Topic: A Little Motivation

Get Your Motivation Here: The Secret to You

Get Your Motivation Here: The Secret to You

Need a little motivation today?

We all wake up sometimes and just feel a little off. Maybe you try to do some soul-searching to see what the problem is, or maybe you shrug it off and try to ignore that quiet whispering. I do a little of both, but also try to read or watch something that will give me the confidence and motivation I need to have a kick-ass day.

Here is my secret to feeling empowered and ready to take the day on:

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Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

Why We Do What We Do, and How We Can Do It Better

I’ve shared a Tony Robbins video below with quite a few people in the past week – all sharings have been well received so I couldn’t resist passing it along to you as well!

If you know me at all, you won’t be surprised for me to share a Tony Robbins clip – he’s a great mentor of mine even thought we’ve never met. I did have quite an incredible opportunity to work for one of his companies at one time, but my path took me down a different road. Long before that, I had the help of his “Unleash the Power Within” seminar to teach me my most limiting belief – the one thing that held me back time and time again.

This video below… — sccrreeeeech! I could almost here you saying, “Well, what the heck was your most limiting belief?!?” For multiple reasons, which I think are goodies, mine […]

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What Has to Be In Place to Attract Your “Other”?

What Has to Be In Place to Attract Your “Other”?

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “What Has to Be In Place to Attract Your “Other”?”

“Starting at very early ages we all become elated at the idea that our soul mate or significant other is out there somewhere – we just have to find him/her. Attending weddings, watching romantic movies and hearing stories of how lovers met… it all solidifies this feeling inside of us – our desire to meet our match.

The process isn’t an easy one as you probably know by now. We have such high hopes starting with our early-year relationships. The more experience we have – the more relationship partners – the more complex it all becomes. I know plenty of people that have baggage from […]

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New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!”

“I love December as it is a month for serious reflection. January is great for inspiration and kicking ourselves into high gear. Somewhere in the middle of this spectrum we need to find a quiet space to clear our conscience and determine what we really want for the new year ahead. Today I hope to provide some guidance on how to do just that.

This process really must start with serious reflection if you have not already done so. I like to walk around the mall or crowded areas and get very still in my mind. I look around at the mom’s pushing their […]

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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

In college at the University of Arizona, I took a Graphic Design course by a really great professor. One of our assignments was to take a poem or song and integrate it into a story book. The words were the lyrics and we were to add images that they text lay on in a artsy way.

I chose the poem by Robert Frost written in 1915 titled “The Road Not Taken”. I bring this up because I was recently digging through old boxes and found this storybook that I designed 7 years earlier. I flipped through the pages, about 12, and remembered what that poem meant to me at the time…

When I entered college I was just snapping out of my “darker” teenage years. Man, those were tough. And as you know, I even wrote a book about that time for me called Rescuing Me: A Teen’s Journey From Lost to […]

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How to Survive the Loss of a Love

How to Survive the Loss of a Love

Have you heard of the book, “How to Survive the Loss of a Love” by Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., Melba Colgrove, Ph.D. & Peter McWilliams?

This very simple, yet extremely powerful, book was written over 40 years ago and I’ve read it multiple times. In fact, every time a friend or family member has experienced loss, the first thing I do is go buy this book for them.

It was a fluke how I heard about it years ago, but I’m so glad I did. This book takes you through the journey of the 3 phases of loss: Surviving, Healing, Growing.

The Introduction:

When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process
as natural as the healing
of a physical wound.Let the process happen.
Trust the process.
Surrender to it.

Trust that nature will do the healing.
Know that the pain will pass,
and, when it passes,
you will be stronger,
happier, more sensitive and aware.

This is a book to be […]

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An AMAZING Blog I Stumbled Across

An AMAZING Blog I Stumbled Across

I am constantly looking for others that share in my passion to help others by sharing their wisdom and their life experiences. I have a few I’ll be sharing with you over the next few months. This blog in particular is new, but POWERFUL.

The domain says it all: FEELING THEN HEALING — http://feelingthenhealing.wordpress.com

Don’t we all go through this experience of FEELING then HEALING? When going through moments of heartache OR bliss – we MUST FEEL first. We soak in the most exhilarating times and the most hurtful times. Either way, whatever our experience, we take the feeling deep inside ourselves and lock it in. We can then draw upon this AMAZING force of emotion and past experience to help propel us into our best future.

This blog I found – about Standing in the FIRE Of Life – calls us out. Calls everyone of us out to be our […]

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Truth: Your Ultimate Ally

Truth: Your Ultimate Ally

We know… deep in our gut what our Truth is. We ultimately can’t deny it. We can try to cover it up, justify it, hide from it – but it will come back to us one way or another. Only you can know what your Truth is. The question is, what are you going to do with it?

When we hurt – over a career change, a relationship loss, a deep questioning from within – we tend to lose ourselves and that Truth momentarily. Your mind starts playing “what if” games with you… “What if I don’t get another job?” “What if he was the love of my life?” “What if I never come back from this change?”

You will. You have every tool inside of you to handle whatever is plaguing you with doubt and fear. You have been prepared your whole life for this. The answers are within. You just […]

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Time to Grow Again: The Messengers, How I Take Advice from Others and Coming Out OK On the Other Side

Time to Grow Again: The Messengers, How I Take Advice from Others and Coming Out OK On the Other Side

With the ebb and flow of life comes periods of time where we are in deep conflict; when two long roads are in front of us and we are desperate to figure out which one we should choose. It is natural to turn to our closest friends and family – always the ones who will judge us least and who usually offer sound advice. I have been at such a place many times in my life and I expect to be there many, many more times ahead.

Over the past ten years, I believe I have figured out a pretty solid plan when stuck and seeking answers. Today I wanted to share some of the strategies I implement when facing the “abyss”.

The first thing I’ll usually do is get out of my own way as much as possible. When the first signs of stirring come up inside me – the days […]

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My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

I love feel good movies that open my mind and give me new perspective. I’m always on the look out for movies that are true stories and have much wisdom buried in the writing. Below you’ll see some of my favorite inspirational movies and a short video clip from each. Maybe bookmark this post and watch any of these videos when you need a little push in the right direction one day.

I’d love to know what your favorite motivational speeches OR inspirational movies are. Send a comment at the bottom of this post if you have a good recommendation for me. 🙂

The Pursuit of Happyness

Rocky Balboa

The Blind Side

Peaceful Warrior

Bonus Video: Facing the Giants Wholeheartedly

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