Rick McBride, Account Representative


I’ve always been a firm believer that if you’re not spending your time at work doing something you love, it’s time to re-evaluate. Staying motivated at work has been an area of emphasis around my place of work over the last 4 years, since entering the business world in 2016. Whether it may be due to a fortunately booming economy (making for a friendly candidate’s marketplace), thus allowing employed workers an easier time to search for “better” opportunities while working, or literally anything else, organizations providing opportunities for personal motivation to their staff is one area that is critically important, perhaps more now than ever.

How do I stay motivated? Mark Murphy states in this article that the 5 major motivations that drive people’s actions at work are Achievement, Power, Affiliation, Security and Adventure (in no particular order). My formula for my own motivation certainly includes sprinkles, dashes, & hints of a healthy combination of these drivers, but the one category that Murphy doesn’t list is most fascinating to me: passion.

There can be ample opportunity located within a 3-5 mile radius of your desk, right at this very moment. Some of that opportunity may look alluring on the surface, more money, more time off, immediate advancement opportunity, etc. My philosophy tells me as long as I have the utmost faith in the direction of my current workplace, I am passionate about the work I’m producing, and I give 100% every day because it feels good, not because I feel pressured to do so, then I have it pretty good, and I will never lose motivation.

Guess what? PowerChord has afforded me this unique opportunity, & I am beyond grateful.