I've written a lot about SMART goals and I thought I would use this post to explain what I mean by that, for those of you who might not be familiar with the acronym. I first learned of SMART goals in a PE class I had to take while pursing my recent degree. At the… Continue reading SMART Goals
Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." or alternately, "If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s… Continue reading I Ate the Frog!
As I review the first couple weeks of my Level 10 Life, I'm noticing some disturbing trends. It seems that certain habits aren't getting done at all and others are done every day. Writing this blog is an exercise designed to improve the career segment of life and it has been going well. I'm enjoying… Continue reading Needing to Focus
The road trip was a lot of fun. I feel like we accomplished quite a bit in a very short amount of time. Here are the final stats: Elapsed time: 5 days, 4 nights States visited: 7 (Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana) Major Cities visited: 2 (St. Louis, Memphis) Miles driven: 1430 Steps taken:… Continue reading Road Trip – Day 1
As I mentioned before, I've been working this month on emptying a storage unit. This might not seem like a daunting task to those of you have a small unit somewhere, however, mine was the size of a semi-truck trailer and packed wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. I've had it since we moved here from another state,… Continue reading Learning to Let it All Go.
Finances are one of those topics most people dread talking about, reading about and, more than anything, doing anything about. Dealing with finances usually means lots of numbers and even more deprivation. Do you enjoy your morning cappuccino? If so, that's too bad, because most financial advice columns are going to tell you that's the… Continue reading Finances… Otherwise Known as Torture.
Today I'm looking at my Level 10 goals new habit list and I'm finding myself completely unmotivated to do any of them. It just seems to be one of those days. I really didn't even feel like getting out from under the covers this morning. This happens once in a while, but usually only when… Continue reading Getting it Done
So one day doesn't make a habit, and neither does two... but two days is twice as many on the way to starting a habit and I am on day two of my daily writing habit. Yesterday I talked about how I worked through a Level 10 Life assessment and generated 3 SMART goals in… Continue reading I’m writing, again!
It's always a struggle to write the first blog post. I've done it a few times. The pressure is on. What will the blog become? What are you going to create? The initial compass direction is set by this single introductory blog post. Here we go... Does action follow motivation or does motivation follow action?… Continue reading You’ve Gotta Start Somewhere