2019 Goals and Resolutions

Steve Harvey said your vision board should have some dreams so big, even you get scared imagining them coming through. When I think about my big plans, I get a little overwhelmed but it also motivates me to work towards them. But as I make my towards those big scary dreams, I include the following in my…

Thirty Two Point Nine

Thirty Two Point Nine. We are 32.9 % of the way into 2018 already. Four months in, the year is approximately one third in (YIKES) but since the distribution of days isn’t even throughout the year (31, 28, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31) at this point, we are 120 days into…

March (and February) Madness

In February, my goals were simple (I talked about setting them here): Write something every day in February. I did – well, that is, until I got the flu. But I have an outline for a couple new stories, built from my burgeoning daily writing habit. That’s something to work on. Submit SOMETHING to be…

Thoughts On Sunday

I am planning the week ahead but also dreaming of the months to come. The present isn’t exactly what I wish it was but I know things will be better and there are steps I have to take to get there. Today in youth group, one of my students misbehaved. When I called her on…

The Number One Reason I Haven’t Been Sharing My Goals

There are lots of reasons… there will always be… but the number one reason I haven’t been posting about my goals on my blog is because I haven’t been working on them. I could tell you that I’ve been busy writing about books, doing the reviews that will bring in some cash or get me…

Author Alphabet Challenge 2017

Missing:  I, Q, U, X, Y Potential – Erin’s challenge Another 2017 bookish challenge. This one runs on Goodreads from 1/1/17 to 12/31/17  Goal Going from A – Z, and using authors’ first or last names, read the alphabet. For “X” and “Z” you may use authors with those hard to find letters in their names. Unless,…

Around The Year In 52 Books

Goodreads group challenge here and here are the details: We’ll read (more or less) one book each week, all along the year. You can’t change the topics, but you’re free to choose whatever book you’re interested in for each category. It’s better if you create your own plan (using “create a new topic” and choosing “2017…

Plant The Flag

Setting the goal might just be the most important step towards your accomplishments. Without having set the goal, how do you know what you’re working towards? How will you know when you’ve gotten to where you want to go? I set and share some of my goals on the blog on a regular basis. In…

10 Days In

Things have been a little quiet around here in terms of goal setting and goal tracking and I want to get back to it because I truly find that I am more productive when I post my goals and you guys help keep me accountable. Here are the marks I hit and missed in September….

365 Day Challenge Announcement

In my birthday post, I mentioned a 365 day challenge that I’m starting to make sure that I am maximizing my experiences and staying fulfilled. One of the things that has happened as I get older and a little more stuck in my ways is that I don’t meet as many people as I used…

Nothing matters more than results

I read this on Seth Godin’s blog:    “Nothing matters more than results” Except for: Community, contribution and what our friends think Trust The perception of quality How much we like doing business with you Side effects and self-esteem. Also… doing work that matters, with people we care about. It seems like almost everything important matters…

Bout of Books Update and Others

My goals last week were to: Write creatively everyday and finish 2 short stories – I did that Record & upload 7 video reviews – I made 5 YouTube videos, not all reviews though Read 3 books – yes, see below Blog everyday  – I did Send snail mail to 3 people – I wrote…