“Pulling Back The Covers Of Motivation To Discover Your Body Of Inspiration”

“PULLING BACK THE COVER OF MOTIVATION TO DISCOVER YOUR BODY OF INSPIRATION”
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My name is Tony Teegarden and I believe you, myself and everyone else here on this big blue marble flying through the vastness of space, finds ourselves here for a reason. We have a reason for existing. You and I have a purpose for being here. We have gifts that can be and should be opened right now in the present time. That’s why it’s called “The Present,” because right now is the gift and it’s the only sure thing we’ve got to work on. When we discover it, we no longer require motivation. In some way, you and I are meant to make a difference in peoples lives. Part of that discovery process requires you and I to continually awaken ourselves to the vastness of being present and not only acknowledging this truth, but doing something with it. You see, today I realize life is more than just about improving ones status in life. It’s even more than just about the quality of our health, wealth & relationships. Those are extremely important but they’re just a piece of the puzzle. Yes, you need to be successful in those areas of life but have you taken a moment to consider why? You need your health for the energy to serve, you need the wealth for the ability to create experiences for others and you need the relationships to complete the dynamic of contributing to something larger than just yourself. You see, you do need those pieces to be in alignment not only for self satisfaction, which is important but more importantly, the world needs you to be successful. In spite of all the struggle, strife and at times seemingly negative unappreciative circumstances...The world needs you to be successful physically, spiritually, financially and in your relationships so you can contribute to those around you. This piece of work is dedicated to a space and time where I woke up to the fact that my everyday efforts were more than just about what I could do for Tony Teegarden to get more. It’s about my journey of ultimately asking the question,“How can I effectively give more?”

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I didn’t know it at the time, but this was the question that was quietly calling out from within me. I just wasn’t listening. I thought if I got more, I’d feel more. I discovered that the choices I thought I had made up till that point in time, were really made by second hand values. What I mean is those choices weren’t really my choices at all. I woke up to the fact that I was actually the effect in my life and not the cause. The paddle is the cause. The ping pong ball is the effect. When I committed to becoming cause in my life, I realized it was my responsibility to do all I could to be the paddle. I no longer required motivation. I find myself able to give more today by being the cause in my life and by causing better choices to occur. If the paddle represents cause in your life, self-efficacy would be the belief that you can hit the ball. So it behooves you to explore self-efficacy and what you can do to nurture it. This report is about me making this discovery and how you can begin to as well so you can feel more in control of your emotions, your work and your life. This work begins to explore why we struggle with motivation and self-efficacy. We will explore living through inspiration rather than seeking constant motivation. Because there’s is a difference between the two and the world desperately needs you to know it. - Tony

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Pulling Back the Covers...

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“How old are you right now?” He asked me as...
...he looked at me from across the table. “How old?” He asked again, with a curious tone to his voice. “I’m 27,” I said a bit sheepishly as I was wondering where he was going with this. He then sat up slightly, leaned over a bit and said quite frankly, “Take your age and add your wife’s age to yours.”

I looked at him while doing so. “Have the total?” “Yes, of course I do,” I said still confused. “Now as you write that number down, add up...” • ...all of the combined number of years you have been here on earth • ...all of the combined number of years of education you’ve acquired • ...all of the combined number of years of training you have been through • ...all of the years combined you’ve worked at a job, jobs or business •...and all of the

combined years of life experiences... I was writing numbers down, pausing only for a moment to look over at my wife to make eye contact and confirm her numbers I’d written down. “Added them all up?” “Um, yeah. The total is 53 years between my wife and I.” Then he asked the question. It’s the same question you’re going to have you ask yourself but I’ll warn you that there are risks in doing so. The risk is that you won’t ever be able to go back to the way things were before. You won’t see your life the same as you did. And you won’t see yourself the same either. If you’re anything like me, it may even keep you up at night. Here’s the question:

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The path I traveled up till then didn’t seem so colorful anymore...

“All of A Sudden All Of My Choices Up To That Point Flashed Before Me.”

“Take a moment and ask yourself, with 53 on this planet and nearly 23 years invested in all of these other areas of education and such....where are you financially, physically and in what condition are your closest relationships today?” He paused for a moment.

“How do you feel deep down about them without comparing yourself to anyone or anything?” I just sat there for a moment. All of a sudden, all of my choices up to that point and time in my life flashed before me.

