The Right Motivators to Fuel Growth with Jonathan Mahan
This episode of the Live Better Seller Better Podcast features Jonathan Mahan, Co-Founder of The Practice Lab. Today, many of us still describe salespeople as "coin-operated." However, this isn't actually how we pay them at all, and this idea actually affects motivation and fulfillment negatively.
Jonathan shares insights on the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators that affect motivation, contentment, compensation, and much more. He talks about the use of conditions like, "Get more dials in and will give you this amount as an increase" that create a fear state in salespeople. He talks about the many better models to increase drive, creativity, and growth outside of these extrinsic factors.
- Intrinsic and extrinsic motivators
- Finding a balance between base and variable
- What does intrinsic motivation looks like
- Mastery as a motivator
Jonathan: "That's not a bad thing necessarily to have some element of variable. I honestly would say every department in a company could benefit from having some element of variable where you get bonuses for performance. But again, you can't be operating out of a fear place. You need to know that your needs are taken care of just for showing up and doing your job."
Jonathan: "I believe that, to have the most impact in this world, I need to become a true master of communication and master of influence. If this world's going to change, it's going to have to be people that change it and we're going to have to get people off the track they're on and onto a better track."
Jonathan: "The thrill of mastery is truly motivating to almost all people. And sales is an infinitely complex craft that can never truly be mastered. If you can tap into that thrill of mastery motivator in your sales team, it's an infinite source of motivation. That never goes away and will almost always lead people into positive, productive behaviors."
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