Shopping at the Farmer’s Market

Going to the Farmer’s Market is one of my favorite things to do. Knowing exactly where your food is coming from and being able to speak with the farmer is priceless. However, if you are not careful, you can potentially blow your entire grocery budget in one trip. I’ve compiled a few of my best tips to help make your farmer’s… Read more »

Paper Planner Review

  Try as I might, I have never been able to use an electronic planner.  I know that my phone has a perfectly good one, and I know I can probably get an even better app, but I just cannot do it.  I think that my mental block comes from my extreme love of paper. Of office supplies really. I… Read more »

Four Steps to Having a Pleasing Personality

Have you ever met someone and knew right away that this person was gonna be a great friend? Or the opposite, you never wanted to speak with them again.  In part five of my series on Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principle of Success I am going to talk about having a pleasing personality. Simply put, your personality determines whether people are… Read more »

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

When someone calls to tell me that they are coming to LA for a visit, the first thing I ask them is, “What do you want to do?” To which I receive answers like, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood sign, Santa Monica pier, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive. Which are all fantastic and super fun to see. However, all of… Read more »

Resolution of Five: An Exercise in Exercise

We’re far enough into the new year now to determine if we have managed to keep those resolutions or if you have found yourself struggling, or worse, maybe you already quit.  But don’t panic, don’t beat yourself up, and.  We can fix this. You’re not alone.  In fact, an overwhelming majority never achieve what they set out for in that… Read more »

Applied Faith

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”      Hebrews 11:1 In this post we will explore Napoleon Hill’s fourth principle of success, applied faith. “Applied faith is the mental attitude wherein you can clear your mind of all fears and doubts and direct it to the attainment of whatever… Read more »

Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience

Oh, what a night! Oh, what a historic night. Leo finally got his Oscar and we were there.  On Sunday, David and I had the unique experience of attending the Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience.  Having no idea what to expect, we jumped in with both feet. Arriving the night before, we were able to walk around Hollywood Boulevard, check… Read more »

Go the Extra Mile

Deborah Ward   February 26, 2016   6 Comments on Go the Extra Mile

Think about the last time you went out to eat. Did your server go the extra mile to give you an exception experience? Whether yes or no, think about how their level of commitment to your satisfaction made you feel.  If they did go the extra mile, I bet it left you feeling great.  If they didn’t, I am sure… Read more »

15 Fun Academy Awards Facts

Five days from now, Hubs and I will be in Los Angeles sitting in the bleachers along side the Academy Awards red carpet. Thanks to his work, we will be among approximately 700 other lucky movie lovers enjoying a day of warm weather, lots of pampering, and tons of stars.  You can read David’s take on the event here: Kentucky to… Read more »

The Benefits of a Mastermind Group

Welcome to part two in our series on Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success!  We started off last week with a post titled Finding Your Purpose.  In that post we talked about the fact that you cannot be truly successful without having a direction to steer. For example, I can’t go get into my car and expect to end where I… Read more »