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Excuses

Why do we make excuses for our inability to achieve our goals?  It is time to get real with yourself.  If you are not achieving your goals, it is because you are not trying.  A half ass attempt won’t work either.  Excuses get in the way of your success!  You develop the reasons in your brain that hinder you from moving forward.  You use excuses as a crutch.  When you can remove excuses and own the situation, you can begin to understand what is standing in your way and what you need to do differently to achieve your goals.

Excuses

It is time to take ownership over your decisions.  If you are only doing the basics, you will not achieve the results you want.  It w ill not happen – Period!  Take away the excuses and take action.  Get real with yourself!

Taking action does not have to be overwhelming.  Again, another excuse.  Clearly identify your goal and get to work.  The point is, take action!  I know this sounds easy…. because it is.  Set small goals for yourself that will lead to your ultimate goal.

The key is to hold yourself accountable.  A good way to keep yourself accountable is to tell someone what you are trying to accomplish.  That person can check in with you every once in a while to make sure you are still on point.  How embarrassing would it be to tell that person you are not taking the action you explained to them?  Ah… that is where all the excuses will creep in. Stop making excuses!  It seems absolutely crazy you would make up excuses when you want something so badly.    You need to ask yourself how bad do you really want it.  If the answer is an emphatic…Really Bad, nothing should stand in your way.  So, why do so many people do the basics and expect greatness? Excuses

People do not reach greatness because they are not willing to put in what it takes,  They don’t take action and they come up with excuses.  They want a reason why they can’t take action.  The reality is you only need to accomplish one small goal each day.  Your excitement will grow and your daily goals will get bigger.  Before you know it, you will be so far down the road and your ultimate goal will be in reach.  Remember, one small goal each day.  Schedule it in your day.  Give yourself a reminder.  Wake up early so time doesn’t become an excuse.  Take action and lose the excuses for heaven sakes!

 

September 16, 2018 0 comment
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What is my purpose

My family and my career often define who I am but what is my purpose?  I know there is so much more about me that give purpose to this life. I work really hard at being the best mom, wife, and boss I can be. I acknowledge I am not always perfect but I do recognize when I need to adjust. The best advice I can give others and myself is to find the motivation that will continue to improve your life.

How do I find motivation each day? I am not going to lie, some days I wake up more motivated than others. Motivation comes in waves. What I do know, is when it comes; I take full advantage of these flashes of brilliance. I feel excited and focused and I do not want the feeling to go away. The best thing is to strike while the iron is hot. It is not easy keeping your motivation at a high level day in and day out. It is important to push through even when you are just not feeling it.

We are all individuals and get motivated in different ways. For me, it comes from the pit of my stomach. It is a feeling I cannot shake and I have to react. Most of the time my motivation comes from the need to blog. I need to get my feelings down and I get a thrill when I post. I write even if no one reads it. I do it because I love it. I write based on what inspires me and I hope it has an impact on others. It truly is an outlet for me.

What is my purpose

About eight months ago, I was promoted to a new job within my company. I have not written anything in my blog since that day. My priorities shifted quite a bit and I had to focus 100 percent of my time on the job at hand. Recently, I felt something was missing. What was my purpose? I realized I could be more than a mother, wife, and boss. I needed that creative outlet that was all mine. Something I could own.

I remembered how I felt when I was blogging. All of a sudden, I got that excitement back in my belly. I pulled out my personal MacBook; I cleaned it up, and juiced the battery. I am thrilled to say, I am back! That feeling came back when I was blogging almost everyday – pure excitement! Honestly, I did not think anyone was reading my posts back then. After a few months of not posting, I had many people tell me they were inspired by my words. One, I was shocked at how many people read my posts and two; they actually liked what I wrote. I missed this time I took for myself but felt I had to give 110% to my new career.

I have come to realize you can perfect all your crafts and not just focus on one. You can do it all if you are passionate. For me it is all about my family, career, and this creative outlet I have found, blogging. I am able to pull motivation from each of these areas of my life.

I enjoy finding ways to help people find their true purpose. How can we all become the best versions of our self? I like using true-life examples of what I deal with each day by being responsible for a large workforce. I am amazed by people’s work ethic and lack there of. I am surrounded by hundreds of different personalities and how the personalities make environment perform at a high level.

Your true purpose does not have to be one thing. It can be the culmination of things that provide you with motivation. If you can find your true purpose you will find the best version of yourself.

August 12, 2018 0 comment
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Why do I Live an Average Life

I remember the moment I asked myself, why do I live an average life?  That is the moment I decided I needed to change everything.  I needed to change my morning routine, how I communicated with people, how often I exercise, how much I drink, and how much I focus on making myself a better person.

