By now you should know that I’m always looking for motivation to do something. Remember when I was looking for workout motivation? I’m still looking for that, by the way. What about when I shared five great motivational ideas? Well, I have another motivational project for you. Let me ask you, are you motivated by lists? To do lists especially. Have you ever thought about making a fun, interactive list for your goals? Well here you go, it’s a motivation bucket! I have to give credit where credit is due though. Another wonderful and extremely successful direct sales friend gave me this idea. Thanks Stacy, I appreciate it and I ran with it!
So here’s how it works, get yourself a small pail. Small silver pails are great to paint if you so choose. I found some cute pails at Target over Valentines day that were perfect for me. Next, paint a few clothes pins in a light color, I chose white. Finally paint or write your goals on each clothes pin with a sharpie. So simple, yet so motivational!
You can use these for work related goals. For example in the direct sales world we could have a pin for each booking and have a goal of booking 5 parties on a phone call. After each booked party we drop one of the pins in the bucket. How about using it for phone calls you need to make? Recruits you need to sign on over a certain amount of time? The possibilities are endless! I used mine for my blogging tasks so I know exactly what I have left to do for the day.
How about making one of these buckets up for everyone in the family. Have household chores written on each one and color code them by daily, weekly and monthly. Then you’ll know which chores have been done, and which ones still need to be done. It makes it a game which could be beneficial for younger kids learning responsibility.
Do you have a hobby? Maybe you are an aspiring writer? Put a clothespin on the bucket for every 1000 words you write, or whatever goal you have. It’s much more motivational when you can see the progress in this manner. You may start with a goal to write 10,000 words, but breaking it down makes it go by faster, and you’ll be able to see the progress.
What motivational techniques do you put into action to help you get moving? Share them in the comments!