I’m so sorry…

I feel really bad. I have been neglecting my website. It’s not that i didn’t have anything going on. On the contrary. Lots of stuff, but I was writing them in my journals instead of online and also on Facebook.

Here’s whats been going on. If you recall, I created a bucket list and on that list I had to speak at events. So, I took the leap and posted on my facebook page that I was becoming a motivational speaker and asked people if they wanted me to speak at events. I didn’t get a response, but I got some suggestions for place to look. Thanks ladies.

I also sent out an email to a speaker asking her for advice on who’s a motivational speaker and..what does it take to be one. She replied back. She is very busy woman, so I was supper happen. When I first read the email I was  upset, but more hurt because it felt like she didn’t believe I could speak. But, when I read it again, and again, and one more time…juuuust to be sure I read it correctly, she was giving me great advice on ways to help me reach my goal. Thanks Rhonda. She was right. I needed to either have a topic to discuss and answer the question “why would people pay me to speak”. What makes me sooo wow? The first thought in my head was…”She’s right…who wants to hear what I have to say? Why would anyone with a brain whos already successful want to hear me”. But there is this little nagging voice that keeps saying to me…”just keep at it. Write the book.”

I was searching out Canadian motivational speakers when I found an article from Forbes called “There’s no such thing as a motivational speaker“. I was angry when I saw this because I KNOW there are speakers like that, but when I read the article, it completely made sense. They explain that the speaking is the activity and that i needed to find something that i was passionate about to speak on, have a topic that can help people,  then write a book about it, speak at events.

Wow, what a wake up call. I was doing this all backwards. I was putting “the cart before the horse”. In other words, I was trying to get speaking gigs without having a program, a book, or even something to talk about.

Does this sound like you? You hear speakers reach into your soul and you say to yourself “self, I want to do that. Yes, that’s what I want to do.” Maybe its just me who talks to herself like that? That’s exactly what I do…A LOT! I get an idea to do something…like speak and then start researching the idea, but nothing happens because it was feeling like this is soooo much work. I was struggling with finding a speech to write about, how to come up with the points to discuss, but after that article. I feel like now I am on the right path. First I am going to finish writing my book that I have been writing for almost 2 years and see what happens. I am writing it mainly for me as it was a way for me to release my feelings, but if it helps you, then I am even MORE happy.

 

Thanks.

Tina

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What I am meant to be doing with my life?

Are you feeling blah and not sure why or what to do?

For the past month, I have been feeling blah. I thought maybe I was feeling this way because I was exhausted and winter was here, which I am not a fan of. We went on a beautiful trip in February to Antigua. It was beautiful and relaxing, but when I came back I went right back to feeling blah. I thought it was because I didn’t like the way I looked, so I got a haircut, which did help😊 (this is not my new hair, but rather how I feel)

However, when I wake up to go to work that’s when I feel it the most. I feel a heavy heart. I’m angry and frustrated because I have not found work that makes me happy that I can do it daily.  Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for having a job, but that’s just it…A JOB. I feel like I am meant to be doing something else, but what else that is I don’t know.

I was given many opportunities to try new positions with government department. I was a Wellness coordinator and I liked it, minus a few events that made me feel nauseous, but it wasn’t permanent, and I was looking for better pay and working in a team. The one thing I didn’t like was working alone. While I dealt with people, I worked alone. I had no one to go for coffee with, to brainstorm ideas off of, except for the DG, which is not what I wanted to do. I truly believed in the workshops and I loved being at these events because I could see how it helped, but it wasn’t permanent.

Then there was the Awards Coordinator, which was a good position too, and very busy, but that one had way too much isolation for me. This job was mostly about contracts and promoting events, which was fun, but it was not for me. The most painful part about that job was writing speeches. I didn’t have the experience they needed and felt so incompetent and some of the people I worked with helped me feel that way too. This was a big part of the job and I didn’t know it would be when I took on the task. Well, I had nightmares about people getting upset with me because the speech was awful. So I told my boss that I no longer wanted the job and wish to go back to my old job because…I hated it. That was not a way I wanted to feel every day, hating to wake up, crying and not feeling supported.

