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Get Motivated!: Overcome Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal, and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA

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Motivated people advance further and faster in their careers, earn more money, are more productive, experience more satisfying relationships and are happier than the less- motivated people around them. But true motivation cannot be faked or forced.

In the same way that each person has a different fingerprint and a distinct combination of DNA, every individual is hardwired
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ebook, 256 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Crown Business (first published January 1st 2009)
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Waseem
Nov 08, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
im sorry but i lost patience midway.../ chapter 9...I'm not God gift to people to motivate but damn was this dull...bland...boring..and very corporatish...as if am learning from a textbook....and although I appreciate the author constantly offering us freebies online every now and again, but that doesn't help either

Its a very competitive environment self help and teaching motivation, and my advice, theres an abundance of far better and superior teachers out there that are much more fun and livel
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Simeon
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple yet full of practical solutions In business, relationships and leadership situations. This book is written in a way that allows the reader to make practical and effective use of life's success strategies. Motivational DNA was eye opening to me. I must say that the Motivational DNA is suspiciously similar to the 5 Love Languages but with very few exceptions. Part 4 of this book is common sense. But as we would all agree, common sense isn't always common practice. I personally enjoyed the b ...more
Quinn
Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really, I probably give this one a 3.5. It's also a book to have around if you are a manager of people. It's certainly a quick read. The book is about your motivational DNA are you a producer or a connecter, do you like stability or variety, do you prefere cash or more time off kind of a thing. Then like most books she divides everyone into categories and list ways those people are motivated.

Read the book like this. Spend your time going over the six parts that make up motivational DNA (the fir
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Alison Livingston
Mar 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am going to have to read this one many times to really internalize the brilliant concepts of what motivates people--well, me.

I gave it four stars because the author bugged me a bit with her claims that famous people like mother Teresa and George Foreman imparted sage wisdom to her by name. "Tamara, if there's one thing I've learned in life (insert breathtaking but very unhelpful yet quotable bit of brain muffin here)." She did this like eight times.

Also, her chapter on parenting advice made me
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Peggy
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: success, non-fiction
I thought this book had a lot of good information in it, and might be a good book to have as a reference about motivation and personality types. She breaks everyone in to types that are what she calls our motivational DNA. I found it a helpful exercise, but simplistic to divide everyone into one of a few categories. Obviously not all people within a category are the same. And as with all books on motivation or self help, she asks "What do you REALLY want" the million dollar question that for ma ...more
Spencerian
Jun 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good read. It enlightened me and gave me the awareness of how I'm motivated. Like the author said, everybody has a specific "Motivational DNA". What gets one person motivated can repel another. The knowledge in this book is invaluable when working in teams, dealing with people, children, etc. Loved it. What most impressed me was that if you purchase the book from the Get Motivated website, the author donates 100% of the profits to the charity of your choice. Wow. What author does that?!?
Melissa
May 22, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars. I wanted a bit more from this book than what I got. So a few years ago my mom and I attended one of her presentations, and it was pretty motivating which is why I bought the book. But the book doesn't have nearly as much information as I wanted. It does have some interesting parts, but not nearly enough on how to apply it to life. It took me a long time to finish this book because I got bored with it.
Jakub
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The concept of motivational DNA is stupidly simple yet seems to be very powerful. The whole thing is a kind of synthesis of what has been already told/worked out regarding people motivational factors and sold to the reader in modern and easy to use fashion. It really helped me to look at some people from a different angle and understand their behaviour and desires.
Alissa
Mar 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, 2009
I liked the author's explanation of the six factors which motivate you and related to my type, as revealed by the quiz in the book. The author's chatty tone was pleasant at first, but I found it more grating as the book went on. I skipped the section on motivating kids since I don't have any and thought had an odd placement in the book.

It's an interesting premise and definitely worth a skim.
Tony
Mar 01, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got bought this book on Kindle and am on about page 100. The author is sort of a self-made consultant/millionaire. I need to take the on-line survey that will tell me what type of Motivational DNA I have. We'll see how it goes.
David Provolt
This book comes off as very mechanical and monotone. I was also turned off by her using the term "Motivational DNA." Her motivational types had nothing to do with DNA. That said I did learn something about what motivates me.
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Judulnya: Get Motivated: Overcove Any Obstacle, Achieve Any Goal and Accelerate Your Success with Motivational DNA.

Kirain DNA yang gen gitu, tapi tau-taunya singkatan... hu... Kaya motivator sini aja, hoby bikin singkatan yang ngga jelas...
Amy Denim
While I found Tamara's advice a bit too... advicey, and didn't really take her 'lists' on how to make your whole life better, I really like her ideas about motivational DNA and how we are all motivated differently. It's really helped me focus on what actually motivates me versus what I thought did.
Lisa
Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book. I expected it to be a motivational-speaker type of book. Tamara Lowe did a great job of tapping into different motivational styles.

I'll use it for my own motivation. Most of all, I'll use it for my team at work and my friends.
Jim
Sep 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She has written a simplistic model for how we can look at people. I cetainly disagree with the idea that everyone fits in 4 boxes but as a framework this is worth considering if you are not going for a Ph D in something.
Gary Paulson
Mentioned by Michelle Withers who is doing some training for our employees.

The intro by her husband was over the top and almost put me off reading the book. The author obviously has some street cred from the number of celebrities she name-drops in the book.
Tamara
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone serious about success in your career and in your personal life this book is a must have! If you need work on inter personal communication, motivating your self,kids, or employees this book is an excellent foundation. Reading it for the second time!
Brian
Nov 15, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
It's been a while since I read a book like this. Mostly a disappointment for me. Heavy on the rah rah, and very light on actual substance and HOW to do some of the things she recommends. A year from now, I probably won't be able to trace anything I learned back to this book.
Jojo John
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is good book to get motivated !!! . The way she explained DNA is perfect and it help me lot to evaluate myself
Ama
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't. lol.
Ogedengbe Smart
I rated 2 star because already crazy to read this revelation
E. Scott Harvey
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow - simply a wonderful book by a woman who as "been there and done that."

I was impressed my both Tamara's insight as well as her own life story of what she had to overcome.

Amy
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought this would be a great book for parenting - it claims to be. I thought it would be really helpful in a business setting, but didn't gain that much for my lacking parenting skills.
V K
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Half truths backed up by science in certain areas, no concrete proof any of this is true, but the ideas are interesting.
Ashley
Jul 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just skimming through.
Jenny
Apr 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book! I learned a lot about it and bought several copies to give to other people.
Susan
Aug 07, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: set-aside
I really wanted to read this. I just couldn't get motivated.
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