How to Find Your Catalyst

How to Find Your Catalyst

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It’s Friday already and so I hope you have time over the weekend to read this carefully as I think it will be a valuable few minutes.

The incredible lightning photo is of my nearest city during a recent storm. Talking of which, we’ve got another storm brewing so I’ll type fast before we lose power…

Too often I see people failing to get going with their business and ultimately feeling very down with their entire lives.

This morning I have helped so many motivated people to make huge amounts of m.oney and position themselves to have an absolutely amazing 2019.

Personally speaking, I made a month’s salary by 11 am. 🚀

Yet others around me continue to wallow in self-pity and lethargy.

This got me to thinking about what makes people do things.

I hope it helps YOU to galvanise you into action this weekend!

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Finding Your Catalyst for Personal Motivation and Inspiration

A catalyst can be something that you experience – such as an event, or it can be words spoken by another person, or a book or a movie that causes you to alter your life in some way.

Some catalysts are simple – such as a man who gets fired because he’s always late. Losing the job can be a catalyst for that man to make sure he gets to his next job on time, or find a job that gives him so much personal satisfaction, he never wants to let his company down.

The event of getting fired, often at an inopportune time, caused him to make a change in how he acts in life. Change is hard. It’s easier to do what you’ve always done because there’s comfort in familiarity.

For me personally, it was losing my business and then my house.

Leaving your comfort zone thrusts you into new situations and forces you to deal with new ideas and new ways of handling various aspects of life. It’s scary and no one wants to go through it voluntarily.

If you were to take a survey of random strangers and ask them, “Are you happy with your life?” you would get more no answers than you would yes ones. There are a lot of people who aren’t happy with their lives.

They don’t like their personal life or their professional life – and they don’t like how they act sometimes. Yet day in and day out, they don’t do anything to change any of that.

Some people don’t know how to change it. They don’t understand how they can find a catalyst to motivate and inspire themselves toward the kind of life they want.

Sometimes a catalyst enters your life, and you’re too focused on the humdrum of ordinary life you miss it completely.

Change Begins and Ends with You

If you take the time to look over your life at this moment, what would you think about it? Think about the people in your life – those who you’re in an intimate relationship with.

Is it everything you wanted it to be and hoped it could be? What about where you are financially in life? Does where you stand right now with your finances make you wish things were different?

Does it create a hunger within you to have more? To be wiser about your finances? What about your job? This is an area where a lot of people are absolutely miserable.

Yet, they stay in that job year after year, getting older and even more miserable. If you dislike any area of your life because it simply isn’t satisfying, you but you stick with it anyway, it means that you’ve settled.

You’ve given up on the idea that there could be more – that you deserve more or that changing things is even worth the effort. If you dislike an area of your life now, but you don’t change anything about it, I promise you that you’ll still dislike that area of your life three months, six months or a year down the road.

By then you’ll have lost time and you will have missed the opportunity to make changes during that time-frame. If you want more out of life – if you feel that you should have more – and the unhappiness with your life sits like a rock in the pit of your stomach, then you need to take steps to make changes.

Physical signs like that are always indicators that something isn’t the way you want it to be – that it needs to be addressed. And ignoring these physical signs can lead to emotional complications as the stress of the matter weighs heavily on you.

Remaining where you are in a life you’re not happy with will lead to feelings of depression, sadness and resignation. That hole inside of you that aches for something more, for something better will never be filled.

That’s not what you deserve. It’s not what anyone deserves. Life is not meant to be something that’s just endured. It’s meant to be lived with excitement because it can be an amazing adventure if you decide that’s what it’s going to be.  catalyst

Roadblocks That Get in the Way of Your Motivation

Though people are all different, we all have one thing in common – roadblocks that get in the way of what we really want from life. Roadblocks stop some people from ever making a change, but they motivate others to keep on going to find a way to what they want, regardless of the roadblock.

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You might have one of these roadblocks or you might experience more than one of them. A major roadblock to change is fear. When things change, it ushers in differences that can make us afraid.

 

 

We’re afraid to leave behind the bad job for fear we won’t like the new one – fear that we might not fit in as well. Remember though, that one of the acronyms for fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.

Your fears are usually based on what if myths – and they almost always never come to pass. Don’t let fear cause you to sit on the sidelines of change. Another roadblock that gets in the way is a lack of knowledge.

It’s hard to make changes when you’re not sure exactly how to go about those changes. You might be branching out into an area that’s completely beyond your scope of knowledge at the present time.

Remember that what you don’t know can be learned. Use educational resources as your catalyst for change and success. Strive for new levels of insight that you previously didn’t have.

Thinking that you simply can’t add another thing to your already full life keeps many people stuck where they are. Making changes requires work. So many people see the effort as not worth the payoff – and that’s a mistake. catalyst

This belief is what keeps you rooted to that job that you hate, to those messy finances, or to that relationship that’s sucking the life right out of you. Learning better time management skills can be a catalyst for a better life as you clear out things that are a waste of time and make room for what offers the most benefits.

Being just comfortable enough where you are can be a roadblock to motivate you to change. You’re not 100% happy, but you’re “happy enough.” All this means is that you settled for a life that keeps you locked in your comfort zone.

