How do YOU stay motivated?

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Hi everyone,

I have been dabbling in the world of making money online for a few years but never really went full steam ahead with it. I only came across these forums a few days ago and am really pleased that I did because there's so much great information from some quite clearly very clever people.

Anyway, the main reason I havn't made money online (as I suspect is the case with most people that don't) is that I can sometimes find it hard to stay motivated and keep slogging away when there isn't a lot being generated in the form of a return.

I have built a few websites, done some nice articles (and done a bit of promotion) and then given up when they're not getting much traffic, when I know deep down that it takes a lot more time and effort to be succesful.

So how do members here stay motivated? It's something I really want to change about myself as I know if I have the motviation, I can be succesful.

One thing I have found helps is the daily quote from Brian Tracy (motivational speaker). That comes through every morning and I feel motivated (on the mornings I remember to have a look!!) but what else do people do that they find really helps them to keep going at it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Tracey
    Hello Benjam1n,

    I can always see my goals on my desktop. I just wrote my goals into a paint document and put it as my desktop. This keeps me motivated!
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    • Profile picture of the author dunmo
      Originally Posted by nicsonish View Post

      Hello Benjam1n,

      I can always see my goals on my desktop. I just wrote my goals into a paint document and put it as my desktop. This keeps me motivated!
      you can always stay motivated by doing what you love.This way you dont get bored as you are synched in what you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Do something you love and the motivation part comes naturally. I love writing so that's where my focus lies. Too bad there's a lot more to marketing than just writing.

    So take the stuff you don't love and find someone else to do it. Trade skills. Outsource. Find joint venture partners. Join brainstorming and mastermind groups. There are lots of ways.

    And Brian Tracy is a great resourse too along with Jim Rhon, Bob Proctor, Tony Robbins, T. Harv Eker and a bunch of others. Feed your head good stuff and you'll find you absorb it and some of it will actually stick. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author CreativeFlair
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Do something you love and the motivation part comes naturally.
      This.

      Originally Posted by Benjam1n View Post

      To those that say they love what they do so there is no motivation, I presume that is because you are also making money. If you were not making any money whatsoever, I wonder whether you would have the same drive.
      There are ways to measure success other than money. Every website you make is an achievement in itself, and an accomplishment. Even if you don't make money (or as much as you hoped), you still have endless potential with what you can do with a website. Even at the most basic level it can be used for backlinks to your other sites.

      I created a site a few months ago and it's made less than $1 so far. Am I still motivated to work on it when I have other sites earning a much larger and more stable passive income? Yes. I worked hard on it with my partner. It has value in itself as a website with a custom theme and unique content that cost me just reg fee. It's in my partner's design/development portfolio as a great example of what he can do. If I wanted to, I could write a blog entry about its failure, why it hasn't achieved my goals, what I could improve next time. I could sell the theme or use it with future clients or offer it free with my links in.
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    • Profile picture of the author fbernar
      Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

      Do something you love and the motivation part comes naturally. I love writing so that's where my focus lies. Too bad there's a lot more to marketing than just writing.

      So take the stuff you don't love and find someone else to do it.

      I couldn't have put it better myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    If I know there are tasks that I need to do, I write them down and make sure I do at least one thing that needs to be done that day. Usually I get more done.

    If you do not keep your goals in front of you, but rely on doing stuff whenever you get around to it...guess what? You end up not following through with most things.

    So, to stay motivated, you need to be determined to take ACTION on ONE task per day. Remember, achieving success happens in small baby steps.

    Plus, I'd say to you that if you have trouble keeping on track with what you're doing, it may mean you just don't have any real interest in those projects. Keep digging deeper for something online that really gets you excited. You need that excitement to get you through all of the tedious tasks that need to be done.
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  • Profile picture of the author SJ048998
    Google Chrome -> Gadgets -> Notes - 9,5/10 app.

    Anyway, if all hopes are lost, there is always Warrior forum and a couple of thousands people, who might eventually get interested in what you might offer them and as for now, I'm willing to take those chances, wouldn't you?

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  • Profile picture of the author MMWoodward
    Hello, everyone.

