Monthly Archives: August 2015


How a Motivational Speaker Can Impact Your Business and Employee Productivity

Motivation is the key to being successful and remaining successful throughout the journey of life. However, motivation has the tendency to dissipate if not maintained and worked for accordingly. Stimulation comes from within, but also from our surrounding environments so as a business owner; one thing that you and everyone else managing your company should think about monitoring is a unmotivated employee.

Each person and each employee will have a different level of motivation that comes from different motivators. When employees are unmotivated it dramatically affects the business as a whole. When an employee is unmotivated their effort decreases, they usually do not want to be at work, and the quality of their work suffers, leading to your clients/customers being affected in a negative way.

As a CEO or a manager you need to find a way to refuel your employee’s motivation daily, weekly monthly quarterly and yearly. Hiring a motivational speaker, a professional motivational speaker, or even a keynote speaker can boost employee’s moral quarterly or yearly, while providing your managers and yourself with ideas to keep them motivated on a more day-to-day basis.

Hiring an inspirational speaker that can motivate will increase employee moral and positively impact your business as a whole. A professional motivational speaker will take your organization under his or her wing and deliver a powerful and personal message that will impact the thought process and day-to-day activities of many employees. People need to hear things from others that we can relate to; a different perspective, motivational speakers call that exemplifying new perceptions. Hearing someone besides your boss or manager try to inspire and motivate your organization can be extremely effective and worthwhile.

Hiring a speaker that will motivate, entertain, and encourage your team will leave a big impact on the business, but most importantly the employees. Great motivational speakers provide life tools that can help your employees, and everyone that is involve in the business/organization, including you.

A speaker with experience and proven credibility has the ability to effectively reach groups of people through personal stories, great facts and overall impactful messages. Your organizations team or teams will see their own strengths in a new light which spreads throughout the business or organization with a spill over effect. Consider working with Certified Speaking Professional like Doug Dvorak for your next event or conference.


8 Motivational Quotes That Changed My Life and Improved my Business

Ask any successful salesman or business owner for advice and there is a good chance they will quote one of their favorite motivators. Most people who share drive and success also share common heroes, mentors and motivators to whom they attribute their success.

  1. Dale Carnegie: “The unvarnished truth is that almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and a sure way to their hearts is to let them realize in some subtle way that you recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely.”


  1. Napolean Hill: “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”


  1. Anthony Robbins: “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”


  1. Og Mandino: “I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.”


  1. Richard Carlson: “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”


  1. Daniel Pink: “For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation–the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing –is essential for high levels of creativity.”


  1. Norman Vincent Peale: “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”


  1. Steven Covey: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

Each of these quotes has the potential to inspire you. However not every motivational quote will speak to all people. Find some quotes that ring true to you and paste them on your mirror at home. They will become inspiration to you everyday.

These will help you stay on track and help you make the decisions that will bring more meaning and purpose into your life. Having these specific quotes that are meaningful and impactful in your mind will help you take advantage of each opportunity you are given. They will give you that extra push when you need it most!

Doug Dvorak is a motivational and keynote speaker with a unique approach to inspiring and entertaining. If you would like to hire Doug for your next event visit


What To Do When You Fail

They say that if you fail it is best to learn from your failure and move on. However for many people failure can eat away at confidence and cast doubt on ability. Failure is a part of life and is one of those “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” kind of things. Here are a few things to try the next time you fail to help keep you focused on your goals:

  • Learn: This is the most important aspect of failure. Learning from your mistakes is life 101. You have to take the time to look at what occurred and see where you think things went well and where things fell apart. This way you can apply your knowledge to do better next time around.


  • One Step Closer: Failure should be viewed as a step closer to success. As we work and make mistakes we then can look at the learning process as something that brings us closer to our goals. Partly because of the lessons it teaches us.


  • Brush Yourself Off: Don’t wallow. This is the worst thing you can do. Make an effort to look at the bright side and keep moving forward. When you make the mistake of getting caught up in the negativity of the event you will begin to become more negative yourself.


  • Stay Positive: People who fail and then continue to get down on themselves and the world tend to stay down. The best thing to do is to stay positive and determined that things will get better. The minute you start believing things will get worse, is the minute they will.


  • Review Your Goals: Don’t let failure allow you to lose focus. Take advantage of the failure to remind yourself of your goals. When you stay focused on your goals you will be able to meet them.


  • Stay Confident: Confidence should be something you feel everyday, regardless of how your day is going. Facing the world everyday with a “can do” attitude is what helps you do well. Poor self-esteem is often something others pick up on and can lead to people losing faith in your abilities. Believing you can do something is a huge part of your own success.

Just remember failure is only complete failure when you allow it to keep you from your goals.

“I’ve failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed”

– Michael Jordan

Doug Dvorak is a motivational keynote speaker who can motivate using humor and insight for conferences, events and seminars. Visit for more information.


Catch the Curve Balls Life Throws at You – How to Stay Confident and Motivated

The key to becoming successful in life is to stay motivated. Sometimes this can be difficult since life tends to throw curve balls. Just when you think everything is going your way, you get blind-sided by a complication that slows you down or forces you to change directions. The same goes for just feeling uninspired or unconfident. You need to learn how to stay confident and motivated after life throws you a curve ball. You need to live your life with some drive to get through those moments. Now you can experience a full life and embrace it. Here are some tips on how to stay confident and motivated that might help you along this journey called life.


Set Goals that Are Realistic


Just because your life gets turned upside down does not mean you cannot take control and start setting realistic goals to get back on track. In fact, setting goals for yourself is the best way to start finding balance in life again and regaining your confidence. After you meet realistic goals you will find that the next goal becomes easier to reach. Your attitude changes and you become more positive about the future. You can start by making a daily list of goals that can be completed reasonably. Mark off each task as you complete it to accomplish a goal. Keep these lists visible so you have a constant reminder. Start off easy and work your way up so you don’t exhaust your efforts.


Embrace Positive People


When you are at a low point in your life, it is important to be surrounded by people that are positive. The more positivity you are around, the more likely you are to make better choices. They can act as a type of support group too so you are uplifted by people that care. Positive people tend to encourage others to work hard to reach their goals, and uplift them so they learn how to stay confident and motivated


Create a Positive Mental Image


When you picture yourself in a positive way, you can easily motivate yourself to take the actions needed to reach what you envision. Visualize goals that you want to accomplish, paint a clear picture of them in your mind. This can include places you want to visit, and where you want to be in a year or something you want to create for yourself or for your family. To make a mental image clearer, you can also cut pictures out that resemble your goals. This can be any image from pictures of clothes you want to be able to fit into, a place you want to visit, a home you want to purchase or even pictures of your dream job. You can paste them on poster board and hang it somewhere that will serve as a great visual reminder.


Remember! Failure is a step forward. If you fail, you are one step closer to achieving your goal. The next time you try, you have a better idea of why you failed and what not to do or what to do. How to stay confident and motivated is a process that can be learned, but is by know means and easy journey.



Professional Motivational Speaker Doug Dvorak has been showing people how to stay confident and motivated after life throws them a curve ball for over 15 years. You can learn from him too when you attend his workshops, seminars and speaking engagements.