No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

International Women’s Day

“This indispensable
first step to getting
what you want
is this:
what you want.”

– Ben Stein

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The secret of getting started is breaking your
complex overwhelming tasks into small
manageable tasks, and then start on the first



Always Be Kind to Others #GoodAdvice

The best item on the list “10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Turning 40” by Jimmy Winskowski

I Wish I Had Been Kinder to Others

Now that I am older, I realize how important small acts of kindness are. We are all connected in some way. There is no reason to become hostile with waitresses or customer service reps over petty things. Taking time for little things, like letting someone with two items pass me at the grocery store when I have an overflowing cart would have been, in retrospect, well worth the sacrifice.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  – Desmond Tutu

Resolutions vs Goals #blogging101

Lots of people set New Year resolutions. Lots of resolutions get left undone. This year, make a clear distinction between what’s a wish list for the new year and what are real, concrete goals you’ve set for yourself.

  • Write down five specific goals for 2015. Use your favourite notebook, journal or app where you can easily come back to them on a regular basis.
  • Prioritize these goals on your list.
  • Set a realistic date for each goal.

In the next post, we’ll look at how to better understand these goals in order to achieve them.

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody Beattie

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

New Year – New Goals #blogging101

Start off 2015 right, starting with clearly defining your goals, long and short term. I’ll go first:

What’s this blog all about?

Facundia facultas is about being more productive, gracefully. Having been in the IT field for 20 years now (started part-time in 1995), I’ve been to lots of seminars, webinars, workshops and forums on how to get more done in less time. With mobile devices and apps so easily accessible, there are more tools available than ever before. This site is a way to comment and share on this (never ending) journey.

Short term goals: Spend the last 15 minutes of each work day to schedule the top tasks that need to be done tomorrow.

Long term goal: Put together an easy to use set of apps to keep notes and track projects. Use these tools to meet each daily goal (see above).

“A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.” – Zig Ziglar

Happy New Year – #Change Your #Habits in 2015

It’s a new year and most everyone comes up with a list of resolutions that may or may not be kept.  My biggest goal is to really, really get out and exercise more, as suggested in this article:

5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make in 2015

Make 2015 your best year yet!

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller