Slowly Finding My Way

roadFirst of all, thank you to those of you who took the time to email me your thoughts re my struggling to find myself. Is there such a thing as a late-life crisis? If there is, I’m right in the middle of it. I’m in the fall of my life, on a road to who knows where.

Here I was this morning, thinking I don’t care about any of my stuff and all I want is to find my purpose. And then this afternoon my coffee had no cream or sugar (doctor’s orders). All of a sudden I sure cared about ‘stuff’ again. I’m beginning to think that simplifying my life isn’t going to be as easy as it sounds.

I am making progress though. My husband and I have cancelled cable tv in favor of Internet TV, opted for an Internet home phone, and switched to a small local Internet provider. Now if we feel the need to watch a program, ‘I Love Lucy’ is a click away. Plus no commercials – that’s my hubby’s favourite part. Since we volunteer as well, we don’t have a lot of time to spare anyway.

As for business, I’ve decided to wait until September to start any kind of membership program. Until then, I’m going to concentrate on my weekly podcast, updating and creating new Udemy courses to sell, and start writing a few guides to go with the courses. That should keep me busy over the next five months.

What about you? Are you finding meaning in your day? For me, that often means taking a few minutes to be thankful for what I have and treating other people in a way that gives them reason to be thankful too.

Have a great rest of the week,
Carol

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Our Controlling Thoughts

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Notes About the Episode:

  • why you need to be careful about what you think
  • a basketball experiment and the results of visualization
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    Dealing With Negative Comments

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    Points covered in this episode:

    • why I haven’t been doing videos as much
    • how the comments and actions of others can affect us
    • my experience on the registration desk of a social media event
    • regardless of age you have a lot to offer
    • don’t listen to what other people have to say, do what you’ve been given to do
    • you are great

    Have a great week and be the best you can be,
    Carol

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    Knowing Too Much

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    Show Notes:

    • story of a man in Bangladesh who helps women start their own businesses
    • why he doesn’t teach them how
    • the perils of knowing too much
    • his one requirement – self-confidence and a team
    • 98% of the women pay back the loans
    • get going
    • gather a support group

    Have a great week and be the best you can be,
    Carol

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    I Need Your Thoughts

    Here I am with another post wondering how I should be spending my time and energy. Sorry if you’re getting tired of hearing about it, but life is getting too short to waste time doing things that don’t matter to other people or to me. We’ve all been given specific strengths and I don’t want to be wasting my time trying to do things I’m not meant to and aren’t helpful to others. Continue reading

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