Fail Your Way To Success

Excitement comes from momentary motivation. It is present tense, a first date; making the team; getting a good score on a test or being named to the honor roll.
Enthusiasm begins in the present tense and extends into the future tense. It lasts throughout the endeavor until the task is completed. The first date turns into a steady relationship; once you make the team you play every day to the best of your ability; once you make the honor roll you make it again and again.

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Top DIY Tips And Hacks that will amaze you

Have you ever had a hard time making beautiful things yet you're unable to find the right color you need, style of decorations, or in my case, anything beach related to use for decorations? Keep reading as I reveal my top secrets on how to accomplish this in the most unbelievable and out-of-sight DIY tips and hacks for creating your own and where to find examples or ideas for finding things to use or you can make from them

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How to improve your self-esteem in 5 steps

Some people spend their lives worrying about what other people think about them and spend all their time trying to figure out what everyone else expects of you. You can't possibly believe that you're doing what you want with your life when you are always walking around worried about the judgments of others are putting on you. Click here to start at the beginning of this series. 

We all worry about what other people think of us. Some people worry about it so much that they never take the time, to be honest with themselves. You need to take time out to yourself and ask yourself are you happy with who you are and what you represent. Instead, they decide in accordance with other people's wishes not their own.

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7 tips for taking amazing scenic photographs

An obsessive pursuit of the perfect photo can become a kind of calling. I have grown my skills in photography since I was in high school. My passion grew as I started to realize the beauty that I am surrounded by living in Oregon. I'm a little bias since I was born and raised here. Over the past year, I have been traveling around taking pictures and writing a journal to share my experience and the history behind each place. Here are 7 tips I have learned throughout my life about taking photographs that show the beauty in many different settings. 

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How Communication is the key to building relationships

Communication is a the key importance that I couldn't stress more on. It doesn't take much time to ruin a relationship, even a relationships that you're trying to build a connection with. All relationships are successful or unsuccessful depending on how well we communicate. There is a right way to say the same thing--- and yes it does make a difference to those we care about.

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DIY reclaimed wood nautical beach wall decor

Do you like to try new crafts that take only an hour and are easy to do? First, you must find unique items to create a beautiful, quick, and easy craft project. That isn't as easy to do. I found this reclaimed wood while I was taking photos of the railroad tracks along the back roads that are being repaired or I think just debris left over that hasn't been touched in years. 

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"Behind the Scenes" Basketry Making

My love for making sea kelp baskets is an art in which I have started since I was in grade school with learning how to make my own materials and furthermore complete the process in areas that take years to learn among practicing techniques that are part of the history behind basketry making. I wanted to share how I have built my crafting business in areas that I have started to expand in vast areas that reflect my talents and artistic ability. To illustrate a better understanding of the materials used and the history of basketry following my own summary of my skills I decided to give you a more detailed history of my knowledge of what my ability in this area that has made my reputation behind designing and creating every basket. Another reason is I have been working on making my baskets into more ways and using new materials to create designs from my experience I have learned over the years to broaden my skills to move up my level of expertise.

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Best Places to visit in Brookings Oregon

Brookings is home to several beautiful beaches. Located 6 miles from the northern California border on highway 101 in Oregon is just the beginning of the Oregon Coast Trail. This area is abundant in its natural attractions with miles of coastline, wild scenic rivers, state and city parks, and an attractive port. The cities of Brookings and Harbor are nestled on either side of the Chetco River where it meets the sea. GREAT for FISHING`Brookings is an incorporated city, while Harbor is not. They are in an area often referred to as the "banana belt" of the Pacific Northwest, thanks to its sunny and temperate year-round climate. This makes Brookings a welcome reprieve for travelers in a region otherwise known for rain and fog. Highway 101 runs through the town all the way to Gold Beach where Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor stretches 12 miles long with hidden spots in between the marked points of interest.

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How to learn by listening

How do we learn? Anyone can learn to do anything. Do you believe it? The answer is yes. We are products of our own environment. Anyone can learn new, and change old habits through spaced repetition. Even a parrot learns to speak English through spaced repetition education. Think what could you learn and accomplish for the better in your personality and character if you can just decide to change and were patient enough to work hard until you developed a new habit. It's true! We learn through repetition

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5 sayings for the best advice on love

"Love is patient"

True love is a process. True love requires personal action. Love must be continuing to be real. Love takes time. 
Too often we expediency, infatuation, stimulation, persuasion, or list are mistaken for love. How hollow, how empty if our love is no deeper than the arousal of momentary feeling or the expression in words of what is no lasting than the time it takes to speak them.

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How to Weave a Basket Using Sea Kelp

The art of weaving basketry takes years to become an expert in creating exceptional designs using different eco-friendly materials and added in colors of sinew, twine, raffia, and dying any materials that are used for basketry. Growing up I learned many skills and crafts and with that background, it's made it easier to move up by professional artistic abilities in these areas. I thought that I would use sea kelp to weave a basket that I'd normally used with materials such as wicker, willow bark, reeds, that are much stronger and durable that make it easier to work with when weaving. I decided "why not be unique and use sea kelp." What a difficult and long process that took me to figure out how and then to complete the project but, Oh What A Blast!

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Monthly newsletter June

As many of you can see that the last 6 months has been moving from blogger to wordpress to squarespace. This has been a major transition into each platform when you realize things aren't always as easy as you thought. My website will be going through new changes as the next few months go by. The reasons why are coming up that are in drafts waiting to have a little more tweaking done on them. As I learn how to work with squarespace, I can start off by saying it's much easier than wordpress from my own experience. (coming up).

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