Daily Boost | Daily Coaching and Motivation

By Scott Smith

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 Sep 9, 2019
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Get the Coaching you need, the results you want, and the success you deserve with the Daily Boost. Every 9-minute Daily Boost will help you Clarify your purpose, breakthrough obstacles, and stay motivated. You’ll get everything you need help you get what you want in life. Discover your purpose and WHY... Take control of your schedule... Get focused... and Eliminate distraction... Stop procrastinating... reduce stress and find more happiness. As the Host of the Daily Boost, Scott Smith brings a unique, straight talking, and humorous, coaching and motivation style. He make listening fun, interesting - and with over 30 million downloads, the Daily Boost has proven to be highly effective. Listen to the Daily Boost is available every Monday on iTunes, Spotify, Radio.com and others. Join our Daily Boost Premium Coaching program and get it Monday through Friday at https://motivationtomove.com.

Episode Date
Should You Master Mind?
10:53

Should You Master Mind?

In 1938 Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" popularized the concept of a Master Mind. Not a character in an Austin Powers movie, but the true path to success for anybody who wants it.

According to Hill, a Master Mind is "the coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose."

It gets better.

"No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind".

And better.

With PERSISTENCE and intelligence, and use discrimination in the selection of your "Master Mind" group, your objective will have been half-way reached, even before you begin to recognize it.

Did he say half-way reached?

Networking and collaboration are like a task on a To-Do list. If you want more, a Master Mind is how you get it.

Jul 06, 2020
How to Dream BIG
09:18

How to Dream BIG

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

Do those visions keep popping into your head? 

If that’s the case, what’s your BIG, AWESOME, MOTIVATING, MISSION?

BAM!

What dreams excite you and give you a feeling of happiness?

BAM!

What scares you - and excites you?

BAM!

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

BAM!

Take a few minutes and figure out your BAM! Then stand up, take a step, and repeat!  Keep going until you get what you want.

Oh - there’s no need to wait. Now would be a good time to start. :)

Jun 29, 2020
How To Stay Focused on What You Want
10:57

How To Stay Focused on What You Want

As a child, the most important thing on my mind was heading out the door for an endless adventure. It usually ended in a game of Hide-And-Seek.

As we grow into adults, we tend to have other important items that distract us and our days. Eat, sleep, pay bills, feed the dog, take care of the kids, mow the lawn. We stay busy until we realize -

Since when did day-to-day tasks become more important than life-long dreams?

Steven Covey reminded us of the power of focusing on what's most important in our life. When things get busy, get it done, and get back to focusing on what you want.

I wonder if it’s time to put yourself, your dreams, and your future back on the important list?

Jun 22, 2020
Release Stress With Structure
10:08

Release Stress With Structure

Would you like to have less stress in your life and more fun? Of course, you would. But how is that possible in today’s world?

In my life, I’ve encountered two approaches to managing stress that always appear:

1) Many people blow off stress by acting spontaneously and doing something crazy.

2) Others create a constant routine and build a predictable structure into their lives. 

Studies support the effectiveness of choosing either. When you combine both is where the fun happens.

When you take the time to tame the craziness in your life and create a structured day-to-day approach, you will find yourself with more time for spontaneous activity. And you will do it without having the stress of what think you should be doing.

Structure your life for peace of mind. Feed your soul with spontaneity.

Jun 15, 2020
Are You Blocking Your Happiness?
12:30

Are You Blocking Your Happiness?

Is there something in your life that you are resisting?

The old saying, "What you resist will persist" is always at play. It is a potent force in both enhancing and debilitating ways.

In my life, I have learned the root cause of anything I resist is either fear of change or misdirected focus. Others say, “I haven't learned my lesson."

In any case, the solution has always been:

1) Identify the unwanted issue that is persisting.

2) Identify what the desire instead of the problem issue.

3) Summon the courage to stop resisting. Accept that you have learned the lesson. Commit to learning a new one.

What you resist will persist. Sometimes the only way to win the fight is to give up the fight.

Jun 07, 2020
How To Figure Out What You Want
11:26

How To Figure Out What You Want

What if there was a magic formula for figuring out what to do next? I prefer to think of it as resetting your mind and re-discovering yourself.

Most people are living in a continual state of craziness. 20 years later, they realize they have no idea what makes them happy.

Worse, they have no idea how to get off the carousel and reset.

If that’s you, try this:

1) Slow down and make space. The secret to finding YOU is spending time with YOU.

2) Take care of yourself and allow the buzz to drain from your daily experience. Claim if for yourself that extra space for yourself.

3) As your mind clears, you may find that you want to rush back to the craziness. Please don’t do it. Focus instead on remembering the things you most enjoy.

4) Explore the possibilities that pop into your mind. Try them on for size. Keep what you like. Toss those you don’t.

5) Finally. Never lock yourself into a commitment or no timeline for figuring things out. You can do that after you know what you want.

Figuring out what you want is about re-discovering yourself again. When you allow time to do that, everything gets better.

Jun 01, 2020
Transformation Happens in Stages
12:29

Transformation Happens in Stages

Is there something you would like to transform about your life? These days you are not alone.

Stop smoking, lose weight, get a better job - or another job?

Transformation always follows the same predictable stages:

Stage 1: Pre-contemplation. This stage appears when an idea pops into your head for the first time.

Stage 2: Contemplation. This middle ground is where most folks get stuck. It can go on for a lifetime.

Stage 3: Determination. Moving past contemplation, you make up your mind, dig in your heals, and make your plan.

Stage 4: Action. There is no turning back until you get what you want.

Stage 5: Maintenance. This stage is all about keeping what you have acquired - no matter what. This stage may also last your entire life.

May 25, 2020
Are You Growing or Dying?
10:41

Are You Growing or Dying?

Every minute of the day, your body, mind, and spirit are in a continual state of growing or dying. You are either expanding or contracting.

On the surface, there are two choices:

1) You choose to expand and make your life and world-view bigger, brighter, and better. You decide to grow wiser, more content, and happier.

2) You choose or accept and contract. Everything gets smaller, dimmer, and less satisfying.

If you dig deeper, you will find your choice is more of a combination of the two. In turbulent times and good times.

The secret is to get rid of anything that doesn’t serve you and replace it with everything that does - at the same time.

Yin and Yang.

Open your eyes. Explore the good possibilities in life. Ignore everything that is holding you back. Go for your dreams.

May 19, 2020
Choosing To Thrive
10:20

Choosing To Thrive

Thriving in chaos is something we hear a lot about these days. Few words hold power to ignite fear, excite hope, and get you to click a link like thrive and chaos.

It's time to release yourself from all of that external drama.

As a human, you have something magical inside. It will allow you to ground yourself, stay steady, and move forward.

You can choose how you feel, chart your path, and take any action you desire.

When you were born, you were hard wired to go beyond surviving. You were pre-programmed with the desire to thrive - no matter what is going on around you.

Is it time to break from dramatic distractions and release yourself?

Have you made the decision not to settle for less than your dreams?

Are you ready to empower yourself, breakthrough any obstacle, and create your reality?

Listen to yourself, trust your thoughts, and take massive imperfect action. Happiness is yours for the taking.

May 18, 2020
Plugging Into Simple
10:38

Plugging Into Simple

A couple of days ago, I called a friend in Connecticut. I wanted to catch up and see if we could solve the problems of the world over the course of a phone call.

When he picked up the phone, I asked what he was doing to save the world?

Yes, I was somewhat joking, but his answer didn’t surprise me.

“I only watch 20-minutes of news a day - enough to stay in touch. I write, get my work done, and help my kids with school. In general, I’m doing everything I can to stay grounded. You’re lucky I picked up the phone. How about you?”

I told him that he was lucky that I decided to call in the first place. I’m doing the same - except that I’m playing with my dogs and not kids. I refuse to get on the crazy carousel that most folks are riding right now.

I don’t think we saved the world, but we are saving ourselves and each other.

In this crazy plugged in and agenda-driven world, make sure that you plug into the simple joys of life. It’s good for you.

May 13, 2020
Reducing Your Stress By Increasing Your Hope
11:23

Reducing Your Stress By Increasing Your Hope

Unless you are living in a cave, you may have more Stress and less Hope in your life today than you did a short time ago. Pandemics can do that. So can life.

Over the years, I’ve learned that stress is usually a result of fear.

Feeling Stress of never getting off the hamster wheel.

Feeling Stress fear from uncertainty.

Feeling Stress from a lack of adequate information.

It doesn’t matter where your fear originates. The solution is re-framing your mindset to see things as they are. When you can do that, you can see things are that can be.

Having a re-frame mindset will allow you to create Hope, reduce Stress, and become unstoppable.

May 11, 2020
Time To Reinvent Your Life?
10:28

Time To Reinvent Your Life?

The past months have created a massive disruption in our lives. Why not taking advantage of the journey back to normal and switch things up?

Whether you want a few tweaks or total reinvention - the process is the same:

1) You must first acknowledge something needs changing. Listen to your gut.

2) Be honest. Your inner thoughts and feelings are real. They are telling you what you desire. Honor them. 

3) Clearly understand WHY you want to reinvent. It creates excitement the power that will move you forward.

4) Ask yourself, "What ONE thing can I do, or NOT do, that will have the most significant and immediate impact on my life?" 

5) Set an initial sprint goal of at least 90 days.

6) Define what actions you will take to drive your goal and take action daily.

Sometimes you must start a journey without knowing your destination. Begin with what you know. Explore the possibilities until you discover your path.

May 04, 2020
Reducing Stress By Changing Influence
11:01

Reducing Stress By Changing Influence

Did you know that Influence is causing stress in your day?

Your subconscious mind is listening. Opinions are forming. Thoughts are racing. Actions are happening, Usually without you knowing.

The dictionary defines Influence as; the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others.

We are all influenced by much news. Too many Netflix movies. Non-stop social media, and the most significant - too much time with ourselves. All are causing us to experience stress.

There is a quick way to reduce stress.

Cut off everything that is capturing your attention and filling your mind. Especially if it is with less than motivating thoughts.

When you cut negative, you reduce stress. That will leave time for positive thoughts and more fulfilling experiences.

In crazy times, being your own biggest influencer is a powerful stress-reducing tool.

Apr 27, 2020
Productivity While Working at Home
11:56

Productivity While Working at Home

You may be finding yourself tweaking your productivity habits in the last few weeks. If you are working from your home with children around you, you are in for some significant challenges.

As a guy who has maintained a home-based officer for the better part of 30 years, I have some advice:

1) Productivity is not about getting more done. It’s about being more efficient. When working at home, you will instantly have more productive hours than commuting to an office filled with distractions.

2) Holding time for what must be done is essential. Be sure to account for every responsibility on your To-Do list. That includes extra time for kids and pets. You’re going to need it.

3) Rituals, schedules, and taking breaks are your friend. Figure what works best and stick to your plan.

4) Be flexible. When life is upside down like it is these days, you can’t expect every plan to go perfectly. There’s no need for frustration. Take a breath. Deal with the issue. Get back on track.

Most folks have more flexibility than ever when working from your home. As long as you get your job done, everything will be fine. Who knows? You might enjoy it more than you think.

Apr 21, 2020
Why Mastery Equals Motivation
10:16

Why Mastery Equals Motivation

Motivation is a magical feeling - until you can’t find it when you need it. But in good times or troubled, there is a simple trick you can use to get more motivated.

It’s called Mastery.

Mastery is a purposeful effort to master a skill at a high level. Doing so requires a decision, focus, determination, and lots of practice.

Once you get started on your mastery journey, you will find yourself distracted from day-to-day. You will focus on your outcome. And as you get close to completion, more motivated.

The motivation that comes from Mastery is a direct result of an increase in self-confidence, breaking through obstacles, and getting excited about the future you are creating.

If you are finding yourself not able to power through life, master a new skill. You'll get the motivation to handle anything.

Apr 20, 2020
Take a Leap of Faith
11:19

Take a Leap of Faith

I wanted to revisit what Steve Harvey said that inspires me.

If you have seen his teaching on the one thing you must-do if you want to be successful, you know that he says, "You must jump.

If you want to be successful, you must jump into your dreams, take a leap of faith, and go for it."

Many times we stand on the cliff of life and watch others enjoying the life you desire.

They jumped, their parachute opened, and life is good.

You must jump.

When you finally decide to jump, your parachute will not open right away. You will get bumped and bruised, but, your parachute will open.

You must jump.

If you don't jump, your parachute will never open.

Is today the day you jump?

Apr 13, 2020
Moment of Change
09:00

Moment of Change

A few months ago I wrote the words -

Someday soon, a life event will rock your world. 

A trusted friend will disappoint you. Your boss may deny the raise you deserve. A loved one may get sick. A pandemic may strike.

Nothing is by chance. 

Most life rocking events have been heading your way for a long time.

They can leave you shattered. They can also open up an opportunity for a life-changing course correction.

What are your dreams?  What have you been waiting to do? What’s been holding you back?

A portal for you to step into your dreams has been opened.  Hurry and step through!

When everything changes, it’s a good time to make a few changes for yourself. Get moving while nobody is watching.

Apr 10, 2020
Neutralizing Negative Thoughts
08:49

Neutralizing Negative Thoughts

In times like these, it's easy to find yourself with more negative thoughts than usual.

