Archive for June, 2010
Today I want to talk about Motivation. I have a few questions first. What motivates you to do what you do? Is your motivation strong enough to keep you going? What drives you to persist? What fuels your desires
Motivation is defined as a stimulus, influence, incentive or drive. Motivation is that thing that keeps you going, and going, and going, just like the Energizer Bunny. Motivation is the thing that drives you.
Proverbs 16:26 says The person who labors, labors for himself, for his hungry mouth drives him on.
When a man is hungry he will do anything to satisfy that hunger. Those hunger pangs are the motivating factor that drives him to find food. A hungry man knows that if he doesn’t eat, eventually he will die. Now is that motivation or what?
In business you must have a motivating factor or factors that drive you to be successful. If not, you will struggle continuously. Not only should you have these things that drive you, you must use them daily as a reminder of what needs to be done to be successful.
When finding your motivating factors there are two approaches you can take. You can take the negative approach or the positive approach. An example of the negative approach is looking at all of the bad things that can happen to you if you don’t persist and make things happen. Some negative things are:
- Working for someone else
- Always lacking money
- Dealing with rush hour traffic
- Not having freedom to manage your own time
These are the types of things that are so bad that you don’t want to experience them. The thought of going through these things makes you work hard to accomplish your goals.
The positive approach would be to look at the benefits of doing what needs to be done to get rewarded. Some positive things are:
- Financial freedom
- Total control of your schedule (freedom)
- Working for yourself
- More time with the family
When you take the positive approach, it’s all about accomplishing your goals to obtain pleasure. You will do what you need to do for gratification.
Regardless of what approach you use to motivate yourself, you MUST be persistent in going for the gold. You MUST work hard everyday to achieve your goals. You MUST not take no for an answer. You MUST keep your eyes focused on the end result and not your present circumstance.
CONSISTENCY is the key.
For me, I have a number of motivating factors I use to motivate me but you must find your own.
So find out what truly motivates you (negative or positive) and use it! Find out what feeds your fuel and keep it moving forward.
To YOUR Success,
Today I started the day off not quite the way I wanted to. I left the house and didn’t have my flash drive. Now if you’re like me, you have everything on your flash drive and if you don’t have it, you feel like your unequipped, lost, naked, bare, without your tools. You feel weak.
Now if I lose my flash drive I’m not too worried because I back up my inf ormation
but to leave the house without it means that today I’ll have to improvise.
In essence it means to take the tools that you already have, and the knowledge that you have already obtained, and make it work for you. It means that you must be creative in order to complete a task. In order to accomplish a goal, you have to create something out of the limited resources you have.
Do you have a back up plan if something goes wrong? Are you totally dependant on one source of information, one source of training, one source of marketing?
What happens when your one source is dried up? What will you do? Can you improvise or will you suffer? I can work without my flash drive for a day because there is always something I need to do that doesn’t require me to have the information or documents that are on my flash drive. There is always a way out of no way. I CAN improvise.
Are you in that situation with your job where it is your one source of income? What if you were the BEST employee the company had but due to cutbacks they decided to get rid of some people and you was one of them because you had a high salary. Would this devastate you and your finances or would you be able to improvise and pull money from another source? Most people would be in trouble because they depend on their jobs as their sole source of income.
Even if you’re a network marketer, is your primary business your one source of income? Just imagine if that company folded, went out of business, shut down. Do you have money coming in from somewhere else? Can you improvise and make something happen based on the resources you have?
Regardless of what you do in life, first and foremost you should have multiple streams of income. You should be utilizing your God-given talents and skills to bring money into your household. Second, you should be ready to make adjustments, improvise, if something goes wrong and the money starts to dry up from one source. You should always be ready to make changes and work with what you have.
You were born with more than enough talents to make great things happen. It’s up to you to go out and do it.
To YOUR Success,
Every since I created my blog and learned about widgets and Plugins, I’ve been fascinated by all of the things you can do with them. My new favorite plugin is Top Commentator. It’s a plugin that creates a widget that lists the people who leave the most comments on your blog post on your home page.
Now before you set this up
you need to install it and you can find it in the Plugin section. Once installed, it becomes a widget and then there are many different settings to choose from.
Check out my video below and once you’re done, leave me a comment telling me what you think.
Take a moment and look at my Top Commentators widget on the right side. Do you have this widget installed? Do you think this will benefit you. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
Also, tell everyone you know by retweeting this post or by posting this in your Facebook profile status.
To YOUR Success,