Podcast Episode #61: Daniel McKenna - Maintaining Motivation

Posted: Apr 10 2017


Daniel is a successful multi-business owner and entrepreneur. He obtained an advertising degree from Oral Roberts University.  Daniel is currently a partner in Thrive15, a subscription-based online and off-line practical training resource for entrepreneurs. 



“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” - Bill Gates 

Building Great Systems:

  1. Outstanding training: transfer your vision & passion through employees/volunteers first, then it will reach your audience/church members.
  2. Ridiculous checklists: a living, breathing document that changes and grows over time. 
  3. Relentless followup: care enough to followup with the customer.  

Find out who your audience is. How do you get their attention? 

How can you provide more value than the other options?

How can you make your product the obvious choice for your customers/audience?


Keeping Your Motivation:

Motivation will get you around the block, but habits will take you around the globe.

Often times, your “new” idea/process loses its appeal over time, the newness wears off and we begin to lose the excitement and motivation we had in the beginning. 

We must realize that our time is finite. We are all going to die. Internalize that fact.

“You have won the lotto of life by being alive right now.” - Gary Vaynerchuk

You are going to die, but the good part of that is that you are currently ALIVE.

When this really hits home, it's impossible not to feel immensely grateful. 


Create Your Normal:

We get settled into our "normal".

It’s easy to let outside circumstances affect your attitude, letting things happen TO you.

You have to change and build your “normal”:

1. Replace audio/visual input with positive input: The mind is what the mind is fed.

2. Change your physical environment: Do something radical with your body. Example: lifting, running, ice bath, cold shower.

3. When chasing something bigger than yourself, you have to detach yourself from short-term emotions: rejection, unexpected issues, hard work. Emotionally attach yourself to your long term goals: faith, family, aspirations.  

Your daily routine MUST include something that lifts/builds you up. A podcast, sermon, music. Non-negotiable.  



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