Really Understanding Motivation, Will Help You Breakthrough Your Blocks!

Understanding motivation will help you breakthrough any limits or blocks you may have to success. Your only limit is you!

You know that person. You know the one. They’ve got their stuff all together. They’re out there speaking up, breaking glass ceilings, and are the doers. They simply get stuff done. They are successful. The Next Door Millionaire, The Silent Millionaire and the Boastful Ones, too, nothing stops them. They get it done!

Have you wondered how they find their motivation? Do you know why they’re motivated to implement and succeed while you’re blocked? Do you know what they went through to get to where they are?

Over the next 4 blog posts, let’s look at potential motivational blocks the average person experiences, and then we’ll discover ways to get through them. First, let’s consider the study of motivation and motivational theory.

What is motivation?

Old School Motivational Theory

It can help to look at some research from the study of motivational theory. We can look at the work of several scientists from the past that chose to study human motivational theory. Understanding the research on motivation can help you to understand your life and actions better. When you understand this scientific work and relate it to yourself, you’ll create a situation where you understand how motivation works for you and how to get motivated any time you need it.

There are essentially four basic thoughts regarding motivation.

  1. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  2. Herzberg’s Dual-Factor Theory
  3. McClelland’s “The Need for Achievement”
  4. Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow created a motivation model that states individuals are motivated by different types of needs depending on how pressing they are. For example, before one can worry about their self-esteem or do what they love they must first satisfy the basic needs of hunger, safety, and affection.

In other words, if you’re struggling to live safely, and keep food on the table, it’s going to be very hard for you to feel successful or reach for more because you’re just scrapping at the bottom. It’s not easy to save for a rainy day if every day there is a storm. It’s important to be able to differentiate needs vs. wants and to understand where you are on the spectrum.

Herzberg’s Dual-Factor Theory

This theory says there are two factors in the workplace and life that cause you to be satisfied or dissatisfied and that each is completely independent of each other. For example, if you have a job that makes you feel useful, your employer is kind and appreciates you, but you aren’t paid much, you can still be satisfied. However, you could make a ton of money, be treated poorly and be miserable. Money doesn’t always equate to success, depending upon the situation. That’s why it’s important to define what success means to you.

McClelland’s “The Need for Achievement”

According to McClelland, every individual has a unique need for achievement. The reward should be structured for the individual. Not everyone has a need to be publicly recognized, for example. For some, knowing that if they succeeded, they would be in the public eye (even just among co-workers) would lower their motivation to achieve.

He also believed that everyone has different needs and wants based on where they are in life, similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. However, McClelland believed that we all have three motivators in life: The need for achievement, the need for affiliation and the need for power. We are usually dominant in only one of these areas and that drives us. For example, if you are “affiliation” dominant, you want to belong to the group, be liked, prefer collaboration, and don’t like uncertainty or high-risk situations.

Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Vroom believed that every human wants to minimize pain and maximize pleasure and that increased effort will lead to increased performance and thus more motivation because the more you experience success the more you want success. But, not everyone has the right skills, resources, or support in life to experience these things. Therefore, the ability to identify what is missing and if they can fill that missing piece of the puzzle, it will create more success and thus more motivation.

The lesson is that you must know what works for you, why it works for you, and how to repeat it when you need it to build more motivation toward reaching your goals and experiencing success. Discovering the roadblocks, you set up for yourself, or that another person has placed in your path, and how to overcome them will set you up for the success you desire.

You can read a lot more about these motivational theories on this Lecture from Stuart-Kotze in the UK.

Most important is to remember you are unique and your motivation and blocks are unique. Learn as much as you can about motivation and about YOU for SUCCESS!

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How to wake up bright, cheery and full of energy! Are you kidding me?

Picture3Every day, some people wake up feeling lethargic, cranky and tired. Sometimes, it may be hard for you to just open your eyes and face the day. Maybe you have feelings of overwhelm, play at procrastination or you really have too much to do. Or, maybe you just got too little sleep staying up late watching TV. The way to “wake up” ready to take on the world is to create a Morning Success Ritual, just for you.

Let me tell a short story about two friends who did.

Meet Kelly and Kristen.

They both want to be healthy, feel good and have time for their families, for work and for their own self-care.

Our friend Kelly is feeling stressed out and half-crazy with worry.

Our other friend Kristen feels calm and confident.

Why the big difference between them?

It’s simple, really…

Kelly is trapped by the belief that she has so much to do, she can’t get it all done and she feels overwhelmed.

She can’t see a way past her problem.

But Kristen took a different path.

She discovered that starting a Morning Ritual of Motivation and Movement, she could ignite her energy, blast into her day, fully charged and ready to take on the world.

She felt bright, cheery and full of energy.  She prepared for her day in mind, body and spirit.

So, how do you create your Morning Ritual of Movement and Meditation?

Here are 3 SMART tips to start your day, so you can:

  • have more time
  • have more energy
  • have more success in your business and in your life

Tip #1   Move Your Body:

After getting up and doing all the necessities, wake up your body. First thing is to drink a full glass of water or two. Hold off on the coffee or tea until after your Morning Ritual. Get energy and enthusiasm flowing by taking a walk, doing a yoga video or do some gentle stretching. Just get moving, sending all that blood to your brain to wake you up. Dancing around the house, taking the dog for a walk or practicing Tai Chi are all great ways to wake up the body.

