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My Strengths and Weaknesses
Monday, December 09, 2013      8 comments

I spent about 50 dollars and took an online quiz at www.cappeu.com/Realise2.
aspx and the web site gave me a listing of 60 of my characteristics in the form of "Realized strengths", "Unrealized strengths", "Learned behaviors... Read more
Practice awareness of your present moment
Friday, December 06, 2013      14 comments

Be aware of your surroundings and your present moment. The main cause of absentmindness is focusing on a future task and ignoring the needs of the present moment. When we park the car or set down the keys we are already thinking of the next ... Read more
Embrace your weakness
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      12 comments

Everyone should determine their own strengths, weaknesses and use them to follow their passions to the best of their ability. In fact the most successful individual is the one who follows a path that puts both the individual's strength and weak... Read more
Time Management and Organization team
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      6 comments

I myself enjoy writing these blogs (although it is not yet easy for me) as I am writing to influence members of SparkPeople to better set and meet their goals, and in hopes that they would join my Time Management and Organization team (It is the... Read more
Let your passion be your guide
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      7 comments

Writing is now a passion for me. Writing has always been hard for me, I got D's and worse on my writing in grade school and avoided it in college as much as I could. Writing has become a passion for me because I want to influence others. But ... Read more
If Your deadline has passed
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      5 comments

It's December 3 and I am not where I wanted to be right now. I wanted to be done with P90x by Thanksgiving but I missed so many days that I cant be expected to complete it until January. I also skipped a day of exercise on Monday and did a mat... Read more
God's strength for your many roles
Saturday, November 30, 2013      10 comments

The holiday season is stressful for those who feel they can't provide for their family, friends etc because they lack the wisdom or funds to buy the right gifts. But God gave everyone, even the least, the power to share the most powerful gift ... Read more
Thanksgivings for those who need it
Thursday, November 28, 2013      6 comments

Be positive. Count your blessings. A negative person counts difficulties only, but a positive person not only can count three blessings for every difficulty, but by faith and with God's help, and with the help of others, can turn a difficulty... Read more
I will run my first 5K at 67 years and 7 months
Sunday, November 24, 2013      14 comments

More progress towards my first 5K with my daughter and her twin daughters. Today I ran 26 minutes without walking for a break then ran for 7 minutes after walking for one minute. It was cold and getting dark so I stopped. I skipped the P90x s... Read more
Signed up for my first 5K
Friday, November 22, 2013      8 comments

Today I signed up for my 1st 5K to be on 12/14/2013 with my daughter and her twin daughters. I have to work on my timing though since my daughter runs a 5K in 35 minutes while the kids run it at around 28 minutes (average of the 2). I have bee... Read more
Training your mind to deal with distractions
Monday, November 18, 2013      3 comments

Thanks all for visiting and the positive comments on my blog (Setting and meeting goals). I agree with LadyRH and Femislim that consistency and diligence are keys, but am glad that TennesseeWalker noted that we are all human and have to deal wi... Read more
setting and meeting goals
Sunday, November 17, 2013      5 comments

I been reading several books and found it interesting that there are 5 basic mental steps to setting and reaching a goal. 1) Take time to calm yourself and focus on a goal. 2) Practice periods of sustained focus. 3) Learn to shift focus ... Read more
Train yourself to lessen the distractions
Friday, November 15, 2013      3 comments

Have you ever been so distracted that you lost track of time or even forgot what it was that you were doing. In some emergencies that has happened to numerous individuals. One of the books I checked out of the library reports on a study regardi... Read more
Help me give back to my community and to your community
Monday, November 11, 2013      2 comments

I grew up in Southeast Washington DC and attended Anacostia High School. I did not have the money to go to college but I started work as a patent intern in the US Patent and Trademark Office, took night school courses and eventually became a pr... Read more
Time management skills for Spark People
Sunday, November 10, 2013      6 comments

I joined Spark People and signed up on the "Time Management and Organization Productivity Fans" team because I need to improve my time management. I have Franklin Covey Plan Plus software on my PC but haven't been using it lately. I gave my bo... Read more

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