A-Z Of Motivation, The Heart Of Self Improvement

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z

A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B – Believe in your self, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family and Friends are life’s greatest ‘F’ treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.

G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.

H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay out of toxic people the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K-  Keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.

L – Learn to love your self. Now isn’t that easy?

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. They see things in 2 ways how they want things to be, and how they should be.

P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways on how can we recover from our mistakes.

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?

R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

procrastinate, procrastinator, procrastination, procrastinating, cartoon about The Procrastinator

T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.

U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood the second.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras” on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to spend it once.

Z-  Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!

Attracting Abundance – Believe – You Will Achieve It

Contrary to popular belief, attracting abundance is not a secret that only the rich and famous can do. The rest of us just don’t know the ways. Further discouraging is the belief “in order to make money you must have money”. Attracting abundance however is different.The belief is so long as you have faith in it,you can have it.

Self limiting beliefs - cartoon strip. Motivational cartoon strip of boy band who are lacking in self belief. First frame: "We haven't got any experience...we'll never have a hit record!" "Nobody will ever give us a break!" "We don't write commercial songs!" "We'll never make it...we're not good enough to get a record deal!" Frame two: "We haven't EVEN GOT A NAME!" Pozzy Tivv cartoon character cherps in. "How about SELF LIMITING BELIEFS!?" Dog adds. "You've got to believe in yourself and your abilities!"

It seems way too simple to be true, doesn’t it? The people who succeed using these principles will tell you that it worked for them so it will work for you too! There is little doubt that a person’s outlook on life,no matter what happens,will make the difference We all know at least one person who seems to have the worst of luck,and yet they’re still happy as can be. It doesn’t matter what life throws at them,they always come out of it smiling and cheerful.

And we also probably know someone who has everything and yet they’re still miserable. We don’t comprehend how this person can be so unhappy when they have everything one could ever want in life. You do this buy attracting what you’re surrounded with. He may be financially sound,but he still attracts sadness and despair.

In attracting abundance,you need a change of mind. Just like the person who seems to have bad luck constantly,and yet they’re always happy,you need to see the positive side to life. You need to believe that attracting abundance will work for you. Even if the person who has terrible luck concentrates on the finer things in life,good things will happen. However that person has learned to see the positive in all things that we would probably see as negative. Focusing on the positive energy allows goodness to flow through,even in terrible situations.

Attracting abundance is similar in a way. The person who believes he’ll always be hopeless and poor will probably always have financial problems,because this is what he believes in. His thoughts will reflect the same outcome. If the person changes his thinking and decides what he wants,and faithfully believes in it,he’ll attract positive energy. If you dwell in abundant thoughts and believe in them,you’ll begin to see results.

A principle in the law of abundance, is the universe creates the right amount for everyone. And though a person may seem to have more than others,others will not go empty handed. Enough exists for everyone to use it as he or she desires. If you believe in attracting abundance,and your positive thoughts are radiant,you can be sure that you’ll have enough positive energy to make your abundant thoughts come true.

Life Is Like A Camera – motivational cartoon.

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Five Life Secrets and Tips…
1. Remember people’s names – so that they feel appreciated.

2. Get Fit – Fit bodies lead to better health, confidence and more success.

3. Smile more often – Whenever you have a grin on your face, your brain is releasing serotonin, the happy hormone.

4. Think positive thoughts – if you find yourself thinking a negative thought, stop it immediately. Do whatever it takes to get back into a positive mindset for continual happiness and success.

5. Figure out what your goals and dreams are – We are the happiest when we are growing and working towards something better.

You’ve got to believe! – Whiteboard animation cartoon.

Believe in YOURSELF!

It’s been a big few days for “the little guys” – the unlikely heroes – the underdogs.

Sam Querrey defying the odds at Wimbledon and beating world No.1 Novak Djokovic.

Unfancied Wales football team coming out of nowhere to reach the Euro semi-finals. Plus, a few low-key politicians taking a shot at the top Prime Minister job.

Little Davids Vs Mighty Goliaths have never had it so good.

Which brings me to this weeks whiteboard animation cartoon – You’ve got to believe in yourself!

Start Fast Finish Strong – HALF of the year has gone already!