When I was training my Pilot Certificate, I was surprised by the emphasis put on the health of a pilots' state of mind. Negative thoughts are hazardous to flying - and life in general.

The next time you are feeling a negative thought nudging its way into your day, try this:

1) Recognize it. The first step toward neutralizing hazardous negative thinking is to recognize it.

2) Label it. Identify why the lousy thought is coming into your mind and slap a label on it. When you know what to call it, you'll know what to do next.

3) Prescribe an antidote that will make the underlying cause go away and wash away the negative.

It can be easy to get caught up negative and find yourself overwhelmed. Taking a few minutes to follow these steps will make room for more positive in your life.

Apr 08, 2020
Change Yourself. Change Everything Else.
09:08

Change Yourself. Change Everything Else.

People have always sought change for themselves, their life, or the world.

If you want to change, there is a constant truth; you must change before anything else changes.

Many smart folks agree -

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

What about Albert Einstein? 

“The world, as we have created, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Do you want to change something about today, tomorrow, or the future? You must change before anything else changes.

Have you learned lessons from past experiences? You have already changed, and your future is better for it.

Rumi said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

If tomorrow you want to be better than today and yesterday, something has to change. That something is you.

If you want to make more money, serve more. Do you want to be happier? If you want this life to be well-lived, something has to change today. That something is you.

What if you want everything about your life to be perfect? Listen to Winston Churchill. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

It’s so simple. 

You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes.

Apr 07, 2020
Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.
11:57

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

The Great Pandemic Pause, most folks are finding themselves in a simpler world.

With a few exceptions, everything is slower. There seems to be more time in the day. The rush of what used to be our day-to-day seems distant.

Is that such a bad thing?

When the storm passes, before we reignite our lives, why not consider lessons from a few smart people of the past.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

"Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated." ~ Confucius

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." ~ William James

"Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough." ~ Charles Warner

I like it simple. Simple works.

Apr 07, 2020
Maintaining Self Discipline When Bored
13:57

Maintaining Self Discipline When Bored

If you ask any successful person what is most important to achieving goals, they will say two things:

1) Self-Discipline is number one. If you can’t get yourself to do what is necessary, nobody will do it for you.

2) The person with the most self-discipline wins.

At the gym, office, school, everywhere. The person who puts in the effort always rises to the top.

Since most of us are in self-quarantine at home, now it might be useful to master self-discipline.

1) Decide on your goal and allow yourself to feel the pleasure and excitement of living it every day. 

2) Shift your focus to the pain you will feel if you don’t get it. Get mad. Get upset. Get determined to create it.

3) Prioritize your daily actions so that everything else is less important than your goal.

You will always work harder to avoid pain than to get pleasure. Harness that power to get what you want.

Apr 06, 2020
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Apr 03, 2020
Are You in a Hypnotic State?
10:07

Are You in a Hypnotic State?

If you've been feeling upended these past few weeks, there might be a good reason.

In working with clients over the years, I recognized an interesting behavior. When our conversations began, their minds were drifting. They are listening but not paying attention.

To get them to re-focus, I utilized a "Pattern Interruption" to alter their current state of mind. I could tell them a joke, ask a question, or give surprise news. Once delivered, their state of mind instantly shifts into neutral - for a split second. Hypnotherapists use this technique for trance induction.

The same thing happens throughout your day without you knowing. I even use it on my Daily Boost to keep your attention.

It also happened - and is happening to you during our current crisis. Everybody is trying to figure out how to ground ourselves again.

What the solution?

Do everything you can to normalize the abnormal. Avoid pattern breaks by limiting your exposure to anything that will put you in pause mode. Choose your focus, make a plan, establish a routine, and stick with it.

Apr 02, 2020
Extraordinary Opportunity Around The Corner
11:27

Extraordinary Opportunity Around The Corner

It happens when your daily experience changes.

Bam! What? Mind blown! No worries. I’ll be fine. Really? Hmm. I’m fine. Where was I?

Stoic Philosophy tells us lack of information causes fear. Information overload leads to paralysis. Adequate information allows you to calm yourself. Acceptance leads to planning, action, and re-building better than ever.

Yes, we are in the middle of the storm and have a long way to go.

Look beyond the noise.

Extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime, and life-changing opportunities are beginning to bubble up around you.

Think different. Seek opportunity. Things are looking up - even during the Great Pandemic Pause.

Apr 01, 2020
Checking IN is Better Than Checking OUT
11:06

Checking IN is Better Than Checking OUT

My phone rang at 10:18 this morning.

A long-time listener from San Bernardino, California, was calling to check in with me. He said,

"It's in times like these that we need to check in with folks. You're part of my life every day. I wanted to see how you were doing."

I told him I was okay and how much I appreciated his energy boost.

We enjoyed a very neighborly conversion - and we live more 2000 miles apart.

His call reminded me of something I love to do.

Over the years, I've developed a habit of practicing random acts of happiness, especially when somebody is having a hard time. Even better? When they need a surprise.

It could be a cashier working long hours and their feet hurt. Sometimes I buy a cup of coffee for the person behind me in line - and try to escape for I'm busted. My wife gets a random flower that makes no sense at all - but gets a smile.

Random acts of happiness may be difficult for you when you are stuck at home, but I wonder -

Is there a way for you to practice a random act of happiness for someone today?

In the pandemic pause, we're living in, checking IN is far more important than checking OUT.

Mar 31, 2020
Operation Reinvention: Better and Beyond
21:19

Operation Reinvention: Better and Beyond

I woke up this morning with a thought running through my mind and pulsing through my veins. I couldn't stay in bed any longer.

How many closets can you organize? How many Netflix programs can you binge? How long will people wait for others to say it's okay for them to get with their lives?

Everything you have built in your life happened when you found the courage to rally fear, anger, and confusion into motivation and action.

Everything.

Since 2006 I have taught one thing; you can create any lifestyle you choose if you can shake yourself free from your cement shoes and get moving. Nothing has changed in 2020.

COVID-19 is real. Some people will get sick. Some people will die. That's life. It's always been like that - only without 24/7 news coverage, we didn’t know about it.

Life can be difficult, but the real casualties of this pandemic will be those who cocoon themselves in the false sense of safety that comes with waiting to see what is going to happen next.

HELL NO! That's not for me - EVER!

The winners will be those who realize this is a new temporary and that we are not going back to normal.

They will figure out how to use lessons learned and honed over a lifetime to build better and beyond!

Nothing will stop them.

Who you will be when this passes begins by who you are today.

It’s time to decide.

We're going to re-launch Operation Reinvention tomorrow with that goal in mind. And we’re doing it LIVE - details to follow.

I dare to jump on the train to better and beyond.

Mar 30, 2020
Pause. Prepare. Protect.
12:08

Pause. Prepare. Protect.

Life is a beautiful and surprising experience, but have you noticed that in good times or bad, there is always be something that will catch you off guard?

It will also require an immediate response.

It could be a potential customer who wants to do business and need prompt attention.

It may be a health emergency.

In any case, a quick response is your friend. But what do you after the initial surprise settles?

1) Pause. Take a step back and take a breath. It’s time to get a 30,000-foot overview and gain perspective on what is going on in your life. This is a time to be more conservative in your actions.

2) Prepare. Whether it’s serving your clients or paying your mortgage, once you have perspective, your next step is to identify what must be done to achieve success. Be a good Scout. Be prepared.

3) Protect. Now that you understand and are prepared, it’s time to identify the areas that will need protection. Your goals is to proactively put in place whatever is required to protect what you’ve built.

Pause, Prepare, Protect, and proactively create what you want out of your life. That how you survive and thrive!

Mar 25, 2020
Building a Solid Foundation During a Crisis
11:48

In a time of crisis, a solid foundation of basic needs is a great way to calm your mind.

In 1954, Abraham Maslow released his Hierarchy of Needs theory.  Since everything in life is being turned upside down - it might be a good time to get back to basics. Maslow called them deficiency needs (D-Needs):

1) Provide for your physiological needs. Food, clothing, shelter, money, everything that you need. 

2) Make sure you feel safe. Personally, emotionally, financially, health and well-being, and against accidents and illness.

3) Socially you need to feel a sense of loving and belonging. Social media might be finally showing it's real power.

While you work on your D-Needs, begin moving toward your being needs, otherwise known as B-Needs.

Maslow said, "What a man can be, he must be."

B-Needs are where I'm placing my focus. I using the power of the CoronaDRIVE US to answer a question. 

What CAN I do that will create a better life after this crisis passes. 

Mar 24, 2020
CoronaDRIVE US!
21:18

I have a different Daily Nugget today.

I write and record a week in advance. Since I last reached out to you, all hell seems to have broken loose in America - and around the world.

Yes, it was on its way before. We all saw it coming. But its exponential speed tossed a lot of folks lives into disarray overnight.

Mine too.


Like many folks, I have a full life and run a small business. Other people are counting on my support. I also have the honor and responsibility of tens of thousands of people listening every day. I have not taken that lightly. Everybody has an opinion. I decided to wait until I had a plan.

Before I move on - let's handle the bad news.

We are only the beginning. That's enough to scare anybody.

What's coming? What's going to happen? Am I prepared?

I don't know. I don't know. Yes.

You were born prepared. That's who you are. A life with no challenges only means challenges are on the way. You have handled every problem you have ever faced. You will do it again.

By the way, that's hard to see when life is getting in the way.

Now, the good news.

It's a lot less scary when you realized that your response is just beginning too. Yes, right now you may be shell-shocked, a bundle of nerves, fill with anxiety and a lost feeling. Don't worry. You won't be that way for long.

I know that because we are emotional beings.

Eventually, you will begin to find seeds of logic that will calm you emotionally.

Eventually, a new, if temporary normal, will allow you to ground yourself - and find yourself.

Eventually, you will ask, "What CAN I do?"

Eventually, you will stand up, take a step, and repeat.

It gets better.

What if you could make even better?

What if you stopped worrying about rebuilding what you had and focus on building something better?

What if you could change careers if you have always dreamed of something different?

What if, for the first time in years, you find yourself with time to think?

What if you found a way to use this massive interruption to invoke the power of creative destruction? What if you could build a life and lifestyle that you have been putting off for years?


It won't be easy. It's never easy to focus when all you want to be is distracted. But you will do it.

Remember, life usually begins right after life gets in the way.

From this day forward, you and I will use the catalyst that we have all experienced to drive us to build a better world. For you, me, and for the common good.

From this day forward, let's turn the Corona Virus the "Corona DRIVE US."

We begin tomorrow.

 

Mar 22, 2020
Your Reward For Hard Work
11:22

Your Reward For Hard Work

Gary Vaynerchuk, Wine Library, Crush it, and more made changes in his life.

I've always said, "The reward for success is more work." That's what happened to Gary. 

When I began MTM, I decided not to base my life as a speaker on the road because my imagination told me it would be fun. I knew better.

In Gary's case, he has enjoyed success with speaking, mentoring, and teaching but there was a problem. He wasn't engaging and doing. For a guy who likes to be in the trenches, he wasn't happy. As he would say, "that the way I roll!"

Are you doing something that you think is making you happy, but you know it is not?

How do YOU roll?

Mar 19, 2020
How To Break Bad Habits
10:47

How To Break Bad Habits

Have you struggled to break a habit?

Bad habits are not good. They will mess up your day. They are also not permanent. You weren’t born with bad habits, and you are not required under penalty of law to keep bad habits.

Since there’s no real reason to keep bad habits, let’s replace them the easy way.

Nobody likes to give up what’s comfortable - even if it’s not serving you. Instead, start a new behavior and replace the bad before it mucks up your life again.

Breaking bad habits is doing new behaviors instead of old behaviors. No muss. No-fuss. Be consistent and persistent, and you will wipe that old habit away forever.

Mar 18, 2020
Endless Opportunity Mindset
11:57

Endless Opportunity Mindset

Can you remember when you were starting in your career? Young, eager, driven, and likely, intimidated?

You might have wondered how is it possible to reach your dreams with so many people and competition in the world? 

Here's a mindset that has served me well:

1) Somewhere within all those people is a person who needs my help. They feel frustrated and desperate. But they don't know where to find me.

2) My job is to help them find me. When they do, they won't believe their luck. They'll be so excited.

3) When we meet, I remember to be grateful, humble, and come from a place of service.

That mindset will create an endless stream of opportunities. Be sure you choose those that provide the most direct path to your dreams.

Mar 17, 2020
Stop Procrastinating The Easy Way
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Stop Procrastinating The Easy Way

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? 

Procrastination is the intentional and systematic postponement of an essential task. 

Is that what you are doing?

Even if you are putting things off, is it possible that you are not procrastinating? You may just be forcing yourself to do something you don't need or want to do. 

Yes, you must complete tasks to get ahead in life. That's being responsible.

However, if your list of un-done keeps getting longer, it might be time to ask yourself a question -

Is what you are procrastinating essential? Do you need to do it at all?

It's not always procrastination. If something is essential, you always get it done - right?

Mar 16, 2020
Great Relationships in Four Steps
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Great Relationships in Four Steps

Every day you navigate the world - which usually involves other people.

Since the quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your relationships, it makes sense to understand how to develop a great rapport.

