4 Hacks To INSTANTLY Feel Motivated On The Days You Don’t Feel Like It!

So guys, I woke up today in a negative headspace if you will. I wasn’t feeling super motivated, I felt lethargic and in a rut.

I’m writing about this because I make sense of the thoughts in my head when I write about them, but more than anything because this is what documenting the journey really is…

In the entrepreneurship space everyone is quick to post their wins and the good days, few ever post the days when they don’t feel like it or begin to wonder what the point is.

With this blog post, I want to turn something negative into a positive. I will go through the things weighing me down and what I can learn to move forward and perhaps you can probably learn a couple things yourself.

Write Goals Down And Get An Accountability Partner If You Want Things To Get Done.

One of the first things that started to get me down is the fact that I haven’t been posting as often as I should because of writers block and writing final exams.

Those are excuses, so as you know I’m trying to find the real root cause and to take action to combat it…

One thing I noticed is that the weeks that I posted about three times; I set a goal to post that many times, I wrote it down, and I had an accountability partner to check on me to make sure I was posting.

So if I am to post more often I have to follow the system which I found that works for me.

**Also, I noticed I write and flow better when I write from my phone. So I just downloaded the WordPress app and I’m typing this up from my phone!

Never Wake Up Without A Purpose.

Another thing I’ve learned from this experience is to never wake up without a purpose. In fact some people say, if you wake up with no purpose for the day you should just go back to bed.

And there is some sense to this…

Here’s what I mean. Usually, before bed, I write out all the things I want to achieve the next day.

The effect is when I get up, I know what I need to do for the day to become a success. I get out of bed and jump right into executing!

Today that I woke up without doing this the night before, and the result = I feel kind of in a rut.

So that’s one thing I’m learning from this. That routine is not just a productivity hack but essential if I’m going to protect my motivation and stay positive!

Remind Yourself Why You Started In The First Place.

Next thing, as soon as I noticed I wasn’t feeling super motivated, I decided I had to take action right away to make sure I was feeling motivated again.

I do this because I know I have to be in it for the long haul if I’m going to see tangible results!

My favorite method for getting motivated is to watch the videos or read the articles that got me excited about entrepreneurship in the first place…

So far, this always works because it takes me back to the initial epiphany I had and reminds me what I am trying to do is possible.

Another thing is to take a look at the list of the pains I am running away from.

I don’t care who you are or where you’re from, I believe there’s only three reasons any human makes a choice…

To run away from pain, To run Towards Pleasure and/or To Increase perceived status.

For me, choosing to become an entrepreneur and start a business next year is to run away from pain. More on that in another blog.

So what I did is make a list of pains that I am running away from. Things I don’t want to keep experiencing the rest of my life, things I feel entrepreneurship would be a vehicle away from and I go back to this list every time I wonder is it even worth it to keep learning all this marketing and ads stuff.

And as you can guess, Every time I look at my list of pains, the answer in my head is a resounding, “Hell Yeah It Is!”

Because frankly, the pains or stress of learning to run a facebook ads and marketing agency pale in comparison to the pains I am running away from.

That is how I use my struggles to my advantage! and how you can too.

What about you? What are some pains that made you want to get into entrepreneurship in the first place? If you don’t have a list of these pains already…write it down!

Find Running Mates.

In a previous blog post which you can find here, I wrote about the 33% formula that successful people use to spend their time…

It comes down to this; the first 33% of their time is spent with people ahead of them. People they want to be like. Through in person meetups, attending masterminds, working for them or consuming their consent.

The other 33% of their time is spent is spent with people they’re helping to get on their level. I try to do this by posting on my blog and just one off coaching and mentorships I have going on with some of my peers.

The last 33% is spent with running mates. People who are where they are right now and also trying to get to where they need to be.

Cause here’s the thing, mentors and other people you look up to won’t be there at your beck and call. Matter of fact, you could go a couple weeks without hearing back from them due to the projects they’re working on.

That’s kinda where I’m at right now.

To combat this I decided to join facebook groups with other digital marketers and start engaging.

Not only that, but by fate one of my friends reached out to me, he’s also taken a digital marketing course and wants to collaborate and see what we can make happen.

In the future, I’ll even start a Facebook Group for young adults in entrepreneurship so we can all encourage each other.

