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Efc exposing motivational mythesx

  1. 1. E ntrepreneuring F or C hrist Class Presents: Exposing Motivational Myths By Skip Elmore
  2. 2. UNIQUENESS <ul><li>T oday you are you; that is Truer than True . T here is no one alive who is Youer than You ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do we do the things we do? <ul><li>What currently motivates you the most : </li></ul><ul><li>Is it survival ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it self image ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it passionate purpose ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you driven more by: </li></ul><ul><li>N eeds ? </li></ul><ul><li>I nfluence from others ? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal inspiration ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Motivation Observations <ul><li>Being motivated by survival needs is not destructive if it does not become a lifetime focus without a purpose driven vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Are the motivations we just discussed, survival , self-image and purpose all essential for a well balanced life? </li></ul><ul><li>Have any of your motivational desires changed as a result of EFC class teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure your emotions are not the controlling factor while making motivational choices. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Emotionally Driven Solutions to solve image driven motives <ul><li>14 of the most expensive collectable ever sold; yes it’s true </li></ul><ul><li>A bottle of Bordeaux wine $ 304,375 </li></ul><ul><li>Action Comic book #1 $ 1,500,000 </li></ul><ul><li>American Flag – Custer’s last stand $ 2,200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>John Lennon’s Rolls Royce $ 2,300,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1855 Sweden postage stamp $ 2,300,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar with 19 Rock Star signatures $ 2,800,000 </li></ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare's signature $ 3,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Mark McGuire’s 70 th HR base ball $ 3,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Photo - display shelves, 99 cent store $ 3,300,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Gold coin, 1933 Double Eagle $ 7,600,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Book, Birds of America Art $ 11,400,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1963 Ferrari 250 GTO $ 17,200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>24.7 Carat Diamond $ 45,600,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Now - Jackson Pollock’s Painting $140,000,000 Want to see it ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jackson Pollock - contemporary art $140,000,000 WHY???
  7. 7. And now our feature presentation: <ul><li>Exposing 6 Motivational Myths </li></ul>
  8. 8. Myth # 1 <ul><li>Motivation can’t last!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Fact: Well, being motivated can become temporary, just like bathing or eating. </li></ul><ul><li>Initial motivation will get us enthused. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s review Proverbs 23:7a </li></ul><ul><li>For as we think within ourselves, so we become. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Action Steps for Myth #1 <ul><li>Have a quiet prayerful time each morning; prioritize and write your goals and agenda for the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Each month, have a quiet spiritual renewal time and then review annual goals and progress. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Winners don’t fade – Faders don’t win!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Obedience and discipline will take you further than talent and ability!!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Myth # 2 <ul><li>Life is tough; what can I do??? </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =Gc4HGQHgeFE&feature= player_embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Action Steps for Myth #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Life is not fair; GET OVER IT – “C hoose ” to live joyously. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice gratitude . STOP comparing equities and inequities. </li></ul><ul><li>Change what you can – Live with what you can’t. Accept who you are and prepare for the journey. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop missing your blessings while restlessly longing for a way to find happiness. Happiness is a result, not a goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicate life to finding peace using the resources you have. Peace is not the absence of conflict, it’s discovering purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a perspective on how unimportant present circumstances and situations are in comparison to the promises of eternity. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Action thoughts for Myth #2 <ul><li>The next time you think GOD can't use YOU, just remember... </li></ul><ul><li>Noah was a drunk </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham was too old </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac was a daydreamer </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob was a liar </li></ul><ul><li>Leah was ugly </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph was abused </li></ul><ul><li>Moses had a stuttering problem </li></ul><ul><li>Gideon was afraid </li></ul><ul><li>Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer </li></ul><ul><li>Rahab was a prostitute </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremiah and Timothy were too young </li></ul><ul><li>David had an affair and was a murderer </li></ul><ul><li>Elijah was suicidal </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Action thoughts for Myth #2 <ul><li>Isaiah preached naked </li></ul><ul><li>Jonah ran from God </li></ul><ul><li>Naomi was a widow </li></ul><ul><li>Job went bankrupt </li></ul><ul><li>John the Baptist ate bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Peter denied Christ </li></ul><ul><li>The Disciples fell asleep while praying </li></ul><ul><li>Martha worried about everything </li></ul><ul><li>The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once </li></ul><ul><li>Zaccheus was too small </li></ul><ul><li>Paul was too religious </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy had an ulcer... </li></ul><ul><li>AND Lazarus was dead on arrival! </li></ul><ul><li>No more excuses!!! Discover purpose and be motivated. </li></ul>
