Motive For Life offers a whole new way of being, one that is defined by your intentions. You can live in a world of intentional life experiences. Through the Power of Worthiness and dedicated routines of language conditioning, you can change your experience from a life of random and unpredictable events to intentional success.

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How to Handle an Embarrassing Mistake

We have all done it – opened our mouth when we should have kept it closed, taken action when we should have stayed put, engaged with that person who just doesn’t know when to shut up.   There are times when we act and if given the chance, we would take it back.

We all have made mistakes.  The trick is to not let the mistake hold up inside you and ruin your day, week, or even your life.  And depending on the situation and your handling of the problem, you could actually make it worse.

Here’s how Devon and Robert handle their mistake:

  1. Own It – Do not blame anyone.  It may not be your fault but blaming another person for your personal wellbeing is giving them all your power.  They control you and that is not good.
  2. Experience the Pain – Sit quietly and close your eyes, embrace the situation.  Own it.  Mentally feel all the emotions at one time and let it pass through you.  Ignoring the situation’s pain is like not tending to a wound or cut – it just gets infected.  Attend to the emotional pain and live through it.
  3. Understand Your Part – What is the lesson to be learned?  How could you have handled the situation differently?
  4. Forgive Yourself – Know you are human and we make mistakes.  They are not fatal.  We live and learn.  If you do not like your behavior, pay attention so that you do not repeat it.
  5. Remain Mindful – Meditate and “be the observer of your thoughts.”  You do not have to act on every thought.  Observe them and remain grateful for what you are, others and the world/universe around you, and the ability to experience life.

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How to Deal with Procrastination

Procrastination is one of the most common problems we hear about. People want to find the motivation and confidence to move forward with their goals and dreams. However, they are often stuck in a pattern of distractions that end up wasting time.

In this podcast, Devon and I explore ways to get out of procrastination and find the motivation to go for your dreams.

  • Elevate your self worth to meet the goal. When you believe you’re worth the goals procrastination naturally disappears. You find motivation and desire spring forth and you want to take action.
  • Reduce distractions. Turn off the TV for 30 days. Disconnect social media.
  • Exercise – walking is amazing. It opens up the thinking and helps clear your head.
  • Do the hard thing first. This is always the best way to get towards your goal and eliminate procrastination. Once the hardest thing is done, you can move to the next things much easier.
  • Meditation of the emotion you feel when the task is done. Sit quietly and feel what you would feel – satisfied and peaceful knowing you did it.

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How to Change Your Thinking

Change your thoughts, change your life. Just about everyone wants to change something about themselves. Whether it is health, relationships, or money, we are rarely satisfied with the status quo – we want to expand into the next and better version of ourselves.

It all starts with a thought. Every action we take is preceded by a thought. We are conditioned to think a certain way, and that conditioning leads to a set of behaviors we may like or may find disagreeable. Therefore, our thinking is what must change first. Trying to change our behavior, before thinking, is a waste of time. Because if you do not get to the first cause – our thinking – you will not make permanent and positive change.

Here are the steps you can take to take control of your thoughts, and your actions.

  • Ownership – You must own your thinking. This requires of you the concept that your thinking is under your control. How you look at the world – beliefs, fears, joys, wants, and emotions – are changeable, and you must know you can change them. If you do not believe, or unwilling to believe, then this will not work. Understand that thinking comes first, then the actions. If you want to lose weight, recognize that your thoughts about eating and exercise must be changed before you will get the outcome you desire.
  • Exposure – Read, listen, and watch authors, teachers, and speakers who have mastered control of their minds. Open yourself up to the world of self-realization and begin the process of selective thinking. This means turning off the information feeds that are negative – the news, social media, negative people.
  • Mindfulness – Recognizing which thoughts you want and which ones you don’t want is a critical step. It is important that you know how you want to think about and what emotions you want to feel so you can recognize the thoughts you want to eliminate. For example, let’s say there was a problem in your childhood you wish was different – your Dad was never there or your Mom hit you. You can label these thoughts as negative and ones you want to be rid of. Memories are simply energy held in your brain and can be changed or even erased.
  • Discernment – Through the process of mindfulness, meditation, and contemplation, you can decide which thoughts you want and which ones you do not want. Discernment is the ability to decide the thoughts you want. It requires you also know what you want. Knowing what you want is the most important thing you can do to change your life.
  • Conditioning – Once you have decided on the thoughts you want (gratitude, peace, prosperity), you can build short phrases that change the neuro-connections in your brain so they are automatic and embedded in your natural vocabulary. Through repetitive out loud speech, you can permanently change the wiring of your brain to believe anything you want. This is how people are brainwashed to think radically to support a cause. You can do the same – however, your radical cause is the betterment of your life.
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The Need for Human Connection

Struggled this week to be up, to be grateful for what I have, and the life the Creator has given me.  It took a lot for me to change my emotional state this week.  I have a ton of people who love me, however, I got to the point where I believed that was not the case.   So I changed it.  I reached out and connected with others and it made me feel better. 

