Tag Archives: motivation

Motivation touchpoints

November 10th, 2009

What motivates you? What motivates your customers?

Two hugely insightful questions if you can answer them.

If you can find these motivator points, then keep pressing the button, things will change dramatically.  And I mean dramatically!

I will never forget

September 3rd, 2009

First year of uni walking along (one way north in dunedin) with my high school friend Mathew.

A McDonalds type cup of coke landed near our feet, we heard beeping and look up to see two hooligans from school yelling abuse.

At that point in time I couldn’t understand how someone could be so angry at someone else (from whom I barely interacted).  They’d displayed the same behaviour at school.  I was never rude to them, or talked to them, in fact my first encounter was to verbal abuse.

You see what I grew to realise it was driven by fear.  Fear of the unknown.  Fear of some kid not willing to compromise his integrity & give up like the others.

This and many other incidents drove me.  When I was down, I realised that to give up was to let them win, let the fear win.

A neverending source of inspiration… quotes

August 6th, 2009

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor…..Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“If a man does his best, what else is there?” – General George Patton Jr

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

What I have is a page filled with some of my favourite quotes, over time I evolve them, add in new ones, keep it growing.  When things are tough I’ll sit down and give it a read.  It really helps… honestly it does.

I have put together a Google Doc to share with you guys, add your own in the comments and I’ll update it.  View the Inspirational Quotes.

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