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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.
  • Real humility is not a self deprecating persona, it is knowing the source of our providence.

19. Action Steps for Myth #5

  • Who do you know that is more informed than you in the subjects involving your activities?
  • If you say no one youre in deep trouble!!!
  • Seek the experts out and buy their lunch.
  • If that doesn't work, buy an hour of their time.
  • If they are a competitor make friends!
  • Next: Who will be an accountability partner when you establish your goals and visions? Everyone needs accountability to someone.

20. Myth # 6

  • I will depend on the motivation of others to fill my goals.
  • Motivation is like a tool. It is used to provide a purpose, service or a product.
  • When applied improperly it may become a manipulation of others for selfish desires.
  • Motivationstimulates us to serve others.
  • Manipulationmaneuvers others to satisfy our desires.

21. Action Steps for Myth #6

  • Remember an earlier EFC lesson about multiple motives?
  • 1 Samuel 17:26David asked the men standing near him, What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel ?Who is this uncircumcised(unrepentant)Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God ???(Two motives are expressed)
  • Most activities involve two motives:
  • A primary motive:Servanthood.
  • A secondary motive:Fillingo ur needs.
  • When the primary remains 1 stexpect our Lords BLESSINGS.
  • When the secondary becomes 1 stwe may miss the blessing.
  • We may be reduced to depending only on resources andintellect in our motivation to achieve our goals and visions.
  • Are Gods blessings prevailing in your activities?