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Why I don’t like motivational speakers

Boring and generic

Ok, so how many times have you searched on google or youtube for a motivational speaker or speech? I’ll be honest and admit I used to do it regularly. I used to love watching a quick 5 minute video of people succeeding, I thought I needed it. I also see no end of people posting links to such speeches on facebook, and now it’s really starting to get on my nerves. They are so boring and generic. They have EXACTLY the same content. I just did a search for motivational speech on YouTube and 5 of the first 8 videos had a picture of the same film moment. They have simply been cut and edited together and are all identical!!!!

Rant alert

Here’s a video I did on our facebook page where I discuss my thoughts (warning, I may have ended up going on a bit of a rant)

M O T I V A T I O N AL – S P E E C H E SA bit of guidance, or a rant, not sure which…… Posted by Cambridge Hypnotherapy on Thursday, May 28, 2020

The problem I have with people searching for motivation videos is that they shouldn’t need it. If you need motivating then there is something else wrong or missing. Maybe your priorities are misaligned or you need specific guidance. If you don’t know how to do something do you think listening to someone tell you how amazing you are will help? Listening to a general video giving you a 5 minute rush or adrenalin will not give you the answers you need. We can all have someone screaming “you can do it” etc at us for 10 minutes but is that what you need? NO!!!

so where do you look?

The answer is to NOT search for motivational speech. Search for something specific. If you are struggling with motivation to exercise and lose weight find someone who has done it before. If you need motivation to build your business, find someone who has built businesses. If you need motivation to stop doing something (drinking, gambling etc), find someone who has already done it. Search for a success speaker within that field, I guarantee you it will benefit you much more. Sure, it may not give you that 5 minute of drive, but it will give you a long term feeling of “you can do this” because someone else already has! Search for success stories to motivate you to make that change

we can help you

Once you’ve gotten that drive to succeed, you are probably left wondering which way to go. Being motivated to do something, and knowing how to do it are 2 very different things. If you feel that you need guidance then that is where we can help. I can’t teach you how to play golf, or promise to show you how to handle whatever it is that you are going through. I may not have been through it myself. But what I can do is allow you to find the tools you already have to excel whatever it is that you want to do. I can help you change your relationship with alcohol, or with food. I can help you change the way you see yourself so that your determination and confidence improves infinitely. Whatever it is, we can help you. All you need todo is click here to send us your details. We’ll contact you within 2 hours to talk you through how we work.

Speak soon,


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