Debi Payne Designs https://www.debipaynedesigns.com Where Positivity Meets Creativity Tue, 12 Nov 2019 18:46:54 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://media.debipaynedesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/25163508/cropped-site-icon-debi-payne-designs-32x32.png Debi Payne Designs https://www.debipaynedesigns.com 32 32 Inspirational Machine Embroidery https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/inspirational-machine-embroidery/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/inspirational-machine-embroidery/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:23:12 +0000 https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=2001 If you are into Machine Embroidery, you are going to love this blog post!  The other day I received a wonderful surprise in my inbox.  The fabulous Marsha Creter had sent …

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If you are into Machine Embroidery, you are going to love this blog post!  The other day I received a wonderful surprise in my inbox.  The fabulous Marsha Creter had sent me an email of an amazing quilt that she had made.

Image of the inspirational quilt that Marsha Creter made from Debi Payne Designs inspirational machine embroidered patterns

Marsha had made this quilt for her daughter to hang in her office.  Marsha’s daughter is a school counselor and it would give the students some motivation and inspiration.

Image of the inspirational quilt that Marsha Creter made from Debi Payne Designs inspirational machine embroidered patterns

Each panel in the quilt is machine embroidered from patterns made from my designs.  For the surrounding blue borders Marsha used the Small Tossed Flowers with Blue Background for the Carnivale collection that I designed and produced by QT Fabrics.

Image of Marsha Creter with her inspirational quilt that she made from Debi Payne Designs inspirational machine embroidered patterns

I want to thank Marsha for sharing this beautiful treasure that she created!

To find the machine embroidery patterns you can click on the links below:

Inspirational Page 1

Inspirational Page 2

Inspirational Page 3

So see where Marsha purchased her patterns from, click here.

To see the Small Tossed Flowers from the Carnivale Collection you can click here.

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2020 Calendars https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/2020-calendars/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/2020-calendars/#respond Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:00:18 +0000 https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1990 A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I was going to have any new calendars for 2020.  I am happy to say – YES – I now two new …

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A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I was going to have any new calendars for 2020.  I am happy to say – YES – I now two new calendars out and ready for 2020.

The first calendar that I have is “A Year Filled with Gratitude”

Calendar cover for "A Year filled with Gratitude" by Debi Payne Designs.

In this calendar each month is one of my doodle flowers over a colorful mixed media background surround by a black and white check border.  Each month will have a saying about gratitude.

I know that many people are now seeing the amazing things that are happening for them in their lives through the simple daily practice of gratitude.  I created this calendar to help serve as a daily reminder to keep our minds in a state of constant gratitude.

These are the monthly pages that you will find in the gratitude calendar:

Each of the monthly pages found the Gratitude calendar.

The second calendar that I have created is “Positive Thoughts for a Positive Year”.

The cover of the "Positive Thoughts for a Positive Year" by Debi Payne Designs.

The monthly pages in this calendar all feature the artwork from my “Borders Collection” and included a hand-lettered positive saying.

We all need reminders to help us stay positive.  With this calendar you will have a different positive saying each month.

Here are the monthly pages in this calendar:

You can find these calendars along with all my other calendars on Zazzle through my “Calendars Collection” by clicking here

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Be Kind to One Another https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/be-kind/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/be-kind/#respond Sat, 05 Oct 2019 15:29:49 +0000 https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1985 Why is it so difficult for people to just be kind to one another?  As I sat down to write this blog post I immediately found myself becoming irritated and upset.  …

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"Complete" doodle flowers over a mixed media background with hand lettered saying that reads "Be kind to everyone" by Debi Payne Designs.

Why is it so difficult for people to just be kind to one another?  As I sat down to write this blog post I immediately found myself becoming irritated and upset.  It seemed like all I could think about was all the fussing, complaining and arguing that I am seeing among so many these days.  I knew that was the last thing that I wanted to write about, but that is all I could think of.

Our world seems to filled with so much hatred these days and it is really making me so sad.  Why are we fighting so much?  Why are so many saying such mean things about one another? 

