Monday Motivation #6 - You, Improved

Monday Motivation #6

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Today’s Tips

Your challenge: Be kind to someone today. You will make others feel better, and consequently you’ll feel better about yourself. Try some of these today:

  • Say hello to everyone you see
  • Open doors for everyone
  • Smile at everyone you see
  • Give honest compliments to co-workers


Today’s highly competitive world of work can be really draining. You have a lot of talent but there may be one untapped resource you don’t even realize you have: motivation. Inc. columnist Lolly Daskal asks,

But what happens when you can’t find your motivation or you can’t stay motivated long enough to finish a project or even keep up with daily tasks? You need to find your motivation–but where? You find it within, because all all motivation is self-motivation. What drives us to stay motivated is as individual as who we are, so you need to tailor a motivational that will resonate with you. The more you know and understand yourself, the more effective your efforts will be.

Here are 19 simple strategies you can try:

1.Understand your why. Sometimes it’s not so much the what or the how that matters, but your why–the purpose behind what you’re doing. Being clear about what you’re working for can give you the stimulus to stay on course.

2. Define your goal. Defined goals put your ideas into action mode. It’s the vital step between planning and doing.

3. Create a clear vision. If you want to succeed, you must create a clear compelling vision, something that you can relate to and resonate with. If it doesn’t speak to your heart, it won’t motivate you to stay on target. Create the highest grandest vision possible, because you can achieve only what you see.

4.Produce a plan. Once you have a goal in place, a plan is will take your vision and break down the steps you need to get it done. A goal without a plan, as we know, is just a dream.

Read the rest of her motivational ideas.


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. - Doug Larson Click To Tweet


Have you ever failed at something? Of course you have. We all do it. I’ve been failing a lot lately.

My first book, Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide, was published by Voyager Media, so I didn’t have to do anything other than write the book. My latest book, Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself, was totally self-published. And I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. So, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in launching and marketing it. I’m learning a lot more about how NOT to publish a book than I am about how to do it. Because of my failed efforts, I’m certain my next book will go much more smoothly. But it’s been discouraging. Even the strongest, most resilient people fail and can be discouraged.

I found this article on Four Ways To Turn Failure Into Motivation that spoke to me. So, I thought I’d share with the tribe. Check out these tips on how to stay on track after a failure.


Do you have any motivational tips? Tell us in the comments section below.


About the author

Harry Hoover

Harry is an author, writer-for-hire, speaker, and publisher of You, Improved. He has written three books: Get Glad - Your Practical Guide To A Happier Life, Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself, and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.

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