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Self Motivation: What is it and How to Build it

Self Motivation is your ability to get up and get going when you’d really rather curl up and let it go.

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Overview of Emotional Intelligence
This video is part of course module number 1.4.2
Program 1: Managing Yourself
Course 4: Emotional Intelligence
Section 2: The Components of Emotional Intelligence

Other videos in this section include:
🎬 Self Awareness https://youtu.be/qcWMsY2erI4
🎬 Self Regulation https://youtu.be/va1r9mDTdJo
🎬 Social Awareness https://youtu.be/JbXpjpLM6kI
🎬 Social Skills https://youtu.be/l1JlcG_flj4

The key components of Self-Motivation are:
• A strong drive to achieve
• Optimism – even when things don’t go well
• Commitment
• Initiative

We have a whole course on motivation. But we usually turn those techniques outwards, to motivate the people who work with and for us, as managers.


Here, we need to apply selected approaches to ourselves, starting with:
1. Knowing what your goals are, and
2. Crucially, knowing why they matter

For most people, self-talk gets in the way. So, it’s self-talk that is also the solution!

Timothy Gallwey’s Performance Equation:
Performance = Potential – Interference

Most of that interference comes from you and your disruptive self-talk.

You can find self-motivation from a support network of family, friends, and good colleagues.

Clear everything physical that is getting in the way. Create an inviting environment to get stuff done.

1. Consider the circumstances when your own self-talk provides interference to your own performance (2 MC CPD Points)
2. What different self-talk could you use to create that interference? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. What forms of self-motivation work best for you? And how can you make them more effective still? (2 MC CPD Points)
4. Look at my Procrastination video, Conquer Procrastination: How to Avoid Putting Things Off (https://youtu.be/YK0u1yXGYlY) It has 16 more practical tips.

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00:00 – Self-Motivation: get Going and Keep Going
00:17 – The Key Components to Self-Motivation
00:37 – General Motivation is covered in a whole course
01:14 – Self-motivation starts with two things
02:05 – Self-talk gets in the way of Self-motivation
02:43 – Pain vs Gain
05:05 – Timothy Gallwey’s Performance Equation
06:22 – Talking of friends…
06:47 – Clear the blockers
07:21 – Conquer Procrastination
07:33 – Summing up

#ManagementCourses #Emotional Intelligence #SelfMotivation


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Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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