Sometimes a lot of people presume motivation to come in the form of a silver bullet, rocket fuel or an amazing tablet that is unexpectedly going to make them more motivated. As with lots of things in life, there is rarely a quick fix, sudden motivator, or anything similar to that. However, motivation can come as an ‘ah -ha’ moment or can be found in the kind of a brand-new way of envisaging something differently to catapult you into action.
Motivation comes from the Latin word moveo; implying the verb to move, agitate, provoke, or influence. Therefore, the very first part of Inspiration comes from the Latin– ‘to move’ and the 2nd element, in its most literal form is ‘action’. So the word motivation literally means– To agitate or provoke into action.
As an example, if you want to be encouraged into slimming down, the motivation can sometimes originate from being presented with a new point of view. You may see yourself in the refelction of a mirror as looking a bit cubby or might recognise you are having breathing or skin difficulties, or somebody has actually made an impolite comment about you.
Whatever the factor, we are all inspired in various situations. This motivation also originates from various places too. Many people’s motivations can be intrinsic, implying that it is found internally. This could be a mindset, belief or value that encourages us into action. Similarly, inspiration can come from an extrinsic source and be the outcome of external forces.
People or groups are inspired or influenced to act or change through both non-conscious and conscious intentions.
How to motivate others with a motivational speaker
Some a lot of people wait and wait to attempt and discover the ideal motivation to make things happen however usually inspiration comes from a deeper location. A place within. There is also the other option when something influences a lot of people enough to take action and this is the magic tablet (if you like) that gives them the inspiration they need. And therein lies the catch– they do not know what the magic tablet is to encourage them, so they do not know what it is or where to discover it up until it emerges.
As a motivational speaker myself, when I deliver my workshops or masterclasses, I’m typically approached to encourage others. It seems that other people are trying to find someone else to deliver the inspiration to them and another person has the tricks to make it take place. In a way, this is possibly why ‘motivational speaker’ is such a popular search term rather than ‘inspiring speaker’ sales speaker, keynote speaker or leadership speaker. Delaying the obligation of inspiration and commending somebody else, enables them to relax and if they aren’t encouraged– they can point the finger in other places. Their self-talk could be “Well I wasn’t really inspired by that” and as a result, nothing changes.
The other danger of passing the buck to somebody else is that you become reliant on that kind of inspiration. So, if you hire Duncan Stevens as a motivational speaker for your conference, sales-kick off, annual conference or business occasion once a year, you can wind up falling into the trap of only being inspired once a year. If your inspiration boost comes from an external source there is less sustainability in it unless you employ them to come and provide more regular workshops, keynotes, or masterclasses.
So, whilst a lot of clients do not employ Duncan to come in weekly to keep their leaders and teams motivated and equally lots of people can’t manage to pay a personal fitness instructor or nutritional expert or life coach each week, motivation has to come from within. Among the most effective ways to remain determined or create a culture of inspiration is to support it from within. This can be called self-motivation. Equally so, we need to be able to distance our motivation levels from concrete objects around us. Self-talk can be exceptionally harmful to our motivation levels. If you find yourself saying “Well there is no healthy food for sale here, I might too just purchase some chips” or “I can’t get in touch with any of my customers as I do not have my phone to hand” then these are reasons not to do things.
Motivation then boils down to a way to distance yourself from these things and even reframe them. Even better would be to plan for these potential issues and take a healthy lunch with you or connect with clients through email as alternatives.
I believe inspiration can be produced internally. You know what motivates you. You could be driven by cash, food, an alcoholic drink, winning at something or more. Taking advantage of those drivers that already exist within you can be incredibly inspiring. Jeopardizing these can be a powerful motorist.
Duncan Stevens is a expert motivational speaker and influence and persuasion authority. He explains among the 6 concepts of persuasion as being scarcity. A lot of people say yes to things that are rare, scarce, or dwindling in availability. If you use that very same influence frame of mind to yourself and do not allow yourself to enjoy one of your joys or enjoyments in life, then this can be an incredibly potent type of inspiration or self-motivation.
For some people, they need that initial boost, charge, injection of inspiration to get them started. This gets them looking at things in a new way and understanding what is really possible when you motivate yourself. This is what Duncan is employed for as a motivational speaker. Alongside excellent content, lots of actionable takeaways, and an instructional and motivating speech Duncan is a extremely demanded worldwide motivational speaker and keynote speaker.
Duncan Stevens has been a international motivational speaker and keynote speaker for over a decade and inspires companies through his unique Effective Influence Model, to help them become more effective and more persuasive more often. Duncan can be hired as a speaker in London, Dubai or Singapore.