Achieving Business Excellence with John Spence

I Hate Motivational Bullshit

Rich-man-1102x620I get sick of all of this motivational bullshit… “Just meditate on it and the universe will bring it to you… You were born to be great and change the world … If you say enough positive affirmations, you will become a billionaire.” NO, NO, NO and NO.

You can achieve success, wealth, happiness, respect, notoriety, fame, power – whatever you desire – if you’re willing to pick a clear direction, create a solid plan and work your ass off. Nobody becomes a billionaire by just “believing” that it will happen. The universe does not align to create your perfect life – you create it. I love great motivational quotes, I read them all the time, but I know that at the end of the day it is up to me to make my life better. If I don’t put in the work – nothing will happen.

I guess I’m being a little harsh here, but I meet so many people that do almost no work but hope their life will be amazing. I mean, if the things they said in the book “The Secret,” actually worked, we would have world filled with skinny, good-looking billionaires. Let me make this Awesomely Simple: Hope is not a strategy. If you want to have a better life – you have to get better. If you want to achieve more success – you have to add more value. If you want to be wealthy – you have to do something that other people are willing to pay a lot of money for. There is no silver bullet, no secret to success, no easy way to become insanely wealthy. If you look at any person that is massively successful… they worked very, very, very hard to get there. I challenge you, I really challenge you, to study anyone that has become hugely successful and tell me that they did it without any effort or work. Every single person that has achieved at a very high level, has worked at a very high level to create insane amounts of value in the marketplace. The key though is to do something you’re passionate about, something that you truly love, so that all that effort never really feels like work, just a wonderful and challenging journey on the path to you creating an incredible life for yourself.

Love, John

 

Comments

  1. Freddie wehbe says:

    This blog is a GEM. Right on and Amen!

  2. Cindy Conley says:

    Thank you, John!! This was brutally honest for me to read. I, too, read a lot of motivational quotes but I get caught in the “hope” of success. Nothing good was ever handed to me, it has always come with hard work and a plan. This was just what I needed to hear–I have my own “side business” and I have been sitting in the sidelines instead of putting in the necessary hard work I need to give to it to make it a success!

  3. Thank-you John!

  4. Schorts says:

    The secret principle isn’t so much motivational it a law. What you put out to the universe is what you will get back in return. You hate motivational quotes, you will see more of them to hate. You show people your interested in them, they will be more interested in you.

  5. Thank you John. Just attended your ‘Small Business Success’ webinar, great presentation! Your blog on ‘I Hate Motivational Bullshit’ is so on point. To much hype and not enough reality check on how to become hugely successful. This morning, I was reading about some of the most highly successful people and billionaires like Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, R.H. Macy, etc. who had previous failures before they had to pick themselves back and dust themselves off and work hard to be where they are today. Again, your blog is right on point.

  6. Herb Roblin says:

    Reminds be of the often heard phrase that I have used many times regarding “LUCK” …

    The harder I work …. The luckier I get

  7. LOL, this is great and something I’ve thought many times. There is power in dreaming but I’ve learned you have to balance that with goals, planning, and action.

  8. Yes, yes, and yes! I recently moved to a new town, giving me a whole new group of prospects to network with. All is going quite well, as we have many viable businesses and we all help each other the way good networkers should, but we also have a surprisingly large percentage (to me) who peddle wishing for things to manifest. Um, no.