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Easy & Effective Motivation Training: Achieve All your Personal or Team Goals

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome to the class


    • 2.

      Class project


    • 3.

      How to understand motivation?


    • 4.

      7 stages of motivation


    • 5.

      The purpose of motivation & 3 types of motives


    • 6.

      How to to motivate your team/or yourself - Theories of motivation


    • 7.

      2 types of motivation


    • 8.

      Why do we quit?


    • 9.

      Exercise: Your enemies & your powers


    • 10.

      How not to quit?


    • 11.

      Motivation and success formulas


    • 12.

      Closing thoughts


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Welcome to Easy & Effective Motivation Training: Achieve All your Personal or Team Goals

This class is created for:

  • Individuals who want to learn how to become motivated & how to maintain motivation and achieve all goals
  • Entrepreneurs who want to reach their full potential and grow their business 
  • Managers, executives & team leaders who want to learn how to motivate their teams to achieve the best possible results

This class covers the most essential and core information based on The Science of Motivation. 

You will learn:

  • The Science of Motivation ( definitions, theories, sources of motivations)
  • How does motivation function?
  • Why do we have the motivation / what is the function and purpose of motivation?
  • Phases of motivation
  • Types and categorisations of motivation 
  • Main motivation drivers
  • What de-motivates us?
  • What motivates us?
  • How to motivate yourself or your team?
  • Why do we quit, and how to maintain motivation?
  • Motivation Techniques & Tools

Why should you learn about motivation?

Our complete behaviour is conditioned by motivation. Motivation is necessary for some simple things like getting out of bed, to those great things like making a big and successful career. Motivation affects our everyday life and that is why it is not harmful to hack it :) and learn some things about it.

That is why I have prepared this class for you. I will guide you through the science of motivation and show you practical techniques to help you understand the motivation concept, what demotivates and motivates you, why you give up, how to motivate yourself or your team, and how to maintain motivation and achieve all your goals.


