“Self-motivation” is rubbish!

Coach Mi definition motivation – a strong, persistent desire to act The word “self” is redundant because there is no other kind of motivation.  All motivation comes from within.  If you are motivated by something external, it’s not motivation, it’s coercion. Something external – someone or an event can start the process for you and break or drag you out of inertia but …

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“No pain, no gain”

If you really believe in this saying, you’d be a masochist.  Think about it. People use this phrase to push themselves or others through tough times, to motivate and encourage but realistically how can pain motivate?  I think this belief may be the cause of many failures. I believe that pain can lead to growth but is not necessary for …

Self-belief – the hidden treasure

Several months after reading Outliers and I’m still feeling its impact. After stewing on it for a while, I decided that it would be worth sharing this story. I’ve always believed that I was self-made.  When I started out in the workforce, I didn’t have family connections or old school networks to give me a boost.  I started from scratch and …