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How to Encourage and Coach Yourself

Working on your own is a great way to gain freedom and flexibility, but finding self-motivation can be one of the biggest road blocks. The key to succeeding as your own boss is that you have to act like a boss. Your boss is someone who gets you on the right track and keeps you going. Here are a few tips on how to be your own motivator.

Make goals 
It's pretty hard to stay focused on work if all it is to you is work. To keep yourself motivated you have to have something to work towards. If you're starting to get yourself motivated, the first thing you need to do is set goals. It might be a business goal, a financial goal, or something you'll be able to do once you get your business going (like sending your kids to college). If you've been going for a while, remind yourself of what you started working for. And don't forget to write down your goals so you have them right there with you.

Don't forget 
Once you set your goals, be sure to find a way to keep them in your mind. Keep a written statement of your goals somewhere you can see them often, or post pictures on the walls of your office of your family or things you want to do when you make the money. Anything that will remind you of what you're working for will help.

Get help 
If just having goals isn't enough to keep you on track, why not try going to a professional. You don't have to spend all the money to hire a life coach. There are plenty of courses and systems available with methods to help keep you on track. The key is finding the right one. Why not find successful people you know and ask them to point you in the right direction.

Think positive 
While positive thinking is a hard skill to master, it's one of the most beneficial things you'll ever learn. It can not only help you achieve your goals, you'll probably find yourself happier and more satisfied in your personal life as well. You can try things like positive affirmations or even Godward meditation (lectio divina).

Stay healthy 
A healthy mind is fueled by a healthy body. You don't have to be a pro athlete, but if you eat a sensible diet and get regular exercise, you'll probably find yourself feeling better and working better too.

Take breaks 
If you feel like you can't concentrate, take a break and get yourself back in focus. The same thing applies long term. If you're feeling burnt out and just can't get yourself going, why not take a few days off. You can go on a vacation, or just take a stay-cation and rediscover what's in your own back yard. Once you go back, you'll feel re-energized and ready to take on any challenge.

How To Step Up And Stand Out To Create A Life Full Of Meaning

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A life of meaning becomes apparent by stepping up to play a greater version of your life.

Commitment and passion are essential to living a complete life. One calls you to honour your path and the other to embrace the challenges that lie ahead.

To play big in the game of life, one must take bold risks without retreating into the comforts of the known.

Many people prefer the path less trodden. They work in jobs they dislike to pay the bills and do what's required of them while living ordinary lives. However, this way of life suffocates your magnificence by conforming to societal norms.

You are meant to achieve more.

Your limiting beliefs hold you back from claiming your greatness and purpose because you question your unworthiness.

"We experience the greatest richness in our lives when we invest in some task or value and it returns to us by way of satisfaction or meaning," writes James Hollis in What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.

I invite you to go all out and not hold back. A life of regret is not a life of meaning but one of guilt and misery.

There is no joy in lamenting the past, for the best time to take action is NOW.

Meaning is found when you venture into the unknown. There, your greatest accomplishments arise when you draw on your inner resources.

It is not enough to survive, you must thrive in all areas of life to realise your full potential.

To stand out means to live boldly, to impact your life and the lives of others.

It's no coincidence that you are endowed with precious gifts and talents. Perhaps you are still discovering them, yet the common thread is not withholding them due to fear.

Fear keeps you trapped in a self-imposed prison and stifles your genius if you buy into its narrative.

"As soon as you believe that a label you've put on yourself is true, you've limited something that is literally limitless, you've limited who you are into nothing more than a thought," affirms the spiritual leader Adyashanti in Falling into Grace.

A Journey of Inner Discovery

Life is replete in meaning when you step up. In those moments your true calling is known, for you have dared to venture into the depths of your greater self.

You cannot go back to your former life once you've awakened your talents and genius, for you evolve to a higher state of consciousness.

There is nothing satisfying in pursuing the ideals society lays out for you. These are the norms rather than the rules. You must become the exception - the trailblazer destined to embark on a heartfelt journey of inner discovery.

"Let success mean only that you're committed, and failure only that you've made insufficient progress," writes Alex Lickerman in The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self.

