3 Steps to Maintaining Motivation

white peacock

I loved watching this peacock strut his stuff. Perfect for maintaining motivation.

In my last post I talked about the benefits of having clarity. If you missed it, you can read it here: BENEFITS OF CLARITY. In that post, I promised to talk about maintaining motivation and momentum. Why? Because when you’re clear about what you want and start making progress towards it, obstacles will come. They show up in the form of limiting beliefs, remarks by people of influence in your life, and life events. To live the life you really want to live, you have to be able to keep going despite what’s going on in your life.So, how do you do it? Here are some things you can do to keep motivated to have the life you really want.

3 Steps to Take for Maintaining Motivation to Live The Life You Really Want:

  1. Regroup and ask if what you’re going after is still what you want.
    This one can be tough to do, especially if you’ve been pursuing something for a long time. However, it may be exactly what’s needed for maintaining motivation.
  2. Create a written motivation plan. 
    This plan should include music you listen to that perks you up, motivational videos/podcasts, and activities that you enjoy. When your motivation starts to dwindle grab your list and do some of the things on there whether you want to or not.
  3. Surround yourself with people who are taking consistent action in their lives.
    The company you keep is so important. There’s a saying that goes “You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” This saying is so true. You may think who you surround yourself with isn’t affecting you but it is. Maintaining motivation is going to require that you choose your companions wisely.

It’s important to maintain your momentum by staying motivated if you are going to live the life you really want. When you’re not motivated you more than likely won’t take action. Which of the 3 steps will you be implementing? I’m offering a complimentary conversation to help you with maintaining motivation to have the life you really desire. Schedule your call HERE.

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3 Ways Clarity Will Change Your Life

Do you know what you want to have, be, and do? A lot of people live life without clear answers to these questions. They face each day agitated and stressed and are unsure why they feel that way.

These issues are then addressed with prescription meds, alcohol, or illegal drugs. What’s really being addressed are the symptoms of a bigger problem. That problem is lack of clarity.

Having clarity will change your outlook on life; it will give you life.

Here are a few things having clarity will do for you:

1. Reduce stress.

When you know what you want life becomes more simple. It’s easier to say “no” to the activities and people that pull you away from your goals and dreams.

2. Boost your confidence.

When you know what you want you walk a little taller. Clarity builds confidence.

3. Wake you up excited to live your life.

Knowing what you desire gives you something to focus on. When you’re focused you have purpose and that is what will wake you up excited each day. In my next blog post I’ll talk about how to stay motivated.

If you’re lacking clarity in your life I want to encourage you to take the time to get clear about what you’d like to have happen in your life. Not sure how to get clarity? This free download has 10 things you can do to have clarity. You can get it here: 10 Things For Clarity

I’m offering a complimentary conversation to help you get clear about what you desire in your life. You can schedule your clarity call HERE.

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My journey

Life and our choices can take us along some winding paths. Did you know that I was an environmental toxicologist and a college instructor before becoming a personal development coach (you can read more about it here ABOUT ME )? I’ve learned so much in both careers and my experiences have made me a better coach.

Don’t be discouraged by the journey you’re on. Every experience that you have has a purpose. What roads have you traveled to get where you are today? Make the most of all of it. If you feel like you’re going through the motions and not living life the way you know it can be lived, let’s talk and get you on the path to living a life you want to wake up to each day. Schedule your complimentary conversation here: SCHEDULE CALL

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What are you waiting on

I want to encourage you to live. Stop waiting for the conditions to be favorable, convenient, and even perfect; just live, right now, where you are.

This is exactly what Alia did after having several coaching conversations with me. She couldn’t decide what to do with her life and was in limbo. Here’s what she had to say:

“Rochelle was instrumental in making me get out of my limbo and take action. Today I am half way through a degree in healthcare and I feel great!!”

If you’ve been waiting to fully live your life and feel stuck in a holding pattern, schedule a complimentary call with me let’s see how I can help you take action and move forward. SCHEDULE CALL

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Manifest, manifest, manifest

Vision boardMANIFEST: readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight (merriam-webster.com) or clear or obvious to the eye or mind(dictionary.com).

I expected the definition of manifest to include only what you could see with your eyes.  Imagine how surprised I was to see that manifest included being perceived by the mind. It makes sense that manifest include the mind. You have to first see what you want in your mind before it can appear in the physical realm.