Every great relationship follows 4 steps:

1) Curiosity. Everybody is curious about the people they meet. If you want to meet great people, be interesting. The more curious they are about you, the better.

2) Enlightenment. Once curiosity peaks, interest will be to grow. People want to know more about you.

3) Commitment. With more knowledge connections deepen.

4)  Action. Once you reach commitment, people become open and willing to join your world.

Whether personal or business, all relationships follow the same path.  If not, the relationship ends.

Mar 13, 2020
Calm Your Mind by Closing Loops
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Calm Your Mind by Closing Loops

Do you have thoughts bouncing around inside your head, keeping you awake at night, and driving you crazy?

You are experiencing the attack of the Open Loop.

Open Loops happens when a thought enters your mind, with no resolution.  Deadlines.  Lists.  Appointments.  Conversations. Anything that is allowed to sit in your mind will continue to race around like the cars at Daytona Speedway.

The fix is to offload those items into a trusted place. You need to download your brain.

Gather up those loose ends and enter them into a journal or software app and put it away.  As long as you remember where you put it - those Open Loops will go away.

Mar 12, 2020
Why You Should Focus on ONE Thing
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Why You Should Focus on ONE Thing

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.   

Mar 11, 2020
Make Life Longer
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Make Life Longer

We all have the same hours and minutes in a day, but weeks and months seem to be passing faster than ever. If you want to know why it’s time to put on your lab coat.

Einstein's theory of relativity states the rate at which time passes depends entirely on your speed and acceleration at any given moment. But we’re not talking about physics. We’re talking about technology and perception.

New evidence suggests that constant use of technology is making your brains more efficient at processing information. It is also tricking you into thinking time is passing faster.

Time isn't speeding up. Your brain is speeding up.

If you want to perceive life as short - stay busy and spend your time on your computer.

If you want to perceive life as long - drop the keyboard, telephone, and binging on Netflix.  When you slow down, life slows down.

Mar 10, 2020
Law of Attraction
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Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction should be called Law of What You Think About Most.

Like attracts like. What you think about, you get. 

If you think, "I won't get it because I never do" - you are correct.

Dreaming of something new while focusing on current problems is a sure way to keep spinning your wheels.

The secret is to focus your attention and actions on what you want to attract. That will require a dedicated effort. Vision Boards, lists of goals, daily journaling are all great ways to stay on track.  

The “Law of What You Think About” is magical and straightforward…

Decide what you want. Believe it is possible. Focus on the future, not the past. Don't stop until you get it.

Mar 09, 2020
Are you striving for something different?
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Be Who You Are

Are you striving for something different?

I have a client who, after years of poor eating habits, had gained over 100 pounds. She decided to get healthy - and had no idea where to begin.

My advice was simple.

If your mind is telling you something you are doing is NOT who you are - give up what you are NOT.

In her case, not exercising was making her somebody she didn’t want to be. Going to the gym wasn’t top of mind; it was just the first choice in the path to becoming herself.

Are you not making enough money? Give up what is keeping you busy and try something new.

Are you spending too much time with activities that are keeping you, NOT you? Please give it up and do things that feel you like.

Be who you are, not who you are not.

So simple.

Mar 04, 2020
Defining Healthy Relationships
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Defining Healthy Relationships

The quality of your life is a direct result of your relationships.

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 correct way is to merge your skills, passions, and individuality. That creates an interdependent relationship. 

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

Mar 03, 2020
Break The Rules For More Productivity
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Break The Rules For More Productivity

Getting the most out of your day is a personal thing.

Do you impose impossible and unenjoyable scheduling on yourself?

It might be time to forget the rules. Frankly, your friends, family, and society don't always know what is best for you.

Why go to the gym at 5 AM if that doesn’t work for you? 

Is checking your email the first the morning a bad thing? What if you like getting it out of the way first thing?

You will be happier and more productive when you schedule in a way that fits your natural rhythm. You’ll also make a lot of folks jealous of your lifestyle.

You’ll be more productive when you accept that life is too short to listen to everybody else’s rules. Do what feels right and works for you.

Mar 03, 2020
Producing More Productivity
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Producing More Productivity

Are you find yourself needing to get more done? You might consider creating more productivity.

The first rule of being more productive is deciding what is important to you. The second rule is to take control of your day.

A few simple adjustments can change everything:

1) Say, “Yes” to yourself before you say it to others. Meetings, phone calls, casual conversations. If that doesn’t work, say “No” to anything not currently on your list.

2) Control where you focus your attention.  Including incoming communication like email and social media. Avoid being recruited onto someone else’s To-Do list.

3) No matter how much control you gain, interruptions are always around. You may as well expect, plan, and allow time for them.

4) Only schedule 50% of your schedule. That will allow time for the unexpected. If nothing shows up, stay focused on what you need to complete.

5) Multi-tasking is a myth. If possible, finish one task before the next. You cross the finish line sooner. 

What happens next? EVERYTHING! Keep moving forward, and you’ll get everything you want.

Mar 02, 2020
How Do You Feel Strategy Sessions
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How Do You Feel Strategy Sessions

How much better would your day be if you always knew what surprises were lurking around the corner?

While you can’t predict everything, you can prepare for most things using “How Do I Feel Strategy Sessions.”

Here’s how it works:

1) Once a month, take a few minutes and review what’s going on in your life. Your job. Your vacations. Your relationships. Your goal is to recognize what is likely to require your attention.

2) As you form your list, think through every possible scenario and expected outcome. Imagine what may happen and craft a plan for handling it in your favor.

3) When the situation arrives, remember how you decided to handle it and stay in control.

Using a pre-planned response is a great way never to be surprised again.

Feb 27, 2020
Get What You Want With Deep Work
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Get What You Want With Deep Work

I need to pass on a message. Your MIND misses you!

I know you’ve been busy. Shopping for food, cleaning the garage, checking Facebook. Not to mention catching up on 500-hours of must-watch television on your DVR. That’s all great and makes time pass. However…

If you would like to separate yourself from the masses and make your dreams come true, it’s time to embrace the power of Deep Work.

Deep Work is eliminating all distractions and focusing on one purpose for a period. It allows your mind to tap into your inner wisdom, engages your dreams, and expands your potential. Deep Work will change your life and the lives of those around you.

All significant contributions in life come about as a result of Deep Work. Amaze yourself. Find the time to use your mind and focus on purpose.

Feb 26, 2020
3 Steps To Getting The Success You Want
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3 Steps To Getting The Success You Want

Success is a funny word. Generic yet descriptive, success is different for everyone. Whatever success means to you, there is a fast-path way to get it:

1) Decide. Deciding to move in a new direction is scary - but it’s the only way to establish forward momentum. You must choose to cut off anything that is holding you back and focus on what you want.

2) Build. The rest of the world is living on auto-pilot. You will stand out when you put your head down, dig in, get to work, and build your dream. It may not easy in the beginning, but everything will get much easier once you get moving.

3) Promote. Are you seeking a new job, finding a new relationship, or selling a product for your business? Nothing will happen until you let the world know what you are doing. When you do, everything happens.

Decide. Build. Promote. Repeat. That’s how dreams become real.

Feb 24, 2020
You Can Learn a Lot From a Happy Dog
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  1. You Can Learn a Lot From a Happy Dog

I have a friend named Jaxon that is so consistent and successful; he makes me a bit jealous. I know I shouldn’t be that way, but I can’t help it.

Jaxon is not the most talented. He doesn’t work harder. He doesn’t get serious and stuffy. Win or lose, Jaxon always has a reason to celebrate, although he wins most of the time - then he takes a nap.

My dog, Levi, likes Jaxon too. They compete together in dog agility competitions.

Levi runs faster and wins more blue ribbons. He also crashes and burns more too.

While their styles are different, both dogs run because they love it. Both are winners, Both are happy dogs.

You can learn a lot from a happy dog.

Whether you run fast or slow, as long as you enjoy the game, you will be will always be a winner.

Feb 21, 2020
Being a Minimalist Might Not Make You Happy
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Being a Minimalist Might Not Make You Happy

I’ve always believed that less is more. A less complicated life is a good life.

If that’s the case, you would think that in an age of tiny homes and minimalist attitudes everybody would be as happy as a clam.

Over the years, I’ve learned happiness can be hidden somewhere within the stuff that makes up our crazy life. When you get rid of your stuff - you get rid of something that makes you happy.

Is it possible that the things you love to complain about also make the happiest?

Here’s a simple rule.

If something in your life is making you happy, keep it. When it stops making you happy, drop it. If in doubt, don’t worry about it. You’ll figure it out.

Feb 20, 2020
Resist and It Will Persist
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Resist and It Will Persist

Is there something in your life that you are resisting?

The old saying, "What you resist will persist" is always at play. It is a potent force in both enhancing and debilitating ways.

In my life, I have learned the root cause of anything I resist is either fear of change or misdirected focus. Others say, "You haven't learned your lesson."

In any case, the solution has always been:

1) Identify the unwanted issue that is persisting.

2) Identify what you want instead of the problem issue.

3) Summon the courage to give up the fight. Accept that you have learned the lesson being taught. Close the door as soon as possible.

What you resist will persist. Sometimes the only way to win the fight is to give up the fight.

Feb 19, 2020
How Happy People View The World
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How Happy People View The World

Did you know that happy people view the world differently?

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

1) Happy people accept that life brings problems.   

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

3) Happy people get frustrated, but don't give up. Problems are normal.

4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems.

5) Happy people deal with anything life throws at them, get a good night's sleep, and do it all over again.

I wonder?

If you view problems with a positive attitude - was there ever a problem? That'll get you thinking.

Feb 18, 2020
What Kind of Motivation Do You Have?
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What Kind of Motivation Do You Have?

Have you ever wondered why some things and not others motivate you? The evolving Science of Motivation has your answer.

In a nutshell, motivation is complicated and layered. If you didn’t already know that, you have felt it many times. But it all begins with 4 kinds of motivation:

1) Extrinsic motivation comes from outside of you. You do it because you are compelled to - usually by someone else.

2) Intrinsic motivation is done for internal and personal reasons. This can be called your WHY.

3) Introjected motivation is similar. The difference is that if something is not done, you feel guilty.

4) Identified motivation is when you know something needs to be done but have not decided to do it yet.

What kind do you have? 

All of them.

All types of motivation can be in play at any time. They can also overlap. However, when you discover your Intrinsic motivation - your WHY- you will find the momentum you are seeking.

Feb 17, 2020
Journal It and Burn It
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Journal It and Burn It

Is there something bothering you and you need to let it go?

Do you need to forgive someone from your past or that time you put your foot in your mouth?

How about finding a way the eliminate negative thoughts?

There is a tried and true magical method of clearing your soul:

1) Scribble your thoughts on a piece of paper or fill an entire journal - it’s up to you. Getting your thoughts onto paper will make them real. You can deal with that.

2) Once you’ve dumped your worries, it’s time to burn them into oblivion. Light a match, light a fire and celebrate as they disappear.

I promise. This simple act will release the weight you feel and set you free to enjoy the best of every day.

Feb 11, 2020
Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.
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Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.

A few years ago, I was chatting with a friend about his business. He owned a struggling martial arts school and was crafting a master plan to grow in the coming year.

Since every goal requires, learning, churning, burning, and earning - I had four questions:

1) How long do you think it will take to LEARN what it takes to succeed?

2) How long can you CHURN away while you work toward your goal?

3) Do you have resources to BURN? How long will your money last while you move forward? 

4) When will you EARN your reward for your hard work? 

Be prepared before you begin. Consider those questions before you start. The journey may be longer than you think.

Feb 10, 2020
Practice Makes Perfect
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Practice Makes Perfect

It’s been said that Practice makes perfect.

That might be true if you were able to practice perfectly. If that were the case, why would you need to practice?

Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent. 

Practice bad thinking, and you will get all the bad thoughts you could ever want.

Practice makes permanent.

Practice bad manners and are sure to get better at being rude.

Practice makes permanent.

Practice bad relationship skills, and you are guaranteed to miss out on the best life has to offer.

Practice makes permanent.

It is always that way, it will never change, and you can harness its power.

Practice being positive, forward-thinking, and believing that life is good. That’s what you will get.

Practice being a good person that is always thinking of others. You will find yourself surrounded by good people.

Practice being present, respectful, and loving in your relationships. You will never be alone.

Yes, Practice makes permanent.

Feb 03, 2020
One Thing You Must Do Every Day
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One Thing You Must Do Every Day.

I have a question for you.

What is your ONE most important activity? 

What is the ONE core activity that makes everything else fine?

What is the ONE core activity that if you don’t do causes everything to fall apart?

Many people focus on anything but the most critical activity in their life. They are usually surprised when things fall apart.

Is it showing up for work on time or doing a great job at work?

Could it be your unflinching attention to your family?

Does your business have ONE activity that causes people to buy from you?

When you focus on your ONE most important activity - everything else will take care of itself.

Jan 29, 2020
Turn Obstacles Into Opportunity
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Turn Obstacles Into Opportunity

Have you ever wondered how much easier things would be if you didn’t have to think so much?

What if the future or your past didn’t matter?

Imagine if you didn’t worry about the possessions, success, or drama of others?

