Motivation

Daily Dose—BEGIN!

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Daily Dose—BEGIN!

    What is in you? Bring it forth!       Everyone has something inside them they’re dreaming to create—a song, a dance, a cake, an idea, a company, a school, a book, a building, a dream, a film, a story, a savings, a family, an education, an adventure, a home.  What creation is inside of you?  And what would happen if you simply started working on it?  Quietly, consistently, gently giving it attention, energy and action?  It doesn’t have to be some big drama or proclamation.  It can simply be an internal shift, a clear decision, a meaningful step in the direction of your dream. Write the first sentence. Make the appointment. Buy the...

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A Battered Dream

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A Battered Dream

My head has been in dreams since yesterday afternoon when I went to the post office and there was a lone dream in the box.  Lined, frayed and battered, it looked like it had made a long, hard journey.  Which, considering its softness, I suspect involved going through the wash! It’s appearance, more than the actual scrawled dream on the front, deeply impacted me.  It’s our dreams, those precious, secret wishes, longings, hopes, aspirations, that take the brunt of our abuse from insecurity, loss, rejection, fear, disappointment, doubt, hurt.  You name it, they take it.  How battered are our dreams?! Last night, I posted the featured dream of the week…not...

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Daily Dose—START CREATING

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Daily Dose—START CREATING

Stressed out? Start creating! Instead of focusing on how stressed out you are, start creating from it instead!  Shift your stress.  Channel your stress.  Use your stress.  Stop your stress.  Do whatever you have to do with your stress in order to create something from it today! Create peace.  Create relaxation.  Create a book.  Create an application.  Create a meditation.  Create a workout. Create fun. Create a delicious meal. Create a great conversation.  Create health. Create a beautiful and memorable...

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Daily Dose—TRY SOMETHING NEW

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Daily Dose—TRY SOMETHING NEW

Stuck? Shake things up!   Routines can be wonderful in life. Brushing your teeth.  Working out. Meditation.   Schedules.  But what happens when you are stuck in your creative work?  Feeling uninspired?  Bored?  Blank?  Shake it up!  Change how you approach it, how you do it, what you do during the time you have scheduled for it!  Instead of writing in the exact same spot, go to the library or a coffee shop or the beach.  Change the view!  Instead of creating in the exact same way, do something different. Instead of typing on your computer, hand-write a scene.  Instead of directing a film, direct a play.  Instead of acting, write some original material for yourself....

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Daily Dose—HERE AND NOW

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Daily Dose—HERE AND NOW

  Procrastinating?   STOP! …just go and do it already.     Instead of fretting over how long you’ve been procrastinating on something and thus procrastinating even longer, just stop and go do it already!  Whatever the hell it is—the dishes, your homework, the laundry, the phone call, the email, signing up for the class, breaking up with him, the first work out, buying the domain name—just start doing it!  It’ll be done before you know it.  And who knows what doing it will do to your mood, your energy, your outlook?  It may revitalize you.  It may motivate you.  It may relax you.  It may inspire you.   You won’t know until you… STOP...

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Daily Dose—DO SOMETHING!

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Daily Dose—DO SOMETHING!

  WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO REACH YOUR GOALS?   Do something!   Everyone has a goal in their mind, probably right this second—big, small, meaningful, shallow.  It could be as simple as, “don’t forget to floss.”  It could be as colossal as, “change the world.”  It could be as existential as, “beat cancer.”  It could be as superficial as, “try Botox.”  (Don’t judge it.  If it matters to you, that’s all that matters!)  Whatever your goal is, what are you actually doing—physically, mentally, emotionally, tangibly—to reach it?  If your goal is to lose weight, have you asked for help, started a work out routine, implemented a nutrition plan?  If...

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Daily Dose—WHAT ARE YOU DREAMING TO CREATE?

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Daily Dose—WHAT ARE YOU DREAMING TO CREATE?

2 steps to creating a dream   Whatever you’re dreaming of creating—a new kitchen, an education, a novel, a business, a better job, a school, a happy family, a healthy body, more energy, a dance, an invention, a connection, love, peace, a community—believe in your dream.  It’s the first step.  The second step is taking action.  From wherever you are with whatever you have, begin.  Don’t wait.  Create.  Right now.  From what you have.  You have so much more than you realize!  See it.  Appreciate it.  Create from it. Step 1:  BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAM Step 2:  TAKE ACTION TOWARDS CREATING IT We can transform—one dream, one belief, one action, one creation at a time. What...

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Daily Dose—FIND YOUR FOCUS

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Daily Dose—FIND YOUR FOCUS

    Out of flow? Make some space!       As life expands and grows it can become overgrown with chaos and clutter and dysfunction until you can no longer see straight!  Not only is your garage full of crap but also your relationships, your emotions, your body.  It’s time to take inventory of everything in your life, your business, your relationships, your goals, your mental attitudes.  Where are you out of flow?  What’s cluttering up your life?  It’s time to make some space!  Clear the brush.  Trim the broken branches.  Mend the wounded roots.  Cut out the diseased portions. Clean up your life. Find your focus. Create a healthy...

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Daily Dose—THE POWER OF YES

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Daily Dose—THE POWER OF YES

Are you ready for a YES in 2016?! Give it to yourself.   “No” is one of the toughest things to hear in life.  No, I don’t love you.  No, you didn’t get in.  No, you didn’t get the job.  No, you lost.  No, you can’t have that, do that, be that.  It takes away your power.  The culture of “no” keeps the power in the hands of someone else.  Waiting for a “yes” sucks but is a part of life that every human being on the planet has to deal with.  “No” is a part of reality.  But what if you stopped giving the no’s so much power—to crush you, to stop you, to keep you insecure and small?  What if...

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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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