Being Prepared for Success

Being Prepared for Success

Welcome to this weeks Mini Miracles from Minor Moments Podcast. Today’s topic  is on Being Prepared for Success.  We begin with Jim Haisler’s Introduction.  Enjoy the story is Linda’s episode at Woodfield Mall about getting locked out of her car.

Check out Timely Topics on this site about the monthly programs.  Next month is on Anxiety.

Are you a parent or have experienced packing up a diaper bag?  Listen to how this is relevant to you.  This is a section on preparedness! Listen to some questions on how you might consider as we wind down the year. Have a great week!

A 17 Month Desk Top Calendar gives us perspective!

Taking just one step forward may put you on the escalator of success!

Hop Scotch Prepares the Way

Hop Scotch Prepares the Way

Good morning and welcome to Mini Miracles from Minor Moments. A Staple may hold your papers together, but what holds you together are the minor moments so join us here every week for Mini Miracles from Minor Moments on Friday.  This weeks Podcast is number 113

Our first segment talks about looking at the mentality of a community and helping one another. It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a support team to engage well in business too. An entrepreneur looks to its customers and supporters for help.

Playing Motivates Us

The Magic Chimes leads us into “Taking steps” to accomplishing things that are important to each of us.
Please enjoy this weeks podcast. Join us every Friday when we take the first step forward–the one that may put you o the escalator of success.

Programming Your Way to Success

Programming Your Way to Success

Good morning and welcome to Mini Miracles from Minor Moments. A Staple may hold your papers together, but what holds you together are the minor moments so join us here every week for Mini Miracles from Minor Moments on Friday.

This weeks Podcast is number 112. Today we are going to talk about healthy way to program yourself to success. You know we literally need to take time to relax and it is good to do in 5 minute segments.

If you have the art of writing then perhaps the best thing for you to do is to journal. Journaling is so wonderful, because it allows his to put our thoughts down in writing.It allows us to make lists, to doodle, and to get our minds activated. it also allows us to center in and clarify what we are doing in our lives. So it doesn’t hurt to sit down and jot down a few thoughts.

Get that pencil out and begin journaling!

I like to have it in a book that I can carry around with me, because then it is there at my fingertips. The other thing is perhaps you have a dog or a cat, you know there is nothing more comforting then to sit down and pet that animal. Just to take the time to s-l-o-w down and relax. Also we fuel ourselves with things we shouldn’t. A lot of people start their day off with a cup of coffee and that isn’t all bad. I think we all need to have a routine and know what works well for us, but if its to it down and have a cold glass of water then that’s good too. We need to stay fluid and keep our systems. Because our systems are designed to work well when we have fluids in us.

One of the things I have been guilty of for many years is multi-tasking. I think it began when my kids were little. I would have the kitchen sink full of dishes soaking, I would run downstairs and have the washing machine on. Or I’d be helping the kids with something and the phone would ring and I’d be talking to my mother. It just seemed that I would so many things at one time and kinda stayed with me for many years. I have to tell you that it’s not the best way to operate.

In the last few years I have been very conscious of what I have been doing and focusing on one thing at a time, like doing this podcast. When I focus on doing one thing at a time it gets down well and completely and I know that everything I’ve done is the best I can do. That is true with so many things. I have my Christmas cards in the next room here. I have wanted to write notes and send them out. And I haven’t had time to focus on them. I did about ten of them and then got distracted so I put them aside. I know there is plenty of time between now and Christmas to get them out to people, but I want to take time —even if it’s 10 at a time or 5 at a time to get them down well. I am going to feel good not multitasking. I will feel that they are done well.

To program yourself for success, you also have to have good habits. Is it important that you walk every day? Is it important that you get a good nights rest? Absolutely! All the above.

We need to know what we are doing and how to take care of ourselves. As I get older I think, oh my gosh all the times I didn’t take care of myself,– mea culpa, mea culpa, I am really guilty about that.

Another way to program yourself for success is to realize there is help around you. For years I did not take that help as much as I do now. I have someone in the office, Barb who comes in the office each week who gets things filed and organized. I have a virtual assistant Jenny who now helps me on a regular basis, and best of all I have a couple of good friends that I can bounce things off of and that too is so very important. So my little team here is growing, my helpers are growing. I look around and see that I have support in ways that I didn’t recognize that I had support.

Magic chimes lead us into the next section.

Did you know that there are 6 rules to changing your life? First of all put things on a Calendar.  Calendars are so wonderful for us. They take care of our memories and keep things in front of us -acting as memory. The 2nd thing is not to schedule two things at the same time. I know that sounds silly, but it is easy to do; to think we can double up and get more done in less time. It doesn’t work that way. Multi tasking has never worked well for any of us. 3rdly, use blocks of time for yourself. Make sure you have blocks of time to do the things you want to do for your own individual benefit. set a reminder for everything. It’s important to set time limits.We can get so consumed in a project and forget everything else. this happened to us last night. My husband and I were working a jigsaw puzzle- and we get so invested in these puzzles that 2 hours have passed and its “oh my gosh we should get to bed”.It’s so important that we set reminders for everything in our lives. Another thing that helps is if you are a computer user, a phone user and other technology yes of advises, make sure that you sync them together. It’ll help you keep life easier.At the end of each week, take time to review and see all that you have accomplished. What you have accomplished and what you need to do the coming weeks. This is simple; sometimes the simplest things go right past us. BUT it is easy to do these things to change your life.