What would happen if you believed that YOU are in control? 

Now you are starting to think like a Stoic Philosopher.

Stoicism is about paring down and simplifying. They eliminate unproductive traits that define the majority of the population. One of the most common is by turning obstacles upside down, creating opportunities, and seeing them as teachable moments.

For a Stoic, every bad thing becomes a new source of good. 

Marcus Aurelius said it this way,

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in your way becomes the way.”

Jan 27, 2020
Making Space For Your Dreams
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Making Space For Your Dreams

John Lennon was famous for saying, "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."

Over the years, I've found that folks tend to do what serves them best - at the moment. One thing I know for sure. Keeping yourself busy with day-to-day is a sure-fire way to make sure dreams stay dreams. It's also an exhausting way to live. 

Are you ready to set yourself free?

While you may not believe it, if you want something different in your life, all you need to do is start doing it. It's simple as that.

Forget limitations, excuses, past experiences, worry, and, most importantly, what others say.

Whatever it is you want to do - do it now.

I promise. Everything will change for the better as soon as you begin.

Jan 20, 2020
  Living Without Self-Inflicted Drama
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  Living Without Self-Inflicted Drama

Are you the kind of person who is always running around putting out fires - fires you set? 

I think it is time that we take away your matches and lighter fluid.

Here are a few things to think about:

1) If your life is non-stop drama, stress, and craziness, there is a chance that YOU are the cause. There is also a good chance that you don’t see it that way.

2) Living with your hair on fire will keep you busy that you can spend years wondering why you can’t get what you want.

3) When you stop doing anything that results in more craziness knocking at your door, you will find that life is pretty quiet. Quiet is where all good stuff happens.

It’s a Universal truth. You are 100% in charge of every action you choose to take - or not. Choose good ones. 

Jan 13, 2020
How To Make Sure Dreams Can Become Real
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How To Make Sure Dreams Can Become Real

Everybody has dreams. Daydreams, dreams while you sleep, and dreams of what you wish for the future.

I’ve always believed that dreams are goals you have nurtured to become real in your life.

But how do you know if the voice speaking to your heart will lead you in the right direction?

I was reading Brant Pinvidic’s book, The 3-Minute Rule. His approach to better presentations happens to be my approach to goal validation.

When an idea pops into your head, ask yourself four questions:

1) What is it? Do you understand exactly what you want?

2) How does it work? How will you go about reaching your goal? What will likely be the outcome?

3) Can you do it? Is your plan reasonable? Do you have the time, skills, money?

4) Are you sure? If you are willing to put in the effort are you confident you can achieve your goal?

Use these next time something is holding you back from turning your dreams into reality. I promise. The clarity you are seeking is around the corner.

Jan 06, 2020
2020 Success Hacks (Part One)
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2020 Success Hacks (Part One)

As we begin a new year and decade, I thought I would give a little motivational tough love.

Before I get going -

No matter what you desire in 2020, remember that life and business are about solving problems. The bigger your dreams, the bigger your problems. If you want what nobody else has, you need to solve problems that nobody else will.

So, how do you begin with a bang?

1) Decide what you want in 2020. Be specific. Anything less is what average people do.

2) Decide to pay the price of your success. You’ve heard it before and it’s true. Short-term pain leads to long-term gain. The future value of your life depends on the current value of your effort.

3) Own your goals. You don’t need to ask permission from anybody. You don’t even need to say a word. Put your head down and get to work.

4) Since you’ve decided what you want. Don’t accept your excuses.

When it’s time to get to work -

5) Start your day early. Do what is important to you before the day begins.

6) Set your focus and starting point. Pick the first task, finish, and move on to the next. Keep going until you get what you want.

7) Hold space for what is essential for you.

8) Develop the habit of deep work. Two hours of uninterrupted work per day will change your life.

9) Don’t get caught up in believing you need Networking, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Partnerships. Yes, you need some - but not many. Trust yourself and start creating. Let everybody else catch up.

10) Don’t get caught up in learning. If you stumble, find your answer, and get back to work. If another question pops up, repeat.

11) Apply never-ending massive imperfect action. Don’t worry about the mess. You can clean it up later.

Tomorrow we’ll chat about how to gain a HUGE advantage while accelerating your success.

Jan 01, 2020
Why You Should Limit Your Choices
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Why You Should Limit Your Choices

Do you have too many choices in your life? 

In 2005, Barry Schwartz wrote The Paradox of Choice. It challenged the traditional thinking that said, the way to maximum freedom is to maximize choice. 

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

Here's my advice to you:

1) Limit 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 things simple. 

Too many choices are part of modern life. If you can't make a decision - shorten your list of what is important. 

Dec 30, 2019
Do What Makes Your Heart Sing
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Do What Makes Your Heart Sing

Have you ever found yourself blissfully working for hours while time flies?  You are doing what makes your heart sing!

Some folks say, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.”  That’s not true.  You’ll work harder than you ever have.  You’ll love every minute of it.  Your rewards will come like never before.

It’s easy to dream of a less complicated life when all you’ve ever done is live a complicated life.  That's not the issue.  In fact, you'll find your perfect life when you discover that there are never enough hours in the day - and you don’t care.  You’ll pick up where you left off tomorrow. 

Dec 26, 2019
Transitioning Your Life
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Transitioning Your Life

What’s the most exciting and scary thing you can do in life? Deciding to change everything and turn your dreams into reality will get your attention.

What if you believe in your goal but lack the confidence to achieve your goal?

Your day-to-day actions are a result of your Inner Guiding Values. They are the principles that define you. If you seek anything outside your routine, you are going to feel uncomfortable. 

Transitional Values are your solution. They are how you re-define who you are in small steps. 

You may have an affirmation, “I fly airplanes, and I am an awesome pilot.” I bet you are going to feel a little out of your league the first time you step in an airplane. However...

“I’m learning to fly airplanes, and I am working toward being an awesome pilot” is very different. It is also less stressful, something you can imagine, and much more doable.

Why jump from change-to-change. That is scary. It’s more fun to transition in small steps until you get what you want. Remember - life is a marathon.

Dec 23, 2019
Believe in Yourself
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It’s the time of year when the world begins to believe.

Children always believe, but the power to believe lies within you too.

Believing in yourself begins with basics:

1) Practice self-care. Building belief starts with you. When you spend time improving your life, you will open more doors.

2) Seek to expand. The larger your worldview, the more you will believe in yourself. Look outside yourself and explore what’s possible. It may be just steps from your comfort zone.

3) Test drive opportunities. Keep your eyes open for small opportunities that cross your path - and take the good ones for a test drive. No commitment required.

Focus on your highest and best and you will build self-confidence. If won't be long before you believe in yourself more than you ever before.

Dec 16, 2019
Opportunity Discrimination
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Do you have too many options that you are having a difficult time choosing?

There is a concept called "Opportunity Cost," which some consider a fancy word for "trade-off." In other words, every time you make a choice, there is a trade-off to consider.

Another way is to change how you view potential opportunities with extreme discrimination. You can do that with one question -

"Does this opportunity provide the fastest and most direct path for me to reach my goals?"

Now, before we go on, it's easy to look at almost any opportunity and justify a path. Especially if you are being persuaded by someone else - and know that NEVER happens.

If you want to break free from a stalled life, you must eliminate maybe from your life.  Only a yes or no will create the momentum you desire.

Dec 11, 2019
Living Without Personal Limitations
11:09

 

What if your life had no limitations and no consequences?

What if you could do anything that you wanted without anything holding you back?

Here’s the truth.

Personal limitations and consequences are useful. Think of them as guard rails alongside a curvy mountain road. They keep you safe while you are on your journey.

What if you find that you are playing it a little too safe and holding yourself back from your dreams?

Another way is to think of as part of your internal belief and value system. You may need to expand through different experiences.

In other words -

Take baby steps until you gain confidence and believe anything is possible. Then prove it yourself.

Dec 10, 2019
How To Be Happier Using Natural Laws
10:04

 

Personal growth is a journey that is more fun when you follow the rules of Natural Law.

1) The Law of Vibration states that thoughts are things - one of the most potent forms of energy. What you think about, you bring about.  Pay attention to your thoughts.

2) Nothing exists without the opposite according to the Law of Polarity.  Love.  Hate.  Hot.  Cold.  Yin.  Yang.  Opposites are different forms of the same thing.  Embrace them.

3) The Law of Rhythm states life is a pendulum.  What swings left must swing right.    

4) Every effect must have a cause; every cause must have an effect.  That’s the Law of Cause and Effect.  Everything in life is perpetual and never-ending.

A wise person would find a way to follow the path of least resistance to success. You are a wise person - right?

Dec 09, 2019
Goal Setting For 2020
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Goal Setting For 2020

The New Year will arrive before you know it. Here are a few questions to help with planning:

1)  What do I want to do?

2)  What do I want to have?

3)  Where do I want to go?

4)  What contribution do I want to make?

5)  What do I want to become?

6)  What do I want to learn?

7)  Who do I want to spend my time with?

8)  How much do I want to earn, save, and invest?

9)  How much time do I want for fun?

10)  What will I do to create optimum health?

That’ll keep you busy.

Dec 02, 2019
How To Get More Done
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How To Get More Done

Have you noticed it?   

As soon as you initiate action toward a goal - a million other distractions arrive in your life?

Etch this into your mind: Activity creates activity.

No matter what you choose to take on, your energy will attract everything you need to succeed. It will also draw everything is necessary to through you off track.

Don't get stuck in neutral. Shift gears and accelerate yourself into massive imperfect action mode. 

How?

Remember that any activity will create more activity. Set your goal, narrow your focus, and get busy living.

Nov 25, 2019
Time To Step Up?
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Time To Step Up?

Imagine how you would feel if everything is perfect in your life - yet it feels like there is more.

Is it time to step up?

You’ve spent your entire life rising to the next level in the pursuit of success and happiness. Maybe you have arrived. Maybe you haven’t. In either case, the time will come that things don’t feel the same.

Yes. It’s time to step up.

No matter what happens in your life. No matter who comes into your life. Everything exists for a reason and a season.

Letting one thing go for something better is the process for achieving happiness.

It’s time to step up.

Nov 20, 2019
Set Yourself Free
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Set Yourself Free

John Lennon was famous for saying, "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."

Over the years, I've found that folks tend to ACT and DO on what serves them best. And they do it while dreaming and planning for something else.

It's an exhausting way to live. You can set yourself free by making a simple decision.

If you want something different, do it now! 

If you can't get yourself to do it, consider that it may not be as relevant to you as you think.

If that's the case, get your ego out of the way and scratch it off your list. 

You're going to surprise yourself with new opportunities. They have been hiding for years, waiting for you to make space.

Nov 19, 2019
How To Succeed With Any Goal
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How To Succeed With Any Goal

Setting Goals is the most powerful method of getting what you want. It is the power of your mind - activated.

Here’s how:

1) Decide what you want and when you want to get it.

2) Decide when you will start and when you will finish.

3) Decide how you will begin and how you will maintain your momentum.

Then you must get to work.

Limit anything and anybody that has a distracting influence on you. You must get to work.

Commit to overcoming any obstacle that gets in your way. You must get to work.

The path is long. Start like a sprinter and end like a marathon runner. You must get to work.

The only thing stopping you from getting what you want is not you. It is everything that you allow to get in your way.

Nov 18, 2019
How To Connect With Conversations
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How To Connect With Conversations

Today you are going to have opportunities to communicate. 

Here’s how to create conversations that connect:

1) Meet folks where they are. Pay attention to how their day is going. Step into their NOW.

2) Establishing something in common. “Wow! Has this day been crazy for you too?”

3) Establish an undeniable truth. “I promise it’s going to get crazier with the holidays coming.”

4) Move toward an idea that everybody can agree. “Holidays are coming fast. We should get ahead of it and do some planning.” 

5) Bring a new idea into the conversation. “I have a system that will work for both of us. Do you want to see it?” 

You will always get more of what you want when your communication moves toward a common goal.

Nov 13, 2019
Handing Yourself. Handling Others.
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Handing Yourself. Handling Others.

One of my hobbies is running my Australian Shepard, Levi, in agility competitions.

When people see us run, their first comment is almost always -

"I love how your dog knows where do go. How did you teach him to follow the numbers on the course?"

I always smile.

No. Levi does not follow numbers. He relies on me, his Handler, to tell him where to go. If I don't communicate my intention, he will go off course and be eliminated.

In the agility world, we like to say, "Every dog has a Handler problem."

I've noticed the same thing in the human world.

If you think you are being tripped up by someone else, double-check to see if they are having a Handler problem.

Know what you want, where you want to go, and effectively communicate your goals. You will be amazed at how almost everybody will follow the numbers.

Nov 12, 2019
4 Questions For Better Decision Making
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4 Questions For Better Decision Making

Do you ever have difficulty making decisions? 

In the next 60 seconds, you can harness the most potent and easy to use decision-making tool I have ever found.

Forget the old "Pro and Con" list your Mom and Dad taught you.  It’s time for a new approach.

The next time you find yourself challenged use Quantum Linguistics.  Ask yourself these 4 simple questions to solve your problem:

What would happen if I DID?

What would happen if I DIDN'T?

What wouldn't happen if I DID?

