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Last Update: February 15, 2015

Motivation is the key word in sharing information. But how do you keep yourself and others motivated?

Motivation 1: be valuable to others

An important motivator is to share information valuable to another e.g.:

  • sharing an article about a new medicin against hay fever with a relative who continuously sneezes each spring
  • forwarding an ad of the new Tesla to a friend who's interesting in electric cars
  • an accountant who shares a tax law update with its followers on Linkedin
  • sharing that hilarious video of a dancing cat with all your Facebook friends

Motivation 2: manifestation

The second motivator to share is the need of people to manifest themselve, in order to show the world who they are and what they stand for. Information you share with your network says a lot about who you are. Or at least how you would like others to see you.

Motivation 3: cultivate relationships

A strong motivation is our need to belong to a group of like-minded people. By sharing information with people around you, you indicate that you care about them. It's a way to cultivate your current relationships and also the best way to make new contacts.

Motivation 4: getting appreciation

Appreciation is a strong motivator for most people. When we share valuable information with third parties we expect appreciation in return. And if we get that appreciation, we enjoy it and gives us a feeling that we really matter.

Motivation 5: improve the world

Thanks to social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and so on, people nowadays are in a much better position than before to express their opinion and having more influence in certain matters.

Success!

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MarineMom Premium
Very informative blog that is helpful for all. Thank you.
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despatis Premium
You're most welcome Donna!
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LLeary Premium
Hey Desmond, great post and thanks for sharing and motivating me. I hope one day I can return the favor.
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despatis Premium
My pleasure Leonard, thanks.
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Wardah1 Premium
Great post Desmond
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despatis Premium
Hope it's helpful Fatimah.
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Boothe Premium
Good discussion about different types of motivation. I just wrote my first WA blog post yesterday, about motivation, but I didn't think to mention different types! Thanks for the thoughts
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despatis Premium
You're most welcome Tennyson! I've commented on your first blog.
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Boothe Premium
Thanks!
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cm2108 Premium
Nice post Desmond! Thanks for sharing! Gus
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You're most welcome Gus.
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Kyirrie Premium
Great post Desmond! :)
Cheers,
Lynette
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despatis Premium
Thank you so much Lynette.
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Papi Premium
Nice post Desmond :)
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despatis Premium
Thanks Edmund.
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Indi-Em Premium
Good points Desmond. They make a lot of sense. Thank you for sharing them.
Emilie
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Thanks Emilie, it's my pleasure.
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msh2501 Premium
Very constructive post, Desmond.
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despatis Premium
Thank you, Martha.
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NancyLian Premium
By sharing knowledge to motivate will enrich someone and the effect of sharing is uplifting. Thank you for sharing Desmond.
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despatis Premium
That certainly is Nancy, thanks for your comment.
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Gordi Premium
Sharing of information is big business these days
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despatis Premium
Indeed Gordi, together we achieve more ..
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JewelCarol Premium
I like pt 1, thank you Desmond. :)
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despatis Premium
You're welcome Jewel Carol, that's why I started with pt 1.
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Nettechguy Premium
You are a wise man Desmond. I enjoyed this post.
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despatis Premium
I'm just an ordinary guy David, but good to hear that you enjoyed my post.
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sophE Premium
Nice post!
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despatis Premium
Hope it's useful Sophia.
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Firekeeper Premium
Thanks for the positive drift in your post!
Do you mind, if I change your linchpin into a shorter version? let's just talk about MOTIVE. Motive is that which moves you from the inside, natrually. WHereas motivation wants to trick you from the outside. Just think about it.
Hang on,
Stefan
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despatis Premium
Yep Stephan, thanks for your additional comment, much appreciated.
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KatieMac Premium
very good motivational post
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despatis Premium
Thanks Katie!
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hectoroliver Premium
Hello Despatis, as usual,m always on target.
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despatis Premium
We all are Hector, thanks.
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TJRANDO Premium
Great motivational blog Desmond! Thank-you..
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despatis Premium
Thanks for the compliment Tom.
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kennnyb Premium
Opinion doesn't do much good for the pocketbook.
Ken
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despatis Premium
You're right Ken, but at least it gives some good feeling.
Desmond
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AndyJ Premium
Enjoyed the read. Feeling motivated!
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despatis Premium
That's what I aimed for Andy, thanks.
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Loes Premium
Hello Desmond, great blogpost and to the point! Keep blogging!
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despatis Premium
Will do Loes, thanks.
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MsDebbie Premium
That is so true and many great points to remember. Sharing with others. When you take time to think of others it's less time to dwell on yourself.
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despatis Premium
Absolutely Debbie!
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MJAlex Premium
Great post! We are definitely able to guide each other along the path to success, and I find that this community is spectacular of doing just that. I wish to get more connected to social media and expand my audience a bit... Thank you for the insight!
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You're most welcome Matthew!
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