The Daily Dose

Your Daily Dose of motivation! A thought, question or idea to get you motivated to take action to create from what you have.

Daily Dose—BE AUTHENTIC

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Daily Dose—BE AUTHENTIC

What are you going to do? Do it genuinely…as you!   No matter what you set out to do this year—work, play, create, build, help, change—do it as you!  Cut the crap.  Cut the pretense. Cut the pretending.  Cut the posturing.  Step into all of who you are and love it! Don’t fall victim to fashion or trends or herd mentality or mean people who want to make you feel less than or put you down or tell you that you’ll never succeed because of who you are.  Don’t fall victim to your own insecurities, fears, or doubts.  Be loud and proud of your voice, your face, your body, your age, your ideas, your inventions, your work, and your creativity—they are your unique...

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Daily Dose—FIND YOUR PASSION AGAIN

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Daily Dose—FIND YOUR PASSION AGAIN

What do you want? Fight for it!   When all seems lost—you fail the test, you lose the investor, you eat the cake—don’t throw up your hands in despair and give up.  Reassess, regroup and fight harder instead!  Go back to what made you start in the first place.  Why do you want to write?  Why do you want to get healthy? Why do you want to run a marathon?  Why do you want to build a business?  Why do you want to go to school?  Why do you want to learn how to fly a plane?  Why do you want to get your masters degree?  Why do you want to get the job?  Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you want to make your movie?  Why do you want to change?  Remember your why and...

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Daily Dose—GIVE THANKS

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Daily Dose—GIVE THANKS

  Worry taking up too much space?   Give thanks instead!   When the worry monster takes over—about money, about relationships, about work, about holiday guests—acknowledge it, note it and then replace it with giving thanks instead!  Replace worry by thinking about who and what you are actually grateful for and give thanks for it and for them. Replace worry by feeling thankful. Replace worry by saying thank you. Replace worry by taking action to assuage that worry and get to a place of thankfulness.  Be aware when worry takes up too much space so you can shift and take action or release and let go.  Let worry motivate you to be thankful and take action!...

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Daily Dose—YOU CAN DO IT

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Daily Dose—YOU CAN DO IT

Afraid you’ll fail? Do it anyway!   Whatever it is, you can do it!  The only way to succeed is to first fail.  If we don’t fail, how will we ever figure anything out?   How will we ever know what works or what doesn’t work?  How will we ever know what matters enough to not give up?  Success is the result of failure or more likely a long string of failures.  Giving up is the only failure that is permanent. If you stop writing, you’ll never know if you could write an entire book.  If you stop drawing, you’ll never know if you could paint your dreams.  If you stop acting, you’ll never know if you could do a one-woman show.  If you stop working towards whatever it is...

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Daily Dose—MOVE FORWARD

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Daily Dose—MOVE FORWARD

Can’t let go? Move forward instead. There are times when letting go of something or someone—literally or figuratively—might not actually be possible for you. You may still have to see your ex-husband because you created a child together.  You may still have to take your thyroid medication to keep your energy up and be healthy.  You may not want to let go of the friend or mother or father or child in your life who died.  You may want to keep their memory alive and with you forever.  Not being able to let go of these realities in your life doesn’t mean you can’t move forward.  You don’t have to be defined by your divorce or illness or loss.  Just because you can’t let go...

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Daily Dose—LET IT GO

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Daily Dose—LET IT GO

What’s weighing you down? Let it go!   You are capable of becoming healthy, strong, independent, educated, financially secure and creatively fulfilled!  What’s stopping you? Sometimes you have to let go of the things, people, places, and behaviors that aren’t serving your greater good in order to create a new best you.  Whatever or whoever is weighing you down it’s time to let it or them go!  What are you holding onto that isn’t allowing you to grow, change, expand, discover, or create the life you want to live?  Is it happy hour, sugar, negative thinking, anger, a bad relationship, an unhealthy habit, a limiting belief system, an old idea of who you’re supposed to...

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Daily Dose—START FRESH

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Daily Dose—START FRESH

Not off to a great start so far? Start fresh! If you didn’t get off to quite as good a start in the New Year as you’d hoped, that’s okay!  Start fresh.  Start now. You failed to kick ass on your resolutions in January.  Who cares?  It’s a new month!  What are you going to create from it? Toss off the chains of yesterday and last month.  Today is a new day!  A second chance.  A time for a fresh start. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill  Make a decision to start fresh right now!  This is your month to dial it in.  To begin focusing on your health.  To ratchet up your exercise program.  To forgive...

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Daily Dose—SET A GOAL

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Daily Dose—SET A GOAL

What do you dream of doing? Set a goal and start! Before you begin, it’s good to know where you are going.  Are you running a marathon, riding a bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles for charity, improving your health, lowering your blood sugar, bringing your cholesterol down, getting in shape, getting your child off to college, raising money, writing a novel, making a movie, earning an MFA, being a successful ghost writer of books, starting a non-profit, volunteering for a worthy cause, leaving your shit job, traveling the world, making a fresh start?  Whatever dream is in your heart, don’t be afraid to dig it out! “You are never too old to set another goal...

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Daily Dose—BE AWARE

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Daily Dose—BE AWARE

Look both ways before you cross the street.  Remember to floss every day.  Be mindful of your thoughts.  Take care of your health.  Go for your dreams.  At the heart of all of these things is awareness.  Being aware of your surroundings.  Being aware of important daily actions.  Being aware of your health.  Being aware of your goals.  Being aware of your dreams.  When you stop paying attention to what matters to you, you can lose sight of what really matters.  The deeper problem is self-sabotage.  According to Psychology Today, “Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals. The most common self-sabotaging...

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Daily Dose—DO IT ANYWAY

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Daily Dose—DO IT ANYWAY

According to PrayerFoundation.org, there is a poem attributed to Mother Teresa called “Do It Anyway” that was supposedly written on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta.  My favorite line in the verse they have listed as her version is, “What you could spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.”  The verses were originally written by Dr. Kent M. Keith and are slightly different than the one attributed to Mother Teresa.  And, according to Mr. Keith’s website, apparently, there are two different versions attributed to Mother Teresa circulating around the web.  But no matter how you slice it or who you attribute it to, the message...

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