In today’s video I share with you the key to consistently tapping into motivation.
I’m going to keep this very short.
In order to perform a task and complete it, there must be a good enough reason to do so.
We either get rewarded for performing the task, or we get punished for not.
If the reward or punishment is great enough, it will definitely move us to completing the task.
However, after a certain point, rewards or punishments become limiting and no longer drive us.
We need something much more powerful to consistently keep moving towards our goals.
And the secret to this is to no longer “push forward” but rather “get pulled” by that very thing.
So here’s what I discuss:
Hope this was helpful!
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts?
Quazi. And in today’s video, we’re going to talk about how to eliminate procrastination from a context of motivation, understanding why your motivation is so fleeting and why you can’t get it, and why you can’t be productive and fall in love with the work that you’re doing. Understanding. This was probably the most important part of my journey as a business owner, because I saw that sometimes I would have to force myself to do things that I didn’t want to do. But other times I was super fulfilled, you know, doing things that maybe originally I couldn’t do it because of a simple perspective shift. So in this video, I’m going to share with you how you can attain that perspective shift. So you can start doing those hard things that you originally may not like, uh, but overall have a more fulfilling life and actually enjoy your business. And as a result, probably make more money from it. So stick around to the very end. I’ve got some real good stuff.
So before I begin this video, I want to quickly announce that I made a brand new bootcamp for you, a video series where you know, some of the best videos from the channel. So you can go down to the comments section and the pin comments and access that as well as our exclusive email list, where you’ll be able to see stuff and get access to this stuff that I can’t really share on the channel because of the platform limitations here. So without further delay, let’s, uh, let’s go right ahead and get started today. I want to talk about motivation and why it’s so fleeting and why you can’t, you don’t have any say in it, even though it’s happening within you. And I’ve always believed that any time an experience happens within us, we should have full say in when we want to experience it, not wait for some external trigger to trigger it within us.
Right? So that’s what my journey has been throughout this whole channel. And if you follow the channel, you know, that’s what I’m about. So let’s begin with the topic of procrastination, right? Why you put things off till the last minute or why you never do it now, procrastination simply happens because there’s no, there’s not a good enough reason to do something. And usually for most people, how we’ve been trained up until this point is a good enough reason means either I’m going to get in trouble. If I don’t do this, I have some deadline that I got to meet, or this is really fun to do. And I really want to do this. And I want the reward from this, which is making money. So if you have a good enough reason to do something, then you’ll do it. But all of those reasons that I described are what’s known as extrinsic motivation. Okay? So there’s two types of motivations. There’s extrinsic, motivation and intrinsic. And this is something that I discovered recently, but I’ve started to see it. You know, now that I look at it, I look back at my life, boys. This is this accurate. So extrinsic motivation explains why you seek external sources to trigger this feeling within you. So extrinsic motivation essentially is when you get a, an external rule award from external sources.
So you do something because you want to avoid punishment or avoid an unpleasant consequence, or you want to experience a pleasant consequence. So for example, an extrinsic reward could be, you know, are you tired? You know, make a new funnel for your business and you make more money, right? So you’re making this funnel to get the external reward, which is to make money, money, uh, make money, right? You do things that make you more money is an extrinsic motivation. Now, on the other hand, intrinsic motivations are things that you just get a joy out of doing right? So reward from internal reward from internal. So you do something because it makes you feel good. Just the activity itself, the behavior itself makes you feel good. For example, playing a sport, you don’t have to get a reward. You don’t have to get some sort of recognition from it or make some money from it.
You play it because you enjoy the sport. And if you look at the lives of the most successful athletes, they all do these sports because they enjoy because of their love for the game. Right? So Michael Jordan was interviewed in this one interview and he was asked, I think some mother of a teenage kid who wanted her son to be successful in basketball, asked Michael like, Michael, what would you advise? A 17 year old, trying to become the best in the world at basketball. And he said, fall in love with the game, which is literally an intrinsic reward and intrinsic motivation. So the fundamental difference between extrinsic and intrinsic is in the words themselves, extrinsic is an external reward. You get some external source of validation. You try to impress someone and then you get their approval or intrinsic is you just become a good person and do good things for people without expecting anything in return, because you like the act of doing good things, right?
