Press Your Power Button”ON” … and Take Action

Execute the ideas in your mind and rely on your heart to take bold, decisive action. Hold yourself liable for taking up activities you can commit to and living each moment to the fullest. Tell others about your plans so you are more likely to adhere to them.

Do not believe in rehearsing the past or in anticipating the future. Live Today.

Review your skills and accomplishments, but do not get stuck replaying scenes of adverse events from your past. Accept that you made the right decision, given the information you had at the time, but you are prepared to make better decisions today. Assure yourself that you can tackle challenges and manage all hardships through determination and a focus on clear, positive thinking. Do not fritter away your days endlessly refining your dreams for a set of perfect conditions. Instead, breathe life into them here, NOW. Life is imperfect, we are all imperfect, and each choice is imperfect.

“If you call yourself a leader, then you have to be decisive. If you’re decisive, then you have the chance to be a leader. These are two sides to the same coin.”

– Narendra Modi

There are nine practices you can adopt today to become more decisive and avoid procrastination:

  • Meditate – Give your mind a break to stop fear from snowballing.
  • Understand your fears – Write down what scares you and ponder how you can work past fear.
  • View failure as a stepping-stone – See failure as a form of feedback, not a dead-end.
  • Love learning – Accept that no one can know it all. Read, think, and talk about what you’re doing.
  • Meet fears head-on – Do what you are most afraid to do in one courageous leap. The rest is gravy.
  • Erase expectations – Goals are good, but enjoy the process rather than focusing on end rewards.
  • Resist distractions – Instant gratification, like logging onto social media, is not truly worthwhile.
  • Set small goals – Just get moving; start chipping away. You’ll gain momentum to keep going.
  • Focus on your task – There is just one step: what you are working on right here, right now.

Do not wait for the conditions to change for making a start.

Imagine if ships only sailed and airplanes only flew if the skies were blue and the winds minimal. The reality is – you can still get ahead if the skies are gray and precipitation is falling. Break down projects for easy execution. Each victory will encourage you to aspire higher. Appreciate your efforts and all that you have learned thus so far. We all stumble, but the strong do not take failures or embarrassments to heart. They get up, brush off, and move on. So can you! Take responsibility for your own happiness and success.

Empowering questions:

  1. How do I overcome my fears to take action?
  2. How do I become a doer, rather than a thinker?
  3. What one practice can I implement today to make me more productive tomorrow?

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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Recognize And Analyze Complex Patterns

Of all the mental skills, pattern recognition is believed to be most linked to general intelligence. People who recognize patterns know how to discern order from chaos. Patterns can be discovered in art, symbols, numbers, words, ideas, number, routines, and nature. Complex patterns give you a more thoughtful approach to deciphering the world. Critical analytic skills can help you at work, in personal relationships, and in general problem-solving. You develop the mathematical learning and social development centers in the brain when you practice pattern recognition. You have the ability to comprehend how complex patterns work to think more critically and move confidently in your environment.

Analyzing complex patterns is a developing skill

There are many ways to strengthen your pattern recognition and learning agility skills.  Researchers have found that children who participate in art, dance, music, martial arts, and team sports are better at pattern recognition. Students who took piano lessons, in particular, scored 34% higher than their peers after six months. You can also study disciplines like architecture, computer science, mathematics, or psychology. There are a number of smart phone apps to build this skill, including IQ Test FREE, Left vs. Right, and Chess Tactics.

Recognize Negative Relationship Patterns and Break free.

According to Dr. Kristin Davin Psy.D., there are several patterns beyond the typical infidelity, addiction, and poor communication that are toxic to a romantic relationship:

  • Communicating through text and burying one’s face in technology during conversations
  • Lack of common courtesy by making unilateral decisions or failing to tell whereabouts
  • Speaking negatively about a partner in the company of others or joking in a hurtful manner
  • Failure to let the small slights go, bringing up the past, and focusing on all the negatives
  • Not thanking a partner for doing chores, running errands, cooking, or other small things

Appreciate the role patterns play in your life

Patterns make life more intriguing. Having the power to understand patterns helps you predict behavior, make more informed decisions, and derive more interest in life. Read deeper meaning in patterns that you see by using your knowledge and creativity. Use pattern recognition for good — to create better relationships, develop positive profiles of people, and appreciate beauty in the world.

 

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Empowering Questions:

  1. How do I develop my skills in deciphering complex patterns?
  2. What other roles do complex patterns play?
  3. How do I instill the knowledge of reading complex patterns in others?

