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Motivational Moments with Maria

Do you need a boost to start your day? Join me, Coach Maria as I deliver some moments of inspiration, motivation and sometimes ass kicking to help you live the life you truly desire and deserve. We will take a journey together to keep you focused, your attitude positive, energy high, mindset strong, and have some fun too. Simply subscribe and you will be notified as soon as the next podcast is available. I am excited to be on this journey with you. Imagine a relationship that is entirely focused on YOU. Imagine someone listening rather than just hearing you. Imagine someone who holds YOU accountable to YOUR dreams and aspirations. That is what Maria delivers to YOU.


Rising Above: Monika's Inspiring Journey
In this emotionally-charged episode, experience the awe-inspiring story of Monika as she shares her courageous journey from Argentina to the United States. Despite facing immense challenges, including bullying and the overwhelming uncertainty that comes with starting anew, Monika's determination and resilience shone bright. With an unwavering focus on helping her family, she harnessed her strength from within, rising above the adversities that threatened to hold her back.This powerful narrative of triumph over struggle serves as a testament to the human spirit and reminds us all of the incredible potential we have within us to overcome any obstacle.Join us as we celebrate Monika's unwavering spirit, her commitment to personal growth, and the everlasting impact she has made on her journey to success.Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun.
25:35 5/20/24
Embracing Resilience: Kiara's Journey of Rediscovery and Mental Well-being
In this week's episode, join me as we embark on Kiara's extraordinary tale of leaving and ultimately returning to the United States. Through her heartfelt account, she shares her personal triumphs and challenges, painting a vivid picture of resilience, growth, and unwavering commitment to mental health.Kiara Luna is a bilingual, Licensed Mental Health therapist, Best-Selling Author and the owner of Knew You Psychotherapy.Kiara's journey is a testament to the human spirit's ability to overcome adversity, as she navigates the complexities of starting a new life in a foreign land and then returning to the U.S. From the initial challenges and uncertainties to the overpowering sense of determination that propelled her forward, Kiara's story is an inspiration to all.But for Kiara, her experience extends beyond simply surviving. It intertwines with her profound commitment to mental well-being, as she shares her own transformative journey with vulnerability and authenticity. Her unwavering dedication to self-care and emotional healing serves as a guiding light, encouraging others to prioritize their mental health and embark on their own paths to personal growth.Join me as we celebrate Kiara's resilience, her unwavering commitment to mental well-being, and her courage to share her story. Through her experiences, we discover the power of embracing our own vulnerabilities, dedicating time and energy to our inner well-being, and ultimately rediscovering the strength that lies within us all.Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun.
34:07 5/13/24
Push Past the Terror Barrier
I am committed to serving you become the best you choose to become.  After all, everything we do is a choice.So here comes the question for this week. Have you ever set a new goal and started to have heart palpitations and start to sweat?I'm not sure about you, but each time I set a new goal that seems WAY beyond my present reach, I've encountered something called "The Terror Barrier”.This is when the body tenses up – I might start to grit my teeth - and a general feeling of panic appears."OH MY GOSH, WHAT AM I DOING?" might also be a question that pops up in your mind. Listen, this is a natural process, and there's a way you can overcome these feelings and replace them with those that are more in alignment with the good that you desire. When this happens, we must literally "flip the switch" and return to a state of peace, gratitude, and knowing that our wish is being fulfilled - regardless of us seeing (or not) seeing HOW we can make this happen. So let’s talk about some things you can do to remove the terror barrier.Listen in for some insights on how to break through the “Terror Barrier”.
