How many times have you started a new project and never finished it? How many new improvements in your life or CTMH business were you going to make, but never had enough willpower to stick to it? How many of us have exercise machines in our houses that are just standing there and collecting dust?
Starting something new is always very exciting, but after a couple of days when a project stops being new, the excitement slowly fades. As a result we move on to a new goal, never finishing what we’ve already started. This pattern of behavior slowly transforms itself into a habit. And we all know how hard it is to break a habit, especially when your willpower is not strong enough.
One Small Trick That Works Even If You Feel Especially LazyIn this case you should tell yourself: “I am not going to jog today. I will just get up and put my jogging shoes on”.
Just make yourself do the tiniest piece of the task. Like reading just one page from the textbook, or do just one set of ab-exercises, something that would take you only a couple of minutes. The funny thing is, once you start doing it you’ll most likely finish it all.
I am excited to announce that I will be attending Kathy Markloff's LeaderShare in Philadelphia on April 30th. I am looking forward to visiting with the east coast team members
I am also registered for the Studio J Boot Camp! It was a last minute decision so I had to do a Studio J marathon to submit the 20 layouts required to attend. It was really fun and a bit addicting. The hours just flew by. If you haven't played with Studio J in a while, I encourage you to try it. There have been some amazing new upgrades that really are fun and creative. Check out Amy Ulen's tutorials - the link is on the top right side of my blog. http://www.createwithamy.blogspot.com/ . for lots of help and hints. I will be sure to report back on all we will learn at Boot Camp!
Artwork Corner: Here are 4 of the Studio J Layouts I created last weekend. I LOVE the free jpg's you get with a membership. You can print the web version out on 8.5 x 11 paper on your home printer (landscape), cut them out and they are the perfect size for adhering to a Board Book or 6x6 My Creations Memory Showcase to create a mini-album!
|Here I changed the color of the B&T, something you can't do for real! I also added extra mats|
|On the left page, I cropped a tag My Stickease to make a tab.|
|On this layout, I used text boxes to add the word background on the top of the right page.|
I then layered vellum over the top to make it look like 2nd generation stamping.
I am excited to be seeing the following ladies at Karen Morris's LeaderShare in Las Vegas on March 19th!
Carol Thompson, Carolyn Gardner, Emma Hernandez, Amy Ulen, Chandra Wallace, Dana Yates, Dawn Hinckley, Karin Smith, Bobbi Markley, Karen Bittinger and Shauna Nye.
Congratulations to the following team members for promoting in January and February! Awesome job of growing your teams!
|Consultant Name||Previous Title||New Title|
|Lisa Merrill||Manager||Executive Manager|
Quote of the Week:
"A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
~ J. Paul Getty