So That’s It For this blog post…

I hope you take away something from this and turn things around the next time you don’t feel motivated.

More than anything remember this…

Those who become great did not become great by only working on days the felt like it.

So till next time fam…

be great 😉

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Why It’s Not Your Fault That You Do Not Execute And What You Can Do To Change That Today!

Hey guys, Kelechi here. I am on a journey to time freedom, money freedom and location freedom by the time I am 25 (5 years and 6 months from now). That is the vision and this blog is my means of documenting the journey, the ups and downs as well as the things I am learning along the way.

I am going to get there by starting my own profitable digital marketing agency, building and eventually monetizing my personal brand and  investing in real estate. I am pretty sure that along the way there might be other avenues of passive income that I will learn such as investing in stocks and bond, e-commerce and affiliate marketing. But, the aforementioned 3 are my predominant areas of focus.

What are your thoughts on Time Freedom, Money Freedom and Location Freedom? Is this something you are interested in yourself? Do you think it’s possible? Let me know in the comments!

The first checkpoint or landmark if you will on my plan is to start a digital marketing agency. In order to do this, I have been watching YouTube videos on the topic, reading books on sales and marketing (read to the end to get my recommendations), taking courses on digital marketing and interning with a friend who has his own digital marketing agencies as well as writing this blog.

There is nothing super special about me. I do not think I’m the only one with such lofty goals and dreams. Matter of fact, if you’re reading this, I hope you have your big goals and dreams as well that you’re working towards.

And That’s what I want to touch on in this blog post. The idea of Execution.

They say, the richest place in the world is the graveyard, why? Because it’s filled with ideas and goals that could have probably made the owners millions as well as made society better off as a result. But for some reason or the other, they never executed on those ideas.

One of the biggest plagues and I speak from experience, to execution is to be stuck in the information gathering phase. This phase sucks because you’re learning all this cool stuff about your thing/goal/plan, but you’re not spending as much time doing/implementing as you are learning. Not only that but also you’re learning things that are irrelevant to taking the first step.

Let me explain…

Using myself as an example. I’m broke but I do not always want to be this way. I have a goal to get Money Freedom by the time I am 25 and I decide one of the skills I must learn is that of digital marketing. I start to spend a good chunk of my time watching YouTube videos on how to start a digital marketing agency…

Now, stay with me…

Say I watch the first couple videos. I have two choices right…either go implement what I just watched or Watch the Up next video that YouTube Suggests. And this is the part that gets a lot of us. Say I choose to not implement but rather to watch more videos, I am just entering the vicious cycle of the information gathering phase.

The ability to execute is what separates the entrepreneur from the want-preneur.

If you find that you’re stuck in the information gathering phase it is not your fault. The internet is set up in a way to bombard you with information upon information. Check this. As soon as you’re done with a YouTube video what does YouTube do, It suggests 2 other videos that are by the same content creator that you just watched.

As if that were not harmful enough, the sidebar is filled is with 10 other videos that YouTube is absolutely convinced that you need to watch since you just watched that one video.

It’s even more tricky because the way the brain works, it is convinced that you’re solving that problem just by looking it up.

So how do you deal with this information overload and get out of the information gathering stage??

Introducing, what Stephen Larsen likes to call Selective Ignorance or Selective Learning. 

This is the idea that you only learn what you need to know in other to take that first step. So back to using myself as an example, I’ve just decided that starting a digital marketing agency is the key then I should only watch how to start a digital marketing agency videos, or videos in a digital marketing agency course. I don’t need to distract myself consuming content that don’t have any thing to do with taking that first step.

And right after that, I ought to implement and then learn what I need to execute on the the next step.

What is that one thing you have been putting off that you can execute this week?

Another Solution to executing is something that I just started thinking of. I don’t even know what I will call it but it goes like this. I was just thinking, what if for every 20 minutes I spent reading or consuming course content, I spent the next 40 minutes executing what it was that I just learned.

I don’t have much to say on this one since I just now thought about it. But here is how I want to apply it in my life. I want you to think of ways you can do the same.

I try to wake up at 5:00am, I like to read a book or two and then meditate for 10 minutes and then go work out. I haven’t been consistent with waking up at 5:00am so that is one goal I am setting for this coming week.

