3 things motivational speakers should stop saying from the stage.

I was first introduced to motivational talks in early 2000. They gave me such a high, especially when I have just left full-time employment. Like most people, I felt that I could move mountains.

And, like most people, that feeling of power quickly subsided in a week. And that got me to seek out the next motivational talk. Again the power subsided. So I went for another one and another one....

I have since gone to rehab. Thankfully, the cycle ended.

Now I know that motivation is only a very tiny part of the game plan for success. Like a spark that ignites the engine fuel. Execution is far more important, followed by a healthy dose of reflection.