Inspiration Tuesday

Here are a few bits of wisdom and inspiration to power you through your Tuesday.


Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Kenneth Hildebrand

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Well begun is half done.
Greek Proverb

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

And all may do what has by man been done.
Edward Young

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Samuel Smiles

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

If the wind will not serve,
take to the oars.
Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe
Latin Proverb

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher

No star is lost once we have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Proctor

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Author Unknown

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

 Keep writing and until next time…

He Made Me Cry…

For any of you that have kids, raising kids and hitting hard times. Here’s some hope for you. My son posted this on my Facebook today. We have come a long long way. So know when you’re kids are reaching that age, that things change for the better and a real relationship begins to blossom. Here’s my son’s post.

“Some of you know this woman for the strong and loyal person she is. I have the privilege of knowing as more. She is my mom. And more than just being strong and loyal, I know her something for more rare, her consistency. My mom is my oldest friend and my rock. I have had the gift of knowing her for the last 22 years, but today is a reminder that I get to appreciate her another day. I have one mom, and today I get to celebrate the fact she’s made it another. Happy birthday. Here’s to another 40 plus years together. I love you very much. Have a good day.

And of course I cried. :)

Until Next Time…

you can rescue yourself

writing toolsLife has been so busy, I’ve not posted much and I certainly haven’t written any fiction. Resumes, yes, but that’s not the same and different rules apply. We get to use adverbs for starters!

So, I decided my heart was aching and I needed to pick up my short story and get it finished. It’s finished and edited by an editor at Writer’s Digest, but that was editing for plot, character, story arc etc. It’s the darned grammar! I mentioned this to one of my fellow writer’s, Tina Mattern, and she sent me to http://www.autocrit.com. Now, I owe her my first-born. Oh, wait, he’s 22 years old, 6’2 and 280 lbs. of solid muscle and I don’t think she wants his grocery bill! She politely declined.

Here’s the scoop. Autocrit.com offers a free editing service for the basic stuff including adverbs and overused words. It highlights them in red so you can make corrections, rewrite the sentences etc. Go check it out. I’m utilizing this tool daily!

Oh, and let me tell you something really awesome about my buddy who suggested autocrit. Chicken Soup has published 7 stories written by Tina! She is also working on an amazing memoir that makes me cry every time I read a new chapter. Please, go visit Tina at TinaWagnerMattern. She has a wicked sense of humor as well. Her latest short story had the entire writing group laughing.

Go write!

Until Next Time…

50 Shades of Grey

50I know I’ve been MIA lately, but business is really good and growing! I do give referral gift cards for anyone you send that works with me. Email me for more info at jennnifer@onbproresumes.com

Okay, seriously…I really thought that I saw a movie trailer being announced for 50 Shades of Grey. I just want to know how in the world they are going to play that down to achieve a rated R film?

Yes, I read the books, all 3. Normally not my flavor,  and I certainly have my opinions on what I feel is appropriate, but hey, she made a ton of money, and the character arcs were really good.

Are you going to see the movie?

Until next time…

child-very-excited1That’s the question I asked myself when I received this email:


“From time to time, I add new books to the My Career Mentor site.

Today, I’m happy to announce I’ve added a book called, Position Yourself to Get the Job.

This book will show you how to make sure others see you in your best light.

You can find it on the My Career Mentor site by rolling over the “Resources” tab and clicking on the “Career Success Books” button.

Enjoy the book, put its ideas to work and flourish in your career.”

Your career mentor,


So, let me back up a little bit. I subscribe to his daily positive thoughts for businesses. So, I sort of knew who he was. But, that book “Position Yourself to Get the Job” is mine from ONB Professional Resume Services and it represents some of the things I do in my business. But, here’s the awesome thing I had to share. Bud Bilanich has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and more!!! So, this best-selling author, mentor and career coach of 25 years, backing my work?!! Yea, I’m stoked and I wanted to share. I just got a massive endorsement and national recognition! Woohooo!

My EBook is free on my website for anyone that’s interested or knows someone who can benefit from it.

Thank you all for your support and amazing people I’ve gotten to know from this blog. Keep writing! Keep dreaming and keep believing!

Until Next Time…

Long timeWords inspire, create and sometimes they reach inside you so deeply they root themselves for better or worse. These words shook me to my core when I read them yesterday. I wanted to share them with you, and however you choose to read them, whatever they mean for you, I hope it’s something life changing.

 “I can find only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours and God’s. (For me, the word God means “reality”. Reality is God, because it rules. Anything that’s out of my control, your control, and everyone else’s control- I call that God’s business.)
Much of our stress comes from mentally living out of our own business. When I think, “You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself, “I am in your business. When I’m worried about earthquakes, floods, war or when I will die, I am in God’s business, for example with a thought like “My mother should understand me,” I immediately experienced a feeling of loneliness. And I realized that every time in my life that I had felt hurt or lonely, I had been in someone else’s business. If you are living your life and I am mentally living your life, who is here living mine? We’re both over there. Being mentally in your businesses keeps me from being present in my own. I am separate from myself, wondering why my life doesn’t work. To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business.”    Byron Katie  “Loving What Is”.
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Until Next Time…

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