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The Devolution of Motivation and How to Counteract Self-Sabotage

  • Aug 20, 2018

Understanding Self-Sabotage While devolution means different things depending on where you are, for those who are salespeople or anyone who must motivate themselves, it means that you motivate yourself well, but when it comes time to reap the benefits, you likely sabotage your efforts. Many successful people used to do that, which is why they… Read More »


When Life Gives You Lemons Get Motivated

  • Nov 24, 2015

I have been asked by several large corporate management teams what I do when life gives me lemons. I always tell them the same thing, “when life gives you lemons get motivated”. If you can’t get motivated after a something bad happens in your life, your going to lose most of the battles you have… Read More »


If I Ran the World

  • Nov 23, 2015

It is a little presumptuous to come up with such a title, yet all of us have ideas of what we could do to make the world a better place. If I ran the world I would focus on the below to improve my life and the lives of my fellow men and women.  … Read More »

8 Books You Need to Read about Motivation

  • Nov 19, 2015

Having inspirational tools to help you stay motivated can make a huge change in how you think and how you approach plans to meet your own success goals. Hiring a motivational speaker will allow you to learn several new motivational strategies and provide you with an array of motivational tools, if you have the time… Read More »


Change is Simple When You Change Your Mindset

  • Nov 9, 2015

The idea that change is difficult is simply a mindset. If you learn how to change your mindset you can change your life. It all starts with your thoughts. Every thought you have is a direct link to change in your life, or the lack thereof. There are many reasons why your mindset affects whether… Read More »


How to Overcome Negative Emotions & Thoughts Through a Positive Attitude

  • Oct 27, 2015

There is no reason to allow negative thoughts and emotions to control your life. Negative thoughts about yourself, your abilities, your potential, and your future often creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. For a naturally pessimistic person, learning to turn that negativity into positivity and motivation is critical for them to create the energy and environment for… Read More »


What Will Your Life Be Like in 1 Year?

  • Oct 12, 2015

  Part of goal setting is envisioning where you want to be at certain stages of your life. The one-year mark might not seem significant, but in the business world it marks a milestone of one more year added to your experience. Learning to have a good idea of what your life will be like… Read More »


Use Mindfulness for Sustained Motivation

  • Sep 27, 2015

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of bringing nonjudgmental awareness to the present moment. Most of the time our attention is caught up indiscriminately in the ever-changing kaleidoscope of our busy minds – thoughts, emotions, memories, stories, worries, plans, fragments of popular songs, etc. Because the majority of our attention is already engaged, we… Read More »

What Makes a Motivational Speaker Great

  • Sep 15, 2015

There are over 150,000 motivational speakers in the world today. Many of them speak on specific subjects such as leadership, sales or team building. So, what makes a great motivational speaker great? Great motivational speakers should have a niche topic or a few niches they concentrate on and master in terms of speaking about and… Read More »


Survive and Thrive with PMA – Positive Mental Attitude

  • Sep 10, 2015

Let a Positive Mental Attitude Show You the Way You can survive and thrive with PMA – a positive mental attitude. It does not matter what circumstance you are facing, you need to accept it and then try to improve the situation. Eventually you will find a way out of a bad situation with a… Read More »


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