The Difference Between Commitment & Interest

  How committed are you?  Lately, I’ve been addressing my commitment issues that I have in a lot of areas of my life, and this little gem of a quote popped up…     “99% is a bitch, 100% is a breeze” – Jack Canfield    This is how Jack explains that it’s harder to sort of commit to something, than it is to just be ALL IN!  When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?  However, I’d be willing to bet that some of us are really committed, until things get tough or we’re facing failure…   To examine this point further, here’s a quote by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of “The One Minute Manager.”   “There is a difference between interest and commitment.  When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”   […]

3 Ways to Make a New Habit Stick

  Do you FEEL frustrated because you’re not making any progress towards the goals, whether they be in health, career, &/or relationships, that are important to you?  It’s like you take 3 steps forward to only feel like you’re going 4 steps back.  Not too mention, how hard it is to get back on track with your goals or healthy habits after a vacation, illness, &/or holiday!   You may be asking yourself, “When is this going to get easier, and when am I going to see some results from my actions?  I’m tired of starting over again and again.”  Or, “Shouldn’t this be a habit by now and more automatic for me?”   Habits take longer to form then the original myth.  It’s a myth that habits take 21 days to form or break.  In actuality, it takes more like 66 days or longer to form a new habit […]

Motivation Isn’t a Feeling, Stop Waiting For It!


Ever sit around waiting for that feeling of motivation to wash over you so that you’ll stop procrastinating and get started on a goal or project?  It happens to all of us, at one time or another.


I’ll start off by saying that motivation isn’t a feeling at all.  In fact, Google, defines it as, “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.”  As you can see, feelings aren’t mentioned once.  But, don’t worry, I’ve got some steps for you to follow.


Watch the Video below to learn two reasons you’re feeling unmotivated and what to do about it.


“The Secret To Getting Ahead Is Getting Started!” – Unknown


The Motivation Plan


Identify Your WHY —-> TAKE CONSISTENT ACTION —-> Feel Motivated —-> Gain Momentum —-> See Results —-> Feel Motivated to Take MORE ACTION —-> Rinse & Repeat.


The most important step of making the above process work for you is to identify your WHY. Without it, you’ll be lost and stuck.  For any behavior change to occur, this step has to be identified. This has to be important to you and connected to your core values, or it will be hard to take action, when you don’t feel like it or when the process gets tough.


Let me know in the comments below, how you stay motivated and on track to reach your goals.


Thanks for stopping by,



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How Do I Get Motivated To Go To The Gym?


Are you sitting there waiting to “feel” motivated to get off the couch and go to the gym? That’s how I felt the other morning. Just Blah….NO Energy….No Inspiration to do ANYTHING, but to sit and stare at my phone! Don’t you wish staring at your FB Feed would energize, motivate, and inspire you? Well, that hasn’t magically happened to me yet!  How about you?



I think we sometimes think motivation is a feeling that will wash over us and make us want to take action on something, but it’s not. We actually feel motivated when we take ACTION! I knew the other day that the only way to change my emotional state was to workout, even though I didn’t want to.


But, I went to the gym anyways. I turned on my gangsta rap, and started my warm up. In less than 5 minutes, I was feeling more energetic and motivated. I went on to complete the Spartan Workout (it’s brutal), and even set a new PR in my Dead Lift. I left the gym in a whole different state of mind and then went on to accomplish my daily tasks with some energy.


If I had let my feelings dictate if I went to the gym or not, none of that would have happened, and my day would have gone very different.  Some of the best workouts that I’ve ended up having where on days that I didn’t “feel” like working out!


The Lesson


You won’t feel more motivated or energetic tomorrow or next week.  We have the power to change our emotional and physical state at any time, and one of the ways to do that is thru physical movement. SO, get your lazy butt off of the couch and MOVE today! I don’t care if it’s for a walk, to dance, or to hit the gym.  DO SOMETHING, and watch your energy increase and you’ll start to feel good!


“Motion creates E-Motion!” – Tony Robbins


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What’s Your Theme in 2016?

  “People come up with resolutions that don’t reflect what matters most to them and that makes them almost guaranteed to fail.” – Kelly McGonigal   Have you ever pondered the thought above?  I have, and I can agree!  I mean a lot of us have set goals or resolutions because we think it’s what we “should” be doing because everyone else is doing it. Or worse, we think something is wrong with us, so our goals are based in negativity, which isn’t very inspiring or motivating at all.   But, without a strong REASON or WHY for wanting to change something, it’s usually not going to last long term.  A better question we could ask ourselves is, “What do I REALLY WANT for myself and my life, and what kind of person do I want to be in the face of my circumstances?”  That’s why I suggest setting a […]