How do you stay motivated?

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  • #3491

    smokeybandit
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    I was so enthusiastic when I applied for the position. It seemed to be everything that I wanted in a job and more. I even lucked out because the managers don’t care about my criminal conviction. However, as the days turn into weeks, I find myself tired and without motivation.

    Part of me wants to do this and really succeed. The other part of me that I struggle with don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.

    It seems that this is one of those positions that you really need to be self-motivated. I’m trying to remind myself how optimistic I was when I applied into the position. Time to pull through.

    So, bottomline, what do you do to stay motivated?

  • #3493

    Mr.Children
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    I recently learned the technique of nofap and edging to stay motivating.

    NoFap  means to not watch porn, not jerk off, and not ejaculate. When you watch porn, you desensitize yourself to everything and everything becomes boring. Nothing is perfect compared to porn. When you ejaculate, you lose a lot of energy and get sleepy, therefore losing motivation…and there are guys doing this everyday! Instead, use that energy to do something positive!

    Edging means when you have sex, you delay ejaculating. When you’re about to ejaculate, you put out and do something else until you’re ready to go at it again. As a result, you’ll have longer sex and the woman will be more satisfied. You ejaculate when you’re really done. In many cases, you don’t ejaculate at all!

    Now, once you get nofapping and edging, for me, you have to think about the future. Do you want to work as an old man or do you want to make a lot of money when you’re young and take it easier when you’re older? Are you happy to see other people take advantage of the opportunities that you could have taken? Do you want to be more attractive to women and be respected in society? When you have a job that doesn’t pay well or suck…how can you use that to motivate yourself to get a better job?

    I was working a sh*t job once and I was miserable because it wasn’t what I wanted to do, the low was pay, and the people around me were idiots with little desire to learn. So I started forcing myself to learn what I wanted to do. I created what I wanted to do and be in my mind before It could come to existence in real life..and that’s usually the first step in order to exist in real life. But be aware! Many people create this world in their heads and get stuck there.

    • #3536

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      I have guy friends who tell me that no-fap shit. I know they know it’s bs and they’re just bs about not watching porn. A week later, they’re sending me more porn thru messenger lol

    • #3612

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      It’s not BS! Yes, guys talk about doing it, but end up fapping and watching porn again because it’s tough. Your body works a lot to make semen and when you let it go, you become exhausted and tired. Guys are doing this 1-3 times a day. You develop false expectation of women by watching porn and you lose interest in real women and everyday life. Preserve your semen an use the energy you save and regained for something positive in life. I remember when I was jerking off all the time, I would be so tired by 1pm and can’t wait to leave work. Now I stay after 5 and lost track of time.

      Being a man and making money is better than a few minutes of pleasure.

    • #3537

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      It’s not even about the pay, because I have the potential to make six figures, the only catch is that it’s all commission-based.

      I set my own hours, I decide when I want to work. It’s all great on paper, but reality is it’s easy to lose motivation.

      You did bring up a good point though and that was asking if I want to see other people have opportunities that I could have gotten. This position is it, it’s my bread and butter. It would kill me to know that someone else succeeded in the role and I couldn’t make it.

    • #3613

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      I can’t say much about commission based jobs, but my opinion is that it’s just a way for companies to get people on the cheap. If you don’t make money, you don’t get paid…the company wins and you lose! I see companies would recruit college students left and right and they don’t have to worry about paying the ones that don’t make money.

      As for opportunities, yeah. Every time people f*ck around or take it slow, another person come and take their opportunities. I see dudes do that every single day! They lose money and lose women because they want to take it easy.

    • #3616

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      Commission-based jobs are the true test of one’s abilities. If you say you can sell, then you should be able to succeed in a commission-based environment. These types of jobs award performance, so if someone is making more than you it’s because they’re better at the job than you. I like the job so far, but it’s just slow to start.

    • #3634

      Mr.Children
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      I think that commission based jobs are good, just as long as they give you a salary…because companies will know if they got a good one. But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to prove yourself. For starters, I think companies take advantage of these people. I see it a lot before.

    • #3661

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      Most commission-based jobs do not come with a regular salary. Some do come with a base salary, usually around minimum, but the jobs that do come with a salary pay less commission.

      It depends on what you’re aiming for out of your sales career. In my Business Consultant role, I have the chance to earn commission and residuals, selling payment terminals. The commission is 50% of what the company makes. One sale can net anywhere from $800-$1200 plus monthly residuals depending on volume. If you think about it, that’s what an average person can expect to earn in about 2 weeks. Hence, the monthly target is only 3 sale per month.

      But there’s no point in working in sales if you can’t hit your target. You’re just wasting company time and money. Even for people with base salaries, if you can’t hit your target you’re going to get warnings leading up to your termination.

