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How to Feel Even More Self-Motivated

I have a confession to make; I, on occasion, have felt a little de-motivated. Yes, me, the ‘Motivation Doctor,’ feels a bit lacking in motivation from time to time, just like everybody else.

I’ve talked in the past about how to develop your Brain and Body Energy to build self-motivation; so here’s another suggestion – Spend time with positive people.

Last Saturday I had lunch (well beer and chips) with five of my really good friends. They’re always interested in what I’m doing, really supportive and they really make me laugh! When I leave them, I feel much better and more motivated than I did before we met.
I like to think that I do the same for them, and that’s the secret to receiving support and motivation from others; you need to hand out some ‘Warm Glows’

So let me ask you; do you remember how you felt after your last interaction with another person either on the phone or face to face? That person – it could have been one of your customers, a colleague, a salesperson, a friend or even a member of your family. Did they make you feel good, uplifted and more positive? Did they leave you feeling neutral or, even worse, did they make you feel down and more negative?

Unfortunately, most of us have grown up in a negative culture where it’s much easier to tell people what they did wrong rather than praise them when they succeed. Research in the United States found that 65% of employees received no recognition for good work in the past year. Similar research in other countries of the world shows comparable results.
Other research has shown that the number one reason people leave their job, and customers take their business elsewhere, is that they don’t feel appreciated. (And if you think about it – many people leave their partners for the very same reason)

If customer’s leave an interaction with you or one of your team feeling better than they did before, then they’re much more likely to come back, recommend you to other people and spend more money with you.
If one of your team feels better after an interaction with you then they’re much more likely to pass that feeling onto a customer.

“The way you treat your staff is the way they’ll treat your customers” - Karl Albrecht

If a friend feels better and more motivated after spending time in your company, then they’re much more likely to return these feelings to you.

So, go ahead; give some positive and motivational comments to the other people in your life and you’ll have - a workplace that’s more productive and more fun - more happy customers – more friends – better relationships and a healthier, happier and longer life.

Remember – “Hand out warm glows, not dampeners.”

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2 Sure-Fire Tips for Self Motivation

Let me tell you a quick story. When I started my business in 1993, I faced all the challenges experienced by most new business start-ups. I also had to deal with the all the negative situations; the people who said – “The Speaking and Training business is a hard market to break into, it’s very competitive, you’re very brave! There was also the rejection from potential customers and the people who’d let me down at the last minute.

I quickly realised that if I was going to be successful, there were two things that I really needed. Lots of BRAIN ENERGY and lots of BODY ENERGY.

Sure-fire tip number 1 is – Build your Brain Energy.
Imagine that you’ve just been rejected for a bank loan, or you’ve just been turned down by a potential customer, or a publishing company has rejected the book that you’ve slaved over for the past couple of years.
If you react with – “Oh no, not again, I’m really fed up with this. These people are a real pain. They’re making a big mistake. What am I going to do now?”
This sort of reaction drains your brain of energy, adds to your stress levels and destroys your self motivation.

Reacting drains the brain – thinking less so.

Get the thinking part of your brain working and say to yourself – “I’ll make an appointment today with a better bank! I’ll phone the next potential customer on my list right now! The next publishing company will see the potential in my book!”
There are also many minor situations that happen every day that’ll drain the energy from your brain. If I receive a parking ticket, I pay the fine right away; get rid of it; forget it and move on. Moaning and complaining about it drains the brain and the fine still has to be paid.

Do not, and I repeat, do not say – “Oh no, what am I going to do now?” Every time you say – “Oh no” your brain has a huge drain of energy.
Build up your brain energy using lots positive self-talk.
Your level of success in terms of your happiness, emotional wellbeing and anything else you desire is a direct result of how you talk to yourself. The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one you have with yourself.
Listen to the self-talk that goes on in your head and ask yourself – “Is what I’m saying allowing me to be confident, on top and going for it?” If so – great!
“Or is it holding me back and stopping me achieve my goals?” If this is the case – STOP IT, change the program!
Think about the things you say to yourself and make every statement in the present tense.

