Notes From Papa

On November 26, 2012, in Motivation, Motivational Quotes, Pep Talks, by Emily

If you need a bit of inspiration to get you through, ask Papa.

How to Get What You Want

On December 4, 2011, in Goal Setting, Pep Talks, by Emily

Pursuing awesomeness should be a pasttime for every single person on the planet. When everyone is pursuing their goals and striving toward their personal passions, there is a lot more joy and wonder in the world. Call me a wild eyed, rose colored glasses optimist, but I think that having less stress around me is […]

Stop Faking it and Start DOING it

On June 7, 2011, in Pep Talks, by Emily

This site is about becoming awesome, and the mental strength that one needs to become awesome. It’s based on the premise that if you spend 11 minutes a day doing something that you love, you’ll achieve your dreams. I’ve been going to other sites for research material. There’s a TON of them out there, and […]

What’s the Starting Point of Awesomeness?

On May 26, 2011, in Goal Setting, Pep Talks, by Emily

The really really awesome folks started small, and their smallness grew into something that was huge and wildly popular. Such was the case of Sam Calagione in Brewing up Business – he made one batch of beer, realized that he was good at it, and kept doing it because it was what he loved. He […]

Awesomeness Requires Work

On May 12, 2011, in Goal Setting, Pep Talks, by Emily

Awesomeness is borne of a whole crapload of work. We’ve got to work for the dreams that we’ve got. We’ve got to work for our food, water, shelter, and medicine. We’ve got to work to achieve the dreams that we’ve got. There’s a whole crapload of work, and through that crapload of work we become […]

Loyalty is Awesome

On April 21, 2011, in Articles of Awesomeness, Pep Talks, by Emily

I have a friend who started out in Atlanta, moved to New Orleans, and had to come back because her place in the French Quarter was smooshed by Hurricane Katrina. She is a free spirit, someone who easily slips into my life, then slips out of it just as easily. When we get back together, […]

Ideas are Everywhere!

On March 31, 2011, in Motivation, Pep Talks, Planning, by Emily

I’m reminded of Fantasia when I think about my brain. You remember the Sorcerer’s Apprentice theme? You know the one, where Mickey just wanted a little bit of help, so he cast a spell. The brooms were great for a while, of course, but then the water just kept getting higher and higher. The brooms […]