At its essence, motivation is the desire or willingness for a person to do things.

This definition might come across as simplistic, but motivation is a crucial element in both setting and achieving goals.

Let’s face it, it’s easy to stay motivated at your job when your career is taking off and your company is running smoothly. However, there will be ebbs and flows of profitability and productivity that can negatively affect your motivation.

I spoke with Harold “Skip” Bird, principal of S2 Capital, who has been in the commercial real estate business since 1985. While Skip has made a name for himself as a trusted professional in his industry, he has also experienced the rise and fall of his own motivation over the years.

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