Download my Book for FREE on Saturday and Sunday

Sometimes procrastination pays off! If you haven’t downloaded my book yet, you can download the Kindle version for FREE on Saturday and Sunday (the paperback version is also available but not eligible for the promotion). Go grab it and let me know what you think! If you do, please leave a review on Amazon. It helps more than you know!

For those of you who don’t yet know about my book, it is a reflection of how I’ve changed my thinking in such a dramatic way over the past 7 years that I have literally gone from surviving to thriving. It is the foundation for this blog. I was fortunate enough to be able to include writing from two of our fellow bloggers as well:

The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom

A Creative PTSD Gal

Thriving Not Surviving: Bravely Pursue a Life That Will Blow Your Mind!

Why is Right Now the Best Time to Commit?

There are many factors to any type of success.  There might be things you need to learn, tasks you must complete or people who have to help you along the way.  There is no one path for every goal.  However no matter what you hope to achieve there is one thing you cannot succeed without.


If you truly have an objective, a target you want to hit, you must commit yourself or it will never happen.  Life will get in the way.  Other priorities will come up.  It will gather dust, half finished, waiting for you to get back to it or worse, these conflicts might even move you further from the goal.

But if you commit, sincerely commit yourself 100%, you can achieve anything.

Right now is the best time.  There is no time that will ever be better.  If you truly want to do this then start, but don’t try; DO it.

Decide today what you want to achieve and commit. Write it down. Put a date you will achieve your goal on your calendar. Announce it on social media. Plan a party to celebrate the completion of your goal, even if you haven’t started.

Once you commit, you will find a way to succeed.

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I challenge you to commit yourself without hesitation

The first step to reaching any goal is to commit yourself to it.

Life is busy and many of the things we want to achieve get lost in the daily tasks we each have to accomplish. Between work, taking care of a home and family sometimes it may seem like there’s no time left for anything else. Yet if we want more than what we have right now, we need to find the time.

I have achieved many things in my life, but in every case I have struggled until I did one thing. Until I actually committed myself 100% to any of my goals, the competing priorities that popped up every day would sabotage any progress I was making.

Take reaching a healthy weight for example. Like many people my weight has gone up and down over the years. I know how to reach my goals, but life gets in the way. I am aware I need to limit my calories, however many social and networking events I attend involve food. I understand I need to track my calories so that I am more aware of what choices I’m making, but some days I get busy and might not have the time to look up every item that was in the dish I had for dinner. I realize I need to increase my physical activity, yet sometimes an extra hour of sleep does me more good than running on the treadmill.

Every day we are faced with countless choices. Our priorities change based on what’s immediately in front of us at any given moment. If you’re not 100% committed to losing weight, and a friend invites you to a free dinner at an expensive restaurant, your desire to save money and enjoy new experiences may rule over your goal to lose weight.

Identify Your Reason Why

It is impossible to truly feel committed to something if you’re doing it for someone else, or because you feel like you have to, or because other people are doing it. If you have a goal, it should be one that you sincerely want to achieve for yourself. What is your personal reason for embarking on this journey?

Define it in concrete terms. How will your life be different once you reach your goal? Why is this important to you? Why should you do this right NOW?

When I was able to commit to losing weight, it began after a 2 week trip to NH to visit family. I had been gaining weight slowly during the months leading up to the trip, and while there I did not eat wisely. I gained more than 5 pounds in the 2 weeks I was gone. But it wasn’t the numbers that provided the motivation. The entire time I was gone my always temperamental back hurt worse than it had hurt in a long time. I had a hard time enjoying any activity and could barely sleep because I was in so much pain.

I knew that if I weighed less, my back would hurt less. It’s a pretty obvious fact that when you are carrying less weight your bones and muscles don’t feel the same kind of stress. There was a direct correlation between the way I was eating and the way I was feeling.

And I desperately wanted to change the way I was feeling.

The day I returned I began my weight loss journey and I have lost 27 pounds in 3 1/2 months. I have about 9 pounds left to go but I know it will come off…it hasn’t been a struggle at all for me to stick to making healthy choices. I know why it’s important to me to do this, and so I do.

What’s your reason for changing?

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Thriving Not Surviving Available NOW for Pre-Order

Bravely Pursue a Life That Will Blow Your Mind!

On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy are you with your life right now exactly the way it is?  If you can’t honestly answer 10 then this book is for you!

You can go from surviving, just getting by day to day to thriving and living a life you never imagined.  This book will show you how!

Using practical insights along with personal stories of struggle and success, this book will:

  • Help you commit to moving your life to the next level, whatever that level is for you.
  • Demonstrate four strategies to change your thinking that will lead you toward success
  • Provide actionable steps to reprogram the thinking that has been holding you back.

From the moment you begin to shift your thinking, you will be able to create new habits that will transform your life into the one of your dreams!  Start NOW!

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