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You Are the Change – Change Your Attitude and Change Your Life


Many people go through life waiting. They wait for the right moment, for the right person to come along and of course for opportunity. However when it comes to life it is all about action. Change is something that we are often reluctant to try. It is something we often wait to do, thinking there will always be a better time to make a change. However by a simple step in changing your attitude you can take the first step to changing your life. Deciding to be positive is a single step that allows you to see you are the change that will make you happier.


Positive Thinking

The only way you can change your life is to change your attitude. You have to believe good things can happen to you. A positive mind allows you to view the world as a place of opportunity instead of a place of hardship. You will be able to look at what you need to change in a new light, helping you make those changes and better your life. When you sit back and blame the world and your current circumstances for all of your woes you are basically accepting your fate. You are deciding you are okay with the terrible fate you think the world has handed to you. However as soon as you can say “I am not done here, I have more to do than this” you are ready to make the changes you need to be happy.


Positive Universe

A change in attitude can help you see that the universe is filled with positive energy. A positive attitude allows you to see that when you send out positive thoughts, positive thoughts will come back to you. More importantly you can begin to view the universe as a positive influence that wishes only good things to happen. Negative people have a belief that the universe is against them in one way or the other. They cannot see that they need only change their mind set and focus on changing their lives. They have to take things into their own hands to succeed and remaining positive can help anyone take better control of their life. You have to be willing to take risks, fall down and get right back up again. If you want a new job it won’t find you if you don’t send out the message you are looking. If you want to find love, that perfect someone won’t find you if you don’t put yourself out their and see who might be waiting to meet you.


Changing your attitude is the first step to changing your life. You are the change that will help you find happiness.

5 Strategies For Making Motivation Work for You

It can be difficult to keep yourself motivated over time. Like most other things in life, even motivation needs to be cultivated and renewed. I have constructed 5 strategies for making motivation work for you, including renewing it when you need to. Of course not all motivation strategies are going to work for everyone. You can find what works for you and even adapt a new/different strategy to fit your lifestyle and routine.

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  1. Condition Your Body and Mind

Part of being motivated is getting enough physical energy so you feel good. You need to take care of your body by eating a proper diet and exercising to raise energy levels. The same goes for your mind. You can train yourself to think positive thoughts and avoid thinking negatively. This gives your brain a power boost that can keep you self-motivated for a long time.


  1. Stay Away from Negative People

Negative people tend to bring everyone down when they begin sharing their bad attitude. You will find your energy is literally drained and you have wasted time while being around them. Keep from wasting your time by avoiding negative people that will zap your energy and make you feel like you just shot yourself in the foot.


  1. Seek People of Like Mind

When you seek people of like mind you are making a conscious effort to stay motivated. You will essentially be surrounded by positive energy that can rub off and influence your future decision making abilities. This is a successful strategy that can bring you positive rewards that continue to build your motivation.


  1. Create Goals for Yourself 

People need goals in order to stay on track and retain a positive mental outlook. It is important that you remain flexible in light of those goals too. It is ok for plans to be flexible so you can make changes that are needed. Being able to make changes and accept them is always a good ability that will assist you in reaching goals.


  1. Assume Responsibility for Your Results

 When you act on your goals with a higher purpose you are assuming responsibility of your goals. Essentially this means that you are not wasting any efforts to improve your life. If for some reason you get de-railed, take responsibility for that too. Excuses are common, but they should never hold you back or become the reason you stop trying.



Doug Dvorak provides strategies for making motivation work his clients every day. Make plans to attend a motivational speaking engagement and get ready to learn how you can positively change your life.


5 Motivational Tips and Ideas to Help You Gain a New Perspective

You can use the power of Zen to continue to encourage yourself throughout your life. By picking up 5 Zen habits of motivation, the only secrets to motivating yourself you’ll ever need, you can change your life for the better. Using these 5 motivational tips and ideas to boost your enthusiasm and increase your motivation. Continue reading to learn more about these habits.

