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About Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis created Vistralex in 2009 and his vision continues to evolve. Some of the most recent productions include: Power Within Training, Vistralex Solutions and Blitzkrieg Marketing.

Only Unsatisfied Needs Motivate

Have you ever heard someone say, “all my needs are met?” If what we habitually tell ourselves eventually becomes a belief, is it wise to say this?

There’s nothing wrong with gratitude. In fact, staying grateful is vital to maintaining our peace of mind and sense of purpose – BUT if we believe that all our needs are satisfied, then what about motivation?

Only unsatisfied needs can motivate us to take action.

One of the few things we have control over is what we tell ourselves, so maybe we should create pictures in our mind of unsatisfied needs. If that internal feeling of an unsatisfied need is strong enough, it could provide the motivation to do things that are a bit uncomfortable, but those actions could be what is necessary to achieve our goals.

Charles Lewis goes live every weekday morning 8:30 am (CST) for the Morning Mindset Motivation: https://www.facebook.com/Vistralex/events


Your Desire for Your Goals

No matter what your goals might be, how badly do you want them? What is your level of desire? Do you hope you can accomplish them, or do you feel like you NEED to accomplish them?

Let’s consider at an example. We all need air – right? Without air, we’re dead. As we go through our day though, we hardly ever think about air. We take it for granted. True, because we don’t think about it incessantly, we’re able to direct our focus to other things – BUT without the air, none of those other things matter – do they?

Now picture yourself on the beach, enjoying a beautiful sunset. You feel the waves splashing on your legs, as you begin to walk towards the ocean. The sea water is surprisingly warm. It’s comforting. You move further away from the beach and then suddenly realize the water is now up to your chest.

Just as you become aware of how far into the ocean you’ve wandered, a huge wave knocks you off balance. You slip under the water. The current is strong, and it pulls you further from the shore.

You begin to panic Now it’s difficult to keep your head above water. At that moment, how badly do you want that air? Do you still take it for granted when you must fight the waves to get a single breath?

This is the type of desire we need when we pursue our goals. In the example, the desire for air is always there. That need doesn’t change. The difference is when you’re under water and must fight for it, you realize how important it is.

If it were possible to feel that level of desire at all time, don’t you think you could accomplish your goals faster?

Charles Lewis goes live every weekday morning 8:30 am (CST) for the Morning Mindset Motivation: http://www.facebook.com/Vistralex


How to Respond to “No”

We’re all going to hear the word “no” more times than we’d like to. How we respond when we hear the word “no” will determine our success or failure.

In a work situation, to get a “no” will immediately set up a roadblock that if you move forward, you’ll run the risk of being labeled insubordinate.  One solution is to not even ask in the first place and implement your idea. If it works, you’ll be applauded. If it doesn’t, then apologize. Remember, it’s always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask permission.

In a situation where you’re looking for someone to hire you or buy your product, consider what that prospect is really saying when they tell you “no.” What they’re really doing is asking for more information. If you can supply them with new information, they could potentially make a different decision.

There are countless examples of people who have heard “no” multiple times, but persevered until they found the “yes.” The creators of the smash-hit “Breaking Bad” were told “no” but at least three different TV networks.

They may have made some modifications to their concept, but they did not abandon it completely. More than likely, their “pitch” changed and incorporated new information. In hindsight, the TV executive who gave it the green light is likely viewed as smarter and more promotable than the ones who turned it down.

So why not help someone advance their own career, by giving them the opportunity to say “yes” to your idea or project?


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The Unit Within the System

We all interact and function within different systems. There is the larger societal system and several smaller sub-systems. We have national, state and local systems, as well as work, home and social systems.

Consider this idea: “The unit within the system that has the most behavioral responses to it, controls the system.”

You are the unit in any system you interact and function in. If your response to any given situation is driven by emotions and/or programed (learned) behavior, then you are controlled by that system.

On the other hand, if you have multiple responses available to you and are able to choose the most appropriate one, you (the unit) will control that system.

The question then becomes how can we learn different responses?

The first step is to become aware of our programmed response. When we understand that our programmed response does not serve us, then we become ready to look for alternatives.

Most times, we’ll find those alternatives from modeling the behavior of others. For example, if John did not get upset and quit his job when confronted with a similar situation as I face, how did John think about that situation so that his response did not put his financial security at risk?

If I could study John and begin to understand how John interacts and functions in the system, then I might be able to learn an alternative response.

Once I learn that alternative response, I would then have a choice when confronted with the situation and begin to move towards controlling the system.


Learning to Embrace Change & Growth

From the moment we’re born to the moment we die, we are constantly evolving, changing and growing. Change and growth are both natural. We can’t escape them. They’re always present. In fact, they are probably the only constant in this life.

Even though we might understand this on an intellectual level, change is also the one thing we tend to resist the most. What’s most surprising – the biggest changes are the ones we usually have the least resistance to. It’s the small things, the little changes, we tend to resist the most.

Why is that?

If it were possible to change how we think about change and growth, we might be able to get to where we’re going faster.

One thought we should consider – what is it that we can do today to begin the process of becoming more comfortable with change? How can we embrace it? Even want it or expect it?

The fact is, if we don’t change – we will be left behind.

Charles Lewis goes live every morning 8:30 am (CST) for the Morning Mindset Motivation: http://www.facebook.com/Vistralex


Get a Clear Vision of What You Want

The most important thing we must do, to ensure our success and to ensure that we get rich, is to have a clear picture of what we want. If we don’t know what we want or the picture of what we want is vague or uncertain, we run the risk of being influenced by others who may not be looking out for our best interests.

Charles Lewis goes live every morning 8:30 am (CST) for the Morning Mindset Motivation: http://www.facebook.com/Vistralex


Who is Wallace Wattles?

Wallace Wattles wrote the book, The Science of Getting Rich, in 1910. One theory is this “new age” way of thinking about wealth, promoted in his book and others like it, set up the economic boom of the 1920’s.

Our current pandemic is similar to the Spanish Flu of 1918-1920, so maybe we should revisit the concepts presented in the book. It might help us, individually and collectively, prepare for the time period after shelter-in-place and social distancing.

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Charles Lewis goes live every morning 8:30 am (CST) for the Morning Mindset Motivation: http://www.facebook.com/Vistralex


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