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5 Ways to Become Motivated

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Motivation can be hard to come by, especially if you're living a stressed-out, frenzied life.
Air Date: 12/27/16
Duration: 20:08
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Joyce Knudsen, PhD
Joyce-KnudsenDr. Joyce Knudsen, is a celebrated distinguished image consultant and Life Coach operating the first and ONLY school for certification in these areas. She believes in scientific assessments that reveal so much about ourselves so that her students can excel far beyond image consultant training.

In addition, Joyce was recognized at a banquet by her peers with the 2001 IMMIE AWARD (Image Makers Merit of Industry Excellence) for her work in the Image Industry and honored at a banquet of her peers to receive the highest achievement in image management by AICI. She's received honorable accolades from Notre’Dame, DETC (Distance Education Training Council) and is accepted by world renowned International Coaching Foundation.

Dr. Joyce received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications, Masters of Arts in Business Administration, a comprehensive management training program recognized worldwide and earned a PhD in Human Services, with an emphasis on self-image and psychology from Capella University, accredited by North Central Accrediting Commission.

Joyce takes pride in what she does. Her keen sense of business, strong educational background and support of her husband led her to the development of The ImageMaker, Inc.® in 1985. This company continues to specialize in helping people to understand the importance of a strong and positive self-image, health and communication.

For two years, Joyce produced and hosted a weekly television program, geared toward professional image enhancement and self-esteem. She has been featured in local, national and international newspapers, and has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows. Joyce has her own radio show called www.imagemakerincmedia.com, streamlined worldwide.

Joyce is a pioneer in her field having developed the first Distance Learning Mentoring Program in the world approved by AICI (The Association of Image Consultants, International) University. To her knowledge, no other trainer has this credential.

Some of her interviews include USA Today, Glamour Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Indianapolis Star, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Tennessean newspaper, Women’s World, Chinese Morning Press and Forbes.

Joyce begins her new radio show as Co-Host of Refusing to Quit Podcast w Lisa Davis, MPH. She's a weekly regular with Lisa Davis and David Pollock on The 10 Minute Marketer.
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/TheImageMakerInc
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drjoyce_knudsen
5 Ways to Become Motivated
Motivation can be hard to come by, especially if you're living a stressed-out, frenzied life.

And, just because you accomplish tasks throughout the day, doesn't mean you have motivation.

Joyce Knudsen, PhD, author of the book, Refusing to Quit, joins hosts Andrea and Lisa to share her five steps to ramp up your motivation.

1) Think about purpose. Most people don't have one, or aren't focused enough on one. Start by performing deeds that improve the lives of others. You can have more than one purpose, but you have to complete one before moving on to the next.

2) Pretend that you've already reached your goal. Visualize yourself achieving that goal. Focus on the appreciation of success, rather than the obstacles.

3) Talk to a positive and supportive friend. Social media can be a beneficial avenue for syncing up with people who are like-minded and who might be able to share their own experiences. Unfortunately, women are often unsupportive of other women, so seek out a support system that really cares and can lift you up.

4) Read inspiring books that feature success stories. There is an unlimited supply of information out there; find an author who speaks to you. 

5) Create positive energy rituals. Start your day with a practice that clears your mind and sets the stage for the day, such as guided meditation.