It seems like so many people are picking and choosing who they are kind to based on how much they like the person.  How can we turn this around?

Simple pink doodle flower by Debi Payne Designs.

We all know what kindness is.  We recognize it when someone shows us kindness and we know what it feels like when we express kindness to someone else.  So, this isn’t some strange concept that we aren’t familiar with, yet here we are in a world filled with so much hate, arguing and fighting.

What can we do to turn all this hatred into kindness?  One way we turn this hatred into kindness would be to stop judging one another.  I am seeing a lot of judgement going on these days.  It is like, ‘if you don’t believe the way I do and you don’t agree with what I am saying, I am going to withhold my kindness from you.’  At what point did that become not only acceptable but the norm?

Being kind really isn’t a difficult thing to do.  I believe that the kinder a person is, the happier they are.  Some may say it is easy to be kind when you are happy, but I believe that one’s happiness comes from their kindness.

Today, let your goal be to spread kindness in as many ways and to as many people as you can.

"Complete" doodle flowers over a blue and purple alcohol ink background with the saying "Kindness is the key to happiness" by Debi Payne Designs.

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Creating An Art Legacy https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/your-art-legacy/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/your-art-legacy/#respond Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:47:18 +0000 https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1977 As an artist I have often wonder what my art legacy would look like.  Would my art continue to live on long after I die, or would it die right along …

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As an artist I have often wonder what my art legacy would look like.  Would my art continue to live on long after I die, or would it die right along with me?  Not really knowing the answer, since I am unable to predict the future, I decided to take matter into my own hands and see if I could create the legacy that I wanted to leave behind.

For an artist, creating art is in a small way like a woman giving birth to a baby.  Some births are definitely easier than others, but each is just as precious as the others.  The same is true with creating art.  Yet, with our babies we take care of them and nurture them as they grow in hopes of giving them a long, happy and prosperous life long after we are gone.  It is that point that makes our babies and our art very different. 

With our art, (unlike with our babies), when we finish a piece of art, we often toss it to the side placing it in a place of storage to never been seen again.  Or it is put up for sale and sold for the artist to never see again.

Over the past several months I have been looking at my own art and trying to figure out a way that I could remedy this situation and prepare my art to live long after I am gone.  I have been working to figure out exactly what I want my art legacy to look like.

What is an art legacy?

The thought of legacy in our minds may be related to death, however it really isn’t about death at all.  In fact, legacy is about life and living.  For the artist, their legacy is about the art they created as well as the life they were living at the time the art was created.  It’s about learning from the past, living in the present and building for the future.  For artist it is about growing as an artist, improving our skills and creativity while building an asset to be passed down to future generations.  Building a legacy is basic to what it is to be human.  Without a sense of working to leave something behind seems to make our lives somehow less important.  As artist we are able to create an amazing legacy if we just take the time to do so.

Why is it important for an artist to archive their art?

As part of creating a viable art legacy, it is important for the artist to first start by archiving their art.  By properly archiving their art, the artist is not only preserving their artwork but they are also properly and accurately documenting their artwork.  It is through this preserving and documenting of the artwork that the artist is creating authenticity and value for future transactions to take place once the artist is gone.

What happens if the artist doesn’t archive their art?

As part of creating a viable art legacy, it is important for the artist to first start by archiving their art.  By properly archiving their art, the artist is not only preserving their artwork but they are also properly and accurately documenting their artwork.  It is through this preserving and documenting of the artwork that the artist is creating authenticity and value for future transactions to take place once the artist is gone.

What happens if the artist doesn’t archive their art?

Granted there are some artist that create art for the simple and sole pleasure of creating art.  However, there are many more artist that create art with the desire of selling their art in order to create a viable income for which they can comfortably live on.  These artists spend years and countless dollars on educating themselves in the ways of selling their art.  Yet, I wonder how many ever stop to think about what will happen to their art, much less do anything about it. 

For the artist that chooses not to archive their art, that task will then go to the person that inherits the art.  At that point the task of archiving the artist art becomes an almost impossible task because there is so much information that only the artist himself/herself knows such as when the piece was created, the story behind creating the piece and in some cases just accurately figuring out the medium in which the piece was created may be impossible for someone else to do.

