Finding A Hobby and Related Gift Ideas for That Hard to Buy For Co-Worker, Boss or Friend - Using Motivators as Your Guide...
Are you struggling with what to get a friend, coworker or boss for Christmas? Use this 'finding a hobby and related gift ideas' guide to get the perfect gift!
There are six motivators that we measure in the Talent Insights Assessment to reveal a person's top passions and interests. It's what "puts gas in their tank" on the job. Use this wisdom to figure out what your hard-to-buy-for coworker, boss or friend is REALLY interested in, and give him/her a gift that will energize and delight!
Review an overview of each motivator here.
Finding a Hobby and Gift Ideas for Each Motivator
Determine which motivator best matches your co-worker, boss or friend (from their Assessment Results or from these descriptors) and surprise them with the perfect gift!
Knowledge: "The Learner "
A Passion for Knowledge
- Crossword puzzles
- Brain teasers
- Duplicate bridge
- Surfing the internet and technology
- Subscriptions to: Discover Magazine, Popular Science Magazine, Mental Floss.
- Make a donation in their name to: Research; Colleges and Universities; Educational programs.
- Any gift that is unique, quirky and about ideas or original thought.
- Watch Jeopardy, play Cranium and watch mystery shows and How It Is Made t.v. shows.
- A signed book or a ticket to attend a lecture by his/her favorite author.
Utilitarian/Economic:"The Business Person"
Passion for Business & Making Money
- Investment Club
- 'Do-it-yourself' projects
- Financial planning
- Side businesses and investments
- Subscriptions to: Consumer Reports, Wall Street Journal or Forbes.
- Any books have to do with business!
- Make a donation in their name to: United Way, Junior Achievement.
- Any gift that is practical and/or related to building a business.
- Watch the Flip This House, Price is Right and Pawn Stars t.v. shows together.
- Collectible art or coins that will increase in value over time.
"The Power Player"
Passion for Leading and Advancing
- Extreme sports
- Running for local/volunteer political office
- Visible volunteer positions that offer power and influence
- Subscriptions to: Entrepreneur Magazine, Robb Report, FAST Company Magazine, Sports Illustrated.
- Make a donation in their name to: something where their name is highlighted and they get noticed.
- Any gift that is fancy, name-brand and considered fine.
- Watch Shark Tank and professional sports together.
- Designer and fashionable clothes and sun glasses.
- Mont Blanc Pen.
"Service & Helping Others"
Passion for Service
- Any volunteer work
- Big Brother, Big Sister
- Delivering meals to the needy
- Visiting a friend in need
- Community service
- Working at a shelter
- Answering the phone for a telethon
- Church/neighborhood projects
- Subscriptions to: Philanthropy Magazines or Psychology, Counseling and Coaching resources.
- Make a donation in their name to: Feed the Homeless; Humane Society; Disaster Relief; Heifer International.
- Spend the day doing a service activity together.
- Plaque of appreciation for service and loyalty.
"The Process & Order Keeper"
Passion for 'the Rules'
- Church activities
- Boy and Girl Scouts
- Rotary Club
- Family Reunions
- Patriotic celebrations
- Political activities/marches
- National Guard
- The Almanac.
- Roberts Rules of Order and books about history.
- Any books related to organization, process and order.
- Make a donation in their name to: Religious ministries; Salvation Army; Veterans support.
- Go to religious services together.
- Watch westerns, cop shows and evangelists on t.v. together.
"Balanced and Harmony"
Passion for Creativity
- Art classes
- Nature hikes
- Flower Arranging
- Cultural arts
- Wine tasting
- Subscriptions to: Architectural Digest; House Beautiful and self actualization books & magazines
- Make a donation in their name to: Save the Earth; Cultural Arts, museums; Greenpeace.
- Travel tips shows and books.
- Watch cooking and decorating shows together.
- Art, decorating or cooking classes.
- Tickets to the theater.
Six Motivators Overview - Finding a Hobby and Gift Ideas for Family and Friends Based Upon Their True Interests and Wants...
PRINT this one page (two-sided) overview/memory card
outlining the top "wants" of each motivator.
Six Workplace Motivators:
Nickname & Passion
A Passion for Knowledge
"The Business Person"
A Passion for Business and Making Money
"The Power Player"
A Passion for Leading, Being Out Front and Advancing
A Passion for Service, Coaching and Helping Others
"Process and Order"
A Passion for Making Sure People Follow Order and Structure
"Balance and Harmony"
A Passion for Creativity, Beauty and Pleasant Environments
Wake Up Eager Professors, Journalists & Philosophers
Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines), Wake Up Eager Sales People, Business Owners, Investors
John f. Kennedy,Wake Up Eager Professional Speakers, Politicians & Entrepreneurs
Wake Up Eager Coaches, Counselors, Care-Takers
Wake Up Eager CFO's, Human Resource Execs, Lawyers
Wake Up Eager Designers, Photographers, Artists
If you are curious about how Motivators can be used to improve motivation and energy on the job, check out these two Wake Up Eager Workforce podcasts: Podcast #17 - More Motivation and Podcast #2 - M.O.R.E. Motivation in the Workplace
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