Tag: Motivation

How to Write a 5-Minute Journal

When Tim Ferriss mentions his daily writing routine in Tools of Titans, I was intrigued. He calls the routine the 5-Minute Journal. The 5-Minute Journal is a series of writing prompts that Ferris uses every day – morning and evening- to recall daily highlights and to…

What Would You Do If You Were Not Afraid?

What has prevented you from reaching your goals? Is part of it fear? Fear of what? Writing it all down in private, in a journal  (paper or digital) helps to process what’s going on internally. From there, you have a better stance from which to address…

How to Stop Imitating Your Heroes and Just Get Started Already

In a Facebook group, a business owner asked how to become “unstuck” in the planning stage. There are projects waiting to be finished, but she’s busy reading more content from other business owners who inspire her. How can she become “unstuck” and not just copy someone…

How to Handle Social Disapproval [Cornell Study]

According to a Cornell study, social approval (or lack of it) does not affect people who have a sense of purpose. Or, rather, it does not affect them as much as it does those whose self-esteem hangs on being liked. Anthony Burrow, a co-author of the…

Ziglar Quotes for Motivation

Hilary “Zig” Ziglar (1926-2012) was an author and motivational speaker filled with pithy quotes for overcoming obstacles and continuing with your goals. Here are a few that I hope will be helpful to you. Sincerely, Deborah Zig Ziglar Quotes “Of course motivation is not permanent. But…

Your Many Ideas Have a Golden Thread

Hi, It’s Deborah. I’ve talked about my previous businesses before [See Content Revamp Article]. But I did not tell you this. One of my previous business ideas, one that predates this website- was that of online used bookseller. There are 5 elements to such an enterprise…

What is Your Primary Gift to the World?

Author of The Introvert Entrepreneur, Beth Buelow, asked on Facebook the other day, What is your primary gift to the world? Of course, you do not need to be an introvert nor a businessperson to answer this question. The primary gift that yours truly brings into…

Not a Morning Person? This might help.

When you are told during childhood that you are a night owl, not a morning person – that you are more energized at night then during the day- for the longest time you stick to that identity like a gnat on an overripe peach. It also…

Dirt Sandwiches

Each lifestyle has a dirt sandwich – something unpleasant about it. Each person must determine for which lifestyle are you so hungry that you don’t mind a little grit in your teeth.