The "3 Things"!

dr. marcus mottley Sep 04, 2022

After decades of professional experiences in Coaching, Counseling, Teaching/Training and Consulting, I have realized (duh!) that there are many, many, many… paths and methods for individual success.

If you do an online search (Amazon, Google… etc.) you will find hundreds of acclaimed experts who ‘reveal’ one or more of those true paths to success! And most of these success ‘truths’ and ‘keys’ have been proven to work!

And, not surprisingly, these same ‘truths’ are applicable not only to the personal success of leaders, but to the success of their team, department or organization. And most of these truths also work for professionals in education, finance, marketing, engineering and people in other areas of work.

But…

These tons of ‘universal’ truths identified by hundreds of experts and thought leaders are all over the place. In order to learn about them you would literally have to buy hundreds of books,...

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What Connects Elon Musk, Warren Buffet & Bill Gates?

dr. marcus mottley Aug 11, 2022

What are the common themes that connect Elon Musk, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates? 

  1. You got this one... They are the three richest people in the world (or at least in the top 5);
  2. They are all men... (hmmmm - not a good example)
  3. __________ What's this third thing? 

They all invested heavily in themselves...they trained themselves... They paid for the best help... They built their own companies... kept training and gaining knowledge in their fields... kept working hard...  kept investing in themselves.... worked hard.... beleived in themselves... invested in themselves... worked hard.... 

Then they began to get rich... 

And when the economic goes bad... and they begin to lose money... They don't give up... They work harder... They invest more of their time... They invest more effort... They invest more money... They pay for better support... They keep going... 

And they continue to invest in themelves...  keep working hard... keep investing...

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5 Strategies for Obtaining Inner Peace

dr. marcus mottley Aug 09, 2022
Marcus Mottley
5 Strategies for Obtaining Inner Peace
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So you’re working toward inner peace. Perhaps you’ve already settled into a harmonious routine, and you feel like you’ve already found the tranquility you’ve been seeking. Your journey doesn’t end there. Nope, it’s a lifelong endeavor of maintaining your happiness and fulfillment. It’s not something to fret over, though. It’s an exciting journey – and it starts here:

It is what it is

You’ve heard the saying, and you’ve probably said it yourself. But have you lived up to it? Every time you try to fight what life is handing you, you’re just creating a struggle for yourself. This is one of those practices that is ongoing.  Practice accept that it is what it is in each moment.

Confront your feelings

Stop with the “I’m fine” speech. If you’re feeling something (negative, positive, or anything in between), show yourself some respect and allow yourself to experience those feelings! Life is...

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Is the Recession Really Coming?

dr. marcus mottley Jul 29, 2022

It’s all over the news: The Recession is coming! Some experts warn that it is already here!

Have you noticed? No? Then you must have on blinders or your ears are clogged! Because it is all over television, newspapers, blogs, podcasts, radio…

So what might it mean?

  • Not enough food in the supermarkets… (have you noticed that some things are disappearing from the shelves?)
  • Price of food is skyrocketing (and the size of everything is shrinking)
  • And, there may not be enough money to buy whatever food is available…
  • Jobs disappearing… (Is your job safe?)
  • Employers can’t pay wages (Even for those good. ‘once-upon-a-time’ safe government jobs)
  • People can’t pay day care
  • Gasoline prices go sky high…

Well… everything is changing… some slowly… and others change almost overnight…

No… I am not trying to scare you (although it is frightening…)

The question is this: “What are you doing...

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How To Ignore the 'Naysayers' & 'Critics'!

dr. marcus mottley Jul 01, 2022

Have you discovered your true calling?

If your answer is yes, then it's only natural that you'll want to tell everybody you know about it. However, I would advise against doing so for the time being. Why? Because you're gonna find people who will try to stand in your way or put you off.

Why do they do this?

There are lots of reasons. Some people might (with the best of intentions) see it as their duty to protect you from failure and disappointment. Others simply “don't get it” because they just cannot comprehend WHY you would want to follow such a calling in the first place. They'll do their darnedest to make you “see sense” and talk you out of it. You can't reason with these “naysayers”, so don't even try.

Others will WANT you to fail.

That's right. Some people, even those you thought you could rely on, will want you to fail. Why? Oftentimes it's because they secretly wanted to follow their true calling themselves, but lacked the courage to do...

