6 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

The struggles of leadership can tear you down if you’re not ready for the day and what is coming at you. This is why you need to be motivated.

Finding the key to your motivation can be a lifesaver in leadership. You can go to your well of motivation and keep plucking it out of there.

Woman standing on top of a hill with dune grass

Photo by Samuel Scrimshaw

Motivation will kick you in the butt. It’ll be the thing that tells you “You can do this!” when you don’t want to. Motivation is the key to getting things done.

But what do you do if you’ve lost your motivation to lead? You have to regain your motivation. The following 6 tips will help you regain your motivation.

6 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

1. Pause what you’re working on:

You can lose your motivation because you’ve been working on the same thing for an extended period of time. After spending too much time on a project, you can lose your motivation because it is all you see.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Setup

A Reel Leadership Article

I was scrolling through the Netflix movie suggestions when I saw one that caught my eye. It starred Bruce Willis and I’m a huge fan of his.

Then, after starting to watch Setup, I began to recognize various places in the movie. The film had been filmed in downtown Grand Rapids, Mi. It is a short drive from my home to the places in the film. That made it cool.

Bruce Willis and 50 Cent in a limo for the movie Setup

But, you’re probably wondering what Setup is about. It’s not a widely watched movie, but it tells a great story. A group of friends plans a diamond heist only to be turned on by one of their own. Vincent (Ryan Phillippe) shoots Sonny (50 Cent) and Dave Hall (Brett Granstaff), leaving them for dead. Only one survives, and Sonny chases down Vincent for his revenge.

From there on out, it’s a revenge story about going down the rabbit hole of mistakes. And, eventually, redemption.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In November 2020

Every month, I want to share with you a list of 5 book recommendations. They are books that have touched my life, added value, or have helped me to become a better leader.

The books can range from fiction to non-fiction to infotainment. I believe all books can help us become better leaders.

A stack of books by a cup of coffee

The books this month will be a range of books. I hope you’ll consider picking up one or two of them and adding them to your book reading collection and book list.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In November 2020

1. Silver Goldfish by Stan Phelps and Alan Hoffler:

I’ve enjoyed some of Stan’s other books including Pink Goldfish where he co-authored the book with David Rendall. Silver Goldfish is similar to his other books where he focuses on a specific topic.

The topic of Silver Goldfish is the pathway to delivering better business presentations.

What Do You Need To Unsubscribe From?

Over the years, I’ve signed up for a lot of newsletters, store promotions, and more via email. I’ve recently come to realize I’ve signed up for way too many emails. Many of them I no longer read or they no longer apply to me.

What does this mean for me? It means my email inbox has become inundated with emails from companies and organizations. Just today, my inbox contained over 500 emails from various companies.

Man walking while pulling a suitcase

Photo by Mantas Hesthaven

That’s a lot. A lot more than I’m comfortable having in my inbox.

I choose to do something with all of these emails. I began to look at the emails, their senders, and whether or not the emails were pertinent to me.

Doing this allowed me to determine which email lists I wanted to stay connected to and which email lists I was okay with clicking the unsubscribe button.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Honest Thief

A Reel Leadership Article

It’s been a long time since I’ve stepped foot in a movie theater (except seeing The New Mutants at the Getty 4 drive-in). Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters have been shut down in Michigan for close to 7 months. That’s a long time when you see one or two movies a week.

This week, I decided to go back to the theater because they recently reopened. The experience was surreal. It felt different. It was different. It was okay, though.

Liam Neeson as Tom in Honest Thief. Holding a gun.

We decided to see Honest Theif starring Liam Neeson. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Liam Neeson. His work on the Taken series, The Commuter, Cold Pursuit, The Dark Knight Rises, and other movies always fascinates me. He typically plays the same role, just a different movie. That’s okay. That’s why I love Liam Neeson!