13:08 5/7/24
Steps to Flourish
Every week it is my intent to increase your awareness of personal growth to help you stay more focused, energetic, disciplined, and inspired, so YOU can experience more excitement, fulfillment, fun and joy in all areas of your life.Have you ever been around someone that just seems to have it together and they appear to be flourishing in all areas of their life?  And you wonder…how do they, or how did they do it. Listen a great life just doesn’t happen.  When we use the right tools, imagine what’s possible. A lot of people say they want to change but most people don’t take the steps necessary to make change possible. I’ve been there.  I was stuck and couldn’t seem to get ahead.  But I wanted more and began to listen to some of the personal development “tapes.”  Yes, I said tapes so you know that it was a long time ago.  Some of you may not even know what I am talking about. So how can we flourish?  Decades of scientific research shows that we can be happier tomorrow than we are today. But what happens?  The media would have you believe that we should not be hopeful and they work hard on instilling fear, uncertainty and doubt in you.  However, evidence shows in many ways the world and you are better off than ever before. There really is cause for hope in this world and it begins with you.Psychologists have spent many years studying how people flourish so let’s first talk about why some people feel they cannot move forward.  Listen in for some positive thoughts on how to flourish. Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun.Coach Maria
16:36 4/30/24
You Have To Start to Be Great
Every week it is my intent to increase your awareness of personal growth is to help you stay more focused, energetic, disciplined, and inspired, so YOU can experience more excitement, fulfillment, fun and joy in all areas of your life.   It also helps me stay more energetic, passionateand obsessed about my work. If I can make a difference in one person’s life….I am charged. 2022 seems to be flying by so quickly.  Half the year is over and some of you are rocking your year and some of us haven’t hit all the targets we set, yes me included.  Some of you may be saying…I’m not ready yet, I’m not good enough, I don’t know enough and it’s hard to start.   Let’s break this down using some quotes by Zig Zigler.  It doesn’t matter what your goal is.  It could be growing your business, improving your key relationships, getting healthier or building your wealth.   The first quote.  1.You don't have to be great but you have to start to be great. If we wait until everything is perfect to start, we may never begin.  We may be setting ourselves up for failure.  I’ve watched entrepreneurs wait until they can completely understand the nuances of a targeted market before they​start any marketing. I’ve watched clients gather data and information about leads for hours before picking up the phone and having a conversation with the prospective client.  Take action, no matter how small,  and the results will follow. Listen in for some great quotes and insights to being GREAT. 
10:57 4/23/24
Have More Fun
Welcome my friends to this week’s episode of Motivational Moments with Maria.  I am your host loving and crazy Coach Maria.  Oh,  my friends, it feels so good to be healthy again.  It’s always my intent to bring you some inspiration and thoughts on personal development.  I want YOU to create more fun, joy and productivity in all areas of your life As I listen to so many of you burning the candle at both ends I want you to STOP for a minute…or two.  Stop and give yourself some grace for all that you do.This week I want to focus on how to use PLAY to get healthier. Yes, I said Play.  So many of you are just too damn serious. Have you ever really listened to my tag line which simply says, stay focused, stay positive, and ALWAYS have fun.  I make it a point to have fun no matter where I am or what I am doing. Will life throw wrenches and rocks at us? Of course.  Here is what I know…the more play time you give yourself, the happier you are.Studies have shown that energizing play helps the body stay strong, lean, and fit.Listen in on the value of PLAY.
09:03 3/25/24
You Can Create Your Own Luck
Top of the morning to you my friends.Welcome my friends to this week’s episode of Motivational Moments with Maria.  I am your Host, Lucky and Crazy Coach Maria. How many of you have heard the saying, you have the  “The luck of the Irish.  Do you know how that phrase came about? The origins of the ‘luck of the Irish’ saying can be traced back to the late 1800’s in America during the gold and silver rush. At that time, Irish and Irish Americans were some of the most successful miners to prosper and that is how the saying came to be. Let’s dive deeper into that.  Was is really luck or was it, hard work, perseverance and persistence?Luck my friends is simply preparation meeting opportunity. And these “LUCKY PEOPLE” were willing to work harder and longer than others to achieve their dreams of a better life for their families.I want you to consider how this conversation plays into your daily life.Are you lucky, persistent and dogged in order to build a better life for yourself and your family? And can we create our own luck?  Believe it or not, we can influence our “luck” and reach our pot of gold.Your pot of gold is not necessarily gold coins, jewelry, money or material things as portrayed and written about in so many tales. What does the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow really mean?  It is different for everyone.  For me it is the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime and to empower and serve others to become their best selves, whatever that may be. So, in reality my friends, my pot of gold is all of you! Thank you.Listen in and as always,Stay focused, stay positive and have fun. 
