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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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Pause. Prepare. Protect.
12:08

Pause. Prepare. Protect.

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

It will also require an immediate response.

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

It may be a health emergency.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 24, 2020
CoronaDRIVE US!
21:18

I have a different Daily Nugget today.

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

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

Mine too.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, the good news.

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

I know that because we are emotional beings.

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

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

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

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

It gets better.

What if you could make even better?

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

We begin tomorrow.

 

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

Your Reward For Hard Work

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

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

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

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

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

How do YOU roll?

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

How To Break Bad Habits

Have you struggled to break a habit?

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

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

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

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

Mar 18, 2020
Endless Opportunity Mindset
11:57

Endless Opportunity Mindset

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

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

Here's a mindset that has served me well:

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

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

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

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

Mar 17, 2020
Stop Procrastinating The Easy Way
11:25

Stop Procrastinating The Easy Way

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? 

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

Is that what you are doing?

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 16, 2020
Great Relationships in Four Steps
11:28

Great Relationships in Four Steps

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

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

Every great relationship follows 4 steps:

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

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

3) Commitment. With more knowledge connections deepen.

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

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

Mar 13, 2020
Calm Your Mind by Closing Loops
09:38

Calm Your Mind by Closing Loops

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

You are experiencing the attack of the Open Loop.

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

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

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

Mar 12, 2020
Why You Should Focus on ONE Thing
11:20

Why You Should Focus on ONE Thing

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

Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!

But how do you propel yourself for maximum forward momentum?

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

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

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

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

Your answer may surprise you.   

Mar 11, 2020
Make Life Longer
10:37

Make Life Longer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 10, 2020
Law of Attraction
11:37

Law of Attraction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 09, 2020
Are you striving for something different?
11:34

Be Who You Are

Are you striving for something different?

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

My advice was simple.

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

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

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

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

Be who you are, not who you are not.

So simple.

Mar 04, 2020
Break The Rules For More Productivity
12:14

Break The Rules For More Productivity

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

Do you impose impossible and unenjoyable scheduling on yourself?

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 03, 2020
Defining Healthy Relationships
10:27

Defining Healthy Relationships

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

Whether it's a personal, professional, or business relationship. There are three ways to play the relationship game. There is only one way to win.

1) All relationships begin with two independent individuals. If you remain independent, you will never connect.

2) Some relationships become co-dependent. Developing this kind of relationship means losing individuality. Isn't that what attracted you in the first place?

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

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

Mar 03, 2020
Producing More Productivity
14:33

Producing More Productivity

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

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

A few simple adjustments can change everything:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 02, 2020
How Do You Feel Strategy Sessions
11:05

How Do You Feel Strategy Sessions

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

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

Here’s how it works:

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

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

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

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

Feb 27, 2020
Get What You Want With Deep Work
10:28

Get What You Want With Deep Work

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 26, 2020
3 Steps To Getting The Success You Want
13:14

3 Steps To Getting The Success You Want

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 24, 2020
You Can Learn a Lot From a Happy Dog
10:46
  1. You Can Learn a Lot From a Happy Dog

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

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

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

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

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

You can learn a lot from a happy dog.

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

Feb 21, 2020
Being a Minimalist Might Not Make You Happy
10:25

Being a Minimalist Might Not Make You Happy

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

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

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

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

Here’s a simple rule.

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

Feb 20, 2020
Resist and It Will Persist
10:20

Resist and It Will Persist

Is there something in your life that you are resisting?

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

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

In any case, the solution has always been:

1) Identify the unwanted issue that is persisting.

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

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

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

Feb 19, 2020
How Happy People View The World
11:28

How Happy People View The World

Did you know that happy people view the world differently?

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

1) Happy people accept that life brings problems.   

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

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

4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems.

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

I wonder?

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

Feb 18, 2020
What Kind of Motivation Do You Have?
11:41

What Kind of Motivation Do You Have?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What kind do you have? 

All of them.

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

Feb 17, 2020
Journal It and Burn It
11:58

Journal It and Burn It

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

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

How about finding a way the eliminate negative thoughts?