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1. Welcome to the class: What are you good at this morning? Prepared the breakfast for yourself or your family, clean the whole house, went to work, returned from walk walk the dog played with your children, completely rearranged your clothes, started some online career or quit. You couldn't do that without motivation. Even if you simply spend the whole day in bad. You also did it because of the motivation to rest or because of the lack of motivation to get up. Our entire daily behavior is driving by motivation. We need motivation for a lot of things like getting out of bed and some bigger things like making a big and successful career. Motivation affects our daily lives, which is why is not so bad to learn something about it. This is why I have created this class and I will take you through the science of motivation and show you some practical techniques that will help you understand the concept of motivation. What motivates you and motivates you. Why you give up how to motivate yourself or your team, maintain motivation, and achieve all your goals. This course can be used by an individual to improve personal motivation, performance, and success. And you can also use it to motivate your team. If you are a business owner, manager, leader, and entrepreneur, if you are ready, we can start. 2. Class project: The project for this class is to apply techniques you will learn during this class, you can pick one goal that you have and you can try some techniques that I will show you during this class. So your task used to apply learn techniques to achieve some goal. 3. How to understand motivation?: In simple words, motivation is the contrast effort to achieve a goal. It is our inner strain that drives us both mentally and physically to do what is necessary to achieve some of our ideas, goals, or dreams. According to the definition of American Psychological Association, motivation is the impact that gives purpose or direction to behavior and operates in humans at a conscience or unconscious level. In the Miriam Webster dictionary, we can read that motivation is the condition of being eager to act or walk. The act or process of getting someone a reason for doing something and force or influence that causes someone to do something. Motivation can be presented as a set of several elements. First, one, purpose, reason for wanting to do something. Second, goal, third, activity, behavior and for satisfaction. In practice. It looks like this purpose reason, I would like to be healthy goal, have a healthy diet, activity, behavior, going to the grocery store, preparing healthy diet, healthy food, healthy meals, and satisfaction. I feel satisfied, healthy and proud of myself. 4. 7 stages of motivation: In order for a person to be motivated to take certain actions, there must be an unmet need in specific goal. Now we're going to talk about stages of motivation. Stage number one, the occurrence of discomfort. Someone understands that he lacks something to organize a normal life. Second stage, someone is looking for opinions to get read off discomfort. The person considers options for satisfaction, superior control, replacement, and switching to other needs. His drives to get read off the growing discomfort in the simplest and fairs way. Goal-setting, a person must understand what he is doing and what the outcome will be. Octave actions, strong impulses and needs oriented activity anticipated by regard. By achieving a certain results, a person receives our VD in the form of meeting their needs. As an additional reward, he can receive positive emotions and the joy of fulfilling the dream. Closing requirements. If the person has chosen the ride behavioral strategy and performed all the necessary actions, the need will disappear permanently or for a certain period of time. So when you think about yourself, your actions, and your behavior, think about these seven stages of motivation. If you pay attention clearly, you may be, we'll see that some, the stage is a problematic for you. Maybe you wait at the stage number three when you have to understand why you should do something, when you have to create a specific goal, when you notice occurrence of discomfort to check these seven stages, and you can use it to plan your actions and to actually plan how you will maintain your motivation, what goal you will set, and how you can actually maintain the behavior that is needed for goal achievement. Think about anticipated required, how you will be rewarded after the results of your actions. Think about an additional yvd. You can receive some positive emotions. List all the positive emotions that you will feel when you actually finish the action that is needed. 5. The purpose of motivation & 3 types of motives: Now let's answer on the question, what is the purpose of motivation is really important to understand purpose of motivation so we can be able to manage it. Motivational serves us as a tool to meet our human motifs and needs. Motivation is based on biological, social, and personal motifs. What are the types of motivation? We are going to talk about basic categorization. Number 1. First of all, motivation has an existential purpose and helps us survive. It helps us satisfied our basic biological needs. Instincts and motifs such as hunger, thirst, need for sleep, and sexual motivation. Our organism is fascinating and is constantly trying to achieve homeostasis balance, which is primarily achieved by satisfying biological motifs. Number two, social motives force us to connect with other people. This motive comes from the human need for attachment, which is most clearly seen in babies. Babies are happy when they have physically close contact with their mother. It's because we feel a need to belong to a group in pre-history. Not belonging to a group would mean that you will possibly not survive. The interesting thing that we can mention here, and you've probably heard that if you were watching some of my previous courses, is the hormone of