According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, studies show there are two things that don’t motivate people very well – the promise of rewards and the threat of punishment. The secret to motivation is to find your intrinsic reward in your work and enjoy it.

Have a mission

Perhaps the single most motivating factor is the sense that you’re fulfilling a greater purpose.

Measure Improvement

Personal growth is an important motivating factor. Set goals whose progress you can measure, according to whatever metric matters most to you, and keep track of your progress.

Make learning a primary goal

An important part of personal growth is achieving or moving toward mastery. Ask yourself, as you start a new project or a new job or anything else, “What three tings am I going to learn from doing this?”

Examine your life

Ask yourself what gets you out of bed in the morning, and what keeps you up at night. What you get out of bed eager to tackle the challenges of the day, and lay awake at night dreaming up new challenges, new projects, and new directions to take your life in, motivation comes pretty easily!

Separate work from rewards

Procrastination comes not from the nature of the work but from your relationship with it. Change the very language you use to talk about your work emphasizing that you choose to work on a task or project. Work you choose to do rarely suffers from motivation problems!

My motivation:

If you focus on results, you will never change.
If you focus on change, you will get results.


Salmon is a powerhouse of nutrition! There are many media reports encouraging you to eat more fish due to the omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats – specifically EPA and DHA – are essential for overall health including heart health. Omega-3 fats lower blood pressure and triglycerides, tend to prevent thrombosis (clot), help prevent fatty deposits in your cardiovascular system, and anti-inflammatory.

Omega-3s are essential polyunsaturated fats your body needs for functions such as digestions, muscles activity, blood clotting, visual acuity, memory and learning, and cell division. Considered “essential” fats since your body cannot make them, you must get them from food.

Salmon Fillets

1 ½ pounds salmon fillets
Lemon pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Salt to taste
1/3 cup light soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar (stevia based)
1/3 cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil

Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt. In a small bowl, stir soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Preheat grill for medium heat. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on grill, discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.