    I stay motivated by making short lists of three goals that I must have accomplished everyday. In doing so, I also have an accountability partner to help keep me on track because I have to report to her what I intend to do that day in the morning, then again at night to say what was done. If I don't have the list completed, she will then question me on why, and usually, they're silly reasons that just make me feel embarrassed. Because of that, it's something I'd rather avoid. I hate disappointing people, anyway, so that's always been a strong motivator for me.

    Also, it may sound silly, but another motivation that keeps me going is the fact that I want a flexible schedule, which IM allows you to have, so that I can go to conventions of my favourite show with my best friend. I just love the experience!

    No matter what your motivation is, it just has to get you up and at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author IceTeam
    I write downin two notepads.First notepad is on-line, second one is off-line.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dominis Marketing
    1) For people who love what they're doing, staying motivated isn't a topic.

    2) Motivation only becomes an issue when you know you have to do something (maybe to get paid, or to have something) that you don't really like (like a dead end job that keeps the food on the table but drains the spirit out of you.)

    So what do you do? Well, there's applying simple mind/emotion changing techniques.

    A simple thing you can immediately do is daily affirmation like:
    "I Love What I'm Doing, I'm very grateful that it brings food on the table, I am happy and satisfied" - if you do it enough times, you eventually embody and believe it.

    Another thing you can do is called "Anchoring" - Every time you are about to do a task you don't like, eat something sweet while doing it or think of a funny thought that will make you smile while doing it.

    Eventually the task you hate doing will become lighter because your mind will "anchor" or associate it with the happy feeling brought on by either eating something special or remembering a funny thought.

    But then again, if you want an immediate and long lasting solution, do something you actually get excited doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by Benjam1n View Post

    Hi everyone,

    I have been dabbling in the world of making money online for a few years but never really went full steam ahead with it. I only came across these forums a few days ago and am really pleased that I did because there's so much great information from some quite clearly very clever people.

    Anyway, the main reason I havn't made money online (as I suspect is the case with most people that don't) is that I can sometimes find it hard to stay motivated and keep slogging away when there isn't a lot being generated in the form of a return.

    I have built a few websites, done some nice articles (and done a bit of promotion) and then given up when they're not getting much traffic, when I know deep down that it takes a lot more time and effort to be succesful.

    So how do members here stay motivated? It's something I really want to change about myself as I know if I have the motviation, I can be succesful.

    One thing I have found helps is the daily quote from Brian Tracy (motivational speaker). That comes through every morning and I feel motivated (on the mornings I remember to have a look!!) but what else do people do that they find really helps them to keep going at it?
    I have a burning desire not to be broke. :-) Plus, once I made my first sale then had to big pay days, it was something I couldn't ignore, especially once I realized the sheer potential and the fact that all of the crap that society feeds people about going to college and getting a degree is the pathway to being successful -- total BS. The way to be successful is to find your passion, figure out how to turn it into money, and work your butt off.

    I also like helping people, working on my own schedule, and being able to make money by doing something that no a lot of people do. It's like being part of a secret club or something. Ya know what I mean?

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author downunder57
    I also use a desktop screen with a reminder of daily tasks so it is
    always there when I switch my machine on.
    Then there's always the missus to kick my butt if I fail to meet
    my daily quota. LOL

    Just be realistic and keep the tasks to manageable levels and in
    time you can be successful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjam1n
    Wow, thanks for the feedback, there's some great info there. I hope other readers find it useful as well.

    To those that say they love what they do so there is no motivation, I presume that is because you are also making money. If you were not making any money whatsoever, I wonder whether you would have the same drive.
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    • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
      Originally Posted by Benjam1n View Post

      Wow, thanks for the feedback, there's some great info there. I hope other readers find it useful as well.

      To those that say they love what they do so there is no motivation, I presume that is because you are also making money. If you were not making any money whatsoever, I wonder whether you would have the same drive.
      I would write whether I were making money or not. There were plenty of years that I did just that, write to please myself. Its about finding your purpose and mine is writing.
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      • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
        Originally Posted by travlinguy View Post

        I would write whether I were making money or not. There were plenty of years that I did just that, write to please myself. Its about finding your purpose and mine is writing.
        I totally agree with Travlinguy on this,

        The fact that I can make money from writing is enough motivation to make sure I keep on trucking.

