$50 for most helpful post on staying motivated

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Vishal P. Rao, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    If you have a technique/strategy for staying motivated that others could use and appreciate, share it here and you could win $50!

    This contest is closed.
  2. ateamfuntimer

    ateamfuntimer New Member

    Motivation is a very personal thing. Having played sports as a kid and then a teenager in high school ive been motivated by the best. Everything from pain to positive reinforcement has been used. The thing that ive learned is that it comes from within. It's that little something that cant be measured by any calibration we have ever come up with. Think of a boxer that has been pummeled for 12 rounds but just wont go down. It's that inner voice that is the human spirit. It is what separates us from every other species. So how do we tap into that inner strength? It comes from looking deep inside and making a decision to achieve what we truly want. How do I motivate my team you ask. I ask them what they want and remind them of it. Sometimes its subtle but many times its an in your face kind of reminder. I let them know over and over again that if they want it they must go for it. There is nothing I can do to make them do to get it. They have to dig deep and grab what they want. So my motivation to my team is to put a mirror up to their heart and show them what is there. Let them reflect on what they truly want and remind them that when they want something its up to them to go and get it.

    Adam Frederick
  3. opendomain

    opendomain New Member

    Can I post more than one? If so please don't count this as mine.
  4. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: opendomainCan I post more than one?

    Sure you can!
  5. opendomain

    opendomain New Member

    The trick to being motivated is to be realistic about your situation. More often than not you lose motivation because you FEEL things are getting bad or not going according to plan. When times like this come up, take a step back, reevaluate your situation and take comfort in the fact that you control the out come of your life. Do this and you will normally find that though you might not be where you want to be, you are also not where you were when you started; and what got you where you are?--MOTIVATION. What's going to take you the rest of the way?--MOTIVATION.
  6. RayvinAndRob

    RayvinAndRob New Member

    *** Winner ***

    Great answers all!

    And thank You to Vishal for offering us the opportunity to openly express our opinions concerning the subject at hand.

    A cash reward of $50 or more is, I believe, the best overall strategy or technique for motivating people to do what you want them to do.[​IMG]

    You have to know WHY you get up each day and do whatever it is you do. Without a strong enough WHY you will likely drop out of the game.

    Maybe you get up because you have five hungry mouths to feed and cloth and buy school supplies for?

    Maybe it's becasue you want to make your life better for you and your family?

    Or maybe it's because you're just sick of being poor and you truly believe you deserve more than what life has handed you?

    Whatever your reason for doing the things you do, if it's a strong enough reason, then you will stay motivated. You will persist when the going gets tough. you will overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles because you *b*e*l*i*e*v*e* in yourself.

    You have a dream like we all do. You have a goal and that goal is the rudder that guides your ship to where you want it to go. Without a goal and without a reason to reach for it, then never mind. You might as well just break that rudder off your ship and let it sink to the bottom of the sea, the place to which you , too, will soon follow if you don't change your vibration.

    Visualize what it is you desire. Reach down deep inside of yourself, to where there is a burning flame of passion for that object or ideal you desire. You must have a BURNING desire to have it, or else forget it.




    And last but not least, ACTION. Not just any action but a plan of action. Consistent and highly effective action.

    These elements will help you stay motivated.

    But without an achievable goal or without practical means for attaining it, you will be wasting your energy. All the motivation in the world will not aid you unless your aim is on target and humanly possible to reach.

    Everyone has a limit to how much frustration one can tolerate. And so the tools of your trade must be available for your use. The training for their proper and right use must also be available to you. Otherwise, you will reach your limit to what you can take and you will quit in frustration.

    If that's you, then please know that it's never too late to start again and, what is more, you perhaps need to consider that your failure was not YOUR FAULT. You might simply have been the unfortunate victim of a less than upright company or individual.

    But don't be a victim. Rise again! And seek out a company that has management experience with integrity and good timing in a profitable industry. Look for a company that sells remarkable products and which pays its part-timers a decent amount of money. And make sure the company you choose has a system you can follow for certain success.

    To recap then, to stay motivated, you need all of the following ingredients:

    1. A STRONG WHY.





    To Your Success!

    Rob Nyte
  7. jschuman

    jschuman New Member

    How about this one...

    "Get up and get your butt to work learning one thing that will help move your business forward. Then do it."

    Here is one more. "Is my daily to do list done yet?"

    One more, "Do not mistake activity for achievement."
  8. dodofone

    dodofone New Member

    Opportunities and motivation are connected. Motivated people see
    opportunities, and opportunities are often what motivate people.

    Great attitudes precede great opportunities. Who you are
    determines what you see.

    Today is the best day for an opportunity. Opportunity always takes
    "now" for an answer.