happiness oxytocin, that is rise always when we have a close connection with other people. Besides oxytocin, there is a serotonin and you've probably heard of that one. Serotonin is also rise when we have a contact with other people, actually when we are approved by other people. So be social means a lot to us. That's why connection is really important for us, even if we don't know the signs and behind it, we still have that strong social multi-use and they have a reason. We should pay attention to them. Personal motif, It's personal motives are those that makes us stand out, improve our personal value. Whether it's to gain respect from other people or to prove ourselves that our existence makes sense. The motive of achievement makes us educate ourselves, progress and be better at what we do. These motifs also have their roots in distant past when it was really important to stay in a group for survival. One logical question that occurs here is, do we really do everything just to survive? The answer from the science is yes. Motivation serves us to satisfy our needs, instincts, and motifs. However, the point is to really enjoy that journey in the modern world, there is no danger that a tiger will eat us if we separate from the group, but we still have that strong motif that pushes us to socialize. The important fact is that when motifs are not satisfied, we experience frustration and conflicts. Motifs satisfaction is not always successful. There are sometimes obstacles that prevent the satisfaction of motifs. It leads to frustration. Conflict occurs when there is a conflict between two motifs that work in different directions. Sometimes when you feel really nervous and frustrated, maybe you should think about this fact. Maybe some of your crucial and main motifs are not met. 6. How to to motivate your team/or yourself - Theories of motivation: Scientists have studied our behavior for years to answer the question of what motivates us and why. In this lesson, we will talk about the most important theories of motivation. Henry Landsberg, the how're tone effect. In this experiment, it was found that people work better when they are supervised. Employees are motivated to work better because of the more attention paid to them. So we are more motivated when we know that someone is watching our work, that someone is going to check our work. And that's because of that motif that we talked about in a previous lesson. We want to be approved. You want our work and our personality to be valued. So if you're an individual and if you are working on some project that you really and truly law like, for example, if you're writing a book, you can inspire yourself. When you say to yourself against someone is going to read this, someone is going to value this. If you are a manager, a leader, if you have to work with some team, you can motivate them. When you literally let them know that you are watching their work, that you are paying attention, that you care what they are doing and how they're doing their jobs. Herzberg's theory of two factors, also known as the theory of dual factors or the theory of motivational Hygiene deteriorate was given by psychologists Frederick Herzberg. He asked 200 accountants and engineers about their feelings about their war and found that there are two factors affect employee satisfaction and motivation. First, motivational factors, anything that motivates employees, for example, recognition, a sense of belonging to a team, and second, hygiene factors. Salary, company policy, benefits, relationships with coworkers. If these factors are negative, they satisfaction results. Expectation theory. According to this theory, people choose their behavior based on the consequences they expect to produce. If we expect a reward, we will be more motivated to do something. There are elements of this theory, expectation. We believe that our effort will lead us to our desired outcome. Bouvard, we believe that we will be rewarded if we met expectations. Value. The value is set as a reward, like money or sense of value. In order to become motivated and maintain motivation, we have to think about these three elements. We have to consider our expectations. And we can use imagination here and visualization. If you clearly see the expectation that makes us feel happy, makes us feel positive feelings. We will be motivated when we think about the VD and the value. Set expectations, set the reward and set the value. These three elements will help you to maintain your motivation. Theory of three-dimensional anti-abortion. This theory assumes that people want to know the reasons for their desires and motifs. People want to know why they want something. Attribution is the way people interpret events. And that interpretation can later affect future motivation. For example, if a student accesses that he failed the exam due to insufficient effort, he will have more motivation to learn better next time. But if the student thinks that he failed the exam due to external factors, for example, he estimated that the professor does not like him. The student will not be motivated to learn more. So our motivation depends on the lock is off control. Locus of control is basically our point of view in answering the question why this happened to me when we speak about internal locus of control. Then we say, I fail or I succeeded because of myself, my personal characteristics. If we speak about external locus of control, that means that I will probably say, okay, I've failed or I succeeded because something that is outside because some other person or because the simple life situation. So think about this term, locus of control and this theory and try to find out what motivates you more when you use the internal or external locus of control. Cloud Barnard's optimal level theory. This theory describes homeostasis by satisfying our motifs. We strive for a state of balance and hemostasis and that causes pleasure. So basically we feel all that needs and we must satisfy them and meet them in order