The One-Step Method to Avoid Procrastinating

The One-Step Method to Avoid Procrastinating

In order to be anti-list, and woo you with quick fixes that will either help you get productive or at the least feel better about you and your lack of productivity. I wanted to address the elephant in the room, a suggestion that comes up all the time to combat the procrastinator that lives in all of us… the bribe, bargain and discipline we think we need in order to do what is needed to be done.

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The smell of change is in the air.

The smell of change is in the air.

INK News has levelled up to inked letters with weekly topics that I’ll be digging into. I created them to be specific enough that I'm not grasping for ideas but general enough that my content will adjust the to the ebb and flow of my business, personal life, and what sparks my interest at the time.

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Train Your Brain to Shut Up

Train Your Brain to Shut Up

In a world of constant noise, there is something about this title that really resonates. Of course maybe not for what you think. We can all use some focus in our lives and this author takes it a step further to connect with her audience, roller derby athletes, and really any competitive athlete who is looking to focus their game.

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A Vital Part of a Community

A Vital Part of a Community

Emergency Response Services are integral to the health of our communities. As valuable as these services are, one can ponder where did it all begin? Bonus is you won’t need to ponder, simply pick up the latest published book by The EMS Foundation of Calgary, Vital Signs: A Half-century of Emergency Medical Services in Calgary.

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How not to build a business.

How not to build a business.

I had Unlabel on my bookshelf for over three years. I purchased it on Amazon when I got home from a HOW Design Live conference. My memory is not that brilliant that I could really share what I garnered from his talk. What I do recall though was the impression he made on me. 

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myLife Chat with Tara Hoover

myLife Chat with Tara Hoover

Ever wondered how the myLife planner can work in your life? Sometimes it better to hear it from someone besides myself, because I am biased. It works for me. Listen to Tara and I chat about how she finds the myWeek helps her corral her various lists and notes into one space so she can focus on the work and then shut her office door over the weekend.

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Is bigger better?

Is bigger better?

Who hasn’t been wooed by the idea of living in a large space? Haven’t we all been conditioned to strive for that ‘corner office’ mentality? I embraced the "bigger is better" mentality of the suburban lifestyle. Who would have even dared to say that there was a downside? The more space you have, the more you fill it with. Period.

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A fresh start means a fresh page.

A fresh start means a fresh page.

I like to have the mindset that each and every day is a fresh start. But there is something about the beginning of a new year and the energy around it gives one extra motivation to start the year with good intentions.

So here we are, starting out 2019 and you may have in your hand gifts provided with love and good intentions, one of which could have been a new calendar. Likely either the version that is as standard as the clock face, so both seem to be a visual measure of where you are in time. But outside of that, it doesn’t inspire action.

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Make a list and check it a lot!

Make a list and check it a lot!

I have been a follower of Marie Forleo’s for over a few years. I find her videos and insights to be simple and to the point. Her motto, “Less IS more,” and I have been on that band wagon for the past year. So of course the worksheet download didn’t work right for me, and regardless I have my own style of making lists aligned with the design of myLife Planners that I procrastinated by creating my own worksheet which I am offering to you!

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Rembrandt's Comet

Rembrandt's Comet

A year ago I was referred to a most wonderful creative couple with self publishing dreams. After a first online video meeting they opened their world to me and invited me on their journey. The first book was The Foldings, followed by Slim Island, a second version of The Foldings, and then Stratosphere, all written by Gordon Kurby (his pseudonym). All of these books were the testing phase for the true baby, his recent book release, Rembrandt’s Comet.

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I am thankful...

I am thankful...

Celebrating Thanksgiving with the rest of Canada I found myself waking up to the rise of the sun and contemplating what being thankful means in my life. Saying thank you is one of the most powerful things you can say in a day. In my early 20's I had a manager who literally said thank you after each thing she asked her staff to do and whenever she interacted with others. Her gracious little act of saying thank you for each little thing has impacted me in so many ways. I 'thank' her for this lesson each day.

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