Saturday, March 5, 2016

Day 5: (Saturday, March 5)


No one serves the world by thinking small. Certainly the Lord is a "big" dreamer and schemer -- He created us, didn't he? He has great plans for us. Greater than we've ever imagined.

We need to get on board with his plan for our lives and stop telling ourselves we're not ______ (fill in the blank) enough. Like: smart enough, talented enough, experienced enough, thin enough, creative enough. Or that we don't "have" enough ______ time, energy, money ... etc.

We need to muster up the courage to make the dreams he's given us a reality; not insult him by minimizing his hopes for us. Let's dream big, work hard, love always, and be grateful. Two people can do anything, if one of them is the Lord.
-Janet Clark

Creativity Kick-Starter


Cooking or working on her bestseller? Why not both?
All creativity is linked and cooking is a creative act, especially when we cook from scratch. The process of cutting, pouring, and mixing components satisfies and boosts the same part of us that writes. And at the end of all that work is a delicious treat made just for us and the people we love.
-PJ Switzer
COOK OR BAKE FROM SCRATtive act, especi
ally when we cook from scratch. The
process of cutting, pouring, and mixing components satisfies
and boosts the same part of us that

Writing Sprint
It's the Name Game
(Based on just the names given describe the characters and their story)

Winthrop Caldecott 

Rebecca Livingstone

Let's get the mojo going. 
Set your timer for 15 minutes 
and write fast & furious. 
- PJ Switzer

Ready. Set. Go!

Productivity Pointers

The comedian and TV star, Jerry Seinfeld, developed this super simple motivational idea. All you need is a bright marker and a good sized calendar you can prominently display.  

Isn't that beautiful? Look at all those red Xs.
Now you need to set a goal, i.e. “I will write for 30 minutes every day.” Every time you meet the goal or work towards it you put a giant X through that date on the calendar. Pretty soon you’ll have a chain of Xs. That chain of big, red (pink, blue, green, etcXs look so good. You wouldn’t want to break that chain, would you? Then there’d be a gap. So you just have to keep working on your goal. 

You can work on two goals at the same time but too many goals and you increase your risk of breaking the chain. 

It’s deceptively simple and totally effective. I’ve started it and I LOVE IT! 
-PJ Switzer

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  1. You guys are so full of wonderful ideas!!! Keep them coming. I only have one suggestion for your posts. Please let us know who posted what so we can give credit if we decide to share something you have so brilliantly written. Every author deserves recognition!