When in a Slump...this is what I Do

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Warriors...

A few people liked my other video so I decided to quickly shoot this other one...


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  • Profile picture of the author HolyWarrior
    This is solid stuff you're stating here... I have my own theories behind the psychological reasons why others might find something useful - like your video - but don't comment or thank... but that will be for another time. Wiping out a bank account to show that you have "no money" is a new one to me. I've never even considered it. What I do, if I'm lacking motivation and I need to get my inspiration up to grind through a particular course, is I'll go through whatever method I'm following, and return to the salespage.

    I see the numbers, graphics, and/or videos the marketer is presenting to me, and I start to feel motivated again. Seeing others making money, KNOWING that others are successful with a particular method, helps to drive me forward. For others who lack inspiration, I recommend rewatching/re-reading the sales page to the course you're following.

    Thank you for taking the time to make and post your video.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    Really liked your message Ken, I have been experiencing a time of lacklustre lowspirits myself, due to illness and just the daily grind. I focus on the big picture and what it is I am working towards again, just re-visiting the objective, getting free of a J/O/B, looking after my family and suchlike, also exercise, just a little physical exercise changes your mood quickly!
    Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by HolyWarrior View Post

      This is solid stuff you're stating here... I have my own theories behind the psychological reasons why others might find something useful - like your video - but don't comment or thank... but that will be for another time. Wiping out a bank account to show that you have "no money" is a new one to me. I've never even considered it. What I do, if I'm lacking motivation and I need to get my inspiration up to grind through a particular course, is I'll go through whatever method I'm following, and return to the salespage.

      I see the numbers, graphics, and/or videos the marketer is presenting to me, and I start to feel motivated again. Seeing others making money, KNOWING that others are successful with a particular method, helps to drive me forward. For others who lack inspiration, I recommend rewatching/re-reading the sales page to the course you're following.

      Thank you for taking the time to make and post your video.
      That's a great point. Success stories are some of the most powerful motivators for a lot of people!!


      Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

      Really liked your message Ken, I have been experiencing a time of lacklustre lowspirits myself, due to illness and just the daily grind. I focus on the big picture and what it is I am working towards again, just re-visiting the objective, getting free of a J/O/B, looking after my family and suchlike, also exercise, just a little physical exercise changes your mood quickly!
      Thank you

      Fantastic. Do WHATEVER little things work to help keep yourself motivated. You can do it Mr Fume!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        I'm absolutely amazed that I've just heard you talk of re-arranging the office for motivation.

        I've just spent the past hour doing exactly that for that very same reason and this was the first thread I clicked into since I've sat down!
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        • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          I'm absolutely amazed that I've just heard you talk of re-arranging the office for motivation.

          I've just spent the past hour doing exactly that for that very same reason and this was the first thread I clicked into since I've sat down!
          Daniel, if you'd like to be doubly motivated, I invite you to come over and re-arrange my office.
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            That gives me an idea.

            I'll stick up an ad in Warriors for Hire.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rachel McKnight
            Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

            Daniel, if you'd like to be doubly motivated, I invite you to come over and re-arrange my office.
            This gave me a laugh.. it's too bad we don't get enough humor around here.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kenster
              Originally Posted by Rachel McKnight View Post

              This gave me a laugh.. it's too bad we don't get enough humor around here.

              Agreed...especially in an industry as awesome and fun as IM!!

              Go to any internet marketing conference and it's normally a lot of fun and laughing though
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

          I'm absolutely amazed that I've just heard you talk of re-arranging the office for motivation.

          I've just spent the past hour doing exactly that for that very same reason and this was the first thread I clicked into since I've sat down!

          Power of Attraction at work my friend!
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  • Profile picture of the author chukster
    Great advice I find focusing on my end goals help me achieve my goal and the pain I will get if I don't achieve my daily tasks
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  • Profile picture of the author sandra98
    Thanks for sharing! This is an important topic to share since most of us get into a slump one time or other. Your tip about setting an account balance to zero caught my attention, I may try it in the future.

