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Meditate to Find Motivation with Motivational Speaker Doug Dvorak

The art of silencing the mind is called meditation. Silence allows you to concentrate better and feel inner peace even amongst turmoil. One of the main reasons that people enjoy meditation is because it brings them inner peace and allows them to build motivation. Motivation and mediation go hand in hand. When you experience one, the other is soon to follow. The order does not necessarily matter either since they both feed off of one another.

 

Motivational Meditation – Quiet the Mind to Motivate the Self!

You can begin by meditating once per day and work up to twice a day to better motivate yourself. Silence can bring a sense of happiness that fuels your day in a positive manner. It is a great idea to meditate first thing in the morning so you start your day on the right track. Sitting silently with your thoughts and blocking out the outside world allows you to concentrate on what matters to you the most. By concentrating on yourself you are able to better understand inner problems and form solutions. Meditation can come in different forms for different people too. For some meditating can be a struggle to quiet their mind and just relax and breathe, while others find it easy to slip inside a silent world where peace is the center of attention.

 

Improve Your Concentration

Meditation is a great way to improve your concentration. People become more productive when they have a clear mind. This is especially true for writers that need creative discipline. Concentration can also help you become less bothered when it comes to little things. If you find yourself disturbed by little things it is not abnormal. The nature of the mind is to make small things bigger than they actually are. Concentrating while meditating can ease worries. You will learn to let go of the meaningless worries and look at the bigger picture. Meditating renews your focus and allows you to let go.

 

Enjoy the Benefit of Better Health

Your health is directly tied into how you think and behave. This is not to say those with serious illnesses have caused their own condition; genetics plays a role in health too. However, no matter the condition, meditation can improve your outlook thereby improving your health. Meditation can reduce stress levels and anxiety. Once anxiety and stress levels are reduced you can enjoy better health benefits. Meditating allows you to concentrate on building and maintaining a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude).

 

Know Yourself

When you meditate on a daily basis you become more in touch with yourself. You can get a deeper understanding of your inner self and the purpose of your life. Meditation allows you to honestly get to know yourself and helps you make the necessary changes that will keep you motivated in life.

 

Motivational Speaker and Leadership Speaker Doug Dvorak can teach you about motivational meditation – quiet the mind to motivate the self! Contact Doug to learn more about how meditation can improve your life.

Find a Work-Life Balance that Makes You Happy

When you work hard and non-stop you risk feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. This happens to a lot of people who are not able to create a good work-life balance. It can be a struggle trying to handle your work life and your personal life while still meeting the demands of your workplace. The fear of being cut back or laid off is more prevalent today so employees are trying to put in more hours than they would normally to retain their jobs. This includes using smartphones to be in constant touch with their workplace even when they are not there physically. Such a work-life balance disrupts any social and/or family time that was planned. You can use a 3-step strategy for work-life balance that will have you contributing at work while still being able to enjoy your life.

 

Work Life Balance with Motivation

 

Schedule Downtime for Yourself 

A great way to build work-life balance is to schedule downtime for yourself. When you get ready to plan a work week, schedule time that is devoted to your friends and family. You can also plan for activities that help you relax and recharge. The point is to schedule some time with others so you have something positive to look forward to.

 

Save Time and Energy

Saving time and energy may seem like a no-brainer. However, it is really important. You may not even realize you are wasting time until you look at your daily activities and honestly consider if you are wasting your time or not. For example, while at work steer clear of colleagues that drain your time gossiping and venting. Chances are you can get more work done and leave on time instead of working later. Review your activities and drop the activities that do not enhance your personal life or career.

 

Get Moving to Find More Energy

Exercise is one of the best ways to find more energy while you keep moving. It is imperative to find time to take care of yourself. When you exercise you are boosting your energy levels and improving your concentration. Over the years research has proven that people remain more alert when they include exercise in their daily routine. Exercising can boost your entire day and ensures that you have a clear mind and healthier body. Make a little ‘me time’ by scheduling time to exercise at home or your local gym.

 

 

Doug Dvorak, Certified Speaking Professional can help you develop your own 3-step (or maybe yours will be a 5-step) strategy for work-life balance. Contact him to learn more about motivational services that can improve your life.

Learn the Different Types of Motivation to Help Keep Yourself & Your Team Ambitious and Successful

When it comes to motivation, many of us have it, but there are some of us that do not. Let’s explore exactly what motivation is. Motivation is a strength that induces us to take action on things that we want to succeed or accomplish. For every situation there is a different motivator that may cause us to take action and accomplish a goal or succeed in an endeavor.

different types of motivation

Generally, there are six types of motivation fit for six different situations that people experience, they are: Incentive, Fear, Achievement, Growth, Power and Social. Incentive motivation is a form of motivation in which you are seeking a reward. Fear motivation, is a type of motivation that is associated with consequences. Achievement is a type of motivation in which you become determined to be as competent as you can. Growth motivation deters you from becoming comfortable and being stagnant in life, but allows you to always look for ways to change internally and externally to better yourself and your situation. Power, is a type of motivation in which one desire to control more aspects of their own lives as well as other peoples lives. Finally, social motivation is a type of motivation that a person gains when they feel the need to be accepted by others, generally a specific group. Now that we know a little bit about the six types of motivation, let’s look at the key to keeping your team ambitious and successful.

