Mind the Gap: Motivation vs Inspiration

Mind the Gap: Motivation vs Inspiration
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During my visit to London for the 2012 Summer Games I got inspired for a blog series. In the London Underground, “Mind the Gap” is the constant warning to “see and beware” of the space between the platform and the train door?literally a matter of life and death! Boarding my blog, however, this same phrase is a plea to consider the “valuable difference” between words or concepts that otherwise appear quite similar a difference that I am hoping leads us to decisions or behavior that empowers self and others!

What IS the difference, for example, between Motivation vs. Inspiration?

Motivation comes from something we desire to have. Motivation is something that can tug at us, like a force. Inspiration vs Motivation with Get a KluThe word motivation comes from the word motive. People often need a motive, to accomplish a task. For example, if a person is assigned a work task, and is feeling pressed for time, or has too many other tasks that are equally important, they will have to find the motivation to get the task complete. The motivation factor will tug at you to complete the task. To complete the task, a person may have to remind themselves of the motive, or reason for completing the task. The motive may be the employee’s performance review, the satisfaction of completing the task before a deadline, or a possible promotion. In all of this, the person will find the motivating force, or reason to take action. Motives can be created!

On the other hand, inspiration is an internal incentive, or something that comes from within. For example, we may listen to a speaker, and feel emotionally inspired by what they said, because, the speaker was able to awaken inspiration. Inspiration can also come from things we are grateful for.

Here is a perfect quote from the late Dr. Wayne Dyer (R.I.P.): “Motivation is when you get hold of an idea and carry it through to its conclusion, and inspiration is when an idea gets hold of you and carries you where you are intended to go.”

So, MIND THE GAP! Motivation is external, while Inspiration is internal. Furthermore, Inspiration, is an idea where Motivation is a consequence (the positive or negative result from taking or NOT taking action on your Inspiration!).University Club Power Breakfast with Get a Klu

An example from my business would be programs like my Power Breakfast or Happy Office Hours at The University Club downtown. The great business climate and stunning views Get a Klu Power Breakfast at the University Clubat The University Club always provide “inspiration” and the outcomes of our productive conversations provide the motivation to schedule, promote and host them. I know promoting the time I invest at The University Club will give me more chances to connect with clients, prospects, partners, current or former students and friends to provide valuable brainstorming, sound boarding, and coaching tips where appropriate. The Club gives me Inspiration but my meetings with YOU are my Motivation!

I hope that this has been helpful in showing you the difference between Motivation and Inspiration and, of course, I hope to see you at The University Club for my Power Breakfast or Happy Office Hours soon! Until then…

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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Cookies & Cocktails at The University Club was a HIT!

Cookies & Cocktails at The University Club was a HIT!
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Cookies and Cocktails was a HIT!  Yes, tt’s that time of year again…GIRL SCOUT cookie time!  I am the proud father of an amazing Girl Scout, Abigail, who has been enjoying her time with Troupe 3121 for over 4 years.  I’m happy to see her learning so many life skills through the great experiences and friendships Abigail gets through Girl Scouts.

troop 3121 Get A Klu Cookies and CocktailsAnd, let’s face it:  the cookies are delicious!  While I maintain some great eating habits (kale smoothies, wheatgrass shots, no ice cream or soda, 5 gallons of water a week), I cannot resist good, old-fashioned girl scout cookie (my favorite is…whichever one I am eating!).

Cookies and Cocktails with Get A Klu

Naturally, I’m excited to help my daughter reach her Cookie sale goals and I took an idea to “my club”, The University Club,  when I asked the food and beverage director (Jeff Apodaca) if he could pair wine/beer/cocktails with each flavor of Girl Scout Cookie and do an event…well, he LOVED my idea and the event took place last Wednesday the 15th…I am hoping it was successful enough to repeat this year or in years to come!

Cookies and Cocktails, Get A Klu, Troop 3121, Girl ScoutsI am SO grateful to the University Club for taking my idea and running with it. I was JUST hoping there would be pairings, but they generously gave a FREE DRINK ticket to everyone who bought cookies!

I know that many of you wanted to get to this great event, but couldn’t…so while I work with The University ClubShannon Parsons, Cookies and Cocktails, the University Club, Get A Klu to see about doing more events like this in the future, you can still buy your cookies, donate to operation thin mints and support Abigail with an online purchase!

