MOTIVATION IN THE WORKPLACE
Whatever you are – a team leader, a manager, or co-worker, the ability to motivate people is fundamental to your ability to achieve your business and personal goals. Helping yourself and others to get and stay motivated is an important tool for any successful person.
HOW TO BE A MOTIVATOR
To be a great motivator you need to understand yourself and others. Becoming more aware of why you do what you do and learning to control your emotions will help you to get better results.
• Discover what’s important to you and others.
• Take responsibility for your emotional state
• Direct your mind to become more focused and solution oriented
CHANGE YOUR INTERNAL STATE
Becoming more aware of your emotions in the moment is key to improving motivation. Once you have realized that your attitude is not supporting you, you need to be able to change it quickly and effectively.
TECHNIQUES TO PRACTICE
If you are feeling demotivated, this will affect not only your work, but also the motivation of a team. Whenever this happened you will have to act quickly to increase your motivation – use this technique when the need arises.
• Stand up and take a few slow, deep breaths
• Hold up your head and pull back your shoulders
• Think of a time when you were really motivated and imagine yourself in that motivated state
• Make this picture of yourself brighter and more defined
• Step into the picture and allow yourself to experience a feeling of total motivation
TALK TO YOURSELF
When any event or situation occurs you form a mental picture of the event (and maybe the outcome) in your head. You talk to yourself (in your head) about the event and you’re feeling about it.
Two people in the same situation will create entirely different representation of the same event, which means that their experience of the event is not the same. By taking control of your pictures and your self-talk you can master your own motivation.
FOCUS YOUR MIND
The power to focus is a rare skill. By developing your ability to focus you will be able to improve your motivation, your productivity, and your creativity.
People who have clarity of focus know what they want and are able to remain motivated regardless of external events or circumstances.
Everyone is capable of focusing perfectly. The problem in not so much an inability to focus, but more an inability to focus on what you want.
THE MOTIVATIONAL EDGE
To be a really good motivator you will need to learn to harness the inspiration and energy of the great motivators. Find out what motivates others by building a rapport with them, stepping into their shoes to understand what they are feeling. In order to achieve success in your own life, learn to associate with success.