Motivation Code Forums MCODE Assessment Can a person have the same motivation as a trigger and an outcome?

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    • #6609

      Hi Kevin;

      The answer is yes! In fact, we will be re-doing the video in Module 4.5 that walks through the motivational flow worksheet to further clarify this.

      So here is how the thinking goes: Tonya’s stories show that she tends to get involved when the challenge to overcome something is in front of her. That is going to get her attention and trigger her involvement.  Whatever she chooses to overcome, will absolutely be a part of her outcome motivation-Let me give an example. Let’s say someone told her she could not hit a sales target next quarter and earn a bonus. She says “Oh yeah, watch this.” At the end of the 90-Day sprint, she hits it, and let’s imagine her “outcome” is Achieve Potential. When she sits down with her spouse for a celebration dinner, she might say “Honey, I did it! I overcame the sales challenge. I’m so satisfied that I achieved my potential and showed everyone what is possible.”

      Hope this helps Kevin; we’ll do more training on Flow to get folks more fluent.




    • #6682

      Thanks for asking this question @Kevin and for your response @Brian.  I was trying to use the sheet that indicates what likely Triggers, Processes, Outcomes are and I finally had to loosen up some on that because it wasn’t necessarily happening exactly like that.  I look forward to upcoming opportunities to keep learning and refining my understanding.


    • #7358

      Hi Folks,

      We are going to be addressing this in the future but here are a couple of key points:

      – MCODE was designed to get at the heart or core of a person’s motivational drive – i.e. what is most deeply satisfying.  So, in one sense, all of the top themes are about “outcome” when we define outcome as what is most deeply satisfying.

      – The 27 themes themselves are written with “what is most deeply satisfying?” in mind.  Many of them assume a result or outcome – i.e. achieve potential, bring completion, meet the challenge, make it right, etc.

      Motivational flow is so useful as a concept because it provides clients with an action model that they can quickly utilize and it helps them see the connections among their themes.

      BUT, we have to be careful not to lock in the flow themes into a too rigid structure. Any theme that is a trigger is also really a part of the outcome as well. For example, if I driven to meet challenges and I am triggered by challenges, this activation looks forward to that challenge actually being met!

      More later..


    • #8313
      Richa Deo

      Thanks Brian and Joshua for the further explanation but I guess more training on the flow would be really helpful in us applying the principles during the Impact session.

      For eg. Tanya’s stories show that she tends to get involved when the challenge to overcome something is in front of her :  I remember at the beginning she says that after taking the assessment, nothing surprising really showed up. If she were to be my client and she is paying me extra for the Impact Session : what is that thing that she is walking away with at the end of the impact session? What is my Impact Session giving her MORE than what is already stated in the assessment sheet?

      Looking forward



    • #6563
      Kevin Holmes

      I am wondering if a person can have the same motivation as a trigger and an outcome. In this case, the motivation is Overcome.

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