Last week, I shared an invitation to my monthly Learning and Development Roundtable: Six skills to help you manage change. I started my post with “You’ve made your new year’s resolutions, you’ve been back at work for a month or so now and everything is ticking along smoothly. Your future’s so bright you’ve got to wear shades. Overwhelm, exhaustion, and juggling 100 plates in the air simultaneously are all things of the past. Am I right? “No! That’s not the case!” you scream into the void with consternation.”
This week, based on those spinning plates, exhaustion, and overwhelm, we’re going to tackle motivation. As in yours. As in how to gently increase yours if it’s waning.
We’re a month into the New Year and whether or not you made any resolutions, and whether or not you’ve kept them, I’ve got your back.
Let’s start with you.
What motivates you, do you know?
Where do you fall on the chart above, when it comes to motivation in the workplace?
Here are three simple steps to dig into your motivation a bit deeper (whether at work or at home) plus a bonus:
- Take my motivation style survey to discover which of the six styles fit you best
- Check out this post to read more about your style(s)
- Once you have a handle on which of the six styles motivates you the most, look to the chart below to find out how to specifically motivate yourself
Bonus: Rest on your laurels and congratulate yourself for a well-done job as you power through things with a custom motivation plan.
Now doesn’t that feel better to know how to specifically, sweetly, successfully motivate you?!
Enjoy your newfound motivation.
Now go on and learn, laugh, and lead
- Want to learn more? Check out “Eight ways to amp up your motivation, even and especially if it’s in the dump right now.”
- I snort laughed in recognition how frustrating it can be trying to “motivate” a printer to print.
- Share this post with a friend and/or colleague and compare your motivation styles. Bonus: you’ll know how to motivate each other!