Eps 20 Four Steps to Get and Maintain Momentum

September 21, 2023


If you’re interested in achieving success and fulfilment in all areas of your life, then there is one thing that is essential for that.

I’m talking about how to get momentum.

So on today’s episode of the life pilot podcast, we’re going to explore not only how to get started, but also how to maintain that unstoppable force that propels you towards your dreams and goals.

You’ll learn

  • What momentum really is and how you can get it
  • How to start strong even when you’re a master procrastinator
  • How to get momentum and contain it consistently
  • How to maintain balance when you’re on fire

Podcast Shownotes:

(This used to be a full transcript but now it’s the awesome summary notes of everything I cover off. If you want the stories, real life examples and actions you can take then listen to the full episode!)

Welcome, my fellow life pilots, to another exhilarating episode of LifePilot. 

I want to let you in on something big here.

If there’s one thing that’s essential for achieving success and fulfillment in all areas of your life it’s this…


It’s this unstoppable force that propels you toward your dreams and goals.

And yet, it really stinks when you don’t feel you have any of it.

What I have noticed throughout my life is that momentum is like this little tiny snowflake that hits the ground.

At first you feel like you’re just fluttering when you get started, but before you know it more snowflakes accumulate and compound.

Then you have a small snowball, and as it starts to go downhill picks up more and more and more speed.

Before you know it, along with your consistency, energy and focus it gathers momentum and is this huge snowball that is unstoppable.

Then as it starts to go downhill picks up more and more and more speed.

Before you know it, along with your consistency, energy and focus it gathers momentum and is this huge snowball that is unstoppable.

So in today’s podcast episode, I dive into the core principles of momentum and what it truly means for achieving your goals.

1: Understanding Momentum

In this segment, we’ll delve into the core principles of momentum and what it truly means for achieving your goals.

  • Defining Your Goals: The journey begins with clearly defining your goals and objectives. Make them SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
  • Visualizing Success: Create a vivid mental image of your desired outcomes. Visualization can help you gain a clear understanding of what you’re working toward.
  • Uncover Your Motivations: Reflect on what truly motivates you. Understand your personal drivers to fuel your momentum.
  • Break It Down: Take your larger goals and break them into smaller, manageable tasks. These smaller steps are easier to tackle and can help you build momentum gradually.

2: Starting Strong

Getting started is often the most challenging part of any journey. In this segment, we’ll explore actionable strategies to help you initiate momentum in any area of your life.

  • Set Your Priorities: Identify your top priorities and focus on them first. This ensures that you’re directing your energy toward what matters most.
  • Overcome Procrastination: Implement time management techniques like the Pomodoro Technique to break your work into focused, productive intervals followed by short breaks.
  • Accountability Partner: Find an accountability partner or join a group that shares similar goals. Having someone to check in with can boost your commitment.
  • Just Start: Sometimes, the best way to start is to simply begin. Commit to taking the first step, no matter how small it may seem. Action begets momentum.

3: Building Momentum Continuously

Once you’ve initiated momentum, the next challenge is to maintain it. This segment focuses on strategies to sustain your forward progress effectively.

  • The Power of Consistency: Create a daily or weekly routine that supports your goals. Consistency helps you build and maintain momentum over time.
  • Stay Inspired: Surround yourself with sources of inspiration. Read books, listen to podcasts, or attend events related to your goals.
  • Learn from Setbacks: When you encounter obstacles or setbacks, view them as opportunities to learn and grow. Analyze what went wrong and adjust your strategy.
  • Celebrate Milestones: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Recognizing your progress can boost motivation and maintain momentum.

Segment 4: Maintaining Balance

Maintaining momentum should never come at the expense of balance in your life. In this segment, we’ll discuss how to harmonize your pursuits while staying healthy and fulfilled.

  • Self-Care Rituals: Prioritize self-care practices such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies. Schedule regular self-care time into your calendar.
  • Effective Time Management: Use time management tools and techniques to maximize your productivity. Prioritize tasks, set deadlines, and eliminate distractions.
  • Delegate and Collaborate: Recognize when you can delegate tasks or collaborate with others to share responsibilities. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when needed.
  • Regular Check-Ins: Conduct regular check-ins with yourself to assess your overall well-being. Are you feeling balanced, or are you overextending yourself in one area? Adjust as necessary.

By implementing these practical action steps in each segment, you’ll not only gain a deeper understanding of momentum but also have a roadmap for initiating and maintaining it in your life and work.

Remember, momentum is your ally in achieving your dreams and turning them into reality.

And there you have it, fellow life pilots, a comprehensive guide to not only getting started but also maintaining unstoppable momentum in all areas of your life. 

So, ignite that spark, take consistent action, and keep the momentum rolling. Your extraordinary life is waiting for you to seize it.

Three ways that I can help you get momentum right now.

The first off is obviously LifePilot, our beautiful tool and methodology, which, as I said, I maybe should have renamed Momentum. Check it out at LifePilot.co.

The second is I am starting my brand new group coaching program called Momentum, and it is 10 weeks to 10X your life and finish your year strong.  You’ll get the full details there.

And thirdly, if you prefer the art of one to one coaching, that is holistic life and business coaching to get you unstuck, to show you how to get momentum, to show you how to untap your potential.

Then jump on a free discovery call with me. Have a 30 minute chat to see if we’re a good fit to work together and on that call I will actually be coaching you on the specific areas that you share with me so you can get a taste of what it’s like to work with me because I am one of your biggest cheerleaders.

I have a wealth of experience and I know that if you want to live your best life, I’m the girl for you. Thanks so much for listening to this podcast. It really means the world to me. Thank you for spending this half hour with me or so today. I know that’s a big investment for you.

Until next time, stay unstoppable, stay determined, and continue being the pilot of your remarkable journey.


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About the Author

Natalie Sisson

I'm a serial entrepreneur, besotted Mum, best-selling author, speaker, podcaster and lifestyle design enthusiast. I'm all about showing you how to live life to the full, on your own terms and by design.

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