Motivation? It Starts With You!
Why do you think Uncle Sam is pointing at you?
Don’t worry. He isn’t pissed. He isn’t gonna scream, bite or knock you out. He’s just sick and tired of all the excuses we make daily instead of going out and making things happen. In short, cut the crap, open your eyes ,and realize that every excuse made is plainly a waste of time. We have one life on Earth. We wouldn’t want to waste time now, do we?
In any business, especially in the network marketing industry, leaders are present. No matter where you go and where you look, there will always be leaders. Some are born to be leaders, some are soon to be leaders, and some are still searching their leader within.
One very important ability a leader must possess is the ability to motivate and pump up his/her team members/employees. A leader is who people look up to when times are hard, challenging, and gloomy. As a leader, it’s our responsibility to help our followers convert the negative into positive energy.
What if the leader is the one that’s all screwed up?
Then that would be a problem, don’t you think? Imagine how his/her followers would be panicking like the world is about explode or something else crazy enough to make people panic. Who wouldn’t panic if your leader’s lifestyle and appearance is like this guy in the picture? Now if this is how things are for you, then as a leader, it’s our responsibility to change for the good of the people who look up to us. A leader should be someone who brings out the best in people around him/her.
So what’s my point?
“If you’re looking to motivate other people, you should first motivate yourself. “
Everything starts within us. Everything we want and need we can get as long as we’re willing to train, develop, and grow our experience, personality, thoughts, and many more. We’re powerful beings who dominate this planet. Some people think that they are screwed. Ok if you were born a chicken, don’t you think you’re screwed knowing that you can be someone’s lunch or dinner soon? We’re lucky to live as #1 in this world. We’re lucky not to be part of the food chain.
One thing I learned through my journey in life is that we should look at the bright side. Instead of always harboring negative thoughts, why not look at it with a positive perspective? Jim Rohn once said, “Instead of looking at the bottle half empty, look at it and think that it’s not half empty at all… it’s half full!”
Do that and I guarantee things will start to look brighter on your end. Happiness and good feelings? They’re all within us. There is no monetary value to unlock those. It’s all within us. As long as we’re inclined to feel that way, then it will happen. If we’re not, thinking that we have to travel to the North Pole to be happy, then we’re really screwed. Go try it out and find out how you feel. Going anywhere else won’t really solve our issues. Only we can solve our own issues…from within.
A great example of this is from the recently released film “Arthur” starring Russell Brand. Arthur was born a billionaire…having everything in life. Heck, he even had his own Batsuit and Batmobile (I think that’s freakin awesome) but, he lived a wasted life: drunk, high and lonely every single day. He was too attached to his money until he met a young beautiful lady who changed his life. He realized that happiness from money is nothing compared to happiness brought from within. Just like leaders, we can get side tracked every now and then, but as adult professionals, we should know how to deal with it.
So whenever you’re feeling down, don’t bother trying to motivate others. You will only send out the wrong messages and sometimes give bad impression. We wouldn’t want that now, would we?
It’s our jobs as leaders is to give people a shove every now and then. Don’t worry. It won’t be painful. It will be life-changing. We need to set an example to our followers so that one day, they too can be in our position and teach what they know to their students and will go on and on (a continuous cycle that has no ending). Now wouldn’t you want to start that cycle? Think about it. I know I do. The best feeling in the world is knowing I helped change someone’s life. I love doing that so much that I feel I’m selfish already. Helping others? Selfish?! Why?! Helping others is a kind, generous act; but, the result is the best feeling in the world. I merely help to feel good and see someone’s life renewed. Want to feel that too? Then wake up and start being the full-time leader everyone else is looking for.
Don’t ever forget: “If you want to motivate others, you must first motivate yourself“.
Why do I keep saying that? Well if you can’t motivate yourself, then how in the world do you think can you motivate someone else? Like I said before, “Everything starts with yourself“. So let’s work harder on ourselves than we do with our job (another Jim Rohn quote) and the sky’s the limit to what we can achieve.
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