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Business Motivation for the Entrepreneur: What Drives You to Succeed and Build Wealth in Your Life?

Jul 23, 2008
Motivation as an entrepreneur can mean many things to different people and changes dramatically from case to case. Everyone has a driving force or something they're trying to get to or get more of. For some, it's more money, time, or to travel. For others, it can be power, freedom, or love. Often times, it's a combination of things, but what's most important is that you come to realize what it is that you most want in life and remind yourself of that thing constantly. Eat, sleep, and breathe that idea of what you'll achieve once you reach that end goal and don't ever forget it. If you want that brand new car or vehicle, print out a picture of it and put it in places you'll see all day every day. Put them up in the bathroom and next to your computer monitor or on the fridge. Glance at them as much as possible and really visualize yourself achieving that goal and feeling how you will once you attain it.

If money is your primary motivation, there must be something underlying that you actually wish to use with it. The idea of having money alone isn't enough to really zero-in on what it is that you want. Take the time to reflect on what you would do if money wasn't even an issue and you always had a constant stream of it coming in that was enough to live extremely comfortably. Is there a material possession that you've always wanted like a car, boat, or house? If so, make sure you take those pictures I spoke of earlier and plaster them all over the place. Imagine yourself at the wheel or living in that luxurious home and really concentrate on the sights, sounds, and smells that would come along with having them. If it's freedom, then think of how nice it would be to work hard for no one but you and how everything you do will directly affect your bottom dollar and not someone else. All of your success will come from you and you only, so feel how much of an accomplishment that will be. If travel is your motivator, lookup information about all the beautiful destinations of the world that you'll soon be visiting. The options are endless really, so aim big and don't ever look back.

Let me share what drives me so you can gain an understanding of who I am as a person. My motivators are to achieve great financial wealth so that I don't ever have to worry about how I'm going to pay bills each and every month or to be so in debt that I'm constantly stressed out and doing who knows what harm to my mind and body. Along with this comes the feeling of being fully on my own and not having to answer to anyone for anything. I've been under the scrutiny of so many managers and bosses over the years that never seemed to really understand the motivations behind working life and how employees should be treated and dealt with. I don't ever want to experience that again. Nor do I wish to sit in traffic for hours each day as I smell exhaust fumes and watch as impatient drivers cut each other off and express their road rage. I will always work hard, but on my own terms and for me - that's it.

It will be different for everyone, but you have to keep those motivations near and dear to your heart and never ever let them go. Believe that you've already gotten them and act accordingly and before you know it, they'll become a reality.
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