The Daily Boost | Motivation To Help You Clarify Your Purpose

By Scott Smith

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The Daily Boost is for people who aspire to live a better life and find themselves confused, frustrated and not knowing what steps to take. We help you find clarity, create your plan, and get motivated. As one of the first to embrace podcasting, Scott Smith has been bringing his unique, straight talking, and humorous, coaching and speaking style to a worldwide audience since 2006. With over 26 million downloads, the Daily Boost is the most popular daily motivation program in history. The Daily Boost is available Monday through Friday to give you the motivation you need to clarify your purpose, eliminate confusion, create your plan - and become unstoppable!

Episode Date
What’s Your Big, Awesome, Motivating, Mission?
08:57

Do you still dream of what you will be when you grow up? 

 

Do visions still keep popping into your head? 

 

Is there a mission that seems to be calling you?

 

What’s your BAM? 

 

What’s your BIG - AWESOME - MOTIVATION - MISSION?

 

What gives you pleasant dreams and a feeling of happiness?

 

What scares, yet excites you?

 

What makes you smile and say, “If I could only get myself to…”

 

Stand up?  Take a step?  Repeat?

 

There’s no need to wait.  You can start right now.  Really!  Right now.

Feb 18, 2019
Become The Leader Everyone Knows
10:34

Become The Leader Everyone Knows

 

Are you a Rock Star leader or a member of the band?

 

Either is okay, but it sure helps to know which role you play while you move toward your goals.

 

Let's define the difference.

 

In the eyes of the world, a Rock Star is the leader of the band.  Everyone knows their name.  They have the spotlight, and the audience seeks them out.  They also accept the responsibility that goes with the job.

 

The band may make the entire engine run and get mad respect.  But very few people know the member's names.

 

If your goals have you in a starring role, it's time to step up.  If you are happier in a support position, accept who you are and become the best you can be.

Feb 11, 2019
More Productive One Week at a Time
14:04

What if you could maintain never-ending momentum while you worked toward your goals?  No matter how long it took?

 

The ‘MTM Rolling 7’ is the solution you need to get the life you’ve always said you wanted. 

 

It works like this:

 

1) Set your short-term and long-term goals. 

 

2) Decide what past achievements you enjoy and that you want to defend.  Many current successes must you should maintain while you pursue your new adventures.

 

3) Decide what future goals you are ready to ‘activate' and achieve.

 

4) Next week begins this week.  On Thursday of this week, make your plan for how you will defend, activate, and create your dream life next week.

 

Spend the next few days thinking about your plan.  You’ll amaze yourself at how you begin making progress one week at a time.

Feb 04, 2019
The Paradox of Choice.  Are There Too Many?
11:45

Do you have too many choices in your life?  Is it confusing and making you feel distressed?

 

In 2005, Barry Schwartz wrote Paradox of Choice and challenged traditional thinking.  He said the way to maximum freedom in your life was to minimize choice. 

 

Too many choices are not a good thing and can create paralysis.  Not to mention, no matter what you choose, you'll always wonder if you could have done better.

 

Distractions are your enemy and focus is your friend:  Here's how to free up your life:

 

1) Limit your choices.  Narrow your list to items you have already experienced.  Having every option won't serve you.

 

2) Be sure to permit yourself to try other possibilities IF needed - but only after you've vetted your first.

 

3) Stay in your lane and keep it simple.

 

Too many choices are part of modern life.  If you can’t make a decision - shorten your list of options to what is important.  Ignore everything else

Jan 29, 2019
Mapping Your Success
13:45

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a plan to help you get what you want? 

 

What you need is M.A.P.S. - a system that gets thinking out of the way and focuses on actions in four areas:

 

Motivation - Everything begins with motivation and knowing ‘WHY’ you set your goals.  Stay motivated.

 

Accountability: Being accountable and accepting responsibility for your results will empower your success.  Saying, ‘If it’s to be, it’s up to me’ is a great way to get started.

 

Planning: Plan your work, work you plan.  It’s simple.  If you can’t plan it, you won’t be able to do it.

 

Systemization: The first steps of any worthy goal are difficult. As you get more comfortable with your process, lock in the actions and repeat them until you get what you want.

 

Sustainability: Everything takes longer than you think. Momentum is built in life by stacking your accomplishments sequentially. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

 

The freedom you desire rests on a stable and repeatable foundation. Motivation, Accountability, Planning, Systemization, and Sustainability.

