01.12.2016

My favourite journaling supplies

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I just mentioned how much I love to journal in my previous entry. I write each and every day and, truly, I don’t know what I would do without it.

I have been keeping a journal, in one form or another, since I was about 13 or 14, so that’s about 20 years and a whole lot of books!

I find it to be a fantastic way to relieve stress and work through my problems, by getting it all out of my head and down onto paper. It is also a great way to commemorate special life events, whether they be joyous or tragic, each is mapped out and remembered forever.

Looking onto the blank page, just waiting to be filled with my every moment, is so exhilarating, I just can’t stand it!

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Allison
01.11.2016

ARE YOU FEELING LESS THAN INSPIRED???

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We’ve all been there.. staring at the computer screen.. waiting for those creative juices to start flowing. It can be absolute torture!! So, what do you do when you’ve hit the wall?? How do you break free from the clutches of the dreaded brain freeze??

You can ask around. There are lots of people with loads of opinions of how you can finally get back to the grindstone. It can be hard to know who’s got the real deal tactical advice and who is just blowing smoke.

Personally, I’ve tried plenty of creative solutions to conquer writer’s block. I’ve even tried a few of apps, such as Sticky and Unstuck.

Unstuck, in particular, is especially good. It teaches you that getting unstuck is all about making a pivotal change in your life and that any act of change starts by addressing your behaviour. Specifically, seeing, believing, acting, and thinking.

You must see the world as full of possibilities.

You must believe you can change the way that things are now.

Act to turn your ideas into reality.

And finally, think about the ways you can make a meaningful transformation possible and create a plan.

It’s really a very handy tool.

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Allison
01.07.2016

IT’S TIME TO PLAN…

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So, you’ve decided to be an entrepreneur!! Good for you!!

You’ve taken the first step. You have an idea. But where do you go from here??

It’s a long way from the idea phase to cashing in that first million dollar check. Trust me!! So, how do you get from point A to point B.. and then to point C and D and so on??

Well, if you ask me, my friends, I would tell you that you it’s time to make a plan. More specifically, a business plan.. or a creative plan.. depending on what kind of business you’re getting yourself into.

Some might tell you that a business plan is a waste of time, but how else are you going to know when and if you are reaching your goals and business milestones if you haven’t mapped them out.

If you do nothing else, please.. please.. please.. write out a business budget. A well thought out budget will categorize and track your expenses, monthly and annually, and help to eliminate any surprises along the way.

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Allison