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The answer to weak motivation

We strive to get things done, cross off the to do list – to be repeated the next day. Have you ever thought about those who turn up daily with unusually high amounts of energy, optimism, self-discipline, persistence and often courage? These people think, speak and act differently. Their difference is their purpose and this resoluteness is driving them further and faster. A strong purpose is the answer to weak motivation. Find your true path What drives you? What’s your compelling reason – the why you do what you do? It’s a BIG question and one that often gets put in the too hard basket. The first step to discovering your true path is asking a few questions: * What’s really important to you? * How would you spend your days if you had financial freedom? * What gets your heart racing – what’s your passion? * What do others compliment you for? * If today were your last day – what would you do? Now head this up “ My Values List” and maybe even read it every morning. When we focus on what we value and have a purpose each day we are moving ahead in a valued direction….

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Exposure to life

As the clock keeps ticking it is a reminder that time stops for no one. There are a finite number of days left, so make every precious minute count. Don’t play it safe – take a risk, get in the game and create the life you want. It is often fear that keeps us playing it safe. The fear of what we might lose if we take a risk. And it is true that where there is risk there is often uncertainty and few guarantees. But it is outside our comfort zone, where new playing fields lie, that truly amazing opportunities can be found. My advice for those who want to play a new game are: Don’t worry about what others might think Don’t avoid risk just in case you might fail Don’t blend in to the world around you Don’t sit quietly with your desires bottled up Don’t follow crowds – walk your own path Don’t hide the real you – show your uniqueness! My favourite quote is by J.K Rowling, “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you…

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Have courage

In order to live with belief, conviction and commitment we must have courage. We must have the courage to create our own masterpiece — not the masterpiece others expect of us. It has to be our own frame and it’s never too late to create a new picture. No matter what your age or experience, it’s never too late to find a way to spend your days the way you want to. You’ve got to admire those who see something they want and put aside all constraints to go for it – with a decision, action and a bit of courage. But as we walk forward there are sometimes tough times as others get used to our decisions. The tough times don’t have to last, but the tough people do. Overcoming life’s challenges and curve balls provides enormous strength and resilience. And each time you fuel up with courage and drive forward you gain tools and wisdom to take you through to the next opportunity. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next…

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The 4 D’s that matter

Self-doubt can paralyse and hold us back from finding fulfillment. The surest way to manage self-doubt is to move forward and take action despite our negative mindset. Believe it’s possible, allow self-doubt to exist and act anyway. There are four steps to help cure mental paralysis – these are the 4 D’s that matter: 1. DECIDE what you want 2. Act with DISCIPLINE regardless of self-doubt 3. Keep moving in the DIRECTION aligned with your values 4. Focus on your DESTINATION daily! Even when we know what we want stress can sometimes overwhelm us and “freeze” our ability to achieve. As we push through our fear a new mental state can emerge bringing with it greater conviction and DETERMINATION – there are many D’s that matter. It’s not self-belief that’s essential to success – it’s having the courage to act in the face of self-doubt until self-belief turns up. Self-belief is a by-product of taking action! PS – maybe it’s time to look after your MOJO to help drive that self-belief! Join me for my 8 Week More Mojo Program which kicked off earlier this week, it’s not too late to join and catch up on the recordings. Together we will work on…

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Courage to create

True Believers are courageous — they leave the world a better place due to the way they live their life and the way they influence other’s lives. When I was at a tipping point in 2011 it was one of the toughest periods of my life. The day I couldn’t get out of bed I knew something was seriously wrong. Hiding what was wrong had begun to seriously affect me. I was paralysed by fear. I feared mostly how much I would disappoint others by making the changes I needed to make. I was fearful that those that mattered to me would reject me. I felt guilty wishing for a life greater than the life I already had. I was scared that walking away from a 12-year career and family business was walking away from everything I had worked hard for – high income, relationships and legacy. I was scared that if I made the decision to leave, with no money coming in, we would lose the investments we had worked hard to build up over two decades. For that period in time I had become a non-believer. Even with all of my previous belief, conviction and commitment that had…

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