Posts by Tim Maudlin
Too Busy to Capture and Collect Your Thoughts and Ideas?
What Story Does Reflection Time Reveal About You?
Bad Beginning? You CAN Change The Ending!
3 Mistakes Dads Make In Teaching Values
The Jedi Solution to Writer’s Block
Create Amazing Experiences With Joy & Excitement
VISIBLE: 7 Keys to Master Online Visibility
The Power of a Kind Gesture
The Amazing Brilliance That Lies Deep Within You
Idea: Let’s Make Everything Simple… Promise?
Imagine Finding Perfection in Imperfection?
Clarity: Take Action, Be Aware, and Accept
FRONT PORCH: An Acronym Story
Are You Grateful for the Gift of Time?
Grateful for Difficult People?
Gratitude for the Extraordinary, Ordinary of Everyday Life?
Grateful: The Unique & Amazing You?
Accountability: A Story About Personal Failure?
After 32 Years, I Lost My Job!
The Amazing Gift of a Genuine Friend
Journaling: It’s More Doable Than You Might Think?
Love a Lifetime of Clarity Without Limitation?
Special Rock: Simple Opportunity to Be Kind?
Stop Worrying: Simple Solutions to Comfort a Sad Friend?
Tears Are The Silent Language of Grief
A Different Kind of Pretty
Hit Reset and Avoid Regrets
Amazing Memes Make Teaching Content Creation Easy?
Clarity: Calm, Clear, and Creative
The Present Distress
Take Charge of Adversity?
Knowing What She Did Will Make You A Better Person?
Persist! Sunrises Proclaim The Future, Not The Past.
Someone Unsubscribed From My Email List and It Didn’t Ruin My Day!
The $89K T-Shirt: Episode 2 - Everyone Matters
One of the reasons people don’t think they have any power is because they don’t think they matter.Read More
Of Making Many Lists, There is No End?
The Pivot Principle for Entrepreneurs?
Have you ever dreamed of quitting your day job and starting your own business? Maybe you’ve taken the first steps and turned your dream into a reality.Read More
Adoption Trauma: How to Peel Back Layers of Hurt, Loss, and Anger?
My son Jonathan was changing! I could see it. His Mom could see it. It was gradual, but it was happening. Finally, there was hope! After years of searching, we had found the help he needed.Read More
LORD, Please Help Me Get One More!
The story you’re about to read covers one day during the six months my son Jonathan was away from us in a residential, behavioral treatment facility.Read More
Selfish Selflessness: The Two-Minute Warning Principle
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were kinder to one another; if we looked out for the best interest of others over our own; if we were more selfless? This might surprise you but I believe selflessness starts with selfishness.Read More
Do You Remember Where You Were When…
The tragic death of Kobe Bryant triggered some vivid memories I have from early in my life. How about you? Isn’t it interesting how our brains are…Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 7 Principle 7: Hero Saves the Day
I had just given Dorothy the T-shirt when Jim did the most amazing thing. The one thing only he was capable of doing.Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 6 Principle 6: Tension
For the 30-minute drive to Jim’s house, my head was full of questions. What will I say? Have I waited too long? Will Jim know me or even know I’m there?Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 5 Principle 5: Intrigue
I knew Jim had cancer but I didn’t know how much time he had left. I just knew I had to tell him what he meant to me before it was too late.Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 4 Principle 4: Relatable
I hadn’t seen Jim in a while and I was starting to wonder why? This was unusual. I was used to seeing Jim at gospel meetings. Then one day, I heard the news from a mutual friend. Jim has CANCER!Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 3 Principle 3: Empathy
It was an impromptu conversation. I guess all of our conversations were like this because we would just run into each other from time to time. I remember telling Jim, “Dad doesn’t agree with me.” He said, “I know. I’ve been where he is. But he’ll come around.” That’s all he said.Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 2 Principle 2: Saga
I had known Jim for well over 40 years. I was just a boy when we first met. He and my Dad were close to the same age. We didn’t run into each other very often but that did not diminish the impact he had on my life.Read More
The Last Handshake: Episode 1 Principle 1: Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time, there was a man with a BIG handshake, my friend Jim. When people saw Jim coming, they braced themselves, because they knew what was about to happen.Read More
The Death of a Parent! Remember the Good Times?
After the death of a parent, life has a way of getting out of balance. The story I’m going to share illustrates ONE way I’m regaining my balance after my Dad’s passing. It’s just what the Dr. ordered! One of my fondest childhood memories was my Dad taking me to Kentucky Colonels’ basketball games. The…Read More
The $89K T-Shirt: Episode 1 - Recovery is Possible
It was one of the worst days of my life, March 2, 2012, because on that day I thought I had just killed my boys. Unintentionally, I had put them in the path of an EF-4 tornado. By the grace of God, we didn’t die! On the anniversary of that day, there are a lot of memories myself and those in my town reflect on.Read More
Count Your Blessings: One Stitch at a Time?
