Create A 90 Day Plan eBook Launch

We are less than 90 days to 2018.

Timing could not be better.

The “Create A 90 Day Plan” eBook

Launches to the public,

Friday Oct 13, 2017.

For more information Email

So Close

So Close

Has this ever happened to you?

Your child wishes for a particular gift for Christmas. Santa searches every corner of the north pole and finds and brings the coveted gift. Child decides within days that they no longer want the gift. All that energy – so exhausting.

It happens that the gift my child no longer wanted was a Rubik’s Cube. Why didn’t she want it any more? It was to hard to solve.

Ever have a challenge/problem that was hard to solve? Silly question right?! This is adult life. I gave the child a pass on this one, no sense having her grow up to fast. Adulthood will come soon enough.

So the dilemma occurred when we were going through items in our home, deciding which items fit and could stay and those that needed to go. These items we either regift or donate as yard sale season is done for the year. We really like to see things find new homes with people that will enjoy them. But how do you give away a Rubik’s Cube that is unsolved. Who wants that?

I very casually took on a challenge by saying that I would solve the Rubik’s Cube and then we would find it a new home for it. For a week or more I played with the cube for a bit before bed. I had come close to solving it many times but always got stuck on the last 5-10%. I could not get the yellow or the corners in the right places. URG!

Thursday night a light bulb went off. Does it matter if I can not solve the cube by myself? No! I said I would solve it, so how can I do that? I googled “solve rubik’s cube“. Who new there were so many videos to solve the cube. I watched one and fell asleep. LOL.

 

Friday night before bed there was that cube again on my night stand. My thoughts “Okay, let’s see if I can follow the video I found.” In missing steps, I had messed the cube up so many times and had to start again scratch. I’m not even sure how many times I stopped the video or hit rewind.  Then my iPhone battery needed to be recharged and so did I. I went to sleep with 3 middle pieces still not solved on one row of the the cube.

 

The next morning, Saturday there was that “So Close” to being solved cube. I took a picture and sent it to my child. She was going to be so excited that I had gotten so close. But I was not going to leave it that way. I had gotten this far. Although I was not great at following directions, gratefully, the directions were clear enough that I could go back and do a step again or if necessary start from the very beginning.

All to often we give up when we are so close. We all have a Rubik’s Cube type of a situation. Maybe it’s building your business. If we know that the steps we have been given solve the problem or get us past the challenge, why don’t we keep at it?

 

It’s amazing how gratifying it has been to actually solve this Rubik’s Cube. Seriously a small endeavour on the world scale but what it showed me is that I can follow instructions, even if I have to go backward to go forward. It showed me that it’s okay if I have to start over. It also hit home that I did not have to do it all by myself. I am coachable. So what if I used a tutorial video to get it done, I got it done. The success is still mine, I just did not have to do it all by myself. I found the resources I needed and got it done.

That Feels Amazing!

So what is your Rubix Cube?

Retailers, it’s time to get Holiday Ready

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The holidays are coming and preparation starts months before for retailers.

One of the many details to account and possibly the most time consuming and labor intensive is inventory. A partial or full inventory count is a big part of being organized for the holidays and can take hours, even days. An accurate count can be crucial to sales.

VendHQ published a helpful article to help retailers prepare, Prepping for Christmas: 9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Ensure a Successful Holiday Season.

One of the 9 things mentioned to consider is Cycle Counting or Partial Inventory Counts. The tip suggests counting portions of inventory on daily or weekly intervals. Making future inventory counts less of a burden on time and labor. One of the benefits is being able to catch discrepancies and theft sooner.

To make this easier VendHQ has an Inventory Scanning App Scanner by Vend, giving retailers the ability scan an item’s barcode using an iPhone, or iPad camera. The SKU is automatically recorded and syncs complete counts with your VendHQ account, easily updating stock levels.

Don’t worry if you are not yet a Vend user, the scanner has CSV file capability and can email you.

Consider the hours you or your staff spend doing inventory and the time and money this Scanning App will save you. Give it a try today and make your holiday prep easier this year and in the future.

Life is too short

You may have heard that Hugh Hefner, the iconic American magazine publisher, passed away yesterday, Wednesday, September 27 at age 91.

Some believe that his choices to live his life the way he wanted and share it with others the way he did gave a new freedom to the world.

Others believe that he made millions of dollars off the backs of beautiful young women.

A belief held by many is that being selfish, different, controversial and cutting your own road in life, is a true path to happiness and freedom.

If you’re not selfish enough to want to feel good, then you can’t connect with the energy that is your Source which does always feel good. ~Abraham

Check out some of the articles creating buzz about Hugh and how he lived his life.

How Hugh Hefner Commercialized Sex

The 34-year-old Twinkie heir who actually owns the Playboy Mansion

Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion was hedonistic headquarters for his brand

Whether you respected the man and his choices or not his famous quote still rings true.

Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream. Hugh M. Hefner

What is your dream?

Define Your Future

 

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

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Love this quote and to me it’s about taking a look at what was, in reflection.

Do I want my future to look like the past?

If not NOW is the perfect time to be a student and learn how to have a different outcome.

Today I know the picture of my finances, personal and business. I have a picture of my life as it looks at the end of 2016.

There are a few things that I was surprised by…

Like the number on the scale. I bought a scale in 2016 – why? why? why? lol I bought it for awareness. Here is what I’m aware of – the Holidays were very good to me, especially the Feasts. In the span of one month I consumed much in the way of great food and beverage. Yes I earned that number on the scale. I don’t regret a moment and that number is a number, I know how to change it. There are other things I may change also.

For certain Adventure and Play await and I’m not keeping them waiting any longer. Welcome 2017.

Do you want your future to look like the past?