If you're a person that is serious about understanding the psychology behind different motivational techniques, I highly suggest you pickup a copy of Mitch's book, One Simple Idea.
Are you on the right track? I asked my son to reflect on his time in high school, college and beyond. If you have a kid in school, or are soon to graduate yourself, pay attention to the things you may wish you knew.
Never trust someone who is highly motivated to go and get something done.
Have at least an idea of what you may want in your career as you first start looking for a job.
If you aren't willing to do everything you can to understand your clients, you are not using a winning formula.
I was in the airport recently and caught Jen Sincero's book, "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life." It's a New York Times Bestseller that offers a bit of a different perspective from your typical self-help book.