17:21 3/13/24
Do you Suffer from Imposter Syndrome
Here is your question of the week. Have you ever suffered from IMPOSTER SYNDROME? Yes? Then you are in the right place as I share some insights on Imposter Syndrome and some tips to overcome that feeling. First we need to define what Imposter Syndrome is. According to Webster’s Dictionary, imposter syndrome is Your persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of your own efforts or skills. Simply put, imposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony—you feel as though at any moment you are going to be found out as a fraud—like you don't belong where you are, and you only got there through dumb luck. I am sure once or twice in your life you may have given this a thought. Am I real or am I an imposter? Don’t fret my friends… are not alone. Join me for some insights on Imposter Syndrome. 
11:47 3/4/24
You Deserve Self-Love
In today's podcast episode, I want to empower, inspire, and motivate you to prioritize your well-being and discover the remarkable transformation that comes with embracing self-care. Now more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves, our mind, body, and soul. So, let's dive in and learn how to thrive this February.First, we must understand self-care.It involves finding ways to meet our physical, emotional, and mental needs in a healthy and positive way. It's essential to recognize that self-care is not a selfish act, and it is not a luxury. When we invest in ourselves, we become better versions of ourselves, and that positively affects those around us, including co-workers, family, friends, and other social circles. So, let’s change the narrative around self-care and embrace it as a crucial aspect of our well-being.Self-care is not selfish; it’s necessary.Listen in for some ideas on self-care. Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun.
11:32 2/12/24
The Devils Made Me Do It!
Today, we are diving deep into a topic that affects our well-being and the well-being of those around us: I call them the devils in our life.  They are judgment, comparison, and gossip. These three little devils can creep into our lives and wreak havoc on our happiness and our relationships.But fear not, for we hold the power to rise above these destructive behaviors and create a more compassionate and supportive world. As an experienced transformation coach, I've witnessed the negative impact of judgment, comparison, and gossip firsthand. And let me tell you, it isn't pretty.In today's episode, we'll explore the effects that judgment, comparison, and gossip have on our own well-being and the well-being of others. We'll uncover how these sneaky devils can chip away at our self-esteem, erode trust, and create a toxic environment. But remember, with awareness comes opportunity for change.To help guide your journey, I'll be sharing some practical tips and techniques to control your own judgments, embrace your unique path, and gracefully deflect gossip when it comes knocking at your door. Remember, it's not about being perfect, but about progress and growth.Listen in and as always, stay focused, stay positive and have fun.
13:28 1/29/24
Communication Presents in Many Ways
Meet Karol V. Brown. Karol is the author of two books, The first book was, “30 Lessons in Love, Leadership, and Legacy from Harriet Tubman”, which presented 30 lessons that taught readers about the character and strengths that Karol feels Harriet Tubman shows in her life stories.Karol says, “Harriet Tubman’s stories demonstrate her leadership traits like brilliant communication skills, teamwork, and compassionate servant-leadership. She believes we all need Sheroes!Karol’s second book, “The Harriet Tubman Way, An Inspirational Guide to Self-Love, Empowerment and Legendary Leadership for Girls”, includes lessons in self-love and empowerment as well as guidance on being a servant-leader.An actor and storyteller, Karol started portraying Harriet Tubman, sharing the journey of her life. She has shared Harriet Tubman’s stories as a jovial endearing elderly Aunt Harriet in schools, libraries, on stages, and in other locations.Karol Brown's infectious energy and genuine care for her audience will inspire you every step of the way. By sharing her own triumphs over adversity, she fuels your belief in your own capacity for growth and change. Fuel your spirit, awaken your voice, and embark on a communication revolution that will leave you empowered, enlightened, and ready to seize new opportunities.Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun. 
