Holy smokes! It’s been quite a whirlwind of events the last couple of months and that’s meant no time spent writing for this mama. Since I wrote my last blog post, we bought an existing franchise, went to a week long training, sold our house, bought a new house, moved our family 1101 miles, left… Read More What’s Your BHAG?
Though it seems I’ve abandoned Motivating Action in the last month, I have a great excuse – I’ve been too busy taking action! My husband and I have been super busy, stressed, and excited because we have finally found an existing small business to buy! Yay! As we dot our i’s and cross our t’s,… Read More Focus on the Routine
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been busy doing a lot of substitute teaching the last couple of weeks and I absolutely love it! In fact, I wish I’d started subbing years ago. I love the flexibility, working with the kids, learning from the wonderful teachers and staff at the school, and getting a glimpse into… Read More A 1st Grader’s Cautious Tale
These last couple of weeks I’ve been reminded what it’s like to work full time outside of the home while trying to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a stay at home mom. I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say it’s exhausting! To anyone considering going to work after staying at home… Read More Your Workout is Too Long! 5 Reasons to Workout 20 Minutes a Day
In an October 2014 article titled “Unused Vacation Days at 40-Year High”, author Amy Langfeld, paints a disappointing picture. According to a new study by Oxford Economics, Americans are using only 77% of their paid time off which in essence means we are working for free one week each year. What’s worse is that, as… Read More This is Trippy
Taking action can feel hard. It’s so much easier to sit in the When and Then Rut and talk yourself out of taking any action at all. For example, when it’s warmer, then I’ll get outside to exercise more. When we have more money, then we will get the repairs made on the house. When… Read More Get your Butt out of the Rut!
I was recently listening to a Tony Robbins podcast on Castbox – an awesome app, by the way, that I listen to while working out, cleaning the house, making dinner, etc. – and Tony said something that made me run to my kitchen for a pen and paper. I’m pretty sure he said them just… Read More Execution Trumps Knowledge
It’s confession time. I haven’t printed pictures – besides the 10 necessary for my children’s student of the week posters which were printed at 7am the morning they were needed – or completed a photo book in 3.5 years. I’m really much further behind than that, though, because that year I printed hundreds of photos,… Read More Unfinished Business
Since I am just getting started here at Motivating Action, I thought it would be a good idea to come clean before we go any further. In case my first three posts haven’t made it clear, this blog is really my chance to kick my own butt into gear and in doing so, hopefully inspire others… Read More Coming Clean
There’s a balancing act going on in my life and whether you’re conscious of it or not, I bet it’s happening in your life as well. First, a little history – fifteen years ago, my husband and I decided we’d like to be parents and knew from the get go that one of us would stay… Read More Balancing Time and Money