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. 

What are you hobbies? Let me know on Instagram – @MrETheMotivator


Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

9 Tips for Being More Disciplined! – Mr. E! Speaks! Ep. 2 In this episode of Mr. E! Speaks, I outline 9 great tips for being more disciplined. Being disciplined is a great skill that all successful people use to accomplish their wildest and most difficult goals. With these 9 tips, you will strengthen your self-discipline also! Enjoy!

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Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

Live From the Edu-Dome feat. JJ! Ep. 2 (made with Spreaker) Source:

Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

The Lift Off – Episode 2! (made with Spreaker) Source:

In this episode we discuss Setting Goals for 2015 and Unleashing Your Side Hustle! It’s time to get to work! let’s do it!

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

Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

Live From the Edu-Dome! – Healthy Living (made with Spreaker) Source:

In this episode I talk briefly about getting started with your exercise routine, a quick, easy, and daily exercise routine that I do and I teach you how to get started with Meditating and it’s importance! I hope you enjoy it! tune in tomorrow for The Lift Off featuring Bob Mackey!

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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Mr. E! The Motivator! posts a new motivational video for kids on YouTube!

Student Engagement Specialist, Mr. E! The Motivator! continues the push to inspire students across the nation with another YouTube video! Please enjoy and share with others!

Live from the Edu Dome with JJ Ep 1 In this episode of Live From the Edu-Dome JJ and I discuss his Christmas, New Year’s Goals, My Vision Board, Video Games and your brain, and share some Motivation with you!

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Also catch The Lift Off! with Bob Mackey each Wednesday!

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!