I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. Or at least, I don’t call them that. The lists of lose weight, eat better, be better, do more…yada, yada, yada felt inspiring as I wrote them down full of possibility for the year. And like most people, I was full tilt into my list…for about a week…… Continue reading The Case for Tossing Resolutions in Favor of a Mindset Shift
The action begins in an instant and keeps an undulating pace. Like all good stories, the first line grabs you, yet it is a little too fast-paced for my taste, as it takes until the middle of the first chapter before I feel caught up with the story. But, the grip I now find myself…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)
With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving just ahead for the U.S., and the season of giving imminent, things can get a little hectic. So, this week is the last Book Review Week of 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, and perhaps picked up a new favorite along the way. We’ve tried to…… Continue reading The Story So Far…
To our family, friends, fans, and followers of Writing in the Fast Lane, we thought we’d share a little video as a break from reading. The book, initially written as part of an ESL project a few years ago, will also be posted on the 22nd in text only as part of our Book Review…… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
On the last Saturday of October just a few days before Halloween, Matt and I finally got around to decorating our pumpkin. We bought it the last weekend of September. But, weeks and weekends get full, especially as the holidays approach. “We are creators,” I told Matt. “It doesn’t matter what form it takes.” Hope…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – October 2018
I made it almost twelve days without coffee. Today, I had 2 cups and am bouncing off the walls full of ideas. Poor Matt! My list of “to-dos” is 2 pages long. That counts as writing, right? Would you be surprised if I said, “yes”? Writing doesn’t always have to be journalistic, stream of conscious,…… Continue reading Writing Outside the Lines – A Writing Prompt Suggestion to Get Your Juices Flowing
Falling leaves and frost on the window this morning, have brought home summer is over. In Vermont, it will be cool for a month or two, though it’s been unseasonably warm (read: hot) this summer. And before we know it, we’ll be bundled up in winter wear. Store shelves have an amalgam of clearance summer…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – September 2018
The Big Leap provides us with valuable insight on how we can overcome the fears and habits that stand in our way of happiness and success. If you’re into personal development books, this one’s a winner. It aims to change our overall perspective, so we can embrace a concept that’ll help us achieve our full…… Continue reading Only you can take charge of your mindset… Guest Review of The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Two nights ago, I couldn’t sleep. My mind was swimming with ideas. The overwhelming tide of information which washes over me daily rolled the waves higher and higher. What’s the problem? Sometimes, too much turns into nothing. So, like I often do, I turned to my courses. Hubspot said be “human, helpful, and holistic.” Another…… Continue reading The Blank Page vs The Mind Full of Ideas – Who Will Win?
Two months ago, my views on LinkedIn spiked nearly 2,000 percent. Why? I posted about reading and receiving two books from a couple of well-known influencers and authors – Brigette Hyacinth and Shane Snow – the first of whom we’ll talk about today. Thinking back as I write this, I should have added an interview…… Continue reading The Future of Leadership – Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence by Brigette Hyacinth