You’re trading a full life for one that’s half empty – because if you’re not 100% satisfied, then something is missing. That something may be the very thing that you always wanted, but because you were “happy enough,” you’ll never reach it.

Visualisation can be a catalyst for the changes you need to make. Picture the next level of success in every area of your life – finances, career satisfaction, relationships, health – everything that matters most to you.

Focus on how it could be improved and then make a game plan to get you there. If you block out those thoughts in an effort to stay content, you’ll never know what you could have made out of your life if you’d give it a chance.

Wanting everything to be perfect is a huge roadblock to motivation. It’s here where people stall out. They want the new situation to be perfect before they attempt any changes.

They want the new job to have everything in place. They don’t want to take the chance that they’ll make a switch and find it’s not what they wanted. These are people who wait for the “perfect” relationship before getting into one.

Perfectionism is the killer of change because what you see in your mind as perfection doesn’t translate that way in life. That’s because there are no perfect scenarios in a life that’s lived to the fullest.

There are experiences to encounter – and not one of them will be perfect. That’s okay. Perfectionism kills progress. You don’t want to be sitting on the sidelines waiting to get into the game of life.

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The number one roadblock that keeps too many people from letting a catalyst be their motivation is the fear of failure.

They falsely believe that they haven’t failed yet because they haven’t even tried – so they’re safe.

 

But whether they realise it or not, they have already failed. They’re choosing to stay stagnant in a lesser life than what they dreamed of. That, in itself, is a form of failure.

Another roadblock happens when people wait for change rather than seeking change. They wait for the perfect joint venture partner to come to them instead of seeking one out, because that requires putting themselves on the line.

They wait to see if the person they’re in a relationship with is going to treat them better, rather than speaking up about what they want and deserve. They avoid tough situations and tough conversations because they’re waiting for everything to work out on its own.

Change isn’t something that happens on a whim. It’s something that you make happen. You have to find the motivation within yourself to make that change. And it’s uncomfortable at first.

That’s okay. Take that sign of discomfort as a compliment. It’s proving to you that you’re taking action and bettering your life, even in the face of fear or uneasiness.

Your Mind Can Be a Catalyst

You get the life that you think you deserve.

Your mind or your thought patterns lead you to make changes – to take action that alters the life you currently have. What usually happens when someone’s mind leads them to take action is they become so upset with their current situation, helping them realise leaving it where it’s at, is no longer an option.

Their emotions will often reach a point that they must make a change. This drive can often start out backed by an emotion. For example, if someone is in a relationship with a person who didn’t treat them that well, they’ll often stick with the relationship until a catalyst fuelled by emotion causes a change.

Your subconscious knows what you truly want. What happens is this true desire becomes buried deep under what we’re willing to settle for. This is why so many people aren’t living a life full of passion.

You can tell if you’re living a life full of passion by asking yourself this question. Do I love getting out of bed in the morning? If you’re not excited about what you get to do when you get out of bed, that’s a warning sign that you need to find your catalyst.

Whatever it is that motivates you is what will drive you to wake up, ready to start and excel throughout your day. It will drive you to keep going in the face of obstacles.

You’ll continue on – even if you’re the only one who believes in you, or your idea or your change. That’s why it’s vital to your success – to your ability to thrive – that you get in a business that you have a strong emotional attachment to – something you are proud of and believe in strongly.

Face the Hard Truth About What’s Keeping You Stuck

Did you ever hear of someone who had a terrible health scare because they made bad choices in life that led to the issue? It shook them up – and for awhile, they strictly followed the doctor’s orders.

They ate right. They exercised. They got the amount of sleep that they needed. They quit smoking. They quit drinking. Yet before several months were out, they slipped right back into their old habits.

The catalyst, which was the health scare, came face to face with personal responsibility – and lost. The hard truth is that in order for your catalyst to motivate you, you’re going to have to accept personal responsibility.

The choices that you make in life are your choices. You made them because you thought they were the best option at the time. You might have received bad advice that led you to a decision – but in the end, you were the one that made that choice.

You have to accept personal responsibility for what you want to see changed in your life before it can change. People who place the blame on others for their lot in life don’t ever reach a place where they’re truly happy – regardless of the changes.

That’s because they see life as happening to them rather than them making life happen. Accept the responsibility for your mistakes, for your poor choices, for that awful job you shouldn’t have taken, or for that relationship that was a mess from the start that you wasted too much time on.

Once you accept it, you can move on. You can free yourself to finally accept the catalyst for change. Don’t let where you were be a stone around your neck that anchors you to the place where you currently are.

Let the mistakes you made in the past become part of your motivation – part of your growing experience. While growth is hard, all good things happen with the evolution to a different place in life.

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5 Ways You Can Find Your Catalyst

Knowing that you want your life to change requires that you take stock of your life. It means that you have to examine every area and look at what’s not been working to give you the feeling of inner satisfaction that you’d like to have.

The first way that you can find your catalyst is to understand the things in your life that matter to you. Your catalyst for motivation won’t be the same as someone else’s.

While what matters to one person may be an expensive house, that might not matter to you. Your priority might be financial security for your retirement, or more time to spend with your loved ones.

If having time to do what you want to do with creative work is what matters to you, then your catalyst will be whatever action gives you the chance to free your inner artist.

