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Your Motivational Intelligence Is a Core Element of Your Success!

Do you realize that each person on earth has a unique "motivational make-up"? Your motivation is as personal as your fingerprint, as ‘one-of-a-kind' as your life experience, and as unique as your DNA. Knowing how to mobilize your motivation is the secret to peak performance. Using the latest findings in motivation and the brain sciences, you can learn to better understand and use your unique motivational abilities with extraordinary effect. You can do this in enjoyable ways that are both extremely productive and highly rewarding!

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The Motivational You

Copyright (c) 2009 Willie Horton

How does one self-motivate? Are there two parts of us - one that is the motivator and the other which needs to be motivated? Why does research suggests that most so-called "normal" people do not achieve their goals, dreams and ambitions? Why do the majority of people continue to do work that they dislike? Why does the World Health Organization believe that stress will be such a big 21st. Century killer? If you're "normal" and you're worried and stressed, feeling unfulfilled at work, how can you actually motivate yourself? And what would you be motivating yourself for? Why bother?

Lots of questions - but they all boil down to the key issue of the extent to which we need to be motivated - and that most of us are not! Even many of my own clients, who should know better, who own their own businesses and whose future is so much more in their own hands than the normal employee, tell me that they're de-motivated, that they go into work knowing the key things that they have to do and yet they waste their time on doing things that they either shouldn't be doing, or things that are downright destructive (like worrying about where new business will come from, like getting involved in the downward spiral of gossip about the economic environment, like gossiping about their competitors) - things that lead them away from their hopes and dreams. As a result, they end up more de-motivated than ever.

But back to that one key issue - the need for self-motivation and, in particular, one of my very first questions above - who is doing the motivating and who needs to be motivated.

Everyone needs to get a kick out of life - if at all possible, every day. Years of psychological and market research that most people only rarely experience any high in their lives and that, generally, it is short lived. As a result, the majority of us, so-called normal people, trudge through our regular routines wishing for and hoping for our next high - whether that's looking forward to the weekend, the next night out or holiday. But in our ordinary everyday routine lives we are less than happy - less than fully motivated.

The truth is that there are two parts of us - our inner pure energy and our personality - and these two internal elements are locked in battle. As a result, we strive for, hope for, wish for a better life, more success and happiness, but we actually trip ourselves up in the pursuit of our hopes and dreams. It is our personality - the part of us with which we are all so familiar - that holds us back, that stops us being fully motivated, that disables our true inner abilities to achieve great things, to live our ordinary lives extraordinarily. As I said, we're all very familiar with our personality - our strengths, our faults and our failings.

However, when my clients explore their self-perceptions, many of them find that they can actually recollect the first time in their lives when they actually felt a particular - perhaps of inadequacy, self-doubt, anxiety, fear, even self-loathing. That is because our current self-perceptions that make up our personality are merely a compilation of the events that stand out in our subconscious mind from our formative years, our childhood. Many years work indicates that we perceive ourselves to be who we think we are based on a series of "snapshots" taken whilst we were young and impressionable. In addition, years of research indicates that normal people are pre-disposed to being negative - both about themselves and their chances of success.

Add all this together and you will realise that the perceived you - your personality - is a phantom-like creation of your subconscious mind. As it is created from events that most impressed you during your formative years, your personality simply could not be the real you. However, your personality feels very real - your self-doubts, your perceived inadequacies all manifest themselves in your daily life, in your behaviour and in what you get out of life. That is why you need to be motivated - and the bizarre thing is that the part of you that needs motivation (your personality) is the very same part of you that is preventing you being all that you can potentially be.

You need to stop pandering to your personality. Ignore it (it might eventually go away!). By-pass it by focussing your attention in the here and now. In doing so, your subconscious mind's obsession with your personality will begin to be broken. In focusing in the here and now, you will be less likely to waste your energy on the old, useless, self-defeating thoughts that regularly distract our minds from the task in hand, making the task in hand more difficult or frustrating. In paying attention to the present moment, in engrossing yourself in whatever you're doing, you will be better at it, more absorbed, more effective, efficient, more likely to get the key things done that will lead you towards living that ordinary everyday life - extra-ordinarily.

Recent research indicates that our ability to be happy and successful is correlated to our ability to pay attention to the here and now. It has nothing to do with self-motivation - because self-motivation involves pandering to a part of you that isn't really there, your personality. Get over yourself, get on with the present moment - your true ability to achieve your dreams and desires will then emerge - effortlessly.

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Self Motivational Tips for Business Success

Copyright (c) 2009 Alan Gillies

Being highly motivated in business usually results in a resounding success. If you're displeased with your work, it's obvious in your personal presentation, how you handle your work and also stretches over into your personal life as well. To remain motivated, business consultants suggest taking on board self motivational tips, among them achievement, responsibility, advancement and recognition.

If you own a business, work with a business coach or executive coach to identify how things you feel passionate about can be applied to your work. If you work in management for someone else, suggest executive management training to get a fresh perspective on staying motivated. Any employee can benefit from business coaching because it provides open communication filled with self motivation tips.

Communication skills come in handy when exploring self motivational tips. Make a list of your mission statement and career advantages and look to it regularly for motivation. Talk about them with a business coach or executive coach so they can be utilised in your pursuit of business success.

