This week the guys discuss ways to find motivation and self motivate in times when developers are down and discouraged. They begin by looking at Frederick Hersberg’s study on the two factors that influence employee satisifaction: hygiene and motivation. Which leads them to talking about how different companies motivate their employees from by providing autonomy, mastery and purpose to developers. In the bulk of the episode they discuss different strategies to find your own motivation starting with how developers respond to expectations. Then they look at intrinsic and extrinsic factors involved in motivating ourselves. BJ gives a preview of the goal setting episode and even writes some code in his outline. The guys wrap up the episode talking about how to create and sustain self motivation.