This is possibly the last article you will ever need about motivation, but I doubt it.
Not a very motivation driven subtitle there is it. But the fact of the matter is that if you are a network marketer you are going to have to delve into the topic of motivation more often then seo, lead generation, product development, or anything else for that matter. As a leader you will find yourself in the position where your team will look to you for that light at the end of their tunnel.
But you have to ensure that you tell them that the truth is that every person who is in network marketing and is unsuccessful looks for motivation outside of themselves. Those people believe that motivation has to come from someone else or some other thing. You as their leader have to dispel that and show them that they must develop the only true type of motivation, self-motivation.
Do you see how that football coach responded to his player? Sure it was tough on the player, but the lesson was taught and you need to do the same with your team. They don’t need to be lied to, sold, or mislead to get them to perform.
Have you ever said or heard someone say, “I’m just not motivated,” I am more than willing to bet money on the fact that you have. Guess what you are not alone, I have said that myself. Just yesterday when I was tired and wanting to sleep I almost put off posting to my blog. Would it have killed me to put off till tomarrow what I could have done today? YES, it would have lead to me saying in the not to distant future that I could just “catch up,” and I don’t want to do that. I truly believe that there are only two groups of people in this world, those who have it and those who don’t.
Motivation isn’t a pass time, its for a lifetime
I don’t know if you have ever served in the military, but I am sure you can tell from my picture in my banner that I have and motivation is something that I had to have everyday. And every year at the gym during the winter months the gym is so busy that I can’t get into a class or even get on my favorite piece of equipment like I want, but I manage and drive on towards my goal.
Its really is just a plain fact that these people who are so dedicated when its cold outside will fall off. They will quit showing up because they are not truly motivated to make a diffence in their fitness, they just want to be inside and they are going through the motions. The same applies to ourselves and our daily lives.
One thing that I have no motivation to do is fold socks. I could care less if my socks are paired up and put away neatly in my sock drawer (my wife hates my lack of motivation), I would definitely say that I have absolutely no motivation in sock folding.
I believe that its perfectly acceptable to have someone else do it, or better yet, just throw them in the drawer and I figure it out later. But when it come to taking control of your finances, health, happiness and relationships these are things that you and I have to have some personal motivation for.
The best example of self motivation that I can provide you is my business. I work with different people everyday. Unfortunately I am a poor judge at how self motivated someone is to reach their dreams and goals. It usually turns out that the last person that I think is truly self motivated turns out to be hungry for results. All of a sudden I see them selling a tons of products out of no where and I am always impressed.
The point is that true motivation comes from within and in my experience of over 20 years in the military and ten years struggling in network marketing it is that self motivation is the only motivation that matters. Self motivated people don’t have to be told or reminded of what they have to do in their lives. They don’t have to be asked to accomplish a task or what are they doing today to improve their lives. They simply do it.
You need to ask yourself one simple question, Are you self motivated? This is the only difference that I have found between successful people and those who are not. And as you look around you will see that self motivated people stick to their goals and figure out the solution to getting results they want no matter the work involved.
Self motivation, its the only motivation you need.
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