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How to Get Motivated – Recap of the Seminar, Part 1

May 18, 2010 by  
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imagesDo you really want to know how to get motivated and how to stay motivated? Do you want to know how to really turn your life around in a very positive way! Today I spent the day at the Get Motivated Seminar. What an incredible day.

I’m going to give you a little sip from the fountains of motivation, and hopefully you will be intrigued enough to get online and want to learn how to get motivated yourself, by attending one of these great seminars.

What I’d like to share with you is a bit of the wisdom I gleaned from each one of the speakers.

So, without further adieu, I’ll begin.


imagesThe seminar was opened appropriately by Dr. Robert Schuller.

Dr. Robert Schuller’s most notable take-away for me was to completely remove the work IMPOSSIBLE from your vocabulary.

He said that if you make a decision before you count the cost, and if you have the faith, then God has the power.

He shared that it could take up to your whole life to create your dream. So what ?? What if it does take your whole life. At least you will achieve your goal.

He had a very inspirational close, saying that we should never look at what we’ve lost, only at what we have left.


imagesNext up was Krish Dhanam

This man was virtually unknown (to me) when he walked on stage. Born in South India, Krish Dhanam has achieved the American dream.

Some of the more notable things he said that really stuck in my head were as follows:

You don’t need to know everything before you arrive.

3% of the population operate in the effective zone, 97% operate in the comfort zone. The space between the two is “The Edge”

The problem is not how to set goals, the problem is a matter of discipline

He spoke on the subject of what Leadership is, and explained it by using an acronym with the word “GRACE”

Here’s how it went:

G – Genuine Leadership (If you’re happy, tell your face)

R – Restored relations (Fix what’s wrong with family, friends and relationships)

A – Amicable Partnerships (Hope without gratitude is hopelessness)

C – Complete Ownership

E – Effective Stewardship

We all have a call, aspiration and a purpose, and fulfilling it is our obligation.

Give more than you have, leave more than you take and always, ALWAYS give praise to the inner circle.

The seminar was jam packed with talented speakers. More to follow! Keep an eye out for the recap of the next two speakers.


23 Responses to “How to Get Motivated – Recap of the Seminar, Part 1”
  1. karin says:

    Debbie, sounds like a great seminar. I have no problem keeping myself motivated, but still it helps in creating energy to listen to experts in the field. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your follow up post.
    .-= karin´s last blog ..5 Ways to get unlimited traffic to your website from Twitter =-.


  2. Thanks for sharing Deb…I have been to a couple of these in past years but it sounds like they have a new line up of speakers. I read Robert Schuller’s autobiography…very powerful stuff. He really lived his message and it is very refreshing.

    I look forward to more…
    .-= Bruce Backman´s last blog ..Life is full of second chances if you know what you are looking for =-.


  3. Sounds like an awesome seminar. I have heard Robert Schuller before,amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Video Tips For Beginners =-.


  4. Nelson says:

    Good post with some notable quotes. Schuller has been on the front of Possibility thinking for decades. That is what it is all about, “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen would go well with what you are posting. Thanks for keeping this important topic in the forefront.


  5. Debbie,
    Thanks so much for the recap. I LOVE Dr. Schuller’s work and his positive attitude about life. It’s so true, we’re going to be alive all of our life, so why not create a goal that will take us that long to accomplish. The “GRACE” acronym was nice as well. I can’t wait for Part 2!
    Thanks again,
    .-= Dr. Adam Sheck´s last blog ..Are You A Maximizer or a Minimizer? =-.


  6. What a great seminar! Thanks for sharing it here. That step will help in having you take home what was shared and have it stick. I like that spot about “not counting the cost…” of achieving your goal.
    .-= Patrick McIntosh´s last blog ..World Cup Group H =-.


  7. Hi Debbie,
    Get Motivated is a great event to have attended myself. I appreciate you sharing the highlights of some of the speakers who were at the event you attended as neither were speaking at the one I went to in Tulsa, OK & always enjoy learning from those I’ve not heard yet. =) I look forward to reading your next part!
    .-= Christine Casey´s last blog ..How to Make Social Media Work for You =-.


  8. Debbie, The quote that jumped out at me is “The problem is not how to set goals. The problem is a matter of discipline.” The 3% vs. 97% is well known, but when you put the two together it is REALLY powerful! I’ll be looking forward to more posts on the seminar!
    .-= Darlene Davis´s last blog ..On Being Orphaned =-.