Online Cookie sales benefit my daughter’s Troupe 3121 from Rancho Penasquitos.

Online sales have all your favorites, including Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and more!

Online Cookie sales give you the option of delivery by mail OR in person!  We will gladly come see you wherever you need us to!  Thank you so much to everyone who supports Abigail and Troupe 3121 this year!

To Your Success!

Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

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Alexandra Harbushka’s Real World Woman Podcast!

Alexandra Harbushka’s Real World Woman Podcast!
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Alexandra Harbushka has invited me to be a guest on her?Real World Woman Podcast?next month in April. Alexandra is a colleague and friend from The University Club, where we are both members. We recently had a chance to sit down for a Power Breakfast (remember ?you can join me any time for breakfast!) and learn more about each other’s businesses. I’m impressed by Alexandra’s ambition, drive and vision…therefore, honored to be a guest on?her Podcast.

You may be wondering, “Why is Jeff appearing on a Woman’s Podcast?” ?The idea is to provide real life information to help women become confident, understand what she wants/needs from life and give her resources to become her sexy self. ?So,?even though the Podcast has the word “Woman” in the title, it’s really a program that both men and women will enjoy. ?Perhaps you know that my wife has a successful corporate career that currently has her on 50% travel giving me an opportunity to be “Super Dad” in somewhat of a traditional gender-role-reversal. ?I might also share my insight on being a Life/Business Coach, running a service based business, being an Adjunct Professor and balancing it all with “Triple Daddy Duty” for our 3 kids. ?Men and woman both bring unique qualities to the table, and I feel that it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the different types of contributions each gender is capable of making in this world.

Alexandra Harbushka with Get A KluMore about Alexandra Harbushka: Taken from her own words?“I am an entrepreneur, a daughter, and a lover. My life passion is to help women discover the secrets to having all three of life?s essentials: sex, money, and food. I bring my international experience and corporate success together to help other women thrive as a Real World Woman.

I have lived a full life so far, and know that real women are nothing like the glitz and glamour displayed on the red carpet and in the media. That doesn?t mean, however, that we don?t deserve the same quality of life they enjoy. How do Real World Women discover success with sex, money, and food? I have made it my life goal to find out. Between my podcasts where industry experts and I share the inside scoop and my store where I bring beauty to women, I hope to spread happiness and success to women worldwide.

With a background in residential real estate, residential mortgages and experience working in the heart of the fashion industry?Madison Avenue?I have spent years cultivating the insider insight that I bring to you through my podcast. My passion to help you live your best life will come through the second you set foot in it”.

Jeff Klubeck on Real World Woman PodcastMore about the Real World Woman Podcast: Each podcast episode features a different expert on the show. Experts will chat about relevant topics with Alexandra Harbushka that affect today’s modern woman. The topics vary, but they evolve around the themes of sex, money and food. Alexandra has featured experts for all walks of life, in many different industries including financial planners, body builders, film makers, real estate professionals and much more. ?You can catch her previous podcast, HERE.

My episode of?the Real World Woman Podcast?will be available on April 19th! ?When it is available, I will be sure to remind you.?Here is a link to the podcast on Alexandra’s website.?You can also catch her podcast?on?iTunes?or on?Stitcher.

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Little League Lessons with a Big Impact

Little League Lessons with a Big Impact
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One of my most fulfilling coaching roles in life is being “Coach Jeff” to my son AJ’s Little League Team. These kids teach me so much about teamwork and becoming the best coach I can be. The lessons I teach in Little League are ones that I can take off the field into my everyday life and career. Best of all, when I’m coaching Little League, I am learning?and growing as a coach, a dad, and a leader.?The kids themselves teach me so much about being humble, coaching with integrity and the importance of communication.

Get A Klu Little League with The Friar

This past weekend will go in my memory book as one of the best. It was Opening Day of Little League season. ?For the 3rd straight year, I also emceed the Ceremony/Parade and got lots of volunteers to help set up the event. ?Dignitaries from the City and County along with Representative from the San Diego Padres were all in attendance. ?Then, my team played on one of three opening games at noon right afterwards. ?AJ had quite a game and our team won. ?SUCH a great way to start the season. ?My emotions are still running wild from the amazing experience I had! Here are just a few things I get to experience during Little League Season:

Volunteerism- The spirit of volunteerism is one of the most rewarding parts of being involved with Little League. Parents, friends and community members graciously come together to create an experience for their kids that is truly life changing. I cannot even begin to express how much joy I receive from volunteering at Little League. I know it’s not about me, but ultimately, I do benefit from all the positive emotions I feel from being a part of the team. This leads to my next little league highlight, teamwork!

