Super blogging resources!

So, your’s truly was invited to contribute my Time Management e-book to the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit available from Ultimate Bundles. Pretty neato, if I must say so myself!

The Toolkit consists of a gigantic bundle of tools and resources for bloggers of all levels from newbies to advanced. If you purchased each item individually, it would cost you over $5,000. Phew! I don’t know about you, but mama can’t afford that. However, if you get in on it during the 6 day sales period, you get all this loot for only $97.

Before you click away, thinking “this isn’t for me… I”m not a blogger,” let me ask you this:

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The practical aspects of disappointment

(this is a follow-up to my post on the mindfulness of disappointment – read that HERE)

In my last post, I discussed how to reframe feelings of failure when you get turned down for an opportunity. While I’m specifically talking about juried exhibits and gallery shows, the advice can apply to more: job applications… promotions… product launches… any situation where you put yourself out there and it doesn’t turn out as you hoped.

In this post, I wanted to talk about some of the more practical aspects of the “you just got turned down” situation. Understanding these aspects can further help you get past feelings of disappointment and back to trying.

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The No.9 project

No.9 quilt | www.creativeandmindful.com

Not long ago, I wrote about project management, It’s a pretty dull-sounding topic but it’s a set of skills that are indispensable when undertaking something big and bringing it to fruition. My No.9 quilt is a good example of what I mean by something big.

The idea for No.9 came to me within a few hours of the the APQ nine-patch challenge announcement. Nine is a sacred number to me and I couldn’t get the vision of a giant “9” quilt made of nine-patches out of my head. Read more

Achievement through determination: 3 steps for reaching a goal

Rita Mae Brown quote | @ www.creativeandmindful.com

The summer after kindergarten, I was determined to get a library card. Not that I couldn’t use my mother’s library card to check out books. But I wanted my own library card, with my own name printed on it.

Unfortunately, my hometown library required library card applicants to sign their name not only to the library card application but also on the back of the card itself. (This was 1979. Things were serious at the library.) Read more