Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

One Small Word that Carries a Powerful Punch

posted by Alex Blackwell

Yes

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” – John C. Maxwell

How many times have you said, “No” to someone or something because fear held you back. You may expect to fail or you may even expect the worst from someone so saying, “No” feels safer, more comfortable and easier.

So the new opportunity or relationship never has a chance.

But there’s one small word that can open your life to new opportunities. This one small word gives you almost unlimited courage and turns your disbelief to conviction. This small word can recharge your faith and passion. This one small word that carries a powerful punch is, “Yes.” Continue Reading This Post »

Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part Two

posted by Alex Blackwell

SELF-ESTEEM

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

Here’s Part Two of Everyday Inspirations 10 Must Reads. You can read Part One here. Thank you for sharing the encouragement, motivation, and inspiration!

6. 5 Reasons to Get Out of Bed Early

After spending a lifetime rising early, I’ve come to appreciate the early-morning quiet. It’s a sacred time for me. If you struggle to rise early, here are five reasons to get out of bed early and claim your day. Click here to read more. Continue Reading This Post »

Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part One

posted by Alex Blackwell

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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

After writing the Everyday Inspiration column for more than a year, they are a set of posts that inspire the most. These must reads offer encouragement, motivation, and most of all, inspiration to seek positive change and celebrate the simple things in life.

If you are a new reader, or have been reading for a while (but may have missed these), here are the first five posts of the 10 must reads. Look for part two next week. Thank you for sharing the inspiration with me! Continue Reading This Post »

8 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better

posted by Alex Blackwell

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“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

While it’s impossible to have a perfect relationship, you can have a better, more fulfilling relationship when you and your partner use some simple tools.

Use these tools during life’s storms – and during the times when you think your relationship is at the breaking point – so you can repair the foundation and restore your commitment to each other once again.

1. Always take the time to thank your partner for the things they do. Everyone wants to be appreciated for their effort.

2. Schedule a date night, away from friends, family and children and always keep it. Time together without interference is necessary to maintain a strong bond. Continue Reading This Post »

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