    Opportunities are the result of pluck, not luck. the people who
    succeed seek out opportunities, and if they can't find them, they
    create them.

    Opportunities don't present themselves in ideal circumstances. If
    you wait for all the lights to turn green, you will never leave
    your driveway.

    Opportunity without commitment will be lost. Abandoned
    opportunities are never lost - they are simply pursued by the

    Opportunity is birthed out of problems. If you're looking for a
    BIG opportunity, find a BIG problem.

    Opportunities either multiply or disappear. The more opportunities
    your pursue, the more you find behind them.

    Opportunities must be nourished if they are to survive. As Peter
    Drucker, the father of modern management, says, "Feed and
    opportunity; starve a problem."
  9. opendomain

    opendomain New Member

    On a more comical yet profound note:

    Motivation is like a box of chocolates. As long as you have some left you are happy, it's when you run out that life get's the better of you.
    True for both chocolates and motivation.
  10. RayvinAndRob

    RayvinAndRob New Member

    Are you new to the network marketing industry? Are you feeling a bit discouraged about the way things are going for your business? Not making any connections or any headway? Getting ignored or rejected a lot more than you care to admit? Well, don't worry about it too much. It really doesn't mean anything. Not everybody's going to want what you have to offer.

    But that doesn't help you get rid of the frustration you might be feeling right now. It's a drag to work so hard and get so little return on your investment, if any. You've tried everything and you're still not getting anywhere! Isn't it maddening to keep hearing about all those superstar MLM gurus in your company ??” and even in other companies ??” getting and staying way ahead of you in their businesses while you're still struggling to sponsor even one person?

    If you've been in the business for less than three months, then what you are feeling right now is perfectly normal. If you can get through this dark period of time, then you'll make it to the finish line. Not only are you just learning the ropes but you may also be making all kinds of costly PR mistakes because of a lack of experience. But if you persist and persevere through this learning curve you will eventually reap the rewards.

    It takes time to learn this craft. You can't expect to sign up with a company and start sponsoring your family and friends. You'll soon see this strategy doesn't work when they don't answer your phone calls or emails anymore! You'll realize that your friends and family members don't really care about what your biz op is all about. It's not like any of them woke up one morning and said to themselves, "Gee, I think I want to be a network marketer!" If you have to convince anybody to sign up, then you're in for some serious trouble down the road when they quit.

    Your friends and family love you and want the best for you. So some of them may sign up just to make you happy. Others may sincerely wish they could say no to you but can't, and so they sign up and order some products. But, inevitably, at some future point, if they weren't really serious about building a business in the first place, you will start seeing them drop out one after another. And then all the work you did to get them to sign up with you will have gone to waste. You'll have to start over again. Our team's motto is: "Build it once, build it right, build it to pay you and your children's children."

    But how do you start over again? You've only got so many friends and aunties before running out. Do you go through your list again? Well, believe it or not, some desperate network marketers have. And the second time around they discovered just how little interest anybody really has in their business or their products. Usually, people are nice and patient the first time around. But if you can't take no for an answer the first time, don't expect them to be so nice the second time you bug them about your biz op! Not only will you be trying to rebuild your business but you will have the added task of trying to repair damaged relationships or create new ones.

    If you're new to the industry, then you will more than likely feel very enthusiastic about your opportunity. You'll want to try and sponsor anything that moves and looks like it has a pulse. This is all part of the learning curve. But eventually, if you don't quit first, you will realize there is no point trying to sell your deal to people who aren't already searching for what you have to offer. You will ask the most important and life changing question of all: Is there a better way to do this?

    And if you are bound and determined to succeed in network marketing, then you will not rest until you find a better way. You will search high and low. You will spend countless hours and sleepless nights combing the internet for a better way. You will come accross a myriad of internet gurus all offering their solutions to your problem and promising you unlimited riches if only you follow their hot new system. You will encouter experts of all sorts trying to persuade you to buy whatever tool they have for sale. And sometimes you will not be able to help yourself. You will buy stuff. And you will try stuff. And you will not get any further ahead with their stuff.

    This too is all part of the learning curve. And if you are really, really persistent, you will still not give up. But you will continue to learn and make mistakes and you will continue to fall and fail and spend money needlessly. Your chest will feel tight. Your throat will be dry with thirst. You will hunger for some kind of feedback on your progress. And you may not get anything back from any source to convince you this is all worth it in the end. You might feel like you are the only one out there, lost in the unforgiving desert of MLM Land.

    And yet, if your persist, as with most worthwhile endeavours, you will begin to see a light, very faint at first, beginning to pierce through the desert clouds. It will grow and grow and grow until, at last, it rises in its full and blazing glory over your bruised and battered face. And you think it's a miracle.

