As part of my ‘getting back into volunteering‘ attitude I decided to invest my time helping out with some community gardens in my area through Ecosource. This past Saturday, myself, along with a few other volunteers joined forces to make Mississauga a bit more green.
Do you remember when I talked about empowerment and doing something that you have always wanted to do but have been too afraid to do or ‘didn’t have the time’? Well, never tell yourself this. Case in point, I thought I would never buy a car, I don’t need one, I’m too afraid, it’s too expensive, etc. All of these excuses I would make until I realized this…
What defines motivation? Is it drive to succeed, appreciation that leads to change, or is it all subjective to an individual? Will you be more motivated to make one choice over the other based on what will make you the most satisfied today, tomorrow or in five years from now?
It’s a hard concept thanks to fear of change, intimidation and failure hanging over our heads.
I’m really fascinated with the marketing industry so I recently started reading Can’t Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results By Bob Garfield and Doug Levy, which discuses the shift from companies simply advertising a product to building a relationship with the product and consumer (The Relationship Era). Not only is this book interesting and relevant, it’s pretty funny too (Notice how the title is both a play on of the saying can’t buy me love with the ever so popular ‘like’ button by Facebook..get it. HA).
It’s interesting to see just how much the digital and social world has taken marketing out of the hands of the company and into the consumers’.
There’s lots of fun things you can schedule into your life that motivates you for the week, or gives you something to look forward to. To some this can be catching up on the latest reality scandal (I am referring to the most recent reality TV fiasco on this seasons The Bachelor with Juan Pablo, but really..it’s okay), or to others this can be spending time with family and friends. However, what about something that will rejuvenate you and allow you to focus on the present moment? What about Yoga?