Motivation Factor Index
Motivating Factor: A clear objective and a precise plan of action.
Characteristics of a Planner:
The Goal Oriented ooperates best in an organized structure.
You feel most comfortable when someone tells you what is needed and how to do it. You are likely a good listener as you seek instruction and guidance. In this case, you are the perfect employee. However, you can succeed in business by creating a clear plan of action for yourself. This plan can be made on a daily or weekly basis and should include a detailed "To Do" list.
The more detail in your "To Do" list, the better, as it will assist you in your quest for accuracy and precision in the work you do. In your cautious and conservative approach, you are especially productive and your work is reliable. Others quite possibly view you and your work as dependable.
As you build your business be confident in your ability to organize and plan, as well as your reliability and accuracy. Feel your best as you keep things neat, your thinking practical, and your interactions with people polite and agreeable. Customers will be satisfied and see you and your contribution as well worth the price.
Possible Shortcomings of one who is Goal Oriented:
As you focus on order and organization, you tend not to be strong in imagination, creativity or innovation. Take the initiative to exercise creativity and take steps outside your comfort zone. Learn creative thinking models for yourself and your business.
With the tendency to want to clearly know the outcome and the procedure to achieve it, procrastination can set in when everything is not totally clear. This perfectionism can get wrapped up in "analysis paralysis" where you continually worry about how to anticipate any problems that may arise. To combat this, push yourself to take action that moves you out of your comfort zone and learn to take things one-step at a time without having to know exactly what the outcome will be. These new arenas will provide you with opportunities to learn and progress.
You are probably a weak self-starter because you look to others to give you structure and guidelines. Creating detailed plans of action can help in making you more of a self-starter. Also, writing in your Business Journal will help you to develop your own direction and motivation.
Fear of Loss:
You know what you want and you know what you have. You fear risking what you have and going for what you want because you don't want to lose everything. So you stay where you are and don't take chances.
What To Do: Use your business journal to create clarity of thought. Write down your goals and the steps you need to take to get there. Make it a point to slow down. Remove projects or items in your life that are either non-productive or non-revenue generating. You must focus on clearing your head so you can focus clearly on pursuing what you want.
Most people have more than one fear out of the five. Be sure to review the other fears and find ways to reach your next success goal.
Since you are thorough and dependable, your best marketing strategy is to get others talking about you.
Ideas for Novice Marketers:
- Link up with gatekeepers.
- Get referrals from people you have already worked with.
- Pick a business name that reflects your strengths; it can bring you business.
Ideas for Intermediary Marketers:
- Offer details about what you do through free consultations, educational brochures and newsletters.
- Volunteer for service and community organizations to let others know what a good job you do.
Ideas for Advanced Marketers:
- Network and listen to people talk about their needs.
- Learn to speak about your expertise by taking courses from organizations like Toastmasters.
- Give presentations at business and service organizations, and participate in podcasts or teach classes.