Last summer, I had the opportunity to attend a conference. In terms of my normal professional career, this statement is not particularly significant, however, this conference was different because it wasn’t actually for me. My wife, who is a stay-at-home-mom, decided to sign up to be a retailer for a direct sales company.
Looking for something to motivate you? Here are 10 quotes from famous people that will inspire you to start your career, go back to school — or just live your best life.
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
— Maya Angelou
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
— C.S. Lewis
With the recent announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics being awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom for their work on employee contracts and incentives, it got me thinking about what actually motivates employees in the workplace. Not to take away from their award, but, from my professional experience, I think contracts and incentives are an incorrect starting point if you want to promote employee satisfaction and productivity.