  13. 13. More Action thoughts for Myth #2 <ul><li>Think the best years have passed you by? Look again! </li></ul><ul><li>Colonel Harlan Sanders – 65, left with only $305.00 / month SS - founder of KFC </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin – 78, when he invented Bifocal eye lenses </li></ul><ul><li>Winston Churchill – 78, when his book won the Nobel Prize for Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Mandela – 75, inaugurated president of So. Africa after 20 years in prison </li></ul><ul><li>Igor Stravinsky – 87 and still doing concerts to capacity crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Grandma Moses – 90 when she sold her first painting </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo – 72 when he began his work on St. Peters Basilica </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Kroc – 54, Restaurant supply salesman, thought he was dieing in hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Borlang – 91, credited with saving 2 billion from starvation by developing hybridized corn for arid climates. </li></ul><ul><li>Skip Elmore – 80, retired 3 times – still searching!!! </li></ul><ul><li>There are many more so no more excuses!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Discover purpose and be motivated. </li></ul><ul><li>You’re not the author of life; you are living out providence ! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – it’s a cause and effect world we live in! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Myth # 3 <ul><li>I can’t find what motivates me!!! </li></ul><ul><li>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!!! </li></ul><ul><li>There are TWO master motivators : </li></ul><ul><li>1 - Fear / Worry; 2 - Love / Passion Which of these masters you now??? </li></ul><ul><li>Survival fears may motivate love & passion actions. That is normal and OK if it does not become a vision destroyer. </li></ul><ul><li>Love and passion should also become the motivation for a creative purpose. Let’s make sure that happens!!! </li></ul><ul><li>I am motivated by the joy of motivating others. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Action Steps for Myth #3 <ul><li>KNOW - We are each created for purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>OUR UNIQUENESS </li></ul><ul><li>Remember : Today you are you, truer then true. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of people or experiences that have been a motivational influence in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>When you have a season of discouragement or depression, seek out those motivators or review the memories of those lessons and experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Always remember : Our greatest motivations involve a serving attitude. Our greatest reward will be the experience of “ JOY ” from being motivated to serve. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize money as a tool, not a goal. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Myth # 4 <ul><li>I’m trained and educated, I don’t need motivation to excel. </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to” is not the same as the “Want to” </li></ul><ul><li>What keeps us going??? It is not knowledge! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Our Character (Attitude) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Our Discipline Level (Priorities) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Our Commitment Level (Purpose) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Our Responsibility Level (Servanthood) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Action Steps for Myth #4 <ul><li>Eight questions to guide our motivation: </li></ul><ul><li>Who has helped you build good character ? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose character are you helping to build? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has helped you to have commitment ? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose commitment level are you building? </li></ul><ul><li>Who taught you disciplined work ethics? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is observing your discipline pattern? </li></ul><ul><li>Who taught you to take responsibility ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is learning responsibility from you? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Myth # 5 <ul><li>Believing in myself is the only encouragement I’ll ever need. </li></ul><ul><li>The truth : We will thrive on feedback from others. Cultivate an environment that encourages it. </li></ul><ul><li>Know this : You don’t know everything that could apply to accomplishing your goals and visions. </li></ul><ul><li>Pride and ego are the enemies of information, knowledge and wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Real humility is not a self deprecating persona, it is knowing the source of our providence. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Action Steps for Myth #5 <ul><li>Who do you know that is more informed than you in the subjects involving your activities? </li></ul><ul><li>If you say no one – you’re in deep trouble!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Seek the experts out and buy their lunch. </li></ul><ul><li>If that doesn't work, buy an hour of their time. </li></ul><ul><li>If they are a competitor – make friends! </li></ul><ul><li>Next: Who will be an accountability partner when you establish your goals and visions? Everyone needs accountability to someone. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Myth # 6 <ul><li>I will depend on the motivation of others to fill my goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation is like a tool. It is used to provide a purpose, service or a product. </li></ul><ul><li>When applied improperly it may become a manipulation of others for selfish desires. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation stimulates us to serve others. </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulation maneuvers others to satisfy our desires. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Action Steps for Myth #6 <ul><li>  Remember an earlier EFC lesson about multiple motives? </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>Most activities involve two motives: </li></ul><ul><li>A primary motive: Servanthood. </li></ul><ul><li>A secondary motive: Filling o ur needs. </li></ul><ul><li>When the primary remains 1 st expect our Lord’s BLESSINGS. </li></ul><ul><li>When the secondary becomes 1 st we may miss the blessing. </li></ul><ul><li>We may be reduced to depending only on resources and intellect in our motivation to achieve our goals and visions. </li></ul><ul><li>Are God’s blessings prevailing in your activities? </li></ul>