It makes you feel a bit back. So, um, this helped me understand why I was procrastinating and why I put certain things off and worked on certain other things. So to give you an example, when I made like a funnel for the first time, like a business, a marketing funnel, right. I created everything and I was super excited doing it. And then I saw that it started to make me money and I started to get extrinsic rewards from it. And then the time when it didn’t make me money anymore came around and I had to make a new funnel. I was like, oh, I don’t want to do this again. So receiving an extrinsic
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Get intrinsic joy from can actually be detrimental to you, right? So you get lost in to grab these extrinsic rewards. And when they’re not there, you don’t want to do the task anymore. Right. I don’t know why this happens, but for some reason, whenever you get some external reward for something that was already fulfilling you internally, um, it can oftentimes if it’s heavily done, it can oftentimes deter you from doing that task. I hope that makes sense. So, uh, that happened with the funnel that happened with when I was creating the program, you know, when I made the reality Marshall program at first, I was super excited. I just got into flow state. I was super focused. You know, I would be able to work 10, 12 hours a day effortlessly with ease because I was just working on creating something. And I love to do that.
But when I, when time came around to recreate it, because I saw people were getting so many, you know, such great results from it, I was like, oh, I don’t really want to redo this. It’s already good. And why should I redo this? If it’s not broken, even though I know, I knew that, you know, I could improve a lot of things with the kind of, with the knowledge that I’ve gained. Um, and within the past two, three years. Right? So that’s how it happened to me. And now I’m going to show you how I overcame it.
So here, uh, the two keys to overcoming it and being able to access intrinsic motivation. Okay. Whenever you want. So, number one, what I want to you don’t understand is that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations have their place, right? So number one, whenever you begin tasks, you want to sell yourself on the promise of the extrinsic motivation, which is pretty easy to do promise of reward, uh, with the promise, not of extrinsic motivation, but of reward. So this is extrinsic, right? So for example, let’s say you want to quit your job and start a business. You want to be sold on the idea that starting a business is good, right? It’ll give you more freedom. It will, you know, make, you potentially make, have no cap on your salary, on your income. And, you know, you might be able to do the things that you’ve always wanted to do because of the time and the financial freedom, right?
So that’s how you get started with the tusk. You sell yourself on the promise, on the promise of the rewards. Like this is possible. There is potential of this happening, and this inspires you to actually get started. But the problem is when people get started, they can’t continue because they don’t find that source of joy. They keep getting these cognitive dissonances. They’re like, oh, I know I need to sell, but I feel so sleazy selling. How do you balance that? Well, this is when number two comes in, when you perform the tasks, give yourself a mental reward. So I’m hyper simplifying this. There’s obviously much more to this, which is what I discuss our program. And obviously for the scope of this video, I can’t go that detailed. But in a nutshell, when you’re doing a task, give yourself some mental reward for it. And this is what helped me out.
So to give you an example, whenever I, when I approached making the second version of the program, you know, as I approached it at the start, I was massively procrastinating on it because I was constantly overthinking little details. And I was like, oh, is this good? Or is this bad? I was like, oh, I don’t want to do this every single morning when I came in, I was like, oh, I don’t really want to do this. And I, so I would just keep putting it off and just doing the unnecessary. But what I realized was once I got into it, I just had to get into it. And once I got into it and I stopped overthinking, I just freely did it, you know, without judgment, just like put it on the page and just wrote drunk, edited, sober mentality. And I started to reward myself for every single milestone that I completed.
Then I felt more energized because guess what’s happening here. When you give yourself a mentor reward, this reward is coming right internally, right? You are rewarding yourself by recognizing your accomplishments. You are rewarding yourself by recognizing and leveling up. I actually made another video on this, teaching you how to master getting intrinsic rewards. If you click some little IRP, I’ll even put in the description below. Um, but there’s essentially four ways and why video games are so good at this and helping us feel intrinsically motivated, even though, you know, we’re not entirely relying on points, uh, badges and leaderboards, right? So when you’re performing the tasks, simply give yourself a mental reward. And what this will do is allow you to get engaged and fall in love with the process of doing it. So when I first started, I remember this is what happened to me whenever I would complete a module or something or a slide or something, I would just mentally feel accomplished.
