Recently I was interviewed by Helen Cross of SwitchMyBusiness who told me she’d be stalking me on social media for some time. Helen is my nicest stalker ever because she went on to say “Judith overflows with sage business wisdom and is a surefire source of motivational nuggets that just make you feel better about everything.” Helen picked my business on Brexit, balance and why working harder isn’t always better. I have her permission to reproduce the interview here. HI JUDITH! FOR THOSE WHO DON’T ALREADY KNOW YOU, TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF My name is Judith Morgan. I […]
A friend and colleague who is a born again Christian once asked me: “Judith, where do you get your motivation from?” I must admit I had never considered it until that day. Lots of energy and can-do are just “me”. I leap out of bed in the morning, eager to attack my projects, hang out with my beloved clients and cool colleagues and get my writing done. I think I must have replied to the effect that my energy is God-given, not God in the sense that she would use it necessarily but God nonetheless, in that the divine spark […]
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 […]
People have often admired my energy and I know that people hang around me to feed off it. What's important as I get older is to harness it, appreciate it, bless it, husband it and use it wisely for the highest good. And this helps me because as I recognise how precious this finite resource is, I cannot afford to waste energy needlessly. It's a bit like running the tap while brushing your teeth. We used to do it all the time when we were younger but now we know better. We don't waste a natural resource which we have come increasingly to value.
Alison Grimston has put up something on the Money Gym which has piqued my interest. What 25 things would I do if I had reached a goal milestone in my wealth creation journey? I think this was intended as an interim goal place, not the whole hog you understand, but something to encourage and motivate us and an idea of how we will reward ourselves. You can read Alison’s list here and here’s mine but first of all I have to decide what my interim goal is. I have created a significant income target for myself for 2009 from six different […]