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    GET RICH :

    If you haven't made your first million AND you can see how you own affiliate business could get you there
    ... then you shouldn't have general motivational problems.

    If you are now working for yourself fulltime and you can compare how it was working for someone else in a dead-end job as a wage slave
    ... then you shouldn't have daily motivational problems.

    THEN GET RICHER :

    Then you realise that the first million won't do, there are always plenty of nice things to buy, houses, cars, trinkets, travel experiences.

    So the next three to five year should be easy enough to motivate yourself with personal financial targets, and prize awards (perhaps 10-20% of profits spent on nice-to-have things.

    Once you have earned enough to mean that you (and your significant other) no longer HAVE to work - then celebrate that achievement - less than 1% of the 1% get to this stage of financial freedom

    BEYOND :

    Of course if you are past that phase, if you've already made enough money to retire or live comfortably, then it IS harder, because if we are honest our affiliate endevours are like 99.9% of human activity ... completely pointless.

    Now it's time to sit back, coast, or perhaps find people to help work in the business and do the bits that you don't want to - so that when you come into work all you have to do is a bit of management oversight and then work on the pieces you really want to.

    A handful of people may want to kick on and create more-bigger-better affiliate business, but personally I have no desire to do so and you need to strive to get some work / life balance.

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    SUMMARY :

    IF you've made your fortune already - then working 10 hours a day / 7 days a week on affiliate tasks is silly.
    Your motivational issues are sensible and it's probably time to scale back and outsource more (and just collect the money).

    IF you haven't made your fortune yet - but are seeing the money start to come in - then knuckle down and get on with it.

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    Motivation truly is the most difficult thing for me so it's relieving to hear its a roadblock others here have encountered. I'm trying to read motivational books - currently reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers which is interesting but not quite motivating me. Any recommendations on good reads?

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    I feel motivated when I drink a strong coffee or two.

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    Aidan90, You should read through the book entitled "Think and Grow Rich! which is written by Napoleon Hill". It's got heaps of good information and useful tips in it
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    My stats is the biggest motivation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan90 View Post
    Motivation truly is the most difficult thing for me so it's relieving to hear its a roadblock others here have encountered. I'm trying to read motivational books - currently reading Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers which is interesting but not quite motivating me. Any recommendations on good reads?
    no better motivation than yourself ! you who motivate yourself, how? hard, but not impossible, think in what you really like to do 1st of all. donīt do it just because can earn more or less money, do it because you like. Think in your visitors/customers/whatever, and put inside yourself something like:
    If was me, how i would like to see this? If was me, how i would like to be treated by my visitor/customer/whatever... ?
    If was me, what i would change to like it more? If was me, what i would do better ?
    Ideas will come to your mind, put them in practice like if you was your own visitor/customer,.... After improve a lot, how can be even more improved? thereīs always space for more, even if is a small point or dot or letter.

    Then, think in who you love and in what you want to who you really love and you will get strength enough to put in practice the ideas that you had to your work, and the success will come.

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    Very good post Gooner and outlines the stages nicely.

    I think the main thing for me has been ill-health, cos obviously you get to a certain stage and you want to enjoy stuff i.e. nice holidays/travelling, leisure time maybe a nice sports car or take up a cool hobby like flying lessons or go live in the countryside and have a hobby farm or something, whatever floats your boat (maybe actually buy a boat, go sailing round the world?).

    I have literally not been able to do ANY of those things for the past 2-3 years due to a declining health situation, even though several of those were in my plans when I started out this biz. So I think I'm gona go easy on myself from now and rest, because I think ill-health is bound to affect my motivation if I can't fully enjoy the fruits of the labour I've put in.

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    Richardo3, your stats should also motivate you and should also reflect your hard earned work and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    IF you've made your fortune already - then working 10 hours a day / 7 days a week on affiliate tasks is silly.
    Your motivational issues are sensible and it's probably time to scale back and outsource more (and just collect the money).

