Short Story No 8 [Energy. Action. Purpose. Conversation. Motivation.]

Life is for Living. Life is for doing.

So, if you are going to live your life, then grab a good hold of these 5 ingredients.

Without Purpose, without Energy it’s very difficult to take the action necessary to do what has to be done and To do what you are meant to do.

Of course you will need a healthy dose of Motivation. You may be sufficiently self motivated.

Or you may need to engage in some meaningful conversation with someone who can motivate You.

Imagine what you can achieve with the necessary energy,purpose & motivation?

Just imagine!

Take the required action and follow through on every step.

Plug into Life! … it’s waiting for You
Plug into Life

 

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

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Short Story No7 “The time of your Life OR is it?”

In your life on this earth, time is finite, therefore limited.
As You know, you and I have the same amount of time available in each day.
Now I’m pretty sure that you have most of your days mapped out or allocated according to the time you have available in that day.
Your day, week, month is most likely run along the lines of a schedule. And I can see the sense in that.
Now, does your schedule include living?. In other words, is there time for living your life, in your life full of schedules?It's important to make Time

What time are you really making for your life?

It’s difficult to do. However it is what you must do.

I see ‘MyTime’/Life as being made up of a series of precious moments, namely:

Connections with myself, connection with others, family and connection with my environment.

These “precious now moments” are what I believe, are the true joys and blessings for and in, my Life. This is what we all should embrace and this is what we all should prioritise as time critical.

Easier said than done, I can hear you say. Fair enough.

It is easy to get caught up in “work” and other people’s priorities. And often it is necessary. It happens to me.

But being caught up and being consumed by … are two different ball games.

There can be a fine line here. Tread warily. By all means, do the stuff that you have to do but “switch off” and live in your day as well.

How often do people late in their lives state their regrets? Often, like:

”wish I had done this…..”, wish I had made more time for that….” etc,……..Why? Mainly because “stuff” got in the way. And they hadn’t scheduled” time to Live.

As Stephen Covey has said “Prioritise the important things not just the urgent ones.”

I suggest that You Make time for your Life.

Are you doing it Now? Or will You promise to re schedule your “schedule?

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s and 50’s Shine

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Short Story No. 6 – Can You Feel it?

You and I are feeling beings.

Your reactions, your actions, your attitudes and the way that you move through each day … is determined by how you feel.Can You Feel It?

Many unfortunately seem numbed by daily life, unaware of their surroundings or their abilities to improve themselves.

Simply going through the motions is not living.

Being aware of what life has to offer and taking action to grab your piece of it, is.

How do You feel about that?

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach

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Making Your 40″s & 50’s Shine

The Art of getting it together – “The How to’s”

You have many challenges in life. Some you will overcome, some you simply will not be able to.

These latter challenges will thwart you because of either of reasons:

  1. you don’t have the skill to overcome them
  2. you don’t have the willpower to overcome them
  3. The Universe got in the way
  4. Some things are meant to be (must be that “Universe” again)
  5. You give up 

For most of us, 1. 2. & 5. are the relevant ones,  I will talk about 3. & 4. later.

If you do want to overcome your challenges, then point 1. is salvageable. People with the will to overcome obstacles will get it together.Willpower Blog Post

You may need help, however if you have the “will” to overcome then you will seek out all options to do so. And that will set you apart from others.

‘The Art of getting it together’  emanates from your very own Willpower.

Here are two examples:

The power of frustration … “I’ve had enough, I won’t put up with this anymore”

The power of wanting more out of your life … “I can do better”

When you decide to initiate your Willpower, You begin to turn things around.

Skills can be learned. You may not have them at the moment however someone who does have them can teach you. Or, you make the extra effort to learn them yourself. I’ve certainly been in both categories … and still am.

When you don’t have the willpower [or decide not to use it],then you are at the mercy of whatever comes your way. Some will flow with this and say “what the heck” or “I’m in the flow” (of whatever) AND some will simply get swept away (and complain immeasurably).

This is where The Universe  does  play a huge part ….. you have the power of Choice. You choose to take positive action or not. I can only suggest that you try the positive and inject some Willpower.

To give credit where it’s due, those who “give up” have in the most part, at least initially tried. They have had crack and that’s worthy.

If this is you, then more than likely your willpower has run out of steam or you have lacked support. The good news for you is that there is a glimmer of hope. In fact there is a rainbow of hope.

When you read this, do something for me. Reach out. You need a confidence boost, a shot of energy, an embrace of hope. There is someone out there who will support you through this. Reach out for the rainbow …. all the colours thereof exemplify the amount of options open to you.

Giving up is a poor option though I can understand that frustration plays huge in your life. It gets the better of me at times.

So, what is the answer?

When I have a target, goal, dream, desire that IS strong enough, emotional enough and important enough, I will work to see it through.

The time frame isn’t that important, however the “will” to get it done, is ….. because it’s that important.

You can do the same, I am sure.

Please feel free to share your thoughts here and via your favourite Social Media Channels.

You can also reach out to Me if you need some help.

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Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach

#DavidLifeCoach

Making Your 40″s & 50’s Shine

4 reasons your personal Magic has gone AWOL

Let me start this with a fact.

You have Personal Magic. Whether you know it or not or whether you utilise it or not, it’s there.

When you use your personal magic, it get’s you places, makes you money, makes you happy.

But what happens when that magic goes missing?

Here’s 4 reasons why this happens.Your personal magic

Too many ideas [lead to procrastination]

I get it. Because I’ve fallen victim to this quite a few times. It’s always terrific to have an armful of ideas. The trick is to space them out or plan a sequence of tactical maneuvers so that they fall into place and get acted upon with maximum energy, at the right time.

