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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation 

 

You might find yourself wondering why you hate your job but it’s not even that bad. You're not motivated at all to show up for it.

 

Over time things have changed, and this is a big one. Work was once a place where you bring in money and it’s not meant to be fun or intrinsically rewarding you get that from your home life. Right?

 

However, we no longer live in the depression where people were starving. We live in a world where there are opportunities all around us and we can can choose. We can choose to grow in a career for intrinsic reasons. We can choose to change careers as there are so many jobs out there.

Okay so what is intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

 

Intrinsic motivation is when you feel you have purpose, challenge, growth, and autonomy in your workplace. These things are what drive you to succussed. Extrinsic motivation is when you’re driven by money, bonuses, and rewards. I am driven by both, however, I could not create a career around extrinsic motivation as it’s not my dominate motivator.

 

Why are you in the job you’re in? Is it solely for the money?

 

And does that make you satisfied, motivated and fulfilled. Great then, you probably don’t need my help. Or are you bored, you have no motivation to go to work, you bitch about work and you don’t feel as though you’re using your strengths? Okay well, it’s time to do something about it. You are not fulfilling your intrinsic motivation, which means you could have a more purposeful, meaningful career if you choose to.

 

Ask yourself when you have felt most, proud, happy and fulfilled?

 

Did these times involve other people? Did you help someone?

 

Usually, we gain satisfaction from the process. If things were easy and you were paid lots of money you would most likely be incredibly bored at work. 

 

It's okay to want me out of your career then just money. 

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