motivation

Your gift.

When you are completely in love with what you do, there's a contagious energy that radiates from you. And everyone that comes into contact with this energy becomes inspired to seek out what they love in life. 

I know with 100% certainty that you have a gift, there's something that you are meant to be doing in this life and don't stop chasing that gift. Don't settle.

My friends, we need to allow ourselves to dream again like we once did when we were young. When we dream about the things we love in life we are filled with inspiration and motivation that I simply can not describe with words. Too many of us stop ourselves from dreaming, because we fear that others will think we are out of our minds. But what if those who don't dream are the ones who are actually out of their minds? 

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

Marcus Aurelius 

So the question is, who are the crazy ones? The ones who chase their dreams or the ones who don't 🙃

Be so good they can't ignore you! - Backstage Pass ep. 02

Many people believe that success in business is a result of great marketing, while I think this is true - there's something even more important you need to consider! 

Backstage Pass ep. 02 - Don't be a negative Nancy and just foc...

Backstage Pass ep. 02 - Don't be a negative Nancy and just focus on your craft.*No Nancys' feelings were hurt in the production of this video Ps. Will you subscribe to this philosophy?? If so comment and lets keep each other accountable!

Posted by Vinh Giang on Friday, September 25, 2015


How do you maintain your energy and motivation??

3am starts are a normal thing in my life, I'm on the road for weeks at a time and flying all over the place. Don't get me wrong, even though it sounds like I am bragging about my 'privileged life', I'm not. For the first year or so it's extremely exciting and the adrenalin keeps you going no problems, but after doing it for 3 years now I had to learn how to maintain my energy and motivation. 

If you want to maintain high levels of energy and motivation, you need to protect your environment at all costs. Lets define this word ENVIRONMENT.

 

environment
[en-vahy-ruh n-muh nt, -vahy-ern-] 
noun
1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences;surroundings; milieu.
2. Ecology. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other externalfactors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time.
3. The social and cultural forces that shape the life of a person or apopulation.
4. Computers. the hardware or software configuration, or the mode ofoperation, of a computer system: In a time-sharing environment, transactions are processed as theyoccur.
5. An indoor or outdoor setting that is characterized by the presence ofenvironmental art that is itself designed to be site-specific.
 

 

This is how the dictionary would define the word. I'd like to share a definition that I feel is a little more relevant for us, especially when it comes to energy and motivation management. Please do keep in mind, I am still learning on this journey and I am sure I will evolve my definition as I go through life :) 

 

environment

A simple way to look at your environment
1. The books that you read
2. The people with which you spend time with
3. The community in which you live
4. Your occupation
5. Clothes you wear
6. Songs you listen too

This is just a simplified list of what I feel contributes to our environment. As a keynote speaker, people sometimes think I am 'putting it on' when I get on stage. They think I am putting on the energy, the optimism, the humour etc. You see, I realised very early on in my career that my goal as a speaker isn't to become like Anthony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuck or Derren Brown (my favourite magician). But rather I wanted to learn how to be comfortable on stage so that I can be myself, over the last 3 years I feel I've been able to reach this goal. What you see is what you get, this is who I am. 

People often then would ask;

Q: "Vinh how do you maintain your energy and motivation??"

A: The answer is simple, I protect my environment at all costs.

"Our mind feeds upon that which we supply it, or that which is forced upon it, through our environment."

This is why it's so important to reflect on what you are trying to achieve in life and ensure that you build and craft the optimal environment in which your mind will be able to thrive. 

In my life I make sure that I am always; reading good books, spending time with those that inspire me, dress my best, listen to music that moves me and ensure that I am doing what I love most. This sounds really simple, I know, but I am ridiculously consistent with this. 

This is how I stay on top of my crazy life, how do you maintain your energy and motivation? Share with me how you do it! I'd love to hear from you.