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Positive Phil is a motivational keynote speaker & start-up consultant. Focusing on revenue generation & new business acquisitions. Founder & CEO @Audio inc. Business developer since age 12. Public Company Start up CEO, $investor -Public speaker #podcaster #motivator Enjoying life.

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15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” – John C. Maxwell

When it comes to getting results, it takes motivation and ability.

Motivation makes things happen.

Where there’s no will, there’s no way. One of the best ways to improve your personal effectiveness is to master your motivation and find your drive.


If you can master motivation, you can deal with life’s setbacks, as well as inspire yourself to always find a way forward, and create new experiences for yourself, and follow your growth.

In this post, I’ll demystify motivation and give you the motivation tools that really work.


1. Connect to your values.

This is the ultimate secret. If you can connect the work you do to your values, even in small ways, you can change your game.

One of my values is learning and growth.

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I find ways to grow my skills in any situation. For example, I don’t just “call back a customer.” I “win a raving fan.” I don’t just “do a task.” I “master my craft.” I don’t just “get something done.” I “learn something new.”

2. Find your WHY.

Figure out a compelling purpose. Turn this into a one-liner.

For example, when I fall off the horse, I remind myself I’m here to “make others great.” This gets me back on track, sharing the best of what I know.

3. Change your WHY.

Sometimes you’re doing things for the wrong reason. Are you doing that task to get it done, or to learn something new? Just shifting your why can light your fire.

4. Change your HOW.

You can instantly find your tasks more enjoyable by shifting from getting them done, to doing them right.

I think of it as mastering your craft. Make it artful.

Sometimes slower is better. Other times, the key is to make it a game and actually speed it up. You can set time limits and race against the clock. Changing your how can get you out of ruts and find new ways to escape the mundane.

5. Remember the feeling.

Flipping through your head movies and scenes is one of the fastest ways to change how you feel.

Remember the feeling. How did you feel during your first kiss? What about laying on the grass on a sunny day?

When you feel good, you find your motivation faster.

6. Shift to past, present or the future.

Sometimes you need to be here, now. Sometimes, the right here, right now sucks. The beauty of shifting tense is you can visualize a more compelling future, or remember a more enjoyable past.

At the same time, if you catch yourself dwelling on a painful past, get back to right here, right now, and find the joy in the moment.

You’ll improve your temporal skills with practice.

7. Find a meaningful metaphor.

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Find a metaphor that fuels you. Maybe you’re the “Little Engine that Could.” Maybe you’re “in your element.”

The most powerful thing you can do is find a metaphor that connects to your values. This is why I turn my projects into “epic adventures.”

8. Take action.

Here’s a secret that once you know it, can change your life. Action often comes before motivation.

You simply start doing an activity and then your motivation kicks in. Nike was right with “Just do it.” For example, I don’t always look forward to my workout, but once I start, I find my flow.

9. Link it to good feelings.

Find a way to link things to good feelings. For example, play your favorite song when you’re doing something you don’t like to do.

It has to be a song that makes you feel so great that it overshadows the pain of the task. It’s hard to tell yourself you don’t like something when it feels so good.

A similar approach is to find your theme song.

10. Impress yourself first.

This is how people like Peter Jackson or James Cameron or Stephenie Meyer inspire themselves. They make the movies or write the books that impress themselves first. They connect their passion to the work and they don’t depend on other people setting the bar. Their internal bar becomes their drive.

11. “CHOOSE” to.

If you tell yourself you “HAVE” to do this or you “MUST” do that or you “SHOULD” do this, you can weaken your motivation.

The power of choice and simply reframing your language to “CHOOSE” to can be incredibly empowering and exactly the motivating language you need to hear. Choose your words carefully and make them work for you.

12. Pair up.

This is one of my favorite ways to make something fun. One person’s painful task, is another’s pleasure. Pair up with somebody who complements your skill or who can mentor you and get you over the humps.

13. Change your question.

Sometimes you need to change your focus. To change your focus, change the question.

If you ask yourself what’s wrong with this situation, of course you’ll find things to complain about. Ask yourself what’s right about the situation and you can quickly find the positives and get your groove on.

14. Fix time for eating, sleeping and working out.

Sometimes your body or emotions are working against you because you’re not giving them a break or fueling them the right way.

One simple way to improve results here is to find a routine for eating, sleeping, and moving or working out that supports you.

15. Play to your strengths.

Spending too much time in your weaknesses wears you down. Spending more time in your strengths helps you renew your energy and find your flow.