So now I am at a job that is not challenging, and the people that come to see you are stressed because they are doing tests. I coordinate second language testing for employees. I am a positive person and feel it when people are stressed, so this job takes its toll on my health. I was also working in a separate office and that didn’t help with the emotions. I felt isolation. However, we now have everyone back on the team and it’s much better, and I am back in my old office where there are fun people who like their jobs.

So, the question I am asking myself is “what am I meant to be doing with my life?” well, I don’t know the answer yet, but I do know what I DON’T want to be doing which is working in a stressful or negative environment; being in isolation; doing repetitive work where I don’t get to voice my opinion; not working in a team; having no one to work with on a team; working in an area where people don’t support you or help you; working crazy hours; not being able to take a break and have someone watch the hours you work. That one I hate the most! I am not paid by hour, I am paid to get the job done!

So, what’s my next plan of action? I am going to find something else in another government department. I am going to send out my resume as suggested by my awesome friend Carol, to see if I can deploy to another department where they have opportunities and…do things I value like make the world or the city a better place.

If you know of a department that is looking for someone who likes technical, likes to deal with people, likes training and writing instructional guides, can juggle multiple things, and is willing to learn new skills, please pass along their name to me and I will GLADLY contact them. While I am currently a CR-04, I have been acting in many roles as an AS-03.

Now it’s your turn, if you’re feeling blah, look at why and come up with a small step as to what you can do to change it. Maybe you just need a day off to watch TV all day..DO IT! Maybe your body is sore and need to get a massage, but the hours are during work…DO IT! Maybe you’re like me and need a change of career, write down what you don’t like and then what you DO like and look for work that has those components and then, start making 1 call or email a day. Baby steps is for me the only way to go.

If you have other ways to help with the blah’s, please share in the comments below.

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Goal #7 Declutter – purging…starting with my closets

February is purging month, OK maybe March too because I have soooo much stuff.  The reason I started this goal was because of the book I’m reading called “The Happiness Project” by Grethchen Rubin. If you haven’t read it, you really need to get it. She’s got some great advice for each month. She talks about each project using herself and her family as the examples. I am loving it. In her book, January is the energy boosting month and one of the ways to do that is to declutter your space. If you want to buy it for cheaper, go to Amazon.ca and buy it used. After all, it’s not something you’re going to treasure forever. So, save your money and get it used.

Do you know what purging means?  For some, it may mean puking up what you just ate, but that’s not what I am talking about. I’m referring to getting rid of things you either no longer use, or are holding on to because it might come back, or because you spent money on it. That’s totally me! Holding on to it because I paid money, but the problem with that is it’s taking up space and making me angry because it’s just sitting there.

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Goal #3 – Make $1,000 a month with my business

Goal #3 – Make $1,000 a month with my business

So you might be asking, “Tina, how are you going to make $1,000 a month with a blog”? That’s a very good question.  The truth is I don’t know if I will make $1k a month with my blog, but I am sure going to try because I love writing my stories about my experiments or experiences. Speaking of which, some of you know but for those who don’t I wrote a book in 2014 about renting your cottage out and making a profit. It was a self published and I am super proud of it, thanks to my old friend Katrina Moy who helped me rewrite it over 90 TIMES! Well, it finally paid off. I received a check from Amazon for……$107.00! I couldn’t believe it. I finally got paid for all that effort.

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Goal #7 – De-clutter my house – week 1

If you could only see my house right now. It’s a mess! I have clothes sitting on the floor, laundry piled up, dishes that need to get done, and there are files all over my desk, receipts everywhere. I have a Service Ontario bill to pay for my sticker for the car, which I’ve been trying to do all day, but for some reason I can’t get through the website. I think it might be because of Mozilla. Most government departments use Internet Explorer when they create they sites and they don’t test it with other search engines. My goal this year BEFORE August as advised by my friend and Intuitive Numerologist Laura Young said that I need to de-clutter everything in my life from my space, clothes, and relationships. She never mentioned anything about Ma Man…so I think I’ll keep him.lol

OK, so Goal #7 is to de-clutter my house, but that’s a big order. I have sooo MANY things to do. In order for me to not freak out, I am going to start with one pile at at a time, but before I do that I need to write down which rooms I need to work on and what do I need to do.

I tried to add the image, but it wouldn’t work, so I have attached a link to it here.

If you want to learn more about what Laura does, she sends out a monthly newsletter with really great information to help you move forward. If you want to be added to her email, simply email her at Laura Young lbaird@istar.ca. Or if you ready for a reading, email her and if you wouldn’t mind letting her know that you heard about her from me, that would be great. Thanks.

