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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 alive who is Youer than You !
  • 3. Why do we do the things we do?
    • What currently motivates you the most :
    • Is it survival ?
    • Is it self 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 destructive if it does not become a lifetime focus without a purpose driven vision.
    • Are the motivations we just discussed, survival , self-image and purpose all essential for a well balanced life?
    • Have any of your motivational desires changed as a result of EFC class 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 it’s true
    • A bottle of Bordeaux wine $ 304,375
    • Action Comic book #1 $ 1,500,000
    • American Flag – Custer’s last stand $ 2,200,000
    • John Lennon’s 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 McGuire’s 70 th HR 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 Pollock’s 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 can’t last!!!
    • Fact: Well, being motivated can become temporary, just like bathing or eating.
    • Initial motivation will get us enthused.
    • Establishing the habit of frequently reviewing a developing vision as an integral part of the motivation will help both in firming it up and also in maintaining it until our goals are achieved.
    • Let’s review Proverbs 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 don’t accomplish everything, you will experience more efficiency and your level of fatigue will be subdued as sustained motivation stimulates creativeness and disciplined direction.
    • Winners don’t fade – Faders don’t 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 can’t. 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, it’s 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 Borlang – 91, credited with saving 2 billion from starvation by developing hybridized 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.
    • You’re not the author of life; you are living out providence !
    • Remember – it’s a cause and effect world we live in!
  • 14. Myth # 3
    • I can’t find what motivates me!!!
    • Many find their only motivation from seeking ways to maintain life’s demands. If paying bills is your only motivation, that’s what life will be about. Develop a passion for discovering a serving type purpose!!!
    • There are TWO master motivators :
    • 1 - Fear / Worry; 2 - Love / Passion Which 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. Let’s 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
    • I’m trained and educated, I don’t need motivation to excel.
    • “ How to” is not the same as the “Want to”
    • What keeps us going??? It is not knowledge!
    • It’s Our Character (Attitude)
    • It’s Our Discipline Level (Priorities)
    • It’s Our Commitment Level (Purpose)
    • It’s Our Responsibility Level (Servanthood)
  • 17. Action Steps for Myth #4
    • Eight questions to guide our motivation:
    • Who has helped you build good character ?
    • Whose character are you helping to build?
    • Who has helped you to have commitment ?
    • Whose commitment level are you building?
    • Who taught you disciplined work ethics?
    • Who is observing your discipline pattern?
    • Who taught you to take responsibility ?
    • Who is learning responsibility from you?
  • 18. Myth # 5
    • Believing in myself is the only encouragement I’ll ever need.
    • The truth : We will thrive on feedback from others. Cultivate an environment that encourages it.
    • Know this : You don’t 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 – you’re 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.
    • Motivation stimulates us to serve others.
    • Manipulation maneuvers others to satisfy our desires.
  • 21. Action Steps for Myth #6
    •   Remember an earlier EFC lesson about multiple motives?
    • 1 Samuel 17:26 David 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: Filling o ur needs.
    • When the primary remains 1 st expect our Lord’s BLESSINGS.
    • When the secondary becomes 1 st we may miss the blessing.
    • We may be reduced to depending only on resources and intellect in our motivation to achieve our goals and visions.
    • Are God’s blessings prevailing in your activities?