Episode #23 - How Are You Not Motivated?

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I want to talk to you today about a topic that’s really important, the topic of motivation. I often get messages from people who want to create an Amazon business but they say they don’t know how to get the motivation to take consistent action and learn new skills. The question I have for you is, “How are you not motivated?” How are you not motivated to get your Amazon business moving?


I’m always shocked when people tell me that they aren’t motivated. If you’re happy with your life with where you are right now the truth is that you’re lying to yourself. Motivation doesn’t come from the question on whether you have enough energy or if you’re the right type of person who has drive, the question you need to ask is, “Am I really being honest with myself?”


People need to hear this even if they get offended by it. I’m here to help breakthrough the limitations you’ve placed on yourself. There are two things that create drive in your life, pain and pleasure.


No matter where you are in life and if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll realize you’re suffering from quite a lot of pain. Life isn’t all roses and bad things will happen. Everybody throughout their life will experience pain. You can use the pain you experience to push you forward. Besides pain, you can use pleasure to move you forward.


"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, your life controls you," - Tony Robbins


I want you to create a list of all the things that are causing you pain in your life. Are your finances out of whack? How’s your health doing? Do you have a job you hate? Are you surrounded by people who are uninspiring? You will realize that pain gives you energy. Thinking about what sucks in your life will fire you up. What most people do is take their pain and put it towards doing unproductive stuff.


In the early stages of my Amazon business, I had no money, no resources, no experience, or even an idea on how to build an Amazon business. I was experiencing a lot of pain. Before building my Amazon business, I had also experienced pain with what I was doing beforehand. What I did was created a folder on my desktop title, ‘Alternative.’ Anytime I found myself unmotivated, I would click on the folder and look at all the photos of what my life would be like if I didn’t make the business work.


When you create your folder, put pictures you never want to see. This could be your old job, making minimum wage, health consequences, lifestyle consequences, type of people you don’t want to be around, anything that causes you pain, I would put it inside the folder. That created energy for me to direct into my business and used that to get away from that pain.


I want you to remember that your life could be much worse. Almost two-thirds of the planet lives on less than $2 per day. No matter how much suffering you encounter, you are privileged if you live in the Western World. At this point, you shouldn’t feel sorry for yourself but have enough pain to help you drive forward but the pain should never stop you from moving forward.


What do you want to move towards in your life? How would it feel to have less stress? Having more financial freedom? Being able to have more adventures and fun in your life? If you can couple the energy of pain with the energy of pleasure, you will create an unstoppable drive for you to go out there and hit your goals.


You will realize learning a new skill will be effortless. When you stop lying to yourself and realize the pain you’ll encounter if you don’t succeed and the pleasure you’ll get if you succeed, becoming successful is actually pretty easy. Suddenly, putting an hour of work into your business each day will seem effortless. Everything will become clear in your life when you realize what you do and don’t want. The next you find yourself feeling unmotivated, do the exercises mentioned above and get as clear as you can with yourself!


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Oliver Denyer About Ollie

Ollie is an ecommerce and lifestyle business enthusiast.
He's sold tens of thousands of products he's never had to touch, pack or ship himself.
A persistent disdain towards feeling like he's in a "job" has inspired him to create businesses that are FUN to run.
This means leveraging big companies to ship products, outsourcing laborious tasks to a team of VA's and running everything from a laptop.
He's passionate about sharing his knowledge with the world and helping people find more freedom through business.

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