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A couple weeks ago one of my client’s asked, “Why is it so hard to get myself to do things that I KNOW are good for me? I really do want to eat healthy, exercise, not sit on the couch binging Netflix for hours after work … but finding the motivation is so hard. How do I get motivated??”

To which I replied, “How about we start by NOT trying to find motivation?”

In this month’s brand-new Side Chat, Kristen and I are diving into the perils of relying on motivation to get things done. We talked about… 

Leave a comment below after you’ve listened to share where in your life you’ve decided to toss out motivation!


In case you missed it, the first episode of Forever Alone, Rachel’s seven-part miniseries about her journey through singledom, dropped on Wednesday!

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Side Chat: Balancing the mind, body, & soul (July 2021)

Healing the worthiness wound with Thais Sky (October 2019)

Side Chat: The secret to overcoming your deepest, most secret blocks (May 2019)

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  1. I took Gretchen Rubin’s quiz a long time ago and I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that I am also a Rebel. Outside accountability does not work for me at all and even worse, I very frequently rebel against myself until I get started. I tell myself to do something and do the opposite. It’s quite annoying to sabotage myself constantly. I like this perspective because in times of consistent fatigue, motivation is non-existent and adds to feelings of shame because you aren’t doing the things you want to do. It’s just taking that first baby step.

    1. Yup, it’s pretty annoying that we even rebel against ourselves, lol. And if there’s anyone I know who can get stuff done even when she’s not motivated, I think it’s you!

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