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January 17, 2012

Are You Getting Ready To Par–Tay?

Filed under: Holiday,Party Time — Laura R @ 8:18 AM
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The ever delightful Laurie invites you over

for Valentine’s Day
(a few days early)

Write up your post featuring anything about LOVE and join in.

To view other announcements and events including giveaways, reading challenges, crafty parties, more Valentines parties, and other things I know you’ll want to learn about

please visit my announcement blog at

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June 7, 2011

Dream Sharing To Create Success (Part 1)

The introduction to what I am doing here is in the previous post.
It became so long I divided it into two posts.

What is the typical way one begins to search for a way to make money from home, from a blog, or even from their backyard or beachfront hammock? 

When I first started my journey towards being wealthy and happy there were ads in the back of magazines.  Is that still done today?  

Most will use their favorite search engine with terms like “Work from Home” or “Make Money Online.”     

     How many zillions of pages turn up with such a search? 

Just because one page is high on the results or shows up frequently in the first few pages does that mean this site is the best answer for you?  Does it even mean it is a legitimate opportunity?

How does one know who is honest, who has your best interests on their agenda, along with making money themselves, who is qualified to lead you? 

(Image source)

How can one protect herself not only from financial loss and the influx of dozens of email she does not desire but also from humiliation, frustration and wasting precious time?

Besides researching opportunities one must also look into scams and complaints. Remember no one will please everyone. Even the “Good Guys” draw complaints and criticism.

More considerations determining the length and enjoyability of your success journey are knowing WHY you want to earn money and WHY you choose the methods you choose.

I admit I am an over thinker.   

I try not to be a pessimist but I like to know some options.

Will you write e-books or submit articles to print or digital publications?
Will you sell your crafts or found treasures from an online shop (I have some sources to share for these areas also) or a booth.
Are you looking for passive affiliate income?  Jill did a nice post on this.

Are you confident enough for work that requires recruiting other associates?

Just like any goal program, weight loss or education or learning a new creative skill, having others to talk to, to listen, to share experiences with, is crucial to not only moving forward but to enjoying one’s journey.

Being miserable with the hopes of finding something called success is never the right way. 

The cliché that success is a journey not a destination is 100% true.
One never arrives at success even when one experiences success along the way.

If you have read this far let me thank you profusely.

If you would like to know more of my thoughts, please visit again. I will try to be informative.
If you just want to know who inspires me to think these crazy thoughts, please visit my inspiration page.

I would love to know who inspires you and if you have a mentor.

This post is linked to these hops:
Dream Share with ATG

Creating My Way To Success




Dream Sharing To Create Success (Intro)

How often do you wish your blog would generate income? Do you dream about staying at home and making money online by doing something you find enjoyable? Have you taken the time to focus and make a plan to achieve any of those dreams? 

They say the difference between a dream and a goal is planned action.

Once a month Selena of Apron Thrift Girl invites us to share our dreams, be they money oriented or any other.   

Jill, of Creating My Way To Success, is determined to make earning money from home, and from her blog, an achievable goal.
She is using the SMART plan.

Specific             Measurable              Actionable                Realistic                Timed

It is simple to find thousands of places to help you efficiently plan goals
Back “in the day”  my favorite goal guru was Zig Ziglar

(He and I were both a lot younger then.)
I have most of his books and many of his cassette tape presentations.
  (No 8-tracks.)

   Other goals trainers you may have heard of are Brian Tracy and  Anthony Robbins.  

  Fun fact about Tony:  he has developed and produced a series of 4 television infomercials which have continuously aired on average every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day somewhere in North America since their initial introduction in April 1989.

To reach her goal Jill created a blog hop to attract more views, 
added specific types of ads, is joining other sites where people are doing what she wants to do and who would also be customers of her dream.

On Wednesdays she interviews other creative people about their journey to success.

To join in Selena’s Dream Share        and Jill’s Creating My Way To Success hops  I am working on a few “thinking aloud” posts .  I’ll ramble on about what to do to look for a legitimate opportunity.  I’ll ask for suggestions (if anyone is actually reading or cares.)
I’ll share my struggles and experiences and maybe my half baked ideas.
What I will NOT be doing is suggest any one site is better than any other or guarantee that any method will work the same for everyone.

My opinions will be 100% my own. 

The next part of this post follows.

September 17, 2010

Friendly Faces to Help Others

Filed under: Animals,Good Causes I believe in — Laura R @ 8:18 AM
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Pets come in all shapes and sizes. 
What makes a pet is the joy and companionship an animal brings to one’s heart and how it enhances one’s life.

These are a few of the pets I have had the opportunity to share time with this past year.

Before we continue, let me urge you to write a blog post today to help shelter dogs.  By writing about your pets, or allowing your pet to take over your blog today and write a post of their own, you can link up with the Pet Blog Hop  and for your post there will be a donation of a 20 pound bag of food from Pedigree.  Go to the Pedigree Facebook Adoption Drive page and LIKE them.
For a more clear description of the details, please click here.

Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19,  the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort.

My cats and dogs have come from various rescue sources.
I have done transports and adoptathons and worked at the shelters cleaning cages and walking dogs and being with less fortunate animals in their final hours.

You have the opportunity TODAY to help make life a bit richer for dogs from the comfort of your own home.  Please help.

If you do not have a pet of your own, you may borrow one for use in writing a post for this event.  Spread the word, please.

 To my Follow Friday friends, I promise to visit each and everyone of you very soon.

April 16, 2010

To Honor Library Week Postage Stamps and More

Filed under: Good Causes I believe in — Laura R @ 8:18 AM
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It is not too late to be part of National Library Week.
I wanted to share some links with you honoring different aspects of libraries and the decision
to recognize them Federally as well as Internationally. 
  link to blog about stamps related to reading and libraries 
 100 links to info about library week

Tuesday April 13
 Thank a library worker day,  proposed January 2003

I had hoped to write more about Internet Libraries,  but once again,  life did get in the way of intentions.  I hope some of you,  especially those who homeschool,  and Lifelong Learners such as myself,  continue to discover the resources available to us.

January 2010 saw beginning of iPL2, internet Public Library 

Tutorials on using interactive online libraries

I still have the intentions to write about libraries,  but do not want to make you wait.   Please check out the above links  and do some writing and researching yourself.   I know you will enjoy it.

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