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Are they new years resolution or goals?

2017 is fast approaching and I plan to write WAYYYYY more often, but…not post them all. After all, I have to keep you entertained and don’t want you to get sick of me. I have been reading up on how to become a better writer and one of the ways is to…just write. So, that’s what I’m doing, but I want to write about things that interest me like setting goals. Every year I try to set goals that are realistic, but sometimes I mess up, like the one I just tried to do. I set out to not drink alcohol for 7 days. Well, I tried and…lasted 2 days. I like the taste of a good beer. However, I have stopped drinking red wine, which my Man doesn’t believe. He thinks it’s a phase, but I don’t think it is. I actually don’t crave it like I use to when I would start to cook. It’s only been 2 weeks, but still. that’s huge because I would drink a glass or 2 with dinner every other night. So, my new year is off to a good start.

So, this is the time to start setting new goals, but also remembering and celebrating the ones I reached from last year.  Here’s a link to my bucket list of what I said I would do before I die, so in 2016 this is what I actually accomplished.

I decided to set small goals for 2017 and here they are.

1) Convince the man to take another trip south in February
2) Organize more fun with friends
3) have my business make $1,000+ a month
4) go on 1 date a week with my man = 52 dates
5) exercise a minimum of 3 days a week
6) read 1 new book every 2 months (that one might be tough)
6) volunteer for a fun charity that supports local women business or the Boys and Girls Club
7) De-clutter my space i.e. clean up my office files, get rid of clothes and shoes I no longer wear (so, if you want some stuff, text me)
8) decorate my home for under $500, includes a new couch:)
9) Do at least 3 things on my bucket list http://lafemmeottawa.com/i-have-120-things-on-my-bucket-li…/
10) and…love myself no matter what happens this year.

What are your goals for 2017?

Here’s to a wonderful 2017!

 

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Great deals for t-shirts to promote your business or sell them?

I was searching to find deals for business cards other than Vistaprint, even though they have AMAZING deal for $10 you get 500 business cards, when I came across a deal for t-shirts. I was surprised because it brought me to Kijiji and there was NO business cards, but what there was are t-shirts for $6.99!

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I was thinking of getting shirts made for when I speak at an event and want to have it as a give away. I think they would be great to give away or if people want to buy them as well. This company has many great benefits…

  1. they are local in Ottawa
  2. they offer Free shipping, even in Ottawa
  3. the minimum shirt order is $24 for….$6.99 each, and…they go down more if you buy more
  4. they can help you build a logo or do it for you, but they didn’t say the price

The company is called Ottawa Custome Clothing. Here’s where I found the deal for $6.99 t-shirts on Kijiji. If you do use their service, please write in the comments below what you thought of them and…attach a photo of what you got done.

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Updated – I have 136 things on my bucket list, do you?

UPDATED: August 13, 2017.

Also, this is NOT for children!

Do you remember the GREAT movie the Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? I do and it gave me a kick in the pants to make changes.

Is there a list of things you’ve been wanting to do, but never really wrote them down and forgot about them. Then, all of a sudden you ran into someone who talked about a painting class they took and how much fun it was, or maybe you ran into a fun party friend who told you she (you know who you are…lol) she makes homemade wine, and you suddenly remembered these were things you wanted to do. Well, why aren’t you doing them? For me, it was because I put the list aside and forgot about them, but I am reading a book from Jack Canfield called The Success Principles – How to get from where you are to where you want to be. One of the exercises in the book is to write out 101 lists of things you want to do before you die. Well, I went to town on this list, but at one point I couldn’t get past 30. I won’t tell you how to do it. You can get that from the book as it’s really a good book and, you can get it for free from the public library. Ya, they still exist and…FREE books. The best part I like about the library is it forces me to read the book from start to finish in 3 weeks or else if I don’t bring it back in time, I pay a fine PER DAY! No thanks.

Here’s my list and there are now 136 I think and counting.

REMEMBER…this is before you die. NOT get it done in a week.

