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?

Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

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More Than We Know

Kingdom Living

“Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood…” (Deut. 29:18).

There is no such such thing as an isolated event when it comes to the effects of sin and disobedience. Whether we realize and acknowledge it or not, the consequences of our actions affect everyone with whom we have a covenant relationship. The effects of our sin and disobedience spread like cancerous cells throughout our families, our communities, and our nation. It brings forth destruction and God’s judgment upon everyone as a whole. Until we acknowledge our sin and disobedience, turn away from it and return to God wholeheartedly, the effects of our actions will linger and continue to cause further damage…

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Good Writers

Pearls Before Swine!

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Maybe the book didn’t come out the way you envisioned it would or maybe you’ve got a one-star review. Maybe your editor marked all up and down your manuscript or someone critiqued the confidence right out of you. Maybe you failed, miserably. And maybe you want to crawl underneath the covers and will yourself away. If only you could shrink so that even your body disappears. Maybe, just maybe you are becoming a good writer.

Good writers get negative feedback at some point, period. Good writers get it wrong A LOT. Good writers fail, miserably. Good writers have confidence that appears low because good writers are humble. Good writers are scared to death of publishing the next book because good writers are real. They mess up. They get mixed reviews and feedback.

The difference between their failures and those who quit is that good writers have failed so many times…

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You Could Get a Reblog If You Leave a Link!

images-16Here’s the idea:

I am going to recycle this post from day-to-day and allow readers to leave links to their post in the comments.  I’ll be using this in 2 ways: 1. create link share posts, and 2. each day I’ll randomly pick one blog and reblog it to my readers.  

Here are the basic rules:  

  1. Leave a link in the comments
  2. The time stamp on the comment MUST be for that day.  So you have to leave a comment each day!
  3. It’s that easy!

I’ll pick each day based on the time stamp with the daily winner reblogged the following day.  Be sure to check back and leave a link daily!

Good luck!

 

 

***Please no sexual content, profane language or graphic content.

A Condo With A View – A Natural Stress Relief

Being Lydia!

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This is the view I can wake up to every morning by the end of next month! And it won’t always be cloudy!

Yes!!!!! The hunt is over and we have a new home. The search is over and we take possession of our third-floor corner condo on May 19th. This was the first place we put an offer on but lost out to another bid. The subjects were not cleared by yesterday so we had a chance to resubmit and this time they accepted it immediately.

The news that it was again available came as we were standing in the middle of a townhouse (my preference on “style”) that was older than our current place, had a great price but needed a ton of work. We had seen 6 open houses just yesterday and they ranged from too much work to too much money. A couple of places that…

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Dizzy on MS: What is MS?

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS!

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

For the last week of MS awareness month me and Dizzy have decided to make a little post and video about MS. One of the things I find most difficult with MS is trying to explain to people what exactly it is. People mostly think MS=wheelchairs and that’s about it, so we’re going to hopefully try and explain it abit better! 🙂

You can either read through our post (which is hopefully not too wafflely!) and contains more information on points, watch our little video on the basics (at the bottom of the page) or both! 🙂

HElloDizzy(3)So what is MS?

MS is a neurological, autoimmune condition of the central nervous system.

MS is an autoimmune condition because the immune system gets abit confused and no longer recognised part of the central nervous system (CNS), the myelin, as self. Myelin is a substance that protects the nerve fibres so that messages are able to travel from the CNS to…

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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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