January 25

Not Motivated? Seven Incentives to Inspire You

Not Motivated? Seven Incentives to Inspire You

By Deborah Johnson

January 25, 2019

change, get unstuck, Inspirational speaker, motivational speaker

Incentives to Inspire

Can’t seem to get started on making some needed changes in your life? Are you tired even thinking about beginning a new program or going down a new path?

The key is to take one step at a time! This involves putting one foot in front of the other. Here are seven incentives that will help you do just that. 

Seven Incentives

INCENTIVE ONE: DON’T SET RESOLUTIONS-DEFINE SMALL GOALS. A goal should be achievable and doesn’t have to be large. Small, specific steps will help you gain big results. If you don’t start today, you’ll still be in the same place next year, discouraged and doing what you’ve always done.

INCENTIVE TWO: ASK QUESTIONS. Why are you pursuing the path you’re on? Take time with your journal to write down answers. Why you’re working in your field, living where you’re living, have the relationships you have.

INCENTIVE THREE: MAKE CHANGES. Don’t like what you’re doing? Change it up now. Put a plan in place to make it happen. If your change involves a relationship or new business, get wise counsel 

INCENTIVE FOUR: GET A PHYSICAL CHECKUP. Many hormonal changes occur in different decades of your life. Keep up with normal checkups. Make an appointment if you need extra help with a particular ailment. It could be very worthwhile and explain many of your emotional rollercoaster feelings.

​INCENTIVE FIVE: REWARD YOURSELF. Define five things that you’d work hard for. Ideas: chocolate, a long walk, a meal out. If you are on a diet, don’t blow it big as you’ll feel less motivated to continue. 

​INCENTIVE SIX: MAKE A VISUAL DREAMBOARD. This helps many with goals. Put on it everything that you’d like to achieve in the next ten years. Use pictures if possible. Place it in a place where it’s easily accessed.

INCENTIVE SEVEN: NOTE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. Keep track of even small accomplishments. Change your path or method if you find yourself not accomplishing what you desire. Find a trusted friend to share your small goals and accomplishments with. If at all possible, celebrate together!

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About the author

DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., creator of Hero Mountain® and former president of Los Angeles National Speakers Association, is an international award-winning music artist, author, speaker and National Media Commentator. She also hosts the popular podcast "Women at Halftime." Deborah provides tools to create your ideal lifestyle and work at mid-career or during the halftime of life, getting unstuck. You can live your second half fulfilled, focused and free! Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. She is also the recipient of the Women's Economic Forum Exceptional Women of Excellence Award. Deborah is the author of multiple books, over twenty albums and musicals and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.

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