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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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What Obstacles are Standing Between You and Your Goal

Have you identified what obstacles are standing between you and your goal?  You tell yourself everyday, if only I could change this, I could achieve my goals.  Be honest with yourself.  It might be a small obstacle or it may require major heavy lifting.  If you know that it is standing between you and your dreams, get rid of it.

Obstacle

The obstacle that you have identified might have become so engrained into your life, in form of a habit, that you don’t how to remove it.  This is going to take major will power.  It’s going to be hard but it will be worth it.  You’ve come up with all the reasons on why you can’t start or accomplish your goals now it is time to get rid of the excuses.

The first thing you must do is make a decision to remove anything that is going to stand in the way of your dreams.  Next, take action!  You have one shot at this life.  Forget about the past and make your future count.  Remove the obstacle and watch how much your life will flourish.

August 17, 2017 3 comments
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Do Leaders Know How To Shift Negative Company Cultures

Great leaders come in many forms but all have one thing in common: They understand the dynamics of people. People are the backbone of an organization. Without cooperation and collaboration within a business, you will fail. It is critical to the success and culture of the organization to find out what makes people tick. Common sense tells you that treating people the same will not work. For some reason, many managers do not know of any other way. Even worse, some managers feel they need to dictate versus collaborate.

Leaders

Great leaders know how to motivate people who want to be motivated. Let me be clear: There are some people who, no matter how great a leader is, cannot be bothered or inspired. You can’t motivate someone who doesn’t want to be motivated. That’s a hiring issue. I’m not talking about the people who may be going through a rough patch and need support. As long as they have the fire within them, they deserve the time and energy to get through a traumatic event. I’m talking about unenthusiastic people. A better and more accurate word to describe these individuals is lazy. Lazy people need to take their lack of energy elsewhere. To be successful, you have to surround yourself with people who want to grow and contribute to the accomplishments of an organization.

Reassess And Re-Energize

Great leaders analyze their staff on a consistent basis and determine who’s contributing and who isn’t. Leaders need to keep people focused and engaged in tasks. It’s up to the leader to create and nourish the atmosphere for maximum performance.  People stay motivated and work harder when they feel they are part of a bigger purpose.

Once the tone is set, leaders need to be sure they handle individuals differently. Find their hot buttons! Determine how you can get more out of people so they feel energized about the mission.

Listen

Listening is the easiest way to find out what’s important to your employees. Sounds simple, but many managers do not listen to what their people are telling them. They go about it all wrong, making it more about them and their needs. All good leaders know it’s really about their employees. Sure, you benefit but it really is what makes them energized. Listen to what your employees are saying and know what excites them. These are your tools to motivate.

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Motivate

Motivation could come in the form of money, time off, a handshake, acknowledgment in front of others, a group outing, a coffee gathering at 3 p.m., book club, a monthly recognition program, etc. If you’re providing the wrong recognition, you may actually be causing distress for the employee. For example, if someone is uncomfortable with recognition in front of others but you deliver this big elaborate acknowledgment in front of all their peers, this person may try to avoid recognition again in the future. Therefore, their productivity goes down just to avoid being uncomfortable in front of their peers. Again, it seems like common sense but if you do not listen to your employees, you may never know this about someone.

I firmly believe leaders are developed and not born. If you can learn the basics of leadership, you have the potential to become an influential leader. The biggest impact you can have is on your people. If you have a keen sense of what makes people tick, you can master leadership.

This article was originally posted on Forbes.com.

August 14, 2017 1 comment
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Biggest Fan

Why it’s Important to Be Your Biggest Fan!

As you have already discovered, you will be faced with many challenges (good and bad) as you go through life. You may be fortunate to have a wonderful support system that lifts you up, pats you on the back, and carries you on. They give you the strength to accomplish remarkable things and you count your blessings every day because without them, where would you be?

I caution you not to rely too heavily on others affirmations as you face trials and tribulations. There are going to be times in your life when you are going to desire this support, but when you look around, no one is there. Now what do you do? Do you just crumble? Of course not! You look deep in yourself and you find your internal strength. You analyze the situation, give yourself your own motivational speech, and you go for it. You have faith in yourself and you know you can overcome any obstacle with the right attitude and perseverance.

laptop woman happy

Laptop woman happy giving thumbs up success sign sitting at computer PC with excited face expression. Beautiful smiling cheerful multiracial Asian Caucasian student girl on white background.

 

August 29, 2016 1 comment
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