Tuesday - April 24, 2018

Articles Written By Kate Galt

 

Motivational Monday

April 9th, 2018

There are many ways to keep it together on the inside. Find ways to be silly, as you keep your sense of humor. Share silly things on your mind with friends and family, so your loved ones have permission to stay silly with you. Life doesn’t have to be serious. A grief counselor friend tells me all the time how silly humans get, when we are literally on our deathbed. It’s not the drugs! It’s the way we come to an understanding that we have been way to serious in our lives, or that our lives are short, so why not laugh. Don’t wait. Be silly now. Silly doesn’t mean you’re disrespectful... Read More

How to Keep it Together

March 26th, 2018

If you’re a perfectionist, like me, there’s a lot of computing, second-guessing, chaos-hating, and performance-loving energy put forth toward your best day possible. You put a lot of pressure on yourself. It’s an inefficient way to use your precious energy. For years, the game was hustle and bustle. Work harder to reap more reward. I am not saying you don’t have to work hard once you’re enlightened. This kind of work takes a lifetime to apply. Each year of your life, you will notice a little more ease flowing through your body as you apply the principles I speak of in this blog. Each... Read More

Integrate Your Emotions to Improve Your Life

March 19th, 2018

Have you ever been in an extended funk where no matter how many massages you got, it just didn’t change your crabby mood? It’s so easy to get crabby. You have about 100 excuses these days with our current leadership’s actions, and non-actions. The bandwidth of all our time is overstretched. What to do? My life is as simple as it can be, and I find myself addicted to the hurry and bustle, which keeps me out of the present moment if I’m not careful. Add that to the daily stresses of family, career, and household. What’s a 21st century person to do? One thing we all are undereducated about... Read More

Motivational Monday

March 12th, 2018

What a difference a space makes I write this from my new digs, and I realize that options are a beautiful thing. Options. The will to choose one, some, or none, is an elemental gift to humans. In the Waldorf tradition, and the Native American tradition, two ways of life that make sense to me, I feel the primordial satisfaction when I honor the elements of nature and human beings. You know how good it feels to garden, to drink tea in the morning sun, to watch children run in a yard, or to camp by a river. Add the element of choice, of all the options you could do, and life seems like a blessing. Motivation... Read More

Motivational Monday

February 26th, 2018

Let’s continue in this dark end of winter discussing burnout, so come spring and summer, we have clear intentions on how to combat burnout and create our anti-burnout limits. In one major traveling job, I was continually given more territory. My territory got way too big, and I was gone 90% of the time. I had only signed up to be away from my home 50% of the time, and this pushed my limit. I didn’t want to seem like a prima donna, never satisfied. I wanted to be grateful for the work I had but it was too much. I was resentful. In my commitment to endurance, I negotiated big-time with the company,... Read More

Motivational Monday

February 19th, 2018

The Anti-Burnout Limit I am writing a book about endurance, and have fallen in love with its meaning and quality. I looked up endurance at thesaurus.com, and I got a huge boost of energy. Listen to these lovely words: Ability, capacity, courage, fortitude, grit, mettle, patience, perseverance, persistence, stamina, strength, tenacity, tolerance, and vitality! Yes!  Write those down on your intention board for 2018. Here’s the antonyms for endurance: Apathy, cowardice, idleness, impotence, inability, incompetence, indifference, indolence, intolerance, lack, laziness, lethargy, timidity, and weakness.... Read More

Motivation Monday

February 12th, 2018

Your body is way different from your mind. Your mind has an agenda. Your mind calculates, judges, and recalculates. It’s a busy machine that isn’t always your best friend. Your body is always your best friend, and you’ll teach your mind to be your best friend in the next chapter. But realize here that your body doesn’t lie. Sit still and listen to the requests your body makes before they are cries. Sit still and be with this miracle so you can understand how it talks to you. Does it need to eat very first thing in the morning, but you’re going on a run instead? Does it need to lay down... Read More

Motivation Monday

February 5th, 2018

Wonderful! You continually want to learn how to stay motivated. Thanks for reading. I’ve had fun with these blogs. Today, I’ll dedicate this blog to share my vision. Here you are today. You’ve been through some great times. You’ve been through some hard times. Your idealism has gotten you into some trouble and disappointment. You thought it might be easier to achieve your dreams, but after each obstacle, each pinnacle, you don’t feel like you’ve arrived where you thought you’d be. I’ll quote Bono, the lead singer of U2, many times in this book since he’s the spokesperson for the... Read More

Motivation Monday

January 29th, 2018
Open Yourself Up

  “You’re off to great places, Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” -Dr. Suess Let’s talk about woo-woo today. I’m going to be more abstract than usual, but I want to dance in this critical topic. In circles of the community, I’ve been flabbergasted that the community rejected the idea of woo-woo. Definition? Woo-woo is what cannot be measured, an idea of spiritual forces that cheer us on to succeed. A magic in the air that aligns our outer life with our inner feelings, desires, and motivations. I’ve heard much judgment and denial about how there can’t... Read More

Motivational Monday

January 15th, 2018

It’s the middle of the month, yes. Time feels hurried. My friends and I are over-busy. Stress level seems high. My emotional processor is jammed because I’m overstretched, but I’ve got goals, dreams, and life to live! What do you do when you want to stay motivated, but everything seems against you to actually produce anything but stress? I didn’t have time to plan this week, so it’s a topsy-turvy one. The question that begs to be answered – what do you do when the week falls apart? You don’t have time to catch up, and you’re basically in crisis mode. You’re concerned that... Read More

