How to Manufacture Motivation
Your past holds the secret
Happy Mindful Monday!
Our most recent episode of The Uplifters podcast, featuring the seemingly superpoweredhas stirred up many interesting questions about what sets apart those who lead and activate in their lives and those who go with the flow. Over the next few Uplifters newsletters, I’ll share insights into how I coach around the three key areas I focus on in private and group sessions: Motivation, Energy, and Time. (I call them M.E.Trics and use them to help people shape personal success M.E.Trics they use to keep themselves energized and aligned with their highest purpose.)
Let’s start with motivation today. Your past probably holds the secret to how you can intentionally and consciously manufacture more motivation when and where you need it.
Here are some of the most common motivators:
Recognition and Reward: Many people are motivated by the prospect of recognition for their achievements and the possibility of receiving rewards such as promotions, bonuses, or praise.
Intrinsic Satisfaction: Some of us are driven by the intrinsic satisfaction we derive from our work or activities. We find fulfillment and joy in the tasks themselves rather than external rewards.
Personal Growth: The desire for personal development and growth can be a strong motivator. This includes learning new skills, taking on challenges, and advancing one's knowledge and abilities.
Purpose and Meaning: Having a sense of purpose can be a powerful motivator, as it provides a deeper reason for one's actions.
Autonomy and Control: Some individuals are motivated by having control over their work or lives. Autonomy allows them to make decisions and choices that align with their values and preferences.
Money: Financial stability, the ability to provide for one's family, and achieving financial goals can be strong driving forces.
Competition: The desire to excel and outperform others can drive people to work harder and achieve more. (For other people, it can have the opposite effect).
Social Connections: Building and maintaining social relationships can be a powerful motivator. Some people are driven by the desire to connect with others and be part of a community.
Passion and Interest: When individuals are passionate about a particular activity or field, their intrinsic motivation is often very high. They are willing to put in extra effort because they genuinely enjoy what they're doing.
Fear or Consequences: In some cases, fear of negative consequences can be a motivator. This might include fear of failure, job loss, or other adverse outcomes.
Health and Well-being: The desire for better physical and mental health can be a strong motivator. People may be motivated to exercise, eat well, and practice self-care to improve their well-being.
Legacy and Impact: Some people are motivated by the desire to leave a lasting legacy or make a positive impact on their community or the world.
Adventure and Exploration: The thrill of exploring new places, trying new experiences, and seeking adventure can be a motivator for those who value novelty and excitement.
For most of us, tapping into one or more of these can instantly shift the time and energy we have for a task or project. To understand which factors are most powerful for you, try this Mindful Monday Coaching Prompt:
Grab a pen and a piece of paper.
Set a timer for 5 minutes.
Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and allow yourself to write freely about this prompt:
When, in the past, have I felt a strong sense of motivation?
When you’re finished writing, take a look at what you’ve written down. What patterns do you notice? What does this say to you about how you can manufacture more motivation when you want or need it?
Work with me
Wanna reduce the hustle and increase the impact? Are you not feeling motivated? Energized? Are you unable to find time for the things that matter to you? If you want more Motivation, Energy, and Time, sign up for a private one-hour M.E.T. Multiplier session with me. I’m a motivational strategist who has worked with hundreds of individuals and many of the world’s biggest companies to master motivation. In this session, I’ll help you break through your energy blocks, maximize your time, and discover your personal motivational profile so that you can do more of what you love.
Paid subscribers, let’s chat about it in the comments here. I learn so much from other Uplifters as I hear how you overcome blocks and unlock potential!
Then, check out your latest Uplifters Unfiltered video below for a full 53 minutes of Kymme Williams magic, and mark your calendars! Our next Uplifters Workshop for Paid Subscribers is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 at 5 PM ET, featuring Rola Ghasani, who will teach us her powerful F Method and how to use Emotional Freedom Techniques (aka EFT or Tapping) to calm and center ourselves in this crazy world.
Let’s keep rising higher, together, 💓 Aransas
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