To put it simply, nobody knows more about a piece of art than the artist that created it.  With that known fact does it not only make sense that each artist should archive their art themselves?

When should an artist start working on their legacy?

As I quickly discovered when I was archiving my art, it is never too early for an artist to start archiving their art.  As a matter of fact, the longer an artist waits to create their art legacy the more arduous the task will be.  Thankfully, but starting the process of archiving all my past art, I now have a system where I can easily add any new future works as soon as they are completed which will enable me to keep my archives consistently current and up to date.

Learn how to create your own art legacy

Upon the completion of archiving my art, I put together a course that I wanted to pass on to other artist that would help them archive their art. 

To learn more about the course, click here.

Recently I was interview by Ronnie Walter where I had the opportunity to talk about my journey as an artist as well as the importance of every artist archiving their art.  To see this interview, click here.

I hope that every artist will take the time to archive their art in order to create their own art legacy.  I know that future generations will thank you for sure!

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Fabric blocks from the Jubilee Fabric Collection by Debi Payne Designs and produced by QT Fabrics.

After creating Carnivale, I am constantly being asked when my next fabric collection is going to be coming out.  Well here it is!

I am super excited!  I have another fabric collection coming out and it is wonderfully named “Jubilee”.  QT Fabrics will be shipping the fabric to stores the middle of July.

I am always amazed to see a finished collection of fabric.  What starts out as just a simple design or painting turns into to so many different fabrics that all beautifully work together.

Jubilee Fabric Collection line border by Debi Payne Designs, produced by QT Fabrics.

However, that is just the beginning of what is to come, because I know that once these fabrics get into the hands of quilters that is when the fabrics come to life.  Quilters amaze me every day!  The pattern combinations they come up with and the layouts they use always mesmerize me to no end.

Quilters are artist and like artist every quilting design is so totally different.  I can’t wait to see what comes out of the Jubilee Collection!

To help you get started, QT Fabrics has even given us an inspiration sheet:

Jubilee Fabric Collection inspiration page by QT Fabrics.

You can download the PDF from their website by clicking here.

As you finish your projects, (as always), I would so love to see what you created.  If you will send me photos of your finished project, I would love to put them all together in a showcase blog post.  Please remember if you are using a pattern from someone else, please let me know who the pattern is from so that I can give them credit.

I hope you enjoy working with the Jubilee Collection as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Happy Creating!

Debi

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Studio On The Go… Again! https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/studio-on-the-go-again/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/studio-on-the-go-again/#comments Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:57:47 +0000 http://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1952 On The Go Again! For those that don’t already know, my husband – Tim – and I live a very unique lifestyle.  Tim is a construction superintendent and he builds apartment …

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"Clever" doodle flower over mixed media background with the hand letter motivational saying "Trust Your Journey" by Debi Payne Designs.

On The Go Again!

For those that don’t already know, my husband – Tim – and I live a very unique lifestyle.  Tim is a construction superintendent and he builds apartment complexes.  In order for him to do that we are required to travel a lot.  By “a lot” I mean “A LOT”!  At one point we actually moved 26 times over a period of 7 years… including furniture.   (It closely resembles military life.)  I have seen my fair share of hotel rooms and short term apartments.  At one point during that seven year span my oldest son said, “What are y’all really doing?  I know you say you’re doing construction, but it looks more like you’re running from the law!”  We all had a good laugh with that one.  And NO, we are NOT running from the law!

We have our home base where all our belongs live.  We also have our ‘away’ home which is where we live when Tim is working on a project.  The kids are grown, so when we are away they man the home base and take care of things there for us.   For our away home we have basic furniture and dishes and things we need to get by.  It is our minimalistic life style.

Debi Payne Designs studio is on the go again!  This is just how we roll.

This is typically how we travel.  We have three trunks and three folding tables.  The tables are for my work space.  Inside the trunks we have (1) for clothes, (2) for kitchen dishes and household supplies and (3) art supplies.  We can do without trunks 1 & 2 (we can get that stuff anywhere), but the #3 trunk is a must-have!

