What Extremely Successful People Were Doing At Age... →
And what were YOU doing at age 25, Ms./Mr. Successful?
Affirmations around Your Finances →
Got money worries? Try these affirmations on for size.
If I’m looking for the perfect dress at the eleventh hour before a nice...– Janice Plado Dalager, regarding her metaphor for the experiences we create.
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you...– Ernest Hemingway (via inspiration-and-identification)
Post-Valentine's Survey →
thejpd: Got any #ValentinesDay “aftermath”? Tell me http://svy.mk/VmKQGi, & get a #gift! From my #dating blog: I’d love to give you a late Valentine’s gift!
Post-#Valentine's Day: What's the Damage? →
TGI-Over, right? http://svy.mk/VmKQGi Is it too soon to talk about it?
Amazon “Lightning Box” Deal — 9am-12pm EST Only... →
A deal worth sharing. I own this book AND the bonus video. I’m not getting any kickbacks if you buy it. I just think both are packed with “unconventional” actions to get to living a life you love EFFECTIVELY. Put simply, it’s kickass. You follow a few tips, accomplish a few things more effectively (in time AND energy) than you could, and you feel like a million bucks....
What you choose to think about yourself and about life becomes true for you. And...– Louise Hay, “You Can Heal Your Life”
Why don't Post Offices have drive-up windows?
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.– Ludwig Wittgenstein (via wittiestcom)
The JPD: "Don't F*ck with Me"-Face →
thejpd: Just realized I’ve had my “don’t f*ck with me”-face on all afternoon. No particular reason; I guess it’s just comfortable…maybe a little too comfortable. What I see as a result is that I’m getting exactly what I ask for – and nothing more. End of story. With it, I get the sense of control, but… This is what “Choose Your Attitude” is all about. Once you are aware of...
Thank You for Your Rejection
In yesterday’s CreativeLIVE broadcast, Tim Ferriss of the 4-Hour series of learning books interviewed Noah Kagan, founder of AppSumo, regarding entrepreneurship. Because I was with theSGD at the time, I was only able to catch a few minutes. And that was enough to hear the importance of rejection, and how an entrepreneur needs to learn the lessons that come from rejection. With that, Noah...
Is it just me, or did this week suddenly disappear into thin air? “Like sands in the hourglass…” I’ve got plenty on my To-Do list, but a full To-Do list is a given for most of us. I thought I’d try something different this week. So, here’s my question: What do you have on your list that you still want to do before the week’s up? If you...
Election Day in the USA
I had been feeling bad & praying for all the voters this election, as I hadn’t received my voter registration card & assumed that I had missed the registration deadline last month. It is another grueling election, with some divisive issues & campaigning. Sigh. But participation in our elections process is a way of being part of this nation’s growth and healing. Alas,...
Cloud Life: Dreaming vs. Owning
For us “dreamer”-types, it’s the place where I think we can get discouraged. What decisions do we make when having to choose between RESPONSIBILITIES and OWNING THE CLOUD? Dreamers merely live ON the cloud. Maybe they rent space. Maybe they are squatters. The cloud remains in one place and the dreamer in another, forever separated by some miracle. The dreamer never takes steps to get closer to...
Living on a Cloud: An #InternalDialogue
A [calling up the the cloud]: Stop living on that cloud and do the damn dishes!
B [sighing, leaving the cloud]: Time to do the dishes... . Be back soon! [Blows kisses]
C [in a huff, from the cloud]: Forget living on the cloud. I want to OWN THE CLOUD! (And let someone else worry about the dishes.) [Pulls out a pen and paper and makes plans for true escape from "reality"...]
Intense week ahead. Real work is in personally affirming, accepting, & allowing #GraceInRealLife. #ExpectSomethingBeautiful #Grace
Children learn best on the edge of #failure — that’s where the...– Christopher Lucas, MD, an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine, in New York City. (Via Parents magazine http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/8-ways-to-be-a-better-parent/?page=3) I think that applies to adults too....
