The Best Things In Life Are Free
As a Certified People Watcher (this is a VERY real thing I have made up), I have noted numerous findings about the world that we live in and the fantastic creatures that inhabit it. “Relationships,” “Moods,” “Clothing Choices,” “Interactions with Minimum Wage Workers” are just a few of my volumes that I have penned. A very thick volume is simply called “Motivation.”
Motivation is defined by the ever empowering internet as: “the reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs.” Pretty clear cut. As it should be because ultimately we need clear cut, it just makes things easier to decide on. Sometimes. For some people.
What I find just fabulously interesting is that when there is a price on something that was designed to help us get what we really want…whoa buddy, you’ve got a deal breaker. And a bad Yelp review.
But why (geesh, do I ever stop asking that question???…the answer, in case you don’t know me, is a firm ‘No’) do we limit ourselves to denying what we want simply because of money?
This leads me down a rabbit hole that I won’t get into here. Ok, maybe just a little bit. I think it starts in childhood…have you ever potty trained a toddler??? Personally, I’ve felt like a cross between an “As Seen On TV” salesperson and a hostage negotiator. Parent PTSD moment.
I will say that producers have responded to this phenomena. All of a sudden the amount of FREE STUFF in the world has skyrocketed. Just jump on the internet, pass by a retail store, or watch t.v. (do people even watch regular t.v. anymore??) and you will find ad after ad of FREE STUFF just waiting for you.
Heck, I’m guilty of it too.
I give FREE STUFF out all the time just to get people to take a minute and reflect on their lives. Something that hopefully they should be willing to do own their own, but FREE STUFF is the trigger they need to do so.
But you know what…FREE STUFF is good.
FREE STUFF makes us happy.
FREE STUFF makes us write positive reviews. And buy more stuff. The circle of life.
The value in the quality of FREE STUFF make the scales of measurement go through the roof…that is if you really use the carrot that you so graciously captured. So, here’s what all of us that give out FREE STUFF are really asking of you…use your freebies to get over your block and allow your motivation to run on all cylinders. Don’t let little setbacks like money be the reason you give up. Co-create that internal motivation with FREE STUFF and watch the beauty that unfolds in your Universe.
And if you do, you get a cookie.