In these economic times, we’re all stressed, working harder for fewer returns, and finding ourselves tired and ‘burned out’.
May I make a suggestion?
Find a networking or training meeting to attend!
My story – I decided to research and attend a couple Toastmasters meetings (to enhance my trainer/keynote speaker career). Well, since Monday I have attended three Toastmaster meetings with a fourth scheduled for tomorrow morning. Out of these experiences I have met some wonderful, highly motivated people (who have injected me with motivation), have been invited to numerous additional gatherings (one of which I attended this morning – Women’s Business Connections, Irvine, CA – many more new people, connections and motivation), and have scheduled a few additional meetings and one coaching/training session with a gal I met this morning! (Oh – and on behalf of my husband, I visited an open house hosted by the City of Lake Forest on my way home Tuesday – I was on a roll, so it was easy to make the additional effort, chat with people, collect information, learn about available services,etc. Got invited to attend a Chamber of Commerce meeting as a special guest! I almost forgot – that’s tomorrow at lunch time!)
There’s nothing like the shot in the arm you get when you can move your social and/or business life forward! I’m SO glad I made the effort to attend these meetings, not only for the networking opportunities, but also for my continued education – I’ve learned so much by listening to other speakers, by chatting with other speakers and business owners, and I’m so proud of myself for making this effort and achieving all of these positive results!
Motivation? Got it!!
I encourage you to make any effort you can to attend a networking meeting, take a training course, ask friends and associates how you can help them further their success…anything to break the ‘same old’ schedule and expose you to new and exciting people and things. (Many are completely free, or free the first time or first few times – the only commitment is your time. The rewards for that time are HUGE!)
Don’t feel you have time to go to an event? Then check out all of the motivational and educational FREE Podcasts on iTunes! You can search by topic or by name of some one you find inspirational (T. Harv Eker, Les Brown, Sam Crowley, Mark Victor Hansen, John Assaraf, Cheri Huber…to name just a few…). You can download to your iPod, or simply listen to them directly on your iPhone…while you’re driving to and from…wherever! Many Podcasts are 7-15minutes in length – perfect for driving from point A to B. Or, when you’re sitting at your desk, needing a little pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day. Interviews are generally longer, an hour or so – perfect for those long drives in commuter traffic or while you’re at the gym.
Podcasts are an easy, FREE source of inspiration , motivation and education – check ‘em out!
Here’s hoping you find that motivation you’re needing right now. Comment and let us know what works for you!