Tip #2   Clear the Mind 

Do you feel fuzzy when you wake up? Often, people do. Now, it’s time to connect the brain to the body. One way is to read the news, watch a TV morning show, check your email or social media. If that works for you, go for it. Another way is to watch a motivational video, read a motivational book or write in a personal journal. You can use meditation to clear and focus the mind (that’s another whole blog post). Just sitting for a few minutes, being conscious of your breath will help clear the mind. One client that I have wakes up and plays ping pong, batting the ball against a backboard. He says it helps him focus for the day. Find your way, what works for you?

Tip #3   Connect with Self and the Greater Self

Use some affirmations and mantras to connect with that power, that energy greater then ourselves. For some, prayer is the way they start the day. Guided visualizations, specific meditations and sitting outside in nature will help connect us to that power greater than ourselves. Taking time to set goals, intentions and your schedule is also a way to connect.  Find your way. Create a Morning Ritual that wakes up mind, body and spirit. Find your success by getting in the flow. No better way to do that then a Morning Ritual.

Practice these tips and YOU WILL begin to live, really live and have an exciting, fun and luscious life.

Best of all, Kelly was able to start seeing AMAZING results from her Morning Ritual  almost immediately and there was no cost.

So what’s the moral of the story? It’s simple.

Don’t be like Kelly… Be like Kristen!

And, now it’s your turn. Start YOUR Morning Ritual for successful healthy living.

Put some movement, meditation and magic into your life! You can stop being cranky and tired and needing that extra cup of coffee. Start your day full of energy, ready to take on this world and really make a difference.

YOU WILL be surprised at the results! Think good. Feel good. Do good.

What happens when our mindset is fear, doubt and not feeling good enough?

Beliefs are the cornerstone to mindset. We know that mindset is the key to a successful business. We need a mindset of confidence, 19808779_senthusiasm and excellence for success. What happens when our mindset is fear, doubt and not feeling good enough?

We get stuck. We stop. We procrastinate.

When this happens, you need to identify the belief by asking yourself these questions:

What’s holding me back?
What am I feeling?
What is the “voice” saying?
What is the belief?
What does my body sense?

Take some time to ask these questions and write out the answers. Then, rewrite the belief to be positive. Rewrite it until your body agrees with your mind.

We all have a belief baseline. That baseline encapasses:

• Mind
• Body
• Emotion
• Social (family, friends, community)
• Best Belief (greater good)
• Energetic (belief matches up with Source, Spirit)

To clear a non-serving belief and establish a new belief, we ask each of our parts these questions.

Baseline Mind

• What is the thought?
• What is the belief?
• Call forth your Witness to help you.
• irrational thoughts, racing thoughts, impossible to concentrate, speech is erratic, incoherent, dizzy, forgetful, etc. are all signs your belief is not aligned.

Baseline Body

• What is the Body telling me?
• Body Sensations
• Racing heart, stomach ache, tightness in throat, biting nails, tight muscles, palms perspire, can’t get a full breath, tapping foot, food craving, etc.

Baseline Emotion

• What am I feeling?
• What am I feeling?
• What am I feeling?
One more time…What am I feeling?

Baseline Social

• Where did this belief come from?
• Who did it come from?
• Where in time were you?
• What happened?
• Why did it happen?
• How does effect and affect you now?

Best Belief

• How would you alter this belief? Soften the Story.
• Who, What, When, Why, Where and How
• Reconstruct the belief
• Baby Steps
• Use any and all tools available (EFT, massage, meditation, therapy, silence, movement, etc.
• Reconstruct the belief for the greater good which includes YOU!!!

When you, your thoughts, your body, your feelings, your truth, your intentions, your archetypes, your higher self and SOURCE line up creating a vibration ally, you will energetically matchmake (attract) what you desire and release the belief that’s getting in the way. Now, I know this sounds overwhelming. But, just like riding a bike, this process will become second nature. Be gentle with yourself, small steps with loving kindness from your witness will change the negative, unwanted beliefs that stops you from success.

Remember.

Beyond your Beliefs, there is you.
-Og Mandino

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Every Moment…there is a child born. Every Moment…there is a purpose born.

17475393_sEvery Moment…there is a child born.

A 2008 survey said four babies are born per second. And, every single minute 45-50 babies are born, that’s 72,000 babies a day. Today, a baby that may be King of England was born. Lots of attention has been given to this birth. This does not take away from all the other babies born today. Of course, they are special, too.

With every baby born, there are two parents created, too.

Every moment of parenthood holds the possibility of deep, caring connection with parent and child or a possibility of disconnect that will always be felt by the child. What’s really important is, will the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge create a deep, caring connect with their new child. My guess is “Yes!”

May they lead long, healthy and happy lives.

Life is so precious. There are about 1.73 deaths per second. This translates to about 107 deaths per minute, 6,390 deaths per hour and 153,000 deaths per day.

All of this focus on life and death has me honoring the moment. To take every moment and truly live as if this was our first moment and our last moment on Earth. Just one moment. This moment.

Easily said.

How do we do this?

Always hold in your heart that you are here for a purpose. Know in your mind that you are here to serve this purpose. One we may or may not have a sense of.

Maybe your purpose is to teach people to be kind to animals. Maybe your purpose is to be a King. Or, create a lingerie business with a million dollar profit. Your purpose may be to create community connections or create an intimate partner for yourself. Maybe it’s to end World Hunger or to feed your family healthy foods.

No matter your purpose, for all purposes are needed to create a change in our World.

No one purpose is better than another. No one baby is better than another.

What matters is that you are living your moment, your purpose daily. It all begins with purpose.

Do you know your purpose?

Do you live your purpose every moment, like a new born child?

What is your purpose (your baby) in 5 words or less?

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