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NOTABLE! Finding motivation when you have a 9-5

Discussion in 'General Entrepreneur Discussion' started by businessbaybee, Jul 18, 2017.

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    I usually woke up a few hours early before work to work on my own projects. In all honesty, why would i give my best most productive hours to some job when there isn't much incentive for me to do so?
     
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    Just out of curiosity, if not on business, what are you guys spending your time on after work?

    If you are doing things like; partying with your friends, not eating right, not working out, and watching TV, no wonder you can't find the motivation.

    Your patterns and beliefs must be congruent with your goals. (@Kung Fu Steve cough cough...)

    Someone on the forum once said that if you hold the patterns and beliefs of an employee, that is the highest you will be able to achieve. Why do you think those "Top ten lists of what successful people" do are so popular?

    Conversely, someone can also have the patterns and beliefs of a $1 Million income potential. In this case they will not be able to exceed that income until they adopt a $10 Million belief system.

    I still have a full time job, but for me it is not even a question what to do after work. My passion to leave is so strong that it isn't something I think about, I just do it.
     
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    I'm with you Greg. Even though I know the company I work for is doing important work and I like many of the people there, I know I cannot stay there. Every free minute of my time is spent on either my wife or our transition to the fast lane. She's onboard with the transition making it much easier.
     
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    What time do you start work?
     
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    Usually around 4pm. So I still have most of the day.
     
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    Did anyone read the book "The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph"?

    I am about to read it, it is written by Ryan Holiday... Just the title blows my mind! Lol
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    Know your Behaviour Traps.

    In my case it wouldn't make any sense sleeping for 1 hour or less after my 8 hours of work slavery. When I'm doing this I need afterwards 2 hours and more to be ready working on my business. So I tried to find other options after entering my home to not going to sleep.

    You can learn and lose your behavioural attitude in a small amount of time. Like a few weeks.

    Know your own WHY

    I see so many advices about motivation and willpower which are in my opinion marketing tools to sell you the new ebook or course. Or whatever.

    Building your own business only on motivation means always be confronted with "Should I give up?"

    If you really understand your own truly WHY. You don't need any motivation or willpower. Working on your own business will be like brushing your teeths. A natural process without any cost of willpower. You keep naturally going in the flow.

    The only question you will be asking: How can I invest more resources into my business? Also time.

    Calculate your Living Cost

    Have your ever calculated how much money do you really need for the basic life? I mean the real basic life. Without living on the street or being hungry? Or without travelling 5 times a year to fancy places?

    I was surprised that I don't need much to pay all my bills and for the little lifestyle I have. So I'm going reducing in my next step the weekly work hours and invest more time in my own business. In myself.

    I know. Every minute I invest in my work process brings me at step further into my freedom. Out of this crazy system of self exploitation and low life expectations.

    I want to live.

    And not getting after 45 years of work in the same company a box of chocolate and a sweaty handshake.

    Everybody deserves more than that. Right?

    How much value do you give your own life? I hope the most.

    Schönen Tag,
    Einfamilienhaus
     
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    Awesome advice @JAJT, thank you so much for sharing!

    You inspired me to think differently and take action on a new time system. Much appreciated. Rep+

    Wanted to add a little value -
    For those of you struggling to be assertive in the morning, here’s a quick and effective technique —


    View: https://youtu.be/gru7BLqiC0c


    Also, for those of you who have trouble falling asleep, drinking chamomile tea 30 - 60 minutes before bed works great
     
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    This is something I have struggled with. It is even worse when you hate your day job, it just drains you when you spend 9 hours away from home for something you have no passion or even like of.

    What helped me is making a list the night before of the things I want to accomplish after work. When I did that I was too ambitious and it will cause disappointment. I was more realistic so I would make a list of two smaller things and one large thing to accomplish before I went to bed.

    I know some people get up earlier to do the work but I am a night owl and can rarely go to sleep before midnight so I would use the night time to accomplish what I needed. I am often most awake and productive from 9 to 11 pm which is the opposite of most people.
     

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