Daily Boost | Daily Coaching and Motivation

By Scott Smith

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Self-Help

Open in iTunes


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 895
Reviews: 0

Description

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
What's Blocking Your Success And How To Fix It
09:04

Get the Coaching you want Monday through Friday with Daily Boost Premium.  Get started today at MotivationToMove.com.

 

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

Get the Coaching you need, results you want, and success you deserve with the Daily Boost 5 days a week - commercial free!  Start today at MotivationToMove.com.

 

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

Today's Daily Boost is brought to you buy HelloFresh.  For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/BOOST80 and enter BOOST80.

 

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

Get all of your Coaching commercial-free! Go to PREMIUM at MotivationToMove.com.

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.
10:35

Thanks to Airbnb for sponsoring The Daily Boost. 

Are you looking for some side cash or a steady income?  You should think about hosting on Airbnb.com.

Go to airbnb.com/boost to find out more, get started, and learn how you can get a $100 Amazon gift card from airbnb.com just for our listeners. Terms and conditions apply.

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
11:41

Thanks to Airbnb for sponsoring The Daily Boost. 

Are you looking for some side cash or a steady income?  You should think about hosting on Airbnb.com.

Go to airbnb.com/boost to find out more, get started, and learn how you can get a $100 Amazon gift card from airbnb.com just for our listeners. Terms and conditions apply.

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

Thanks to Airbnb for sponsoring this episode of The Daily Boost. Go to airbnb.com/boost and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by July 31. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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

Thanks to Airbnb for sponsoring this episode of The Daily Boost. Go to airbnb.com/boost and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by July 31. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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. 

 

Today's Daily Boost is brought to you by Shine - because we're all busy—you're busy, I'm busy. And it can be easy to put yourself last on the list. That's where Shine comes in. 

Download the Shine app today on the App Store or Google Play. And go to http://shinetext.com/BOOST to get 50-percent off Shine Premium. That’s http://shinetext.com/BOOST.

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

Brought you by Blinkist. Go to Blinkist.com/boost to start your free 7 day trial.

 

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

Bought to you by HelloFresh.   Get $80 off your first month by going to HelloFresh.com/BOOST80 and enter BOOST80.

 

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

Bought to you by HelloFresh.   Get $80 off your first month by going to HelloFresh.com/BOOST80 and enter BOOST80.

 

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
What Can You Do in a Year?
10:35

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

 

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

 

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

 

So, what can YOU do this coming year?

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

That presents an opportunity.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Why not go for it?

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mitch: Your finger?

 

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

 

Mitch: But, what is the “one thing?”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

Dec 26, 2018
The Christmas Experience
09:10

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

That sounds like a great way to live.

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

Dec 25, 2018
Receiving Last Years Gifts
09:35

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

 

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

 

That leads me to a question -

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Looking for more?

 

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

 

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

Dec 24, 2018
Dealing With Bad Experiences
14:46

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

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

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

Trust me.  I do. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love.

Dependability.

Family Focused.

Loyalty.

Commitment.

Open-Minded.

Consistency.

Honesty.

All Values you may hold.

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

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

Dec 17, 2018
ONE Thing Propels Success
11:17

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

Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!

But how do you propel yourself for maximum forward momentum?

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

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

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

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

Your answer may surprise you.

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

Did you know that happy people see the world differently?

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

1)  Happy people realize being alive includes challenges.    

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

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

4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems.

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

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

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

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

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

It is with Singular Focus.

Singular is extraordinary, remarkable, and exceptional.

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

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

How do you get Singular Focus?

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

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

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

It’s a simple truth -

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

Dec 04, 2018
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