How To Stay Motivated Everyday

Motivated woman with arms in the air excited

Coaching clients often ask how they can maintain their professional motivation day after day, even when things aren’t happening fast enough or going as planned. Here is what I like to suggest:

1. Concentrate and focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.

2. Do at least one moneymaking activity EVERYDAY!

3. Say positive things to yourself about yourself.

4. Write your professional mission statement and read it first thing each morning

5. Cut out a picture of something you REALLY want and look at it several times a day, especially when you’re feeling unmotivated.

6. Make it a point to meet with and talk to positive and motivated people.

7. Get rid of the negative “stuff” that is currently cluttering up your life.

8. Focus on the possibilities of the future and not on mistakes of the past.

9. Each evening, make your “will-do” list before you go to bed.

10. Everyday, read and listen to positive informational and inspirational materials.


Ask yourself these three questions

1. If I worked for a major corporation and they paid me $50 an hour and I worked the same way for them as I am currently working for myself, would I be earning my $50 an hour?

2. Am I truly working smart or could I be using my time more wisely.

3. If I keep working the way I am working, will I reach my goals as planned?

Life isn’t perfect and not everyday is going to be filled with sunshine and roses but, with a plan you can keep yourself going positively forward one motivated step at a time. I’m reminded of a favorite quotation: “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William B. Sprague

Here’s to your one positive, productive and motivated step forward everyday!


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