Motivation: The Key to Success

[ 0 ] January 23, 2015 |

Upon hearing the remark that I possess a unique DNA that includes motivation was almost insulting.  No one inherits motivation.  It is something that requires focused thought, ambition, perseverance, a steep learning curve, and it emanates from deep within when your mind is firmly attuned to becoming motivated.

Each person who appears to be motivated was initially brave enough to embrace the concept, and propel it into the real world.  However, what is unique is that those who possess the willingness to recognize the importance of motivation, do something about it to incorporate it into their lifestyle.

Habits of successful entrepreneurs

Be motivated and inspire those around you

Case in point

Remarks heard in only a few conversations, indicate the difficulty many face in recognizing the difference motivation may make in their life.  Here are three examples:
“The difference between us is, you are motivated.”
“The learning curve is too steep, so why begin?”

And my favorite remark,
“It’s not worth setting goals because everyone gives up!”

Motivating oneself
Contrary to what many people believe, you may in fact teach yourself to be motivated.  The other option is to sit back to feel sorry for yourself.  So the next question becomes, which scenario do you prefer?

Using a few sales techniques, you can quickly become motivated too in either/or your personal or work life:

Each evening, create a list of 10 things you will complete the next day:

  • On your list, include one person to call for a friendly conversation. This could be a friend, hiring manager or prospective client.
  • As you complete tasks during the day, cross them off your list
  • On your list, include one fun activity for the week
  • Use the fun activity as celebration for having achieved your goals
  • Repeat the same week after week and when ready, apply to all you do and leverage for increased success

This process allows you to see items quickly checked off as completed.  Sticking to the plan, you will begin to feel motivation kick in to turn some of these tasks into long held ideas for projects that were merely in the back of your mind and viewed as “one day…”.  Using the same running task list strategy will help you witness completion of your projects in a more timely fashion.
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Tackling a new discipline or refining what you already know takes motivation too due to time limitations and priorities. But to improve, continual learning is a requirement. Upon being introduced to new LinkedIn strategies that work well, they are being shared here: LinkedIn e-book and Course

Celebration of your achievements is a requirement to keep the motivation moving forward. To enhance the enjoyment this also requires a process. Review your proudest moments and answer the question of why this is so. Which elements did you most enjoy and how may you expand upon these to create new projects? Are you excited to contemplate how these might turn into something special? Now that motivation is rising once again, it is time to celebrate what you completed along with your new beginning.

Your Personal Brand
As you educate yourself and take advice of others, be certain to remain true to your values and priorities. An added caution is to be aware the ideas suggested will work well within your style.  This is the essence of developing your personal brand.
Related: How to Establish Personal Brand Credibility

Sales Success
Your activity and accomplishments will turn heads and attract a wider audience including additional referrals.  It now becomes a success upward spiral further moving motivation forward.

With all of the above in place, achievement comes more quickly and becomes grander over time now that you are fully motivated to succeed.

Doing your best in every regard, will lead to the Smooth Sale! Observing the best, self educating and subscribing to programs fast-tracks performance.  Promoting others builds relationships and future opportunity leading to the Smooth Sale!

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored two books: The international best-selling book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results, and community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews. Stutz contributes to, LinkedIn Pulse, and CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter” while both Inside View and Open View Labs designated her as a Top Sales Influencer. Microsoft requested her advice in three upcoming e-books, and her blog is distributed within IBM. Stutz’ sales seminar was filmed for Eduson.TV. Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

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