Motivation is a key factor to being a successful salesmen or women and building a successful sales team. The motivations that most sales teams possess are incentive and achievement, but those motivations often disappear throughout ones career if a person is not reaching his or her goals. A salesperson needs something else. As the head of the sales department you want to find ways to keep your team engage, determined, ambitious and successful too. The key to keeping your team ambitious and successful, is to encourage them constantly and consistently; if you find that hard to do because some people are simply not motivated, setting up quarterly seminars and having a motivational speaker come and talk to them is a great first step to keeping them ambitious and successful. You can even hire a very funny keynote speaker that could “break the ice”, and encouraging your team in a very fun and entertaining way to meet daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly quotas. Providing incentives on top of this, whether it is compensation, time off or another award, will give a boost to each individual’s efforts that are motivated by incentives. The professional motivational speaker hired to stimulate your sales force will also increase their self-esteem, social recognition, and overall the individuals potential as a whole.

Most people that are in management positions are seeking the motivations of growth, power, and social recognition. As managers, in order to obtain growth, power, and social recognition, you must first possess the motivation to encourage your employees. Your employees will be your ticket to growing higher within the company, giving you the sensation of controlling a specific team within the company, and even giving you that social recognition that you are striving to obtain amongst your peers. Another key to success as a manager is to make sure that the employees are being treated fairly and equally. By doing this, you and your team will remain ambitious and successful, because your team will be comfortable and will be consistently looking for more incentives once they have experienced their first incentives (most likely a big juicy commission check).

As leaders, the motivation that you are seeking is primarily social. How you as a leader are perceived in the eyes of the public will be a reflection of how your employees perceive you in the work place. As a leader, the key to keeping your team ambitious and successful will be to be a leader with integrity, this will automatically motivate your team because they will get that sense of belonging, trust, and pride while working with your organization. Another key to building a ambitious and successful team is to make sure you are an excellent communicator, and especially a great listener. With good communication skills you will possess the motivational power to influence others. By showing your organization that you care, whether it’s through a mentorship program, encouraging them, or allowing them to be a partner in the organization, your organization/company will not fall short of success.

 

Learn more about the art and science of motivation with Professional Motivational Speaker and Trainer Doug Dvorak, Certified Speaking Professional.

Worry Never Works – Take Action

Worry Cartoon Face

Think about why you worry. Not the actual reason for worrying, but the underlying reason for ever worrying about anything. The reason is because it gives you time to think. Time to think about not doing something, time to think about changing the way you do something, and time to think about taking action! However, it doesn’t actually allow you or provide you with the tools to take action. Usually, we worry so long we become exhausted and lose control, preventing us from taking action.

 

Completely dismiss the worrying part and move into action. The worry is just nerves reacting to something your mind doesn’t agree with creating noise in your mind to prevent immediate action from being taken. Next time you worry about something, try to ask yourself, “What good can come of this worrying?”

 

Maybe you are worrying about money or a relationship. Stop and introduce the question above. See how many times you find yourself asking this question and you will notice how much you are worrying. Next, every time you find yourself asking this question, ask yourself what is the next thing that can be done to you’re your worrying by solving the problem. Take action!

 

The more you employ this type of thinking, the more you will realize that the worry never works. Worrying never solves any problems and often causes unwanted and unhealthy stress. Eliminate the worry from your life and take action, you will find a great deal of pleasure knowing how much control you have over your mind and the situations that arise in your life on a daily and weekly basis.

 

Professional Motivational Speaker, Trainer & Mentor,  Doug Dvorak.

 

P.S. – Most things we worry about never actually happen. 🙂

Speaker & Author Doug Dvorak Inducted into Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame

Dougs PictureChicago, IL (August 6, 2014) – Bestselling author and dynamic motivational speaker Doug Dvorak inducted into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame.

The Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame distinction is an honor bestowed on fewer than 70 speakers worldwide. The lifetime award recognizes speaking excellence and professionalism. Notables such as Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard & Dr. Wayne Dwyer have also been named to the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame.

Dvorak, who officially became the 69th member elected to the Hall of Fame and is now recognized as one of the best motivational speakers in the world.

Doug also holds the CSP or Certified Speaking Professional Award, the highest accreditation available to working professional speakers, not only nationally but internationally as well. The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in a combination of standards: Professional platform skills, professional business management, professional education, and professional association.

This award is held by less than 69 people world-wide.

Dvorak, the author of 9 best selling books on motivation & sales, including, “Build Your Own Brand”, “The Big Book of Sales Solutions & “101 Motivational Mantras”, has been speaking professionally for 12 years. He has shared the stage and spotlight with Emmitt Smith, Dr. Ken Blanchard and other sports and business luminaries.

Doug Speaks’ over 100 times per year around the world and his clients include: dspMarriott, Cisco, US State Department & Genentech. For more information on Doug’s customized motivation and sales presentations & programs please visit www.dougdvorak.com or call 847.359.6969.