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Why do some teams seem to perpetually stay motivated while others fall flat?

You probably know the answer if you search deep down. You’ve likely worked for leaders who are great at keeping their teams motivated and for others whose teams have no energy at all.

So what is the secret to their success? That’s what one coaching client recently wanted to know.

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“Matt, my team is on the edge of burnout,” a coaching client said to me recently. “We continue to grow, but the pace has slowed down. Two years ago, everyone was so full of energy. Now it just seems like everyone is going through the motions.”

As I probed into the company’s background, the client revealed something important. I already knew a lot from earlier sessions. The company was three years old, had grown from a one-man show (my client) to a 14-person team. Last year, they passed the $5,000,000 mark in sales, with almost $750,000 in profit. The growth is incredible to say the least.

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If you don’t indoctrinate your children, who will?

I was recently asked by an acquaintance if I was afraid I was indoctrinating our three-year old daughter, Aracelli. I responded with a question of my own, the one I ask above.

No, I am not afraid of indoctrinating our daughter. In fact, I am intentional about it.

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The media is going to indoctrinate your kids into thinking that girls should act like sluts (Harsh word? Maybe, but I submit Miley Cyrus as proof). That’s how much of the world is going to tell our daughter how to act. And it’s going to indoctrinate boys into finding it attractive.

So by all means, indoctrinate them to think otherwise.

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I often get asked: “Why are you always so positive when you write?”

Some ask in a curious way. Some ask in a negative way, as though I am doing something wrong. Some ask in a “how can I be more like that?” way.

The reason I stay positive with my tribe is simple: I’m fostering a stereotype of myself and you. The research tells me to. I’ll explain below.

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Let me be clear about something. My natural inclination, for whatever reason, is towards the negative.

That shocks a lot of people not named my wife, my mom, my best friend, my mentor, or anyone who has never worked for me.

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Have you ever thought of yourself as a millionaire?

One of the biggest things I work on when coaching others is mindset. The biggest obstacle to their success is in their own minds.

When I ask if you’ve ever thought of yourself as a millionaire, I don’t mean in the future. I don’t mean catching a vision of your life one day, although that is important. I mean right now.

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“You are already a millionaire, it’s time to start acting like it,” I told a client.

“You mean, like, visualizing the future as reality now?” he asked.

“That’s important,” I replied. “But it’s not what I mean. I mean you already are. Right now. Let me explain.”

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