If you try to start too many at once, then you hit the wall. Then you start to question yourself. Then you end up doing nothing or very little. Magic gone.

Your Focus waivers

Confusion, distraction and any number of other factors cause you to lose focus. Your focus on your goals, dreams and direction in life. You begin to spend time on matters that are unimportant in the grand scheme of things. Get back on track. Revisit what is important and spend time on that.

Lack of clarity

Unexpected obstacles, incorrectly set goals, “wishes” instead of solid dreams and lack of a life Plan reduce your day to day joy, into a grind. If you don’t know where you are going, the mist of despondency will descend. Speak to someone who knows the deal and cares enough to get you on track.

Motivation without Determination

It’s fine to say that you are motivated. You may even feel motivated. However, unless you have the determination to push through when the going gets a little tough, then your magic starts to wane.

Motivation is an interesting beast. It’s more complicated than you think. There’s plenty of moving parts and they all need to be co-ordinated to ensure that your Magic and your Motivation are working at peak performance levels.

If your motivation isn’t up to scratch, contact me for some supportive conversation so that you can get your motivation to where you want it.

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Be good to Yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

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Making your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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Short Story No. 5

Fellow Life Lover,

At the risk of being repetitive, “You can have it All”.

The only thing stopping you … Is You.

Here’s 7 points that will help you to do just that. There are [in some cases], many sub points to these 7 and I have written about all of them previously and no doubt will in the future.

I simply want you to take stock of these pointers and begin the necessary action toward creating your best version of self.

1. Step up. You’re in your comfort place right now. Take a step up the ladder where the view is a little better. You’ll find a lot more comfort as you climb … and a lot more confidence.

2. Step out. Isolation is not helpful. Take the steps to move yourself out from your current zone into the bigger world where the action happens. Add a spring to your step, embrace new friends & relationships. Create new opportunities.You can be Amazing Blog Post

3. Stand Tall & Shine. Shrinking violets are fine in the garden. This world needs your light. Stick your head up and speak your message. There’s no need for brash & brassy, just the strength of your authenticity.

4. Dream/Imagine. Break the shackles of one pace thinking and introduce fresh thoughts that will take you to another level.

5.Care. This adds an important dimension to your “work”. When you add the care factor, you elevate yourself above the crowd.

6. Share. You are not an island. Helping others up adds to your own strengths. Encouraging others to share their talents multiplies this effect.

7. Live Well. Look after your body and your mind. Exercise of the daily kind is essential for both. Love your friends and your family. Love the opportunity to live this life. You have one shot only.

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Be good to Yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

#DavidLifeCoach

Making your 40′s & 50′s Shine

I’m currently most active & motivated on Google +

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3 Critical tips for maximising Your Energy each day

 

How energised do You feel? Are you able to give your work and play your maximum energy?

I know that it can be difficult to do this all the time. However there are ways to effectively channel your energy into the areas of your Life that need it most.

Here are 3 do able actions/lifestyle choices that you can take to maximise your energy output.

These are my experiences. I’m no exercise physiologist or mind matter Guru however I have found, over many years, that these 3 tips have given me Value and they may well do so for You.

I would suggest that you make these a part of your priority goals.

1. Exercise your Body And Mind at the same time

Exercise, of the physical kind, will leave you feeling better when you maintain a regular schedule. Your body is your “temple” and your driving force, so due care is essential.

Exercise of the mind is also a must. For me, the two go hand in hand [maybe that’s just me?].

When I exercise, my mind gets a healthy break as well. The exercise allows me to break down any mental barriers… it essentially frees my mind of the clutter that has built up during the day. My mind is then able to be better used for imaginative and creative purposes. And yours will as well.

When you are de cluttering, you are creating space for more energising thoughts and fresh ideas.

In summary, your exercise schedule need not be of Olympic proportions. It can be whatever… but it needs to be. Just start doing something if you are not already doing so.

Let your body & mind enjoy the experience. De-clutter the mind, free up the energy that is being used on non value thoughts & activities, so they can be  used on productive activities.Focus your energy Blog Post

2. Focus your energy

You can often get pulled from one thing to another in day to day life. This can be a draining experience & I am sure you have experienced this numerous times. Especially if you are a parent. You don’t have unlimited energy. You can improve the levels of your energy reserves however they can still rundown. That’s when you need to recharge [see also tip 3]

So the challenge is this. To do what has to be done with maximum energy, you do need to focus or isolate, what needs your attention.

A couple of questions that are critical here:

What are the important things in your daily life that deserve your maximum energy?

What are the things or people who steal your energy?

How often during a day, do you use up energy on things that really aren’t all that important?

In summary, to have the desired energy levels for the important people & activities in your Life, you need to focus on your priorities.

Schedule your energy for the “peak times”.That may be family time, an important work deadline, dinner with a loved one, planning your week, working on your goals.

Focusing your energy where it will be best rewarded, is your main goal.

3. Recharge then turbocharge

Take a break. Simple? Often it’s not, however it is vital.

You can build up your energy reserves with regular exercise & maintain effective energy levels by scheduling your focus. Your energy levels will still run low at some point, despite all of this intent.

Recharging yourself can be done during each day simply by taking ‘time out’.  As an example, it may be just 5 or 10 minutes each hour or so, or a full 30 minute break at “low energy times” during the day, whatever you determine necessary.

This will allow you  to turbocharge through your next period of high energy use. When you have the energy, Life seems so much easier.

Why not schedule weekend breaks or make  long weekends [3 or 4 days] every 3 or 4 months? And take an annual holiday, you deserve it and so do those near and dear to you. Remember when you recharge then you can turbocharge.

When your energy is used wisely and effectively, the results will astound you.

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Be good to Yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

Making your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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