Do You Remember?

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I have a terrible memory, it’s really bad. I forget some important things as well as mundane things, either way its very inconvenient.  I never considered seeking out help for it or trying remedies or practicing memory building techniques to make it better until a few days ago.

I read a blog post that discussed a night time memory exercise where when you lie down for bed you go back through your day in the finest detail you can remember until the end.  It said if you fall asleep no biggie, just try to do it every night.  I read it this Sunday and I keep forgetting to do it, maybe writing about this today will help.

I’ve used my cellphone alarm to remember some things along with using my outlook tasks at work but really I should be better.  Have you ever tried memory building exercises?

Do you haver any tips or suggestions?



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I have been working as a”manager” for roughly a year…and I mean roughly.  The first thing I’ve learned…the HARD way is that noone learns from someone nice. I had to learn that by trying to be less nice one day and a little more bossy…and the results were quick, and obvious to me.  I can’t be nice and expect to manage was first suggested by someone very smart and I tried it…she was right. 

So now I struggle daily with that balance between bossy, efficient and informative. I never wanted to be that boss that people whispered “bitch”about when I walk away but I realize that doesn’t really matter anymore.  I have a lot of work to do and I need the people that I manage to do the same and not rely on me for every little answer, I need them to think.  When they don’t, my job becomes more difficult and…I have to pick up that slack. 

I never saw myself as management potential when I was younger, I didn’t expect much of myself really. At some point that changed and I wanted something better, more challenging. Its hard for me to imagine complacency anymore now, though I realize that’s where a lot of people live. I struggle with this unchained need to always work harder and be better.

I enjoy my job, and the people I work with are very smart..definitely the perfect fit for me. They are great people for me to be around to learn from, and I do learn something every day.

From working in a gas station ten years ago to managing the daily operations at a small, growing company.  Who would’ve thought?  Least of all me but, from this former gas station attendant to you…growing your life into something you can be proud of is not easy and it does take work… But I’d rather work hard and sleep well than be lazy and restless.  How about you?


Morning Coffee…and A Chat About Your Future

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I wish I could wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy just once. How awesome would that shit be?  Every morning I get up and have coffee at about five, I’ve always been an early riser, it’s the best time of the day for me in terms of motivation and setting my mind right for the day.

Just about every day I wake up feeling hopeful and positive about the coming days, weeks, etc.  I like my life, I mean, I picked it 😉  I’m a big believer in the raw power of thinking positively, I read some book about the theory years ago that I can’t recall the name of and haven’t looked back. 
I used to think very poorly of myself and didn’t have high expectations or motivation to seek better for myself, I worked at a gas station when I read that book, that I was later robbed at. Maybe you can imagine the state my life was in, unhappy marriage, new baby and what appeared to be a pretty crappy future in store.  I was not very hopeful.  I hated my life and felt like I had failed before I started and I knew I wasn’t setting a good example for my son.  Guilt compounded. 

Then I got my hands on that book. I tried some of the techniques and liked how I felt.  That was addicting, and especially for me with my natural tendency to addiction.  I’m not endorsing any books, I do want to convey the difference it has made in my life, just the idea that I can do better, that its not over until I say its over, that I can always improve and feel good about who I am.  That was not something I was ever told or that I ever expected and the answer to all of the questions I had about life. 

As much as I love my life and enjoy my son, my husband and my time with my sisters and family there is always room for more.  Can I get better? Absolutely.  Can my life improve even more? Absolutely. Can I enjoy this life more than I already do?  Absolutely. 

Can you? If you say no, ask yourself why not and for every reason you come up with I say bullshit.

Now go have a killer day.