24 Oct Top 10 tips for getting motivated.
- Sounds nice to have but is it essential?
- Is it about being all fluffy?
- Does it really add core value to business success and profits?
- Does it matter if you are or my team are motivated …?
- We’re all working hard anyway?
- Ok – why is motivation important?
Stop right now and just ask yourself, does your mind think faster or slower when you are interested, valued, passionate, excited?
Do you put more into a project/task if you understand :-
- Its importance
- Your teams’ worth to the project / task and then therefore their value
Motivation is described as the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. To me it’s the fuel in the car. Now then if a team is simply task focused then what is the risk to the business, perhaps your business is just fine thank you, then I would say if your team was even more motivated then how much more profit could you achieve?
‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’
10 Top tips
1/ Be really clear on your goal
- What does the success of it look like
- What are people saying, internal and external
- How you celebrating the success of the goal
- Why is the success of this goal important
- What will get out of working on this goal – ie, further learning and development, financial gain, credibility, award, job satisfaction, promotion, business security, larger clients.
2/ Be creative – Create a vision board mapping out all aspects of your projects starting with the end in mind, then build in the route, keep th e vision board on show.
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.
3/ Be clear of why its important for the goal to succeed.
4/ Break the stages of the goal into a time line with signposts to identify success points along the way along with relevant rewards
5/ Align your self belief to achieve each chunk of the goal/project. Make a list in a journal of all the things you have done (social or work) that you have achieved, compliments people have made, testimonials you have received. This helps you keep focused on positive experiences
6/ Listen to your internal dialogue and ensure you focus on a positive dialogue.
7/ Create a personal attachment to the success of the goal.
8/ Create a support network around you, whom you can bounce ideas off, celebrate with and ask advice from. Even ask someone whom you respect to be your mentor.
9/ Accept obstacles as lessons to encourage you to work even greater, never let a setback knock you back. Tim Smit from the Eden Project says he never employs anyone who hasn’t failed, he says those who haven’t failed, haven’t tried hard enough.
“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
10/ Always speak externally with the presupposition of success.
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke”