Your Motivation Code with Todd Henry

What is it that ultimately drives you? It’s key to know this across all areas of your life, so I’m excited to speak with Todd Henry again on the show as we uncover the Motivation Code.

Today’s guest Todd Henry has helped identify the unique ways that we are motivated. It’s fascinating: there are 27 potential ways and it’s different for all of us. Todd is a self-proclaimed “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, who is a writer, speaker, and helps facilitate people and teams generate brilliant ideas. He’s written four books and has recently released his fifth book, The Motivation Code: Discover The Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work, co-authored with Rod Penner, Todd Hall and Joshua Miller.

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I want to share with you today The NOW Year Calendar 2021 edition, from my partnership with the team at NeuYear. It’s a wall calendar that comes in both a tall and wide format to help you plan out the year, and it’s based on my TimeCrafting methodology. If you follow my 30 Days of TimeCrafting program, you can choose your Annual Axiom and put it at the top of this calendar, along with adding Daily Themes to the mix. Simply go to Productivityist.com/NeuYear. 2020 is rapidly coming to a close, so it’s time to start planning the next year now.

It’s not about waiting for work to motivate us; once we identify our true motivations, we’re in flow. In this conversation, we explore MCODE™ assessment, experiencing flow, how knowing our motivation benefits both our work and personal lives.

Talking Points
  • Compiling the new books after decades of research (0:37)
  • How the opportunity came up to write the book (2:53)
  • The six values of themes (5:57)
  • Results from the assessment and what they mean (9:20)
  • Why we need to dig deep with assessment results (24:45) 
  • Trigger, process and outcome motivation (25:55)
  • Experiencing flow when their motivation code is activated (30:50)
  • How and when our motivation shifts over time (32:54)
  • Long-term benefits of knowing your motivational traits (38:02)
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"We create enemies when we don’t need to."
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