Online motivation and inspiration with little information Quote. A Stewarding quote to consider from Loren Weisman touching on the addictions and comparisons to false methods.
Online motivation and inspiration… Is there an addiction to it?
Motivation and inspirational posts, coaches and content feels like it is everywhere online these days. Many have been able to make a very good living off of the hype and positivity of it. The problem I see is that it seems many have come to a place of an almost addiction like level with it.
So many seem to be hunting for that feel good feeling for the moment, but missing that many of the coaches, self proclaimed Keynote speakers and self professed experts are only peddling hype over substance, direction and intelligence. At times, it can feel like we have more coaches on the sidelines than we have players on the field.
And that is where I felt this quote came into play.
“Online motivation and inspiration with little information or authentic and authoritative direction seems to be on the same level as the addiction to online porn.
Both can be seen as unrealistic, empty distortions of reality that feed a moment but do not help in the long term.”
I get that feeling good is nice, but if all many hunt for is to feel good in the moment over working on developing a sound foundation, I do not see that working well in the long run.
The other problem I see is that those only peddling motivation and inspiration do not care about the long run. Many of them and I am not saying all, but many are just looking for their next consult, their next coaching session and their next way to stir up the motivation to make themselves money while not considering the results for their client and in a number of cases, victim.
So, consider watching out for those life coaches,
motivational coaches, business coaches and so many that peddle success books, courses, subscriptions and other funnels.
Consider looking to see if there is substance, direction, authentic messaging strategies and concepts behind the hype and the claims.
Investigate if others feel they have received information that was useful or if they felt like it was just motivation without information that did not help.
Take note if they share more content from others over having any that is their own.
Lastly, consider that building something is not always going to feel good. That it can be frustrating, that it is not always going to be as fast as you like or as affordable as you like. Many may state otherwise, but consider that if you are building anything sound, solid and secure, it might not be as easy as many of these hype types claim.
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Online motivation and inspiration with little information