How To Think Positive, Stay Focused, And Motivated!

Over the past couple of months, several people have come up to me and asked how are you doing it to stay in a great mood or how do you stay so positive despite, life’s challenges or whenever something negative happens to us that we cannot control.  I just tell them that I don’t let it soak into my mind or affect my daily life, yes life does throw it’s curve balls, just because I work with for a Life Success Coach like Marc Accetta.  It doesn’t give me a pass to not have anything bad happen to me.  While I am in Crete, Athens right now we just finished going through a section of our training seminar that focuses on people’s reactions.

One quote sums it up…“LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU AND 90% HOW YOU RESPOND TO WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU…

Do you wish that you could stay focused, motivated and keep a positive attitude at all time?

You know, that feeling that you get and feel when have just come out of a great seminar, read a fantastic book, listened to a great audio piece from your favorite speaker or watched an inspiring movie like ROCKY, MIRACLE or RUDY. You feel like you can climb any mountain, swim any sea and be invincible. After a couple of days or even hours that feeling fades and eventually melts away until the reality of life gets in the way. That’s when you tell yourself to think positive despite the challenges that life sends you.

Here’s a couple of things that I do that will boost your positive attitude, give you laser beamed focus on what’s important and allow you to live a better stress-free life.   I use these steps in improving my mindset and again it didn’t happen overnight, I still get frustrated, upset and sometimes just have to be in a bad mood but following these steps have definitely helped with not worrying or stressing over life as much as I used to.  If you can’t or do not want to do all the steps, pick and choose what works bests for you.  Remember any progress is progress!

Step1: Go on a 30 day Mental Detox. Don’t WATCH TV for 30 days. News, Negative soaps, gossip shows , Reality TV, etc. Garbage IN Garbage OUT.  I love watching movies, comedies, inspiring movies, documentaries anything that isn’t JUNK!

Step2: Don’t listen to the radio unless you are listening to great songs with positive lyrics and no radio host with negative opinions. With the popularity of Apps and online radio, I’ve come across an awesome station that is both online, they have an app and they are on the radio in virtually all major cities.  That is KLOVE they value themselves with playing only Positive & Encouraging Music.  Check them out online http://www.klove.com/

Step3: Read 15 – 30 minutes everyday at the start of each day from a uplifting book to boost your positive attitude, no trashy novels, The Bible, Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Unlimited Power etc.  I’ve also found apps on Itunes that have great daily motivational quotes and or daily bible verses to start your day off on a positive note.

Step4: Exercise MORE, park further away and walk around the block. Walk instead of driving everywhere; walk up the stairs instead of taking the lift or escalator, better still if you can, join a gym & even more important GO TO IT!!!

Step5: Disassociation: spend less time or limited time with negative people instead of 3 hours give them 20 minutes of your time. A friend of mine said it best, “Change the People Around You or Change the People Around You!”

Step6: Expanded association, get around positive people, surround yourself with people that uplift you and support you.  I’ve always hung around people that have great personalities are positive & we get along.  One quick thing I think about whenever I am going to associate with someone is to think, could I talk with this person everyday of my life.

Step7: Cut out the online media, newspaper, magazines or disempowering and limiting information or any type of media that does not enhance your life.

Step8: Drink lots of water. If you are dehydrated it allows the nutrients to get in and release the toxins.

Step9: BE GRATEFUL, Reflecting 5 – 10 minutes focusing on what you are grateful for first thing in the morning is an amazing exercise that I’ve been practicing for many years now and trust me we all have many things to be grateful for, if you have your goals read them so that you can focus on what you want to have happen, what you are grateful for.

I guarantee that if you practice some of these steps your life will definitely change and you’ll be thinking positively and staying focused on thinking positively next time that life throws you a curve ball.  Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any steps that you do that I perhaps haven’t listed in order to enhance your life.

