Why grasshoppers can’t drive.

September 12, 2020


Here is why grasshoppers can’t drive.

Take one grasshopper and put him in the driver’s seat of your car.

Then yell, “Drive!”

What does the grasshopper do? Nothing.

And this proves that grasshoppers:

  • Are lazy.
  • Have no motivation.
  • Can’t hear.
  • Lost their vision board.
  • Don’t “want it” bad enough.
  • Didn’t have a strong enough “why.”
  • Flunked at personal development school.
  • Have loser attitudes.

These would be the wrong conclusions.

We never taught the grasshopper how to drive. So how could we possibly expect them to perform a driving function? (Okay, their legs are too short also.)

It is the same with us and our team members. We didn’t learn the step-by-step “how to” for motivation. At least they didn’t teach that at my school. What about yours?

We tell ourselves and team members to, “Get motivated! Take action now!
How is that working?
Usually, not well.

Then we shout:
  • “Face the fear, and the fear will go away.” (Haven’t really seen much of that happening.)
  • “Every ‘no’ gets us closer to another ‘yes’” (The reality? It gets us closer to another ‘no’, so we don’t even try.)
  • “Victory goes to those that take action!” (Sounds good, but hard to get started.)

So when our team and us don’t follow our “motivation guidance”, we jump to the wrong conclusion. We think we are lazy and unmotivated.

But think about our new team members. They gave up television one night to come to our presentation. They reached in their pocket and invested their hard-earned money. Does this sound like lazy and unmotivated people?

Of course not.

They want to work. They want to succeed. But they just don’t know exactly what to do to fix their procrastination and fear that leads to … no motivation!

What about us? Deep down we have motivation, but … it isn’t happening.

  • What is holding us back?
  • Can we fix this problem now?

Great questions.

And that is just the start of our MasterClass.

But the MasterClass isn’t about discussion. It is about fixing the problem, and developing the tools to fix the motivation problem in the future … forever!

How does that sound to you?

Here are our choices. Pick the choice that fits where we are in our business.

Choice #1: Enroll in the upcoming MasterClass to fix motivation challenges. Learn the skills and how to deal with our fears and other obstacles that keep our team and us from getting to work.

Choice #2: Put off and delay learning how to deal with motivation challenges for now. Don’t fix our motivation challenges until later in our career.

The MasterClass starts on Wednesday, September 16.

Keith & Tom

P.S. If you decide not to join us on the MasterClass, here is a tip you can use now.

One way of motivation is to make sure someone’s expectations are higher than what they have today. If they expect more, they will be internally motivated to fix it.


I have been marketing online for 30 years helping people do it right with education, and list building tools and procedures.