CHARGE into Monday -+—–>

Does Cooper complain about Mondays?… No. He wakes up excited like it’s any other day and charges head first! Does Cooper mope around the office on Monday mornings and complain to the other dogs?… No! He gives his peers a massive and happy greeting as if he hasn’t seen them in years. He makes sure Read more about CHARGE into Monday -+—–>[…]

focus on opportunities

Your Monday focus

If you focus on problems and setbacks, all you find is more problems and setbacks. If you focus on possibilities and solutions, you’ll find that things will start working out right for you. Opportunities will favor you. Try this today: Be hopeful and confident that things are going to work out for you! In the Read more about Your Monday focus[…]

Under pressure? So were diamonds once!

It takes extreme pressure to turn carbon into diamonds. Immense heat to forge the strongest steel in the world. Piping hot fire allows glass to be blown into beautiful objects. Intense sun rays helps animals grow protective armor and leather skin. Keep this in mind when you encounter any stress, pressure, or heat from your Read more about Under pressure? So were diamonds once![…]

Mondays are awesome

Was there anything about last week you didn’t like? Maybe you screwed up at work or missed an opportunity. Maybe you didn’t exercise as much as you wanted or neglected a friend. Well, today is Monday and you have a chance to start over. You can correct whatever you didn’t like about last week. It’s a fresh start. A chance to Read more about Mondays are awesome[…]

Happy Monday! Back to “reality”.

I always found it tough returning to work after a long weekend. Most people do. But something changed a few years back… I started watching unhappy people, and noting the things they do. Then, I tried to do the complete opposite. Instead of complaining about Mondays, I embraced them. Instead of talking about the things Read more about Happy Monday! Back to “reality”.[…]

No knead bread

Dishing Out Compliments

“Hey Steve, nice haircut! Have a great day, you handsome man.” “Sally… I gotta say, the way you handled that customer complaint was amazing to watch. You are great at what you do and I’m learning a lot from you. Thanks!” “Hey TJ, last week you said xxx to me. I’ve been thinking about it more over the Read more about Dishing Out Compliments[…]

Motivation Monday

10 x Favorite Monday Messages

Mondays were the worst. Until I made a change… I started writing myself positive messages every morning, forcing myself to have a positive attitude, encouraging myself to change, and motivating myself. Slowly but surely, things improved! Mondays are great for me now. It’s been nearly 3 years of morning emails, and 152 of them have been Mondays. Here’s a list Read more about 10 x Favorite Monday Messages[…]

Another Magic Monday!

  Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you’re unmotivated. Magic happens when you remain unbreakably positive, while everyone else is complaining. Magic happens when you have clear goals for the day, and you’ll do anything and everything to achieve them.   It’s time for another magic Monday. Get out there and make Read more about Another Magic Monday![…]

wishing and hoping

Replace Wishing with Working

You get what your work for, not what you wish for.   Back in my early 20’s, I used to hate Mondays. I sat in my cubicle at work just wishing my life would be better. Week after week, nothing improved. As I grew older I changed my attitude towards “work”. I realized my chances of achieving the things I wanted Read more about Replace Wishing with Working[…]

I hate leaf blowers

Don’t be a leaf blower!

I hate leaf blowers. Every Monday my gardeners come and fire up 2 loud leaf blowers. They circle around my house blowing all the leaves, dust, sticks and rocks away from my yard and straight into my neighbors yards. A couple days later, my neighbor’s gardeners come. They fire up their leaf blowers and blow Read more about Don’t be a leaf blower![…]

Cousin Dan at mt everest

Are you self-motivated?

self·motivation noun Ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from other people or situations. “Dan completes all his tasks by 3pm on Mondays and leaves the office early to hang with his kids. His secret is self motivation and staying away from others with bad attitudes.”   Cousin Dan at Everest Base Read more about Are you self-motivated?[…]

How to stand out on Monday

How to STAND OUT on Mondays

Standing out on Mondays is easy!… (Just do the complete opposite of what all the regular people do) – Be alert while others are sleepy – Smile and be happy while others are grumpy – Get stuff done while others are procrastinating – Work hard while others are hoping and wishing life will magically get Read more about How to STAND OUT on Mondays[…]

together we figure it out!

Everything is figureoutable

  Do you have a really hard problem to solve? Something you’ve never done before? Pull in a team member or friend to help! Still cant solve it? Bring in another person for advice. Then more people, if needed. The more people you bring together, the bigger your invisible collective brain grows. And with enough Read more about Everything is figureoutable[…]

monday is hard

Motivation vs. Discipline

“Waaaah, my life is so hard. I wish I had more motivation to do my stuff.” Have you ever heard someone say this? Or have you said it yourself? Well instead of motivation, what might be needed is just a little discipline. There’s a big difference between motivation and discipline. – Motivation is fleeting – Read more about Motivation vs. Discipline[…]

too much thinking

Less “think” and more “do”

  “What if you spend much of your time thinking about a lot of issues that concern you? You will spend less time taking action to solve these problems.”   This is a snip from a book I’m reading. Surprise, surprise, it’s a self-help book that analyzes successful people and breaks down their basic habits Read more about Less “think” and more “do”[…]

Mondays don't suck

Mondays don’t suck. My attitude does.

Mondays don’t suck. – My attitude does – Today, a lot of people will be looking for excuses to be grumpy. They will blame Monday, their jobs, managers, commute time, workload, etc. I’m not gonna join them. It’s easier to adjust my attitude in the morning. I will find my morning bliss, and enjoy the Read more about Mondays don’t suck. My attitude does.[…]