The B&E Podcast #113
“The Art of How to Motivate Yourself”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
Nothing like a Not So Serious podcast to get into the little problem of motivation. Turns out, it involves rethinking some of our programmings and getting over a lot of social stigmas. When we follow our truest desires of what we want, without shame or guilt, we can create more joyfully and build momentum for taking on the big goals.
POINT #1: “DO WHAT YOU WANT”
–You might be surprised to realize how often we neglect doing what we really want. Sometimes doing what we want may seem counterproductive because we’re judging its worth. Maybe doing that thing, no matter how trivial, may be the key to getting the ball rolling — even if that’s watching a movie, or taking a walk, or going out for a coffee.
POINT #2: “REALLY DO WHAT YOU’RE DOING”
-Now that we’re doing more of what we want, now we have to actually do it. Really do it. One hundred percent. Even if that is playing video games. So often we don’t even really do passive activities — we’re on our phones or thinking about the other things we should be doing. When you’re not fully doing something, you’re not really doing anything. Commit to work and commit to play, and you’ll find more energy and more joy.
POINT #3: “STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES”
-We have our goals and ambitions that require discipline and work. That doesn’t mean we have to grind the whole way. Chip away, work towards it, but take time to breathe and enjoy yourself.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Sierra Nevada Brewing (Sidecar Orange Pale Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery
“The Laws of Spirit”; “Everyday Enlightenment” (Books) – Dan Millman
B&E Podcast #011 – “What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything”
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.sierranevada.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School