In business, like in life in general, there are two types of people: proactive and reactive. While one group is not necessarily better than the other, you need to quickly find out what kind of businessperson you are because this influences how you are inspired.
Proactive people are inspired by things they desire. They work towards things. They are attracted to certain goals and outcomes. In other words, proactive people are aspirational people-they aspire to things. They turn ideas that you can’t see into things you can touch, see, hear, smell, and taste.
On the other end of the spectrum are reactive people. These people aren’t inspired by things they like or aspire to. Instead, they are motivated by fear. They are inspired to produce solutions because they fear losing something. They work best when their backs are against the wall. They produce solutions when all other easier options are gone. These are the types of businesspeople that nail a three-point shot just in time for the game-ending buzzer. Know which type of businessperson you are so you can put together a strategy that will give you the right kind of inspiration. [Read more…]