The process of self motivation involves an individual learning how to motivate themselves to do something. This may be to achieve a specific goal such as improving their career and social prospects. Or, it could come with a more general aim such as increasing your overall quality of life by learning how to motivate yourself to achieve all of your aims and desires.
The point to self motivation is that you need to train yourself to find, understand and successfully use these kinds of motivation techniques for yourself. Although you can learn how they technically work from others they cannot apply these techniques for you and you have to be determined to do this yourself without relying on other people or the outside world.
People take on various types of self motivation techniques in many different ways. Some will buy books on the subject or watch videos or DVDs. Others will listen to motivational CDs or will sign up for classes and courses (both online and offline) that can help them learn the skills that they need. It is also quite common to sign up with a specialist coach such as a life coach to get some help learning self motivation techniques as well.