Real Talk

If we were having tea…

So, if you have been hanging around the blog for some time now you would likely notice that the majority of my posts are on the longer or heavier side and if you know me personally, you know that I am a perfectionist. With those two key facts in hand, this one might come as a bit of a shock to you! …I want to try something new!

You may have heard of or even read If We Were Having Coffeebefore and if you haven’t – well, you really should! I wanted to take this idea and do a bit of a spin on it because as much as I do enjoy a cup of Jo, I would much prefer a spot of tea.

Here we go… a whole new section of the blog – If we were having tea…

Without further ado, thank you for stopping by for a bit of caffeine and catching up. Wait, before I get too far into the conversation lets pause. I encourage you to pull up a comfy chair while you let me brew us a warm pot of tea.

There, now let’s catch up!

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Real Talk

4 things successful people don’t waste their time on.

One of my new obsessions lately is focusing more on how successful people became so successful – and how I can learn from them. I’ve been reading a lot about how some of my idols like Oprah and Tim Ferriss got successful, and one thing I’m most curious about is how these people get everything done! I’m sure I can’t be the only one who feels like each day flies by, and yet you’re still stuck with an enormous to-do list. Unfortunately, the things that don’t need to get done ASAP – like that new idea you’ve had in the back of your mind for awhile – always seem to get pushed to the bottom of our priority lists. Right?! UGH.

I really want to focus on spending my time more meaningfully, which also means that I need to stop wasting time on certain things that aren’t helping me grow or contributing to my success. So as I’m doing research on some of my favorite peeps, I’m noting what they absolutely don’t waste their time on and honestly, I’m inspired.

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Food & Drink

Broccoli & quinoa salad

A salad made of broccoli and quinoa does not sound like the sort of recipe that would elicit an emotional reaction. Dancing around the kitchen, closing your eyes in culinary ecstasy, and wildly proclaiming “mmmmmm” are just not the sort of behaviors one associates with this ingredients –  I know. Throw in the word “salad,” and you have a recipe that sounds ho-hum, not HOLD ME BACK, I WANT MORE.

Yet, that is exactly what happened the moment I took a bite of this quinoa and broccoli salad with almonds. That is just not normal.

broccoli salad

Then again, this salad, complete with crunchy almonds and a creamy lemon yogurt dressing, isn’t normal either. It’s exceptional. Audible yumming, kitchen happy dance, hallelujah exceptional.

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