Day 36 Blog Challenge — The Fire In The Challenge!!

Well things are rolling right along.  I have just completed a 30 Day Challenge by Bradley Will, with which I had a wonderful time.  I created more blog posts than I ever have before.  I also stepped out of my comfort zone several times with my posts.  I have grown and learned from this Challenge. …

Day 35 Blog Challenge — Seeds of Life Gardens

A Nursery and Tree Farm Plant Them And Watch Them Grow!! Have you ever had visions of owning your own business? Do you have one specific idea, that you know you would like to do, or have you had many ideas over the years?  How do you know which one is the right one for…

Day 30!! Blog Challenge!! – The Struggle — Beautiful and Powerful

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!” –Stevie Wonder The struggle is very real.  The struggle should not be underestimated.  It can throw us for a loop sometimes.  It can knock us off our game…

Day 5 Blog Challenge — Quickbooks for Small Business Accounting

A small business owner faces many challenges.  We wear many hats.  We do anything from receptionist to salesperson to accounting to human resources, and everything in between.  We spend long hours working hard to make our business grow and prosper.  It is like our baby.  And just in the same way we raise our children…

Day 29 Blog Challenge –Living Creatively!! Fabulous!! Brilliant!!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn’t mean only artistic creativity, although that’s part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.” –Matt Groening The workshop I attended last night with Stacey Vicari was all that I anticipated!! …

Day 4 Blog Challenge – Creating Momentum, Realizing Dreams!!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Build on your new habit, your momentum to where it becomes harder to stop than it is to keep going.  Bradley Will I try to be very careful with making statements in generalizations. After all, we cannot speak for everyone, only for ourselves and our own personal experiences.  However, I believe…

Day 2 Blog Challenge –Dare To Live!!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today is the day we take the second step. Anyone can do something once, but I dare you to be bold. I dare you to STAY uncomfortable. Rome was not built in a day. Lay the second brick to your empire. This is not work. This is your art. Enjoy this…

Day 28 Blog Challenge — A Workshop with Stacey Vicari Tonight!!!

I met Stacey at a presentation she did, through EGBI.  The Economic Growth Business Incubator.  EGBI is a small, but powerful, organization in Austin Texas whose mission is to help people with all things Small Business.  This organization is very near and dear to my heart.  They are a truly wonderful group of folks who…

Day 22 Blog Challenge — Excellence In Everyday And Everything

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The way we do anything is the way we do everything. Strive for excellence everyday in everything that we do. Even if it is just the little things. Excellence is an attitude, not a skill. Funny because I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.  The current challenge with my mom’s…

Day 21 Blog Challenge — A Year of 30 Day Challenges — No Matter What!!

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” –Aristotle Challenges are actually generally created…

Day 20 Blog Challenge — My Journey With My Mom’s Illness

We have moved on to the nursing home.  We have been here a few days.  It was the thing I dreaded worse than death, even.  But here we are.  The whole experience has been very horrible.  That doesn’t even begin to describe it.  But, when I’m able to separate that part of it, and be…