What wouldn't happen if I DIDN'T?

Unusual clarity is around the corner.

Nov 11, 2019
No More Information Overload
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No More Information Overload

Are you caught up in information overload that is driving you crazy?

Too much information leads to confusion and a lack of clarity - a recipe for frustration.

It’s time to embrace Adequate Information in all aspects of your life.

Your goal should be to sift and sort until you discover only the information you need to move forward. Ignore everything else. It’s noise.

Success comes from clarity, adequate information, leverage, and ritualistically repeating what works.

Nov 06, 2019
Steps of Change
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Steps of Change

Happiness in life is about getting what you want and keeping what you love.

The process always follows these four steps:

1) Decision: Everything begins with a decision to move in a new direction. The more meaningful your decision, the more likely you will take action.

2) Definition: Aimless wandering toward your dream is no fun. Defining your path will get you there quickly.

3) Deployment: Putting your plan into action separates a truly fulfilling life from a frustrating life.

4) Defense: Once you achieve what you want be sure to develop a plan to defend it so you never lose it.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Nov 05, 2019
How To Find Yourself
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Nov 04, 2019
Most Productive Week Ever
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Most Productive Week Ever

What if you could have the most productive week ever?

The solution is simple; get ahead of the game before the game begins.

It works like this:

1) List your short and long-term goals. 

2) Decide what past achievements you enjoy and that you want to continue as you pursue new adventures.

3) Decide what future goals you are ready to 'activate' and achieve - NOW!

4) Next week begins this week. Thursday is your new planning day. That's when you plan how your goals will fit into next week.

5) Get up on Monday morning, ready to ROCK!

Oct 28, 2019
9 Personal Development Principles You Need
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9 Personal Development Principles You Need

You may have heard that you will elevate your station in life to the degree that you elevate yourself.

Personal Development is how you do that.

Here are some easy ideas to move you forward:

1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you.

2) Seek out someone you respect. Use them to stay honest.

3) Recognize there is life after failure.

4) Read purposefully. Apply your knowledge.

5) Challenge yourself to be brutally honest.

6) Reflect on what you spend the most time on.

7) Remind yourself: you weren’t meant to procrastinate.

8) Put the phone away. Be present.

9) Remind yourself that time is your most precious resource.

Can you imagine how much you can change in your life when you live by those principles?

Oct 24, 2019
Don’t Like Who You Are? Change Who You Are!
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If you are unhappy with who you have become in life, there is a simple question that will redirect you -

What do you want to be different than it is now?

Every choice you have made has put you where you are. If you want something different, all you have to do is make different choices.

Yes, it is that simple.

Different choices mean a different direction. A whole new world is waiting for you.

Who will you become today?

Oct 23, 2019
Emotional Trigger Mastery
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Do you ever find yourself emotionally triggered and tossed off track for the entire day?

You are an emotional person. When emotions keep you from logically navigating your day, problems begin.

How do you control being triggered?

1) Identify what triggers a response that you want or don’t want to experience. 

2) Decide how you want to feel when triggered. Make a plan to respond.

3) The next time you are triggered, recognize what is happening and execute your plan.

Identify. Decide. Respond.

The more you catch what emotionally triggers you, the more control will have over how you feel. That is true power. 

Oct 22, 2019
Eliminate Distraction The Easy Way
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Getting what you want in life requires one thing. Focus.

It's a simple fact; you get what you focus on. 

But how do you get focused when distraction is everywhere?

That’s is easy.

If you feel like you are wondering and wobbling on your life journey, there are two questions you should ask:

1) Am I wondering and wobbling because that's what I want to do?

2) If not, what SHOULD I be focusing on right now?

Distractions are the same as a focus - only pointed in the wrong direction. A quick adjustment is all it takes to get yourself back on track.

Oct 21, 2019
Steps of Change
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Is there something you would like to change about your life?

Stop smoking, lose weight, get a better job?

No matter what you choose, you will always climb the steps of change.

Stage One: Known as Pre-contemplation. This stage appears when an idea pops into your head for the first time.

Stage Two: Contemplation. This middle ground is where most folks get stuck. It can go on for a lifetime.

Stage Three: Determination. You’ve made up your mind and begin preparing for what is to come.

Stage Four: You get started. You are in action mode. There is no turning back.

Stage Five: Maintenance mode. Your job is to keep what you have. This stage may also last your entire life.

Oct 15, 2019
5-Minute Focus
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It's the world's simplest recipe for success; Stand up, take a step, REPEAT! 

A member wrote asking the best use of that simple advice:

1) Stop what you are doing. Block out everything. Focus on YOU.

2) Find a place where nobody will interrupt you for 5 minutes.

3) Ask yourself, "How is my life going?" Open your mind and let your thoughts flow into the different areas and roles of your life. Bring them into focus.

4) For things going well, continue your momentum. For areas of concern, ask," What CAN I do to make it better?"

5) Immediately take action based on your answers.

Checking in with yourself 5-minutes a day is all it takes to stay focused and on track toward your goals.

Oct 14, 2019
No Stress To-Do List
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Are you spending your day chasing checkmarks? Are you trying to finish your never-ending to To-Do List?

Most people tend to add to their list without thinking much about it. Then they check their list to remind them how much they haven’t done. That will ruin your day.

A better way is to think of your list as “Did-I-Do-It-List.” While it may seem the same, there is an important difference.

Instead of feeling bound to your list, your new mindset is simple. Check your list to make sure you did what you planned.

I’ll let you decide.

Are you less stressed when you try to keep up with life?

Or are you less stressed when you see how much progress you have made? 

Oct 09, 2019
How To Feel 16 Again
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Growing up, sure can get in the way of your dreams. It’s sad how so many goals get pushed aside for daily responsibilities. 

Think about this -

When you were 16, the only freedoms you enjoyed were what your parents allowed. When you grow up, you have total freedom and complete control.

If you could live today like you were 16, it might look like this -

You would go to school and educate yourself.

Your friends would be real friends. Not just people you met at the office.

You would dream about your future.

You would be excited about what was to come in life.

You wouldn’t be allowed to drink. Your mind would be clear.

You would embrace having fun for the fun of it.

You couldn’t and wouldn’t get in debt.

You would sleep. A lot.

The job you have today would have felt like a prison. Does it?

You would busy yourself all day with LIFE.

You don’t have to 16 again. But imagine how much fun you could have if you knew then…what you know now… and used it all today?

Oct 08, 2019
Perfect Day. Perfect Life.
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What if every day, for the rest of your life, was perfect?

Your subconscious mind is a beautiful thing. You can engage its power to design your life to be exactly how you imagine. Here’s how:

1) Write down an event-by-event vision of what your perfect day would be. Yes, it’s a fantasy - for now.

2) There are no rules. No limitations. No consequences. Don’t be shy. Be honest about what you want.

3) Believe it can be yours! You deserve it.

If you follow these steps, your sub-conscious mind seeks ways to make your dreams come true. All it needs is a partner willing to take action. Do that, and you’ll create a fantastic life.

Oct 07, 2019
Figuring Out Your One Thing
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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 - and it’s far less exciting and easier to find than you think.

Oct 01, 2019
Doing More Than You Must For Success
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Earl Nightingale produced “The Strangest Secret” to motivate his insurance company sales force.  It is now a motivational standard.

The secret is simple:

1) You become what you think.

2) You must pay the prices.

3) You must control your thoughts.

4) Cutaway the limitations of your mind.

5) Set a clearly defined goal. 

6) Act promptly when your path is clear.

7) Save at least 10% of every dollar.

What do you want more than anything else? 

Do more than you must. Do more than anybody else. Do it better than anybody else.

Are you ready to make so nobody can ignore you?

Commit today to do more than you must to get what you want.

Sep 30, 2019
Somewhere Leads to Somewhere
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Have you ever wondered how to change the direction of anything in your life? If Where you live, your job, your relationship?

It doesn’t matter where you are or where you want to go.  The process is the same.

And it doesn’t require dramatic contortions in your life to make it happen.

It’s simple.

You have arrived somewhere, and you want to go somewhere else. 

Even if you don’t know how you got where you are, point yourself in a general direction and start taking action. You’ll figure it out.

The path from somewhere to somewhere else also includes stops somewhere along the way.

What happens is you don’t like where you are?

Remember that somewhere will always lead to somewhere else.

You’ll get there eventually.

One more thing -

On your journey to somewhere, you will be doing lots of somethings with lots of someones. That’s what makes it fun.

Sep 27, 2019
Is Your Future Slipping Away?
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Have you noticed how everybody is running so fast these days?

Are they living in the moment? Are they dwelling on the past? Are they dreaming of the future - and waiting for it to arrive?

Any human would experience a combination of all three every day. That's normal as long as it doesn't get in the way of living.

A decade ago, my first wife passed away from Cancer. She was 46 and too young to die. I was too young to be a widower. My children too young to lose their Mom. 

While challenging, our family had an unconventional outlook on life - and death. In fact, our goal was to make it the best death ever. Sadly, we achieved that goal.  It was the strangest accomplishment any of us had ever experienced.

After she passed, my daughter, Carlyn, wrote a poem that resonates to this day -

Soon we'll all find our way.

Soon we'll know what.

Makes us who we are.

Soon we'll wake up.

To a day we can appreciate.

Soon we'll know that.

Tomorrow we'll be better.

Soon we'll trust that everything's okay.

That the past is gone.

Can't hold us back.

Soon we'll smile about today.

Soon will come too soon.

Don't let it slip away.

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. Don't let it slip away.

Sep 26, 2019
Ultimate Time Management
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It seems everybody is obsessed with Time Management. Who do we think we are? The Boss of Time?

The truth is, there is not one person on this planet who has the power to manage Time.

No matter how strong you are, Time will not bend to your command. 

Whether you sit around and do nothing or push hard toward your goals, Time will remain constant.

What you can manage is YOU.

The most successful, relaxed, and happy people understand that it’s up to them to bend themselves to fit Time. They hold space in their life:

1) Always decide in advance the essential activities you will be doing and when you will be doing them. Focus on actions that must get done and will drive you forward. 

2) A week in advance, create sacred blocks on your calendar. Choose the activities that will fill the blocks.

3) No matter what gets in the way, keep your appointment with yourself. Complete your activities in the assigned block. Walk away.

Follow this simple recipe and you will always be a week ahead. You will be locked into your momentum building plan. You will make never-ending progress.

Sep 25, 2019
Procrastination Distraction Condition
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Do you ever feel like you are procrastinating?

What if I were to tell you that you are not, and there is an easy fix.

It’s hard to tell how many dreams have are being crushed from the inability to get things done.

Procrastination is nothing more than a distraction from current life conditions. Decide that your current circumstances are no longer acceptable, you stop procrastinating.

What if there was something deeper?

What if you were filling your day with non-stop activities in preparation to reach your goals?  But it feels like you are procrastinating? 

You are not, and one day, when you’re ready, you will begin. 

You are distracted, happy in your toiling, and filling yourself with growing frustration. 

You are not procrastinating; you are Fixin’ to get ready.”

You’ll know you are Fixin' when you are working toward your goals yet feel like you can’t get momentum to get started. You are not procrastinating. You are waiting to reach the starting line.

Fixin’ happens when you get caught up in details and become overwhelmed. The solution is to simple. Forget the big picture. Choose a starting point.  Begin. 

If you are procrastinating, STOP IT. If you are fixin’ to get ready, STOP IT. There is no try. There is only do. Thanks, Yoda.

Sep 24, 2019
Success Habits
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Whatever you get in life is a result of your daily habits. What is a habit?

According to the dictionary, it is a settled or regular tendency or practice.  It is also something that is especially one that is hard to give up.

Good habit or bad - they are hard to give up. If that’s the case, you may as well choose good habits.

In a survey of 233 self-made millionaires, here’s what they did that lower-income earners didn’t -

Get up early, read, a LOT, spend 15 - 30 minutes each day on focused thinking.

Good habits, done daily, create success.

Made exercise a priority, spend time with people that inspire them, pursue their own goals.

Settled habits create settled success.

Get enough sleep, have multiple incomes, avoid time-wasters.

If you’re not getting the results you want, there is a high likely hood that you are not giving up your current habits.

Until you establish new habits, little will change. When you do, everything will change.

 

Sep 23, 2019
You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes
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People have always sought change for themselves, their life, or the world.

If you want to change, there is a constant truth; you must change before anything else changes.

Many smart folks agree -

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

What about Albert Einstein? 

“The world, as we have created, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Do you want to change something about today, tomorrow, or the future?  You must change before anything else changes.

Have you learned lessons from past experiences?  You have already changed, and your future is better for it.

Rumi said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

If tomorrow you want to be better than today and yesterday, something has to change. That something is you.

If you want to make more money, serve more, and be happier next year, something has to change this year. That something is you.

If you want this life to be well-lived, something has to change today. That something is you.

What if you want everything about your life to be perfect? Listen to Winston Churchill. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

It’s so simple. 

You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes.

Sep 18, 2019
Leadership is More Than Looking The Part
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I was speaking with a young man at the gym. He made a comment that made me twist my head sideways like one of my curious Alpacas. 

He said, “I’m working so hard to be a good leader. Here I am at the gym, and I’m spending all my time on the phone trying to get my team to be more productive.”