to feel the balance of our life. Maslow's here HE of motifs, the American psychologists, the upper hand Maslow constructed a here heat of motifs consisting of five levels and use it to explain human needs, instincts, motivation, and behavior. He explained with this pyramid that there is a here he and priority in meeting our needs. Needs at lower levels must be met in order for needs at higher levels to be activated. This pyramid consists five groups of needs, from the lowest to the highest. Physiological needs, needs for security, needs for belonging, the need for respect, the need for self-fulfillment. Abraham Maslow setup the theory of human needs in 1943 in the article theory of human motivation. So if we want to work on our personal growth and our self-fulfillment, we first must satisfy the needs at the lower levels. And also, this pyramid can be used like a tool and actual blueprint or representation plan for happy and balanced life. If we are able to satisfy in and meet all the needs on all five levels, we will for sure feel joy, happiness, and positive feelings. 7. 2 types of motivation: There are two main types of motivation, and in this lesson, you will learn about them. We have intrinsic internal motivation and extrinsic external motivation. Now let's first talk about the intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is actually self motivation, internal motivation. It starts when we take some steps and actions without the need for external factors. The goals are in our personality. Inner motivation forces us to do what interests us, what we truly enjoy, what fulfills us, and what is important to us. This activity immediately brings us pleasure, pleasant feelings. This activity is our own reward angle. At the same time. In contrast, external motivation is actually the tool we use to achieve some personal goal. Sources of internal motivation are the need to connect with other people, the need for competence and the need for independence. Some examples are doing sports or hobbies because you enjoy them. The sibling at work because you believe in what you do. And it is important to you cleaning the house because you're like that, going on trips. Because you enjoy learning a skill that interests you because that is how you achieve self-actualization, taking care of the children because that makes you happy. So when we speak about internal motivation, everything we do is slowly for the purpose of making us happy and bringing us pleasant feelings, everything that is in line with our personality, no external motivation. External motivation means that something that is outside of us moves us to action. We want a revert or we want to avoid punishment. We clearly see the application of external motivation in schooling, as well as in parenting, where reward and punishment are used as motivation to manage behavior. External motivation serves us as a tool by which we achieve a goal and receive rewards such as money, fame, respect from others. And similar examples of external motivation are playing a sport or some hobby. Just for our VD. Learning a new skill because your job requires it cleaning the house because you don't want your family to complain doing some art to sell your work. Everything that must be done in order to obtain something that we require or desire. To summarize, we can say internal motivation is what I want to do, and external is what I have or need to do. Your task is to write your intrinsic and extrinsic motivation sources. 8. Why do we quit?: Okay, let's answer one important question. Why do we quit? What are the factors of the motivation? The motivation is a state in which we do not have enough will and energy to perform the tasks necessary to achieve the goal. This condition leads to arm productivity and dissatisfaction with ourselves, which affects all aspects of our lives. Some factors that leads to demotivation are we do not have a clear goal. Our goal seems too far or unachievable. It seems to ask that we do not have enough capacity to achieve the goal. We do not see the purpose. It is not clear to us why we would do something and what is the reward that we will receive? We do not have a routine or organization. We are overwhelmed. The space in which we live or work is overcrowded and we do not have motivation to work when we are in it. Motivation is all about habit change. If we need to be motivated for something, that means it's not something that we regularly do. And how it change is really hard, low frustration, tolerance. We become really easily frustrated when we are not able to achieve something that we want. So we should practice these frustration tolerance. When we have the higher level of frustration tolerance, we can be more successful in goal achievement and we can maintain our motivation in accordance with the pain pleasure principle. We are created to avoid unpleasant things and we strive to achieve something that will gives us IP positive feelings. But everything we do have that part which we really don't like. And that's why we have to practice low frustration tolerance. We must understand that even if we do the job that we love the most in the world and we have the clear goal, we know what the reward is. We have to perform some tasks that we don't like so much. So we can think about that book, eat that frog, and do the hardest things when we are the most motivated. 