The Weekly – Are You Audacious? Take the test.

Daring Makes it So

The word Audacious means to show a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks. The synonyms are: bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, brave, courageous, valiant, heroic and plucky.

Do you think that describes you?

My favorite of the above is PLUCKY and since it rhymes with Lucky it’s worth a quick look.

How would you rate yourself on being Audacious or Plucky?

Remembering that means to take bold risks…

Here’s something to help you:

On a scale of 1 -10 with 10 being best…

  • You started your own business
  • You lead others
  • You make the hard decisions
  • You are the person that makes things happen
  • You keep a lot of balls in the air
  • You seek and relish being stretched to your limits

If you rated yourself at 50 or above you are definitely Audacious, and if not, you have some things to work on (and don’t we all).

Here’s the real big question – Who are you hanging around that can help keep you plucky or get you there?

List the top 5 people you hang with and let them take the score – and then think about what you need to do to increase it.

I’m here to help you. You audacious achiever!
Blessings, Shawna

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Pet Women Weekly – Are You Rightsizing Your Life?

Dear Pet Lover,

How do you keep things in order?

 It’s the end of May – 5 months flew by in 2017 and now it’s spring and some people do spring cleaning, how about you?

 The 3rd virtue from Benjamin’s 13 Virtues is about order. And what is order expect this – from Benjamin:

Order: Let all your Things have their Places. Let each part of your business have it’s time.

When working with my coaching clients we often speak about how they can re-order things in their lives and businesses to be more excellent, to be more productive, to enjoy more of the life they are creating.

 In hopes to keep you focused and in the ORDERLY mindset here’s a couple of things to think about and incorporate into your thinking and day:

 1. Is there a place for everything?

This is probably the best question to ask for every item you keep at home and work. If there isn’t a place for something, it’s the cue to get a place.

2. Do I need this?

One thing that I’m asking more and more is: Do I need what I’m about to purchase, or what I already have? What is happening more and more (that I ask the question) – is no, I really don’t and it’s such a freeing feeling!

3. What would make this better?

This is a question I ask a lot and one that helps me do things better, think through things clearer and produce better results. And if that’s not order, I don’t know what it.

These three questions help me RIGHTSIZE my work and life, as this month comes to a close, may it help you right size too.

 Blessings, Shawna

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Pet Women Weekly – Do You Want to be Remembered?

 Dear Pet Lover,

What is Memorial Day For?


This coming weekend most of us, in America will be enjoying a 3 day holiday. And it’s interesting to me that most of us don’t know or care why. So that got me thinking and Googling…

Here’s some info you might find as interesting as I did:

 Memorial Day

It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is combined with Jefferson Davis’ Birthday in Mississippi.

Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events. For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. However, fewer and fewer people follow this rule and many wear white clothing throughout the year.

So that explains my mother’s insistence on no white prior to June! What it also explains is how we’ve taken a day that was set aside to REMEMBER those brave souls fallen in battle, to a long weekend to kick off summer.

 Is this a bad thing?

This would be for you and your family to decide. I do think that most of our youth are unaware of some things our parents and grandparents held very dear. Like memorial day.

So, this post is not an admonishment to you, it’s not a call to action either.

I hope it’s both informational and question forming.

Do I want to share what this day was really set aside for?

Is there someone in my life I want to honor and remember this coming Monday?

Do I want to be remembered after I’m gone? If so how?

Regardless of your answers, I wish for you a weekend that reminds you how free we are in America to do as we please and that many many souls died for that freedom. Cemeteries all over this nation will fly flags honoring those souls and for that I am glad.

Blessings, Shawna


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