TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted at jennsmpsn.ca. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t spoil the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, as well, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

People need hope before they need a solution. Hope offers power in the present moment.”

Your Message Matters by Jonathan Milligan, p.226


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesday post, or share your “teaser” in the comments, here, if you don’t have a blog. Thanks!


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TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted at jennsmpsn.ca. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t spoil the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, as well, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

The distinguishing factor is that one focuses on the humility of serving, the other focuses on pride. But, there’s something even better than being the hero.”

Your Message Matters by Jonathan Milligan, p.73



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesday post, or share your “teaser” in the comments, here, if you don’t have a blog. Thanks!



[note: Teaser Tuesday uses Affiliate links. Please see my T&C page for more details.]

It has been a long time since I’ve written a blog post. But I plan to write many more in the months & weeks to come! First, to give you a bit of the backstory…

TIRED OF THE “NOISE”

For quite a while now, social media has really been getting under my skin. I’ve longed for the simpler days of blogging, where communities formed in the comments, and we weren’t all controlled by an algorithm.


I’ve been saying to people, for a couple of years, that I wanted to return to blogging (I’d spent eight years as a book blogger, prior to 2013), but hadn’t yet made the leap. But things really were pushing me to the limit.

RESET

Over the final two weeks of December 2021, I decided to take a break from posting on social media. And it ended up being really insightful. The pause helped me to see how much “pressure” I’d felt around trying to adhere to some unspoken standard there. It felt great to escape.

And, to be honest, I’m still not ready to go back.

am, however, excited to begin blogging, again!

LOOKING FORWARD

One of the main things you can expect to see here, over the next little while, is more book-related content. Reason being, I love to read and to learn. Yet, in the last several years, I’ve not made as much time for reading as I’d have liked. As such, I’m attempting to remedy that, going forward!

And speaking of books, I also plan to reboot my weekly “Teaser Tuesday” meme that I used to share on my book blog [fun fact: I started the #TeaserTuesday meme back in 2008, and it’s grown to be far bigger than I ever could’ve imagined!]

I also want to share what I have been learning (and have yet to learn) about being a solopreneur, and about finding your life’s purpose. 

Because so much of our life is spent working, I believe it’s critical that we enjoy what we do. Work shouldn’t be some drudgery that we have to force ourselves to attend to, week after week — that’s no way to live! Instead, I’m all about helping you discover your purpose and your true identity, so you can love what you do, and live life to the fullest!

COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE!

I do hope you’ll join me. I would love to gather a community, here, of creatives who are living out their purpose, and who consider themselves to be lifelong learners, like me.

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I can’t wait to see what this new year brings!

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TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS:  What are your thoughts about social media, these days? Are you tired of the noise, too?

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted at jennsmpsn.ca. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t spoil the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, as well, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

“Clients who put their values first in making decisions about food skills practice and workout programs hit their goals fairly easily. Values-based practice is the foundation of making smart decisions about fitness.”

Lean and Strong by Josh Hillis, page 153


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesday post, or share your “teaser” in the comments, here, if you don’t have a blog. Thanks!


[note: Teaser Tuesday uses Affiliate links. Please see my T&C page for more details.]

Why do you need personal development? Why bother chasing after growth? Well, here are a few thoughts.

If we aren’t growing, we are remaining stagnant. Those who refuse to grow have a limited way of thinking. They become bitter and angry, and feel like the world is out to get them. They alienate the people around them, and end up pushing people away via their attitude. This just confirms their theory about the world being out to get them, and that it’s trying to make them miserable.

However, when we grow, we are renewing our mind, thinking about bigger and better possibilities, and strengthening our belief in what’s possible. And when we believe that better is possible, we act to make changes that confirm those beliefs. This, then, cycles back around and strengthens our belief that better is possible.

So, are you spiraling up, or spiraling down?

Positive change starts with the belief that change is possible (otherwise known as a “growth mindset)* — that things can get better, and that — in whatever way, no matter how small — we can affect some of that change!

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