    I do something similar to your 1st suggestion. What's worked for me is to shift my workspace from the usual - moving away from my regular office space to the kitchen or living room. Sometimes, I head out to the nearby cafes with wifi. Since I work from a laptop, it's easy to shift around.

    Another thing I do is to clean areas around the house, whether around my work area or not. Perhaps throw old stuff away, cleaning the floor, bathroom etc.

    If I feel like I am not really not too productive, I go out for long hikes or plan for short trips away to nearby towns. Might as well enjoy the time and get myself refreshed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by sandra98 View Post

      Thanks for sharing! This is an important topic to share since most of us get into a slump one time or other. Your tip about setting an account balance to zero caught my attention, I may try it in the future.

      I do something similar to your 1st suggestion. What's worked for me is to shift my workspace from the usual - moving away from my regular office space to the kitchen or living room. Sometimes, I head out to the nearby cafes with wifi. Since I work from a laptop, it's easy to shift around.

      Another thing I do is to clean areas around the house, whether around my work area or not. Perhaps throw old stuff away, cleaning the floor, bathroom etc.

      If I feel like I am not really not too productive, I go out for long hikes or plan for short trips away to nearby towns. Might as well enjoy the time and get myself refreshed.

      That's a good point I should have mentioned. In addition to (or instead of) changing your office around, you can physically move to the library or a cafe or something.

      Works just as well
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
    Great post! I'm with you, changing the scenery in my office works wonders! Like you, I also set deadlines for myself, read inspirational stories... but my best self-motivation is to go outside! Sometimes it helps to walk or pedal away from something, get it out of my head, and then come back later with a fresh perspective and a desire to move ahead.
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  • Profile picture of the author GailTrahd
    I do some of the same things like change work environment (away from the kids at Starbucks ), watch a motivational movie like "Rudy" or my new favorite passion is watching an episode of Shark Tank once in a while.

    But the thing I use to help me immediately is to play motivating and upbeat music and then I get up out of my chair and MOVE. Movement, music and getting the blood pumping helps in the immediate time while changing my environment at home or adding something to the office space is great for a long term effect.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by GailTrahd View Post

      I do some of the same things like change work environment (away from the kids at Starbucks ), watch a motivational movie like "Rudy" or my new favorite passion is watching an episode of Shark Tank once in a while.

      But the thing I use to help me immediately is to play motivating and upbeat music and then I get up out of my chair and MOVE. Movement, music and getting the blood pumping helps in the immediate time while changing my environment at home or adding something to the office space is great for a long term effect.

      Nice, what music specifically? I play Rocky haha.

      btw...some people say I look like rocky...any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author danits
    Hi Kenster,

    I love the first two tactics you are using... very creative and interesting, I've never thought about trying them before, so I will

    The third tactic I'm using quite often, Mixergy is awesome and I also love Ted.com and Seth Godin's books.

    Thanks for the tips!

    Danit
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by danits View Post

      Hi Kenster,

      I love the first two tactics you are using... very creative and interesting, I've never thought about trying them before, so I will

      The third tactic I'm using quite often, Mixergy is awesome and I also love Ted.com and Seth Godin's books.

      Thanks for the tips!

      Danit


      Danit, awesome awesome!!! Glad you enjoyed it and great resources there...I love TED as well

      Any other things you do to get out of a slump?
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  • Profile picture of the author WorkWithMorgan
    Kenster, this is powerful stuff. I'm a big fan of your ideas! I love how you create these videos.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikehuff
      Hadn't heard of Mixergy, I'll check it out. When I'm in a slump I like to write down my goals and narrow them down to smaller, more actionable steps. Once I get started on them, the slump is over.

      Also, I come to the WF Mindset forum
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by mikehuff View Post

        Hadn't heard of Mixergy, I'll check it out. When I'm in a slump I like to write down my goals and narrow them down to smaller, more actionable steps. Once I get started on them, the slump is over.

        Also, I come to the WF Mindset forum

        Mixergy is an AWESOME AWESOME place Mike...check it out for sure.

        Lots of inspiring internet entrepreneur stories and advice
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  • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
    Very cool post. Ive noticed the same about moving your work environment. Same about urgency as well..

    I guess we are probably wired similar
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