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Reward and Recognition – Benefits of Self-Motivation

January 03, 2011 By: Yvonne A Jones Category: motivation

Dale Carnegie is quoted as saying that “most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all!”

There is a great deal of truth in that statement, and a long line of people in history to prove it.  People who were told that they should give up; people who were told that they would or could never achieve a goal; people who experienced tremendous setbacks.  What they all have in common is that they never gave in; they never gave up; and they remained motivated to pursue their goals despite the naysayers.

Two persons of different generations who displayed tremendous self-motivation and experienced both personal reward and recognition (more…)

Jumpstart Your Motivation For Project Success

December 27, 2010 By: Yvonne A Jones Category: motivation

A “block ” can be created in any type of business, even though we’re accustomed to only hearing about “writers’ block.”  The “block” results in a state of semi-paralysis that can prevent you from moving forward in your business.

Jumpstart self-motivation? How can that be done when working on your online business projects?

1. Prepare Yourself Mentally: Rather than waiting until you’re ready to start working on your project, do a mental review, the day or night before, of what you plan to work on and what your goal is.  It’s easy to get into the trap of focusing on the negative aspects involved.  Instead, focus on the positive (more…)

Mental Imagery as a Self-Motivation Technique in Your Online Business

December 23, 2010 By: Yvonne A Jones Category: motivation

Mental imagery or visualization is a simple yet valuable self-motivation technique.  How can visualization contribute to maintaining motivation?

When you  started your online business you made a plan and set realistic, strategic goals that you’d like to accomplish within stated time frames.  Sometimes your time frame may have to change because your goals were not realized, but your goals remain unchanged.  Rather than becoming a victim of discouragement and giving up, having a mental image of what you desire to accomplish will allow you to maintain your motivation.

Mental imagery or visualization in this context is simply using your mind’s eye to see your goal as if it has already been attained and being able to picture yourself mentally enjoying the results of your hard work. For example, your goal at a given time (more…)