My friends, Easter & April Fools day came and went on the same day, sparing many of us the inane pranks across the internet as we spent time with our family and friends, religious or not. And now we're back in the saddle trying to get this paper. - Thread Theme - Special Edition for the Lady Builders I don't know how the rest of you feel about it, but I can't believe were already 1/4 done with the year. I can't say that I'm particularly pleased with where I'm at, all things considered. I expected much greater things out of myself. The pace must increase. I did work hard, and that's the thing with a lot of this industry. You plant seeds that sprout many months later, and sometimes they don't sprout at all. It's a demoralization campaign against spammers to separate you in time from the fruits of your labor, but that hurts us all. But I'm not going to let it get me down. There's far more and better active ways to accelerate the pace, and that's what I'll be focusing on with the largest portion of my time this month and for the months to come. Are you driving it home, hitting the needle-moving tasks hard? Are these tasks bringing in the results you expected? If not, how will you pivot? We can't just be plow mules blindly grinding away. We need to be thinking and doing post-mortem reviews of every activity. Reflecting is as important as planning. I'll be doing so below and invite everyone to join in. Let's "work hard (and smart) for the money!"