There have been two very distinct moments in my life where I was brutally reminded that money is not my motivator.
When I worked as an Art Auctioneer on Cruise Ships, there were years where we made “stupid” money. The type of money that allows you to spend 1,000 Euros on dinner without blinking.
And I’ll never forget one day walking down a long corridor to the auction room, all dolled up to the nine’s, jewelry dripping from everywhere, hair and makeup perfect, looking as if I had it all together …
… but inside feeling as if I was falling apart.
I swear that each foot felt as if it were encased in concrete boots.
And I asked myself, on that long walk down the corridor …
“Why am I so MISERABLE???”
I was literally empty inside.
Answer: Because I was serving no-one but myself.
In Empower Network, when we first started out, I believed that when we hit a “MAGIC” milestone in earnings, I would “FEEL” a certain way.
I remember watching our back office like a hawk, just waiting for the moment when I would see a certain number appear.
And I’ll never forget the incredible disappointment I felt …
… when I felt …
Making that magic number meant nothing.
Because money is not the motivator.
We all get into this industry to make money, yes, I’m not discounting that for one minute.
But when making money is the only motivator …
… guess what?
You’re going to feel empty inside.
Because you’re serving no-one but yourself.
You wanna know what gets me PUMPED?
Getting PM’s from people who say things like …
… “because of your hangout last week I’m making a commitment to change my life”
And finding out that someone who is a complete introvert has decided to make videos for the first time in his life!
And hearing the sheer thrill of a brand new person making their first $7 online.
THAT’S WHAT GETS ME PUMPED!!!
So I just want to close on this note ...if you choose to be in this business to genuinely serve others, your cup will runneth over with abundance.
And I’m not talking financial abundance.
That will come as a natural bi-product of serving.
I’m talking of something so much deeper.
I’m talking about a deep sense of purpose that what you’re doing MATTERS.
I hope this post brings you some sort of clarity.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject in the comments below.
HUGS & LOVE,