PPP055: Why Everything You Know About Motivation Is Wrong


My first ever SOLO episode and we're talking motivation. Where does it come from? How do we create it in ourselves and others? And why is everything you know or think about motivation wrong?

Motivation is one of my favourite topics. I have two public workshops coming up in Ballarat exploring Six Simple Steps to an Engaged, Motivated Team, which I’ve cheekily subtitled ‘Why everything you know about motivation is wrong’. Both workshops have now sold out I’ve had several people ask if I’m planning to run more or run them in different locations - which sadly I’m not right now - but I did think maybe I should share the tips here on the podcast as then no-one misses out?

So that’s what we’re doing in this episode. Just you and me delving into motivation and why everything you know about motivation is wrong!

Tune in to discover:

  • The myths of motivation and where they come from

  • Why rewards and punishment are counter productive

  • Psychology's best kept motivation secret

  • The three needs that drive our motivation

  • 5 top tips for motivating ourselves and others

Creating a solo episode was hard work but I'm excited to share with you what I've learned - and lived - when it comes to motivation.


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