This is one of my very favorite TED talks. Daniel Pink discusses the science of motivation, and what makes us feel engaged in our work. when you work for yourself, staying motivated and finding ways to keep your energy and your enthusiasm is a key part of being successful.
In this talk, Daniel Pink explains why the “normal” way of rewarding people for working harder doesn’t work for people who do creative work, and why it’s more important to create an environment where you can do your best work.
For more on this from Dan, check out his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
How do you stay inspired, and what do you feel like you need to do your best work?