Right now we are in a hotel – my least favorite part of the journey.  Hopefully next week we be in an apartment and things will be a little more settled.  Granted, this isn’t a lifestyle that most people would choose and I will have to admit that sometimes it gets a little old for us too (especially when we are moving 26 times in 7 years).  But all in all we love the adventure.  We have traveled and worked from Nevada to Louisiana and many points in-between.   We have seen places and done things that we never would have seen or done otherwise.  And through it all, I have been able to continue to follow this crazy dream of mine and continue creating art that feeds my soul.

Generally in these types of situations the husband goes and does the job while the wife stays at home.  There is absolutely no way that would work for me and Tim.  Our rule is, we stay  together… no matter what!  Sometimes that is a little uncomfortable, but we do what it takes to make it the best situation possible.  It is a great life that I wouldn’t trade for anything.  I am with the man that I love, doing the work that I have always dreamed of while filling my days with adventure and exploring new things, people and places. Not a bad life at all!

What does your journey look like?  We are all on our own journey through this amazing thing that we call life.  Do you trust your journey and are you making the most of it?  The journey for each of us may look different, but that doesn’t mean that each journey can’t be amazing and fulfilling.  I hope your journey is as amazing for you as mine is for me!

Positive affirmation that reads "Fear is only a feeling, it can't hold me back."  Accented by the doodle flower "Clever" and surrounded by a whimsical black and white border by Debi Payne Designs.

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Debi Payne Designs 2019 Calendars https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/debi-payne-designs-2019-calendars/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/debi-payne-designs-2019-calendars/#respond Tue, 01 Jan 2019 17:54:02 +0000 http://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1943 Well here it is… 2019!  2018 was a great year and I’m a little sad to see it go away, however, I am super excited to see 2019 and all it …

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Well here it is… 2019!  2018 was a great year and I’m a little sad to see it go away, however, I am super excited to see 2019 and all it has in store and waiting for me!

Every year, I love making calendars.  For me personally I have three calendars that I work from all year long.  First, I have my birthday calendar.  This is a small calendar that I hang on the wall by my computer monitor.  In this calendar I write all the birthdays of family and friends that I need to remember throughout the year.  This is that calendar that I can quickly glance at to just simply see what day it is.

The second calendar that I have is my work calendar.  This is the Mother of all calendars!  It sits in a 8-1/2 x 11 –  2-inch binder and stays open on a part of my desk at all times.  This calendar tells me everything that I have to do in my business all year long.  It gives me posting schedules, to-do list, special projects and new product creation schedules.  In case of a fire, this would be one of the three things that I would grab!

The third calendar that I have is my art journal calendar.  This is in a mixed media book where each month I can draw and paint just for myself.  Each day I write something that happened that day.  There are also pages where I can illustrate special occasions or milestones that happened that month.  This is where I go to play and at the end of the year, it is so much fun to go through this journal and see what all happened.

Calendars are special for me and I love making them.  Along with my personal calendars I have made new calendars for 2019 and here they are!

Gentle Reminders

This year I have three new calendars in my Zazzle store.  The first one is Gentle Reminders.

"Gentle Reminders" 2019 calendar featuring the artwork of Debi Payne Designs with hand lettered saying to keep you motivated all year long.

In the “Gentle Reminders” calendar is a doodle flower over watercolor wash background accented by a hand lettered saying reminder to help you stay positive.  To see all the pages in the “Gentle Reminders” calendar, click here.

Colorful Motivations

If you love the Carnivale Fabric line that was produced in 2018, you will love this next calendar called “Colorful Motivations”:

Created from designs used in the Carnivale Fabric Collection, by Debi Payne Designs, "Colorful Motivations" is a calendar where each month features a bold, colorful design accented by a positive, motivational saying.

Each month of the “Colorful Motivations” features one of the designs that was included in the Carnivale Fabric Collection.  Along with the design is a positive saying that will help you to stay positive and motivated all year long.  To see all the pages in the “Colorful Motivations” calendar, click here.

