Pass the Juice, I need a top up

Hi there fellow Life Lover.

No, this isn’t another post on Goals. 

You see,Goals can just be goals or Goals can be something that excites you.

But more of that later.

You’re heading toward 45.Your Goals at 45

And You have dreams that you want to come true. Firstly, you know that you will need to strengthen your resolve to pursue those dreams by setting some goals.

But you aren’t talking about “just goals”. This time,You need some real structure and punch, to elevate your game to a higher level.

When you’ve navigated your way to 45 and you have even Bigger plans for the rest of your life, your goals need to be Big as well.

Outlandish, outrageous Goals? Not necessarily … but they will need to be bold in their structure and purposeful in their intent.

I’ve already mentioned “Purpose”. Add to that a liberal sprinkling of excitement and “out of the comfort zone daring” and then your mix has come alive.

You are in the prime of your life. By setting these purposeful goals you will be taking great steps to ensure that you springboard into and through the next 10 years.

This is a period in your life where you should be looking to stretch your thoughts and your imagination. Imagine Bigger, imagine Better. Get your juices flowing.Goals @45

Yes, I know you think that only others have the Big Dreams and get the Big rewards.

You can as well. You are only limited by your thinking.

Now is the time for Bigger thinking. Broader thinking. Creative thinking.

And You can do this.

Time gets away. You and I both know that. I can’t stress enough, the need for You to maximise this time so that your years beyond 55 are just as rewarding as the next 10 years can be … and with effort are likely to be even better.

Starting Today, begin mapping your thoughts on how you want this year to finish and next year to evolve.

Build on that by expanding your horizons and take a snapshot of where you would like yourself to be in 3, 5,10 years from now. Financially wise, personal growth wise, family wise and perhaps spiritually wise.

Write it down. It doesn’t have to be perfect right now. Just let out your thoughts. You can make more detailed sense of them later [not too much later, though].

But very importantly, build your framework through Your goals, your support crew and your dreams.

Believe in yourself to make this happen! and get the support to help you build on this Belief. Start taking action Today!

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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5 Inspiring Goals that are not on Your List

Who Likes to be Inspired?

I know that I do.

You’ve no doubt heard of inspirational Goals. How many have You set for yourself, I wonder?

And what would You consider to be Inspirational?

There are many things inspirational in this world, however today, I have isolated just that are very much likely, not on Your list, but should be.Personal Power blog post Inspiring goals

Please make a priority of these:

1. Have a Goal to be Creative because … the world needs You and You need yourself. Creativity is the essence of who you are and/or who You can become. Creativity is anything that gets your mind percolating and produces positive action as a flow on.

When it does, you are not simply “following orders”, you are creating “orders”. Whether that be for your product or your service.

2. Have a Goal to stretch your Imagination like … “what if … I could do that?” Engaging your imagination gets you out of the “mainstream” and into the “jet stream”. You begin to fly with the Big people. It may be simple or it may blow your mind. Either way Imagining beyond your current space is Big.

3. Have a Goal to share yourself with someone, every day … add value to those around you. Sharing is worthy, it is feel good and it is necessary. Lift someone up, when they’re down. Support and encourage someone who is beginning to make it.

4. Have a Goal to “toast” the sunrise … and sunset … A day that you have is a blessing.  Live your day, celebrate your success and most importantly, welcome new challenges. Be grateful that You do have a start to a brand new day and celebrate the fact that you have lived through another … challenges and all. For that alone is a huge success and lesson.

5. Have a Goal to embrace Nature and Wildlife … You are part of this after all. Treat your natural environment with Respect. Add value to your environment and in turn, gain Value from it.

The plants, the ocean, the rivers, the atmosphere and the wildlife All deserve your closest attention.

Well, fellow Life Lover, what can You do with these 5 Inspirational Goals?

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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What is the important factor that is missing from your Life?

Knowing that You want more in your life yet not knowing where or how to start is frustrating.

There are two [2] key steps that you need to action in order to begin the structure of achieving more in your life.

Right from the get go, You need to know … what is it that is important to You?

You will, like I have on numerous occasions in the past, spent time on things that are unimportant.Blog Post Personal Power Blog

Though we both thought that they were important at the time, very important. However, over time you came to realise that “urgent” doesn’t necessarily mean important,or that You do have other choices.

The follow up to all this? …..

You can read the full story at my website here: http://www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/goals-direction/how-i-can-begin-to-change-my-life-for-the-better

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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Do I have to be motivated to enjoy my Life?

Hi.

“What get’s You up in the morning?” is an age old and often used question/metaphor to determine your attitude to your life and to your determination [or otherwise] to be successful.

I see it as a self motivating metaphor. To be motivated, you need to have a certain level of self motivation to begin with. This then allows you to be receptive to external motivating people/factors.

I can’t motivate someone who lacks any semblance of “in house” motivation. No one can.

So how does this play out for You?

Do you drift along at the mercy of whatever happens to you? OR Do you seek to be active in life?

And by “active” I mean thinking, doing and being aware of what life holds/can hold for You. And being motivated by that. What I’m really saying is this … Do You embrace and enjoy your life as it is Now? Are You motivated to enjoy and explore life?

