YAPClassic: Jeff Haden on The Motivation Myth, A No-BS Approach to Getting Motivated and Reaching Your Goals
Jeff Haden worked for the same manufacturing company for 17 years with the goal of becoming a plant manager. When he finally got the opportunity to land his dream job, he realized that he no longer wanted it; instead, he wanted to become a writer. Despite having no professional writing experience, he started working odd jobs, like ghostwriting press releases and articles for Inc. Now, he has ghostwritten over 70 non-fiction books, including two NYT top tens and nine Amazon category #1s. How did he stay motivated to learn a new skill later in life? In this episode of YAPClassic, Jeff will reveal how he became a highly sought-after ghostwriter for some of the most recognizable CEOs and business leaders. We’ll also hear his advice on how to motivate ourselves, master new skills, and what to cut out of our lives in order to stay focused on our goals, including why he recommends we fire a friend.
Jeff Haden is a speaker, ghostwriter, and author of The Motivation Myth. He is also a frequent, and the most popular, contributor to Inc. magazine and a major LinkedIn Influencer, having amassed over 1 million followers. Jeff is a keynote speaker and the founder of Blackbird Media.
In this episode, Hala and Jeff will discuss:
- How to stand out when changing career paths
- The kinds of goals you should be setting when learning a new skill
- Why you should celebrate the small wins
- How effort creates motivation
- How the most successful people stay motivated
- How to take advantage of “me-time”
- What activities and expenses to cut out of your life
- Why you should fire a friend
- And other topics…
Jeff Haden is a speaker, ghostwriter, and author of The Motivation Myth. He is also a frequent, and the most popular, contributor to Inc. magazine. In 2021, his online articles for Inc. alone attracted more than 30 million readers. He is a major LinkedIn Influencer, having amassed over 1 million followers.
Jeff is also the ghostwriter of over 70 non-fiction books, including two NYT top tens and nine Amazon category #1s, and thousands of columns, articles, presentations, speeches, and eulogies…the total is something just shy of twelve million published words. Jeff is a keynote speaker and the founder of Blackbird Media.
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Jeff’s Book, The Motivation Myth: https://jeffhaden.net/get-the-book
Jeff’s Website: https://jeffhaden.net/
Jeff’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hadenjeff/
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