The Moment that Changed Everything
One day, a fellow employee (my future business partner) and I sat down together and stared at a blank sheet of paper on the wall. We had this realization: if we wanted to understand why we weren’t content in that seemingly comfortable but unfulfilling environment, and if we wanted to be more successful moving forward, we needed to figure out what truly drove us.
So there we were, wondering about our own personal drivers and what caused our motivational discontent. We wrote at the top of that big pad of paper: “What motivates me?” Armed with a Sharpie, we started jotting down everything that mattered to us, both personally and professionally. We listed things like creativity, integrity, having a say in our work, achieving big things, giving back, making a difference, being respected, and feeling acknowledged for our contributions. In one sitting, we ended up with more than fifteen motivators—some deep down in our core, others influenced by external factors.
It was surprising to see how much we had in common, but also revealing to see where we differed.
At the top of our lists was the desire to make a significant impact with our clients. We also craved ownership and control over our own destiny. Family was a priority for us too, and we wanted to give equal attention to our loved ones and our work. However, one of us had a strong need for recognition and support, while the other had a deep longing for creativity.
The Birth of FindMojo
That’s when the idea of FindMojo was born. We realized that these key drivers weren’t being satisfied, no matter how interesting or challenging our work was. So, we decided right then to structure our own business in a way that met our true motivating needs. As we grew and added more people to our team, we began to understand their motivators as well, aligning their work with their passions, goals, and values.
Seeing the positive impact of helping individuals align their jobs with their motivators—both in terms of their happiness and productivity—inspired us to dig deeper. We delved into personality and strengths-based tests, taking every assessment we could find.
After all that assessment taking, we realized that while these tests were effective in giving insights into who we were and what we were good at, they didn’t answer our fundamental question: “What motivates me?” There was a missing puzzle piece.
The New Science of Motivation
To fill that gap, we knew we had to create a powerful diagnostic tool with an easy-to-use interface that not only accurately identified individuals’ strongest motivators but also facilitated meaningful discussions to better align their work with their passions. So, we embarked on a statistical data mining operation, analyzing the findings of extensive studies conducted over the years, encompassing surveys of more than 1 million people over the past decade. We sought answers to questions like what makes people feel engaged and energized at work, what influences job satisfaction and motivation, and what drives people to quit their jobs.
After sifting through all that data mining, we ended up with a big group of potential workplace motivators. But we didn’t stop there. We took those findings and brought them to a team of top-notch psychologists and behavioral scientists who know their stuff. They put our list of motivators to the test, surveying 761 working adults from all around the world. And you know what? They uncovered some real gems.
This whole vetting process gave us some incredible insights into the minds of working individuals. But the most fascinating part was when they narrowed it down to the final set of twenty-three workplace motivators. These babies are the real deal—unique, fundamental drivers that all of us humans have in common. Oh, and here’s the kicker: the order of importance for each person, from 1 to 23, well, that’s a crucial detail.
These twenty-three workplace motivators are the heart and soul of what we proudly call The Motivators Assessment.
Easy to Use and Proven…It Works!
We’ve been in the business for quite a while now, doing our thing as consultants, trainers, and coaches. And let me tell you, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest and most successful organizations out there. We’ve helped them amp up their employee motivation, boost retention rates, and supercharge their team’s performance. It’s been a wild ride!
But here’s the exciting part: over 100,000 individuals have already hopped on board and taken the Motivators Assessment. And it’s not just individuals who are benefiting. Thousands of organizations (teams, small businesses, human resource leaders, learning and development leaders, executives, CEOs, consultants, coaches and more) have all embraced FindMojo’s motivation solutions. Many are big players—more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies are part of our tribe.
So, we want to extend a special invitation to you. It’s time for you to discover the incredible advantages of using the Motivators Assessment. Whether it’s for yourself or your organization, we guarantee you’ll uncover some mind-blowing insights that can take motivation with your group to a whole new level. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unlock your mojo. Join us today and let’s make a difference in you and your organization today!