9. Exercise: Your enemies & your powers: It is very important to know our limiting beliefs, negative patterns and thinking patterns. What the motivates us when I know what makes me quit? What is my enemy? Who is my enemy? I will be able to fight against it. Who is your enemy to believe you're not competent or able to achieve something. Low self-esteem, low frustration, tolerance, lack of self-discipline, low organizational skills. Let's make that list and think about the powers you can use to fight that enemies. In the workbook, feeling the page, my enemies and my powers. If you can't come up with some powers, watch the next lesson where we will talk about it. 10. How not to quit?: Now it's time to find out how not to create ten ways to maintain motivation. First of all, I must mention the fact that you don't need motivation to physically act. You can decide to act without waiting for motivation. Motivation can occur during the process. So stop overthinking and just do what you have to do. Just start the action and motivation will occur. Number two, if the first thing is not working, here comes the next one, get excited. That is the point. Motivation is basically excitement. When we are excited about something that means that we are really motivated to do it. So you can imagine yourself achieving your goal and that will makes you really excited about it. Actually, here, you will create the clear vision and you will actually see dairy VD, three set small goals. You will not became overwhelmed when something is difficult, we give up, change the belief I am not capable of achieving great things. You remember when the goal seems too far, we tend to quit. So break your big goal into small goals for check whether there is a fear of success and a fear of responsibility behind giving up things a little bit. Why do you give up? Do give up because you are afraid because you want success, but you're afraid, which you will do once you achieve success, or you are afraid that you will fail. And all those negative feelings that you will feel if you fail. Are you afraid of responsibility? Just think about your reasons. Number five, remind yourself why? Why is the crucial thing here? We must have clear why. The reason, the goal, why we do something. What is one main thing that pushes me to use something? What is my main goal when I speak about some action that I have to do, exercise, postponing the pleasure. So this will help you with low frustration tolerance. This is a tool for low frustration tolerance. When you set small goals, set some Lily rewards after each, and that will keep your motivation. Listen to motivational music. Okay, this sounds like a cliche, but it's not, it's really when you listen to motivational music or when you listen to some people podcasts, YouTube channel, some online course that inspires you. It really helps you to become motivated and to maintain the motivation, find motivation in others, other people inspire us more than anything. If you are not good in visualization and if you cannot imagine yourself achieving the goal, you can watch someone else who already did that. But you have to remember that that person who's successful now and you want to become like him. That person was also at the beginning at 1. Don't compare yourself with that person. Just use it to create that your future self on your reward. For example, if you are starting with training, you can watch someone who is in the fitness for five years in some personal trainers. So inspires self. We are visual creatures when we see something that's the most powerful way we can become motivated. And just like that we become to the next tool, NLP exercise, it's called Future meet. And it's basically that imagine yourself doing the action. If it's not enough, imagination doesn't motivate you think about how you will feel when you finish it and you can go forward. Think about how you will feel if you repeat this action for three months, For example, if you exercise or if you write every day for one month, or just go, go farther and farther as long as you need to feel motivated. And number ten, make a vision board so we can put all of these tools in the vision board. Vision is really important, like I said, when we see something that is the most powerful way to motivate ourselves. And now let's go to the next lesson where I will share the motivation and success formulas. 11. Motivation and success formulas: I have to motivation and success formulas that I will share with you. The first one is mine and the second one is from Jim Quigley, book without borders. When I was working on motivation, when I was researching, when I was creating this course, I wanted to summarize everything in one simple sentence or formula. And here it is. Clear vision plus determination plus self-discipline. So clear vision is the first step, is the most important. We must have really clearly in our mind, why do we want to do something? What is the reward that we will achieve? For example, some positive feelings. And when we are going to do so, we have to create a plan, actual plan. When we have the plan, then we can say it's not just the wish, is the plan how we are going to achieve something determination. We have to really and truly decide and to be determined about this, to strongly decided, we are really going to do, finally, do this. What do we have to do? The third element is self-disciplined person who achieves goals very productively. Not a person who is suddenly motivated. Anytime it's the person who is discipline. Discipline. There is no success, there is no productivity. We can have a clear vision and we can have the determination. But the self-discipline is the element that will force us to actually stand up and do what we have to do, even if we don't have the motivation, but we have the discipline, we will stand up and we will do what do we have to do? And then we will see the results and the formula from Gene quakes book Without Borders, purpose plus simple little steps plus energy. So you must find the purpose and that's your why. You should break the big goals into small little steps. And you can really pay attention. Where do you focus your energy? 12. Closing thoughts: Thank you so much for being here and listening this course. I really hope this course helped you and I really hope you will achieve your personal dreams and goals and feel motivated. I hope you'll learn how to recognize what demotivated you and what motivates you and how to maintain motivation. And if you are a manager or a leader or boss, I really hope this class will help you to motivate your employees. Thank you once again, and take a look off Psalm, my other courses here.