To do your best work?
Any of these:
1. Challenge and responsibility
3. A stable work environment
5. Professional development
6. Peer recognition
7. Stimulating colleagues and bosses
8. Exciting job content
9. Organizational culture
10. Location and community
The above is a ranked order based on a survey of 20,000 creative professionals by Professor, Author and Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Richard Florida.
Outside of money, you might want to ask about some of these during the interview process if they’re important to you.
Speaking of motivation…
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar (Motivational speaker and author)