Switching the Motivation Mindset

Switching the Motivation Mindset

I was listening to a book (from Audible) (get a free book when you sign up) called the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, and to summarize it:

You can only have 1 number one priority. If you try to do everything, you may be able to do a lot of stuff, but you more than likely will not be doing any of it well. Thus, some things you have to blow off and not worry about it. I've mentioned before that you don't have to keep up with the Kardashians.

The author mentions that we often operate in the Motivation > Action > Results mindset. We wait until we hit rock bottom, and we get motivated to take some action. Those actions lead to results. Thos results motivate us to the take more actions, which brings more results (and it keeps on repeating).

The author changes the trigger. Instead of waiting for rock bottom, change it to where step one is Take Action > Results > Motivation. That motivation then leads to more action. Thus to get the ball rolling DO SOMETHING.

This is especially true if you did something and the results were not what you were looking for. Does this mean there is no motivation? Well, there may be motivation to not do something that apparently did not work.

Motivated to Help Others? Try Charity Miles

Earn money for charities every time you run, walk, or bicycle by using the free Charity Miles app. Corporate sponsors (whose information you'll see as a backdrop image in the app) agree to donate a few cents for every mile you complete. Browse the app's list of charities, find the one that you support, and then hit the road. When a lot of people use Charity Miles, those little bits of money add up.

When Charity Miles first launched, its developers created an initial pool of $1 million to donate to charities as people used the app. Once that pool of money ran out (and it has), the developers said they would find corporate sponsors to continue making donations on the user's behalf (and they have). Running and walking earns 25 cents per mile, while bicycling earns 10 cents per mile. As the end-user, you don't have to do anything at all to make sure that money reaches your charity. Charity Miles handles that part.

Before you start running, walking, or bicycling, you select a charity from a list. These charities include the World Wildlife Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, Wounded Warrior Project, Stand Up to Cancer, and many others. You can choose a different charity each time you log more miles, or you can stick with just one. It's entirely up to you.

As you start to move, you see your speed and total miles add up. Behind these basic stats is a backdrop image that's also an advertisement from the sponsoring organization. (That's how they make money).

The app starts tracking when you pick an activity. When you finish your run, walk, or ride, you press the red button to complete the activity. The app shows you a summary of how far you traveled and how much money you earned for your organization of choice. There are a few other features in the app, such as the ability to join a team or form your own team so that you can collectively raise money for charities with friends.

Charity Miles users have earned over 2.5 million dollars for charity. For more info go to http://www.charitymiles.org/

What is Dave Reading?

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

I'm not looking to get six pack abs, but burning fat sounds good. Like every other book I've read, the first part of the book explains why THIS ONE is better. I just started it (listening on Audible)

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