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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Consider Opposing Viewpoints

Life is beautiful in all the ways one can live or perceive it. Grasp each opportunity for understanding from the viewpoint of others. Open yourself to learning new ideas and living a more creative life. Enrich yourself with friends from diverse backgrounds. Choose to interact with them closely, reveling in the ways they challenge your traditional thought processes. Focus on listening to their views, rather than merely waiting to express your own. Find motivation in reaching new conclusions by giving their perceptions some thought.

“When you judge others, you do not define them; you define yourself.”

– Earl Nightingale

What type of person do you want to be – the one alone, gossiping in the corner… or the one who builds bridges between people, embodying kindness, fairness, and inclusiveness? Before you speak out against another, put yourself in that person’s shoes to imagine how you would react if someone said that same comment about you. How would you feel to know your words have made another person sob, flush with embarrassment, or feel less of him or herself? Ask God to help in giving you pause before you speak, and compassion rather than criticism.

“Judge tenderly, if you must. There is usually a side you have not heard, a story you know nothing about, and a battle waged that you are not having to fight.”

– Traci Lea LaRussa

Strive to become less judgmental. There are hidden stories behind everyone’s words and actions. You are unqualified in drawing conclusions about the choices another person makes. Exposing yourself to diverse cultural backgrounds will help you appreciate diversity, as well as remain sensitive to others.

Enjoy the winding path of learning more than the short-term gratification of being right.

It may come natural for you to interrupt and argue, especially if you are focused on gamesmanship and instant gratification. Yet, you are only artificially inflating yourself with stolen energy from those who are humbled into silence by your aggression. Instead, quietly consider the viewpoints of others. Ask questions to learn more as this help you identify with others. Seek out new experiences and alternate views to focus on the process of learning, which will bring you greater rewards in the long run.

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Empowering Questions:

  1. How can I motivate my peers to feel at ease while relating to me?
  2. How can I show people that I am open to their viewpoints?
  3. What behavior of mine turns others away?

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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Good Health Is The Best Ingredient For Success

Health encompasses mental, physical and spiritual aspects. For your life to be ideal, you need a good measure of health in every aspect. A healthy condition can be acquired by striking a balance between exercise, rest, a proper diet, and meditation. This gives you a better chance at tackling challenges in life.

“Most People Have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” – Kevin Trudeau

Both physical and mental health allow you to survive intense competition and stay on course. If you are healthy, there is no reason to stop pursuing your goals and dreams. Try to pack in as much activity while you are relatively young and healthy.

Mental strength tests your resolve to stay the course.

Positive affirmations are the best technique to improve your mental health. At the start of each day, look yourself in the mirror and assure yourself: I am strong. I am capable. I can tackle any difficulty life throws my way. Make it a point to spend 5-10 minutes each morning reciting a few affirmations that you can come back to throughout the day when the going gets tough. Eventually, thoughts become reality, so choose your thoughts carefully, and make them positive.

“Health is the first and greatest of all blessings.” – Lord Chesterfield

Good health by itself is a great blessing in life. If you are fortunate enough to feel well most days, you should not take this wonderful achievement for granted. Some days you may need to stop what you are doing and remember: I woke up. I am healthy. It has been a blessed day. If there was nothing else good that happened today, at least take a moment to be gracious for your good health.

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Empowering questions:

  1. How to exercise better health at work and at home?
  2. What are some of my daily activities that can negatively affect my health?
  3. How do I determine the breaking point of my mind and body?

 

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
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Dreams Turn To Major Triumphs When Purposeful Goals Are Set

Your subconscious mind can be a powerful source of inspiration when you give yourself over to your dreams. Sleep can be productive, as it allows you to see yourself in new situations. You may find the big picture comes into a clearer focus as your dreaming mind brings forth a set of priorities that will unlock greater fulfillment in your life.

Always Keep Your mind on the prize.

Spend some time pondering a particularly memorable dream to see if there are clues to your deeper feelings and motivations. Build a bridge to achievement by backing your dreams with SMART goals. Set daily goals that are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-based to move toward attaining your ultimate goal.

Celebrate the Dream and the dreamer.

Enjoy renewed excitement each day whenever you look at your goals toward success. Draw encouragement from your goals, dreams and ambitions. Revel in the wellspring of creativity present in your inner space, as you consider your dreams and goals. Your mind is always sorting life out, even as you are at rest. The answers you need will reveal themselves at the right time.