  9. Teresa Ivory says:

    Thanks for the recap on the seminar. Sounds wonderful! Two very powerful speakers you quote here. I’m looking forward to part 2!
    .-= Teresa Ivory´s last blog ..Success Stories: Venus Recommends =-.


  10. Debbie:

    This is my first time to read your blog. This sounds like a very uplifting seminar! Wisdom is always appreciated. Thanks for giving us an inside look at what was important to you and what you learned. That’s what’s great about blogging! You get to know some pretty special people! :)




  11. Debbie,
    Thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE Dr. Schuller, so I was especially glad to hear a few words of his in your recap. Also love the “you don’t need to know everything” philosophy. Can’t wait for Part 2.
    Thanks again,
    .-= Dr. Adam Sheck´s last blog ..Do You Want More Intimacy =-.


  12. Hi Debbie,

    Your experience at this seminar really sounds so wonderful. Information relating to motivation is always a winner! Each of us has areas where we need help with our motivation and that is certainly true for me! I’ll look forward to Part 2!!!

    Mentor Mama


  13. Debbie,

    Wow, those are some great items. It appears you really enjoyed the information from Kirsh. I always love the energy from seminars, really recharges the battery.
    .-= Jeremiah M. Wean´s last blog ..Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs =-.


    Debbie Reply:

    Yes, the energy was amazing. The seminars have a lot of stuff that you can buy up to, but even if all you do is go for the basics, you come away with a TON of great information.


  14. Kathy Jodrey says:

    Hey Deb,

    This was an amazing seminar. I attended it in Tampa and was totally pumped. What’s really important for each of us is that we stay motivated after the events we attend and take inspired action.

    I highly recommend that everybody checks out this seminar when it comes around next year, well worth the time!

    ~ Kath
    .-= Kathy Jodrey´s last blog ..Team Building Ideas- Tribe Style – Summer Scenery Series 6 =-.


  15. Rafael Cantu says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Thank you for sharing your experience at the Get Motivated seminar. Investing in your self is so important to your business. I am definitely going to check out their site. Keep staying on the edge!

    .-= Rafael Cantu´s last blog ..How Much Is a Facebook Fan Really Worth =-.


  16. Linnea says:

    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for the recap on what sounds to have been a terrific seminar. You’ve given me a couple new folks to look up and perhaps follow. Thank you.
    .-= Linnea´s last blog ..Avatar Content Ideas =-.


  17. Debbie,

    Sounds like an amazing seminar. It’s amazing how often people feel they can’t achieve their dreams because they’re too old. Yet Dr. Robert Schuller puts it so well when he says it doesn’t matter if it takes your whole life… the main thing is you’ve succeeded! We believe the key is to never give up… with enough desire and passion, you’ll get there.

    ~ Pat & Lorna


  18. Both men contributed very powerful information! What Robert Schuller said hits close to home for me as you will be surprised at what doors will open up for you when you start working toward your goals. Yes, walking in faith and not by sight, working on what you can to make you dreams happen and the right doors will open at the right time so you will succeed!

    Great information!


    Debbie Reply:

    Xavier, isn’t it the truth. Doors absolutely do open in a way that is unexplainable to the average humans. Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog. I appreciate it!!


  19. Etieno Etuk says:

    Awesome post. I love the acronym for Grace. Sounds like you had a lot of fun at this seminar. I look forward to more posts from you.


  20. Chris says:

    Seminars with this kind of content simply rock and they definately take your motivation to a new level. The foundation for motivation has to come from within as every day is filled with wonderful gifts and substantial challenges.

    If you plan on being self employed and you’re not mentally prepared with a strong foundation of internal burning desire and motivation you’ll find the journey very challenging and like many, you’ll give up before you even get started.

    Changing the way you think for most people takes time and you have to retool how you think and your self talk to stay motivated. One of the best quotes I ever heard that helped me immensely from Peter Ragnar was simply “When you control your mind, you control your life”. Thanks for the inspiring article.


    Debbie Reply:

    Thanks for the comments Chris. You’re so dead on right about everything. I just last week went to another Get Motivated seminar in Cleveland and will be reporting on that one soon. Love the quote too! Thanks for visiting, I appreciate you being here.


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