What Motivates You?

February 26, 2007

What motivates you? 

Take a look at what motivates you.  Here are some possibilities: 

Your loved ones might motivate you. They might encourage you to keep doing what you are doing. They might motivate you to try harder. They might even anger you. Yes your loved ones can motivate you in several ways.

Music might motivate you. It might excite you to energize you. It might sooth and relax you. Music might help you recall good memories. It might also sadden you with bad memories. Music can motivate you in several ways. 

Images might motivate you. The sight of a mountain range might inspire you to greatness. An ocean view might offer you perspective. A jungle scene might inspire you to action. A desert scene might motivate you to conserve. A photo of a starving child might motivate you to donate. 

Odors can motivate you. Some smells can motivate you to sexual readiness. Rotting smells can stimulate disgust. Odors can trigger old memories – both pleasant and bad. There is a good reason why real estate agents tell to you bake cookies, or put out potpourri before you show your house. Yes smells can motivate you. 

What motivates you? 

George Torok

Professional Motivational Speaker


Motivational Message: Hope

February 23, 2007

Motivational Message 

What is the most important motivational message that you can deliver? The most important motivational message is one of hope. Hope is the motivation that business, political and religious leaders offer. That no matter how bad things might seem right now – there is hope. That things can and will change. That you can expect something better. That you are entitled to something better. That you can make things better. You have hope. 

Offer hope. If you want to motivate people to buy, vote, protest, contribute, or fight – offer hope. Hope is the most important motivational message. Check your motivational message for evidence of hope. 

George Torok

Motivational Speaker


Motivational Quote of the Day

February 23, 2007

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Motivate Yourself

February 23, 2007

Motivate Yourself

How do you motivate yourself? Self motivation is an important question, because we can not depend on others to motivate us. Sure you might listen to a motivational speaker, read a motivational book or even watch a motivational video. But what do you do in the mean time to motivate yourself? 

How do you motivate yourself every day? Tough question. Tough answers. Believe in yourself – even when no one else does. Stop blaming and start taking responsibility for your success.  Celebrate your triumphs. Learn from your mistakes but don’t dwell on them. 

Motivate yourself by remembering your strengths, accomplishments and dreams.  Motivate yourself by feeding off motivational leaders, speakers and innovators. Motivate yourself by hanging around motivational people.

Motivate yourself by motivating others.

Motivate yourself by moving forward in spite of the pain and doubts. Self motivation is tough – but it is worth it.  Remember that although others can help – only you can motivate you. 

George Torok

Motivational Speaker


Motivational Speaker Dilemma

February 19, 2007

Motivational Speaker Dilemma 

George Torok is a professional speaker who is often described as a motivational speaker. For many years he rejected the motivational speaker label by saying, “I have content.” George Torok did not want to be labeled as a motivational speaker because of the perceived stigma that a motivational speaker was only providing fluff. 

Right or wrong many organizations would claim, “We want content”, and then they would pay big bucks for a motivational speaker. They might hire a motivational speaker who was a past president, climbed Mount Everest, lost a limb, won an Olympic medal, made billions, walked on the moon, or walked on fire. All inspiring stories. All entertaining and instructional. All motivational. 

George Torok has done none of those things.  However, audiences still describe him as a motivational speaker. Why? Because the stories he tells relate to the audience, gives them hope, entertains them and inspires them. George Torok is a professional business speaker who speaks about everyday people with everyday challenges and yes he has accepted the fact that he is a motivational speaker. 

When you want a motivational speaker with practical business content, call George Torok at 905-335-1997.  Professional Motivational Speaker

George Torok


Motivate Your Staff

February 16, 2007

Motivate your staff

 

How do you motivate your staff?

There are two key ways and they are opposites. You can motivate with fear. Scare the crap out of them. Threaten them. Remind them how incompetent they are. Point out how easy it is to fire them. Keep them pissing their pants. That will motivate them.

But that is only motivation for the short term. And it will motivate them to leave. So while they might seem to be motivated to please you today – they will be planning to leave tomorrow. And if they can – they will screw you in the process. Yes, fear will motivate them – but not in the way that you really want.

The other way to motivate your staff is to offer them hope.

Show them your vision. Explain how they can contribute to that. Clarify the opportunities for them in the vision. Encourage them to buy into that vision. Praise their progress. Help them grow. Continue to offer them hope and they will be motivated to work with you.

I guess you could call it the carrot or the stick motivation. They both work – for different reasons and with different results.

Scare the crap out of them – or offer them hope. How do you want to motivate your staff?

George Torok

Motivational Speaker


Motivational Madness

February 8, 2007

Motivational Madness

Motivating people is easy – but be careful how you motivate them. Do you recall the movie where the hero declared, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

I don’t remember the name of the movie. But what is important to note is that anger is a strong motivator. Revolutions are often fought because of anger.

Anger is a powerful motivator. Yes people can be motivated by anger to change things. Be careful of motivating your customers to rebel. Be especially careful of motivating your staff to rebel. Motivation is not the key – direction is.

It is easy to motivate people – just make them angry. Is that the motivation you want?

Avoid motivational madness.

Motivational Speaker 

George Torok