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Whatever success may mean to you, it is within your grasp.

 

 

265 Motivational Inspirational Quotes About Life to Succeed 3

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Not true! In today's world it is achieved by who you are related to or who you know. Or having boatloads of money! I have three very beautiful daughters talented daughters, but none of them have been able to progress in modeling or comedy or acting because they don't ave any of those three connections. But Lisa ring a has two daughters who are models because of who their parents are. If their parents were not famous, those two girls would not be models today. Don't get me wrong, I love Lisa

 

23 Keys to Success in Life

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Keep moving, keep growing, keep learning.  It’s out there waiting for you.

 

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Black Friday De-Stressors

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Hello.  You made it through Thanksgiving, but now Black Friday is staring you directly in the face.  So take some time to de-stress yourself by completing some of the prompts below.  They will take your mind off of the chaos in the malls and prepare you to face  it calmly.  No need to do all of them.  Pick one or two and carry on !

 

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Writing Prompts from NaNoWriMo

 

I don’t know how many of you are participating in this years NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge, but I believe it’s an all-out writing marathon to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month’s time.  Below are some prompts written by Writers Digest Managing Content Editor, Amy Jones, to motivate some writers to keep at it.  So I thought, my readers could probably benefit from these same prompts.  So, here you are:

Here are 5 NaNoWriMo prompts to help motivate you to keep working on your writing challenge past the November 15 midpoint. 

NaNoWriMo Prompts

If you are participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge, you are exactly halfway through the month. For some of you that may mean you’re halfway through the challenge with half of your manuscript written. For others of you that may mean it’s time to kick things into high gear to get caught up! And yet for those over-achievers among us, you may have gotten off to a strong start and are already past the halfway mark.

Regardless of where you’re at, the next couple of weeks approaching the end of the challenge are bound to be full of other things vying for your attention—getting ready for the holidays and family gatherings, traveling and perhaps taking time off of work or working extra hours as black Friday rolls around. All of these things (and more depending on your circumstances) may make completing the challenge, well, more of a challenge.

To help keep your forward momentum, here are a few prompts that might help you think about your story in a new way.

  1. No matter what point you’re at in your novel, chances are, your character is frustrated by something—at least, they should be. There should be conflict—things standing in the way of your character getting what they want. Write a scene in which your character is standing on the edge of a cliff, or a building, or the universe and they scream into the distance all of their frustrations. What do they yell about? What language do they use? What sorts of gestures do they make? Hopefully you’ll discover something critical about your characters desires and motivations and you can carry some of that emotion into the next parts of the story.
  2. Choose one of your main characters and take them to a new place. Maybe a change of scenery will do them good! Write a scene in which your character travels somewhere new to them—perhaps it’s a work trip, or a vacation, or a class field trip, or clue in the mystery guiding them—whatever the reason, this is an opportunity to see the place through the eyes of a specific character as it pertains to their goals in the novel.
  3. Write a scene in which you trap your protagonist somewhere. Perhaps it’s on a boat in close quarters with someone they don’t like. Or maybe it’s in an elevator when they need to be elsewhere. Maybe it’s in an office during a lockdown. How does this entrapment factor into the larger story. Is it a minor inconvenience, a setback? Or is it an opening to meeting a new character who could help them? Perhaps it’s the final challenge they have to overcome (or not) to end the story.
  4. Now, take the scene you wrote for number three and rewrite it with the antagonist as the character who is trapped. Consider how this changes the dynamics of the story.
  5. Write a scene in which your character creates a meal. Are they cooking for themselves or for others as well? Is this a meal they make often, or something for which they need to follow a recipe closely? Does “cooking” for your character mean slapping a sandwich together and hoping for the best, or does your character cook regularly with some success? As you write the scene, be sure to consider the aromas, the space and tools used in preparing the food, your character’s attitude about the meal, etc.

These scenes may or may not make it into the manuscript you’re working on, but at the very least they should provide you with some insight about your characters and conflicts. Maybe it’ll help you discover a side of them you haven’t seen before—an attitude or opinion or gesture you can use in another part of your story. However you use these prompts for your NaNoWriMo novel, keep writing—we have faith in you and your writing. You can WIN this challenge!

Written by Amy Jones

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The 3 Steps to a 5 Year Plan

 

Have you asked yourself lately, “What do I want from Life”, or where do I want to be in 3, 5, 10 years from now ?  Here is a simple 3 step guide to help plan out your next 5 years.  You have to do some heavy thinking to do here, but it will be worth it when you see your life goals unfolding in written form in front of you.

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Studies show that people who write down their plans are 33% more likely to meet them. But it can be difficult when someone asks you the question, “Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?” If you’re anything like me, this question throws you way off, so I embarked on the journey to write a 5 year plan as so many professionals suggest. My first task was to figure out what all goes into a five year plan. Your plan doesn’t have to be solely career goals. After looking at examples, I’ve concluded that pretty much everything can be placed in five groups: Career, Bucket List, Financial, Family, and Personal. My second task was to realize that you can’t really plan a five year plan, without knowing your life plan. It’d be like writing 5 chapters of a story without deciding the story’s plot.

So the first step to writing a 5 year plan: Write your life plan

Jot down all those life goals you want to achieve. Want to own your own company? Learn a language? Have a family? Write down everything and don’t be afraid to dream big. This is a whole lifetime we’re talking about after all! You can get a lot done!

Ironically, the second step to writing a 5 year plan: Write your 5 year plan

Look at everything you wrote down for your life goals. Now, what is the in-between from where you are now, and where you want to be? If your life goal feels like a far stretch from where you are now, try to think of your first couple baby steps. If you want to own your own retail store, maybe get a retail job and aim for manager! Want to be a author? Write the first draft for your first book! Everyone starts somewhere.

The third step to writing a 5 year plan: Write a Daily Plan

What can you do on a daily basis that will push you towards that 5 year goal, which will then push you towards that life goal? Grand plans don’t happen overnight, they happen in the day by day. Want to become Bilingual? That means daily practice. Want to pay off debt? Keep a budget.

Seems a lot more manageable broken down, doesn’t it? If you’d like a blank template of the above example, click the thumbnail below: 5 year plan blank

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It’s Time to Talk Turkey

The clock is ticking, the day is getting nearer.  That’s right, it’s Thanksgiving Day fast approaching.  Are you ready for it ?  We in the U.S. think of this day as the start of the holiday season, which won’t end until the day after New Years Day.

Employers think of this as la-la time as many employees have something other than work on their minds.  First, its’s Thanksgiving, then the Black Friday shopping adventure, followed by Cyber Monday when shoppers go crazy buying on the web.  Next,  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the best/worst days of the year depending on your family situation.  We top it all off with a  New Years Eve celebration to beat all and New Years Day football marathon to kick back.  Whew.  No wonder it’s call la-la time.

So let us begin at the beginning.  Thanksgiving, the busiest travel time for Americans, is November 28 this year (My birthday-no presents please).  It’s always the fourth Thursday of November which this month is quite late.  A good thing for those who must prepare the meal, but a bad thing for shoppers as their time for shopping has been reduced by about a week.

Now about the turkey, and the trimmings.  It’s time to plan the meal to prepare it, or to order it, or to make reservations to visit the host of restaurants that will be serving it to you and your party.  That sounds ideal, but does take away the intimacy of the event.  Either way, get cookin’.  Time is marching on.  This year, no last minute preparations.  You got this, so just do it.  Make this a very…

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