• Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-The First One of 2021

    The First of my Friday Ramblings of 2021. How did your first full week of this new year turn out? Getting back into the swing of things was tough at the beginning on Monday and Tuesday, but I’m gradually working to my usual schedule. This week my focus was on tackling the first class I’ll be recording and uploading to my writing sites. (And yes, I did get This Writer’s Life switched over from WordPress.com to WordPress.org without any major issues!). Still lots I want to tweak with the site but at least it’s up and running. The classes will slowly be added there over the coming months. The first…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    One Way to Give On Track

    Ever wished you had someone to help you reach your goals? Keep you on track and keep you motivated? In Tuesday’s post, I offered three ideas for staying motivated and now I’d like to offer a suggestion for another way to do just that. You might have already heard of accountability partners. Teaming up with someone else who also wants to reach a goal or milestone. You both help one another by cheering each other on, keeping track of one another’s progress, and yes, holding them accountable for what they said they’d do. Working for yourself, especially in the early days of entrepreneurship, is tough for one reason. You’re the…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    2021-Staying Motivated

    Welcome to a new year. Hope everyone had a relaxing break and recharged ready to tackle your to do list. I often find stepping back into the role of entrepreneur/self-employed person, tough after any sort of break. Whether it be after the holidays or returning from a vacation. I think a lot has to do with the disruption of the rhythm or just a break from the habit you’d worked hard to create. Most entrepreneurs, even ones with a tone of great ideas, often have a tough time getting and staying motivated long enough to get things done. Even after two decades of working for myself, I still sometimes struggle…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Start Over

    It’s the first Motivational Monday of a new year which means you get to start over. Make a wish, set your goals, make a list of must do’s. Forget last year and any failures or false starts you had. This is 2021 and it’s going to be your year!

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Final One of 2020

    The final Friday Ramblings of 2020. I’ll be taking a two week break and will begin posting again on January 5th with our Monday Motivation. I said at the beginning of the year, I was going to get back to posting on a regular schedule and I’m happy to say I did just that. I also wanted to grow the site, and yes, that happened too. However, I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to everyone who let me take part in your giveaways and promotions, especially April and Angela. Thank you ladies, and I’m looking forward to more collaborations with you in 2021. Thank you to all…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Saving Money in 2021

    What steps did you take in 2020 to save money? As we approach the end of the year, now is a great time to take a look back and see how well you did with sticking with a budget. Didn’t have one, or had one and didn’t stay with it? My motto is if you fail the first time, the great thing is there’s always tomorrow and another chance. Here are some things to think about in 2021 Getting Rid of Stuff You Don’t Use I’m not talking about the treadmill you use once in a blue moon…although you could sell it and stash the money away for emergencies. I’m…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early,  working from home

    How to Make Money in 2021

    We’re heading into the last few posts of the year so I thought I’d dedicate this one to how to make money in 2021 and then on Thursday how to save money in 2021. For the last few weeks, I’ve been doing research, looking for trends, listening to forecasts and trying to figure out the best way we can make money in the next twelve months. Things are getting harder to predict these days but here are some ideas Homeschooling/Teaching Whether it’s by necessity or choice, I think more parents are going to be homeschooling their children in the coming years. Anyone that can help them, whether it be a…

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  • Business Talk,  Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-Countdown to Christmas

    Hope you’ve had a good and productive week. I’m slowly getting ready for my Christmas break. I’ll be posting next week and finishing with a Friday Ramblings and won’t post again until January 5th when we’ll launch into a new year with more Monday Motivation. One thing I forgot to add to the list of things I have planned for BSG next year is monthly challenges. I thought about a January one, but there’s something about plunging straight into some new right after the holidays that spells failure. So, our first challenge of the year will be in February and will be a money mindset challenge. So, what will I…

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