34:13 1/22/24
Your Year for Clarity and Purpose
Can you feel the excitement in the air? It's a brand-new year, a clean slate full of endless possibilities just waiting for you to seize them! Today, I want to equip you with the tools and mindset necessary to make this year your best yet.Well wait a minute. It’s already mid-January and based on the conversations I have had, some of you are still just waking up and realizing it’s a New Year.  So, my friends I am going to be doing a lot of repeating in this episode but with a different tone than last week.The messages always remain the same.  Perhaps you just need to hear it a little differently. Studies have demonstrated that we need to hear things 8 times before it sinks in.  I promise I won’t do that.Before we dive in, take a moment to envision your dream life. What does success mean to you? What do you truly desire? Close your eyes and let that vision come to life.Now, let's make that vision a reality!Step 1: Cultivate ClarityClarity is like a lighthouse guiding your ship through stormy seas. It's crucial to know where you want to go before charting your course. Take some time to reflect on your values, passions, and goals. What truly matters to you? What ignites your soul?Here are a few questions to think about as you gain clarity.1.   What do you absolutely feel certain about in your life right now?2.   What do you value most in life right now?3.   Do you feel clear about who you are and what’s important?4.   Here’s my favorite question.  If I asked you to mentor someone, what would you say to them on how you became successful?Here's a tip: Journaling can be a powerful tool for gaining clarity. Write down the answers to the questions, jot down your dreams, aspirations, and what success looks like to you. Don't hold back, my friend. Dream big and let your imagination soar!Step 2: Define Your PurposeOnce you have clarity, it's time to uncover your purpose. Your purpose is your North Star, the driving force behind everything you do. It's the reason you wake up each morning, filled with enthusiasm and determination.To discover your purpose, ask yourself: What brings me joy? What am I passionate about? How can I make a difference in the lives of others? Remember, your purpose doesn't have to be grandiose. Even the smallest acts of kindness can have a profound impact.Here's an example of mine...Listen in to this week’s podcast for more insights on clarity.Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun. 
11:18 1/15/24
Embrace Your Ambitions
I believe in the power of personal development and must constantly challenge and renew my energy and commitment to my clients and myself.  This podcast helps me be better to serve you. Thank you.   The New Year is here and some of you may just be wiping away the sleepiness of the last few weeks. Some of you may just be coming out of hibernation and discovered, wow, it’s a New Year.Welcome to a brand-new year, a fresh start filled with infinite possibilities. As we bid farewell to the challenges of the past, it's time to harness the power of our ambitions and desires to create a year that defies all expectations.This is the year where you can transform your dreams into reality, supercharging your personal and professional growth. Are you ready to unleash your full potential and make this year your most extraordinary yet? Look no further, for this podcast may be your guiding light, providing you with action items to embark on a journey of self-discovery and achievement.1.   Reflect on the Past and Visualize Your Future:Before we dive into the action items, take a moment to reflect on the lessons and experiences of the previous year. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how big or small, and identify the areas where you wish to grow. What are your deepest desires and aspirations for the upcoming year? This is where it all begins. Write them down, visualize them in vivid detail, and believe in their eventual manifestation. Many of you think that you can’t visualize and let me explain how easy it is.  IF you can daydream, you can visualize. Right now, think of your car.  Can you see it clearly? Visualization is just more structured and direct whereas daydreaming is casual and random.Action Item: Set aside uninterrupted time for reflection. Write down your achievements from the past year and craft a compelling vision for your future. Visualize the person you want to become and the goals you desire to achieve. Where are you?  Who are you with?  What are you doing?Listen in for some more thoughts on embracing your amibitons. Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.
13:22 1/8/24
Ready, Set, GO!
Welcome to a new year.  2024 is here and The New Year brings a fresh start for everyone.   We declare all these resolutions, we hit the reset button on our life, our relationships, and our careers. And that’s a good thing because it’s time. It’s time to get your swagger back, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. Swagger is simply the way you present yourself to the world.  It’s the way you handle a situation.  It can be demonstrated in how you walk, talk, dress and present.  Swagger is the ability to manifest who you really are and hold on to it in the face of all the psychological crap that’s going on around you. You have one face, one truth, one heart, and you show up with it no matter where you are, no matter who you’re with, and no matter what’s happening around you.”So, go get your swagger back so you can soar in 2024. Listen in for some questions to ponder as you embark on the New Year.  As always, stay focused, stay positive, and have fun. 
