Year: 2012

After Christmas Clean-Up Tips

Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year. But there’s one aspect of the holiday that brings joy to few, and that is the clean up. Things like taking down the tree, cleaning the snow-painted windows, packing away the decorations, taking down the outdoor lights and ornaments, as well as regular house cleaning, typically gets done the first week of January. If you are dreading having to do all of this, here are several ways to make the after Christmas clean-up a little easier. Taking Down a Real Christmas Tree No doubt, taking down a real...

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8 Powerful Steps Towards Developing Your Personal Power

When pursuing new ventures in your life, whether they are personal or business, follow these 8 steps and develop your own personal power. Show Integrity People value honesty as the most important quality. Be true to your word. Integrity builds your self–confidence. You will feel better about yourself if you are completely honest in everything you say and do. Outline Clear, Specific Goals This will give you the intensity of purpose that separates the successful from the rest. Write down your goals on a month by month basis as well as a yearly basis. Share them with others if...

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How Eating Dark Chocolate Improves Your Health and Well Being

Have you read in the news recently that eating dark chocolate improves your health and well being? Did you automatically dismiss it and think that’s impossible, or were you intrigued to learn how and why dark chocolate is good for your health? I started learning about the health benefits of dark chocolate several years ago shortly after my husband was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As I was researching Type 1 Diabetes and looking for ways to deal with this health issue I found many different articles about natural ways to improve your health. I discovered the health benefits...

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How to Manage Your Money So That You’ll Always Have Enough

What do you do when your monthly bills add up to more than your monthly income? Do you struggle to manage your money? Do you use money from your line of credit to cover the extra expenses? Do you put the additional expenses on your credit cards? Or do you call your father and ask for some money, again? Now I know there are many people out there that are thinking, oh man I would never do any of those things. Using credit cards or a line of credit to supplement your monthly cash flow is simply ridiculous. What...

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An Easy to Use Time Management Checklist

Many of us find it difficult to concentrate and maintain our focus throughout the day. I know I am guilty of this most days. I recently discovered this time management checklist and I noticed that since I started implementing these tips I have been able to accomplish more and more each day. Below is an easy time management checklist that you can use to help you become more focused and productive on a daily basis. Time Management Checklist I start my day early What does my morning routine consist of? Do I eat a healthy breakfast and get straight...

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Six Benefits of Starting Your Own Business

Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Did you go for it, or did you let something stop you? While the idea of starting your own business may feel quite overwhelming, it can also be very exciting and rewarding. There are so many benefits to starting your own business versus working for someone else. Let’s talk about a few of them today. You Set Your Own Schedule One of the many benefits of starting your own business is that you decide when you work and when you don’t. If you would like to be home in the...

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Ways to Breeze Through the Christmas Holidays

Do you breeze through the Christmas holidays, especially the first 3 weeks of December leading up to Christmas day, or do you quickly feel frazzled and find the Christmas holidays too stressful? Right about now you are probably still feeling pretty good about Christmas. Heck, its weeks away. You have plenty of time, right? Or do you? Have you heard of the 12 Pains of Christmas? If Christmas to you means spending lots of time entertaining, cooking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, and so on, then you may find the month of December to be a bit overwhelming. You...

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