Don’t say, for example – “I’m going to make a success of this business” or “I’m going to get organised,” or “I’m going to be much more confident.”
Say – “I am totally in control of my life. I am totally confident and positive. I’m achieving my goals. I have determination and drive.”
What you’re actually doing here is re-programming your subconscious. If you talk to yourself in a positive way, that’s what your subconscious will focus on and you’ll have lots of brain energy

Sure-fire tip number 2 is - Build your Body Energy
The body and the brain are linked together so when the brain drains of energy so does the body. However, the body also does a lot of running about, up and down off the seat and often takes a bit of a beating.
For it to work well, it needs to be in good condition in the first place. We all know by now that if we eat too much or eat the wrong things, smoke too much or drink too much alcohol, then our body is in danger of breaking down.
However, if you want more body energy, then you’re going to have to do some exercise. (Do I hear you saying - “I need the body energy before I can do the exercise!?”) You know as well as I, that if you take more exercise, you will have more energy.

Now I know you think you don’t have the time. You may also be the type that doesn’t want to go to the gym and lift heavy things or leap about in an aerobics class; however, you need to take some exercise that makes you sweat a little.
I’m sorry, but a round of golf doesn’t count, it isn’t the kind of exercise you need. Golf is great and it’s good for the stress but it doesn’t make you sweat.

If you’re going to walk then walk fast for a distance, enough to push up the heart rate and increase the breathing.
Again, get your internal program right and start to think how you can make your exercise enjoyable. I see some people at the health club making the whole business a real chore. They get on a bike or a rowing machine and try to kill themselves for twenty minutes. If that’s your thing then fine but please don’t make it a chore, plug into the sound system and catch up with what’s on TV.

If you’re really not into exercise then please make sure you have other activities outside of your workplace and make them fun. Too many people are going home and slumping in front of the TV - successful people don’t do that.

Make no mistake about it; if you look after the body and the brain; you’ll have lots of VROOM! (And that’s another word for self-motivation)

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7 Tips for Self-Motivation

Motivation is crucial to achieve your goals, and it is also something you can achieve by yourself if you know how. The following are 7 tips to attain unstoppable self-motivation: 1. Keep the right focus Focus on what you want instead of on what you don’t want. It is easy to get unmotivated by challenges and situations that come up when you are working towards your goals, however, you don’t have to let those situations stop you. You keep moving forward when you focus on what you want to achieve. Do not give importance to the problems that arise on the way, just move through them and get rid of them. Everything will pass if you can clearly visualize your dream. 2. Read success stories Read the rest of this entry »

How To Discover Self-Motivation In You ? Learn To Race Past Your Own Expectation

Everyday people wake up day to day hating what they call life. I always meet people that ask me how I can be motivated to better my life. How they can get out of the same routine job they really hate. How they can not make ends meet. How they just plain hate their live and wish to know how to discover the self-motivation that is in them. That self-motivation that is going to help them knock out the wall that keeps them from this hateful life they seem to be stuck in and can not get out of.

All successful people have some traits that 90% of us do not develop. Those differences are attitudes, actions, determination and enthusiasm. To become that successful leader that you need to have the state of focus and never listen to what other people have to say. All of the time they just have something negative to say and you deserve better than your current situation you are in. You do not need more negative thoughts on your shoulders bringing you down. As a matter of fact I need you to shake all those negative thoughts people have been giving you and throw them out to the streets

As of today you are now in the state of mental focus nothing will stop you, nothing is stronger than you, nothing is more powerful than you, and nothing will take you down. Today a new you will be born to accomplish more than your mind will ever think. You are among the 10% of successful people that have the mental state of focus and when you focus you will find ways of making the impossible possible. With a snap of your fingers you will be able to solve the problem you all ways wanted to solve, start that business you always wanted to start, make you relationship stronger with your significant other better than ever and fire you nasty job you always hated.

There is a need of action in the lives of everyone. An action is what drives the inner us to make our lives better and to have that fulfillment we deserve. Never ever settle for less always asks and you will be heard. Speak with the confidence in your new you with an outstanding attitude and amaze everyone with your enthusiasm on what you want in your life. The drive of determination will deliver, if you do not roll you plans in to actions the will never happen. Never have the conscience of “what if”. “What if” silence by your actions of a better is you, I hope you truly discover your self-motivation in yourself to accomplish more than you every thought you would. If you find yourself with a “NO” instead of telling yourself “I will never get to where I want to be” turn it into “This is the best time to make my life shine”.

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