In a world where our attention is constantly diverted by weapons of mass distraction, it's often hard enough to concentrate for more than fifteen minutes at a time, let alone stay motivated to achieve our health, wellness, and lifestyle goals.

I’m sure that motivation is something we all struggle with from time to time, I know I do!

But what if you knew how to go beyond motivation, if you had the framework for that, what could you achieve?

Let’s find out!

For years overwhelm was my biggest de-motivator, it wasn’t so much that I didn’t want to get things done, more that there were so many things to do that it left me feeling de-motivated.

Since then I’ve challenged myself to grow, creatively, emotionally and even physically and along that journey I met 2-time world record holder and guest for this week’s podcast, Natalia Cohen.

In 2015, Natalia, along with 3 other members formed a team of 4 women called the Coxless Crew. They were the first all-female team to row 8000 miles across the Pacific Ocean, they set two world records, raised £65,000 for charity and recently released a breathtaking and inspiring Netflix documentary of their journey called  Losing Sight of Shore.



Through Natalia’s  incredible journey across the Pacific, I’ve learned some powerful lessons that have helped me go beyond motivation and in this episode you’re going to learn:

  • A simple 3 step framework that will help you go beyond motivation and reach your health, wellness and lifestyle goals
  • A personal motivational tool that helped Natalia overcome the challenges she faced whilst at sea for 257 days

  • How tapping into the strength of human spirit can shift everything in your life

And much more!



The 3 simple step framework Natalia shares that will help you go beyond motivation are based on the power of connection:

  1. Find your magic, your deep motivation for why you do what you do, connect, be present and always be authentic.

  2. Break everything down into manageable chunks, take it ‘stroke by stroke’, keep moving forward and be unstoppable.

  3. Remember to enjoy the journey, celebrate the small successes and little things along the way, look for the highlights.

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A personal motivational tool that helped Natalia overcome the challenges she faced whilst at sea for 257 days - is this acronym—M.A.G.I.C


Find your basic truth for doing something


Be true to who you are in any situation


Learn from every situation


Take inspiration from people and situations around you


Connect with others, yourself and the environment.



Q: My favourite book, tool or resource is...

A: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

Q: The best advice I ever received was…

A: If you don’t as you don’t get. It’s amazing how much support is around you that you never realised you had. Be explicit and specific with what you want.

Q: Best purchase for under $100…

A: I’ll go with what makes me happy….glitter, I love anything sparkly! We now know what to get Natalia for Christmas—wonderful!

Q: A personal habit that contributes to my success is…

A: Being active, it helps me to focus and be in the moment

Q: My favourite quote is…

A:  It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end by American novelist Ursula Le Guin



#5 your turn

Thank you so much for listening.

I hope this conversation helps you not only to take action on moving towards you health, wellness & lifestyle goals but to see what’s possible for you.

If you’re struggling with motivation right now or have done in the past, I would love to know what insight from this episode helped you the most?

Leave a comment below and let me know—I’ll see you next week for another inspiring episode of the Someday to Nailed It podcast.



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