Here are 5 Secrets of Highly Motivated People! If you are not a motivated person or you need help using your motivation to be more productive this podcast is for you! If you enjoy today’s podcast share it with a friend!
I constantly talk about how I partner in business and one of the things I look for is motivated people. People with energy. It doesn’t mean that they’re hyperactive like me, because I roll out of bed super hyperactive and I’ve always been very motivated by nature, but what I have found is that there are ways to stay highly motivated. Especially during these times we have right now, even I find myself with lower energy. Let me share with you the secrets of highly motivated people.
Manage Your Time and Our Energy
I have my highest energy probably between 6:00 AM. And 9:30 AM.
This is my most productive time. This is when I want to get in at least a short workout. I want to write. I want to do the most research. I would prefer to teach my podcast, then if I could. That’s my window of creativity. That’s my highest energy. Then my next window where I find that I have the most energy is typically between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. These are my highest energy windows.
After 7:00 PM at night, I have no energy. I don’t even like to go out to dinner and fancy dinners and stuff like that. I’m clearly turning into an old person, but that’s not my highest energy level, it just isn’t. If you want me at my best, let’s do lunch.
You need to manage your energy, not so much of your time. You’re going to find that your energy, the time that you had your best times-of-day to do stuff is going to be when you have energy and every one of us has a different window of time. My son is super energetic and creative from midnight to 3:00 AM. I would be worthless at that hour. Manage your energy, not so much your time. So this means that you need to know when you naturally have the most energy and this will be when you’re the most motivated.
Surround Yourself with High Energy, Motivated People
I talked at the beginning of my business partners. I want people around me to have energy. I don’t like slugs. We’ll interview people and I’ll watch them walk away or I’ll watch them walking into our building and I already know them. We’re not hiring them.
I call it the walrus thing. They just have no energy, no bounce in their step.
I try to surround myself with people that are motivated and do have energy.
I like with
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with
…And you’re around downers all the time they’re going to suck the energy right out of you!
Another way that I can stay highly motivated is I celebrate my successes. In the back of my journal, I have a “hall of fame” where I list my lifetime accomplishments and they give me energy. They let me know, hey, I can accomplish some pretty amazing stuff when I put my mind to it.
I want to create visual reminders of my success in my weight room. I have posters that I’ve had the print shop make and laminate all around my weight room, reminding me of doing events with Tony Robbins. I used to always write. I want to share the stage with those whose books I’ve read and having done events with people of that nature, John Gordon, and other types of people, it’s just amazing. And I have these visual reminders. I have visual reminders of extremely large checks I have received that.
I remember I used to write an amount that I would try to save in a year and then I started getting checks for that in lump sums. I have those laminated so I can see those.
Don’t Dwell on Failures
As I’ve said, failure is the speed bump on the way to success. Failure is the scar tissue that you get trying to succeed.
I have plenty of failures. If I sat here and started running them off it would be a long, long, podcast! I just don’t dwell on them. I always say, based on the information I had at the time, I made the very best decision I could. Once I realized that it was no longer a good decision I pivoted as fast as I could. I eliminated as much fall out as possible and I moved on. I extracted that event for as many things as I could possibly learn from it.
Have a Constant Source of Motivation
I always have a goal that I’m shooting for. I always have something that I’m working towards. That’s why I love start-ups. They give me energy. I’m working on two businesses right now.
One of them probably won’t exceed $200k and I’ll probably make $30k to $40k a year off of it. One is probably $10 million and above.
I know this is crazy, but they both excite me, and it’s not that dramatic of a difference between how each of them excites me. I love having something to look forward to. It keeps me motivated.
What I did is I shared with you the five secrets of highly motivated people and these are things that other highly successful people do.
Each of these is how I stay motivated and I want to share this with you, because during this virus, by gosh, you gotta have something look forward to.
First thing is that I don’t manage my time as much as I manage my energy. I know when I have the highest amounts of energy in a given day, and that’s when I schedule the things that I need to be the most productive and proactive at.
So, my mornings I do my writing, my research, and working out. And then in the afternoon, that’s typically when I schedule high-level meetings podcast interviews when I’m being interviewed.
Number two is, I surround myself with people that are motivated and high energy. It doesn’t mean all my friends are like a million miles a minute, because I don’t have anybody in my friendship group that’s as high energy as me, but they all are motivated in certain ways, they all have something going on in their life that really gets them excited to wake up and something that they’re working towards.
Number three is I celebrate my successes and I encourage you to celebrate your successes. I have visual reminders all around me. When I wrote that first book, I never thought I’d get through that. I’m working on my fourth book, and I come in my office every day, and I see those three so I know I can do it. I’ve done it once, I can do it again.
Number four is, I don’t dwell on failures. I have ’em, I move on, I write them down in the back of my journal and I write what I learned from it. I extract every piece of information I can and then I move on.
Number five is I always have a constant source of motivation in my life; something that I’m working towards. I always want to wake up with something to be excited about.