motivation

Best of 2018 Motivation: Alexa, Turn Around This Lousy Day

By Shelby Skrhak / December 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

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I Did 4 Things at My High School Reunion, and Table Dancing Wasn’t One of Them

By Shelby Skrhak / November 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Live tweeting from the bathroom of my high school reunion. Two beers in. Ask me anything,” I tweeted in homage of Reddit’s popular AMA format. That’s right, I started writing this CandysDirt.com column from the women’s restroom of Saint Rocco’s, the Trinity Groves venue hosting my Lake Highlands High School 20-year reunion. But I wasn’t […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Want to Do Anything

By Shelby Skrhak / October 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

You don’t always have to be on your A-game, or even a close B, but what do you do if you don’t want to play the game at all? What happens when you don’t have the mental fortitude to take the next step, and you’d rather pull the covers over your head and stare at […]

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Mental Strength Is a Skill And Here Are 13 Tips To Build It

By Shelby Skrhak / September 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like the wise philosopher Jim Belushi once said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s what mentally tough people do. They rise up, dust themselves off, and find a way to make each and every setback in life a magical gift of learning experience. Sure. But when you’re in the middle of […]

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5 Steps to Stop Keeping Score and Start Living Your Life

By Shelby Skrhak / August 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

How do you measure the moments that add up to a day? Consider this thought by Ellen DeGeneres: “I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I’m a human trying to make it through in this world.” We’re all […]

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What Success, Self-Help, and Real Estate Have in Common

By Shelby Skrhak / May 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

“In order to be successful, one must project an image of success at all times.” That’s a piece of wisdom from Peter Gallagher playing Buddy Kane, the trite mantra-spouting real estate king in the 1999 film American Beauty. Of course it’s utter B.S. because Buddy, well, he was B.S.. But there’s a Realtor out there […]

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