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Pep Rally! Backward


I follow a great blog about finances written by a good friend of mine who is a young, up-and-coming financial whizz who’s passionate about financial literacy. It’s called Decoding Your Dollars (if the link doesn’t work, here is the address: . And also on Facebook:

Vanessa, in her post last week (click here to be taken to it ), talked about looking at your finances from a little different angle, perhaps even backward.

The word “backward” got me thinking….

When challenges and obstacles come along, our natural tendency is to pull back, hunker down for the long haul, and hide or run away. But what if we think of that backward? Instead of cutting back, hiding, or running away, what if instead we stand tall, walk purposefully toward it, and look for ways to expand in spite of the situation….

Instead of stepping back and giving ground to the problem, what if we draw a deep, thick line then square our shoulders and say “Nevermore. Nevermore will you push me around.”

Your homework today is to take the opposite—the backward—approach to your challenges, obstacles, and setbacks.

Here are Pep Phrases for you:

I am stronger than this issue;

I’m bigger and better than this situation;

I can do this, I know I can;

Yes I can!

I have the intelligence, creativity, and insight needed to solve this problem;

I am the right size, the right shape, the right age, the right look; I am the right type of right that’s needed for me to achieve my dreams.

The S till Small Voice is right about me: I have what it takes, I’ve been chosen, approved, and anointed to achieve my dreams;

I can do it!

Yes I can!

You can do this, I am positively sure you can! I believe in you!

I’m proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


PS:  Remember to stand in front of your mirror with a big smile as you repeat the Pep Phrases to yourself.  And have your favorites handy so you can refer to them throughout the day.

Last Days of Summer

Copyright 2014 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2014 Artisans Workshop Designs


We’re heading into the last full weekend of summer. As the seasons change, naturally we look back at how far we’ve come and then we look to where we’re headed next.

This week we did a lot of good work, especially taking a tough stand against panic and anxiety. We learned how to push forward in spite of their seemingly immense pressure causing us to want to hide or run away.

This is so incredibly awesome! It was hard and scary work but you did it! You hung in there! You pushed back and you won! You rock the house down! Yay you!

Here’s a Pep Rally for you:

You’re AWESOME!  

You did it! Go you! 

I knew you would do it!  

You rock!! Yay you!! 

I knew you had the grit and the strength in you to do this! 

You’re smart and you’re tough and you figured it out and you did it!  

You are fantastic!


Copyright 2014 Artisans Workshop Designs
Copyright 2014 Artisans Workshop Designs

Your homework today is to use the strength and energy from your forward movement to help you plan your upcoming week. Remember to keep the plans realistic and filled with easily doable steps. This will help keep the momentum going and keep your enthusiasm high.

The next part of your homework—and the best!—is to CELEBRATE! You are doing so well! The work you accomplished this week was important and it’s fantastic that you faced it and did it. Yahoo!! WooHoo!! Yay you!!

Acknowledge what you did this week by treating yourself to a favorite activity or another favorite treat. Invite family and friends to celebrate with you. You deserve every bit of the celebration! Go you!

I absolutely knew you could do it.

I am so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Pep Rally! You Matter


Here are Power Phrases to help you start your day off with a boost—your week, too!

You matter; 

Your dreams matter; 

You are important; 

Your dreams are important; 

You make a difference in the world; 

Your dreams make a difference in the world; 

You are needed and a vital part of the fabric of Life; 

Your dreams are needed and are a vital part of the fabric of Life; 

People are waiting for you to manifest your dreams. They desperately need the help they’ll get from you because you achieved your dreams; 

People you don’t yet know will be helped and will live better lives because you exist—all because you achieved your dreams.

Your homework today is to stand straight and tall in front of your mirror. With a smile on your face and with enthusiasm, repeat these Power Phrases (change them from “you” statements to “I” statements). Jot down the phrases that strike a chord with you and keep them handy during the day. Repeat them to yourself often.

Then, take the next step!

You can do it, I know you can!

I’m so proud of you; you’re awesome!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Pep Rally! You’re AWESOME!


We all have wonderful memories of great times in our past. Perhaps it was a special vacation, or our high school or college days. Perhaps it was when we were just starting out on our own or a terrific job we once had or a cause we rallied for. Perhaps we achieved a cherished dream and received all sorts of awards and recognition for it.