Jan 28, 2019
Why You Need Interdependent Relationships
11:31

The quality of your life is a direct result of your relationships.  Tony Robbins said that.

 

Whether it’s a personal, professional, or business relationship.  There are three ways to play the relationship game.  There is only one way to win.

 

1) All relationships begin with two independent individuals.  If you remain independent, you will never connect.

 

2) Some relationships become co-dependent.  Developing this kind of relationship means losing individuality.  Isn't that what attracted you in the first place?

 

3) The best way is to merge your skills, passions, and identity.  The result will be an interdependent relationship. 

 

The strength of an individual.  The power of a team.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

Jan 21, 2019
Happy No Matter What
13:46

Would you like to be happy every day of the week?  Maybe it’s time to start thinking like a happy person?

There’s no magic to being happier.

Rose colored glasses are not required.

Just start looking at your day-to-day life the way a happy person does.

Give this a try:

1) Accept that merely being alive means you will run into occasional challenges.

2) Realize that dealing with challenges is a privilege that comes with being alive.

3) Welcome frustration.  That means that you are not satisfied and are beginning to make adjustments.

4) Accept responsibility for solving your challenges.  Run forward and fix them as soon as possible.

5) Deal with everything that life throws at you.  Get a great nights sleep.  Have another great day tomorrow.

It's amazing how that kind of mindset makes most challenges never show up in the first place.

Jan 15, 2019
Characteristics of Success
12:41

Do you wish you that you could find a mentor to help you along the way?

 

Every mentor I’ve ever had has made a point of validating that I possessed three characteristics for success.

 

Would you pass their test?

 

1) Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal?

 

2) Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others?

 

3) Do you have the willingness to undertake all actions to achieve your success?

 

Wouldn’t you want this in someone that was asking for your help?

 

Walk your talk. Talk your walk. That’s a great life.

Jan 14, 2019
It’s All About Your Experience
10:35

Happy New Year!

 

As we begin a new year, I have a question for you.

 

What experiences will you have this year?

 

Life is all about the experience. That requires planning, awareness, and setting expectations.

 

As you go about setting and achieving your goals, be sure to pay attention to your focus. While you take action, shift your focus to the experience you desire. Life will be a lot more fun.

 

Isn't that what goal setting is all about?

 

Don't skip over the fun by jumping to the destination. Savor the journey in 2019.

Jan 07, 2019
Face Your Passion: Building Your Bridge
11:15

Changing something about your life is pretty straightforward. Figure out what you want and change it.

 

Are you done laughing?

 

Most folks fall on the way to their dreams because they don't move, move at the wrong time, or run too fast. That's why, once you know what you want, it's time to build your bridge.

 

Here’s how:

 

1) Fortify your current foundation. Save money, pay bills, do whatever it takes to create a firm and peaceful base to build.

 

2) Begin constructing the foundation for your new life. Go to school, network, research, and plan. Do everything in your power to assure your success with no regret.

 

3) When you're ready, leave your past behind, cut off the old, and begin living your new life. Be patient. Wait until you are at least 70% ready to succeed before you cross to the other side.

 

Success arrives when you move from a strong TODAY to a stronger TOMORROW. Don’t leap too soon, but don’t delay either.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Jan 04, 2019
Face Your Passion: Using Transitional Identities
10:26

Have you allowed yourself to become the person you are on the inside?

 

We all make decisions that change our life trajectory without much thought. That can lead feeling of being lost on you your life path.

 

Maybe it's time to create a new way of seeing yourself?

 

Using a Transitional Identity is a great way to feel confident when you can’t believe in your future.

 

The trick is to focus on the smaller steps on the way to your destination. That will allow you to move away from who you are, yet not jump to who you want to be in one big step.

 

“I’m running a successful small business and laying the foundation for my empire. All I have to do is keep moving.”

 

“I’m a great student. Very soon I will be a great teacher to others. All I have to do is keep moving.”

 

“I’m incredible at losing 1 pound at a time. Soon I’ll hit my goal and weight 100 pounds. All I have to do is keep moving.”

 

Transitional Identities are temporary and ever-changing. They are useful when destinations are hard to see before you take your first step.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Jan 03, 2019
Face Your Passion: Living According to Values & Goals
10:55

A big frustration for most folks is feeling as if other people are getting in the way. =

 

That will stop the very instant you begin to living according to your Values as you word toward your Goals:

 

Here's the simple recipe for enjoying every minute of the day:

 

1) Know, understand, and practice living your Values at all times. While it's not always easy, you will feel happier and in control.

