100 Ways to Motivate

  1. Wake Yourself Up.
  2. Use Your Best Time for Your Biggest Challenge.
  3. Use the Power of Deadlines.
  4. Use Positive Reinforcement.
  5. Use 10 Minutes Well.
  6. Tune In Before You Turn On.
  7. Translate Worry into Concern.
  8. Track the agreement.
  9. To Motivate Your People, First Just Relax.
  10. Think of Management as Easy. Tell the Truth Quickly.
  11. Teach Your People “No” Power.
  12. Teach Them to Teach Themselves.
  13. Teach Self-Discipline.
  14. Stop Talking.
  15. Stop Pushing.
  16. Stop Looking Over Your Shoulder.
  17. Stop Cuddling Up.
  18. Stop Criticizing Upper Management.
  19. Stop Apologizing for Change.
  20. Soften Your Heart.
  21. Slow Down.
  22. Seize Responsibility.
  23. See What’s Possible.
  24. Score the Performance.
  25. Restate commitment to the person.
  26. Refuse to Buy their Limitation.
  27. Put Your Hose Away.
  28. Pump Up Your E-mails.
  29. Preach the Role of Thought.
  30. Play It Lightly.
  31. Play Both Good Cop and Bad Cop.
  32. Phase Out Disagreement.
  33. Pay Attention.
  34. Motivate by Doing.
  35. Manage Your Own Superiors.
  36. Manage the Fundamentals First.
  37. Manage Agreements, Not People.
  38. Make It Happen Today.
  39. Let Your Mind Rule Your Heart.
  40. Let People Find It.
  41. Learn What Leadership Is Not.
  42. Learn to Experiment.
  43. Learn the Inner Thing.
  44. Lead With Language.
  45. Lead with Enthusiasm.
  46. Lead from the Front.
  47. Lead by Selling.
  48. Know You’ve Got the Time.
  49. Know Your Purpose.
  50. Know Your People’s Strengths.
  51. Know Your Owners and Victims.
  52. Know Where Motivation Comes From.
  53. Know What You Want to Grow.
  54. Keep Your People Thinking Friendly Customer Thoughts.
  55. Keep Learning.
  56. Keep Giving Feedback.
  57. Keep All Your Smallest Promises.
  58. Inspire Inner Stability.
  59. Hold On to Principle.
  60. Hire the Motivated.
  61. Hear Your People Out.
  62. Give Up Being Right.
  63. Give Power to the Other Person.
  64. Get the Picture.
  65. Get Some Coaching Yourself.
  66. Get Input from Your People.
  67. Forget about Failure.
  68. Follow Consulting with Action.
  69. Focus On the Result, Not the Excuse.
  70. Focus Like a Camera.
  71. Feed Your Healthy Ego.
  72. Encourage Your People to Concentrate.
  73. Don’t Throw the Quit Switch.
  74. Don’t Go Crazy. Don’t Forget to Breathe.
  75. Don’t Confuse Stressing Out with Caring.
  76. Don’t Change Yourself.
  77. Don’t Be Afraid to Make Requests.
  78. Do the Worst First.
  79. Do the One Thing.
  80. Do The Math On Your Approach.
  81. Deliver the Reward.
  82. Decide to Be Great.
  83. Debate Yourself.
  84. Cultivate the Power of Reassurance.
  85. Create Your Relationships.
  86. Create a Vision.
  87. Create a Routine.
  88. Create a Game.
  89. Count Yourself In.
  90. Communicate Consciously.
  91. Come From The Future.
  92. Coach Your People to Complete.
  93. Coach the Outcome.
  94. Buy-in: I have figured out how I can make this work for me and for others.
  95. Build a Culture of Acknowledgement.
  96. Become Conscious.
  97. Be the Cause, Not the Effect.
  98. Be a Ruthless Optimist.
  99. Always Show Them.
  100. Accelerate Change.

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Raised in San Antonio, Jack Dennis’ early experiences were as a newspaper reporter and private investigator. With a Texas State University bachelor’s degree, Jack studied journalism, education and psychology. He was the founding vice-president of Sigma Delta Chi, the Association of Professional Journalists at the University. Jack has received numerous awards, including Investigative Reporter of the Year from Rocky Mountain Press Association, David Ashworth Community Award, and Leadership in Management.
Some of the people and groups Jack has interviewed include:
Music
Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, George Strait, Roy Orbison, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Scotty Moore, Fats Domino, Patty Page, Tommy Roe, Emmy Lou Harris, Johnny Rivers, Charly McClain, Kinky Friedman, John McFee, Guy Allison & Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) , Randy Bachman (BTO), Jim Messina, Todd Rundgren, Alvin Lee, Gary Puckett, The Ventures, Freddy Cannon, Augie Meyer, Christopher Cross, Whiskey Myers, Sha Na Na (John “Bowzer” Baumann), Flash Cadillac, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Darrell McCall, and more.
Politicians & News
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Greg Abbott, Rudolph Giuliani, Larry King, Jack Anderson, Tom Bradley, Connie Mack, and more.
Actors
Clint Eastwood, Mike Myers, Taylor Lautner, Cameron Diaz, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Selena Gomez, Tippi Hedren, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Jim Nabors, Martha Raye, Rosalind Russell, June Lockhart, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Howie Mandel, Meg Ryan, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Drury, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Alan Thicke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Clint Howard, Tony Sirico, Cesar Romero, Michael Berryman, Tracy Scoggins, William Windom, Warren Stevens and more.
Space Explorers
Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Wally Schirra, Dave Scott, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director), Ed Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Bruce McCandless, Vanentina Treshkova (first woman in space, Russia), Alex Leonov (first man to walk in space, Russian), Al Worden, Dee O’Hara (nurse to astronauts) and more.
Sports: Joe Torre, Roger Staubach, Bob Hayes, Billie Jean King, Manuela Maleeva, Drew Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, George Gervin, Tony Parker, Shannon Miller, Cathy Rigby, Bruce Bowen, Wade Boggs, Fernando Valenzuela, Bernie Kosar, Dale Murphy, Jim Abbott, Dick Bartell, Mike Schmidt, Dan Pastorini and more.
Notables
May Pang, Bob Eubanks, Vernon Presley, Vester Presley, Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Rick Stanley (Elvis’ step-brother, Harold Lloyd (Elvis’ first cousin), Doyle Brunson, Kara Peller, Hank Meijer, Norman Brinkler, Stanley Marcus, Jerry King, Mac King, Nathan Burton, Zach Anner, Louie Anderson, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne and more.

As head of Facilities for a major retailer (H-E-B Food/Drugs) for 20 years, Jack co-founded Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and was elected President to establish PRSM magazine. Jack is a writer, speaker, golf-concierge and happiness coach. He has researched and studied happiness for over 40 years.
Jack was a prolific writer for Examiner.com, with over 1,900 articles written in six years. His articles and stories have appeared in AXS Entertainment, The ROWDY Country Music, Memphis Flash, and numerous magazines.

He is author of “Miracles of Justice,” a true courtroom drama novel about social injustice and miracles.

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