What is your motivation?

by Adie
58 replies
In order to succeed, you must be motivated..

For me:
There is no better motivation than seeing Adsense earnings, Clickbank commissions, CPA conversions, Amazon sales, and Paypal sales receipt in my accounts every time I wake-up early in the morning... This makes me work harder..
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  • Profile picture of the author kaymehelp
    in the first place i did this to be free
    to prove myself to others
    i didnt want to be dependant for anyone
    i wanted to do whatever i wanted without someone judgging me

    NOW I'M FREE !
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    • Profile picture of the author michellex
      Originally Posted by karim beklf View Post

      in the first place i did this to be free
      to prove myself to others
      i didnt want to be dependant for anyone
      i wanted to do whatever i wanted without someone judgging me

      NOW I'M FREE !
      This is 'exactly' what motivates me as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author darren13
        When i put my kids to bed at night i think of the life i want to give them.
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  • Profile picture of the author ty2229
    I love to see the money roll in when I check my merchants account but what really motivated me was my family and the support they gave me. Because to me there is no better motivation then to hear that "you can do it and I believe in you". Best of luck to everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author steveproxy
    The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Todd Pedersen
    Traffic is my biggest motovation. I remember when I went over 1000 visitors per day and thought that was a big deal. And it was at the time.

    That was the first time that I felt, hey I can do this!
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    I don't know about my motivation
    but I have only one inspire and that is STEVE JOBS.
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  • Well my motivation is the enjoyment in actually doing the work lol. I literally can't wait to get up in the morning to do a video, post about it and blast it to my list. Kinda like stroking my ego but on a different scale. And getting paid for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
      Originally Posted by Michaelangelo Flores View Post

      Well my motivation is the enjoyment in actually doing the work lol. I literally can't wait to get up in the morning to do a video, post about it and blast it to my list. Kinda like stroking my ego but on a different scale. And getting paid for it.
      I agree with you. I actually just like doing all of the "work" lol. I go to bed at night and just sit there thinking of new ideas or what I need to do tomorrow, but wish I could just do tonight, etc. I rarely ever want to go to bed, but I try to make it a habit to go to bed at the same time as my husband. My relationships come first.
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    The motivation is to be self determining. To affirm to myself that I can create my life and be proactive about life rather than reactive and passive to it....by accepting the expected outcomes and expected pathways that are handed to us.

    In other words, I can control my life without letting others control or manage it for me.

    The motivation is always learning and working towards those goals and aspirations.
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  • Profile picture of the author fcebri24
    My motivation is Freedom!!
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    My motivation? It's seeing the results of my efforts. It's addicting really. The best drug in the world probably. You build something, the traffic arrives with promotion, and then BOOM all of a sudden it becomes a run away train.

    Sometimes the BOOM takes a little longer with some projects, but it's always there. Why? Because I stick with things and work them till I see success. I love that feeling when you've done something and can see measurable results. Doesn't even have to be money, could be traffic, sign-ups, etc.

    BP
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  • Profile picture of the author Hari2012
    For me: When i see my 15 days old site ranks in first 100 results in google.... In short, when things happen according to my plan..
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  • Profile picture of the author CsabaSzücs
    Freedom - I do not want to depend on an employer in my entire life.

    Do what I want whenever I want - I am not dreaming about being rich. I just want to earn enough to do what I want to do.

    For me $ 1000-1500 / month would be enough. Some of you that's not enough but here in Hungary that's quite a good income per month.

    I need an income source, which is only depends on my skills related to online marketing as my studies and my hobbies are all connected to that. I want to implement what I learned and obviously I want to be successful.

    By the way recently I focus on Kindle - not just for the money but because I can say to my friends that I am an author. (They will easily understand that but if I talk about IM they are not sure what I am thinking about.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert M Gouge
    1. To help others and provide value.

    far below that...



    2. Personal achievement
    3. Freedom
    4. $$$ for me and my family
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    People have two forms of motivation: gaining pleasure and avoiding pain. In that regard, my pleasure-gaining motivation is my family, and my pain-avoiding motivation is the thought of having a boss again.

