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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.

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You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes
11:27

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
12:33

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
14:39

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
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
What CAN You Do - Right Now?
11:46

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
Removing Obstacles That Stand in Your Way
11:51

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
11:44

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.
14:27

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
09:16

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
08:54

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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
09:04

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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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How to Master Your Mornings

 

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
10:30

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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
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
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
11:54

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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

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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