“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti

Are you committed to excellence in your life every day in every way? Truly a big question when you think about it. Do you give level 10 commitment to everything you do?

Many have goals or Principle Targets they have created for themselves. Whether it’s I want to lose 20 pounds, get a 6-pack stomach vs a keg belly, make a 6-figure income this year, find my soulmate, or reconnect my relationships, the true drivers come in after the Principle Target is set.

You have to start with a strong motivation or why you are going to make changes in your life to create a different result. If this is weak or meaningless to you, most will never even get off the couch to get started. Make sure you feel emotion when you speak of your why. When you can feel it deep inside, it will help motivate and drive you.

The second portion of achieving your success comes from your determination and commitment. Each Principle Target will encounter it’s own challenges on the path to achievement. How strongly are you committed to attaining your goal? Will you do Whatever It Takes? How will you react when a seemingly huge obstacle pops up in front of you? Will you find a solution or let it hold you up and stop you?

Now when I say commit at a level 10, this means no excuses prevent you from doing what you set out as your Principle Target.  Are you committed at this level… or have you been thrown off track by life’s events at one point or another in pursuit of this?  The key is to commit at a level 10.  If it is any other number, either change your commitment level or change what you are committed to until it is a level 10.

Reflecting on these questions will let you know what else you might need to reach your Principle Targets. Many times, people are missing at least one of these 3 key ingredients to allow their success cake to rise to the heights it is capable. Find the missing ingredient or find an expert who is easily able to see what ingredient is needed to get your success cake to rise.

 

Do It Different!

 

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire®

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What gets you Pumped vs. What drags you Down

Motivators and De-Motivators

Before you can build a successful and sustaining business you need to realize some basic human qualities.

You must determine what are motivating factors for your life, for your business.  Ask yourself what:

  • gets me excited?
  • keeps moving me toward my goal?
  • makes me feel great about what I do? 

One of the first things we need to know when we’re talking about taking action internally and personally is:  Who we areHow we operate.

Understanding ourselves is a huge step towards actually activating the right circumstances and the right components. What motivates you? What de-motivates you? Do you know?

What could be considered a huge motivator is distinctly different from person to person. It is unique and very personal.  Individuals are NOT all motivated by the same things. 

Motivator = Unique and Personal

So, how do I get moving toward my principal target/goal?

If you’re taking action on your goals, you need to find a motivator that keeps you in process to continue to take action. Many find their motivator is in the form of a reward – at the end of their achievement level term.  The key is to find:

  • what Motivates you 
  • a way to sustain that excitement and energy 
  • a way to be accountable

What motivates you versus de-motivates you.” 

It’s different for everyone.  Positive feedback: I love you, you’re doing a great job, you’re terrific, etc., can be motivating for some.  For others, it develops into complacency.  Instant de-motivation – along with the feeling that they’re already doing enough. Which is it for you?

Ask yourself:  If everything is going smoothly, everyone is happy, is it time to rest on your laurels?  Do you respond better to urgent situations? Or do you shut down by being overwhelmed?

Knowing yourself is the Crux of it: Neither is right or wrong – which is effective for you?

Once you determine what gets you moving toward your goal, how do you sustain that enthusiasm?

Different people get motivated by different things.

For instance, in my past career, the management used to have these sales competitions. I was in manufacturer distribution and the manufacturers would have different contests on a national level for whomever sold the most, or for the top 5 or 10 distributors of the product. The winners would get different rewards. Sometimes these were a gift certificate to a store. Sometimes they would be jewelry for somebody in your family or yourself. You could get a coat or some other grand gift. They also had competitions where you could win trips, really nice trips – Different trips depending on the promotions.

Now for me, my motivation has always been simply to care for my family. That was, and is, my singular motivation.

My wife, however, is highly motivated by trips. I would show her the different promotions. The promotions that offered up a jet ski, or a boat, or something on those lines. She would go, “Eh,”  – that wouldn’t excite her. I would show her diamonds and diamond necklace. It wouldn’t excite her. As soon as I would show her a brochure for a promotion that was talking about a trip, “I’m going there! You’re winning this!” Every time one of the manufacturers had a trip for a promotion – every time – I won it! The reason I won – my motivation – was my wife and taking care of her. Her motivation was the trip. I showed her the trip. She would make sure I stayed on task. Every Single Day!

Do you think I realized she was motivated by trips?

