Frequently asked questions
Is this free to use?
Yes, the app and website are free to use. You don't need to store any money as a reward for finishing your goal, but some people find that motivating.
Why put money in a fund?
Because talk is cheap. Putting money down on your goal is a way of committing to yourself that this now a priority, just like paying the entry fee for a marathon in advance means that you are now serious about doing something you have always talked about.
What if money does not motivate me?
Sure, people are motivated by many different things, but the money is just the entry fee to commit yourself to something. The real motivation comes as you keep the daily commitment to yourself and start seeing results.
How will you know if I hit my goal or not?
We won’t, you are on your honor. We are not here to judge, just to help. Also, the focus is on the action plan more than the goal.
How is success measured?
Success is completing your action plan for the duration of the goal period. For example, if you set a goal to lose 10 lbs. by exercising 20 minutes a day and eating only whole foods for 3 months with only 5 exception days, then success is measured by answer “Yes” to having followed your action plan 87 of the 92 days.
Why do you measure the action plan instead of the actual goal?
Because the action plan is in your control and the right action plan will lead to the right results.
How much does this cost?
Our service is free. Some customers choose to give us a tip if we succeed in helping them achieve their goal. We set it up this way so that we win if you win.
What happens if I fail?
You can choose to donate the funds to support our efforts at Motivation Fund or choose your favorite charity/cause.
Who is this for?
This can be used for any goal and we have seen a variety of goals such as losing weight, exercising more, sticking to a budget, not yelling at kids, organizing something in the house every day, and many more. We have also seen parents set up a fund for their kids to help them be more consistent at homework right after school, piano practice, and doing family service every day.
Does this system actually work?
Absolutely. As one recent customer said, ““It’s working!!! Nothing else could ever make me exercise at night!!” Erin G. – Exercise and Weight Loss Goal
The combination of an initial financial commitment, focus on an action plan, followed by daily accountability and journaling are a winning combination. Give it a try! The worst that could happen is you donate to your favorite cause.
I struggle keeping commitments to myself. Will this work for me?
All of us struggle to some degree keeping commitments to ourselves. It is like there are two version of you. One part of you can envision a bright future and wants to work hard to achieve that future. The other part is lazy and tired and would rather just take it easy today. Learning to love both sides of yourself, keep commitments to yourself, and find time for pleasure and relaxation is a key to happiness in life. Motivation Fund will help you carve our time each day to evaluate how you are doing and help bring these two sides of you together to get that balance right. Even if that costs you some money, figuring this out is a journey worth pursuing.