Are you getting ready to get ready?

Revive Your Dreams

Lately I have been working on some ideas to help my business grow. I’ve spent hours researching and taking online classes to prepare myself.  You see.. I got caught in the trap of wanting everything to be “perfect” and kept getting ready to get ready.  I’m not sure if you have been there,  but I sure have.  I had to get out of the trap as well as stop being complacent about the urgency of my goals.

Friends and family say, get a real job, something you can count on and as much as I hate to admit, I almost took a job again for the “security”.  I went to the interview and really didn’t want to get the job…then I was offered the position. But when it came down to it, I knew that IF I went back to a job working for someone else now… my dreams and goals would wither and die.  So, I took a deep breath and jumped in.  No backup plans…just lots of action.

Yes, it will be a challenge but by declining the offer, I made myself have to succeed.  Commit or quit and quitting is NOT an option for me.  The funny thing is, as soon as I declined the offer, my mind starting thinking of positive actions I could start taking to make headway on my goal.  The fire inside me has roared back to life.

What about you… have any of you had this happen and how did you react?  I’d love to hear.

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So Now That I Made a Decision…Where Do I Start?

Hello again friends.. Yesterday I told you about the despair and frustration that took hold of me when life got in the way and the dreams of making a real living using online methods faded to a distant gleam.  But I have a little spark deep inside me that won’t let me give up on my goals.  I know in my soul there is more to accomplish in my life.

So now that I climbed back into the saddle so to speak, I am basically starting over.  My next question is where to start?  What do you do when you are in your 50’s and don’t quite know what you want to be when you grow up…:)  I have heard you should do what you love.  For me, that is travel and helping people.  So how, may I combine these two loves into a viable business?

Stay tuned for the story to unfold….and for those out there reading this, I’d love to hear your suggestions and comments.  Be sure to subscribe to follow my adventures.

To the adventure and our success!  Sunshine and smiles….


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Starting Over… Again…YES I almost gave up.

Hello my friends..I’m back.  Yes, I don’t like to admit it but I almost let life and its challenges cause me to give up.  The last few years have taken a toll on me and to be honest I was feeling very jaded about the possibility of making not only a living but a joyful, and fulfilled life of freedom and prosperity.  But now I’m back and more determined than ever to make this “freedom and prosperity” a reality.  

I have a lot to accomplish since I am basically starting completely over. I will be talking about many subjects and I hope you will enjoy them.  Leave comments, tell me what you want to know about.

You may notice lots of things are pretty old, but I am getting things set up to start updating and reporting my results.

Looking forward to getting to know you!


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Over the flu and back to work

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all doing well today.  I have been under the weather for a few weeks, but am getting back to normal slowly.  I have been slowly going through my computer to see what files I have that I had downloaded over time and then just didn’t quite get around to checking them out… have you checked whats actually on YOUR computer lately.

Instead of the next shiny new object, perhaps you should check out what you have waiting there for you.  I am finding all kinds of helpful goodies I will be using over the next several months.

As some of you may know, I am not the most technical person in the world.  I wanted to work on building a new website for an idea I am working on, but couldn’t remember all the steps I took to build this one. (I had a great mentor at the time, but he is no longer available to me) . After looking around and doing some research I decided to join Wealthy Affiliate.  I have heard good things about it.  I joined for free with just a Starter account and have already set up the bones for a new site.  So far, I am impressed with the step by step instructions (video and text) and plan on upgrading in the next couple of days to the Premium level.  I will write a full review after I have got further into the system.

I hope you are having a productive year so far!

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Day 2 – Cleaning up the Messes and Making Room for the New

Today I spent the day putting away my Christmas decorations and starting to get more organized for the year ahead.  One thing I learned from reading The Success Principles by Jack Canfield is how important it is to clear away your messes or incomplete items so they don’t clutter up your mind and take up energy.  So at least twice a year, I go through my house and office and make a list of things that need to be done or completed.

Its funny how empty everything looks after I put away my holiday goodies.  It also shows me the little things that need to be done, like touch up trim work or clear out the junk drawer ( .  So thats what I am working on for the next week.  Somehow when I write down the things that need to be done, I find a way to get them completed.  I feel better when I get something done.

Well lets get back to it…til the next time!