I #trust that everything that I need to complete for the world to remain...– A Friday Affirmation for Capricorns by Janice Plado Dalager, @TheJPD
Today's Prayer for Capricorns
Dear Universal Spirit, Please help me to experience joy despite myself (a.k.a. “have fun”) in all those things today that I take seriously! Love, - Janice, your Capricorn daughter
Rest is not a waste of time. Sickness reminds us of this when we’ve...– Janice Plado Dalager, @TheJPD
Who wants coaching this Monday morning at 6:15AM (Pacific time)? Whoever emails me 1st with their contact info gets it free: email@example.com. Good luck!
Entrepreneur's Video Interview with me! →
I love Gary Vaynerchuk @GaryVee for so many reasons! He’s made #business better by remembering it starts with humans (vs numbers). He also reminds me why I love being a child of US immigrants. I mean, unless you’re Native American in the US, we’re all children of immigrants. But there’s a drive & a devotion to family that sticks with you (& I hope it sticks with my...
New Series: 30 Days on Dating →
I’m at it again: The Ultimate Blog Challenge. A month of blogging in community, for as many days as you can. To help me maintain focus during the challenge, I’m blogging on dating. (The link is above, by the way. I’m posting this series on my personal blog site.) If you’re wondering where my “new theme” on dating comes from, it’s not new. I’ve...
Family Travel with Baby & Me
If you’re is interested in sharing your family travel tips & adventures, I’m blogging about this Bay Area trip with my mom & TheSGD at http://TheJPD.tumblr.com and would love your comments, stories, questions on traveling with babies or toddlers. Traveling with baby has been a new adventure for me, & I’d like to continue making TheSGD part of her Mama’s gypsy...
In all cases, #Beauty is inevitable.– TheJPD
Your greatest asset, in parenting or in life →
If I Win, I Promise to Use It to Help You & Others →
The link is a chance to win a Year’s worth of virtual assisting - for you AND for me! (This is not my contest, but Ramit Sethi’s of http://IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com. His delivery is stunning, & by “stunning,” I mean, you can’t help but to stop and read his emails. Not for everyone, but his content is good and readable. Full disclosure: I am in his “Earn 1K...
The world has had ample time, during the recent business depression, to witness...– Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”
Love isn’t something that you find. It’s something you allow in your...– Janice Plado Dalager, @TheJPD
I'd Rather Be a Scandinavian Mom →
When it comes to being the bes moms they can be, mothers in the US have plenty of obstacles working against them. This explains a lot. For all its progress, the US is ranked 30th among tier 1 developed countries for mothers, according to this Save the Children report.
Because I can: A Lesson in Re-Learning →
bellablue: I’ve been sober for almost a year and a lot of times I feel like I am learning how to do most things in life all over again. It’s really been an amazing (and sometimes difficult and uncomfortable) journey. There’s so many things you do in life under the influence of alcohol or drugs and for me, I…
If you want love, I will help you get it because I want you to have it. But be...– Janice Plado Dalager, @TheJPD
October is Filipino American history month
Found this 14 days late?! @usembassymanila US Senate resolutn designates Oct 2011 as “Filipino American History Month” http://t.co/1eqDImVB
What Is Passion to You?
Is it an intense, overwhelming emotion that keeps you from thinking things through (I.e. “makes you do stupid things”)? Is it evil? Is it sexual? Is it a deep caring that drives a person to pursue it inexplicably? Is it something else entirely? What is it to you?
What Is Coaching?
It seems that anyone can be a coach these days. (Maybe in the same way that anyone can write a blog…?) But I’ll be the first one to say it: Not everyone is meant to be a coach. And even a good coach is not meant to coach everyone on everything. In training, we learned that a coach asks the client powerful questions in order to empower the client into clarity and/or solution of their...
Why Do I Blog?
I blog, because at heart, I am a learner by experience, and because not all of us want to experience things, I feel it is only right for me to share what I’ve been through and learned in the process. The caveat, of course, is that not no one experiences things the same way, so my experiences are my own and my recollections shouldn’t necessarily deter or encourage anyone from...
When will #TeaTime return?
