Let’s make it happen

Enjoy your life to the full by connecting and communicating honestly and efficiently, with yourself and with others! This for me means being aware of who you are, what your purpose is and taking responsibility for making it happen.

My intention in this blog is to share with you facts, ideas, thoughts gleaned from my experience as accredited motivational life-coach and NLP practitioner, as editor, writer, presenter, from the books I read, courses I take and reflections on my personal experiences in my professional and private life.

Each week will bring a new theme we can ponder on with view to living a vibrant, meaningful and fantastic life! I welcome all comments and exchanges.

#letsmakeithappen

Let’s make it happen

Enjoy your life to the full by connecting and communicating honestly and efficiently, with yourself and with others! This for me means being aware of who you are, what your purpose is and taking responsibility for making it happen.

My intention in this blog is to share with you facts, ideas, thoughts gleaned from my experience as accredited motivational life-coach and NLP practitioner, as editor, writer, presenter, from the books I read, courses I take and reflections on my personal experiences in my professional and private life.

Each week will bring a new theme we can ponder on with view to living a vibrant, meaningful and fantastic life! I welcome all comments and exchanges.

#letsmakeithappen

8 Steps to recognising and harnessing your motivation

In Spring last year, a friend nutritionist and I held a workshop on "Fit, Firm and Focussed" for the Summer which involved a part on nutrition provided by Wendy Derijk and a part on motivation presented by yours truly. Though this presentation was geared at losing...

Step 1: Write it down, make it happen

So here we go! The first Step to recognising and harnessing your Motivation, to bring about whichever change you want to make! Write it down, make it happen. The title I have given this Step comes from an excellent book of that name by Henriette Anne Klauser. So the...

Step 2: Determine WHAT it is that you want

Welcome back! On we go to step 2: discovering and harnessing your motivation in order to bring about the changes you want in your life! Now we have the book, its time to commit to paper. But what is it that you want? This is often less obvious than it seems. We are...

Step 3: Determine WHY do you want that change?

In other words: what is your motivation? In order to step outside our comfort zone and do something differently we need to be very clear on what it will bring us. This is of course highly subjective but crucial in gathering the energy and the strength that will see us...

Step 5. Anchoring your motivation. Part 1: Affirmations

Now this sounds like fun doesn't it? The thing with motivation is that we don't always have it available when we need it the most.It is relatively easy being motivated to lose weight when our tummy is full or when we are feeling great about ourselves, but how to stay...

Step 5. Anchoring your motivation. Part 2: Visualisations

Last week we talked about the importance of anchoring your motivation so you can access it when you need it most. We talked about the technique of using affirmations and this week we continue on anchoring, using this time the tool of visualisation. Visualisation is a...

Step 6. Make your goal S.M.A.R.T.

Step by Step we are moving towards our Goal, knowing by now WHAT we want to attain, WHY this is important to us, having checked our BELIEFS and ANCHORED our motivation. Now it is time to go back to where we stated our Goal, the WHAT we want and to make sure it is a...

Step 7: Take MASSIVE Action!!!!

Mmmmmm... this is the bit where quite a few start shuffling on their seat feeling uncomfortable. All the defining and planning was useful and eye opening, but now actually having to do something? Yes you do. "If you do what you always did, you will get what you always...

Step 8 (final one): Feedback, reward, persistence

Hello everyone and hopefully you have manged to follow the 8 steps to discovering and harnessing your motivation amongst my additional postings! Step 8 is the last one of that series and has to do with MAINTAINING your motivation once you have discovered and harnessed...