Be Your Best Self

And finally, for those that enjoy my mixed media art, I have created the “Be Your Best Self” calendar.

Cover image of "Be Your Best Self" calendar featuring the mixed media art by Debi Payne Designs accented by hand lettered positive sayings.

In the “Be Your Best Self” calendar, each month has a doodle flower over a colorful mixed media background and it is accented with an encouraging positive saying to help keep you motivated to be your best self.  To see all the pages in the “Be Your Best Self” calendar, click here.

I am really looking forward to 2019!  I would like to wish everyone a very happy, blessed and prosperous New Year!

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It Truly Is A Wonderful World https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/it-truly-is-a-wonderful-world/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/it-truly-is-a-wonderful-world/#respond Sun, 02 Dec 2018 21:52:37 +0000 http://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1933 When was the last time you stopped to think about what a wonderful world it is that we are so blessed to live in?  It seems like so much energy is …

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When was the last time you stopped to think about what a wonderful world it is that we are so blessed to live in?  It seems like so much energy is spent these days by people telling us all the negative things about our world.  What if for just a minute we turned off all the outside noise and just spend some time ourselves looking at everything that is so amazingly positive and wonderful about our world.

We can look at Mother Nature and see all the amazing beauty and bounty that she bestows on us.  How she can take a tree and turn it into so many amazing colors as the seasons change.  We can feel how she can change the hot steamy days into a brisk chill.  We can smell beautiful flowers brought to us by the clean refreshing smell of the rain.  Mother Nature touches all our senses in the most delicate of ways.

If you spend your time listening to the news you are probably only hearing negative stories and how bad everything is and how we are all doomed.  That has been going on for centuries and we are all still here so it is hard me to believe the doom and gloom any more.  So now instead I look for the positive myself.  I watch as people help each other out in the simple everyday task and events that we all go through.  I delight in the sheer joy of watching the innocence of a child.

Don’t just be a spectator

Image:  "Clear" doodle flowers

I have learned that when I stop listening to other people interpret the world as they see and start looking at it myself, I find that it truly is a wonderful world.  Thank goodness we are all capable of drawing our own conclusions to what we are seeing.  We can choose to see the negative side or we can see the positive side.  The choice is always yours regardless of what anyone else is saying.

If you want to see the world in all of its majestic, you have to be present.  Go outside and experience nature.  Become involved with other people.  Don’t just listen to what others are saying, become a part of it all.

 Image:  Positive affirmation featuring "Clear" doodle flower

This amazing world that we live in is filled with abundance and opportunities.  It is our job to see it for ourselves.

 

 

 

 

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Yes, My Dear, Dreams Really Do Come True! https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/dreams-really-do-come-true/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/dreams-really-do-come-true/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:00:31 +0000 http://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1919 Either you believe that dreams can come true or you don’t.  If you don’t, there is nothing I can say that can change that and I’m not even going to try.  …

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Either you believe that dreams can come true or you don’t.  If you don’t, there is nothing I can say that can change that and I’m not even going to try. 

 It took me a really long time to figure out dreams.  I knew that I had plenty of them and more than that, I knew that I wanted them NOW!  I can’t tell you how many times I felt like a failure because my dreams hadn’t come true.  One day as I was sitting and thinking about my dreams I had one of those really big, slap-me-up-the-side-of-the-head, ah-ha moments.  I was thinking ‘I wish I was an artist’ and I heard that little voice in my head say, “but you are”.  Then I thought, ‘but I want to have my art on products in stores’ and I heard that little voice say; “but you do”.  Then I thought, ‘I want to be known for my art’, and once again I heard that voice say, “but you are’.

At this point, I was totally confused.  If my dreams had come true, why was I still dreaming them?  What was going on?  The shock of the reality of what I was realizing in that moment did not at all match what I had been thinking.  After giving it a lot of thought I realized that I had a vision in my head of what the dream would look like when it came true.  That vision went something like this… on a single exact moment I would all of the sudden be an artist.  In that single moment product with my art would just appear in stores everywhere.  At the same time there would huge celebrations everywhere with parades in the streets and fireworks in the sky announcing that Debi Payne was know for her art and everyone, everywhere was here to celebrate.