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year. I hope you feel refreshed and motivated for a successful year to come. I love Tony Robbin’s definition of success – Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want. I wish that for you! When I hear his definition, I am motivated! I want to be flying around with my favorite ex-ultimate players, and my family, visiting amazing places, once a quarter. I want to coach leaders who want to become the most effective they can be in their chosen profession. I want to practice in a beautiful office in Boulder and on the... Read More

Let the Love In

December 26th, 2017

Good Morning. Merry Christmas if that’s your thing. Today is an auspicious day, and I am honored to reach out and motivate you on Christmas Day. Christmas calls for a different type of motivation. It’s not necessarily category 4, the ‘doing less to rest’ category, especially if you’re hosting family and friends today. Hopefully your day will consist of some R & R, but today calls for a certain presence, to be aware of throughout the cold, shadowy, and sometimes overwhelming series of events. Christmas is a day where we span the gamut of emotions, thoughts, and judgments. It’s also... Read More

Out with the Old, in with the New

December 18th, 2017

We are almost 2 weeks away from a new year! Stop and think about it. You have had 12 good months in 2017 of challenges, tests, and successes. What do you want to accomplish during 2018? As I contemplate what I would like to manifest in 2018, I have a few guidelines. These guidelines protect from overwhelm. They also help me organize my goals.   Keep goals simple and measurable. Use astrology and numerology, as it is easier to match up what comes easier with your effort. Make certain these goals align with your values – you want to take action in ways that are important to you. Make sure... Read More

Your New Religion for 2018

December 11th, 2017

Your new religion is a Morning Ritual to get you set for the day We have discussed the importance of goal reflecting on your direction in life.  If you want to direct your life in the ways that align with what you care about, your values, then goal reflection and goal setting are the way to move forward. Goal Setting/Attaining is an action that boldly states you will not let life pass you by, you are the major player in your arena. Life may have other plans for you, here and there, but set your general direction to make goals, stick with them, and learn from the process of living them. Today,... Read More

2017. Put a Period on it.

December 4th, 2017

 Reflect. Learn. Say Goodbye. Move On. December marks the end of 2017. Nostalgia is a wonderful place to go, especially this time of year. Cinnamon, cloves, pine, brisk air, presents from the past – these are all memories we have. I won’t remember the details of my successes and failures, but I will remember my daughter’s mini-voice as it gets lower each year, how my son learned to walk, and would crack us all up with his arms waving to the sides as he stepped. I will remember that I got more efficient at grocery shopping.  Take the time to reflect, and let go. When you hold... Read More

T minus 35 days until 2018! Review Goals & Celebrate

November 27th, 2017

  The dance of productivity continues through the end of the fourth quarter. 2017 will wrap up in 35 days. For the next few blogs, lets focus on goals, intentions, and actions that you made in January of 2017. Do you remember? Did you write them down? A goal is a specific action that you wanted to reach. An intention is a larger picture of sticking to something, a lifestyle, if you will. The actions follow the goals and intentions, which create choices that propel you forward in your desired direction. Last winter, I wrote my goals down. I am especially proud I took into account that I’m... Read More

Turkey Hats and Out-breaths, A Week of Thanks

November 20th, 2017
Kate Galt

My daughter notices turkey hats everywhere she goes. She puts them on her head and smiles at me. I give thanks for that. You may gather with friends, you may travel to family, or you may do your own thing. Outside, the shadowy landscape howls with wind and darkness, a time to celebrate the light within you. Today, the contrast of light and dark is prominent, which reminds us to honor each little light that shines in your life. November is a turning point in the year, a place to go inward for introspection. Receive the messages that come to you on a whim, this is your intuition. When you listen,... Read More

Routine is the Key to a Happy Life

November 13th, 2017
motivation monday kate galt

It’s Monday again. The sun rises an hour earlier for us, in Boulder, Colorado. As a morning person, I favor the morning, and I want you to favor the early morning because it’s a time of seeing and actualizing great potential. I hope you have taken advantage of the time change and moved your wake-up time one hour earlier to max out those potent morning hours. If you haven’t, it’s not too late to move your bedtime earlier, in 15-minute increments, each day. By next Monday, you’ll have easily reached your goal. Let’s discuss how you can maximize your early morning hours to motivate, energize,... Read More

The Time Change, Your Bonus Hour

November 6th, 2017
motivation monday

Good Morning, The time change gave us an extra hour. That’s a motivating start to this week. Each November, during the daylight savings change, I make a pact with myself to keep waking up at 6 when it’s really 5, so that it ‘seems’ like I’m waking up earlier, but I just keep the same ‘time’ before we fall back. Do you say the same thing to yourself? Do you want to be a morning person, but can’t keep a rhythm? I’ll go into depth on this one in a few weeks. That was me until this year. This year, I woke up at 4am. Well, 4am is just a little too early to justify getting out of... Read More

The Art of Productivity and How to Get it All Done

October 30th, 2017
about boulder

Happy Monday? What’s on your schedule for this week? Think you’ll get it all done? Productivity is an art. Art is a creative process that enrolls our entire brain to participate. Logic, memory, perception, organization, abstract thinking, judgment, reasoning, and attention all work cohesively to produce this magic. Productivity measures the efficiency of production. What will you produce this week and how will you stay efficient while you make your dreams come true? Productivity is more of a dance than a linear process. So it is an art, not a science. The magic comes from your quiet mind,... Read More