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Midweek Motivation is a weekly episode featuring the wisdom and stories of host Tommy Cakes. How many of you set your New Year’s Resolutions and gave it up already?  You need to keep going.  Results are not guaranteed, but you will be better off in the long run for trying. In case you are having trouble understanding the audio file, the following is a translation of the audio file from host Tommy Cakes.

Who is Tommy Cakes?

Live on the Small Scale Life Podcast, it is Midweek Motivation featuring Tommy Cakes.

Hey, how are you?  I am Tommy Cakes.  Who am I?  I’m a guy from someplace, friends with some people and doing some things.  Don’t worry about it!

What I can tell you is that I am in the import and export business.

  • I import knowledge
  • I export that information at premium prices!

I will give you a little coastal cosmopolitan insight and motivation weekly on Small Scale Life


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A lot of us get to the end of the year and we are excited to get a new slate and a new chance to do things different.  Many of us want to change something in our lives:

  • Lose weight
  • Get healthy
  • Stop drinking
  • Stop smoking
  • Travel more
  • Get ride of clutter
  • Get organized
  • Start a new business
  • Others – yada yada yada

How many of us set goals and resolutions for the New Year?  How many of us have already dropped by the wayside and punted on those goals?

Statistically speaking, research has shown that 31 days after the first of the year, 64 percent of you have dropped your New Years Resolutions.  By March 1st, more than 80 percent of you have dropped those New Year’s Resolutions and goals.  You can see this at the gyms: the crowds that created standing room only and long wait times for equipment has eased up or evaporated completely.

How many of you are like that?  Does one of these questions describe your state of mind:

  • Do you get frustrated with your progress and results?
  • Did you fall back into your same old patterns?
  • Do you lack the time to put into this resolution?
  • Do you lack a game plan for success?
  • Did you forget the reason why you started?

There are ways to break the chains of failure and defeat.  You can accomplish your goal successfully!

4 Tips to Keep Going

It is tough to keep going, especially when times are tough.  Here are some ideas on how to keep motivated and making progress:

  • Get a coach or accountability partner – Working with someone can help push and motivate you when you lose motivation. A good coach or accountability partner has your back and will keep you on task, even when times are hard.  After all, you don’t want to let that coach or accountability partner down!
  • Start small; go low and slow – Too many of us go all out after we haven’t been doing something for a long time. Then we get really, really frustrated when change doesn’t happen or when you are sore.  Go low and slow, but do it consistently.  It will help with your recovery and motivation.
  • Make it part of your daily routine – Block off some time every day to devote to your goal. Focus on that doing activities that get you closer to that goal during that time.  Do not get distracted by people or screens!
  • Track your progress – Take notes and document your progress. It might not seem like you are moving a mountain initially, but when you look back after a month or a year, you will see how far you have come!

Midweek Motivation Lesson: Keep Going

Change is hard.  We are impatient creatures, and when results aren’t immediately seen, we throw up our hands and stop doing what we are doing.

Keep going.  Keep pushing yourself.  You might be on the verge of a breakthrough, but you will never know if you give up.  Do the following things to keep going:

  • Get a coach or accountability partner
  • Start small; go low and slow
  • Make it part of your daily routine
  • Track your progress

That’s all I got this week.  This is Tommy Cakes, and I’ll see you next week!  Bada boom, bada bing!


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Special Thanks from Tommy Cakes

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I would like to thank Greg Burns from Natures Image Farm and Doneil Freeman from Freeman Family Farms for the INSPIRATION to do this Midweek Motivation Podcast.  You two ARE the wind beneath my wings!

Also I would like to thank Kevin MacLeod ( for the “Kool Kats” theme music. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Badda boom, badda bing!  Dat’s how we do it!