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How to Deal with Difficult People

Devon and Robert bring real-world situations into this greater podcast.  They have tried and true tips and advice that has served them for years, and will serve you as well.  In this podcast, they discuss using each of these tips:

  1. Speak Less – When you say less, people tend to think you agree with them.  When you keep my mouth close, people naturally assume you are aligned with them because you have not given them any reason to think otherwise. It takes two people to have a disagreement – when one side believes you think the same as them, there is little space for disagreement.
  2. Compassion – When you hold the other person in mind as another human – someone who needs compassion and love – you are naturally accepting them for who they are, and in turn, you are not in disagreement with them. 
  3. Your Part – Are you engaging?  Looking for an argument?  Are you trying to provoke the other person?  From time to time, we all want to mix it up.  Check yourself.
  4. Leave – Everyone has the ability to walk away.  Unless you are locked up in prison, you have the ability to leave the situation.
  5. Ask open-ended questions – This allows you to listen more.  When the other person talks, they feel empowered and heard – granted you are actively listening.  Allow them to give you as much information as possible so that you can extract what is needed.  
  6. Build rapport – Sometimes difficult people hold power, and it takes building rapport to tap into that power.  Rapport building takes time, a valiant effort showing that one cares, and being thoughtful.  An example is remembering their favorite pet or children’s names.  This can go a long way, and allow you to tap into their power in a meaningful way.
  7. Your view – Should you have a grudge or resentment against the difficult person, imagine them as a sick individual in bed dealing with an illness.  Wish the best for them deep within your heart.  You’ll notice that you end up losing sight of the grudge.  
  8. Inside You – Recognize they are triggering something in you that you do not like.  For example, they may be aligned with a political group and that group represents beliefs not shared by you. They are triggering something inside of you – therefore the problem starts with your view of the person.
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Developing Mastery

Mastery is comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment and requires total commitment to a skill.  Here are five aspects of mastery that are 

  1. Make the Commitment – lean in
  2. Establish a Discipline – commit to an investment of time
  3. Getting Paid – the ultimate evidence of mastery
  4. Teaching – Masters teach 
  5. Total Commitment – Finding peace in the work 

Side Hustles During COVID

Side Hustles and COVID is hard. Devon and Robert discuss the number of side hustles they have going during the COVID -19 lockdown. Hiring new employees or engaging consultants – Devon discusses how his company is balancing the need for full-time versus contractors. Also, Robert and Devon check-in with their whiteboard pen company. Surprised and shocked by the cost difference between the US and overseas.

How to Recognize a Great Opportunity

Picking your next opportunity is the difference between personal success or a waste of your time. There are five essential questions you need to ask yourself when assessing your next big leap!

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  1. How does the opportunity fit the phase of your life?
  2. What family or financial commitments do you have that are not aligned with the opportunity?
  3. What are you giving up? Are you exchanging money for equity? (Learn how not to get screwed!)
  4. What is your risk tolerance, and are you prepared for the ride? (Does the opportunity fit your life?)
  5. What are your blind spots? Are you painting red flags green?

As always, self-worth is at the foundation of every opportunity. When you believe you’re worthy of success, great opportunities come into focus.

Thank you!

How To Nail Your Next Interview

Robert and Devon both interviewed candidates – Devon hired and Robert did not.  In this podcast, they both discuss what was important to them and why it matters to show up prepared for the interview.  To nail your next interview, you need to…

  • Know what you want
  • Prepare and do research on the company, job, and interviewer
  • Be authentic and transparent
  • Must have positive energy
  • Know something about the position
  • Have a list of qualifying questions
  • Ask difficult questions about your status in the interview
  • Smile
Why You Need a Coach

Why You Need a Coach

In this special podcast from Mammoth Lakes, CA, Robert recounts a fly fishing guide lesson that changed his life. The importance of finding, and paying for a professional guide was critical to his success – and it is to yours too!

Hiring the right coach
Paying top dollar for a seasoned coach
Showing up and learning
Be open to new ideas