Thursday, June 17, 2010


Motivating employees is the primary focus of every manager and business executives in today’s highly challenging business world. The competition landscape in the business community is so heated that without properly motivating your employees to bring out their best, you will be sure of closing shop sooner or later.

Employee motivation techniques are not mathematics and have no formula that can be applied to get automatic result. Employee motivation technique is different thing to different people. What motivates my employees may not be enough incentive to motivate your company. What you are about reading here are all what has worked for me in my company.


Below are tips on how to motivate your employees:

Adding value to their overall lifestyle: I ended up motivating the sales team of my staff to grow our sales by over 47% in the last quarter of last year simply by inviting speakers to give them lectures on personal finance and show them ways to make investments and grow their money. They felt that I have their personal welfare at heart and this made them to work even harder to kinda repay me for adding value to their live. You see, you can’t beat this kind of motivation for employees. If you were to be one of my employees, wouldn’t you rather give in your best for the betterment of my business? I bet your standard answer will be ‘surely I will’.

Wetting their appetite for success: making your employees feel what it tastes like to be successful is a powerful way of motivating them to give in their best even at their own detriment (this shouldn’t be the case anyways, as you are meant to ensure the safety of your employees). My method is to regularly distribute books written by success people in their respective careers discussing the obstacles they met and how they were able to handle them. Some of my favourite authors are: Ben Carson, Zig Ziglar, Robert Schuller, and Robert Kiyosaki. I remember a member of my restaurant staff developing reading habit after reading ‘gifted hands by Ben Carson’. This is a powerful employee motivation technique that you too can employ to work in your favour as far as motivating your employees is concern.

Setting a realistic goal: goals are what you need to spark up the sleeping giant in people. Care should be taken here not to set a too high goal that is unrealistic. Unrealistic goals will only dampen the motivation of employees further.
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Show interest in their personal life: Ask them about their family members when before they resume duty in the morning. Make them feel you care so much about them and they will surely repay you back in the same coin.

Employee motivation techniques are methods of motivating employees into bringing out in them and make them burst with motivation.

Like I said before, you can tweak these suggestions a bit to give you the desired result as what work for me may not work for you.

To the motivation of your employees!

Monday, June 14, 2010


What is my motivation is a question that is constantly posed by many that are yet to find their true self. Have you ever sat down to ask your self this question? If you have not, then you have the chance to ask yourself this question now. Self discovery is a must achieve virtue for everyone that is seriously looking for motivation. You cannot be in the open and expect to be sheltered. Same applies to motivation, you cannot know what your motivation is if you don’t firstly discover yourself.

Before you can ask your self the question of what motivates you, you need to firstly know what motivation is. Motivation is a relative term whose meaning is heavily influenced by the definers’ perspective. If you are the type that believes in  Money Motivation, then, motivation in your dictionary will be synonymous to money.

Generally speaking, motivation is any moving force that makes us to search deep and bring out the best in us no matter what circumstance. This presupposes that motivation does not have to be afraid of anything whatsoever.

Interviews I had with successful people revealed to me that they all have one trait in common; they are fearless. Motivation cannot live in a fearful environment. Hence, another step towards finding motivation is to get rid of destructive fears. Though we all need certain amount of fear to get motivated, but, too much of fear would be more detrimental than useful. You need motivation to excel in the face of economic meltdown

LOST MOTIVATION shouldn’t be an issue if; we discover ourselves and reasonably eliminate harmful fears. Again, take time to find out reasons for lost of motivation as this will help you excel in life.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Motivation is the only thing that will help you come out of the shackles of global economic crisis. A lot of businesses and economic activities were put to a halt as a result of global credit crunch thereby making virtually every aspects of the world economy stagnant. Motivating yourself is one sure way I have come to discover that really helps one come out of hard times and economic failure.

All you need to learn how to get motivated and remain motivated. Some of the things that you can do to get motivation and remain motivated are listed below:


Develop love for what you do: in as much as it is difficult to concentrate in hard times, you will find it amazing at the level of concentration you will put in to what you are doing if you simply learn to love what you are doing. Nothing motivates like loving what you do. Extra energy will be pumped into your system if you approach your responsibility with love.

Learn the basics of what you do: you will become more efficient and effective if you take time to learn the basics of what you are doing. The confidence you will be exuding will be a motivating factor towards putting your best that will in the long run yield result. How do you expect to get result from a venture that you have not put in your best?

Have the interest of those you love at hand: again, you will be motivated beyond your imagination if you make the love you have for those that matters to you are the backbone of all that you do. The logic is simple; we easily get motivated to put in our best when it comes to pleasing people that are close to our heart.

Following the above recommendations can help you excel in a downturn economy. Who said that nothing moves during economic recession? Businesses still moves in times of economic meltdown but, only the businesses that finds their motivation excels during this time. Don,t be among those that can asking; what is my motivation.

Get motivated to excel!