This may be something as simple as cutting back on hours with work or finding a different job. It might be the catalyst of taking an art or a writing class. Whatever it is should be something that you truly desire – something that you feel your life would be lacking if you didn’t have it.

The second way is to accept that you’re going to have to change things in order to get what matters to you. Many people are willing to acknowledge what matters to them, but then they baulk at the thought of making a change.

You won’t get what matters to you without change. It’s like losing weight. You can’t shed pounds if you stay sedentary, eating copious amounts of calories. You have to be mindful of your movement and intake.

The third way to find your catalyst is to give it the opportunity to happen.

For example, if you want to start your own business, but your personal and professional life doesn’t leave you with room to learn about business development or to increase your skill sets, then something has to give.

You have to make room to let the change in. Maybe that means spending a little time after work on the weekdays or on the weekends to educate yourself. It’s a temporary sacrifice for a long-term benefit.

The fourth way to find your catalyst is to make it concrete. Write it down. Share it with others. Find a mentor. Don’t allow this change you want to remain nothing more than a desire.

By naming it, you’re taking a step toward making it your future reality. Claim what it is that you want for your life. Then make a formidable plan to go after it, step-by-step.

The fifth way is to not let the size of the change throw you off your goal. Some changes that people want to make really are pretty big. Changes like moving from your home to live in another country because it’s what you’ve always wanted is a huge change.

You wouldn’t want to pack up overnight and head out the next morning. You can’t throw away personal responsibility when a catalyst happens. What you have to do is focus on the things you need to do in order to reach that change sensibly.

If your goal is moving to another country, you would want to find a place to live and secure a way to support yourself financially before taking the leap. Those are action steps that you can take that lead to the big change.

Small change is what equals big change and it gets you closer to where you want to be in life. Think about how often you’ve just accepted your fate – your lot in life.

Have you ever made an action plan to get to a better place? To have more peaceful relationships by setting boundaries? To feel the thrill of waking up each morning, ready to lead a niche that excites you?

If you’ve been watching time pass by, waiting for a bolt of lightning, and you didn’t win that huge lottery prize during the week, then consider this day your wake up call.

Maybe it’s time to embrace every catalyst you encounter so that years down the road, you’re not still stuck in the mud wondering why life passed you by.

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Robin Morton

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Fake It Until You Make WHAT?

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We’re ALWAYS being told to ‘fake it until we make it,’ right?

Is this REALLY good thing?

Pretending we’re more successful than we really are..
Eating in restaurants we can’t afford..
Having our photo taken next to a vintage Jaguar [that isn’t our own]…

So what DO you do when you haven’t got the big success results, the fancy overseas vacations or the big cars?

You can try going down the fancy restaurant route if you like but these days people are pretty savvy and they’ll soon work out that it’s fake.
They won’t buy it.
And what’s more they won’t buy from you either!

Do you want to know what I think?

There’s NEVER been a BETTER time to be authentic in front of so many people and get these people to like you – no matter what kind of person you are.

• The book-writing bike guy who lives on a little island like me..
• Or the cosmopolitan city slicker..
• Or the home-schooling mom of four..
• Or the hi-tech brainiac geek..

The REAL you!

So, you don’t have to manufacture the person you are.

OWN who you are – so you can have what you want.

Choose to become the person;

  • who shows up every day
  • who doesn’t take no for an answer
  • who is dedicated to their business
  • who does the research
  • who takes in new information and then teaches it to others
  • who doesn’t listen to self-limiting beliefs

And anyway – when you think about it – fake it until you make WHAT exactly..?

Every successful person that I have met will always say that they are working hard to take it to the next level.

No matter if they’re a 5, 6, 7 or 8 Figure Earner.

Okay, for transparency I don’t know any 8 Figure peeps just yet…

But you get the idea, right?

For them, there’s ALWAYS another mountain to climb.

So you CAN’T fake it until you make it, because you’ll end up doing that for the rest of your life!

My advice is to find someone you are looking to become like and strive to be more like them in your actions – do what they do.

Model what they do – don’t copy!

Always be YOU.

Remember – you are on a voyage of self-discovery.

So STOP being the person you were when you started all of this, a year ago, five years ago, whatever.

You are already better than that!

One good way to utilise the ‘fake it until you make it’ idea but in a much better way, as in a ‘become and own who you are, so you can get to where you want to get to,’ kind of way, is this;

Find 1, 2 or 3 people who are doing what you’re doing and get CURIOUS about what they do! How they present themselves, how they speak on camera, where and what they post etc and then make that your own.

Then share even your smallest results and become that successful person.

Show up as a person who is getting bigger and better all the time.

Become an Authority.

And if you don’t feel like you can become an authority yet, I’m here to tell you that you are wrong. You’re a lot closer than you think!

Here’s a Top Tip to become an authority FAST!

Pick a topic, say a popular problem in your niche – something that keeps people awake at night. Go do a TON of research. Then write an awesome blog post, report or better still, an eBook. Post it on your site or make it into an ad.

 

 

 

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At this stage, you’re really just a ‘researcher’ rather than an ‘expert’ but if you do a good job AND you do it often enough, you’ll very soon be seen as an ‘authority!’