Over the past several months, I have completely changed the way I operate my life.  I like to wake up at least an hour before my girls rise for school.  Mind you, I was not doing this six months ago.  Six months ago I was getting only fifteen minutes prior to the girls and that was just to take a shower.  That did not leave me much time to do anything for myself.  Now I use this time to write my blog post for the day or I spend time reading.  I find the mornings I have the most creativity and best concentration so I want to take full advantage of my creative state.

By the time the girls wake up, I have already accomplished a tremendous amount and I feel immense fulfillment.  Many times, I’m left wanting more.   Six months ago, I could have never said this.  I was going through the motions and not doing anything that was getting me closer to my goals.  I was getting ready for the day, dropping the girls off at school, and then driving my 45 minute commute to work.  Frankly, my day really didn’t get started until I walk through the doors at my job.  It was very monotonous and predictable.

I felt average even though I strived for much more.  What I didn’t realize at the time, I was doing it all wrong.  I would often think to myself what I was doing wrong.  If I just knew what I needed to , I would do it.  It wasn’t what I was doing wrong, it was what I wasn’t doing.  I was stuck in the predictable trap and not growing.

Why do I Live an Average Life

I was doing what most somewhat successful people do.  I worked hard, I got involved with different charities, I became a Board Member, I signed up for different networking groups and attended meetings here and there.  I was oblivious and truly thought this was all I had to do to achieve greatness.  I was so frustrated when I wasn’t getting the results I wanted.

Imagine that, just doing the basics did not get me to the results I was craving.  I look at the things I am doing now and it is so much more than what I did six months ago.  I wake up each morning with a with a clear purpose.  I look at time as a precious asset and something I need to maximize.  If I find myself drifting to actions that will not benefit my goals, I snap myself out of it, and get back on track.  I never viewed my time this intently before.  I am more focused on learning and stepping out of my comfort-zone.  I now want to feel uncomfortable because then I know I am doing and growing.

I look back now and understand how average I was, even though I had a burning desire inside of me to obtain greatness.  I can now see the ability to obtain what I have set out to do.  Six months ago I had way too many roadblocks that I put in my own way.  Some of these roadblocks I didn’t even know I had until I started down this path.  I have now removed most roadblocks, even though I discover different roadblocks standing in my way all the time.  I have several ah-ha moments where I realize I what is holding me back.  You learn a tremendous amount about yourself through the process.  You will realize you can actually accomplish more than you even thought possible once you start making better decisions.

September 5, 2017 0 comment
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Why Tuesdays Are The Most Productive Day of The Week

Why Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week.  We are past Monday and we are into our groove.  You have to wake up refreshed and ready to accomplish big goals.  If you are not getting the results you want, you have to change it up.  Keep moving forward but tweak the process so you get the results you desire.

Part of obtaining your goals is the journey.  What you learn about yourself along the way makes it all worth the challenges you face.  How strong are you?  If you give up too early, you will never know what your mind can endure.  You will never know what you are willing to sacrifice.

Why Tuesdays Are The Most Productive Day of The Week

If you enjoy the journey and have a positive mindset, you will be able to demand more from yourself.  If you didn’t accomplish what you wanted on Monday, use your energy built up and make Tuesday a spring board.  Most of the people around you will be the most focused, as well.  Use their energy!

Max Messmer, Chairman of Accountemps and author of Managing your Career for Dummies, believes that Mondays are spent catching up from the previous week and a lot of time is spent planning for the days ahead.  He said in a press release, “On Tuesday, employees may begin to have time to focus on individual tasks and become more productive. The goal should be to maintain the positive momentum established on Tuesday throughout the week.”

Take advantage of your Tuesdays.  Start the day ready to go.  Wake up early and have your goals in place.  Know exactly what you want to accomplish on this day.  Your Tuesday will set you up for the rest of the week.  You will have more energy and more focus.  Know how to use your time wisely.  Just like understanding the mornings are when you brain is most active, Tuesdays are the most productive day.  Take advantage of them.

August 29, 2017 0 comment
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When Your Mind Tells You it is Time to Stop

When your mind tells you it is time to stop, how do you keep pushing forward?  Your mind is a powerful tool and has the ability to keep pushing you forward or completely shut you down.  Successful people have the ability to keep pushing through when times get tough.  Even though your mind might be telling you it is time to throw in the towel, successful people find the will to keep going.  This can be extremely hard to do especially when you are not seeing the results you want day after day.

There are days you have to just go through the motions in order to stay on track.  Other times, your mind might be telling you it is time for a little break.  It is very likely you may need to recharge.  You get so wrapped up in the day to day projects, you can get burned out.  If you are burned out, you will lose your creative flow.  Break the routine to find different results.