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“I was working more hours than I think existed in a week.”
You see, I was selling mobile homes at the time and sure, financially, I was doing pretty damn good. “But at what cost?” I began asking myself. I was working more hours than I think existed in a week. I was overweight. I lived on coffee it seemed. I had lost touch with most all of my friends. I barely got to see my wife. And the fact was, I really didn’t like what I was doing. I just prided myself on making good money for a kid with just a high school diploma. Truth is, until I

met my wife I was just as broke as anyone else just on a different financial level. I was spending just as much, if not more, than I made and attempting to fill a void I felt. Oh and I had nearly died twice on drug overdoses about 4 years earlier. The truth met me in that moment. I couldn’t compare my results to anyone else because of the way he framed the question and I realized somewhere I had

swayed from MY internal calling. I was just chasing money for the sake of it validating my self-worth. My underlying thoughts were, “The more I made, the more I must be worth. The less I made, the less I must be worth.” Sounds completely irrational I know, but when you’re standing in your own stuff it can be difficult to see it.

I WAS CHASING MONEY FOR THE SAKE OF VALIDATING MY SELF WORTH.

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So when you ask yourself questions like: • Do I have enough in savings and assets to sustain your current lifestyle for the next 5, 10, 20, or 40 years? • Am I close? • Do I have anything saved at all? • Is my health in optimal shape or have I sacrificed it because I’m too busy trying to make a living or being there for everyone else? • Have you decided you’re just never going to be “skinny” instead of just focusing on solid healthy eating principles and drinking lots of water? • Are your relationships everything you desire them to be or do you find them in constant drama and chaos?

Ask Yourself, “How important are any of these to you?”
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“Are you running on Someone Else’s Tracks?”
Comparison kills inspiration and ultimately contribution, so make sure the answers are your own and not based on someone else’s value system. (Second hand values) If you’re not sure what I mean, it’s Ok. We’re going to dig into this “values” concept in a little bit. So look at how many years you’ve been on this big blue marble called earth

ask yourself: • How many years of schooling you’ve had like trade schools, college, grade school? • How many years you’ve worked at a job or jobs? • How much training & education outside of that you’ve gone through? And ask yourself, Is what you’ve been doing all this time gotten you the results you are really looking for. I’m talking about the kind of results that lend to your feelings of true satisfaction, fulfillment and pride around your

accomplishments. Ask yourself, “Ss where I am today in my health, wealth and relationships where I thought I would be 15 years ago? 10 years ago? Or even 5 years ago?” • Do you feel you’re off track? • On track? • Or without tracks? Here’s a bigger question, are you running on your tracks or on someone else’s? Have you been trying to figure out why you’re not motivated or juiced in life? Do you really know yourself well enough to understand what motivation is in relation to what inspires you? Have you done that kind of work?

THE ANSWERS JUST MAY SURPRISE YOU WHEN YOU ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
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Errors, Discovery And Decision I’ve Failed in the Past..
...at living my life in a way that was truly fulfilling to me. But today I can look back and say, “I’m glad I did.” Why? Because without the experiences I wouldn’t have spent

as much time asking the questions and figuring it out like I have. I made a few key, consistent errors. They were common errors that were caused by my mental “hard-wiring” and my inability as a human being to calculate the long term effects of my decisions I was making at the time.

live it with at least the possibility of living an inspired life. I call it living your life out loud. Will there be days that you seem to be up against all odds and want to quit, give up or swear like a sailor? You bet. Or at least I have. One of the biggest sources of our

Without doing the work and becoming conscious of them, I would have kept on making the same errors in judgement. When you discover these errors and you overcome them you can take control of your life and

suffering, and the biggest source of these “errors” I mention, is trying to live our life by other peoples value systems. You see our values are reflected in our every day choices. The question is, how conscious are you of what you really value? Are you living your life based on your values? Or are you living it by other peoples values? These are what I call second hand values. When you invest the time to discover your values, do your best to live by them consciously, align those values with a bigger vision to help and serve others, you find yourself driven to live your life from the inside out rather than requiring motivation to drive you from the outside in.

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“Many People Attempt to live a Life they think they’re supposed to”
If you don’t learn about and discover these errors you’re going to keep making them, and you’ll continue down a path of living your life on other peoples tracks rather than being inspired to lay down your own.

