Do NOT Curb Your Enthusiasm

When your energy is high your excitement for a project grows. When a project is about something that you enjoy or love, your enthusiasm to be successful in it goes even higher. What happens though, is that we allow ourselves to be measured, to be cooled, because we don’t want to offend anyone about our excitement. NO! Don’t calm down! Don’t slow down! Don’t measure your excitement! Do Not Curb Your Enthusiasm! If you enjoy singing, then sing all the time! If you enjoy dancing, then dance all the time! If you enjoy art, then draw, sketch, doodle, color, and paint ALL THE TIME!!
These joys are your talents for the world to enjoy. Why hold back? Why not let your light shine? Why not allow be great at the thing you love?
I say to you. If you love it, do it and do it well. That skill is yours and no one can take it from you. It is not offensive to display your talent for the world to see; it’s your blessing to the world! Stay excited about your gift(s) and use them for each of us to enjoy!
Much Love
Mr. E! The Motivator!

Water Water Water! Gulp Gulp Gulp!!

Water is the best liquid for your body PERIOD! Water, as simple as it is, gives every part of your body things that it needs. When you drink water you begin to feel better, look better, and be healthier instantly. Water gets rid of bad toxins that are destroying your body, clears up your skin, feeds your brain and improves your mental health! So, when you feel bad, drink water. When you feel sluggish, drink water! When you want to lose weight, drink water! It is the essential ingredient to doing all of those things! 

There are several ways to get started with drinking more water. Here are a few of them. 

1. Drink a glass of water when you wake and before you go to bed. Give your body a boost!

2. Replace your meal beverages with water. You’ll begin to see an immediate difference in how you approach food. 

3. Take a bottle and drink water throughout the day. A great way to cleanse your body and keep it energized. 

Any of these tips will work. No matter which one you choose, be sure to drink more water! Gulp Gulp Gulp!

Finish What You Start!

I had the opportunity to work for a home builder early in my career and he shared a bit of knowledge with me that has stuck to me like glue. He said, “It feels good to know that I can start 15 houses at the same time, but all that work means absolutely nothing until those homes are completed.” The message that he was sharing with me was to finish anything that I start. There is power in completion. The sense of accomplishment alone will give you inspiration and confidence. You will also gain the motivation to start and finish more tasks. It’s a win win! 

It’s simple, but it’s not easy. Life gets in the way. Distractions get in the way. People, doubts, and new ideas get in the way! However, you have to remember that YOU control what you allow to distract you. Don’t leave things halfway done. With that said, let’s get focused. Let’s set the time aside and let’s get our ideas done! This will only lay a foundation for bigger and better things! Remember, no matter what, Finish What You Start! What good is an unfinished house? FINISH IT! 

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Increase Your Hobby Time

We should all have a hobby that we enjoy. Personally. I love making songs for kids. I enjoy the entire process. My son enjoys putting Lego sets together. You may enjoy cooking, sewing, sketching, or trying out make-up combinations. Whatever your hobby is, it’s yours. It’s what you love to do. Why not do it more? There are thousands of business owners that are successful by doing things that had as hobbies; even as a kid. Hobbies encourage us to be creative, motivate us to try new things, and relax us in ways that can’t be matched. 

When you give your favorite hobby as much as time you give other things, you will find that your skills in that hobby will increase. This is happening because your are actually gaining knowledge and experience through practicing the things that you love. Try to find find as much time as you can. You will improve your health and be in a better mood more often. As you get better, this may even turn into a nice business for you. 

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Chores! Chores! Chores!

Ahh Yes! Chores! That stuff that parents have us do everyday over and over and over again! Don’t you just love’em? You don’t? LOL! No worries! I’ve found an app that just might make life easier for you and your parents! It’s called Chorma and it is a life saver! With this app you can choose the chores that you are going to do, assign points to them and choose a reward for completing your tasks. Now comes the fun part. As chores are completed, simply let your parents know and they assign the points RIGHT ON THEIR PHONE! ON THEIR PHONES!!
As an example, here is what we have decided as JJ’s chores and rewards using the Chorma App.
A few of his chores are:
Feeding the dog – 1 pt
Picking up in his rooms – 1 pt per room
Writing in his journal – 4pts
and more
His rewards are for ever 50 points that he earns in chores, he gets 2 hours of video game/free computer time on the weekends. That’s 2 hours Saturday morning, 2 hours Saturday afternoon, 2 hours Sunday Morning, and 2 hours Sunday afternoon.
I’ll keep you posted on his progress, but, so far, it’s working out great! We will discuss it this Friday on Live From the Edu-Dome where he is my co-host! check us out each Friday http://www.speaker.com/mrethemotivator

4 Easy Steps on How to Meditate

Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam, Global Grind, The Rush, Card, and overall Hip Hop Pioneer is a guru in meditating. He says often, “There is power in stillness.” Meditation is the practice of being still, clearing your mind, and finding peace in the moment. It is important for echo of us to find 5, 10, or 20, minutes a day to meditate. If you’ve never meditated before, here’s how to do it.

