Episode 120: Q&A – Negative Motivation

Episode 120: Q&A – Negative Motivation

Welcome to episode 120! It’s hard to believe we’ve reached this milestone. Today, we’re diving into a fascinating topic: Negative Motivation. Throughout our journey, we’ve encountered numerous comments and questions that, while negative, have fueled our drive to succeed. As Clint aptly puts it, these remarks make us want to “shove it down your throat!” Let’s explore some of these questions and how we’ve turned them into powerful motivators.

  1. What is it like to work with your husband’s company, Robyn?

Imagine the fire this question ignites! As co-founders, we built this company together. I am not just a part of it; I am the face of it. Such comments push me to distance myself from naysayers and surround myself with like-minded, supportive individuals. It’s not about proving them wrong—it’s about proving to myself that I belong here, leading this company with pride and competence.

  1. Why would you start a business in a down economy?

This fear-driven question is one we’ve heard often. Starting a business in a tough economic climate is challenging, no doubt. But we’ve worked hard to show that success is possible despite the negativity. In fact, adversity has strengthened our resolve and pushed us to be more innovative and resilient. We’re here to demonstrate that with the right mindset and determination, you can thrive no matter the circumstances.

  1. Why do you work so much?

Our response? “Ummm, why wouldn’t I?” Passion and dedication are often misunderstood. For us, working hard is not just about achieving success; it’s about doing what we love and building something meaningful. These comments remind us why we started this journey in the first place and reinforce our commitment to our goals.

  1. When are you going to start a family?

This question is not only insensitive but also deeply personal. It’s nobody’s business but our own. We’ve learned to brush off such remarks and focus on what matters to us. Our priorities are clear, and we’re not letting societal expectations dictate our choices. Instead, we channel this negativity into reaffirming our life plan and staying true to ourselves.

Other Common Questions:

  • “I don’t know how you can work with your wife?”
  • “What do you do for fun?”
  • “Why do you care about money so much?”

These questions and comments among others continue to drive us. They remind us of the skepticism and doubt we face and fuel our determination to succeed. So go ahead—tell us we suck, or that our idea sucks. We’ll take that challenge and turn it into motivation, proving you wrong every step of the way!

Stay tuned for more episodes where we dive deeper into the challenges and triumphs of our entrepreneurial journey. Thank you for being part of our community and for your unwavering support!

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