Motivation and inspiration matter for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and anyone else. The idea of motivating employees gets push back, as people think that the whole idea is fluffy. Remember Chris Farley on Saturday Night Live and his skit about the motivational speaker who lived in a van down by the river? It was funny, but it did damage to the idea of motivation and the profession of motivational speakers. Many like to lambaste the concept of motivation and inspiration… but I believe it matters.

What is the opposite of motivation? De-motivation? So those who think motivation is useless…. are you seeking the opposite? While a motivation speech or an inspirational book wont forever change your life, consistent doses of things that fire you up will help you stay on track to reach your long-term success.

In this episode Thom Singer shares his personal struggles with staying motivated and dealing with issues that keep him from performing at his best. He also shares six tips to help you get focused on your own ways to get out of the rut so many find themselves in. Motivation matters and being around people who inspire you is key. Thom’s tips are what gets him over his sadness and create a path back to his success trip, you need to find your own things.

6 Tips for Find Motivation and Inspiration

1. Listen to music that makes you smile.

2. Identify what is holding you back and be honest with yourself.

3. Have goals (long-term and short-term), as they make it easier for you to make the hard choices that come up daily.

4 A. Volunteer for a charity or other community cause.

4 B. Help another entrepreneur find success.

5. Exercise, get enough sleep, and make good food choices.

6. Get a coach or join a mastermind group (or join the “Cool Things Project”.

Check out this episode!