So now what if instead of meditating right after reading those two books, I meditated before, read for 20 minutes, watched course content for 20 minutes and then spent the next hour and 20 minutes implementing One. What I just learned from the book or at least sharing it, and Two, the homework from the course.

I am going to try it out this week and I will have to let you know how it goes.

Now For Some Updates.

I’ve been reading The Way Of The Wolf by Jordan Belfort. I am down to the last chapter and I would recommend 10/10. It’s a great book by one of the best salesman on earth teaching the things he does that makes him such a great salesman. One of the biggest takeaways for me from this book is that we need to enter every sales encounter with certainty, courage, clarity and confidence.

I’ve learned some really cool stuff about marketing. For example offers versus products. You always want to create an offer instead of just a product. A product is the thing. An offer is all the things you bundle around the one thing you want people to buy to make it sexy enough for them to buy. You always want to create an irresistible offer. More on this to come.

Working on a new funnel for a client. I can’t say much about it, but I am done with the sales pages, and right now coming up with the irresistible offer for the up-sells. It should be good to go in the next week and then we’ll drive traffic to it(my favorite part.) I’ll let you know the results.

Well thanks for reading.

Till next time friends,

Execute!

4 Ways You Can Start Rapidly Implementing TODAY!! To Avoid being the 90% Who Do Not Take Action!

Hey all, Kelechi here and in my last blog post, which you can check out here, I revealed the ONE THING all successful students of online courses have in common. Because of how valuable that info is I figured, why not write a whole blog post about it.

And so, here we are. Today, I am giving out 4 hacks that I am currently using to rapidly implement the the things I am learning.

I first got curious about this when I found out that Rob Kiyosaki’s book is a bestseller which has sold over 32 million copies. 32 million! But then I thought, well, how come that since its publication, there haven’t been that many people who are quitting the rate race and becoming business/owners and investors like he preaches.

It was then, that I realized this truth. For every self help message, or book or course out there; Only a small percentage of people anywhere from (1-10), actually take action. Majority of people reading, go through the whole thing and then do nothing about it.

I promised myself there and then, that I would always take action. That simple decision, has changed the way I read these books, listen to presentations and even watch video tutorials. And I’m certain that as I keep taking action and rapidly implementing the things I learn, it would be the reason I am successful.

What about You??

Well, I already know that you are smarter than most people. Otherwise, why would you be reading this blog. That is also why I am willing to share these hacks. Because I’m sure you’ll make the best use of it!

So my 4 Hacks!

  • when reading books, only highlight the actionable points. Things that you can go out and start doing right away.
  • same thing about taking notes on presentations. don’t take notes about how you feel or how profound that statement was. take notes on how you can implement it in your life. and then do it!
  • When watching a video tutorial, pause the video and go do what was said then come back to the video. The same goes for If something was said that you don’t understand. Pause, go look it up, and then push play again. 
  • Have an accountability partner. whose job is simply to keep you accountable, and make sure you are doing those things you underlined and said you would do.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. These are simply some things I have started doing.

If you have any ideas also leave them in the comments section. I would love to read and implement.

And Lastly, if any of you reading, need an accountability partner, shoot me a message! It’s the least I can do since you have come to my little corner of the web.

So till next time, be great!

P.S I tried meditating when I woke up today. It was a simple exercise for 5 minutes where I focused on my breathing. Every now and then I found myself getting distracted by thoughts but, I decided I would not panic, I’d simply observe those thoughts go in an out of my head. Simply because I felt panicking would defeat the whole purpose of meditation don’t you think so!?

P.P.S Yesterday, I thought, what if I stopped using stock photography and started using my own pictures for this blog. wouldn’t that be something?

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Writing My Origin Story: Where I Am Now, Where I am Trying To Get To and What I Am Doing To Get There Pt. 2

Hey! Kelechi here. Hope thanksgiving was great for you. It was nice for me to unwind for a little bit and hang out with family. In today’s post, I’ll be completing the second half of my origin story and testing out a new format for my blog posts. Keep reading till the end and I’ll reveal the ONE THING all successful students of online courses have in common and the secret 33% formula which ALL successful people use to allocate their time. Deal? Let’s get straight to it.

