Written by Terry L. Sumerlin

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In this respect, success in speaking takes muchrepparttar same course as success in any other field. It requires intense belief in what one is doing andrepparttar 145628 motivation, based upon that belief, to stay committed to doing whatever it legitimately takes.

No doubt some mistakes will be made alongrepparttar 145629 way. I once told Sherry that I knew I would make it inrepparttar 145630 speaking business because I had already tried and discarded everything that wouldn't work. But, I never quit trying. The dream had me, and I hadrepparttar 145631 dream.

BARBER-OSOPHY: To succeed in any worthwhile endeavor: (1) Know what you're doing, (2) be natural while doing it, (3) believe in what you're doing, (4) be willing to do whatever it takes, (5) and don't be afraid to make mistakes.

Copyright 2005, Sumerlin Enterprises. Permission is granted to reprint this article as long as a link to is included.

Terry L. Sumerlin, known as the Barber-osopher, is the author of "Barber-osophy," and is a columnist for the San Antonio Business Journal. He speaks nationally as a humorist/motivational speaker. Visit his website at

30 Day Journals

Written by Doreene Clement

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As you begin your journal, write whatrepparttar topic is that you have picked, i.e., I want to better understand my relationship with my friend Betty, or I want to process my feelings aboutrepparttar 145627 passing of my parents, or I want to know where every penny I spend goes.

Next state your goal aboutrepparttar 145628 topic, and then how you, at this point in time, plan to resolve getting to your goal.

Example - My Goal - I want to understand who Betty is. My Resolution - I will write a list of my likes and dislikes.

Example - My Goal - To feel my current feeling about my parents. My Resolution - I am going to write my memories about them.

Example - My Goal - To better understand what I spend money on.

My Resolution - I will record every expense amount, what it was for, andrepparttar 145629 day I spent it.

Every day, write 3 words that best describe how you feel about your topic that day. Good, moving, curious Angry, confused, frustrated

Every 5 days, confirm if your topic, goal, and resolution need changing, and if so, change them.

Every 10 days, re-read your journaling and write a summary of how you feel aboutrepparttar 145630 last 10 days of writing.

After 30 days

Decide if you want to keep your journal, or dispose of it in a safe way.

You may find that you have reached your goal and resolved your topic beforerepparttar 145631 end of 30 days. If so, stop journaling. Or, you may find that you want to explore this topic further, so start another 30 day journal. There is no set amount of time, 30 days is a guideline. Your time for a particular topic may be 10 days, 45 days, 90 days, etc. If you journal several topics, each topic can vary inrepparttar 145632 number of days. Journal until you feel complete and supported.

Doreene Clement, a cancer victor and author of The 5 Year Journal, is currently writing a new book, Blessed, about her life and her cancer experience. For more information 480.423.8095 Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved

Feel free to pass this along to your friends. If you want to see my column, About Journaling, every month,

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