Blog – Page 12 – Peggy W Barnes


By Peggy | October 24, 2013 | Comments Off on Change

I woke up this morning thinking about change.  When I sat down to read my devotional the subject was about change. Wow, no coincidence there!   Change for many people can be paralyzing and devastating.  Change does not do that for me but I can understand why it does for so many people.  I can find change exhilarating and exciting.  Change can give you a boost in a new direction.  Change can give you a new perspective. Change is usually not easy.  It requires re-calibration mentally and sometimes physically.  However, as Tony Robbins says, sometimes it is harder to stay where we are, doing what we are already doing. As I wrote in my blog, Crossroads, I know I […]

The Illusion of Control

By Peggy | October 23, 2013 | Comments Off on The Illusion of Control

                                         (Photo from Pinterest) I love this photo because it is a great reminder of so many things! I have had an unbelievable 3 days with so much out of my control, including my hair!  I have had a bad hair day when I needed a really good hair day.  So, what is in my control.  Very, very little.  I can do what I can do, when I can do it and I can do it with a good or bad attitude.  Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take […]

Being Deliberate

By Peggy | October 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Being Deliberate

A word I use, a lot in my business, is “deliberate” or “intentional”.  To me, this is one of the most important words we can use in our day to day life……let me explain. has several synonyms listed for “deliberate” intentional purposed aforethought planned calculated  thoughtful willful conscious When working with an organizing client, I want their attention focused on the new systems we put into place that will allow them to be more organized.  I want them focused on what they are bringing into their home.  I want them focused on a task until completion.   When working with a life coach client, I want them focused on their part […]

I Can’t Be Old Enough to Be a Grandmother – But Thank God I Am One

By Peggy | October 21, 2013 | Comments Off on I Can’t Be Old Enough to Be a Grandmother – But Thank God I Am One

I am a new grandmother.  I cannot believe I am old enough to be a  grandmother.  I love being a grandmother.  I am in awe of this precious little one they call Barnes. I was talking with some friends of mine and we all came to the conclusion that the first half of our life is spent just trying to figure out the first half of our life.  We seem to go through the days, weeks, months and years in a fog.   When I look back on sleepless nights, PTO meetings, carpools, endless grocery shopping, vacations, sick nights with children, neighborhood kids in and out of the house, arguments, ball games, […]


By Peggy | October 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Crossroads

                              (photocourtesy of tiverylucky/ To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from  looking back at the crossroads.  ~Betsy Cañas Garmon~ I am at a crossroads.  There are decisions that have to be made.  Crossroads are scary and exciting at the same time.  You feel like you are jumping off a cliff into the great unknown and not sure if you are going to have a parachute or not. As a Christian, I place my hope in God who will provide the direction I need and will, if I am willing to […]

The Smartphone To Do List

By Peggy | October 19, 2013 | Comments Off on The Smartphone To Do List

( I have an IPHONE 4 so I do not have the latest and greatest of all things techie.  I do like my IPHONE 4 because it does what I need it to do but I am sure it will do more. I have used several things on the IPHONE that I love but today I will focus on To Do Lists that are available for most Smartphones since I promised a follow up blog to my To Do List post ( I am going to admit I am still and paper list girl.  In a survey of all To Do List people, it was found that about 1/2 of the population is […]

Time Sucker Neutralizers

By Peggy | October 18, 2013 | Comments Off on Time Sucker Neutralizers

Yesterday’s blog covered the subject of time suckers…..those sneaky little critters that stealthily come in and suck time out of our day and leave confusion and devastation in their wake! Today we are going to “re-cover” the time suckers and I’ll give you some ideas of how to keep them from attacking and destroying your day. 1.  Computer – As I sit here writing this blog, I have seen 3 e-mails come in and 4 notifications pop up on Facebook, in separate tabs I have open.  A smart time sucker neutralizing tactic is to turn all the other tabs off or open your work in another browser.  It is easy to get […]

Time Suckers

By Peggy | October 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Time Suckers

(photo courtesy of stuartmiles/ Fact……We all have 24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86400 seconds in day.  There is no one anywhere that had, has, or will have anymore or any less.    So what are you doing with your 86400 seconds?   Many times we are in circumstances beyond our control, but more often than not we can control much of how we approach our day.  Here are some things I find are time suckers and result in unproductive time during our day.    1.  Computer – Let’s face it.  Many of us read a lot of blogs, look at a lot of Facebook, Twitter,  Instagram and Pinterest.  We sit down […]

Follow Through

By Peggy | October 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Follow Through

 Following through seems like one of the most natural things in the world to do.  You start something and you finish it but that is not the case with a lot of, if not most people.     Lack of follow through creates enormous problems:    Don’t follow through on pursuing healthy lifestyle –  weight gain and sickness Don’t follow through on schoolwork –  poor grades Don’t follow through at work –  poor results at work and poor work image projected Don’t follow through at home –  clutter piles up, frustrations mount and bills go unpaid Don’t follow through when disciplining children- disrespectful and unruly children Don’t follow through on getting car serviced on […]

Working Backwards – Time Management

By Peggy | October 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Working Backwards – Time Management

                                         (photo courtesy of danilin/ I wanted to give you a few tips on how to get out the door on time, each and every morning.  It involves working backwards.  Work backwards with me, through each step, and you will see how beneficial this can be.  This process requires you being completely honest with yourself about how long it takes you to complete certain tasks.  If you can be honest, you will see marked improvements on getting out the door in a timely and  less frazzled manner.   If you have children, you […]

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