Intro:

The day I got accepted to college, I told my parents, My goal is to graduate with a business so I don’t have to work for anybody. Somehow, I lost sight of that goal and spent the last two years of college, struggling in engineering and learning to work for somebody else. Now I have three years to go, and i’m taking a leap of faith and spending the next three years of college, learning to start and grow my one-day million dollar business. The question is how will I as an international student navigate the dos and donts of my visa status and do it without venture capital funding, going into debt or going against the law. Completely from scratch. With no previous experience. This blog is here to give you the answer. Join me and follow along as I learn apply and share business and marketing strategies to start and grow my online business. My name is Kelechi Ochulo and welcome to my blog.

Origin Story Continued

So Mason and I found a time that worked for the both of us and we had lunch. Over lunched he introduced me to the idea of sales funnels, kinda like websites, but cleaner and more profitable. He shared with me a little bit about his background in e-commerce and how he currently specializes in building sales funnels for companies looking to 10X their sales.

He shared some audiobooks and presentations with me, which I consumed pretty quickly. The more I read, the more resources he gave me. Until the point where he invited me to intern with his Marketing Agency so I can get started and get some more in depth experience.

It’s crazy, that one class was an answer to prayer. The last couple months before that I’ve been wishing for a mentor and just by being in class and contributing I started a conversation with a classmate whom I am now learning a lot of skills from.

Now, here is the path that I have kind of mapped out for myself.

But before that, My Big Crazy Goal, so this way you have an idea where I am trying to get to. I am obsessed with freedom and living life on my own terms. I am trying to achieve Time Freedom, Money Freedom and Location Freedom by the time I am 25! That just means the freedom to do what I want with my time, and be where I want when I want, without money getting in the way.

At the time of writing, I am 19 so basically I have 5 years and 6 months to achieve this.

Why do I want to do this??

I spent the bulk of the last blog post describing the pain of being a broke college student. That is not something I want to keep experiencing. I also don’t want that for my sisters or cousins. It was also a goal I set to graduate college with a business.

Even more importantly, My parents sacrificed a lot for me to be in the position where I am right now. In college, getting an education and learning skills that could be used to generate income in the future. It’s only right that I make the most of the opportunities I have been given.

How Am I going to Do This??

So this is the idea right now. Finish college and get my degree, while doing that Get into e-commerce, launch a couple successful funnels and start an online store. In a year to two from now, I hope to use the skills I learn from running an online store and interning with Mason’s Agency to help businesses drive traffic, generate leads and sales, and charge a fee for that. Then, I will use the next two years to grow my platform and monetize my personal brand (speaking of which follow my instagram @kelechiochulo) so I can make money doing affiliate marketing and possibly coaching and after that real estate.

Okay So Why I am I writing this??

If you know me personally, you know I can be tightlipped at times. For the longest time, my motto was don’t talk about, be about it. And while there’s times and places for that, most successful entrepreneurs are pretty open with their goals, because that way it keeps them accountable. That plus it’s an assignment from my sales funnel course. It’s kinda like how the greats in sports, Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan usually called their shots before they made it.

So I hope you all can keep me accountable.

So there you have it. A brief, kind of all over the place run down of where I am now, where I am going and what I will do to get there.

If you want, comment your own big crazy goals and we can become accountability partners to make sure we’re consistently taking massive action to get us to where we need to be.

And NOW…

The Dope Bonuses I promised to Share.

Rapid Implementation. Yeah, RAPID IMPLEMENTATION. This is the one thing all successful students of online courses or mentorship programs have in common. That simply means quickly doing what was mentioned. So for example, you’re reading a book and or watching a video recording and your teacher says to do a particular thing. You pause it. Do that thing that was mentioned. And then play the video to continue.

Rapid Implementation makes sure you’re constantly taking actions. and prevents you from being like 90% who read the books or take the courses and think, “cool story” but never do anything about it.

Now The 33% formula…

It’s simply this. 33% (or a third) of your time should be spent with people who are where you are trying to go, or have what you want, or maybe just earn more money than you.

The next 33% of your time should be spent with people on the same level as you. But not just any people, people who are actively working to get to where you want to be.

The last 33% of your time should be spent with people you’re ahead of. Who are trying to get to your level. You become a mentor or coach to them.

This is how the most successful people spend their time and this is how I am actively trying to structure the time I spend with people. You should do the same.

