Woke up this morning and stood for awhile looking out my bedroom window where the jogging trail is, contemplating the concept of motivation and how useless it is. I was wishy-washy about going for a run, but I kinda wanted to and it was a beautiful morning and I knew the dogs would love it, so I stopped thinking about it and asked the dogs if they wanted to go for walkies – then I’m committed because they’re so excited and I can’t disappoint them by not following through! I knew I’d be getting some kind of exercise this morning, it was just a matter of what. I’ve gotten myself in the habit of working out one way or another at the same time every morning save one (rest is just as important!). I don’t give myself the choice of not doing it, so it’s easy.
I hear so many people talk about wanting to be more motivated to do something they think would be good for themselves, and I’m often asked if I can do something hypnosis-wise to help motivate them. To me this is the wrong question. I remember my mentor coach telling us that there wasn’t a single one of his high-achieving clients who wanted to do everything that was good for them every day. The difference between them and the rest of us is that they didn’t give themselves a choice. They made it part of their job.
If there is something you want to do regularly but are having trouble doing it, it isn’t a matter of motivation. Where does the notion come from – does the real you want to do it or did someone tell you you should do it? If it’s truly important to you, you’ll do it. When you give yourself a choice and excuse your lack of follow-through by telling yourself you’re not motivated enough, there’s something blocking you from really wanting to do it. Your brain is blocking it to protect you somehow, and reprogramming that can allow you to make the positive activity part of your job of being a healthy, happy human being – no motivation required.
So next time you criticize yourself as not motivated enough, I’d encourage you to get to the real issue by listening to the real you (you can hear it when you’re quiet and not talking to yourself ). How important is it to you, really? When you tell yourself you should do it, it is your voice or someone else’s? Your lack of follow-through is not a weakness, it’s your brain doing its job – you’re just not listening to what it’s trying to tell you. See yourself as not following through with it because it’s wrong somehow. Either you don’t really want it, or you need to remove a protective block that your clever brain put in place that may have served you once but perhaps isn’t anymore and can be reprogrammed. You’re not unmotivated, you’re protecting yourself. Find out why, let go of what isn’t serving you and move on with your life unencumbered by the self-criticism. And send love to your brain for looking out for you.
It’s gift-giving season, and the first person you should give to is yourself. Seriously. Many people have the misconception that giving to themselves and even just taking good care of themselves is selfish. Not so! Consider how much more you can give to others when you’re in great shape mentally and physically. When you’re on your A-game, you not only help others better, but your healthy spirit influences everyone around you. Your kids and friends see how great you look and feel and are inspired to take better care of themselves, too. Strangers you pass on the street feel your healthy vibes and are warmed by your smiles. When you improve yourself, you positively impact many, many others without even trying.
So put yourself at the top of your holiday present list. But what should you get yourself? I would encourage you to give yourself something that will help you successfully progress in a goal you have for the new year – and the best one is to improve your healthy habits. Our situations (external environment) and body chemistry (internal environment) changes throughout our lives, so keeping ourselves healthy and happy is a constant journey. Take time to re-evaluate everything in your life regularly. You’ll get to know yourself better and see what changes you might want to make to feel even better. Is there a goal you want to reach next year in your life or business? Is there a healthy habit you used to have that you’d like to get back into? Is there some new activity that you think would be fun to learn? The more you do to feed your soul, the more productive and inspirational you’ll be!
Okay, I’ll share my personal gifts & goals this year. I would like to successfully heal up a big injury I’ve had for the last year and get back in good physical shape. I’ve consulted doctors and trainers to determine how best to do that, and I have a plan. I’ll be traveling when I get started on that plan, so I figured that’s a good excuse to give myself the TRX physical trainer I’ve been drooling over for years (and it was on sale, which is even better)! I also love to really get focused on my routine by journaling and recording my goals and progress, so I gave myself a year’s worth of handy dandy little fitbooks. Research shows that writing these things down can help you stay focused on your goals and even double your success, and I’ve experienced this firsthand many times. My favorite tool for this is a fitness journal called a fitbook, which you can check out by clicking HERE.
Put some thought into what your gifts & goals will be this year. Ask yourself what you want, not what you should do or need to do. How you talk to yourself matters. Really. Try this – tell yourself that you need to do something, then tell yourself that you want to do that same thing. They feel different, don’t they? That’s because your brain processes them differently. The first one just adds more to the pile of stuff you have to do, whereas the latter is giving yourself an opportunity. The first is negative and the second is positive, and you can feel it! What opportunity could you give yourself that gets you the most jazzed? Do that!
I wish all of you a healthy and happy holiday season and new year!