Reading those definitions really gave me a deeper understanding of how to manifest. It made me realize how important it is to have a clear vision for my life, the clearer that vision,the easier for my mind to picture it and once my mind pictures it, then my eyes will see it.

When you’re not manifesting what you’re believing for do the following:

  1. Find scriptures where God promises to give you the desires of your heart. Say these scriptures out loud, write them down, until you believe them.
  2. Get a clear picture of what you want. Do this by answering questions. The first one being, “What do you want?”, others include, What does it look like? How will you feel when you get it? Where will you put it?
  3. Rehearse this mental picture until it becomes so real to you that it has no choice but to show up.

When you get serious about what you want to have in your life and take steps to make it happen, it happens. What will you do to manifest your goals and dreams? Do you need a little guidance to get you started? Schedule a complimentary call with me and see what’s possible. SCHEDULE CALL

 

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Lessons learned from Ben

Dog lying down

Ben

I learned a lesson from my mom’s dog, Ben. Ben is a gentle bear, he’s so sweet and he loves to be cuddled (all day!). When Ben wants to be cuddled he does whatever it takes to receive the love, he pushes his way between whatever barrier is keeping him from my hands, he pushes any one or my other dog out of the way, he positions his head so that you have no choice but to pet him. He really knows how to get what he wants. So here are lessons learned from Ben.

Ben has reminded me that:

  • If you want something go after it
  • Don’t be deterred if you’re told no, keep trying
  • Know what you want
  • Don’t let others stop you from getting what you want

There is so much we can learn from observing the world around us. Pay attention and put into action what you observe. Most importantly, go after what you want, implement some of the lessons learned from Ben and see what’s possible. If believing you can achieve your big dreams is a struggle for you schedule a complimentary call with me. SCHEDULE CALL

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Lesson learned from FAU football

This is going to be quick. The 2016 college football season ended with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) having a record of 3-9 overall and 2-6 in their conference (espn.com). For the 2017 season they hired a new coach, the former offensive coordinator at University of Alabama, Lane Kiffin. To say the team has been transformed is an understatement. Lane Kiffin has turned a team with years of having a losing record, to a winning team. Incredible! Why am I even talking about football and coaching on my blog? I wanted you to see what a difference good coaching and good mentoring can make.

I am so proud of FAU football and grateful that I get to watch this transformation happen. It has inspired me so much. The lesson I learned from FAU football is that we all have so much potential in us and sometimes all it takes is having the right people in our lives or being in the right environment to pull it out of us. Be great.

If believing you can achieve your big dreams is a struggle for you schedule a complimentary call with me. SCHEDULE CALL

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Dreaming of 2018

In approximately 73 days 2018 will be here and I’m excited about it. The New Year is a great time to regroup, reassess, and decide what to do next and do it. I have so much that I want to do in 2018. I’m taking action right now to make sure that my 2018 is wonderful. How about you? Are you dreaming of 2018?

If believing you can achieve your big dreams is a struggle for you schedule a complimentary call with me. SCHEDULE CALL

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Push past your feelings

I’m feeling lazy today, I think I’ll do nothing.

I’m doing a 30 day blogging challenge (Blogging Challenge) I won’t lie to you, the struggle is real. Seriously, there are days that I really have no desire to blog. Not only is there no desire, sometimes I can’t even think of what to blog about. Yikes! Not a good problem to have during a 30 day challenge. On days when I’ve felt this way do you know what I did? I wrote the blog post anyway! Yup. Those feelings are fickle and if I had given in to them I probably would have written about 2 blog posts so far, instead of 10.

Being consistent, keeping my commitments to myself, and not giving in to that voice telling me to throw in the towel, are why I am going to be successful with this blogging challenge. I want to encourage you today to not give in to feelings that are telling you to quit. Push past your feelings and do what you’ve committed to doing. You will be rewarded. Your whole life will change because when you’re consistent, when you’re keeping commitments to yourself, and when you’re doing what needs to be done even if you don’t feel like it, your life has to change because you have changed.

Is taking consistent action difficult for you? Do you need help to push past your feelings? Schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL

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Take action and have what you desire

So you’re tired of going through the motions and living life different from the life you really want. I’m going to tell you how to change things.Guess what? Nothing is going to change until you do. The life you want, the business you want, the relationship you want, the body you want, none of it will happen until you become the type of person who is willing to take action and have what you desire. Is taking consistent action difficult for you? Schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL

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