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7 Day Motivational Makeover! Free Printable Worksheet

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Photo credit: Stitch and Guild

Well, it’s Monday again. Time for some motivation to get you through the week ahead. Many people are self motivators and are able to wake up raring to go and take on the world, while others tend to need a little push. If you are the latter (which is perfectly ok) or you’re looking to focus your motivation a bit more check out this post from Stitch and Guild on locking down your motivation in just 7 days.

Here is a worksheet that you can use to get started with your 7 Day Motivational Makeover! Because, who doesn’t love a good makeover and free tools?!

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Photo Credit: Stitch and Guild

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Monday Motivation: Getting Out of Your Own Way

You know what? Sometimes we can be our greatest obstacle. No one can stand in the way of your greatness, but you. Don’t get me wrong, there are many valid excuses,  genuine road blocks and heavy situations that might encourage you to give up on yourself but none of them should be stronger than your will to be great!

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If you find yourself having one of those days where negative thoughts or excuses are starting to cloud your way of thinking, try practicing these 3 steps to reaching your full potential. After all, you are a Goody Gal!

3 Tips

Tip #1: Remember, You’re a Badass!

When you start to feel down or stuck in a rut just take a moment to think on all of the reasons why you’re great. What have you accomplished in your life thus far? Take those positive thoughts and let them propel you into action to add to the list of badassery (yes, that’s a word)!

Tip #2: Set Small Goals

Rome wasn’t built in a day, or at least that’s what I’m told. It’s great to have large goals that make a significant impact on your life but you’ll need to take small steps to get there. Break things down into digestible pieces and start tackling one task at a time. Before you know it the accomplishments will start adding up.

Tip #3: Reward Yourself

Because, I mean, who doesn’t love a gift? If you have something that you’ve been wanting but it’s a little too grand to just pick up on your way home from work, use that as motivation. Reward yourself for hitting milestones and accomplishing your goals. You earned it!

Do you have a way to motivate yourself that works every time? Tell us about it below!

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She Used the “C” Word!

Good Monday morning Goody Gals! I want to discuss a topic today that hits very close to home, woman to woman competition vs. collaboration. Why is this a thing? So many women feel as though there’s only room for one powerful, beautiful, strong bad ass in their space when in reality, it’s just not true.

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This mindset is what hinders us when we are trying to be productive entrepreneurs…a lot of us just don’t know how to collaborate without feeling threatened. I’ve personally encountered this many times and it just boggles my mind. There’s enough space for all of us to boost each other up and help wherever possible.

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3 Tips to Effective Collaboration

  1. SPEAK UP
    • There’s nothing that kills the vibe of a collaboration like a one-sided conversation. The purpose is to work together, speak up and share ideas…so do that!
  2. R-E-S-P-E-C-T (I hope you sang that as you read it)
    • Respect each others voice and input. You can’t have a healthy collaboration without respect.
  3. YOU BETTA RECOGNIZE
    • Be sure to recognize all ideas that are thrown on the table and give credit where credit is due. Don’t be the chick that tries to take ownership of other’s great ideas…that’s not cool man.

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If you do one thing today try collaborating with a fellow Goody Gal. Believe me, you’ll walk away a stronger, smarter, more bad ass woman for it.

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Quotes to Live By for the Goody Gal

Ok ladies, it’s Monday and you know, we sometimes need a little extra motivation on Mondays. Coming off of a relaxing weekend can be hard when you need to hit the ground running on Monday and adult. Adulting is hard. 🙂  I wanted to share some of my favorite motivational quotes to help get you through and to hopefully spark you to do something great.

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Get Out of the Gym!

Good morning lovelies and welcome to this beautiful spring Tuesday! We know that working out is a must for a Goody Gal but who says it has to be done in a gym? Get outside, breathe the fresh air, let the sunshine energize you as you get your workout in today. You can go running, for a brisk walk or do a full routine in the park.

Some cities have outdoor gyms so search your city to see if there is one near you. If not you can always create a routine using regular, every day park equipment.

Check out this park bench workout by Shape.com for some inspiration before heading out to get your sweat on.

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3 Tips to Feeling More Confident

Happy Tuesday Goody Gals,

It’s a beautiful day and I just wanted to come and share some happiness with you. On days when it’s nice outside and you wake up feeling like the happiest girl in the world, confidence is not usually an issue. It’s the gray days that you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, mad at the world that confidence can elude you. Here are a few tips to help you carry that “sunny day confidence” forward, even on the grayest of days.

Tip 1: Wake Up Again

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There’s nothing wrong with a re-do. Yes, even as adults we need these sometimes. It only takes 5 minutes to lay back down, rest a moment then get up slowly and do some in-bed yoga stretches to put you in a better mood to take on the day.

Tip 2: Get Ugly

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You know when you work out so hard and happen to catch yourself in the mirror making that ugly face? That’s a good thing. Put in work ladies! When you’re getting your sweat on don’t be concerned with how you look, who cares? The goal is to work your ass off so that you feel accomplished which in turn leads to confidence.

Tip 3: Slay Girl, Slay!

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Clothes don’t make the woman but they sure do help the woman to feel more confident. The right outfit can set the tone for how you see yourself. You should be feelin’ yourself every day because honestly, you are awesome. Don’t shy away from that.

How do you boost your confidence on those days when it’s a bit lacking?

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Shout Out to Your Squad!

Happy Monday Goody Gals! As I was getting ready for work and going through my routine this morning I realized one thing…well, I realized many things but the one that applies here is that a support group is crucial to success toward your goals. Can you achieve greatness without one? Well, yeah…but the journey is so much better with one. You know the ones I’m talking about. Your girls, your squad, your fitches, fellow Goody Gals that believe in you and your goals and only want to see you succeed.

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They push you toward greatness when you start to lose sight. They indulge with you when you have an indulgent day but then kick your ass right back into gear the following day. There are no regrets with this group, they are your Fit Fam and life wouldn’t be the same without them.

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So, shout out to your girls on this fine Monday morning. Let them know how much you appreciate them!

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5 Tips to Motivate You on a Monday

Happy Monday Gals…or in some cases ugh, it’s Monday already?! Getting motivated at the start of the week can be hard. Here are 5 tips to help get you in the mood to embrace Monday.

  1. Start From the Right Perspective – So it’s Monday…that doesn’t have to mean doom and gloom for having to return to the grind of the workweek. Think of Monday as a fresh start. A new opportunity to achieve your goals and do great things!A photo by Aki Tolentino. unsplash.com/photos/Wd5sfFBe4Ng
  2. Work the Body – There’s no better way to kick off a new week than to wake up the senses and put your body to work. Take the time to get a morning workout in to get the blood pumping and start the flow of adrenaline to catapult you into the day.m3.jpeg
  3. Work the Mind – Working the body is all fine and good but don’t forget about your fabulous mind. Not sure about you, but after a weekend of Netflix and drinks the mind can get a little rusty. Sharpen yours with a good read to start off the week.m7
  4. Feel the Music – Ok, let’s be real…MUSIC IS LIFE. Music sets the tone of how your day will flow. If you want a relaxing stress free flow for your day put on some Adele or Sade. If you’re out to kick Monday in the ass go for some Beyonce or Rihanna and show Monday who’s boss!alice-moore-192521
  5. Spread the Love – Sometimes motivating others will naturally motivate you. Making others feel good is powerful…you should try it.m

How do you motivate yourself on Monday?