No matter how fantastic the time, no matter how spectacular the achievement, and no matter how cherished our memories of it, there is still more to have, do, and be and it’s waiting for us in the future!

Maybe that doesn’t seem possible because those things in our past were mind-blowingly fantastic, but it’s true: Even better days are ahead of us!

Here are a few Pep Phrases with Power Words in them to give you a boost:


Yes I can!

I’m burning to dig into the awesome talents that are still inside of me!

I can do it!

I’m red-hot with ideas and possibilities!

I’m awesome!

I’m sizzling with excitement as I move toward my dreams!

Yes I can!

My mind is nimble, agile, and ingenious; I am the Original Smarty Pants!

Lemme at ‘em!

My ideas are stunning, creative, and, at the same time, practical; I am smokin’ hot!

I can go, go, go!

I am a warrior and I am much stronger, way smarter, and blazingly swifter than any obstacle or challenge I encounter; I leave them choking on my dust! 😀

I’m awesome!

I am a victor!

I can do it!

I’m so hot that I’m way cool!

I have to wear my shades all the time, my future’s that flaming bright! 😀

Your homework today is to stand up straight and tall in front of your mirror. Smile at yourself and say these Pep Phrases with Power Words—or use your own. Be enthusiastic—dance and move around as you lead the cheers for yourself. You may feel weird or silly but it’s the right thing to do. It’s a way of getting your courage and confidence up to the sticking point.

If anyone overhears you and comments, you can say that this is the way you are when you haven’t had your coffee in the morning—or when you’ve had too much! :p

Choose one—or a few—of the phrases and repeat them to yourself throughout the day. It’s okay to say them to yourself—no one else can hear your thoughts and you are allowed to think whatever you want!

You can do this! Go you!

You’re awesome!

I’m so very proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Pep Rally! You Are a Masterpiece!



Here are a few Power Phrases to get your day off to a good start:

YOU matter and so do your dreams!

You are a masterpiece!

You are one of a kind!

You were lovingly and perfectly created for victory in your life!

You have what it takes!

You are fully equipped to live a fantastic life!

You have all you need inside you to flourish and thrive in your life!

You have the latent energy inside you to sustain you as you power to the life of your dreams!

Your homework today is to throw your shoulders back and stand up straight and tall. Put a smile on your face and take the next step toward your dreams!

You can do it, I am absolutely convinced that you can!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Pep Rally! You Are a Warrior!


You are a warrior! 

You do not back down! It may take you a little while and you may be knocked around a bit but you will come out on top. You’ve dug in your heels and you’re pushing back. You know you have the skills, knowledge, and grit needed. You reach deep within and then you power through.

And, because you were created with all the raw talents you’ll need on your journey, you also have the particular intelligence, unique smarts, and specific common sense that is precisely targeted to help you achieve your dreams. Your brain is the perfect for you!

Along with all of this, you have deep reserves of determination, perseverance, persistence, and stick-to-it-iveness that you’ll need on your journey. You’re strong and well able to achieve your dreams. You have energy, stamina, and you’re tenacious.

You have what it takes—you’re a warrior! Go for it!

Your homework today is to do some mirror work. Take out your favorite Power Phrases and Pep Words and repeat them. Remember to have a big smile on your face and to be enthusiastic. Also, keep your phrases and words handy and say them to yourself frequently throughout the day.

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


Pep Rally! Start the Week Off on the Right Foot



As the week gleams fresh and new in front of you, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind:


Every day in every way you are getting better and better!

You have bounce-back in your spirit and difficulties cannot defeat you!

You are getting stronger, smarter, and you’re discovering talents and abilities you didn’t know you had!

You are a victor, not a victim!

You are fully equipped and enabled for the journey to your dreams!

You were specifically created to achieve your dreams!

You were born precisely at the right time to achieve your dreams!


Your homework today is to stand in front of your mirror with an enormous smile on your face. Say these statements to yourself—or make up your own. Get excited when you say them—laugh, shout, jump up and down; get yourself fired up!

Make a note of the statements that strike a chord with you. Keep them handy and use them to refresh your enthusiasm throughout the day.

Go for it!

You can do it—go you!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,