        Once money starts coming in though, basic greed also helps to stoke the fires of ambition

        So many people seem to just want to find how they can make a $300 a day or whatever there magic number is and don't seem interested in whether they might actually enjoy the business they are going to create.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    Keep your goals in front of your face and on the forefront of your mind. Every morning before I jump out of bed and before I crawl in bed I visualize what is important in my life and why I a do what I do. But your real problem is that you do not have a big enough "WHY"...if your "WHY"...the reason you are building an Internet empire, is strong enough...you will have plenty of motivation.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I use an egg timer, I saw it in a ebook once and helps me focus and sort of chase for the task I need to get done. It does help me anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author bushidosurfer
    Hey Ben,

    I can understand your situation. What I currently do to motivate myself is the following,

    1. I pick a method that I belief will help me make money
    2. I have my daily task to work on - I then go back to the task at the end of the day and update it if I completed it or not, time I took etc. as a reference for future time allocation for it to complete (my kids bought me a Moleskin Weekly Diary, so that helps me to use it daily
    3. I write my goals daily - I've dribble in and out of setting goals, and I finally nailed it down to one specific finance goal that I am currently making progress.
    4. I focus and re-focus on my Why for doing this <-- this is important to help get motivated and will get you going to work on your tasks daily when you have a strong Why, Guaranteed.
    5. I write my journals every 1-2 days on my progress or lack of progress so that I can learn about myself and just get "Altitude" on myself and see the problem from another angle - e.g. when I have some fear about trying out stuff, I told myself to just suspend the fear - this is not easy but helps as I had been writing in my journal that I have fear but when it came to action, and I took it after some procrastination, it was so much easier than the anticipated fear and just plain laughed at myself for wasting time

    Lastly, I started a list of shining objects to check out once I've completed my task. This is working so far as I am not distracted from those shining objects

    Note, all these steps did not take overnight (at least for me). It took quite a while and the trick is not be afraid to tweak it and make it better for yourself.

    I too started with Brian Tracy's daily emails, progressed to Jim Rohn's and many others.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I use the unmotivated to motivate me.

      Unfortunately I have a few of these sorts within my circle of friends. They are people who sit around and wait for things to happen almost as if life automatically evolves into a fairytale.

      I choose not to be like them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    I look in my wallet.
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottDudley
    I stay motivated because I have a burning desire to succeed - simple as that.

    The big problem for most people is that they come into this industry with false expectations and expect to be making $10K in their second month.

    Just like anything in life in takes a lot of hard work and discipline to become successful, and successful people make their own luck.

    You really have to have passion and believe in what you are doing as well, because without that it is always going to hard to stay motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerald Arno
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    Originally Posted by Benjam1n View Post


    So how do members here stay motivated? It's something I really want to change about myself as I know if I have the motviation, I can be succesful.
    Once you realized that you need improvement, you are already doing better than a lot of people.

    If you start of your morning in a powerful note, you will not only be more productive during the day, but you will set your entire mindset up for success.

    One of the worst things you can do in the morning is watching the news, wasting time with stupid people, reading newspaper, or simply not warming up properly.

    Doing affirmations aloud is something that´s highly effective at any given time. If you train your brain to focus on the positive, your brain will have no no other choice but to feel positive. If you fill your brain with negative energy, then this is what you produce out in the world.

    Reading inspirational quotes is something that works incredibly well too. It helps connect your mind with your spirit self, therefore you develop new levels of and consciousness.

    People that are really successful are people that are spiritually fit, and aware of how they spend their energy.

    People that struggle are mostly people that create negative energy.

    Starting the morning with drinking lots of water is something that does wonder.

    Working out is another thing that you should bring into your morning routine. In the morning you tend to be a lot fitter and fresher than in the evening.

    The goal should be to know what your strongest hours are, and what you should do during them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jami Pagan
    if you find yourself a lot in demotivation and depression, it might be you are doing something that is not what you want to do. Dig deep and find out what matters to you and how can you keep yourself at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Hello,

    I have seen that the aspect of doing work online that most people struggle with is staying motivated. I guess that is entirely because of the nature of the work, and the fact that you never get to see the results of your work instantly, and success is not something you can get overnight.

    To answer your question now, there are a number of techniques I use to stay motivated when things are not looking so great. The biggest motivation for me is my past. I am sure most of us have at least one moment of triumph in our professional lives. Sometimes it help to just look back to that moment and remember that it is indeed possible to earn money on the internet.