You’ve heard the phrase;

LEARN – DO – TEACH

So you might not have the BIG results just yet, but so what!

BE that person!

BE the person you need to be to have the success you want.

TODAY!

Click here to see how quickly you can become that person.

Your future success is real and it’s out there waiting for you!

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Robin Morton

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Forget The Past – Your Success Lies In The Here And Now!

“If you’re in the room, be in the room…”

I’m ALWAYS saying this to clients and customers.

But I know exactly what you’re thinking right now –

“Rob, that’s the most inane thing I’ve heard all day! If I am in the room, then of course I’m already there!”

If it were only that simple!

If you’re not ‘in the room’ you are not in the game. Fact.

I don’t mean physically.

I mean being mentally in the room – exactly where you’re supposed to be.

Where you need to be – and focused 100% completely in that moment so that you can make it really count.past

 

But it’s a lot harder than just concentrating a wee bit more…

 

 

Most of us do not concentrate on the moment and so we never make the most of every opportunity.

Why is this? Because we are only human after all.

We either live permanently in the past or we worry way too much about the future and what could go wrong.

We are literally staggering under the weight of the baggage we carry around with us and nothing is more likely to get in the way of our success.

Someone was telling me earlier that she had actually heard herself talking back to her own self out loud that morning and she’d been shocked at how negative she had sounded.

This is a classic problem.

Most of us do it from time to time.

But we ALL have a permanent internal dialogue inside our heads which controls virtually every action that we take. Or don’t take…

Obviously, our experiences have to shape our lives and as such we are constantly learning as we get older. With age comes wisdom, right?

But, my lesson for you today is this – 

There are actually 3 voices battling for control inside your head:

➡ the Commentator, the Coach and the Player.

Your job is to become a successful player which means you have to re-learn how to listen!

Your internal Commentator can only comment on stuff that has happened. Sports commentators can’t talk about a game that hasn’t happened yet. Their voice is always the voice of your past.

“Don’t try that, you might fail and people will laugh at you just like last time!”

Inside our heads, we’re just like big kids, scared of rejection and failure.

The internal Commentator keeps us there, out of the room and right in the middle of our comfort zone.

Then there’s the Coach. They will find a way to steer you through to a way of achieving your goals, never mind what happened last time.

The Coach will take you outside your comfort zone.

The Coach in your head would say “Try that again, you’ve learned since last time and anyways, no-one will laugh at you so go on and do it.”

And so where are you?

Are you in the middle of a situation but not really ‘there’ as a Player?

Are you hiding behind the problems of the past and listening only to your Commentator? The Commentator can NEVER help you move forward.

You have to learn to stop listening to the negativity and instead encourage the Coach inside of you.

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The Coach will put you ‘in the room’ whereas the Commentator keeps you standing at the door, safe but unchanged.

 

 

Think about where you spend most of your time; past, present or future.

Food for thought, this weekend…

Go out there and give it everything you’ve got! What are you saving yourself for?

And remember the 2 most important things from this post — 

  1. The past is a place of reference not a place of residence
  2. When you’re in a situation, forget about the future.

The ONLY place you can be is here and now and you have to make the most of every minute of the day!

➡ Here’s how I put the past behind me and built my successful future!

 

That’s it!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Keep Smiling!

Robin Morton

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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Life Isn’t Always Rainbows and Unicorns

Life Isn’t Always Rainbows and Unicorns

 

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Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns so when it is, savour the moment!

 

The photo showing the colour spectrum brought the phrase to mind after I was talking with a good marketing friend who’d just had some particularly undeserved bad luck.

It’s a phrase I think is relevant for times when people use it to dismiss the concepts of self-improvement and personal development.

People often dismiss those concepts as ‘airy fairy,’ ‘happy clappy’ or ‘wishy washy,’ when they don’t work out so good in real life – dismissed with the ‘evidence’ that real life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.

Now, I can see why the ‘happy clappy’ image of the industry can put people off – you know the sort of thing – you’ll probably be picturing a presenter on stage, shouting wildly at the audience, probably getting them to hug 5 strangers around them.

Not everyone likes that kind of approach, and as it happens I’m not a massive fan of it personally.
But I can see how it breaks down some mental barriers and relaxes some people though.

Then the ‘wishy washy’ dismissal comes with the idea of ‘visualisation’ and ‘law of attraction‘.

People can view those concepts as something that ‘hippies’ do, spending their time bringing what they want into their lives simply by imagining it!

Hmm…

If that’s the attitude someone has of the field of personal development, it’s not surprising that it’s mentally put away in the ‘airy fairy nonsense’ box in the brain, categorised as not relevant to the day to day necessities of going out to earn a living.

Well, that’s why I say life really isn’t always rainbows and unicorns…!

When a tap floods your bathroom and the ceiling collapses, when a tyre on the car goes flat, when a train or plane is delayed, when someone is horrible to you for no reason – things like that happen in life.

No-one in the self-improvement field is saying they don’t!

What they ARE saying though, and obviously I’m saying it now, is that although unpleasant things will happen in life, so will the good stuff!

The hardships can be dealt with, and the good stuff can be enjoyed.
Dealing with the hardships can be made easier by the attitude we take into them, and this can be as simple as just accepting that ‘life’ happens – it will not be, and cannot be, perfect all the time.