Otherwise you’ll find yourself looking for more and more outside motivation. You’ll consciously set goals that are aligned with other peoples values systems but unconsciously continue to try and act upon your own hidden values. This is what we call a moral dilemma and it causes self sabotage and frustration. You’ll begin to wonder if there is something wrong with you because you’re not getting your desired outcomes and if you are you don’t feel fulfilled once you do. You will fall into the

“more trap” where you think more “stuff” will fill the void. More Sex, more food & more toys. You may get it all but at what cost? The problem is many people attempt to live a life they think they’re supposed to. Social Idealism's are the source of human suffering. Idealism's that no one lives by but everyone attempts to live by that aren't realistic. This is the cause of much of our suffering and seeking out constant outside motivation. Ultimately if you don’t grasp this concept, you’ll have less control of your life and will be at the mercy of those who understand these errors and concepts. Think of it like this, as long as you don’t do the work, they will be the cause in your life and you’ll be the effect.

OR SAID ANOTHER WAY, THEY WILL BE THE PADDLE YOU’LL BE THE PING PONG BALL
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It doesn’t have to be that way.
If you want to get control of your entire life...then you must educate yourself and learn how to think on these things I’m going to touch on in this report. No one is going come along and figure this out for you. So strap yourself in. www.TonyTeegarden.com

“NO ONE IS GOING TO COME ALONG AND FIGURE THIS OUT FOR YOU...”

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14,600 More Days. NOW WHAT?
Consider the fact that you have at least another 40 years here on earth. When you brake that down into days, you have 14,6000 days to go. Or look at it this way: • You have 40 more Christmases (depending on your faith of course) • You have 40 more Thanks Givings

• You have 40 more days to celebrate your birth here Makes you realize just how precious the time you have left here doesn’t it?

you were given? Or did you leave some on the table? Will you continue to struggle or just maintain the status quo? The vast majority of people will

Since you have 14,600 days, you need to decide what you're going to do with those 14,600 days. Will you keep doing what you're doing or will you figure out what you're going to do differently? At your current rate, if you were to look back on your life and those 14,600 days were over, would you say you did everything you could with everything

continue to struggle and very few will be able to even maintain. An even smaller fraction go on to explore their possibilities. You think it’s just because they are motivated? I don’t think so.

Does Anyone Understand Motivation?
If you were to stop the average person on the street and ask them to tell you what motivation is, where it comes from, what causes it to work or what causes it not to work, you’d get a lot of different answers: 1)Many have no idea 2) Most will give you a very fuzzy answer 3) Some would tell you that’s what those positive thinker types sell you on Why?

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Because A System Controls The Direction of their lives
There are 300 million people in the U.S. alone and over 7 to 8 Billion people on the planet. From the very moment we came into this world we were dependent on everyone around us for all of our physical needs.

We didn’t have any judgements or attachments of our own. We lived inspired lives doing what came naturally. That is until we began to hear the words and phrases such as: • No • Stop that • You can’t • Be realistic • Here is what you need to do You probably struggled with them and fought them about it but it was of no use.

They continued until you bent to their ways. The very same people who raised us, learned everything they believe to be true from the generation before them and so on, and so on. How did it keep happening?

Dinner Table Talk
Consider this for a moment. What was your dinner table talk like when you were growing up?

WHERE ARE YOU OFF TO SO FAST?

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How do you think your parents Dinner Table Talk went?
Was the talk at the table inspiring? • Was it about goal setting? • Was it about how fortunate you were as a family and what those goals would mean to the family? • Was it about the mission and greater purpose your parents were on and how their current goals supported that mission? Dinner table talk, at least for me, was very very different growing up. It was charged by what my folks saw on the news, what they heard at their jobs, and what was read in the news papers and magazines. (Like The Enquirer) How much of it was positively charged do you think?

of propaganda that is meant to sway Zero. All of this news content was generated by a system that seems to have been designed to keep us preoccupied. How do you think your parents parents dinner talk sounded? Probably much the same. As long as there has been big media, there has been some form We’ve been unknowingly force fed the notion by those before us and around us that we’re to follow a specific path in life because if we don’t, we’re somehow going to fall behind the social norm. what we value most. It's the very same system that you you've continued to be influenced by today because your parents were raised by it and their parents, and their parents as well. Almost everyone around us experiences it.

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Everyone has been eating at the worlds biggest dinner table and the dinner talk hasn’t changed much at all. I would even suspect today gotten it’s even worse. How much “good news” do you really hear on your local TV station at 5:00?

My parents, your parents and their parents obviously aren’t bad people, they were just under the same impression you were. “These are the tracks we must follow if we want to fit in.” Ask them why and they would tell you, “Just because, that’s how it is. That’s reality” The truth is many people fear criticism and not belonging to their tribe. It’s in those moments of deciding to not rock the boat, they abandon their childhood voice of inspiration without even knowing it. Just like they were taught to do as a child.