 

Social Media’s Coolest Travel Companies

Planning on taking a vacation this summer or you already have, well here’s just some cool Social Media ideas I came across in regards to not completely plugging out of Social Media all together during your next vacation.  As my summer has been filling up with travels to Cyprus, Cancun & Maui, I’ve noticed that although it is a vacation it is also fun to stay plugged into the Social Media world and try to use it to help others or myself….

BEFORE WE HEAD OUT ON VACATION THERE’S AN IMPORTANT AIRLINE SAFETY VIDEO

Now we all know what happens when we board the plane and they begin to start explaining the safety video but who ever thought an airline-safety video could be fun? Air New Zealand did. ANZ employed the ever-bedazzled Richard Simmons to deliver the familiar preflight lesson of how to don your oxygen mask (or “take a breather!” as he says). And the disco-rich video wasn’t just for flyers: it has had almost 2.6 million YouTube views since its March 2011 launch—try getting that kind of virality from your basic seat-belt-fastening snoozer.

Social media, after all, has become an essential part of the way we travel—with everything from trip planning to photo sharing. The SMITTYs came about when we saw travel companies doing some pretty cool things in the social media space, and we wanted to recognize their efforts. So we asked airlines, tourism boards, car-rental companies, tour operators, cruise lines, and others to give us their best efforts from 2011.

HOTEL DEALS

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The hotel company created and promoted special rates for Facebook and Twitter. The depth of the discounts (as low as $89 a night) drove a high volume of bookings and awarded them the Best Social Media Promotion of Travel Deals, Global Hotel or Resort Chain.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Ultimate Austin Scavenger Hunt: The property organized a photo scavenger hunt; fans and visitors submitted pictures of the hotel and Austin landmarks on Facebook or Flickr. The first 100 participants to complete at least half the tasks received an overnight stay or other prizes.  Lots of brands have photo contests; adding a scavenger hunt was a fun way not just to engage fans, but also to utilize the popularity of Facebook’s photo-sharing functionality.

FOOD & DRINKS

Foodspotting, an app favorite for food photographers, launched less than a year and a half ago.  Foodspotting began in 2009 when cofounders Alexa Andrzejewski, Ted Grubb and Soraya Darabi put their heads together to address what they felt was a lack of proper food reviewing apps. A few months later, they launched in beta at SXSW Interactive in March 2010.

My favorite way to describe Foodspotting? If Flickr and Foursquare went out on a date, ate too many oysters and drank too much champagne, the result 9 months later would look very much like Foodspotting. Using the mobile app, users can snap a photo of a dish, tag it and share it with friends on Foodspotting or via Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc. It’s also a helpful guide if you’re ever looking to spark your appetite. Simply open the app and search for photos of food taken nearby.

Why Pinterest Should Matter to You

This most recent player in the field of social media might seem like it doesn’t fit into your marketing model. Here’s why you’re wrong.

If you could promote your brand via what the Wall Street Journal boasts as “the hottest start up…in Silicon Valley,” would you jump on board? Well, if top brands such as Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, Pepsi, and Nike see the potential, it’s probably a good idea to follow suit.

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can “curate and share things you love.” With millions of new “pins” a week, not only do “pinners” consider posting and reposting stuff they love fun and inspirational, but also Pinterest has already proven itself as a powerful social media platform. Businesses are joining Pinterest to display product, create brand awareness, build communities and, in some cases, grow profits by leaps and bounds. SO START PINNING!

Now these are not the only apps by any means that are out there, I am sure that there is some 10 year old kid coming up with the next hottest and greatest app on the planet but I just figured I’d share what I’ve been using and has helped me keep in touch with friends and family although I am thousands of miles away…

Make sure and add me on Twitter so I can retweet your pics/posts http://www.twitter.com/monicoperez

Are you on Pinterest…Me TOO: http://pinterest.com/monicoperez/

Want to learn more about the power of Pinterest check out this article: THE POWER OF PINTEREST

Let’s just stay connected and have a fun summer! Also if you have any apps you enjoy or want to share please post….