The Secret To Motivating Yourself To Take More Action!

Let’s face it… No matter how great our goals, visions, or dreams are, if we don’t actually take the necessary ACTION STEPS to get there, we just NEVER will.  So why is it that most people NEVER take action?  Why is it so hard to motivate ourselves sometimes even when we want the results so badly?

In the video below, I share with you a core secret to really motivating yourself to start taking more action and truly ACHIEVING the outcome you’re really looking for, in your business and your life…

“And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

So have you made this shift yet?  If not, are you going to? icon wink The Secret To Motivating Yourself To Take More Action!

And like I said, we’ve barely scratched the surface here with this topic, so stay tuned for much more info coming your way soon!

To Your Unstoppable Success,

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Golda Smith August 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Katie I just want to say how much I love your blog. I found it a few weeks ago and have been by many times since. Your willingness to share it refreshing. I look forward to meeting you.

Golda Smith
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patti August 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm

katie my greatest fear is putting my self “out there”
i can come up with so many excuses “why”
you just gave me a good reason why i should put myself out there thanks patti


Matthew Travers August 27, 2010 at 7:20 am

Hey Katie,

Excellent post! I think the mindset that you carry into anything that is going to take work to become reality will always have a certain level of fear to anything unknown. The key is to understand where the fear comes from and redirect that energy to accomplish whatever task you set out to achieve.
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Joe, Internet MLM Training August 27, 2010 at 10:21 am

Thanks for your perspective on dealing with fear. I think your proposed method will work. However, I would prefer to focus on the future “pleasure” resulting from my taking positive actions today. Just sounds a little like too much focus on pain and negative emotions.
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Susanna Hess August 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Hi Katie,

You’ve done an outstanding job of looking at fear in a different light.

This is huge because of how much fear holds people back from what they want in life.

Changing the way we think of it is very helpful.
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Linda G. Cox August 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

The Law of Attraction in action! Watching this video is EXACTLY what I need right NOW!!! For me it’s the fear of not ever walking again! The fear of not being ‘right’ about the body healng itself given the proper nutrition and lifestyle. I’ve been saying for years that if the progression of MS would stop, I’d be able to develop new pathways in my brain and re-learn to walk. Now as I’m experiencing new ‘MS action’ while I’m eating properly, exercising, and living an awesome lifestyle, I’m full of fear! I will take your advice! I will take action, confront my fear and grow and progress! It will be fun to watch how quickly I can re-learn to walk!!
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Mike Storzieri August 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Wonderful Video reminder of what we all know, and just forget to follow from time to time. Some times you just laze out and get stuck, because it feels easier. Of course like you just pointed out, if you think about it, staying stuck in the same place is going to be or become more painful then taking action and getting a move on to that place you really want to be.
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Deloris Leggett August 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

Hey katie, I really got your video, it really hit me that your mind set needs to change direction and you need to just do it whether you make a mistake or not. Thanks


Khalelah E. Ervin August 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Dear Katie,
The video that you had posted reminded me of what my life is suppose to be like and what I’m not doing…right. I feel so worthless and miserable most of the time until I feel like life, itself, is a waste of time. I know I shouldn’t feel like that, but thats because I need and WILL make a change. I will put much more effort in my transition of life and start today. I want to be able to defeat depression, stress, FEAR, anxiety, and any other negative influence that comes in my life that tries to bring me down. Your video helped me out alot. Katie, thank you. I know that making a change does takes time, and MY TIME…I will use wisely.

Khalelah E. Ervin


Joda Styles August 30, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I can’t tell you how much you have been an inspiration to me. Every video you’ve made just makes me realize how much I have to offer as a blogger and human being. You were a big inspiration for my blog. Keep up the good work.


Bud Corwin August 31, 2010 at 6:47 am

Goodmorning Katie,
This is another awesome video and I agree 100 percent on the cleansing of the body and mind. Although many people do not know about body and mind cleanse, everyone should be told of the effects of it. I belong to a group called Mentoring for Free. You most likely have heard of Michael and Linda Dlouhy. Michael has a 30 day cleanse and it is truly amazing how well it changes the lives of those involved. You and Michael are two of a kind. You both are trying to make this a better world for all of us and I love you both for the time and energy you put into everything you do. Please keep on doing what you are doing.
Have a great day and I look forward to your next video.


Lynda Cromar August 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

Thanks Katie
thats a really good way to look at it. Yes there is definitely more pain in not taking the action.
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Fouad Al Zomir August 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Dear Katie …. Thank you SO much for your empowering us.
When I watch your videos, You are always like welcome guest.

Go on and continue spreading optimism.

God bless our USHER Katie…!



Rachel September 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

What a wonderful video Katie, keep them comin’!


