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June 14, 2010

What Motivates You?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself lately.  Why am I doing the things I’m doing?  Is it purely by rote?  I’ve begun to realize that motivation is a very important aspect of anything we put out in the world.  We all know that we need to have money to survive, but what do you do to make that money?  How do you feel about what you do for money?  Does it empower you? 

This feels like Twenty Questions, but it’s worth thinking about.  It’s one thing when you go to work for a paycheck, but what about when you are working for yourself?  Do you just sell or do or say things because you think those are the things people want to hear about or buy?  That could just be leading you into self-sabotage.  You can’t be everything for everybody, so the least you can do is be true to yourself and your needs. 

I read something today that I believe bears repeating.  It was that all websites should be useful.  What exactly does that mean?  I believe it means that you shouldn’t just have a website to tell people every single thing you can do for them.  You need to consider others before yourself. 

It all comes down to our beliefs about ourselves.  Do you believe that you are worthy?  Do you believe that whatever product or service you are selling will provide value to your clients?  Or are you only out to make a buck at whatever cost?  If that is the case, it will not work.  You may become frustrated and wonder why things aren’t picking up for you financially.  You might ask:  Where’s the abundance I’ve heard so much about? 

The answer is that abundance is all around you.  You should give because you want to, not because you think that someone will give you something of equal or greater value in return.  They may not give you anything in return, but if you are feeling guided to give, do it.  Hesitation will not get you where you want to go.  You need to remain open to everything in all of creation.  You can give in one place and receive from somewhere else.  There is no law that says that everything needs to be an equal exchange.  Don’t be hard on yourself if you feel like you’re giving and not receiving.  And this doesn’t apply to relationships in which one person gives their all and the other gives nothing.  That implies a certain disrespect.  Here, I am talking more in terms of money and financial abundance. 

Let Love motivate you.  Don’t be guided by competition.  Do you even know who your competition is?  Probably not who you think it is.  If everything you do is guided by love, there is no miscalculation.  Try to help others.  Provide a useful product or service.  Base this on what will most help others, and in turn, you will help yourself.  You will feel better about yourself in all aspects of your life.

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