MBP 88. What Motivates You? - Mark Terrell

MBP 88. What Motivates You? - Mark Terrell

Mark Terrell is the founder of The Reluctant Leader. He is also the founder and owner of 1st Class Coaching Solutions.

After running a successful family business for over 25 years, Mark now helps owner manage and family businesses to make the most of their strengths through greater understanding and co-operation.

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  •  Paul introduces Mark
  • Mark and their family business
  • His father’s influence on him
  • Growing the business, innovating and moving forward
  • The idea behind “The Reluctant Leader”
  • Mark on motivation
  • Motivational maps
  • Motivation on businesses

The Middle Bits:

What’s your #1 tip for a fulfilled life?

To take responsibility

Is there a particular coach, mentor or person who has inspired you along the way?

James Sale

Is there a lesson that you’ve learned out of school that is not taught in school?

Seek help whenever we need it

What’s your one word of intention for the next 12 months?

Nike (Just do it)

Key Takeaways:

  • It doesn’t matter how good somebody is at what they’re doing, if they’re not motivated, it’s pointless.
  • Motivation means motive and action; the stronger the motive, the more likely we are to take action.. if we have little motive, we are not likely to take actions.
  • There’s no good or bad motivations; it’s whether in context those motivations are helping you, whether you can do something about them because you can’t change what motivates you.

Mentioned Resources:

Mark’s websites:

The Reluctant Leader

1st Class Coaching Solutions

Connect with The ManBits

Disclosure: This post may contain links to products or services with which I have an affiliate relationship and may receive compensation from your actions through such links. However, I don’t let that corrupt my perspective and I don’t recommend only affiliates.

Disclaimer: Some of the content of this podcast may contain topics of a sensitive nature such as depression, anxiety and suicide. Whilst I have experience in coaching, training and remedial therapy I’m not to provide mental health advice or counselling. Therefore, engaging with the content of this podcast should not be considered a substitute to professional therapy.


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