Get Out There

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Get Out There

Go get yourself out there.  Stop hiding behind the same four walls.  Life is an experience to be lived.  Get out there, do your stuff and go for it!!

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

Move and Be Motivated

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Move and Be Motivated

There are times in life when you just want to be lazy, actually sometimes you don’t even realise you’re being a little bit lazy until you really think about it. Now I wouldn’t describe myself as lazy, probably the complete opposite, however sometimes this “lazy moment” feeling does hit me.  Today I felt the “lazy feeling” creep up on me so I had to immediately do something about it because for me the less I do the lazier I get.

“I ain’t having that”, I said to myself, so I forced myself out of my comfy cosy bed, put on the running gear and reluctantly (at first) headed out for a run. One hour later and I had a nice little 10k run under my belt. There was no stopping me after that – but I had to move to be more motivated!!

So next time you’re in Mr or Mrs Lazy Mode, push past the comfort zone and force yourself to “get going and get doing”.  Move and be motivated to change it up a little, whatever that is for you, but just get doing.  The world won’t wait on you to get moving, you have to hold yourself accountable for that one.

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

 

Don’t Feel Like It?

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Don’t Feel Like It?

Sometimes we all go through those “I don’t feel like it” stages, you know, the “I just can’t be bothered” feeling.  Yes, I’ve been there and worn the t-shirt!! There is a cure for feeling like this and basically all you have do to when you don’t feeling like doing something, is JUST DO IT.  Yes, force yourself past the thought of feeling negatively about the event/situation or whatever it is you don’t feel like doing and yes, I’ll say it again, JUST YOU DO IT.  Doing it is the magical medicine that can turn those feelings around, but you know what, you’ve just got to do it.

So next time you hear yourself saying, “I’m not going, I just don’t feel like it”, push yourself past that feeling and go and do that very thing and that’s your miracle cure right there for feeling instantly better. You won’t know until you get there, but you will definitely be glad that you did it.

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

The Alphabet of Motivation

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The Alphabet of Motivation

Words that uplift,
aiming to inspire.
Encouraging your heart,
Fulfilling your desire.
Moments of the soul,
Happiness all around.
Feeling so empowered,
Touching and profound.
Write them in a letter,
Show them that you care.
The alphabet of motivation,
Takes you from here to there.

By Clarabelle

Who Are You?

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Motivational Speech, “Who Are You?”

Are you in need of someone well deserved Motivation today?  Well, I may just have the answer for you.

If you have a spare 5 minutes and you think your heart deserves some inspiration, then please listen to the audio Motivational Speech below.  The speech was written by moi (Clarabelle) and I got a professional voice over artist from America to bring it more to life.  I think he did an amazing job.

The title of the Motivational Speech is “Who Are You?” and eventually I will have a wonderful motivational video to go along with this speech.

I admire you for listening to this, I am so grateful for that.

Who Are You?

Clarabelle

Rough Patches of Life

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On the pathway to your dreams you are most certainly going to have to get over some rough patches. There may be a cluster of them all at once or more sporadic than that, over a lengthier period of time, but regardless they will be there, eager to put you to the challenge.

Are you up for the challenge?  I surely am, it’s only a “rough patch”, how rough can it get?

Like stormy waters or a rocky road, these challenges make your adventure even more worthwhile because there are many lessons in these hidden bumps.

See if you can change your perception towards the rough patches of life, see them as part of the mystery, as part of the muscle building process for your inner strength. These so called rough patches, strengthen your character and prepare you for the mountain ahead. How big is your mountain? You see, I reckon if it’s not big enough, if it’s not scary enough, then you need a bigger, much higher mountain to climb and that means a bigger more ambitious vision for yourself.

My mountain climb is scary but scary in a good way, the challenge excites me and I see myself, ALWAYS getting to the top…..I am happiest climbing the mountain, especially when I look back and see how far I have come – wow did I really make that journey?

WOW yourself today with your big mountain climb challenge, go on, I dare you!!

Happier days are now, love to you, Clarabelle

A Little Bit of Motivation

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Motivation, Motivation, MOTIVATION

A little bit of motivation goes a long long way.  I love anything motivational and inspirational, so much so that I’ve got to get my daily fix.  I usually listen to 1-2 hours of motivational stuff when I wake up in the morning and then often listen to more throughout the day when I can.  Below is a list of just some of my favourite motivational and inspirational people:

  • Les Brown
  • Tony Robbins
  • Jim Rohn
  • Wayne Dyer
  • Abraham Hicks
  • Will Smith
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Louise Hay
  • Rhonda Byrne
  • Ralph Smart
  • Burt Goldman
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Bill Crawford

Super Focused

This helps me to stay super focused on developing myself in order to achieve my goals and dreams in life.  This journey of life can mess with your heart and mind sometimes – if you let it, so I believe it’s always good to have a mechanism or process that works for you to get you “back on track”.