    But stop and think about that for a moment. Which part is the miracle? Is it the part where the sun starts to shine? Or is it the part where the clouds begin to part? Is it when you got over the last peak in the desert? Or is it when you fell and got back up again, in spite of the pain and frustration? Where does the miracle start and stop? Or does it?

    Maybe you think there is no miracle in any of this. But I would have to disagree. Either none of it was a miracle and it is the result of purely random chance that you got to where you are today ??” wherever that may be ??” or else it is all a miracle, as Einstein wrote.

    Consider the possibility that it is all the result of the divine inspiration in you, the will to live, your intinctive drive to avoid suffering and to persue happiness. Maybe it is this that carried you forward and further through all the high spots and the low spots along the way on your journey. Whatever it is, it's still your choice what to think of it all.

    And whatever you decide to believe, just make sure that in the meantime, while you are philosophising about your network marketing efforts and experiences, that you keep doing a few highly effective things each and every day that, over time, will accrue and start yielding the results you intend.

    Make sure you follow a proven and duplicatable system to get the job done. Don't think about the results. Just close your eyes and visualize already having the results you desire. See yourself at the finish line, see yourself making it out of the desert alive, see yourself crossing that stage at convention tme and hearing the overwhelming cheers and applause in recognition of a job well done. Visualize this and believe this and you will get through the dry spots at the beginning of your MLM journey, through the desert and on into the promised land of absolute time and money freedom.

    To Your Success!

    Rob Nyte
  11. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    This contest is officially closed. Congratulations TheGuild for your winning post!
  12. RayvinAndRob

    RayvinAndRob New Member

    WOW!! This is amazing, thank You so much, Vishal!

    Rob Nyte / The Guild
  13. opendomain

    opendomain New Member

    I was sure I had it.
  14. createjoy

    createjoy New Member


    You are a wonderful writer. Congradulations on winning the contest. You have a really great way of getting your message across.

    Linda CreateJoy
  15. Trojan9

    Trojan9 New Member

    Even though its a closed topic. I'd first like to say congrats.

    My 2 cents: I think its not mostly motivation we should worry about, we all are motivated or we wouldn't be here. I think its the Entrepreneur spirit, thats important, to create something that is yours not following a system blindly, reinvent the wheel, I say. There are those who would go against this thinking but thats what separates the men from the boys. History tells us that people who do these things have more failure but they usually have success as well, and they are the ones we read about. Don't be afraid to fail. If you need motivation, just look at all the stories of famous people in business who failed, and tell me thats not inspiring.

    congrats again!

    good luck to all on your path
  16. twnuck

    twnuck New Member

    First of all you have to begin with the end in mind and creat goals that are personal and specific to you and your situation. So, step one - create goals

    Step two is to create activities that will help you get to your goals

    Step three, your activities become your habits and finally this becomes step four, your destiny.

    It all starts with your goals. If you don't have them then any path will work and it's hard to get motivated without heading towards your desired target.

  17. LuckyRon

    LuckyRon New Member

    My brother motivates me. He started singing in a garage band untill they got tired of bailing his amplifier out of the pawn shop and got a new singer. So my brother started managing the band. Finding places for them to play. Setting up back yard parties and passing out flyers. Well my brother made a few bucks at a telemarketing job and had the band record a few songs. He made a single 7' record with one song on each side. I used to drive around with him and put in in different record stores. I remember how excited he would get when the last batch was sold and he had to give them new ones. I asked him about getting paid and he didn't care about that. He always made his desicions in regards to business based on what was best for the band and his new record company. Profit was rarely considered. Needless to say there wasn't any profit. Well after many years of doing this he produced a Gold record that is going Platinum. Have you ever heard that Delilah song on the radio. That band played in our driveway on 4th of July a few years back now my brother is making millions from this one song. Disney and Warner Brothers are in a bidding war for his business now. I made my desicion to quit working with him and find a real job many years ago when we dumped change out of a sparklets bottle to buy gas for the car. I'm still working my day job paycheck to paycheck. His office is in the marina next to his boat dock.
  18. RayvinAndRob

    RayvinAndRob New Member

    Wow, this is wonderful! Great to hear how successful your brother has become and that he got there becasue his passion for making music drove him and motivated him instead of profit and greed and ego. Congratulations and we can all learn a lesson from your story. THANK YOU!

    We appreciate you!

    Rob & Rayvin
  19. MikeB

    MikeB New Member

    I would say that hunger and shelter would motivate you to move mountains. So give me your home and money and get to it.
    Fortunately, motivation is easy here and good luck
  20. Phil Stones

    Phil Stones New Member

    I keep pics of my kids on the PC desktop and on walls in my office, I also have a lovely picture of my yacht!!!! .....

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