What you need to do to start the second half of 2016 fast and focused is…
1. Set a few important goals.
2. Establish a game plan.
3. Execute and commit to seeing it through to the end.

start fast finish strong - motivational cartoon of guy running through finish line tape - he's won. Caption "Starting Fast is great - Finishing STRONG is EPIC!" Other runners in background are knackered.


It’s irresponsible to start the day, week, month or 3rd quarter unfocused, unprepared, and uncommitted.
Yet, that is the reality for far too many people. But it does not have to be that way for you.
AND…if you want to learn the fastest way to achieve any goal in record time, then check be sure to check this out.
You’ll be glad, no make that ecstatic that you did.

Best wishes, Richard

P.S. The first 6 months of the year are over, and if you need to make up for lost time…you’re going to find this extremely beneficial.

P.S.S. – I really enjoy connecting with the people(you!). So if you have any questions, comments, any themed cartoons you’d like to see or just want to say hi, just reply to this email!


Come on England! Come on England! #Euro2016 #England

Come on England! Come on England! #Euro2016 #England

Euro2016 England

Most people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at building it!

Most people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at building it!

Barriers to Business Growth – whiteboard animation

Here’s a whiteboard animation I’ve just completed for a long term client Maria Odeyemi of Coaching2Transform.com

A little bit about what Maria does:

We have been supporting leaders and business owners step into the characters necessary to  Start,Stay, and Grow their business for many years. Leaders gain more clarity, understanding, as well as focus.
During that time we’ve become very successful in helping our clients to generate the leads ..and dramatically increase their revenue and profits.


A little bit about what Maria said about me!

Richard of the Cartoon Studio has always provided inspiring, motivational cartoons and illustrations for my growing Coaching and Mentoring Practice. Since 2004 Richard has always been professional, patient, and accommodating.
Once again thank you for my very first ever You Tube Video ‘Stop Struggling with Your Business’ whiteboard animation. I hope that it  truly speaks and captures the heart of all small business owners who want to work ‘on’ their business as well as working ‘in’ their business.

Nice one Maria, thanks!

37 Principles For An Amazing Life – Part 3.

37 Principles For An Amazing Life – whiteboard animation cartoon video…

Finally here’s Part 3 of the mini series whitebaord animation ’37 Principles For An Amazing Life’. Sorry it’s taken so long.

Please click image to play.

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37 Principles For An Amazing Life - cartoon of people hugging and inspirational people encouraging another person


37 principles for an amazing life cartoon video – Part 3. Whiteboard animation.

Written By Gavin Ingham  http://www.gaviningham.com
Cartoons and video by Richard Duszczak http://www.cartoonstudio.co.uk

26. Read every day. Read personal development books, biographies, subject matter books, fiction. Just read. Apart from helping you relax and focus, reading also keeps you on top of your game and might well help stave off many diseases.

27. Don’t do technology in bed. Seriously. It’s bad for sleep, it’s bad for posture and it’s bad for your sex life.

28. Protect your thinking. It’s the most important thing you have along with your health. Don’t let others infect you with negativity or destructive mental patterns and thoughts.

29. Take responsibility. If you want love, money, success, happiness, joy… take responsibility for it. 100% responsibility. Stop blaming others. Your life has nothing to do with them, it’s down to you.

30. Give compliments every day.

31. Give 100% and when you’re done, stop. If something is worth doing, do it well. Then do something else.

32. Do less. Do it better. Stop rushing. Work out what is really important. Do that.

33. Spend time on personal development. Have a vision for your life, set goals, define daily actions, hold yourself accountable, keep a record, visualise, form a mastermind team.

34. Spend time with inspirational people. You become most like the people you spend the most time with… you know that.

35. Hug. Hold hands. Kiss. Embrace. Maybe not random strangers but definitely those that you love.

36. Do one act of random kindness every day.

37. Work hard. Be the best that you can be. Make your work your masterpiece, whatever it is. Be the best salesperson you can be, or the best managing director, or the best firefighter, or the best dish washer…

Here’s the previous two parts if you missed them:

37 principles for an amazing life – Part 1  https://youtu.be/mnYN2AZ3kG4

37 principles for an amazing life – Part 2  https://youtu.be/wY49lORHeVI

Cartoon Character ‘Pozzy Tivv’ – Your Own Personal Motivator.

cartoon strip of people stranded in the desert, all dying for a drink. Some of them turn back but one guy carries on and eventually finds an oasis bar for an ice cold beer.