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Broken Strings and Second Chances

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Notes From the Podcast episode:

  • Excerpt from ‘Come Away My Beloved’ daily devotional:  “Will you be like an instrument with broken strings from which the musician can bring forth no music?”
  • The important thing isn’t that we stay so strong that we never break
  • How do we react when we feel broken?
  • How would a rare violin be treated?
  • Why we are like that violin and how should we respond?


Second Chances

First of all, thank you to those of you I know have been praying that I find my direction going forward. The path gets a little clearer every day.

As many of you know, I volunteer with the homeless, the local women’s prison, and a prison aftercare program. Many of those women are like that broken violin and I’ve seen how God can fix their brokenness.

For awhile now I’ve wondered how I could practically help and I know employment and finances play a big part in becoming a contributing member of society. So I’ve decided to start training some of these women to work virtually.

To that end, I’m trying out a new service called SendOwl to help sell and deliver the content that I and my special ladies will create. So far it’s really easy for me to use. I uploaded an entire video course as a zip file and am anxious to see how people on the receiving end like the service as well.

In order to do that I’m giving you the opportunity to purchase my Online Foundation Bootcamp. This training was originally presented live and covered domain names, web hosting, setting up a WordPress website and adding content, building an email list, and using productivity tools to make the best use of your time.

It normally sells for $97, but as a member of my community you can have the entire Bootcamp for just $5. Click the link below to find out more.

Online Foundation Bootcamp

P.S. If you take the time to tell me how you liked this delivery method and if it was easy enough to pay and receive your content, I’ll also gift you any one of my Udemy courses as a thank you for your feedback.

Thank you and have a great day,

Are You Still Going Toward Your Goals?

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road traffic

Here we are at the beginning of February already! We started with a clear view of our goals for the year, but are we still going in a straight line towards them?

I don’t know about you, but I’m so easily distracted, especially when there are a lot of things going on. And for most of is, that’s most of the time. Don’t think when you retire, or semi-retire, you’ll have all the time in the world. I haven’t experienced that yet, and I’m almost seventy. In fact, I don’t think I’d like it if time never went quickly.

Mind you, I like a slow start in the morning, with my coffee, my Bible, and my comfy rocking chair. Once I have that relaxed ‘me’ time, I like to be busy. Right now we are fixing our house up and getting ready to downsize. So there are plenty of opportunities to get distracted.

But I realized if I keep my goals in view and work on at least one little thing per day to drive toward them, before long I’ll get there. Today, my blog post and email might be the only tasks I have time for, but that’s enough. I’m not Superlady and you don’t need to be either.

I also realized it’s too easy to let Facebook steal my time. Before I know it, a half hour is gone and all I meant to do was look at the photos my family posted. So I hid Facebook in another part of my phone where it doesn’t tempt me whenever I see the screen.

Don’t let the busyness of life give your momentum a flat tire. What little thing can you do today to move forward and take back your time?

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the day,

P.S. I felt quite motivated after reading this blog post about Eisenhower

Beginning 2018 With a Plan

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If you’ve been following my journey this past year, I knew I wanted to do something more purposeful and that could help women to improve their lives financially. I also knew it should have something to do with virtual work, since the women would usually not be able to find or keep traditional jobs because of challenges with health, age, family responsibilities, or background. Volunteering at a local women’s prison and with a prison aftercare program have both strengthened that desire in me. So far, my path looks like this photo:

impossible climb

What I want to do seems so high and impossible to get to. But I have been making progress and thought you might like to see my steps so far.

  • My goal is to start an incubator to help women grow an income virtually. It will offer companionship, accountability, brainstorming, training as needed, and job leads.
  • I’ve got two other ladies on board with me to do whatever is needed and have registered a business name and domain names.
  • There will be a non-profit side of it and a for profit, so I need to register the non-profit (no experience with that at all) and do all the data needed for that.
  • The incubator will have an online membership component for women outside of the area and a physical location in my downtown area, close to transportation – that place still needs to be found, although there are a couple of possibilities. I’ll need computers, chairs, and desks for the offline location. Plus some cozy furniture for our times just being together.
  • We have an idea of the services and training we can offer and what will set us apart.
  • Our two needs now are to find out what services and content topics marketers and business people may need, and to connect with those people who will need our services and content.

I’m excited, although I realize it’s a long term vision and I may have to climb a lot higher than I ever have before. I’d love your feedback and advice as we move forward.

Have a great 2018,


Category: Life and Purpose

Practical Help To Change Your World

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I’ve been feeling down about the fact that I get so many ideas and want to do so many things, but I constantly seem to put the brakes on myself. I found this video on Youtube and have watched it a few times now. Great advice that I found very helpful and think you will too. Plus, Mel Robbins is very entertaining to learn from.

Please join with me in 2018 to stop hitting the snooze button or the emergency brake and get out of our routines and into the life we were meant to live.

All the best for these last weeks of 2017. And please let me know how you are stepping out, it will be a big encouragement to me.


Category: Life and Purpose

New Territory Ahead?

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cutting through the jungle

Are you jumping into new territory this coming year?

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