Do You Want to be Happier, Healthier and Wealthier?

 

set-goalOn more than one occasion I have been asked, “You are always talking about setting goals and writing down your goals…What is the point?” I used to be surprised by this question but I have been asked so often, I now come to expect it.

The answer is, of course, that people who write down their goals, develop a plan of action and actually work the plan experience amazing results.

You may ask, “What are these ‘amazing results’ of going through a goals program?”  David G. Jensen, Chief Administrative Officer at the Crump Institute of Biological Imaging for the UCLA School of Medicine, did a study and found that those people who set goals and develop a plan of action to reach those goals:

  • Earn an average of $4,000 more per month
  • Are more enthusiastic
  • Are more satisfied with life and work
  • Have happier marriages
  • Have better health and
  • Better performance

Are those good enough results for you?  Is that enough to get you motivated?  Regardless of who you are, I would be willing to say there is at least one of those six benefits you would like to experience in your life.  As for me, I would like to have all six!

Tcoaching with the brain in mindhrough additional research, David Rock and Linda J. Page explain in their book, Coaching With The Brain In Mind, that people who set goals also “exhibit increased self-confidence… and suffer less stress and anxiety” (p. 146). The truth is that setting and achieving goals is a healthy way to live. When done correctly it reduces stress and makes us healthier, happier people.

What is your goal for today? This week? This month? This year? If you want to have less stress and more happiness, start simple.  Write down one goal.  If you message me that goal – you’re more likely to reach it.

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_MG_6842cropTommy Lanham is a dynamic, award-winning speaker who has been training individuals and organizations to ignite their God-given potential for 25 years. With a unique blend of Ziglar motivation and ragamuffin faith, Tommy delivers powerful, life-changing messages filled with humor, hope, and enthusiasm.

Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

Tommy is dedicated to helping you make your next event the best you’ll ever experience. Your audience will laugh, learn and be inspired as he mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message. You will look like a rockstar for hiring Tommy Lanham!

3 Very Easy Steps to Stay Highly Motivated

Motivation has been a passion of mine since I purchased my first Zig Ziglar cassette tape back in 1997. I have learned some practices along the way that help me get motivated and stay motivated. Motivation is not permanent, just like bathing is not permanent.  We need to seek out ways to continue the motivation. Here are three practices that have helped me over the past 20 years.

Pmotivationositive Self-Talk

I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but it works. I talk to myself in the mirror. I talk to myself as I work out. I talk to myself as I listen to positive self-talk audios (by Dr. Shad Helmstetter). Self-Talk has made a world of difference in the attitude I have throughout the day.

I hope you realize that we all talk to ourselves. Even you. You may be reading this right now saying, “I don’t talk to myself, this guy is crazy.” We all talk to ourselves.

The unfortunate thing about most of our self-talk is that it is negative. We tell ourselves, “I can’t do this” or “this is not going to work”; “Why am I even trying?” or when something does not happen exactly as planned we tend to say, “I knew it wouldn’t work.” Psychologist, Shad Helmstetter says, “By the time a child is 18 years old they have heard ‘no’ or ‘you can’t do that’ over 148,000 times.” When you hear “no” or “you can’t do that” so many times, you begin to believe it. And thus we begin the bad habit of telling ourselves the same thing.

Change your self-talk from negative to positive. Wake up every morning saying, “every day in every way I am getting better and better – Yes!” You can find some self-talk scripts through a Google search. If you cannot find one you like, email me and I will send you some of mine.

motivation 2Positive Mental Attitude

The positive self-talk will help you develop a positive mental attitude. The more positive you are about life, the more positive life will be. The more you complain, the more you will have to complain about. The more positive you are, the more you will have to be positive about. You typically find what you are looking for.

motivatino3As I said earlier, we seem to be naturally negative. What do we call the first slice of a loaf of bread? The heel or the end. I have never seen a loaf of bread that did not have two beginnings! When we run our car off the road what do we call? The wrecker. What we need is the tow truck, we have already had the wreck. What do we call that thing that wakes most of us up in the mornings? The alarm clock. Well, people sound the alarm when the bank is being robbed or the building is on fire. Alarms scare people. Why not call what wakes us up in the morning an opportunity clock? If you can hear it, that means you have the opportunity to get up and go. If you can’t hear it that may mean you done got up and gone! (I got those from the most positive person I ever met: Zig Ziglar.)

