Podcast Ep 120: Persistence and Fortitude

The topic of our Own It! the Podcast today, episode #120, turns out to be about keeping on keeping on. Nicola wants to set the world on fire and talks about her tussle between the desire to set goals and intentions with the dilemma of managing her feelings if her results are not overnight. This is something we can all relate to; we are impatient and yet very enthusiastic to gain momentum in our businesses and with our ideas. It is a topic close to my heart since I feel it too, of course. And it is something I talk […]

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Patience, Persistence and Perspiration

So the players in the 30DC are feeling the mid-month slump, somewhat disillusioned when they discover that just because they have banged up an Etsy shop  or a website, they haven’t become wealthy overnight – yet. This is the point at which it becomes my job to encourage them simply to Push Through. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill They are finding themselves distracted by things such as the design of their website, the strapline and various other petty annoyances, anything so that they don’t have to do what we all have to do – […]

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The Three Elements of Motivation

The three parts to motivation are direction, effort and persistence.  We might have one or even two, but without all three we aren’t going very far;  it’s just exhausting. Here’s how this works in my life. I am often a tad worried about stepping up to the plate so a challenge isn’t the best thing for me, in fact it can be terrifyingly disabling.   But stretch is always good. I frequently know I should do something, but we don’t trade in shoulds in coaching, only desires, and we always know what we want deep down. When I come across someone who has […]

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