Often and on, we need to be motivated to get ourselves going; we need some form of inspiration to propel us to take action; we need someone to help us when we feel stuck. Our parents and teachers used to do that when we were small, but as adults we need to self-motivate or find another source of motivation.
And it’s not mere motivation, we try to seek out tools to help us dissipate all the negativity we have accumulated over the years – habit of procrastination, constant negative self-talk, fear of failure, hurt, living on the opinions of others etc. Books are perfect companions, but of late TED Talks and podcasts have become great sources for inspiring stories. And it’s here that I heard Lisa Nichols speak and her words challenging you to “do the things you don’t want to do and say the things you don’t want to say, so that you can become the person you have always known yourself to be !!” – inspire action.
Lisa Nichols is a motivational speaker, best-selling author and heads her company in the US, Motivating the Masses Inc. I binge watched her motivational talk videos on the Youtube. She sparks positivity, energy and action in her audience; she narrates the stories from her life and connects them to the positive changes that we need to make in order to live a life of abundance, as she calls it.
I listened to her audiobook – No Matter What, where she describes all the hurdles she had to jump, one after the other to get where she is now. It was no easy struggle – discrimination, abuse, unemployment, low-self esteem, unmarried mother; she had all the odds stacked against her. The story itself is inspiring and along in the book, she teaches us how to develop our own muscles to overcome the adversities – bounce back muscles, determination muscles, forgiveness muscles.
And as she says each person’s break-though moment is different; each person’s take-away is different; and here are my stepping-stones for change from the “yes, Yes” lady – Lisa Nichols.
I maybe late in discovering Lisa Nichols; if there is anyone yet to, check out her videos. Her talks ignite action !! yes, Yes !!
Wishing you all a happy week ahead.
Till next post, take care !!