The Daily Boost: Best Daily Motivation | Life | Career | Goal Setting | Health | Law of Attraction | Network Marketing

By Scott Smith, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Lifestyle Design Freedom Junkie

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Making Time For What's Important
As a child, I remember waking up and heading out the door for a day.  It was an endless adventure that usually concluded with a game of Hide-And-Seek.   Those days seemed to last forever. These days, most adults are still running until the sun goes down. But, there's so much to do that you rarely have time to ponder the bigger picture. Remember- You will always find time for your most important tasks. You will eat, sleep, pay bills, feed the dog, and take care of your children. When will you find time for your dreams? The Universe gives you a gift each day when it sets aside 24-hours of time for you to do as you please. Why not do the same? Block out space for your dreams today.   Think of it as school recess.  You have to admit, a playground for your ideas sure sounds like a lot of fun.
Aug 15, 2018
Slowing Down Speeds Success
Are you moving too fast? I know what you're thinking. Isn't that how I'm supposed to get more done and reach my goals?  It depends. The "get motivated crowd" always wants to go faster. You get fired up, confident your plan is going to work, and start running - until you crash and burn again. We've all been there, done that. You do know that those actions are not actions at all, right?  You're spending your days on activity that makes you feel like you are gaining progress. You are buzzing like a bee and wondering why you keep wearing yourself out. Why not let everybody else be the Worker Bee?  It's time for you be the Queen. Slow down until you see your direct path. Not to the end-goal, the direct path to the next action required to achieve that goal.
Aug 14, 2018
Value Driven Life
As you stroll through life, you will find opportunities that will present you with a choice - a VALUE choice.  Your response speaks volumes about your character. There is no right or wrong.  There is only your inner voice guiding you in the direction of your destiny.  One selection moves you away.  Another moves you closer to the person you want to be. Values are your GPS to navigate life.  Rules you choose to follow.  Honesty, integrity, family-focused life, work-life balance are all examples of positive Values.  There are others that are not so positive. My number one Value is to do my best to do the right thing based on my rules.  If I mess up, I say "I'm sorry" and try again.
Aug 13, 2018
Eliminating Procrastination The Easy Way
Are you a member of the Procrastination Club?  Procrastination is the intentional and habitual postponement of an essential task.  Is that what you are doing? It may be similar to that. Even if you are putting things off, it is possible that you are not procrastinating at all.  In fact, you may be forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway.  Yes, you must complete some tasks to get ahead in life.  That's called being a responsible person. If your list of un-done keeps getting longer, it's time to ask yourself - Is what you're procrastinating essential and do I need to do it at all? It's not always procrastination.  If it means something to you, you'll always do it.  If not, get rid of it.
Aug 10, 2018
Reducing Fear and Anxiety
We're living in one of the most exciting and prosperous times in the history of humanity.  It makes you wonder why so many folks suffer from anxiety. Here's one way to make that go away. Changing your environment will change everything.  It's the power of place. If you have ever said, "I need some air," you already understand the power of place. Are you trapped in your current state of mind and are unable to see the forest through the trees? Are you fearful of change? Are you aware that you may be unaware of what's going on? It's time to step out for some serious air. You may need a small walk in the park or trip to the gym to take care of it.   It's also possible that it's time to change everything.  New job.  New home. New everything. Is your environment stressing you out and causing anxiety?  You must change your environment.  Happiness is only a choice away.
Aug 09, 2018
Success Equation
When I was in school, I never saw the point of being good at Math.  In my mind, success was about people, not about numbers.  But, there is one equation I use every day of my life. Problem + Cost = Opportunity. That little equation will open more doors than you ever thought possible.  It's simple. Everybody has a problem that is getting in the way.  It could be lack of money, time, or freedom.  It could also be an air conditioner has stopped working on a hot Summer day. If you want more personal and business success, here's how: 1) Recognize the problem. 2) Identify what the problem is costing them. 3) Present your solution and show them how you will solve the problem and eliminate the cost. It's that easy. Everybody has challenges.  When you step up to solve them for someone else, you create an opportunity for yourself. 