“People fear criticism and not belonging.”
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6000 Years Later and still the same problems
If you look back at 6000 years of recorded history, I’m betting 97% of those people have felt the same way many do today. Frustrated, unsettled, discontent and unfulfilled with their daily routines and lives. They have always struggled with the same problems. It’s why history repeats itself so often: • Not enough money • Poor Health • Lack of fulfilling and loving relationships Why? From day one they where taught to conform. • Dress a certain way • Speak a certain way • Act in a certain way Today we’re programmed to: • Eat certain food • Listen to certain music • Watch certain TV shows • Wear specific types of

clothes • Drive a certain kind of car • Hang out within certain clicks ...And when you do all this, then you’ll be accepted and found attractive by your piers. If you don’t, you’re won’t be accepted. And so begins your journey to desire exterior validation and the birth of outside motivation.

At first you wipe off what they write and begin writing for yourself. You’re told “NO” time after time and after much struggle and fighting against this process, you finally give up. You begin to act out in ways that are more from an approval seeking place than from what feels right or that is in natural alignment with who and what you really are. Only you know if what you’re doing

As Dr. Phil says, “As a child growing up we are these blank slates and those who think they know better than us write what they think is best on our slate.”

with your life right now is in alignment with your natural talents and gifts. Only you. If so, you’ve broken free and have a much different journey in front of you right now. One of inspiration, where motivation isn’t required.

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What Is Motivation Anyway?
Why do we hear about it all the time and why do so many people think it’s so important? How does it work?

The Definition of motivation - to give reason, incentive, enthusiasm, or interest that causes a specific action or certain behavior. “...To give reason... or incentive..”

You see we’re not lazy, we’re just acting on what’s most important to us in the present moment. What that is, is probably what we hold most important in our hierarchy of values. You don’t feel like making cold calls

To me this means it takes something outside of ourselves to make us do something. How often that “something” aligns with our highest values is what’s in question.

to sell stuff? Guess what? It’s because you’re not acting on your highest values. You don’t see it as truly valuable.

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Or you’re just not linking up the act of making cold calls to how it will serve you temporarily as well as your highest values long term. Chances are you’re forcing yourself to do something that internally you don’t really see as highly valuable. If you did you’d be inspired to do it and wouldn’t need to seek motivation. Here’s an example of what I mean: How many times did my parents yell at me as a kid for playing guitar instead of doing something else they thought was more important? They thought I just needed to be motivated to see it their way. They were projecting their values onto me. Attempting to force upon me what was important to them rather than communicating to me through my values and what was important to me. Instead they called me lazy, a dreamer and that I was destined to be a loser. Did that mean I really was lazy or going to be a loser? No! I didn’t need any motivation to play guitar. I was inspired to do so for hours upon hours. I was following my inner most dominant passion. It eventually lead me to recording a album that is to this day still distributed all around the world. I also had my 21st birthday playing in front of 10,000 people in Poland while on tour with that band. That album has helped inspire thousands of people all over the world to follow their musical passions. I still receive acknowledgement nearly 20 years later from fans who friend me on Facebook.So you tell me, inspiration or motivation? Let’s first take a look at the birth of Inspiration and the difference between motivation and inspiration. www.TonyTeegarden.com
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Motivation Vs Inspiration. Which one Wins?
To take inspired action I feel it’s important to know yourself. This means to acknowledge who you are from the inside out. 1. Motivation is when you need outside influence to get you to do something that isn’t important to you or not in your highest values.

2. Inspiration is when you take action on things that matter most to you. No one needs to tell you to do it or even how to do it. You just go after it. What we value most in life we act upon and requires no outside motivation. I believe it really is that simple. When you discover what inspires you from within you don’t battle against procrastination. You either do it, delegate it or dump whatever is required to be done. It’s just what needs

happen on the way to your destination. I have a good friend of mine who is physical trainer, is 50 years old and has the body of a 30 year old. He said something to me one time that always stuck. He said: “Tony, there may be days I absolutely dread working out, (not many) but the result from doing it anyway such as how I feel about myself, the ability to be able to play with my kids and the energy it takes to run my business so I can contribute to my customers, all rely on my ability to choose the long term result over the short term pain of working out.” You can see his values drive his everyday choices and more importantly he’s conscious of them. Ask yourself, what do you think he values?

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The Good News And The Bad News
The good news is maybe you’re one of the few who has already been listening to motivational stuff.

