Our Deepest Fear…

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

-Marianne Williamson

2 Tips for Completing Your To-Do List

Corrie PetersenBy

Creating a to-do list is a great way to make sure you complete all the tasks you’d like to complete in any given time. You can create these for personal use as well as business use. There are so many things you can create a to-do list for that the list is endless, but the important thing is to know what needs to be done to complete the list and meet your deadlines and goals.

While there are many ways to complete your to-do list I have found some of them don’t work for me. Here are the two that have helped me the most and the ones I use every day so I make sure I complete my to-do list and stay on track.

1. Length

I’ve tried creating to-do lists for the entire month and for the entire week and all that does is frustrate me. I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere because the list is so long. The reason it’s so long is because I have daily and weekly things I do for myself and for my clients and so those things must be on the list multiple times.

It’s not good to have a to-do list that’s 2 full notebook paper sheets long. That length can get to anyone and I know it certainly got to me so I had to make a change. Now I create a daily to-do list. That way my list is shorter and I don’t miss anything because it was put further down on the long list and was surrounded by tasks that weren’t due for a week or more.

2. Hard Tasks First

I found I was having a problem with my to-do lists and with that came the time when it wasn’t being completed. My problem had to do with tasks I didn’t like to do or ones that were hard. I found I would do all the easy and fun ones first and that left me to complete those ones that I didn’t want to do, but needed to be done. When I discovered this was going on I decided to try changing things so I could prevent that from happening.

One way I tried was to do those tasks I didn’t want to do or were hard to do first. I thought if I got them out of the way first it wouldn’t be so bad. I’d have all the rest to look forward too. Now sometimes that works and it may work for you, but over time I found that wasn’t working either. I found I was procrastinating and that made it difficult to complete the rest of the tasks on my list.

So my last resort was to intermingle easy tasks with hard tasks and that’s finally what it took to make it work. I would do one easy and fun task and then do one task I didn’t want to do. Once that was done I would do another fun one and then another hard one. Before I knew it, the tasks were done and it was smooth sailing after that.

When you have things you need to get done and you don’t want to forget them, you need a to-do list. It’s the best way to see what you need to accomplish and crossing things off gives you a great feeling of success. When you use these two ways to complete it or other strategies that work for you, you’ll complete your to-do list and feel great about your days.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business and she’s a successful Ghostwriter. She enjoys helping her clients reach success through the services she offers. If you need help completing tasks so your business will be successful, click here to see what she can do to help you make it happen.

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45 Examples of Happiness

Happiness is:

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate…
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15. The beach
16. Finding $100  bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Eye contact with a hot member of the opposite sex.
19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful/good looking.
23. Laughing at an inside joke.
24. Friends.
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies (and eating them…!).
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38. Holding hands with someone you care about.
39. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
40. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much-desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

– Unknown Source