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Reasons to Write (Poem)

Write to tell, or write to sell?
Good content does both
Captivate as you create
Boost your sales growth

Identify the purpose for the
Words you generate
To motivate, persuade, express
Inspire or educate

Don’t be hokey, sleazy sales-ey
Still have to stand out
(Make things on the “write to tell” side
If there’s any doubt)

But money makes the world go round
Sad to say it’s true
As you create, should contemplate
What can this do for you?

Still don’t neglect the artful side
Of how things ought to be
It’s possible for sales copy
To be done tastefully

And while we’re at it, think about
How you use punctuation
And for the love, don’t overkill
On crazy exclamations!!!!!!!!

Write to tell or write to sell
Pros/ cons to both the sides
It’s your pen, so think and then
It’s your choice to decide

🙂

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Iron Out the Kinks (Poem)

“I conceived the bold and arduous project
of arriving at moral perfection.”
-Ben Franklin

Iron out the kinks
Smooth out the seams
Eliminate things that
Distract from your dreams

Sharpen your game
Trim any fat
Streamline the system
Cut out the crap

Refine your bad habits
Improve over time
Pull out the weeds that
Litter your mind

Tighten the belt
Straighten the slack
Refill or redo where
Anything lacks

Take pride in your work
Casualness won’t do
(Mediocrity just
Doesn’t suit you)

Perfection these days seems to
Have a bad name
May not always hit it;
at least we can aim!


“Don’t be a scrub! Rise to the high ground of spiritual, mental, and physical excellence. Mediocrity will never do; you are capable of something better.”
-Gordon B Hinckley

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Best Laid Plans (A Sonnet)

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“The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.”
-Robert Burns

(Do) what you can with what you’ve got
Even if it’s not a lot
Be resourceful, innovative
No excuses, get creative!

Plans disrupted suddenly?
(They never play out perfectly)
Don’t waste time wishing for what’s lost
Pay a needless opportunity cost

I know how life can be a jerk (so)
Cut your loss, then get to work!
It’s not the end, the show’s not done
I promise there’s more good to come

Past failure is a tool for the wise
The resilient one will win the prize

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Fight The Grudging Heart (A Poem)

“Comparison is the thief of joy”
    -Theodore Roosevelt
“Inspired by, not jealous of”
Is how I aim to be
(though I’ll admit it doesn’t always
Come so naturally)
 ..
So many people I admire:
their beauty, words, and acts
But watch your step, if you’re not careful
Envy may attack
  ..
Their money, family, job, their talents
Hobbies or physique
Could make me feel inferior but it
Doesn’t lessen me
   ..
Celebrate what IS and don’t just
Wish for what could be
There’s no contentment, happiness
In living covetously
 ..
And still I take some influence from
What I choose to see
How can it lift instead of augment
insecurities?
 ,,
I’ll take the good, then leave the rest
And fight the grudging heart
Be happy with where I am NOW
and still add to my art
 ,,
🙂

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Global Vs. Local (A Poem)

Global vs. Local
What are you concerns? (Do you)
Focus on your own life? (or)
Watch the world burn?

Ignorance is futile
We must be in society
Even though it’s heavy (cannot)
Shun the harsh realities

So don’t ignore the news!
Or put your head in sand
We need more informed citizens who’ll
Dare to take a stand

And yet if we neglect the “local”
Joy is hard to find
Nurture your relationships (don’t)
Just read crap online

It should be obvious, but since
Common sense is ending:
Your career/ church/ family need attention
MORE than what is trending

Can miss out on what’s REAL
Right in front of your own eyes (don’t)
Get distracted, blinded by the
Media’s thick lies

The danger lies in self-involvement
(We’ve heard “beware of pride”)
Obsessing over your life means you
Fail to look outside

There’re needs and problems in this world
Theres so much more than you (to)
Work our sphere of influence
Is the best that we can do

Global vs Local
Both matter, where’s the line?
It’s case by case for sure, so let the
Lord help you decide

 

PS: That’s my baby girl Holly

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Assertiveness (A Poem)

“Use boldness, but not overbearance.”
-Alma 38:12

If there’s a problem, address it!
Don’t be so passive-aggressive
When experiencing inner resentment
Express your discontentment

Incidents of frustration
Can require some conversation(s)
(I know it can be uncomfortable
To let yourself be vulnerable)

If you’re wanting to be heard
Be cautious with your words
No insults or being sarcastic
(Contempt can be so caustic)

Still, don’t sugarcoat your view
Seek to speak the truth
Be firm, but also gentle
(Plus, timing is essential)

Some things you just let go
But if it matters, then no
When there are truly problems
These are some ways to solve them
🙂

PS: Many of these ideas were inspired by a book called “The Assertiveness Guide For Women” by Dr. Julie Hanks. I helped her research for and write the book 🙂

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Metacognition (A Poem)

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“Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.”

-David O. McKay

Think about your thoughts
What do they say to you?
(The messages they’re sending
May not always be true)

Which ones are simply fleeting
What are your fixations?
Where’s your mental energy?
Your (too high?) expectations

Related are emotions
Priorities revealed
Your life is heav’ly influenced
By what you choose to feel

You’ve only got so much
Of your care to go around (it’s a)
Good idea to jettison those
Thoughts that bring you down

Don’t underestimate the power
and importance of self-talk
If needed, make adjustments
Some changes to your thoughts!

“Got me analyzing everything that
ain’t worth thinking ’bout.”

-Kacey Musgraves

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