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Monday Motivation: I am smart. I am blessed. I can do ANYTHING!

Monday Motivation: I am smart. I am blessed. I can do ANYTHING!

Monday Motivation, 10.14.19

Written by: Stacy Tolbert

Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.

For this week I couldn’t resist sharing this video, and the power of positivity that it brings.


This  boy’s mom taught him these three mantras to him on his second birthday and she was fourtunate to capture him saying it on his way to school (he’s three now). It’s impact on his life is yet to be seen, but being the betting woman I am, and sometimes by force because of my boss,  he’s going to live a successful and peaceful life.

I admire what his mother has started and jealous that he has the courage to say these out loud and with such enthusiasm.

We always speak to the power of positivity but I wanted to focus on one way to accomplish it, a daily mantra or affirmation. Just to give a little history lesson as where the idea of the mantra came from, within Hinduism there are three basic methods on how they worship: Tantra is for Body power, Yantra is for Will power, and Mantra is for Mind power and this is the focus for today.

I don’t think if you repeat the Mantra of “I will win the Stanley Cup this year” and have never played in a hockey game that this mantra will come true, but if there were others that are specific to your life, dream and reality, now that could have a different future.

Now, take your specific goals and dreams in mind. Tell yourself every morning / every day about them. Repeat them out loud to yourself, write them down.  Some may think, I’m just saying something I want or writing something down, it doesn’t mean it will become true. Well of course, writing something down doesn’t make it come true, but how does it affect you?  Repeating something to yourself every single morning, mind you positive or negative, eventually has an impact, especially when it’s the same thing over and over.

If you wake up every morning and begin the day by telling yourself, “Ugh, I’m not going to get that contract today” or “I’m not going to make that sale I’ve been working on for weeks”, my guess is that the chances are you won’t. You have already set yourself up for failure because there isn’t a mindset in your head that you can be successful.

So let’s flip the script.  What is something you know you need to tell yourself daily? No one’s mantras are the same, right? Why would they be? Our Mantras are just as individualized as we are, so what do you need to work on? I think the power of the Mantra lies with this, if it is something you repeat every morning to yourself, before presented with anything that life has to throw at you, will it impact your decision making? The short answer is yes. If you already had a negative thought in your head, it is easier to go ahead, give up and default to that.  But what if every morning you told yourself the same set of positive messages/mantras, do you think they would influence your decision making?

As life goes through its many courses of good, bad and the ugly keep this in mind and change your daily mantra to yourself, or if up to the task add on and delete as needed.

But what is yours? For the RLT I would like to see them post here as for the rest of the army I would be honored if you shared.

As I wrap up my homework for work, which I am starting to enjoy, I want to leave this mantra on the table.

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody”.


Stacy Tolbert, The Transaction Coordinator for The Rogers-Long Team: Powered by Hometown Realty, was a client of Ben & Kevin’s in 2015. After hiring The RLT for her family’s move, Ben returned the favor and hired her to come work with the team! Stacy’s primary role is coordinating transactions from contract to close.  In her spare time, you can find Stacy working in the garden, tasting Craft Beer, or managing her three fantasy football teams!

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