    If you're new and you haven't yet made any money, you should read success stories online. They can be a great way to convince you that it is indeed possible when things are looking down and you need motivation.

    Another thing you should do is take note of small successes, such as increases in traffic (even if it may not be converting into money). As long as you are seeing some reward for the work you are putting in, you will not stop putting in effort. Big steps result in falls unless they are following small steps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I find desperation to be a GREAT motivator.
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  • Profile picture of the author ozzmandan
    Hi,

    I saw this thread previously, how do you refresh this thread so it goes to the top as a new one?

    Thanks,

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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    I won't pretend that I am constantly motivated but I'm definitely ceaseless, and in a paradoxical way I have my unbearable anxiety and depression to thank for that.

    It's hardly ideal, but it seems to work. I'd rather be spurred into action by feeling like absolute crap now (even if it kills me) than realise one day, when I'm sat watching television 40 years from now, with a bum ticker and have virtually no capacity for change, that my life's lacked direction, that I've never really had a sense of achievement, that nothing has been deliberate, that I might as well have just been a cabbage.
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  • Profile picture of the author sriram rajan
    Simplest way to stay motivated is just join skype group or get another accountability partner so you can help each other out ....
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  • Profile picture of the author gvannorman
    My motivation happens to come from you guys. I stay motivated by reading other posts and see how successful or non successful other marketers are. The other day I had an hour long Skype session with a fellow warrior and it was very motivational with what he was showing me. It was exactly what I needed to get myself to start taking action. I know have a couple domains and will be setting up my first niche blog today.

    Thank you warriorforum for giving me what I needed to get up and get moving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by Benjam1n View Post

    ..................One thing I have found helps is the daily quote from Brian Tracy (motivational speaker). That comes through every morning and I feel motivated (on the mornings I remember to have a look!!) but what else do people do that they find really helps them to keep going at it?
    That's a good start Benjam1n,

    When I first got started I struggled quite a bit with motivation because I was working long hours and not seeing any return. I was able to change all that by getting serious about my goals.

    Everyone is motivated differently, but it all boils down to the carrot and stick. Some people call it pain and pleasure others call it gain and fear of loss. The key is to find out what will drive you, using both positive reinforcement and also reflecting on your future if you do not achieve your goals.

    What has worked fantastically for me is writing down my goals on an index card and reviewing them daily. I also visualize my goals. I've been doing this now no less than 5x a week for at least 5 minutes a day for the past decade. It's such an ingrained habit now that I just do it.

    I have coaching clients in a wide variety of industries and the first thing I always do is get them clarity on what they want. Without a destination, without a goal in mind, without knowing exactly what kind of results you want, you're just setting yourself up for failure. You've got to give both your conscious and subconscious mind something to aim for.

    I see a lot questions in this forum such as:

    How do I get traffic?
    What's the best autoresponder to use?
    If you had $500, how would you invest it?
    What's the fastest way to make money?

    And so on and so forth. Generally, these questions are asked without the proper end result in mind. The end result is "making money", which is why we are all in business, however, there is seldom mention of any kind of business plan. There is seldom any mention of any initial research done. And then a few weeks or months later, that same person makes a post here that they are "ready to give up."

    The end result is not making money. It has to be something that carries emotion to it. It could be having the ability to see their child's recital at any time they want. It could be spending more time with the spouse and newborn. It could be traveling the world and making new friends. It could buying a musical instrument and learning how to play it or join a rock band go to culinary school, etc. Whatever it is that money will get you.

    Another thing to keep in mind is perspective. Most businesses in the real world don't make a profit for 5 to 10 years. In some industries it's much longer. For most IMers, you're not going to see any consistent profits for about a year. Why? Because you have to invest in the learning the fundamentals, something that a lot hype would have you believe that you don't need to do because of a "push button" solution or they have access to a secret, insider group, a new WP plug-in, some super secret SEO tactic that will get you on Google in 4.7 seconds flat, etc.

    Blah, blah, blah.

    For the most part, it's a lot of noise. One great way to stay motivated to get absolutely clear on what you want! Then seeking out people who are getting the results you want and learn from them. By focusing on what you really want (not money, but what money can do for you), it will help you ignore all the noise out there and keep you from buying the next, shiny new object or toy.