1. Find an area that is comfortable and quiet with dim lighting. No meditating in the cafeteria.

2. Sit with your legs crossed and your hands either in lap win your fingers lightly crossed or on your legs in a natural position. Also make sure that you are sitting up and that your back is not slouched.

3. Close your eyes and breath. To help you focus on breathing, say inhale and exhale to yourself as you sit.

4. Naturally, your mid will begin to wonder and this is where the power of meditation comes in. You must force yourself to focus on breathing. Think about what’s around you. What do you hear? How do your muscles feel? What do you see behind your eyelids? Do you feel a tingle?

It may seem difficult at first, but the more you practice it, the better you’ll become at doing it. You’ll look for better meditation environments and you
L begin to meditate longer in peace. You will find that your mind will be energized and prepared for the day (or night) ahead. Give it a shot and tell me what you think.

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9 tips for Students on Being More Disciplined

It is a fact that the most highly successful people are also the most highly disciplined people. Discipline is the ability to maintain focus on a task no matter what else is happening. Having a high level of discipline is how you answer those hard math problems, complete long and drawn out projects, and discipline helps you keep unnecessary influences away from as you build your best life. Below are 5 quick tips that you can use to improve your discipline.
As I researched, several tips appeared that I feel need to be mentioned as necessary to build self-discipline. Each of these tips are powerful and when practiced consistently as strong habits and routines, they we’ll surely help to improve your self-discipline. in no particular order, here are 9 tips to improve your self-discipline.
1. Take care of yourself!
When your body is happy and healthy, you can put more focus on the things that you feel are important to you. Getting enough sleep at night, eating healthy, exercising, and more healthy habits will set your body up to be focused and prepared for what’s to come ahead.
2. Remove Temptations
Distractions come by the second. The only way to keep from succumbing to them is to remove them completely from your life. That’s right. To improve your self discipline you will need to eliminate some tv time, social network time, texting and phone call time and so forth as you work on your goals. These temptations will only pull you away from the goals that you want to accomplish. You’ll find that your goals will be kicked down the street to be picked up later. Get those temptations out of here! Okay?
3. Schedule Breaks, Treats, and Rewards for Yourself
Look, being disciplined is not an easy thing to do. It takes a lot of work. To help, reward yourself. Who knows what you like better then you? Nobody!! That favorite candy bar of yours? Eat one once you’ve met a goal! That weekend nap you’ve been craving? Take one after you’ve met your goal! These small rewards will give a chance to breath and a chance to relax and feel good about how far you’ve come. It also gives you a chance to re-energize for where you’re about to go. Take breaks and reward yourself during projects, after homework, after practices and more and watch your discipline increase.
4. Forgive Yourself & Move On
Not everything is going to go as you planned it. This can get very frustrating. We have to remember that mistakes are a part of the growing process. Mistakes are the proof that we are trying to get better, we are not where we want to be just yet, and what we need to improve on to get to where we want to be. When you make a mistake, just look at it as a checkpoint that says, “You’ve made it this far, now keep going.” Then, forgive yourself and move on. You have greatness ahead of you.
5. Don’t Wait for it to “Feel Right”
People sometimes say, “I’ll do it tomorrow, today is just not a good day.” This type of thinking only kicks the can down the road and you’ll end up forgetting and more importantly, regretting, that you didn’t start sooner. A friend of mine, in motivating me to keep running after I get tired, gave me this phrase that I apply often in my life, “Enjoy the suck!” This simply means to enjoy the hard stuff. Enjoy the feeling of “I don’t want to.” When you learn to enjoy working when you don’t feel like working, you’ll begin to realize that you can work in any situation whether you enjoy it or not. This, definitely, improves your discipline.
6. Ignore the Naysayers
Not everyone is going to understand what you’re doing. Some will say that you’re acting weird or try to get you to do something that’s “more fun.” What they don’t understand is that you have a plan for your success. Your plan for success won’t match up with plans that your friends have for you. So, what you’ll need to do is ignore them and FOCUS on your goals. No one can determine your success but you! When you choose to allow naysayers to control what you do, you will lose out on the greatness that awaits you. Ignore them, Focus on your goals and Go get’em!
7. Get Support
Now that you’ve gotten the strength to ignore the people that don’t want to believe in you, you can begin to surround yourself with people that will support you. Some people are meant for you to grow and some people are good now, but meant to for you to let go! On this road to greatness, you will need to find people that will hold you accountable for doing the things that you want to do. For instance, you may have a friend that will call you and ask, “Hey. Did you finish your homework? I’ve finished mine!” That friend is holding you accountable for completing your work. That is a good friend for you to have because he/she is offering support for you to get good grades. Surround yourself with supportive friends.
8. Create a Plan
Nothing great happens by accident. Greatness happens through repeated efforts that have been thoroughly planned and executed. Millionaires don’t “luck up” and become millionaires. Great athletes don’t “fall into” being great athletes. These things happen because they planned for them to happen. They set a goal first and then outlined the steps needed to reach that goal. If you want to achieve anything in life, you must create a plan to obtain it. Start with the goal itself and work your way backwards to what you’ll need to do each day to make progress toward your goal. Making a plan is fun and you can create the plan that you feel will give you the best shot at reaching your goal. Also, don’t be afraid to adjust your plan to fit what life throw at you!
9. Break Bad Habits
Last, but certainly not least. You… WE must work to break our bad habits. Procrastination, Making Excuses, Doing just enough to get by, and others must be stopped. We will only be great by Being Great all the time. No Excuses! We must do it or not, there is no such thing as trying when it comes to your goals and your greatness. Throw those old bad habits out of the window, get serious about who you want to be, use these 9 tips to improve your Self-Discpline and BE GREAT!
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Find Your “Why”

