Your motives drive all you do and are your reasons behind every behavior, decision, and action. Where you are succeeding, your motives are in alignment with what you truly want. Where you are not achieving success is where you are out of alignment. This podcast will align you. Master your motives or they will master you. Master your motives and you will effectively achieve the fulfillment in life you truly desire. Join host Kevin Miller and select guests to discover what their motives have been and are now as we get to the root of human potential. Your potential. | Part of the 48 million download Motive podcast network along with the "True Life" (health and wellness) and "The Ziglar Show" (professional development) podcasts.
6: Valerie Burton | Is Guilt Driving You?
Of course it is, but to what degree? Guilt is a primary hidden driver that we’ve accepted as a norm. How much of your lives and actions are being driven by this life draining motive? Probably more than you are aware of. But why, is the question. In this episode I bring you Valorie Burton. Valorie is founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has written more than a dozen books on personal development. She has a unique combination of research, faith, and personal transparency that inspires people to action and delivers practical tools to find fulfillment and purpose in work and life. She has a large following with almost half a million on Facebook alone. She’s just published a book titled, “Let Go Of The Guilt.” Her research into the reality and nuances of guilt and the hold it has on us is profound, which is why I pursued her to be on the show and shine a light on this very insidious and pervasive driver that is leading so many of us to frustration, exhaustion, burn out and unfulfillment. I begin, of course...getting very personal with Valorie. What were her early motives? What drove her to push and strive and get herself into the Air Force Academy on a presidential appointment, then what drove her to drop out. What drove her to realize how much of her drive was fueled by guilt and what drove her to start a PR firm then abandon it to be an author and speaker? What drove her to marry, then divorce, then to marry again? What drives her today? Type Valorie Burton in any search engine and you’ll find her everywhere, and her coaching business is at cappinstitute.com
5. What You Want
We are creatures of want. We speak the language of want and the marketplace appeals to us from an economy of want. What we have wanted has shaped our lives and is the result of where we find ourselves today, for better and worse. But two stark realities exist; more and more we aren’t clear on what we truly want and we actually want less and less. Together, as a culture we are just settling for less and less and the less true and meaningful wants we have and pursue the more we sink into numbness, medication and disappointment. So on one hand we have a reality that wanting bigger things leads to more happiness, but we are also afraid to want much for fear we will be disappointed. In this episode I’ll walk you through how your wants have shaped where you are, for better and worse. And why “wanting it more!” is not the solution, but wanting it authentically is.
4: Guy Kawasaki | Avoiding robbery and getting a nice car
I bring you Silicon Valley legend and all around wise guy, Guy Kawasaki. I’ve read Guys books, had him on my Ziglar Show twice, hung out with him face to face in San Diego at the Social Media Marketing event, and I think our relationship was solidified after he butt dialed my cell phone one afternoon and we talked a while about him starting a podcast, which he did...called Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People. Guy was the original Chief Evangelist of Apple and has many stories about him with Steve Jobs and the early foundations of Apple. Today he’s an evangelist for Canva and Mercedes but much more than that just a big influence and all around fun guy. I brought him here to the Motive podcast to talk about his early and current motives, both personally and professionally. Honestly this is just a fun romp through Guy admitting he never had huge visions, but he did have clear motives and he went forth and accomplished them. This will be a good showcase that you don’t need giant killing, uber altruistic goals to get you going and achieving. Just clear goals you have faith in. You can connect with Guy Kawasaki...everywhere, he’s a social media giant. His website is guykawasaki.com and I really encourage you to check out his podcast, Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People.
3: You Are Driven
Everybody has drive, and everyone has positive and negative drive. We generally speak of a person who is really “driven” in regards to them being in consistent action toward something positive or worthwhile. While we cite the person who seldom gets off the couch to participate in life as having no drive. My muse here is Motive...the reason for all we do and don’t do. We all have a reason, a drive, for all we do. We are just often not aware of it and we end up somewhere wondering…”How the heck did I end up here!” There is a reason, something driving you. I can show you two people with the same hard circumstance that was the primary ingredient in their drive. One is driven to overcome and achieve and do great things. And the other person from the same circumstances is driven to minimize themselves and hide and possibly engage in self-destructing actions. What I want you to see and understand the relevance is, it’s drive either way. Motive. A reason. In this episode of the Motive show I’ll help you unpack and understand the reality that you are...driven. In all you do. Where you are not getting the results you want, is where your drive is coming from an unhealthy or hidden source.
2: Shawn Askinosie | Criminal Defense Lawyer To Humanitarian Chocolatier
What would motivate someone to become a criminal defense lawyer? For 20 years. Then leave to become a humanitarian chocolatier? I’ve chosen this show with Shawn Askinosie as my first guest appearance on the Motive podcast because it got to the heart of my desired focus. His company, Askinosie Chocolate, was recently named by Forbes “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.” The Oprah Magazine “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” Friends, if you are a chocolate lover...of real, fine chocolate, do yourself a favor. Go to Askinosie.com/. But to this show, Shawn's dad died at 14 and tore his world apart, he set a maniacal pace to accomplish big achievements and prove to God he didn't need him. He ultimately pursued law school and withstood 11 law school rejections, and went on to have an exemplary career. But he never overcame his dad's sickness and death. This led him to volunteering for palliative care at a hospital and starting a five year journey to a different vocation. A significant statement from him in this episode is this, “It’s a funny paradox, but the first step in sorting myself out was actually not to think about myself, and instead to focus on other people.” Shawn wrote a book that was first sent to me, along with some great chocolate, by my Dad, Dan Miller, who got to know and greatly appreciate Shawn. The book is called, Meaningful Work - A Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. I highly recommend it and you can find it wherever you buy books, and at his website, shawnaskinosie. Let me say this, if you want a great taste of what this Motive podcast is about, this is a show to listen to.
1: What Drives You
It’s a question and a statement. We start by asking the question and end by stating the answer. What drives you is your Motive. Your reason. But it is often hidden to us, even when we think we know it at face value. I live in a world of aspiring people, like you. People pursuing and applying wisdom, blood, sweat, and tears and succeeding in some areas of life. But frustratingly, applying the same methods to other areas of life and not getting the expected results. Which is more than frustrating. Why? I’ll tell you here in this initial episode of my new, premier podcast. I believe it is a root issue to personal development and it’s not only the focus of this new podcast, but my book coming out in 2021.