The good stuff, therefore, must also be accepted and enjoyed in a similar way, they are two sides of the same coin.

There’s an important point to take further here – the balance can be tipped towards the good stuff.
Eliminating all the bad stuff cannot be done, and it’s foolish to try, but a lot of it CAN be eliminated.

If it’s a sudden unexpected nuisance then there might not be much we can do, but if it’s an ongoing, long term annoyance, then it’s possible you can do something about it.

What would you prefer instead? What have others done to achieve that alternative? What are YOU going to do about it?

And when it comes to earning a living, this can be decades of drudgery for a lot of people, but why?
Why does it have to be that way?

There is so much opportunity in the world today, and if you’re able to read this article, that opportunity is all around you right now.

 

It may involve hard work, in fact you can EXPECT it to be hard work, but that’s par for the course, and dealing with that is part of the attitude shift that might be needed.

So, in your life, what would you consider to be YOUR rainbows and unicorns?

Do you make enough room in your life to fully enjoy and appreciate them?

Do you allow yourself to enjoy them?

The hardships will come along, and the hardships will go, just as the good times will, so when it’s good, savour the moment!

 

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Success Without Risk

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Q: Does success come without risk?
A: No.

Ha! That answer doesn’t mess about, does it? Short, and to the point.
In fact, it couldn’t be any shorter, and although I obviously think it’s the right answer, I also think it’s worthwhile expanding on the reasons why.

To look further, I think we need to take two angles to come at it –
Firstly – what do we mean by ‘success’, and
Secondly –  to address the argument some people might make, that they can come up with lots of cases where some people certainly do have success without risk.

So, how do we define ‘success’?

Is it a certain level of career progression?

Is it fame and/or fortune?

How about a marriage and family?

Maybe a massive house or a flash car?

Of course it varies from person to person, and while it may seem easy to equate success to money, there are many other ways to describe it.

Have you heard of Earl Nightingale? He was the author of The Strangest Secret amongst many other books. His insights into success have transformed the lives of many people so much so that he’s been called ‘The Dean of Personal Development.’ One his most famous quotes is;

“success is the progressive realisation of a worthy idea.”

But you might say that if I’m leaving the definition of success down to the individual, it’s impossible for me to assess all the possible risks that might be involved.
Now, while that’s strictly speaking true, I also think it’s possible to say in the context of the original question, that the ‘risk’ can be narrowed down to the risk of it not working.

Going wrong.

Failure.

Following on from that, the consequences of failure, which generally involve loss of some sort – maybe loss of money, or maybe loss of other opportunities resulting from your commitment to the original goal.

In my experience, to get to a goal will always involve action, and since the results of action can’t always be guaranteed, there will be risk of failure.
The harder the goal, the more competition or the tighter the space at the top of the field, then the risk of failure only increases!

At the time of writing this post we’re into the first week of the Olympic Games. I’m a huge road cycling fanatic and so far the Olympics has been a brutal event for some of the top racers. Not many competitors will ever get an Olympic gold medal.

So, if you look at industries like sport, or acting or music for example, for every one person who achieves ‘success’ there will be hundreds and hundreds of ‘failures.’

Or are they..?

If we look back at Earl Nightingale’s definition of success, anyone pursuing a career in those tight fields is following their passions, chasing their dreams, and acting in a way in line with what makes them feel alive.

In addition to my online success coaching, I’m also a British Cycling Coach and I’ve known many aspiring cyclists who’ve never made it onto our news programs. But I would definitely ascribe Nightingale’s definition of success to most if not all of them. In fact I’ve known hundreds of clients whose lives have been enriched by following their life-long passions, no matter what the eventual results were on paper.

In that case they could be described as a success whatever the result, because they have taken on the risks, and one thing’s for sure – they won’t be the ones looking back and wondering ‘what if?’

I did mention earlier that it’s worth looking at the argument that some people do achieve success without risk – mostly because they are following the same path as their parents, so all the relevant doors are already wide open for them, and they can simply saunter through.

I disagree!

I have a couple of problems with that view! Yes, of course, if you’re born to a wealthy family like a certain Mr Trump perhaps, or a famous parent, then doors will indeed be open for you, but that brings its’ own pressures, and sometimes the risks for those offspring can actually be greater because they have had a bar set so high by others, a process in which they played no part.

The other problem I have with that view of ‘easy success for the lucky ones’ is that in those cases, they still have to take action to achieve ‘success’, and that action will still bring consequences that can bring success OR failure.

Action still required

So, is the route to success easier for some, with less risk? Possibly, but that’s applicable to a minority, if at all.

No, I think it’s better to focus on the majority, which most likely includes my humble self, and most likely includes you too!

Going after success will carry risk, I feel clear about that, and while it’s also clear that it’s up to the individual to decide whether the risk/reward ratio is worth it, my view is that taking the risk will almost always lead to a more fulfilled life, an enrichment of the soul, while not taking the risk leads to the opposite – a life unfulfilled, a soul that will be left wondering what might have been.

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So, examine the risks by all means, then prepare for them as best you can, start taking action and focus on the success rather than the risk.

It can not only change your life, it can ‘transform’ it!

I hope you found some value in this post. If so please share the love.

Keep Smiling!

