We all have our reasons for going to work
These are two of the reasons I go to work. Samuel is on the left, Caroline is on the right. They’re two of the things in my life that motivate me. I think it’s dangerous to try to “motivate yourself” because frankly motivating yourself for yourself is like a cat chasing it’s tail, it’s not a good thing if you get what you’re after.
How to quit quickly
Owning your own business, building your own brand and growing as a person can fill up every moment of your waking (and a few sleeping) hours. Don’t get caught in the line of thinking that tells you that you have to “self-motivate”. You’ll quit quickly and often if that’s where you’re looking for motivation. You’ll quit because if you’re digging within yourself for motivation then it’s likely you are running low on resources. That’s a bad idea. Try asking a guy panhandling for change for your $20. You’re asking the wrong guy. When you seek motivation from within you’re unlikely to find it.
The world, your world, your kids, yourself
Making the world (planet Earth) better is part of my motivation. Inside of that big world is my world, that’s the connections I have through the internet that have turned into friendships as well as where I live geographically. Providing for my family and making the name “Traub” a good one is the next layer of my motivation. My last source of motivation is myself. I have pride. I don’t want to suck. I don’t want to be embarrassed. I don’t want to lose. I want people to like me, to read my content and to listen to my shows.
Where do you get your motivation? How’s that working for ya?