Motivating another person is a challenge for every parent, manager, teacher, coach or leader. Where do you go when your considered request is met with apathy? Or worse? How do you motivate the un-motivated?
Today I'm talking money, which is an uncomfortable topic at the best of times but a really important one when it's your responsibility to generate it. I'm going to start with a great and wondrous realisation that I made 14 years ago when my first $200 payment dropped into my bank account...
Next month marks 14 years since I became a business owner. In April 2002 I decided that there were no forms of 'employment' that suited me or my goals. I applied for an ABN (Australian Business Number), conjured up a business name (that I still love today) and I set out to make myself an income on my own terms. I had very little idea how I was going to do it but for the past 14 years I have figured it out, year by year, month by month and sometimes day by day.
Today is a big day. I'm putting my boss lady pants on, getting all entrepreneurial and joining the 7 Day Start Up Challenge which kicks off in just a few hours.
I don't have a start up business, nor am I out to build an empire, but when I read about Dan Norris's challenge to launch a business or project in seven days I figured it was just the kick in the boss lady pants that I needed to make things happen right now.