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WordPress Is So Much More Than an Easy-to-Use Website Builder

After exclusively using WordPress for over 10 years on my sites and to build update client websites, I’ve got a good feel for how great this Content Management System (CMS) is for every level of technological skills. That includes those that feel like they are technologically challenged. WordPress celebrated 15 years as an open source content management system in 2018 and is only getting stronger as time goes on. While it originally got it’s fame as an easy-to-use blogging platform, the software is now commonly used for websites big and small (see the infographic below for some of the big names that use the WordPress CMS) and offers ease-of-use for the non-techie and backend developer alike…and of course all of those skill levels in between. The software is top-notch and the ability to use plugins and themes to customize your site means that getting some pretty amazing and functional features …

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Home Business Ideas for Women

A flexible business is best for me to be able to perform the most important roles in my life as a wife and mother. As a homeschool mom, a business that doesn’t take me away from home very much is a must. It’s been around 12 years since I first started making money from home. Through those years I regularly discovered different home business ideas for women, tried different business opportunities and learnt various skills to better equip myself for services I could provide online. Whatever reason you have that has you looking for home business ideas, you’ll get inspired and encouraged by this article to get started today. The best thing about having a home business is the ability to work your business life around your personal life. In most work situations you have to work your personal like around work, which has often left me feeling unsatisfied with …

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How to Build Self Discipline to Do What Matters

I have to start off with some words from the best book, because this is what is often in my head when I’m struggling with how to build self-discipline (a life-long activity it seems)  and frustrated because I’m not getting tasks done that I really want to do. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. [I’ve got things I want to do with my time, but I’m still spending too much time doing things that don’t move me forward.] Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. . . I want to do what is good, but I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. [Even when I have clearly decided on and planned what …

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The Dream Big Journey

Enjoy the journey even when you think you’re not moving forward with the important stuff. Life has a way of changing priorities and making some priorities challenging to put first. I could share many situations in my life when I wasn’t moving forward on what really mattered. I have long been an advocate of setting goals and dreaming big. I am totally energized by the goal-setting activity, but have often been discouraged by the goal-achieving process. There are some things that I realized weren’t really what I wanted, but there have been more goals and dreams that I’ve held onto for years even though I was taking very little action in that area. You may think that some of those big dreams you have are impossible to achieve, or just too difficult to move forward with. I believe we have been instilled with certain ambitions because that’s what our purpose …

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Assessing and Planning 6 Areas of Your Life

In the coaching world there’s a common assessment tool called The Wheel of Life. It’s a visual tool to measure how satisfied you are in different areas of your life. As a coach, I get my clients to complete the wheel on their own and then at our next meeting, we review it together to discover what may be lacking and what is abundant in their life. We don’t always work directly on the area with a lower number if the client is wanting to see change in other areas, but knowing how they feel about the different areas of their life provides me with a clearer picture of how change can happen for them. This will also allow me to ask better questions to help them grow in any area of their life. There are many different reasons that The Wheel of Life assessment is beneficial to use. I …

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Writing Your Story

Have you written your story yet? The story that creates the life you want to live and the person you want to be. If you don’t write it you likely won’t see it happen. Instead of living the life you’re meant to live (the life that God has already instilled in you) you’ll end up living the life that is a result of your environment and influence of the people around you.  For many that’s not a life of purpose and fulfillment. And usually not a life of abundance and joy. How to Write Your Story No writing skills needed to write the story of your life. In fact I don’t even want to recommend too much of a process of ‘writing’ your story because each person has their own way of bringing out the desires and dreams of their heart in a unique way.  And you don’t even have …

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Music to Fire Up God’s Vision For You

I feel like giving up sometimes.  I get beat down by other people and I have circumstances that just don’t seem to be improving.  I have to deal with the bumps and tumbles that come from my own poor judgement. I used to take days to get over others condemnations. I used to wallow in my own self-pity. I used to stay angry and hurt for hours and even days. And I still deal with all those crazy, false and harmful thoughts….only now I have quite a few good habits to change that wicked mindset and only spend minutes wasting time and thoughts on what’s not going well. My most used good habit is to surround myself with praise and worship songs about who God is and what I have through the loving power of Jesus. For most of the defeating times I’ve noted above I play my Vision playlist …

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You will never leave where you are until you decide where you'd rather be. - Dexter Yager

How To Be A Stay-at-Home Business Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom is satisfying in so many ways and a source of great pleasure from being available to your family almost all the time. However, you may have the perception that you have to sacrifice your career pursuits to make family your priority. Some sacrifice is necessary, worth it and totally expected in life. Moms who work outside the home are sacrificing something too and for many of them their sacrifice is worth it for them and their family.  For those who don’t feel right about spending so much time away from home then the right step is to transition to a stay-at-home-business mom where you’ll love your family life so much more when you’re running a home business that is fulfilling part of your purpose in life. Whether you are already in the stay-at-home role or want to be, you can pursue your professional desires and work …

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5 P’s to Overcome Procrastination

You’ve got a lot to get done and you’re probably feeling like there’s not enough time to do it all. At least some days. Or if you’re anything like me, more days than you care to admit. Perhaps you’re putting off housework, business tasks, personal pursuits, family time or that often last-on-the-list “me time’. And you’re likely putting off different things for different reasons. Some things because it’s just not that enjoyable (is cleaning the bathroom one for you too?). You may be procrastinating on something that will move you forward magnificently in your work or in your personal life, but it will push you outside your comfort zone. Then there is the ever present issue of sincerely meaning to get to that ‘thing’ but it’s now the end of the day and you’re wondering how you didn’t do that thing again today! (e.g. a phone call, games with the …

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Desire Fulfilled Is Your Tree of Life

Are you going after your dreams, taking action on fulfilling your purpose and doing the stuff the really matters? We’ve all got our unique ‘stuff’ we’re meant to be doing throughout our lives and when we’re not reaching for the life of our wildest dreams we are blocking a very important part of ourselves. That’s the part that is connected to our spirit, to God and the part where we can gain that overwhelming joy and peace that gives us the confidence to keep on achieving. How to Create a Sick Heart I can admit to quite a few ‘hopes’ in the past that I let fade away. I’d get a strong desire to move in a certain direction in my life an I’d even take a bit of action on some ideas, but then I’d experience an obstacle or two and my ambition dwindled and doubt barged in. I’d …

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