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The bad news is just because you’ve listened to motivational audio’s, read motivational material and been to motivational seminars, it doesn’t mean you’re still inspired to do or are doing what is in your highest values. You’re no more inspired by consuming motivational information any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. In a world where there is more information available to us than ever, why aren’t more people living lives they really desire? Why? Because people just don’t know themselves. In an increasingly complex world, people want simplicity and its step-by-step framework so that, from the start, they can clearly see where they’re going in life, how all the pieces fall into place, and how easy it is to do. It takes work to create the framework for our lives and quite frankly many people aren’t willing to find the pieces of that frame work and put it together. Why?

“Because People just don’t Know themselves.”
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“They value being accepted for something they aren’t More than being rejected for something they are.”

In an increasingly complex world, people want simplicity and a stepby-step framework so that, from the start, they can clearly see where they’re going in life, how all the pieces fall into place, and how easy it is to do. It takes a lot of work to create this framework for our lives and quite frankly many people aren’t willing to look for the pieces of that frame work and put it together.

They are living lives that are completely opposite of what they deeply feel is their real identity. They see themselves one way but do something different. They aren’t expressing their true values. Not consciously anyway and it’s frustrating them. In many cases they are living their lives just seeking validation. They value being accepted for

They want someone to come along and just hand their life’s framework over to them. It’s what I call the “microwave mentality.” The, I just want it now, syndrome.

something they aren’t more than being rejected for something that they are. I know because I’ve done it.

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What if it’s because our hearts were held hostage at an early age?
Sure, you may look back and say to yourself, “But I’ve lived a good life. I provided for my family, I tithed my 10% to the church, I held a good job, I did my share.” If that’s you, that’s noble and worthy. No question. I would ask you to look within and ask, was your share all that you were meant to do? Deep down do you feel there’s more to give? Are you capable but aren’t using it?

• Did you play it safe because you didn’t want to feel rejected?

I call bullshit. Those are people who ware just

Was doing your part all that you were really able to do or more importantly was there more you really wanted to do but haven’t? Or deep down were you just doing what you had to do to get by?

projecting their values onto you and I. They’ve given up. Great things are meant for everybody, it’s just that not everybody realizes they are capable of great things because they compare themselves and say, “oh, I could never be that kind of person.” They’ve been lead to believe this and they have bought it hook line and sinker. It’s not really them thinking or talking these thoughts though. It’s the system talking. That’s other peoples values talking through them also known as 2nd hand values.

Were you given gifts that you didn’t share with the world because you didn’t want to look silly, foolish or come off as too outside the norm? • Did you play it safe because you didn’t want to be criticized? • Did you play it safe because you didn’t want to experience the taste of failure or defeat? There are those that believe, “Not everybody is meant to do great things.” Ask yourself as you’re reading this, have you really done what juices you or have you just maintained the status quo? I’m not here to judge, just spur the question. What if it’s because our hearts were held hostage at an early age and we left that tiny voice imprisoned deep down inside? What if the reason is because we just didn’t know how important it was to the world for us to be successful?

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We look at what everyone else is doing.
What If in the meantime we’ve forgotten that little voice? We’re distracted by looking at what everyone else is doing, what they have and how we think they got it. We judge ourselves and our accomplishments by what we perceive to be truth.

have been in. We hold the mask up that says, “We’re doing alright, we’re doing pretty good.” Simple surface talk that doesn’t say what we are really feeling deep down. Let’s be truthful, we aspire to be, do, and contribute all that we’re able. I don’t mean by getting more “stuff” in our life either.

distracted with thoughts, emotions and behaviors that don’t serve our long term vision. We make the errors I began talking about. “Your preferences, like everyones, lead you to do what's comfortable, safe and makes you feel good. That's what egoity and real suffering is. You follow the dictates of your own body mind and you may as well be a pig snorkeling around in the mud looking for truffles and pigging out. That's what our body minds what to do.”- David Deida It’s like sitting still on a bike with

I mean we truly crave to create When the truth is, they are wearing the same masks we are. and in many cases they are in the same boat we are in or value in some way. And on a deep core level we seek acknowledgement and contribution for it. Why? Because We Can't Help It! We are goal oriented forward directional beings. When we don’t move in a forward direction with purpose, we have become

your feet on the pedals. What happens? You fall over. What happens when the very system that is broken, raises another generation, and that generation raises another generation? You guessed it, people are doing things because they are programmed to, not because they want to. They operate from their preferences. Its what’s comfortable and safe. When you're trying to live what everyone else is doing, you're not living from you're own hierarchy of values.