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New Year, Fresh Start and Big Goals

images happy new yearI want to wish you all a Happy 2017.  I hope you attain all the things you strive for…the joy, health, happiness, and prosperity.

The New Year traditionally marks a time to review the past year, the failures as well as the success so we may change and improve those things to make achieving our goals easier.  Some things are out of our control, but others are simply a matter of doing the things we need to do that others won’t.  The last few days I have been thinking really hard about the things that are important to me, and what I want over the next 3, 6, 9 months and the year.

My plan for 2017 is to do at least 5 things daily that will take me a step closer to my goals. In addition, I am watching less television and spending at least an hour a day reading to increase my knowledge.  I also am committing to writing here in my blog at least 4 times a week.  Some posts may be short, others longer, but I hope that they will motivate or inspire some of you along the way.  The last thing I have committed to doing is to get moving.  Its really easy in this world of the internet or building a business to feel tied to your computer.  But I have found that when I get moving even for only 10 or 15 minutes it improves my productivity as well as my creativity.

This week I will share with you what my BIG, AUDACIOUS GOAL is. It may seem a stretch but you have to go outside your comfort zone and also tell people about it to help keep you accountable.  I hope my readers will help keep me accountable as well.

What about you?  What things are you going for this year?  Do you have a huge goal you want to shoot for?  Dream big, then build the foundation.  As you do, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

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Can you help?

Well 2016 is coming to an end. Its been a year of ups and downs, smiles and tears.  I am finally getting down to the business of re-creating my blog and that’s where you come in.  Before I get too far into it, I wanted to ask you, my valued readers what you would like to see in my posts.  Do you have any questions or topics you would like to see me address this year related to earning income, managing your finances goal setting, etc.  Do you enjoy seeing my posts related to my travel adventures?

I hope to get lots of responses to make a new, exciting site that you will want to return to over and over. Leave a message below or email me at

I hope you all had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


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Time for Review, Changes, Action and Decisions

As we entimages start uper the last 3 months of 2016, its time to pull out our goals and review our progress or lack thereof.  Which goals are still important? Are any of them achieved or no longer relevant?  What have you been doing to move closer to your goals?  What results are these actions having?  Are you surprised at what you see?  Now is the time to see if there are adjustments to your strategies, your advertising, your actions that will help move you forward toward your goals.

This year has flown by for me, and although I dislike excuses, so many things have occurred in my personal life, that I am no where near where I wanted to be by now. Part of the reason I feel like I have been so inefficient, is that I didn’t have a real plan in place yet, so when things came up, it was just too hard to keep going.

The lesson I take home from this is how important it is to make a written plan.  Its okay to make revisions and changes, but it gives you a map to continue to move forward even when you don’t know the exact next step.  As for me, I am now working on an updated game plan for the last quarter of the year.  How are you doing?

If you have any tips on how you plan, leave a comment…I would love to hear what you have to say.

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Sorry for the Long Absence – Slowing Coming Back to Life

For those of you who follow my blog, I want to apologize for the long silence on my part.  I was just getting started re-inventing my blog and presence with a personal tragedy occurred.  One of my reasons for wanting to build my online business is to have more time to take care of family and friends.  A couple of months ago, my youngest grandson Andy who was only 5 months old, a beautiful, happy, healthy little boy, was found not breathing when his babysitter returned to the room.  It has been a devastating thing, not only losing my grandson, but also having to watch my dad and my daughter grieving the loss.  Its an experience I hope no one out there has to go through.

As a result, I have been just going through the motions of life, just the basics.  I miss his little smile every single day.  I am now starting to learn to focus again on building my business.  I hope you will be patient with me as I start over yet again. Its a lesson in life, even when getting knocked down, its important to get back up and start over.

RIP little angel…I miss you Andy.

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Do Promos Like CTP Egg Badge Hunt Work?

I was a little unsure what to expect as far as results from participating in sponsoring an egg badge for the contest at ClickTrackProfit.  As a relative newcomer to the industry with my blog, I knew I wanted to reach more people and build my list, but I was not sure if I could be successful.  After all I had no idea what that would entail.  However, I decided that it was worth a shot and learn as I go.

I have to say I am so impressed so far with my results.  Now I know the real results Continue reading

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