I am sure you have all seen the picture of the carrot tied on a stick, dangling out in front of of an animal pulling a cart. That picture makes us smile, but the thought behind that tactic is actually a very effective one. Create a system of goals and rewards. Rewarding yourself for the hard work you’ve done can be extremely valuable, especially when you had to push yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve it. Not sure where to start? Check out this episode, Dustin and I will help get you started!
Rewarding yourself for the hard work you’ve done can be extremely valuable, especially when you had to push yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve it. Not sure where to start? Check out this episode, Dustin and I will help get you started!… Click To Tweet
Everyone is motivated by slightly different things. When I was in sales, there were breakpoints that offered higher commissions if I exceeded goals. For some people, cash is the best motivation, others prefer recognition or incentives like vacation or a weekend getaway! Whatever motivates you, create a reward system that helps keep you motivated as you are working towards your goals.
To clarify, accomplishing a goal is not the same as the reward for that goal. The goal is usually task related. The reward is how you feel after that task is done. For many people, it’s hard to stay focused on big goals for a long time, so I recommend breaking that goal down into smaller steps. For example, if you have a goal of becoming an online influencer, you might start by starting a blog. Seeing your content live online is not the reward, that’s the goal. Celebrating the launch of your blog by going out to dinner with friends, that’s the reward!
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You should build a reward system for both your personal goals, as well as your business goals. Personal goals could include things like wanting to learn spanish, owning a vacation home, more quality time with family, reading more books, or hitting that ideal weight. Business goals could include growing your clientele, creating an online course, engage an audience through speaking events or writing a book. These are just a few of our goals, what are some of yours?
The rewards must fit the goal, otherwise it’s hard to stay motivated. When you are creating a to-do list for your goals, put the reward down as the last item on that checklist. That goal is not complete until you have rewarded yourself! Here are a few of OUR rewards that Dustin and I have set up for our goals: Taking a vacation, attending the World Cup, hosting friends for dinner, a day at the spa, the simplicity of a Starbucks PSL, a weekend getaway, and sometimes, just a stick of sugar-free gum at the end of a work day. Some of these are big rewards, some of them are medium-sized, and some are just little nuggets that keep us motivated!
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