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It has finally happened. All three of my children will be in school this year. I’ll admit there are days when I didn’t think this would ever happen. Days of endless diaper changes and toddler tantrums crushed me. But now, here we are. “What are you going to do with your time?” Everyone keeps asking me. It is like they are worried about me or something…

Well, don’t be. I have some goals for things I would like to accomplish this year. 1) Clean out toys and closets (best accomplished while the kids are not here to save their ‘favorites’ before I throw them away). 2) Work on more writing projects. I have about seventeen in mind, and just have to decide how to prioritize them. 3) Participate in some form of exercise. My first child was born nine years ago and I haven’t done much more than chase them around the back yard since then.

These goals seem very achievable, right. Have you ever had a major life change and needed some motivation along the way? Whether it is a new job, a move across country, returning to school or another important life event, it is good to have some guidance and accountability along the way.

Here are three books by WriteLife Publishing that I strongly recommend for goal setting and motivation:

working on your nowWorking on your Now by Lori Beard-Daily – Working on Your Now (WOYN) is a guide to help you plan your life’s course, no matter what stage you are in on your journey. Within its pages you will discover how to take ownership of what WOYN means to you, what WOYN looks like to you, and how you will embrace your WOYN. It provides a solution for how to get started when you are not sure where to begin. It is a wake-up call to your senses.

It does not have all your answers, but it does give insight into many of your questions. This book is not intended to be a quick fix that will inspire you for a moment and then have you go back to your same routine after you’ve finished reading it. This book is a thinking book. It is a doing book. In other words, you think about what you want in life, and then you go out and do it! YOU make it happen. So, are you ready? It’s time to start WOYN!

"Showing up the play" by Bob FiaccoShowing Up To Play by Robert A. Fiacco – In work, play, and life in general, when you combine clear goals with commitment and the right attitude, you get results. Showing Up to Play is filled with motivational and inspirational thoughts, ideas, and actions to help you achieve your dreams.

Written for golfers and nongolfers alike, with assorted appeal, a touch of humor, and using golf analogies and relatable stories, this book offers the benefits of a self-help book synthesized with practical professional and personal guidance to help you excel in many areas of life.

There will always be challenges as we struggle for success in any area of life. So, how do we overcome the challenges and reach the ever-elusive top 10 percent? In life as in golf, the answers are simple: humility, absolute determination, and willingness to show up and play every day.

discoverDiscover Your Treasure by Robert A. Fiacco – Why do so many people struggle through life, while others run straight to success? Why do some let setbacks stop them, while others power through? It’s clear that people who succeed know what they want, have a detailed plan to get there, and set goals they believe in.

Discover Your Treasure lays out the steps for you to craft your own map to success. This book combines personal stories, lessons learned on the job, and motivational quotes with clarity, with a down-to-earth approach to getting you the results that will impact you most.

You’ll discover key concepts to help you overcome fear, stay inspired, set up winning systems for your life, and more—with humor sprinkled throughout.

No matter what your personal or professional goals, there will be setbacks. But by pressing forward, adjusting your process, and never giving up, you’re sure to discover your treasure.

-All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available through Amazon.com or can be ordered through your favorite local bookstore. –