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The Power of Positive Affirmation

Face it, we all have those things in our lives that we want to accomplish. It could be something as basic as just getting up enough motivation to exercise at the gym consistently. Maybe you want to avoid one less donut in the company break room in the morning. Do you have a coworker who continues to stir up drama involving you? Perhaps you consider it a personal accomplishment to not cuss them out and stay professional on a weekly basis.

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A Case of An Accidental Internet ‘Did you know…?’

Every now and then when I’m going across the Internet, I stumble upon interesting sites that help to provide some type of inspiration that I previously wouldn’t have received. If you keep your eyes and ears open wide enough and are open to new information, you’ll be surprised by what you see.

This week I ended up using BuzzSumo.

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[Attacking the Novel] Novel Writing Check-In


As I write this it is currently 1:03 a.m. I have already thought about calling it quits and going to bed no less than five times already. Anything less than five hours of sleep and I drag through the work day. But after falling off schedule in June due to a litany of reasons, I am determined to stay on course again.

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Six Months into the Reading Challenge

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It would be the understatement of the summer if I said that the last two months haven’t been the most productive when it came to reading. ESPECIALLY within the context of keeping up with my 2017 Reading Challenge. In between family, work, and just overall life, it was unintentionally put on the back burner and my pace slowed to a crawl.

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One More Ride Down A Familiar Road


Head below the Mason Dixon line and things gradually slow to an appropriate pace. There’s an easy rhythm to the people you meet from day-to-day down here. Unless you do something to draw their anger of course; and you’ll find yourself coming to some type of common ground in casual conversation much faster.

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