How to Motivate Yourself to Enthusiastically and Successfully Build Your Ideal Business

Have you ever watched the New Zealand men’s national rugby union team, the All Blacks perform the Haka, a traditional, Maori dance form prior to an important match?

You’d be fascinated by the way it transforms the energy level of the team. The dance is meant not so much as to intimidate the other team — I suspect, it could be that as well —- but to propel a high adrenaline rush in the home team to get them into their peak performance mode.

The first time it was performed by All Blacks, now adopted as a team ritual by sports teams across the world, was in New South Wales, Australia, in 1884. It left the spectators mesmerized. Later, the more perceptive among the coaches realized that the high decibel chanting of “Ka Mate! Ka Mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! Hae-haea! Ha!” a sort of a war cry could be a very powerful trigger to prod a team and draw out their best performance on the field.

The Haka story tells us that most high achievers do NOT achieve their success simple because they are so smart or gifted, which of course, must surely be one of the key factors, but also because they somehow learn to find within them an inner power to go for the gusto. They find their reservoir and tap into it. They learn how to keep stoking the fire in the belly. In short, they keep their desire and passion burning — all the time, but especially when they are under pressure to perform. That’s when they rise to the occasion, perform at their peak and deliver the goods.

Ask yourself the question:

“How successful are you right now? “

I guarantee that whatever level of success you may have achieved thus far is tied more to your attitude than to your aptitude.

That’s because success in business or any other field of your life ultimately depends upon your emotional state. Work yourself into that state and success is guaranteed.

Hail the Positives

Have you noticed how quickly you finish a task when you’re happy? Even a mundane, dull task, such as doodling with your five-year old, watching Toy-11 with your daughter, or chopping vegetables at the kitchen table with your wife.

It’s also true when you are at work, attending a live presentation on cable-television technology, fingers hitting the laptop keyboard, as you surf the net for some vital piece of information and occasionally check your cell phone, for updates from your chief financial officer, who is wrapping up a business deal in Singapore, you can feel supremely happy and confident, even while multi-tasking, if you REALLY, REALLY enjoy what you are do.

A lesser man may wilt under pressure, but not you…do you know why? Because you can perform at your best ONLY when you are inspired, confident, eager and full of desire.

Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, in a speech to students at the University of Nebraska said: “I may have more money than you do, but money doesn’t make the difference. If there is any difference between you and me, it may simply be that I get up every day and have a chance to do what I love to do, every day. If you want to learn anything from me, this is the best advice I can give you.”

Positive emotions are like gas for your engine; they motivate you; make you courageous and keep you going when the going gets tough. Desire is one of the positive emotions and the number one attitude you need for success. If you have “fire in your belly,” anything and everything is possible.

Barrack Obama had the desire that he could overhaul history to be the first black to be made the president of the United States of America.

Helen Keller was blind and deaf but she had the motivation in her to be an inspiration for those more “fortunate” than herself.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a “half-naked fakir” but armed with his inner conviction he could free his country from centuries old British rule with nothing more powerful than “non violence” and “civil disobedience.”

What created these powerful men with lofty ideals and positive emotions? There must have been some internal and external forces — the pull and push factors — which I choose to call Triggers.

Triggers create super performing mental state. For example, just flipping through your marriage album can sometimes unlock bottled-up bitter-sweet memories, and unleash long-forgotten strong emotions that time might have rusted and kept aside. One look at your lover is enough to rush back memories of that cherished emotion when all of a sudden you realized that he or she was the one for you!

In contrast, a dear friend’s picture, whose promising life got cut short by a tragic accident, might be enough to trigger painful memories that are best kept locked-up in some private recesses of your mind, to be opened only in the company of another dear friend.

Thus you see Triggers can be both positive and negative. Either way, they can have a huge impact on you. Triggers push your buttons, so to speak. If you don’t understand Triggers, outside events will push your buttons. Understanding Triggers and how they work for you will enable you to push your own buttons. You can then be a master of your own destiny. You can in effect, write your own future.

Thus you see Triggers can be both positive and negative. Either way, they can have a huge impact on you. Triggers push your buttons, so to speak. If you don’t understand Triggers, outside events will push your buttons. Understanding Triggers and how they work for you will enable you to push your own buttons. You can then be a master of your own destiny. You can in effect, write your own future.

Highest regards,
Stan Mann

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