Friday, December 29, 2006

Bob Seger is AWESOME!!

I went to the concert last night at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan. No disappointments at all.


I have been to dozens of concerts. This is my first Bob Seger show.
The energy in The Palace was bone tingling wonderful. I must get to another show. Mr. Seger, please, bring the tour back around to Michigan!

Perhaps I will need to have a road trip. I have never traveled to see a concert. A concert road trip is now on my "To Do" list for 2007!

Have you gone on a road trip to see a concert?
Do you want to road trip with me to see one?

Pick a artist & date and let's hit the road!!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Watch out HERE I COME!!!

I am so pumped for 2007!!

I cannot recall EVER being excited about a new year.

Looking back at this past year. I moved back closer to my hometown November 2005 to be near my family. Which was difficult, because I had been away for 13 years living north of Detroit in Royal Oak and Rochester Hills, MI. I kept hearing the Green Acres theme song in my head during the whole moving process. I was scared and felt alone.

2006 has been wonderful for me. My boys and I are healthy, happy and very settled into our life in the "country." I have gone from knowing no one in this area to an incredible group of friends. It is amazing that I seem to always run into someone I know when I am out and about. Organized Solutions is doing very well. I have nearly broke even with my expenses for December. WOW! I didn't expect that! I am so happy!!
Life is damn good for me!

2007 is going to ROCK!!
I just feel like it is going to explode. I am in a Vision Group that will keep me on track with my personal, business and family goals. Organized Solutions is set to take-off like an F-16. I am so thankful to be at this point in my life--kinda sucked getting to this point. But, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if I ended up as I am today.

Hold on tight....2007 is going to be great! I'm jumping in!!

How do you feel about the New Year?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Partners For Success --- BNI

I always have fun at my BNI meeting. I truly love helping others, and being apart of a BNI allows me to help others grow their business.

I have passed 38 referrals in 2 months of membership.

29 have closed business
5 are pending
4 did not work out

Not too shabby of an effort to grow the business of others. How much money did I make for my BNI members? I don't know. I listened to what their request were during their "manager minute." And I tried my best to meet the request.

Bottom line--76%, or 29 out of my 38 referral met my members requests, they made a business connection. 5 more could make them some cash. That brings it to 89% if all 5 pending turn to business.

How well have your referrals to others help their business grow?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Flip That Office


What a fun day today! Started out at my BNI meeting, then to help a client with her office, then a consult (and I got the job.....little happy dance for me).

These are the BEFORE pictures of the home office of Kim. A hard working woman (that phrase always seems redundant to me) who was frustrated with her office. I had her purchase some shelving and when I arrived we went to work. I assembled the new shelving, while she continued to work on sorting through the piles. I think we ended up with two bags for the garbage, 3 boxes of old magazines & papers, and 2 boxes of books added to the spring garage sale.

4 hours later the results were awesome! Kim did a fantastic job throwing stuff away.

Kim mentioned to me that she can really tell I enjoy my job. I truly do! I LOVE helping people feel better about their home. How lucky am I to do what I do? I am so fortunate.

Kim, It was my pleasure to help you with your office.

Why do you love to do what you do?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Birthday gift 18yrs in the making


My youngest is 6 years old today. What a spectacular young man! He has a gift of making friends everywhere he goes. His energy for life is inspiring! I am so proud to have him as my son.

I started a tradition with both my boys, Matthew is 8yrs. Every year on their birthday, I find a quiet moment during the day, sit down and write them a note. I don't spend too much time on it, maybe 10-15 minutes. I write about their interests and accomplishments from the past year, and anything else that comes to mind. The note is sealed in an envelope. When they turn 18 years old, I will give them all 18 cards I have written. They do not know I do this.

I have not written the card for Jacob's 6th birthday, yet. Oh, I will find a quiet moment to write my note to him. I love this tradition.

What special traditions do you have?

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Power of a Song

OK, I digress from business to another post about music. I LOVE MUSIC!! A friend of mine brought up a topic about songs which has had me thinking for a couple days now.

What songs trigger you to think of something
that you will always recall?

There are soooo many songs that when I hear them I can recall certain details about my life. It is kind of freaky.
Here is a short list of some songs and their relevance in my life:

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," Tony Orlando & Dawn---
I was 4-5 yrs old swinging on a swing set, singing this at the top of my lungs. My mom yelled at me for repeating the chorus over and over.

"Chariots of Fire," Movie Theme Song--My Aunt Dottie died of cancer when I was 16yr. She loved this movie. I cry whenever I hear it.

"Blackwater," Doobie Brothers--study group for AAE364(more like socializing) at Purdue University's Union. We all sang along when this song played. Typically someone chose to play it 2-3 times a night.

"You Light Up My Life," Debbie Boone--Greatest College Party EVER!!
We had a "Tacky Party." We played cheezy, crappy music and everyone had on tacky clothes. You could hear people singing this song from our apartment 2 blocks away!!

"November Rain,"
Guns N Roses--November 1991. I was very sick. Never can listen to this song entirely.

"Iris," Goo Goo Dolls--This came out when my oldest son, Matthew, was born. What an amazing kid! One of my favorite songs.

"I'm Alive," Celine Dion--I heard this song as I drove home from filing my divorce paperwork. I had such a sense of peace. This song always brings me up when I'm down.

"100 years," Five For Fighting--It will forever remind me of a dear friend that pulled me through a most difficult period. Showed me how to enjoy myself, find myself, and rebuild.

"Joy To The World," Three Dog Night--My boys, 6 & 8yrs, know this song by heart. We belt out this song driving down the road. I crack up when I hear them sing the line "make sweet love to you." (I'll have to explain it someday)

These songs were the ones that came to my mind quickly.
There are so many more I could list. This is enough.

What songs remind you of some past event or moment?