Our mantra at Lucramotives is: “Know Your Worth.” Knowing our worth is fundamental in order to succeed in our endeavors. We have to know what each of us can bring to the table. To accomplish this, we have to first know ourselves. Study world history–especially that which pertains to your ancestry. Study the human anatomy–learn how our bodies operate and what you can do to make it more efficient. Study our ecosystem and how are very being is dependent on it. These are just a few examples to get us started.
Having a decent understanding of each of these subjects will give you a new perspective not only of the world, but of yourself. You see, we live in a world today that wants to categorize us. We feel the need to carry certain labels, often times not even of our choosing, but we accept them. From a young age, many of us are taught to fit into a certain mold or else we will be looked at as failures or outcasts. This often leads us down the path of having to compromise our morals, our dreams, our happiness, our VALUE just to fit in. Just to keep up and go with the flow so we don’t get left behind.
Lucramotives strives to empower everyone in all walks of life. We encourage you to never compromise your value as a human being. Respect yourself, believe in yourself, but, first, KNOW YOURSELF. There is no limit to what we could accomplish collectively with this fundamental way of not just thinking, but living. It all starts with self.
I took several months off from this site to collect myself. To be honest, I just had lost the motivation that I had when I first started this venture. After countless hours of thought and reflection, I’ve come to understand that this is my life’s mission and am now fully committed to seeing it succeed.
Lucramotives, as I think I have explained here before, is much more than an attempt at a catchy gimmick: it is a lifestyle, a movement. What exactly does this word mean? To me, it means progress; it means inspiration; it means creativity. Lucramotives is a hybridization of the words “lucrative,” “motives” and “locomotive.” Lucrative is not wholly used in a capitalistic sense, but also in a figurative sense. Whatever you can gain from spiritually, physically, or mentally–that is “lucrative”. And that is what our “motives” consist of: gaining for the betterment of ourselves in the interest of helping others do the same. It plays off of the word “locomotive” because once this idea is set into motion, it is a force that cannot be stopped. My ultimate goal with Lucramotives is to become a beacon of hope unto the world and future generations. I, as well as those whom are proponents of this movement, strive to empower and uplift the broken, hopeless, misguided, “underachievers,” downtrodden, overlooked and unheard members of society.
So in conclusion, I encourage all those who stop by this page to feel free to leave comments on our posts–and please like our Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Lucramotives to keep up with us. We have much more in store as we continue to build and grow. Right now, our primary focus will be on spreading our message and building up our name. Thank you all for your time and visiting our page.
When you look at those we would consider to be successful, what is one thing you noticed? Aside from the dedication, perseverance, hard work, etc. what was one of, if not the biggest, reasons for many of them to become rich?
Besides those who were born into it, many wealthy people came from the bottom. They know what struggle feels like. The common denominator in many of these millionaires’ stories, as to the reason they wanted to make acquire riches, was they wanted to do it for a cause greater than themselves. One of these causes includes providing for their family. With that kind of driving force, you are ready to take on the world.
So, what is your driving force? It is my belief that as long as your goals are foundated on something for the greater good of someone/something other than yourself, then it will happen. Those people willing to go the extra mile and sacrifice everything for someone/something else will certainly get what they deserve in due time. Why? Because with that much passion and that strong of a desire, they will accomplish that goal or die trying; IF it is for something bigger than themselves.
The focusing of your time and energy on your goals will often draw that proverbial time between you and those around you and create some mixed feelings. On one hand, some will hate and say you’ve changed. On the other hand, some will support you and be right by your side. The best option for aspiring entrepreneurs, in my opinion, is to ensure every single person you keep in your immediate circle serves a purpose. There must be some sort of mutual understanding between everybody where everyone has a role to play in each other’s lives. After all, who wouldn’t want to take their friends with them all the way to the top so that everyone can eat? Don’t make this strictly about yourself because it will take a collective effort to get where you want to be — there’s no way around that. Those that are constantly negative and not supporting you will only deter you from your path and need to be left by the wayside as you make this journey. Synchronicity is the key. Keep your vision clear, my friends.
I’m going to introduce you all to the 3 C’s of decision making that might help you. Carefully calculate the cost. You see, a lot of us make very impulsive decisions that sound good at the time, but what about the long term? Rather than look back disappointed in hindsight, we need to look with our foresight to ensure we’re making the proper decision. This will help eliminate those regretful decisions that tend to get us in trouble or even just to make a better overall decision than you would have made, otherwise. When confronted with a tough decision, weigh the costs and the benefits. What will this do for me in the long run and what are the repercussions if I do/don’t do it? When we make decisions in the heat of the moment, that’s when we tend to screw up. Because either we don’t have time to, or because our emotions at the time cloud our better judgment Stop for a second, breathe, and carefully go over the problem in your head. Is this the right decison? Or is it simply the right now decision? Think…
Things happen in life. Things that are totally out of our control. At times, we allow these things to stagnate us and hinder us from moving forward. Or, we allow distractions to get the best of us, causing us to get sidetracked for a period of time. We even allow our own doubts, fears, and insecurities to come between us and whatever it is we’re hoping to get accomplished. The key to overcoming each of these obstacles is to stay focused. Develop a sort of tunnel vision and only acknowledge what you CHOOSE to. You might be asking, “how the hell do you CHOOSE to acknowledge something?” By choosing what we acknowledge, we are keeping full control of our lives and not being stagnated by external forces. Nothing can hinder our growth if we don’t allow it to. Always be consciously aware of what’s going on around you so that you can handle it accordingly rather than letting it control you. We may stop and smell the roses and venture off our paths from time to time, but never lose sight of the bigger picture.
Are you a consumer or a producer? The answer to this question lies in what you do with the money that you make. Are you eager to receive this week’s paycheck to buy some new material things or to save it and put it away? If you’re saving it, what are you saving it for? I know a lot of people who are buying a new pair of $100+ shoes weekly. My question to you is, why? Why are you so quick to willingly give away your money? These are the times that we live in. People don’t know the power of a dollar. How about this…instead of buying that fresh name brand shirt, why don’t you come up with your own design? Be it a logo, a picture, a slogan, catch phrase, etc. and start wearing ONLY that. In the long run this would be cheaper than buying some name brand clothing every week, anyways. Before you know it, people will ask you where you got that shirt from or how can they get one. See how that works? Now, I’d be lying if I said it’s really that easy, but sometimes it is. Come up with something new and innovative and throw it on a t-shirt. Is there some new slang that’s starting to spread like wildfire around your town? Throw it on a t-shirt and start wearing it. Hustle up enough money until you can invest that into something else. Maybe even a full-fledged t-shirt or clothing line since you already have some clientele in that area. This is one of the privileges of living in a country like America, anybody and everybody can make something of themselves. This is the land of the hustle and grind. People from all walks of life have climbed out of the gutter and became successful. Many immigrants came to America with nothing but a few dollars and the clothes on their back and lived to tell the story to their grandchildren years later. I suppose it all comes down to who you want to be and what you want your story to be when you pass.