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  • Writer's pictureGoran Yerkovich

The Biggest Career Mistake to Avoid: The Pitfalls of Using Money As a Motivator

Do you, or your company use money as a motivator?

Is money the only reason you keep doing what you do? Even if you hate your job?

As per a study by MIT, money only works as a motivator for basic needs.

Then money no longer works. In fact, it fails.

What REALLY works is something else...

Because the truth is: we are all looking for three things in life and in work:

1. More Autonomy

2. More Mastery

3. More Purpose.

With these things, we are the masters of our destiny. We enjoy our days. We enjoy what we do. We have purpose. We have freedom to do more of what we love. And we have the opportunity to align what we do with that thing, that authentic person, waiting to get out.

This short video explains it well...

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1. Self-Mastery: Mastering a new skill, to get promoted, and unlock even more of your many talents.

2. More Autonomy: Learning the art of goal setting, and the freedom and added purpose it brings to you or your organization.

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And much more!

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Until next time, stay inspired!



In the fall of 2017 I founded as my way of contributing back to the world.  Never before has so much powerful, educational, informative life changing knowledge been available to us online. The Inspired is a BEST oF compilation of those sources, with a specific goal in mind...


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Tools, Tactics & Inspired Daily Rituals:  Every journey should start with practical, and easy to follow advice.  In the articles we post regularly, I'll share with you some of the best I've learned that has helped me master my life. I'm talking about some of the most under used, underrated, and misunderstood tools, tactics, and habits in life that have worked for me and millions of people around the world.  Tools and tactics to help you understand your strengths, passions and goals, and get you working towards improving your life today. And most importantly, by subscribing to the-inspired we're saying yes, we want to spend some part of each day doing not just what we love but what we were placed on this earth to do. 

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Hi I'm Goran Yerkovich, the Founder of The-Inspired. I'd love to hear from you and learn what brought you to The-Inspired. If you have an idea for a story as a Guest Columnist, or if you'd like to share your journey, or you'd like to tell me about the articles you've loved, and how they have helped you in your journey, you can reach me at:  

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