We Are in Need of Motivation


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The most common question I receive when coaching people is how to sustain motivation.
“How to keep it after the initial rush of inspiration has faded and the hard work begins?”
Rocky is motivated
Without motivation producing quality results is near impossible.
With motivation you can accomplish extra-ordinary things and become hugely successful.

I am motivated!
I have had times when I have barely been able to get myself out of bed, because I didn’t feel as though I had a reason to get up.
I have been through times when I can’t sleep because there is so much fun to do!

Motivation comes and goes, but there are a lot of things we can do to keep it for a longer time and keep the lowest levels of motivation from getting to low.

Motivation at work
When I got my first sales job I was very, very motivated. I couldn’t wait to get started.
I started working hard from day one and pushed myself harder than I ever had before.

Things went well for me, for about a month. Then I realized that this job wasn’t really for me, there were a lot of reasons I didn’t like the job, but the main one was the atmosphere at the company. The business plan was to “trick” customers into buying, which didn’t sit well with me.

My motivation started to wane and so did my results.
I stayed at the company much too long, over a year before I quit, but when I found a new job with a better culture and product, my motivation came back.

Since then I have learned several techniques that help keep motivation high.

You cannot motivate someone, they can only motivate themselves
This is both a true and false statement (at least in my belief).
Motivation comes from within, it is our own driving force, but there are tools that can be taught to help you increase and focus you motivation.

A series on motivation
During the next few weeks I will share the 10 most effective tips I have learned during my years in coaching and personal development.

I will share 1 tip per post and discuss different methods, opportunities and techniques.

Hopefully, by the time the series is completed you will feel a lot more motivated and have an itch to get more and more done.

The next post will be published in a couple days.

Don’t miss this series, if you haven’t subscribed yet I suggest (and hope) you do so, you can follow either by E-mail or by RSS.

Photo Credit: G. McFly

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Daniel Wood
Looking To Business
I have worked in the sales industry for the past 6 years. I always strive to improve and have worked my way up from junior account manager to key account manager and on to office manager for our companies first office abroad.


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