September 2019 newsletter How to make motivation work for you

How to make motivation work for you


Nothing happens without motivation. Nothing! Motivation is what gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you going for the rest of the day.


Like it or not, you can’t live without motivation. So why not make motivation work for you? Since you already know you need it, you might as well OWN IT. Ask yourself what would really motivate you. I mean, dig really deep in your core and pick just one thing. Do you want to be a top producer at your company, a well-respected manager or business owner, a great parent, a person with abundant wealth, or somebody who is in exceptional physical shape?


When you make your motivation work for you, you will inspire, motivate, and empower everyone you come in contact with. 


There are probably several things that motivate you, but keep it simple for now and pick just one thing! Let’s say your motivation is to become your company’s top salesperson. You can make this motivation work for you. Do the following four things and then watch what happens:


  1. Write a one-sentence statement describing your motivation: I WILL BE THE TOP SALESPERSON IN MY COMPANY BY THE END OF 2020. Post this statement on your bathroom mirror, on your desk, on your car dashboard, and on your nightstand. Say this statement at least ten times per day, EVERY DAY.


  1. Share your motivation with your significant other, your kids, your boss, your admin/assistant, and anyone else who cares about you. Let them know how achieving your motivation will benefit them. By telling them your motivation, you are actually asking them to hold you accountable for making it happen.


  1. Spend at least three minutes every single day in a quiet place with no distractions. Turn off your phone. Next, close your eyes and take three deep breaths and visualize what your life will look like when you reach your motivation. As Napoleon Hill said in his book Think and Grow Rich, “If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it.” If you want to reach your motivation, you have to live it in your mind first.


  1. Make your motivation a priority! Eliminate everything you possible can in your life that is keeping you from your journey. Yes, that may include certain people. You may also need to make some lifestyle changes. For example, the old saying “The early bird gets the worm” is one of the truest things ever said. If you start your day a little earlier, you’ll be able to accomplish more.



If you keep stepping out of your comfort zone to pursue your motivation, eventually you will no longer be stepping outside your comfort zone.



One of the great things about making your motivation work for you is you can start now! It doesn’t matter if you have had a bad day, week, year, or decade. You can wake up tomorrow morning with an entirely new outlook and immediately begin incorporating the above four changes.


I believe God gave us ALL the ability to make anything happen in our lives if we are truly motivated. At the very least, think about all the people in your life who will benefit from your new mindset. Your motivation is waiting to become a reality… make it happen!


If not now, then when? And if not you, then who?




Van Deeb is recognized as an authority in sales, customer service, and leadership. His proven methods and techniques helped Van build one of the largest real estate companies in the country, growing his business from just himself to an agency with 350 associates. Invite Van to present a workshop, keynote, or event at your company. Contact Van at his direct line: 402-680-8448, through email:, or on the Web at




What People in the Audience are Saying…

With Van's passion, humor and experience you can be assured of one thing- your audience is going to get fired-up, built-up, and fully charged –up. As an entrepreneur at the top of his game Van is in the unique position of being able to "talk the talk" because he has "walked the walk". Over the years he has been a great inspiration to me and my staff. Van is a speaker with charisma, humility and impact and he's a difference maker in the lives of the people he touches…"

—George Akers // President, First Mortgage Corp.

I wanted to thank you for coming and speaking with our company today. I thought your presentation was awesome! I was really motivated and inspired by your thoughts and ideas. I will use this motivation to grow my business and my personal life.”

—Justin Pauls // Realtor, Tampa, Florida

We are delighted you will be accepting the award for Omaha’s Top 25 fastest growing companies. Congratulations on your outstanding growth and we wish you continued success.”

—Tracey Fortina // Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for running such a class act company. It is an honor and a pleasure to be associated with someone such as yourself. I know you are probably one of the most respected businessmen in the region.”

—Dustin Talacko // Realtor, Omaha, Nebraska

Congratulations on writing “Selling from the heart” and thank you for sharing a copy with me. Your class has been one of the most enjoyable classes I’ve ever taken. Your enthusiasm and passion for your work are awesome. But the most refreshing part of the class was your delightful sense of humor. Thank you again for being a fantastic teacher.”

—Linda Reismeiler // Student at Randall School of Real Estate, Omaha, Nebraska

Kudos to you, Van, for reaching a major goal. But more than that...For successfully building one of Omaha’s best companies from scratch and making it thrive even in less than ideal market conditions. You have realized the American Dream...And brought it home to many, many others. My best to you!”

—Todd Andrews, Anchor and Producer, KETV Omaha

Having you here again was such a blessing to so many! As I looked at the pictures, I could see just how interested each and every person was in what you had to say!

This has been such a gift to our agents when they need it the most. The fact that you come, you are so genuine and caring, you are so honest, you are not trying to sell anything and your passion to help each and every person believe in themselves and become the best they can be is HUGE! The timing is perfect for us all helping and caring about each other, so, thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving of yourself to help all of us!”

—Carolyn Summerton // First Mortgage Company of Idaho

I enjoyed your seminar and its focus. I was on the fence whether or not to attend and decided why not? I could have sat through an all day session if there was one, usually I end up at the seminars that start with a focus and quickly go astray. I found with yours time flew by too fast and it was already time to go but I wasn’t ready to go.”

—Scott Asbill, CDPE // Associate Broker, Realtor