How dear friends comforted me following my Dad’s passing. The story I want to share with you is about some very special ladies.Read More
Tim’s Inspire Point: The Past – Reference or Residence?
How Uncomfortable Is Your Comfort Zone? The Daily Doable – S1:E11
I believe one of the reasons is we don’t like criticism. I’m not talking about constructive criticism. Because I believe we all need to…Read More
Thought Police! A Good or Bad Idea?
Brokenness: Don’t Know What to Say? It’s Okay!
Be There even if you don’t say anything. Be There even if you don’t understand. Because YOU being there is ALL your friend needs right now.Read More
Brokenness: DAK – Deliberate Acts of Kindness?
It’s one thing to understand the impact a kind deed can have on someone and in the spur of the moment, decide to act.Read More
Brokenness: And The Oscar Goes To?
I believe the best actors aren’t in Hollywood! I believe they’re our neighbors. They’re our…Read More
Thankful for a BROKEN Sledgehammer? The Daily Doable – S1:E10
I am thankful for this broken sledgehammer. Yes, I’m thankful for this broken sledgehammer.
A friend of mine told me once about this notion of “quality time” and he said really “quality time” should be anytime that you can spend time with your children. It shouldn’t be that one special time you just set aside. And I agree with him. Those little things that you can do such as cutting firewood. To me, that’s quality time. Let me explain why.
No More Mistakes About Adoption
If we only knew. I believe most parents love their children so much that they would do whatever it takes for them to be healthy and happy if they only knew what to do. Sometimes mistakes are made because a parent simply does not know any better.Read More
No More Myths About Adoption
We were FINALLY ready to begin our happily ever after. We never thought this day would come. People were so happy for us! We were happy! Our happily ever after was a reality! Or so we thought.Read More
No More Misconceptions About Adoption
Love is important in parenting, but with the children of adoption it is not enough. We found out the hard way. I’m sharing our story with you because I don’t want you to find out like we did.Read More
Considering The Storms of Life? The Daily Doable – S1:E9
When you’re going through a storm in life, how do you feel? And how do you react to those storms in life? Maybe that storm is clearing the path for you.Read More
Why You Should Schedule Time For Work and Play? The Daily Doable – S1:E8
You want to be able to look back on your life with few your regrets because you balanced your life with work and play.Read More
The Daily Doable – S1:E7 What Do You When You’re Stuck?
What do you do when you’re stuck?
What do you do when you need to clear the cobwebs out of your head?
The Daily Doable – S1:E6 They Made Mistakes Too!
When you’re learning a new skill and you’ve been trying to get better at it for awhile, do you ever get frustrated and throw up your hands and say, “I CAN’T do this?” I know I have.Read More
The Daily Doable – S1:E5 What Makes You Smile?
What do you do when you’re feeling down? What do you do when you’re feeling broken? I would like to suggest to you, maybe it’s time to smile.
There’s a great quote by Phyllis Diller. She said, “a smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” I think there’s a lot of truth in that. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
The Daily Doable – S1:E4 Do What You Can
Have you ever said something like this? Well, I can’t do what he can do or I can’t do what she can do?
Welcome you to Episode Four of the Daily Doable. Today’s episode is entitled Do What YOU Can.
The Daily Doable – S1:E3 Others
Who Do You Do Good To? Welcome you to Episode Three of the Daily Doable. Today’s episode is entitled Others.Read More
The Daily Doable – S1:E2 Opportunities
The Daily Doable – S1:E1 Gratitude
Brokenness: Emotional, Physical and Mental Exhaustion?
What do you do when you are emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted? My family goes on vacation with 200 of our closest friends! What? A vacation with 200 people? Yep! That sounds exhausting! It is. So WHY do we go?Read More
Brokenness: Playing With Your Pain?
Is it possible for a little laughter and a little silliness to help heal brokenness? I believe so.Read More
Inspire Points: Will You Wear Away Or Rust Away?
Then there’s my friend Forrest. He was like a grandfather to me. Forrest was always moving, always tinkering. One day we were talking and with a tinkle in his eye, he said something I’ll never forget.Read More
Templates Do – #28 Homework
Can I send you something? Please read on for the details. He couldn’t believe it! My son Andrew’s assignment was to write a paper for his High School English class. This was his second paper. The grade for the first paper disappointed him. It was a 75.Read More
Templates Do – #10 Fast Isn’t Always Best, But This Tool Is?
Can I send you something? Please read on for the details. Fast Isn’t Always Best, But This Tool Is? Are you a Content Creator, Writer or Blogger looking for an easier, faster and more efficient way to go from thoughts to words? What if it was easy to create content within a Framework of Action…Read More
Why LOVE Templates? Let me count the ways.
