5 Keys to a Better Year

 Keys III

  1. Control Technology – Use technology like cell phones, computers, tablets, apps, and websites to your benefit. Stop letting technology control you.
  2. Talk to People – Yes, actual face-to-face conversation is preferred. Speaking over the phone is a distant second. Notice I didn’t say text more, tweet more or email more. Talk – your family, friends, and co-workers will feel more appreciated.
  3. Put Down the Device – Lift your head, take your eyes off the tiny digital screen and see the world around you. This breathtaking world will be enjoyed more fully by seeing, hearing and feeling it, than anything you’re staring at on that 7” phone screen.
  4. Let it go – We all make mistakes. Embrace it. Stop holding a grudge and you’ll feel relieved and much happier. My six year old constantly singing the Disney song with the same title is a great reminded that I need to do better at this one.
  5. Experience Something New – routines are good, finding something new is better. Try new foods, make new friends, learn new skills, read a new book, find a new favorite song. Variety really is the spice of life – so spice it up!

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The Power of You

Motivating other people is no small task. There are a myriad of steps and techniques to consider when working to motivate an individual or an entire team.

Before any of that can take place however, you must first understand yourself.

  • What motivates you?
  • Why are you motivated that why?
  • What factor do you find personally de-motivating?

The more you understand your unique drivers, the better you’ll be able to help others identify it in themselves. After all, you can’t motivate anyone to do anything they do want to (or at least you shouldn’t). You can help them develop a deeper personal understanding and awake their passion within.