Move Confidently In the Direction of Your Dreams.

Try this positive affirmation: Today, I draw motivation when I envision beautiful things that are happening in my life. I am content with dreaming because I know I have the potential to achieve my goals.

 

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 Empowering questions:

  1. How to know if the dreams I have are too lofty or attainable?
  2. How can I handle the dreams that are intimidating?
  3. Am I realistic about my goals?

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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Clashing Opinions Balance Each Other Like Harmonious Melodies

Different outlooks meld together to bolster your perspective in the same way different melodies unite to form a song. Conflict inevitably arises when working as part of a team. It helps to remind yourself that variety and quality go hand-in-hand when it comes to music – and also in business.

There are no facts – Only Interpretations. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The desired outcome can only be reached after sharing views and discussing differences. Combining wisdom from different people creates powerful coalitions. In working with our allies, we evolve our own perspectives to a higher level. It is better to live in conformity with one another than to live apart, alone in our thoughts and deeds.

Commitment Trumps Compliance.

The most influential people in the world rely on genuine buy-in and commitment, versus short-term persuasion. Strive to show others you really “get” their reality – their strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, priorities, needs, limitations and concerns — by paraphrasing what you hear from them. Hash out options, possibilities and alternatives that will help others in your party grow and evolve to the best versions of themselves.

Togetherness Requires Consideration and Sometimes Compromise.

Planning a vacation with all family members may seem like chaos at the time, but eventually you’ll have arranged the kind of fun every family member wants to have. It may have been easier to autonomously dictate the itinerary from the top-down, but if you are open to input from the group at large, you’ll find you end up with a more memorable and joyous trip for everyone.

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Empowering Questions:

  1. Which approach enables the greatest amount of feedback from others?
  2. Is it possible to get agreeable results even when you have contrasting views?
  3. What method harnesses the advantage of teamwork?

 

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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Every Moment Is An Opportunity

Life consists of a series of countless opportunities that can be seized. Each obstacle that comes your way presents an opportunity to test your abilities and skills. Challenges are your ticket to new opportunities, diverse skillsets, and positive achievements.

Take This Opportunity to Leave Stress Behind So You Can Move Forward.

Negativity fills your soul with lead, making it impossible to move out of neutral and accelerate toward your higher purpose. The preacher Joel Osteen once put it this way: “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” Today, make a point to let go of the stress you’ve been carrying with you. Instead, ask yourself: How can I change my thoughts to get what I want out of life? What opportunities am I missing in my effort to control others?

Re-evaluate The steps You’re Taking.

Sometimes a challenge is a symptom of the sickness. Just as a health diagnosis helps us understand and confront what ails us in a new way, a challenge in business can give us similar motivation to understand and reevaluate the situation. What new perspective can you gain? How can you shift your plans, tactics, or focus to be better aligned with your greater goals and vision?

See The Opportunity For Connection.

Today, each and every moment is connected. You can rack up a long, long list of every way your day “went wrong” – as if the world conspired to bring you down. You can say to yourself, “Nothing ever goes right for me.” Or you can choose a different path. You can pay closer attention to your inner monologue to see how a negative tone could be poisoning your day. You can take a moment to consider the people you are shutting out who would be there in an instant to help lift your spirits. Strive to see connections between your everyday moments.

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Empowering Questions:

  • How can I maintain focus by considering different opportunities?
  • How can I prioritize the opportunities that are presented?
  • When can I best organize and schedule my day?

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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12 Famous People That Persevered and Flourished Later In Life

Do you feel like it’s much too late to achieve your goals and dreams? Many of the people that we know are currently operating in their gifts and talents. It can be discouraging, frightening and dispiriting for the late bloomers among us. However the good news is, many of the most successful people you may know didn’t live their passion until much later in life.

If you think you missed the boat because you’re middle-aged, you couldn’t be more mistaken. You’re mistaken even if you’re 80.