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You’ll Look for reasons to stop you
You may be feeling this on some gut level even as of right now. You could easily take your deepest gifts and contributions along with it’s DNA to the grave. It’s easier to continue to project your own greatness onto movie stars, musicians and people who you perceive as having it all together, rather than pursue your inner gifts. In the long run, you won’t be able to out perform your own self

image. The values that have been migrated over from other peoples value systems will cause you more grief and you’ll sabotage any efforts at a life you really desire. You’ll ask yourself why you aren’t motivated to do the things in life you know you want to do. You’ll find reasons, people and events to stop you from really doing them. You will hear in your language or from others: • You should • You need to • You aught to

• You’re supposed to These are all imperatives that are a sign of living through other peoples value systems. If you’re using them when telling someone else what they should, need to or aught to do, your projecting your value system onto them. If someone is using them in a sentence speaking to you, they are projecting their value system onto you. Until you discover your own hierarchy of values you'll always struggle with money, health and relationships. Until you do this work, you’ll attempt to live your life through other peoples values and continue to miss out on the feelings of fulfillment and a sense of deep gratification that comes from living through your own.

THERE IS NO PERFECT OR “EASY WAY”...

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S EEL T F U AT LB H A W ? UR SY AT A N ’T E ISN

You’ll continue to be under the spell of “more” and think you need more of what doesn’t fulfill you. Just like eating junk food, it’s good in the moment but it’s vainer at best while being full of empty calories. Sure it tastes good in the moment, however it’s void of quality nutrients and in the long term causes disease, obesity and takes you farther away from the quality of life you really want. As long as you live in a fantasy, ignore these blind spots and don’t do the work, you will continue to feed yourself the “junk food” of second hand values.
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“Ask yourself, what do you value most?”

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Are Hidden Values Controlling You?
Take a moment and make a mental list of what you value most in your life. • Do you value wealth and money? • Do you value your time with family? • Is there a hobby or hobbies you enjoy a lot? • Is it your health you value? • Maybe it’s your career? • How about your friendships? • How about your emotional well being? • How about being spiritually grounded? On a piece of paper list all of the things that you think are most important to you. Now pick the top 3 that you feel are the most important:

1. ___________________ 1. ___________________ 2. ___________________ 3. ___________________ Notice anything particularly odd Picked them? Good. Now take a moment and ask yourself a few more questions while making a mental list: • How do you spend the majority of your time during your day when you’re not awake? • How do you fill your space in your home? • How do you spend your money? • What do you find yourself thinking about the vast majority of the time? Why aren’t they doing what they say Now pick out the top 3 categories you find yourself focused on throughout the 16 hours a day that you’re not sleeping. Because they can’t help it. is most important to them? I see it all the time. • People overeating when they say they want to lose weight. • People smoking when they say they want to stop. • People saying they want to be wealthy but they don’t save a dime • People in and out of relationships who don’t really know themselves. about the lists? Is what you say is most important to you not what you fill your time up with what you DO? 2. ___________________ 3. ___________________

“LOOK AROUND, RESULTS DON’T LIE.”

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We can’t help ourselves. We’re creatures of habit.
Without stepping back from time to time, looking at our lives and being conscious of our behaviors and patterns, we succumb to our preferences. If we don’t consciously create our habits we unconsciously develop habits. Those are the “preferences” that end up causing us to get more of what we don’t want rather than more of what we do. Those habits support the injected values we cling on to of others because we haven’t done the work to uncover our own.

We Do What Works To
This may sound contradicting but... We’re programmed for immediate gratification. It comes from our deepest DNA. It’s the fight or flight model. Consider this. If you find yourself in the path of a wild meat eating creature, would you hang out and logically think about if it’s going to take a chunk out of you? Or would you just run for the safest place possible, as fast as you can? You may feel fear for a moment but right after that all you feel is your feet hitting the ground. Fear served it’s purpose, it got you to take action! This is where many of us find ourselves as adults in life today. Everything is easier in 3rd grade and frankly they feel if they aren’t made to have to go into 4th, they won’t. It’s as if many people are stuck in 3rd grade because they don’t have to move on to 4th. It’s easier to consume more and discover less. Especially if you’re not aware of the consequences.

Survive Right Now
Many people don’t know themselves and don’t take the time to know themselves because of this very reason. Especially with the amount of information that’s available to us today via the internet and big media in general, we’re distracted.

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It’s built into you genetically to do what works now, not think about what will happen later. They are asleep in the post modern sense of the word but it’s not their fault completely. They just don’t know. Many people don’t take the time to discover what their true core values are, what they aspire to do and how their gifts and natural talents can make an impact on the world.

