I got an unexpected, exciting, contact last week from an assistant to Lilliana Vazquez. She reached out to request some Mighty Petunia tank tops for a segment Lilliana was doing on the Today Show. (Lilliana is a "Style Expert, TV Host and Taste Maker". Read more about her here http://thelvguide.com/). She asked if I could get the tanks to 30 Rock by Friday. Hmmmm. Let me think for a sec. Hell yeah! I was on it.
And while all this was exciting, and appreciated, I was shocked at how MOTIVATING it was. I got the request on Monday 12/29 and after several months of "half-assing" it in regards to Mighty Petunia, I accomplished the following: I surveyed people on Facebook to find out how they thought the website could improve and made some of the suggested changes (which were fantastic). I changed the theme on the website so it would be responsive on mobile. For those of you who aren't super techie (like me) that means so that it looks like the desktop site when you go to the site on your phone. I added a SALE section to the site. I wrote 2 blogs. I chose 8 new phrases for new tanks to be added for the first half of 2016. I selected a new style of tank for the Curvalicious category for more selection for curvy women that I'll add over the first half of the year AND I scheduled a photo shoot to get all the new product photographed on our models.
So the question for me is "how can one phone call have such a big impact on my level of motivation?". Everyone needs a little boost now and then for sure, but how do we bottle this feeling and pull it out of the cupboard when we need it? I think it begins with self-talk. Not just practicing talking to yourself in a positive way but actually LISTENING to the message. We blow ourselves off all the time when we try to encourage ourselves. We diminish the message and discount what's being said because we're saying it!
So, in addition to catching me watching the Today Show segment every now and then, you'll also catch me working on coaching myself and listening to the coach.