Tag Archives: success

Find Your Extra Something

Thought for the Week The other day I heard a catchy old 1960s novelty tune “Lightnin’ Strikes” by Lou Christie. In it, a guy confesses to his (soon-to-be-ex) girlfriend that when he sees “lips begging to be kissed” he can’t … Continue reading

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May Day!

Thought for the Week May Day, May Day! April’s been shot down and I fear I May be next! I’ll try and use my time well and May-be I can last a little longer. ~May Remember, every day is a … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Write What You Know?

A successful writer friend once went tiradical on me when I mentioned the literary admonition, “Write what you know.” “I hate that!” she shouted. “Why?” “It restricts you! What if you want to write about something you’ve never experienced?” Interestingly, … Continue reading

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10 Terrible Pieces of Life Advice We’ve All Received or Probably Given Others

My Featured Blogger this week is life coach to millennials and mid-career executives, Bachir Bastien. Born in Haiti and now living in Taiwan, Bachir earned his master’s degree in Management Science from National Chiao Tung University. He conducts workshops tied … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

Thought for the Week Do you have trouble getting going on Mondays? I know I do. I spent a lovely hour in the mythical kingdom of Planning this morning, but now I find myself in the dull grey land of … Continue reading

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It’s Monday. Go for It!

Thought for the Week The two greatest causes of disappointment in life are: 1) Taking risks and 2) Not taking risks “Sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.” … Continue reading

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All That Matters

“All that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” ~Galatians 5:6 ∴

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My Blogger Self-Recognition Award

At the Florida Comedy Film Festival  just weeks before the COVID pandemic broke out in 2020 (not my fault!) A special panel made up of Oprah Winfrey, Mahatma Gandhi and Justin Bieber has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Self-Recognition Award. … Continue reading

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Success: You Can’t Get There from Here

“I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ~Jerome K. Jerome “If at first, you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” ~Steven Wright           “I work for … Continue reading

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Are You a Failure?

Originally posted on Rinum's blog:
Maybe I am stubbornthat’s why I keep risingevery time I fall. You become a failure when you give up, not when you’re defeated. You fail when you don’t put in the effort to change…

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