You may have an inner calling, yet contemplate whether to turn this into a viable career.

Here's my one minute wisdom: I don't know the answer and neither do you.

The only way to find out is to try. Lay it on the line and take a risk, however small or big. You won't know until you keep trying. Yes, you will fail. You will also fall and not want to get up.

However, your efforts may pay off and you will be rewarded. On the other hand, it may not work out initially.

Nevertheless, follow your impulses and try again.

It is a deeper sense of meaning that summons you to give it all you've got until you succeed.

Author Victor J. Strecher writes in his book Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything: "So let your purpose be big, lofty, even outrageous! I want to wake up in the morning with my purpose foremost in mind and go to bed at night knowing that I worked toward it."

Life will kick you hard when you're down and insist you to stay there. But when you play big, falling down is your lesson and getting back up becomes your journey of self-discovery.

As often stated, it is not how many times you fall, but how often you rise. In those moments, your inner resolve, passion, and commitment to stepping up counts.

My fascination with authenticity has grown in recent times to such a degree that I devoted an entire book to it titled, Awaken Your Authentic Self.

Authenticity means aligning with the essence of your greater self. It is the higher mind, not the scared and anxious small self which convinces you of your unworthiness.

As you merge with your authentic self, you awaken your inner powers and step into the life destined for you.

It's not enough to read inspirational posts on Instagram or Facebook, hoping to feed your soul and go back to living a conventional life. You must take bold action, even in the face of fear and doubt.

"It's never too late to start. It's always too late to wait," states author Jeff Olson in The Slight Edge.

The magic comes at a price and is the tantalising fruit dangling at the end of a branch. For you must climb out of your comfort zone to seize it, and only then will the spoils be awarded to you.

What do you have to lose?

Your pride? Your sense of security?

Consider what you will gain when you step into a life of greatness. To focus on your shortfalls means missing out on the rewards.

Step out on a limb if you wish to realise your hopes and dreams. No one will do it for you. No one will care if you don't take risks, but many will if you succeed.

"The three killers of dreams are detail-itis, excuse-itis, and the hesitation virus. And they all stem from doubt," says author Larry Weidel in Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success.

A Life of Greatness

It does not serve you to blend in with the masses, to be popular one day and discarded the next. The unpopular and nonconformists are those who make a dent in the world.

If you want to create an impression in your life and the lives of others, dare to be different. Dare to expose your uniqueness. Dare to be someone you've never been before.

Take risks, small ones - big ones. Who cares, just take them for goodness' sake. Stop hiding behind your pride or wallowing in your sense of entitlement. You are not entitled to anything other than hard work, perseverance and grit.

So, fail often. Fail fast. Embrace your failures and stop hiding behind your doubts because they're killing you, one breath at a time.

Learn quickly and embrace the opportunities that come your way. Expect nothing other than gratitude to play your hand as you see fit.

Some cards will fall your way, other won't. That's life. Try again.

When you're consumed by tiredness, go deeper into yourself. That's the 1% where the magic happens.

Author Larry Weidel says: "Winners know that if you don't figure out what you want, you'll get whatever life hands you."

Don't settle for second best. Second best is life of mediocrity. A life of mental and emotional torment. A life of doubt and resentment. Don't be that person. The fire in your belly is there for a reason, don't extinguish it before it burns brightly.

Laugh at your mistakes and cry at your setbacks. Be as human as you openly can be and enjoy your frailties and shortcomings.

Embrace the person you are today because like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, you will be a different person tomorrow when you step up and stand out.

I wish to leave you with a passage from author Vishen Lakhiani's book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms: "What if life was not meant to be safe? Instead, what if it was meant to be a beautiful joyride, with ups and downs as we take off the training wheels of the culturescape and try out things outside what is practical or realistic?"

So, strap yourself in for a wondrous exploration to the core of your being; the centre of your universe.

When you arrive, you will unite with the essence of your greater self, the timeless being who has survived many setbacks.

The person to scale the greatest summit in their quest to create a life of meaning, not regret.