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Are You Affected by Fear, Greed & Corruption?

dr. marcus mottley Jun 23, 2022

Today’s world is 'primarily' driven by only two things.

No… not hope…

No… not charity…

No… not concern for others…

And no… definitely not love for others either!

First of the two things that primarily drive our workd… is fear/anxiety/worry.

People everywhere are worried about their health and the dangers of diseases like Covid19, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. They are anxious about their safety and security because of the rising levels of crime in every country.

But, people are mostly worried about money and are afraid that they may not be able to make a living, put food on the table, pay their rent or mortgage, pay their medical bills, and take care of their families.

And, this fear of not having the finances to manage their lives, leads to the other ‘thing’ that drives the world today…

Greed!

Yep. Greed. What is that? It is the excessive desire for more money, power, property…

And,...

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Are You the 'Wind' or the 'Sun'?

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2022

Hundreds of years ago, the Sage Aesop wrote that the north wind and the sun had an argument about who was stronger. They agreed that the winner would be whoever could strip a traveller of his clothing.

The wind tried first to use its powerful gusts to rip off the traveller's clothing... but that only made the man wrap his clothes more tightly around him. The wind blew even more fiercly with a cold and frigid blizzard. But the man became so cold that he added an additional layer of thick clothing around him. 

Nothing worked for the north wind so it eventually gave up.

Now - it was the sun's turn. So... the sun first tried some moderate heat which forced the man to take off his shirt. Then the sun quietly and slowly turned up the heat blazing on the man such that the man began to strip off all of his clothers. It was so hot that the man ran naked into the nearby river to cool off. 

Of course, the sun won on that day. But why?

Well... according to Aesop, persuasion is more...

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That "SLAP" Was Triggered By...

dr. marcus mottley Jun 14, 2022

Recently, I wrote an article with the title "Don't Pull That Trigger". In it I cautioned readers on 'emotional triggers' and the harm they can do. 

Today, I read a news article on the 'slap' that was seen around the world in which a 'famous' friend of both the 'slapper' and the 'slappee' claimed that the 'slapper' was triggered before the incident! 

He also contended that afterward, the 'slapper' was shocked at his own behavior and devastated at what he had done so public... in such an international forum when  millions of people were watching. 

Shocked and surprised by his own behavior. Yep! That's what triggers will do to you...particularly emotional triggers. You will do 'shtuff'  and wonder why you did them. You will do 'shtuff' that will negatively impact your entire life... 

But... it doesn't have to be that way. 

Why?

Well... despite what i wrote before... emotional triggers are not all bad. 

For example, you...

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My RUDE Email...

dr. marcus mottley Jun 10, 2022

Somenone wrote me an email today chastising me for not offering my programs, courses, coaching, counseling and consulting services for free! 

Well... I wrote a response. As a matter of fact I wrote the response about seven (7) times! Yes... 7 times. Why? Well... I wrote it... rewrote it... and rewrote it maybe even more than 7 times. 

I am still not sure that it came out right! But its my least emotional version... (probably least strategic also)... 

So here it is: 

"Did you eat bread today? Did you buy it? Did you get it for free?

Did you drink juice or milk today? Did you buy it? Did you get it for free?
 
Did you buy gas for your car? Did you pay your cellphone and electricity bill? Or, did you get those for free?
 
Did you pay your rent... or pay down on your loan? Or are those free also? 
 
What I offer is food for the mind... food to nourish you to achieve your goals and objectives... 
 
What I offer are ways that you can...
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"She's Gone!"

dr. marcus mottley Jun 03, 2022

“Oh my! She’s gone! I can’t go on! I’m all alone now… It’s over for me. What am I going to do?”

Hi… this is Marcus Mottley. And if you are wondering, those were the words of someone I coached over 15 years ago.

Someone I was  coaching… not counseling… Yes! Coaching!

Yep. An executive!

When he started to ‘cry’ I almost slipped into my Clinical Psychology mode… Why? Because I thought that maybe his wife had died… or left him… or a close family member may have had a tragedy... or something terribly personal had happened!

Nope! He was devastated because his administrative assistant of many, many, many years had just decided to leave the company for a new career! And he took that personally! He immediately began to think about what he had lost… the support – the knowledge – the understanding – and so much more!

So... Nope... Not a personal matter. A professional...

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