Can I send you something? I’ve written an ebook where I share 9 reasons, why I LOVE templates and why you should too. The content for this ebook was created using my ACRONYM template that is included as a bonus.Read More
Don’t Underestimate the Power of Simplicity?
Don’t underestimate the power of simplicity. Why do hard when you can do simple? Do Templates!!!Read More
Content That Touches a Feeling?
Enjoyable. Entertaining. Memorable. Templates can help your content build engagement. A joke, a story, a catchy phrase, all go into creating engaging content. Content that touches a feeling.Read More
Afraid of a Blank Computer Screen?
Trusted Process. Step-by-Step System. Proven Results. I have a confession to make. There’s something about me I bet you didn’t know. I am intimidated by a blank sheet of paper. I know it might sound silly but it’s true.Read More
The Solid Foundation for Content
Architecture of Content. Solid Foundation. Reference Point for Content. How stable would a house be without the proper foundation? Templates are the architecture of content. They provide the solid foundation on which to build great content.Read More
Oh, the Places Templates Will Take You!
Unlock imagination. Explore Possibilities. Spark Creativity. I love templates because they open your imagination to a latitude of possibilities.Read More
I’ll Have Fries with That?
Plug-N-Go. Real Value. Fast Content. (Better for you than fries!) I love templates because (it’s the Plug-N-Go way to create content.)Read More
I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore?
E = An Exercise with Immediate Results
Templates are Time Savers
Step into templates. Save time. Work smarter. It is possible to begin the writing process steps ahead of the typical starting point and finish the task faster when using templates.Read More
He Didn’t Choose Easy, He Chose Right?
Joseph didn’t choose easy, he chose right. When you find yourself on your own, away from Mom and Dad, remember what Joseph did.Read More
Where is Your Safe Place?
Where is your Safe Place, that place you go to when when life is overwhelming? What is a person to do when all of this chaos is swirling around? Let’s explore that question in this Inspire Point.Read More
The Loneliest Kind of Lonely?
There’s a verse in Mama Cass Elliot’s, “Make Your Own Kind of Music” that stopped me cold, “You’re gonna be knowing the loneliest kind of lonely.” That’s True but it’s not The Truth. Read on to find out why.Read More
Double Charley Horses = Double Trouble?
PHYSICAL CHARLEY HORSES – PART 1 Have you ever had a charley horse in your leg? You’re probably thinking who hasn’t! Okay, how about a charley horse in both legs at the same time? Or how about a charley horse in both legs at the same time while riding a bicycle? Let me tell you…Read More
Inspire Points: If You Have Rain in Your Heart?
Do you have rain in your heart? In their pre-disco days, the Bee Gees, recorded a simple love song called “Run to Me.” The opening line in that song is the inspiration for this Inspire Point. “If ever you got rain in your heart.” Think of those times when you had rain in your heart. Sometimes…Read More
The Beauty in Brokenness?
Embrace the brokenness in your life. By that I don’t mean wallow in self-pity. Our life’s stories are sometimes filled with periods of brokenness.Read More
Brokenness: What If Humpty Dumpty Could Be Put Back Together?
Embrace the brokenness in your life. By that I don’t mean wallow in self-pity. Our life’s stories are sometimes filled with periods of brokenness. There are cracks in our armor. Scars we desperately try to hide from others. Don’t try to hide from those broken pieces. Rather, embrace them! Accentuate them! Our cracks, our scars, the fissures in life exhibit to others a life lived, a life that has prevailed.Read More
He Wrote The Book on Bullet Journaling
I love TED Talks! I love them because they are interesting, get right to the point and contain no fluff. This TEDx Yale Talk, “ How to declutter your mind — keep a journal,” is presented by the inventor and author of the Bullet Journal Method, Ryder Carroll. A few points from the video…Read More
A “Doable” Journaling Case Study
For the past two posts, we’ve heard about journaling from a doctor’s point of view. In this post, I want to share a personal case study from someone whose life was changed by journaling. Her name is Obianuju Ndaguba. Here’s how she begins. I am no expert on psychology, neither will I categorize myself as an…Read More
3 Pen and Paper Techniques to Better Understanding
In my previous post, I encouraged you to park on Dr. Wayne Jonas’ article, “15 Journaling Exercises to Help You Heal, Grow, and Thrive.” There’s so much great content to consume. I want to make sure you don’t miss the video at the end of his post. It’s well worth your time. In less than…Read More
The Pen and Paper Prescription to Healing
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to have better physical and mental health without taking another pill? There is. It’s called Journaling! But don’t take my word. Here’s a doctor’s perspective. “15 Journaling Exercises to Help You Heal, Grow, and Thrive,” by Dr. Wayne Jonas There is SO much in this one…Read More