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Monday Morning Motivation: Big Reward Necessitates Big Risk! (PODCAST)

Good Enough Mother® - "Career" Rene

Howdy and happy Monday GEMs!

Hopefully your day is going swimmingly! If it’s not, let’s turn that sucker around right now!

For today’s Monday Morning Motivation I thought I would use, as a jumping off piece, one of our Life Lessons from last week. You may recall the story of Shameeka S. Ayers, the onetime corporate executive who knew that was not the place for her. Anyway, Shameeka left her job and, after I’m sure many heart palpitations and sleepless nights, is watching her dream unfold. HER dream. Not the plan laid out by someone else, not playing by someone elses’ rules… nope, following the path that she is forging for herself. If happiness was measured in money, she’d be rolling around on the bed, all Demi Moore like in Indecent Proposal. For real.

But that kind of reward means you have to take some chances, burn some bridges, piss off a few people and be totally and completely internally motivated. So take a listen to today’s Monday Morning Motivation and ask  yourself, are you doing this? Can you?

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  1. Deon smith

    April 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Such a good read to start the week. We tend to get so consumed with life that we bypass the great power we have in the word CHANGE, both as a noun and verb. If we put much faith in this word our full potential in life can always be met.

  2. Whitney Eiland

    April 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Hey Rene, great motivation. Part of my problem was changing my thoughts of inadequacy about myself. Can’t compare myself to anyone, and I’m working towards my goals! It is such a relief to think positive thoughts about your plans and future. I love my life! Have a great day everyone.

  3. Angela

    April 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Rene, what a great Monday motivation! I concur you must take a risk just this morning I was focusing on a plan to restart my own business. Several years ago prior to the recession I owned a small non-profit. I have been praying and consulting with my husband and recently my husband agreed to begin the business again. I feel your message today was a confirmation for me so wish me god’s blessings as I start my journey!

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