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  • 1.E ntrepreneuring F or C hrist Class Presents: Exposing Motivational Myths By Skip Elmore


  • T oday you are you;that is Truer than True .T here is no one alivewho is Youer than You !

3. Why do we do the things we do?

  • What currently motivates you the most :
  • Is itsurvival ?
  • Is itself image ?
  • Is it passionate purpose ?
  • Are you driven more by:
  • N eeds ?
  • I nfluence from others ?
  • Personal inspiration ?

4. Motivation Observations

  • Being motivated by survival needs is not destructiveif it does not become a lifetime focus without a purpose driven vision.
  • Are the motivations we just discussed,survival ,self-imageandpurposeall essential for a well balanced life?
  • Have any of your motivational desires changedas a result ofEFCclass teaching?
  • Be sure your emotions are not the controlling factor while making motivational choices.

5. Emotionally Driven Solutions to solve image driven motives

  • 14 of the most expensive collectable ever sold; yes its true
  • A bottle of Bordeaux wine $304,375
  • Action Comic book #1 $1,500,000
  • American Flag Custers last stand $2,200,000
  • John Lennons Rolls Royce$2,300,000
  • 1855 Sweden postage stamp $2,300,000
  • Guitar with 19 Rock Star signatures$2,800,000
  • William Shakespeare's signature $3,000,000
  • Mark McGuires 70 thHR base ball $3,000,000
  • Photo - display shelves, 99 cent store $3,300,000
  • Gold coin, 1933 Double Eagle $7,600,000
  • Book, Birds of America Art$11,400,000
  • 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO $17,200,000
  • 24.7 Carat Diamond $45,600,000
  • Now - Jackson Pollocks Painting $140,000,000 Want to see it ?

6. Jackson Pollock - contemporary art $140,000,000 WHY??? 7. And now our feature presentation:

  • Exposing 6 Motivational Myths

8. Myth # 1

  • Motivation cant last!!!
  • Fact: Well, being motivated can become temporary, just like bathing or eating.
  • Initial motivation will get us enthused.
  • Establishing thehabitof frequently reviewinga developingvisionas an integral part of the motivation will help both in firming it up and also in maintaining it until our goals are achieved.
  • Lets reviewProverbs 23:7a
  • For as we think within ourselves, so we become.

9. Action Steps for Myth #1

  • Have a quiet prayerful time each morning; prioritize and write your goals and agenda for the day.
  • Each month, have a quiet spiritual renewal time and then review annual goals and progress.
  • Even if you dont accomplish everything, you will experience more efficiency and your level of fatigue will be subdued as sustained motivation stimulates creativeness and disciplined direction.
  • Winners dont fade Faders dont win!!!
  • Obedience and discipline will take you further than talent and ability!!!

10. Myth # 2

  • Life is tough; what can I do???
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  • Action Steps for Myth #2
  • Life is not fair; GET OVER IT C hoose to live joyously.
  • Practice gratitude . STOP comparing equities and inequities.
  • Change what you can Live with what you cant. Accept who you are and prepare for the journey.
  • Stop missing your blessings while restlessly longing for a way to find happiness. Happiness is a result, not a goal.
  • Dedicate life to finding peace using the resources you have.Peace is not the absence of conflict, its discovering purpose.
  • Get a perspective on how unimportant present circumstances and situations are in comparison to the promises of eternity.

11. Action thoughts for Myth #2

  • The next time you think GOD can't use YOU, just remember...
  • Noah was a drunk
  • Abraham was too old
  • Isaac was a daydreamer
  • Jacob was a liar
  • Leah was ugly
  • Joseph was abused
  • Moses had a stuttering problem
  • Gideon was afraid
  • Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
  • Rahab was a prostitute
  • Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
  • David had an affair and was a murderer
  • Elijah was suicidal

12. More Action thoughts for Myth #2

  • Isaiah preached naked
  • Jonah ran from God
  • Naomi was a widow
  • Job went bankrupt
  • John the Baptist ate bugs
  • Peter denied Christ
  • The Disciples fell asleep while praying
  • Martha worried about everything
  • The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
  • Zaccheus was too small
  • Paul was too religious
  • Timothy had an ulcer...
  • AND Lazarus was dead on arrival!
  • No more excuses!!! Discover purpose and be motivated.

13. More Action thoughts for Myth #2

  • Think the best years have passed you by? Look again!
  • Colonel Harlan Sanders 65, left with only $305.00 / month SS - founder of KFC
  • Benjamin Franklin 78, when he invented Bifocal eye lenses
  • Winston Churchill 78, when his book won the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Nelson Mandela 75, inaugurated president of So. Africa after 20 years in prison
  • Igor Stravinsky 87 and still doing concerts to capacity crowds
  • Grandma Moses 90 when she sold her first painting
  • Michelangelo 72 when he began his work on St. Peters Basilica
  • Ray Kroc 54, Restaurant supply salesman, thought he was dieing in hospital
  • Norman Borlang91, credited with saving 2 billion from starvation by developinghybridized corn for arid climates.
  • Skip Elmore 80, retired 3 times still searching!!!
  • There are many more so no more excuses!!!
  • Discover purpose and be motivated.
  • Youre not the author of life;you are living out providence !
  • Remember its a cause and effect world we live in!

14. Myth # 3

  • I cant find what motivates me!!!
  • Many find their only motivation from seeking ways to maintain lifes demands. If paying bills is your only motivation, thats what life will be about. Develop a passion for discovering a serving type purpose!!!
  • There are TWO master motivators :
  • 1 - Fear / Worry;2 - Love / PassionWhich of these masters you now???
  • Survival fears may motivate love & passion actions. That is normal and OK if it does not become a vision destroyer.
  • Love and passion should also become the motivation for a creative purpose.Lets make sure that happens!!!
  • I am motivated by the joy of motivating others.

15. Action Steps for Myth #3

  • KNOW-We are each created for purpose.
  • Remember : Today you are you, truer then true.
  • Make a list of people or experiences that have been a motivational influence in your life.
  • When you have a season of discouragement or depression, seek out those motivators or review the memories of those lessons and experiences.
  • Always remember :Our greatest motivations involve a serving attitude. Our greatest reward will be the experience of JOY from being motivated to serve.
  • Recognize money as a tool, not a goal.

16. Myth # 4

  • Im trained and educated, I dont need motivation to excel.
  • How tois not the same as theWant to
  • What keeps us going??? It is not knowledge!
  • Its Our Character (Attitude)
  • Its Our Discipline Level (Priorities)
  • Its Our Commitment Level (Purpose)
  • Its Our Responsibility Level (Servanthood)

17. Action Steps for Myth #4

  • Eight questions to guide our motivation:
  • Who has helped you build goodcharacter ?
  • Whosecharacterare you helping to build?
  • Who has helped you to havecommitment ?
  • Whosecommitmentlevel are you building?
  • Who taught youdisciplinedwork ethics?
  • Who is observing yourdisciplinepattern?
  • Who taught you to takeresponsibility ?
  • Who is learningresponsibilityfrom you?

18. Myth # 5

  • Believing in myself is the onlyencouragement Ill ever need.
  • The truth : We will thrive on feedback from others. Cultivate an environment that encourages it.
  • Know this : You dont know everything that could apply to accomplishing your goals and visions.
  • Pride and ego are the enemies of information, knowledge and wisdom