Today I woke up and I thought to myself – why do I do what I do?
What is the purpose of it all? To make more money? Is that what motivates me?
Flip more houses? Get more rentals? Make more money?
No – that is not what motivates me. That is simply fuel.
So what is it then? What is it that keeps me plugging away 14 hours a day?
What motivates me?
My answer to that is both simple and complex.
The simple answer is I want to build something. I want to build something big. I want to build something bold. I want to build Something that makes a difference.
A company that significantly contributes to me, my family, my employees, and my customers (students).
That is what motivates me. And I want it to be good. Really good. I want it to be the best.
Because if it isn’t the best then I am only operating at half of my capacity – and that is a terrible waste.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not a workaholic. I do take some time off from work . We all need to charge our batteries and get away from the office. For me some of my biggest breakthroughs have come from just simply sitting and thinking (usually on a boat somewhere in the Caribbean).
The way I take off and recharge my batteries is by boating, sailing and fishing. Some people play golf, meditate, or go to the gym.
How you relax and recharge doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that you hit the ground running on Monday morning like a Tiger ready to tackle your week head on. That is why taking a break is necessary. So you can stop, refuel, think and then act.
In my world there is no TGIF. And I don’t dread Mondays. I look forward to them. You should try that sometime. If you really dread Monday morning so much then do something different. Make a change. Love what you do.
For me, each day that goes by, takes me one step closer to my goal.
Each house that I wholesale. Every property that I fix and flip. Each new rental that I buy, takes me closer to my goal and provides me with the fuel to grow and to build.
That is my vision. That is what motivates me. That is what I dream about.
What motivates you?