Zig Ziglar says “Positive thinking will not let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Positive thinking is not magical, but it is powerful!

Fail Forward

motivation3The third practice to stay motivated is to fail forward. Learn something from your failure. You can either grow bitter from your failure or you can grow better from your failure.

While Thomas Edison was working on one of his many inventions, it took him thousands of times and he still had not gotten it right. Some asked him, “Mr. Edison, what does it feel like to be such a great inventor and have failed 10,000 times on this one invention?” Thomas Edison responded, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that it won’t work.”

If you want to stay motivated I would encourage you to have the same attitude as Thomas Edison. Here is the secret to your success; if you fall down seven times, get up eight. That is it. Get up one more time than you fail and you are a success. That, my friends, is motivating!

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Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

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Discover Your Fuel to Accomplish Great Things

Each personality style has a different way of being energized and motivated. The same thing that gets me going may not be the same thing that gets you going. How is each personality style energized?  I’m so glad you asked!

First of all, let’s point out that any of the four styles can be extroverts or introverts. Extroverts are energized by being around people. Introverts are energized by being alone.  With this in mind, let’s look at the unique energizers for each personality style?

Image result for heart imagesThe security seeking style-The Hearts-are energized by accomplishment. When they can mark items off their To-Do list they are energized. They want to be able to look back at the end of the day and say, “I got a great deal done today!” They are typically energized by connection and community with others as well, especially if they are an extroverted heart. Hearts like to know they are a part of a community of family and friends.

The thrill-seeking style-The Bodies-are energized by fun and excitement. When they canImage result for fun person images live in the moment without regard to yesterday or tomorrow, they are in their peak state. They want to say at the end of the day, “Wow, that was fun! I can’t wait to do again tomorrow…On second thought, why wait until tomorrow, I want to do it all again right now!” If they are extroverted they want a large group of people to have this experience with them. If they are introverted just one or two close friends will do.

Image result for insightful person imagesThe identity seeking style-The Souls-are energized by a sense of purpose and meaning. When they feel like they have made a difference in the world, they are energized. At the end of the day, Souls want to be able to look back and say, “I helped change the world for the better today!” Souls are energized when the can see someone they have invested time and energy with, to begin to reach their potential. Extroverts want to motivate the masses while introverts want to motivate those who are closest to them.

Image result for smart person imagesThe knowledge seeking style-The Minds-are motivated by gaining knowledge. When they can learn something new they are energized. They want to be able to look back over their day and say, “This was a good day because I learned something today.” Often, extroverts desire to learn with others as long as the others are mentally up for the challenge of working with them. Minds are often drained when working with people they do not see as being on their intellectual level. Introverts typically prefer to work alone for long hours at a time.

Sometimes the reason we do not accomplish much is because we have not fully discovered what energizes us. Discover what energizes you and you can be fueled to accomplish great things.

What energizes you?

After reading today’s blog, what personality style do you think you are?  Comment below by clicking on “leave comment” and then at the end of the week, after reviewing each personality type in more detail, you can see if you were right!


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_MG_6842cropTommy Lanham is a dynamic, award-winning speaker who has been training individuals and organizations to reach their God-given potential for 25 years. With a unique blend of Ziglar motivation and ragamuffin faith, Tommy delivers powerful, life changing messages filled with humor, hope, and enthusiasm.

Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.

Tommy is dedicated to helping you make your next event the best you’ll ever experience. Your audience will laugh, learn and be inspired as he mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message.

Check Tommy’s availability: