Well hello there guys! We're early in the week, so I hope everyone is off to a good start. This morning I started my day off with a little yoga and after I put the the kiddos on the bus I hit the pavement for a run. On Thanksgiving day I plan to run in the Turkey Trot 5K so as we are roughly a week and a half away from Thanksgiving I have been training for the past week to prepare for the race... SAY WHAT?! Thanksgiving is next week already?! Man.. 2011 is just flying by, isn't it? Anywho, I really have to tell you guys that I'm not a runner by nature, but I am growing to LOVE it. I'm not sure if it was the somber feel of the damp atmosphere or the smell of morning dew, but this morning was the PERFECT morning for a run. No wind, temperature was just right. Of course I had my iPod locked and loaded and my playlist of choice whenever I run is none other than her wildly wacky self, Lady Gaga. On tap this morning was her album Born This Way. Every song on that track relates to me in one way or another. Which brings me to another topic I wanted to share with you... How many of you are into personal development? Now when I say personal development I mean, do you read books on time management, inspiration, money management? Do authors like Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Jim Rohn & Brian Tracey come to mind? If so, AWESOME. If not, I highly recommend finding a personal developement outlet that suites you and that can help you DO MORE and BE MORE in this life that you have been given. Personally, I have read books from Brian Tracey, Eat That Frog, which is a book on time management, I've listened to audio from The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, which is a profound philosophy on making goals and reaching them, I've done Chalene Johnson's 30 Day PUSH Challenge and have accomplished 7 out of the 10 goals that I made for myself in 2011. You can't deny this stuff. Every single day we should be putting more knowledge into our minds that will push us to do more and increase our value and self worth, not only for yourself, but for your family and for others around you. When you make the necessary steps to improve the quality of your life and the way you live it, it makes others around want to do the same, and THAT'S exactly the kind of thing you want to get addicted to. Currently, I'm diving head first into an incredible sequence from Dani Johnson. Dani is a self made millionaire, a true rags to riches story that which she founded on her own just by doing and excelling at small positive changes. I encourage you to check her out at www.danijohnson.com, sign up to get her 5 free personal development videos and also take advantage of her free book, First Steps to Wealth. I've watched 2 of her videos already and her book is on the way to my house as we speak. In just the 2 short videos I've watched, I can tell you this much... I have a plan of action and I am going to execute that plan and make things happen for myself. I really can't wait! So, ok guys, do your personal development OK! Trust me, it will open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, I PROMISE! They don't teach this stuff in college, THEY SHOULD! So whether you struggle with time management, sticking to your goals or whatever.. there's definitely something out there for you, check out at least one of the authors I mentioned above, you won't be sorry you did :) Have an AWESOME week everyone! I'll keep ya posted on my running... today was 2 miles at 17:29, if I can keep that pace and get one more mile in under 10 minutes, I beat my personal best.... I smell a goal in sight!