Moms: 5 ways education can enrich your life
Mary Fineday • Dec 5, 2011
"Shannon Christensen's first trip to college ended in a roadblock. She started an art program with high hopes..."
Contributed • Article • Community Health Magazine
Allecia Vermillion, "Til Death Do Us Part" Community Health, page 37-38, July 2010
I was asked about our marriage for Community Health Magazine and was quoted in the article. It is interesting what writers will pull out of a conversation to include. It's a good article with only one error - we've been married 28 years at this point, not 24.
Contributed • Article • FamilyGoesStrong.com
SUSAN KUCHINSKAS, Top 10 Ways to Get Teens to Help Out - 9 July 2010
One of my ideas was quoted in this article about getting kids to work. Cleaning is a valuable life skill that sometimes kids are resistant to. (Imagine that!) Having tips to help teach them is part of a good parental game plan. There are 10 more of my ideas on getting kids to help out found here.
Contributed • Speaking • World Family Policy Center Banquet Speaker
Contributed • Speaking • 11th Annual Family Law Conference • The Missouri Bar
Contributed • Speaking • Youth Groups
Contributed • Teaching • Confidence to Learn Workshop
Confidence to Learn website (confidencetolearn.com)
Contributed • eBook • Business Basics - The START Series: Skills ™
Quotes I Like...
"There's a special place in hell
I believe in CELEBRATING, CREATING, & CONTRIBUTING to Art & Family
It's the small, bitesized, steps that make it all happen.
And if you're busy raising a family then small steps are all you have.
Don't just take my word for it.
"...until we learn how to leverage our small windows of time,
we won’t be all that great at using our big imaginary unending sabbaticals.
However, the dream of days upon days of uninterrupted time
with no appointments and no to-dos
makes a very good excuse to not do what we say
is the most important thing to us."
She's talking in regards to negotiating skills and not getting the "ideal" outcome of going in and getting "what you want and get out of there".
Her response to a less than desirable result from an interaction.
"Sometimes it takes 2 or 3 pieces, it's like a book with chapters. Sometimes you have to take a chunk at a time to get to where you want to go."
Interview by Andrienne Graham
Interview by Andrienne Graham
Swimming With the Sharks
"It’s great to have a grasp of the big picture. A whole novel. A clean house. A target weight. A completed project. But when you’re looking at getting started, that’s insanely overwhelming. You can’t wrap your head round it in a meaningful way, because it needs hours of work —
way more than you can do in one session. The trick is to break it down. "
The Sticky eBook Formula,
Kelly Kingman, pg 12
Telling about the true story of his father's request that he and his brother
build a brick wall down the side of a building -
"You don't set out to build a wall.
You don't say, 'I'm going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest
wall that's ever been built.' You don't start there.
You say, "I'm going to lay this brick
as perfectly as a brick can be laid."
And you do that every single day. And soon you have a wall."
Video Compilation of Will Smith Wisdom by Matthew D. Morris
"I know, for me personally, when I first looked at doing informational products
it was like, oh my gosh, how in the world do I do this?
And I focused on how overwhelming I thought it was and then
when I broke it down, step by step, and just got started It was like, va-room!
You know, it just rolled itself right out in front of me
exactly what it was supposed to be."
Successful Author Secrets Audio
"Sometimes a goal seems so big that you don't know where to start.
But when you break a goal down into small, digestible bites,
you can begin to tick off the list of actions one by one."
Leap! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business, Stephanie Chandler pg 26
I have always been fascinated by the power of incremental change over time.
Most people underestimate this. They think they have to take
massive action to achieve anything significant....
I’m convinced you can do almost anything if you are willing to clarify your goals and then make the incremental investment over time to achieve them.