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Enough talk, talk, talk…

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I haven’t been writing much this year, in fact – it seems I’ve taken quite the hiatus over the last six weeks.   It certainly isn’t because I am lacking material.  In fact, it is the exact opposite – – I have a very long list of things I’d like to write about.  Many revolve around the start of the new year, setting realistic goals, outlining what  your future holds, etc., etc., etc.

But for some reason – while the ideas keep coming – – I haven’t had the motivation to put pen to paper (so to speak) and share my thoughts with you.

Then it donned on me!  All I do is talk.  All I do is share information on this blog.

I think it is time to change that. 

I’ve been writing for the last few years  – bringing you tips on how to do effective laundry, how to have stress free dinner times, defining business terms and applying them to personal and professional settings.  I hope I’ve offered some valuable information, and I hope you’ve walked away after reading with something new and worth trying.

But there comes a time when talking is just that – talk!

My vision for my blog and my consulting business is to help people.  My passion is to find solutions to everyday problems and help people’s lives get better and easier.   These solutions might help busy moms, active families,  small business owners and overextended professionals.  I love it!

 

 

But I’m not doing it.  

 

 

So – this year – for all my followers, I invite you to join me and stop all the talk and instead  – I offer a call to action.  I’ll explain more about this tomorrow (see what I did there, a little teaser to keep you coming back for more).

It is going to be fun and challenging – – but most of all – it is going to be doable!  We’re going to see results and feel good about ourselves.  I hope you’ll join in on the journey and share your story.

Call to action – – who’s in?

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I can’t wait until tomorrow!

~Amy

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Not Me Monday…..Use your words

Lately I’ve been saying this to my three and a half-year old son, “Use your words“.  Truthfully, this saying that I’ve heard many parents say to their kids always grated on my nerves a bit and now I find myself saying it…and I get shivers down my spine.

For some reason, he seems to have stopped talking and is grunting, moaning and pointing whenever he wants or needs something.  And what’s frustrating is the fact that he was a late talker to begin with and has only really been talking for about seven or eight months.

I mention all this because I read a teaser post on one of the groups that I follow on Facebook and it made me think.  It asked the question:

You are going to say about 7000 words today….how are you going to use them.

I found the idea of 7000 words intriguing.  Is 7000 a lot?  I don’t really know.  Maybe if you count out your words in a ten minute span, it might give you some insight on just how many words a person actually says over the course of the day.

But it got me thinking:

What  if we only have 100 words to say each day?  What would we say?

Along the same thoughts….

Who are we talking to and talking with?

One more thought….

Are you all talk?

So I ask you these questions…and then I’ll close with a couple of quotes to ponder:

What are you going to say today?”

What are you going to not say today?

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
~Walt Disney

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
~Yogi Berra

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
~Lou Holtz

Happy Monday!

~Amy

PS – today’s blog had many thought-provoking quotes…check out my other blog of a Minute…a Thought for a daily quote to jump-start your day.