If you’ve never lost your mojo, let me be the first to congratulate you. When you lose it, you know it. You feel like you’ve been side-lined while everyone else is enjoying the thrill of the game.
Mojo is the rhythm you have when things are going well. You’ve got momentum, energy and feel the flow in your activities. It’s when you truly enjoy and appreciate rest, because you are active and busy most of the time.
A memorable time when I lost my mojo transpired as a lull in my speaking career. Granted, I laid it down intentionally – I just had no clue it would be so hard to pick up again. My family obligations created a difficulty that was beyond inconvenient for travelling. I was staying booked between a speaker’s bureau and monthly referrals from national associations I was speaking for. I was in the groove. It was fun, rewarding and profitable. Then we moved to a rural area and I was trying to figure out how to juggle my schedule. I reasoned, “I’ll just take a break until I learn how to navigate this new place in our lives”. As often happens, months turned into years. When I was ready to crank up the speaking gigs again, the pond had dried up. Technology had changed. Everything in my toolkit needed to be updated. The market had changed. Bottom line – it took me several years to regain my momentum and find my mojo again.
I was recently interviewed on a program called Think Bold, Be Bold and the closing question was, “what one piece of advice do you want to leave with the listeners today?” My response was immediate and simple. There is something you know you should do that would lead to fulfillment in your life. It could be anything. Maybe you need to get fit, get out of debt or make a career change. Perhaps you need to mend a broken relationship or spend more time with your family. It might be something small or it could be so huge that procrastination seems quite justified. Either way, if you could get started, you wouldn’t feel stuck. And you could quit beating yourself up for thinking about it without taking action.
One of my unique gifts is to give you a pat on the back and a push from behind at the same time. The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret and sometimes you have to have a little encouragement to get going. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
Momentum is that marvelous moment when you get to enjoy the ride.
Lost Your Mojo?
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