Move Beyond The Ordinary - 3 Reasons You Should Be Extraordinary (You Definitely Can)

Do you feel that you are stuck in the ordinary? Do you have a feeling that something is calling you to live differently? Life is calling you to be the more than you currently are. You are being drawn to be the highest expression of yourself. There is no better time to become extraordinary than now.

There are two forces in nature; one is growing and expanding, while the other is contracting and dying. Look at nature around you. You can see these two forces at play everywhere. The natural tendency of your life is to grow and expand. To do this, you must move beyond the ordinary as the ordinary keeps you stuck. And being stuck is stagnation, and this is part of the contracting and dying force. You still have a life to live. You still have so much to contribute to the world, but you can't do this if you are stuck in the ordinary.

So why become extraordinary?

Here are three reasons why you'll want to move into an extraordinary life.

Your life flows naturally. From the day of your birth, you have been called to be extraordinary. Did you know that you are a unique individual? No one has ever been born that is exactly like you, and no one will ever be born just like you either. Just by your birth, you are extraordinary. By drawing your first breath, you came to be anything but ordinary.

It is easier than you think. Did you know it is hard being ordinary? Being ordinary take more energy because you must hold yourself back. You must observe what others are and then match what society tells you-you must be. This takes a lot of energy on your part. To conform, to fit in, to be like everyone else, is very tiring on your part. Being extraordinary is only asking you to be yourself. Being yourself is easy, it doesn't take any energy on your part.

You will be more fulfilled - When you are yourself, when you are extraordinary, you are who you are. This does not trap you into being anything other than being yourself. Because of this, you do not have a feeling of being trapped. This allows you to be more fulfilled, because you are expressing yourself to the fullest. By being extraordinary, you are living true to yourself, and this fulfills you as nothing else can.

So now what?

Understand this; an extraordinary life doesn't mean you have to be the next Mother Teresa or the next Mohamed Ali. It does not mean that you need to become the biggest, the fastest, the riches, etc. in the world, so don't worry. What it does mean is that you must live a life that makes you say "WOW, I can't believe I get to live this wonderful life!"

An extraordinary life means that you are fully expressed as a unique person, whatever that means to you. Be the best parent you can be, or the best business person, or the best artist. You get to decide.

All you need do is find what you are passionate about and pursue it. What one thing can you do today that will move you in the direction of living an extraordinary life? Commit to taking that action and do it regularly, and you'll be amazed how quickly and easily you'll start living an extraordinary life. It isn't that difficult.

Tips to Keep You Moving Every Day: Motivation Vs Inspiration

Have you ever asked yourself:-

"What is motivating you?"

"What is inspiring you?"

These two words may look similar, but they are not...

Let's take a look at the following 2 examples:

  1. Motivation: I need to go to school, so that I can find a high-paying job.
  2. Inspiration: I go to school to find out all the knowledge that I am craving for, so that I can continue to explore my connection to the career that I truly passionate about.
  3. Motivation: I write posts on my blog and Facebook posts to raise my profile, so that I can serve more people and sell more e-books. I carefully compose my thoughts onto each post, and I will keep writing every day until I reach my goal.
  4. Inspiration: I have some thoughts that really need to be heard. I really need to connect these visions to others. Whenever I write, I feel happier, freer and bigger. Every blog makes me feel more and more fulfilling.

Now you are probably able to guess the differences...

  1. Motivation is dependent on feelings, and you are always looking for the next step that gives you this temporary happiness.
  2. Inspiration exists regardless of how you feel, because you are continuously looking for the next step that gets towards the bigger picture your true passion.
  3. Motivation always starts with questions involving "How" or "What".
  4. Inspiration always comes back to questions that start with asking "Who" and "Why".
  5. Motivation pushes from behind, and it usually involves rewards or fears.
  6. Inspiration pulls you towards your desired future. It attracts you to grow through setbacks and open to re-alignments, because you enjoy every moment going towards your destiny.
  7. Motivation is all about controlling your feelings, actions and steps. When this control system falls apart, you can lose your willpower, and sometimes, even find excuses for why the goal was failed to accomplish.
  8. Inspiration is about understanding when it's important to guard your beliefs and when to pause to re-evaluate your goals to create a future with your believed values.