101(+) Life goals to do before I die

  1. Do Stand up paddle – DONE July 29, 2016 at the trailer – Thanks John & Cindy
  2. NEW – Speak at 1 event about one of my stories from my book – I cancelled an event because i wasnt ready and my book isnt ready.
  3. Be a comedian at a comedy show
  4. Go to a magic show…now that would be awesome to take part – DONE October 28, 2016 with ma man, Patty B & Jamie.
  5. Go see a live hypnotist – Done August 18, 2016 and sad it didn’t work on me:(
  6. Be a contestant on a game show Family Feud with Steve Harvey. He’s funny
  7. NEW – Add a lock to the lock bridge in Paris or somewhere in Ottawa? I have been debating on this because the lock was for lost love, but those I love are still here. Wait, I am going to do it for Carl & George…the beautiful men whom I call Dads.
  8. Get up close to see an alligator in Florida, Louisiana, New Orleans, Dallas, and/or Alabama
  9. Go hand gliding
  10. Go on 1 date a week with the Man to have 52 fun memories – So far so good.
  11. Ride in a Hot air balloon
  12. Build a storage or small cottage using free wood pallets
  13. Scuba Dive in the ocean and find treasure
  14. Celebrate my 10 year anniversary (year 2021) with the Man with family/friends that is so much fun doing games, eating, laughing
  15. Take part in a New Years Eve scavenger hunt
  16. Attend my high school reunion in 2020
  17. Go portaging
  18. Go horseback riding with friends and loving the ride and the air – DONE July 2017but did it alone and well, I didn’t get to run the horse. While it was nice, it wasn’t the best ride I’ve been on.
  19. Go see a US football game
  20. Have 4 orgasms in 1 day – Hey it’s my bucket list and KIDS should not be reading this!
  21. Do a weekend camping trip where you sleep outside and ride horses all day
  22. Go zip lining and scream “I love my life”
  23. Learn to windsurf
  24. Take part in a polar bear dunk
  25. Attend a drum camp with Camp Ocanto (drumcamps.ca)
  26. Attend an Eco Expo and learn and be open (ecoexpo.ca)
  27. Take a bar/ballet class (insideoutstudio.ca)
  28. Make a pattern and sew a beautiful dress to wear anytime
  29. Go see the Summer Olympics in a foreign country and explore the culture
  30. Have my body painted made to look like I’m wearing clothes
  31. Host a dinner party for friends, family and business partners to say thank you for being part of our life and supporting me along the way.
  32. Perform in a play that helps women take charge of their future and laugh watching it
  33. Take my best friends on a girls get away where we get massage, do yoga and eat amazing food and meditate.
  34. Ride an elephant
  35. Experience floating in space
  36. See Tony Robbins live and do the fire walk
  37. NEW – ride a bull – DONE October 21, 2016 , but it was a mechanical bull and I am totally OK with that
  38. Break a world record
  39. Get a meaningful tattoo that shows how far I’ve come and loving life
  40. Paint beautiful images to hang in our new home on the lake – Still a work in progress. I wrote article on this called “I think I’m Picaso”
  41. Create a calendar or journal with beautiful, inspirational, motivational and action quotes
  42. Get a professional modelling portfolio done (make up, hair, clothing)
  43. Take part in a fun fashion show
  44. Complete a Tri-tri marathon for my 50th birthday in January 2022
  45. Learn to scuba dive
  46. Sing a country song for a live audience
  47. Stomping on grapes for wine or just for fun
  48. Make homemade wine or champagne ( go see deals at: www.groupon.com/deals/wine-butler-6)
  49. Build a bench with cushion for our bedroom or closet
  50. Knit a hat, scarf and mittens
  51. Get free tickets to Watch the Harlem Globe Trotters
  52. Be a model in a fun fashion show
  53. Run a 1/2 marathon by the age of 50
  54. Take part in a fun fitness competition
  55. Get a massage every week
  56. NEW – Do a sweat lodge clearing
  57. NEW – See the Northern Lights
  58. NEW – Try Yoga on Stand Up paddle (SUP.com)
  59. NEW – Do Nail art
  60. NEW – appear in a movie. OMG, that would be so much fun, unless it’s a scary movie, which I will then have nightmares about.
  61. NEW – Get a fitness wrist band tracker like Fitbit or Garmon. Still working on finding good price. Used one is good to, but not sure which one to buy.

