5 Steps To A More Effective & Powerful YOU

One of the most common questions that I get asked about my weight loss is this:  "HOW did you DO it?!"  They want to know what it took... "Was it surgery?"  "Was it a pill?"  "Was it P90X/Weight Watchers/South Beach/Cabbage Soup diet?"  Was it that home-gym machine that you see on info-mercials? And the answer is...."no". I started by journey by doing some goal-setting.  Often times, we set goals for ourselves but we struggle with following up.  Here is some goal-setting stats that I found inte...
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Friday Favorites

On Wednesday I celebrated my birthday by doing a "Big Reveal" on my Facebook page.  I revealed 3 things:  my new public FB page as a public speaker and teacher, I went live with my new website (thank you for stopping by!) and I posted and publicized reaching a weight loss/birthday goal of losing 100 pounds THIS YEAR! (I know! I'm still stunned that I did it!) The weight loss created quite a stir but it is the reason why I'm telling you what my Friday Favorite is this week.  I only used 2 tool...
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Today Is My Day!

Today is my birthday.  I normally don't have any feelings toward birthdays but TODAY is a celebration for me!  It's a celebration for a couple of reasons and I'm using today as a public announcement of a couple of BIG changes for me.  It all started with some shoestrings. Some time late last year I was sitting somewhere and had my legs crossed and one of my daughters asked the question, "Why do your shoes have the bows on the side?"  I told her that as "a person of girth" (that's how I always r...
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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites are the apps, tips, and tricks that I use to help me become more productive, more efficient, and more effective.  These are not affiliates and I get no money for telling you that they are some of my favorite things (darn it!).  Some of apps or programs are cost effective (read "free") and may have an upgrade.  I will tell you what I use. I'm a big (BIG) fan of apps and programs that work across the different platforms.  That means that I want to be able to use it on my phone, m...
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3 Reasons Why You Need A Hobby

For many years I struggled with, what Steven Curtis Chapman described in his song King Of The Jungle "The day has just begun and I'm already running late.  With too many irons in the fire and too much on my plate.  I'd be pulling out my hair if I could just get one hand free.  And I'd stop the world if I could find a key."  The pressures of being a bi-vocational pastor, working two or three part-time jobs on the side, and raising a family of four daughters all contributed to my premature graying...
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Three Quick Tips For Finishing That Task

This morning, as I was getting dressed and ready to start my day, I had a moment of clarity.  I had just finished brushing my teeth and was trying out a new mouthwash (as a public speaker, I want to make sure that after speaking I don't gag someone with bad breath after talking for 30-40 minutes!).  I am trying a new mouthwash out and the directions said to "gargle for 30 seconds".  "No problem" I thought to myself, I tipped my head back and commenced to gargle and at the same time counted out h...
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How Do I Start Becoming More Productive?

One of the first questions I am asked is "How do I start getting more productive?" I understand that feeling of being overwhelmed by the process of getting organized and becoming productive. I will confess to you that I am a rather artistic person. By that, I mean that when I am in my groove and getting things done I would scribble notes on the corner of envelopes, the margins of my desktop calendar, and notes on the edges of other notes. Then, in order to finally make those notes productive, I ...
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