    IF you haven't made your fortune yet - but are seeing the money start to come in - then knuckle down and get on with it.
    These are some fine points.

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    Ask the manager from youre favorite program if you can get a special deal for a specific period to step up in performance for the program.. Special deals is a huge motivator for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingJim View Post
    I think I'm gona go easy on myself from now and rest, because I think ill-health is bound to affect my motivation if I can't fully enjoy the fruits of the labour I've put in.
    Hitting that brick-wall (least for me) was a blessing in disguise. When I look at how hard some of my (slave wage) friends still work, and what they get in return for that effort, I look at the life I've got now, and think... Man I'm on a pretty good wicket.

    So RJ, chill buddy, take it easy. Now is the time to look after #1, you!
    Give yourself some fun, tick adventures from your bucket list, you deserve it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    Hitting that brick-wall (least for me) was a blessing in disguise. When I look at how hard some of my (slave wage) friends still work, and what they get in return for that effort, I look at the life I've got now, and think... Man I'm on a pretty good wicket.

    So RJ, chill buddy, take it easy. Now is the time to look after #1, you!
    Give yourself some fun, tick adventures from your bucket list, you deserve it
    True this.

    I got contact with ex-colleagues, working 9 tot 5, monday - Friday at the office. I do not envy them at all. I work way more than them, but besides from the financial part I got way more freedom than people that have to talk with their boss and fight with colleagues about when to take their 15 days off a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtyunby65 View Post
    Hi matthewt, I think that these are the best motivational factors mentioned here for people in the gambling industry

    There are many factors, but the most important ones in general include:

    1. Recognising hard and great work.

    ...

    10). Lastly, have a little fun every now and then instead of constantly working too hard all the time.
    Thanks!

    Now, do you currently practice these, as part of your action plan, to stay motivated? Or, would you like to, eventually?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malikbhai View Post
    Humans are evolutionarily designed to eat, sleep, and fornicate to spread the genes. Anything apart from these three pursuits requires exertion and is genetically an abnormal process.

    Don't feel bad about being a lazy arse.
    That really helps. It is a challenge to get and stay in a work flow, especially when you are not focused on high morals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattbar View Post
    Earning money is quite a good motivator
    Hum, yes it is! Esp, when you want to buy an expensive item.

    I will not tell strangers about this though.
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    I sort of did the same. I had to move in with my parents, 'cause I can easily drink too much when alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutthebets View Post
    Sure there was a thread on this about 4 years ago with some really good ideas on.

    I find a to do list works well and scribbling or ticking things off. Anyone who sits in front a computer all day will at some point feel like banging their head against the desk.
    I enjoy checking off my checklist. That is a huge tip for others!
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    (Quoting Post Number 33). You're welcome, matthewt. I'm currently practicing these methods as part of my action plan all the time, but I also hope to build on these and become more successful in this striving and competitive industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtyunby65 View Post
    (Quoting Post Number 33). You're welcome, matthewt. I'm currently practicing these methods as part of my action plan all the time, but I also hope to build on these and become more successful in this striving and competitive industry.
    I practice those things too, relevant to me working alone.

    I plan on asking affiliate managers for some feedback on increasing my clicks or signups 5% month to month. That is on my next to do list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    At this point you (I am not talking to affiliate newbies here) should be working on answers for questions like: What you will do with the money? What will you do with the more money you will get? What will you do with the life (and other existential bullshit)? I mean you really should be working on it and not just saying some things. It might take more time to answer than it took to make the money.
    I still like the idea of doing and saying things to myself in order to cultivate more motivation. E.g., I thought I was already aroused by work, now I can see how to improve this with gamification and attention to moral reasons why I work, like to help others find casinos.

    What to do with $: Pay off credit cards


    What to do with more $: Save up for house


    What to do with the life: Continue working and living the best I can, without the things that bog me down. Continue learning how to improve marketing, motivation and flow, focusing on helping others. Continue socializing online.

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