In my last blog, I talked about the five reasons why you need motivation.
You probably know how not having motivation will hold you back.
But did you know it’s possible to get the next level of motivation quickly?
If you’re really motivated, what would be possible at 120% motivation? Lots!
It actually reminds me of a funny story.
When I lived in Japan, I was playing Ultimate Frisbee, it was just a pickup game with a bunch of friends, both international and local friends. Now, I have been quite an athlete in my past. At that point, I was in my early 20s. I played competitive soccer and varsity rugby. I was fit.
We were all running around. Then, one of my friends stopped playing and went off the field.
She said her heart was going too fast, so she needed to sit down because something was wrong. Well, Keiko is not an athlete. She didn't know what happens to your body when you run hard. She didn’t know what the next level of fitness was like. It surprised her. And she was 30.
So I’m curious for you.
If you have motivation, how do you know you’re at the top of what’s possible? If you increase your motivation it could give you that super boost you need to reach some of those goals you don't even dare speak about because they're so big.
Imagine if you were at a higher level of motivation, what would be possible for you?
The answer is, so much would be possible.
The Easiest Action to be More Motivated
I’m going to give you the quick fix, the solution outside of you that will help you to have motivation. It's the easiest way… get motivation from others.
Now, I'm not saying you sit there and ask someone else to motivate you. Instead, immerse yourself in it. Be near it. Be around it. Be surrounded by people who are motivated.
Part of why I run events is because I know it’s an instant jet fuel charge of motivation for people. When they leave, they're like:
Excited and motivated can be completely the same because it's that energy to go and do it. Inspiration is also another form of motivation because it pushes you.
But how do you choose where to choose? Go to events where the leaders inspire you and share things that can motivate you.
Five Things You Can Look for in an Event or Place that will Motivate You
Throughout the year, I look for ways of boosting my own motivation, where it doesn't come from me, where I'm not responsible for it. Over the past few years, I haven't been fully myself. When I'm coaching, I feel 150% myself. But in other ways, I feel like I do need motivation.
I look to where I can go, where I can drop myself into a place, almost like a container where I know it will motivate me. So here are the five things you want to look for when choosing an event or place to go, to gain motivation.
1. Attend events, training, and webinars where you’re going to learn.
When we're in that learning state, we grow. When we have a growth mindset and learn something new, it can be the solution to a problem. These solutions will motivate us. They will put energy into us.
One time, I learned another cool feature of Facebook Groups, and all of a sudden a surge of energy came through me. I was motivated, and I went to my team to share about it. They got excited about it and now we are going to put it into play.
2. Make sure it's a place you can be inspired.
Now, how do you know that in advance? Well, by looking at the event, you can think:
You can be inspired by their story. When you're inspired by their story, that helps you to really step into what you want to do. I can remember I was leading the Million Dollar Woman Program, the live two-day boot camp portion, and I was sharing a story about where I started in my business. By seeing the first video I did on my business page, it’s quite funny how far I’ve come and how robotic I seem then. One of the ladies pointed out and said, “That gives me hope.” She said, “I see how you were in the early stages in that video and I see you now and I think, ’Wow, that gives me hope that I can have the same transformation.” She was then motivated to go and do video and build your business.
When you're inspired by someone else's story, or inspired by how they speak, you have an opportunity to use the motivation coming out of you.
3. Make sure it's an event where you can meet other awesome people.
For me, I look for events where I can meet other awesome people. A lot of them are moms, leaders and business owners.
When you can connect with people, their motivation will rub off on you and it will give you energy. Just be curious and ask questions: hearing someone else share, hearing their stories, and meeting them, can really encourage you and motivate you to dive into something you've wanted to do.
4. Make sure you get to share too.
It's one thing to just sit back and hear someone talk to you. But when you have the opportunity to engage and share, that's integral for motivation because it's a two-way conversation.
If you're hanging out and connecting with people who are motivating you, or who share something that can cause an emotional reaction in you. Then when you connect back, they can also have an emotional reaction which builds your motivation even higher.
5. Attend an event that's going to stretch you to the point where you want to implement something.
Not just some fluffy thought like, “Oh, yeah, I could do that one day.” But something that really says,
In committing and implementing, you're going to have the motivation of knowing, “I told other people I would do this,” and you’ll say, “I'm putting this in my calendar to do”.
I'm curious, which of these five are most important to you? Let me know below.
With motivation, you definitely want to have a plan because it keeps the motivation going.
I encourage you to attend one of my events. They're very positive and inclusive. They definitely will motivate you and get you going towards your goals. Then in times when you have motivation, you can grow to that next level.
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