In business, there is a word we often hear or read about: motivation. Yes, motivation can lead to business success. It just depends on how how motivation is generated and for what purpose.
It seems as though everywhere you turn the word, motivation, is referenced. Almost to the point of the word and its meaning being overused. CEOs, presidents, business owners and entrepreneurs talk about motivating others to get things done.
- To keep employees motivated to do the right things
- To hire someone who is motivated
- To ask questions about someone’s motivation as to why or why not they did or didn’t do something.
Then there is YOU, the CEO, president or business owner leading the company.
Ask yourself: Am I motivated? If so, in what way?
Self-motivation is just as important as motivating others.
The definition of motivation according to the dictionary is: – the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way; – the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
There is so much more to motivation and its general definition.
When you are motivated, you want to get things done.
The question to ask yourself is:
What’s the plan to get it done?
Also, ask yourself:
Am I wanting to do this for all the right reasons?
If you discover you’re not motivated about the right things or have a plan to put your motivation into action, then what’s the point? Will you really be successful at running your company?
Or what if…
You are motivated about the right things that need to be done in your business day and you have wonderful ideas along with lots of energy and enthusiasm but find the motivation isn’t enough to make the effort truly productive?
Here’s what may be missing: Follow through.
Follow through is one of the downfalls of many business people.
You can talk a good game all you want but if you don’t effectively follow through it’s never going to happen as you would like it to.
You need more than having the best of intentions.
For example, ask yourself:
- How do I accomplish this?
- How will I get this done today?
- How will I make this idea a reality?
If you don’t ask yourself these questions as a starting point then nothing is going to happen. It’s just a conversation with yourself going nowhere.
Conversation in business is important. We need to talk with each other. We need to communicate with each other. But just having conversation for the sake of conversation is a surefire way to fail.
You need to:
- Understand what you are going to do
- Understand the timeframe to do it in
- Understand why you are doing it
Then get it done.
If you’re motivated to follow these steps, that’s where the role of follow through comes in.
Once complete, move on to the next thing and repeat the process.
Motivate yourself every business day.
This is key to your business success.
Motivate your co-workers every way you can.
At the same time, demonstrate to others you’re working with that not only are you motivated but you are an action person.
Motivation —> Action —> Follow Through = Business Success
Let’s add one more element to the equation above: Business profit.
As a CEO, president or business owner, you are in business to make a profit. That’s the bottom line reality.
Business profit means:
- Meeting payroll
- Adding new employees
- Refurbishing the office or moving to a new location
- Updating computer systems
- Making a better product or improving service to your customers
- Having the opportunity to use your business talents and skills.
Without business profit the company doesn’t exist.
Remember: Motivation leads to business success.
Motivation is where business success begins.
Be in ACTION! Make it HAPPEN!
To your success!
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