Interview with Kayla McDonnell
Staying motivated can be incredibly difficult for everyone at certain times in their lives. What tips do you have for someone struggling to stay motivated?
We often hear from motivation experts that you need to have a ‘goal’. I believe the terminology should be a ‘true reward’.
When our ‘goal’ is something superficial for example to lose 10kgs or to fit into a certain dress size. This kind of ‘goal’ can easily get thrown out the window when times get tough. However if your true reward in losing 10kgs is to be able to play with your children or to be a healthy role model then you have a goal rooted in self love and self worth.
My tip would be to always find your true reward when working towards a goal.
How would you recommend someone overcomes procrastination?
Procrastination often results from feeling resentful…like you are missing out.
The best way to prevent procrastination is to know your true reward, to speak appropriately to yourself and to ensure you have set aside time for everything that’s important to you.
What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
I love what I do. I teach individuals how to relate to themselves, to others and to their environment and I use the fields of Natural Medicine and Swimming to do this. It’s always been important to me to keep improving and to find more efficiency in life. Sometimes though this has been to my detriment as rest is just as vital to provide the energy required for action.
However, I can say that for me, every day presents the opportunity to learn more about my own motivation –what works and what doesn’t- as well as the students I teach and the clients I see. It’s still incredibly magical for me to watch clients and students move through a section of their self-development and transform into the person they didn’t know was within. This type of self-empowerment is essential to living the life you want.
Where can we go to find out more information?
In the near future if you’re in Brisbane, Australia you can come to AIAS on Tuesday January 29 where I’m conducting a free seminar on “Changing Habits” from 6pm.
Kayla McDonnell is a Mother, Naturopath and Swimming Instructor. She has a Naturopathic Clinic at her residence and teaches Natural Medicine at AIAS in Brisbane, Australia. She has also been running her swimming teaching business for 26 years! Her favourite expression is “Breathe Out” and she continues to be amazed by life’s co-incidences.
How do you stay motivated?
Lots of love,