Used with permission. Copyright Rick Cooper. How often do you try new things? Do you persevere when things don’t go as you planned or hoped? If you didn't answer YES! with conviction and without hesitation you might be falling short on Gumption. Wait, wait, wait. When I was a young girl, I was told
After feeling particularly challenged by a series of unfortunate events in the past couple weeks, I woke up this morning feeling deflated and unmotivated. With a long to-do list in front of me and very little umph to tackle it, I asked myself, “Well Jeannette, what do you tell people in your training workshop on
When we listen to the natural cadence of our bodies and plan our activities accordingly, we are able to maximize the outcomes of our efforts. Without knowing our energy cycle we find ourselves fighting to manage the simplest of tasks. Answering the following questions will help in understanding your natural energy cycle so you can
I won’t lie to you by telling you that staying motivated during change is easy. It isn’t. Change can be exhausting and scary because of its inherent uncertainties. In 2008, I was laid off from a faculty position at a 2-year college. It was a job I put my heart-and-soul into for 5 ½ years.
Last week we delineated between Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation. This week we use what we learned and apply it to common situations in which we need to motivate ourselves. Situation 1: Wake up on wrong side of bed. Sometimes we simply wake up in a bad mood. If we don’t shake it, we carry our
To begin our month-long series on motivation, I think it is important to start with foundational information we can build on over the next three weeks. So, let’s begin! Motivation can be categorized into two basic types: intrinsic and extrinsic. What is Intrinsic Motivation? Sometimes referred to as ‘internal motivation’, this type of motivation is
Are you where you want to be in your life? Many people who answer “No” to that question do so because they are controlled by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of even, yes, success. It is sometimes easier to stay with what we know and where we at.
Are you where you want to be in your life? Many people who answer “No” to that question are controlled by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of even, yes, success. It is sometimes easier to stay with what we know and where we at. But easier is not
Way to go! Nice job! Thank you for all you do! Have you ever received an email or a note from a customer letting you know you did a good job? It is likely you have. So, the next question is - what did you do with that email or note? Today is the day to