How do you feel when you’re inspired and motivated? Great feeling right? How about you being that person who inspires and motivates people? How will that make you feel? And let me tell you something …you don’t need to have a big function in I don’t know what company in order to motivate and inspire people.
I hear these questions all the time “ But how can I do that? I’m just a normal person! Who will I inspire? Who will look at me? “ Well how about your family? Your friends. You can be a great model for your children, you can motivate them to become the best in what they do and live the life they dream.
My friend’s daughter had to write an essay at school this year about a role model in her life. I wasn’t surprised to see so many children writing about their parents. How amazing is to hear your kid say “ My mom and dad are my role model in life. They support and encourage me to stand up for what I believe in and follow my dreams”
You can be an inspiration to everyone around you!
Here are 7 ways to do it
Be the one people look up to ! You can’t teach people things that you don’t do. Let me say it like this…you can’t make someone healthy as long as you’re sick! In order to inspire and motivate people around, you need to become what you say. You can’t teach someone to think positive if you’re negative all that time can you? People like and look up at those who are a lovely, fun and positive person to be around.
Say the right words. Words have an enormous impact on people lives. I had a boss a few years ago which had a very bad idea for motivating people. She used to say to us at every meeting “ I want you to eat your liver for this project !” In her mind she thought she’s motivating us to work hard for that project and do our best. But the words were awful! Every time I heard her say those words I was disgusted. And I was like “What? You want us to ruin our health for this project?! No way!” Do you think we were motivated? Not a chance! It would have been more productive if instead of those bad words she would have said “I have faith in you so let’s finish this project and make our team the best !”
This way you show people you trust them to do the job. You make them feel they are part of a team and you motivate them! Who wouldn’t want to be in the best team? So chose your words carefully because they can make a lot of difference.
Positive environment. How do you feel when you’re in a creative and harmonious place? Creating that healthy environment is necessary. At home or at work it doesn’t matter where but you must have it. How about a motivating wall? I once was at this company and everywhere you looked you could see “ Think Positive” written white on black paper.
Now, I do agree that white on black has a big impact in some cases but in this one was a negative one. How about “Think Positive” with a bright full of energy color and some cool images to get you that positive mood? Or a funny but motivational image. It sure makes a difference. So at home or at office, for you, your family or for who ever you want, you can create motivational space.
Challenge people. You can’t bring out the best in people by doing nothing right?! Make people take action. Set goals and give awards if you can. Don’t lie, if you make a promise, keep it. Would you trust someone who says something and does the contrary?
Be open and friendly. Listen what people have to say and treat them with respect. I’m not saying to be friend with everybody but don’t shut the door in the face if someone has a suggestion or wants to say something. Your kid, your friend, a coworker, one of your employees…listen what it has to say.
Think positive. Positive thinking doesn’t mean ignoring reality and problems but managing them in a healthier and productive way. You can read more about positive thinking right here.
Attitude is everything. The way you react to situations in your life and the choices you make every day can have a big difference on your life.
The result of your actions is the way you react to them!
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
There are many ways to motivate and inspire others and I would love to hear your opinion on this subject so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.