    Good luck,

    RoD
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  • Profile picture of the author EmmaWilliams
    I have goals and my priorities depend on these. I try to accomplish these on a daily basis. I surround myself with people who support me and believe in my business. I also do my best to keep things in perspective and on track. Most importantly,I hire people whom I can trust my business with. PHP programmers that are full time and are committed are hard to come by, especially if you are outsourcing.
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  • Profile picture of the author eniggma
    I like to keep it simple in my mind. I want a better life, this is a viable plan to get there, go do it and DON'T QUIT. By doing that, I know that the only real difference between me and the guy making what I want to make or more is the fact that he DIDN'T QUIT. The fact that I am the only one that can change my life and knowing that if I stick to a researched and proven plan then I AM GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. This helps me keep the mindset simple. You know you want to make more money for whatever reason, and you know this certain method works. Now just get to work and stay the course.

    When it all comes down to it the ONLY thing that separates you from the BIG HITTERS in this industry is that they wanted it more and stuck with it. All of which is completely in your control and its so simple but ppl make it more complex by pumping their minds with negative thoughts and excuses.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    I log into my PayPal account every morning. If there's a lot of money in it, I get MOTIVATED! If it's empty, I get MORE MOTIVATED
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  • Profile picture of the author steven sanderson
    I look at my beautiful daughter and then i look out of the window at the bad weather and i remember the days when i was a carpenter working out in all weather, i am always motivated from then on

    All the best
    Steven
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  • Profile picture of the author IJR112
    I set milestones for traffic and money earned. I then am motivated to do whatever I can to reach those milestones. For some reason, this alone motivates me to keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    I watch a couple of inspiring videos and that does that trick. Well, most of the time lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    By improving myself 1 step at a time.. Always reminding myself that everyday I'm 1 step closer to reaching my goal! Watch Inspiring videos, listen to some music.. Go to the gym, read books, pray to God, and many more..

    Different people have different kinds of motivation.. it is your job to find out what are the things that will motivate you..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Guererro
    I stay motivated by remembering why I'm spending so much time on the internet. I have a business and I want to help people. I have reasons why I'm spending my time and energy on the internet and it's those reasons that keep me going day in and day out.

    Making those reasons a number 1 priority in my life keeps me motivated because if you don't do something for those reasons, no one else will.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    By simply being productive and everytime I am successful, I reward myself something great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Tribbiani
    What will keep you motivated is when you earn first money online. It kept me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    What keeps me motivated ? Just the simply idea of "Success"

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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Beer and lots of it on tough days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
    Ah... sometimes it is difficult to stay focused. Or inspired. Very often I come here - to 'Warrior Forum' for motivation. It helps to read about people failing or succeeding, learn from other people mistakes and get inspired by success of others.
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  • Profile picture of the author rileyb
    Everything you do helps build your real estate online for the future. If you only do a few things per day it is worth it...plus IM is fun for me
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  • For me it's simple. I just say the words "Traffic and Conversions".
    I actually wrote a thread on this recently, but I feel this is the key to online marketing, and it reminds me that it is really simple if I just keep focusing on that. So when I lose motivation, or feel a little down, I just remind myself about traffic and conversions.
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    • Profile picture of the author SiteMiracle
      I think you just need to become a dreamer again. Have passion for what you're doing, this will keep you motivated while working on your projects. Do what it takes to get the job done. Do it, and do it, and do it until you get the job done.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jnelson
      For me, its money that keeps me motivated...when you have bills to pay every month and you know there is know one to fall back on !
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      • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
        Originally Posted by Jnelson View Post

        For me, its money that keeps me motivated...when you have bills to pay every month and you know there is know one to fall back on !
        You are correct here. Bills are pretty motivating. I was carrying the letter from my mortgage company for a couple of days to remind me that it is 'Pretty darn important' to make money and pay those bills.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
          People usually focus on motivating themselves to do the things they need to do. But what has really worked for me is to simply focus on not doing the things that I waste my time doing. I identified my major time killers and essentially stopped allowing myself to do them, with the occasional exception.

          When you eliminate the things you waste time on, doing the things you need to do happens naturally. Because you get really bored otherwise.
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  • Profile picture of the author tbc41
    I've been having a hard time earning a steady income as it comes in waves for me, but I stay motivated by remaining consistent. One of the biggest ways I use to stay motivated, and I am very motivated in making this internet marketing thing work, is I take breaks and play a sport. So, take some time for yourself to exercise or look for an activity you can get excited about doing one or two times a week.