10:36 1/1/24
Declutter Your Mind by Decluttering Your Life
This has been a roller coaster week of laughter and tears.  The good news is that the tears were joyful ones of celebration.  I released my first book, "Put Your Big Girl Panties On" with a virtual book launch and quite honestly, I lost it.  The emotions were pent up inside and I just had to let them go!Have you ever wanted to do something and stopped yourself?  I did too.  But not this time.  This time I carried through with the commitment I made to myself. It’s just like doing this weekly podcast.  I have been doing it for several years and it does require commitment and consistency and courage to show up every week for you.I want you to live a fully vibrant, energetic, and joyful life. Your comments and ideas fill my tank and allow me to keep on rolling down the highway of personal growth and development and picking up some hitchhikers on the way.I truly believe in the power of personal development and must constantly challenge and renew my energy and commitment to my clients and myself.  I have to stay in warrior mode.So here we are at the end of another glorious year. Some of you think I am off my rocker.  What was glorious about it?  Well, just about everything. We woke up on the right side of the sod, we delved into challenging ourselves to be better every day, we were a role model for others.  We did our first video on social media.  We had excellent business results. We rolled out a new marketing plan.  We attended training to better ourselves and most of all, we loved deeply and encouraged others to be better every day.Reflect on the year and the lessons you learned and before we move into 2024 I want you to declutter your mind and I am going to give you a little exercise to do that. I want you to take out a piece of paper and a pen and answer the following questions honestly.When was the last time you decluttered your kitchen cabinets?Do you regularly wear all the clothes in your closet and dressers?Can you find the screwdriver and hammer in your garage?Did you take the 1 week (or longer) old empty Starbucks cup out of the car?Did you take the week-old empty juice boxes out of the car?Are you in a rut and bored with certain aspects of your life?
11:02 12/13/23
Reflection Time
No music this week, no intro, no outro.  It's a quiet moment with Coach Maria reflecting on the past few years. My voice is gravelly, my nose is stuffed (coffee hasn't kicked in yet). It's an early morning and I just took time today to really reflect on the past few years and to ask you...what's holding you back?  Is it judgement, fear of rejection, or some limiting belief.  What's next for you?  We are at the end of 2023.  Let's build something great for you in 2024.Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.Coach Maria
10:46 12/4/23
Possibilities For You
I believe in the power of personal development and must constantly challenge and renew my energy and commitment to my clients and myself. December is almost upon us. Thanksgiving has passed and as we move into December I ask you this…have you looked back on the year of 2023, and said WOW...look at all I accomplished this year.Did you take time to congratulate and celebrate your successes...even if they were small wins such as learning how to use Artificial Intelligence or Facetime Live? Or maybe it was learning how to cook for yourself. We must celebrate more.  It’s not about achieving the big hairy audacious goal…it’s about taking steps every day to move towards the target.  It’s about experiencing the journey and loving the journey. What’s next for YOU?  What ambitions do you have for yourself going into 2024?  It’s time to regain that zest and love for your job, career, family and fun.What do you BELIEVE is possible?  We are at the end of 2023 my friends… the end of the another year…What do YOU BELIEVE is possible for you, your career and your family.It’s time..time to reimagine and take control of your life’s ambitions. It’s time for you to believe that anything is possible.  Am I repeating  myself……Of course.And why?Because many of you have limiting beliefs that are still holding you back. It’s time to crush them and create new ones.Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun. 
13:48 11/28/23
Why Wait
Everyone has a purpose, and my purpose is to provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to stay focused, energetic, disciplined, enthusiastic, and positive. My goal is to empower you to experience boundless excitement, fulfillment, and joy in every area of your life. I want you to wake up each day with the knowledge that you have shown up as your best self, regardless of the challenges that may come your way. And believe me when I say, there have been many lately. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine last week, and she posed these questions:Why do people take so long and think that others should solve their problems?  Why is it so hard to light a fire under someone’s ass? When and how do you light a fire under someone’s ass without appearing to be a jerk?You probably have guessed by now that it was a great discussion.It all begins with your brain.  Listen in so you better understand this concept. Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.
12:44 11/13/23
Power of Momentum
Whenever I sit down to write the outline for my podcast, I think of YOU.  If I can make a positive impact on your life, it keeps me going. I anticipate someone listening in and saying… thanks for reminding me.  It’s my intention to keep you just a little more focused, energetic, disciplined, inspired, and positive I want you to experience more excitement, fulfillment, fun and joy in all areas of your life. The human desires we all have call for it.So my friends, thank you for helping me stay more energetic, PASSIONATE and obsessed ABOUT MY WORK. I appreciate you and all the comments you send.It’s the last day of October so one final reminder: it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Please, oh please, check yourself or get yourself squished.So, my friends, let’s get on with today’s episode.Have you ever witnessed a train setting off on its journey?You look at this massive amount of steel and think to yourself…how can this thing move?  You can hear the hiss of the steam as it builds up, reaching the pistons and slowly but surely, the wheels begin to turn, and you witness in awe as this massive machine starts rolling down the tracks.   As the train, rolls down the track building speed, it gets stronger, more powerful, and builds momentum. You cannot easily stop it.  It can plow through a concrete wall and keep on going once it has built up its’ momentum.
