Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration--and Make Work Exciting Again

  • 3h 56m
  • Scott Mautz
  • 2018

Is the thrill gone? What to do when your mojo's missing at work . . .

For many employees, feeling burned out and uninspired is nothing new. But going through the motions impairs more than just work performance--it affects your well-being. Wouldn't it be better to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one?

Fortunately, everyone has the ability to rekindle inspiration. The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, Find the Fire helps shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation.

Packed with insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more, this potent self-help guide identifies nine forces that drain inspiration and delivers tips and advice for turning things around, including how to:

Start learning and growing again - Reconnect with coworkers and your boss - Stop procrastinating - Empower yourself - Stay in control during tough times - Overcome fear and embrace risk - Produce work you're proud of - Boost your self-confidence and personal presence - Leave your mark - And more

Instead of asking what inspires you, the deeper question is, how did you lose inspiration in the first place? Learn to find it again--and fuel greater fulfillment and success.

About the Author

Scott Mautz is an award-winning keynote speaker, and the author of "Find the Fire - Ignite Your Inspiration - and Make Work Exciting Again". He's also author of "Make It Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning" – a book that’s received many accolades including “The 2106 Leadership Book of the Year - First Runner Up”.

He’s a Procter & Gamble veteran who successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, all while transforming organizational health scores along the way.

He’s been named a “CEO Thought-leader” by The Chief Executives Guild and a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc. Magazine, where he also writes a bi-weekly column for the national publication.

Scott is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University where he teaches others-oriented leadership and the secret to sustaining motivation.

Scott’s also the CEO of Profound Performance LLC, a keynote and training company that helps you Work, Lead, & Live Fulfilled.

He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts.

Scott lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and daughter (who is growing up too fast).

In this Book

  • The Forces That Drain Our Inspiration
  • Fear: (Relinquished)
  • Settling and Boredom: (Rejected)
  • Inundation: (Relieved)
  • Loss of Control: (Reverted)
  • Dwindling Self-Belief: (Revitalized)
  • Disconnectedness: (Reversed)
  • Dearth of Creating: (Reconstituted)
  • Insignificance: (Reformulated)
  • Lack of Evocation: (Rediscovered)
  • The Bonfire