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To Accomplish Big Things: Think Big but Act Small

To Accomplish Big Things: Think Big but Act Small

A few weeks back I wrote a post that discussed the importance, especially for busy parents, of taking advantage of the early morning hours to accomplish big things, be it starting a business, mastering a new talent, or writing a book. Early morning is, indeed, a time to get things done.

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Fuel Your Heart with a Taste of Northern Michigan

We first crossed paths with Jen Kuhar years ago, shortly before we moved to Traverse City, through an introduction from a mutual friend. Ironically, Jen and her husband Brent had just moved downstate from Traverse City as we were preparing to head Up North. Years passed by, and this summer we had the opportunity to reconnect with Jen through Instagram. Jen has an awesome food blog called MixMyTable where she shares delicious recipes and amazing food photography. And, as you'll learn in today's
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8 Life-Changing Quotes from Inspirational Authors

When I read a book, I’ll remember the broad strokes of the story or, in the case of non-fiction, the main thrust of the message. But it’s rare that I’ll remember the details of a minor character, or the intricacies of a professional development sequence. Every so often, however, I’ll come across a book passage that makes me sit up straighter in my chair, grab my highlighter, and “dog ear” the page. It's a message so powerful that it stays with me long after I’ve finished the
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The Magic of Early Morning

Toward the end of August I became fed up. Months before I had set an ambitious goal for myself (to write my second book), but I had made little progress toward achieving it. The desire was strong, but the execution was non-existent. I had worked out the strategy of how I would accomplish the goal – in other words, I knew what I had to do – but I had not figured out the structure that would enable me to move forward. So I did nothing. Every day after getting the kids off to school or to
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A Weeklong Adventure Backpacking Through Isle Royale National Park

Since moving to Traverse City, I’ve rediscovered the joys of camping. I used to camp with my family as a kid, and this summer Heather and I have camped with our kids several times. Camping is hard work, but there’s something extremely rejuvenating about long, slow days spent outside, around the campfire, and away from screens and modern conveniences. But I’d hardly classify our camping adventures as rugged. We spend our days camping outside, and our nights inside our camper “Susie
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