GTTW Podcast Ep. 2 (13min.)

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Leveraging Motivators https://anchor.fm/shawn-ward/episodes/Leveraging-Motivators-e2v7nh To achieve our best chance of overcoming approach avoidance we need to understand striking a healthy balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Bringing more awareness to our foundational personal values and anchoring into intrinsic motivations that come from those most personal values will... Continue Reading →

Being Consumed

You ever have a day where you just get hijacked by your own negative thinking? Yeah, me too. Nothing is broken or wrong with you though, this is natural to do. Whether it's your worry about the tough day you just had and wondering if your going to have another today. Or, your fidgeting about... Continue Reading →

Approach Avoidance

It’s hard not to let our minds fear what’s going to happen on the way up that hill or on the other side.We enjoy a dip into the unknown every now and again. Especially when we find ourselves in the midst of a new year. We're wired however with approach avoidance. That reptile like impulse... Continue Reading →

Quote Roulette #9

"Optimization in my experience is a bit of a myth. You can't be hyper-productive and eat healthy and exercise and be on top of emails and be clean and organized and socialize and expect to read a novel per week, you just can't. Something's gotta give." - GanzeerEveryone would like to say that they have... Continue Reading →

Monkeys

Last post was all about a broader stroke on the topic of motivators. Two kinds to be specific, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic, the better one to really establish behaviors we want to see or desire in our work/life are the ones we want as our foundation. Placing intrinsic motivators over that of exterior ones are... Continue Reading →

This Is Your Motivation

The stick and the carrot game have been around a long time. Finding our carrot isn't always as clear or as easy to picture in today's environments we live and play in. What we think was our motivation we can learn quickly is the wrong self motivation to have. We need to figure out how... Continue Reading →

Your Main Thing, Your Main Thing?

"Long-term success is not an event it is a process that will have peaks and valleys along the way. Falling into a victim trap is in the valley, and remaining in that trap will delay your visit to the peaks." - David Cottrell, Monday Morning MentoringHow's that first week of the New Year been going?... Continue Reading →

Work It!

Yesterday's post (Quote Roulette #8) talked about the power of small habits stacked or chained on top of one another. How they can create over time some incredible changes towards achievements we want. There are systems in use all around us. Ones we can see or feel as well as ones we cannot. Think about... Continue Reading →

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