Family and Friends

  1. UPDATE – Organize a fun night of games and invite the neighbors, friends, business women – DONE Aug 19 – I organize mini Olympics at our camp ground for the ladies. Its sooo much fun. Its become an annual thing.
  2. Spend time with my fun girls at a getaway every year – DONE Nov 4 – Fiddler Lake In with Patty cakes, Patty Payne, Carol – So much fun
  3. Send a personal card to a different friend every month to say thanks for being my friend and wishing them everything they dream of for the new year – changing it to when I feel it and not every month. Otherwise it feels forced. NOTE, if you see this Shelly Smith, thank you for always sending me a card. I look forward to them every year. Love you TONS!
  4. Send a personal card to a military personnel who needs to know that they are thought of by strangers

NEW – Try to fix some of my family relationships – I have met with one of my sisters in July and it was nice.

Travel

  1. Go on a fun cruise ship vacation with great food and lots of ports to visit – BOOKED. That’s the first step. Next is getting on the plane and taking off😊
  2. Travel to Italy, ride the gondola and eat real pizza
  3. Travel to Greece, eat Greek food and swim in the crystal water and sit on the edge of mountain looking out
  4. Travel to Thailand – eat, meditate and ride the boat and ride an elephant
  5. Travel to India – meditate and take a yoga class
  6. Travel to Las Vegas to people watch and go and see Cirque du soleil
  7. Travel to Nashville to listen to country bands like Garth Brooks, Tim Magraw
  8. Travel to San Francisco and ride the trolley

 

Personal achievements

  1. Created a website that’s fun – DONE April 9, 2016 “lafemmeottawa.com”
  2. NEW – Be a guest on the Marilyn Dennis show and have drinks with her. She Rocks. Congrats Marilyn on your 1000 episode. Maybe I will be there for 1,100?
  3. Written an inspiration book that helps thousands of people change their life – the chapters are being written as we speak – hope to have it finished by Dec. 31st. – Oh boy, well, this didn’t happen because while I want to write the book I need to really think about why I’m writing it. Right now, the stories have just been very therapeutic and that’s good enough for me right now.
  4. Have a plaque for being recognized for helping someone or an organization in my community
  5. Have 100 of my stories published in newspapers, magazines, and other author books where I am credited
  6. Write 352 fun date ideas for us to do – I’m at 135 I think, but some might be duplicates.
  7. Buy an investment cottage and have it paid in full
  8. Move into a beautiful 3 bedroom beautifully decorated and very cozy home with a basement and garage for the Man and an office for my business.
  9. Make $1 Million dollars in 1 year
  10. Host a recognition-awards night for part-time business owners to show off their accomplishments.
  11. Speak at 100 events, workshops or anywhere else they will have me
  12. Speak to an audience of over 1,000 people where I’m having and people are laughing and enjoying my speech
  13. Create a business that helps other less fortunate women learn to start their own business
  14. Join a mentoring group with women who are doing work they love that gives them over $100,000 a year and learn from them
  15. Create a mobile app that keeps you in check with your goals and gives you suggestions on ways to keep going, inspiration, actions and a plan
  16. Write over 50 bestselling books – decided it doesn’t have to be best sellers, but rather just written 50 books. So one down “Turn your cottage into money”, and only 49 more to go.
  17. Have over 100 companies calling me to speak at their events. I’m a well sought out speaker
  18. Teach monthly workshops that I get paid very well – I taught 3 workshops this year
  19. Be a teacher/facilitator at workshops across the world that pay me and my expenses
  20. Interview experts on my radio/podcast show
  21. I’m a successful author having written over 100 bestselling books (hey, I did say lifetime)
  22. I’m interviewed by kind journalists who believe in self development
  23. Created inspiring videos
  24. Speak at TedTalk about my life and inspire people to keep going
  25. Invest in other small businesses
  26. Buy a new trailer with an add-a-room and an patio to sit outside
  27. Make $100,000 + a year doing things I love
  28. Get a free membership at a gym that’s close to home – OK, I didn’t get a free one, but I got free stuff from Movati. Glad I signed up because they have awesome yoga classes.
  29. Earning $5,000 a month coming in through residual income and use part of it for business and part for fun with life.
  30. Have $1 million in savings for retirement at 55 years’ old
  31. NEW – Take a writing workshop –
  32. Take self-esteem classes or get counseling to help heal my past and release my insecurities – this is a work in progress and I’m working on it and it’s really helping
  33. NEW – Learn to speak Spanish fluently –
  34. Learn to teach yoga
  35. NEW – Learn 1 magic trick and show others
  36. Drink only on the weekends – working on it, but still needs work
  37. Learn to belly dance
  38. Learn to play piano
  39. Learn to play sax
  40. Play a musical instrument at a concert
  41. Read each religion of each country
  42. Write a country song that inspires people
  43. Pay for an all-inclusive trip for Brian, Rachel
  44. Learn to read faster
  45. Learn how to memorize – bought the DVD at the Motivate Me conference in September. Now just need to learn it.
  46. Hire a coach that is doing what I want to do
  47. Live in a warm, safe (free of crime) climate where they speak English, are friendly and willing to help me grow my business
  48. Speak at 50+ women’s event and inspire them/motivate them with my stories to believe they can have their dreams too
  49. Have my fortune read by a clairvoyant
  50. Meet Oprah Winfrey and say thank you for all her stories and the wonderful speakers she brings on her show
  51. Be on Oprah’s show and Steve Harvey and thank them for introducing my book to the world
  52. Meet Brene Brown and thank her for being vulnerable and telling us it’s ok to be
  53. Meet Lisa Nichols and thank her for changing the path for the rest of us
  54. Own a beautiful wardrobe that is professional and casual at the same time
  55. Have my own name on designer clothes that are affordable and fun
  56. Get my degree in psychology
  57. Get my degree in nutrition/dietician/fitness training
  58. Take a home staging course
  59. UPDATE – Decorate our home with beautiful furniture, art and pieces we found along our adventures – This is the project I’m working on right now to decorate our home for under$500 Canadian. – I’ve spent about 150 so far, but some of the decisions I am not happy with because they didn’t turn out.
  60. Black belt in martial arts. Hey, I still have lots of time to complete this one.
  61. Traveled all over the world after we retire from government (year 2024 or sooner) staying in places with friends and business friends we met along the way and not pay a cent!
  62. Get a personal assistant that will help my business grow…aaarrrrg
  63. Go See Jack Canfield live and learn from him
  64. NEW – Buy a newer park model trailer that we both love for under $25K. DONE! We take possession August 13, 2017. It’s not really new as it was on my vision board, but I somehow didn’t add it to my bucket list.