Sometimes, Motivation can give you short-term boasts and temporary happiness, but there's nothing compared to the satisfaction to live a life that truly inspires you.

Let's start today! Let's work towards an inspired future together!

From now on, you will need NO more Kicks to keep you moving every day!!

Do you agree with my thoughts? What is motivating you and what is inspiring you? Also, let me know what else you would like to read. I would love to hear from you!

Always Remember W.H.Y.:

Can You "Force" Yourself Into Happiness?

Here's the scenario:

#1 Your boss has been bugging you for an entire week to get that presentation done.

#2 You discover that one of your kids has caused some trouble in school and he was sent to a detention class by the teacher.

#3 Your washing machine and refrigerator have broken simultaneously and it's going to cost several thousands of dollars to fix.

You can add a few more incidents if you want.

The point is when these are conditions happen, concurrently or separately, they probably aren't going to make you happy.

However, a better question is, can you actually make yourself happy just by changing how you think?

There's plenty of evidence to support that you can indeed force yourself to be happy.

In fact, it's been scientifically proven that by forcing yourself to smile for just 2 minutes, there's a radical shift in your chemistry and psychology, which can be the catalyst for the turnaround.

While it won't make all the day-to-day problems disappear, it will surely help make life easier.

One way to reinforce this happiness is to focus your thinking on all the things you have in life, rather than those transient problems.

Those problems will eventually go away.

You will finish your boss's presentation and he'll leave you for peace (for a minute maybe).

You will work with your kid that is having trouble and get him some extra help.

You will find the money required to fix the home appliances and they will run smoothly again.

If you can picture those positive outcomes, the actual problems themselves will become less important.

Set up a vision of what it's like to be happy and your brain will work to help you get there.

When you are happy, the people whom you work with or live with will naturally pick up your mood and they will be positively affected.

Of course, there are certain times when no matter how hard you try, you simply can't get past feeling a bit de-motivated.

In those instances, it's always better to talk to friends and family.

Sometimes, just having someone listening to you can shift your mood around. A few of those people may even give you some constructive advice on how to solve the problems you are facing and this can help you lighten the burden, which eventually set you up for happiness and other positive emotions.

Another way to make yourself more happy is to take a break once in a while.

Spend some time in solitude and nature. Read an inspirational book. Go for a mini vacation with your family and kids.

People need to realize the importance of recharging themselves and getting away from the usual routines. It lets you see life from a different perspective and allows you to think more clearly and broadly.

This can be all that is needed to break through tough challenges and negative situations so that you are relieved and can go back to experience your default setting of happiness.

Message From the Universe: The Universal Question Remains: Is All This a CHOICE or FEELING?

"How about no matter the temptation, you no longer think or say, "I'm tired," "I'm hurt," "I'm angry."

Don't even think or say, "I'm happy." Instead, whenever the urge arises, think or say, "I choose to be tired, hurt, angry or happy." And give it a little time.

Because this is how you become anything, 
The Universe"

Should we assume that Happiness is a choice? It is said, in the message above, that we should CHOOSE to be happy, hurt, angry or tired. If all of these feelings are choices, then what about people sharing their discontent by saying: "I feel angry towards this person, or I feel tired after a long day at work, or I feel very happy today because of all the great things that are happening in my life". So again, despite what the Universe is sharing towards choices or feelings, we, as humans, shouldn't take all of this literally. Depending on how we perceive life in general, we will opt for either one. Should we feel or choose? Could it be both? Why should it be ONLY one or the other? Unfortunately, choosing or feeling is not like a mathematical equation where the answer is based on logic. There is NO logic when it comes to who you are, as an individual. We are not computers, not yet, that is. We wake up every morning, and should be thankful for having that privilege. We get up and should be thankful for being able to use our legs to walk towards any destination. We breath, see, talk, use our arms and hands to perform the basic tasks in our lives, but forget to be grateful. WE take things for granted and feel entitled that all of what we already have is because LIFE is obligated to give it to us, which is, for many, very common perception.

