Do it When your want to motivate yourself whenever you feel like that. In addition, a motivation book could be used as a present for someone you want to make tick. Motivation is like hygiene. The same as we have to wash our face every day, we also have to motivate ourselves day to day. In the picture is the reference book I made for my friend. I asked our colleagues, each of them to write or draw on paper their thoughts about him. Then, I collected all paper sheets with their drawn thoughts and put them in a binder. I decided to use a special occasion, his birthday, and prior to his lecture to give him the motivation book as a present. He was so touched, and we were all so happy. Like Charles R. Swindoll said: “I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy.” I know that we gave him “a heart full of joy“, but more than that we gave him The Reference book for Motivation. Whenever he wants to boost his motivation, he just has to open the book and to leaf through pages. He will find so many positive things about himself which will raise his motivation to the next level. I know that I have given you an idea, but that is not enough. Go right away and write a motivation book to someone you love!
Now coaching questions for you: 1. Just imagine that you would receive The Reference book for Motivation. Explain it in details. 2. Why would it be so important to you? 3. How will that book affect your future actions? Thank you for sharing your ideas!
Do it When you want to improve your leadership skills. Looks like some areas can’t be improved. Like funs cheering up their team. You can only bring more fans, make more noise, use more creative choreography. And that’s it. Or you can think “out of the box” like supporters of Galatasaray (Turkey). They made 3 D choreography. Skip first 30 seconds.
Now go let’s go back to our business world. 1. What we can learn from them? 2. Name 3 things that you use for supporting your employees? 3. What would be the 4th thing that will make them feel like never before? 4. On a scale from 1 to 10 how would they react after that 4th thing? 5. How would that affect your business? 6. When are you going to implement that 4th thing? Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
Do it When you motivate your team or during team building. Nobody likes rules. That’s because rules are limitations that someone else is putting on us. That is so demotivating. But rules are necessary for doing business. Without them we would be in anarchy. So lets turn it around. Ask them to write down 10 rules that are so important for them on the job. Then one by one has to say his 10 rules and someone is writing on the flip chart. Obviously, some of the rules are gonna be said several times. Just count it like votes. At the end you will have 10 rules or you can narrow to 5 rules that are confirmed by all of them. Those rules are your company values and can be easily transferred into company mission.
Now coaching questions for you? Imagine that you have to make your life according to 3 rules. 1. What would you choose? 2. What sort of person would you be if you obey those 3 rules? 3. Who else would benefit then? 4. Why is this important to you? 5. What will be your next steps? Write down on comments or if it is more convenient email to me. Enjoy the journey.
Do it During team building. Great Zig Ziglar had funny story about gees. He would ask participants 3 questions and encourage them for answers.
Why are geese flying in “V” formation? And most of the people are familiar that using that trick geese save 70% of the energy.
Why from time to time geese change formation for several seconds? Again, there is in every group someone that will explain that leading goose is accepting the majority of the air pressure and for a while another goose will take its position
Why is one leg of the formation always longer than other? Looks like everyone has noticed that but no one has logical explanation. Then Zig would say: “Because in that “leg” are more geese!“
This will make people laugh, more connected and prepared for main topic.
There much more we can learn from the geese. 1. Geese flying at the end of formation are honking for supporting ones at front. 2. When a goose drops out of formation due to sickness or tiredness, two other geese join her and protect until it is ready again.
Now, you can make a discussion: Imagine our team being more efficient, supportive, caring and sharing the load. 1. What our team would look like? 2. What are even deeper goals with this achievement? 3. How are we going to know that we have made such team?
Looking for deeper goals will make your team building much more than they expected.
Now coaching questions for you? 1. What would be the master plan for achieving team building Zig Ziglar would be proud of you? 2. What are some of the best ways you can perform it? 3. How can you make this team building more meaningful of yourself and your team? I feel your passion for getting to start. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us and send us pictures from your team building.
Do it Whenyou have a group of peoplesize up to 20, whom don’t know each other, and you know you have to do something interesting. People have tendency to talk only to people that they have been introduced. If they don’t know anybody they will talk on the phone or just stare at handouts. So you have to introduce them quickly.
You need very nice Greeting cards. My suggestion is to take greeting cards with motivational quotes and/or pictures. Before the training in each of them write name of one participant. Then at the beginning of training randomly give them cards. Instantly they will recognize that they have someone else’s card. Tell them to find the right person and in one nice sentence give the card. It will take just several minutes, and after that you will have totally relaxed group of people. Now questions for you: 1. What is a good sentence for presenting card? 2. What can you give instead greeting card? 3. What would you do if the person likes the card and doesn’t want to give it to the right owner?
Do it When you want to boost your Self Awareness. This is a tool from my friend Master ZI which I have implemented in my life several years ago. As good friend of mine he can coach me whenever I am looking for some answers in my life. But he has taught me how I can coach myself every day. All we need is a nice small notebook.
On the first page you will write 2 questions: 1. What have I done today that makes me proud? 2. Which one of my virtues helped me to succeed in that?
Every night before you go to bed just shortly answer those 2 questions. In a month you will have written proof how good you are. What have you accomplished, and what nice virtues you have. Whenever you are in some doubts about your Capabilities and Self Awareness just read the notebook This is really great, but only if you are persistent to write down whenever you go to sleep and you are proud of something you have done. So in the morning be sure that you will do something that will make you proud to your dairy. Now questions for you: 1. How would you feel after reading several pages of that notebook? 2. How might that help you in your everyday life? 3. Who else would benefit from that? 4. How would you know that your notebook works? 5. What 3rd or 4th questions might be useful to add in your notebook? 6. What will be your next step? 7. With all that self awareness that you boost, what would be your next goal? 8. Thank you for this session, and how useful was this session to you?