I have had a blog for almost six years, but have only been actively blogging for the past 2-3 years. I differentiate between the two because there is a difference between writing words and publishing to the world wide web and the craft of blogging.
Blogging is a simple process but a lot of work. While it is not hard to post to your blog, getting the traffic and the revenue from your blog that you desire is a tougher proposition.
Chef Shawnette Bellamy-Gibbs is hosting a free teleclass this week on meal planning for weight loss. If creating a healthier lifestyle is one of your 2015 goals, you do not want to miss this teleclass! Chef Shawnette will be giving specific action steps to help you succeed!
Chef Shawnette is qualified to provide these resources professionally and personally:
A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, where we are serious about the “food as thy medicine” approach as well making food soul stirring and delicious.
There are already millions of words written about the setting and achieving of your goal, which are practiced by millions of people as well. But still, most of the goals created are not fulfilled. Why is that?
Numerous reasons. Lack of motivation, accountability and inspiration are some of them. Some people make goals that are too grandiose and become overwhelmed and abandon them. Others are to vague and do not have the specifics of what they want to accomplish honed in and end up doing too much.
The ability to balance work and family life can be difficult, but with a little knowledge and planning, you can make it work for you.
Many of us wear many hats – wife, mother, worker, entrepreneur, friend, caretaker, the list is ongoing. We strive to give all areas our absolute best and often put taking care of ourselves at the bottom of our to-do lists.
Here are ten tips that will help you balance your work life and home life and make the most of both your personal and professional life and not shortchanging yourself and those around you.
Each year I choose one word to help guide my goals and action steps for the year. I first came across the idea for choosing a word for the year after reading Debbie Macomber’s Thursday’s at Eight where the characters meet weekly to help support and motivate one another during difficult transitions within their lives. Rather than resolutions for the year, they each choose one word to focus on, strengthen and embrace. I loved the idea and this will be the fifth year I’ve chosen a word rather than list out resolutions.
I have looked for years for the “perfect” planner. Between family and professional obligations, I need a planner that allows me to track it all – appointments, birthdays and anniversaries, blog responsibilities, direct sales appointments, and my oh-so-busy social life (tad bit of sarcasm, there!). Also, a few years ago I introduced The Divatude Challenge – a year-long focus on S.M.A.R.T. goals that includes weekly, monthly and quarterly accountability.
I believe that in order to get what you want and need out of life, you have to plan for it. You have to set goals and track your progress. This includes recording your accomplishments and setbacks.
S.M.A.R.T. goals are a great resource to use for setting and tracking your goals. I was introduced to S.M.A.R.T goals years ago when I entered the hospitality industry as a manager. I have been able to apply successfully incorporate this practice into my professional and personal lives.