Life in the Fast Lane


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Hello reader’s, she knows that it has been quite some time since posting anything on this blog. It is funny how life gets in the way of the things that you love to do. However, life is something that you have to take with a grain of salt. Throughout, our life things happen to where you cannot get things that you would like to do done. When you finally get to that point in your life where you have the things that you want out of life you can only try and reach for better things that will make your life better. It is hard to sit down and make time for writing when you have a busy schedule. Although, it is mostly procrastination that keeps you from doing the things that you should be doing to keep your audience interested in what you are writing about and keeping them coming back to read something else that you have written.

To be the writer you have to actually set time aside from your life to write about things that interest you and your reader’s. That is the main thing right there setting aside time from work, homeschooling, and life to write about what is on your mind. A few years ago she did not have any problems sitting down at her desk and writing about what was on her mind. However, the more recent years have become more wrapped up in work, and homeschooling her children to get them ready for the outside world. Keeping in mind that her main reason for writing was to give advice of things that have worked for her that could possibly help other’s in the world.

She has always loved to write and spent long hours working on a book that she has not even looked at since things in her life turned around for the better. She needs to realize that she can never publish a book without putting in the effort to getting it finsished and edited. Putting aside all the times that she laid around the house on her day’s off from work to enjoy the day. She could spend that time to write about things that maybe could help other’s in the world. You know when you work six days straight and homeschool in the afternoon grading papers, and making sure that they have done the required work that they were supposed to do you find that most of your time is spent doing the things that you have to do.  Sometimes that does not leave time for anything else like the things that you would love to be doing.

She spends most of her time working and spending quality time with her family. Taking on of her day’s off to just be lazy and not think about the things that she needs to be doing. It is making up excuses why she is not writing the things that she should because she just does not want to take the time to sit down at her desk and spend the time writing. So now, she needs to make the decision on whether or not she wants to keep the work going and spend the time each day to make sure that she sits down and writes. All it takes is actually sitting down at the computer and spending a little time writing about what has happened in her life to get her where she is today.

It is time to make that change in her life to keep her interested in the things that she loves to do and spend that little extra time in compiling some articles to publish throughout the week. She is excited about keeping her reader’s interested in continuing to come to her blog to read what she writes about and she will set time out of her day to accomplish what she started so many years ago.

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What are your Dreams?


Sometimes in your career you are asked to write down your dreams of what you want out of your life. It could be anything and be anything that you would want to happen in your life. It is a good question to ponder on when you get the chance to see what you would want out of your life. What would one of your dreams be to accomplish in this world. Well you know sitting here thinking about that question you find some answers that you probably would not have thought about before because honestly most people are working paycheck to paycheck with no balance in their life.

You know while she was sitting here writing about her dreams it dawned on her that most of her dreams have come true maybe a little later than she had hoped but they did come true. One of her dreams was to finish college and that happened in 2012 with a master’s degree. Another dream was to have her own home that she could call her own without having people tell her what she could or could not do. Some place where her and her family could settle down and make a life of their own. Well that happened in 2013 which was a blessing in itself.

With all the good things happening to her recently she did not know whether or not to believe that good things could happen because they have always struggled to make ends meet no matter what they situation. However, that was also about to change with all the other good things that have happened in the last year she was not looking for anything else. The job that she has wanted was just around the corner all she had to do was be persisent and go for what she wanted. Becoming a manager was the best thing that could have happened because now she does not have to struggle to make ends meet.

Now, a year later and she still loves her job to no end although there are struggles as with anything in the world of business. However, you have to overcome those struggles and pick the things that you want to go your way. You cannot win every fight but you can win some of the fights. It is a struggle to find that happy medium within the workplace. However, when you find that happy medium you should not do anything to desturb the changes that are going on.

Eventually, she wants to get to that point on where she wants to be within the next few years. She know that she wants to move up within the company and she knows that it will be a challenge to get where she wants to be within the company but she is determined to learn and eventually acheive the desired outcome that she seeks within this company. She knows that if she does the right things and shows how much she cares about the company things will work out in her favor. It is worth the wait so that she can learn all she needs to know before taking that next step into the upper business world.

A New Year and A New Beginning


As the New Year comes in there have been some changes in my life that is going to be better for my family. With that being said, I have come to realize that with more responsibility you do not have enough time in the day to write as much as you would like to. The long days of working a full-time job, and homeschooling the children makes harder to write and keep up on things that you want to do.

The future holds some great challenges that will takes every ounce of energy that  I have to make it the best year.  A new promotion at work.  This is something that I have waited for the past few years. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have done the past few years. However, this is the best one of all accomplishments because I am a unit manager.  I have made it to the corporate world. 

Through everything you go through in life something  always makes it better.  If you believe in everything that you do good things will happen and you will achieve your goals that you put in place.  Life is unpredictable and you have to go through  the obstacles that come your way but you will come out stronger and ready for anything else that comes your way. 

Life is about making sacrifices and working towards something better on your life.  Not only for yourself but for your family.  You cannot worry about other people because you have your own family to worry about, and making sure that they have everything they need is your first priority.

