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10 Things Motivated People Hate



Most motivated people are seen as some of the most positive people in the world. And, the truth is we are. But we also have a side of us that wants nothing to do with anything that is going to slow us down, or stop us from being who we are capable of. We’re focused, determined and positive. We have high standards and there are certain things that are just unacceptable for motivated people.


Wasted time

Are you kidding me? Did I really just sit through this meeting or event that had no relevance to the work I do, or want do? You see time is THE THING you have on your side and you don’t want to waste any of it. You treat time like gold and hate when it’s thrown away, because you know you will never get it back. Of course we will all waste some time, but motivated people don’t stay there.

“I wasted time, and now time wastes me.” – William Shakespeare


Being around critics

Motivated people are doers. Doers understand just how difficult it is to do. The last thing motivated people want to is be around are people who don’t do, but talk badly about the people who do. Motivated people would much rather hear the criticisms from someone who has done, as opposed to someone looking to tear someone down.

“I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic.” – Leonard Bernstein


Being around unmotivated people

Motivated people realize their potential and what’s possible for them. At times motivated people can feel confused as to why others cannot see all the amazing potential they have within them. We are goal oriented and want to be around other likeminded people. We understand that who we spend our time with directly impacts our future and we want to make sure we are around other ambitious, purpose driven people. No offense unmotivated people, we don’t hate you, but we just can’t give you all of our time.

“People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals…that is…goals that do not inspire them.” Tony Robbins


Mindless TV

Not all TV is terrible for you, but most is. Documentaries, movies and shows that push your thinking, trigger deep emotions inspire creativity are amazing and useful. But watching hours of “reality TV”, will literally destroy your dreams, goals and priorities. We’ve all been there, stuck in front of the TV. We think it’s only been 20 minutes and then before you know it 3-4 hours has gone by. We hate that trap!

“Most people gaze neither into the past nor the future; they explore neither truth nor lies. They gaze at the television.” – Radiohead


Too many days off

While I was living in India, I went on vacation to Thailand for 3 weeks. We came back after two weeks…I missed my blog too much. We all love vacations, but when Seth Godin said “let’s design a life we don’t need to escape from”, he was right. Motivated people don’t want a break they want to build. They want to take the time, energy, blood, sweat and tears to build their dream lifestyle. A few days off in a row is amazing, but too many days… and we’re over it.

“A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.” -Morris Fishbein


Being told to slow down (even though we probably need to!)

Let us move fast. Let us fail fast. Let us move at the pace we believe is the best fit for right now. If we have to slow down, we will. But, we hate being told that. We think that other people that don’t have the same goals and vision as us, just don’t understand and can’t relate. We’re moving fast, just sit back and enjoy the show!

[Side note: No matter how motivated and driven you are, you always need rest to take care of your mind, body and spirit! ]

“Be quick, but don’t hurry.” John Wooden


Being told to think smaller

Another toxic concept for motivated people! We just can’t think small. It’s not in our DNA. We think big, think fast and then move on it. It’s the possibility of the dream coming true that excites us enough to take action, day in and day out.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela



Blend In

No, no, no, we can’t do that. Of course at some point in your life you feel the safety in blending in and going with the flow. But as our confidence and our motivation to succeed grow, so does our desire to stand out. We can’t find any reason to blend in and not shine. Motivated people believe that success is always within reach but we will never reach it if we stay with the crowd.

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then, you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein



We fear not having enough energy. We hate having low energy. Motivated people party late less (of course we still have fun!), knowing that the hangover really translates to a day lost, wasted away. We workout hard and work late, but we stay away from things that will drain our energy both physically and mentally.

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. –Victor Hugo




Good is the enemy to great. And, good is so dangerous because sometimes it can look like great. We don’t want to be average, we don’t want people to think we’re average and most importantly we don’t want to think of ourselves as average. And it’s more than a thought and feeling, we are willing to work for it. We strive to do the best we can in all areas of live and see average as our enemy. We don’t want to just be great in one area, like just finances, or only career or only in our relationships. We want the whole package to be great and we willing to put the work in to ensure that happens.

“Success and average have nothing to do with each other.” – Eric Thomas


Just so we are clear, motivated people are not hateful. We are just so committed and passionate to bringing out our best, every day we are alive. We don’t take this one life we’ve been given for granted and we want to be around other people who feel the same way.


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3 small steps that could make the biggest impact on your life



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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”Lao Tzu

Every day that passes by, there is someone who is living a life that does not fuel their passion or purpose. Each moment feels like they are just existing or living life by accident. This could be due to fear of change, or limiting beliefs within them that say “you’re not worthy” or “I don’t deserve to be successful”.

It could be a number of things. Believe it or not, I used to be this person. I was stuck in a 9-5 job, in a 7-year relationship that was emotionally draining, and I was 75 lbs. overweight.

Then came that ONE day that would forever change my life. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I looked at myself in the mirror and saw what I had become. I didn’t recognize myself. I immediately burst into tears. This was NOT the life I wanted to live. I had neglected the most important person in my world: ME. 

It was then that I had to make an important choice. I decided to take the first step towards creating the life I would often dream about. That very next day, I promised myself that I would do just one thing that made me feel more connected to the goals I wanted to accomplish.

Not two or three. Just one. It didn’t matter how small it was. The point was it was a small step in the RIGHT direction. This has led me to the level of success that I am at today.

Here are three small steps that will help you make that same important decision and transform your life.


3 Small Steps That Could Make a Big Impact In Your Life

1.) Have a heart to heart with yourself.

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Take time to get away from people, places, or things, and just spend some time with yourself. In order to truly make any step towards the success you desire, you must have a great sense of self-awareness.

What is it that you want to accomplish and why? What truly makes you happy? What are you passionate about? How will accomplishing this change your life? How would it make you feel?

