…another way to help you find your Clarity

Firstly before you start anything, ask yourself two question:

What is my purpose in doing this?

What is my objective in doing this?

Most people will automatically answer the first question with an objective.

That is fine, just as long as you make the distinction that it is an objective – something you want to achieve, rather than a reason why you are doing something in the first place.

So, if you have noticed that you have made this error, simply list it as one of your objectives.

You will find your purpose by asking yourself this question:

If I achieved this objective, what will I have made possible?

That should lead you to your why.

Once you find your why  (your purpose) in anything, the how will magically reveal itself.

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How a mentor motivates you:

Very few people ever have a mentor in their lifetime.

It’s not a general practice in our society.

It often happens simply by accident.

Most people simply don’t understand what a mentor is, what they can do for you and what it takes to set up a mentoring relationship.

What a mentor is.

A mentor is someone who is successfully climbing the mountain everyday that you strongly desire to climb and are setting out to climb.  They are experienced and know  how things work.

What a mentor can do for you.

  • They can celebrate your wins with you and commiserate with your learning experiences
  • They can warn you of impending dangers and opportunities – they enable you to see around corners
  • They can give you priceless advice, born from countless experiences
  • They can guide your career

…and this last gift, not many people are aware of:

  • They can introduce you to people who can help you progress fast.

One way to set up a mentoring relationship.

You could gather up all of your courage and jump in and say to someone you admire greatly:

“Hi, my name is Mike and I’m a great admirer of your work and who you are.  I’m working hard to be successful in my career of …..and I’d like you to consider being my mentor.  But before you say anything, I promise I will firstly respect your time – I know you are an extremely busy person.  Not only that, I promise that anything that you suggest I do, I will put that into action.  You will find me a very good student of your success.  Will you be my mentor?”

This approach will give you a result of either a yes or a no.

Don’t be discouraged if you get a no.  That simply means they are not your mentor.

Your true mentor will recognise you and see the opportunity and honor it would be to help guide you on your way to your success.

Happy mentor hunting!

…By the way:

Your mentor might even be mentoring you without you noticing it.   Look at the people who are close to you and who support you.

Your mentor might just be the person you respect most.  Take the chance to formalise the relationship – there are no opportunities until you take the risk.

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Delivering a Motivational Presentation…

…always starts with you taking the attention off yourself.

If you find your knees shaking, it’s a good sign your attention is on yourself.

A motivational presentation is never about you.

It’s always about the people who are listening to you.

Ask them questions.

Talk to them.

Tailor your talk so  that it’s all  about them.

Simply take your attention off yourself…and put it out in your audience.

Watch how motivated your audiences get!

The answer to Business Owners biggest challenge: Overwhelm.

Overwhelm.

Detail, Problems, Compliance, Competition, Staff, Marketing, Cash flow…….

Sometimes business owners are so busy attending to the daily grind,

Putting out fires and out there in the trenches,

They discover the law of diminishing returns,

They get to the overwhelming stage of mental and physical exhaustion where the more effort they put in, the less results they produce.

One person simply can’t run their business.

The answer to overwhelm is Clarity.

Not just one hit of clarity, but spaced repetition of it.

Regular meetings, where you build new visions, new strategiesand new behaviours & habits.

In these meetings, you recover your reasons for being in business in the first place, where you want to take your business to and what you need to take it there.

You rediscover your ability to achieve things by building your muscles of commitment, accountaglity and action.

You now know what overwhelm is.

Now you know theres a way out of it.
Ask our customers – they’ll tell you!

Don’t take my word for it – find out for yourself – email me!

 
 

 

The answer to Business Owners biggest challenge: Overwhelm.

Overwhelm.

Detail, Problems, Compliance, Competition, Staff, Marketing, Cash flow…….

Sometimes business owners are so busy attending to the daily grind,

Putting out fires and out there in the trenches,

They discover the law of diminishing returns,

They get to the overwhelming stage of mental and physical exhaustion where the more effort they put in, the less results they produce.

One person simply can’t run their business.

The answer to overwhelm is Clarity.

Not just one hit of clarity, but spaced repetition of it.

Regular meetings, where you build new visions, new strategiesand new behaviours & habits.

In these meetings, you recover your reasons for being in business in the first place, where you want to take your business to and what you need to take it there.

You rediscover your ability to achieve things by building your muscles of commitment, accountaglity and action.

You now know what overwhelm is.

Now you know theres a way out of it.
Ask our customers – they’ll tell you!

Don’t take my word for it – find out for yourself – email me!

 
 

 

Motivated by Inspiring Contradicting Thoughts and Opinions

 

One of the most motivating and inspiring programs I’ve seen this year was on the Australian ABC program “Q&A” the other night.

It was a collection of feisty and frank women fresh from the Sydney Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Kay Hymowitz, Author and researcher; Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist, author and feminist activist; Jane Caro, Author and social commentator; Kajsa Ekis Ekman, Swedish author and journalist; and Alissa Nutting, American author and academic hammered away with the artful and tasteful direction of ABC interviewer Tony Jones – two days later and I’m still thinking about it – download it here and ready yourself for some inspiration.

Want to discover your motivation?  Email us now at themotivationclinic@gmail.com

Motivated by Inspiring Contradicting Thoughts and Opinions

 

One of the most motivating and inspiring programs I’ve seen this year was on the Australian ABC program “Q&A” the other night.

It was a collection of feisty and frank women fresh from the Sydney Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Kay Hymowitz, Author and researcher; Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist, author and feminist activist; Jane Caro, Author and social commentator; Kajsa Ekis Ekman, Swedish author and journalist; and Alissa Nutting, American author and academic hammered away with the artful and tasteful direction of ABC interviewer Tony Jones – two days later and I’m still thinking about it – download it here and ready yourself for some inspiration.

Want to discover your motivation?  Email us now at themotivationclinic@gmail.com

Unexpected event at McDonalds

Yesterday Rose asked me if I wanted something when she organised a snack for our son Ted from McDonalds.

I blithely asked for a chicken snack wrap, thinking that it would fill a gap and that it would be the usual standard you’d expect from a McDonald’s outlet.

Au contraire!

It tasted amazing!  I really loved it!  

It was flavorsome, succulent and really satisfying!

It moved me…so much so that I went up to the counter and thanked the staff for giving me such a wonderful experience.

They looked stunned and didn’t have anything to say – I’m sure it’s not scripted for in their systems to receive rapturous compliments – one girl finally broke the silence by chirping up spontaneously: “Thank you!” while the rest of the team were exchanging conspiratorial looks.

Amazing  how the unexpected flash of a quality experience changes how you feel about a company!