Success often isn’t achieved until later in life:

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  • Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first big role until the age of 43. Prior to that he was a struggling actor with little future. Currently, people all over the world know him for his acting. How many movies, TV shows, and video games has he been in since that first big role in Jungle Fever? Greater than 145+. By the way, he also appears in various commercials!
  • Susan Boyle became a famous singer at the age of 47: After struggling with a learning disability as a child, and the death of her mother she became a famous singer at the age of 47. This dream was made true on “Britain’s Got Talent.” She has been nominated for nominated 13 times for various music awards and won 7 of them.
  • Sam Walton founded Wal-Mart at the age of 44. He had been successful in the retail community earlier in his career however, noting notable. Wal-Mart went on to become one the biggest companies in the world, and Walton became one of the world’s richest.
  • Stan Lee. Known to everyone as the creator of Spiderman and the X-Men. Stan Lee didn’t experience success until the age of 39. His most widely known work did not occur until several years after that. Who says it’s too late to do something incredible with your life?

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  • Ronald Reagan never held a political office until the age of 55! He became one of the most popular presidents in modern history.
  • Colonel Sanders didn’t invent his famous chicken  until he was 50. His famous chain of restaurants is still doing well today. His likeness has been used to market KFC since the business launched circa 1940.
  • Momofuku Ando created Ramen Noodles at the age of 48. Many college students depend on Ramen noodles as an inexpensive meal with staying power. How many times have you had Ramen noodles in your lifetime?

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  • Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species at the age of 50. No book has had a greater effect on the theory of evolution than Charles Darwin’s iconic book.
  • Taikichiro Mori became a real estate investor at the age of 55. He was a professor before that. He was the richest man in the world in 1992 with a net worth $13 billion. He inherited his first building from his father. The rest he accomplished on his own.
  • Grandma Moses started painting at the age of 78. If you have the gumption, you can still make an impact after 70. One of her paintings sold for over a million dollars.
  • ­­Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t publish her first novel until she was 65-years old. She wrote an additional 12 novels after that. A successful television series was built around her series of books. Older children still read her books today.
  • Peter Roget created the first thesaurus when he was 73-years old. He was trained as a medical doctor but had an obsession with words, especially words that had the same meaning. He quit his medical career to focus on the creation of the first thesaurus. The most popular thesaurus in the world still bears his name.

It’s never too late to leave your mark on the world and to become the best version of yourself. Everyone was born with a unique gift to share with the world. Don’t allow your gift to die with you! Spend the later portion of your life pursuing something you love. There’s still time to do something amazing, therefore begin now and make it COUNT!

 
Lisa Morgan Mosley
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Top 5 Reasons For Having Lack Luster Ambition

You’ve heard the excuses before!  I’m waiting for my ship to come in, I’m waiting for my kids to get older, I’m waiting for approval.. etc. What are you waiting for? You have plans and aspirations that you’ve been putting off in many cases for decades.

We’re great at putting things off and convincing ourselves that we’ll get them done someday. Well, last time I checked “someday” was not a day of the week! Eventually, we all run out of somedays and our options become fewer and less likely to materialize. If you’re not enthusiastically pursuing your dreams, believe it or not, there’s a reason. And it might not be the reason you think. Let’s take a look behind the curtain.

Most excuses are actually a form of fear camouflaged as another challenge.

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Identify what’s holding you back and take action today:

1. A perceived lack of resources. Perhaps you need additional knowledge, education, money, or time. These are the most common reasons for not taking action. While the reasons may be accurate. You might not have enough time. However, it’s up to you to make the time. It’s up to you to find the money you need.

• A lack of resources can’t stop you if you’re determined. Using the lack of resources as an excuse suggests another underlying issue.

• Find a way around your lack of resources. There’s a solution available to you right now if you want to find it and if you want accomplish your dream bad enough.

2. Your belief that you’ll fail. Maybe you’re not afraid of failing, but you anticipate failure. No one would waste their time taking action if they expected a negative outcome. Use every tool at your disposal to change your belief. Try using logic or convince yourself that you’ll give it a try anyway. Meditation, self-hypnosis, and visualization are other possible options. Remember, what ever you think about you bring about!

• Get expert advice or consider changing your objective to one that’s more believable.

3. Fear. The is the most accurate answer most of the time. Doing something significant involves change, both the change that results from success and the chance necessary to create success.

• If your dream is to launch a new business, perhaps preparing a business plan that outlines a clear vision of your start-up, along with a SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis to help you overcome potential obstacles on your new Journey. The most effective way to combat fear is to jump in with both feet. The apprehension that results from thinking about taking the first step is more severe than the apprehension that accompanies real action. Once you get started, the fear subsides considerably.

• Fear has been around since the beginning of man. It’s not going away, so it’s important to build your ability and mental fortitude to manage it.

4. A lack of motivation. Why aren’t you motivated? Is it due to fear or something else? A little success can create motivation. Starting a diet can be challenging, but your motivation grows after you’ve successfully lost 10 pounds.

