Motivation is Great - But It Can Also Be The Worst
Motivation is a great thing.
It keeps people going even when times are tough.
It inspires people and gives them that drive and enthusiasm that comes from a place of hope for a better future.
The way you view a current or past situation has a big effect on how life turns out.
Some people get beat down and come back stronger while others buckle under the pressure and develop the victim's mentality that will never get them anywhere.
So Ya... Motivation Can Be a Great Thing...
When you get a dose of some good motivation it's like nothing can stand in your way.
It's one of the greatest feelings ever--I'm sure we can all relate to that feeling of being able to take on the world at one point or another.
People will pay thousands for motivation. Thousands of dollars to change the way they think so that they can change their lives for the better.
This can be great--a positive mindset is what often separates winners from losers. Not all the time but it definitely has a profound effect on how one's life turns out.
Example: Let's say you are applying for your dream job and apply to 10 different places in your area that offer this dream position. You don't even get an interview at any of these places.
- Loser's Mindset - F*ck. I guess I'll never end up getting this job that I've wanted all my life. I guess it just isn't meant to be. I guess I'm just not meant for such a good life. I just have to suck it up and settle for something lesser.
- Winner Mindset:- That was only 10 applications. There are plenty of other opportunities and I'm going to apply until I can apply no more. I'm a beast. Nothing is going to stop me. So what if 10 places didn't give me a chance--their loss.
The outcome: The winner keeps pushing forward and lands the dream job on his 11th application. The person with the loser's mindset goes on to live a non-fulfilling and purposeless life--and lives with the mentality that good things just aren't meant for them.
This stuff happens all the time. We have all seen it--even if you've never thought about it.
So ya-- I would gladly cough up several thousand dollars for the chance to live with a winner's mindset if it meant living my dreams versus scrubbing toilets at a trucker's rest stop out in the middle of nowhere.
Of course there are external factors that play a big role in success--obviously it's going to be a lot more difficult for someone living in North Korea to live their dreams of being the next Mariah Carey than it is for someone living in the United States--but a positive mindset definitely does play a big part.
But It Can Also Be The Biggest Disappointment Ever
Motivation is great.
But it can also be the worst.
What I'm talking about here is motivation with bad intentions. And the point of me writing this post is because there is A LOT of bad motivation being spread when it comes to making money online.
Below is a typical blueprint for this as I've come across before. These will vary but follow somewhat of a similar outline...
The Bad Motivation Blueprint:
- It's been your mindset that has been holding you back! (good advice)
- The reason your not successful is because you of the way you think (good advice)
- Read this popular book about how to change the way you think to change your life (good book)
- Call your 'coach' - guy tells you all the success stories and how you are going to be the next (some much needed motivation)
- The process explained - how you are going to get there and make millions of dollars ('this makes so much sense-I'm going to kill it')
- Additional motivation - tomorrow is the big day-when the work really begins - when you claim your future ('lets do this!')
- It's time - Buy our program starting at $3,000 - $20,000 to get started
- For Those That Do Buy: Now promote this to others
The motivation is great--but it's all to slowly coax you into buying their incredibly expensive program.
The first 6 steps are all just to lube you up and get you ready.
They are seasoning you up. Getting you in the perfect mindset to buy their ridiculously expensive program.
Do they really care about your success--or do they just want to make as much money as possible off you by getting you to buy in and then sell to others.
High ticket programs are always like this.
They know they can't sell a $2,500 program to someone right from the start--so they supply people with the necessary amount of motivation to get them in the right mindset.
There is nothing wrong with warming up a potential customer--this is just good marketing--but these high ticket 'make money online' programs where most people seem to be selling the same high ticket program to the next gullible individual in line--this is what I have a problem with.
But anyways... I'm sure a lot of others out there know what types of programs I'm talking about and I'd love to hear some thoughts in the comments below...
By the way: This is one of the reasons I'm a big fan of Wealthy Affiliate--because they don't spread this kind of deceptive motivation.