What do you think is the single most powerful motivation driving entrepreneurs to outrageous success

by Peter Bestel 19 replies
This is the question that John Carlton is asking on his blog.

John Carlton’s Big Damn Blog Blog Archive Quiz Time

He goes on...

"In other words… what fuels the mind of the typical rich, famous, and happy, happy, happy entrepreneur during his rise to wealth and satisfaction?"

He's going to reveal his answer later today, but I thought it would be a good idea to open it up to my fellow Warriors. My answer's on his blog but let's discuss it here, why not?

But you'll have to be quick, John will be getting out of his bed in a few hours.

Peter

EDIT: Ok, here's what I said,

This has to be a ‘moving toward’ strategy rather than any negative stuff. Ultimately, yeah, the pursuit of happiness is the one, but I don’t think it’s specific enough.


Here’s my shot:


Is it, “What’s next” ?


The constant desire to get juiced, to find the next product, strategy, new goal. It encompasses the passion and keeps you motivated once your goals are attained. It might be hard work at first, but once you’ve mastered it and if you keep doing it, you’ll always be a winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Boisvert
    Persistance and the willingness not only to fail, but to learn from those failures.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    For me, the most driving motivation is my love of creating something.

    When I was a house builder there was nothing like the feeling when it was accomplished. I still see some of the houses I built here in Osaka, and I can feel proud about them.

    Same goes for my e-books and videos. That sense of accomplishment. My poor partner James about had a coronary when he saw me taking off on our LPP project. To me, there is nmo such phrase as "Good enough" and I feel the drive to excel. This is where I can fully use my creativity ... and, as a bonus, I make a good living at it.

    Money is not the motivation ... it is just a nice reward.
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    • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
      There is a saying that goes

      "Inside a man's heart is a hole that the universe cannot fill"

      I have been pondering over that statement, i've forgotten where it came, just that I remember it clearly and I think it will apply as a driving force for motivation, but in a SINGLE WORD what is it?

      The powerful, seeks more power. The rich seeks more riches. The career oriented seeks higher position. We marketers seek more, we want to be more, we want to improve. Why?

      I think the answer to this is the "NEED" in its positive form, the NEED to IMPROVE, NEED to be BETTER, NEED to BRING FOOD IN THE TABLE, NEED to be RECOGNIZED, the NEED to GROW, to be more than our present reality.

      In its negative form, too much NEED becomes GREED and then we don't stop anymore, then we all now what happens next. :-)

      just my .02

      EDIT:

      AHA! THE NEED FOR PLEASURE!
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

      To me, there is nmo such phrase as "Good enough" and I feel the drive to excel.
      Kevin, does this mean you're a perfectionist? Surely you don't put off putting things out until they're absolutely right?

      Just wondering?

      Peter
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      • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
        One of the top 10 motives for human buying behavior is the want/need to create or build something. This could be just one force driving a successful entrepreneur.
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        • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
          I reckon John will be posting his answer sometime soon. Any more guesses as to what it might be?

          Peter
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          • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
            I like to have more money in my pocket today then I had in my pocket yesterday.

            Just got to find bigger pockets to hold all my money!!!

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          • Profile picture of the author Lance K
            Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

            I reckon John will be posting his answer sometime soon. Any more guesses as to what it might be?

            Peter
            Definite purpose, burning desire, drive, what ever you want to call it. I think Michael Jordan described it as a fire in his belly.
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            "You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
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            • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
              Find out what fuels the customer first. People who need motivation to get stuff done can't work thru the rainy days. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't find out how rich people think, though.
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              • Profile picture of the author vorales
                DREAM BIG

                THINK BIG

                ACT BIG

                GET BIG.

                If you have a dream you will try to make your dream come true.

                What motivates you is the RESULT which will come after all yr hard work and after all yr hurdles have gone and you are on the door steps of SUCCESS ,and u r there on the TOP.
                Millionaire.

                To get the FINALCIAL FREEDOM you got to motivate your self to work work work .....and utilise all your available resources to attain the main objective of LIFE.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonKing
    Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

    .EDIT: Ok, here's what I said,

    This has to be a ‘moving toward’ strategy rather than any negative stuff. Ultimately, yeah, the pursuit of happiness is the one, but I don’t think it’s specific enough.
    I read of a study done where they interviewed a group of wealthy individuals to uncover their underlying motivations ...

    The results were surprising ... they found a strong trend of "moving away from" strategies ...

    My answer is "to avoid the fear of being poor".

    -JasonKing
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by JasonKing View Post

      I read of a study done where they interviewed a group of wealthy individuals to uncover their underlying motivations ...

      The results were surprising ... they found a strong trend of "moving away from" strategies ...

      My answer is "to avoid the fear of being poor".

      -JasonKing
      Well I believe you're right Jason. (sort of)

      I'm not going to attempt to summarise John, so here's the link to his answer:

      John Carlton’s Big Damn Blog Blog Archive The Dark Power Of Passion

      Peter
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
        I can't stand failing... this has been what has drove me to be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ewan Robb
    hey Peter, for me its a few different things, i know i dont want to be worrying about how im gonna pay my next bill, i love helping others to achieve what i did, helping them reach that goals they have set themselves, whether it be the day they start working from home or making their 1st sale. the main 1 i think is im a born winner, in everything i do, i hate losing
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  • Profile picture of the author rdmorrow
    Hi,
    The thing that drives me the most is not having a boss, doing it on my own. With less stress more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stephen Saha
      For top enterpreneurs who are successful and have money the most important motivator is the desire to explore their full potential.

      If you are familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the highest need is the Self Actualization need. It is the final level of psychological development that can be achieved when all basic and meta needs are fulfilled and the "actualization" of the full personal potential takes place.

      Wish you climb Maslow's steps of hierachy fast!

      Stephen
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        .....don't need to wait because I already know what the answer is: it's whatever your deep motivator is and that's different for everyone. It's just a matter of tapping into it.

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        • Profile picture of the author Pete223
          Hi Peter,

          my main motivation is To Make A Difference...

          You know that feeling when you've helped, when
          you did something that somebody else wasn't able
          to do by themselves...

          I also come from a contractor, builder back ground,
          heck I still do it every day, and I don't think nothing
          can motivate me better then when somebody asks
          that I build something for them, which they can't do
          themselves, or they ask how I would do this and that...

          The feeling I get if I can provide, and deliver beyond
          what was expected, is Priceless... and sometimes it's
          in the simplest of ways that you achieve this...

          I had a recent client that did back-flips when I had her
          pool winterized (she had just lost her husband that year
          and the thought of closing the pool for the winter by
          herself was a BIG burden for her) after I just finished
          a $18 000 bathroom renovation... guess which one
          "seemed" to matter more... yep, the pool!

          Those feelings are addictive!

          Regards, Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    For me the motivation is the great lifestyle, so I can enjoy ultimate freedom. But I know a lot of others who want rise above the pack to prove themselves.
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