Mind

  • Anticipate

    When I first became a mother, my own mom told me that I would need to be able to anticipate what our sweet girl might do next.  Would she reach for the stove?  Would she rub sand in her eyes?  My mother was a wise woman and her advice has served me well. There are times in life when keeping our eye on the kids, or whatever ball is bouncing around us, is not enough.  We need ...

    Posted at February 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • The Gift of Discipline

    It should be no surprise that discipline is important to me.  We’ve looked at the discipline to act, to wait, to form habits.  Discipline is a mind-set ...

    Posted at February 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • The Habit Of Discipline

    My husband and I have a friend who recently retired from the United States Army after twenty-nine years of service to our country.  His next step was to become an entrepreneur!  Those two environments are completely different in that the military sets the objectives and defines the actions for each of its people.  On the other hand, as a self-employed person, he has few constraints.  We predict success for him in his brave new world, ...

    Posted at February 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • The Other Side of Discipline: Focused Waiting

     You will never see more focused waiting than dogs, sitting quietly, watching the hand that is about to feed them.  Of course, to do this, they have to have been trained well. Maybe humans need better training.  It can be hard to be patient, even if we know we will end up ...

    Posted at February 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • The Discipline To Act

    One of the most important aspects of self-employment is to take care of business in a timely manner.   Discovering the way to successfully manage your time is essential for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Some of us keep regular work hours, while others choose to be deadline-driven – working or not working as the need demands. Since starting on my own in 1989, I have learned to manage my work time, often while juggling the needs ...

    Posted at January 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Maximize the Outcome

      On Wednesday, you heard about my husband’s first venture as an entrepreneur in 1973, and the successful ad that launched his ability to pay for college.  [See World's Best Ad.]  When he started his lawn-cutting business, he had several personal objectives: #1 - Make money ...

    Posted at January 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 2 Comments
  • The Value Of Commitment

    There is no better time to talk about commitment than the week of my 25th wedding anniversary.  Love is not the only thing that has gotten us this far – commitment has played an essential role!  My relationship with my husband has grown and flourished over time because we invest ...

    Posted at January 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Lean In to the Chaos: Get Organized

    Life can be hectic! As a small business owner, or new entrepreneur, the stress can become too much at times! Productivity can drop to a dangerous level. Here are a few steps I use to help me get back on track:   #1 – Clean up When mentally stuck, a good clean-up will ...

    Posted at December 28, 2012 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • A Recipe for Happiness

    Happiness can be elusive, especially when actively sought. Many of us become entrepreneurs in order to find career satisfaction, professional freedom and financial success. Ultimately, we want to find personal happiness. Unfortunately, we do not always find the results we seek. John Ruskin, a 19th Century English artist, ...

    Posted at December 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Facing Bumpy Relationships

    As small business owners, we deal with complications and disappointments every day. At the same time, we have lives and relationships outside of work that can be complex and challenging. We cannot expect everyone to like us or agree with us. This hit home with me when a friend shared a lesson she learned in seminary:  “In any given church at any ...

    Posted at December 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
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