I asked, “What is your team doing?”

“Oh, some are working in the office and others with clients, but I know they can do more.”

I don’t know about you, but that last thing that motivates me is to have somebody else, who is NOT working, tell ME to get to work. That’s what I said. 

His response?

“I am working. I must look good in my career. My staff should understand that.”

Oh - I’m confident they understand completely.

Leadership is more than LOOKING the part. It’s about BEING the part. If you are talking more than you are walking, you are not leading.

Sep 17, 2019
You Are The Engine That Drives Your Dreams
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You’ve heard if you want success you must go after your goals with consistency and dedication. You must want it for yourself. More than anybody wants if for you.

YOU are the engine that drives your dreams.

Others will help, but in the end, your actions are the only thing that will lead to the reward.

I remember when my kids got older. I had a talent for manifesting what I wanted in life, and my Son asked, “Dad, how do you always seem to create what you want?”

I said, “YOU must make up your mind that you want it before you can get it. You are the engine that drives your dreams.”

I had to laugh when he said, “Is that telling me to make my bed when I was a kid?”

One more thing.

Some people think when they reach their goals they can take a break.  Not so.  Permanent success does not come from temporary actions.

Your real reward will be all the new opportunity that arrives in your life.  Everybody loves a winner.

YOU are the engine that drives your dreams. Always remember that.

Sep 16, 2019
What CAN You Do - Right Now?
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What CAN You Do - Right Now?

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

I ask it when I'm unsure about the next action. It always delivers. 

Getting what you want in life sometimes includes random and vague goal setting - something that is not likely to help you make progress. What you need is to be targeted and specific. 

But what do you when targeted and specific isn't coming to mind?

Ask yourself -

" What Can I Do?"

Sometimes the answer is not what you want to hear. Then again, when you are stopped in your tracks - it can't hurt.

What's next?

Stand up, take a step, REPEAT!

You'll find your way.

Sep 09, 2019
Do What Makes Your Heart Sing
11:34

Have you ever found yourself working for hours while time flies? 

You are doing what makes your heart sing!

Some folks say, "Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life." 

That's not true. 

You will work harder than ever - and will love every minute of it. Your rewards will come like never before.

It's easy to dream of a less complicated life when all you have ever done is live a complicated life. 

That's not the issue. 

When you realize that there are never enough hours in the day - and you don't care - nothing else will matter. 

Sep 09, 2019
Removing Obstacles That Stand in Your Way
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Removing Obstacles That Stand in Your Way

Have you ever wondered how much easier things would be if you didn’t have to think so much?

What if the future or your past didn’t matter?

Imagine if you didn’t worry about the possessions, success, or drama of others?

What would happen if you believed that YOU are in control? 

Now you are starting to think like a Stoic Philosopher.

Stoicism is about paring down and simplifying. They eliminate unproductive traits that define the majority of the population. One of the most common is by turning obstacles upside down, creating opportunities, and seeing them as teachable moments.

For a Stoic, every bad thing becomes a new source of good. 

Marcus Aurelius said it this way,

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in your way becomes the way.”

Sep 02, 2019
How Happy People See The World
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How Happy People See The World

 

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 that being alive includes problems.   

 

2) Happy people accept that challenges are a privilege.  

 

3) Happy people get frustrated but don't give up. Problems mean everything is normal.

 

4) Happy people take responsibility for solving problems. 

 

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

 

Finally, when you think like a happy person, most problems never show up in the first place.

Aug 28, 2019
Life. Work. Balance.
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Life. Work. Balance.

A long time ago, you found yourself graduating high school and thrust into real-life.

I’m sure you gave lots of thought to your future. Then again, you were young. Twenty years later, things can look very different.

Over the years, I’ve learned something about working for a living:

1) Chasing money, advancement, and being significant will keep you busy. It will also blind you from other areas of life you would enjoy.

2) Pursuing passion and mission without considering real-life is a recipe for frustration.

Choose career opportunities that allow you to run fast, feel important, make money, and will enable you to serve your passion and mission.

Aug 26, 2019
Success In The Gig Economy
11:39

Living in today’s GIG economy is changing lives for millions.  And, it's only going to get bigger - because it’s all about taking care of people.

 

Use this equation to open more doors in this new way of life: Problem + Cost = Opportunity.

 

Everybody has a problem that needs solving. Is it money? Time?Freedom?

 

Here’s how you convert problems into your success:

 

1) Recognize the problem that a customer, employee, friend, or family member is having.

 

2) Identify how much that problem is costing them. It could be financial or emotional.

 

3) Present a solution and show them how you will help them solve their problem and make the pain go away.

 

Everybody has challenges. When you can solve them, you create an opportunity for yourself. 

Aug 22, 2019
How to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You
09:07

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I've always believed the Law of Attraction should be called Law of What You Think About Most.

 

Like attracts like. What you think about, you get. 

 

If you think, "I won't get it because I never do" - you are correct.

 

Dreaming of a new life while focusing on your current problems is a sure way to keep spinning your wheels.

 

The trick is to focus your attention and actions on what you want to attract. That will require a dedicated effort. Vision Boards, lists of Goals, daily journaling are all great ways to stay on track.  

 

The Law of What You Think about is magical and straightforward

 

Decide what you want. Believe it is possible. Focus on the future, not the past. Don't stop until you get it.

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Aug 19, 2019
Traits of the Successful
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Traits of the Successful

 

Success leaves clues. Here are a few:

 

The person who has the biggest WHY wins.

 

The person who shows up consistently wins.

 

The most persistent person wins.

 

The person who never assumes wins.

 

The person who is the best at what they do wins.

 

The person who plans and documents their journey wins.

 

The person who never gives up total control wins.

 

The person who accepts responsibility wins.

 

The person who accepts advice yet makes up their own mind wins.

 

The person who serves the most wins.

Aug 12, 2019
Leadership Skills You Forgot
09:04

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Leadership Skills You Forgot

 

There is nothing new in life. If you want to be a great leader, learn from those who know how to lead.  Do what they do.

 

"Good leaders take a little more than their share of the blame, a little less than their share of the credit." - Arnold H. Glasgow

 

"Lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate. Take the front line when there is danger. People will appreciate your leadership." - Nelson Mandela

 

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because they want to do it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

"A person who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." - Max Lucado

 

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs

 

Have a great weekend!

Aug 09, 2019
Don't Get Stuck In Learning Mode
11:06

Don't Get Stuck In Learning Mode

 

Have you ever felt as if something was holding you back? You might be spending too much time learning.

 

The challenge begins when your mind gets confused. Since it can't tell the difference between perception and reality, learning feels like doing. You might be getting smarter, but you are not moving forward.

 

Here are some simple truths:

 

1) Learning a new skill is fun and required for a better life.

 

2) Learning alone will not produce results.

 

3) You don't have to learn everything.  You already more than enough to get started.

 

When you transform your knowledge into physical action, you will make massive progress. It's time to get moving

Aug 05, 2019
4 Types of Clarity
08:51

4 Types of Clarity

 

Understanding what you want in life is the foundation of all success.  There are 4 types of Clarity:

 

1) Clarity of Purpose: Knowing what drives your heart and soul is the fuel the will propel you to your dreams.

 

2) Clarity of Task: What tasks fulfill your purpose? Knowing will reduce stress and create daily satisfaction.

 

3) Clarity of Process: Ritualistic and consistent dedication to your proven process lead to happiness.  Learn what works. Do more of it.

 

4) Clarity of Outcome: Know what prize you are seeking. Always keep your eye on the prize.

 

I like simple.  Simple works. 

Aug 01, 2019
10 Daily Success Habits
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10 Daily Success Habits

 

Daily success is a habit. When you figure out what works, and do it every day, the success you deserve is around the corner.

 

1) Daily Top 3: We all have tons to do. Make sure at least 3 of those items are Goal and Dream oriented - not to-dos.

 

2) Triage Your List: Because you put it on the list last week doesn’t mean it still needs to be done. Be brutal.

3) Block Your Time: What gets scheduled gets done.

 

4) Allow Unschedule Time: Leave space on your calendar for unexpected items. Never schedule more than 50% of your time.

 

5) Personal Development: Take the time to work on your body, mind, and spirit. You will make your World, and THE World, a better place

 

It’s simple.

 

Success arrives when you figure out what actions get the results you want and do them every day of your life.

Jul 31, 2019
Simplify With Adequate Information
08:26

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Simplify With Adequate Information

 

Is your head always spinning with information overload?

 

It’s easy to do in today’s busy world. It can also be paralyzing and dream stopping.

 

Instead of soaking in every piece of information and confusing yourself, the secret is -

 

1) Know your outcome. If you know where you are heading, it’s easier to see which road to travel.

 

2) Commit to tossing out 80% of the noise and clutter that currently fills your day.

 

3) Choose to act only on information that you deem adequate.
In other words, you don’t need to know everything before you start.
Focus on Adequate information, in sufficient detail, that is reasonable and practical. All that counts is moving closer to your Goal.

Jul 30, 2019
How To Achieve Greatness
09:49

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Do you dream of greatness?

 

Instead of rushing through life, why not change your mindset and actions? It's time that you can become the person you were meant to be?

 

Here are a couple of ideas:

 

1) Use your imagination to form images, thoughts, and sensations in your mind. You don’t need anybody’s help. Trust yourself.

 

2) Enthusiasm is living life with excitement and PASSION. Only involve yourself in activities that make you enthusiastic.

 

3) Persistence is the art of doggedly persisting until you get what you want. Stay in the game long enough, and you’ll get what you want.

 

4) Having faith is living your life with trust and confidence - even when you’re not sure.

 

Imagination. Enthusiasm. Persistence. Faith. That’s a great life.

 

Now, imagine how good it could be with Gratitude?

Jul 29, 2019
Jump Into Your Dreams
10:53

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Jump Into Your Dreams

 

Steve Harvey is a funny and wise man.

 

He says, "You must jump.

 

If you want to be successful, you must jump into your dreams, take a leap of faith, and go for it."

 

Many times we stand on the cliff of life and watch others enjoying the success you deserve.

 

They jumped, their parachute opened, and life is good.

 

You must jump.

 

When you finally decide to jump, your parachute will not open right away. You will get bumped and bruised, but, your parachute will open.

 

You must jump.

 

If you want success, you must jump to your dreams so your parachute will open. If you don’t jump, it will never open.

 

Jul 26, 2019
No Limitations. Good Consequences.
12:42

No Limitations. Good Consequences.

 

What if everything you did came with no limitations and good consequences?  

 

Limitations are useful. Staying within speed limits keeps you from getting tickets. That’s good. Limiting yourself to a job that doesn’t serve you? That’s bad. 

 

Is it fear of change that creates limitations?

 

Is it the fear of adverse consequences?

 

Imagine what you could do if you never limit yourself, and all the consequences were good?

 

Exciting - right?

 

I think you should roll through your day with that in mind. Believe that you are ten feet tall and bulletproof.

 

I bet the Universe will prove you right.

Jul 25, 2019
Under Complicating Life
12:42

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Under Complicating Life

 

Do you ever wish you had a less complicated life?  

 

Unless you flying an airplane or performing brain surgery, right now, you are likely overcomplicating.  

 

These steps will help:

 

1) Practice the rule of “Good Enough." Perfectionism is over-rated.

 

2) Say NO. Repeat it. Say NO a lot. 

 

3) Focus on your daily life experience. Prioritize creating a great day - every day.

Leonardo da Vinci said, ”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

 

Why not show everybody how sophisticated you are today?

Jul 24, 2019
7 Steps to Life-Long Success
13:08

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7 Steps to Life-Long Success

 

I'm a fan of Stoic Philosophy. While it may be over 2,000 years old, its practicality is still useful.

 

I wonder if these steps will help you get more of what you want?

 

1. If you're going to learn and succeed, be humble. There is always someone smarter, more successful, and wiser. 

 

2. Find the right scene. Choose your friends and situations. If you want to rise in life, you can’t allow yourself to be held down by others.

 

3. Protect your time. Seneca said, "We're tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers." Life is short.

 

4. Never do anything out of habit. Always think about how you can do things better and always question yourself.

 

5. Keep it simple — do your job. Approach every task as if it were your last because it very well could be.

 

6. Adapt and learn from failure. Using your success to justify complacency is common. It's also easy, which is why most people do it. You can do more and be better.

 

7. Live below your means. The more you need work to maintain your needs, the less you will enjoy what you have.

 

Everything in life comes down, keeping things simple and mastering the basics. That's how you get the success you deserve.

Jul 23, 2019
Starting Over For The Last Time
09:22

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Starting Over For The Last Time

 

What actions would you take if forced to start over again?

 

Here’s what I would do:

 

1) Get absolute clarity and focus. What ONE thing you want your life and lifestyle to be?

 

2) Confirm your WHY. Success takes time. Long-lasting success isn’t guaranteed. Owning a strong WHY will allow you the flexibility to persevere forever.

 

3) Clear the clutter. You can’t move forward with the weight of your past on your shoulders. Debt? Bad relationships? Health issues? Fix them and move on.

 

4) Take control of your schedule and your time. Of everything you own, time is your most valuable asset. Don’t squander it.

