I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 2,000 bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at to share your story.

December 13 – Action When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)

This is easy because my life has been full of next steps (Hey, its built in to my business name!)

My next step is breaking down big goals, projects, challenges and obstacles into simple tasks. Much like what I’ve have been doing with my storage project.

If I’m stuck or do not have the immediate resource available. All I need to do is ask.

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I am reflecting on this year & manifesting what’s next. Join me and 2,000 bloggers, tweeters, tumblers, etc. at to share your story.

December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

Its no surprise to anyone that I have a hard time asking for help. As an only child, I learned pretty quickly that I had to depend on me 99.9% of the time.

Over the past year, I finally asked for help. If a client asked for something “over the moon”, or for a new feature I didn’t have any experience with, I asked within my networking circles and found the resources that I needed.

When I needed help with my storage situation, I asked for help within my community, friends and family.

Now I know that it I can’t handle something, or If I have been fighting with it for too long. All I have to do is ask.

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We all know the usual way of getting coupons through your local neighborhood flyer or newspaper. However what if you can get them online?

I’ve been going to the Coupon Mom’s website for at least 2 years, so I know how valuable online coupons are.

For instance, I had a $1.00 coupon for 2 boxes of pasta and my local supermarket had a sale on the pasta for $0.99 each, so I was able to get a box for nothing.

Here is a clip of the Coupon Mom on The View from last week. Tips to Get Food For Free.

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Clean Baseball with grass and white background

Clean Baseball with grass and white background

Hope your Father’s Day was a good one.  As for mine, my own father is a little miffed because his team lost a certain interleague baseball series. If you are in a city or region with 2 MLB teams, you understand what I mean.

Anyway, without further delay:

Moleskine Kindle Cover – I’ve written before about my Moleskine notebook. Moleskine is responding  to the times with it new cover for the Kindle.  Is this a sign of more things to come?

Why I love Contract Work – Do I really need to give an explanation on this? If your looking for one, or you haven’t read my blog long enough, read this.

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Tilted stars and stripes flying in the wind on deep blue sky nice background for a patriotic display
Since it is Flag Day and the US Soccer Team tied with England in the race to the World Cup, it was appropriate to retire the links image this time for  Linking Round:

We’re the same, we’re the same, we’re…
This is a great message from Seth Godin, Just be yourself!

Columbus gets creative with clutter recycling program
How a college town takes recycling to a new level. Hey! Why not try this in our own communities!

Daily Tip: Annoyed With the “Uncategorized” WordPress Category? Rename it!
This is a tip that anyone can use right away. Just try to find my “Uncategorized” posts now. Ha!

Do-overs: 5 Things I Would Do Differently in Business
In my opinion, its never too late. That’s the wonderful thing about having your own business. You can change the script and the only person you have to account for is yourself.

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Time for another edition of Linking ‘ Round, enjoy.

Newsletter #780: The “Go to Them” Issue
The timing of this post was just too spot on. Click on the post to read my comment to find out why.

For-profit schools take a hit from Frontline (h/t to @andrewcareaga)
A commentary from the PBS show College, Inc. that aired last week.

PPC or SEO? The Ultimate Search Marketing Battle
And the beat goes on. Does PPC boost SEO or vice versa? Read the post and state your views.

The emotional labor of building a business
Being in business for yourself is emotional. All you have is the will and determination to see it through. Did you have a roadmap when starting out, or did you go for it with your gut?

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I have been extremely busy, some may even say missing in action.

However, that doesn’t mean that I am in the  present.

Here are a few links that I’ve  found interesting over the past week or so.

Believe in Yourself First – Kitchen Table Talks
If you don’t believe in you, who else will? I like coming back to this video from time to time. It helps to realign my focus.

Whiteboard Friday – Facebook’s Open Graph WON’T Replace Google
And the beat goes on. Facebook is growing more and more in visitors, but can it hold a candle to Google’s premier destination status. Will Open Graph give Facebook the boost it needs?

On social networking in schools
This is a hot topic in education, especially secondary education, what I think the writer is writing about. Just like the post says (and my Grandmother infers), it all begins with home training.

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