Different Kinds of Motivation

We’ve been speaking about how fearless leaders profit from motivation, passion and are able to separate their passion from emotion. Here, we’ll explore two different kinds of motivation. Intrinsic motivation Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself. Intrinsic motivation exists within the individual rather than […]

Determining Your Passion

Self-Reflection Test – How much passion do you have? Score yourself on each question on a 1 to 5 scale in which: 1 = never/almost never 2 = seldom 3 = sometimes 4 = often 5 = almost always/always I know the one thing that I am most passionate about doing and am engaged with […]

The Centering Breath Process

In my last blog, we went through the process of using imagery as a transformational tool. We looked at using all of our senses, visual, feeling, auditory, taste and smell, in order to get a better sense of your goal. Here, we’re going to look at a calming exercise that will help you focus even […]

Using Imagery as a Transformational Tool

Ironically, when you try to move away from what you don’t want, you’re actually focused on it and you’ll always tend to move toward what you focus on. So if you think about and focus on what you don’t want, you’ll tend to keep getting it. Imagery Exercise Imagery, especially in the relaxed state, is […]

Learning to Appreciate the Moment

Here’s a mindfulness exercise that may awaken you to the benefits of sipping rather than gulping, of appreciation rather than racing through to finish everything (as we mentioned in my previous post). Mindfulness exercise: Next time you have a drink of anything— water, coffee, tea, soda, or fruit juice : Begin by drinking it the way […]

Steps to Mastering Your Mind Control

“Things turn out best for the people that make the best of the way things turn out.” – Anonymous In my last blog, I talked about the importance of controlling your mind to be your best and capitalize on opportunities that lead to success. To repeat, here are four brief steps to replace destructive thoughts […]

Creating a Pre-Routine for Success

What’s your pre-routine? If you lead, sell or manage, do you have a routine to be your best? How about when you speak to groups, lead a meeting, go on an interview, or make a critical phone call? Are you more likely to knock ’em dead, or to wish you were dead due to fear […]

Paying Attention on Purpose

Mindfulness involves purposefully paying attention and giving conscious direction to your awareness. Mindfulness and awareness are similar, but different. For example, as you’re reading this right now, you might be aware of your surroundings but that awareness would not mean you are being mindful of them. Just by reading this last statement, you are now […]

Facing Your ‘Limiting Beliefs’

Let’s look at how people – you included – might block success. We once met a realtor named Joyce, who’d been working in real estate for 10 years and was a middle-of-the-pack producer. Joyce had long felt that something was holding her back, but she couldn’t quite identify what it was. We discovered, after spending […]