“People say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing…that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
Zig was on point and I follow that advice (the bathing part too).
Although I believe (and science backs it up) that we need intrinsic/internal motivation to fuel the fire to our goals long term; but that doesn’t mean that external motivation doesn’t work and that it won’t fire you up.
It is FAR from that as a matter of fact.
I read books, audio’s, watch videos, surround myself with the best in their field, so that I get external motivation on the daily.
Internal (intrinsic) motivation + external motivation = domination.
I’ve been fortunate to hang around my good friend Martin Rooney who is the creator of Training For Warriors and one of the most fired up individuals you’ll ever meet (even if you just watch a video or listen to an audio!), as it has rubbed off on me in the most positive way in the last decade.
Martin has started a movement that now has over 200 affiliates in 26 countries and its full of fitness professionals fired up to help stop the spread of obesity, low self esteem, low confidence, people not believing they can achieve their goals and dreams, and people not leading from the front to inspire their family, friends, tribes to the best version of themselves.
If you don’t get fired up about anything you’re passionate about when you listen to Martin then you need to check if you have a pulse.
After listening to this you are going to get a serious dose of Vitamin R!
It doesn’t matter what you do and what you want to achieve, if you want some external motivation to get you fired up then you must listen to this.
My brother interviews Martin and this is some of what they cover in the podcast:
➔ Is charisma and the ability to be a motivational speaker an inherent skill or something that can be learned?
➔ How are you able to influence people?
➔ What is the secret to have the confidence to be a successful speaker?
➔ Why you don’t want to focus on the outcome and rather focus on the process to becoming great
➔ Was the Training For Warriors brand a planned process or was it an organic evolution or why you shouldn’t plan your business out too much
➔ Why you should never get good at certain things
➔ Why Martin doesn’t thinks travel is stressful
Listen to the podcast here:
Martin will be presenting at Vigor Ground Fitness both in April for a one-day seminar with Luka as well as leading the Training For Warriors Level 1 Certification on June 13th and 14th.