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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Road Trip - Destination Success! What's In Your Way?

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The Road Less Traveled
photo credit: D.M. Kilgore

It's time for a Realm Road Trip!

Destination? Success!


In February we talked about goal setting, priorities, and productivity. Now, it's time to move on to tackling any obstacles that try to keep us from reaching those goals. 

Are you ready? 

Buckle up, this might be a bumpy ride!




Let's begin by preparing for our road trip.

Before you can breakthrough a road block you have to know five things:

#1 What's blocking the road?

#2 Why is it there?

#3 What will it take to break through the barrier?

#4 What's on the other side?

#5 Where will the road beyond take you?



Let's analyze these and work out some answers!


1. What's blocking the road? 

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Holy road block Batman!
You have to be able to see what you're up against. You wouldn't approach a police blockade the same way you'd approach a cow in the road, right? So, ask yourself, what exactly is it that is keeping you from reaching your goals?

Is it: Time? Fear? Doubt? Lack of motivation? Other people? Lack of skills? Other commitments?  Etc. ???



2. Why is it there? 

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dun dun dun...
Did you take a wrong turn? Let's say you answered question number one with "Fear". Did you put the roadblock up because you fear success? Or did someone close to you put it up because they fear your success? (That would be "other people".) It's not uncommon for those we love to fear the "what will happen if" we reach our goals. People worry you will change, or things will change for them. Sometimes they simply don't understand the importance of your goals.



3. What will it take to break through the barrier?

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Break it up!
Once you have identified the what and the why you'll understand HOW to approach the barrier. "How can I" is the tool you need to break through. Is lack of motivation your problem? Rev up your engines and crash through that dinky wooden "road blocked" sign! Ask yourself, "How can I" -- get (and keep) motivated?




4. What's on the other side?

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Danger! Danger!
Is it the road to success or distraction? Not all roadblocks are bad after all. Sometimes they are there to keep us safe. If you put up a roadblock to keep you on the right road, by all means respect that road block. Take the detour. Detours can be good for you. If you've blocked social pages while you work, then by all means, keep them blocked! If you've blocked your WIP so you can diddle on Facebook, then you need to take a hammer to that "road closed" sign.



5. Where will the road beyond take you?

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I know where I'm going...
I think.
It's imperative to know where you're going and how to get there. Be sure you know where your map is leading you. If you haven't set up SMART goals yet, now is the time.

It won't do you any good to break through the barriers if you have no idea what your final destination is.

P.S. - If you have no idea what a SMART goal is click -->
Goal Setting For Slackers.



 
  Each week in March we'll make some rest stops and stretch our legs (and our brains) as we explore each question in depth and tackle the "how to" answers that will allow us to move on to our next stop.

  You'll find our itinerary below, but before we can hit the road, you'll need to pitch in for gas and snacks. How?

♣  Simply answer the five questions! Write them down. This is your map. Set your GPS for destination Success! Off we go!


•○• Fill 'er Up •○•


Comment below with your answer to question number one: 

"What's Blocking The Road?"




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Week # 1

Our Route:

HWY 101- March 9-13th

Monday, March 9th - Motivation For Breaking Through a Four-Way-Stop

Tuesday, March 10th - Exploring The Barricade


Wednesday, March 11th - The Scenic Route

Thursday, March 12th - Exploding The Barricade

Friday, March 13th -  Rest Stop One




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Participate in March Madness!

Writers - Write 50k words in March.
Book Lovers - Read 5 books in March.
Fitness Buffs - Take 50k steps in March.
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♣ ↑March Prize Pack↑ ♣

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Comment the most in March and it's all yours!

 

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D.M. Kilgore
Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy.

I'm D.M. Kilgore. 

 

Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy. 


I am soooo ready to take this road trip with you! You will be joining me won't you? *hops up and down hopefully*

I'll even stop for ice cream! ;) Come on! Ya know ya want to!
Let's bust up some barriers and reach the finish line!

Here's to March & Our First 2015 Realm Road Trip...
and with it some madness & musings.

Grab a crash helmet, sign the insurance waiver, and hop in!

The March Top Commenter Race has begun! 

Be sure you leave one below. Every comment brings you that much closer to a fantastic prize! 
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Announcements & Prizes!

It's March!

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Feeling Lucky?

 

That means it's time for:

The monthly announcements 

&

The top commenter prize reveal!


Who's excited?



 

 

FIRST UP:


~  March Madness  ~

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Your mission:
Writers ==>   Write 50k words in March!
Fitness Buffs ==>   Take 50k steps in March!
Book Lovers ==>   Read 5 books in March!

 

 

NEXT:


Last month we talked about productivity, goal setting, and priorities.

This month we'll focus on "Road Blocks".

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We'll identify the things that are keeping us from meeting our goals
and we'll map out some fun and unique detours that will allow us to
breakthrough the barriers so that we can reach the finish line!

 

 

FINALLY:

 

March means SPRING is right around the corner!
This month's TOP COMMENTER PRIZE is...

*drum roll*

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March Top Commenter Prize!

 

This Fantastic Yankee Candle Spring Candle Gift Set!

 WANT IT?


It's easy to win.

Come to the blog, read the daily post, and leave a comment. Bam- you're done.


Comment the most in March and it's all yours!


 

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D.M. Kilgore
Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy.

I'm D.M. Kilgore. 

 

Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy. 

 

I am a day late with this post because March decided to come in like a lion... roaring... in my head. Side-lined by the ol' migraine again! Better late than never right?

Here's to March - and with it some madness & musings.

The commenter race begins today- so be sure you leave one below. Every comment brings you that much closer to a prize!
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

And February's Winner is...

Congratulations to:

LADONNA COLE!

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The Winner Is...


She was the Top Commenter in February
and wins this delish prize!

 

Thank you LaDonna for being a Realm Rider
and for all your support and great comments!


Tomorrow I'll be announcing a new prize for March!




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I'm D.M. Kilgore. 

 

Writer, Literary Hitwoman, and Crash Test Dummy. 

 

I hope you had as much fun at The Realm last month as I did!

Here's to March - and with it some madness.

More on that tomorrow. Tune in Monday for the March Announcements. You'll be glad you did. ;)

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