Mary & Andy Core: Managing your Mindset and Motivation
In this episode of Commitment Matters, Mary speaks with author and motivational speaker Andy Core. You can visit his website and sign up for his newsletter or, email Andy directly.
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Andy specializes in human psychology and performance. Read more about his background and research here.
Mary and Andy reference Andy’s book “Change Your Day, Not Your Life” which can be found online.
Our daily thoughts and actions become habits, which can impact our motivations. If we’re struggling to stay motivated, Andy suggests making small changes each day that can eventually alter our perspective and patterns to match our overall goals.
The helplessness cycle can be illustrated through New Year’s Resolutions. When people make life-alerting. unrealistic goals and fail, it reduces self-confidence and hesitancy to make any life changes. Here are some stats about New Year’s Resolutions.
Identify what motivates you. For Mary, she checks items off a to-do list, which can satisfy the “do more with less” paradox. It creates momentum to accomplish more.
Find out what type of motivation drives you. Read about the different forms here.
According to one study from the World Health Organization, people who work more than 50 hours per week have a 17% chance of early death.
In a survey of 90,000 employees, the top cause of stress at work was unclear job expectations. Second, an unhealthy company culture. Third, poor relationships with management. And fourth, lack of compensation or money troubles.
The “Big Box Time Management” is the idea that people focus on the things they’ve accomplished as opposed to what they have yet to do. Andy suggests writing down a basic list of things will help you feel accomplished each day. Then, once you complete it, you can always add to it.
Andy says if you feel stuck in your life and your effort isn’t paying off, re-evaluate your goals, your current trajectory and your job to see what changes you may want to make. Click here to watch a video of Andy breaking down this tactic.
Many people become comfortable with consistency in their lives and Andy says this can cause people to feel as though they aren’t making a difference in their job or just in general.
Psychologists use the term cognitive distortion to describe the way your mind emphasizes negativity or even creates unlikely events or situations for yourself.