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  1. Find a Goal Buddy

Sometimes reaching your goals is something that is better when done with a buddy. You can find a goal buddy that has the same goals so you can both encourage and support one another. This would work the same as having a diet and exercise buddy that works out with you while you both follow a healthy diet. A goal buddy can also help when it comes to making better work/personal choices, allowing you to retain your focus and accomplish your goals.


  1. Enjoy What You Are Doing

In order to stay motivated you need to find pleasure in what you are doing. If you have tasks that need to be completed to reach your goals, and you do not like them, it can be very difficult to force yourself to even start them. If it seems like hard work, you may want to avoid it. Although it might be true, the key to accomplishing tasks you do not like is to make them pleasurable or fun. Try to find ways to change your perspective on these daunting tasks and you will find it much easier and more enjoyable t complete them. Either way, fun or daunting, you will have to get them done.


  1. Break Larger Goals into Smaller Goals

Sometimes a single goal can seem like it is quite large. In order to reach a larger goal without feeling overwhelmed, consider breaking it into smaller goals. If you do not break up larger goals, you end up procrastinating and eventually giving up on the entire goal that could change your life for the better.


  1. Keep Track of Your Progress

A great way to make sure you are aware of how much you have accomplished is to track your progress. You can track each goal and keep a running tally on your progress so you can physically see how your hard work and determination are paying off. This type of chart will help you remain diligent by offering you a visual that gives you the opportunity to mark your goal reaching abilities.


  1. Hold Back

Sometimes you may feel like you need to work on a new goal and you do not want to focus on anything else because you are excited. Enthusiasm can be so strong that you are not able to define boundaries. But everyone has limitations. Hold back and pace yourself so you can continue to grow and maintain a healthy level of self-motivation without burning out.

We hope you take time today and this week to employ these 5 motivational tips and Ideas. They can make a difference if you take them seriously.


Doug Dvorak has been providing clients with life changing motivational tips and strategies for over 15 years. Whether you want to attend seminars or learn from motivational programs, contact Mr. Dvorak today to learn more about life-changing programs and ideas.

Dissecting 5 Motivational Quotes About Change and Opportunity (New Years Resolution Food for Thought)

With the new year coming up, many of us will be making vows to change a bad habit or behavior for our new years resolution. The world’s greatest achievers throughout history all share one thing in common: they do not fear change. Change to the worrier is nothing more than an unwelcome end. Change to a dreamer is a new door opening.

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Here are some great motivational quotes about change and why I find them significant to success:

  1. Esmeralda Santiago: “How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” We often make the mistake of believing we have nothing to learn. Without curiosity about new things you will never know what you are missing. Looking forward to learning is a great motivator for those with inherent curiosity.


  1. Alan Watts: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” When people are faced with change and feel nothing but fear and resentment they cut themselves off from possibility. Change is scary, but it is also often opportunity. Being open to change and diving in without fear is the only way to discover if something is right for you or not.


  1. Jodi Picoult: “Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it.” The ability to think on your feet and to trouble shoot when things don’t go your way is an important aspect of life. Motivation is not possible without believing you are ready, no matter what.


  1. Tony Robbins: “If you’re gonna make a change, you’re gonna have to operate from a new belief that says life happens not to me but for me.” Believing the universe is on your side is one of the most basic ways of believing you are meant to succeed. The view that things are out of your control and that you cannot change your own path is the best way to accept failure and do nothing to change it.


  1. Barbara Pletcher: “The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.” Staying motivated is easier when you believe you can do better, or make the most out of a bad situation. It will prepare you to face everyday with the belief that you will succeed.


They might not be the most well known quotes, but each one makes it clear that the ability to change, take control of situations and constantly strive to improve are at the heart of success and motivation.

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BAMM – Bay Area Mobility Managers Association Motivational / Leadership Keynote Speech


Motivational and Leadership Speaker Doug Dvorak travels from Thailand to the San Francisco Bay to deliver another inspirational speech and workshop to 150 members of the Bay Area Mobility Managers Association.    

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