11 Ways to Add Motivation to Your Life

Motivation is one of those strange things. It can come to you through a bunch of different ways but not all motivation sticks. Some of the best advice I’ve ever received about motivation was the saying Me Motivates Me.

Why did this help me so much? I’ve come to recognize that if the motivation was from within me, it wasn’t fickle and it couldn’t fly away with the slightest breeze. If I hardwired motivation within me, I could be propelled toward any dream with ease.

Back in 8th grade, I went on a field trip to a farm.

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Five Ways to Not Miss Out On Life 

Have you ever had to get up and leave during a critical part of a movie or show?

I recently saw ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with my brother-in-law and son. I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that it was awesome. Less than halfway through the movie, I had to leave the theater; let’s just say too much soda. While I was gone, I felt panicky and rushed, knowing I was missing so much. I was imagining another epic fight scene, a pivotal line that wrapped the whole plot together, an amazing screen shot… So, as quickly as was humanly possible, 

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The Best Business Advice I Ever Got

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The Best Business Advice I Ever Got

  • The best business advice I’ve ever received came from John Maxwell.
  • John taught me how to be bring my faith life into my business life.
  • This enabled me to live a transparent life – being the same in business as I was in my personal life.
  • Another mentor, Norm, taught me how to fuse my faith life with my business life. This led me to dismiss the myth that you have to be broke to be happy or be broke to be close to God.

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Four Great Tips to Give Quality Time to Those Around You  

I was an imaginative kid who played well on my own.  Even though I could play by myself, what I really craved was one on one time with my hero, my dad.

It didn’t matter what we did–play cards, throw around the baseball, run to the hardware store–my ‘Dad Time’ was coveted and special. He was giving his time, his focus, his words and his affection to me.

As I got older and started dating my future wife, my focus on quality time was with her.  Most of our time dating was across long distances. So,

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Blessability

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BLESSABILITY

  • Characteristics that form around blessability:
    • Joy – Harmony – Peace – Confidence – Smiles – Excitement
    • Look for people who exhibit these characteristics.
    • Strive for them yourself.
  • Blessability is how you act, think, and serve others in order to put your life and your prosperity into the vein of being blessable.
    • Blesssability is a derivative of living in all five pillars in balance and equilibrium.
  • Why live in blessability?

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Becoming a Discipline of What You’re Trying to Achieve

Discipline

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DISCIPLINE

  • Would you rather suffer the pain of discipline or the pain of regret?
    • The pain of discipline is temporary.
    • The pain of regret lasts a lifetime and beyond.
  •  Discipline is a necessary tool we utilize to change and grow forward.
  • “Discipline” comes from the root “disciple”.
    • A disciple is a true believer; somebody who has great conviction.
  • Discipline is a conscious choice to avoid things you want to avoid or to embrace things you want to embrace.

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3 Habits to Improve Your Tomorrow

For me January 1st is always a strange time of year.

In this strange way, it’s intimidating. I look back on the past year with some regret, thankfully, a good amount of satisfaction, and I look forward to the upcoming year with a lot of anticipation.

Knowing my goals, knowing the path I’ve chosen and knowing there is never an end to growth, I am excited.  Yet, even with the excitement, I am also a little intimidated.

Intimidated because my bar is high. Knowing that all the change I require will take a ton of work! 

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How aware are you?

Awareness

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AWARENESS 

  • Awareness is a key attribute and a key characteristic in life.
  • Self-awareness is most important.
    • Most people don’t know who they are, how they’re hardwired,  why they’re hardwired that way, or what their character flaws are.
  • Awareness means ‘to have your antenna up’ –
    • To be able to perceive at a high level; be aware of what’s going on around you.
  • The mind is programmed to generate awareness.

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Four Ways to Sow Success

Here is a little known fact about me. You may not believe it. Trust me, I’m telling you the truth.

I love the Little House on the Prairie book series.

I do! Really!

My love affair with Little House started when I was a kid. I would lie on my couch and watch the TV show. Often.

I carried this love for the Little House TV series into college, no joke. My two college roommates were just as hooked. We’d rush back from class to catch the latest airing of the old series.

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Is Attitude Everything?

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ATTITUDE

  • Attitude ISN’T everything,
    • But it is one of the main things that you can take captive and control.
  • We want to have awareness of our attitudes:
    • Be seed-sowers.
    • Be positive with our attitude.
    • Make sure that we control it.
  • An attitude can be a predisposition.
    • Because of a past occurrence, it is possible to assess a situation and ‘cop’ a bad attitude.

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