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Motivation Skills Blogs

Motivation is important because motivation drives action.

Motivation comes in two basic types: Positive motivation and negative motivation.

  • Positive motivation includes emotions of: Desire, ambition, optimism and goal focus.
  • Negative motivation includes emotions of: Fear, anger, bitterness and revenge.

Some managers motivate by negative means: fear, threats and anger. (Sticks)
Other managers motivate by positive means: setting up goals and rewards. (Carrots.)
Some managers use a mixture of positive and negative means. (Carrots and sticks).

It all depends on the situation and the mindset of the person to be motivated.

We recommend you use negative emotions as a last resort.
We recommend you use mostly positive motivators which can be triggered by: promise of Money, security, achievement, appreciation, team acceptance, and pride.

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  • How to Make 2019 your Most Successful Year

    02 January 2019

    How to make 2019 Your most successful year Set a series of ambitions work-related goals commit to their achievement. Set a series of educational goals and commit. Set a series of health goals and commit to your better health. Decide to "Add More Value" to other people - especially to your... Continue Reading >

    How to Make 2019 your Most Successful Year
  • How to Gain Respect

    21 September 2018

    How to Gain Respect You cannot demand respect, you must earn it. Understand which character traits command respect, then exemplify them by consciously putting them into practice, every day. Here are ten character traits that command respect. Decisiveness Intellectual honesty Honesty in relation to property Hard work Self-discipline Approach-ability Clarity of... Continue Reading >

    How to Gain Respect
  • How to be More Positive

    10 July 2018

    How to be more positive Would you like to be a more positive person? Follow these tips for improving your positive thinking in order to feel more optimistic about life. Continually monitor your mind, since every emotion is a product of your earlier thinking. Purposefully and consciously, think that the future... Continue Reading >

    How to be More Positive
  • Motivational Management: Positive Mental Attitude

    03 November 2017

    How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude I want to show you a powerful eight-point plan for developing a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). If you take these ideas and apply them, you will very rapidly achieve excellent results. 1 Set achievable goals and make written plans for their accomplishment Nothing succeeds... Continue Reading >

    Motivational Management: Positive Mental Attitude
  • Give Yourself Positive Feedback

    02 October 2017

    Give Yourself Positive Feedback It is important that you give yourself Positive feedback. Positive feedback is self-praise. Giving yourself positive feedback is the art of recognising when you have done a good job, and remembering to praise yourself. Whenever you have done anything well, it is important to give yourself some... Continue Reading >

    Give Yourself Positive Feedback
  • How to Succeed and How Not to Fail

    19 September 2017

    How to Succeed and How Not to Fail You've heard it said that, "Everything happens for a reason". That is true. There is a reason for everything, including success and failure. There are reasons why a person fails. The reasons are usually a combination of the following: They only made a... Continue Reading >

    How to Succeed and How Not to Fail
  • How can I Fulfil My Potential?

    05 September 2017

    How Can I Fulfil My Potential? You can fulfil your potential by RAISING your game. R = Reaffirm every day. A = Action orientated. I = Imagine the best possible result. S = Structure your day. I = Intelligence - Use your mind to its fullest. N = Never neglect. G... Continue Reading >

    How can I Fulfil My Potential?
  • Motivational Emotions

    02 May 2017

    Motivational Emotions There are three emotions that can be motivational: Fear can be a motivator. Anger can be a motivator. Desire can be a motivator. Fear and anger are both negative motivators. Desire is a positive motivator. All three motivators work, in the sense that... Continue Reading >

    Motivational Emotions
  • How to be Happy and Successful

    21 April 2017

    How to be Happy and Successful In order to be happy and successful, it is necessary to be in balance. Your life is made up of parts, and the parts have to be in a harmonious relationship with one another. A life that is out of balance, is one that accentuates... Continue Reading >

    How to be Happy and Successful
  • The Difference Between a Wish and a Goal

    14 February 2017

    The Difference Between a Wish and a Goal I often speak to people about their future goals. I ask, "What are your goals for the future?" When they answer, I am shocked. I am shocked because their answer to me, is incomprehensible. Their answer seems to be a wish, not a... Continue Reading >

    The Difference Between a Wish and a Goal
  • Do you Have a Positive Attitude?

    07 February 2017

    Do You Have a Positive Mental Attitude? Your attitude affects everything else about you, so training yourself to develop a more positive mental attitude is the best thing you can do. Your mental attitude affects how you feel at any given moment; either positive or negative. Your attitude affects your de... Continue Reading >

    Do you Have a Positive Attitude?
  • How to Motivate Yourself and Others

    07 February 2017

    How To Motivate Yourself and Others To motivate yourself and others, is simple. All you need to do is keep asking questions that will shift the focus of the conversation onto how we might plan for a better future. Once you start the other person talking about things relating to their... Continue Reading >

    How to Motivate Yourself and Others
  • Make 2017 a Terrific Year for you and your Family

    04 January 2017

    How can you make this year your best year ever? Sorry, your browser does not support the video tag so you can't use the resolution generator :( Click to stop the generator... Continue Reading >

    Make 2017 a Terrific Year for you and your Family
  • Goal Setting for Better Motivation

    03 January 2017

    Goal Setting for Better Motivation Goal setting creates better motivation. Motivation is important because it is what makes people take action. So, it is important that you understand motivation. The easiest way to understand motivation is by a simple metaphor. Motivation is like the elastic band in this picture... Continue Reading >

    Goal Setting for Better Motivation
  • Motivation by Affirmation

    25 November 2016

    Motivation by Affirmation Motivation is a positive emotion that is created by holding positive thoughts in the mind. All emotions are the products of thought. Positive emotions are created by positive thoughts. Negative emotions are created by negative thoughts. Different types of thinking will generate their corresponding emotions. If you want... Continue Reading >

    Motivation by Affirmation
  • How to Motivate Myself and Others

    07 October 2016

    How to Motivate Myself and Others Leadership training is always partly to do with motivation. All leaders need to develop the skill of motivation. Motivation is a specific emotion. All emotions are a product of thought, because whatever you think about causes an emotion. Emotions are NOT CAUSED by external facts... Continue Reading >

    How to Motivate Myself and Others
  • What is Positive Feedback?

    23 September 2016

    What is Positive Feedback? Positive feedback is information that tells you that your recent actions have resulted in you making progress towards the achievement of your goal. In everyday life, we don't normally use the words, "Positive feedback". Instead we use these words: Praise, Compliments, rewards, acceptance, appreciation, progress. People love... Continue Reading >

    What is Positive Feedback?
  • Are you a Motivational Manager?

    16 September 2016

    Are You a Motivational Manager? Some managers are very motivational. They have the ability to raise the spirits of others. There are some super effective managers who tend to be motivational because they have naturally stumbled across the methods that work. They say the right things; they avoid saying the wrong... Continue Reading >

    Are you a Motivational Manager?
  • Three Ways to Motivate Others

    02 September 2016

    Three Ways to Motivate Others There are three ways to motivate others. Reward good behaviour. Punish bad behaviour. Reward good behaviour AND punish bad behaviour. We recommend that most of the time you use method 1. Reward good behaviour Rewarding good behaviour is the best way to motivate people to do... Continue Reading >

    Three Ways to Motivate Others
  • Project Fear

    19 April 2016

    Project Fear Project fear is motivating people by using the emotion of fear to get people to act in a certain way. There are three major motivations. Fear. Desire. Anger. You will be motivated to move if you are afraid, or angry. And you will be motivated to move if you... Continue Reading >

    Project Fear