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How do you guys motivate yourselves to make money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by SebastianG, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. SebastianG

    SebastianG Junior Member

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    How do you do it? I've grown beyond the need of a motivation, I work out of inertia, out of hobby, out of the pleasure of labor. Because this is what I do, this is what I enjoy doing, this is how I escape, this is how I feel that I'm alive.

    But honestly, money doesn't motivate me at all, it just doesn't. I started making some money, got to the point of buying myself the things I wanted, fancy phone, fancy computer, wondering through malls looking at everything without walking away because it's too expensive. In the end, it didn't help much, it didn't make me any happier, in fact, it made me sadder. And even if I would make a lot more money, I still don't see how useful it would be to have them.

    In the end, it's just paper. I've noticed that people actually do worship money, they claim that money will help them, they look for money, they work for money, they think money will change their lives, they think money will make them happy, they have faith that money will do that.

    It makes me afraid to play the lottery because I might just be unlucky enough to win. I don't see the point of money if they aren't the result of the work I'm doing. I've read tons of articles about people winning the lottery and having their lives ruined because of that.

    Also, an interesting ted talk that I agree with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsihkFWDt3Y I think it's true, when you buy things for yourself, it's not that great, it goes away pretty fast and soon enough you don't really care about those things. But when you buy things for someone else, their happiness and joy makes you way happier and when other people buy things for you, it works the same. You look at those things and you remember who bought them and feel better.

    I know I made a lot of statements and written down a lot of opinions, right now, I don't motivate myself with money, I motivate myself because I believe that work is good.

    (P.S, I'm also a believing Christian, not a legalistic religious one, but the active faith kind, let's not discuss that here though)

    So, how do you motivate yourself and how do you feel like about money?
     
  2. erniedawg

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    Eat Ramen Noodles everyday! That's enough motivation for me.
     
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    Yeah when you look in your freezer all its in there is old meat from last year and ice cubes you'll get the motivatin real quick.
     
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    Me and you must be in the same boat..... oh another way to get motivated is if you stay in a rough neighborhood and you see people walking 15 deep because they are bored and hungry that's enough motivation to realize some how you need to make some money to leave the bums before they start attacking !
     
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    by making money
     
  6. SebastianG

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    I see, I see... I'm slowly starting to get a grip of what I should and what I shouldn't ask/post around here
     
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    The biggest motivator for me:

    I want to be my own boss. I've dreamed of running a business since I was 8, and it's never changed. I hate the real world, and the life-less suck it has on people. I don't want to be another person who works for the "man" and never goes above and beyond to reach for their dreams. In the real world, I can cap my salary at $100-200K, but online it's endless their is more potential than a regular job offers. If I want to make certain moves to make money, I can make them, I don't have to wait for someone else to "think about it". A business is only successful and grows if the highest paid person (boss/owner) wants it to. Too many business owners in the real world today, are comfortable where they are at. They don't want to explore new things, and I am a creative person I can't bottle that in.

    Need motivation? Watch this 8 second clip. This is my life.

     
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    Then why point it out? It's not relevant.

    You're right. Money doesn't buy happiness, but the things that you can get with money bring happiness. Now I'm not talking about materialistic things, but rather traveling and so on. So yes, money brings me happiness because It allows me to live the life I want.
     
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    I'd like to support my family, my dads been working a tough job. I've got a job atm but I'm not earning alot. Id like to make enough so that he can retire soon
     
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    I go to the bum area and look around. After handing out some food and clothes (maybe money) I then go to a crowded business area. I look at all the people who are slaves to money at their crappy jobs and then go home. I draw a few pictures, watch a few videos, and then decide what I want to do for the day. I look at all the stuff I have, then all the stuff I want, then all the things I can give people and begin to work. I work only as hard as I am motivated for that day. If I want a Rolls Royce, I try to make a money cash cow to go buy one. Although it seems weird, if you ignore all the BS people tell you, and that YOU convince yourself of, you'll perish. Start new products, market good products, help others, etc.

    If you can't motivate yourself, then why are you alive?
     
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    I remember being homeless and I also remember the buzz of smashing the shit out of my work.
     
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    - I look at my friends status updates online saying things like "I hate my boss", or "ughhh 3 more hours til I get off work"

    - I read success threads on BHW. Not to get their methods most of the time, but just to see how real IM success can be.

    - I remind myself of my little success. I look at my bank account (it isn't really a hell of a lot, but a lot of credit comes from IM endeavors (Paypal withdrawals, Direct Deposit, etc)

    - I'm always on a natural type of high off of life, so it doesn't take much to get me motivated and optimistic!
     
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    This! I'm doing an internship atm, though i don't hate it, i know for sure i don't want to do a 9-5 job till i'm old. What strikes me more is how all these people on the train etc. are just like staring in front of them, many clearly hating what they are doing. Thanks to BHW and my web design skill i'll be able to do part-time work and work as a self employed IM'er/web designer and earn more than a full time worker and have (for me) a much more fulfilling life.
     
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    A mortgage. A mortgage that I could afford when all things were good with the economy and life was swell; banks were borrowing and everything was rosy.

    But, at the same time why the fuck not. I spend half my time in front of a computer so may as well put it to some good use.
     
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    What motivates me is leaving the ''rat race'', Never having to get up and do a job i hate doing again, the thought of working around the world from my laptop with my girlfriend and seeing all the stuff iv always wanted to.

    Imagine being on a cruise ship raking in the bucks, while your friends on facebook are bitching about there day at work!

    Man thats the dream :D
     
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    ok, money making motivation is need and the oil is my capacity and capability....money is about to need and in my sense, none of waste....in which I am good and acording to my skill I like to earn money.....
     
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    I'll have some of your money if you don't want it.. haha.

    The thing that motivates me is that i grew up poor and have been poor my whole life.. Money itself never seemed important to me. Possibly that's why i never had much..I felt there were much more important things to do than earn money. But i am now in a situation where i need to have a decent income to continue doing the things that i really love. And that truly motivates me because nothing depresses me more than the thought of working a 9-5!
     
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