What a great new book my good friend Jim Cathcart has written. I am speaking about the “Self-Motivation” Handbook.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jim and discuss some of the highlights of “The Self-Motivation Handbook“, and some of the most revealing themes revolve around 268 one minute lessons in self motivation.
We discussed several of the one minute lessons for this podcast, here are just a few of the lessons:
#56 “What Makes You Feel Better than Anything?” — As Jim describes it in this lesson it is helping another person, giving of ourselves to others in need. This is one of the biggest contributions we can make as well as the great feeling we personally get from serving.
#70 Lighten-Up — Stop stressing over the things that only matter to you emotionally. When life is unfair get over it quickly. This is a great bit of advice, it does not serve us to spend time being upset and wallowing in the negative energy. The advice to get over it quickly, and move on it a wonderful way to remove the stress from your life.
#72 The Eight T of Motivation — Here are eight words that begin with T that you can use to motivate yourself and others: 1. Target: Make sure you are clear as to what you are doing and why. 2. Tools: Without the information or equipment to do your job well, you will proceed slowly. 3. Training: Have you accessed the learning that can make you even better at what you do? 4. Time: Has there been enough time for the training to sink in through trial and error? 5. Tracking: As you proceed, be sure that you track your progress and show everyone where they stand. 6. Truth: Get the big picture, and see how everything fits into the overall plan. 7. Touch: Allow for the human factors. Make sure that everyone gets the encouragement and support they need. 8. Trust: Assure that each person is trusted just a bit more than they currently deserve. Allow room for growth, but not so much trust that you put everyone at risk.
What actions will you take on this idea?
I hope you enjoy this interview with Jim Cathcart the author of “The Self-Motivation Handbook“. If you want more information you can go to Jim’s website by clicking here, or his Facebook Page by clicking here. He also offers video modules through the Thrive 15 website at www.thrive15.com.