Sorry to bust your bubble here, but life doesn't owe you anything. Just take a look around you, see all the innocent people being victims of screwed up people living in our society, killing for no reasons whatsoever. They were at the wrong place, at the wrong time. There were 14 of them, in San Bernardino, CA, that left their home in the morning, never ever predicting the end of their lives on that day. Let's analyze that a bit deeper. Can we say, based on past research, using metaphysical methodologies, that all 14 people who died were sharing the same negative thoughts in their mind, feeling miserable about something, not being appreciative about what they already had, or sending negative vibe to Universe for that despicable act of violence to happen on that day. How about Paris on November 13th? The same can go for the 2996 people who died on September 11th, 2001. How can that be possible? How can the Universe create an environment so destructive for 3000 people to die on that same day, from a deadly terrorist act (if we can call that terrorism, many questions remain unanswered about September 11th)? We can't really answer these questions as they go beyond what our mind can comprehend. It is above and beyond our level of understanding. We may have profilers specialist explaining the reasons as to why a terrorist can perform such deliberate act of violence to innocent victims by analyzing their childhood, what kind of life they lived and so on and so forth. From there, they can explain the reason why they went to these kind of extremes. However, no one can explain how the mind works, and despite troubled childhoods, we have seen people excel and achieve amazing things, becoming great people and helping others succeed. On the other hand, the opposite can also happen where people with great childhoods can create havoc by terrorizing people for no apparent reasons. They chose their destructive path and couldn't care less of who they bring with them. They know that if they simply commit suicide, no one will remember them. However, if they take 10 or 15 innocent victim lives while committing suicide, this is where their name is eternal. Choose the righteous path, and always feel happy day in and day out.

If You're Afraid of Failure, You Need to Read This

Why are we so afraid of failure? I mean, I know I've held myself back on account of fear more times than I'd like to admit. But what am I so afraid of? What is the worst thing that can happen if I step out and try something? Take a risk? Begin an adventure?

I don't really like fear. The very first poem I wrote was when I was 13. I wrote it, submitted to the local newspaper in hopes of getting it published, and lo and behold, it was. The poem was titled "What is Fear?" I cannot remember the words, but I generally feared a lot of things back then- even failure.

Fear stifles. It cripples and paralyzes.

But the truth is that "failure" is a noun and it's subjective. When I realized this, I began to see things differently. Why can Mike, the average guy down the street, jump the hurdles of so-called "failure", continuing on with great faith and joy in his endeavors? While Jim, the Harvard grad, sit and cry his eyes out when his business only lasts one year, resolving never to try that again?

Did both fail? Well, yes, if we're defining failure in terms of "things not going as planned". But how can one guy be cool with it, dust himself off, and get back up and try again and the other guy can't?

They view failure differently. We want to look at things when they don't go as planned as "learning opportunities".

Listen, if you get this, it will change your life.

Do you know that the writer, Agatha Christie, received 500 rejections in her life trying to get books published? She could have sunk her head in shame, feeling like a failure, but she didn't. She determined to NOT let a rejection (or hurdles in general) keep her down. She learned from her setbacks and kept her hand to the plow. You know what? She sold a freakin' lot of books!

We see the successful people. Or the happy people. Or the peaceful people. We want what they have, but are we willing to keep the momentum moving forward even when trials come? Even when failures come? Even when all your buddies are laughing at you, mocking you for pursuing your passion?

You're not a failure. There's no right or wrong in the grand scheme of things. Whether it takes you one year to hit your mark or five years, it's alright! Just keep on getting up and doing what you know to do in order to get what you want. If you don't know what to do, ask for some help! There's someone who has done what you want to do. There's probably a lot of people! Get on the phone and reach out. Send an email- whatever you have to do to get the low down.

We're in this together. Life, I mean.

What do you want? Have you given up on account of a perceived failure?

Commit with me to take the word "failure" out of our vocabulary, K?

Let's create a good life, enjoying the journey all along the way.,-You-Need-to-Read-This&id=9661326