In page 1 of this intrinsic motivation, Activate Your Greatness, article we covered Five Statements that represent strength in this area. I also stated that this is something all great Leaders and Sales Pros know about and cultivate in their lives.
In this next exercise you'll be begin to see this type of motivation and this Habit in action.
What High Intrinsic Motivation Looks and Acts Like At Work: The Column One/Column Two Exercise...
This exercise will take less than 5 minutes. It gives you an excellent real-world grasp of the power of high intrinsic motivation and why Activating Your Greatness is one of the Wake Up Eager Habits.
I want you to get out a piece of paper or open a Word Doc on your computer. Make two columns.
Now, I want you to think back through all the years you've been working. Recall everyone. All the different Leaders and Sales Pros you've worked with. As you think of them decide if they were/are more in Column One or in Column Two.
Did you create your lists? It probably didn't take you long to discover the same thing I did - that the people in Column One were (or became) the most successful Leaders and Sales Pros. The most effective, influential and the more happy and content people.
Most all of the people on my lists in both Column One and Column Two were/are talented and decent business people. And, I assume that all of them aspired to be great Leaders and Sales Pros.
But on my lists of hundreds of people (as a Professional Facilitator I get to interact with a lot of different people) the people I placed in Column One actually ARE seen as great by others, and carried strong influence.
Here's what I've observed and heard about people who you rated low on the five statements first shared on Page 1:
Here's what I've observed and heard about people who are rated high on the five statements on page 1:
The "old-school" way of Leaders and Sales Pros has not been effective for a long time.
Watch for these attitudes in the rush of your day. If they are there...you're demonstrating low intrinsic motivation, and you might want to review some of the Activate Your Greatness Assessments & Programs.
The "new-school" way of Leaders and Sales Pros is effective and has always worked. When a person has strong intrinsic motivation, they tend to look at situation this way.
New School Mindset:
A New-school mindset requires self aware professionals who focus on mastering themselves as much as they focus on trying to 'master' their team, peers and clients.
Review these statements that represent beliefs and behaviors of professionals who are strong in this area. If any of these statements is NOT true for you, click in the link to find resources to help you make the statement true for you:
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