10:14 10/30/23
How to Get Into Flow
Welcome, my friends, to another captivating episode of Motivational Moments with Maria. I'm Crazy Coach Maria, and words cannot express the immense thrill and honor I feel knowing that you have chosen to tune in. Your feedback and suggestions have meant the world to me, and I encourage you to continue sharing them. Together, we are on an incredible journey of personal growth and transformation.It’s still October and that means it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Please, oh please, get yourself checked.Oh, by the way every day in October I wear PINK to continue to bring awareness.  So, go on and check yourself. To all you guys...encourage the women in your life to check in!Let's start with a question or two: How many of you love to dance? Do you even like to dance?  What about music?  Do you like to listen to music?This past weekend I attended my nephew’s wedding and of course I danced my heart out and I thought about today’s subject. The dance analogy is so perfect.  Have you ever gone dancing and were a little reluctant to get up and do your thing to the music?  When you first get up to dance you may feel a little awkward and it takes a little bit of time to get with the rhythm of the music.  Pretty soon you find yourself feeling the music, warming up to the dance and fully immersed in your activity. You are now in the flow of the song and your body is in concert with the music.  When the next song starts up you are already in momentum and feeling the groove, and may step it up a notch. That’s when your cool moves begin to show up.As the music further penetrates your soul you lose yourself in the rhythm and flow of the dance.  Time stands stills and when the song is over, you feel energized, and in some cases totally spent.  The movements are so easy and natural. You feel GREAT! You are in your natural rhythm and flow. 
15:43 10/23/23
Meet 15 Time Author Zehra Moon as she shares her wisdom on the Law of Attraction and how you can have what you want in your life.
Yes, you can have what you truly desire and change your life.  It was not always this way for Zehra Mahoon.  She has focused her time,  energy and passion on creating an abundant life. Listen in as she shares her story and how she has manifested her life by design using the tools and techniques from her Law of Attraction research and studies. As always, stay focused, stay positive and have fun. 
32:46 10/5/23
8 Steps to Decompress
Welcome, my friends, to another captivating episode of Motivational Moments with Maria. I'm Crazy Coach Maria, and words cannot express the immense thrill and honor I feel knowing that you have chosen to tune in. Your feedback and suggestions have meant the world to me, and I encourage you to continue sharing them. Together, we are on an incredible journey of personal growth and transformation.Everyone has a purpose, and my purpose t is to provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to stay focused, energetic, disciplined, enthusiastic, and positive. My goal is to empower you to experience boundless excitement, fulfillment, and joy in every area of your life. I want you to wake up each day with the knowledge that you have shown up as your best self, regardless of the challenges that may come your way.Moreover, this podcast fuels my own energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the work I do. It is a constant reminder of the profound impact we can have on each other's lives as we embark on this journey of personal growth together.Here is you question this week.  What do you do to decompress?  Many of you have asked me how I decompress after a long day of work.  Today I will share 8 ideas on how you can decompress.We all have a lot of chaos going on. You may have children running around the house all day, slinging diapers and toys around, you may have a high-powered stressful job that requires your full attention, or you may be a caretaker.  It seems like every time we turn around, there is something to do. While decompressing may not fix your daily stresses, it can help you from becoming frustrated and angry at life. By making time to release this negative energy, you're contributing to a healthier mind and body.Listen in for some ideas.Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.
13:21 9/18/23
Moments of Clarity with Neuro-Transformation Coach, Chrissy Boyce
On this week's episode I had the pleasure of interviewing, Chrissy Boyce, Neuro-Transformation Life Coach.   From homeless, to hopeful to happy, Chrissy will inspire you to understand the importance of clarity and emotional intelligence in your life.  She has navigated through life as though she was piloting a supersonic jet.   She has helped others “de-junk” the mental clutter, and gain the clarity and tools needed to create forward momentum and success in all areas of their lives.Join me for a conversation with Chrissy. Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun. 
