I don’t know about you but my life can get pretty crazy. My role changes from military spouse to entrepreneur, mom, battle buddy, caregiver, cook, chauffeur or any other title I take on in a given day. And because I’m balancing (ok juggling) so many things I’m always on the look out for great TIPs – tools, inspiration and perspective – that helps me along the way.
And that is why I’m excited to announce that starting this month I will be hosting the
This is a link up for blog posts that inspire and share tips, tools & resources that will make your life simpler, happier and better! So grab a cup of coffee, wine, hot chocolate or whatever you are filling your cup with these days and get ready for some great content!
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Decisions. Decisions. Love them or hate them decisions are a big part of our life aren’t they? The older I get I’m beginning to realize that the decision making process is truly an art form. It’s not the act of just saying yes or no to something, it’s about learning to feel good about the decisions you make that’s challenging. The hardest part of the entire decision making process for me is that moment after I make a choice I start to wonder if it was actually the right one. I often second guess myself and look to others to validate my choice. The decision doesn’t have to be a big one, in fact many of them aren’t, but the second guessing and uncertainty have always been a part of the entire decision making process.
Whether it was choosing what to order at our favorite restaurant, where best to focus my time and energy in my business or deciding the best way to handle an unexpected decision I’ve never been able to take comfort in the idea that there wasn’t a better alternative. Until now. I’ve found that by consciously moving through some simple steps as I make a decision, I’m less likely to regret my choice in the long run and I no longer am looking for validation from others. Here is a simple decision making process that you might find helpful, it not only makes it easier to make better decisions but it allows me to do so in a shorter amount of time.
A Simple 4 Step Process for Making a Decision
- Step 1: Clearly identify and understand the decision you will be making. When faced with a decision to make it is important that you know exactly what it is you are deciding. When making choices it is easy to spin of and lose focus, making the process a lot more painful. The best way to make things easier is to clearly understand the decision that is before you, identify your options, and forget about the opinions of others. Remember you are the only one who has to live with the consequences of any decision that you make so don’t let someone else decide for you! [click to continue reading …]
A few days ago I was chatting with a group of military spouses, a few of whom were in their mid twenties. Our conversation was awesome and we laughed a lot about the craziness of our lives, husbands and the fact that military life is what brought us all together and we shared some incredible bits of advice. I mean where else can you have so many people of different ages, backgrounds, education and careers with so much in common?
At one point one of the girls asked me, “what do you wish you would have known when you were my age”? At the time I talked about being a mom and not sweating the small stuff, but the conversation got me thinking… At 25 I had just met the man who would become my husband, had a rewarding career and was on my own for the first time. Looking back there are lots of things I wish I knew that would have made things much easier, but here are the some bits of advice I can share!
20 Amazing Bits of Advice I Wish I knew at 25…
- You can make a living doing a lot of things, choose something that gets you excited to get out of bed.
- Money doesn’t solve everything, BUT not having enough for the basics causes an incredible amount of stress.
- You will screw up and it won’t be the end of the world. [click to continue reading …]