Robin x

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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Relax! Just Stop And Take In The View!

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Having just spent the last three weeks on vacation, it wasn’t too hard to get me to relax and take in the view!

But with the Tour de France sadly over, and now back to my beautiful island, I’d been asked by one of my clients to share some more photos of my remote Scottish location on Facebook.

That got me thinking and so first I put together a little video slide show which you’ll soon see over on my page or my YouTube channel but secondly it reminded me of why we take a holiday and the importance of learning how to relax and appreciate what we have.

Stop and smell the coffee

‘Hang on,’ you might say, ‘Hang on just a cotton picking minute, isn’t this just ‘stop and smell the coffee’ from a different angle?’

Fair question, and here’s a fair answer – yep, it sure is, but that doesn’t make it any less valid!

We all know about ‘stop and smell the coffee,’ because we can relate to the idea of being too busy to appreciate things. We all know about it, and yet we rarely do anything about it!
That’s why I thought was well worth this little nudge, a wee reminder not only about the value of relaxation, but also the value of appreciation.

In our fast-paced and cynical world, these things are often thought of as luxuries, a frivolous waste of time.
In fact, not only are they NOT a waste of time, in my view they are essentials that we need to schedule time for.

Stop moaning and striving

It could be argued, (and I do), that the reason we don’t schedule time to relax, and we don’t fully appreciate what we have, is a double edged reason – firstly we are too busy moaning, and secondly we are too busy striving to get things done.

Striving is all well and good, but only up to a point, right?
If we are striving towards a goal, somewhere at the base of that goal will be a motivation of
freedom of some sort, but if the striving takes us away from soaking up and appreciating our abundance, isn’t that counter productive?

Moaning? Well, that’s not so good either, because moaning is just a mental way that we tell ourselves will make things different instead of taking action!

Wouldn’t it be better to do a lot less moaning, and combine that with deliberately setting time aside to relax, take a step back, slow down and fully look around to see what we already have around us right now?

Look at what you have

It could be a trip to the coast to watch the sunset paint colours across the sky as in my photo or it could be done right where you are – in fact – why not do it, do it right now…!

If you’re reading this, you’ll probably be online on a device of some sort.
That means you have the use of electricity and access to the internet, which is a wealth of knowledge unimaginable just a few short years ago.

  • Do you have good health?
  • Do you have a roof over your head?
  • Do you have food on the table?
  • Do you have the opportunity to earn?
  • Do you have clothes to keep you warm?

We often take these things for granted, and although it’s easy to do, we really should be aware of the abundance it all adds up to.

Live a life of abundance

If we tap into this idea, and start to view things in a more appreciative way, then the ripples
will, well, ripple, out across our life.
We’ll view other people differently, we’ll view our actions differently.

It really can be a game changer, because attitude change drives change of action,
and that’s what drives change of results.

So, that’s why I say we should relax sometimes and take in the view.
If you really have to schedule a specific time slot for it, then go ahead and schedule!
Don’t feel guilty about it, it’s not a guilty pleasure but an important ingredient to a fulfilled life.

Get outside

It can be done by taking a little trip outside – to the seaside, or the park, or the woods, to go somewhere to calmly soak up some joy. No matter how big a deadline I have, I always make time for a short walk along my wild Scottish beach. It’s great for calming everything down and for getting things in perspective.

If your circumstances don’t easily allow little trips out though, does that mean you can’t follow this idea?

No, not by a long shot.
It can also be done at any time, at any place, simply by opening up our mind to what is right in front of us right now. I can tell you it really works, and it feels great.

Go on. Try it. Relax and experience that feeling of abundance.

Keep Smiling!

Robin x

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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PS:Having been away on vacation I haven’t missed getting cold called by telemarketers who pretend that they’re making ‘customer service’ calls trying sell me another TV or internet package. As I’m now into marketing myself, I shouldn’t be bothered by this and I do applaud their effort at times, but as a consumer, it’s usually just super annoying.

And that’s how many of your prospects feel who are constantly being harassed by network marketers about their “groundbreaking” opportunity.
Yes, harassed! And as I’m often on the receiving end of cold prospecting calls, I can totally relate to it. Which is why I LOVE attraction marketing. As a consumer, I’d much rather answer an ad, be the first one to initiate contact and see a sales presentation that I WANT to hear, instead of being bothered by something I may have no interest in.
Wouldn’t you? That pretty much sums up your prospects too.
Makes sense right? Good. You can relax!
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I Hate Monday – Is That Your Crowd?

If You Follow The ‘I Hate Mondays’ Crowd, You’re Following The Wrong Crowd!

I Hate Monday

Happy Monday to you all!

Like the picture? We get a lot of beautiful sunsets where I live!

The photo was taken on a Sunday evening. But even though I’m still on the third week of my summer vacation but it did have me thinking about the Monday morning feeling that follows Sundays for so many people.

We all get it, right?

That feeling of our shoulders sagging as we knuckle down to the trudge back into a new week, leaving the relaxation of the weekend behind. The media uses it, commuters use it, and you see it all over social media.

There’s a knowing smile of resignation as we all share the same bad feeling, that we’re all in it together.

So, we all get it, right?