In the future, I would deliberately show her the promotions on trips because I knew it would excite her. As soon it excited her, I knew she would stay on me, and keep me accountable. Which is what I needed to stay motivated. I realized the motivating factor was to show her a trip, and then she would keep me motivated. She would keep me on task. When my wife asked me every single day, “How are sales of that product going?” That meant more to me and kept me more accountable than my boss or a manager or somebody of authority saying, “How are those sales going?”.

To a manager, I might say, “Leave me alone.” To my wife, I would be much more responsive to her inquiry.

This whole story has to do with the fact that I learned who I was, and figured out how to activate the best me possible.

Find what makes you accountable by keeping that motivator in the forefront of your mind. I knew I was motivated by accountability by my loved ones. I know that I am highly motivated with accountability, or a component of accountability which is, my “word is my bond”. This means when I tell the world that I’m going to do something, the likelihood of it getting done is off the charts. I create accountability from everyone I can think of around me telling me what my goal is, what my principal target is because then I could never not do what I said, or I would lose face. I would lose integrity. I’m motivated to do it – no matter what.

Milestones must be planned out goals that you can track every single week. When there is anything that you are not able to track every single week, it loses its power over you, and you won’t do it. You must have weekly accountability.

These are some of the techniques and strategies, when we know ourselves, we simply create a strategy in our life that activates one or more of our motivators.

You must take Full Inventory of yourself to determine the factors that are your personal motivators and de-motivators. Find what best gets you moving in the right direction in your personal life, and in your business, and implement those motivators into your every day life.  Find within yourself, what will best sustain this motivation in you until you reach your short or long term goals. 

Remember to factor in accountability, whether it be to yourself, a loved one, your business, or to the world.  When you do these things you will create the magnitude you’ve always wanted in your life.

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Do It Different!

Paul Finck

The Maverick Millionaire

 

Here is one of my Paul‘s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul‘s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.
 
Enjoy your Paul‘s Pick Me Up for this week:

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi
 
How do you view the circumstances which appear in your life daily?  Do they propel you forward or slow you down?  I wake up every morning knowing the universe is going to send me opportunities all day long.  It is up to me to choose what I do with those opportunities.  

Believing everything which appears in my life is something which is going to help me grow into my full capabilities excites me.  Sometimes, these are challenges.  Other times, these are complete gifts.  Either way, I embrace both as the next step in my growth to reach my potential.  This belief creates energy in me all day long.

Are you ready to wake up each day knowing life is all set up to help you move forward?  Would believing all the cards are stacked in your favor help you create more in your business and life each day?   The choice is yours.  I know I live a blessed life where everything happens for a reason and it serves me.  Are you ready to join me?


Breaking Your Chains!

Paul Finck

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Here is one of my Paul’s Pick Me Ups from this week with a great training lesson for you.  These Paul’s Pick Me Ups are a part of my Chain Breakers Club Membership Program.  These members receive Pick Me Ups like this daily in their inbox along with many other great benefits of the Chain Breakers Club.
 
Enjoy your Paul’s Pick Me Up for this week:
 
“Success goes to the ones who do. Get up. Show up. Throw up if you have to. Do it afraid, but do it no matter.” – Toni Sorenson
 
Do you ‘just do it’ everyday in your life and business?  Or do you get sidetracked and let obstacles slow you down consistently?

One of the reasons successful entrepreneurs are successful is they just do it without any excuses.  They make sure they put themselves in the position to find new opportunities every day.  Whether this is sending out marketing, attending meetings, making phone calls, going to networking events, or one of many other action steps, they make the effort to get out and meet prospective customers daily.

They also show up ready to take advantage of every opportunity which appears.  This means they have done their homework and put in the effort ahead of time.  They know their business and how they can help others.  

Successful entrepreneurs show up with a positive attitude viewing every interaction as the opening to figure out how to serve the other person best.  Sometimes this is through what services they have and other times, it’s through referring the person to one of their contacts.

And the biggest key trait is a determination and a motivation to do whatever it takes every day.  This means when an obstacle arises, they find a solution to it.  They utilize their resources to help them continue moving forward.  They embrace any fears knowing this just means they are growing and doing new actions outside their comfort zone and that’s part of all growth.  They ‘Just Do It’!

 Are you willing to be a successful entrepreneur and just do it?  It’s what is necessary to achieve all you want to achieve.  Embrace this mantra now to create the life you want and deserve.

Breaking Your Chains!

Paul Finck

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