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Launch Notes: On Motivation...
How do you follow a podcast episode on 'Your Future' and another one on 'Emotional Resilience'? Obvious. You make an episode about Motivation. About what gets us started and what makes us persist in the face of difficulties. And where it can all go so wrong...

What are your views on this? What has been your personal experience?

I'd love to know so please leave me a comment, and if you think this would be useful for anyone please feel free to share it with them!

Now as you know I'm getting underway with the launch episodes for the 'Nobody Needs a Coach' podcast, scheduled for launch on 30th January.

In Episode One we'll explore together how important it is to have clarity about what you want for your own future. Now it's all too easy to be seduced into a world of fantasy when you're thinking about this. To help sidestep that risk I promise to share with you a simple and practical method you can use for yourself to help get a perspective that's compelling and exciting, but at the same time no-nonsense, feet-on-the-ground and firmly established in the real world.

To follow that, in Episode Two we'll be looking at the challenge of emotional resilience. Emotional resilience is something that's profoundly important for all of us because one of the firm guarantees in life is that we can take nothing for granted. From time to time our energy, resourcefulness and peace of mind will be challenged by events entirely out of our own control. And I'm told that sometimes some people do in fact from time to time end up in a pickle entirely of their own making! Never happened to me, of course. Either way, it's our emotional resilience that makes the difference between keeping your head and losing it

So how to follow that in Episode Three?

Well I think a natural follow-on is to look at the factors that influence how we get spurred into action, and determine how persistent we are at following through.

So in Episode Three we'll explore motivation together.

We'll look at what gets us started, and what keeps us going. We'll look at the difference between flow and drive. And we'll look at what we might call the 'environmental drivers' that massively influence our motivation.

But there's another aspect to this as well. Because we all know people who are highly motivated. They devote huge energies to their work, and they find their work exciting, fulfilling and rewarding even when things are tough.

Yet we also know people who find their work unsatisfying, unrewarding and stressful even when things are going well, yet for all intents and purposes they appear to be highly motivated, and also devote huge energies to their work.

It's important to understand this for the very good reason that the second person is risking ill health, perhaps depression and even burnout.

What we want for ourselves is to work in a way that is healthy, sustainable and satisfying. So it will pay dividends in the long run to understand our own personal motivation traits and strategies.

That's what we will explore together in Episode Three. And of course I'll be sharing some practical ideas about how you can better understand your own motivation characteristics in the hope that will help you build a career that's even more successful and rewarding.

So I hope you enjoy it when it's released on January thirtieth! And I hope you find that it's something you can use in your own life and career.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this, and I'd be interested to hear about your own experiences.

So please leave me a comment, and if you think this would be useful for anyone go ahead and share it with them. In the meantime I'll sign off by wishing you every success in whatever you are doing, whatever that success might mean for you.

That's it! Bye for now and I'll see you again, next time.

Launching 30 January 2023


I firmly and passionately believe that coaching is a positive, forward looking and intentional investment in your creation of a fulfilling, rewarding and successful future. But sometimes the time isn't right, or the financial resources aren't there, or the company won't fund it.

And that's why I created the 'Nobody Needs a Coach' podcast.

Because there's a lot you can do by yourself, on your own initiative — as long as you have the right information and encouragement to get you started and keep you going.

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