What trail do you set for yourself when it comes to being successful? My goal is to be successful and creative in the meantime and help people learn things that are going to make their lives easier. For example today I was watching Rosy. Yesterday I was outside in the snow and I had made a trail to the garden house at the back of our property.

As I was doing that,, my husband asked me why I was bothering to do that and I said I wanted to have access to the Delightful Den any time of the year and this is the time of year I need to make a trail. We all need to set trails for ourselves. Trails for success for achieving anything we want to succeed in. A few days ago I had set in a path; the snow blew over it. I was back at shoveling it again; clearing the path. Today I noticed that Rosy, was following the trail to the back of our yard. Funny Rosy followed that path as if it was a trail made for her. she went to the back to take care of business and then I noticed that she followed the trail back again.

Your presence in life and your performance in life also follows a trail. For some people its successfully dressing. They are always classy, neat and clean and present a profile that is just spectacular. They are neat and clean; they have a touch of styling to them. They dress appropriate for everything they attend and they fit the occasion just superbly.

I think that is how we have to be with our lives too. We have to be available to help one another. When the time happens that we have to be at a hospitable to help somebody or suddenly someone needs our help because they have a flat tire. any of the little things that happen in our lives . We have to be available to help each other at any point in life.

Your presence and performance and the example you set speaks volumes. So my question to you today is what trail are you following to get to the point you want to be at? What do you need to do to be successful? Decide and then just do it. Show up and say what you need to say. Do what you need to do and you’re available for everybody. think again, what is the trail you are setting for yourself. Where do you want to end tip?

Magic chimes.

In concluding today’s podcast, I wanted to share a few things as we enter into the month of December. Yes, I know we will be meeting here again next Friday as well, but I wanted to tell you that celebrating the holidays can be very stressful. We want everyone to stress less. Set your vision on specific traditions and celebrate those. Simplify your decorations, maybe it is better to have less, than to be stressed and putting out so much. Also we are all going to be driving places and the weather is not always the best, so drive safely, set enough time aside for all scheduling and for all the thing s you need to do; for the things that are important and relevant for you. Be selective in what you decide to attend. Most of all be prayerful at this time of the year and connect with those you find are very special to be with. Enjoy the times with your families and have a really good month. I will see you next week at the same time. Remember putting your best foot forward may put you on the escalator of success. Until next time this is Linda and have a good week.

Have You Ever?

Have You Ever?

Have You Ever?

Have you ever come across something your didn’t recognize as your own? Well it isn’t something she is used to doing, but you’ll be surprised where this story takes you.  Listen as Linda shares an embarrassing moment last weekend.   A short story that makes one think about how the best of intentions can go astray!

As we enter into the Season of Thanksgiving, it is time to be with those you love. Enjoy the many blessings that we all take for granted.  Take time to relax and enjoy the wonderful dishes of the holiday.  If you are heading out for Black Friday, drive safely, shop prudently, and have fun!

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Having Relevance in Our Lives

Having Relevance in Our Lives

Having relevance in our lives is ongoing and helps us build our own integrity.   Every day is a new day with the potential to love and live life fully.  Join us weekly for Mini Miracles from Minor Moments.  This week Linda shares how quickly our days start and shares her quick start to Friday.  Getting Rosy’s nails done was relevant; when the opportunity presented itself, the day was kicked into gear.

When did you first feel relevant and important?  Do you recall a grandparent’s hug or warm embrace from a dear aunt?  These small, but meaningful encounters make us the people we become.   Thinking about how you function in life helps you embrace an identify and form integrity.  Always in small but significant steps, we find our way into adulthood.  We change roles in our employment, in our homes, with our families, and in society.

Our day kicked off with Snow!

How are you transitioning from one role to another?  Linda talks about her experience in team teaching.  It was a trend that lasted for a short time, but then all of the methods and needs in society help transform us into different menus.

Are you a parent with different age children?   Obviously the way you parent and the needs of each child change us and our family units.

Linda shares how her father-in-law’s heart surgery was an example of how trends and medicine continues to change. 


Take the one step that may put you on the escalator of success.


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Chasing Away Loneliness

Chasing Away Loneliness

Chasing Away Loneliness isn’t the easiest thing to do.   It is the smallest things in life that bring us great joy.   Welcome to Podcast 110 and the Fall Season.  Hopefully this weeks podcast will allow you to be aware of how all people suffer from this emotion more often than one thinks.   Now with Halloween behind us and all the fun building through the Fall season, how will you reach out to other people.  It will help you and others around you.

Halloween Fun allows us to connect with one another.

Conversations connect us to one another.  Linda shares how the conversation about dogs allowed a man installing shades to converse with her.   The simple things in life can make things so much better.

Enthusiasm is contagious and takes away our loneliness!

