Not Self Motivated?

123Inspiration after a moving experience may only last a few days or weeks tops. So reading books, blogs, and watching movies or videos that inspire or attending religious services, group meetings, or community events on a weekly basis is very importante! They have the power to inspire, re-inspire, and keep us… inspired. And if all else fails, enlisting the help of a friend, mentor, or coach can do wonders as well. Good luck!

Happy New Year! A Repeat Performance

JourneySpace-HappyNewYear2014It was new year’s eve in 1999, when many of my colleagues and friends opted to skip celebrating the new year. It was after all, the end of the world as we knew it! Computers would crash and planes would fall from the sky, so we thought. Two weeks later, finding ourselves of all things, alive, a group of us hosted a New Year’s Eve party. It was January 15, 2000. Close to seventy-five people came together to party like it was 1999 all over again!

Years later what I find most memorable about this night is that we prolonged the hopeful feeling the new year brings. This gets me thinking about the importance of staying on this high the rest of the year. Relying on the power of our will alone is exhausting. Especially because it is our emotions that drive our behavior. We naturally run away from pain and move towards pleasure. We naturally act upon that which we feel inspired to do. Therefore, the key to success is to keep the emotional inspiration going.

Let us keep celebrating, watching, reading, listening to what moves us into action beyond the new year.

All the best!
Maggie Hernandez-Knight

Ready to Change the World? A MUST READ by Steve Jobs / Apple

Ready to Change the World? A MUST READ by Steve Jobs / Apple

“Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

News: QoL CRUSADER Post-It Program

QoL CRUSADER is launching a Post-It Program to help deliver Life Strategy Tips to the public. Post-It notes are for the taking and will be posted in random public spaces throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City to start.

CRUSADERS are encouraged to post their own Post-Its in their area. If you are so inclined, please include the website address.

What to Post?
Any positive suggestion or affirmation to help inspire another to action!

Accept help when it comes!
Act on your Dream!
Adopt a Pet!
Age is only a number!
All people are beautiful!
Are you depressed?
Are you happy?
Are you satisfied?
Argue Less, Hug More!
Ask and you shall receive!
Ask for help when you need it!
Ask for help!
Ask for what you want!
Balance Your Budget!
Be a friend!
Be a mentor!
Be a quality of life crusader!
Be alive!
Be at peace within yourself!
Be clear!
Be courageous!
Be creative!
Be curious!
Be fair not right!
Be flexible!
Be generous with your time to charity!
Be honest!
Be human!
Be humble!
Be in your power!
Be inquisitive!
Be open!
Be passionate!
Be patient!
Be Positive!
Be Positively Powerful!
Be Proactive!
Be sincere!
Be Still!
Be supportive!
Be the change you want to see!
Be the example!
Be who you are!
Be willing to take a risk!
Be you!
Be young at heart!
Believe in you!
Breathe Deeply!
Build your network!
Buy a plant!
Buy property!
Call an old friend!
Calm your nerves!
Celebrate You!
Celebrate your achievement!
Change begins with you!
Choose your battles!
Cook a delicious meal!
Cook a little something for yourself!
Count your pennies!
Create a life strategy!
Create a sanctuary in your home!
Cry if you need to!
Cry Your Heart Out!
CRY! (if you have to)
Curl up to a good book!
Curl Up To a Good Book!
De-clutter your space!
Detox your body!
Difficulties are gifts in disguise!
Do Don’t Try!
Don’t be a hater! (it comes back to haunt you)
Don’t be afraid!
Don’t be shy!
Don’t Complain, Vent!
Don’t know, Do!
Don’t live a lie!
Don’t live with stress, it’ll kill you!
Don’t put yourself down!
Don’t sweat the small stuff!
Don’t worry, be happy!
Dream + Action = Success!
Drink Water!
Eat Healthy!
Eat more veggies!
Eat to live don’t live to eat!
Elders are wise not old!
Embrace Change!
Embrace Differences!
Enjoy Life!
Enjoy the moment!
Enjoy yourself!
Everything happens for a reason!
Everything is temporary!
Exercise regularly!
Express your creativity!
Express your emotions!
Express Your Needs!
Express Your Needs!
Express yourself!
Express Yourself!
Express Yourself!
Feel your pain!
Fight for your life, you’re worth it!
Find a mentor!
Focus on solutions not problems!
Focus on Solutions Not Problems!
Follow the golden rule!
Follow through!
Follow your heart!
Get a massage!
Get a physical!
Get More Fresh Air!
Get more sleep!
Get organized!
Get organized!
Get some fresh air!
Get that raise! (ask for it)
Get what you deserve!
Get your feelings out!
Give and Take!
Give Back!
Give generously!
Give to others!
Go Hiking!
Grow bolder not older!
Happy Birthday!
Have a great day!
Have a plan!
Have Balance!
Have fun!
Have no regrets!
Hire a trainer!
Hold your head up high!
I am amazing!
I am an awesome person!
I am beautiful
I am capable!
I am great!
I am perfect with my imperfections!
I am Smart as H*ll!
I am smart!
I am worthy! (just because)
I come first!
I Love Me!

