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2019 Success Strategies!

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Hey You!

Way back in the beginning of 2019 – 13 whole days ago 😀 – I did an online workshop – It was so much fun to do! It was thrilling to get feedback from my audience – They told me that they found huge value already!

The workshop was a lot of work – I put so much of myself into it, so I’m glad that it was fun. But, the big reason I created the video and resources was for those of you who are ready to start making daily progress on your goals.

Psssst…does this sound like you?

  • Have big dreams – and the overwhelm and jam-packed schedules to match
  • Think BIG – and that big picture thinking FEELS LIKE SOOOOO MUUUCH!
  • are ready to FINALLY stop giving up on your goals and yourself
  • Are tired of it all feeling so COMPLEX & HARD – and are ready for it to be SIMPLE & EASY (and you are ready to do the work and GET IT DONE!

Look…I’ve been there.

I’ve struggled with the overwhelm. Going from the time I woke, to when I finally collapsed in bed at night (far past any decent bed-time), and woken 4 or 5 hours later to do it all again. Only to realize that I didn’t make any progress!

I had the big dreams that felt like a mountain – and not known the first step to take that wouldn’t have me plummeting to my financial death.

I got sick of not making progress. I remember the crazy-making frustration, the cussing.

(dudes & dudettes – I am in awe of my own ability to cuss. It is impressive and appalling in equal amounts.),

…and Oh, yeah…there were some tears. (I am NOT a pretty cryer).

I was tired of everything feeling so complex and hard – and REALLY ready for things to be simple and easy.

(Whew…that was hard to write – I found myself all too vividly remembering how I felt way back then. )

All that crap had to STOP

I learned all these things out of desperation. I just COULD NOT TOLERATE any of that any more. So, I used strategy after strategy. I let go of what didn’t work. I found what worked consistently. And now, I’m sharing them with you.

I invite you to download the 2019 Success Strategies Blueprint Workbook PDF. 11 pages of strategies you can start using today to start making daily progress on your own Field Guide To Awesome!

Trina

P.S.: When you download the 2019 Success Strategies Blueprint Workbook , you also get access to 2 free secret bonuses!

Too many tourists in your travel photos? Here’s how to erase them!

I just found this post on Groupon, explaining how to erase those pesky tourists from your wonderful travel photos.

You need a camera on a tripod, or another way to keep the camera steady, while you take about 15 photos of the same scene.

Then you stack the photos and process them in Photoshop as instructed in the video… And voilà!

Check this out! I can’t wait to try it myself!

If you try it, post in the comments and let me know how it worked for you!

I’ll re-post once I try it myself!

https://www.groupon.com/articles/how-to-remove-people-from-photos-using-photoshop

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Urban Exploration – Abandoned Asylum – Someplace, USA

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Abandoned buildings are places that have lost usefulness, perhaps holding a memory that no one wants, and left alone to be reclaimed by nature and the fog of human memory.  There is just something about these places that capture my imagination.

My friend Alan, who had acted in a short film that was shot in this area, told me about the location, saying he wanted to return to take photos. When he asked me to join him, I said “Yes!” almost before he finished speaking.

We visited an abandoned asylum.  I won’t be saying specifically where we went, but if I know you personally, and you want to go, I’ll see if I can remember.  Do you get what I’m laying down?

Once we arrived, we started walking around to get a feel for the place.  The grounds are set back from the road, and are quiet and peaceful. We could hear the trees moving, leaves rustling, the beat of the bird wings, and were surrounded by bird song.  It had just rained, so I got some lovely nature photos.

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We walked past many buildings, all boarded up and overgrown.

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Most of the buildings were locked up tight. We didn’t open any closed doors.

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This quote was written in a few places, but this was the best looking of the specimens.

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Not sure what this building was…maybe a dorm?

 

The walk around outside was neat, but we had a particular destination in mind.  Here is a virtual tour…

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Fence was open, so we headed down the path…

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Front door!!!!

We came to the front door, which was already gaping wide open.  How convenient! It apparently isn’t always like this – I was glad not to have to enter from the basement!

It was at this point I broke out my face mask. We could see the haze.  I got a good ol’ P100 dust mask – good for lead and asbestos abatement work.  I was hoping it worked for mold spores too – no telling what was in that dusty haze!

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This is the first look inside.

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Once inside we could hear a perfect soundtrack of drips, splorts, and spatters.

We spent most of our time in this building – there was no lack of things to see and photo. It looked like there was a rave or two thrown here.  The “Buddy System” is certainly a must, when exploring this area!

We weren’t the only ones there.  A guy and two girls showed up about a half hour after we did.  We thought they were just exploring like we were, but learned differently once we made it up to the second level.  The fellow is a photographer working on a project of artistic nudes in abandoned buildings.  Lucky for the girls, it was a warm day.

One of my favorite parts of the adventure was how nature was reclaiming the structures.  Small trees, ferns, and mosses were everywhere there was a “skylight”.  Those parts seemed almost magical to me.

Here is a slide show from my flickr acct:

HOW TO: Explore an Abandoned Building*

*Disclaimer: The author of this article does not condone breaking any laws or trespassing.  This “How To” is purely for entertainment.

  1. Bring a Buddy: Always, always use the buddy system when exploring abandoned buildings.  You are exploring a place that isn’t being maintained, or monitored.  If you get hurt, which is entirely possible, you need someone to help you out of the building or to run and get aid.
  2. Dress appropriately:  Long sleeves and pants. Sturdy shoes to protect your feet and support your ankles.  It is probably a good idea for the shoes to be waterproof.  No one likes to step in a squishy puddle of questionable liquids.  I can assure you, it is nothing you want actually touching your skin.
  3. Bring in flashlights and spotlights:  Oh, and spare batteries.  There are no electric lights here!  The power company has abandoned this place too!
  4. Dust mask: Check that the mask is rated P100, and or is used for lead, asbestos and mold abatement.  We weren’t there long, but I wasn’t taking a chance.  They are uncomfortable, and fog your glasses, but lead and asbestos dusts, and mold spores do bad, bad things in your lungs.
  5. Be safe: The structure is abandoned and thus not maintained.  Floors, stairs, surfaces may not be strong enough to hold your weight, and may be slippery.  Ceilings may fall at any time – look up and take care walking under things.  Know where you are at all times.
  6. Not entirely legal:  Just be aware that if you don’t own the building, it is probably not OK to be there.  Check for “No Trespassing” signs.  Know that you are proceeding at your own risk.

Has anyone done this kind of thing before?  Is anything missing from this How To list?  Let me know!