Be completely honest with yourself, your thoughts, and your intentions. Having these questions in front of you will keep you from going around in circles. They will give you more clarity and vision that should help you determine which small steps you need to take.

As a result, instead of being frustrated or reluctant to leave your comfort zone, you will be more confident now that you have a plan in place.


2.) Do ONE thing everyday that is connected to your goals.

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Always remember that you don’t have to always make massive amounts of progress at one time. The important thing is that you are continuously moving in the right direction. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took consistent daily, focused action. Over time, it became one of the most celebrated cities on the planet.

We live in a world that is bombarded with messages of instant gratification. But the truth is, any level of success is the result of a daily routine of the right things done for a certain period of time. That time can vary from days, weeks, months, or even years.

However, throughout the journey, you can see that you are moving closer and closer towards your ultimate goals. Do not underestimate the power of small steps. You will find yourself accomplishing things you never thought possible (and sooner than you anticipated).


3.) Do not measure your level of success by comparing yourself to others.

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Success means something different for everyone. You must not become fixated on what media or entertainment portrays as successful. A fulfilling life is more than material possessions. Understand that you can only live the greatest life possible when you have defined what success is to you.

As you begin taking small steps and making progress, focus only on what your desired goals are. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted by what others are saying, doing, or what they believe success should look like. Too often, we get caught up in what society, current trends, and what the masses portray as “I’ve made it”.

This is your life. Only YOU can determine what accomplishment, achievement, and true success means to you. In fact, one of the reasons why you may be in the position you are in is because you designed your life based on the thoughts and opinions of others. This was my case years ago.



You deserve to be great. You have greatness within you. Sometimes, that can be clouded by limiting beliefs, adversity, or just the many circumstances in life. Think about everything that has happened in your life right up until the point you are reading this article.

I want you to know that everything that happened before NO LONGER MATTERS. What matters now is that today, you have the knowledge of who you are and where you want to go. The ability to change your life is within your grasp and your power.

Today, you have the chance to begin a journey that leads to some amazing and incredible years ahead. The best part about it is that you only need to take small steps in the right direction. So take action now – your dreams are waiting for you!

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Couple Entrepreneurs: How to Make It Happen With Your Partner



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Have you always dreamed of having success as an entrepreneur? Thoughts of working for yourself, doing things you’re passionate about, and not worrying about working for someone else may linger in your mind most of the time. If you’re married, there is a chance that your partner has some of the same goals, and that means the two of you could eventually become a pair of successful entrepreneurs who motivate one another, continually work hard, and reach all kinds of goals that will get you both further in life.


How to Make It Work


Although you may like the idea of becoming a successful entrepreneur while your partner does the same, it’s not uncommon to have some concerns about the situation. You may worry that you’re both going to take on too much and not have enough time for one another, but that isn’t always the case. It’s all about prioritizing work, setting a schedule, and being there to support one another through the ups and downs that will eventually occur.


Before working together to achieve goals, sit down and have a full conversation about the goals you’d like to achieve and the role you’ll each take on. Both of you will need to come to an agreement to keep work and the relationship separately while being respectful to one another. You can’t expect to have success with your partner if neither of you are respecting one another or collectively sharing ideas. You’ll need to focus on communication and compromising at times to make things work on a long-term basis.


Prime Examples of Successful Entrepreneur Couples


If you’re in need of motivation and encouragement because you’re not sure how to get your start in a specific industry with your partner, it may be best for you to learn a bit more about some of the successful entrepreneur couples out there. These couples work hard to achieve their goals and they support one another in various business ventures. They put forth the effort that is required of them to consistently achieve their goals.


Chris Sacca is a successful billionaire who once was fired from a job as a lawyer and then moved on to Google where had more opportunities to learn, invest, and become the success he is today. He is now the owner of a successful venture capital fund, known as Lowercase Capital. Although he’s had much success in his career, Chris Sacca’s wife, Crystal English Sacca, is a successful entrepreneur in her own right. She’s spent most of her career creating compelling and engaging commercials as well as digital advertisements for various companies. She’s worked for several of the most popular brands, including Sprint and HBO. In addition to these accomplishments, she works as an art director. While these two individuals aren’t doing the same things, they’re a married couple supporting one another while they each work hard to achieve their own personal goals.


In addition to Chris Sacca and his wife, Stewart and Lynda Resnick are another good example of a successful entrepreneur power couple. They currently have a net worth of 3.9 billion dollars. So, what is it that they’re selling? There is a good chance you’ve consumed at least one of the many products they own and distribute, such as Fiji Water or Halos oranges. The pair met when Lynda started her own ad agency and was assisting Stewart with a project for the business he was running at that time. Over time, they started working collectively together to invest and sell assorted products to the public, many of which are naturally good for human consumption.


Do What You Love and Respect One Another


There are plenty of entrepreneur couples out there. Some are just getting started while others have been in business for decades and continue to achieve a high level of success. Although you may be focused on figuring out your passion and what you want to do to get further in life while making a decent income, it’s important to understand that it’s possible for you to achieve the same level of success as some of these people who are earning millions of dollars each year. Most people don’t become a success overnight but figuring out what you want to do and how you’re going to make it happen is a great way to get started.


In addition to figuring out what you’d love to do for the rest of your life, you’ll need to remember to always respect your partner throughout the process. The thing about these successful couples is that they’re willing to provide support and guidance, they know how to communicate, and they believe in one another. If you don’t have respect, trust, and support in the relationship, it’s going to be difficult to have success as entrepreneurs together.


If you’ve always dreamed of running your own business with your partner by your side, it’s not a dream that is too farfetched. In fact, there are lots of successful couples that are working hard, reaching goals, and living the life they’ve always dreamed of having.

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