This year, I would like to offer up my Top 5 motivational videos I watch regularly to help add a little bit of energy and enthusiasm to your life.
I've been noticing many of my clients, colleagues and friends inquire how I have so much energy and enthusiasm during the day. Here's my secret:
Ever see the last scene from The Bourne Supremacy? Here it is (start the clip at 1:25 in). In addition to the great soundtrack cut from Moby, you see Bourne walking off into the crowds of Manhattan.
Do you notice HOW he walks? With PURPOSE.
He has a fast stride, is focused, and is determined to move forward, quickly.
I want you to do the same thing. I want you to walk 20% faster than you do now. Why?
- You get where you're going faster.
- You use different muscles when you walk faster.
- You catch people's attention when you move faster.
- You breathe differently and your heart pumps a bit faster.
- It adds focus, energy, and action to every step you take.
Let me say that again — IT ADDS FOCUS, ENERGY, AND ACTION TO EVERY STEP YOU TAKE.
Focus - Since you're moving faster, you have to anticipate and react faster. So you have to hone in on what you're doing and focus.
Energy - Since you are moving your body differently and with purpose, you get the lungs, blood, and muscles all flowing.
Action - Combine both of these together and you are adding activity to a mundane process.
How many times do you catch yourself strolling or walking slowly? Ever think about how that makes you feel? That's right — it relaxes you, it slows down the energy, and allows you to focus (i.e., worry) about a lot of things.
Walking 20% faster will get you out of the doldrums, get your juices flowing, and honestly . . . ideas will pop out of your head. You WILL add power and purpose with every step.
Trust me — you will MOVE MOUNTAINS.
During a coaching session with one of my incredible clients, I constructed a term they needed to produce to ensure success at their task. I called it ENERGETIC ENTHUSIASM.
They have a marketplace-imposed deadline — they only have 30 days to get their task complete. So they have to get off their butt and get it done.
I was speaking with one of my incredible clients last week and we began to touch upon how one delivers a powerful and memorable business encounter.
The other night, I played Call of Duty—Black Ops with my son on his new Xbox 360 (with Kinect!). It's an amazing system — and it's quite entertaining. Unfortunately, I played it all wrong — or at least that's what my son told me (vociferously). I either camped out in one spot and picked everyone off like a sniper, or I ran blindly into the fray as fast as I could shooting everyone in sight. As I was reprimanded by my son, the 'right' way to play is to move slowly and shoot strategically at your enemies. I disagree ;)
Am I not getting this? I follow this news track often because I am very interested in this country's future energy needs. What I keep seeing is a concerted (and in my opinion, a highly misguided and uninformed) focus on alternative energy vehicles that still require energy from dirty energy sources. Let me explain: