Welcome to Teresa's World!

This is my oldest blog - I now have several other blogs/websites for different areas of my life, different ways I think. You can check out old posts on this blog for glimpses into my life from long ago, or else check out newer posts at my various other blogs and websites for more insight into my current life and thought patterns...

Dream Big, Play Big - my personal development & life-hacking blog

Read With Teresa - the books that have been filling my head lately

MultiPassionate Coaching - living life with 'too many' interests and passions

PhysArt - dancing, moving, body-hacking

Me on OkCupid - my thoughts on relationships and such

and of course, my main personal website...

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Friday, December 23, 2005

"Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators." -Dave Barry

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to defrag your brain? :-D

And while I'm wishing... Wouldn't it be nice to just be able to upload new information into your brain, like in the Matrix?
Although it would be kinda freaky to not remember having learned the information.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I just found a great article on entrepreneur.com - Blurred Vision
Don’t expect your employees to be carbon copies of yourself. It takes an owner to have the dedication of an owner.

This is one of the areas that I've been struggling with in my store. It's hard when it feels like my employees aren't as committed to fabulous customer service as I am. I try to explain to them what I expect of them, but it ends up coming out like criticism.
But the article says that it takes seven years on average for entrepreneurs to realize that their employees have a different agenda than they do - so I'm ahead by 5 years! :-)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

So lately I've been reading Steve Pavlina's blog (www.stevepavlina.com). He's got some very interesting things to say about motivation, success, self-displine, polyphasic sleeping, etc.

His current post called "Rules Are No Obstacles For Committed People" sounds a lot like my life as described in one of my previous posts "Everything is Always Impossible Before It Works"

So World, step aside please, I'm coming through! :-D

To repeat a very excellent Chinese proverb...
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

-Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"The degree to which you are willing to commit yourself is the degree to which you will achieve your goals."

I was talking with a friend the other day about how it seems like the work never ends. Back in September, I said that it would be easier after back-to-school was over, but it really hasn't slowed down. My friend was saying the same thing about his business.
But I've realized that it's not that the work never ends - it's that we're not satisfied yet! The store hasn't slowed down because I've chosen to keep trying to make things better (get new POS software, sell online, do expos, sell at dance studios). If I was content to let the store just run the way it has been running, then I would have a ton of time off, but I'm not content to do that.

Life is all a matter of priorities. There is always enough time for the things that are top priority for you - whether that be your business, your friends, working out, TV, playing video games, etc. You choose your priorities by how you spend your time.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


What are you doing today to be happy today?
What are you doing today to be happy tomorrow?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." - Erasmus

Such a true statement for me! My credit card charges consist of grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, and not much else! :-D

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The path to our destination is not always a straight one.
We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back.
Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on.
Maybe what matters is that we embark.

Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Rosebud, 1993