The Drawbacks of Being a Motivational Speaker

People may be wondering about the drawbacks of being a motivational speaker. At first, it seems that there is hardly any disadvantage of being one because the nature of this job is all good and pleasant. However, with a closer look, one will be able to come up with a few reasons why they should think twice before deciding on pursuing this career. Look over this list first before settling with a decision.

A motivational speaker aims to reach a lot of people –

SpeakersThese motivational speakers hold talks with audiences with different nationalities and cultures from all walks of life. In line with this, they may have to travel to many places away from their home. Most of the time, it is difficult to go on a journey with their family so they have little or no chance at all of bringing them along. More often than not, they spend extended periods of time without seeing them. It will be even more difficult if they have children. Having their kids grow with them constantly absent from their side is really a major disadvantage of being a speaker. What is more, when they are at home, paperwork and preparations cannot be stopped. This then results to them being busy despite their stay in their respective houses.

A long side traveling is the need to stay at apartments and hotels. A professional motivational speaker should be prepared to sleep in budget lodgings and to deal with measly prepared meals. Realistically speaking, not all Motivational speakers are granted with five-star hotel accommodations and benefits. Although this can be considered a minor drawback only, people should also think of their welfare before signing up for this job. If they are really not passionate about this, they will just be wasting their time and effort. Only those who are truly committed in motivating other people can rise up and set aside these challenges to continue with this career choice.

Also, not all audiences are appreciative of them –

Sometimes, they get negative comments and feed backs too. Despite their hard work and perseverance in motivating their listeners, they do not always succeed. Expectations are not met and frustrations get worse. This is the life of many of them. They are always on their toes for whatever they are about to say or do for these things might influence their reputation. They have to bear in mind, however, that they are not perfect and there is always a fraction of their audience whom they cannot please. They have to try to be positive despite all these things pulling them down.

“Sometimes, the person who tries to make everyone happy ends up feeling the loneliest.” –This saying may not hold true at all times. However, a motivational speaker is prone to experiencing this first hand. Often times, a motivated and positive façade makes people forget that behind it is one’s own needs too. Speakers seem strong always that they find it difficult to put down their mask even if things seem very depressing and hopeless. Like everyone else, they are emotional beings who still get hurt and weak. They may have surpassed a lot of challenges in their life but that does not mean they are immune to pain. This fact seems to have slipped people’s minds very easily, resulting to the breakdown of even the most famous speakers.

It may seem unlikely but it is true that being a motivational speaker has drawbacks too. Even such a beautiful and positive job can lead to overwhelming emotional outbursts as well. For all the people considering this job, it is then important to have a wholehearted commitment and determination first before engaging in this work. This profession is not just an occupation, it is a vocation too.

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The professional Motivational speakers should be prepared to sleep in budget lodgings and to deal with measly prepared meals. If they are really not passionate about this, they will just be wasting their time and effort.
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