Why some attend every motivational talks and others give up on life...
I recently attended a one-day conference for keynote speakers, teaching us how to develop multiple streams of income from the basis of a platform presenter. My eyes were opened to a whole world of professionals who do nothing but go from corporate retreats to business conventions to trade shows and motivate people to excel in their businesses and in their personal lives. What I discovered is that they cater to the millions of people who are pushing to do better.
I recently acquired a dilapidated property at foreclosure court. It is a half-duplex which was an absolute mess. There were holes in, and graffiti on the walls. Mounds of clothing, fast-food boxes and bags, dishes and drug paraphernalia were in every room. The yard was unkempt, the dryer vent wasn’t hooked-up and patchwork caulking of windows and doors only served to worsen the water infiltration problems. What I discovered is that there are millions of people who don’t push to do better at all.
If the world’s wealth was redistributed evenly on January 1, 2015 with a capitalist system still in place, then the wealthy would have their mega-fortunes back by Christmas and the unmotivated would have squandered their increase by mid-summer.
I don’t seek wealth itself. I motivate myself so that I can bring a better me to the table to serve my clients, my family and my neighbors. If I am a good servant to these, I stand to gain respect, lasting friendships and possibly wealth.
This reminds me of the biblical parable of the talents (or bags of gold.) The master before embarking on a journey gave 5 talents to one servant, 2 talents to another and 1 talent to a third. The first two invested their lot and earned a 100% return and the third buried his in a hole, and then returned only the principle. The master upon returning rewarded the first two, and scorned and cast-out the latter. He then gave the one who had doubled his 5 talents the 1 talent that the unsuccessful servant had hidden. The conclusion is that those who are faithful when trusted with little things will be entrusted with more.
If you are entrusted with a business, look upon your clients as talents. Your sacred quest is to double the number of clients you serve. By increasing your capabilities to handle twice as many clients, your labor will be rewarded with more opportunity.
There is choice in this world. You can position yourself anywhere along the spectrum between the seminar-gobbling masses who want to take over the world and the lazy bums who inhabited our dilapidated abode (which due to Mrs. Toddwaz’ and my effort is now a beautifully renovated rental suite.)
If it’s a matter of balance between business achievement and personal growth or recreation, it takes thought, effort and some degree of motivation to get there. Take a moment today to reflect on where you are in your career or business and make a commitment. Do you want to strive to do better? Is your career or business satisfactory and you need to commit yourself to improving your health, relationships or recreational persuits? Have you lost your motivation? If you are currently executing a plan to achieve your goals, then good for you! If not, you may want to clean up a few messes in your life, or seek some coaching to help you along.