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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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“Struggling to find motivation? Listen to this episode and get back to your why.”


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”


The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business

Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.

One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide.

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