Category Archives: Tricks of the Trade

July 1: The Necessity of Pushing Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone

And here we have it.  The last and final installment of the series.  The last wise and sage bit of motivation and inspirational knowledge I get to impart for this series. Some have asked me why I went with 31 days when June clearly only has 30 days.  While a […]

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June 26: Selflessness and You

Recently I wrote an article on being charitable with your feet that brought up a number of good points that segue right into this blog that I have been wanting to write. Charity sees the need, not the cause. – German proverb So often there is a misconception that in order […]

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June 25: Map Your Escape Route

Throughout this month of directives on how to get busy living your life, I have focused on a lot of spontaneous travel related items, such as playing a few travel games, to getting lost. Today, I will take a look at the safer side of travel, and how you can […]

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June 19: Throw Caution to the Wind

Every once in a while, you need to stop playing it safe, stop making excuses and throw caution to the wind.  Take a chance on someone.  Take a chance on yourself. Today, instead of giving made up examples and speaking to direct reasons to take my advice, I am going […]

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June 18: Create a Bucket List

This is a guest post by fellow blogger-extrordinaire Elle Swim.  She writes a Bucket List blog, so this is kind of her specialty. Do you ever feel like your days are slipping away from you?  Do you ever wish that you accomplished more over the weekend or wonder where the […]

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June 17: Set a Deadline

I admit it. I am a lister. I create lists for everything. task lists to-do lists grocery lists project lists wish lists contact lists activity lists bulleted lists see my point? For me, they are easier to manage than random notes for things I need to take care of.  It […]

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June 16: Stop Making Excuses and Achieve Greatness

Seriously, knock it off. All too often in life, we find ourselves making excuses for ourselves.  We are afraid to take risks.  We are scared of the unknown.  We are afraid to step outside of what is comfortable to us.  We are afraid to leave what is safe. We are […]

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June 15: Sell Your Crap

Yup, you heard me. Those excess shelves of random stuff you have in your garage. All the miscellaneous boxes in your attic. That part of the closet of clothes you never touch. Sell it! Have a yard sale. List it on Craigslist. Hell, give it away. “It’s not the daily […]

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June 14: Make Something New

As you might have noticed, I posted another blog earlier tonight.  The first one, a guest post I wrote for Team Cocktail, really got me thinking about actions that embody the mantra of “Get Busy Livin.’”  To speak to kindness and generosity, Lyndsey, the leader of Team Cocktail (her title […]

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My Team Cocktail and Pineapple Mojito Addiction

This is a syndication of a guest blog I wrote for Team Cocktail.  Original article can be found here. Lets get these 2 simple facts out of the way right up front. Fact 1: Team Cocktail is a bad influence and will drain your bank account. Fact 2: You will […]

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