It was 7PM on a Thursday, a few months ago. A part of me wanted to leave – to get back home, eat a nice dinner, play with my kids, talk to my wife, and lounge on my soft couch. Long hours, team members counting on you, and an increasing pressure to increase revenue will do that to you.
A tiny voice inside me was egging me on, “why not take a breather, chill and get some rest?” I started to agree. We already had come so far in a short amount of time. We were adding true value to our clients; built a mobile learning platform to align to the modern organization and their learners; and created Microlearning content to improve professional skills that got results.
But there was a competing voice that reminded me how far we still had to go. One that pointed out our competition's long client list; had first hand knowledge of our talent gaps; and stored vivid images of our revenue numbers against growth goals. It was a voice that shouted a quote that was engrained within me:
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
I knew that in order to ultimately be successful, it wasn’t just about me. It was about about motivating a team and getting each individual to hear the same motivating voice inside their head that I did in mine.
Here are 5 ways you can motivate your team everyday:
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John is the CEO of LearnLoft, author of, F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader and host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on Inc.com, LinkedIn Pulse, TrainingIndustry.com, eLearningIndustry.com, CNBC Money, and more. John completed his education at the University of Maryland College.