Strengths are the place where you can grow your best. Find the things that you can do all day that you really enjoy and find excuses throughout your day to do more of that. Success builds on itself and this helps you build momentum.

Try out the motivation techniques to see what works for you.

At the end of the day, all motivation really comes down to self-motivation, and you get better at motivation by building your self-awareness.

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Synonyms of positive |

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I can not give you any positive dates connected with Prehistoric Man.

To all the generations before our own matter was a sheer and positive density.

The positive character of this prediction made it very, welcome.

Let us by all means give them instead a dose of positive philosophy.

It means also the power of soul accumulated in the positive doing of good.

Daisy would never have done this consciously–of that I am positive.

Yer’d be positive o’ passin’ ‘er if she didn’t syle afore ‘igh-tide.

There is a positive vulgarity in carrying your business affairs about with you as you do.’

The air did not seem lovely to him, for he was positive that he detected the taint.

It is the vertebra which steadies him plumb up to a positive perpendicular.



adjectivetruly existing, real


adjectivebeing agreeable or assenting

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Hey, you! Yes, you. You are a big lazy SLOB with no drive and purpose. That’s why you did a search for ‘best motivational podcasts’.

Motivation! You want it! You need it! You can barely get out of bed, while your friends are achieving their goals and living their dreams. What’s wrong with you? What’s the answer?

We both know what the answer is – a podcast. A motivational podcast that will change your brain chemistry and give you everything that your traitorous DNA didn’t. A podcast that will literally inject so much purpose into your ears that it fills your whole body like a cream puff and you start literally sweating motivation.

And because you currently don’t have enough motivation to find that podcast, I’ve done it for you. My goal was to listen to one popular motivational podcast a day for a week, but I lost count. Let’s agree to say that I ‘overdelivered’ and not ‘am woefully disorganised’.


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Day 1 – The Overwhelmed Brain Podcast

To prevent myself from getting TOO motivated, I started with a short one, just 11 minutes long. A good amount of time to invest in self-improvement.

Well – there wasn’t quite enough self-improvement, and a bit too much self-enrichment.  Basically it was a ten minute advert for this guy’s life coaching. He said the podcast would expire, meaning it would be deleted from his iTunes feed at a certain point. STOCKS ARE LIMITED! BUY MY COACHING TODAY!

I actually snorted when I heard:

I don’t want to make this whole episode an infomercial.

Dude, it is an infomercial. IT IS.

Now, it’s totally unfair to listen to one ten-minute stretch of one episode and make generalisations from that. But that’s what I’m doing.

Instead of getting motivated I found myself imagining what the guy’s coaching sessions would be like.

Hey buddy, thanks for paying 249 dollars for 90 minutes of coaching! Very shortly we will begin changing your life forever! But first, I want to start this coaching session by upselling you on some complementary products. How about this handsome mug and slippers combo? Guaranteed to boost your self esteem by decluttering your bank balance!

Did the podcast motivate me?

Yes, it motivated me to get out of bed and type a few bitchy paragraphs. At some point I realised the guy was talking about grieving. Is this still his sales pitch? How to grieve for your lost money?

Finally some music swelled behind his voice and I felt a powerful sense of relief: It’s nearly over! Great! Now I can get on with my day.

Motivation: lower

By the way, I went to Soundcloud to see if there was an audio clip so you could judge for yourself. There is one. Guess what? It’s an infomercial! That one got taken down Here’s some other one.

Day 2 – Operation Self Reset

Are you ready to reset?
You’re looking good today
Have you been improving one percent every day?

If you aren’t more motivated after reading that, you’re doing life wrong! You know how computers get full of weird bits of data and they work better after a reset? That’s what this podcast is all about.

It starts out very promisingly. Then he gets into the topic of the episode, which is ‘Tools to Get More Energy.’

It’s a long monologue about oil. Have you ever suffered the real-life company of an oil evangelist? I have, and it was all I could do to stop my eyes rolling so far into the back of my head that I spent the rest of my life looking at my oblongata. Here are some genuine extracts from his sermon:

You can buy oil ready mixed but I prefer to mix my own oil.

I smell like the Caribbean and that intrigues my wife.

He also recommends wheatgrass. Because of how it feels. We are in the world of feelings, people. There’s no science here. No data. Example: he goes on to extol the benefits of drinking lemon water. I couldn’t find any clinical trials that showed any proven benefits. I did find one article that said it was all a myth.

