Motivation is a tricky concept and depending on who you are and where you sit on the motivation spectrum, you are either someone who can happily self motivate or you are the type of person who requires a good boost of external motivation to get you moving.
Find the motivational balance
The people who work in your organisation including yourself will sit somewhere on this spectrum. You will be able to clearly see this through your team’s behaviour and work ethic. Even though it’s a business owner’s biggest dream to have a team of solely self-motivated individuals, this kind of dream is just that, a dream. A fabulous dream, which also probably showcases a few unicorns, pots of gold at the end of beautiful rainbows and permanently happy employees being 100% productive 100% of the time. Sigh.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that aiming to have self-motivated people in your business is unrealistic. However it is unrealistic to think you don’t need to motivate your team. There needs to be a good balance between internal and external motivators. Absolutely, hire people who are self-starters and don’t need to be booted into action. Then ensure that you are motivating them when they need it the most. Motivating your team