Without motivation, leaders can quickly fall prey to working aimlessly and losing sight of their goals.
Jeremy Choi, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member from Toronto, is the CEO of WPUP Inc., a personal WordPress concierge service that focuses on providing peace of mind for websites by proactively updating, upgrading and monitoring the uptime of websites. We asked Jeremy how he is able to motivate his team. Here’s what he had to say.
When it comes to being successful, motivation is essential – but not just for you. Part of your role as an entrepreneur is positively influencing your team so they’re dedicated to achieving personal and professional success. A great motivator can ask their team to do even the most menial tasks and communicate how these small items play a larger role in helping the business improve. From my experience, I have learned three motivational tactics that I would recommend to anyone who is looking to take their team to the next level.
Define the Outcome
Clearly defining your goals and aspirations for yourself and others plays a significant role in achieving success. Eric Thomas, a motivational speaker, author, activist and minister, says if you want to achieve as much as you need to breathe, then you will find a way to be successful. While you shouldn’t take his advice literally, it is still valuable to consider.
You should also think about exactly how much you want to achieve, in terms of specific metrics or a certain outcome, and then decide what you are honestly willing to sacrifice to succeed. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy; sometimes you have to surrender weekends, evenings and perhaps the occasional social event to achieve the goal you’ve set for company. Your employees should know exactly where they stand – what role they play, what outcomes they need to ensure and in the case of multiple tasks or projects, what needs to be prioritized. Your success is dependent upon their achievements, and your team can’t work efficiently if they don’t know what you expect.
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