I’m open minded about such things, but if you’re just telling me how something feels I’m not really going to listen. You have to say ‘gargling coconut oil makes my mouth feel fresh and it contains anti-oxidants that have been proven to neutralise harmful bacteria.’

The host at least is upfront about some of his beliefs, saying he doesn’t know enough about them to talk about it on the show. Fair enough, though he does still recommend them.

Weirdly, he mention having a dog. It seems to be one of his tools to get more energy. Um, how about 20 dogs?

Another of his recommended tools is listening to audiobooks. That’s handy, because he can send his listeners to Audible to get a free audiobook. Huh. SCEPTICAL CLAIM ALERT.

And one free audiobook? That’s lame. American Podcast Pals readers who sign up through this link can get TWO free audiobooks. Suck it, motivation guy!

20 mins into the episode comes the first tip that seems really useful. He suggests setting a ten minute timer when going on Facebook or YouTube. Simple, but effective. I approve.

But the next thing out of his mouth is “I also have a vision board.”


(Vision boards DON’T WORK. Don’t bother leaving comments that they do. I know for a scientific fact that they don’t. I’ve had a vision board on my bedroom wall full of pictures of Scarlett Johansson and I’m no closer to meeting her than 5 years ago.)

He also talks about having an acupuncture mat. That’s when I realize that this episode isn’t really about tools the guy uses. It’s a list of stuff he bought on impulse and feels he has to justify to his wife.

I actually agree with him about some things. Continual improvement instead of revolution. Trying to put healthy stuff in your body instead of junk. But his goal is maximum performance. I think it’s okay to be tired and lazy sometimes. Certain people act like drinking kale juice 24/7 will give you infinite energy and success. It won’t.

Motivation: lower

Here’s a clip of a different show than the one I listened to. Have a listen – maybe you’ll like it more than I did.

Day 3 – Good Life Project

Next to get a listen was The Good Life Project. I assume there’s already a website and fanbase because BLAM! The guy just starts into his motivational speech with no introduction at all. Who is he? What’s his aim? NO TIME. Let’s get you motivated first, then we’ll explain all that later. Or not.

Despite the lack of introduction or context, I was almost hooked. The content was interesting – about why so many managers kill the creativity of their employees. Everything the anonymous presenter said seemed legit, and if I had any employees I’d definitely want to be aware of how my fear of innovation stifled their output.

So he made a lot of good points but they were all on the negative side. i.e. Don’t do this, this is a mistake, try to avoid that. No action items. Nothing you could try out today. Dude, tell me what to do! Don’t leave it all up to me. I’ve got an innovation problem and need help! Example. He instructs us to do this:

Equip leaders with the mindset and ability to embrace truly innovative ideas.

Okay but HOW.

The episode seemed a bit business focused but the other episode titles didn’t appear to have much relevance to business, so maybe the podcast has something for everyone.

The nameless host has a nice voice, but it’s rather downbeat. It’s a voice lacking in energy. If you’re going to boost my motivation you’re going to have to keep my ears on their toes.

So it’s the best one so far but I didn’t feel any different at the end than at the start. Maybe a little more sleepy.

Oh, and he said his name right at the end. Jonathan something.

Motivation: unchanged/snoozy

Day 4 – Inspire Nation

2 mins in, they’ve asked me to ‘rate and review the show’ what seems to be EIGHT times. Look, I get that iTunes promotes podcasts with ratings to the top of the search results, and hosts should definitely remind fans to rate and review their shows. I get the importance of rating and reviewing. I myself sometimes rate and/or review shows I like. But rating and reviewing a podcast is NOT the first step. Before I rate your podcast on iTunes you have to provide me some value. Prior to me reviewing your podcast on iTunes, you have to hook me as a listener. Putting the ‘please rate and review us’ plea towards the end of an episode might be less effective, but it’s also less FUCKING ANNOYING.

I was so pissed I nearly turned off. That would have been a shame, since I would have missed the host’s sinister fake laugh. Honestly, it’s both hilariously insincere and just blood-curdling.

I forced myself to keep listening for a while longer. It was an interview with a ‘holistic dentist’ who wants to treat the whole body, not just the teeth. God! No! NOOO! Just give me a filling and send me the bill. There’s no cosmic truth to teeth.