    For me, I look forward to playing hockey with a great group of guys once a week. I've found this really takes my mind off of my work, at least for a little while, then I am ready to hit the keyboard again when I get back...well, usually the next day because hockey is a tiring sport...hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author tharith
    You have to love working on the internet and stick with it. This is the best way.
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  • Profile picture of the author goyface
    Simply organising my tasks helps me get them done, I often see a task as daunting, but when I get going on it that feeling disappears and I'm able to get it going!

    I use Omnifocus to keep organised, it is quite expensive for a license though, I'm sure you can find a cheaper alternative!
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    • Profile picture of the author kiwiviktor81
      What keeps me motivated is the thought of all the girls I'm gonna score when I make a million bucks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Delima12
        Always try to avoid thinking of negative sides and try to channelize into positive emotions. This will greatly help to stay motivated!
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      • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
        Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post

        What keeps me motivated is the thought of all the girls I'm gonna score when I make a million bucks.
        Well, thats quite an honest answer.
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      • Profile picture of the author PMinc
        Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post

        What keeps me motivated is the thought of all the girls I'm gonna score when I make a million bucks.
        Hahahaha!

        Money does buy happiness after all.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadasurfan
    To stay motivated is actually a little bit difficult..Why..? because as human beings we will not possible to highly motivated anytime..For instance, when our adsense account get banned is normal if then our motivation get down..Even we could be frustrated because of it..

    And, for me, to stay motivated we must have goal we must achieve..That's number one..If we have a clear goal and we really want to make them comes true so we will get motivated..
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Motivation is really quite an individual thing that everyone has
    to find a way to activate in some meaningful and effective way.
    The best way for me to be motivated in a particular area is to
    chose to do those methods and strategies that give me the most
    enjoyment and have fairly high payoffs.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeppa123
    The monthly payout is a motivation for me ! Really like doing this all day!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    When reminded that motivation is only temporary, Zig Zieglar replied, "So is bathing, that's why we recommend doing it daily."

    There are umpteen distractions in the world. When you sit down in front of your computer, it is easy to go to a favorite distraction site, saying to yourself, "I will warm up here, and get going with my project (substitute; work, goals, etc.) in a few minutes. Then a few minutes becomes a few hours, and nothing happens with your business.

    Knowing this, I designed my blog as a motivational plan. If you visit, I would recommend the article in goals and motivation: Charles. You have to want something like Charles did. Once you do, and you seriously research, set your plan, and do it....nothing will stop you!
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    that determines what you will be able to
    do when everyone is watching.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Whenever i see my Alexa rankings decreasing day by day... that lets me know that i'm doing something right. So that motivates me, cause i know many sales will come from all the traffic i'm getting. And i don't use traffic exchanges, paid advertising, or fake forum posts. Just keep marketing and believe in the business.
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  • Profile picture of the author sfdomain
    Thank you for good question.
    I'll say what keeps me motivated in my business last year:

    I lost friendship with my loved one, because of my mistake.

    ... (Sorry, nothing to say more)
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  • Profile picture of the author twelvejewelz
    Im never motivated i just go through the motions now.try to get as automated as possible. lol good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    The key is to do something you love.

    I do have a project that I started that I needed to back-burner a little while that might help you. Check out Motivologymatters dot com. It is a program I am developing for motivation. There are several podcasts out there that will really walk you through a lot of what the program will eventually be. Everything on the site is free right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    When I see the $ rolling into my PayPal account, I get all the motivation that I need
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan2525
    Originally Posted by Benjam1n View Post

    Hi everyone,

    So how do members here stay motivated? It's something I really want to change about myself as I know if I have the motviation, I can be succesful.

    One thing I have found helps is the daily quote from Brian Tracy (motivational speaker). That comes through every morning and I feel motivated (on the mornings I remember to have a look!!) but what else do people do that they find really helps them to keep going at it?
    Hi Benjam1n,

    Motivation is definitely the driving force that determines
    how successful you will be.

    It's all about creating a massive WHY.

    IM is no different to becoming a pro athlete. You can't just
    'try' and see if it works.

    You have to fully understand why you are prepared to do
    what it takes.

