753: Projecting Your Inner Turbulence

Today’s episode is inspired by a quote: “Real maturity is noticing your own inner turbulence and pausing before you project how you feel onto what is happening around you.” Yung Pueblo


752: Your Questions About Hormones

Welcome to another Q&A episode with Elizabeth and Sarah! This Saturday it’s all about the topic of hormones. Join us in an interesting discussion!

Today’s winner gets a box of Energy +!

Here are the questions we’re answering in this episode:

  • How to lose weight after menopause? I never had a weight problem until I was 50.
  • How do I balance my hormones? I am having hormonal issues and I believe it is one of the main issues keeping me from being able to drop the rest of this weight.
  • How to lose weight with PCOS?

Congratulations to the winner of Energy + – we announce it at the end of the episode so be sure to stay tuned for that!

Here’s how you can win our next giveaway:

Got any questions for us? You can send us your questions here!

No Motivation? No Problem

I don’t want to be motivated, I want to be committed.

I used to be the queen of, “I know I need to workout but I’m just not motivated” or “I really want to lose weight, but after work I have no motivation.” “I want to get out of debt, but I can’t seem to stay motivated.”

I tried every different gym and fitness program under the sun.

I bounced from diet to diet for almost 30 years.

I had tons of goals but very little follow through.

The Truth About Motivation

I’ve got good news: motivation is not required.

If you’ve been using “I’m not motivated” as an excuse, it’s time to retire that thought.

If you feel like your lack of motivation is holding you back, that ends here. It’s not true.

Motivation is not required. If you are never motivated again, not for a single moment in your life, you can still achieve all your goals and have build a life that surpasses your wildest dreams.

I used to live by the idea that my feelings influenced my actions…that how I felt obviously impacted, if not controlled, the choices I made.

If I was stressed, I would eat.

If I was overtired, I’d have a short fuse and be less patient in my communication.

If I was unmotivated or feeling down, I’d skip the gym.

While that was the flow of my choices for a long time, it’s not how “choice” works.

Sure, we can certainly convince ourselves that’s the way choice works (that’s what I did for decades), it doesn’t make it so.

Four weeks ago, my daughter died, unexpectedly. We were told she might be a little dehydrated and less than 36 hours later, she was gone.

I have never been less motivated to work.

I have never been less motivated to workout.

I’ve never been less motivated to eat, never mind to eat well and fuel my body brilliantly.

I feel all the things: sad, angry, lonely, exhausted, depressed…and then some.

Which of my actions do those feelings dictate?

None of them.

Last week, I committed to go for a walk every day. Yesterday, it was cool and rainy with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour. I had no motivation to do anything, much less walk.

Unmotivated and depressed, I slipped on my sneakers and went out for a walk.

We let ourselves off the hook when we use our feelings to justify our inaction. You can do that, for sure. You can convince yourself that you didn’t have a choice because you were stressed or unmotivated.

That doesn’t make it true.

What To Do When You’re Feeling Unmotivated

Face reality.

Acknowledge that you aren’t motivated; also acknowledge that you can do whatever it is you said you’d do unmotivated.

You can workout unmotivated.

You can eat well unmotivated.

You can get out of bed unmotivated.

And you can do those things stressed, tired, angry and lonely, too.

You don’t have to wait for the feeling to pass.

Bring the feeling with you.

I didn’t want to eat breakfast this morning. I wasn’t the least bit motivated to fix a cabbage salad bowl. I felt those things as I pulled the cabbage out of the fridge and made it happen.

Don’t overwhelm yourself by thinking about future choices. Just commit to doing this one thing, unmotivated. Prove to yourself that you can eat well, workout, save money or be kind even when you don’t feel like it.

Do it just this once. Then, do it again.

You don’t have to be motivated. You have to be committed. 

Resources For When You Have No Motivation

Free Motivation Masterclass

Primal Potential Podcasts on Motivation

700: Internal vs External Motivation: https://primalpotential.com/700/
696: Creating Success Without Motivation: https://primalpotential.com/696/
680: Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated, Building Motivation: https://primalpotential.com/680/
563: Motivation For When You Feel Stuck: https://primalpotential.com/563/
454: Meditation, Weight Loss, Focus & Motivation: https://primalpotential.com/454/
431: Motivational Minisode: https://primalpotential.com/431/
427: No Time or Motivation? Micro Versions of Macro Strategies: https://primalpotential.com/427-2/
391: Motivation & Mindset Master Class: https://primalpotential.com/391/

250: Motivational Minisode – Focus on This: https://primalpotential.com/250-motivational-minisode-focus/
196: Motivational Minisode – Be Awake In Your Dreams: https://primalpotential.com/196-l-minisode-be-awake-in-your-dreams/
146: Hacking Motivation – 8 Ways to Get Motivated: https://primalpotential.com/146-hacking-motivation-8-ways-to-get-motivated/
136: Creating Consistency and Motivation – A Special Challenge: https://primalpotential.com/136-creating-consistency-and-motivation/
Motivational Minisode – A Client’s Perspective on Achieving Your Goals:
Motivational Minisode – Inaction is Harder: https://primalpotential.com/minisode-inaction-is-harder/
106: How To Create Motivations – 11 Motivators from my Favorite Book: https://primalpotential.com/how-to-create-motivation/

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

749: Creating Clarity and Knowing What You Really Want

Knowing what you really want is the first step to creating change. The question is HOW?! We’re discussing this topic and more in today’s Q&A episode!

Our giveaway today is Cacao Honey from Beekeepers Naturals! I love it because it’s the perfect combination of honey and organic cacao powder!

Here’s the list of questions we’re answering this Saturday:

  • Can you talk about the difference between the lose-weight mindset versus the “love the skin you’re in” mindset? I really don’t know which I should be going with.
  • What’s the best way for me to accomplish my goals?
  • How do you deal with a negative work environment?
  • How do I gain more clarity about my goals? Everything I want is general and a bit fuzzy. And also, where do I start to work on getting clarity?
  • Please tell us what happened regarding your insurance saying you wouldn’t be covered because you hadn’t specified a provider. I think your message about problems arising and you confront them with a growth mindset was a brilliant message.

We announce the winner of our giveaway of Cacao Honey from Beekeepers Naturals at the end of the episode!

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