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Sweepstakes Resolutions

newyearpop

While 2016 was my best sweepstaking year yet, I’m still not sorry it’s over.  During the year I was diagnosed with melanoma, but it was successfully removed.  In fact, tomorrow is my first three month check up since the surgery.  Last year I also submitted a proposal to teach a class on sweepstaking for community education, but it was denied.  So I have some strong resolve for 2017 to accomplish the following:

  • Schedule monthly meetings of the Boise Sweepstakes Club. If you live in Idaho and want to check us out see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/boisesweepstakesclub
  • Enter even more sweepstakes
  • Reapply to teach my sweepstaking class, and if my proposal is still rejected then hold a free public class at the library
  • Last year I was rattling around some thoughts on writing a sweepstakes memoir. I hope for 2017 that I will finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and get it done!

How did 2016 turn out for you?  Do you have any new sweepstakes resolutions for 2017?  Please let me know in the comments.  Hopefully we can help keep each other motivated this year!

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A Fun and Easy Craft Project to Help Keep you Motivated!

Vision Board

If you enter a lot of sweepstakes but only receive a winning message occasionally, it can be a bit disheartening.  The more sweepstakes you enter and the more consistently you enter them increases your chances of winning.  But what do you do when your motivation starts to waver because you haven’t had a recent win?

One fun craft project I like to do is creating Vision Boards.   According to an article in the Huff Post earlier this year:

“If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke’s on you. They work, and there’s actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.

Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.”

For sweeping, this means pasting images and words on your board that represent the things you want to win.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Magazines to cut pictures out. You can find tons of cheap magazines at thrift stores or you may already have a stash of magazines at your house.
  2. A board. I generally just use poster board these days, but when I first started out I used cork boards.  I found it more expensive to come up with tacks for the cork board than glue for the poster board.
  3. Scissors
  4. Tacks or glue to adhere your pictures.

When you have all your supplies together, you simply search through your magazines for pictures and words that represent the things you wish to win.  Cut these out and arrange them any way you like on your board.  When everything looks like you want it, fasten it on the board.  Now you can display the board in a place you will see it whenever you do your sweepstakes.

Visualizing every day what you want to win will help keep you motivated, and the motivation will help make sure you enter consistently, which increases your chance of winning!

Have fun with this project, and good luck!