When I first "met" Jen here on the 48 Days Forum, I could feel her energy popping right through the computer screen! In honor of the official launch of Living Beyond Rich, I shared a post on ChicagoNow blog:
Jen is giving away both books to one lucky reader-- hop on over there and leave a comment!
Here's to living…Continue
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There is a decision that…
I do a lot of reading about writing. I see a lot of blog posts and chapters in books telling you what to do and, sometimes, why to do it. What I find both valuable and in short supply are examples showing how. I’m going to make an effort to do more of those types of posts, as I’ve done below.
I’m an engineer. I’m trained to solve problems, and I apply that training to my writing. The following example illustrates how I took a problem section and corrected it.
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We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. ~ Jesse Owens
by Pete Ferguson
A question from a family member:
This week we toured a local music studio to learn about piano lessons. My daughter is pretty excited, but my husband…Continue
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We see people in the workplace going through the motions, completing task after given task. A few of those folks take the time to add value to their work while most just see the cycle of repetition as a means to receive the next paycheck. Sometimes it's due to an overworked environment and less than optimal staffing; other times it's a case of employees accepting mediocrity.
You may read the story…Continue
Are you a family or just a group of individuals bond by some common factor?: What makes you and yours a family? Click here to read more.
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Some days I get to work in the morning, and I can not concentrate for the life of me. I'm an elementary school teacher, so focus is pretty important if I want to keep my sanity.
But, the thing is that I don't want to continue being an elementary school teacher. I've tossed some ideas around in the past about how to maneuver out of the classroom, and into a "specials" teacher job, such as a library media specialist, or a technology integration specialist. But, really, I don't want…Continue
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So, what if your True Love did give you all the items in The 12 Days of Christmas song - how much would it set him or her back?
According to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management, the total cost of The 12 Days of Christmas gifts for 2012 is $107,300!
This year’s cost rose…Continue
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Jesus’ prayer for us in John 17 boggles…Continue
The world around you improves each time you ask yourself and others how to improve your communication abilities. Everyone knows how to communicate…right? The truth is everyone does communicate. However, some of us seem to do it better than others?
If you’re anything like me, you want to put and keep yourself in the group of people who do…Continue
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Beginning writers submit portions of their work for detailed critique. See below my line by line comments for Ascanius' "March of the Huldra."
“Watch boy.” A withered hand jerked Endren around. “Tis no time to laugh an’ play.”
I like this much better than the first version.
Endren tried pulling away from the graying man. It was like his shoulder had become part of the city’s grey immobile stones.
Dan - I didn't want 2012 to end without sending you a huge THANK YOU. I know you touch the lives of thousands of people each week, and I realize it would be impossible for you to hear each one of our stories and the specifics of the positive influence you've had on each one of us.
This was a brutal year for me when it came to career and business, but it is going to end well and I have lots of people to thank. You in particular, Dan, deserve a special note.
I'm not kidding…
With all of the design work and all of the illustrations for the book complete, the fourth book in the I WANNA BE series (written by Joanne Fairchild Miller) is done. This one is about little Clara (whom a lot of you know)…she’s a great kid…speaks her mind…thinks her own thoughts…she knows who she is!
And that’s the title of the book: I KNOW WHO I AM.…Continue
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“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke…
About once a month a student in my fitness class will come to me and tell me their shins hurt, or their knees, or ankles, or hips or…
The first thing I do is glance down at their shoes and ask, “How long have you had your sneakers?”
“Oh about two years.”
“I think we’ve found your problem. Your feet need more support. Wearing the right shoe makes all the difference!”
Believe it or not, you should replace your sneakers about every 300 to 400 miles. If you work…Continue
This past Friday, I wrote a blog post titled "Another 30 Minutes of Work Accomplished Today." In there I described one of the worst job experiences of my life. I didn't listen to the whisperings within and dearly paid a price for it.
At the office one afternoon, I was joking with some co-workers that…Continue
We’re going to finish off 2012 by giving hats off to Jen McDonough and the amazing work she’s accomplished. Also known as “The Iron Jen” she has really made some powerful strides in life with her family, career, and finances. She has a living story to share that will bring things down to earth and help you see what is truly possible.
Introducing to you “Living Beyond…