 

5) Massive Imperfect Action. You will never be stuck as long as you keep shaking the trees. Do something. Anything. Notice your results. Do it again. Do it until you get what you want.

 

It’s not about learning more. It’s about taking control of the basics and using what you already know.

Jul 22, 2019
What's Blocking Your Success And How To Fix It
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What's Blocking Your Success And How To Fix It.

 

If you find yourself spinning your wheels, remember this -

 

You must know where you are before you can go where to want to be.

 

It's time to take an inventory of your life as it exists today.

 

A few hours and examining your finances, jobs, relationships, responsibilities, and dreams can be eye-opening. It's also the only way to deal with many of the demons that hold us back.

 

Yes, it can be scary to dig into the dark corners of your life. But, I promise, when you shine a light on everything you don't want to see, you'll find yourself free and able to move toward to your dreams.

 

I'll repeat it.

 

You must know where you are before you can go where you want to be.

Jul 15, 2019
How To Change Your Life in 30 Days or Less
10:54

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How To Change Your Life in 30 Days or Less

 

Only a crazy person thinks you can change everything about your life in 30 days - right?

 

Call me crazy, but everything I've ever done had its roots in a 30-day sprint.

 

Here's how you do it:

 

1) Set what Napoleon Hill calls a Major Definite Purpose, otherwise known as a Big Ass Goal.

 

2) Stop negative self-talk. Others may throw sticks and stones; don't throw them at yourself.

 

3) List all the reasons you CAN be successful. Make it a long list.

 

4) Decide that you will do whatever it takes to reach your goal. For the next 30 days, nothing will stop you.

 

When you are focused, willing to take massive imperfect action, and won’t take no for answer, the impossible becomes possible.

Jul 08, 2019
How to Master Your Mornings
11:24

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Ask a successful person about the most crucial time of their day, and they’ll say, “Mornings.”

How you use your mornings sets the pace for your entire day.  It’s best to keep things simple:

1) Lose your excuse that mornings are out of control madness. That’s how most people think. Decide that you CAN take control and you will.

2) You may not be aware of morning behaviors that are not serving you. Turn off your morning autopilot and be intentional.

3) Reward yourself by taking a few minutes to ponder your life. Consider any changes you may want to make.  Spend your day making them happen.

You will be amazed at how a few minutes will transform your day.

Jul 01, 2019
Stepping Into Your Success Spotlight
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Stepping Into Your Success Spotlight

I have a question for you -

Are you a Rock Star 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.

I remember talking with my Son after graduation. He had set his sights on becoming a Rock Star.

Now, as a Dad who has BIG dreams and hard-won experience chasing them, I knew I had to give him perspective. So I asked -

Are you willing to do what it takes to rise to the top? And if you don’t get what you want, will you be happy settling for life in the background?

That’s when he said, “I wouldn’t be happy being a background singer.”
He chased his dreams for a few years until he found a new passion that fits him like a glove. He may not be on stage, but he is a very big fish in a very big pond - and happy as a clam. You might call him a Rock Star!

You will always get what you want if you are willing to do whatever it takes to reach your dreams.
How bad do you want it?

Jun 24, 2019
Change How You  Communicate.  Get Better Results.
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Unless you live in a cave, effective communication is something you need to master to get what you want in life.

 

Have you ever been in a conversation and feel you are not being heard?

 

It's time to step around to their side of the table and see things from their point of view.

 

Everybody has a different way of hearing and processing conversation. If you consider alter your style to match how THEY communicate, you will both arrive on the same page.

 

Some people consider this to be giving up control. It's not. 

 

When others can understand what you are saying, you gain control. It's no different than traveling to a foreign country and speaking in their language. 

 

You don't need to change the content of your message.  You only need to adjust how you deliver your message to be effective.

Jun 17, 2019
Productivity Efficiency
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Productivity Efficiency

I think it’s time we stop seeking more productivity.  It’s too much work!  I prefer being more efficient and effective. 

Here are a couple of ideas that will help:

1) Say, “No” to meetings if possible.  If you must, keep them short and sweet.

2) Delay paying attention to incoming communication.  It’s nothing more than somebody else’s to-do list.  Do your stuff first.

3) Daily interruptions will never go away.  You may as well expect and plan for them.

4) Never schedule more than 50% of your day.  That will give you more time for things that pop up.

5) No more multi-tasking. Finish one task before the next. 

The fastest way to be more productive is to make your To-Do list as short as possible.

Jun 10, 2019
Operation Reinvention - Episode 2
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Jun 10, 2019
Surround Yourself With Successful People
09:23

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Have you ever wondered how the most successful people in the world get that way?

Could it be their timing is right? 

Do they “know” somebody?

Luck? That’s it. They get lucky!

Maybe, but I think there is more to it.

Every person I’ve ever know who achieved remarkable success did three things:

1) They recognized what they wanted and envisioned themselves living that life.

2) At some point, they commit and go all in.  Their dream IS going to happen.  There is no “Plan B.”

3) No matter what get in the way, they practice never-ending flexibility and perseverance.   They keep going until the get what they want.

Yes, it seems that you must pay a price for living the life of your dreams - and it's not money.  It's YOU!

Jun 04, 2019
Operation Reinvention With Scott and Joi
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Jun 03, 2019
Make A Decision or Drive Yourself Crazy
12:14

No matter what you desire in your life, everything starts as a thought in your mind.  It will demand your attention.

You have three options:

1) Deny it and keep moving.

2) Accept it and put it into action.

3) Delay it and drive yourself crazy.

Deny it.  Deal with it.  Delay it.  The quality of your life will be a result of your choice.

Jun 03, 2019
Never-Ending Perseverance Doesn’t Need Plan B
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Have you ever wondered how the most successful people in the world get that way?

Could it be their timing is right? 

Do they “know” somebody?

Luck? That’s it. They get lucky!

Maybe, but I think there is more to it.

Every person I’ve ever know who achieved remarkable success did three things:

1) They recognized what they wanted and envisioned themselves living that life.

2) At some point, they commit and go all in.  Their dream IS going to happen.  There is no “Plan B.”

3) No matter what get in the way, they practice never-ending flexibility and perseverance.   They keep going until the get what they want.

Yes, it seems that you must pay a price for living the life of your dreams - and it's not money.  It's YOU!

May 30, 2019
A filter of Absolute Focus
17:56

My wife and I were having dinner this weekend.  She finally asked, “Are you going to tell me about what you’re doing for Operation Reinvention?  I want to help.”

I said, “I won’t need your help. I need your support.”

She had a puzzled look.  I don’t blame her.  But, I am locked in on my Goal - and that need two things:

1) The ability to filter out what doesn’t matter and prioritize what does.

2) Accept 100% responsibility for reaching your Goal. As they say, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”  Anything less will remove you from control.

If you miss either one, you’ll find many well-meaning people offering support.  The problem?  The suggestions they make will be different from how you imagined your journey.  As soon as that happens, you have pulled off your path.

If you are setting off on a life-transforming Goal, it’s okay to accept the support of others.  Remember, your most important supporter is YOU!

May 27, 2019
Three Things You Need to Get What You Want
12:30

I just got off the phone with a client.  We were chatting about getting moving.  She said, “That’s the hardest part!  I need help getting off my butt.”

She’s not alone.

Getting what you want comes down to pure physics:

1) An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

2) Inertia must overcome your resting state or your current path.  That will require a -

3) Catalyst is what gets you moving - otherwise known as motivation.  What will get you moving today?

May 20, 2019
Keeps Things Simple.  Get Stuff Done.
09:51

I’m a fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done.  His book spawned an entire industry.  It also causes a lot of stress.

A few years ago David was speaking at a conference and folks asked how he managed to get things done:

1) Nothing gets done until I process everything.  No cheating. 

2) When I have time, I process everything into a single “Trusted” place.  Some folks use a journal.  Others use software. 

3) I review my potential work weekly and decide if I still need to do it.

Remember -

Nothing added to your list is more important than tasks already there.  Processing everything together will reveal the best path.  Stay focused, my friend.

May 13, 2019
Get Out of Your Rut At Your Peril
11:45

I live by a mantra that says -

“Almost everything in day-to-day life should be routine.  Consistent.  Predictable.  Between the lines. Boring.  But, occasionally, it’s good to get out of the box, a little on edge, a bit scared, and a lot excited.”

The truth is, you need both.  There is also another truth.

Most things that make you happy and successful are pretty mundane — taking care of your home, paying bills on time, spending time with family.  Consistent routines focused on what’s important are how you achieve success. 

Have fun and stick to what feels comfortable is working for you.  After all, it’s not a rut; it’s a routine. 

 

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May 08, 2019
Supercharge Your Self-Esteem
14:48

Do you have goals and dreams?  If so, Confidence and Self Esteem will play a significant role.

Confidence is feeling good about your worth or abilities; self-respect.

Self Esteem is a feeling of self-assurance.  An appreciation for your abilities or qualities.

You need both, and you get them through experience.

Yes, it’s possible to fake it until you make it.  It’s better to jump in head first.

Everything you do today is an opportunity to become a more self-confidence person.  A person who appreciates your and has self-respect.

There is no secret to building self-esteem.  Do what you do.  Do it well.  Acknowledge your success.  Repeat.

May 07, 2019
Improving Your Financial Situation Makes Dreams Come True
11:57

When it comes to improving their lives, most people say money is their top concern?

Tony Robbins said, “Making money won’t solve all of your problems - but at least you will arrive at your problems in style.”

The truth is, making more money, no matter how little, will solve most of your problems.  It is also the magic juice that will fuel your dreams. 

If you want enough money to create the life of your dreams:

1) KNOW what kind of life you desire.  Be realistic about how much you need.

2) Making money is about adding VALUE to the person who is giving some of their money to you.  They don’t have to do it.  Make their life better and help them reach their dreams.  They’ll happily help you do the same.

3) Set a financial goal and never lose track of it.  Forward momentum is your friend. 

4) Save some for yourself right off the top.  Even 1% will add up over time.  Plus, seeing your “profit’ will motivate you even more.

5) Stop trading hours for dollars.  Once you have momentum, shift your mindset to passive and residual income.  Set a course.  Stay the course.

Dreams come true when you have the resources to make them happen. 

Make ONE DOLLAR more today than yesterday.  Use it to build a better life.

May 06, 2019
Finding Your True Purpose
09:28

There is a question floating deep within your mind that is going to demand your attention very soon. 

Is this all there is? 

I’m I destined for something bigger than myself?

Discovering YOU is not a search.  It’s an acceptance.

You will discover WHO you are by accepting your past and present actions.

It’s accepting WHAT is not a thing; it's a feeling. If you want to change it.  Change it.

WHEN will you become your true self?  When your WHEN becomes today.

Apr 29, 2019
Hierarchy of Needs
12:03

Hierarchy of Needs

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Success in life happens on top of a solid foundation of basic needs.

 

In 1954, Abraham Maslow released Motivation and Personality. He expanded on his Hierarchy of Needs theory.

 

Maslow suggested that to reach your full potential:

 

1) You must provide for your physiological needs.  Food, clothing, shelter, money, and more. 

 

2) You must feel safe.   Personally, emotionally, financially, health and well-being, and against accidents and illness.

 

3) Socially you need to feel a sense of loving and belonging.

 

4)  Esteem and the desire for acceptance, respect, and valued by others is your next step.  Maslow said, “What a man can be, he must be.”  Self-actualization requires mastery of your previous needs.

 

6) Self-transcendence removes you from ego and begins your focus on the greater good.

Your best life is built on a sturdy foundation.  Make sure you can eat, pay your bills, feel safe and have friends.  Then you can change the world.

Apr 22, 2019
How to Focus on Happiness
10:56

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Have you ever found yourself feeling stressed by the path you are traveling in your life?

 

Should go this way?

 

Should go that way?

 

Who wouldn’t feel stressed when you’re always looking at an uncertain future? 

 

It gets worse when you start comparing yourself to the success of others.  We’ve all heard folks say, “If they can do it - YOU can do it!” 

 

Sure you can.  But is that what you want?

 

There’s no need to feel stressed over something that seems big and out of reach from you where are now.  All you need to do is ask, “Is that honestly important to me?”  If not, drop it, and your stress will go away.

 

Remember -

 

Most folks focus on what is in front of them.  Happy people on what is inside of them. 

Apr 15, 2019
Tomorrow’s Happiness Starts Today
10:39

Do you ever wake up in the morning and jump straight into your To-Do list and forget about what you want?

 

With so much on our plates, it can be easy to lose track of the big picture and lose track of where you were heading.

 

That’s why we always do our Homework on Monday.  It’s a powerful way to ‘Overlay’ your what is essential in your life while you get the day-to-day stuff done.

 

Here’s how I do it:

 

1) Check in with the ‘Roles’ and ‘Goals’ you have in your life.   Do you like what you have or need to make a change?  Decide the ‘next’ action that you will take this week.

 

2) ‘Hold Space’ on your calendar to move your ‘Roles and Goals’ in the direction of your dreams.  Don’t let day-to-day challenges through you off track.

 

3) No matter how busy you get, review your homework throughout the week.  Focus on your future.

 

Remember -

 

Tomorrow’s happiness is built on a foundation of today’s focus.   Don’t lose track of that.

