Family Mottos

Growing up, you probably had a bunch of things you always heard your parents say when they were giving you advice, or teaching you how to do something. In this episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast, John Casey shares with us 18 of his family mottos, and there is something to be learned from each of them.

John discusses the fact that every family has a culture, aka, shared dominant beliefs. Below are all 18 of his family mottos- take a look and feel free to use them in your daily life!

#1: We have unlimited potential to grow and learn, and we access it through goal setting and practice.

#2 We never give up, because there is always another way to try.

#3 Mistakes are okay, that’s how we, learn and we don’t repeat them.

#4 No one can ruin our day without our permission, and we don’t have to give it to them.

#5 We never lose- every day, we win or learn

#6 Having butterflies is a good thing- it means we’re about to grow!

#7 We have fun and laugh a lot!

#8 Nobody can tell us who we can or can’t be, or what we can/can’t do, unless they care about us and will be supportive

#9 When learning too soon and too often is better than too late and not enough

#10 When things or people go wrong, we don’t have to go with them

#11 We finish what we start, and we try for maximums, not minimums

#12 We give no complaints without suggestions

#13 We all have the power to make people (including ourselves) feel good or bad

#14 We keep our word, even when its hard

#15 To whom much is given, much is expected- we make each day count!

#16 If the answer is yes to the question, is it the right thing to do? If so, then we do it!

#17 Since takers lose, and givers win, we give, we are kind!

#18 Since life is 10% what happens and 90% how we react, we think before we react

 

Hopefully when reading these over, you were able to make some connections as to how these mottos could be used in your daily life. If you’re interested in learning more, please check out the Motivational Intelligence Podcast and be sure to follow 2logical on social media: Facebook, Instagram, twitter and linkedin.

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The Four Cornerstones of Wisdom

There is a common misconception that we need to be “old” in order to be wise, when in reality, we really just need to live our lives by four essential beliefs or “cornerstones” when it comes to wisdom:

  1. Unlimited potential– we often think that we have a limit as to how far we can push ourselves, when the truth is that we have unlimited potential that we probably haven’t even begun to tap into. We can absolutely be better that we were last week, last month, last year- all we need to do is remember the fact that when we really want something, we need to push ourselves as hard as possible in order to get it. It sounds clichéd, but you really don’t know what you’re made of until you try!
  2. Turn your greatest weaknesses into your biggest strengths– This is actually known as the #1 secret to success. At one time, we were all not so great at the things that now come second nature to us. So, why not use that same method with everything we want to achieve in life? As silly as it may sounds, think like a child learning to walk: they fall down several times, but keep getting back up and never once believe that they can’t do it. And then what happens? Walking becomes easier until it is second nature to them. If we can look at our weaknesses and challenges like this, we will always be able to turn them into our strengths.
  3. Look at mistakes positively, the right way: Don’t look at mistakes as a bad thing. Learn from them, make them fast and make them in small strides, and you will actually end up learning something. A good question to ask yourself each day is “will I win or learn today?” because it gets you into the habit of thinking that even if things don’t go as good as you would’ve liked, you’re still learning from whatever happened and it most certainly wasn’t a waste.
  4. Don’t avoid challenging or difficult situations, they help accelerate growth: Very similar to looking at mistakes in a positive way, we should also do this with challenging situations. If something is too easy or too simple, we aren’t usually then challenged to think about anything differently or grow. While challenging situations may be intimidating, if we can use that fear to drive us, we will end up learning and growing from it in the end.

It is important to remember that social conditioning and many other aspects usually make us forget these essential wisdoms that are instilled in us at birth. This is good news, because it means that we can very easily get back into that mindset! For more on this and many other thought-provoking concepts, check out our episode of The Motivational Intelligence Podcast entitled “The Four Cornerstones of Wisdom.”Also, be sure to check us out/ subscribe to our social media!

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The 5 Don’t of Coaching and Mentoring

Is there anyone in your life, either personally or professionally who helped you get to where you are today? It is likely that the answer is yes. It is very important to have someone to help you along the way and give you that extra boost of confidence. On this episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast, we talk about what NOT to do in both a coaching role and a mentoring one in the workplace. Unfortunately, the higher-ups in a company sometimes don’t want to participate in coaching or mentoring because they think it is a big event- when really it is something that can be done consistently every single day. Sometimes, all that is missing from a team are valuable people to help them bring out their unlimited potential. A large majority of people probably aren’t even aware of the fact that they have unlimited potential, which is why that is such a vital part of what we teach here at 2logical!

One of the main issues in the workplace is that people often know what they need to do and how to do it, they just lack the motivation and desire to do so. This is why having a coach or a mentor is absolutely crucial, more so than most people are aware of. Having that person could boost an entire team’s sales, or maybe even stop a person from looking elsewhere for employment. Dave and Sean also discuss how everyone in a company- anyone ranging from entry level to higher level executives- could highly benefit from a coach or mentor. Sometimes all it takes is one person to completely change your mindset!

Interested in learning more? Check out this informative and insightful episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast, and be sure to check us out on all social media!

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Asking The Right Questions: Part 1

We’ve heard it all before: ask a lot of questions, there is no such thing as a stupid question, etc. While these are all important and true, how often do we really stop and think about if the questions we are asking are sufficient, aka the right questions? In this episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast, Dave Naylor and Sean Johnson discuss the importance of asking the right questions, in many different areas of life: goals, heath, relationships, finances and more.

People often ask themselves a lot of the time: why can’t I get ahead/get what I want? Typically from there, their thoughts spiral into a pit of “all of these things are holding me back and they always will”. Dave discusses the fact that if you’re asking yourself the wrong questions, you will come up with a plan (or maybe no plan at all) that will fail. However, if you’re asking yourself the right questions, you will come up with a plan that is productive and will help you get to wherever you want to go. Often times without even realizing it, we come up with more problems instead of solutions. The right questions are simply ones that help us come up with positive solutions and break us out of the vicious cycle we seem to be in no matter what we do.

It is easy to assume that we have it figured out and if we aren’t reaching a goal, it just isn’t meant to be, but that isn’t the case! We just need to take a deeper dive with what we ask ourselves and also those around us, these important questions will drive growth and change. Learn all about this and much more with Dave and Sean during this riveting and eye opening episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast! Part 2 will be on its way soon, so you won’t want to miss part 1! Be sure to check us out and follow us on social media as well!

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Fear: The Greatest Inhibitor of Success

Have you ever wanted to try something new but let your fear hold you back? It is a very common problem that most people have: letting fear dictate decisions. In this episode of The Motivational Intelligence Podcast, David Naylor and Sean Johnson discuss fear and the impact it can have on both personal and professional aspects of life.

The fact of the matter is that a lot of us are uncomfortable with feeling uncomfortable, but the thing is, we can use that fear to help motivate and drive us. Just because something scares us, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try. It is when we are scared that we learn/grow the most. Studies and research show that the only two fears we are really born with are the fear of loud noises and a fear of falling from tall heights. Everything else that we fear comes from our surroundings- either things we have experienced or heard. So it is actually never too late to conquer any fear you may have developed in your life.

We can conquer any fear we may have, if we want something bad enough. Fears never really truly go away- but if we know how to work with them and use them to our advantage, then they will no longer be this huge obstacle that seems impossible to overcome. Learn all about this and more on our episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast- “The Greatest Inhibitor of Success: Fear”. Sean Johnson and David Naylor have a very interesting and fun discussion that you won’t want to miss! Also, be sure to check us out on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn!

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