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    My motivation is having that extra income that will allow me to buy whatever i want.... without feeling guilty about it either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Humble
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    I'm pretty sure the motivation for most of people here is to earn money and basically work for yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      Originally Posted by Tony Humble View Post

      I'm pretty sure the motivation for most of people here is to earn money and basically work for yourself.
      I'm pretty sure you're projecting your motivations on everyone else.

      If you read the thread, you will see that there are many motivations. The things you mention may be motivations for people, but they aren't necessarily the primary motivations.

      Regardless, the main thing is to have motivations that are big enough to get you past the stuff that gets in your way.

      All the best,
      Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author viator
    Making a good income while in college.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meckin
    My motivation is being able to never work at 9-5, since my brain just doesn't function in that way
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  • Profile picture of the author birdie28a
    My motivation is a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette LOL im kidding "NOT"!!! Seriously taking care of my family and helping others achieve some kind of success in this business even if it's as small as showing them how to embed a video, or how to use FTP that is so rewarding to me and motivates me to keep going and keep helping.
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  • Profile picture of the author media500
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    stay motivated and learn your craft and you will be fine
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  • Profile picture of the author badyari121
    my motivation comes from helping others
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  • Profile picture of the author watsonovedades
    My motivation is freedom and helping my family with money, travel and take pictures of the world and get to know people, make a blog about it, inspire others, help people in avery aspect
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  • Profile picture of the author RoadCEO
    My motivation is to live on the road full time. Work from the road, go where the road leads, and do what ever there to do when I am where ever I am while I am there ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce99
    having a business I want to work in, and not being a slave to the city corporates. Not making enough money is motivating to keep going and learning more from places such as this!
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  • Profile picture of the author Larry Leggett
    From my childhood, I always wanted to be free from any kind of routine and obligation. I hate being controlled by someone else. That is why I thought it would be the best for me to choose online to earn my living and profession.
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  • Profile picture of the author zep123dmc
    So much i have for motivation. Viewing the Royal Caribbean website, the pictures inside Mall of America, the ability to collect all vintage 90s toys etc


    oh yea, and not having to be a dang dishwasher at kfc 5 days/ week.

    ..for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    My motivation is deeply rooted in my wanting to achieve my personal dreams and dreams for other people (relatives and non-relatives).
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  • Initially, it was so that I could work from home and be there for my family. Now I achieved that my next step is to travel and live wherever I want in the world affording what I want on my journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author BiggyJ
    Having to be able to pay for your place and education, when having no on to rely on is a prety good motivator for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Bobby Asburn
    My motivation is my freedom. I always prefer staying away from others rule.
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  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    My motivation is earning money and helping others to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Lyons
    I recently heard a very wise guy say...

    "the more reasons you have to succeed the more chance you have of succeeding.."

    For me it's a long list

    1. The freedom to live life on my terms.
    2. To be with my family
    3. To see the world
    4. To be a positive, contributing force in the world
    5. To live in a big beautiful house in Hampstead (London)

    I could keep going but you get the idea
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  • Profile picture of the author realnetworker
    First of all - great thread topic

    My motivation:
    1. To prove to myself (and to others) that I can make a success out of this!
    2. To supplement (or replace) my husband's day job income so we don't have to struggle to pay the bills.
    3. Be a stay-at-home mom and home-school our two kids.

    Cheers to all who are doing this and NOT GIVING UP!
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  • Profile picture of the author drakedestroier
    I am trying this because i want to be able to go to the university...
    stupid i know.. but that is my motivation
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    • Profile picture of the author The Real Deal
      Originally Posted by drakedestroier View Post

      I am trying this because i want to be able to go to the university...
      stupid i know.. but that is my motivation
      There is nothing stupid about going to university, that's a great motivation!

      Just remember your original motivation once you start making good money. It's not uncommon for young people that have tasted some success to change their outlook and decide that they no longer need any further education...
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      • Profile picture of the author drakedestroier
        Originally Posted by The Real Deal View Post

        There is nothing stupid about going to university, that's a great motivation!

