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Have You Lost Control?

Part 2 of 12 from Wake Up and Win! Turn Off The Autopilot

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Getting Real

And so today we’re going to take back some controls over the ‘stuff’ that fills our brains, fills our lives, helps keeps us focused or unfocused.

You sometimes maybe even ask yourself, “Well isn’t all this ‘stuff’ real?” Well, yes, it’s real. But at the same time it’s not, it’s your focus.

It’s the central things that you focus on most. Stuff wouldn’t really exist if you didn’t give it energy, if you didn’t give it focus, you didn’t give it power. That doesn’t mean that it’s not an actual thing but it holds sway over you because you choose to have it hold sway over you. You choose to make it important in your life. If it’s no longer important to you then it no longer controls you, it no longer has power over you.
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Are You Running On Autopilot?

Part 1 of 12 from Wake Up and Win! Turn Off The Autopilot

There are times that autopilot is a very good thing. Obviously in order to live you have to breathe, so air is required. You don’t need to think about the process of breathing, you just do it–it happens on autopilot.

The average person breathes about 18 breaths each minute which is about 9,460,000 breaths in and out each year. It’s almost totally done on autopilot. Though sometimes we do it a little more consciously and take time to take in those deep breaths that are good for us–but normally breathing runs on autopilot.

There are parts of our lives we want that way, but for the most part we need to live consciously, not on autopilot.
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(10) Act Enthusiastic If You Want To Be Enthusiastic!

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The Heart of Motivation
Putting Your Thoughts Into Action (Part 10 of 10)


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What if the person you live with, who is normally fairly punctual, is quite late or someone to your meeting is late, or doesn’t show up at all for your dinner. If you’re in a resourceful state, you probably feel less concerned. You won’t worry about whether they’re really late or how late they are, it’s not going to bother you as much, or you won’t be as concerned about “I wonder if they could have had an accident.” It’s true, something could have happened to that person but the chances are nothing has. So getting yourself all worked up, getting stressed out, becoming scared is not going to help you or them.
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(9) Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart!

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The Heart of Motivation
Putting Your Thoughts Into Action (Part 9 of 10)


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Choose Unstoppability

Author Louis L’Amour said, “Up to a point, a person’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes that are all about them. Then there comes a time when it lies within their grasp to shape the clay of their life into the sort of thing they wish to be. Everyone has it within their power to say “This I am today. That I shall be tomorrow!””

Confucius said, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Think about what we just described. It’s a difference between being energized, excited in mind and body versus depressed and flat. It only takes a moment. You can do this. Give it a shot. Think about the Motivation Strategy but let’s take just a little step further than that.
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(8) Are You Fired Up And Ready?

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The Heart of Motivation
Putting Your Thoughts Into Action (Part 8 of 10)


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Pace & Lead the Tone, Tempo & Attitude

A few years ago I was asked to be a keynote speaker to a group of over 500 employees in a corporation going through hard times. The people attending the presentation were all highly stressed and fearful for their jobs. Many were feeling burned out from demands of their jobs. Some attendees were managers who had the responsibility of telling employees that they were getting laid off.

I discussed with the organizer of the conference what the main focus of their overall program would be. Then we brainstormed how I could set a positive tone with my address for the presenters who would follow me and for the audience who really needed a boost.
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(7) Your Body Posture Can Be Key To Success!

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The Heart of Motivation
Putting Your Thoughts Into Action (Part 7 of 10)


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Motivation & Physiology

Paul J Meyer said, “Have the dogged determination to follow through to achieve your goal regardless of circumstance or whatever other people might say, think, or do.”

Andrew Carnegie said, “Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success, a whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve, achieve!”

Napoleon Hill said, “Desire is the starting point of all achievement. Not a hope, not a wish, but a keen, pulsating desire which transcends everything.”

Arnold Glasgow said, “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire!”

Another way that we can gain motivation, power to move, excitement and passion is to use our physiology. Use your body as another way to enhance energy and trigger motivation.

Think of a time when a friend was telling you about something they did that was really exciting. Did they slump over, face slack, mumbling about it? No, they were excited, their voice tones were up. Their facial expression was up, their physiology was more erect, they were gesturing more. They were more powerful, much more animated.
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(6) Put Your Focus On What You Want

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The Heart of Motivation
Putting Your Thoughts Into Action (Part 6 of 10)


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Break Procrastination

You have to focus on what you want, not be focusing on what you don’t want. So you want to focus on getting it done, not on getting bogged down in it. If the project you’re going to do is large you may feel overwhelmed, you may procrastinate, you may hesitate, that’s normal.

Procrastination occurs mostly because the task we have seen or are thinking about doing is not broken into manageable chunks. If each piece to be done is large then run strategy on the first piece – not the whole thing, just run it on the first piece. Can I do the first piece? In other words, for writing a book, you may see the whole book done but then run a Motivation Strategy on getting the first page of the first chapter done, for instance, a chunk of a chunk. When you break it into pieces, you say “Yes, I can do that!” and the feeling of being overwhelmed vanishes.
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(5) Motivation Strategy Can Break Procrastination

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The Heart of Motivation
Putting Your Thoughts Into Action (Part 5 of 10)


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The Opposite of Motivation

A saleswoman I coached could not get herself going to fill out the paperwork, her expense reports, and other reports she had to turn in until it became crisis-time. She was required to submit detailed summaries of her clothing lines–inventory on hand, products sold, and expenses at the end of every quarter. This inventory summary had to be completed within 30 days after the end of the quarter or she received a penalty from her company for not getting it in on time. She had to have all three of these things done.
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