When interviewing potential clients, I always ask a simple question about motivation: How would you rate your level of motivation from 1-10? Invariably the most common responses indicate everyone must be motivated! If only it were that easy.
The reality is most also tell me they are tired, burnt out and frustrated with their results (aka money). They view it as a management or marketing problem, but often fail to connect how important motivation is to the money! When our mind is right, so is our business.
Think about it, we are in a time where most of us are being asked to do more with less, for less. Plus you are looked to and relied on as a leader to customers, staff, community, and colleagues for motivation, advice and support. Regardless of how positive or motivated you perceive yourself to be, even the best of us can become worn down. It’s OK you’re human!
Having a consistent way to create and sustain motivation is just as important as the motivation itself. The challenge is that most of us don’t have the time or know where to start recharging ourselves. We categorize time dedicated to self-motivation as “nice to have” but not a necessity, so it ends up on the back burner (like all those other projects). To help, I’ve listed 3 fast ways to integrate motivation into your day.
Find A Way To Start Your Day
Gratitude & Greatness
Define YOUR Good Day
It’s important to note that motivation, like any skill, takes time, commitment, and practice. So, find simple ways to make it part of your daily habits. To start, just pick one you like, give it 15 minutes a day, and develop the habit first. Ironically, you’ll do more once you are motivated.Oh, and don’t be surprised when you create and sustain the motivation, the money will follow!
Brian Sharp is owner of the Go Big Company, which specializes in small business training & development. As a national, award-winning business speaker and author, Brian has the privilege of traveling the country helping companies achieve BIG results through keynote presentations, workshops, & coaching programs.