Motivation: plummeting

You can hear the laugh at 02:35 on this clip, and at 03:34,

Day 5 – On Air With Ella

I listened to episode 54, and in the intro the host (Ella, natch) asks, ‘Is Kale Bad For You?’ This introduction is the podcast equivalent of clickbait. We’re supposed to think

oh my god I’ve been eating so much kale! Is kale giving me cancer?!

Needless to say, I hate this stuff and never do it. I would never use headlines such as ‘The Weirdest Podcast Niche You Never Knew Existed‘ or ‘The Best Podcast You Will Never Listen To‘.

Okay, maybe I would. So let’s give it a fair listen with no preconceptions.

Ella answers the question ‘How do I eat right in a restaurant?’ and the first thing she says is ‘don’t ruin the experience of the people you’re out with.’ Holy moly! That’s legit good advice. Wait, there’s more. She suggest having food rules in place.

I think of it as making a decision once instead of making a decision every time I go out.

Hey, I like this woman. Plain English, common sense, no esoteric mumbo jumbo. She’s off to a strong start.

Now she’s talking about exercise – when she said the word ‘exercise’ I felt fat and guilty because I haven’t done much recently. But she’s so positive and peppy about it that I want to DO ALL THE EXERCISE! Whoo! Let’s go!

Motivation: ROAR! LET’S DO THIS!

p.s. In her answer to the kale question she quotes SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH and her answer is reasoned and nuanced. I literally can’t believe it; I was beginning to think all these motivational podcasts were just for hippies.

Okay, have you seen the great movie ‘Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead’? That was very motivational for me – after watching it, I went and bought an expensive mixer to make juices. I’ll put an Amazon link to the one I bought after the Soundcloud link.

In this episode, Ella interviews Joe Cross, the Australian who changed his life by drinking vegetable smoothies:

Day 6 -Daily Motivation

This started with some chill music, and an even chiller voice came on. Perhaps too chill – at times the host, Paul Andrew, sounds bored. I could totally imagine him doing a guided meditation and me just getting totally knocked out.

The calming effect was somewhat ruined by the sounds of (I think?) a toddler screaming somewhere in the guy’s house. Also what might have been the crackling of a log on a fire. Normally that’d be soothing but I found it grating here.

The episode was 7 minutes and when it was ending I realised I hadn’t listened to a single word after the intro, so distracted was I by trying to work out what the background noises were.

For that reason I’m slightly negative about it. Also to be motivational I think it needs to be a bit more upbeat.

Motivation: slipping

Day 7 – The Lively Show

Instead of listening to the latest episode on the feed and then posting a completely different episode, this time I decided to listen to the one I was going to link to. Makes sense, right? Took me a week to figure it out.

Edit – seems they’ve taken the episode I heard off Soundcloud, so no link for you.

I like the intro music. It’s perky. And the host’s voice is upbeat. Yay! Okay now motivate me, please. (Note – the latest (Thanksgiving) episode is over an hour long – this isn’t the podcast for a quick boost.)

Okay so this one is full of phrases like ‘self-love’, ‘energy healing’, ‘tapping’ yourself as a therapy. With no sense of irony, the guest says about her boyfriend:

He would be tapping himself all night long.

Wow. And lol. But mainly wow.

And a lot of talk about eating disorders. So The Lively Show is not for me – at all – but people talking about their struggles and dealing with them can be inspirational and helpful. I’m sure there are loads of people who love this podcast.

Motivation: unchanged

Day 8 – The Daily Boost

Intro – upbeat, aspirational music. Host’s voice – How are ya? Yes! This is what I was expecting when I started this.

Scott Smith says his is ‘the most popular daily motivational program in the world’. He’s got a good radio voice and pace (almost everyone else on this list talks too fast or too slow). I’d be amazed if he has never worked in broadcasting.

A few minutes in, he’s promoting some product of his. Motivational guru pushing his products all the time. SCAM ALERT! Oh, but it’s free. So he makes a podcast every day for free and gives away other content for free. I LIKE.

He instructs listeners to stop for a couple of minutes and ask themselves:

Is my life going the way I want?

Powerful question! The most provocative, motivational question anyone has asked in these many hours of motivational podcasts. I’m sold.

The Daily Boost seems to be a GREAT podcast for normal people (i.e. people who don’t believe

Oh, and he mentions a course he created that costs money. But he does it at the end, after we’ve got a sense that he’s someone worth listening to, and it isn’t at all pushy. I took a peek at his landing page (the one with all the sales guff on it) and it looks like something he’s put a lot of work into. SOUND THE FAIR EXCHANGE OF VALUE KLAXON!

