Happy Thursday!

On Friday, I was watching my boyfriend’s dog Brandy, run around his back yard excitedly.
She would sit at the door, and wag her tail, and then I would let her outside to play. She would raced around the backyard, chasing whatever happened to be outside, playing with her various toys, and rolling around in the dirt. Then she would run up to the door, and whine until one of us would let her back inside. Then she would have a drink of water, and repeat the process.
Everything Brandy the dog does, she does with excitement and joy. Brandy, never has a bad day. Even if she has just broken a house rule, and is being scolded, she gets over it really quickly.

Brandy the dog, never carries around the burdens of yesterday or even two hours ago. Sure, she is a dog and she lacks the intellect that we have as human beings. But I think we could all learn a little something from our pets.
Do we really need to carry around the burdens of yesterday, two hours ago, last week or last year?
I don’t think so. In fact, I suspect if we were a bit more joyful excited, curious and playful, we would get a lot more enjoyment out of our lives.

Sure, we could argue that Brandy the dog has zero responsibilities. She has very little that she actually needs to take seriously. But I suspect, that many of us are taking our lives a bit too seriously and that even some of the time, if we adopted the Brandy approach: fun, play, curiosity and excitement that we’d really enjoy life even more.

So what do you think? Are you willing this week to approach your life with an eye for having even more fun and shaking off any of the Doodoo that comes your way?
That’s my plan.

Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team

Hi everyone!

This week’s pep talk is about motivation.

From time to time I hear from clients “I’ve lost my motivation” or “I just can’t seem to make myself do xyz”.

The great and tricky thing about motivation is that it comes from within. 
Motivation is a choice. This means that if your motivation fire dims, you can refuel it or rekindle it. If you “lose” the motivation fire, it is also up to you to find it…

One of my favorite author’s Brendan Bruchard writes in his book The Motivation Manifesto:

“Motivation is not an impulse of the body or a personality trait; it is an intention and will of a free and conscious mind. Motivation and pursoe are choices. The only thing needed to spark motivation is a decision to heighten your ambition and expectancy- to sit down, think about what you desire, and believe you can go get it. To keep that motivation, you must give constant attention and effort.”

Most of us are working toward goals of some kind and it is very normal to experience ebb and flow in excitement, enthusiasm and willingness to do the work. The reality is that the more we do the work, and show up (<—consistency), the easier it become and in turn the more motivated we will be.
Very rarely is the pursuit of a goal we are after, always going to be easy.

Hang in there.
Remember that how we show up in life is our choice and we can always choose to do better.

We believe in you,
Megan K and the team

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Happy Thursday!

A while back, I was in San Diego to spend time learning from author Brendon Burchard at his High Performance Academy.
The ticket to his event was a birthday gift from my dear friend Sonya (the owner of several MPower Fitness Boot Camp locations in Northern California).

True story, I didn’t really want to attend the event.
I love events.
I love personal development but I really wanted to throw a party or go on a trip- strictly for fun- not for work or education.

BUT she convinced me that attending an event for Free (thank you Airmiles and Sonya) on motivation, taking one’s self to the next level etc. was right up my alley…

She was right, of course.
But the playful side of me really just wanted to play…

A lot of material was covered and I did get in some fun time at the beach so I think I managed the best of both worlds. 🙂

The author taught us many things this weekend- several of which I’ll share over the course of the next few weeks and months- but the biggest one I wanted to leave you to contemplate was the following:

What do you want for your life?
How do you want to live?
How do you want to be remembered?
How are you setting your standard?

Too often we set our goals, dreams and aspirations based on what we believe to be just slightly beyond possible or solidly possible.
This is setting the bar too low. 

We might have a “set point” or “ceiling” on what we believe we can accomplish that comes from our parents, our teachers or our co-workers. This set point might be too low.

If you had asked me 5 years ago if I would have 2 fitness studios with 18 employees I would have said, possibly.
But if you had asked me 10 years ago I would have said no.
10 years ago, I didn’t know how to dream and I had lost hope for a future of possibility. It took really hitting an awful place in my life to see that life didn’t have to be what it was, it could be a lot better.

Whatever you want for your fitness, your health and your life is possible.
Remember to dream.

Megan K and the team

 

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Hello!
What if I told you that in part (or fully) your response to what’s going on in your environment is a choice.
Would you believe me?
Would that be good news or bad?

I hope good news.

When you want something to get better- in any area of your life– you can choose to focus on what’s already going well and build on that OR you can dwell on the negative.

It is your choice.

Don’t get me wrong, the choice won’t always be easy.
The positive won’t always be easy to find.

With practice it gets easier and with the law of focus: what we focus on we find, your situation will improve.
What does the law of focus mean? When we seek out the positive aspects and place our attention on them we will find more of the positive to see and appreciate.

Will you try it this week?

Focus on what’s going well:

  • The parts of your body that feel good
  • The good moments you are having
  • The blessings you have
  • The food on your table
  • The safety and security you have

…and so on and so forth.

There is so much that is positive, when you come to think about it.

If you are struggling to meet your goals, pick ONE area for improvement and find 4 things that are going well.
Work on that one thing, get excited about the four and then repeat the process.

This process works.

Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team