        Just remember your original motivation once you start making good money. It's not uncommon for young people that have tasted some success to change their outlook and decide that they no longer need any further education...
        Wont hapen, because i really want to be an Architect so no matter the amount of profit that i will be making i will go to university
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        • Profile picture of the author Avont
          Originally Posted by drakedestroier View Post

          Wont hapen, because i really want to be an Architect so no matter the amount of profit that i will be making i will go to university
          You can start your own firm with your profit, do your own designs and just hire an architect to sign off the drawings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Challendge
    HAPPINESS. That's the ultimate goal. This is what we seek with everything that we do.
    "Those who say that money doesn't buy you happiness don't have it!"

    This doesn't mean that you can't be happy without money...it just means that having it makes it easier!

    That's why I work hard to make a lot of money and why I go to the gym to look and feel good and I why I eat well for the same reasons and etc etc etc etc

    HAPPINESS is the end goal! Go get it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Imbizhq
    It good to see and feels how each and everyone of us have their own reasoning to keep oneself feels motivated especially when it comes to making money.

    Although money can be part of the reason that drive our motivation to be successful, I humbly believe that it's all started from something else (from the root where we first begin) as well before the drive of making money come into place.

    So what could that be for anyone of you here? As for me.. my true reasons that really motivate me is to prove myself that I can be successful as well, the needs of developing financial health, staying healthy, freedom, your loves one and having the choice to do what I really loves doing.

    I would say all of these factors weight into life planning which all started with a goal setting in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avont
    Being able to travel knowing all i need is my laptop and a wifi connection to earn money, no 9-5 job for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zayne
    Money comes and goes...

    Make your motivation something that represents something special!

    My motivation is being able to spend more time with my wife, being able to move wherever I feel like and still run my business from my laptop, and have time for the really important things!

    That is what an Im business really represents.

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  • Profile picture of the author YourBusinessEye
    I think being motivated depends from people to people. As per the Maslow’s Hierarchy theory of self actualization people get motivated and fee self sufficient depending on which tier they are. For example healh, money, family ties, or love.

    As for me my biggest motivational factor is the health of my family and a smile on people face when I am able to help them succeed. This gives me satisfaction and motivates me to help people to make their bsuienss dreams come true

    Regards

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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      My major motivation is that I make enough money so I don't have to touch my retirement. It's really nice knowing my retirement is still sitting there untouched after being retired for a few years.
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    • Profile picture of the author brazosbelle
      My motivation is to provide for my husband and my retirement, so that we can be comfortable. AND to be able to teach my children how to market online so that they can always have a way to support themselves and provide for their families.

      I want to figure it out so they won't have to spend so much time figuring it out for themselves.

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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Spencer
    Originally Posted by Adie View Post

    In order to succeed, you must be motivated..

    For me:
    There is no better motivation than seeing Adsense earnings, Clickbank commissions, CPA conversions, Amazon sales, and Paypal sales receipt in my accounts every time I wake-up early in the morning... This makes me work harder..
    This never did it for me...

    Material means nothing.

    Relationship's along with my physical/psychological/emotional and spiritual health mean everything. My motivator is remembering all of the free time I will have to focus on what truly matters to me (listed above) once I have an automagical business as a wingman providing me with cashflow.

    I also used another strategy. Finding a bigger fear than fear of failure.

    Which is the leading killer of motivation, inspiration and action.

    The bigger fear absorbs the smaller one.

    And it is this: Fearing not living a rich and quality life due to lack of physical and cognitive movement and growth.

    Justin
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  • Profile picture of the author vishalduggal
    I love helping people, seeing them reaching there goals and feel proud that you played a part in it.
    Ofcourse money is important but it always comes secondary in my life as well as in my business.

    Once you shift your mindset from making more money to making more people happy and reach their goals, this whole game just gets much much more exciting and rewarding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Searchlabmedia
    Two children that wake up every morning expecting their dad to take good care of them.....that is ALL the motivation I need.

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    What motivates me is remembering every single time my happiness, energy or finances were dependent on someone else and they screwed up so I lost as a result. Every time someone didn't listen to you and failed, each time someone put politics or selfishness over serving their market and lost and each time you had to focus on meaningless tasks, meetings or priorities at the expensie of making a difference...nothing gets my blood boiling more and nothing gets me more motivated to do things on my own!

    Jeff
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