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Motivational Speeches to Supercharge Your Mind

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A YouTube Playlist to reprogram your mind

For several months I listened to hundreds of YouTube Clips of motivational speeches. I decided to compile a playlist for myself with the absolute best. Talks, concepts, and ideas that make me realize new things every time I listen to them.
I want to share these with you. I aspire to help you reprogram your mind and find new energy you did not even know you had.
Play the list while you are walking, sitting on a bus, a subway or just while you are cleaning at home. Keep your body busy and make your mind available for new ideas.

Most know nothing about their customers

Here are some thought-provoking questions for you.

How many times have you started a new job and within the first week you are trained and educated about the customer. What jobs the customer has. What pains they want to avoid and what gains they are looking for. How much research material about the customer did you receive and were able to read? Did you read extensive buyer persona material?
I think it is safe to assume that you most likely did not receive any training or read any material at any of your jobs. There is one exception.

Make Your Attitudes Your Allies

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Can You Read Minds?

Reading mind is easier than you think. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it, but you read the mind of other your mind, every day.

How do we do it? We do it automatically, through attitude appraisals.

Remember the song “You Don’t Need to Know the Language to Say You’re in Love”? Bing Crosby made it famous many years ago. There’s a whole bookful of applied psychology packed into those simple lyrics. You don’t need to know the language to say you’er in love. Anyone who’s ever been in love knows that.

And you don’t need to know any language to say “I like you” or “I despise you”or “I think you’re important” or “unimportant” or “I envy you.” You don’t need to know words or to use words to say “I like my job” or “I’m bored” or “I’m hungry”. People speak without a sound. How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.

You can read the mind of the fellow sitting at a desk. You sense, by observing his expressions and mannerisms, how he feels toward his job. You can read the minds of salesmen, students, husbands, and wives; you not only can you do. The expert actors those in demand in movies and television year after year in a sense are not actors at all. They don’t play their roles. Instead they lose their own identity and actually think and feel like the character they are playing. They’ve got to. Else they’d look phonies and their ratings would plunge.

Attitudes do more than show through. They “sound” through too. A secretary does more than identify an office when he says, “Good morning, Mr. Shoemaker’s office . In just five words one secretary says, “I like you. I’m glad your’re calling. I think you are important. I like my job.”

By David Schwartz

A Motivational Speech

A Motivational Speech inspires audience members to make a change. If you’re very passionate on a particular subject, audience members will be able to feel your energy. It’s important to plan your speech out in advance, to ensure your message is both clear and appropriate for the audience you’re addressing and to ensure it creates a deep impact.

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Clear Purpose

If you’re trying to motivate people to do something, it’s important to make the intended behavior clear. The level of explanation required may vary according to the topic of the speech. Provide enough information to give audience members a complete understanding of what you would like them to do and how they can get started. For example, if you’re giving a motivational speech to inspire the audience to quit smoking, clearly say you believe smoking is harmful to one’s health and offer tips to break the habit.

Personal Story

Include at least one personal story in your speech to which audience members can relate. Hearing your story will help inspire listeners and allow them to feel empowered to make a change. When you share your own success story, it adds a personal touch that allows listeners to really understand the impact making the change can have on their live. Your passion for the subject matter will really shine through as it has had such a deep impact on your life

Audience Fit

A motivational speech is most effective when it is tailored to fit the audience. Different groups of people may respond better to a variety of diverse delivery methods. Listeners who are already knowledgeable on a particular subject matter may quickly become bored if too much background information is provided, while others with little prior knowledge will be lost without it. Other issues such as cultural and geographical factors should also be taken into consideration when preparing the speech.

Best Motivational Speeches

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Who couldn’t use a few of the best motivational speeches for entrepreneurs?

Business can be hard. Heck, life can be hard.

We’re all on a journey, and we’ve all been down in the dumps before, wondering if what we’re doing is really worth it.

Wondering if what we’re doing is really making an impact.

But, it’s important that we’re always moving forward. This is a lesson that I learned early in life.

I remember I was around 4 years old, and I was learning to ride my bike with my uncle and my father.

Of course, I fell off multiple times while I was learning to cycle, and I remember the time I cut my knee pretty badly.

At that point I really just wanted to quit and go home. But, my family told me: “you can’t quit now, you’re almost there. Just try it once more!”

You’ve probably heard that before too, right?

You’ve probably heard that before too, right?

So, I got back on that bike. I didn’t want to, but you just need to power through and face your challenges head-on.

Sure enough, that was the first time that I rode that bike without any help.

After that, I was so glad I kept moving forward and that I never gave up.

Now, that probably wasn’t the motivational speech that you expected when you clicked on this article, but it’s evidence that we can do so much more than we think we’re capable of when we’re spurred on by others.

Brain Hacks to Boost Your Motivation

You sit down at your computer intending to work on your next project or task, then procrastination sets in. Two hours later, you realize you still have not begun the task in earnest. Why is it so easy to shrug something off, even when you know the job must get done?

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Each type of motivation can be effective. Internal motivation is thought to work best in the long run, but external motivation can be a useful tool in some cases, such as prompting you to complete a task or assignment that doesn’t internally interest you.

The secret is knowing how to tap into both types of motivations to overcome procrastination and be more proactive. To help you do that, here are 5 brain hacks to boost motivation and stay productive, even when distractions abound.

  1. Tap into your bigger purpose.

When you find your motivation is lacking, try focusing on the purpose behind what you are doing or on how it plays into the larger goal of what you want to accomplish. Focusing on the bigger goal gives you the feeling of working on something greater and being part of something bigger than yourself. It gives deeper meaning to the objective you seek or the project you are putting long hours into.

  1. Don’t over thinks it

Overthinkers complicate an easy task by anticipating unlikely problems. When you overthink a project you are working on, it creates more stress and pressure. Ultimately, it obstructs your motivation. To counter a tendency to overthink a problem, make sure to keep your goals simple and small. This will break your objectives into more manageable chunks. Focus on accomplishing each step. This in turn creates motivation, because you see yourself moving forward and accomplishing your goals.

  1. Strengthen Your good memories

Another way to tap into your natural motivation is to strengthen those memories where you are succeeding and accomplishing your goals. By doing this, you can enhance and encourage your motivation and inspiration. To do this, recall as vividly as you can a fulfilling memory of succeeding or accomplishing your goals. Imagine this memory as if it were being projected on a huge IMAX screen. Make the memory bright and loud. Now increase the positive feelings that you experienced, just like turning up a dial.

Do this 5 or 10 times, and you’ll discover that what was once just a positive memory is now a driving motivation. The more you experience the memory, the more you’ll want to relive it and make it real again.