Lately my days have been filled with relocating my mother-in-law to a nursing home and cleaning out the apartment she has lived in for almost twenty years. It has been a sad and frustrating job. Fiercely independent, stubborn and increasingly forgetful, she has clung to the familiarity and security of her apartment even when it was no longer safe or reasonable for her to continue to live there.
As I throw away, give away and pack…Continue
One aspect of being a writer and an author that I initially hated and feared was selling and marketing my books. In the beginning I was one of those people who said, "I can't sell anything." However if you produce a product, eventually you want to share it with others and unless you can afford to give it away, you will need to learn how to best promote and sell it. I've written about this many other…Continue
In my last blog post, I wrote about how people often put the cart before the horse when it comes to setting goals. There is one other thing that is important to do before you set a goal. You need to ask yourself, "Why?" Why do you want to achieve this particular goal? What is the motivating factor? Are you doing it for yourself or someone else? Are you doing it to make money, develop a relationship or to look and feel better? In…