Who Motivated You

by Gary Chapple 30 replies
For me Corey Rudyl really sold the dream, then I read Joe Karbo's book, then did nothing for 10 years lol, finally Stuart Goldsmith got me going.

So which IM'er got you going??
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    For me it wasn't a celebrity, or an "IMer" it was my few of my dads millionaire golfing buddies. They all operate in different industries, one owns a construction business, another owns a garden center, one makes private label sauces for own brand companies, and the last one I know runs an industrial estate and leases units.

    A lot of these people started out with nothing, the richest guy of them all who own a construction company started out with one small excavator he rented out. Showed me that there's a ton of money to be made out there, and you've just got to take risks and get to work!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Actually none..

    Now - I find motivation from people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Grant Cardone, GaryVee, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      It was my last boss, about 22 years ago. He said, "Work, or you're fired!" I've never looked back since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Gary,

    No one in IM per se; more like Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss.

    Really, freedom inspires me. Being able to circle the globe, help people, receive money and work and travel on my own schedule is a gift, an intent I hold, and as I hold it and help folks and have loads of fun the freedom intent continues to multiply in my life.

    Ryan

    PS...If you asked 8 years ago I'd say Frank Kern Dude still rocks but as my energy and intent changed I vibed with different folks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bob Dempsey
      Yea I'm with you there completely. The irresistible intrigue offer from Kern was awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    my parents with love and understanding
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
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    Great thread! I'm going to move this into the /mind-warriors sub forum.

    One source of motivation for me is a little left field as it's multiple people who have achieved greatness. Jack Ma is a really strong motivator in my opinion based on his perspective on his own uphill battles.

    He doesn't sprint up the hills, rather he builds a stronger/taller foundation to stand upon each time.

    Inevitably though, with all successes and motivation in mind, there's nothing stronger than the perpetual words in my head that scream:

    "dream bigger."
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  • Profile picture of the author Time Transporter
    Napoleon Bonaparte and some others on this caliber, I won't mention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    though i have listened to all the motivation performance guru's the motivation never led to any result .

    Last year just after moving to Las Vegas i ran out of money faster than expected i was a few hour from being homeless and called a guy to help who put me in an Allen from hang over costume ..

    the desire to not be homeless motivated me to work my ass off ..and put time in hustling ever day .

    results motivate me .. in any case im sill doing the costume thing and after injuring my knees twice in the last week i'm motivatto add other sources of income ..

    now my main motivation is the house i want to own in Hawaii on a few acers of land that i could put a little fish pond in .. so im visualizing eating fish a few times a week after just pulling it out of my pond then tossing it right on the grill ..yum

    anyway there are also negative thing you need to be aware of that motivate me at least ..average people are being fed to death ..there eating foods that lack minerals and cause multiple illnesses that put them on many medications ..and the catalyst is the high stress environment in most work places today ..

    how many people do you know in their thirties and 40's are fighting or have died from cancer..or are diabetic or so expensive medical condition .

    Taking care of my parents through the last years of their life and they had good retirements pension and ssi and health insurance and seeing the nursing homes suck them drie at the end and the lawyers get more from their life insurance than we children did ..

    I simply refuse to get back on the treadmill of average and work the next 30-40 years building a nest egg .. watching my eggs get stole every time their is a market down turn .. then ending my life waiting for the money to run out and then watch everything be taken away before i die ..

    blah i ramble .. it is up to me to create the life i want ..not try to be middle class when there is no such thing anymore
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  • Profile picture of the author sesantek
    the biblical paul. I get lots of inspiration when ever I read his story in the bible. A guy who discovered his purpose and stuck with it despite all the troubles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Dempsey
    I'd say Tony Robbins originally. I remember his pain & pleasure talk and that really got me thinking. Recently it's been all YouTube motivation & inspiration videos though!
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  • Profile picture of the author dbeeiii
    Marie Forleo, as a woman too, I can relate to how sometimes it's different but that doesn't count us out. So I got my butt up and moving...
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  • Profile picture of the author Best Seller
    Originally Posted by Gary Chapple View Post

    For me Corey Rudyl really sold the dream, then I read Joe Karbo's book, then did nothing for 10 years lol, finally Stuart Goldsmith got me going.

    So which IM'er got you going??
    These people's biographies inspire me (only one is an IMer, that I know of):

    Sara Blakely
    Mark Dawson
    Robert Kiyosaki
    Jim Carrey
    Oprah Winfrey
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Sylvester Stallone
    Anik Singal
    J. K. Rowling
    Tony Robbins
    Rhonda Byrne
    Jack Canfield
    Richard Branson
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    A jumbo sized bottle of Jack Daniels for the most part!

