What is Finding Your Fit Mojo? / by PJ Monson

The Merriam-Webster definition for mojo is: "A power that may seem magical and allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc."

This definition puts the source of  “power” on the outside in a context of magic spells, talismans, and charms; thus, Mojo becomes an uncontrollable idea that is based on luck and superstition with possible benefits to only those most fortunate. However, by shifting the source of “power” to the inside, specifically inner strength, will power, and emotional balance, Mojo becomes a controllable quality that anyone can possess and use to help achieve their goals.

I use the word mojo a lot when referring to my clients’ natural workings of their brain, i.e. their motivations, natural instincts, daily habits, or on going inner monologues with themselves. I always tell them, when it comes to reaching their goals, there are a million different paths we can take. Our sessions are about finding the one that works best for them.   

Finding your Fit Mojo means creating the right environment for you ("Fit") to become the best version of yourself, both inside and out ("Mojo")!  

First and foremost, to even begin this process you must feel worthy of change! This means tackling those secret feelings of shame we all have had about ourselves at one time or another. Shame is a poison to self worth. To conquer it, we must find things that motivate and empower us and surround ourselves with people who inspire us. We must also practice the same empathy and compassion we show towards others with ourselves.  Only then do we allow ourselves to be optimistic towards the idea that change is possible. 

I have to admit I was taken aback when I learned that 70% of today’s health care costs comes from human behavior. This statistic is not meant to scold but empower you with the idea that you possess the capability to control your own destiny and with that comes freedom - the freedom from a lifetime of ongoing aches and pains, the freedom to remove yourself from high-stress relationships and environments, and the freedom in knowing that putting yourself first is not selfish but self preservation.

“She who has health, has hope; and she who has hope, has everything.”