Day 2 – Name Your Everest

Good morning Trail Blazers!  If you have found your way here via the #Write31Days challenge -welcome!  I am honored to have you along on this journey.  Yesterday, I introduced the concept of creating a “Motivational Action Plan” – a one page, simple reference guide that you use to get back on track, get motivated, and […]

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You are HERE – Getting Started on Creating Your M.A.P

The first step in getting to where you want to go, is finding out where you are now.  Sounds simplistic doesn’t it?  However, orienting ourselves is often the most challenging step we take in goal setting – and often it’s a skipped step.  Most people write down their goals either at the beginning of each […]

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Struggling Business Owners – Be Prepared to Stop …

No one ever tells you this as a small business owner…. or if they did, the words traveling at the speed of sound couldn’t reach me  – the overly enthusiastic entrepreneur traveling at light speed towards fortune, fame and glory.  I thought once you were off and running, you ran full speed to the finish […]

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Trail Angels – Supporters of our Journey

Lexi – my 4-legged fellow adventurer and I walked the Greenbelt Pathway from MilCreek Hannaford in South Portland, Maine to Bug Light last night, and we made a pit-stop at a Trail Angel location along the way.  This person is kind enough to set out water and dog biscuits for the canine trekkers along the […]

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Wile E. Coyote -Super Genius, and Super Resilient

Ah, Saturday morning cartoons – nothing brought me more joy than a bowl of fruit loops and the antics of a super sly, super wise guy – Wile E. Coyote.  While Warner Bros made Wile out to be a bumbling buffoon that got blown up … one thing was for sure … he always bounced […]

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Stuck in the Briar Patch – Leading Through Personal Crisis

Last summer, I was hiking the south side of Saddleback Mountain on a trail that was a connector to a well traveled ATV/Snowmobile road so I could access one of my favorite fishing ponds.  Freighted down with my fly-rod, lunch box, back-pack, dog leash, and water bottle, I maneuvered carefully down a gravel path – […]

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What my FitBit has taught me about Leadership…

Hello, and meet my new obsession – the FitBit – a tiny little activity tracker that monitors steps you take and your sleep cycles.   Last week, I bought my husband a Fitbit for his birthday, and one for me for.. well, just because.  I figured it would be fun to “compete” with each other […]

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A Walk …. with Lexi

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~ Henry David Thoreau Thursday (July 12th) marked the birthday of my favorite author – Henry David Thoreau. To commemorate his birthday, I spent alot of time writing.  I would have gone walking, but we are experiencing a muggy heat wave in the NorthEast, and […]

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Guest Blog – Kathleen Frati – “Design Your Day”

I want to welcome to the Trail Kathleen Frati.  Kathleen joined the Trail Blazers on Tuesday to participate in the Blazing Trails Adventure “Find the Time to Get Lost – A Natural Approach to Time Management.”  – she said she was inspired to write this post after she attended.  It’s brilliant! I asked her if […]

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