Ben Nelson September 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm

great messege. so true. very wise words. Thanks. :)


Erin Smith September 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Hey Katie,

That was a VERY powerful video. I always thought that overcoming fears was just doing what you were scared to do and making your desire more powerful. I really liked how you shifted our fears and pains to what the future holds if you don’t take action. This is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Clifton Hatfield September 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Katie, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this video when it first started but as always you deliver a great message, actually very inspiring.

Fear of failure has always been an obstacle in my life and this is something only over the last couple of years have I been able to overcome largely in part to what you are talking about with a shift in the way that I perceive the failure or fear. Great job Katie.
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Paul Reimers September 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for the great video!

Pain and pleasure are the most powerful motivators and unfortunately, the average person will do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure.

Thanks for the technique of focusing on the pain of not taking action to motivate us toward the pleasure.
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Dennis September 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm

We hear this all the time from successful people telling us but for some reason we ignore it. I think people feel there is some “secret” that they don’t know, when all it boils down to is action just like you said! Fear of failing is definitely a tough thing to overcome, but it is vital to success!

Great post thanks for much!
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Cheryl September 3, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Hi Katie,

This was a great inspiration! But it’s not always the fear of failing that causes failure.

It’s very difficult when it seems like the whole world (friends and family), your only support structure is against you totally…What a sad situation when you are always told you are wrong???

It’s very hard for a person who has never had any good role models to stretch themselves to be something they have never known. It takes a lot of time and effort…scary, but very satisfying and sometimes very lonely!

One, is definitely the loneliest number, and pain is the only word that can describe the feelings of what if I didn’t do this then???? Is it better to lose all of your friends and family than to sacrifice one’s self??? Some families are very powerful and can reek havoc and cause loneliness and destruction…

You can’t go backwards, nor can you go forward… Each situation is totally different and warrants examination:) For instance, to go forward means to lose everything you are familiar with, even if it is not good for you. But the pain is too much to bear so you stay still or go forward; very slowly (baby steps)…

However, some (very few) move forward and gain a sense of self. To be true to yourself is the only way to overcome many years of false beliefs instilled into your head by someone totally consumed with control over you.

The best book I have found is by Garret La Porto, The Davinci Method…
That describes what someone with a poor support system goes through! It is fascinating to see what happens to people in situations they felt they had no control over.

It’s so sad to see how children are raised that are unique and are suppressed, by “well meaning” adults, through medication and sometimes advice of “Professionals”.

Fortunately, your creator, gives you a real sense of right from wrong and you may end up losing everything in order to gain peace and dignity…and know that you have not sacrificed yourself or that you have gone “insane” by others’ evaluations. It’s in your DNA.

God gave us a barometer to measure our feelings…Do we choose to ignore it,follow our our “Hearts” or follow our “Well Meaning” peers or family???

It’s kind of like a relationship, marriage. etc:) “Must you Sacrifice and Lose Yourself or Sacrifice without Sacrificing yourself!”…Am I making any sense???

Oh, the mind is very complicated, especially when those whom we think “LOVE” us are actually controlling us under the name of “LOVE”.

Anyway, You are going deeper and deeper, into something that confronts those who wish to examine and move forward. Unfortunately, most will not choose that path…

Thank you again for reminding me of my destiny. I am not an “Ostrich that Sticks My Head in the Sand” for the sake of not “Rocking the Boat”. I am following my Heart!

I’m glad that you are here to reach those not willing to succumb to a life of “Keeping the Peace”!

Again, you are very wise to be so young!

Cheryl Veon
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Stephanie Tanner September 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Katie, I really enjoyed how you explained this concept through real examples. I feel that is how I integrate ideas best, by relating. Thanks for all you do.
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Kai Pei September 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Awesome video Katie! I once read that the great Michael Jordan would sometimes lay in bed, doubting himself (even AFTER he had won multiple National Basketball Championships). I remember thinking, “WHAT???!!!??” … Yes it’s TRUE. Oddly enough, reading that article actually made me feel better about myself. I thought, “I guess we’re ALL HUMAN at times.” (even though Jordan is SUPERMAN).

No matter how well put together someone may be on the outside (and inside), we can all have those days when life gets the best of us; those times when we need an extra boost in motivation.

Katie’s got a great point here. You may want to consider focusing on what you WON’T GET as opposed to the reward (you WILL GET) to push through the times when the going gets tough.

And we ALL know that it’s THOSE experiences of accomplishment when you feel even better about yourself after you’ve pushed through an obstacle and accomplished something that may have been holding you back. Thanks for sharing Katie!
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Debbie Parker September 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Katie – Thank you so much for sharing this post.

Our subconscious mind cares more about what we doubt and fear than what we want so we MUST make a deliberate shift in our thinking. This only happens with repetition.
Debbie Parker´s last blog post ..Fear Holding You Back In Business…See How I Finally Overcame It!