 

2) Be sure only to set Goals that allow you to practice your Values along the way. Doing otherwise is not being who you are.

 

3) Prepare for a shock wave from people who wonder why you won't do things their way anymore. And, get ready for the peace of mind you will begin to feel.

 

Self-directing your life according to your inner-most thoughts is the ultimate power.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Jan 02, 2019
Face Your Passion: Average Perfect Day
09:08

How would you feel if every day, on average, was as you wanted?

 

It's time to make your dreams come true and create your “Average Perfect Day.”

 

Here's how it works:

 

1) Find a quiet spot and write a detailed description of your perfect day. Let your fantasies flow onto paper until you've mapped out morning until night.

 

2) Focus on your daily experiences, not material goods. In other words, if you want a sports car, focus on how you would feel in the driver seat.

 

3) Fight the urge to judge. The goal is to slow down, tap into your core, and get excited about what's possible.

 

There is one last rule that you must follow.

 

There are no limitations and no consequences. Let yourself be free to dream. You are going to be surprised at how many start coming true.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Jan 01, 2019
No Brainer Success
12:32

 

With a new year upon us, it’s time crank up those 2019 goals - simple way.

 

One of the easiest methods of achieving success is to stick to tried and true. That doesn’t mean you can’t move toward something more meaningful. It means that you forgo new knowledge and skill and leverage what you already understand.

 

No brainer success assumes:

 

1) You already have sufficient experience and wisdom. You will learn any new skill if, and only if needed.

 

2) You will choose the path of least resistance. The goal is to get the results you want in the fastest period. No distractions. No zig-zagging.

 

3) Overthinking burns too many brain calories. If you find yourself confused and stuck, accept that you may need to reevaluate your plan. Do it fast.

 

Human nature will compel you to clutter your success journey with distraction. Seek the direct route to the results you want. It’s a no-brainer.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

Get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Dec 31, 2018
What Can You Do in a Year?
10:35

I have a favorite question; ”What Can I Do?"

 

I ask it anytime I am unsure about my next action.  It always delivers an answer.  But, this time of year, I add some awesome sauce; ”What can I do this year?"

 

It's time to put an end to random and vague goal setting. It's all about capacity, choices, and prioritizing your actions.  Since you can't do it all, at least at the same time, it's time to force yourself to get real about what is possible.

 

So, what can YOU do this coming year?

 

You might not reach all your goals in a month - but in a year?  I think you can do almost anything.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Dec 28, 2018
Transforming When Nobody is Looking
10:27

You are living in a magical time of the year and may not even know it.

 

Have you noticed how busy and self-distracted everybody is? 

 

Most folks are busy running into next years marathon and are not paying attention to their lives - let alone yours. 

 

That presents an opportunity.

 

Beginning your journey of personal change is always easier on the path of least resistance. 

 

Why not make up your mind and change direction when there is nobody around to judge you?

 

If they are not looking, will you become a gym rat?  Start writing your first novel?  How about starting a new business?  The possibilities are endless - and guess what?

 

When you transform yourself when nobody is paying attention - there is nothing they can do or say to stop you when they finally notice. 

 

Why not go for it?

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Dec 27, 2018
What’s Your One Thing?
09:38

In the movie “City Slickers,” Mitch was on a mission to find purpose - as if there was a single solution for everybody. 

 

That’s when he met a cowboy with simple yet straightforward advice -

 

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is? [holds up one finger] This.

 

Mitch: Your finger?

 

Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that, and the rest don’t mean &*#@.

 

Mitch: But, what is the “one thing?”

 

Curly: That’s what you have to find out.

 

Most folks spend their lives searching outside themselves while what’s important quietly rages inside of them.  Most happily move through their day with little or no thought.  But the search continues - until they finally figure Curly’s secret -

 

The ONE thing is different for everybody. When you figure that out, you’ll finally find your ONE thing.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Dec 26, 2018
The Christmas Experience
09:10

It’s Christmas Day, and the world has paused to celebrate the importance of this special day.   

 

This year, I have enjoyed this season more than most.  I feel very connected - and it started with a shopping trip.

 

Most years I save shopping for Christmas Eve and always find myself rushing.  Often I end up searching for items given to me on a list.  I was never satisfied - so I changed the experience.