My original music and poetry comes from a peaceful place in my heart and soul and I would definitely say that “hanging around” everyday with the above inspirational people has certainly helped me to achieve that and believe in myself.

So get yourself on to YouTube today and check these guys out because I know if you listen to what they have to say it will inspire you for the rest of your life.

Keep going my friends…..keep going…..keep going….and be grateful for what you have along the way.

Thank YOU for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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Guest Post by Steve Davis

Guest Blogger of the Month

I am delighted to share with you today a Guest Post from Steve Davis in relation to leading and working with a team.  Steve is a highly motivated and inspirational individual and I would also encourage you to visit his empowering blog http://stevendavisuk.com/

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Guest Post by Steve Davis

Hi, I am Steve. I write an increasingly popular blog to inspire and motivate people like you and me. My goals are to help others to get drive, hunger and some passion whether it is in their professional life or personal life. For many years I have been motivating different teams with different types of people with much success. Increasing attitude, productivity and results for those I have worked with. If you would like to engage with my increasingly popular blog, please visit http://stevendavisuk.com/

I wanted to share with you 3 factors that I find are very important when leading/ working with a team.

Lead your team by example

In order to have a productive team, you must be a productive leader. Role-modelling what the employees are expected to do creates great influence, not only on the team but on the work environment itself. It will also generate enthusiasm and will inspire everybody to work more productive and harder. Sometimes it’s simply because your employees are looking up to you. Small things like being on time or being energetic may affect your employee most. This is a massive part of my game as I am always smiling and full of the well, ‘joys of spring’. However, role modelling is sometimes easily overlooked. Be careful with what you do, how you say things, and what you say to keep your team MOTIVATED.

Give ‘worthwhile’ incentives

Celebrating success within the team is HUGE. Giving your team an extra incentive aside from what they are compensated for monthly can be considered as a ‘high impact’ motivation driver. This type of motivation often applies if the performance of the whole organisation is at par with its strategy and goals, be it weekly, monthly, quarterly, or even yearly. However, keep in mind that it is not only monetary incentives that count. My team often like vouchers, ‘Reach-and-Go’s’ and any form of companywide recognition. When this was introduced to numerous teams across my company it had a positive impact on results, activity and morale! Don’t forget, ask the team what they want and compromise where possible, so your incentives will DRIVE them to win.

Listen carefully

This may seem like the easiest thing to do, but you will be surprised how hard it is to actually take on board. I know many leaders who are somewhat successful but struggle to listen. We can all hear what others are saying but to listen is challenging at best. With all your worries about your business, its targets and operations, how will you have the time to listen about how Henry forgot his lunch and now has to buy food from local amenities? It’s tough, but make a conscious effort to give that time to listen. You might think that your employees’ problems are ‘insignificant’ compared to yours, but you can’t make that call on what is important to a person and what is not. Listening to your teams concerns will be greatly appreciated. They will feel more empowered and happy since they are talking to the leader of the team.

Inspiring and motivating your team is one of the most crucial job descriptions for a leader, you can teach skills, benefits and duties but lack of motivation to the team often results to decreasing productivity and declining results. Please keep in touch http://stevendavisuk.com/

Thank You

A very special thank you to Steve for sharing this post with us, I hope you found it as valuable as I did.  Clarabelle

If you are interested in doing a Guest Post for this Clarabelle blog, then I would really love to hear from you.  Please send me an email to claire@murraypeople.com noting your interest.  Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

When Motivation Is Low

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Motivational Poem

I once read somewhere that motivation is like showering, you need it everyday.  I can honestly say that I do listen to a little bit of motivation every day, normally first thing when I wake up – it’s a great way to start the day.  Below is a motivational poem I created for you, I hope it gives you that little nudge that you need to get going today.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

When Motivation is Low

You haven’t moved,
You do not know.
One cause to being stuck,
Is your motivation is low.

Your mind is numb,
Your body feels lazy.
Lost in time,
This all feels crazy.

What can you do?
How can this be?
Let me help you up,
Let me help you see.

Turn on the music,
Open your heart.
Listen to the sound,
Of your favourite hit chart.

