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    Goal Setting, Tasks, Strategies and Implementation

    Goal Setting is easy. We make vision boards to put up on our walls and slowly allow life to pull us astray because we lacked forming a strategy and breaking it down into tasks to implement. So today I go fully public with a goal, the plan and the strategy I intend to have in place. You can hold me accountable and check in via twitter, snapchat, or IG. — all handles @keshnadonia That said, today I took my measurements, my weight, set up a meal plan (I’ll actually follow) and got my mom and sister on board as supporters. Each week I’ll update you with a few stats, images,…

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    Something Is Happening Here

    It’s getting easier to share my writings and as comments pour in there is a new found motivation happening. So far the topics that seem to resonate the most are fitness/wellness and health, beauty, faith and spirituality, and a few of the life lessons learned. While this is an assumption, it informs me that the writing needs to be relatable and not always offer a solution-  but perhaps invite someone to share their experience, thoughts and opinions. A common ground really. But something else is happening as well, showing up to my blog allowed me to talk freely (where I felt comfortable in sharing publicly) about myself, my struggles, fears and…

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    In Two Years

    This morning I was scrolling through my photos on my phone and I came across one that was taken during my brother and sister (in law) wedding shower. I was so happy back then. I was working out, I enjoyed the outfits I was able to wear and well… two years down the line, and a whole lot of stress later – I’ve gained nearly thirty pounds, a double chin and then some. However, looking at those photos made me realize I can still change a few things. It motivated me to take my behind to the gym this morning. I did 45 minutes of cardio. I figured that 45…

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    It's Not Really A Friday If You Have To Work – Right?

    “It’s Not Really A Friday If You Have To Work – Right?” What is the energy you bring to work each day? Work is one of those things many people dread. I’m not even gonna front – I find myself dreading work some days too. However I’ve found that mindset is where is all starts. I am known as the early bird in the office. I really despise being late to anything, and since I often arrive before anyone else, I take it as an opportunity to set the day off. I greet everyone with a cheerful smile, get the coffee pot going and set the temperature to a comfy…

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    It feels so good to just…

    mmm, not sure what you were thinking but I was going to write, “It feels so good to just create”. I promise you I’ve been adding so much pressure and so many things to my plate. There’s been so much noise around me that once I decided to say “F#&% it” and create without any specific outcome – it feels so good. This creating came from a song in my heart and decided to create around that.

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    In Session

    So as I mentioned, my online classes started and I spent a few hours last night jotting down notes, sketches and answering online questions while going through insights to innovation. Initially its a bit intimidating. There are nearly 400 people taking this online course. Notifications and emails are consistently coming in. I’m tempted to read them all! There are unique challenges throughout and you choose one to focus on throughout the course. One of them reminds me of the openIDEO challenge: developing a product or service with credit unions for 60 year olds. There were some really great projects that came about of that. We started the course by observing visually.…

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    Waiting For Inspiration

    Waiting for inspiration is probably one of the worst things you can do. There is no guarantee that inspiration will motivate you to take action on what you’ve been stalling on. I’ll admit, I was stalling on writing today. I completed an entire paragraph only to l feel that my topic wasn’t genuine or interesting. In my opinion it was full of fluff. I was writing just to write. It then made me think – what was it that I was searching for? Why wasn’t I writing? Then the thought crossed my mind, “I don’t feel inspired.” It’s true, I wasn’t feeling inspired. But should we wait to feel inspired…