 

Over the past few months, I dropped the list and focused attention on my loved one's needs.  I opened my eyes and ears.  How could I make their experience better?

 

I’ve never enjoyed shopping so much - and that got me thinking.

If everybody would focus on seeing and hearing what others need all year round - life would be so much better.

 

That sounds like a great way to live.

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com.

Dec 25, 2018
Receiving Last Years Gifts
09:35

It’s the time of year when gift giving is everywhere - but those are not the most important you have received.

 

Every day that passes you experience life.   The good.  The bad.  The ugly.  Those experiences add up to incredible life lessons that you carry forever. 

 

That leads me to a question -

 

What experiences did you have last year that you consider a gift?

 

Challenging or pleasurable.  How you perceive has power to transform your future.

 

As you head into Christmas, take a moment and give thanks for the gifts that 2018 produced.  That'll make next year even better. 

 

Looking for more?

 

The Daily Boost produced five days a week to keep you moving toward your goals. The notes you are reading on this page are from today’s Daily Nugget - a shorter written form of the podcast that is sent via email every day at 5 AM Eastern.

 

You can get additional Daily Boost episodes, The Daily Nugget, and more at https://motivationtomove.com. 

Dec 24, 2018
Dealing With Bad Experiences
14:46

Do you ever get stuck on memories from the past?  Bad memories?  Unpleasant memories?

Focusing on good is good for the soul.  Dwelling on bad is bad for everything.

The other day my wife asked, “How can you completely disconnect from bad experiences? It’s as if you don’t see them.”

Trust me.  I do. 

A long time ago I made the distinction nobody can control the past.  I changed how I think:

1) If you dwell on the past, you bring those experiences into your current life.  They become real - again.  You also neutralize positive energy.  You will be stuck.

2) Lessons from the past are valuable.  Even bad experiences yield wisdom when not attached to the negative energy and emotions.

3) Some bad experiences are pesky.  You will have difficulty shaking them from your mind.  The solution is defining actions that will put them to rest - and do it.

You become what you think.  Dwelling on past negative experiences will create more of them in the future.  Find the brights spots and let them shine.

Dec 18, 2018
Living According to Your Core Values
12:01

Would you genuinely like to live a content life?  May it’s time to make Values a constant companion?

Values are your principles or standards of behavior; your judgment of what’s important in life.

Love.

Dependability.

Family Focused.

Loyalty.

Commitment.

Open-Minded.

Consistency.

Honesty.

All Values you may hold.

Your Values arrived through life experience. Now you can use your guide.  You have earned them.  They are your wisdom. 

When you choose to make decisions based on your Values - you walk in integrity.  Others may disagree, but you will stand taller for it.

Dec 17, 2018
ONE Thing Propels Success
11:17

When you apply the world’s simplest success recipe everything else will care of itself. 

Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!

But how do you propel yourself for maximum forward momentum?

In The One Thing, Gary Keller writes; “Success is sequential, not simultaneous.” 

When you fuel yourself with focus your life will begin to move forward.

Gary also gives a great question you can ask yourself to define your focus.

“What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Your answer may surprise you.

Dec 11, 2018
How To Be a Happy Person
12:54

Did you know that happy people see the world differently?

They don't wear rose-colored glasses.  They have a better way:

1)  Happy people realize being alive includes challenges.    

2) Happy people accept that problems are a privilege that comes with being alive.

3) Happy people get frustrated but don’t give up.  Challenges indicate everything is normal.

4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems.

5)  Happy people deal with everything life throws at them, get a great nights sleep, and do it all over again.

When you think like a happy person, most challenges never show up in the first place.

Dec 10, 2018
Singular Focus For The Holidays
10:23

Here we are in the most distraction filled time of the year. 

Have you wondered?  Is it possible to keep moving toward your goals when everything else is in the way?

It is with Singular Focus.

Singular is extraordinary, remarkable, and exceptional.

Focus is a central point of attraction, attention, or activity.

It’s time to be exceptionally focused on one activity that will move you forward.  You won’t have time for everything else.

How do you get Singular Focus?

1) Reduce your things-to-do Universe. Chose an essential item and get it done between all of your holiday activities.

2) Remember. You can have everything but not at the same time. 

3) Reduce as much interference as possible.  With all the buzz that is coming, plan small amounts of time to work on your goal.

It’s a simple truth -

When you are busy with life too many extras will bog you down.  Apply Singular Focus to your most important goal.  Save the others until January.

Dec 04, 2018