One of the emails I received today was rather troubling. Over the years of working with people, I get emails like this in this season more than ever. Today in our series on how to keep your business system moving forward, we must stop and talk about keeping ourselves motivated through it all.
This time of year can be very difficult for those who deal with depression; the holidays just seem to bring that out. It’s hard to think of your problems in life and listen as someone you meet at a holiday party tells you how great their life is going.
One of the things that has been so important in building my system of success was the motivation industry. When I was down and out I had to force myself to read books that I had not read before. I had to find events where I could hear something that was not the same old, same old.
Last week, we focused on the subject of the self-help cycle and how people can get into a same old-same old rut, jumping from program to program just looking for another feel good high. Self-help is not something that should be searched for as a high; you should not be looking for something to make you feel good.
The motivation industry was something that had to be used for growth — a mirror, if you will, to read things like this then look at life and find out those things that need to be fixed. You can call it self-help or self-improvement. I used that kind of motivation to help myself become the success that I wanted to be. I used them to identify improvements that I needed to make.
When I think back to my life in 2005 and 2006, it was not the easiest of times. Over the past 12 years of my life I have dealt with depression; I have been at the place where I did not want to get up and face my day. That is an experience so many will have this holiday season.
So I had to build a system to make Tim successful. I did it using the music I listened to, the movies I watched, the motivational materials I read and the programs I put myself through.
You see, just listening to music and watching the movies without the motivation could send you to a place of depression. It was the motivational programs that helped me seek out the building of my system. But so many who never grow will only read the first few parts of a book, or only attend those free or low price events.
The more you grow the more you are going to have to invest in growth. When the time comes that you no longer grow from them, it’s time to take it to the next level, as my friend Bob from Next Level Live would say.
We are at only number four of the five things this week that helped me create my Rocker Life Coach success system. Have you noticed anything about them thus far? They all start with the letter M. Tomorrow we have one more part to this system and, yes, it will start with an M. Any ideas what it will be? Come back tomorrow and get the final M in the system.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready to do what it takes to become the RockStar in your world?