Motivation: UNTO THE FRAY!


Day 9 – Zen Habits Radio

This is odd. It seems to be a guy just reading the blog posts of one Leo Babauta. It really is mostly about habits. Is that useful? Is that motivational?

I would say yes. I once did a mini-course called ‘Three Tiny Habits’ and that was great fun, and one of the new habits stuck and is helpful.

I think the main problem I have with this podcast is that each blog post (they seem to be very short) is a self-contained thought. When you read the blog you would naturally stop and think about what you’ve just heard. You give yourself time to process what you read, to think if it has any application to your life, to start to shift your thought patterns.

But with the podcast it’s right on to the next point. They really should put long pauses between the sections. Give the listener time to contemplate.

So I’m going to call this a fail, but suggest you go over to the Zen Habits blog and take a look – you’ll get more out of it.

Motivation: Unmoved


Did I miss any? Let me (and people looking for good motivational podcasts) know in the comments!


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Definition of investor |

[ in-vest ]

/ ɪnˈvɛst /


verb (used with object)

to put (money) to use, by purchase or expenditure, in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.

to use (money), as in accumulating something: to invest large sums in books.

to use, give, or devote (time, talent, etc.), as for a purpose or to achieve something: He invested a lot of time in helping retarded children.

to furnish with power, authority, rank, etc.: The Constitution invests the president with the power of veto.

to furnish or endow with a power, right, etc.; vest: Feudalism invested the lords with absolute authority over their vassals.

to endow with a quality or characteristic: to invest a friend with every virtue.

to infuse or belong to, as a quality or characteristic: Goodness invests his every action.

Metallurgy. to surround (a pattern) with an investment.

to provide with the insignia of office.

to install in an office or position.

to clothe, attire, or dress.

to cover, adorn, or envelop: Spring invests the trees with leaves.

to surround (a place) with military forces or works so as to prevent approach or escape; besiege.

verb (used without object)

to invest money; make an investment: to invest in oil stock.


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Origin of invest

1525–35; in-2 + vestīre to clothe, derivative of vestis garment; see vest


in·ves·tor, nounnon·in·ves·tor, nouno·ver·in·vest, verbpre·in·vest, verb (used with object)

re·in·vest, verb (used with object)un·der·in·vest, verb (used without object)un·der·in·vest·ed, adjectiveun·in·vest·ed, adjectivewell-in·vest·ed, adjective


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Words nearby invest

inverted testis, inverter, invertible counterpoint, invertin, invertor, invest, investable, investigable, investigate, investigation, investigative new drug Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for investor


/ (ɪnˈvɛst) /


(often foll by in) to lay out (money or capital in an enterprise, esp by purchasing shares) with the expectation of profit

(tr often foll by in) to devote (effort, resources, etc, to a project)

(tr; often foll by in or with) mainly archaic to clothe or adorn (in some garment, esp the robes of an office)to invest a king in the insignia of an emperor

(tr often foll by in) to install formally or ceremoniously (in an official position, rank, etc)

(tr; foll by in or with) to place (power, authority, etc, in) or provide (with power or authority)to invest new rights in the monarchy

(tr; usually passive; foll by in or with) to provide or endow (a person with qualities, characteristics, etc)he was invested with great common sense

(tr foll by with) usually poetic to cover or adorn, as if with a coat or garmentwhen spring invests the trees with leaves

(tr) rare to surround with military forces; besiege

(intr foll by in) informal to purchase; buy

Derived forms of invest

investable or investible, adjectiveinvestor, noun

Word Origin for invest

C16: from Medieval Latin investīre to clothe, from Latin, from vestīre, from vestis a garment

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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What is Motivation

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Motivation is the word derived from the word ’motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals. It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals. In the work goal context the psychological factors stimulating the people’s behaviour can be –

  • desire for money
  • success
  • recognition
  • job-satisfaction
  • team work, etc

One of the most important functions of management is to create willingness amongst the employees to perform in the best of their abilities. Therefore the role of a leader is to arouse interest in performance of employees in their jobs. The process of motivation consists of three stages:-

  1. A felt need or drive
  2. A stimulus in which needs have to be aroused
  3. When needs are satisfied, the satisfaction or accomplishment of goals.

Therefore, we can say that motivation is a psychological phenomenon which means needs and wants of the individuals have to be tackled by framing an incentive plan.

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