It’s About Time You’ve Kicked Your Own Ass

Have you ever had a ‘rude awakening’? It’s when someone else tells you something so brutally honest, it feels like they just threw some ice cold water on you behind your back in the heat of summer. It’s unexpected, feels completely awful at first, then you feel a little numb, and then the warmth returns slowly while you’re looking for the culprit (or trying to make sense of the whole situation). A rude awakening is honest, and can help you out of your comfort zone.

FOR EXAMPLE

You are in a large 12-person jacuzzi in Las Vegas. You’re relaxing on one end, enjoying a Bahama Mama, all by yourself, thinking, “Wow, how did I get this lucky?” And then out of nowhere, you hear someone say, “Eww, how can you stay in there with that piece of nastiness in there?” Then, out the corner of your eye, you see a little turd floating towards you and you hop out of there so quick, you forgot your drink.

All it takes is a little shit.

I mean shift.

Shit.

Anywho, all it takes is a little mental shift to get you out of someplace you feel comfortable, and it can help you in the long haul. And the best part? You don’t have to wait for someone else to give you a rude awakening for you to kick your own ass and get your butt out of your comfort zone. You know what you have to do, you know what you should be doing to be a success, so stop lollygagging and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

How To Kick Your Own Ass, Just Like The Pros 2.0

1. Take a deep breath. Stop worrying and overthinking, instead, be still.

2. Plan out your day and then -the sometimes hard part- stick to your friggin’ schedule.

3. DO THE THING INSTEAD OF AVOIDING IT OR MAKING EXCUSES

4. Be what you know you are capable of, anything less and that’s not success.

Now, it’s about time you’ve kicked your own ass.

The Importance of an Action Plan

When was the last time you actually said you were going to do something, and then actually did it within a reasonable time and felt a great sense of accomplishment? If it feels like it has been a while, or maybe you’re a bit less motivated than usual, then you’ve come to the right place.

An action plan is an awesome way to get out of your own head and better organize your thoughts. An action plan is a way to have a better sense of how you can best use your time, and it can be a very effective means of motivating you to accomplishing your work, or at least getting started on it.

In your own head, you may have some really awesome ideas, but you may also have some subconscious fears that you may or may not be aware of that are currently holding you back. Getting all of your thoughts down on paper (what do you want to do, when do you want it done by, what is the best way of tackling this, etc.) is a great start and can make something that seems so daunting actually not so bad after all.

What does a great action plan have?

  1. It lists what you need to do. Even if it’s something that’s not due until a month from now, that is something you need to start working on now. Keep it short and specific.
  2. It has specific due dates. What are the small steps that need to be considered and when should those be done?
  3. It needs to have your absolute commitment. You need to commit yourself to your plan and not let any distractions get in the way.
  4. It needs to have rewards or incentives. If you accomplish X by 2:00pm, maybe you’ll reward yourself by booking that trip.
  5. It helps you kick your own ass. The plan motivates you to get all your work done, while at the same time reminding you of how strong you are and that you are capable, by setting expectations that are do-able for you.

Simply put, a great action plan can be your best friend when it comes to getting sh!t done and making the most out of your time. It can help provide greater clarity and focus since you can have it in front of you, and not just in your own head. YOU GOT THIS.

Reflections on Hard Work

     Hello, there! Thank you for joining me and I hope you stay a while. Have you ever had a time where you felt so exhausted, especially after working really hard, and just hoping that it either ends or that it pays off? Me too.

       However, what I’ve come to realize is that hard work can be something to enjoy, and it helps me remember what I love and what’s important. Work hard, play hard. There are many times where the work seems like it’s too much, too complicated, too droll, perhaps even the straw that could break the camel’s back. But at the end of the day, it’s what you make that matters.

      Making someone’s day, making a beautiful ceramic sculpture, making flash cards, whatever it is, you’re pushing towards something bigger. Yes, that will take consistent hard work, and it will pay off. It may not be immediate, but like a seed planted in good soil and in the right conditions, it will grow and may become much bigger than you could have ever imagined.

    So the next time you’re working hard and you hope it pays off or that you want it to be over, just keep going above and beyond. 

“The work that challenges you the most is the biggest opportunity for you to learn and grow.”

-Stella Leanne

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