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Have it all- Productivity and Pleasure

Off the Clock book

Best selling author Laura Vanderkam lays out strategies for productivity and pleasure. When we make good choices with our time, we really can have both.  Do we all Really Have the Same Amount of Time? There are 168 hours in each week. Yes, we all have the same 168 hours. But what about the quality of those hours? Some things …

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Stop Being the Stressed Out Mom

Mommy Burnout book

Professional Counselor Dr. Sheryl Ziegler has seen lots of burnt out moms in her office. While she usually focused on children and teens, she found that helping a stressed out mom find more peace and calm improved the whole family.  What is parental burnout? Stressed out moms are always exhausted, snapping at their family, can’t get motivated, always have headaches, …

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Action Plan for Success Next Year

Ready or not, the new year is looming. Do you have an action plan for success? The holiday season is here and while we are thinking about presents, ornaments, family dinners and parties with friends, we also need think about setting ourselves up for success in the next year. Here are a few of the steps I’m taking in the …

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No Willpower- No Problem!

Willpower Doesn't Work book cover

Author Benjamin Hardy combines personal experience with decades of research to show that developing willpower is not the secret to achieving goals. Instead, crafting an environment that encourages success will propel achievement further.  What Willpower Won’t Accomplish The prevailing advice for accomplishing goals is to persevere. Refuse to eat the sugary snack. Put in more hours at work. Run harder. …

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Build Your Dreams

Career coach and author Gay Hendricks shares more than thirty years worth of research and trial and error in this book and presents the most effective ways to conquer your fear, quit holding yourself back and build your dreams.  Build Your Dreams by Living in Your Zone of Genius According to Hendricks, we operate in different “zones” throughout our lives. …

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Clearing Mental Clutter

Clear your mental clutter with the Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a f*ck

Sarah Knight takes on the idea that we have to be invested in everything and everyone and gives us permission for clearing the mental clutter that takes over a media-infused lifestyle.  First Things First As is obvious by the title of the book, this author cusses. And I am the kind of person who would read this book with the …

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Working Mom Success

Jessica N. Turner, blogger and author, lays out a comprehensive plan for working mom success in her new book Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive.    How to Create Working Mom Success Jessica Turner is a full-time marketing professional working mom of three young kids. Stretched Too Thin is her second book, …

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Know Yourself with the Enneagram

Know yourself with the enneagram by reading The Road Back to You

Enneagram teachers Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile explain how to know yourself with the Enneagram and how knowing your number and its associated behavior and thought patterns will help you to better navigate relationships in their book The Road Back to You.  How to Identify Your Enneagram Number The Enneagram can look like a complex set of military code …

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Personality and Goal Setting

personality and goal setting

Author, speaker and blogger Gretchen Rubin expands on some of her ideas in Happier at Home by diving into her theory of the Four Tendencies. She explains how personality and goal setting go hand-in-hand.  How Does Personality Affect Goal Setting? The Myers Briggs personality frame, the Enneagram, the Clifton Strengths Finder, Hogwarts House sorting and so many other tools exist to …

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How to Achieve Big Goals

The Dream Giver

Bruce Wilkinson, author of the bestseller The Prayer of Jabez, presents a parable to teach us how to achieve big goals and pursue your God-given dream despite the obstacles that will inevitably stand in your way. A Parable About How to Achieve Big Goals This book starts with a parable. A man named Ordinary is given a Big Dream and …

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