It’s FINALLY Time to Start Learning Something New!

It’s FINALLY Time to Start Learning Something New!

So I have to say I’ve been anxiously awaiting the beginning of this new project!  Since I’ve had it in the plans for a few weeks (that’s the way blogging works!) but it’s a time sensitive project I’ve been excited but haven’t been able to start.  No more!  It’s definitely been a change for me – the last year I’ve spent some time each morning studying for my coaching masterclass, but now that it’s complete I’m on my own. Each morning I’ll be reading a chapter of Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time and completing the associated exercises.  I started yesterday (September 1st) and so I’ve completed the first two chapters.  They have been quick to read, but I have spent some time thinking through the questions and doing the actual work – anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes will probably be the norm.  I’ll also read/ play with one of the 7 Habits from the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change each week.  The chapters are fairly long so I suspect I’ll read Monday – Wednesday and spend Thursday and Friday doing the exercises.  Weekends are off – it’s important to me to unplug on the weekends and spend time with family and friends. Each week I’ll do a little re-cap here and on my Facebook Page.  Please feel free to comment and share your experiences too – by holding each other accountable, we can accomplish so much more!  Hopefully I’m not the only person out there who geeks out on...
Weekly Goals August 31st – September 6th

Weekly Goals August 31st – September 6th

It’s September this week!  WOW!  I am so excited to start my new “learning program” – I dove into the intro to Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time this morning and plan to read the first chapter of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change later today.  Aside from that, the family will be trying to enjoy a week of REALLY hot temperatures – it’s supposed to be in the 90’s here – so maybe a little bit of pool time left this summer?  Sure doesn’t feel like Fall yet! Last Week’s Goals Business Keep up with coaching coursework Submit a guest post Start planning for September teleconference – September 21st at 1:00 EST “Jump Start Your Morning!”  More details to follow soon! Create September blog plan Check website pages – clean up as needed Personal Read 2 books – Out of Orange: A Memoir and Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected Drink 6 glasses of water a day Yoga 5x this week Meditation 3x this week Lift 3x this week Family Fun Saturday – Very fun weekend!  Went to two Farmer’s Markets, had a few soccer games, a swim banquet and we rocked it out at a concert Sunday night! Come with some more ideas for things to do on the weekends that include Bernie – found a few nearby parks and are experimenting with taking him to Starbucks, outside restaurants, etc.  Farmer’s Market Household Prep for next day each night Transfer 2014 videos to discs Create menu plan for the week This Week’s...
Weekly Goals August 24th – 30th

Weekly Goals August 24th – 30th

Last week wasn’t as productive for me – a combination of little annoying issues (computer, last minute phone calls, etc.) and just general “I don’t feel like working” syndrome.  Oh well – it’s a new week – fresh start, right?  Last Week’s Goals Business Keep up with coaching coursework Submit a guest post Hold Back to School Essential Oils call – want the replay?  Send me a message and I’ll send it your way. Learn about and use the essential oil “Family” Check website pages – clean up as needed Find and book a photographer to update website pictures Personal Read 2 books – Read Out of My Mind and True Beauty Drink 6 glasses of water a day Yoga 5x this week Meditation 3x this week Lift 3x this week Family No sports this weekend – do something FUN! Create a homework plan for both kids Finish reading Holes and pick a new book to start reading as a family – we picked up Small Steps (Readers Circle) and started it this morning! Household Prep for next day each night Transfer 2014 videos to discs Stick to cleaning calendar This Week’s Goals Business Keep up with coaching coursework Submit a guest post Start planning for September teleconference Create September blog plan Check website pages – clean up as needed Personal Read 2 books Drink 6 glasses of water a day Yoga 5x this week Meditation 3x this week Lift 3x this week Family Fun Saturday Come with some more ideas for things to do on the weekends that include Bernie Farmer’s Market Household Prep for next day each night Transfer...
Let’s Spend THIS Fall Learning!

Let’s Spend THIS Fall Learning!

This month I’m finishing up a year long life coach training program.  I’ve learning so many amazing tools in the past year – tools that I’ve been able to put to good use with the ladies I coach.  However, knowing that this course is ending, I’ve been giving some thought as to how I’d like to fill that time.  I definitely want to spend more time learning about and enjoying my essential oils, but there are also SO many other topics I’m curious about.  So, how can I thoughtfully not only learn about new things but actually APPLY them to my life?  After all, as I’ve shared before you should never stop growing! Since I love to read, I’m always picking up interesting books that I’ve got in a big basket for “someday.”  A lot of those books are programs/ courses/ etc.  For fun, I made a big pile of them and discovered if I read one or two a month, I’d have a full YEAR of learning on my hands.  All on topics that have sparked my interest at one time or another!  And I didn’t even pull out my e-books (at least not yet!). After a bit of organizing by category, I’ve come up with a plan for the rest of 2015.  I’ve got a nice variety of topics (productivity, simplification, meditation and crafting – see the picture to the right for a sneak peek), and a loose plan as to how I’ll attack each one. Want to follow along?  I truly believe motivation and accountability is the BEST way to actually apply learning to your life, so each...
Weekly Goals August 17 – 23

Weekly Goals August 17 – 23

What a productive week!  Amazing since I didn’t get as much sleep as I truly need – our poor puppy had a stomach bug so that was a bit challenging . . . I’m really excited about what I’ve got coming up for the rest of the year – I’ve got some fun plans that you’ll hear more about Wednesday – so make sure and come back to check that out.  Also having a lot of fun playing with oils this week.  Later today I’m holding a teleconference sharing how I use them in the Fall.  I find these calls a lot of fun, so I will try to do one each month for the rest of 2015.  Next month the topic will be “Kick Start your Day!”  More details to follow. Last Week’s Goals Business Keep up with coaching coursework Submit a guest post – published on The Huffington Post!  Check it out HERE August newsletter – I try to only send out one newsletter a month, get on the list HERE Learn about and use the essential oil “Live with Passion“ – really enjoyed using this oil all week – I used it on my temples when I began work each day, and also diffused it in the afternoon – it was definitely a productive and positive week for me! Personal Read 2 books – finished and LOVED First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen (it will be on August’s favorite book list I’m sure) and have almost finished Hope to Die (Alex Cross) Drink 6 glasses of water a day Yoga 3x...
Weekly Goals August 10th – 16th

Weekly Goals August 10th – 16th

Really productive week!  I got a lot done – I think having a few hours each day with no one else at home was a big help with that!  Ready for another great week . . . Last Week’s Goals Business Keep up with coaching coursework Submit a guest post Marketing plan for August 17th Teleconference (will be on Back to School Essential Oils so stay posted if you are interested) Create outline for Essential Oils teleconference call Personal Read 2 books –The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award – Teen Book Winner) and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel Drink 6 glasses of water a day Yoga 3x this week Meditation 3x this week Create new daily routine Family Enjoy the first week of school, soccer practice and free evenings (no swim for a month) – so much fun watching my little man play his first soccer game of the season!  Two goals! Create new school year “rituals” – my son and I are going out for breakfast on Wednesdays before school and my daughter and I are having an afterschool Frappacino date on Mondays Spring Break Photo Book – done! Household Prep for next day each night – this has kept me sane with school starting up again! Buy Bernie a bigger kennel Work on transferring pictures from old computer to discs Transfer 2013 videos to discs (a few years behind here) This Week’s Goals Business Keep up with coaching coursework Submit a guest post August newsletter Learn about and use the essential oil “Live with Passion“ Personal Read 2 books Drink 6 glasses of water a day Yoga...

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