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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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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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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Consistent Action Brings Rewards

Consistency, being steady. I chose to talk about taking consistent action today because I’m doing a 30 day blogging challenge and today the words won’t come. Instead of giving up I decided to blog about having no ideas for a post. Writing about it would keep me on track, consistent, and still committed to the blogging challenge.

I could have easily made a decision not to write today.When I’m not inspired to write it’s frustrating. However, not writing would be me not keeping my word to myself. I did not want to let myself down so I showed up.My reward for showing up, words started flowing and here I am encouraging you to be consistent with whatever you said you would do.

Being consistent is a choice, a decision that you make. When you’re taking consistent action you are becoming disciplined, you’re becoming a person of integrity, you’re becoming a person who gets things done.Some days it won’t be easy but it will be worth it, you’re worth it.

What keeps you from being consistent?

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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When You Feel Like Giving Up

When you feel like giving up, don’t. There is so much to learn on the journey to having your desires show up in your life. When you give up, the personal development needed for you to become the person who can have what you desire doesn’t happen. So, the next time you feel like giving up…don’t.

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The High Cost of Settling: Are you Settling?

Catacombs: Paris, France

How many times have you eaten pasta when what you really wanted was a nice cheesy burrito? Or stayed in a relationship with someone you knew wasn’t “the one”, but you didn’t want to “put yourself” out there again? How about this one, remained in a job that left you feeling like you died a little every day because in 3 more years you’ll be vested? Settling seems like the easy thing to do because it doesn’t require change but it comes with a very high cost.

So, are you settling? If you answer yes to several of these then you’re probably settling. Are you:

  • Bored
  • Tired a lot
  • Daydreaming a lot
  • Procrastinating:
  • Not excited about your day
  • Have a lot of excuses for not taking action
  • Not taking action
  • Envious of others
  • Self-medicating
  • Saying “I wish I  could…” I wish I had…” I hoped I would have had…” “I regret that I didn’t…”
  • Doubting yourself
  • Doubting that you can have what you want

On the surface, settling seems easy to do, however, it comes with a high cost. I don’t think you realize just how high. Here’s what settling can cost you:

  • Happiness
  • Opportunity
  • Peace of mind

Wow, that list is pretty powerful. By settling you are setting yourself up for a life of unhappiness, stress, frustration, and lots of missed opportunities. Is that how you really want to live your life? Do you really prefer unhappiness over happiness, frustration and stress over peace of mind? I didn’t think so. So, why is that each day that you wake up you choose what you don’t really want, each day you wake up and make the decision to settle for what you do not want? Sounds harsh right? Hopefully it’s the wake up call for you to make a different choice. There is a high cost for settling. Are you settling? Stay tuned for steps you can take to stop settling and make your dream life your real life. You can read more about making your dream life your real life here: Your Dream Life Can Become Your Real Life

Share with me what settling has cost you and what you’re going to do about it.

 

 

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