Aug 08, 2018
Starring In Your Own Dreams Come True
All children have dreams of what they will become when they grow up.  Not one of them aspires to live an unsatisfying life.  Every child wants to be the Star of their dream on true. Then life gets in the way.  You find yourself adulting your way through day-to-day life.  Inside you know there is more. Your subconscious knows you are a STAR and is trying to help - while you insist on putting off your dreams. Are you feeling like there’s something more for you in life.  Your subconscious is trying to tell you something.  It it time to listen? You can do whatever you decide to do.  Is today the day you choose to become who you were meant to be?
Aug 07, 2018
Law of Attraction and More
Law of Attraction and More Personal improvement is a journey that requires attention, rules, and guidance.  If you will open your eyes, the Universe has made them all available to you. The Law of Attraction is one of many Natural Laws.  When you recognize all of them, according to Plato, “They will lead you to act wisely.” Here are a few: Law of Vibration - Thoughts are one of the highest forms of vibrating energy.  What you think about, you bring about. Law of Polarity - Nothing can exist without it's opposite.  Hate. Love. Hot. Cold.  Opposites are different forms of the same thing. Law of Rhythm - What swings left, must swing right.  Everything is either growing or dying. Law of Cause and Effect - Every effect has a cause.  Every cause has an effect.  Starting a new chain of events is impossible.  Everything is perpetual and never-ending. Put your life on autopilot by recognizing how Natural Law is guiding your every step.
Aug 06, 2018
Entering Someone Else's Story
In coaching calls, I say, "You need to meet others where they are if you want to connect." Which is often followed by, "Why should I do that? I'm trying to get what I want." Seriously.  I hear that.  Let me explain: 1) Every person on the planet plays the Hero in their own story.  You are the star of your own movie. 2)  In day-to-day interactions, everything you do is to serve yourself first.  It is a primitive survival behavior. 3) If you want someone involved in your story, you must first insert yourself in their story.  When they see the connection, they will do the same for you.  That's how relationships are born. Your story.  Their story.  Our story.  That's the way life works.  Any other path goes against human survival instinct.
Aug 03, 2018
Re-Building Your Foundation
Are you the kind of person who is fearful of change?  If that's the case, you are not alone.  Since humans are hard-wired for continuous transition and growth - it doesn't make much sense. What's happening here? Yes, you are seeking a better life.  This life-long effort is to strengthen your foundation.  The same on that has supported you since we were born.  Your desire to change conflicts with your desire to maintain what you have. What's the fix? As you transition to different stages of life your foundation will feel strain.  It will need fortification and updating to match your current desires.  If not, it will crumble, you will feel unsteady, and you will back into your comfort zone.
Aug 02, 2018
Creating Your Plan
Every day I hear the same words from folks seeking to reach their full potential in life. "I'm confused!  All I need is a plan.  Please give me a step-by-step plan.  I'll do it.  Please tell me what to do!"  (No words or emphasis added) Yes, you need a plan.  Most folks have some idea of what they want.  Their confusion arrives from thinking they need only ONE plan.  That's not possible in today's complex world. Every plan always includes many individual decisions and action.  Those likely require a mini-plan.  Don't fight it.  When you get thrown off track take a minute to plot a path that will keep you moving.
Aug 01, 2018
Establishing Your Foundation
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 only possible when built on a sturdy foundation.
Jul 31, 2018
Automatic Motivation
When the alarm clock goes off in the morning, do you jump out of bed ready to go?  Wouldn't it be nice if you could get all the motivation you needed - automatically?  There are 3 things to understand: 1) While you seek motivation externally, all motivation comes from within.  It's internal. 2) External inspiration is usually the catalyst for motivation - but it must move inward to activate. 3) Motivation is a direct result of clarity.  Once you get clear, you will be motivated. Remember - Motivation is an automatic result of clearly understanding what you want in life.  Get clear, and you will become an unstoppable force.
Jul 30, 2018
30 Day Foundational Challenge
Only a crazy person says 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 - and it's a long time.  A week is easy, crossing several weekends and life events will make it seem like forever.  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 that silly negative self-talk.  Others may throw sticks and stones; don't throw them at yourself. 3) Start thinking of all the reasons you CAN be successful.  Make a list.  4) Decide that you will do whatever it takes to reach your goal for the next 30 days.  Nothing will stop you. Be focused, willing to take massive imperfect action, and never take no for an answer.  The impossible becomes possible.
