Strike a Balance Between Work and Family

Day 39: 78 Day Triple Dog Dare Challenge (1)

Positive Affirmation

I am focused on specific goals in my life as well as those around me.

Theme of the Day

When you’re absorbed with a goal in mind, it’s easy to ignore the needs of those around you.

Welcome to Day 39 of the challenge.  If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started.  The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.

Knight of Swords

Rider-Waite Tarot by U.S. Games Incorporated

How many times has this happened to you?  You’re sitting in your chair or taking a walk outside, and a really bright idea strikes you.  Without thinking, you pull everything together and move into action.  While the idea is fantastic and the passion behind this is astronomical, you haven’t really thought everything through. Since you’ve put your idea out there without allowing it to reach maturity, you’re constantly trying to keep the pieces from falling apart.

The secret to life is finding the right balance in everything you do. -Unknown

It’s those tiny pieces, the small fires, that keep you from being fully present in the lives around you.  You might have missed a meeting. You forgot to deliver a package. The email you sent skipped over important details.  Eventually, the small fires rage out of control and escalate.  As a result, your colleagues wonder if they can count on you to make the meetings.  Your client wonders if they’re going to get the completed package you promised them.

You have ONE Triple Dog Dare Challenge today.  Read the challenges and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you.  Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: On a piece of paper, write down ONE thing you need to complete. Go and complete that ONE task.  Focus on it until you’ve completed it.  If it’s a long project and it needs to be broken down into segments, then focus on that ONE segment.

Example: I’m working on a project right now so I’ve written the task on a sticky note and placed it on my laptop so I can remain focused should my mind start to wander.  Each project gets 45 minutes of intentional, focused attention.  This goes for my breaks, exercise, and projects.

Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenge, celebrate that!  I invite you to step out of your comfort  zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.

Celebrating YOU!

You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.

How may I serve you?

My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business.  There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.


Melissa Signature



A gentle reminder-

You can participate in the “78 Day Triple Dog Dare” Challenge via:

  • My Facebook page: Melissa Annalise Halstead: Writer’s Oracle
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  • Your own blog so we can all read and learn about your progression and growth.
  • You can blog, vlog, tweet, leave a comment or whichever way you prefer to share how you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • Use the #78TDDC so we can find each other and share posts, experiences, and more

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