Drive by Dan Pink // Motivation

The most crucial points of the book:
Motivation that come from the outside is never really lasting and effective, real motivation comes from within.
The three elements to true motivation:
1. Autonomy: People need to feel that they have some level of control over their enviroment. Give people a sense of control.
2. Mastery: People need to feel the possibility to improve, if there is no room for improvement no one will strive for it.
3. Purpose: Give people a good “Why” for doing something, frame it in their interests not in yours.

Only if all three elements are satisfied people are really motivated and happy to help you. But never forget, without giving something back no on will be motivated to help you for too long. Make sure to give back.

Lessons from Jim Rohn: My Philosophy for Successful Living

Jim Rohn is a Personal Development legend, from which I and millions of others have learned a lot. Here I will share some of the lessons I learned by consuming his materials. I highly recommend listening to some of his programs on YouTube just type in his name it will be worth your time. I found this talk to be the best.

From the book “My Philosophy for Successful Living“:
  • You will be paid for what you bring to the marketplace, and number two you get paid for what you become. It is all about bringing the right goods to the marketplace.
  • “Formal education gets you a job, but self-education is what makes you rich!”
  • “If you work hard on your job, you make a living. If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune. Invest in yourself, invest in your own self-education and then take that knowledge and use it to help others get what they want and need out of life. In the process, you will acquire power and financial freedom for yourself.”
  • “Success is something that you attract by becoming an attractive person.”
  • Invest your money and spend what is left
  • Next take the time to learn the skill of communication. Becoming a skilled communicator is one of the single best investments you can make in yourself.
  • “Wages will make you a living, but profits will make you a fortune.”
  • Have a guidance system of things that you will and will not do, people you will associate with and that you will not associate with…
  • You simply can’t experience everything recognize the experiences, the successes and failures of others can help you achieve what you want in life.
  • What really matters in Life:
    1. To be productive.
    2. To value relationships
    3. Build an inner circle of people
    4. Plant the Seeds for the future, invest in your future.
  • “You’re the only problem you’ll ever have and you’re the only solution you will ever have”