What no one’s ever told you about having an incredible day

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Ever since the beginning of time, people have understood what is important about mornings. Rising with the sun, (or before), has been something that people have done for centuries. If you were running a farm, you’d have to rise before the sun came up in order to get all of the work done.

You only had so much daylight and you had to spend it wisely — the same applies today. …

How I quickly spark creativity that always manages to escape

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Creativity is hard to come by — let’s be honest. Once we do all of our grunt work, laundry, emailing, and socializing, there’s hardly any time left to use the imagination and do the work we really want to do be doing. But in writing a novel, working on becoming a videographer, teaching writing classes and being a blogger, I’ve learned a thing or two about making sure that inspiration does eventually hit.

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

When you don’t know what to do next, do…

You may think it’s cliche, but it really works

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Who doesn’t want to do what they love? It would appear that this is the secret dream of all people — that they would be able to wake up every day, sit down at their desk or arrive at their job, and proceed to do what they want to do. And, of course, get paid for it.

This may seem virtually impossible to you for several reasons. Perhaps you were pigeonholed into a career by your family. …

Start at Step 1, and you’ll walk a mile without thinking

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As someone who lived with undiagnosed ADHD for 18 years of her life, consistency is not exactly my middle name — or something I’ve ever experienced, well, consistently. The concept comes originally from Charles Duhig’s book, The Power Of Habit, to the best of my knowledge.

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” — Colin Powell

The idea behind keystone habits is simple — create habits that make other habits easier to accomplish, or maybe even automatic. These are often…

The secret: It’ll make you happier and a better planner

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Ryder Carroll is someone that I truly admire. From my own personal experience, it seems that a lot of people in love with his analog planning system, the bullet journal, don’t seem to understand who he is and why he created his handwritten planning system.

As someone who also lives with ADHD, this spoke to me — as I usually go through a couple planners a month. …

A few crucial time-management tacts to glean from the wealthy

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Most people dream of being rich. And even if they don’t care to have so much money to handle or to run a Fortune 500 company, we all want to live well — to live with a reasonable amount of comfort, pleasure, and fulfillment — all of which the American-deemed “rich life” seem to provide. The question is, is that true? And if it is, how do we emulate the rich in a way that will give us the rich life we so direly crave?

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what…

What’s no one’s ever told you about thriving in the mornings

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When you sit up and open your phone first thing in the morning, or don’t even sit up at all to start scrolling through the latest social updates, you’ve formed an addiction. And in the morning, you are driven to perform a behavior that’ll satisfy the craving related to that addiction. This means that any positive, motivation thoughts that you could have potentially woken up with are hijacked by the influx of other people’s words, thoughts, and ideas that you’re subjecting yourself to.

“Wake up happy. No matter the circumstance. Choose it.”

— Jennifer Willick

You don’t need me to…

What no one’s ever told you about having a great workday

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This summer I started my first full time job. You can imagine the shock and awe that immediately ensued. Every job I had before then involved either working for myself, freelancing, part time coaching, part time ministry work, or being a private contractor tutor who worked when and where I wanted to. Needless to say, it’s been a crazy transition.

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

I wish someone had sat me down and given me some of the suggestions and information that I’ll be including below. Working a full-time job is a…

What we have to watch out for with personality turned “popular”

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I’m not sure how old I was exactly when I discovered the Enneagram, I just remember my mom having been reading The Road Back To You and handing it back to me, telling me that I must have been an Eight. I was skeptical at first, and then through a couple years of research, writing an Enneagram book for fun, starting an Enneagram content-based Instagram, and diving more and more into what it means to be who I am.

“Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.” — Paul P. Harris

However, while…

(Because just like Ryan Holiday says, it’s your enemy)

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Some of the most prominent individuals, the greatest fighters, the loudest leaders, those who were projected to be the best and to win it all, were the ones who, according to our history books, went down, flying off of their pedestal, because of one key character flaw that caused ripple effects in their lives.

“The pretense of knowledge is our most dangerous vice, because it prevents us from getting any better.” — Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent

The issue of pride in one’s heart and mind is one that ripples out into…

Katie E. Lawrence

Owner of Masterpieces in Progress. Life is good — let’s talk about it. Human Sciences student at Auburn University, among other things.

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