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#MotivationMonday - Labels

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#MotivationMonday - Labels

Happy Monday Morning! In today’s #MotivationMonday I tackle two questions submitted by viewers…

  • How can I keep from falling under the labels people put on me?

  • How can I keep a positive attitude?

Confession: I hate labels. And for the most part, I can’t stand critics either.

People who critique you and try to label you and me are trying to influence the way we see ourselves. When you accept a label as true, you are limiting yourself to whatever you believe that label means. You are allowing someone else to define you. You are handing over your power to someone else. (Just typing those words makes me sick.)

You see, I believe that you and I have almost limitless possibilities. We can live our lives creating ourselves any way we choose. The moment we accept a label, however, we become limited by what we think that label means.

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Tourette Syndrome Talk-Own It

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Tourette Syndrome Talk-Own It

I’ve written in my book and on this blog before about being embarrassed by the tics from my Tourette Syndrome. I think the unwanted attention that movement and vocal tics draw from others are what adds insult to injury. Think of it like this…I already can’t control some of my movements or vocalizations, and now someone wants to point at me and laugh because of them.

But I don’t bring this up because I want to discuss that it’s not fair to have Tourette Syndrome. I’ve already made the point (in another #TouretteTalk article) that life isn’t fair. Besides, thinking about how unfair it is to have Tourette Syndrome (or any other difficult disorder, illness, malady, etc.) puts me in a mindset of feeling like a victim. And let me tell you something…

I am not a victim. Nor will I allow myself to think that way.

You see I firmly believe that…

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#MotivationMonday - Will This Make Me Stronger?

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#MotivationMonday - Will This Make Me Stronger?

Hey There and Happy Monday! In today’s #MotivationMonday I take on two interesting questions…

  • Will facing my challenges make me stronger in the future?

  • Will I be able to handle things better as the challenges come along?

A few thoughts on these questions…

No matter what challenge you are dealing with, you have the opportunity to allow the challenge define you, or you can choose to define yourself. Don’t ever let the challenge define you. You are much more than the difficulties that you may deal with in this life.

Momentum is one of my favorite things. I believe the power of momentum…

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Tourette Syndrome Talk-Book Excerpt-Don't Miss the Forest

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Tourette Syndrome Talk-Book Excerpt-Don't Miss the Forest

I’m wrapping up the Introduction from my book “You Can Do the Impossible, Too!” in today’s #TouretteTalk. Just sharing these blog articles over the last few weeks has helped me gain a new perspective on living with Tourette Syndrome and any other “impossible challenge” that you and I may be dealing with.

As you read the book excerpt below, please keep in mind the simple idea of “missing the forest because of the trees.” It’s very easy to get caught up in the things that are right in front of you, including the immense difficulties that you may be dealing with. When someone makes fun of you and hurts your feelings, I want you to remember that this too shall pass.

I know how difficult it can be to live with uncontrollable tics. I know how easy it is to get lost in self-defeating inner-talk. I know how depressing it can be to not see any end in sight to your pain and frustration.

I honestly don’t have an answer that will make magically cure you. What I can offer you is this…I type these words today thinking of you. I am standing firmly in your corner cheering loudly as you live the adventure of life.

I may not know you personally, but…

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#MotivationMonday - How Can You Get Support Without Feeling Needy?

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#MotivationMonday - How Can You Get Support Without Feeling Needy?

We’re getting started this week with a question about support and accountability. Every time I start a new project I have a ton of energy and excitement. As I meet the resistance of daily life, however, it gets tougher to get the things done that I know I need to do. Today’s question wants to know how to stay the course and move toward the accomplishment of your goals without feeling needy. Here it is…

How can I get collaboration and support without feeling needy?

If you’ve ever started trying to live your dream life or accomplish big goals, you know how important it is to get support from others to help you get there. My answer to today’s question comes in the form of…

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