Every human being is different. They have different attitudes, beliefs, and principles. That’s why you can’t approach everybody in the same way and that’s what makes the motivation process so special. Every person has different needs and as a result, different things will inspire them.
It’s a myth that being a leader is an innate talent. A good leader is created of course due to his/her inclination, but the leadership skills are gained with a lot of effort and investment in themselves. Everything you need to know to become one can be taught and below you will find out ways to motivate others.
Set an example
First of all, if you want to inspire others you have to believe in yourself before you believe in anybody else. A sense of certainty and reassurance appeals to other people. If you believe in yourself, people will pay more attention to your words and will think highly of you.
Their respect and admiration towards your face will motivate them to become a better and improved version of themselves. Be true to your beliefs, defend them strongly in every given chance and this strong sense of certitude will be acknowledged by others.
Hear to what others have to say
If you want to inspire others, you have to show them your interest and most important of all, listen to what they have to say. Being a good listener is a very important skill for a good leader. People want their voice to be heard and to feel important to engage and interact with someone.
When you are listening to them, try to show it. In this case, body language can help you a lot. Looking them into the eyes and not getting interrupted by external factors, such as your mobile or your computer, can show a person that your concentration at that moment is totally on him.
Questions are the key
If you want to motivate others, except for listening to them, you have to show your care also in other ways. When you don’t know that person, you can create intimacy by asking questions about their lives and background. These personal questions, e.g. where did he grow up, information about his parents, etc. will express your interest in them.
If you ask smart questions, it’s more possible to receive answers that will aid you in your motivational and inspirational process with that person. Last but not least, questions about their hobbies will help you determine several aspects of a person’s personality.
Adjust to the different cases
As mentioned above, every person is different and your approach has to be adjusted to the other person’s needs in order to be a successful motivational leader. In order to make these adjustments, first, you have to decide on your leadership style. During this process, you find discover your advantages and disadvantages and you will work on them to improve them.
If you know who you are, you will be able to handle more difficult people’s personalities and inspire them.
People sometimes need to be encouraged when they have accomplished a task. This will make them keep trying for more and become more productive and motivated. But, there are also times that they will need your help and support to accomplish another task.
In these cases, offer them your help in every possible way and reassure them that whatever comes up, they can always reach you. With your help, they will set a goal and finally achieve it. This will motivate them to achieve one goal after the other and finally find their inner passion.
Being a leader who can motivate and inspire others is a rewarding process and people around you will always be grateful for helping and supporting them.