Apr 08, 2019
Fast Path to Success
08:57

Success is a funny word.  Generic yet descriptive, success is something different for everyone.  Whatever success means to you, there is one fast-path to get it:

 

1) Decide what you want.  You’ll need the help of others too so start thinking about building your idea into a form that others will understand.

 

2) Build your dream. Stop trying to make it perfect. When you are 70% ready to move forward, it’s time to get busy.

 

3) Sell it. Are you seeking a new job, finding a new relationship, or selling a product for your business?  Nothing will happen if you don’t sell it

 

So -

 

Decide. Build. Sell. Repeat. Don’t do anything else until you get what you want.

Apr 01, 2019
Instant Better Communication
10:55

What if three words could allow you to communicate better and reach your goals faster?

 

Here’s how to stay on track no matter who wants to pull you off course:

 

1) When asked by others to help them reach their goals it’s time to agree and defer.  As an example, say, “Yes, I can help, AND let’s talk about it later when I finish what I’m doing.  Watch how folks leave you alone.

 

2) Inserting the word ‘Yet’ into any conversation will allow you to stay positive and keep your momentum. For instance, saying “Not yet.  I’ll let you know when I’m ready” will do wonders.

 

Success and happiness arrive when you stay focused and on track chasing your goals.  Prioritize yourself and defer others.

Mar 25, 2019
Connecting With The Right People
11:29

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "It's not WHAT you know, it's WHO you."

 

Collecting connections by networking and meeting people is something everybody does.  Most are hoping that someday, maybe, hopefully, those connections will lead to success.

 

Maybe.  Maybe not.

 

Most connections only lead to a desk full of business cards from people you don’t remember.  If you want a more immediate return on any contact, you need to ask one question -

 

“Will having a relationship with this person move me forward and closer to my goals?”

 

Focus your time and attention on people who will allow to you answer YES.  You’ll release yourself of a lot of frustration and succeed faster.

 

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Mar 18, 2019
Simple Time Management
11:27

Are you having difficulty managing your time?

 

With millions of years of civilization, you have to wonder why we still struggling with time.

 

It’s time to keep it simple:

 

1) Every day has 24 hours.  That’s enough time to do anything.

 

2) You will always have time for what is important to you.  Focus, my friend.

 

3) Scheduling space in your day for your tasks is your number one priority.

 

4) Completing your scheduled tasks is your second priority.  Keeping going until you finish your mission.

 

5) Avoid people that steal your time.  They will be persistent.  Hide if you must.

Mar 11, 2019
Start The Week With a NO
12:36

Do you ever wish you had a less complicated life?

 

If you are not flying an airplane or performing brain surgery  - you are likely overcomplicating life.

 

These rules will help you start the new week under YOUR control:

 

#1:  Practice the law of “Good Enough."  Perfectionism is over-rated.  It will waste years of productive time that you could use to enjoy life.

 

Rule #2:  Say “No” and repeat it.  Make that little two-letter word your default answer for everything.  Say “Yes” to what you love.

 

Rule #3 - Consider that everything in your life is over-complicating your life.  If in doubt, stop, drop, and roll on down the easier road.

 

Leonardo da Vinci said, ”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 

 

Why not show everybody how sophisticated you are.

Mar 04, 2019
Stop Being Comfortably Miserable
11:33

Are you living a life of comfortable misery?

 

It's easy to settle into day-to-day that is not exactly what you want.  It’s not bad.  It’s not good.

 

Are you making barely enough income to be comfortable but still struggle?

 

Is your job okay but not inspiring?

 

Are your relationships fine but not fueling your dreams?

 

Most folks are living comfortably miserable.   Don’t let that be you.

 

Change your path now. Decide to accept nothing less than exactly what you want.  Stand up, take a step, and repeat.  The rest will work itself out.  That’s a promise.

Feb 25, 2019
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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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?

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

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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
Want More? Do More.
09:55

Have you noticed?   

As soon as you initiate action toward a goal - a million other distractions arrive in your life?

Etch this into your mind: Activity creates activity.

No matter what you choose to take on, your energy will attract the attention.  You will discover everything you need to succeed.  It will also draw everything is necessary to through you off track.  That’s okay.  You can harness this power to get what you want.

Don't get stuck in neutral.  Shift gears and accelerate yourself into massive imperfect action mode. 

And remember this -

Activity will always create more activity.  Know your goals and focus will allow you to choose the best opportunities that arrive. 

Dec 03, 2018
Turning an Obstacle Upside Down
12:39

Have you ever wondered how much easier things would be if you didn’t have to think so much?

What if the future or your past didn’t matter?  There was only now.

Imagine if you didn’t worry about the possessions, success, or drama of others?

What would happen if you believed that you are in control? 

Now you are starting to think like a Stoic, a Stoic Philosopher.

Stoicism is about pairing down. It is simplifying. They eliminate common and unproductive traits that define the majority of the population.  They do that in many ways.  One of the most common is by turning obstacles upside down, creating opportunities, and seeing them as teachable moments.

For a Stoic, every “bad” thing that happens in your day becomes a new source of good. 

Marcus Aurelius said it this way,

“The impediment to action advances action.  What stands in your way becomes the way.”

Nov 26, 2018
Ask For What You Want
15:44

We all want something. A better job, better relationships, more time off. So what’s stopping you from getting it? If you’re like most folks, you’re tap dancing and beating around the bush.


It's simple. If you don't ask, you don't get.

You can ask others. You can ask yourself. You can ask the Universe.

Here's the simple formula you can use to get what you want:

1) Decide what you want and come right out and ask for it.

2) Tell who you are asking what the benefit is for them.

3) Tell them what they can do next to help you get what you want.

Asking for what you want allows others to help you get it - which most folks love to do. Why not make you both of you happy?

Nov 19, 2018
One Question Stops Procrastination
14:07

Procrastination is the intentional and systematic postponement of an important task you should be doing. 

Is that what you are doing?

Even if you are putting things off, it’s possible that you are not procrastinating.  Is it possible that you might be forcing yourself to do something that you don't want to do anyway?

Yes, you must complete some tasks to get ahead.  However, if your list of un-done keeps getting longer, it's time to ask yourself a question -

If you are procrastinating on tasks, are they really that important?

Nov 12, 2018
Connecting Conversations
08:55

Connecting Conversations

Today you are going to have opportunities to communicate.  Written or spoken.  In an email, in person, on the phone. 

Here’s how to create connecting conversation every time:

1) Meet folks where they are. Pay attention to how their day is going.  Step into their NOW.

2) Doing that is as simple as establishing something in common.  “Wow! Has this day been crazy for you too?”

3) Establish an undeniable truth.  “I promise it’s going to get crazier with the holidays coming.”

4) Next, move toward an idea that everybody can agree. “Holidays are coming fast.  We should get ahead of it and do some planning.”   

5) Bring a new idea into the conversation. “I have a system I think will work for both of us.  Do you want to see it?” 

You will always get more of what you want when your communication with others moves everybody toward a common goal.

Nov 05, 2018
Getting Others To Help You Succeed
10:55

Getting what you want in life begins as an idea that bubbles up from the inside.  It becomes reality others recognize your passion and offer help.

Here’s how it works:

1) Forget the “What” and “How” of your dreams.  Those will take care of themselves.

2) Focus on “Why” you want change in your life.

3) Know and believe achieving your goal is your destiny.

Why does this work?

When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you.  They feel your passion and have the desire to help you succeed.

Doors open faster when somebody gives you the key.

Start believing in yourself.

Oct 29, 2018
Good ‘Nuff is Good ’Nuff
13:06

Good ‘Nuff is Good ’Nuff

How much is good enough?

I received an email from an MTMer who changed careers to become a Surgical Assistant at an age when most folks are thinking about retirement.

Mike, shared a useful saying he's heard many times in the operating room.

”The evil of good-enough is better."

Once you've accomplished your goal, stop messing around and move on.  The more you poke around, the better chance you'll have of doing more harm than good.

A simple concept.  I like simple.  Simple works.

Oct 22, 2018
What If Next Week Never Comes
11:03

It's a new week.

1) Do your homework.

2) Resolve to take massive imperfect action and make progress.

3) Celebrate your results.

The coming week will never happen again. Make the best of it. Work hard. Defend what you've built. Plan for a party next weekend!

Oct 15, 2018
Strangest Weekend Ever
11:59

It’s been a strange weekend.

I get it.  I watch television too.

Left.  Right.  Middle.  Angry.  Sad.  Numb.

Many folks freaking out.  I want to make lemonade out of lemons. 

We’re you engrossed in every minute or did you ignore everything? 

Personally -

My weekend was normal.

I spent Saturday morning at a Family Days parade and ate dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Port Orange. 

I said hello to my friends at Tractor Supply, Walmart and Home Depot. 

My neighbor was bush hogging his pasture, and we had great “across the fence” conversation.

Joi and I stopped at Food Truck Night and met lots of cool people.

Life was very normal.  I know I’m not alone.

Heck, last weekend I even entered the belly of the beast for a class reunion in Manassas, Virginia.  The only words spoken were friends inquiring about friends.

Your life and your dreams it’s up to you to decide.  You can’t imagine how many folks are your side.

I’ve decided to delay my podcast until sometime Monday to give space.  I hope that’s okay.

Oct 08, 2018
Running Your Life Like a Business
09:03

Not a day goes by without someone asking how to get what they want. I almost always say, “It’s all about return on investment.”

After all, it would be a shame to work hard toward your goals and end up with less than you started - right?

That’s why you should run your life like a business:

1) Decide what you want and get moving. You should be very specific.

2) Be flexible in your approach. The road is curvy.

3) Set benchmarks and measure your progress. Always know where you are.

4) If you don't achieve your milestones, make an immediate adjustment and get back on track.

5) Repeat what works. Dump what doesn't.
Life is better when you get a positive return on your efforts.

Oct 01, 2018
Permission To Be Yourself
09:06

It's amazing how many people say they want to be their true selves yet are waiting for permission to begin.

Here’s the truth:

1)  You are already yourself.  If you want something different - do it.

2)  Nobody is going to give you permission.  They are too busy waiting for it themselves.

3)  Everything changes the minute you take your first step.

I want to save you lots of time and frustration. 

YES.  You have permission to be yourself. 

Right now. 

Let me know if you need me to write you a note.

Sep 24, 2018
How Do I Feel Strategy Sessions
09:04

How much better would your day be if you always knew what surprises were lurking around the corner?

Why we can’t predict everything, we can prepare for most things using a “How Do I Feel Strategy Session.”

1)  Once a month, take a few minutes and review every possible interaction.  Jobs.  Trips.  Family events.  Everything.

2)  Explore each from every angle.   Imagine what may happen and craft a plan for handling it in your favor.

3)  Go about your day and stick to your plan.  You’re in control now.

Pre-planned responses are a great way to stop not-so-good surprises.  I promise.

Sep 17, 2018
Continuity of Change
09:03

Creating a difference in your life requires a few simple actions.   It’s all about getting what you want and keeping what you love.

1) Decide:  Everything begins with a decision to transform.

2)  Define: Aimless wondering toward a dream is no fun.  Defining your path will get you there quickly.

3)  Deploy:  Putting your plan into action is the only way to make progress along your route.

4) Defend:  Your goal should be to make your life better.  When you find what you love - defend it, so you never lose it.

Simple.  I like simple  Simple works!

Sep 14, 2018
Stop Learning.  Start Doing.
08:59

Is something is holding you back? 

Are you spending too much time learning?

The challenge begins when your mind gets confused.  Your mind can’t tell the difference between perception and reality.  Learning feels like doing.  You might be getting smarter, but you're not moving forward.

Here are some simple truths:

1) Learning new skills is fun and is required for a better life.

2) Learning alone will not produce the results you desire.

3) You don’t have to learn everything.   You already know enough to get started.

Sep 13, 2018
How To Be Happy Today
09:05

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 that being alive includes problems.    

2)  Happy people accept that problems are a privilege. 

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

4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems.

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

Finally, when you think like a happy person, most problems never show up in the first place.

Sep 12, 2018
Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!
09:00

Today the day that you apply the world’s simplest success recipe - and everything else will take care of itself. 

Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!

But how do you propel yourself into 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 suggests a great question to help define your focus.

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

The answer may surprise you.   

Sep 11, 2018
Saying What’s Needed
09:05

In Tim Ferris's books the 4-Hour Workweek, he spoke about  Uncomfortable Conversations.

Uncomfortable Conversations are great for pointing out the elephant in the room.  The one that nobody wants to acknowledge.  They are about clearing the air, understanding, and knowing where others stand. 

Here’s how to master this skill:

1) Be direct and to the point.  Say, "We need to chat.  You might feel uncomfortable at first, but everything will be okay."

2) Ask your question or make your statement.  Keep it real, and don't stop until you've completed your thought.

3)  Once you've said what's on your mind, ask for feedback and head toward a solution.

I prefer to call this an ”Uncomfortable Confirmation." From this point forward, everybody knows exactly where the other stands.  You'll feel much better about yourself and your relationships.

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Putting off an uncomfortable conversation?  Remove emotion, stick to facts, and keep it quick. It’s time to stop carrying that monkey on your back.

Sep 10, 2018