  • #3508

    Nik
    Participant

    Jogging and yoga

    • #3538

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      Exercise and keeping fit makes sense. I’m biking every day now too, but I’ve hit a fast food restaurant every day this week lol

  • #3535

    Pleu
    Participant

    changing positions and/or partners.

  • #3608

    smokeybandit
    Participant

    UPDATE: I landed a full-time job with a reputable company. It’s an entry-level job, so the pay is minimum, but the job comes with full benefits. I was only looking for part-time, but they were only offering full-time so I accepted it. This schedule will probably be what I need to motivate myself to get up every morning.

    I’m keeping the commission-based job too though, as it gives me the potential to earn on top of my regular job. Let’s just hope getting up in the morning will not be a problem anymore!

  • #3645

    Noob
    Participant

    Knowing that the weekend is just around the corner. 😀

    • #3646

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      Yeah man, we all just livin for the weekend!

    • #3652

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      You guys have to get your mind out of that! Living for the weekend is just not the way to go. Live for the Mondays! I love the weekends more than anybody else, but everyday has to be a day that gets you ahead. Most people are just working for that money at jobs they don’t like and don’t benefit them, just to pay the bills. I forced myself to get a job and do work that I enjoy…every day makes me better than the last day…makes me more competitive in the market, and makes the future better. I have buddies who are literally doing the same sh*t they’ve been 5-10+ years. It’s just repeat, repeat, repeat. In the meantime, I’d increased my income multiple times.

      People don’t seem to understand that the more money you make, the more you are valued and the more freedom you have. I don’t see how being told when you can take your breaks is not a motivator to do better?

    • #3653

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      It’s all about having structure at work. Sure, some jobs are more flexible than others but some jobs just come with different conditions. I’m starting work at a call centre and I’m just grateful to be employed. Minimum wage, scheduled breaks, with full benefits and the potential to earn commission. I don’t need to go anywhere, this is already a dream job. Plus, the hiring manager mentioned that they have an app development department at the location that I could work my way into. I like the Sales/Marketing aspect more than app development. At least with sales/marketing, I can shut myself off every night. There’s too much demand for developers/programmers to keep up with programming languages.

    • #3655

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      You gotta ask yourself whether you live to work or work to live. For me, having a job is about having a source of income to support my lifestyle. I like to smoke, buy new clothes, go to the casino, learn new courses. It’ my life outside of work that keeps me motivated to do well at work.

      I can’t imagine living to work, but I guess my lifestyle supports that mentality as well. The learning/education aspect is all about improving your skills for work. I do enjoy going into work, but I enjoy my life outside of work too.

      I can’t wait for my first paycheck and many more to follow.

    • #3657

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      I use to work in a call center before, but not in sales. I hated it and got out quick. I couldn’t see myself working there for years…I don’t have the ability to do so. So I got into technology and making good money. Yes, it may require a lot of learning…but that’s easier than worry about money, getting less respect, not attracting women, and constantly competing against average people for sh*t pay. In technology, every step you take, you take a step forward ahead of the competition, therefore increasing your value and pay.

      I see your point about living to work vs working to live….but there is something in the middle and better. Work a job that you enjoy and love….and it doesn’t become a job or work anymore. People should try to find a job where they would being doing it regardless if they were working or chilling at home…or at the least, a job that trains you so that you don’t have to study as much outside of work.

       

    • #3662

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      Attitude makes a big difference and it applies to any job you perform. Sometimes the daily grind may have you burning out and that’s for any job. You just gotta remind yourself why you went into it in the first place and see more of the positives of the position.

      It’s easy to apply into a position, get hired then lose motivation. That’s the whole point of this thread anyway. Any job has its good and bad, good days and bad days. You just gotta stay above all the bs and stay for the ride.

    • #3797

      Noob
      Participant

      As smokey put it, I too, work to live and not live to work. I live to be free, and I am pretty much there, but hey, I got bills to pay and women to wine and dine lol jk. I am definitely not living for Mondays. Oh I hate Mondays with a passion. lol Mind you, I have no complaints about pay nor schedule. Heck, I only work 4 days a week, but the free-er I get and feel, the free-er I want to be. =) I think it’s human nature.

    • #3803

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      I get what you’re saying, but for me, I believe in getting a job that I enjoy and like…something that I would do on my own time. I get it…some people make money to do the things they enjoy … and there are just some people are work addicts or slave to their jobs. I personally believe in doing a job that you enjoy. A lot of people, they worry that losing a job means losing pay. For me, if I don’t like a job, I quit. I don’t work for money….I work jobs I enjoy and get paid for it.

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