First off, we are two years old. Our first episode went live on the 26th of December in 2013. Happy birthday to us! I would like to say a million thanks to everybody who has contributed to the success of The Sales Evangelist Podcast in one way or another.
Now that the new year is ushering in, it’s the perfect time of year to get ourselves pumped up and motivated as we set and accomplish our goals for the coming year.
7 Things to Get You Motivated for 2016
- Compete against yourself.
Comparing yourself with other people will not help you. Instead, compete against your yesterday. Break and surpass your mediocrity.
- Start motivating yourself from within.
Set the internal drive. Find out your why, your purpose, your aspiration or whatever it is that’s going to drive and move you every single day to get out of bed to grind and hustle.
- Set fewer goals.
Set your goals in way that they aren’t going to stretch you. It’s better to work on 3 goals that you can focus on rather than setting 15 goals that will only dilute your focus and you’ll end up not accomplishing any of them.
- Create routines and habits.
Form not just habits, but good habits. Build routines into your week and make sure they tie back to accomplishing your personal goals. You’d be amazed at how easy it is to accomplish those goals because you dedicated time towards them.
Build exercise into your routine. It could be a 15-minute morning workout or whatever it is, you have to do some exercise. Having energy is so important to make sure you’re able to go throughout the day and that you can accomplish what you plan and your goals.
- Flood your mind with positivity.
Listen to things that are motivating. Listen to podcasts. Watch YouTube videos. Read books. Listen to music that gets you pumped up or TED Talks that get you excited and motivated. Doing these things will help you get internal motivation.
- Join a mastermind group.
Get with the right group of people where you can stretch each other’s minds and share goals each week and where you have an outlined meeting or a plan. When you collectively come together, you can accomplish great things. Be with like-minded people who can help you. Check out the The Sales Evangelizers and see if there are other people you can connect with to form a mastermind. Better yet, check out TSE Hustlers League where sales professionals come together to get training from me and other sales experts on a weekly basis.
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Simon Sinek’s Start With Why