Life Interrupts, doesn’t it?

When I know why I’m doing something, I’m more able to move forward on my goals. Even when life interrupts me! My purpose keeps me on track.   Oh, I get derailed. Then I adapt. For example, health challenges mean I can only do a little bit right now. If I do a secondary thing…

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Encouraging YOU in starting

Gaining one new skill is daunting. Starting business online? 100++ new skills! Tackling unknowns. What’s most important in business? Encouraging you!   In starting, I’ve found that keeping myself encouraged is a big part of it. By encouraging myself, I keep going. Like a baby learning to walk, of course I’m going to fall! What…

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Cynthia Ann Leighton: Biggest Frustration Starting Online Business

I’ve noticed a common refrain that the biggest frustration starting online business is confidence. Conquering fear. It’s a lesson I’ve learned and relearned. That… I feel grateful for.   Confidence comes for me also in noticing what it is that I am doing. Noticing things that are going well; and noticing the things that are…

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Cynthia Ann Leighton: Purpose + Confidence

Purpose has to do with what matters. To you! It’s personal, isn’t it? What captures your attention is different from what gets me, Cynthia Ann Leighton here. Knowing your purpose leads to confidence. Confidence has to do with what phase you’re in right now. In the sense that there are things that fit in this…

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Persistence In Small Things Helps

I’ve found the small things work! Consistent, persistent, effort over time lifts me up through whatever happens. Persistence is within  purpose for me; passion, indeed a solution to many things. Persistence involves work. That’s right: work! For example, the work of reading helps me grow. I learn interesting new information. I get practice in how…

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Working On Life Goals or Dreams

What motivates you to keep going? Have you noticed that it has to do with your own purpose? About things that you want? About things that matter to you? About things you care about? Well! If not? Consider that. What are the things that you really are willing to do? Probably some of them are…

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What Do You Want?

Purpose is about what fits you. What do you want? Deciding that gives you a starting point to pick a tiny part of what you want that you really can do right now. Then? Believe you can do it. That helps me take action! Do you have trouble sometimes taking action? I do. I’ve found…

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Questions Help You Face Challenging Times

Hello, Cynthia Ann Leighton here. Facing challenging times? If you don’t do scary well, this is going to help you focus down so that the scary part is a little bit smaller. I’ve found that helps me be more able to do what I need to do. And a challenging time could just be a…

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Simplify!

Do you ever suspect that your life might be a little bit easier to manage if only you were to simplify a little bit? I do. And in the past couple days I lost that beautiful habit of simplifying.   I got so that I could do certain things. Then I added one thing! It…

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Using Awareness To Grow: How To Add Meaning To Life

Awareness of what you’re doing in your life helps you to grow. How are you aware exactly what’s happening in your life today?   I’ve found that paying attention to self-awareness changes my focus. From, well, sometimes from worry to living. Sometimes it changes my focus from just getting through a day to daring to…

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