I Lost My Motivation, Now What? (FS056)

If you’re struggling to find motivation, listen to this episode—rich tips to get you out of the muddy waters and back into clarity, focus and direction.

In this conversation we address the second part of “Terry’s” question: how to re-find your motivation.

(We already answered the first part about romance/relationship tips for entrepreneurs.)

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Show Notes

Robert Downey Jr – Off Camera with Sam Jones An incredible interview.

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer “With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose.”

Canadian Lobsters:

“There’s a joke. An American fisherman and a Canadian fisherman each are standing there with a big pot of lobsters. The lobsters in the Canadian’s pot are all struggling to get out and the American says, ‘You better watch those, you’re gonna lose your lobsters there.’ And the Canadian doesn’t even look at the pot and says to him, ‘Don’t worry, they’re Canadian lobsters, their friends will pull them back down.’”

Shane Smith, CoFounder Vice

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action “Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question ‘Why?’”

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation “Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.”

This Not That, How to Choose What to Work On Right Now (FS053) “How could you know what is the MOST IMPORTANT thing to work on right now?”

Need Some Motivation Right Now? Read This IMMEDIATELY “If you’re in desperate need of some motivation, we’re going to fix that problem, right here, right now.”

Burnout, in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess. ~ Parker Palmer
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  • CommandYourBusiness

    Great…now you just lost your Canadian Mobster contingent…..

    • Chase Reeves


  • Darren MacDonald

    Love the Canadian lobster fisherman quote…funny because it is so true, especially here in the lobster capital of the country. (aka Nova Scotia)

    • Chase Reeves

      That’s perfect :)

  • Dan

    4 minutes on and still no value…

  • Whitney Hutten

    RDJ “live’s are saved by great drill instructors… and in you don’t have one you have to be your own.” love it!

  • http://kimanziconstable.com/ kimanzi constable

    Great episode guys. It’s hard sometimes to stay motivated when you’re not seeing the results you want. If you learn how and can push through that’s when the magic happens.

  • http://www.mynotetakingnerd.com/blog Lewis LaLanne – NoteTakingNerd

    Full Deluxe Value here just from being introduced to this Robert Downey Jr. interview. This guy has a great chemistry with him and twelve minutes in he’s already gotten some incredibly rich answers from Robert that probably wouldn’t come forth from someone interviewing him that he had no positive prior relationship with. Thank you! :)

  • Annie Teich

    Fascinating interview with Robert Downey Jr. So many takeaways there. Top 3 for me are: 1) make no excuses, 2) you have to know what to do when the sun isn’t shining, and 3) don’t invite cosmic justice. Basically, do your work thoroughly and be a good human being.

    • Chase Reeves

      I loved it too.

  • Tyler Shelton


    V E N D E T T A S S S!!


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