24:56 8/28/23
A Tribute
Welcome, my friends, to another captivating episode of Motivational Moments with Maria. I'm Crazy Coach Maria, and words cannot express the immense thrill and honor I feel knowing that you have chosen to tune in. Your feedback and suggestions have meant the world to me, and I encourage you to continue sharing them. Together, we are on an incredible journey of personal growth and transformation.The purpose of this podcast is to provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to stay focused, energetic, disciplined, enthusiastic, and positive. My goal is to empower you to experience boundless excitement, fulfillment, and joy in every area of your life. I want you to wake up each day with the knowledge that you have shown up as your best self, regardless of the challenges that may come your way.Moreover, this podcast fuels my own energy, enthusiasm, and unwavering passion for the work I do. It is a constant reminder of the profound impact we can have on each other's lives as we embark on this journey of personal growth together.In today's episode, we dive into the realm of deepening your most important relationships. It is a dedication to the person who lifts my spirits, believes in me wholeheartedly, and constantly inspires my own personal growth. He is the wind beneath my wings. Listen in and create your own tribute to your partner. Stay focused, stay positive, and always have fun.  
11:02 8/21/23
Increase Your Zest For Life
My goal with this podcast is to help you stay more focused, energetic, disciplined, enthusiastic, and positive so YOU can experience more excitement, fulfillment, and joy in all areas of your life.My desire is that you live each day to the fullest and know that your best self-showed up…no matter what.It also helps me stay more energetic, enthusiastic passionate, and obsessed about my work.  Today I am going to give you some work to do so maybe take some notes.  Grab a pen or pencil if you can or come back to this later.Personal growth is about knowing who we are, what brings us joy in our life and how we can introduce even more happiness.  Call me an optimist, call me Mary Poppins, call me Pollyanna, call me whatever you choose but know this.  THIS IS ME.  I am the cheerleader, I am the encourager, I am the one who sees the positive, I am a believer, and yes, I am also a realist.  I own my identity and don’t try to be something I am not.  I have had enough people in my life telling me to shut up, to calm down and I so got over that years ago. I have learned a lot of lessons over the years, made plenty of mistakes, and every year I realize how important is to continue to be yourself, do what makes you smile, and live your life with zest. Research proves that those with a sunny disposition and optimistic attitude live 15% longer in life. That's another decade my friends. So here is the question for you.How do you live your life? How much zest do you truly have in your life.The VIA Institute on character defines ZEST this way:Zest means approaching a situation, or life in general, with excitement and energy, not approaching tasks or activities halfway or halfheartedly. People who are high in zest are excited to get up in the morning, and they live their lives like an adventure. Zest is a dynamic strength that is directly related to physical and psychological wellness. This strength has the strongest ties to overall life satisfaction and a life of engagement.
11:43 8/14/23
Stretch to Success
Here is the question of the week.  Have you ever been stuck?  Do you find yourself ever getting stuck? Those moments when you can’t seem to go forward or backwards.When I was a kid – ok that’s a long time ago…I was stuck in the mud in my rain boots up to my knees.  I could not move. I couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 and my brother had to rescue me.  I was stuck and could not move forward or backwards. My boots are probably sitting there at the bottom of the reservoir that was being built. I was STUCK!   I may have been in a lot of trouble for losing those boots.That’s a simple description of being stuck, but have you ever felt like you are on a merry go round and can’t seem to jump off. You have a sense of stuckness and are afraid to make the leap off that merry go round.It seems as though you keep repeating the same things over and over and the same scenery keeps showing up. Why is that and where does this stuckness come from?  I am sure you have had plenty of conversations with yourself about this. I know I have. It comes from our OLD CONDITIONING…what’s happened is we have created these deep mental grooves in our brain and our mind is conditioned to stay in DEFAULT MODE.  The brain searches those grooves and voila, I know what I am supposed to do and then executes.Now, default mode can be good because our brain shoots into default mode for most activities in life such as eating, driving, brushing your teeth, and all the normal routines of life.However, DEFAULT MODE also keeps you stuck in the past because Your brain is trying to protect you at all times. It does not want to let go of our stubborn beliefs and habits. Listen in for some ideas on how to stretch and get out of stuckness.Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.
