The Daily Boost | Motivation To Help You Clarify Your Purpose

By Scott Smith

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

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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

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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
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.

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Here's how it works:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

There is one last rule that you must follow.

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

Jan 01, 2019
No Brainer Success
12:32

 

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

 

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

 

No brainer success assumes:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

Dec 31, 2018