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Motivate yourself with consistency

It’s Monday and I am in need of motivation. It’s part of the reason why I write this blog on Mondays.

It gets me going in the right direction. When I start off my week on the right path I have a good tendency to stay on it. One of the greatest motivating factors in life is consistency.

Have you ever noticed that when you keep doing something and you have good rhythm and flow you tend to stick with it? Take exercise for instance, the more you do it, the better you feel, the healthier you become and your clothes fit better too. It’s consistency that gets you motivated to keep seeing those results. Once you get consistent, you start to push your limits and set new goals for yourself, which then turns into another level of achievement to use to keep your motivation.

It’s the same thing with those of us in business for ourselves. We get up, review the deadlines for the day, check the email, find out the new events in our industry, contact clients and maybe do a little social media to keep our names out in the atmosphere. Consistently creating good habits is a practice that breeds success.

 

ACTION POINT: Grab a calendar, your favorite colored pen and circle the date every time you do something in your business and create your visual consistency list.

 

Keep checking back during the week for more motivating tips and business advice for solo entrepreneurs and freelancers to get you on your path to success.

Tweet me @suzettemariel your motivating success story. And if you are in need of some extra motivation let me know and I will be happy to send some positive motivating vibes your way.

 

 

Photo credit http: magnifiying glass

 

 

Press the power button inside yourself

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The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
-Robert Byrne

It’s Monday and there are tons of things to be accomplished this week. As I turned on my computer this morning I needed 2 things, a cup of coffee and my motivating purpose. Not just any purpose but the kind of purpose that truly gives your life some meaning.

What’s your purpose today? What inspires you to work harder, to work longer? Is the answer your family or money or the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone today?

Push the power button on and discover your purpose for being your best today.

Monday Motivation – Plan your break with a motivation gift

Put in the big rocks first…

When Sunday rolls around it marks the end of the last week and beginning of the new week.  I plan out my week to make sure I put in the big stones (events and priorities) first and then add some of the little pebbles (small tasks and routine chores).

But one thing I have started doing is motivating myself to try something new. Often times we get stuck in a rut. At least I know I do. Working day in and day out the routine feels tiresome. So today on my lunch break I grabbed a new magazine ‘Organic Spa’ that I have never seen before. It’s not on my list for today but I’m putting in my planned motivation break.

Are you curious about what a planned motivation break may be? A planned motivation break is where I give myself a little something to look forward to. A small gift or excursion to get myself motivated to finish the tasks and a way for me to try something new. That is part of my rule, trying something new to get me out of regular routine. It helps break up my usual schedule and gives me a fresh perspective on things when I get back to my regular tasks.

Here is a copy of my planned motivation gift. I skimmed through the magazine to make sure it was something that would actually motivate me to do those tasks on my list. Changing my lifestyle to accommodate organics is what I have chosen to do to cut down on my exposure to chemicals and toxicity. So I thought this would be a great way to find out some new information and stay in alignment with my lifestyle while providing a good motivation tool.

Monday Motivation gift

Thanks for checking out my Monday Motivation post. What do you do to get yourself motivated? I can always use some new motivation tools. Tweet me at @suzettemariel or leave me comment below. I’m looking forward to connecting.

photocredit: Rocks

magazine- zette media

Success Saturday

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Part two – Kill off procrastination

Make a list.

Welcome back to kill off procrastination! It’s part two of how to get moving forward, get things done and stop procrastinating.

Here  is a quick recap of Part one, I talked about if you procrastinate, then you need to do one small thing to get you going, because motivation follows action and kills procrastination. (Read the post of Part One here.)

To get you even further down the road to ending procrastination is making a schedule. Creating a schedule eliminates the “What’s Next Syndrome”,  which happens after you have put forth the effort and completed the one thing that you have been putting off for ages.

So first things first, write down all of the steps big or small and just create a list. You don’t have to get super detail oriented at this point. Just create the list. That is your job for day two.

I’m going to stop here and let you catch up on what it is you need to do. So go and make the list. Are you making your list yet?

If you are writing a book maybe you need to get research. Make a list of topics for the book that you need to get it going. If you are trying to save money, make a list of all the things you can do with out or cut back on. If you are looking for publicity for your product, make a list of all the places that you want to be seen. Get the idea?

Here is my action point for killing off procrastination. Yes I sometimes procrastinate. It was a learned behavior from my childhood. What can I say? But it’s one that I struggle with because there are so many things in life that I enjoy experiencing that I get side tracked. Like crafting, and reading, creating styles for new photo shoots, writing stories for my comic ,and well, you get the idea. I like to do stuff, not just sit around. But as a result I procrastinate because I think just 5 more minutes on this project, which then turns into 50 minutes and BAM! I run out of time and put off doing what I should have been doing in the first place.

So making the list is crucial. Because if you have broken the tasks into small pieces you can focus on the one item to finish and still get moving forward AND be able to do all the fun things that might get you sidetracked.

So on my list of things to do is reorganize the chapters for my book. A big task, but I’m breaking it down into smaller bite size portions so I can handle it. It’s not easy running multiple companies.  I break things down into small projects, so I don’t feel overwhelmed.

Completing a task, whether big or small, makes you feel good.  And when you feel good you become motivated to keep going with the end goal in mind.

So keep up the good work, and come back tomorrow for part 3 of Kill procrastination. Tweet me your progress @suzettemariel , I would love to hear from you.

Keep life fabulous, authentic and live in style. 

 

Photocredit: Making a list by Stuart Miles

 

 

Monday Motivation: If you procrastinate then you need this…

If you procrastinate, then what you need is to find the smallest element of what needs to be done, and go do that one small little thing. Push the go button inside yourself.

Push the Go button inside yourself!

Yep, that’s it. Doing the one small thing of what needs to be done is taking action and ending your procrastination. don’t be hard on yourself for not doing more. One action can lead to another, and another. Motivation is what follows action.

It may seem simplistic to just do that one thing. But if you have been putting off change for so long then, doing that one thing may be the catalyst that gets you moving forward.

Unfortunately, there is no way to move forward without taking action.  Take a look at the reasons why you might be procrastinating. Ask your self these questions:

Am I afraid of taking action?

Why am I afraid?

What will change if I do take action?

Is taking action going to make me a better person?

Do I need help from someone who will make me accountable for taking action?

Then ask yourself these questions:

Who can I be if I took action?

How can my life change?

Who will benefit?

Where will I be in five years if I did one small action everyday?

Ok so now that you know the one small thing that you need to do to move forward have you done it?

Go do it now.  Yes now. Every second, every minute you wait doubt creeps in and gets you stuck at the same place you were before you read this post.

Here is a picture of you taking action. Ok sure it isn’t really you. But why shouldn’t it be you taking action?

Getting that one thing done, NOW! Yes!

When you have done this one thing let’s move on to creating the schedule that gets the job done. Part 2 Procrastination- Setting up your schedule for success (this will be posted tomorrow July 10th. Check back then. Thanks!)

Let me know you took action by leaving me a comment. And if you can’t leave a comment, like the post  so I can give you some positive karma.

And if you need a session to help you build a plan for your business let’s get moving and change your world. I help SOLO CEO’s strategize and build better businesses. Tweet me @suzettemariel or visit my Facebook page at Suzette Mariel and access great tips and info for being a SOLO CEO.

Live life fabulous, authentic and with style.

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Red Go Button by Nuttakit

Lady working on laptop by akeeris

 

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