Our “Why” comes from our passion to meet a goal, our love for something that is dear to us, or a goal that we want to support or help.

It is most important for each of us to know or remember exactly why we choose to do the things that we do. It’s easy to go into something with one intention, conform to the norms of that “thing,” and forget WHY we chose to do it in the first place.

How do we find our “Why?” First, you should think about something that you love.. By love, I mean, something that you really enjoy doing and can see yourself doing for free (think about it). Examples include (cooking, making websites, cars, Think about a need that you want to help meet (homelessness, feeding the needy, education). Lastly, ask yourself and answer for yourself, why doing this is important to you.
Once you’ve found your “Why,” write it down. Always remember it! Assimilating (or melting into the pot) with the norms of your surroundings is a sure way to forget WHY you’re doing what you’re doing. For example, most teachers choose to teach to impact the lives of children, help them become better people, and launch them on a motivated path to greatness.
Teachers, often, conform to the stagnate teaching practices of others or burnout from the lack of effort from students. Teachers, from my experience, sometimes forget their “Why” and lose their motivation to be the greatest teachers that they can be.
To keep your “Why,” you must speak to your cause daily, you must tell other people about your cause, and spread your WHY to everyone that you meet. That way, not only will you not forget it, other people will always remind you of it. As they say, teamwork, makes the dream work.
Always remember your WHY good people. Have a great day!

Juice!

Each morning I get my day stared with a healthy juice that I make myself. That’s right. I buy fruits and veggies and juice them right in my kitchen. The whole family enjoys a tasty and healthy treat.

The juice is so delicious and it gives me a great and energetic start to my day. I can attack my difficult tasks first, be more focused in meetings, and interact with people a lot better. It helps me work on my six pack abs (that I don’t have yet) by cleaning my body from the inside out. I encourage you to ask your parents or, if you are a parents, make some yourself.
Check this out. Our bodies need nutrients to function properly and keep you energized at all times. There are a few simple ways to achieve this. 1. Eating properly 2. Exercising 3. Getting the right amount of sleep each night.
Here is my recipe for my morning juice. Give it a shot!
1 pineapple
2 oranges
2 apples
1 kiwi
1 stalk of kale
All fresh, not canned
I peel the oranges, kiwi, and pineapple (of course), cut on the juicer and drop them in in random order. It makes enough for about 3-4 glasses of juice. Yummy!
Do you juice? What’s your favorite recipe? Let me know on Twitter – @MrEtheMotivator

You Are Great!

You Are Great!

Top O’ The Mornin’ Good Peeps!

Always remember that you were not placed on this Earth to be normal. You were not placed here to be average. You are here to do extraordinary things in an extraordinary time! We tend to allow laziness, procrastination, and fear of the unknown consume us and keep us from being great. Your brain will disrespect what you want and trick you in being “normal” and “comfortable” and “okay” and “satisfied.” However, if greatness is what you want you’ll retrain your brain and defy “normal,” Punch “comfortable” in the face, and kick “okay” out the door! ON YOUR FEET HOMIE! It’s time to be great!!

You have the same amount of time in the day as the CEO’s, millionaires, & billionaires! Use your time to be the greatest version of you that you can possibly muster! Start early, end late, but no matter what, BE GREAT!!

Go Get’em Tiger!

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