Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I have no shame....I believe in bribery

Here's the thing -- I live alone. I work alone.

No one asks "How was your day?" at the end of the day.

I've got no boss peering over my shoulder.

These aren't bad things, unless of course, my motivation is in the toilet.

Then it's all too easy not to do the work.

Which is why I bribe myself.


I even have an ongoing list of bribes. Stuff I can "earn" by completing certain tasks.

My bribes are always pretty frivolous. Last month's bribe was a set of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE magnets.

Here are some of the things that are currently on my list:

-- This sign (I love motivational signs)

Find it on Etsy

-- This awesome luggage tag

Which can be found on Cafe Press

-- These throw pillows

-- And these leggings which I'm absolutely gaga over...probably because I'm five at heart

-- I'm also a fan of David Irvine who inserts characters into thrift store paintings

I love Wild Thing! found here:

Tell me Killer Friends: Do you bribe yourself? If you do, what are some of your favorite bribes?


B.E. Sanderson said...

Wait, I can extract bribes from myself?? Why wasn't I alerted to this?? Of course, since I really don't deny myself anything I can afford, and I can't afford too much, I really don't know how I could bribe myself. Threaten myself maybe. "Get this editing done, or I'll break my own kneecaps." Okay, maybe not. ;o)

Karyn Good said...

Love the leggings! And Etsy! My bribes tend to be reading or alcohol related. After I write or revise this many words or pages then I get to read my book or have a cocktail. Which only works if I'm writing in the evening! Cocktails in the morning are a no-no, apparently.