I saw this little saying on LinkedIn and had that knee jerk feeling of screaming, "YEESSSSSSSS!" You know I love to dole out bits of inspiration and motivation, but I also love being struck by it. This one in particular seems very applicable to just about anyone struggling to impress others in some shape or … Continue reading Magic and knowing when to let go.
"Make it work!" So today is the first day of my "30 Days To Crush It" plan. What is that, you ask? It's a plan I made up to increase my strength overall so that I might pass the next ninja test on February 21 (and for those doing the math okay it's actually 32 … Continue reading Tim Gunn Said It Best…
Part 1: Before the test (I wrote this in the morning...so at this point I have no idea the outcome of what will happen during the test) Okay so let me lay it out for you. I've been going to a ninja obstacle gym since October 2018. This week, I actually committed and signed a … Continue reading Do you have the guts to fall down?
Had to have high, high hopes for a living Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing Didn't have a dime but I always had a vision Always had high, high hopes Had to have high, high hopes for a living Didn't know how but I always had a feeling I was gonna … Continue reading High hopes: a metaphor for life and current song obsession
Over the last couple weeks, I've been writing and editing and hemming and hawing over this rough draft of a novel that I started two years ago. Most of the time, it's rough going. It's only fulfilling when I look back on what I've accomplished, but the act of it is rough. Even still, the … Continue reading The weird thing about writing…
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. Destiny shmestiny, right? Well, I'm a skeptic of just waiting for good fortune to fall in your lap. I'm a firm believer of going out and doing whatever it takes to work towards your dreams. And that if you just wait for things to happen to … Continue reading Things happen when they’re meant to happen and not before
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. Let it go or do something about it. That's the mantra I've created for myself today. Like many of you, I feel like I have a holiday hangover. It's the start of the first full work week since I left for Christmas break (although I … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Don’t get stuck in the in-between
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. I stated in my last post that I was not about setting goals for the new year just for the sake of setting goals for the new year. But in the back of my mind, there's a small part of me that knows I want this year … Continue reading 2015: The Year of “Because, Why Not?”
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. Confession time. I LOVE me a good quote about the value of working hard and pursuing your dreams. It doesn't matter the dream. Any dream, really! And where do I express this? Instagram. That's right, if you follow me on Instagram it's basically just me posting inspirational … Continue reading Favorite Quotes: Tony Robbins Style
This post previously appeared on Happy by Design. Let me start by saying that if you’re not a fan of Beyoncé, then I don’t think you'll like this post. And to weed out the haters, how about you just pop on over to an article about Beyoncé that’s more in line with your tastes: OVER … Continue reading WWBD (What Would Beyoncé Do): Definitive Answers to Tough Questions