• Business Talk,  working from home

    Hold Yourself Accountable

    Last week we focused on staying motivated and finding an accountability partner. In today’s post, I’d like to tell you about something I’ve been doing to hold myself accountable. Yes, I’ve had accountability partners in the past. It’s my preferable way to go but sometimes it takes time finding one that’s a great match. I tried this alternative way last year, and so far, so good. At the beginning of each week, I take a sheet of paper and write down what I want to achieve in the next five days. I leave space between each one…I’ll tell you why in a minute. Fold the paper in half or thirds…

  • 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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  • 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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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Setting Goals and Planning

    It’s December, did you achieve all you set out to do this year? 2020 has been a strange year. If it’s taught us one thing, it’s about planning and then if those plans don’t work out, having a back up one. Whether it be connected with your money and budget, or even looking for another way to make a living, planning and thinking ahead is more important than every before. I’ve decided to make that the focus of Budget Smart Girl as we move into 2021. Ways to plan, set goals and have lots of alternative things you can turn to if the unexpected happens. In Thursday’s post, I’ll be…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Make A Difference

    If you don’t think your business in impacting someone’s life in a positive way, think again. Your coaching could inspire someone to dream big and achieve something that’s always been in heart. Or even give them the confidence they need to take that first step. You might even be providing a product that puts a smile on someone’s face after a long day at work. This is one of my favorite sayings because many of the products and services we have today is all because someone else put in all that work, sometimes years ago.

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Shift Your Energy

    Sometimes things are out of our control. People’s attitudes and bias, the people that tell us it can’t be done. I’ve found rather than waste my energy on trying to change them, I’ve gone ahead and put my focus into living my dream. It’s your life, your energy, your dream, use it wisely.

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Take Action

    It’s not the right time. I’ll do it next year. I don’t have enough talent to start a business. I’ve never been good with money. You’re not alone if negative thoughts like these run through your head. The difference between success and failure is not listening to them. Overcoming negativity and putting a positive spin on your situation. This week think about what self doubts you’re going to say goodbye to.

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  • Monday Motivation

    Some Tuesday Motivation

    Yesterday was a holiday and I skipped posting a motivational quote for the week. As I don’t have time to write a post today, I thought I’d post a quote instead.

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