Category: Inspiration & Motivation

Focus on What You Want

It’s easy to get depressed by where you are versus where you want to be. It’s easy to dwell on the chasm between where you are and where you’re going. Far better to focus on what you want and head in that direction daily. Don’t dwell on the distance. Enjoy it. Enjoy the scenery. You […]

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Life Alchemy – Bringing Your Dreams to Life

For your dreams to come true you have to bring them to life through daily actions. Your dreams won’t happen without you. These are your dreams that can only happen through your work. Your dreams are your life alchemy comprised of the transformation of your blood, sweat  and tears… of the soul-searing birthing of your […]

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This is the Time of Your Life

This. Now. Your time. The time of your life. If you don’t feel or believe this is it, consider how you will never again have this moment. Today, you can pick up your phone, snap a photo of something special and share it with the world in just minutes. You can write a short story […]

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The 1%… it’s Your Time to Shine

The 1% No, not the politicized version. There’s another kind of 1%. The ones who quietly work and write and build and create—often while others play—day in and day out, without certainty as to whether their creation will find its place in the world. The light does not shine only when someone is looking. Now… is your […]

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Extrinsic or Intrinsic Motivation: Where Does it Come From?

Where does most of your motivation come from? Is it intrinsic motivation from deep within you… from that voice that will not be silenced and the urge to create that will not be still? Or is more extrinsic motivation that comes from seeing people, places and things that give you ideas that make you want to […]

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Mind Over Matter Makes a World of Difference

Tired. That feeling that washes over your body that signals to you to slow down… to give in… to stop and to rest. That voice that says, as you’re exercising, “I’m too tired to go on.” That voice that says, “I know I shouldn’t, but…” “Mind over matter”, you tell yourself. But positive sayings are […]

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Discoveries In the Blink of an Eye

How Distractions Derail Development – and Help it Step out of the haze of quiessence, into a blaze of consciousness propelled by purpose. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com Going on Facebook to post a comment to help someone in the iCreateDaily Facebook group, I got distracted. That’s never happened to you, right? 😜 In that blink of an […]

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The Cognitive Restructuring of the Learner’s Mind

You’ve heard the term, “think positive”, also knowns as reframing.  It’s a newer term used by mental health professionals, therapists, but put simply, cognitive restructuring means to: Change the way you feel by changing the way you think. ~Christine Pedesky, author, Mind Over Mood We’ve all grown up hearing about positive thinking at some point […]

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You are Who You Hang Out With

Common in entrepreneur circles these days, this quote is typically attributed to Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. Birds of a feather flock together. You’ve probably heard this all your life. Perhaps from your parents as you were […]

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Lists of Best Podcasts

Best Podcasts for Creators

Just a couple years ago, my family used to spend hundreds of dollars a year on audiobooks. My 21 year old son and my 82 year old mother share a love for fiction audiobooks and since they both enjoy fantasy, adventure and thriller genres, they often share audiobooks as well. As a parent with two […]

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