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Goals – do you have to have one?

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I am often asked ‘Do you have to have a goal?’ My answer is always ‘YES!’ Without a goal all you are doing is watching the passage of time. Without a goal you have nothing to propel you forward, it is as if you are treading water. Treading water is not only exhausting but also boring. Your goal does not have to be super-charged and hard to achieve. In fact, I recommend having goals that are achievable. Start small. Have a goal that only takes a few days or even a few hours to achieve. There is nothing like the…

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Professionalism

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Last night my husband, Nick, and I went to the Atlanta Opera. Cosi Fan Tutte by Mozart was playing and we are opera fans. In case you didn’t know, there were alerts for storms in the area – and the skies were definately threatening. We met up with some friends, had dinner, and went to our seats at the appointed time. Then the power went out. So, here we are in this huge performing arts center with no lights. Now, let me tell you the place was packed full of people ready to listen to beautful music. In fact, the orchestra was…

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New Systems

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It can be really frustrating to have a system in place to manage your filing or paper work only to find that it is not meeting your needs. What to do? Well, you can throw out the old system and start over or you can modify the exisiting system that actually worked well for you for awhile. When given a choice I always modify the exisiting system. Understand that life is never static. Things change, your needs change, the way you think about things may change, the way you want to retrieve documents may change – be flexible and adapt…

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New Year’s word

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Last year I chose a word that would help me to define my goal for the year. My word was persevere. I had some serious challenges to overcome. My mother passed away after losing her battle with acute mylogenous leukemia, I had a nasty accident which resulted in having surgery and a metal plate put in my ankle, to name just a few things… I made the decision that I would persevere. I decided to focus on all the positive things in my life and to work hard to honor my mother. It really helped me to have this word to…

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Goals

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Now that summer is officially over and most of us are back in the swing of our routine it is a good time to reassess our goals for the year. Do you have lots and lots of goals? You may want to take a moment and decide which of these goals (pick one or two) you want to focus on now. Are these reasonable goals? If they are not, choose goals that are attainable. You don’t want to frustrate yourself by picking a goal that you know, for sure, is out of reach. Figure out which of these goals you…

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Back to School?

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Is the young adult in your family going back to school soon? If so, this is a very busy time for you. I remember somewhat fondly when our boys would get ready to go back to school. What they needed to do to prepare often depended on their upcoming living situation. In other words, if they were going back to a familiar dorm and had put some things in storage nearby then we had less to do to get ready. If they were moving into a house or an apartment with some friends in a completely new town then we…

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Freedom

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This weekend as we go about our Fourth of July celebrations please take a moment and remember our troops. Remember those who have gone before us and fought so that we may be free. Remember also those who are currently serving in our Military. Smile and say ‘Thank You’ if you happen to meet anyone in the armed services. This past winter I was at the airport with my family. We were going on vacation and we shared a table in the food court with a young man who was returning from a tour of duty. He was on his…

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Cash Vs. Credit Cards

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Recently, I was at a fund raising event. When Nick and I arrived at the event we were given a little goody bag which contained two poker chips. Each chip was worth $20,000.00! WOW! We traded in the two chips for chips of smaller denominations and then Nick watched while I played Black Jack and Craps. I lost lots of money playing Black Jack and made lots of money playing Craps. When the gambling time was up we traded in the poker chips for raffle tickets which we used to bid on the silent auction items. Are you wondering yet why I am…

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