Jul 23, 2018
Master Your Mornings
Ask any successful person about the most crucial time of their day, and they'll say, "Mornings." How you use your morning hours sets the pace for your entire day - and less is more.  Let's keep this simple: 1)  Lose your excuse that mornings are crazy and there is no way to control the madness. Millions of people have lives like yours.  The successful and happy ones are taking a little time for themselves - in the morning. 2) Turn off your morning autopilot.  You might not be aware of morning behaviors that may not be serving you.  You're just getting things done.  It's time to be intentional. 3) Reward yourself with a few minutes to ponder your life.  Consider any changes you need to make.  Fifteen minutes should do it.  Mastering your mornings is about taking time for yourself.  A few minutes will transform your day - and your life.
Jul 16, 2018
Cut and Control Your Clutter
Are you overwhelmed with the clutter in your life?  It's time to take a different approach. Clearing clutter from your life a big and never-ending challenge. Clutter will never stop building.  There will always be more.  Instead of stressing about all the stuff you need to unload from your life, why not curate your clutter. Emotional, physical, relationships or your job, everything in your life has some importance.  As Curator of your Clutter, your job is to prioritize and organize.  Your goal is to maintain your real treasures as if they were in a museum and get rid of everything else. It's your museum.  Why not make it a perfect representation of who you are?
Jul 09, 2018
Be Your Best Every Day
As you stroll through life, you will find opportunities that will present you with a choice - a VALUE choice.  Your response speaks volumes about your character. There's no right or wrong.  There is only your inner voice guiding you in the direction of your destiny.  One selection moves you away.  Another moves you closer to the person you want to be. Values are your GPS to navigate life.  Rules you choose to follow.  Honesty, integrity, family-focused life, work-life balance are all examples of positive Values.  There are others that are not so positive. My number one Value is to do my best to do the right thing based on my rules.  If I mess up, I say "I'm sorry" and try again. Something to think about.
Jul 02, 2018
Required Traits for Success
I've had many mentors in my life.  All of them 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 wisdom and guidance of others? 3) Do you have the willingness to undertake all actions to achieve your success? Think about it. Wouldn't you want this in someone that was asking for your help?  Walk your talk.  Talk your walk.  That's a great life.
Jun 29, 2018
Endless Opportunity Mindset
Sometimes I remember the beginning of my career.  I was young, eager, driven, and intimidated.  How can I reach my dreams with all the people and competition in the world?  Here's what I learned: 1) Somewhere in those crowds is a person who needs my help.  I'm sure they feel frustrated, desperate, and 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.  I bet they're nervous I won't accept their offer.  3) I always remember to be grateful, humble and come from a place of service. This kind of mindset creates an endless stream of opportunities.  Be sure you choose those that provide the most direct path to your dreams.
Jun 28, 2018
Nothing Happens Without Motivation
A long time ago, Zig Ziglar said, "Without Motivation, Nothing Happens."  Doesn't that make you want to read another book, go to a seminar, or listen to a podcast? Yes, doing that will make you feel better, but will it get you what you want? A more sustainable way is to get excited about what is possible.  True motivation comes from inside of you. Take the smallest step in the direction of your dreams and feel the excitement in your heart.  Keep moving and it becomes motivation. 
Jun 27, 2018
Career Success Mindset
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. Life is a mashup.  Choose career opportunities that allow you to run fast, feel important, make money - and allow you to serve your passion and mission.
Jun 26, 2018
Building Confidence and Self-Esteem
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 your daily experience. Remember - Everything you do today is an opportunity to become a more self-confidence person.  A person who appreciates you and has self-respect. There is no secret to building self-esteem in yourself.  Do what you do.  Do it well.  Acknowledge your success.  Repeat.
Jun 25, 2018
Multiply Your Action
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 required to through you off track.  That’s okay.  You can harness this power to get what you want. Don’t get stuck.  Sharpen your focus, shift gears and accelerate yourself into massive imperfect action mode.  And remember this - Activity will always create more movement.  Knowing your goals and focus will allow you to choose the best opportunities that arrive. 
Jun 21, 2018
Life Changing Questions
You should answer these questions every few months. Your ability to focus is crucial as you move forward.  Answering these questions will help: 1) What do you want to do? 2) What do you want to have? 3) Where do you want to go? 4) What contribution do you want to make? 5) What do you want to become? 6) What do you want to learn? 7) Who do you want to spend my time? 8) How much money do you want to earn, save, invest?
Jun 20, 2018