Well, no actually…

There are many reasons why following this crowd mentality is bad for you, and equally there are good reasons for you thinking in different, better ways.

Think Different

We fall into joining in with the negativity, more often than not because we think it’s easier! What’s the point in being positive and cheerful when everyone else is moody and miserable? No-one wants to see that do they!

In fact, they do. Seeing someone cheerful makes you look at yourself being miserable, and ask why. It pushes the idea that you too can be cheerful – it offers a new crowd to follow!

The Monday morning blues are normally work related, and that’s because it’s a routine, a routine that may have been the same for *years*. It is understandable to develop a feeling of boredom, maybe even resentment, towards the Monday morning return to work, but this can be diminished by looking at it with a viewpoint of abundance.

If you get to go to work, how lucky are you! Think of all the people around the world that would give their right arm to be in your position. You probably have decent health, a comfortable home, clean clothes, food on the table, all things not available to millions upon millions.

Once you start to focus on that, your view of Monday morning changes.

Change Is Possible

If your Monday work trip is to do something you don’t like, or even hate, then change it! Obviously, that may not be as simple as it sounds, it could be really difficult, you may feel tied-in to your current situation but change *is* possible. I know – I’ve done it.

Once you start doing work that moves you towards your goal, your passions, your joys, then Monday mornings are welcomed – as it happens, Monday morning will stop being a ‘thing’ anyway once you are moving towards such goals.

So am I saying you need to turn into a happy clappy smiler on Monday morning, to get everyone else joining in..?

No, I’m not! Although you’re following the wrong crowd, you don’t need to be the start of a new crowd. Actually, that new crowd already exists, it just may be new to you, and you can just switch from the Monday morning crowd to the crowd that is moving towards goals that bring passion.

To tap into *that* crowd can be a revelation , and in fact, once you do it, the people around you will notice, and you may find them switching along with you. That’s great, the more the merrier, but convincing other people is not your priority here.

Your priority is to switch things for *you*.

Monday

I call it the ‘Monday morning’ feeling, but actually it could be called the Sunday evening feeling, because for many people, Monday starts to loom ever larger as Sunday wears on – how about even calling it the Sunday afternoon feeling!

You can see how the downbeat mood grows and takes over more and more of your life. You may think that the resigned smile on Monday is just the way it has to be, but it isn’t. It really isn’t. It’s bad for you, and it can be different.

You do it by switching your thought patterns around it, and backing that up with action.

Take Action

I took action several years ago and now I don’t ever work a traditional Monday to Friday routine. But often I actually enjoy a Monday because it’s the day I get to start a new project or really get my sleeves rolled up and get something done.

So feed off that energy and positivity around you – the internet allows us access to so many groups or books or videos that can not only set you on a positive path, but give you that lift when you need it. Even reading *this* blog post again when you feel the Monday morning feeling start, can be a gentle nudge to look at things differently.

Have a look at another blog link below and you’ll find a different crowd to follow. They’re such a positive, supportive and  fun bunch of marketers and Monday morning won’t ever look so bad again.

So, try it. Buckle up and get ready to leave that ‘I Hate Mondays’ crowd behind!

Keep Smiling!

 

Robin x

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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Even when you’re picking up speed and finally have enough lift to start climbing higher, there will be various challenges pulling and pushing you left and right, making it difficult to keep everything balanced and on track.
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Accepting Personal Responsibility

Accepting Personal Responsibility For Your Actions

– That’s A Game Changer Right There!

Accepting Personal Responsibility

 

When I talk with my clients, I often hear the same things being said over and over again.

And the most common things I hear are their reasons for not achieving goals:

  • ‘but it’s not my fault’
  • ‘yes I was going to but if only this,’ or ‘if only that!’

Basically, someone or something else’s fault.

It might be the economy, the government, your friends, your family, your background, your skin colour, your race, your sexuality, your gender, etc, etc.

Well, the one thing glaringly missing from that list is…YOU!

Yes, those reasons mentioned might indeed be barriers for a lot of people and I agree that to pretend they don’t exist would be naïve for sure.

But other people have achieved great things despite those barriers, so looking at YOU as a reason really should be taking centre stage.

If you look around you right now, as you read this, the circumstances around you are the result of choices you made.

That’s right – the choices YOU made. Thoughts you had, actions you took, choices you made.

Once you accept this often difficult concept, it can be a watershed moment, because once you understand that your previous choices shaped your present, you understand equally that your future will be shaped by, yes you guessed it, your choices!

That is the game changer I talk about, because you then know that different choices will lead to different actions, which will lead to different results – the results you actually want!

That means you can take control of your outcomes, you can grab the steering wheel of your life rather than blaming it all on others.

Something else that’s important to cover, is that when I talk about stop blaming others, it’s also important to stop blaming yourself.

Yes, it can be a shock to take ownership of your current circumstances, to take the responsibility, and it might feel like you need to come down hard on yourself, since you are putting all the blame at your own door – well, it’s important you don’t blame yourself!

Hang on then, am I contradicting myself here? On one hand, I’m saying you need to accept where the responsibility really lies, but on the other, I’m saying you shouldn’t blame yourself?

Yes, that is what I’m saying, but the critical point is that this concept is all about ‘acceptance’.

Accepting responsibility is not the same as playing the blame game.