URES OF HAB IT

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So how do we fix the problem you may ask?
As I said in the beginning of this report, once you’re aware of this stuff, you can’t go back. Not completely. The good news is that doing the work and uncovering your natural talents and abilities can set you free when you begin to make the effort to do so. You’ll find life becomes much more effortless when you’re aligned with your natural abilities and talents. You begin to feel more appropriate to life. I didn’t say you won’t experience set backs, issues and down right crappy days. You’ll have your fair share of those if you’re doing something of significance. I’m just saying you won’t be dependent on something else to continually wind you up when you love what you do. Or, you won’t despise the job you’re working because you know it’s leading you to that place.

If you're trying to do something outside of your natural abilities and talents that aren’t attributed to your highest values, you're going to be miserable. Maybe not immediately, but give it some time. If you're an innovator, artist or creator and you're trying to be a broker or analyst, then it's an uphill battle inside and your results may very well prove it. You’ll always feel you need outside motivation and wonder if there’s something wrong with you. • You’ll feel you need status to feel whole • You’ll feel you need recognition to feel whole • You’ll feel you need acknowledgement to feel whole When you're working a job or building a business that’s outside of your natural abilities and talents, and it’s not linked to your highest values, you’ll always do just good enough. If what you’re doing isn’t in your highest of values, you’ll never do what’s necessary or it’ll be way harder than it needs to be. If it’s not that important you just won’t follow through. The world needs you to be successful. There is a mission within you that you have yet to discover and the world needs you to find it. We need you to discover it. It’s safe to begin listening to it and not the noise outside. If you're reading this and you find yourself broke in any of the 3 areas of life...the good news is, it’s not you that’s broke. You can become integrated with your natural skills and talents. You can make them work for you. You can make a positive impact on the world and your little voice inside knows it. You know it.

So Why Doesn't EVERYONE Follow Their Hearts?
The vast majority people aren’t ready to wake up yet. They are content with sleep walking. They have to want to wake up. They are wired to survive in the now rather than take action with future results in mind. Something has to shake them up so they desire to thrive and live a different kind of life.

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It’s not just the knowledge we need to make lasting change.
They are not ready to let go of their current thoughts, emotions and behaviors around their life circumstances. Or they just aren’t willing to be open to the idea that one can not only survive doing what they love but they can thrive. It’s not even that they don’t have the knowledge to do so. It’s not just the knowledge that we need to make lasting change that matters. Yes knowledge can be power, but it’s only powerful if we do something with it. 1) 2) 3) 4) If it informs us about our outcomes = information Organized information = Knowledge Knowledge + experience= Understanding Understanding + multiple experiences = Wisdom

-Wyatt Woodsmall What we need is to...

Learn How To Acknowledge and Change Our Current Thoughts, Emotions And BEHAVIORS
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“What you don’t do today won’t happen tomorrow.”
What I’ve been outlining in this entire report is this. Knowledge can be power. But it’s only powerful if you do anything with it: 1) If you want to know how to discover what really inspires you in life, you’ll want to learn how to discover your values. Knowing what your highest values are works to help you get everything you want out of life. Many times that may be exactly opposite of what you think you needed to do. You’ll discover you can extract everything you want out of life by adding value to it first. 2) You want to learn how to change your thoughts, emotions and behaviors

around discovering your purpose. 3) Finally you’ll want to re-train yourself to make decisions and take actions that go against what you would normally do - so that you can create space for your higher purpose to make itself self evident to you. Listen, you’re not going to quit your job, lose all the weight or find your soul mate tomorrow. (Well technically you could meet your soul mate) However what you will do is begin to link together things like maintaining your current job with a great attitude while holding a higher purpose and mission in mind will actually make you that much more effective in your present moments. If you don’t do all of these thingsand I mean ALL of them - you’re going to get the same results you’ve been getting all your life... and the same results that most people get in their life still today.

Back To 14,600 More Days
Remember I mentioned you have at least another 40 more years here on earth? Give or take, depending on your age right? Since you have 14,600 days. you need to decide what you're going to do with those 14,600 days starting today. What you don’t do today won’t happen tomorrow.

Will you keep doing what you're doing or take the actions necessary to figure out what you're going to do differently? How do you figure out what you’re going to do differently? You can’t cope with what you don’t acknowledge so first you’re going to want to take inventory. I’m going to share with you how you can begin.

