downloadI’m hoping that this will be the first of many posts on why I think blogging is great, especially for mothers.

The first thing that I’ve found is that it creates a bridge between working mothers and stay at home mothers that is not present in “real life.” The blogosphere allows for women to share experiences that they do not necessarily have a place to share.

By a place, I mean an actual physical location. The week days are filled with connections and experiences for both groups of mothers but their respective lives don’t intersect with each other enough to allow for the two groups to share these with each other. The space between them restricts the ability of many women to connect to their counterparts across the isle.…

446c3621c2c901506466c444489a8baaSo as I am on my way to ship my trucker hat off, I began to think of some other creative ways to drive traffic to my blog. Personally I get tired of seeing the same old methods for driving traffic and marketing.

Successful people tend to take the path less traveled on their journeys and usually bring something new to the table with their methods. That is what I will attempt to do here.

I have checked out what the web has to offer marketing wise and decided to make my own list.Obviously I did not read every page for internet marketing, but I have read enough to see what information is over-used and what has some sort of originality to them.

When making this list, I simply asked myself what items would be the best to get a message across and what would be the best …

images-3Presence puts you in the moment and allows you to deal with what’s going on at the current time. You have control over how you are experiencing the situation, and you are not stuck day-dreaming about the past or future.

When you are present in thought and actions, others will see that you are with them and where they are, not off in outer space. Part of having a strong leadership vision is knowing the past, present, and the future of what you are doing.

However, living too much in the future, or basing your decisions solely off past experience, can be devastating to your leadership.

Stuck In A Different World When we let the past dictate our actions and behavior, or we constantly think of past mistakes or events that challenged us, we lose our sense of presence. Many times people get stuck in the past when …

images-4Recently I volunteered and noticed how people who struggle with money respect that person with fat pockets. Money seems to make the world go round, and everyone wants as much of it as possible. Everyone desires to be successful and have the finer things in life.

More money = What & Who ever you want in life.

People like Bill Gates and Donald Trump make you believe anything’s possible. These extraordinary men have built empires over time through their continuous hard work. Penny by penny they built their bank accounts. You better believe it didn’t happen overnight.

No success happens overnight, because it takes time. In that time you have to build penny by penny, brick by brick until you have something you can be proud to call yours.

No Step Is Too Small

Woman leading three colleagues on rock, pointing
Woman leading three colleagues on rock, pointing

A freshman boy in high school named Kyle was carrying his books home from school. To the rest of the kids, he looked like a complete nerd. So a couple of boys in his grade came along and blasted the books out of his hands, and shoved him down in the grass.

His glasses went flying. Another young man was walking home and witnessed the attack. When the bullies left, he helped Kyle pick up his books. Kyle thanked the young man for his kindness. So the young man invited Kyle over to play football with his friends that weekend.

The next Monday, the young man helped Kyle carry half of his books home. Throughout high school, the two became great friends. By their senior year, Kyle was Valedictorian of the class and well liked by the students.

When Kyle gave …

download-1When people think of responsibility and accountability, images of business suits and gloomy adult life come to the surface. We’re responsible to go to work, pay bills, take out the trash, clean the dishes, sweep the floors, and walk the dog.

The word “responsibility” has been anchored to represent blame, as in “I’m holding YOU responsible for this!” However, there’s a positive kind of responsibility and a negative kind of responsibility.

The Two Responsibilities On one hand, we have that negative kind of responsibility, the kind that nobody wants: Failure. Example: Little Jimmy was running through the house and knocked over the china cabinet. Unfortunately, Jimmy is responsible for this mishap.

On the other hand, we have the positive, uplifting kind of responsibility, the kind that people desire more than anything. Example: John donated $5,000 to the local food bank this year. John is directly responsible …

images-5One maxim I was taught from an early age was “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” What they don’t say is how hard it is to hold our tongue, especially when we’re children.

For some reason, “you can’t play with us because you smell” rolls off the tongue much easier than “I accept you for who you are, no matter what.” The fact remains that there is solid logic why we should hold our tongue: criticism hurts.

Hans Selye, an endocrinologist famous for his studies on stress, said, “As much as we thirst for approval, we dread condemnation.”

Criticism breeds resentment, causes others to justify their behavior, wounds the others sense of importance, and destroys the person’s sense of pride. Not only that, but the damage to ourselves is far greater.

By openly criticizing without thinking of the impacts, we don’t …

importance-personal-responsibility1Wouldn’t it be wonderful to accomplish our goals without putting in any work? I must admit, however, from what I’ve experienced in my life, it doesn’t seem to work that way.

Any time I accomplish a challenging goal it requires movement towards the goal, and movement towards the goal guarantees friction and obstacles that I must overcome.

Sometimes I let the barriers get in my way, and I take the easy way out which leads to me sacrificing my aspirations for short-term comforts.

Though, I’ve been fortunate enough to realize that when I am on target, I find ways to motivate and inspire myself to push harder and move towards achieving my goals. That usually comes in the form of finding out what I want first and then pursuing it relentlessly.

Let me tell you what happened to me:

download-2When appearing for an interview, you must pay careful attention to a few points. First of all, you must understand why the interviewer will decide on choosing you over the rest of the candidates.

There are a few reasons that you can consider here:

  • Your knowledge
  • Your education
  • Your experience
  • Your background
  • Your aptitude, character and personality

While the first four points may sound quite important, the most important point, according to many HR’s, is the last point. Your character and personality plays one of the most important roles here, which decides how compatible you are going to be with the position.…

icon-11cSo… anyone who knows me knows I do a so-so impersonation of the Cowardly Lion of The Wizard of Oz. I found out I could do the voice in high school when I was practicing for my audition for the Wizard of Oz play. I practiced the lion voice for weeks in front of the mirror.

I studied everything I could about the cowardly lion. I watch the movie at least 20 times, repeating every line and gesture that he did. But I was scared. No, not just scared, I was super-afraid.

Part of my lack of courage came from the fact that it was my first year at the school, and many of the other auditioners already had years of drama experience. When it came time for the audition… I was first in line. I didn’t know how my classmates would react.

I was so nervous I …