I have acquired through reading Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich". Here are some tips I have found to help me never give up:  Make a goal: making a goal has helped me to to pick a direction and has helped me to get Read more [...]

The Inspiration to Earn My Doctoral Degree The inspiration to earn my doctoral degree started in my childhood. I wanted to be a doctor like the ones on TV. I discovered that wasn't going to happen when I had troubles passing nursing school. I even became a certified hypnotist because the human mind fascinated me. I realized I had a knack for research when I questioned whether or not the mind was like a computer. With a background in psychology and hypnosis, I went to DeVry University and studied Read more [...]

Terrific Tuesday's: A Brand New Day "Pick a schedule and go with it. Make sure you hit it. Consistency is only about schedule, it’s also about content." ~ Dave Jackson, School of Podcasting I have been undergoing an amazing, inner journey of transformation and have decided to make consistency one of my main goals. This came about when my mentor and friend said my posts were all over the place. She told me she lost interest because she never knew when I came back. If my goal is to be an author, Read more [...]

The Arctic Vortex Saved Me Wow, the arctic vortex saved me by changing my stormy life through reflection and taught me that persistence will pay off by forcing me into action. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 the news reported that flooding would start as temperatures climb to the 40s. I had some boxes in my garage which I had packed from my office when I had to move out for a bit and never made it back into the house when I did. In the boxes were some books I wanted to make sure I saved, one was Read more [...]

Take Simple Actions I just finished listening to Joel Osteen's book - Break Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life. The one big lesson I took from it was to take simple actions towards reaching your goals and you'll make it. One of my goals is to clog at least 3 times a week whether in book posts or just what's going on. In my blog post Day 30: Goals for 2014 I listed my goals today I'm picking a few to narrow my focus and energy: Education: Graduate from Read more [...]

I decided to take the How to Blog a Book Challenge by Nina Amir. The challenge is nothing more then a blog a day and a book a year. To me this is exciting because I can spend at least 15 minutes a day to post a blog and by the end of 2014 I'll have a book, which is one of my goals for this year. This means I need to pick a topic to focus on for one year and in the end have a book. There is a literary fiction piece I've been toying with and a how-to or how-I-did book. Not sure yet what to focus Read more [...]

20 New Books in 2014 Challenge  I have signed up for a challenge to read 20 new books in 2014 through GoodReads.com. One of my goals for 2014 is to write a novel, which I plan to start after I finish my dissertation somewhere around May. I have been spending a few minutes a day on my creative writing by reading 15 minutes a day. I will never be finished with journal articles, have a few dissertations to read, and a few books that I can enjoy. 15 minutes a day can make a huge difference! With Read more [...]