While giving away great prizes, words of wisdom and confidence boosts along the way!
FIRST ORDER OF THE DAY:
There is no crying in baseball.
|Dave and me with Boog Powell, legendary player for Baltimore after he found out I named a hero "Boog"...|
(shakes head and finger at computer screen) There is NO CRYING IN BASEBALL.
And there is NO CRYING IN SPEEDBO.
And here's why.
This is a challenge... This is teamwork... this is a glimpse at a new tomorrow, laid out before us.
We don't cry.
We don't get down because we're off to a rough start, because we've got 21 days to go!
That's an amazing amount of time. That's time to re-group, re-strategize, and re-align ourselves with our goals.
Life happens. Stuff happens. Time gets away from us. People get sick. People die. Folks lose jobs... friends need help, kids need help, we need help. Plumbing and computers are guaranteed to break at the worst possible time.
But we fight on because these things happen to everyone of us, and you can't let it mess with you.
PEEPS!!! THIS IS OUR FIGHT SONG!!!!! (I have this Rachel Platten song with many other motivational songs on a CD for my car, and my kitchen. No matter what happens, there's a lot of fight left in me, and no one charts my destiny except me... and the Good Lord above! Land sakes, if we can't do anything else, the least we can do for ourselves is to grab hold of our own reins... captain our own ship... and forge ahead!)
So if you've lost your way, now'd be the time to set a new plan in motion. If 1,000 words per day was too much, try 500.
If you can't find two hours to work, compromise on one.
If you can't write at night, get up earlier in the morning.
If you can't write at home, go into work an hour early each day (or stay an hour late) and write there.
If you can't write during the week, block out weekends.
Here is the gist of this: You have to be the one making time.
No one can do that part for you.
No one can adjust your schedule. You have to be the fierce competitor and do that part. You have to gaze with the eye of the tiger and ROAR like Katy Perry!!!
Regaining ground is clutch in building success. Not conceding or acceding defeat.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Tina always used to post this saying... "What Have You Done Today To Make Your Dream Come True?"
And that saying should mean at least a little something to each of us. So if your first ten days weren't as expected, tuck them behind you and grab hold of your future. Today is a new day, with no mistakes in it yet... (L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables)
Come on inside and talk about what you've done or what you want to do! I'd love to hear it!
The coffee's on and I've got some fresh cheese Danish from Grandma Eichas's recipe... Soft, chewy pastry, stuffed with sweetened cheese and sprinkled with streusel topping.
Folks talked about Grandma's recipes from Germany... but Grandma laughed and said to me, "I was eleven when I came over! What recipes? Anything I learned, I taught myself and it was half farm, half-Depression and half-need. And in the end, it worked out all right." She raised eleven successful children. She lost two in childhood, dealt with a husband who had a stroke in his late-thirties, and worked non-stop to help her children, and then her grandchildren... A Great Depression, eleven kids, two lost, a World War, and a husband who worked two jobs while she and the kids ran the farm...
If you want it badly enough, my friends... you can do anything. That's what Grandma Eichas and a whole lot of good music taught me.
We've got THREE copies of "Back in the Saddle" to give away today, so pop in, leave a comment and I'll toss your name into Colt Stafford's smokin' hot cowboy hat!