Thursday, July 21, 2011


One of the greatest feelings in the world is when you motivate someone to make a change.  It's a great feeling that really can't be beat.

We often motivate ourselves to do better and when someone sees our improvement, they often turn to us for a little help.  Here are a few tips when motivating people to be great.

1.  Be an example.  It's difficult to get someone to do something if you can't do it yourself.

2.  Catch people doing the right thing.  It's very easy to catch people doing wrong, yet when someone finally hears they are doing the right thing it can dramatically change their self esteem.

3. If you are motivating someone individually, find out what makes them tick. 
a. Everybody is motivated by something different.  No two people are motivated the same.
b. Some people need to be reassured every hour while some people only need you to check in once a week.
c. Try and link metaphors to something they enjoy.  If someone loves sports, make sure to incorporate what you are trying to get them to understand to sports.

Not everybody can be motivated at the same speed.  And understand, nobody will make a change unless they are ready. Deep down everybody wants to make a  change and you may be the person that helps bring out their potential.

Stay motivated
Shane C.

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