And it would make me feel good. And when I was getting this from internally, what do you think happened? Okay. Kept doing more and more of that. I kept doing more and more of that task. Yeah. Instead of getting some external reward like, oh, you know, maybe a client gets a great result from it, which is also very, very motivating. But the problem is you can’t see the direct results of it when you’re in development mode, right. That takes some time to happen. But in the meantime, you still have to get yourself motivated to do it. And that’s how you do it. That’s how you access it. This is the secret, giving yourself mental rewards and just realizing, realizing that, wait a second, I did this, I completed this. So just think about it that way. Like when you tidy your room with something, you feel accomplished, you know, you feel like you’ve done something productive, you feel good, you feel productive.
And when you feel productive, you can manipulate your own, um, physiology or your own psyche to be able to give yourself, to be able to unlock these rewards without getting money or anything. Because think about it. The external rewards are always short-lived you get some money? You’re like, oh, what’s next? How can I get more money? I just got a hit. It’s kind of like taking a hit of a drug. It just wears off very quickly. Right. So would that, uh, conclude this video? I hope this was helpful. Uh, let’s do a quick recap of what we talked about today. We talked about motivation, why you procrastinate the real reason behind procrastination and the two types of motivations that, that are actually needed and how to use what we began with, why one procrastinates and it’s because there’s no good enough reason to do something.
You don’t have a good enough reason to make more money. Right? So a lot of people, a lot of the clients that we work with get to a certain point in their businesses and they get stuck. They can’t work anymore. And we had this one guy who was making around 60, 70 grand a month. And he couldn’t even get himself to do simple administrative tasks because he had such an internal conflict. He was like, oh, I don’t really want to do this. You know, this is an excite me anymore. I’m making enough money already. Why not just stop here right in, he was like 19 or 18 years old. And he came into the program. We showed him how to tap into psychology. And he started to get into flow state. And he went from doing 80 grand a month. And I think within six, seven months now he’s doing around 200 grand a month in his business.
And he’s enjoying life in the process, right. He eliminated that internal conflict, that cognitive dissonance and fighting against himself. And now he sees this as an intrinsically motivating task. So we talked about the two types of motivations as well. Extrinsic, when you get reward from the external and that an example of that, a great example of that is making money. You know, you do something, you make money, you do something, you get a reward, an external reward, and that reward makes you feel high, not the doing itself. Okay. The intrinsic is when you get rewarded from the activity itself without getting anything from the activity, play golf, you play a sport, you enjoy the sport itself. And this makes you internally joyful. You’ll give yourself that reward. And the example I gave you was when I built that funnel for the first time, when I did that marketing for the first time, it was good.
I enjoyed the act of doing it. And then I started making money from it. So when you get extrinsically rewarded for something you already intrinsically enjoy, it kind of can sometimes ruin that experience. It can ruin you for future intrinsically motivating tasks. So then when time came for me to make another funnel, because this one wasn’t making enough money, I couldn’t do it because I didn’t want to do it at least, uh, because I was already getting extrinsic rewards from it. It’s like, I don’t want to make this for more money. Like money doesn’t motivate me anymore. Doing something that I love motivates me. So I had to re perspectivize it. What would I enjoy making? What would be fun for me to make? Just like when I make these videos, you know, I’ve made over like 400 of them now, and you might be wondering why on you bored of it? Like, aren’t you kind of sick of it. And sometimes when I think about it like that, like, oh, what am I getting from it for 100 videos? Am I going to keep doing it forever? It does make me like, get kind of sick of it. But when I think about how I’m making these, these videos, the different styles of different things, I experiment on every single video. Now the activity itself gives me motivation.
And let’s talk about the two keys to help you do that. Key. Number one, you begin with tasks with the promise of reward, you know, you begin for me making everything. Every single video could be a potential source of revenue, right? So I begin that task, oh, wait, this could be good. And when you perform the task, I give myself mental pat on the back, like, Hey, I accomplished this again. Another thing you could do apart from mental rewards is experiment and find new ways to make stuff fun. And that’s why I attached the other video for you in the description section. If you check that out, it’ll help you out for sure. Uh, but with that, I conclude this video. Thank you so much for watching. Leave me a comment, letting me know what you thought of this. If this was actually helpful. If you have any questions, if you have any suggestions for future videos, I’m always curious to know what you guys think.
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