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‘Am I going to be happy when I reach the top of the “heap” because that is all I can imagine? Or when I get to the top will I find that indeed it is just a “heap” after all.’ – Dorothy Valcárcel (Quiz found in a book by Dorothy Valcárcel. Check it out! You wont regret it.) QUIZ  **no cheating!*** Quiz #1 “1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world Name the last five Heisman trophy winners Name the last find winners of the Miss America pageant Name the last five academy award winners for best actor and actress ” Got your answers?? Piece of cake? If it was, you definitely cheated. If it was not, try these questions instead: Quiz #2 “1. List five teachers who made a difference in your life Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time Name five people you…

Six Words to Remove From Your Vocabulary As a person that would rather write you a story than tell you one (there’s no “backspace” in public speaking)— I found this article “6 Words to Remove From Your Vocabulary” by Business Insider very insightful. Below is the link to six commonly used words and their improved alternatives.  Check it out! Among the six? “Just No matter the context, this one smacks of negativity. Consider phrases you might hear and how someone might interpret them. ‘Just a minute.’ Your priorities are somewhere other than helping me. ‘Just do XYZ.’ You think I’m having a hard time figuring this out. ‘I’m just an intern.’ You think your power or influence is limited, in which case it certainly is. Blogger, speaker, and consultant Matt Monge takes special issue with the latter example. ‘You’re not just your position. You’re an integral part of your organization,’ he writes. ‘You’re an individual with…

Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others. . .but to get ahead of ourselves.” —Thomas S. Monson Let us start our “Spring Cleaning” with the Windows! Forbidden Topic Wednesday By: MaquitaDonyel STORY: By: Uknown A young, successful couple found their dream home. Shortly after purchasing it, the couple sat at their kitchen table to eat breakfast. The wife looked out the window, and to her surprise, she saw her neighbor hanging laundry on the clothesline. “That laundry isn’t clean, it’s still dirty!” she said to her husband. “Someone needs to teach her a thing or two when it comes to washing her clothes!” A couple of days later, the couple sat down at their kitchen table for a meal. The wife saw her neighbor hanging clothes on the clothesline. But this time something was different. “Wow, look!” the surprised wife said to her husband, “Her…

New Rules: The One and Done Theory- Dating Advice By: Maquita Donyel A couple years ago a friend shared their philosophy on dating. A few dates was all he  needed to decide if she was worth a second or fourth date. It is because within that time he was able to figure out if this was a person he could see himself marrying. If she wasn’t, no more dates were needed, plain and simple. FYI: The person that introduced the concept to me has since been married and has started a family. When I first heard of the idea I thought, “Wow! JUST a few dates and you KNOW? That just can’t be possible.” But after a lot of thinking and self reflecting on how I use to date, I thought why not try something new? The “One and Done”  Overall Bonuses: After experimenting with this “One and Done”…

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