    And maybe Frank kern.
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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    I went to a Corey Rudl seminar about a year before he was killed in the racing car crash.
    He asked for a show of hands on how many of us thought we could become millionaires on the internet. Almost all of us put our hands up. He then asked how many of us were millionaires. Two hands went up out of about 50 in the room!

    This was the answer he was expecting. Corey then said the reason we were not all millionaires was that we were too busy working in our ordinary jobs to make real money.
    I found this very powerful as the evidence of this truth was right before our eyes in the room.
    Corey realized that the internet was the break through that ordinary people needed to stop this cycle.

    Later I came across Robert Kiyosaki who had similar insights into how we waste our efforts in certain conventional jobs as we will never do more than break even after a lifetime's toil.
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  • Profile picture of the author simontoaldo
    Freedom!
    It's my inspiration
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    me myself and i - sorry joan
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  • Profile picture of the author AL Hummel
    I like Joe Vitale. His growth and focus forwards these past 15 years has been amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    One IMER Chris Farrell, but now Eric Thomas motivates me everyday
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  • Profile picture of the author jamaica225
    I would say for me, it was my parents early on. They taught me from an early age that if you wanted to succeed that it would take work. My dad always said, "don't reinvent the wheel", go find out who is succeeding at something and copy what they are doing. Later in life my dad's advice really paid off in business. I found a mentor who taught me so much about business and I succeeded tenfold. (thanks Chuck)
    All I can say is whatever you want to do in business..Find Someone Who Has Succeeded in that business and talk to them or go to work for them. Either way most successful people want to teach other people how to be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joyce Birmingham
    How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success by Frank Bettger. It makes very inspirational reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author timexer
    Glendon Cameron recently. Really like listening to his videos on Youtube.
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    • Profile picture of the author jannew
      Originally Posted by timexer View Post

      Glendon Cameron recently. Really like listening to his videos on Youtube.
      hi-re: glendon cameron.
      q: have you done any of his courseworks?
      I ask bcs I'm trying to acquire the table of contents (of course without his giving the store away-indeed for free)
      that insights his course: never broke action pack..i appreciate his aptitude..
      thanks that you can answer
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    The IM people who showed me the way forward are Mark Barrett and Paul Prissick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shana Walters
    Holly M. Ward, I love her books and writing style. Hope to be as good as she is one day.
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  • Profile picture of the author rbarnhart1
    Originally there were several, but the one that sticks out is Mark Joyner -- recently Russell Brunson. In general marketing I'd say Jay Abraham and Dan Kennedy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Bane
    The Cosmic Master with his amazing energy made me explore new chapters in life.

    I dig this hypnosis and can't put down his mp3s.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlie Ashton
    ^ Amen to that.
    Very powerful programming.
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  • Profile picture of the author wanadowellson
    Not sure what is an IM'er, but I have a few names; Nick Vujicic, Eric Thomas, Gary V. I also have a few friends who inspired me to become better due to their success and their knowledgeable advice.

    However, there is no better motivator than yourself. At the end of the day, the change starts with you. Don't wait for everything to be "perfect" because it will never be, just go and enjoy the journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Jocusol
    My interest in digital marketing and productivity topics started off in a not -so-inspiring encounter with my former college professor in Engineering Mechanics, who I don't even recall the name of, nor recognize the face. (May he forgive me...)

    We bumped into each other in a coffee shop and he recommended me to start reading "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by STEPHEN COVEY. Oh man, my mind got blown up by such intricate and out-of-this-world concepts that I didn't know existed because I was just used to reading Physics and Calculus books in class!

    This is the start of my journey to read the masterpiece of the grandmasters like:

    1) THOMAS STANLEY (The Millionaire's Mind)
    2) BOB PROCTOR (You Were Born Rich)
    3) ROBERT KIYOSAKI (Cashflow Quadrant)
    4) TIMOTHY FERRISS (The 4-Hour Workweek)
    5) WILLIAM ATKINSON (The Law of Attraction)

    Now, I am on my way to publishing my own newfound thought-provoking books on principles of success and productivity.

    And I give credit to all these phenomenal "world-changers" who opened my eyes to the world of never ending opportunities.

    YES. IT ALL STARTED WITH IDEAS. They keep me motivated, because they are just overflowing and never-ending. Always new. Never running out.
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