How To Get (and STAY) Motivated

Let me ask you one simple question – what is your motivation?

What I mean is – what drives you to do the things you do? When you make a decision, a choice, or take action – what moves you?

Maybe you have some areas in your life that you aren’t exactly happy with and feel like you need to make some changes. Why have you? Or better yet – why haven’t you?

We all have various reasons for doing what we do. But, in the grand scheme of things, there are really only 2 major motivators ——– [Read more…]

Three Things To Keep From Feeling Like a Bad Santa!


It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I’m wondering what your holiday was like? Full as in fulfilling? Or full as in full of strife? Or BOTH!

I can’t help but think that Dickens penned these words for many of us.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… [Read more…]

The Two Most Important Things to Remember When Setting Goals


I was just scrolling through Twitter, as I often do, and came across a short video clip from Pastor Steven Furtick that really made me think.

It made me ask myself a question I think most of us could benefit from asking –

How do my expectations measure up to my abilities? [Read more…]

Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

You’ve been asked that question before, right? It’s a favorite of college admissions boards, scholarship essays, and job interviews.

Of course, my favorite answer was always, “In a mirror,” but no one else ever seemed to find that quite as humorous and I did.

Really, though…where do you see yourself in 5 years? [Read more…]

Sweet Sugar Scrub


Oh DoAheads! I’m so excited for you to see what contributor Jodie Barrett has to share today!

Jodie (and her ministry partner Donna) have started the coolest outreach in the form of a jar! I won’t say much more (I’ll ruin the post) but you really should check out their ministry page listed at the bottom  (I might even share what my “joy-in-a-jar” looked like!) Let’s hear from Jodie! [Read more…]

How to Get Better at Just About Anything


Have you ever learned a new skill and noticed it took for-bloomin’-ever to get good at it?

Maybe you just had a junior high basketball flashback! B.E.E.F. anyone? (Maybe that was just me). Or perhaps you remember learning to play piano or guitar. Or, it may have seemed it took you longer than most to get that squat form just right at the gym.

Whatever skill came roaring into your mind, the point is that learning something new always takes time. And it’s quite scientific. [Read more…]