13:45 8/7/23
Use the Value of 3 To Simplify and Get More Done
Hello my friends and welcome to Motivational Moments with Maria.  I’m Crazy Coach Maria and thrilled to be here with you. Have you ever had a day where you felt like you didn't accomplish anything? Do you find yourself getting bogged down by the daily details and distractions of life? Then you get all upset that you didn’t accomplish what you set out to do. Guess what? You are not alone. As much as we may want to be high performers who consistently hit our goals, the truth is that everyone faces setbacks and distractions, and I am right there with you. One of the biggest challenges of productivity is staying on track. It's easy to have a set schedule and a clear set of goals, but sticking to them can be difficult. We're constantly faced with things that divert our attention, whether it's a random phone call or a co-worker asking for help on a project. I call those the “got a minute” distractions.Many of us, including me, go into overwhelm when you start letting your brain think of all the things you have to or want to get done. How do we get more done. Well, the first thing I would like you to consider is identifying the enemies of getting things done NOW. There are 3 most common enemies.Listen in.  
13:21 7/31/23
Live Your Values
I am speaking to you again from the beautiful Island of Hawaii.  I believe we all need some down time to re-charge and re-juvenate and I make it a point that every 3 months I take some time to do it.  Do You? The pace of life in Hawaii is much more relaxed and I really appreciate the Hawaiian culture, values and spirit. This is my happy place because the aloha spirit is everywhere.  I decided to do some further research on the Hawaiian value system and to ask you the following question.   What do you truly value and when was the last time you sat down and wrote down your values; what you truly appreciate in your life.   Our lives are busy, and many times we simply go through the motions to get through the day.I have been somewhat challenged this week as  I have been taking care of my 3 youngest grandchildren for 9 days on my own and what I appreciate is the smiles and laughter and innocence they have. I have had to stop, be fully present and get into a rhythm and flow with the grandkids and remind myself of my own personal values.Our values provide direction and core values are our fundamental beliefs. Here on the islands, he Hawaiian value system determines priorities, guides their interactions with others, establishes their behavior and is centered around the Hawaiian culture and traditions.On today’s episode I am going to share some Hawaiian words and define them for you.  These may be something to consider for your own life. We are all familiar with the word aloha which is used by islanders and visitors alike. Here are the Hawaiian values, some you are familiar with and others you may not have heard.Listen in.
09:38 7/17/23
Celebrate Your Independence
ALOHA and Welcome my friends to another episode of Motivational Moments with Maria.  I’m your host, energetic, loving and High-Performance Coach Maria. I am honored that you are listening in today.  I believe every day is an incredible day to learn and grow. I wake up every morning and say thank you to all the gods and spirits of the world for letting me wake up on the right side of the sod.I am fired up today so sorry if I am more energetic than normal.   I am surrounded by those I love on this beautiful island.I am speaking to you today from the beautiful Island of Hawaii…..also known as the Big Island.  As I was sitting on the lanai watching the palm trees swaying and listening to the geckos and birds chirping I said to myself…..I am so grateful to the have the freedom to be here.  That prompted me to reflect even more on what our freedom is worth and what it means to me.So, here it comes… yes, the question of the week.How much is your freedom worth and what does freedom mean to you?   Here in the US we are celebrating our country’s Independence Day, and I thought this might be a great topic to discuss our own personal freedom and what that means to you. How much is your personal independence worth?  What are you willing to sacrifice or do to have more freedom and the time to allow your creative expression to emerge and do the things you truly enjoy?Join me for some thoughts on declaring your own independence. Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.Coach Maria
12:54 7/3/23
Steps for Avoid Burnout
It’s always my intention to give you some thoughts as we continue on our personal growth and personal development journeys.  My hope is that you discover more about yourself, what makes you happy and how to have more joy in your life. Recently one of my clients expressed some dissatisfaction with her work environment and said she was feeling “burnt out.” She said, “I can’t do this anymore.”This caught my attention and I had to do some further research on this one.  Have you ever experienced workplace burnout?  I would not be surprised if you said yes.  I know throughout my career I have experienced some level of burnout.  As a matter of fact I even remember myself saying, “I can’t do this anymore.” And so, I didn't.  I walked away.  What I learned through this burnout set me up for a new chapter in my life. I also learned with with the right skills and knowledge, you can get through burnout and avoid it.   This burnout doesn’t always appear in the workplace.  You may be experiencing burnout at home, taking care of a sick family member or raising children alone or simply stressing out with the daily tasks of running a household.The World Health Organizations defines burnout as an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress and who hasn’t felt some sort of stress that has NOT been managed?Listen in for tips on avoiding burnout.  Stay focused, stay positive and always have fun.
16:44 6/26/23

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