Teamwork-?Teamwork is an integral part of Little League. Watching the kids?learn?how to work together is a priceless experience. It makes me a better leader to see the kids motivate each other and offer encouragement. Teamwork happens both on and off the field. Parents also need to learn teamwork by allowing the coaches to do their jobs and by wanting what’s best for all the kids on the team, not just their own.

Get A Klu Little League 2016

Punctuality– Being punctual is not just about getting yourself there on time, it’s also about showing?respect for everyone else on the team. Of course, things come up that make us late, this happens to all of us. But the kids learn an overall sense of why it’s important to be where you say you’ll be at the time you’re asked to be there. The kids are encouraged to let their coaches know if they will have to miss or be late to a practice or game. They are taught that not only does their presence matter, but so does their absence because it does affect the whole team. Line ups need to be changed, substitutions are made, etc.

Communication-?Open communication is key for any type of team to succeed. The importance of communication is especially evident in Little League. The kids have to communicate with each other during the entire game to know who’s got who covered, who’s running where and who’s up next. This is a great exercise for them because they learn the importance of being strong and effective communicators. They see the consequences when they fail to communicate and they are able to learn from their mistakes. They also deepen their friendships through communication, and these friendships can often last a lifetime.

Baseball is like life.?Last but not least, I want to use the baseball analogy and compare it to life. There are so many ?lessons to be learned including how to deal with failure and learn from it to become a better baseball player and person, how to?handle adversity because Little League teams can sometimes experience taunting from other teams and criticism from parents. Games can get just as stressful?but the kids are reminded to have fun, support each other and do their best.

I feel truly blessed to be Coach Jeff for my son’s Little League team. Baseball brings people together like no other sport. I have never experienced so much camaraderie in my life! I can’t wait for the rest of the season. As you can see I’m extremely passionate about Little League. Stay tuned, I’m sure I’ll be doing more posts on my experience as a Little League coach as the season progresses.

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DISC Offers 12 Paths to Success!

DISC Offers 12 Paths to Success!

Does anyone else feel like 2016 is flying by? January is already history! As you know, in January I focused a lot on teaching you about SMAART Goal Setting. I even made a video series about goal setting. This month, you will hear me mention assessments quite a bit. Using assessments plays a big role in understanding how you set and process goals. I already shared how in general,?behavioral assessments will help you succeed. Now I’d like to share 12 ways I use the DISC Assessment specifically to help businesses, organizations and individual leaders:DISC Assessments for Get A Klu

  1. Change Management ? DISC teaches behaviors for transforming resistance into receptivity.
  2. Coaching ? DISC to helps others reach their real potential consistently!
  3. Conflict Resolution ? DISC magically dissipates tension & mistrust!
  4. Customer Service ? Use the DISC to show how one can determine how to exceed expectations.
  5. Hiring ? Learn how to train others to use the DISC to find the right fit the first time around!
  6. Leadership Programs ? You?ll be amazed how you can truly empower yourself using this tool!
  7. Management Skills ? Show your Managers how to easily motivate their staff!
  8. Mentoring ? Discover how to exponentially propel your fast trackers with success!
  9. Sales Training ? You?ll be able to even show your Sales Managers how to increase their sales!
  10. Team Building ? Learn how to masterfully transform a dysfunctional team with the DISC!
  11. Productive Meetings ? Plan meetings with styles in mind to ensure best outcomes.
  12. Career Matching ? Match your employees? natural strengths with the best possible job fit.

Online Office Hours Home PageMy next blog will discuss another powerful Assessment (Motivators!). ?If you’re new to assessments and want to learn more, ?I highly recommend joining my Online Office Hours program (OOH) for just $27 per month/session. Each month, I focus on a new topic. This month I?m focusing on Assessments! Join me LIVE on Wednesday February 24th at 2:00 p.m. PST OR wait for me to record the session and access it right inside the online platform…PLUS you can watch archived sessions as well. ?To learn more about OOHs or to join, go ahead and SIGN UP HERE!

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