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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    The max you can get is recommendation to give money to some random charities or to help to some people who are in sh1t. But those things (like helping idiots who just digest their destroeyd karma and do not like the taste of it) do not help. Pretending that it helps makes the life just a bigger hell.
    I like all ideas about bad karma. It is a funny thing that people who do not do unto others as they would have them do unto them have the bad karma.

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    I bet anyone that, public memeber, Sherlock is more mature than all of us, when it comes to productive work habits.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    These days I commit to about 15 hours a week. If I don't finish something in that week, it goes on hold till the next one.
    Thanks for the honesty.

    Clan culture motivation results from open communication. You can see it here: Work_motivation#Other_factors
    "Clan cultures are collaborative and driven by values such as commitment, communication, and individual development. Motivation results from human development, employee engagement, and a high degree of open communication."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    As Sherlock referenced:I found it east to keep my motivation levels high, maybe because I had dreams and aspirations. It's no point saying 'I wont to make a million bucks', if you have no plan or purpose for that cash.
    You are saying a better focus, than work motivation cultivation, is improving dreams and aspirations, right?
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    All about goal setting. Without a goal, you are like a ship without a rudder. You will move at times but aimlessly.

    Set goals for each day. do it physically with a pen and paper if possible and then tick them off as you complete them.

    This will release dopamine into your blood making you feel good and you will get loads done!

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    I do not understand having enough $. That would mean having enough to have all you want, but also having enough for the feature and in case of emergencies, etc.

    In my opinion, there's no way that most of the income will be forever. 95% of the casinos around will not be around anymore in the future, others will try to cut revenue share in all possible (and impossible) ways (like we say happening now already), markets will be closed, re-opened with regulated brands, etc.

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    Dreams and money earning are good motivation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple7 View Post
    I do not understand having enough $. That would mean having enough to have all you want, but also having enough for the feature and in case of emergencies, etc.

    In my opinion, there's no way that most of the income will be forever. 95% of the casinos around will not be around anymore in the future, others will try to cut revenue share in all possible (and impossible) ways (like we say happening now already), markets will be closed, re-opened with regulated brands, etc.
    I guess everyone has their 'get out' amount.
    For some it will be 1m (not enough in my opinion, but depends on what job you plan to do in future I guess)
    2.5m
    5m
    10m
    25m
    100m+

    Take your pick, but once you reach it, your dedication to your work will probably diminish a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingJim View Post
    I guess everyone has their 'get out' amount.
    For some it will be 1m (not enough in my opinion, but depends on what job you plan to do in future I guess)
    2.5m
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    100m+

    Take your pick, but once you reach it, your dedication to your work will probably diminish a lot.

    First phrase is what I mean. One million sounds nice, but it's by far not enough for living 30 years with that money, have some money for your kids, buy a property, have some reserve money in case of emergency, etc.

    Once reached, dedication will be way lower indeed, but perhaps that's also the right time to start spending time more on other things in life than on work.

    Also, for me it's difficult to imagine that most brands will be paying 40% rev. share in the year 2045 on players that I've brought in 2011. I don't see it happening.

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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?


    You can go to Wiki and scan the References at the bottom of these pages, for book recommendations:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_motivation#References
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(...gy)#References
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positi...ogy#References
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingJim View Post
    Very good post Gooner and outlines the stages nicely.

    I think the main thing for me has been ill-health...

    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.
    Resting is one way to rehab your body. R-I-C-E is rest ice compression elevation. Now P or protection is also recommended: P-R-I-C-E. But you have to set a goal to improve your health.

    Also, it is easy to exercise at the gym, when you do cognitive exercises, if you have a good learning curve in athletics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pointout View Post
    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
    Thanks. Soon, I plan on asking my aff managers for feedback, but if they offer me $ as incentive that is great. E.g., Just a simple "way to go on increasing sign-ups" is all I need right now.
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    The very best thing that you can do is by finding out what your affiliate managers want from you and telling them what you want and then trying to work out a way to work better together, so as to get a better commission deal and seeing which banners and such convert better than others. This has worked for me in the past and most affiliate managers will be happy to give you a better partnership with them. You can also explore other options that are very similar to these ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple7 View Post
    I do not understand having enough $. That would mean having enough to have all you want, but also having enough for the feature and in case of emergencies, etc.

    In my opinion, there's no way that most of the income will be forever. 95% of the casinos around will not be around anymore in the future, others will try to cut revenue share in all possible (and impossible) ways (like we say happening now already), markets will be closed, re-opened with regulated brands, etc.
    I don't know if this applies to you, but it might...

