Ask the Readers: How Do You Motivate Yourself? (& Book Giveaway)

Motivation is a strange beast. When you have it, life seems great and the world is your oyster. When you are unmotivated, however, even the simplest of tasks can be a struggle to complete.

Lack of motivation is something that I often have to deal with, and I know I am not alone (one of our biggest sources of traffic comes via people Googling “motivation“).

So today I am interested to hear your own personal methods for motivating yourself. Is it something as simple as a song? Or, are you driven by something much deeper and personal? Please share tips and tactics for motivating yourself in the comments below.

Book Giveaway

We have 10 copies of Good in a Room: How to Sell Yourself (and Your Ideas) and Win Over Any Audience to give away. In this book Stephanie Palmer, former MGM Director of Creative Affairs, reveals the techniques used by Hollywood’s top writers, directors and producers to get financing for their projects. It also explains how you can apply these techniques to be more successful in your own high-stakes meetings as well as in other areas of your professional life

Check out the Amazon reviews if you want to know more about the book – it is not often you see everyone giving a book 5 stars! To be in the running just leave a comment below. We’ll announce the recipients sometime next week.

Link Karma

Here are some articles that John and I have enjoyed this week:


Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.

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