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Monday Morning Motivator: JUST THE WAY YOU ARE...

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE...

 

 

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Added by Gail Blanke on October 21, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: OF TERRORISTS...AND TREES

OF TERRORISTS...AND TREES

 

There was no warning. Suddenly the lights went out in the bedroom of our house…

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Added by Gail Blanke on October 14, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: MONDAYS ARE FOR SINGING...

MONDAYS ARE FOR SINGING...

 

"You've got to have a song," I said in one of my Lifedesigns workshops. “What?!” a woman said,…

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Added by Gail Blanke on October 7, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

What Is Your Power Song?

POWER SONGS

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Added by Gail Blanke on October 6, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: Your Magical Listening Tour

YOUR MAGICAL LISTENING TOUR

 

The art of listening (and it is an art) is not practiced all that much anymore. "Already knowing"…

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Added by Gail Blanke on September 30, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: DON’T THINK ABOUT IT, JUST DO IT

 DON’T THINK ABOUT IT, JUST DO IT

 

Just when you might have thought all the “bad guys” were taking over, a “good guy” shows up and touches the lonely hearts and jaded minds of people from Hopkins, Minnesota to just about every village and hamlet in this eager-for-good-news country of ours. That’s where it happened: Hopkins, Minnesota at the Main Street Dairy Queen. The “good guy’s" name is Joey Prusack. He’s nineteen years old and is…

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Added by Gail Blanke on September 23, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: NO EXPERIENCE IS EVER WASTED

NO EXPERIENCE IS EVER WASTED 

 

Recently, someone whom I'd just met was reading my bio and noted that I'd majored in acting at Yale Graduate…

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Added by Gail Blanke on September 16, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: FIND A WAY

FIND A WAY

 

Diana Nyad's extraordinary success - being the first person to swim the 103 miles from Havana to Key West without the protection…

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Added by Gail Blanke on September 9, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT DAYS IN YOUR LIFE...

THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT DAYS IN YOUR LIFE...

 

Mark Twain wrote, “The two most important days in your life are - the day you…

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Added by Gail Blanke on September 2, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

I Never Knew How Exhilarting 'Relieving' Myself of 50 Things Could Be!

Hello Gail!

 

A dear friend gave me a copy of your book a few years ago and it had lived on my book shelf looking nice, but unread.

 

On June 21st (which was, coincidentally, the summer solstice, a Friday and the end of a pay period) I took early retirement and began to read your book at last. Since then I have been purging, sifting and sorting.

I had donated 16 very large…

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Added by Marie Z. Johansen on August 26, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: Watch Your Face

WATCH YOUR FACE!

 

As Jim and I came out of our apartment to take Willa, our Golden Retriever, for her run around the reservoir in Central…

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Added by Gail Blanke on August 26, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: Winging It...

 WINGING IT..

 

There's no getting around it. We live in an unscripted world. You can rehearse in front of a mirror til the cows come home -…

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Added by Gail Blanke on August 19, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Throw Out Fifty(+) Things - With a Friend!

I bought Gail's book for one of my sisters for Christimas and then, early this year, I bought it for myself. Over a few weeks I did some serious de-cluttering. A friend of mine and I actually did it "together"...we'd set a time, Skype with each other and show the area we wanted to tackle, and would check back in every few hours to keep each other on track. It's a way to feel like you're not alone, yet you and your friend can both be productive simultaneously (vs. you going to her place, and…

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Added by Megan S. on August 13, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: IT'S INCONVENIENT!

IT'S INCONVENIENT!

 

You leave your iPhone in the cab. You get (another) speeding ticket (if you get one more they'll take away your…

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Added by Gail Blanke on August 12, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: STRAIGHTEN UP!

 

STRAIGHTEN UP!

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Added by Gail Blanke on August 5, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: RATTLING CAGES

RATTLING CAGES

 

The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius (referred to as "the wise") wrote, "If it is good to say or do something, then it…

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Added by Gail Blanke on July 29, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: PHONY EQUATIONS

PHONY EQUATIONS 

 

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Added by Gail Blanke on July 22, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: THE REPURPOSED LIFE

THE REPURPOSED LIFE  

 

A very dear friend of ours named David Page is possibly the most creative, imaginative person I know. Not…

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Added by Gail Blanke on July 15, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motivator: MY FRIEND, JAKE

 

MY FRIEND, JAKE

 

A few years ago I did a radio call-in show…

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Added by Gail Blanke on July 8, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Monday Morning Motovator: FROM SHRINKING VIOLET TO ALPHA FEMALE

 

FROM SHRINKING VIOLET TO ALPHA FEMALE

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Added by Gail Blanke on July 1, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

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