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

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

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

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

Feb 11, 2020
Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.
10:31

Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 10, 2020
Practice Makes Perfect
09:59

Practice Makes Perfect

It’s been said that Practice makes perfect.

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

Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent. 

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

Practice makes permanent.

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

Practice makes permanent.

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

Practice makes permanent.

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

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

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

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

Yes, Practice makes permanent.

Feb 03, 2020
One Thing You Must Do Every Day
12:16

One Thing You Must Do Every Day.

I have a question for you.

What is your ONE most important activity? 

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

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

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

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

Could it be your unflinching attention to your family?

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

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

Jan 29, 2020
Turn Obstacles Into Opportunity
13:11

Turn Obstacles Into Opportunity

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

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

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

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

Now you are starting to think like a Stoic Philosopher.

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

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

Marcus Aurelius said it this way,

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

Jan 27, 2020
Making Space For Your Dreams
12:30

Making Space For Your Dreams

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

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

Are you ready to set yourself free?

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

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

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

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

Jan 20, 2020
Living Without Self-Inflicted Drama
13:17

  Living Without Self-Inflicted Drama

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

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

Here are a few things to think about:

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

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

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

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

Jan 13, 2020
How To Make Sure Dreams Can Become Real
12:11

How To Make Sure Dreams Can Become Real

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 06, 2020
2020 Success Hacks (Part One)
16:14

2020 Success Hacks (Part One)

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

Before I get going -

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

So, how do you begin with a bang?

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

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

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

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

When it’s time to get to work -

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

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

7) Hold space for what is essential for you.

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 01, 2020
Why You Should Limit Your Choices
10:48

Why You Should Limit Your Choices

Do you have too many choices in your life? 

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

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

Here's my advice to you:

1) Limit choices. Narrow your list to items you have already experienced. Having every option won't serve you.

2) Be sure to permit yourself to try other possibilities IF needed - but only after you've vetted your first.

3) Stay in your lane and keep things simple. 

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 26, 2019
Transitioning Your Life
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Transitioning Your Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Believing in yourself begins with basics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 11, 2019
Living Without Personal Limitations
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What if your life had no limitations and no consequences?

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

Here’s the truth.

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

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

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

In other words -

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

Dec 10, 2019
How To Be Happier Using Natural Laws
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Personal growth is a journey that is more fun when you follow the rules of Natural Law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1)  What do I want to do?

2)  What do I want to have?

3)  Where do I want to go?

4)  What contribution do I want to make?

5)  What do I want to become?

6)  What do I want to learn?

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

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

9)  How much time do I want for fun?

10)  What will I do to create optimum health?

That’ll keep you busy.

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

Have you noticed it?   

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

Etch this into your mind: Activity creates activity.

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

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

How?

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

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

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

Is it time to step up?

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

Yes. It’s time to step up.

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

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

It’s time to step up.

Nov 20, 2019
Set Yourself Free
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Set Yourself Free

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

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

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

If you want something different, do it now! 

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s how:

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

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

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

Then you must get to work.

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

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

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

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

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

Today you are going to have opportunities to communicate. 

Here’s how to create conversations that connect:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I always smile.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you ever have difficulty making decisions? 

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

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

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

What would happen if I DID?

What would happen if I DIDN'T?

What wouldn't happen if I DID?

What wouldn't happen if I DIDN'T?

Unusual clarity is around the corner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 06, 2019
Steps of Change
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Steps of Change

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

The process always follows these four steps:

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

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

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

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

Nov 05, 2019
How To Find Yourself
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How To Find Yourself

Are you the kind of person who can't decide what to do with your life?

Are you fearful of pulling the trigger and going for it?

It can be scary to start something new - especially if you don't know how well you'll like your new lifestyle.

Why not explore the possibilities with no commitment?

Instead of charging forward into the unknown, why not take the fear away and test your new experience first? If it's a keeper, keep moving in that direction. If not, test something else.

Most everything in your life has happened because you stumbled into it and decided to stick with it. Why change what works?

Nov 04, 2019
Most Productive Week Ever
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Most Productive Week Ever

What if you could have the most productive week ever?

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

It works like this:

1) List your short and long-term goals. 

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

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

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

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

Oct 28, 2019