Aiming for Mastery

This time of year, many homeschool moms start discussing mastery.How do you know when students have mastered a subject and are ready to move on to the next level? Some experts recommend that you complete at least 75% of a textbook to consider it credit-worthy.But, what if you don’t use a textbook? Or, what if you switch curriculum mid-year?...more

How to Develop a Mindset of Mastery

Everywhere you turn there is a quick-fix for this, shortcut for that, or wild promise about building your six figure business by the time commercial break ends on your favorite show. Hype and instant satisfaction follow us everywhere. Yet there is something to be said for the idea of mastering something - your craft, running your business, or service. There is no shortcut to expertise much like there is no shortcut for fine, aged wine. It takes time and attention to the fundamentals coupled with a lot of patience and trust. This post from bestselling author Pamela Slim breaks down 10 ways to create your own mastery mindset. ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake”… Emotional Satisfaction Returns on the 27th 2-25-12

Even though it seems like hard work, your efforts will not go unrewarded.Making progress is occurring in the background while you’re keeping the faith, and your personal vision.Opposing Energies: setbacks, obstacles, distractionsEmotional satisfaction returns on the 27th, provided the choices you’ve been making recently are balanced and harmonious.Wide Awake Words™ for today: responsibilities, well-organized, stamina, loyalty, appreciation...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” With Your Keen Intellect and Personal Mastery 2-8-12

Moderate your activity today, especially stress. So, take the time to reflect and settle your frazzled nerves with some needed rest.Opposing Energies: workaholic, exhaustion, anxietyEven if the day and evening is socially busy, groups are the vehicle to demonstrate your skills and dazzle others with your keen intellect and personal mastery, particularly in the business of promoting.Wide Awake Words™ for today: recuperation, harmony, protection...more

Reset The Motivation Button

Have you read a book by bestseller Daniel H. Pink called Drive? The author invites you to rethink motivation at its core. I personally like it when an author inspires me to think outside the box. And since finishing reading Drive, I am still utilizing the content of the book as one of my many resource guides for the work I do professionally, and for my own personal evolution.The author, came to his conclusions after drawing on four decades of scientific research, he examines the three elements of what he sees as true motivation - autonomy, mastery and purpose....more

The Skinny on the Dip

...the Dip, which focuses primarily on motivation, aims to instill in readers the constant reminder to remember you’re in “the Dip” when you find yourself struggling through the proverbial darkness before the dawn that we all face when we are striving to master something or achieve a particular goal.  You know the wisdom tidbit that says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”?  The Dip falls somewhere between your second and 999th step, but you’ll likely feel it most when you encounter difficult obstacles or unpredictable situations that seem designed ...more

10 Short and Sweet Reasons To Exercise

Exercise to give yourself the gift of wellness . Here are 10 plain and simple reasons to exercise consistently- 1. Positive Self Awareness 2. Positive Self Reliance 3. Positive Self Respect 4. Calm 5. Balance 6. Health Benefits 7. Endorphins 8. Mastery 9. Accomplishment 10. Attitude from my home blog at: ...more