Dr. John Demartini: Why Motivation Doesn’t Work

As leaders, we are tasked with “motivating” others. And empathy plays a role in that – in understanding what motivates others and hopefully, tying that to the goal you are trying to accomplish. But this is still a very ego-centric way of managing others. Making them “do what we want them to do” which my guest today tells us will never work. Today’s guest, Dr. John DeMartini shares the science of goal setting, why motivation doesn’t work, and how to discover your own – as well as others ‘- highest values so you can all succeed together.

Dr. DeMartini shares his powerful and inspirational personal journey involving overcoming learning disabilities, teachers who wanted to give up on him, his determination to learn how to read, write, articulate his ideas, and learn as much as he could, a near-death experience, his life as a surfer and a vagabond, a vision for his life that guided his trajectory, and his mother’s important words. You’ll love our discussion on sustainable fair exchange, how to level the playing field by letting go of ego and subservience, and he explains the 13 vectors of understanding your higher values so you can align your work and life. He shares a powerful free assessment tool you and your team can take so you can work better together – see below in the show notes for the link!

To access the episode transcript, please click on the episode title at www.TheEmpathyEdge.com 

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a reflective awareness, an introspective heart, and an empathic understanding of other people allows you to meet them at their level of the world and help them to recognize their genius and magnificence.
  • Everyone has an underlying drive of what is the most valuable and most significant for them. The lower the priority, the more of a distraction it is from your highest values and goals. 
  • Nobody works for the sake of the company, they work for fulfilling their values. If they can’t see how the company and the work they are doing fulfill those values, then you will find disengaged and uninspired workers. 

“You find time, make time, spend time for things that are important to you. If you look honestly, like a drone hovering over what you really spend your time on, most of the time, it’s going to be a reflection of what you’re valuing.” —  Dr. John DeMartini

About Dr. John Demartini, Human Behavior Expert, Polymath, and Internationally Published Author

Dr. John Demartini is a world-leading human behavior specialist, researcher, best-selling author, educator, and founder of The Demartini Method, a revolutionary tool in modern psychology. He has authored 40 books that have been translated into 39 different languages and presented his insights alongside some of the world’s most influential people, including Sir Richard Branson and Deepak Chopra. Harnessing almost five decades of research across multiple disciplines, Dr Demartini shares his life, business, financial, relationship and leadership empowerment strategies with people all over the globe – enabling them to transform their lives according to their highest values.

Connect with Dr. John Demartini

The Demartini Institute and free Values Assessment tool: https://drdemartini.com/ 


Book: The 7 Secret Treasures: A Transformational Blueprint for a Well-Lived Life: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-7-secret-treasures-john-demartini/1140858133 

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