 Well maybe my vision didn’t go exactly like that, but it was pretty darn close to that.  But I didn’t think it would be like “poof” all the sudden my dream has come true.  Boy was I dead wrong about that!  As I sat that thought, I slowly realized that everything that I had dreamed of and wanted had already come true.  All of the sudden I felt like the car salesman that keeps trying to sell the car after the customer has said they wanted to buy it.  He is so wrapped up in “trying to sell the car” that he can’t realize that he has actually sold the car.

Embrace the Subtilty of a Dream Coming True

Image: Cherished doodle flowers over watercolor background

Once I realized that dreams coming true really don’t resemble something along the lines of the Big Bang Theory, I could then slowly recognize the subtlety of my dreams actually coming true.  Although the parades and fireworks would have been fun, not having them didn’t make my dreams any less true and real.  Instead, what I needed to do was recognize that through the delicate sprinkling of all the little bits and pieces of what I wanted, my dreams had actually, in reality already come true.  Things in our lives may not happen the way that we envisioned them, (which is probably better for us), but it is more important that we recognize that they have happen and stop focusing on how they should happen.

 Image: Positive Affirmation feature Cherished doodle flowers

With the new perspective that I have, I now see that every day, in some little way all my dreams are coming true.  It is through those little daily insights that I now can see and realize how very close I am to being able to say that, yes, all my dreams really have come true.

 

 

 

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Has Life Got You Feeling Overwhelmed? https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/has-life-got-you-feeling-overwhelmed/ https://www.debipaynedesigns.com/has-life-got-you-feeling-overwhelmed/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:18:37 +0000 http://www.debipaynedesigns.com/?p=1914 We all have those moments, (or even days) when we are feeling overwhelmed.  We all have so many things going on in our lives and there seems to be so much …

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We all have those moments, (or even days) when we are feeling overwhelmed.  We all have so many things going on in our lives and there seems to be so much coming at us.  Some days it feels like the entire Universe has all the sudden slipped into some strange, unannounced and unpredicted warp speed.  We have schedules that seem impossible.  People that are intolerable, and you feel like if someone throws you one more ball to juggle, you are going to drop them all.  That is just life and we all have times like this.

 Life is meant to give us challenges.  It is through those challenges that we grow and learn.  However, as in most cases, the biggest part of any challenge we face in life is just getting through the challenge itself.  As always, you have a choice.  You can either let the situation consume you and push you along as you fight it or you can find a way to work with the situation and make the blows a little softer and perhaps just learn something new.

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How to Handle A Challenge

Before you can effectively deal with any difficult challenge you must first prepare yourself.  After all, YOU are the key factor in any challenge you are faced with.  When it looks like the situation is starting to get out of control, call a time out.  No matter what the situation is, even if it is with another personal, walk away for just a minute.  To outside or just go to the bathroom.  Go someplace where you can be alone.  Take several deep breathes and calm down.  If you can’t calm yourself first, you will never be able to calm the situation.  Even if you can’t walk away, find a way to calm yourself down.

 After you have taken some time to just calmly breathe and clear you mind of all the noise and chatter, go back and try again.  Remember that there is always a solution to every problem, you just have to be willing to look for it.

 Over the years I have learned that the reason some of my biggest challenges have gotten so out of control, was simply due to my hard-headed need to control all the elements of the situation.  I don’t really know exactly what changed my thinking on this.  Perhaps it is the simple fact that I just got tired of fighting.  Whichever the case may be, I did learn that the best way to control any challenge or situation is to just stop trying to control it.  Once I stopped trying to control everything and start working in the flow it, life got so much easier.

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Once I learned to stop controlling every situation and I learned to work with it, I was amazed at not only the results I got, but what I learned.  In most cases the results that I got by working with the situation were far better than they would have been had I done it the way that I thought I should.

 Sometimes, you just have to learn to let go!

What are you trying to control? 

 

 

 

 

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