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#1 captkirk

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:26 AM

Hi Fellow MCP Members,

 

How do you keep yourself motivated?

 

- Do you read self improvement books

- Listen to motivation tapes

- Watch motivation DVDs

- Attend Self Improvement Seminars

- Pray

- Etc...

 

Again,  How do you keep yourself motivated?


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#2 Garrett Hutsko

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 01:11 PM

Wow what a great question. There are times I feel poorly and wonder if this is worth it. Mainly I just keep on driving forward one step at a time. Being motivated is difficult basically I just set a goal for the day and move towards it.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:29 PM

Wow what a great question. There are times I feel poorly and wonder if this is worth it. Mainly I just keep on driving forward one step at a time. Being motivated is difficult basically I just set a goal for the day and move towards it.

 

Hi Garrett,

 

Here's one of the ways that I start my morning by listening and watching Motivation videos on youtube:

 

Mindshift - Motivational Video - Viewed 5,614,911

 

There's a whole series of them listed on Youtube.

 

I listen to them while I'm posting ads. :ph34r:

 

Frankly, this give me an unfair advantage over most marketers. :P


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#4 Garrett Hutsko

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:14 AM

This is a good idea. I myself listen to Christian Radio and find often the material both powerful and awesome and well worth listening  to. GOD is great and I love learning more and more about him while I build my lists/business.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 10:54 AM

I play competitive ping pong, sing in an a cappella quartet, read, belong to a book club, movie group, pinochle group, go to local performing arts shows and I am tearing out my lawn and replacing it with drought-tolerant plants.  I won't bore you with the honey-do list.

 

I use the computer and on-line programs to escape from all the other activities.  Now, to answer your question about motivation.  That's easy.  Self hypnosis.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:59 PM

There is no motivation like success.  A few sales will go a long way toward keeping a person motivated. If you go day after day, spending hours each day promoting and have very little or nothing to show for it, its hard to stay motivated indefinitely.  I'm not talking about "instant riches" or being at the top of the leaderboard.  I'm speaking of incremental progress....just something that shows that your hard work has not been for nothing.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 04:27 PM

My motivation is simple.  I do read blogs and watch videos but my drive comes from my wish to retire from the time clock. At 61 years my retirement is my motivation.

 

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#8 Edwal Richards

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:07 PM

I think we always have to remember "why" we are doing this. This is what motivates me because as you know there are times when things are not going well but just remembering why I am doing this keeps me focused.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:24 AM

Reading and listening to motivational books, and watching some videos, helps to keep me going. I also need this to fund my retirement; having a definite goal in mind is essential.


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 10:09 PM

I watched the movie Man on Wire today. Very inspiring!  :) 

 

The movie based on a true story of an astonishing high wire performance between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:33 AM

The "Why" is everything. If it is relevant and meaningful to you then it should push you through tough times.
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Posted 24 July 2016 - 05:38 AM

The "Why" is everything. If it is relevant and meaningful to you then it should push you through tough times.

 

Yes, your "Why" will push and pull you through tough times... :)


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:19 PM

Think about it... in your lifetime, how many great ideas have you or someone you know come up with?  And even told friends about?  But it was done over a beer and no one did anything about it...   Then later you saw someone on Oprah making their fortune off "your"idea?  This scenario plays out over and over.  What's the lesson?


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Posted 24 July 2016 - 01:20 PM

SUCCESSFUL people are those who are willing to actually do the things that UNSUCCESSFUL people are unwilling to do.


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 04:50 AM

Great topic! This will help anyone who's struggling...

 

I would say there are four things I do consistently

  1. Remind myself of my "why" -
  2. I watch short motivational videos on YouTube. My fav is Les Brown. YouTube is littered with Les Brown videos. This gives me a dose of inspiration.
  3. I pray
  4. I work on my mindset - along with your "why", your mindset is the fuel behind your business. Without either one you won't go very far. I use Tony Robbins stuff when I want to go deep!

Once in a great while I will pick up a book on personal development, but mainly I do those four things above more consistently. :)


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#16 captkirk

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:00 AM

Here's one of the first profound audio that I heard years ago by Earl Nightingale:

 

The Strangest Secret...

 


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 05:41 PM

Wow great question!, I honestly look on the positive side of things, like if im promoting a business and im getting 1 or 2 leads a day even though thats the not the best, i tell myself its better than no leads at all and keep promoting..


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#18 Garrett Hutsko

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:03 PM

Here is a unique motivation. Get caught up in a fraud and try to figure out how you are going to make it all right, You have a choice either to quit of to get pumping so you can correct all that went bad in the scam.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:49 PM

Here is a unique motivation. Get caught up in a fraud and try to figure out how you are going to make it all right, You have a choice either to quit of to get pumping so you can correct all that went bad in the scam.

 

I would consider that a valuable lesson that will stay with you forever!

 

Success and Failure is part of the same coin, you can't have failure without success and you can have success without failure.

 

Have you have heard the phrase, I failed my way to success! :)


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:11 AM

I start my day by finding and reading Inspiration, Motivation & Quotes and sharing it with the forum. I do that daily! :)

 

How can you not be inspired and motivated if you start your day like that? :)


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