The Success Formula- Part 9

In part 9 of The Success Formula, we will look at Inspiration.

Inspiration and motivation is the fuel that makes us tic. Money is a motivator if you don’t pay enough, but you can take the money out of the equation by paying people enough. Researchers at MIT, Chicago School of Economics, and at Carnegie Melon University have found that there are three factors that lead to better performance and personal satisfaction:
  • Autonomy
  • Mastery
  • Purpose
Autonomy, mastery, and purpose are what fuels inspiration.

During my professional career, I have always viewed every position or job I had as my company. I was running the company Leif Trulsson (autonomy) and my goal was to excel in everything that I did (mastery) and deliver the best possible service (purpose). In the beginning it was a one man company, but as I later became a CIO I viewed the whole IT department as an autonomous company and my aspirations was for the whole department to excel and under the given circumstances deliver the best possible service to our customers and at an unbeatable price/performance. And we did, and in the process we had a lot of fun.

So, feel inspired and have FUN! Some might even say if it’s not fun it’s not worth doing. In fact, inspiration fuels a whole industry, the entertainment industry.

The Success Formula – lays the foundation for success.

We need to increase both the Return on Investment for the business and the Return on Experience for the individual and the team. That’s the true reward.

And remember, we need to celebrate!