I’ve been asking myself the same thing. On that note, I’m amazed how corporate moms spring right back to their workaday routines after baby arrives. My next tea time is dedicated to you working moms, and I hope you take that time for yourself. Have you been keeping your Tea Time while I’ve been “away”? If not, consider this a reminder to be gentle with yourself by taking pause, however...
Tea Time Tuesday: Accountability (Your Way) →
Accountability is key to your 2011 success. However, many of us have a negative impression of accountability, when it actually can work for us and our success! This Tuesday on Tea Time Radio, we’ll talk about how to fashion an accountability plan that brings out the best in us. -= What’s on for your tea time? Tea Time Radio is broadcast live every Tuesday at 2:30 Arizona time on...
Instead of a resolution... →
On last week’s Tea Time Radio show (“Don’t Make Another New Year’s Resolution”), I mentioned that I haven’t done a New Year’s Resolution in years. I do a series of New Year’s Reflections instead, some insight over which I’ll be sharing on this week’s show, “2011 Anxiety.” While I’m still keeping my tradition of New...
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, all! You are part of what makes life so blessed! Thanks to each of you for blessing my life in 2010! Looking forward to a Great Unfolding among all of us in 2011! What are you looking forward to in 2011?
…not needing to take everything now. Like knowing I can come back in a few hours and that piece of cake will still be there for me.
Tea Time Tuesday: "Create-Your-Own Happy Holiday,"... →
It’s not to late to salvage your holiday spirit! Frannie Walsh and I will be sharing some ideas for “saving your holiday spirit” on today’s Tea Time Radio show. (1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET for the live show.) So if you’re at your wit’s end just trying to hold it together long enough for the holidays to be over, YOU NEED THIS TEA TIME MORE THAN ANYBODY! We see a...
"Creating a Holiday You Can Be Happy About" - Part... →
Here’s a link to the replay of this afternoon’s radio show. Unfortunately, because of “technical problems” (Namely, all the motor oil leaking out of my car and onto the driveway. Poor thing had to be towed away.), we couldn’t have our featured guest Frannie Walsh on the show to talk with us about this very timely topic. Thankfully, however, I’ve secured her...
UPDATED! Tea Time Tuesday: On-Location to Manage...
Dec. 14, 2010 (12:30PM, Arizona time) I’ve been derailed! My car is having some trouble (Oil gush. Is that bad?) and had to be towed to the mechanic, so I’m not on-location for Tea Time this week. (Sorry, Tempe Library. I hope to be back on-location at your Connections Cafe soon.) I’m taking my tea at home, between sending blessings to my car. (Today, I’m drinking...
Ask This, Not That: When Life Hits You Hard
Sometimes, it seems like your life is falling apart. You know it’s not personal. You know you couldn’t have stopped it. You know you it’s beyond your control. But it’s still there: all of it. Some examples (as if you needed them): The work politics that isn’t your job - but affects your job; The bills that need paid - and that’s all that’s left...
This week on Tea Time Radio: "Create-Your-Own... →
Wish you weren’t so “Grinch-y” this time of year? I understand. Despite being the “Season of Good Cheer,” holiday stress usually erodes quickly at the best reflection of us, leaving us looking like meanies and/or feeling depleted. But there IS another way to celebrate the holidays! Join me this Tuesday at 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET, when I talk with guest Frannie Walsh...
It's Tea Time again! →
It’s your monthly invitation to disconnect from “busy-ness” and re-connect for a few minutes with open space and open time! It can just be a couple minutes, but it DOES have to be a conscious break from all the running around we do. This month’s Tea Time is on Oct. 12. Be there, virtually or in-person! I’ll be at Hob Nobs Coffee House in Phoenix, if you care to join...
Where Could Your Life Be - By Thanksgiving...?
Did you want to “make some progress” in your purpose before the end of the year? Had you hoped to be “further along”? It’s in this 4th Quarter that this “race to the finish” usually begins. But let’s not lament where you could or should have been by now. (If you must lament, you might consider trying these reflection exercises instead....