If you have more fun ideas, please share in the comments below.

Here’s to your bucket list.

Tina

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Are you looking for a new career?

Don’t be afraid to close the door!

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Has this ever happened to you. You’ve been applying for jobs, any jobs in fact. As long as it’s higher than what you are doing right now. Well, that was me. I had been applying to all these AS-02 or As-03 in the government. I got 5 REJECTION letters in 2 months! Not a very good feeling. They said I didn’t meet the requirements and what I said to myself “what the f….are you kidding me!!! I am OVER QUALIFIED!” There were some jobs that I really really wanted, but because I didn’t fill out the details the way they wanted it, I got screened out. I was getting depressed because I KNEW I was skilled and could do any of the jobs I had applied to, but why was it that I was not being considered. So, my ego was taking a beating. I was starting to feel not good enough. I started thinking maybe I should just be grateful for the job I had, which I was, but I knew I was meant to do something more, better and make a difference.

Well, one day I got a call from one of departments that I had applied to over a year ago asking me if I was still interested. Are you kidding? Of course I was still interested, which I told them YES. They had a position working for a top senior person and that I would be one of the assistance, taking care of paper work, travel claims, greeting people as they come to meet my boss. The job didn’t sound too exciting, but it was a permanent and higher then where I was.

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3 Things you need to write a blog for your business

I found a great image from furman.edu that asked Do you love or do you hate writing.

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Do You Love or Hate Writing?

Are you considering starting a business, or maybe you already have one, but you’re finding the writing hard. Well, it’s not hard at all, but it’s a bit of work. You need to have a plan and I’m going to show you 3 things I did to help me come up with my blog articles.

This is how some of you probably feel. Maybe you’ve been told you don’t write well. Were you an average writer in school? Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to listen to those people because….they are not who you are writing for. You are a writer. You’re just not an academic writer and sorry, who wants to be one of them. Not me. Sorry if I offended anyone, but theory for me is soooooo dry.

Here’s what I’ve learned from my mentors to help me come up with ideas for writing.

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