Thanks For reading this far!

Let me know your thoughts and what you’re excited for in the coming week.

DISCLAIMER: If it feels like this post is all over the place or the writing sucks…that’s probably because it does. I am not an expert at writing but I hope to get better at it as I post more frequently!

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The One Secret To Make MORE Money Than You Are Making Right Now So You Can GET PAID What You Feel You Are Worth

Hey guys! What’s good? What’s really good?? Here’s something I’m excited about, my copy of Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson finally arrived in the mail! I spent close to an hour reading from it before writing this post and it was bliss.

Excuse the super-eye catchy headline btw…one of my mentors has me practicing how to come up with headlines. A useful skill in marketing, sales copy and ad copy.

All that aside. I do have an interesting secret I recently discovered, that I would be sharing in this blog post…

This secret, trick or hack, whatever you would like to call it, is something though simple, not very easy. And if followed to a T, would help you start getting paid more or at least what you feel you deserve.

Because, lets be frank…

How many of us feel like we are making enough money…I know I don’t.

How many of us feel like we are worth more money than we are currently getting paid…I know I feel that way every time I show up to work lol.

So yeah keep reading and I’ll explain this hack and I have an added bonus but only for those who keep reading till the end. Those who read the whole thing, would find a list I’ve curated of steps given by Rob Kiyosaki on how to make Money.

That being said, let’s get straight to it!

First, understand the economic principle of scarcity. The idea is that as scarcity increases, the value of that thing increases as well. The more available or less scarce something or entity is, the less its value.

This is not only true about products but its also true in relationships, people, anything you can think of but for the purposes of this blog post we’ll dwell on how it applies to one thing. Your skills!

So this is to say, the more scarce your skill set is, the higher the perceived value of that skill set is in society.

Why is that important?

That brings me to my second point, society expresses value, by attaching a price tag to a thing. While this does not apply to relationships it applies a lot to products and skill sets.

Think about it…

There’s a reason iPhones cost more than the regular phone. Or just branded products in particular. Because the supplier is the only person you can purchase that item from. If anyone and their dog could make an iPhone in the bedrooms, it wouldn’t cost as much. It’s about scarcity!

Or think about bitcoin. If you’re familiar with bitcoin, you probably heard about how a single bitcoin is worth around $6k. Wanna know why? There’s a finite amount of bitcoin available in the world. No new bitcoins are being made, in other words; fixed in supply, scarcity, up goes the value.

The same thing goes for how much you make right now. 

The amount of money you are getting paid, is directly correlated to how scarce your skill is in society.

Minimum wage is minimum wage because they’re literally a billion other people  (as long as they are willing to work) with the skills to be able to do the work! Literally no barrier to entry! Not scarce at all.

Doctors are paid as much as they are paid because you just don’t fine people around with the technical know how to be doctors. It’s a pretty scarce skill.

So is the answer become a doctor? Heck nah. Unless of course that’s your passion.

The secret to getting paid more than you are already being paid right now is to simply learn a more valuable skill!

But how do you know how valuable a skill is? How scarce is it?

There are many ways to learn a more valuable skill. From enrolling in bootcamps, to taking online courses, to watching tutorial videos on youtube, from going and getting a degree, to hanging out and working with the people who already have said skill.

If you want to get paid more, you just need to get a better paying skill. It’s just that simple.

The key to getting good a skill, would be to immerse yourself in that skill or environment and not quitting until at least a year.

So thanks for reading thus far. I hope you find this post valuable and it gets your creative juices flowing, thinking about what skill you can learn, to get paid more than you already are.

P.S The bonus I promised. Robert Kiyosaki’s guide to making a lot of money. Which I found in a foreword he wrote for the book Expert Secrets!

  • Have a dream
  • Have a lot of determination
  • Be willing to learn quickly
  • Be able to use your God-given assets properly

P.P.S Here are some interesting things I learned today.

  • Most if not all successful entrepreneurs have a habit of meditating as they start their day. You already know your boy is going to learn to meditate. I’ll keep you posted.
  • I played around with Canva and photo editing today. I never thought I’d need to know that skill, but it’s something I will have to get good at, or at least learn fairly well, if I am to become a good funnel builder.
  • Learnt some really cool stuff about building a platform and a following which I want to apply.