#148: The Motivation Myth with Jeff Haden
Have you been searching for motivation in your life but don’t know where to look?
This week on YAP, we’re talking with Jeff Haden, speaker, ghostwriter, and author of The Motivation Myth. He is also a frequent, and the most popular, contributor to Inc. magazine. He is a contributing editor for Inc. Magazine and a major LinkedIn Influencer, having amassed over 1 million followers.
Jeff is also the ghostwriter of over sixty non-fiction books, including seven Amazon category #1s. Along with thousands of columns, articles, presentations, speeches, eulogies. Jeff is a keynote speaker and the founder of Blackbird Media.
In this episode, we talk about Jeff’s career journey from working in printer manufacturing plants to becoming a highly sought after ghostwriter for some of the most recognizable CEOs and business leaders. We’ll hear his tips on how to improve our skill sets, how having the correct partner in your life can impact your professional life, and where motivation comes from. Finally we discuss what to cut out of our lives in order to stay focused and motivated on our goals, including why he recommends we fire a friend.
If you’ve been looking to find motivation in your life and your side hustles, this episode is for you!
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00:29 Career Journey/Path to Becoming a Writer
14:43 Putting In Hard Work For Success
19:24 Importance of Having A Good Support System
24:30 Side Hustling/Moonlighting
26:38 Improving Your Skill Set/Finding Motivation
31:41 Setting Goals/Celebrating Small Wins
35:10 Motivation Myth/ The Book
38:31 Where Motivation Comes From
43:01 Skill Expanding
45:19 How to Stay Focused to Achieve Goals
53:29 Cut A Personal Commitment
55:13 Cut an Expense
56:53 Fire a Friend
59:37 Right & Wrong Way to Talk to Ourselves
1:03:35 Secret to Profiting in Life
Mentioned In The Episode:
Jeff’s Book, The Motivation Myth - https://www.jeffhaden.com/get-the-book
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