Bryan Paul Sullo

Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

The Right Tool for the Job

In A Funny Thing Happened, Life in General on 3 January 2014 at 12:32 pm

Does your family get on your case for hoarding saving useless junk? Is your standard response, “It might come in handy one day.”? Well, you’re right!

With all the excitement of having twins in July, I forgot to police the walkways for foreign objects this fall. Living in New England, that’s an important annual chore. It means the difference between a successful snow-blowing session and one that ends with a doormat wrapped around the auger and wedged into the impeller. Today was an example of the latter. Read the rest of this entry »

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To a Year Without Fear

In Character Development on 31 December 2013 at 8:58 am

My life, in 2013, has been a series of frightening experiences. The year began with the worst experience of my professional career. Mid-way through the year, my wife and I had twins. Scariest of all, I grew a beard.

Staring down the barrel of 2014, I can say I’m a lot more confident than I was a year ago. That’s because, in the midst of my work crisis, I came up with a one-word mantra that has changed my outlook on life:

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The Fastest Way to Kill Motivation

In Character Development, Family, Life in General on 22 November 2013 at 1:10 pm

Most of us want to be praised for doing a good job. Praise is a big motivator. Whether it’s a child cleaning his room, or an employee compiling a report, praise for a job well done will help get them to do it again.

You might think that means people all just looking for praise, and that not getting it will demotivate them. That’s not necessarily true. There are plenty of other ways to be motivated, but the best way to kill motivation is to ask, remind, or tell someone to do the very thing they just did.

Wait. No one would do that. Right? Wrong. People do it all the time. Read the rest of this entry »