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Episode Info: Have you ever wondered why resolutions people make, in order to improve their lives, often fizzles into nothingness? The main reason boils down to the type of motivation for achieving the specific goal in mind. WTR welcomes guest Susan Fowler, a researcher, author, and co-founder of Out of the Box Learning, to our discussion. In today’s podcast episode, we will discuss why it matters to break a bad habits and instill new daily practices that will help you hone your ability of being optimally motivated.Ingenious tactics to accumulate wealth, for people who see things differently.Susan FowlerWebsite:[00:53] Kevin: Susan Fowler is a researcher, author, and co-founder of Out of the Box Learning. Today, we're talking about Optimally Money Motivated or Not[01:07] If you wouldn't mind could you share with us today a little bit about where you came from and what inspired you to get to where you are today?[01:30] Susan: I have a motto and that is I teach what I most need to learn. My quest is understanding the motivation behind what we do and what we don't do[03:35] People say that I'm a motivational speaker, but I have to correct them because I'm not a motivational speaker, I'm a researcher and a writer and a speaker who talks on the subject of motivation for science and how to use it[04:45] Kevin: So let's talk about the scientific meaning of this because you're saying that some motivational speakers have a model but it's just something they came up with due to their experience, not necessarily scientific (it might be factual but not scientific). So what are we talking about scientifically?[05:01] Susan: When I say scientific what I mean is empirically proven. So an example would be Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs[06:00] People latch on to theories or concepts without doing investigative work to say is there anything in this that's actually real/provable?[06:12] Kevin: In today's talk about Optimally Money Motivated or Not, is there a scientific way of looking at this?[06:18] Susan: Absolutely. If people texted 66866 with the word ARTICLES, I would be glad to send them these academic articles on money and motivation[06:45] The question I would ask is does money motivate people? And it's true. But there's two things we need to think about[06:53] Are there alternatives to being motivated by money that are more productive, that are healthier, that enable you to be more creative and innovative?[07:02] The answer to this is yes[07:04] If we can rather than being money motivated we shift our motivation away from the money and toward something else, then the money becomes the byproduct (it's what we end up with but not what we were seeking)[07:36] It's not just being motivated by something other than money, but you have to understand the reason that you're motivated by money if that's you...
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