You live this life once only. There are no replays. “Yes” is a word that you need to have in mind always.Canva Design Motivation blog post

Opportunities come & go. Are You at the ready when they present themselves to you? Therefore …..

Are you ready to say ‘Yes”?

Or, don’t you see the opportunities? or is “No” a too common part of your vocabulary? Saying “No” too often leads to permanent road blocks. Permanent barriers to your personal growth.

Motivation moves you toward the edge. Moving toward the perimeters is where the real action commences. This is where the living is at it’s most exciting. The middle is safe, too safe, too restrictive if you want to fully experience life.

Are you a middle ground type of person or do you like to see what else is out there? You know … experiences, learning, exhilaration.

Fresh opportunities are out there. Inspirational happenings and people, are out there.

Your fully charged life is waiting for you, out there.

So, to answer the question posed by the title of this post, I need to ask you another question.

If you are not enjoying life, are you prepared [or motivated even], to change your behaviour and make fresh choices?

“Change” is motivation. Change within yourself doesn’t just happen. There has to be some motivation to do so. “Choice” is available to all of us however, making the choices that are necessary, require your motivation to do so.

Motivation helps fuel your actions. Motivation helps fuel your life. It’s not the only factor that fuels your life, however, it is a powerful ingredient.

Motivation is not just a minute by minute or day by day thing. If your life matters to You then motivation must be an ongoing process. This then becomes an Attitude. An attitude of positivity and motivation.

Standing up, standing out and shining requires motivation.

Simply standing up and choosing to live your best life, whether you decide to stand out … or move quietly and positively at your own pace, also requires motivation.

It doesn’t just happen. Choose to motivate yourself. It’s one of the best [if not the best] choices that You will ever make.

You need to “happen” to life, not let life happen to You.

Thanks for reading, please share on your favourite Social Media channels.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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Say “Yes” more often

Hello fellow Life Lover,

It’s SO easy to shake your head.

“No” that won’t work. “No” I’m not going to do that. “No” I’m, not that lucky. “No” it’s just too hard.

“No” is a roadblock.

Say “YES” more often.

You

Encourage

Success

Say Yes to opportunity. Say Yes to taking another step forward. Say Yes to thinking more positively. Say Yes to self belief. Say Yes to adding 1% effort to everything that you do.Canva Design Yes

It all adds up … to Your success.

What say You?

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Heading toward 60 – 6 months out [part 6]

Hello again.

My journey toward 60 continues. Stop, start, flow, doubt, excitement … they are all part of my “journey” thus far.

On June 18, the 6 month countdown begins.

What have I learned/am continuing to learn at age 59.5 years?
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I’ve learned that energy is still crucial. And I’ve learned that despite my stumbles and doubt, I still have bundles of energy to keep me going.

I’ve learned that excitement is still contagious. I get it from others and use it to fuel my own adventure … and I pass it on to those who need it.

I’ve learned that Love is still abundant. I receive and I give [probably not as frequently as I should I must admit] …. I’m still working on that.

I’ve learned that fitness beats fatness. That I picked up on many years back and I have maintained this despite the temptation to “ease back”. Fit bodies [or reasonably fit for my age] help stimulate fit minds. And that’s kinda useful … very useful.

I’ve learned that listening is the key to understanding. Always. Listen first, speak second. “Understanding” is a major key toward effective communication. When you understand your audience, whether that be 1 person or many, then you are able to communicate with maximum effect.

I’ve learned that you do keep learning if you choose to do so. Life long learning is a must have. You should never stop learning. “Too old” is an excuse. And excuses simply do not cut it.

I’ve learned that Choice is your No 1 power. You have abundant choice. Exercise your choices wisely. They are the determining factor between “getting through life” and “getting above life”.

I’ve learned that Motivation, Determination and Imagination are 3 subjects that should be taught in school. Master these and your life will be a breeze. Above all, these 3 “subjects” are part of my life long learning curricula. It’s what keeps me going, keeps me moving forward … and they can be for You, as well.

Looking forward to 60. And looking forward to the next 6 months of 59.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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Short Story No. 4 [Listening]

Hi.

Did You know that Listening is an Art form?

You can listen with your ears. You can listen with your eyes and You can listen with your heart.

When you master all 3 then you  become are an artiste.

Listening, as an Art, is beyond simply hearing. Listening is the seeker of understanding. Listening is the seeker of knowledge. Listening is Giving.

A true listener respects others and in turn gains respect, from others. You are giving your time to appreciate and understand. This is indeed, worthy.

How to listen well:

Release any pre conceived or prior thoughts.

Be open to the flow [of the conversation].

Observe body language, or tonality if not face to face.

Be aware of the others’ emotional state.

Acknowledge [that they have something to say].

Accept the intention. [understand]

The world needs more listeners.  Speakers are everywhere and many deliver a great message. Many more simply add to the noise.

In the silence, is where the message gains most traction. Delivering your “message” to someone who is truly listening, is where the value is.

“Information received, Thank You”. Win. Win.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Inspiring Creativity & Purpose for Men & Women 40+

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