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Have you ever found yourself getting caught up in all of the “how to get motivated” information out there? A quick Google search of “how to be motivated” brings up over 200 million results, in addition to scores of subtopics like “how to stay motivated” and “how to motivate yourself.”
So why don’t I use motivation? Let me share a story to illustrate.
Several years ago, I was a keynote speaker at a conference for a network marketing company. After my presentation, one of the top leaders of the company came up to me and said: “Noah, I took six pages of notes while I was listening to you speak. That was one of the best presentations I’ve ever heard.”
I thanked her, then she said something that I’ll never forget. She said, “But there’s something wrong.”
Uh oh, I thought. Here it comes.
She said, “In our program, it says you’re a motivational speaker. But you’re not a motivational speaker.”
“Really,” I said. “What am I?”
She said, “You’re not a motivational speaker. You’re a motivating speaker.”
I said, “Wow, that’s very interesting.