• The solution to a lack of motivation is the same as the solution to fear: take the leap. Get started and hang in there until you’ve experienced some success. At that point, you’ll find that your lack of motivation is no longer an issue. Remember, yo don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great!

5. The need for perfection. This could be the need to have ideal conditions before getting started or the need to accomplish your goal without experiencing any failure along the way. Perfectionism is just another manifestation of fear masquerading as a socially acceptable excuse.

• There is no failure, provided you don’t give up. Expect that things won’t work out 100% according to plan. Accept this fact and move ahead.

• Take action. Taking action is the best way to reduce your fear. You don’t need to be perfect. You only need to be “good enough.”

If you’ve been finding reasons to put off your plans to some unidentified point in the future, it’s time to examine the reasons. Fear is the biggest reason for chronic procrastination. It’s your responsibility to determine why you’ve been waiting. By finding an explanation, you can begin to take motivated action and see your dreams come true. Additionally, you can always connect with a life coach to help you to become the best version of yourself.

 

Lisa Morgan Mosley
Business/Corporate Coach
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Your Initial Plan For A Rewarding Career

 

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Career goal setting is your initial plan and very first step for a rewarding and successful life. Rewarding, though subjective; depends on your definition on what rewarding may look and feel like. You may have initially thought of a goal at the start of your career and have a well-defined dream of where you’re going to precisely land.

Or, possibly, you’re already in the middle of your career, and you feel that you’re not making forward movement, or you doubt if you have selected the right career with the right organization.

Are any of these scenarios sounding recognizable to you? If so, this is a clear indication that setting a career goal with a strategic plan is in order. However before you start, be sure to outline what you want to materialize in your career. Therefore it’s critical to list all of your goals and dreams, and sketch a chart to see whether you are near or far from any of your objectives.

For some, setting career goals is no more than socially chatting about it with a few friends, for others setting career goals may look like sitting silently contemplating it, or perhaps feeling depressed and disappointed with an adult beverage. Nonetheless, the best way of creating your career goal is during your most productive hours of the day and this may differ for everyone. After all, what you are about to create is a career goal that will either outline pending catastrophe, or one that will produce endless rewards for your life.

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Here are some suggestions on how you should get started.  

  1. Be clear on what you want to be, do and have:

There’s nothing more annoying than a person trying to tell you something, yet you can’t understand what they’re talking about. The same goes for your inner-self. Being indecisive is both challenging and confusing therefore; feeding this habit will only be futile to your journey of searching for career goal answers.

The more detailed you are with your plans, the better. Instead of writing down “Own a nicer car in two years”, you will find that writing “Buy a Black Tesla Model S by September 2018” is more helpful. Do this in all aspects of defining your goals and dreams. Additionally, fire the negative committee that meets in your head before criticism of your goals becomes apparent. Just proceed to write your goals down.

  1. Articulate your plan:

The more you discuss your plan, the more self-motivation becomes your friend. If you want to chat about it with friends, do so. They will be able to help you make a decision or share ideas that may help propel you forward. Just remember, that it is ultimately your decision because it is YOUR life. Don’t let others decide for you.

  1. Come up with options:

You’ve got to have an alternative route for reaching your career goal. Sometimes, the road that you’ve decided to embark on is simply impassable at this time. But this should not deter you. Instead, try to look for every possible angle to promote your next move on your career path.

The most important thing you have to consider is that the process of attaining your career goal is a journey. When you are on a journey, you are open to almost everything, every stimulus, every possibility. Finally, don’t be connected to the outcome, for the result you desire may look a bit different then what you originally envisioned.

These suggestions will positively impact and enrich your experience! You can use all the information and life lessons you experience along the way to assess and re-assess your career goals. Remember, missteps will happen however; there is something additional that would help you more in your setting a career goal; learn to love and be patient with yourself. Remember, you’ve got greatness within YOU!

Published by: Lisa Morgan Mosley

http://212degreescoaching.com

I am a collaborative, solution-focused Business/Corporate Coach. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
  • Served as a Landmark Education “Self Expression and Leadership” Coach
  • Masters Degree: MAOM (Organizational Management)
  • Sales/Marketing Leader in multi-industries: Consumer Goods, Logistics, Technology, Telecom, Wireless
  • Personal Empowerment Expert
  • Professional Development Expert
  • Career Transition Expert