Luis September 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Hi Katie,

I really enjoy watching you in your video and teaching us. As always you hit right on the spot.
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Sue September 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

So very true. I will NOT keep wasting time in the muddy pool of fear. Wow, this post gave me chills – it hit my core. Okay girl its time to take action.

Reply September 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

Hello Katie

You always provide such wonderful videos packed with such useful information.

That said, what you have missed out on today is the buildup of negativity that does occur as you get older.

Your words as a young looking 27 year old are as astounding and certainly very appropiate to anyone in your age range struggling to move forward, but for the slightly older generation who have missed this boat (yeah its me :) ), these habitual ways are far deeper ingrained and tbh make some of us far more apathetic.

I know totally that what you are saying is true and probably scientifically provable for those out there who think the Stephen Hawking is king(yup it really is embedded into physics if you look), but how on Earth do you break this self destructive mindset when all that you’ve seen is abject negativity??

Am sure that lots of people out there are thinking something similar, perhaps stating that this is BS, but I know and feel that this is correct and I for one have taken the wrong path and am still spinning my wheels!!

Sorry to throw negativity into the comments but somewhere there is an answer to this and I sorta believe that u have the answer!!! :)


Laura September 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Very True! Thanks for the great tip for making that mindset shift!

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Carlos M. September 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm

This is the kind of stuff that keeps me motivated ,thank you
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Victor N September 25, 2010 at 7:02 am

Hello Katie,

I can relate to that fear which to me brings in procastination.

As one of my leaders says; “Procastination is the
theft of your draems”

Thanks for sharing.



Workles With Dex September 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Wow… this was extremely motivating. You remind me so much of JB and that’s a good thing.

By the way, I’m really digging your course. Keep up the good work.
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Jeanette September 30, 2010 at 3:06 am

Hi Katie!
Thank you for your video today! This is wonderful and so true! It is all about where you have your focus and to be able to use it in the right way! Something we really should learn the kids from the beginning! Imagine if everyone had this focus from the start without even thinking about it! Wow! Thank you so much Katie!

Have a great day!:)
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Dan September 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Great video Katie!

The Very Bizarre part is I just posted the first video of success tips today on this very topic.
It helps people deal with those root fears and I take them through a technique to clear the fear. It should be a great experiment and hopefully help some of the 98% you talk about.

Have a great day, keep the videos coming.

Dan´s last blog post ..3 Simple Things that Keep You From Success – Part 1


Chuck October 1, 2010 at 11:29 am

To be motivated to take action requires many things to be in place. One of them is proper health and a person is only as healthy as their weakest link. So one thing is getting enough sunlight when you can and when you cannot to make sure that you are getting enough vitamin D from supplements.
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Luis October 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I appreciate your insights
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MeDz October 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm


Thank you fr this wonderful video. No know could have put it better in the simplest form than what you did here in this video. I’ve read the “Think and Grow Rich” book by Napoeleon Hill and the concept is similar with what you posted. So great JOB katie and hope to hear more from you soon.



Roshanda Gilmore October 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Hi Katie,

I got so many “golden nuggets” from this video. Our Dreams must be greater then our fears. You helped me to make that shift. :-)

Thanks Again!
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Elena J Forbes October 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Fear will immobilize anyone just about anyone. Once you get past that first response and apply what you are sharing with other you will definitely see results. Thanks for sharing Katie.
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Becky October 30, 2010 at 7:26 am

Unrecognized fear keeps us from doing and accomplishing so much. It doesn’t have to be a “big” fear either. It does manifest itself in procrastination for me. But once I put myself out there and see results, it is so gratifying and I have the desire to continue. Now I just have to put myself out there more and continue to acknowledge that it’s my fear of not succeeding that slows me down. Thanks Katy for the video.


Wendy Rahilly December 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

Hi Katie,

This was an awesome post. It can be a challenge to keep motivated, but it is indeed so important. Procrastination use to be a big problem for me (and sometimes still is…). It is through the little steps we take each day that builds up overall momentum in our business. Thanks for sharing!

~ Wendy
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Curt Bizelli December 29, 2010 at 3:07 am

I have a goal to be a top commentator on your blog :-)
I’m afraid that it won’t be worth it :-) LOL – I think that’s my mind lying to me though! With all this valuable content, its gotta be worth it. We’ll see if I achieve it or not! God Bless!

P.S. I’ve neglected my Manifest Your Dreams blog. I’ve been focusing on other projects.
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Brock Blohm February 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Motivation. Motivation. Motivation! The most important intangible item ever – without it, a person would be nowhere. :) You touched on some great points! Great post!
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Pamela Herrmann February 3, 2011 at 5:31 am

Thanks Katie, you’re a tour de force!


English Ian March 21, 2011 at 5:32 am

Awesome video Katie! Just discovered your blog – via a search for an old Tony Robbins video – and I’m really glad I stumbled upon it.

Thanks for the inspiration.

- Ian
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