How The Motivator Got Motivated
Like many people out there today, I was one of those unmotivated, directionless people walking around in a comatose state, mumbling, “I hate my job; I don’t want to do this anymore. But what else could I possibly do? This is the only thing I know, and besides, they pay me well, so I might as well stay!” Whoa, talk about commitment! “They pay me well, so I might as well stay!” How would you like to have someone like that working for you?
By the time you finish this DVD, you will walk away with the beginnings of your own, personal 5 year plan for your life, career or business!
It was 1983. I had spent almost 10 years working in the garment center in New York City and I hated it! But instead of constantly whining that I was stuck and “what else could I do,” I had a revelation. I said to myself, “Hey, putz, it’s not that there’s nothing else you can do—there’s always something else you can do. It’s just that you’re too lazy to get off your big fat ass to figure out what it is.” So that’s what I did. I got off my big fat ass (it’s much smaller now), went to see a career counselor, was put through my first ever goal setting session, and within months had the career I wanted along with a job that I created! I was head of sales and marketing for a small training and consulting firm in New York City.
After two years on that job I decided I wanted to be in my own business. I went back to my goal setting skills (which were now even sharper, since I went to every goal setting and training seminar that I sold) to write a plan for my new business. I started my business in March 1986 and I’m still out there going strong.
Probably the biggest change I ever made was in 1997 when my wife, children, and I relocated from New York City (where we had lived our entire lives) to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Every time I tell people that, they always say the same thing: “Wow, that’s a big change!” I know, that’s why we did it. If I wanted a small change, I would have moved to the east side.
But, as with any other big change in my life, I didn’t just wake up one day and say to my wife, “We gotta get the hell out of here, so let’s throw a dart into the map of the United States and wherever it hits, that’s where we go.”
We started discussing this three years before we left, and after asking the inevitable question, “Where do we go?” we took our goal setting and planning skills and formulated criteria and a profile of what we felt would be the perfect place for our family.
After narrowing it down and coming up with Chapel Hill, we then visited it so many times we knew every inch of the place. It was only then that we knew it would be the perfect place for us, and it has been.
Having a clearly defined written goal and plan will motivate and energize you to go out and achieve anything you really want in your life, career, or business. I’m always amazed at how easy it’s been for me to get whatever I want, once I bother to figure out what is; and that’s what I want to do for you in my new DVD, Goal Setting Techniques that Work.