    - Create a list of 20 reasons why you must make this a success?
    - Create a list of what will happen if you don't take action

    Then make a Decision. Are you going to do this or not?

    There is no 'I'll try'

    Yes or No

    If no then move on and stop wasting your time.

    If yes. Get a coach and hit it 110% for a year. You will be
    very surprised with what you can do in a year.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brass
    Staying motivated has never really been an easy task for me, but there are some things I like to do in order to stay as motivated as possible:

    1. Keep as organized as humanly possible. If I have excess clutter on my desk, I'll usually just say "well that looks like a long day" and I'll just leave the room and won't get anything done that day. Keeping papers filed and other things in line helps me know what I need to get done.

    2. Work out every single day. Each morning, I wake up around 4AM to run on the treadmill and lift weight. Pull ups, push ups, ab workouts, etc. Having the feeling of being fit and healthy definitely keeps me more active and productive while working versus feeling fat, lazy, and tired.

    3. Read books by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. Regardless of what you may think of these two guys, their books contain a gigantic wealth of knowledge that is essential to any entrepreneur. Their words and stories of their successes only motivate me further.

    4. Set goals and write them on a huge poster board...then tape the poster board to the ceiling right above your bed. Each morning, I wake up and see this poster board with all my goals. Laying in bed thinking about each one of them and their profit potential is certainly a motivating factor...until the poster board falls on your face in the middle of the night.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    You could try listening to motivational and business speakers like Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, and Zig Ziglar.
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  • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
    My motivation is that, I know what I have the potential to achieve - This fuels my fire.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anurmedia
    I have a personal morning ritual that I do every day. if you turn something that works for you into a habit you will get more things done. I don`t do time management stuff I do my morning ritual and them I make my list of priorities that need to be done. I do 6 tasks every day.

    I made a video about how to start a morning ritual and a high performance during the day. I hope this helps.
    http://youtu.be/rie4pRRFZFw
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  • Profile picture of the author adammck
    I think it's all about the journey and learning curve. I lost motivation after one or two of my first projects didn't gather the traffic I required, and got a slap from Google.

    The one thing I did was try to think out of the box. Outside Adsense and saturated affiliates like Commision Junction and Amazon. I've got a new idea that is unique and focused in a market that is not saturated, and more direct with the supplier.

    I still make a small amount of money from my affiliate sites but the reality is it would just be paying off the money I invested in to hosting/domain names etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    I wake up every morning with a thankful attitude and focus on why I am doing all of this. My kids, my lady, helping others.

    And pumping lots of Tony Robbins and Joel Osteen don't hurt either ;-)

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author ckbank
    Read "Self Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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  • Profile picture of the author redfield
    I write down my goals, put pictures of stuff I really want (nice big house), and I stare at it everyday before starting work.
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Work on something that pulling you back. Conquer it, or read some success stories or inspirational videos on YouTube.
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbie Watch
    Finding a niche that you're truly into can make a big difference. I don't make a goal list, or read motivational quotes (Although I need to start) but I pick niches that I'm interested in personally. That makes it fun, and the quality of you content is better as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    Consistency is one of the major factor.

    I have a daily timetable & I follow the schedule everyday.

    At the end of day, I'll do something I like to reward myself :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author bobcarlsjr
      i just work. no excuse, no procrastination, no dilly dally, no nothing.

      just get up, get to the computer, and WORK. simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author vlada111
    If you fail sometime, have in mind that each fail raise your skill to the next level and next time you will have less chance to fail.

    You must think about your failure as improvement for your future skills
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  • Profile picture of the author TotheTop
    The question reminds of a great quote...

    "Find a job that you love and you never have to work a day in your life again."

    For me, that is definitely IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Kast
    Strange enough, to stay motivated I actually take a break and step back. Sometimes when frustration strikes I workout to clear my mind.

    When I get back to my work, new ideas spark my motivation. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeyDreamboat
    Just reading a paragraph or two from someone like Jim Rohn, Robert Greene, Tony Robbins, or good old Napoleon Hill usually gets me motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I stay motivated by focus on the potential realities if I make success happen, and also I think about how giving up (losing all motivation) will likely result in failure (so then I think about the negative downsides of failure). That usually keeps me motivated I've found... for better or for worse. Lolol.
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