Stretch & smile! 🙂
Join me for an inspirational day of personal and professional growth and networking for women in the Phoenix area!
I’ll be doing a breakout workshop session:
From the organizers: “The inaugural Connect~Inspire~Go conference is designed to provide women with a dynamic opportunity to connect with other local women, gain new-found inspiration for the season of life they are currently in and find help in designing the direction they want to go tomorrow. Created for women by women attendees can expect a welcoming environment of local women entrepreneurs who are passionate about sharing what has worked and hasn’t worked for them in areas such as; transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, time management strategies, overcoming obstacles, increasing innovation and productivity, uncovering worthiness, putting goals into action and much more! With two main stage speakers, two tracks of breakout sessions (6 total to choose from), networking time, a vendor alley and door prizes women can expect a fun filled afternoon learning and laughter while increasing their business network within the local community. We can’t wait to see you there!”
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Join me at the Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship for a fun workshop to get your creativity flowing! Learn how to dramatically increase your productivity while getting more enjoyment and fulfillment from your work and more time for the things you love.
Wednesday August 17, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MCE – Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship
20800 N JOHN WAYNE PKWAY #108
MARICOPA, AZ 85139
Get more information and register HERE!
For years people have asked me if I had videos teaching self-hypnosis. Well now I do! I’ve compiled all of the tips, tricks and advice I give my clients into a course that takes you through the different stages of my technique. It’s more than just a learning tool, though – it’s a lifetime reference to help you continually evolve your practice. Best of all, it’s interactive. In the comments section of each lesson you can ask questions or share experiences, and I’m there to help you get exactly what you want out of the course every step of the way.
Check it out HERE and see why this is the best and only self-hypnosis tool you’ll ever need!
Did you know your body is renewing its cells all the time? Did you know your body and subconscious mind work together to make your new cells better or worse than before? We want you to replace your cells with even healthier ones, and a great benefit to that is having more fun in your life while you’re doing it!
Join us for fun and great food! Learn how you can get more out of life each year with health and wellbeing information and tips from naturopathic doctor Kris Berkner and clinical hypnotherapist Amy Rosner.
Date: April 19, 2016, from 6-8 pm at The Hub Grill & Bar in Mesa.
Cost: $25 in advance online, $30 at the door. Food not included.
Click HERE to reserve your seat now!
1925 S Sossaman Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209-4275
Do you have difficulty breathing from allergies, asthma or COPD? My new audio file/CD, Relax and Breathe Easily, helps calm your respiratory system for greater comfort and encourages natural healing.
In this recording Amy uses only positive suggestions that help you:
Get more information and your instant download HERE!
This Groundhog Day, will you come out of your burrow with continued, easy action toward your goals for the new year or will you retreat back into the comfort of your old habits and put those improvements back on your resolution list again next year?
Tap Into Your Superpowers for Fast & Easy Change is a new workshop that’s all about keeping up the positive momentum with which you started off the new year. I’ll work with your individual goals and aspirations for yourselves this year, defining what you really want and making them standard operating procedures for your brains. We’ll get away from trying to boost willpower and instead make permanent transformations that help you down the road to what you want to improve. This will be an interactive workshop and you’ll receive valuable tools that you can use for any future improvements you might like to make.
In this class you’ll learn how to:
– release negative feelings and limiting beliefs that aren’t serving you
– give yourself suggestions or affirmations that really work
– reprogram negative influences on the fly
– discover if past emotional programming may be keeping you from moving forward easily
– tap into your natural superpowers and take off!
GET READY TO BE INSPIRED AND EXCITED! Wishy-washy doesn’t live here. We’re pumped. And we have cookies. 🙂
February 2, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 pm at my office. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Get more information HERE.
You just finished your hypnotherapy training. Congratulations! Now what? How are you going to get your new business started? Where are your clients? How are you going to germinate lead nurturing for your business? How do you take the business advice you received in school and whatever you can find elsewhere and apply it to your new career?
This is my story, how I created myself as a hypnotherapist. I have never considered myself business-owner material. I learned everything I could find, tried all of the best business practices I was taught and threw everything at the wall to see what would stick. I learned that a hypnotherapy practice is a unique kind of business, and traditional business practices don’t always work out well for us. In this book I let you know what worked and what didn’t to get me up and running and making a living wage my first full month in business – and what has kept me going and growing ever since. You might be surprised what has worked and what hasn’t!
Geared toward hypnotherapists, there are lessons and exercises helpful to many other types of entrepreneurs, as well. This book is for anyone looking to create a unique and personal brand for his or her business.
Available now at Amazon.com (click here)!