Accountability breeds response-ability.
- Stephen R. Covey
Thank God for an Accountability Partner:)
One of my best friends agreed to be my accountability partner this year to help me manage my finances. After a challenging year in 2007, I realized I needed some help so that I don’t repeat the same mistakes again.
I really had to buckle down and get serious; I prepared an annual budget with quarterly goals which included cutting out all ‘non-essential’ expenses. I also agreed to get ‘approval’ for larger purchases and prepare monthly variance reports explaining why I was off target—impressive, huh?
Well, read on and find out how that little project went.
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Well, needless to say, February ‘flew’ in and I found myself having to give an account as to why I did not reach my targets for the previous month. I over-spent, under-budgeted and did not meet my overly optimistic plan.
My success will not come from creating impressive spreadsheets -- having a goal is only the first step, in fact, goal setting is actually pointless if you are not able to do what it takes to accomplish it.
Success comes from doing the small things each day that we may not necessarily want to do and from making choices about what is really important to us.
It’s about learning how to not indulge our appetites for immediate gratification.
It’s about shaking off laziness, self doubt, frustration and keeping our eyes on the prize.
Most importantly, it’s about finding the right match that will ignite your passion. Its an uphill battle to become successful at something you’re not fired up about. I encourage you to take the time today and ask yourself what really lights you up.
I thank God for my accountability partner who was able to help me work through all this.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
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A new study suggests that apples and tomatoes may help prevent respiratory disease.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom studied 2,633 adults in 1991 and again in 2000 and found a link between the intake of apples and tomatoes and the subjects' respiratory health.
Those who ate five apples or three tomatoes per week scored highest on a test that measured the amount of air a person can expel from the lungs in one second.
Lead researcher Emma Broadfield and colleagues theorize that the high levels of antioxidants in these two foods may have a beneficial effect on lung function.
Source: 97th Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, May, 20, 2001, San Francisco, Calif.
1. Start by lying on your back with your hands behind your back and thighs bent 90 degrees at your hip.
2. Simultaneously curl your right shoulder and left knee up towards the center of your body until your elbow and knee touch. Return to the starting position and repeat with the other side.
3. Continuously repeat this pattern for as long as you can maintain the correct position. ( 5-10 times per side).
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