Sometimes You Gotta Put Your Head Down and Work Hard(er)

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I am a hard worker.  By this I mean that I develop a plan, analyze my progress, challenge myself daily and put the time in; basically I show up every day to succeed.  I know not everyone does this because I watch people’s actions.

Living in the world of sales and marketing affords me the opportunity to watch a lot of business people and compare and contrast.  Living in the world of sales also allows me to watch other sales people and compare and contrast what I do against what they do.  I have learned that if you aren’t doing it, then one of your competitors is doing it; so get busy!

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I see a lot of mediocre habits.  I watch people go through the motions every day.  I hear people talk as if they want to be the best, but then watch their actions say otherwise.

Hard work.

I’m not so sure people these days want to work hard.  I’m not sure people in our age understand what working diligently means.  I am convinced that people have tricked themselves into believing they are doing their best when in fact they are operating at 60%.

The vast majority are coasting; flying under the radar.  They live in a world below the top 10%, but above the bottom dwelling 10%.  Flying under the radar isn’t a compliment. It means you put effort into not being noticed; going undetected.  Those living in the world of the 80% do so because they are comfortable there.  The expectations are lower when you live in the middle.

The funny thing is those who live in the top 10% never think about it because they are too busy working.  And most times those who think they are a top producer are not and make excuses.   Those who say “I’m an asset to the company” or “they couldn’t run this place without me” are the ones who have tricked themselves into believing they are a top producer when in fact they are not.

They are living in the realm of “good enough”.  I’m not sure what “good enough” is, but it isn’t okay with me.

The real question is where do you stand?  Have you tricked yourself into believing you are functioning optimally when in fact you are coasting at about 60% efficiency?

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A call for Mr Rudolph Own…

Misty Books!

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Those of you who follow me on Facebook will already know that I have been receiving calls regarding my recent ‘motor vehicle accident.
It is gratifying to know that people from the Indian sub continent are so concerned about my welfare and the seemingly endless ways in which they are prepared to go out of their way to help so that you can claim compensation for whiplash, sustained injuries, time off work, inconvenience, etc. All this is of course ‘entirely legal’, which I do find a little concerning because surely the last thing it would occur to you to say if something were entirely legal, would be that it was in fact ‘entirely legal’. Perhaps they should rephrase it and advise you that their main selling point might be a little ‘iffy in the right side of the law department.
So, suitably chuffed at…

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Response to Overwhelmed

Fearless!

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overwhelmedOn Monday I wrote a post called overwhelmed. I asked for bloggers to give me some feedback as to how to organize my time in connecting with and responding to those who follow me and those who I follow. I received some very good and profound statements. They are below. I have also included the original blog post for those who did not see it. If you have words of wisdom, I would love to hear them. I will repost this again if needed. I would like to thank everyone who responded. It’s wonderful to see that we all struggle with the same thing and have developed good time management strategies.

I have to be honest, I am getting overwhelmed by the blogosphere. I have 310 followers here at WordPress, I’ve written 256 posts, I’ve had 7125 views, 2478 visitors and my best day ever was 201 views. And then…

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not one day, but the rest of our lives

Take A Walk!

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I look around this life, caught in the glimpses of loved ones; hanging on to excuses that allow love, passion, and thought to flow freely as if it was the norm. I blink, a new day has dawned, and we move forward with a new idea of normality, accepting new circumstances as a “blessing,” and continuing down the path that our flesh designs. For days and moments that are desired to be extraordinarily more heart pounding, I find are the most broken.

Why do we praise Jesus on Christmas? Why do we wake up, thrilled and ready to walk into church on Easter morning? Why do these days turn something in our minds to reflect and remember that we have an almighty God in our lives?

Why doesn’t every day do this?

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only…”

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner of…

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Meet and Greet Link

 dreambigwallpaper-pinkombre  The Meet and Greet continues today and will conclude tonight so be sure to jump in and have some fun!

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Allergy-free Friday: Red Lentil Waffles with Rosemary Pomegranate Syrup (Vegan/GF)

The Purple Almond!

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Today’s allergy-free recipe is a bit unusual, in that the main ingredient in these waffles are lentils.

Lentils are small legumes, which are easy to prepare and soak up flavors of other ingredients Lentils might be small, but they pack some nutritional power. One cup of lentils contains 230 calories and a WHOPPING 16 grams of fiber! (The RDA for fiber is 25 grams per day). The health benefits of lentils include:

  • Improved heart health-This is due to their fiber content, but vitamin and mineral content as well.
  • Improved blood sugar-Once again, the fiber content helps out, this time, stabilizing blood sugar.
  • Energy- The iron content of lentils can improve energy levels.
  • Digestive health-once again-FIBER!

Here is the vitamin and mineral content of lentils from whfoods.com.

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RED LENTIL WAFFLES

WITH ROSEMARY POMEGRANATE SYRUP

Servings-14 waffles

FROM: Eat. Thrive. Glow

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Luggage Drawing for Email Subscribers

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I’m pleased to announce a second quarter give-away for my email subscribers in the USA and Canada. Thank you for following my travels and my writing! 

My July 2017 drawing will be for a Travelpro Platinum Magna 21 inch Spinner suitcase. Travelpro has a great reputation for making quality luggage, and I’ve chosen it because, hey, I’d enjoy having it this bag.

What do you need to do to enter?

Simply be an email subscriber to my blog: either via the Mail Chimp pop-up that opens when you visit my site, or by clicking Follow Ann Via Email in the sidebar to the right. What’s the difference between the two email lists? I’ll email the Mail-Chimp list once a month. Follow Ann Via Email automatically gets an email whenever I post a new article.

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Quirky Quotes 22.04.2017

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“‘I’m trying to decide whether to tell you two to go get a room or go barf in a trashcan,’ Emma said. ‘I’m leaning toward the second choice. You are both getting way to weird. And gross.’

Cal barked out a laugh and slid his fingers down my arm to entwine with mine. His touch, and Emma’s comments, only made me blush more. Looks like Emma saw Cal lick my face after all.

Now that wasn’t awkward or anything.”

-E.J. Stevens, Legend of Witchtrot Road

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The Finest Grain…

Cyranny’s Cove!

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“Just look at it”, he said
“The greatest moment
of the life of a tree.
All those years, capturing
sunlight, making it stronger
growing straight and true, sacrificing
itself in the end, for yet a more noble
existence.””Just feel the perfection” he said, running his
fingers along the surface of the flooring.
“Smooth, lacking knots, such beauty,
I’ve never before owned”.A voice wafted up towards him, a bit less
appreciative, than his noble thoughts.

“Are you going to do me again, or would
you rather make love to your precious flooring,
being Oak, no less, because this whole experience
is beginning to bore me a bit…….”

she said

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