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Let’s get this Mojo thing straight.

If you Google or search out Mojo, you will get different definitions.  Some are based on all kinds of things.  I am here to set the record straight about the use of Mojo in the sense of 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo.  Mojo in the context of 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is the Positive side of Hoodoo or Juju.  Mojo is about style and substance combined.  Mojo is confidence that doing good will be rewarded with good.  Mojo is about spreading the positive.

Mojo in the 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is not about hooking up.  It is not about how many people you can seduce.  Mojo is not black magic or voodoo.  Mojo is good magic.  Mojo in the 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo sense is Truth.  Sadly in these times it seems it takes magic to get people to tell the truth.

The last thing I want people to think about 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is that to get the Mojo you have to go down to the Crossroads at Midnight and sell your soul to some stranger.  If that is what you are getting you are missing the point.  I am not telling you to run to a palm reader or listen to someone with a crystal ball.  I am asking you to look in the mirror and listen to your inner voice.

60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is about taking back what was stolen from you.  60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is about going back to the dreams you had as a child and believe you can still live your dreams.  60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is about helping other people live their dreams.  This Mojo is about Coaching, Mentoring, Team Building and Leading.  This Mojo is about daring to dream again, and then daring to believe you can live your dreams; one day at a time.  Dream it, Believe it, Break is down into goals and then go for it.

This Mojo is the Good Luck as in The Rainbow, The Lucky Seven, the Four Leaf Clover and the horse Shoe.  60 Seconds Of Motivational Mojo is about making your own luck.  If you can’t believe in Reaping what you Sow, If you can’t believe that what goes around comes around, if you can’t believe in karma and nirvana; than you should not believe me.  But if you do believe than I am telling you want you already know. I am not here to tell you what you already know.  Today I am here to make clear what I mean by Mojo!

There is no such thing as perfect, and there is no such thing as good enough either.

There is no such thing as perfect, and there is no such thing as good enough either.

            Everyone will agree that no one is perfect.  Some may even agree that nothing is perfect, except for God in heaven.  (Side note – we can’t even agree on God!)  That being said, we are sometimes all too ready to say “Good enough” and pat ourselves on the back at the end of the day.  But is “Good Enough” really Good Enough?  Yes here comes another cliché, “Aren’t we supposed to constantly strive to get better?

            I have been up on stage and in front of crowds a lot of times, and no matter how well I did, I never felt like I couldn’t do better.  As time passes, the Great Performances fade and the Mistakes stay with me, all the while I want that next shot at it.  I want that next chance to nail it.  Maybe this is a personality flaw, maybe I should give myself a break and start saying I did my best, it was “Good enough” but was it? 

            Executives work long hard hours to take steer companies, but they still rely on the efforts of the rank and file.  Professional Athletes and Famous Entertainers live in a hyper inflated pay scale where being twice as good get you ten times more money than the next guy.  The rest of us, the ones in the middle, we can be twice as long and work twice as hard and at the end of the day not much changes.  We are left to change ourselves, we have to take the bull by the horns so to speak and say “No” to “Go0d enough” and look for “Better” and then “Best.”  We have to put ourselves in the best position for ourselves and our families. 

           This is not meant to be negative; no I mean to be very positive when I say this… Settling for “Good enough” is a trap.  The real answer is to always strive for Better!  Better performance from yourself first and then better will start to rub off on those around you.  You will begin to look for the best position you can put yourself in, and the best way you can help those around you to make things better for everyone involved.

            There is no such thing as perfect, and there is no such thing as good enough either.

When you wish upon a star!

“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight.”

How much we remember, and how much we forget.  We learn these songs as kids, little lullabies sung to us by our parents, or coming from the TV or Movie screen.  We learn them in music class in school, yes we learn how to sing these songs, but as we grow older the meaning is lost.

“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are”

Wishing upon a star becomes, wishing for a day off or wishing for the lottery to finally land on my “Lucky” numbers.  Or wishing for that long lost rich relative to deem me the only heir to their fortune.  The wish for chasing our dreams becomes the wish for a better life through very improbable circumstances.  We believe our lives would be changed by some great big miracle and we fail to change our lives by paying closer attention to the little miracles that surround us.

“Twinkle, twinkle little star.”

Why not spend a little more time on that hobby and a little less time at the same old routine that has you feeling like you are going nowhere?  Why not develop a new skill that may lead to a raise or promotion or a new business venture?  Why not take a class or volunteer, or coach or mentor in an area that you wish you could spend more time doing?

“You may be my lucky star”

We never really forget about wishing on stars, but we sometimes forget to stop and take a look at the midnight sky.  We get so busy getting up early and working late that we forget to look up at the vast wonder of the night sky that had us dreaming as children.  Now we are so busy running back and forward that we do not want to be reminded of the dreams we let slip away.  Will it really hurt you that much to wish upon a star again?

“Shooting Stars never stop, even when they reach the top.”

Maybe make a list of the things you used to want to do when you were a kid.  Then make a list of things you can do as an adult, or as a parent, or as a brother or sister, as an aunt or uncle or cousin to help someone’s Wish upon a star come true.  You may be amazed that as you help others reach their dreams; you get one step closer to reaching your own.

Enjoy the Ride!

Here yea, here yea.
Yes the day has arrived. 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo has entered into the Blogsphere. I would like to thank WordPress for being the #1 rated Blog site, so it made my choice easy.
So here I am Joseph Luellen typing my first stream of consciousness that will become my first official blog. So late to the game some may say, but for me the time feels right. OK enough, what you ask is 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo as if the title does not say it all. 60 Seconds, my elevator motivator pitch average time limit.
I truly believe that if I can help one person get off the couch and start chasing their dreams that I will continue to chase my dreams. I will spout and spew all the clichés and hopefully add my own insights to the equation.
It is easy, if you only want the very least that life has to offer, than do nothing. If you want more do more. If you want the best, well do your best. Act, Reflect, Adjust, React, Refocus, Pro-Act and sooner or later things will start coming your way.
So who am I to preach motivation to the masses? In a nutshell I am a guy who has tried to learn from his many mistakes, and not give up. So not giving up is pretty much the key to this whole ball of wax. That and learning from your mistakes… So, don’t give up and learn from your mistakes and maybe challenge yourself to find one positive thing to take away from each day.
Joseph Luellen
60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo
Enjoy the Ride!