Purpose is Motivational

I work in the area of change.  Business coaching (most coaching really) is about getting something you do not already have.  So lately I’ve been hearing this question: “How do I get motivated?” This is not a new topic. But it’s a great question. “What is motivation?” Most people describe it as some sort of […]

Sing it From the Rooftop

In coaching there is this concept – that of acknowledgement. It means acknowledging that we have done something specific. Or not done something. It is meant to be a neutral term that takes the negative energy out of something we may consider a “failure.” “I acknowledge I did not arrive on time.” It then opens […]

Motivation and Purpose

I like to blog about what I am hearing each week from my clients. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about “how do I get motivated?” This is not a new topic. But it’s a great question. My first answer is this – what is motivation? Most people describe it as some sort of feeling […]

What if Motivation Never Comes?

I was in my book study group the other night and we were talking about making changes that will improve self-care. One of the attorneys brought up the idea of “how to get motivated.” Such a common topic when it comes to self-care.  Another attorney shared this story: in our Thursday night coaching group, one […]

The True Nature of Motivation

  “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.” –Stephen King I was on a coaching call with an attorney once. “I need to get motivated,” she said. And I knew there were so many directions we could go. I could follow her down this path […]

Survey on Motivation

At the beginning of the year, I sent out a survey asking what my followers wanted me to blog on. One of the top responses was “motivation”. In drafting this blog, I am going to take a slightly different approach. I am going to first ask YOU two questions. Then I will include the results […]

What is Motivation?

“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.” –Frank Tibolt Ruth came to me because she wanted to take up exercise. She had previously been walking 2-3 times a week, but she wanted to start Zumba classes and take yoga and work […]

What is Procrastination and how can you get Past it?

On Procrastination   “We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing.  Action always generates inspiration.  Inspiration seldom generates action.”  –Frank Tibolt   Many of my clients label themselves “procrastinators.”  When I ask what this means they say, “I wait too long to do things” or “I wait to the last […]

It’s a Wonderful Business-Life

One of my favorite holiday movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  I worked for a company that offered leadership trainings to the public and to businesses.  A part of the homework (regardless the time of year) was to watch this movie.  Its message is powerful and not attached to a holiday.  The message, if you […]

On Motivation

Motivation – What are you Focused on? In my work with attorneys and small business owners, I often hear the question, “How can I motivate myself?”  Most attorneys (and others) are very effectively motivated by external deadlines, but how do we motivate ourselves? This is the question that arises when you want to do something […]