When Your Mind Tells You it is Time to Stop

Take a step back and reevaluate what you are trying to accomplish.  If you are too emotionally connected at all times, you may be missing key elements that can advance your efforts in a significant way.  Have passion for what you are doing but don’t be too emotionally caught up.  Emotions may cause you to make bad decisions.

The key is not to give up.  You may have to change courses a bit but keep moving forward.  This is the most challenging stage.  You get tired, your not seeing results, and you are completely frustrated.  This is where the majority of people give up.  It’s those people who understand the process, know how to re-evaluate their actions, and go after it at a different angle.  It’s possible that just a couple of small tweaks is all your really needed.  Those people who gave up, will never know.

 

August 28, 2017 0 comment
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How do You Motivate Your Children

How do you motivate your children?  What type of motivational talks are appropriate?  Their minds and experiences aren’t the same as adults.  How do you really get through to them and explain how important their actions impact the rest of their life?  I not talking about morales you teach and the right from wrongs, I’m referring to lighting that fire within them.  As parents, do we have the ability to pull something out of them at a very young age?

Can we inspire a child early on by giving them strong motivational talks or are the teachings above what they can comprehend?  Can we have the influence on children the same way we do adults?  I believe everyone’s motivation is innate, including children.  Just like adults, some children can be motivated and other’s it may take an act of God.  Our job as parents is to get to the core of what and where you can push and inspire, so w can bring the best out of our children.

I had a personal situation this morning that made me think even deeper about how motivation can influence children.  I have three daughters that are all on varying degrees of the motivational spectrum.  One is and always has been very self motivated.  One is self motivated but needs a little push here and there.  One needs to be pulled like a stubborn horse that doesn’t want to go back into the stable.

I had my two younger daughters in the car, in the drop of lane, when we started to discuss upcoming opportunities at school.  We talked about different sport programs they would try out for and running for student council.

How doYou Motivate Your Children

A little background, my middle daughter is the more reserved one of the three.  She doesn’t really like to put herself out there unless she is pushed.  At the beginning of last year, she let me know she was going to run for class representative.  Although I strongly encouraged her to do so, I was a little nervous since this was her first year at the school and she didn’t know a lot of people.  Most of the kids at the school have been together since kindergarten.  I was proud of her for having the courage to run.  It was completely unexpected and out of character.  To our surprise, she won the election and was 7th grade class represenative.  This was a great start of the school year and definitely gave her a boost of confidence.  She went on to run for school PRESIDENT at the end of last year and WON.

Now, for my youngest daughter, she has more confidence wrapped up in her little body than anyone I know.  She fears very little and she is willing to put herself out there more than anyone else in the family.  I was completely baffled when she told me she didn’t want to run for class representative because she was afraid to lose.  She would be embarrassed if she lost since her sister is the President of Student Council.

This got me thinking!   Can my words motivate her and push her through her fear to run for class representative?  Children need to take advantage of these opportunities to grow, even if they don’t win.  Conquer their fears and start the learning young!  You are not going to win everything and you learn from failure.  There is nothing they should be embarrassed about.  At the very least, they should be proud of their courage.  It’s difficult to explain this to an eleven year old so how influential can motivational talks be to young kids?  We will find out!

 

August 25, 2017 0 comment
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How to Achieve Pure Happiness

Happiness is all relative and may change from day to day.  What you are really striving for is to be fulfilled with your life.  If you are fulfilled, you are enjoying things you want to do and doing these things on your own terms.  It is not easy to get this type of freedom.  A constant state of happiness may be difficult to achieve since life tends to throw you curve balls.

If you are ambitious and striving for more, chances are you are chasing the idea of fulfillment.  In reality, you have no idea how you will feel once you get to where you think you want to go.  Will you feel filled, will you be overcome with happiness, or will you want even more and dissatisfied?  You don’t really know until you get there, if you ever get there.

I want to take a different approach and think a bit differently.  What if you know you will never achieve all your dreams?  You wake up extra early every morning, write out all your goals, say your affirmations, maximize every minute of your day, put in all the extra hours. and you still don’t conquer the summit.  How do you achieve happiness?

How to Achieve Pure Happiness

I believe fulfillment in life and happiness are separate from attaining your goals.  Goals are about removing your fear to allow you to strive for more.  Fulfillment and happiness comes from other parts of your life, like your relationships with your family,  how ethical and sincere you live your life on a day to day basis, health, and appreciating the things around you (nature).  Often times, we are so focused on our goals we forget to enjoy what is all around us.

From reading my posts, you know I am a big believer in setting goals and putting in 120% to obtain them.  There are not many people in this world who are capable of massive success.  If you have the fire, nothing is going stop you from doing everything you can to achieve greatness.  It’s important to stop along the way and find your true happiness.