If people motivate you, consider executive management training where you can learn how to be a leader or mentor. Business consultants note that executive management training is a good motivational tool for fostering a team environment.

Business coaching can help identify self motivation tips for business. In many cases, business consultants say it's a matter of mixing up the same daily routine by incorporating motivational activities. If you're feeling bored, chances are others are, too. Open communication keeps everyone motivated.

If self motivation is lacking in business, use a business coach or executive coach as a sounding board. Business coaching can point out where you went off course in the pursuit of your goals and ambitions and help you discover the motivation you're searching for.

A business coach or executive coach can assist you with self motivational tips, especially if you're the one running the business. This type of support is essential in opening up communication. Through business coaching, you can apply communication skills for achieving positive outcomes as motivational mechanisms.

Communication is a great self motivation tool, especially when you surround yourself with others who are inspiring. This can be achieved through business coaching or executive management training. Or work on communication skills with a business coach or executive coach to create a motivating work environment.

Use your communication ability to convey what's most important. This will inspire you with the motivation to complete it. A revealing factor in executive management training is goals are often set too high. Set short term goals and use communication skills to announce results to sustain motivation for carrying out the next goal.

Rewards serve as an effective motivational tool. Although business consultants warn that the reward shouldn't be the driving force behind the task, when used sparingly they could be great inspirations. Work with a business coach or executive coach to establish a rewards plan for when you successfully manage a challenging or difficult task.

Make daily progress towards your goal. Business consultants are often used to ensure your vision is carried out and that communication tools are used to motivate your entire team. Accomplishing real success is a fantastic motivation factor.

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Entrepreneurship: Definition, Types, and Motivational Factors

Entrepreneurship: Definition, Types, and Motivational Factors

Definition

The word entrepreneurship has been derived from a French root which means “ to undertake”. It is also called by various names, e.g. adventurism, risk taking, thrill seeking, innovating, etc.

According to Higgins, “ Entrepreneurship is meant the function of seeking investment and production opportunity, organizing an enterprise to undertake a new production process, raising capital, hiring labor, arranging the supply of raw materials, finding site, introducing a new technique and commodities, discovering new sources of raw materials and selecting top managers of day-to-day operations of the enterprise.

Jaffrey A. Timmons has defined entrepreneurship as “the ability to create and build something from practically nothing. Fundamentally, a human creative activity, it is finding personal energy by initiating, building and achieving an enterprise or organization rather than by watching, analyzing or describing one. It requires the ability to take calculated risk and to reduce the chance of failure…..”

According to A.H.Cole “entrepreneurship is the purposeful activity of an individual or a group of associated individuals, undertaken to initiate, maintain or aggrandize profit by production or distribution of economic goods and services.”

Characteristics and Significance

A Function of High Achievement: People having high need for achievement are more likely to succeed as entrepreneurs, according to McClelland. Motive is high achievement and profit is merely a measure of success and competency.

Innovation: According to Schumpeter, entrepreneurship is a creative activity. An entrepreneur is basically an innovator who introduces something new into the economy.

Organization Building Function: According to Harbison, Organization Building skill means the ability to “ multiply oneself” by effectively delegating responsibility to others.

A Function of Managerial Skills and Leadership: Managerial skills and leadership qualities are more important than financial skills

A Function of Status Withdrawal: According to Hagen,” Creative innovation or change is the fundamental feature of economic growth. He describes an entrepreneur as a creative problem solver interested in things in the practical and technological realm.

Types of an Entrepreneur

Innovating Entrepreneur:

Aggressive in experimentation and clever in putting attractive possibilities into practice.

Adoptive or Imitative Entrepreneurs:

They adopt best practices. Imitative entrepreneurs are revolutionary and important.

Fabian Entrepreneurs:

Drone Entrepreneurs:

Against any change in production method even at the cost of losses.

Forced Entrepreneurs:

They become entrepreneurs on account of circumstances

Functions of an Entrepreneur

Perceiving market opportunities

Gaining command over scarce resources

Managing human relations within firms

Marketing of the products

Responding to the competition

Dealing with bureaucracy

Managing finance

Upgrading process and product quality

Managing costumer and supplier relations

Introducing new production techniques and products

Risk Taking

Organization and management

Qualities of a good entrepreneur

According to McClelland:

An unusual creativeness

A propensity of risk taking

A strong need for achievement

According to Prof. Tandon :

1. Capacity to assume risks

2. Technical Knowledge and willingness to change

3. Ability to marshal resources

4. Ability of organization and administration

According to more than fifty research studies:

Total commitment, determination and perseverance Drive to achieve and grow Opportunity and goal orientation Taking initiative and personal responsibility Persistent problem solving Realism and sense of humor Seeking and using feedback Calculated risk taking and risk seeking 9. Low need for status and power

10. Integrity and reliability

11. Capacity to work hard

12. Self Motivation

13. Vision and foresight

14. Sound Judgment

15. Flexibility and sociability

16. Persistence in the face of adversity

17. Will to conquer and impulse to fight

Entrepreneurial Motivation Factor

Educational background

Occupational Experience

Desire to work independently

Desire to branch out to manufacturing

Family background

Assistance from Government

Assistance from financial institution

Availability of technology/raw material

Profit margin

Desire for taking personal responsibility

Anticipation of future possibilities

Success stories of entrepreneurs

To gain social prestige

Heavy Demand

Technical knowledge

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