It’s time to turn your focus to your core mission and not just your material results like bookings, positive responses to your projects, and nice tangibles like money itself. As necessary as those things are and as much as I want you to prioritize them, they can’t really serve as your constant motivation because they’ll often fail you in that capacity. Instead, your drive must come from a few internal forces that can keep you going no matter what.
“Intrinsic Motivation”: Def. Noun. Described as a motivation to engage in activities that enhance or maintain a person’s self-concept; When a person is motivated to do something because it either brings them pleasure, they think it is important, or they feel that what they are learning is significant
The Intrinsic Motivation Super Charger is a portable device you simply plug into the socket behind your right ear (what, you don’t have one of those?) when you feel your motivation waning. While revving you back up it implants information that reminds you that your core mission is larger than just your current results. Things like a lag in bookings, a poor response to the awesome mailer you just sent out, a half-filled audience or one lousy review will cease to have the once devastating effects associated with what can appear like failure on the surface.
How it Works: The IM Super Charger emits soothing vibrations to the amygdala that expands your personal vision to see yourself as more than just a harpist or a painter. You’ll discover you were born for other reasons (to inspire, to educate, to organize, to lead, to create, to comfort, etc) that will make pushing through slow periods much more worthwhile. For instance, you’ll begin to rate success not just on extrinsic factors like money or number of bookings, but your definition will begin to include things like how you impacted the audience you had whether big or small. The realization of your impact will push you to look for more ways to make the same or larger impact and will drive you to hunt down your real audience so success will be more likely in the future.
Why you need the Intrinsic Motivation Super Charger: Because without it, you will begin to uselessly compare yourselves to others who might do the same thing as you, but were not born with the same mission as you. Failure to get 100 concerts a year will blind you to the fact that maybe you’re supposed to be giving 30 concerts a year, writing books and running a chamber music festival in a town that could sorely use the infusion of culture.
Price: 3 easy payments of $100,000. Really, it’s priceless.
Alternative: Can’t afford the Intrinsic Motivation Super Charger right now? Then make a list of the reasons why you’re pursuing your passion and why you’re risking failure. We’re each born to do something and you have to buy into that to the extent that you can carve your purpose out of your passion and then turn it into profit. When I thought I was born to play the piano, my motivation would rise and fall based on progress solely related to that one thing. When I looked back over my life and saw the common thread of inspiration, information and entertainment running through my past it became easy to see that my old mission (to play a gazillion concerts) had been misaligned. I was tying my purpose to one activity- piano playing – instead of seeing the larger purpose which was to inspire others to pursue their passions even while I pursued my own. Suddenly, my motivation was coming in electrifying, steady surges because I could sense how important this new mission was, much more important than playing concerts every night.
Understanding your core mission instead of being jerked around by the success or failure of one activity is the way to maintain a sustainable level of intrinsic motivation.
Those who liked the Intrinsic Motivation Super Charger also bought the Power Purpose Analyzer and the Let My Real Life Begin Mini-Compass.