You can obtain all the riches in the world but, if you don’t have happiness, it is all for nothing.

August 24, 2017 2 comments
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Why motivational advice is important

As I reflect on my day, I realize how much I had to rely on my own motivational advice.  Today just felt like an off day even though I didn’t want it to be.  I do try to get the most out of each moment but I noticed there were several times throughout the day I wasn’t feeling excited and motivated.  I felt frustrated because things weren’t happening as fast as I wanted them to.

It is important to understand this is everyone’s struggle.  No matter what phase you are in life, there will be moments you get into a funk and you have to dig deep to get yourself out.  The key is to not stay there very long and become complacent.  You have to figure out what is causing you distress and tackle it.  Sometimes it won’t be obvious so you may have to just completely shut down and think.

Why motivational advice is important

While I drove around to appointments, I decided to turn off the radio and my phone.  I allowed myself to enjoy pure silence and just thought about how I was feeling.  During those moments, I knew I had to take my own advice.  I had to pick myself up and give myself an internal pep talk.  Maybe it wasn’t so internal!

I talk about working hard, using every moment wisely to accomplish your goals, and be patient.  It’s not always that easy to be positive.  At times you just have to go through the motions to keep yourself moving forward.  That works just as long as you don’t give up.  The key is to keep going!

If you have big dreams and you are working hard towards those dreams, you will get tired along the way.  Being tired could demotivate you for a time being and you will have to re-juice.  Just make sure you are not in this space too long.  If that happens, it may be that much harder to get going again.

Give yourself pep talks.  You will need them!

August 23, 2017 2 comments
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what is the best way to start your day

People who want to be more successful want to know what is the best way to start your day.  Simple: wake up early.  Early can be relative but I’m talking about earlier than everyone  else.  If you are not a morning person, you need to train your mind and body to wake up before 6am.  You can train yourself by setting your alarm earlier and earlier.  Mel Robbins talks about the 5 sec rule.  Don’t keep hitting snooze, count backwards 5-4-3-2-1 and jump out of bed.  Don’t linger around in your comfy bed, it will be that much harder to jump out of bed the next time your alarm rings for the 2nd time.

what is the best way to start your day

Use this extra time in the morning to get a head start on your day.  This is quiet time you need to use to accomplish tasks that get you closer to your goal.  I find when I wake up in the morning, I am the most creative.  I like to spend the early morning hours blogging or reading.  It fuels my brain and gives me energy.  The coffee helps too!

Enjoy the peace around you.  Soon you will be hustling kids to school, fighting major traffic jams, dealing with all kinds of issues at work.  You deserve this time just for you.  I only wish I had more of it.  The mornings and the weekends I find extremely valuable for things I want to accomplish for myself.  The better part of the day seems to be for everyone else around me.

My challenge to you is to take the remaining days of this week and wake up an additional 45 minutes before your regular time.  Do things you normally can’t get to because of your hectic days.  Do things for you.  If you don’t find it useful, you can go back to your normal ways.  I have a feeling something will ignite in you and using this time in the morning will make you a more productive person.

Rise and Shine!

 

August 22, 2017 1 comment
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How do You Get a Fresh Start to The Week

I hope your weekend was so productive that you were excited to keep it rolling this Monday.  What’s not to be excited about?  Look at Mondays as a fresh start every week.  Plus, how often do you get to see a Solar Eclipse?

In a previous post I talked about celebrating all your victories.  Make sure you look at this past week and acknowledge everything you accomplished, big and small.  This will be your personal pat on your back.  Working hard takes a lot of dedication and can get a bit lonely.  People around you might not understand what you are trying to accomplish.  Just believe in yourself and you will get through it.

Monday

Have your week planned out.  What do you need to accomplish in order to keep you on the right track?  Plan for some interruptions but don’t allow interruptions to take you off course.

I told you this was going to be hard.  If you took my challenge and worked this weekend, you might be feeling a bit tired.  Tired is okay.  Tired is nothing a cup of coffee can’t solve.  Once you get started this morning, you will feel energized again.

Stay focused and enjoy the journey.  The journey is part of the fun.  You will look back on this time and be amazed with what you put yourself through and what you were able to take on.  You are learning a tremendous amount about life and yourself.

If you haven’t taken the first step, today is the day.  If you have already taken action, you are well on your way to success.  Each day is about progress.  Know exactly what you want to get accomplished this Monday so when you lay your head on the pillow tonight, you can be proud of your accomplishments.

Enjoy the Solar Eclipse and all the blessings it will bring to you.

August 21, 2017 0 comment
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