Inspire others!
Invest in you!
It all begins with a thought!
It’s great to be me!
It’s karma!
It’s never too late to… !
Join the Gym!
Just do it!
Keep a journal
Keep Your Brain Healthy!
Keep yourself inspired!
Know what you want!
Laugh more!
Laugh out loud!
Learn a new language!
Learn from your mistakes don’t repeat them!
Learn From Your Mistakes!
Learn something new!
Learn to Live!
Like attracts like!
Listen well to others!
Live your dream!
Live your truth!
Look for the Positive!
Love Yourself!
Make a new friend!
Make peace not war!
Make peace with Dad!
Make peace with Mom!
Make Peace with Your Parents!
Make time for you!
Make You a Priority!
Manage Stress!
Mind your thoughts!
No one can be ugly!
Nothing is more important than you!
Open Your Heart!
Organize Your Space!
Own Your Beauty!
Pamper yourself!
Pay it forward!
Pay your debt! (then watch what happens)
Pay yourself first!
Plan a date with your partner!
Play a little!
Practice yoga!
Reach out and help someone!
Read more books!
Redecorate your home!
Respect others!
Rest your eyes!
Save and invest!
Save For a Vacation!
Save your heart, walk!
Say YES!
See opportunities not obstacles!
See Opportunities!
Seek like-minded people!
Serve your community!
Set goals!
Set healthy boundaries!
Set your priorities!
Share Your Knowledge!
Share your wealth!
Sing out loud!
Sit In the Park!
Smile more!
Soak in the tub, relax!
Someone finds you great!
Someone hurt you? Forgive and Forget!
Speak freely!
Speak up!
Start Your Business!
Step out of your comfort zone!
Stop complaining! (it could be worse)
Stop fooling yourself!
Stop negativity!
Stop the negativity!
Support others’ dreams!
Take a break!
Take a class!
Take a deep breath!
Take Action!
Take baby-steps!
Take Graciously!
Take it easy!
Take your time!
Talk to a friend!
Tell Someone ‘I Love You!’
Tell Your story!
There are no coincidences!
There’s no such thing as failure!
Things always work out for the best!
Things could be worse!
Think it, feel it, see it, do it, be it!
Time is money, don’t waste it!
To get love give love!
Treat others with respect!
Treat yourself right!
Treat yourself well!
Vent Don’t Complain!
Vent with a Friend!
Walk Briskly!
Walk in the Park!
Want a new job, go after it!
Watch your weight!
We are all the same!
We co-create our experience!
What you obsess over persists!
What you think is what you do!
Where are you in life?
Why bother? (you’re worth it!)
Why cry? It’s therapeutic!
Why worry?
Work on your relationship!
Work towards Your dream!
You are beautiful!
You are how you feel!
You are in control of your thoughts!
You are not a failure!
You are not your disease!
You are sexy and desirable!
You are what you eat!
You are worth it!
You are worthy!
You can say NO!
You can’t control others!
You come first!
You have a talent, find it!
You have the power to end your depression!
You have the right to ask!
You must have a goal!
You’re awesome!
You’re not old!
Your body is beautiful!
Your time is here!
Your time is now!
Your time is precious
Your time will come!
Your wrinkles are beautiful!

I Am an Athlete Ally

Though my involvement in Athletics is limited to my workouts at the gym these days, today I took a pledge… “to lead my athletic community to respect and welcome all persons, regardless of their perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Beginning right now, I will do my part to promote the best of athletics by making all players feel respected on and off the field.” I pledge to carry this message off the field and into everyday life. I urge you to do the same. Support this cause and become an Athlete Ally today!

The Magic of Succeeding

Where does The QoL CRUSADER get her inspiration?

Over a decade ago Maggie Hernandez-Knight aka “The Quality of Life Crusader”, received a wake up call that prompted her to question the role she played in a life full of stress, anger, resentment, insecurity, and depression. It set her on a course of action that taught her that she was in control of everything that was happening or not happening in her life.

During the course of her recovery, Maggie discovered common themes that tied everything she did for herself together.  From those themes she developed five Life Strategies to live by.

She shares those strategies in her book, The Magic of Succeeding: Baby-Stepping Your Thoughts, Goals, and Life. All QoL CRUSADER Missions, Tips, Coaching Sessions, and Talks, are built around segments of the book.

Purchase your copy on!

For more information about The Magic of Succeeding visit