In the end everything will turn out for the better.  You will have a great year,  and make goals to achieve in the upcoming year. Of course, there will be new challenges,  and obstacles to overcome in the New Year but you will manage to break through those challenges, and obstacles to reach the outcome that you desire.

HERE’S TO HOPING THAT THE NEW YEAR IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU HOPE IT WILL BE.

A New Chapter


You know in an earlier post when she started this blog she wrote about tradeoffs that you face throughout your life. Well in addition to that article here is something else that she can add to that line of thinking.

Throughout your life you have different chapter’s some close, and some stick around for a while. However, you have to make the best of the chapter’s that you have throughout your life and make the outcome what you want it to be. Sometimes this is hard to do with everything that is going on in your life with work, children, family, and everything else that you have to do in a day’s time. Starting a new chapter in your life requires communication with your family, and discussing the outcome of the new chapter. This new chapter of life requires spending more of your time at your job and less time with your family. However, the benefits of the new chapter are what counts because it means a better life for you and your family. Now, it is your time to shine and make the most of the career that you have chosen.

Writing is another one of those chapter’s and right now it is hard to spend the amount of time that you would like on the writing and keeping the reader’s coming back to read the articles that you write. Although many reader’s understand and know that you have entered a new chapter in your life some reader’s do not want to stick around to wait for more articles because you are not posting regularly like you were earlier within the year. This is fine with her because she has a lot going on right now and with the promotion, homeschooling, and family time it does not leave enough time in the day to spend on writing.

Somewhere, along the way she has to put something aside and think about it later. She is grateful for the reader’s that are sticking with her blog and continuing to visit the articles that she has posted over the past two years. It makes her feel good that people are still reading the things that she has written about throughout the years. Advancement in her job is something that she has waited for a long time. Now, she spends her time training, and learning about new things that will help her throughout her career. She works 11 hours a day, comes home to grade papers for the day, visits with the family, and then spends some time working on things that she must study for work.

If putting off writing for a little while helps her in the conquest to making a better choice for her career then that is what it means. Periodically, she will still post a few articles however, it may take a little longer to get them finished for posting because of the tight schedule that she is on right now. She hopes that her reader’s and the future reader’s of this blog will understand the commitment to making this part of her career a success.

350 Followers and More to come!!!!!


350 followers

You know when starting this blog in October of 2011 her heart was not in writing. Of course, there were some obstacles to overcome before she could fully invest her time in writing other articles instead of just writing in her journal. A couple of years had gone by without working on the blog that she first created. It was not until recently in 2013 that she finally took the initiative to write because it makes her feel good. She loves to inspire others with her writing. She did not think that people would read the things that she wrote about and thought that they would not find it that interesting.

Therefore, starting her writing back up again she decided that she would just write for herself and let everything else fall into place. She started out with only 5 followers when she first started and now here in 2014, she is at 350 followers which is a huge experience for her because that means that she has 350 reader’s that she must keep in mind when she is writing. It has turned out to be a wonderful experience and one that she hopes will flourish into something bigger later on in the future. She is happy with the outcome of her newly found hobby and the excitement of having an audience such as this can be overwhelming at first but with time all things come together when they mean too.  

It is an indescribable feeling to log onto your blog and find that people around the world have viewed your materials. Although many do not leave a comment and that is fine it is nice that some people leave some type of comment. It is an inspiration to have this many readers who actually like the things that she writes about and she loves to hear what others have to say.  Sometimes when she writes she does not think that people will enjoy reading that type of article. However, she is surprised when she finally gets a few likes on the article. She knows that you have to publish something every day and sometimes that is hard to do because you do not know what to write about that would peak an interest into the reader. However, she tries to make at least one or two posts because that is the ritual that she needs to have in order to accomplish her goals as a writer.

She hopes that one day she will become an author of a book that she is working on. Although with everything going on in her life with homeschooling, work, writing, and other things she manages to make time for everything that she wants to accomplish in the upcoming years. She loves writing about personal experiences, inspiration, college, and anything else that intrigues her. She looks forward to reading other posts from the people who follow her and enjoys some of the tips, and advice that they have to offer.

Thank you all for following this blog it is gratifying to know that others enjoy the articles that she writes not only for herself but for others as well.

Devotion to Writing


Devotion to Writing

Devotion to writing is something that you have to make a priority in your life. You have to want to take the time to write about anything that comes to your mind. After all you have readers who are interested in the things that you have to talk about through your writing. Writing takes time, thought, and research because of the variety of things for example:

  • people you talk to
  • jobs you have done during the day
  • memories you have thought about from the past
  • Looking at old pictures
  • reading old journal entries

Enjoying what you write

When you sit down to write you have to actually enjoy what you are writing about and you have to enjoy writing. For some people it is a therapeutic technique that allows them to write down their passions, thoughts, fears, realities, and much more. It is a way to express those feelings, thoughts, memories, and anything else that comes to mind. In writing things that have happened in your past down on paper, computer, tablet or whatever your preference allows you to let go of those feelings that keep entering your mind. For example: I love to write and always have because it allows me to reach the inner side of my thoughts and reach those deep dark thoughts that stay hidden in my mind.