Then go for a walk,
To clear your head.
This is much better,
Than lying in bed.

Or pick up the phone,
And call a friend.
They’ll be happy to hear you,
And it will help you mend.

There is many little things,
That you can do.
To shift your energy,
Make you feel happier too.

So when motivation is low,
All you have to do,
Is one of the above.
And you’ll feel motivated too.

By Clarabelle, 11 January 2014

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In Need of Some Motivation?

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We all need a little bit of motivation from time to time and I often feel it is most welcomed at the beginning of a New Year.  So below is a Youtube video of a motivational speech I created for you last year, I have shared it on here before but sometimes a little refresher can be good.  May you stay motivated to achieve all that you want to achieve this year and much much more.  Love to you Clarabelle.

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Music: I Am The Greatest

Original Song:  “I Am The Greatest”

It is with great pleasure that I share the following sample music track with you.  This is another one of my original songs, called “I Am The Greatest” and the piano backing track has been arranged and is played by the super talented Gary Stitt from Canada, Gary is also singing the vocals in this sample song track.

Motivational

The song is very motivational and is about making positive changes in your life, going for your dreams and goals in life and truly believing in your greatest potential –  I have also included the lyrics below for you.

Please let me know what you think of the music track, I will be heading to the recording studio soon to put my own vocals on it.

Thank you as always for your continued support and encouragement.  Clarabelle

Please click on this SoundCloud link to listen:  I Am The Greatest by Clarabelle (Sample) Gary Stitt on Vocals

Lyrics for I Am The Greatest by Clarabelle

Verse 1

You’ve gotta put the hard work in
And let your mind know
In order to catch the falling star
You’ve gotta move and go
Time it will not wait for you
Life moves very fast
So step it up, get going
Live it up, get showing
Say  I Am

Chorus

I am the greatest
I’ve changed my ways
I’ve reached the rainbow
Happy sunny days
For I am the greatest
So watch me fly
I am the greatest
This is why

Verse 2

Times are tough I know sometimes
Keep going until the end
To reach the top you have to go
Be real do not pretend
You can be the champion
You can have it all
So live it up, get moving
Play the game, get grooving
Say  I Am

Bridge

I feel my heart
I feel my soul
In changing moments
This I know

Chorus

I am the greatest
I’ve changed my ways
I’ve reached the rainbow
Happy sunny days
For I am the greatest
So watch me fly
I am the greatest
This is why
This is why
I will fly

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In need of some motivation?

Motivational Speech

Everyone needs a little bit of motivation and inspiration now and again, it is good for the soul and it can make all the difference in your life at any moment in time.

If you have 3 minutes to spare today, listen to the words of this motivational speech that I created. It contains words from the heart, words to feed your mind and connect with your soul.  I hope it gives you a little boost.

Please also feel free to share it if you feel you know someone else who might benefit from listening to it.

Keep going my friend, keep going till you get to the top, because indeed that is where the best view is.

I’ll see you at the top!!  Clarabelle

Motivational Moments

Here is a short YouTube clip of some motivational and inspirational words, enjoy.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

Motivational Speech – “BEST EVER YOU”

I wrote this motivational and inspirational speech from deep within my heart and soul for YOU yesterday and I recorded it on Youtube this morning.  I do hope this inspires you to be the BEST EVER YOU.  Love Clarabelle

BEST EVER YOU

Who Am I? I am a woman, a person with a heart, a loving heart, a soul, a singing soul, a spirit, a happy spirit.  I have dreams, great, great, dreams.  I have plans, big, big, plans.  I have faith, strong faith in the mystery of the unknown and I BELIEVE.

I believe with every part of my being that only magnificence lies before me.  I have a unique power that goes beyond the impossible.  I have an energy that attracts true abundance to me.  I am alive and I am grateful for all that I am and for all that I am becoming.

I can create magic around me because I breathe and do with passion, every baby step that I take on this journey of life.

The miracle of all miracles is in me and in every path I come across.  Every heart that I touch, every soul that I inspire, every star that I catch and every rainbow that protects me from the storms.

I am at one with me, in the silence of all silences my spirit shines and my light guides me out of the darkness.

I fly, I soar, I reach for the mountain top and when I get there, I see far in the distance another higher mountain to climb.  But it is in the challenge of every challenge to only ever reach the top.  The top is never ending, the beginning is never new, life is, what it is.

Life is how you see it. 

Life is how you live it. 

Life is how you love it.