It’s not about saying ‘oh it’s all my fault, so I must be useless, I’ll never get anywhere, I might as well give up!’

No, no, no, and I’ll say it again, no!

That’s the opposite of what it’s about. The blame game is playing the negative, whereas I’m all about playing the positive, which is that understanding and taking responsibility for the past means you now know you are taking it on for your future too!

That’s exciting, because it means that what you want in life, shifts from being unattainable because of others, to being attainable because of YOU.

That’s why I call it a game changer, and I hope you agree!

 

Keep Smiling!

 

Robin x

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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History Was Made Today

So, today was a really big deal over here in my country, the United Kingdom, or Great Britain as some of you will know it by. It was a day that will go down in history.

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A few (million) idiots voted us out of the European Union, a market of 500 million people and our biggest trading partner.

Already our currency, the pound, has tanked, dropping to it’s lowest level since I was a boy.

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The saddest part for me – as a proud Scot – was that Scotland as a nation voted to remain in the EU. But because we are only 5 million strong and England is ten times our size, we’ve still been voted out along with the other members of the United Kingdom.

 

But I’m not going to despair. Despite the fact that right now my country is less safe, less wealthy (billions wiped of the stock market today) and less democratic, I know it will bounce back. Defeat is only temporary and our great nation will emerge from all of this possibly stronger.

After all, change is usually positive and often leads to great improvements.

But, in any case –

It serves as a fantastic example of why you need to control your own destiny and write your own history.

You all need a Plan B because ‘The Man’ ain’t always going to play ball with you.

I like to think strategically. Okay so the pound dropped like a stone today – but the value of gold shot up massively. And I’ve had a gold bullion account for a few years. So in actual fact I have made money today.

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Also I don’t have to work for anyone else. So the economic volatility that may ensue over the next few years won’t affect me or my income too much.

So, I strongly urge you all to grasp your future with both hands and don’t rely on the ‘wisdom’ of others to look after you.

 

This link will take you to an online platform that might just save you next time.

After all, there’s a big election in November right? Who’s to say what will happen then? Be in control and take that niggling worry out of the equation.

And just keep telling yourself this;

It’s not over until I win

Keep Smiling!

 

Robin x

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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PS:So we know that Success is rarely a straight line right? 

But getting your business off the ground in the first place is the greatest challenge…there are so many forces weighing you down and keeping you from gaining upward momentum.
Even when you’re picking up speed and finally have enough lift to start climbing higher, there will be various challenges pulling and pushing you left and right, making it difficult to keep everything balanced and on track.
But…once you’ve reached “cruising altitude,” things get MUCH easier.
Find out more in this value-packed blog post.

 

 

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My New Black Belt Success Coach Facebook Page

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News Just In! I am moving to a new Robin Morton Black Belt Success Coach Facebook Page AND I’ve just bought a new house too!

So why go to the hassle of a new Facebook Page?

Well, sometimes Facebook will restrict the growth of your business if they feel you are contravening their terms and conditions. As an online coach I am fully aware of their rules and we have never had any problems until recently. Obviously you can’t post offensive, racist, sexist content but Facebook also doesn’t like Pages that are too close to the MLM or network marketing sphere.

If you’re an online marketer you should know that using phrases like ‘MLM’, ‘get rich quick’ are strictly a no-no. But did you realise that terms such as ‘home business’ or ‘working from home’ can get you red flagged?

I have never had my page shut down, the dreaded ‘Facebook Slap,’ like many have but recently I have noticed they didn’t like my advert campaigns no matter what my wording said.

After much hair pulling I eventually discovered that they had taken a dislike to my page name, or more specifically the ‘WIN’ in Win With Robin.

Now seeing as this is my business name, this could have become a real problem especially as they were fine with me using it for the past two years.

Hence I have a new Page => Robin Morton – Your Black Belt Success Coach <= which is entirely congruent with my Website and reflects what I do most of anyway which is coaching. Please pop over and give me a Like if you want to continue getting my tips and support. You rock!

Not content with just moving Facebook pages, I also bought a new house on Monday! We have lived on our little island idyll for many years now and it seemed crazy to live on a small island without actually overlooking the sea.

So for the first time in my life I was actually able to purchase a new home in cash, no mortgage thank you very much. And now my wife has what she always dreamed of – a beautiful little house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There WILL be pictures to follow but the weather is atrocious right now!

Here is one I took earlier of our famous ‘Bridge Over The Atlantic’  black belt success coach

So, it’s true what they say. Success isn’t always a straight line. But that makes it all the sweeter when you find yourself there.

I hope this personal post shows that we can ALL have problems with our business from time to time but what makes the difference is how we react to them.

If you found some value and motivation from this please share!

Keep smiling!

Robin x

Your Black Belt Success Coach

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PS:So we know that Success is rarely a straight line right? 

But getting your business off the ground in the first place is the greatest challenge…there are so many forces weighing you down and keeping you from gaining upward momentum.
Even when you’re picking up speed and finally have enough lift to start climbing higher, there will be various challenges pulling and pushing you left and right, making it difficult to keep everything balanced and on track.
But…once you’ve reached “cruising altitude,” things get MUCH easier.
Find out more in this value-packed blog post.

 

Win With Robin Podcast

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