Topics

Throughout the world there is an abundance of topics that you can write on and voice your own opinion about how you feel about that topic. You can also give your thoughts about a variety of food dishes, money-saving techniques for things around the house. The possibilities are endless when it comes to writing. Some people write reviews about places they shop at, places they eat, and customer service. Reading what other people write about certain topics allows you to gain perspective and other opinions about the numerous questions that people have in this world. People around the world have questions especially when it comes to children, home, work, meals, saving money, and gift ideas.

Variations to Writing

Everyone has their own style of writing especially when it comes to characters, scenery, food, drinks, plots, atmosphere, and anything else that you can think about within a writer’s mind. By reading books written by other’s you see what they are writing about within their books, and you find yourself imagining the scene that you are reading. Some people write in the first person, and some write in the third person. You have to decide what type of writing you want to do and how you want to convey your writing to the readers reading your work.

An abundance of writing

  • History
  • Romance
  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Horror
  • Drama
  • Poetry

The list can go on and on without fail because there are numerous subjects to write on throughout the world. You have your choice of anything that you would like to write about in the world from many different perspectives. I hope that the things that I write about within this blog help other’s you may have the same type of situation, problem, and questions about a variety of things in the world. Inspiration comes from voicing your opinions, trials, triumphs, and techniques that you have used throughout the process to find what worked in your particular situation.

The Management World


It is not rocket science to become a manager however, it does takes patience, and some understanding to be a manager. You have to be in control of everything that goes on in your restaurant, hotel, business or whatever you are working in as a manager. You have to set the ground rules, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles that may come your way during the process of your management career. Management is not all about the paperwork it covers a variety of issues that you must find a way to deal with inside your business. It is not just about having bodies in spots to make bonuses. It is about having the right people in the right places at the right time. You have to play the part, look the part, and teach the part of being a manager.

Being a Leader

Being a leader allows you to let other’s see your performance and notate that you are not afraid to do the things that you ask others to do within your business. Employees will not respect you if you are not willing to do the work just like them. You cannot expect people to do what you want them to do if you do not have a great attitude, a great personality, and you do not show them that you are the one in charge. Management needs to delegate responsibilities to everyone instead of just a few employees. By the manager following up on the delegated responsibilities, and coaching them when they do something wrong.  Coaching employees in the right way to do something goes a long way instead of yelling, screaming or frustration from the management team.

Being a Motivator

Motivation is the key to success within any type of business. If you cannot motivate your team then you need to look at the situation and come up with a strategy that will work to motivate your team. You have to motivate your team so that they feel like they can accomplish anything that they put their minds too. If you do not motivate your team they will not take the time to do what is necessary to accomplish the goals that you have put in place. Everyone wants to accomplish something during their career. Some employees want more out of their career whether it is to move up within the company, getting a better position, getting a raise or just getting praise for a job well done. Sometimes it does not take that much to let your employee’s knows that they are doing a great job.

Leading By Example

Leading by example is sometimes hard to do because you have to separate business, and personal from each other. You cannot get too involved with your employee’s because that can lead to problems later on down the road. You cannot make rules for each person in your business. You have to keep the same rules for everyone to eliminate favoritism. Favoritism comes in all fashions for example:

  • Being out of uniform
  • Allowing employees to be late all the time
  • Call-ins from the same employees
  • Improper call-ins
  • Unsatisfactory work
  • Attitudes

When you allow these types of things from certain employees and not all employees they will not see the leadership that you are supposed to be showing to your employee’s because you are letting some get away with these things and not all. Everyone knows those leaders’ do things without questioning the reasoning behind the madness. Leaders are one of a kind because you do not find many employees who want to be leaders. You will however, find quite a few employees want to follow other employee’s in the wrong direction. When this happens they gang up with each other to see how far you will let them go with whatever they are doing.

Create a Winning Team

In order to create a winning team everyone must be on the same page. Everyone must have the same ideas, and outcomes as everyone else involved. Listening to what other employees have to say about how the business is doing. Sometimes employees have ideas to that go unnoticed because they are too busy worrying about other things. Many employee’s are worried about conversing with other employees instead of the customers. However they should focus that energy onto the customers that come into your business. Customer’s want you to make them feel like they are the only ones that matter.

  1. Bright smiles
  2. Personality
  3. Attitudes
  4. Team players
  5. Leaders

Praise Your Team

Praising your team goes a long way in earning the respect that you deserve as a manager. Everyone of your employee’s serves a purpose within your business. Manager’s need to praise the employee’s for the things that they do a good job and is something that you do not see much of in the workplace. Earning respect from your fellow employee’s is a task in itself because you have to show them that you are not going to put up with certain things. By incorporating these items below into your praise of your team it will give them the confidence to do a better job. They will work towards meeting other goals instead of just settling for what they have.

  • Contests
  • Making sales goals
  • Achieving customer satisfaction
  • Atmosphere of the Team
  • Doing a good job
  • Being a leader
  • Teamwork

Let’s develop leader’s instead of follower’s within the workplace!