So how the heck do you stay motivated in this market?
Yesterday I was in the Beacon Executive Suites Dropping off a
check to the Boys and Girls Club of the Money we raised from
the holiday party (thank you everyone) and I ran into some
folks that were working on building a multi level marketing
company. As most of you know, I fully believe in these
companies being an engine for passive income if the product is
good. They were asking me how I always stayed motivated. They
seemed to really like and appreciate what I told them so I
thought it would be worthwhile to share with you all.

“Those who say it cannot be done are usually interrupted by
those doing it”
– James Arthur Baldwin

Isn’t that a wonderful quote? All throughout my life people have been
telling me I could not do something or wanting me to come down from
my beliefs and agree with them how hard it is to do something or bad
things are and I have just refused. In real estate, if someone told me
no way to my offer, I would say no problem and move on, knowing that I
didn’t need that deal. Know that in business whatever project or client you are working on is not something you NEED. For example my friends in Network Marketing hear about a 7 to 1 no to yes ratio if they are decent. The good ones know it is just a numbers game and continue to stay motivated and plug away at getting the RIGHT people. The ones that will never ever make it in that type of business go home and cry to Mama after the 4th or 5th no.

Whatever you lack in skill, make up for in numbers
Staying motivated has nothing to do with anything on the outside of your mind and everything to do with the real estate between your ears. If you believe in your product, which is YOURSELF, then you know that if you stay upbeat, positive and moving toward (versus away) from your goals then you will succeed, period.

“There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

That quote is so true and tells us that if we can envision a goal or dream, just by the ability to envision it means we can accomplish it! I find it much easier to stay motivated when I know I am working toward something I want to accomplish. When you take the time to write down your goals and write them down everyday, throughout your day just think to yourself if what you are doing, thinking, or listening to is moving you toward your goals or not. If it is not then either accept it and recognize it or stop doing it and do something that will move you forward! This does not mean eliminate time with family or time doing the things you love to do because when you do the things you love to do, you are in harmony and good things will be attracted to you.

“Don’t wish for things to be easier, wish for you to be better”
– Jim Rohn

A couple years ago I bought plane tickets, hotel accommodations and spent $750 to attend a course in San Francisco called photo reading. I figured that I had become too busy to read as much as I used to, so, learning how to read faster made sense to me! This really helped me a lot and I can whip through books a lot faster now than I used to but this is the type of thinking you may consider to stay motivated and get ahead in this market. There are several programs out there that I have seen to increase your reading speed, one I just saw that looks pretty interesting is this one, and it concentrates on some of the same principles that my course did (but for much cheaper)

I envision that 2009 will be 2-3 times better than any year I have ever had and not just financially. I feel that I have the greatest friends I have ever had, awesome business people around me and a great relationship with my family. I hope that you are able to say the same and if not, hope you put steps in place to reach toward your goals and above all else….Smile!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and in the immortal words of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “I’ll make it to the Moon if I have to crawl”!