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MORE Work Motivation, Energy & Drive:
Two Mindset Shifts & Seven Resources,Part 2

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In part 1 of this work motivation article we covered two important mind shifts you must make if you want more energy and drive around your work. I also shared the first resource, out of the seven more work energy tools, the: Perfect Work Mantra - a glorious statement about what 'feeling good' in your work feels like and looks like.  Now, here are ten more resources for you:

Ten More Work Motivation Resources:


Many people are not finding or feeling the kind of work motivation and inspiration described in the Perfect Work Mantra. Why?  Not because it's not possible, but because they've never started or have stopped looking, listening, clarifying and reflecting upon their own intrinsic motivations, goals, interests and preferences.

Use this My Perfect, Acceptable and Unacceptable Work Lists-Worksheet  (PDF Worksheet. Opens a new window) as a guide for developing a clear picture about what's perfect, acceptable and not acceptable for you in your career.

This is an important step in the process of finding perfect-feeling work.  As you clarify what's important to you by writing down all the little parts and pieces, a clearer vision of the next steps you will take, will emerge.

I developed my own Perfect Work worksheet years ago. I carried it around with me for a long time. Every time I saw something I wanted or did not want in my work, I added it to my worksheet. Before long all the little pieces melded together into my career as a consultant. It seems obvious to me today, but when I was searching, what to do next seemed hazy and far away.

The Universe is answering all the questions and prayers you're asking for - but you must be paying attention to see & follow the answers. This worksheet helps you stay focused.

Use this worksheet for more work motivation and to 'catch' all of the Perfect Career Answers coming to you...

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Great leaders (and very happy people) continually focus on & build their motivation and self esteem by naming, claiming and fully using their interpersonal and professional strengths.

If you are intent in finding motivation and keeping it, this tool, Talent Insights Report, will help you understand what types of environments motivate you, what stresses you out, how you bring value to organizations and so much more. This is one of the tools we use in our one-to-one coaching and in our training workshops.

"The thing that is really hard, and really
amazing is giving up on being perfect and
beginning the work of being yourself."

---Anna Quindlen, Author and Journalist


To find more work motivation you must specifically know what types of work activities and environments energize you, AND which will stress you out. This tool, the Workplace Motivators assessment, reveals your top two energizers and will guide you in making choices every day so that you can get more work motivation and energy.

Your Talent Insights Report your specific drivers. This is one of the tools we use in our one-to-one coaching and in our training workshops.


Journal-ing- capturing and reflecting upon your present and future work visions - is powerful and is something that has really helped me move toward a career that matches the Perfect Work Mantra.

Click here for journal writing ideas that will help you craft your future.

"Journal writing is a voyage to the interior."
---Christina Baldwin

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In this article WUE readers share the best career advice they have ever received. I also share what is the most empowering career advice you can ever give another, plus additional tools and resources.

Don't miss the most empowering advice you can ever give someone and know for yourself: The Best Business and Career Education Advice...

As the quote below reminds us, putting the time and focus to get stronger here is worth the effort:

"Get happiness out of your work or
you may never know what happiness is."

---Elbert Hubbard

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