    My goal is FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE. That means accumulating an amount of X$. When I have that amount, I know I am set for the rest of my life.

    Now the question is, how high must X$ be?

    1M$ is probably not enough, unless you are already 85 years old or you plan to live the rest of your life in a mobile home or in a thrid world country. But I'd say that with 100k$ or 200k$ per year you can live comfortably. You can now make exact calculations of required ROI, taxes and slowly consuming up the principal, but as a rule of thumb I'd say you can just multiply the yearly amount that you need by 30.
    So if you are happy with 100k$ per year, you are "set" when you have accumulated 3M$.

    And then - you don't have to worry about lifetime rev share being paid out in 2045 anymore. Because if you want - you can just sell your assets and quit. Or you could even say that in order to reach those 3M$, you'll have to sell all your assets, which would be ok as well.

    Personally, I don't want to stop working once I reach X$. But I want to work less (maybe 20-30 hours/week) and I'm sure I'll be stressed less for example by T&C changes at aff programs.

    The more money you have, the more financially secure you are. But there's an diminishing marginal utility on money once you reach Y$. For me, there's no way aiming for 100M$, because that won't improve my life compared to having a small fraction of that amount. And as this is such a high goal, it would mean that chances are very small to ever reach it, which in turn would mean I have to work till the end of my life. So think carefully about the amount of money you really need for a good life.

    I find this topic very interesting. If you want to read more about reaching financial independence, I can recommend a blog about this (and other money/life/AM/dating topics), which is really excellent: http://wallstreetplayboys.com

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    Nice link Strider, will check a few posts!

    Also on the FI/RE path (reddit / MMM / MadFientist fan). Since you never know when your time is up, I also balance with enjoying the now.

    Back to the original topic, I measure the F out of myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider1973 View Post
    I don't know if this applies to you, but it might...
    I got the same goal, same thoughts about it.

    Interesting blog by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planet Mark View Post
    I also balance with enjoying the now.

    Back to the original topic, I measure the F out of myself.
    Sounds good! I recently started giving myself more self-feedback, in order to focus in on improving my weaknesses. Doing this, I just found a way to lose weight: I just made an agreement with a friend at the gym. Now, I am looking for a way to consistently work 7+ hours a day. I could commit this to a friend, but how will he know I am being honest?

    Mark, can you give an example of how you measure yourself?
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    Always believe in yourself, no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewt View Post
    I am looking for a way to consistently work 7+ hours a day. I could commit this to a friend, but how will he know I am being honest?
    No one other than you will know if you've honored that commitment.

    However, the only person you'd be deceiving (conning) is yourself, if you broke that promise!

    Quote Originally Posted by vtyunby65 View Post
    If money isn't the true motivational factor, then it should be, first and foremost.
    Really...

    How so, I'd be interest to hear, in detail, why you say this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewt View Post
    Anyone have any good tips on increasing work motivation of a gambling webmaster?
    Such a complex question, I think it's not (only) about tools, techniques or weird useless apps. It's also about philosophy and how well you understand yourself and the world.

    It is actually pretty difficult to motivate yourself to do something like affiliate marketing, or sales, or performance based activities like trading. The alternatives are a regular job or even a comfy government job, that's just more secure, more predictable, maybe even your mum expects it from you...

    And gambling affiliate is also pretty difficult to find a higher purpose in. You aren't a doctor, teacher or social worker helping kids in the 3rd world. You are a guy playing with numbers, websites, finding some edges... and making profit in the meanwhile - profiting from people who kinda try to do the same with gambling but they fail.

    Imho money cannot be the primary motivation. Just look at the hierarchy of needs, on the pyramid money is second lowest need. First of all - it's very relative.

    I started by some freelancing and making websites - when I got my first client, I thought how cool and awesome it is and how much money I'll make (I got paid but the project was useless and it failed).
    Then I "randomly" made some money with a sportsbook affiliate and the amount seemed crazy to me - I would have to work long hours developing some dumb website but here some program just sent me huge sum of money even though I almost forgot I promoted them.
    Then I "randomly" made some money with crypto and here's where I think about the relativity - I worked on affiliate for a few years, it worked but I actually made more money with useless altcoins than I did with affiliate marketing. Do I really deserve this?

    And then the hedonic adaptation sets in. It felt good for a while and then you realize there's always more - richer people, more fit people, smarter people, more popular people... If you are looking forward to some goals, it may never end, you'll just have more goals.

    So I think it makes sense just to enjoy the process - enjoy what you're doing. Find something in the activity - you don't have to save the world, just set your mission or vision to something larger and useful.

    It is funny that I'm writing this because actually it's my big problem right now, to find some motivation and meaning.

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