Do you find yourself needing to be offered the chance to win vacations, automobiles, cash or prizes in order to become motivated? Or do you find receiving threats of being fired more effective? Which ever you choose, both are legitimate motivators. One is known as a "toward" motivator; meaning, to work toward something, such as a new automobile or a trip to Europe. The other is known as an "away" motivator; meaning, to work away from something, such as debt or death.
Once you get a handle on the majority of your negative feedback the next step is to write your goal statement in bold motivational terms; such as “I am the best lawn care specialist in the World,” or “I am the most respected cat sitter in the World.” To say “I am the best . . . ,” in today’s terms does not mean most talented. Being the best could mean most successful in your given field, or most well-known such as, The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan. Cesar successfully created a unique system not only for training dogs but for presenting the information to dog owners. Cesar's motto is, “I rehabilitate dogs, I train people.” We do not know if Cesar is the best dog trainer in the world. But we know Cesar is an innovative dog rehabilitator and the best known dog trainer in the World. He got there not only by