‘Magic’ happens when you’re not looking!

Thinking out Loud...Motivation you can relate to!

So Easter is almost over and boy was I renewed! Hope you were too. I did not leave the house once and it was all kinds of amazing. I did all the

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things I once loved and was depriving myself of for months.

That’s right. I slept, I ate, I read (and drank wine and cocktails!).

I’m bedazzled by the resulting effects on my psyche.

Sometimes we need to step away from the routine in order to find ourselves.

But my moment of truth came on Sunday night when I had a Skype session with my client who lives in Florida…


I am still in awe and so humbled that this super successful global businessman has chosen me to tell his story to the world for the second time.

Almost every time we speak, he reminds me how awesome my writing and work ethic is and how this…

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Goals vs. Resolutions



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Let’s face it, this is about the time that most of us have already fallen off the ‘resolution waggon’.

If you are indeed part of this group of balance challenged people,rasied-handthen maybe you didn’t put enough effort into planning your resolutions. This one action, planning, is the difference between a resolution and a goal.

According to Webster, a goal is a place at which a race or trip ends and a resolution is a fixed intention.

A goal has to have a  strategy to get you from one point to the next. It is a journey. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, there are specific changes you must incorporate in your life if you want to see the numbers on the scale go down. You have to change your diet or/and you have to start a regular exercise routine. If you do not make these changes, you are setting yourself up for failure. Doing the same things  can only give you the same results.

Don’t get me wrong; I am not against resolutions of any kind. This post sings to my personal choir. More than anything, I am encouraging myself.  2017 has to be the year that I conqueror procrastination. I  work best when I am in shape, so I have no choice but to pull my elliptical out of retirement. I have to exercise in the morning because if I give myself the entire day to think about it, believe me, I’d only be giving myself more time to make up excuses. Other than procrastination, taking on too many projects, at the same time, is my second most crippling problem. I am a very goal oriented person, but  I have to learn that two finished projects are better the five incomplete ones.

The good news is that 2017 has just begun, you have time. The bad news is that if you are going to start tomorrow remember that tomorrow is not a day of the week. Be specific.

‘I will read every afternoon from 6 pm7 pm‘.

‘I will take the stairs instead of the elevator at work’. 

‘I will exercise, every morning from 4:30 am to 5 am. 

Good luck to all my readers. Set your goals and work at them relentlessly until they become second nature.


Winners: Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest (Photos)

On behalf of Poui Publishing and Productions and Mario’s Pizzeria, I will like to thank and congratulate all the participants of the Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest.

You are all invited to continue following http://www.pouipublishingandproductions.com. There will be more contests and writing opportunities to keep encouraging you to write. Also, feel free to email me your thoughts and suggestions and I will do my best to facilitate them.


1st. – A laptop 

2nd. – A kindle

3rd. – $500 in Mario’s products. 


1st. Place – Nathan Pierre – The Great Find


2nd. Place - Hosanna Perreira - The New World

2nd. Place – Hosanna Perreira – The New World


3rd. Place - Ariel De Gannes The Girl and Her Shadow

3rd. Place – Ariel De Gannes – The Girl and Her Shadow



Winners: Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest

Congratulations! Nathan Pierre, Hosanna Perreira and Ariel De Gannes.

Please visit my site tomorrow for photos of the winners and much more.


1st. Place – Nathan Pierre

The Great Find

2nd. Place – Hosanna Perreira

The New World

3rd. Place – Ariel De Gannes

The Girl and Her Shadow

Shortlist: Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest

img_0577Hello my young writers and anxious parents:

The following is the shortlist for the Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest. Participants names are listed in alphabetical order.

Winners will receive their prizes on Tuesday 29th November 2016 as schools will be closed for local government elections on Monday 28th November 2016.

1 Ariel De Gannes, 10                                     
  The Girl and Her Shadow
  Holy Rosary Preparatory 
2 Daniel Madoo, 12
  Frankie the Goat 
  Holy Family Preparatory 
3 Hosanna Perreira, 11
  The New World 
  ROSEC Private School 
4 Huzayfah Hosein, 11        
  The Time My Life Changed Forever
  Home Schooled 
5 Jeremiah Forgenie Reyes, 9
  Dunross Preparatory School 
6 Ka Hei Pun, 10
  Storm at Sea
  The University School
7 Khaliah Allan, 11
  Surprise Discovery
  Edinburgh Government Primary School 
8 Nathan Pierre, 12
  The Great Find
  Queens Royal College
9 Nika Tillock, 10   
  The Best Day Ever
  Edinburgh Government Primary School 
10 Tsahal Koo  
  Night of the Soucouyant
  Atwell’s Educational Institute


Ten More Days To Enter The Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest

Children between the ages of 9-12 are invited to submit their short stories to any Mario’s Pizzeria or email them to http://www.pouipublishingandproductions.com.

good-luckSubmission Deadline: Friday 11th November 2016

Please visit the CONTEST PAGE for further details.










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