When was the last time you took a shower? We don’t tend to think that the benefits of one shower will last a month or a lifetime. But we do tend to think that way when it comes to motivation.
Like a nice hot shower, motivation invigorates and inspires. But it’s not something you do once and then you’re done. You don’t ‘get’ motivated and ‘stay’ motivated.
For many, intentional self-motivation isn’t a regular aspect of life. It’s a book we keep on our shelf that we pull out from time to time, a quote we read once in a blue moon or a mantra that we tried for an hour, a day or a week and then abandoned. When our productivity or enthusiasm start to wane, or we become royally stressed, we may try getting motivated once again but once the pressure is off, we drift back into our old, less supportive way of living.
What if motivation was built into your daily routine? How would your life change? How would it affect your energy, enthusiasm and ability to celebrate your milestones or press on when things get tough?
When you stop treating self-inspiration as an event and start embracing it as process, a way of being, you’ll find you live in a more centered state of generous, effortless, gracious flow at all times. When you mindfully fuel your core energy with love, respect, curiosity, compassion and gratitude, you will have access to the faith, hope, prosperity, peace and joy you seek in each moment.
It could be as simple as always waking up to your favorite song. Or taking a few minutes each morning to read an inspiring book. Maybe it’s a few pages of daily journaling or EFT tapping on your dreams and challenges. Or going for a daily run. Or meditating in the park at dawn or dusk. Or practicing intentional gratitude—naming five things you are thankful for—at the opening and closing of each day. Whatever form it takes, making motivation and inspiration daily priorities will work wonders in your life.
Invest in yourself—you’re worth the effort!
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I am retired from 40+ years of helping individuals and teams build lives and organizations they love. One of the great joys of my retirement from professional practice is having greater bandwidth to donate my professional and creative talents to support and promote animal and social welfare charities.
During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll.
My recovery from burnout led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. As a board-certified coach, author, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world.
111419 DJW Sid CH Pet Corner Photo ShootI help clients achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by connecting who they are with what they do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness.
Decades in coaching, consulting, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition, leadership and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled.
Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work, and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else.
I love working with people who are ready to take life-changing action to make their dreams a reality. At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do.
By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire.
My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What’s love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/ Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework.
For fun, I love reading, sewing, knitting, yin yoga, afternoon tea, opera and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my spouse, Wilson Abney, and the cat who runs our life, Maisy Jane.