WHAT YOU DON’T DO TODAY WON’T HAPPEN TOMORROW.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT W O R K S H E E T
There are two questions I’d like you to ask yourself right now: 1. What would you like to see more of in your life? 2. What would you like to see less of in your life? Now, I want to share with you how you can begin taking the steps to accomplish both. In this exercise you’re going to take a few minutes and list out a few things:

Step 1. Determine which things you definitely don’t want in your life Step 2. Determine which things you definitely do want in your life Step 3. Define what The Costs Vs Gains are when accomplishing your “do wants”
It’s very important that you take at least 10-15 minutes on each of the next two exercises.

“If you don't have the will and desire to figure it out and write down what you want, what makes you think you'll have the will and desire to go after it?” -Rich Schefren
Let’s get started:

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What I Don’t Want
Step 1. Write down all of the things you don’t want in your life right now that you’re experiencing. List out as many things as you can think of: If you need more room continue on a separate piece of paper:

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The “Payoff” of What I Don’t Want
Step 2. Write down the payoff’s you’re receiving from the list above. You’re getting some sort of emotional or physical reward or you wouldn’t continue to do them. Be honest with yourself.

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What I Don’t Want
Step 3. Now write down what it will it cost you if you continue these along this line.

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What I Do Want
Step 4. Write down all of the things you do want in your life: Hint: You can reverse engineer your Step 1. list by writing down the exact opposite of the items on that list. Also: Don’t go for “things” or “stuff” in this list. Aim for experiences. If you want a nice home, talk about the experience the home is going to provide you not the home itself.

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Great Work! Now we’re going to really drill down into these in the next exercise:
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Creating Categories
Step 5. Take your “ I Do Want” answers and assign them to the category they best fit within below: Health: [Can include Physical, mental & emotional]

Wealth: [Can include personal, business and career]

Relationships: [Can include family, intimate & career relationships]

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What Will It Cost Me?
Step 6. When I don’t follow through on this “Want” it will cost me... Health: [Can include Physical, mental & emotional]

Wealth: [Can include personal, business and career]

Relationships: [Can include family, intimate & career relationships]

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What Do I Stand To Gain?
Step 8. When I follow through on this “Want” I will gain... Health: [Can include Physical, mental & emotional]

Wealth: [Can include personal, business and career]

Relationships: [Can include family, intimate & career relationships]

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Conclusion
To bridge the gap of where you are to where you want to be, you have to first acknowledge your current reality. Be honest with yourself! You can’t cope with what you’re not willing to acknowledge. You don’t have the like the reality, you just have to respect it. Are you able to identify the values that are driving your current behaviors through these exercises? To see what you truly value, look at your life currently and see how you fill your time, space and energy and with who. Results can be harsh but are often fair. Based on the cost vs gain exercise, are your current daily decisions taking you closer to or farther away from you say you want?

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IN IS T T GIF EN ST E TH PRES A EP E TH TH IN T E NO TH OU N RI E. Y EN IT O UR P UT OO F T VE HA Y DA TO

Here’s the real question and the type of work I help you get into. On a deep level, how in tune are your wants with your true core values and how do discover what they are?

“What Really Drives You To Do What You Do Everyday?”

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Make life happen. Don’t let life happen to you.
1) Do nothing 2) Do it on your own 3) Let me help you Unfortunately the vast majority of people will continue to struggle and very few will be able to even maintain because they chose to DO NOTHING.

inspires them but they won’t. It’s too scary. They fear change. It may just be too late for them but I like to believe not. If you’re one of those “on the fence types,” you have to seriously consider what the implications of continuing down the road you’re on will be. If you stay that course, it may not be pretty. If you decide to DO IT YOURSELF then I seriously consider you to read as much as you can, study as much as you can and learn as much as you can about self discovery, psychology and human behavior. The discoveries in neurosciences over the past decade are amazing and gives you great insights to how the human brain works and how it can influence your choices. Do it yourself... ...or together we accelerate the process. In Light, Do nothing... The choice is yours: You have an opportunity to shift from thinking you need motivation to knowing you’re living an inspired life doing what you were meant to do. Whether that’s an online business or an off line venture. For those few who take action and succeed, they discover their life’s work and lead rich and rewarding lives with a legacy that lives far beyond their own time here on earth. They love the process, enjoy who they are, and who they become along the way. The final option is to LET ME HELP YOU. To affect the world outside, we must change and influence the world inside and that takes work, and introspection.

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For those individuals, they are victims of not knowing and even worse if they do know they just don’t have the will power to do anything about it. They could still make a choice to do something to discover what

An even smaller fraction will go on to explore and succeed in the discovery of themselves and their mission in life. True learning and discovery of yourself means changing your thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Tony
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