Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pep Talk

In the last week, I've felt like my job is less about coaching and more just to give pep talks. I'm not sure if it's the time of year, the weather, the astrological aligning (or unaligning) of stars and planets....but dang, you guys are grasping for motivation to keep on working toward your goals.

Regardless of the reason, pep talks are good! I have friends and relatives who call me for them---I put on my pep talk hat, dish out a little motivation, a little tough love, and some encouragement....and we don't usually hang up with them feeling any worse :)
I have my list of go-to people to call for a boost too.

What do you do to get your motivation back when it is slipping away?

One person I talked to finds something inspirational to read or watch---this is a great idea. Read something that demonstrates how a person faced an obstacle and overcame it.
Check out this story about Dick and Rick Hoyt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI&feature=related


Anonymous said...

I hug someone I really love --- when I wonder what is the point.

Anonymous said...

Seeing people who grow better and not bitter does help me too. This is true courage, don't you think?