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It’s not often it happens, but today I experienced one of those anger-inducing, frustrating, “why can’t I figure it out!?!” events.


You know the type I’m talking about. It’s something that you KNOW should be simple, but for some reason it isn’t.

You’ve strived and strived to use logic to figure it out, you’ve read and re-read the instructions, and still, for some unknown (and probably simple) reason, you aren’t seeing the results you expect.

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re a kid, or a teenager, or a young adult, and are faced for the first time with something you think you “should” know how to do, but don’t. And you try, and fail…horribly!

Imagine that happens a lot, to the younger person you’re imagining.

Demoralizing, isn’t it?

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I hate feeling like this!

Makes you feel “less than” – less than capable, less than competent, less than … normal intelligence.

You feel less than the adult, or teen, or nearly-grown-up kid you imagine yourself to be – and that, on some level, might even make you feel like a fraud.

Pretending to be capable, with it, intelligent, competent on the outside, but knowing on the inside that there are things you would like to do, that you think you SHOULD be able to do, that you can’t.

I’m on a mission to turn “I Can’t” to “I DID IT!” for hundreds of thousands, for millions, of people around the world – starting with you, and those around you, and those around me.

Simple skills that were common a few generations ago, maybe a hundred years ago, but have been largely forgotten in today’s consumer society.

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Okay, so taking in jeans isn’t that easy. But taking in a skirt, is!

I cringe inside when I read on Facebook that a friend had to throw away her favorite blouse because a button fell off.

I wince when another friend paid more than a skirt was worth, taking it to a tailor to fix the hem. Or perhaps to take something in when they’ve lost weight.

I shake my head when a young adult doesn’t know how to cook anything more involved than “remove from package, cut a slit in the cellophane, and microwave at full power for 3 minutes,” or thinks that “real” macaroni and cheese comes in a box with neon-orange powdered “cheese.”

Or when there is an advertisement on the radio where a grown man praises the professional handyman who showed him how to change the air filter on his furnace.

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Oh, my!


You didn’t know how to do that?

Oh my.

So, I’m teaching these skills. Basic skills that everyone “should” know will always be free, on my website. I offer tips and tricks that make these skills easy, once you are shown how by someone who knows what they are doing.

An expert can make the job look simpler than it really is. Countless internet memes of amateurish-looking cakes that are supposed to be copies of fantastic originals illustrate that fact!

But what if that expert came alongside you as a friend, and showed you, step by easy step, what he or she was doing? Breaking it down so completely that anyone, even a complete beginner, could follow along?

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From I Can’t to I DID IT! – Learning Confidence, Competence and Creativity, Developing the Skills to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Complex World

That’s what I do. And it’s a whole lot easier, especially when you know the secrets that make it easy.

To access my free report on turning “I Can’t” to “I DID IT,” sign up here.

You’ll gain immediate access to the downloadable pdf.

Oh, and the skill I’ve failed at, horribly, for the last few weeks? Getting the wiring right for the trailing wiring harness on my Jeep, so that we can legally and safely pull a trailer. It would be really nice to have the brake lights work right, ya’know? We’ll figure it out soon, I know, but for now, it’s frustrating. We wanted to go sailing tomorrow and can’t.

Maybe we’ll just take a drive in the mountains instead. The problem will be easier to solve when we approach it with clearer minds. Or maybe we’ll ask someone who has done it before to take a look and help us figure out where we went wrong.

It really is a case of simply asking someone who knows what they are doing, to help us through that first time of doing something new. That’s the difference between “I can’t” and “I did it” – expert guidance.

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From I Can’t to I DID IT! – Learning Confidence, Competence and Creativity, Developing the Skills to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Complex World

Once again, to access my free report on turning “I Can’t” to “I DID IT,” click here.

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P.S. In addition to free basic courses, my website will soon offer more advanced courses, or you can work with me one-on-one to learn the tips and tricks that make almost any home craft or home skill easy, once you know how.