There is freedom, there is abundance, there is everything you need and want before you.  You can’t see it with your eyes, you can’t touch it with your hands but it is living, breathing and dancing around you.  This invisible space is your space, your space to fill with smiles, laughter, love, joy and happiness.  Nourish the space around you by nourishing peace from within, because even in stormy weathers you can find a calm place.

So go to the edge of the mountain top because it is waiting for you with open arms.  Other travellers want to hear your story, want to learn from your experiences, good or bad.  They want to know, what you know, to help them on their own journey of life.

Then you must find a quiet spot and listen to the sound of the wind, whispers of the greatest knowledge will come to you and you will use this wisdom to carry on.

Yes you may feel broken right now.

Yes you may have cried enough tears to fill a river.

Yes you may feel like a failure and all your self-worth and self-confidence has gone.

But I want to tell you something. It’s still there you know.  The best part of you is still living in you. You still have that spark. You still shine.  You are loved deeply and your heart knows this.

The mind can play games with our feelings, but the mind has no hold over the power of the heart.  Close your eyes, feel your heart, feel its energy, feel its power, let it grow inside of you.

You are very special and you can and will do this. You will turn your life around for the better.

This is the moment that counts, this is when you decide enough is enough.  This is when you say “I am strong, I am better than that and I believe in me and my potential.  I am whatever I choose to be and I choose to be what I believe in my heart.  I am my greatest dreams, I am.”

Never settle for too little because you have such a lot and to not unleash your true talents into this world would surely keep you from the wisdom that is truly yours.

Trust in you, trust in your abilities, trust that everyone is asking similar questions and this is your time to fight back.  This is your time to answer with your heart.  This is your life, to love, to live, to learn and to lead.  Capture that feeling in your heart right now, let it flow through every vein in your body, let it illuminate you with drive, determination and self-discipline, now mix it with passion and purpose and you’re on your way.

You are free now, free to make the right choices and decisions in life that will make you the BEST EVER YOU.  Your new life awaits – make every moment count and GO GET IT, because nobody deserves it more than you.  You have all the qualities within you to make it.  Thrive, grow and shine NOW and FOREVER.

By Clarabelle, 2 September 2013

The Sound of Inspiration

Inspiration is Everywhere

I wrote this song because I wanted the lyrics to inspire people to really believe in themselves and go for their dreams and goals in life.  The song is entitled, “I Am The Greatest” and I want the person singing along to it, to really believe that they are and to feel encouraged and empowered by the words from within.  Inspiration is everywhere and I do hope you find some of it in this song.  Below is the Youtube video of me singing it for you.  I am still working on the backing tracks but I didn’t want that to stop the process of me sharing this with you.  🙂 Wishing you a day filled with love and inspiration, love Clarabelle.

C’mon You, Let’s Go!!

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As you know I have been writing a lot of my own songs recently and the first few that I wrote about were love songs and then I went through a phase of writing some more motivational songs.  This next song that I share with you below is one of the more motivational songs, it is called “C’mon You”.  For those of you who are not familiar with the Scottish banter, “C’mon” means “come on” and in this song it really means “lift yourself up and get a move on, get back in the game”.  I hope you like it.  So wherever you are today and whatever you are doing I hope you make it a “C’mon You” day.  Lots of love to you Clarabelle.

Here are the lyrics for you, so you can sing along if you wish  🙂

C’mon You by Claire Marie Murray 22.07.13

Verse 1

Let me tell you a story
Life may beat you down
But you don’t have to take no more
Just let your spirit shine
Believe in your passion
You can have it all
Show a little compassion
Break down the tough brick wall

Chorus

So C’mon, you can do it
C’mon, this I know
C’mon, yesterday’s over
Oh C’mon you, let’s go

Verse 2

So now I’ve shared my journey
Go and live and your life
Time it will not wait for you
You won’t be living twice
Know that you can do it
You can achieve it all
Hard work will get you through it
Soon you’ll be standing tall

Chorus

So C’mon, you can do it
C’mon, this I know
C’mon, yesterday’s over
Oh C’mon you, let’s go

Bridge

C’mon life aint gonna wait for you
Get back up – you can do
All you put your mind to
When you feel pain, see it through

Chorus (to fade)

So C’mon, you can do it
C’mon, this I know
C’mon, yesterday’s over
Oh C’mon you, let’s go (repeat to fade)

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Inside of Me

I watched a motivational video today on YouTube (see below), immediately after watching it, I wrote the following quote:

“My motivation
to inspire others
will never die,
because inspiration
lives inside of me.”
[Clarabelle]

Wishing you an inspired day today, much love to you, Clarabelle

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