If you want to know who someone is, check out their Pinterest boards. Only a decade or so ago, we were told to look at their check register to gain insider knowledge of what’s important to a person, but in the last few years, things have changed. Fewer people keep bank balances, and more simply go online or check the ATM balance to see if they can make a purchase. Even more multitudes are pinning their interests on Pinterest boards — an electronic scrapbook of sorts, only in a mega spectrum kind of way.
As a busy working woman, I was first attracted to Pinterest for the recipes. And I continue to pin new, time-saving ways to cook tasty meals on my boards.
Now that my life has changed to include a heavy speaking and writing schedule, Pinterest recipes help me more than ever. Instead of a cookbook, I often have my iPad sitting on the counter while I whip up a flavorful alternative to the same old ground beef recipes.
But I also learn things I never would have thought of on my own. For instance, on my, Recipes I Like and Would Like to Try board, I pinned an idea to bake boiled eggs. I tried it, and sure enough, it’s easier, and in my opinion, the eggs are tastier. (There’s no watered down sliminess.) Who knew?
Because of Pinterest, I’ve also made my own laundry and dishwasher detergents. It didn’t take much time, and I saved a bunch of money. You can find the formulas, along with natural ways to deter pests and other creative ideas on my, For the Home, board.
Here are ways Pinterest inspires me, improves my marriage, makes me healthier, allows me to help others, provides writing ideas, increases business and saves me money, gives me some laughs, and lifts my spirits on down days:
Marriage — Staying, When Marriage Gets Hard
As you can tell by the diversity of my boards, there are as many ways to pin as there are interests of different people. So the next time you’re bored, and want something different for breakfast or dinner, check Pinterest. If you want a new career, or need inspiration to follow your dreams, it’s on Pinterest. If you you wake up with the blahs, then Pinterest offers encouragement.
I don’t spend hours each day pinning and discovering new pins. Otherwise, it would defeat my purpose for using it. But I like the ability to pop in and out, grab a quick idea, with the option of implementing it right away. Pinterest is not just for breakfast anymore, for busy people like me, it helps me balance my life. As you can tell by my boards, a twenty-first century working woman needs all the help she can get.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, national speaker. She’s the author of, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. Now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and Christianbook.com.
She’s a partner in The Zenith Zone, a business coaching firm. Member of the Christian Writer’s Guild, Toastmasters, a client of WordServe Literary Group, and the Simply Sue Speaks booking agency. A graduate of CLASSeminars for Leaders, Speakers, and Authors, a co-founder of The StoryWriting Studio, and speaker on circuit for Stonecroft International Ministries.
Anita’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith.
Anita likes to lounge by a river or lake in Missouri, laughing with with her husband of thirty years, Ricky.