Linda talks about the Winter Olympics of 1994 and how much of it thrill it brought to her.   Dan Jensen was a success in reaching a gold medal.   She connects this memory with how people celebrate.  How do you connect ? Who do you talk with each day?   Do you reach out to others?

Creativity begin from within! Sharing ideas can help us all!

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Focusing On a Good Life Takes Practice

Focusing On a Good Life Takes Practice

Welcome to Mini Miracles from Minor Moments where we reap the greatest benefits from focusing on the simplest moments in life.   Do enjoy Linda’s Podcast!

Vision – Focus on the Small things in Life!

Many times we focus on the negative things and become shallow in our thinking.  Oprah once introduced a gratitude journal and we all need to focus on those positive things.

Grateful for Clothes and the Opportunity to Learn!

Linda focus’ on people who bring joy to our community.  Making today the best day ever.  Today take the time to Listen to your body!

Rest when you need it: ask for help and be grateful!

In the last section Linda tells us how two friends dealing with health issues take it as a warning to deal with their situations.    It inspires her to take a few steps in slowing down.  Listening to our bodies is good advice for all of us. Do you slow down enough to stay well?   What do you do to help yourself?  Please enjoy this podcast and share it with others who need to find joy in the smallest moments in life.  Have a great day and super week!  Take the first step to put yourself on the escalator of success.

Eliminate Clutter, Embrace the Season, and Enjoy Preparing for Your Life!

Eliminate Clutter, Embrace the Season, and Enjoy Preparing for Your Life!

Eliminate Clutter, Embrace the Season, and Enjoy Preparing for Your Life.   Welcome to Podcast 108 where Linda brings the best of Minor Moments and how they can escalate into Mini Miracles.

   Preparing for the Job  Ahead

Eliminate the clutter in your life. Linda shares about Shredding papers in her office.  It is very freeing to eliminate unnecessary clutter and unneeded paper.   Try it.

Embrace the season and enjoy the various times in your life.

Finally “Preparation” for your life can make things

Thoughts on Making Choices

Thoughts on Making Choices

Welcome to Podcast 107 where thoughts revolve around Making Choices!   (This content is not written out in its entirety.  Kindly listen to the podcast and enjoy it!

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Making good decisions is an ongoing process based on the information we have at any given time. We are all making choices constantly. Some less important than others! We teach our children at an early age and we often make choices under pressure. Today Linda addresses how to make informed choices.


Sneaking in grocery shopping or a quick stop for gas may be impulsive, but it is still a choice.

The question becomes do we make them logically?
OR do we make them emotionally?

We make poor choices when we are rushed, upset, or confused.  It is when we don’t have all the facts that we often make mistakes that play out in the long term.

When we have extremes it may be easier to say “yes” or “no”, or that something is “red or black.” When it comes to purchasing a car the decision may include more than the purchase price that makes the decision.  We need to decide on the style, color, dealer, or other factors like interest costs.

Linda shares the example of how she watched a lady who had to return a package to Amazon. She had a small child with her who needed assistance. Also she shares a situation about returning a package to Walmart. So many things aren’t as easy as we’d like them to be!  Returning products purchased online may be more work than going out to a store and buying them in person.

Vision and understanding our own values, and approach to dealing with life, calls us to balance our thinking with old and new content. We may need to clear out the clutter from our minds.  It often begins with doing a physical action.

Have a good week and take that first step that will help put you on the escalator of success.
It’s Never Too Late to Dive Into Action

It’s Never Too Late to Dive Into Action

It never too late to dive into action.  Welcome to Mini Miracle from Minor Moments where you will find a personal adventure in minor moments that lend insight and relevance into our lives.   Linda talks about the variety of people in our world who help contribute to defining who we become.   She talks about the wonderful stories that pop up around us. Note the people we meet on the journey.

Today she is talking about getting unstuck, letting the Fall season work for you, and recognizing how the little things add up.

A Good Message for all of us to get going and keep going!  From  the door of a local Rehab Center, we find encouragement!


  • How do you get unstuck?  How do you find motivation?
  • Go to resources that are factual.
  • Read, listen, and keep well informed.
  • Learn about the current events of 2018 in the community and world at large.
  • What skill are you in need of learning?  Identify them and learn them now.
  • How will you learn the information you need to get up to date?
  • Toss out the bad vibes and feel better about yourself.
  • Exercise, move, and do your best.  The best may not be perfect, but that’s okay.
  • Just start doing something and don’t compare yourself to others.   Rather let others set an example.

Use posted notes for encouragement. Make yourself signs with inspirational messages and put them where you can see them regularly.  Join with friends in walking and getting together.

Next Linda addresses let the Fall work for you.  The Fall Season blesses us with vibrant colors, lively smells, and cool night breezes for good sleeping.

Fall into Good Habits

So  getting unstuck is simple with some the ideas listed above.  The opportunities to read, play, and embrace the changes in weather lend itself to great joy.

Fall is a great season to walk outside.  Pick apples with your family at the local orchards.  Listen to your favorite podcasts and music.  Carve the pumpkins and roast the seeds for family fun. Enjoy a campfire with friends and enjoy the rich smells of burning leaves.  Finally, recognize how the little things add up to make your life rich and joy-filled.


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