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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!

November Awesomeness – 50K words in 30 Days: #NaNoWriMoFTW

 

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I’ve been extremely quiet online recently.  I’m sure you all noticed.  I haven’t been idle though!  I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo 2014.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the goal is to write fifty thousand words in thirty days, during the month of November.

No, I am not crazy, and I am in good company.  Three hundred, ten thousand, and ninety five people started NaNoWriMo in November of 2013, and more started this year.  Participants are from all over the world.  Even though I write in my own home, or at a coffee shop, and am writing my own bit of magic, I know that I am in good company, that thousands of people, all over the world are joining me in my quest of writing fifty thousand words in one month.

It does sound impossible, especially if you do not have a regular writing practice, or have never done anything like this before, but the thing is…every one has a story.  It could be your personal story.  It could be a story you have had rattling around in your brain pan for years, it could be a story you heard and that has captured your imagination.  Whether it is fiction, non-fiction, romance, science fiction, mystery, space western with vampires and tentacle creatures, or even a family history.  It could be a combination of all of the above!  Who the heck knows, except you.  It is your story.

Still, it sounds like a lot of pressure to do in one month, does it not?  The only real goal for NaNoWriMo, is that you write, type or chisel out fifty thousand words.  They do not have to be the perfect words.  They do not have to be good words.  They just have to be words, and fifty thousand of them.  No editing is allowed during the month of NaNo November.  Editing is for December.  You will notice that I am padding my word count by writing out the words for numbers and not using contractions.  That is allowed, and is not cheating.  (You can not see me, but I am shaking my head emphatically.)  It is written in the rules!

What do you get when you hit the fifty thousand word goal?  You get to say you win.  You get to be in awe of your own self, because you set a crazy mountainous goal of writing fifty thousand words in only thirty days.  You get the “prestige” of doing something that another person would be too intimidated to do.  You get to prove to yourself that you can do amazing things, when you devote your time and effort.  You also get your manuscript to edit and perhaps turn into a printed or published book.

If you want to know what I’m writing on…it is a dual project.  I am mainly writing a first draft on applying project management processes and tools to planning a sabbatical.  Really! It is pretty interesting and will spawn a couple of workbooks as well.  Once I get a final draft edited and hammered out, I’ll be posting it on Amazon.  I am challenging myself to get something out there by the first half of 2015.

At this point I am about thirty five hundred words behind, so every bit counts.  The good news is that that is only about two days worth of writing that I missed so far this month.  The not so good news is that I have to catch up on it before the end of the month.  I am going to reach my goal of fifty thousand words, that is for sure.  This post is adding about six hundred words to my word count.  🙂

Progress…it is happening

What have you all been up to this weekend?

I’ve finally finished my most recent organizing and minimizing project last week. Yesterday and today was spent organizing my writing and blogging workflow, pulling posts from my FB page to move here.

While traveling, I posted directly to my Facebook FG2A Page, when I should have posted to this blog, THEN to Facebook.  I have learned my lesson, and will be paying the price until I transcribe the posts and move the photos to this blog.  Click here to Learn from my fail. 

I’ve also been doing some Under the hood maintenance on the “dark side” of my site.

Most people probably hire someone. I have loads of time, and so far learning WordPress is a fun project. I wouldn’t turn down a WordPress Guru Mentor, though – so if you know someone, let me know!

I realized, early this morning, that I had neglected the care and feeding of my blog, far beyond just the lack of posting. The plugins (pieces of code that do certain tasks) weren’t working, and seemingly had disappeared. They didn’t disappear, just were hidden, and I had to set up FTP software and take a look in the background.

I’ve used FTP software in the past, just not with my hosted blog. I was nervous, but it turned out to be just as easy as it was before. I did have a tense few moments, though. A plugin had to be deleted before I could reinstall it, and when I deleted it from the server, many things and many subfiles were deleting right before my eyes. I have several more plugins to delete. Deleting is scary, especially if you don’t have a backup.

Creating a backup is next on my list.