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Daily Boost | Daily Coaching and Motivation

By Scott Smith

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Episodes

Building Your Bridge To Passion

How do I get from here to where I want to go? That's a question you may find yourself asking - especially for the big adventures of life. What you need is a dam bridge! A few years ago, I was standing atop the Hoover Dam. It's awe-inspiring—Lake Mead views in one direction and the Colorado River in the other. Below is one of the great engineering marvels in history. But there was something more exciting. New bridge construction high above the canyon walls caught my attention. Construction was well underway, and I couldn't help notice how the process is the same as getting what you want in life. There are three elements; two foundations and a span. When you want something new, it's easy to stumble along. If you do that when you're building a bridge across a canyon, you'll be in the river before you know it. The key to creating anything is to build and fortify your current foundation. That means making sure there is a little drama as possible in your life. Save your money, pay your bills, do whatever it takes to create a firm foundation. The starting side of your new life should be a peaceful base. The next step is to build your foundation on the side where you intend your adventure to take you. That could mean taking classes, learning a new skill, expanding your network, and researching your plan. The goal is to do everything in your power to build a solid foundation for future success. Little by little, your foundations get more robust, and your future becomes possible. You will sense the time as come to build a span between your two foundations. It's time to leave the past behind. Once you have built your foundations and 70% of your span, it's time to leap to the other side. Too early is a false start. Too late is procrastination. Timing is everything. Build strong, be patient, and let your momentum build. That's how you turn small steps into significant change.
14/04/219m 2s

Hard Rockin' Communication Skills

Have you ever been attempting to communicate with someone and found yourself hitting your head against the wall with frustration? Communication with other humans can do that to you, but there is a way to your goal. A few years ago, I was invited to Las Vegas to speak to martial arts school owners. At the time, I was having success helping the schools grow through television commercials and infomercials. Over a thousand Black Belts crowded into the Hard Rock Hotel to hear what I had to say. As I began, I explained that I have many rules for communicating successfully. One of them is to never use "inside language" when trying to get someone else to understand you. Whether it's technical mumbo-jumbo that nobody but you understands or the actual language you speak. If you want to get somebody's attention, you must speak their language. That was the problem the industry was having. I asked everybody in the room to stand, and I called out a few, saying, "Stand up and introduce yourself, in your language, and tell us exactly how you help students in your school." For the next few minutes, a dozen school owners spoke in English, Japanese, Koren, Chinese, and a few others, describing how their program was superior to all others. The only problem was, few in the room understood much of what they said. As the room began to lose focus because they couldn't understand, I made my point, "Everybody, please stand, and let's all count to ten together!" The next few seconds were filled with a thousand voices, speaking dozens of languages, all trying to count to ten. When they finished, everybody broke out in laughter at the craziness. That's when I said, "How do you expect anybody to do business with you when they can't understand what you are saying?" During the next hour, I taught them to consistently meet folks where they are, join the conversation they are having in their minds, and use words and phrases that mean something to them. If you do that with every conversation you have in your life, today will be very motivating. For you and everybody else you meet. Imagine how successful that is going to make you?
13/04/218m 59s

Decisions Made Easy

Have you ever noticed how forward momentum completely stops when you can't make a decision? There's no doubt; the ability to make a decision is a power skill worth developing. I learned mine from my Mom. I grew up in the small town of Manassas, Virginia and I couldn't wait to graduate and begin my life adventure. My focus was on becoming a top-rated morning radio host, making lots of money in a big market. But I had a problem... The day came for me to decide how to begin my career. I narrowed my school choice and had to commit to enrolling - and commitments can be scary. As excited as I was to begin, I was also confused. That's when my Mom stepped in with a solution. Mom was a Legal Secretary and pulled out a yellow legal pad she kept handy. She drew a line down the middle of the page from top to bottom. Oh, no. We're not going to do the old Pro and Con thing again? That never works! Have you ever tried to make a decision using a list of positives and negatives? It only causes more confusion. But that wasn't going to happen this time because Mom had something else in mind. She drew another horizontal line, from left to right, across the middle of the page. Then she said, "This is different. It's about what is going to happen when you make your decision. Try it." With that, I made a list of everything that WOULD happen if I DID commit and get myself moving in the top left of the page. On the top right, I made a list of what WOULD happen if I DIDN'T do anything. Then, things got interesting… On the bottom left of the page, I listed what WOULDN'T happen if I DID. I filled the bottom right with what WOULDN'T happen if I DIDN'T. Clarity emerged, the fear disappeared, and excitement took over. If you find yourself needing to make a decision, you can sort out anything, break free, and build fast and massive momentum with those four questions.
12/04/2110m 4s

Rising Above The Interference

I love tattoos, but I waited until I turned 50-year-old to get my first. There was no deep meaning to my delay, only ScottLOGIC - my way of thinking. In my mind, it made perfect sense to wait until my body decided it wasn't going to get any prettier as it age. Then I would start decorating it. My wife and I had talked about my goal of getting a tattoo. For my birthday, she presented me with an envelope of cash to pay for my new body art and asked, "Have you decided what you want?" While I was in no hurry, I knew what I wanted to across the back of my shoulders. It was my attitude about rising above the interference and surviving modern life. If you found yourself behind me at the beach, you would see the tattoo center is an old-fashioned compass. It serves a North Star and points in the direction of my future. From the center, wings stretch broadly across most of my back. They are lifting me forward and upward toward a large mountain. I am climbing to the highest point on Earth and seeking peace from the craziness below. For me, life is about soaring above the interference that exists in our daily lives. It's about overcoming the obstacles and thinking for ourselves. It is about living to our full potential. Below, where most spend their time, it is difficult -- with everybody is pulling us into their world. Starting the day in mud and ending in quicksand is no way to enjoy yourself. And you can't get ahead with everybody else is in your head. Finding a way to rise above the masses' interference is how you become the person you are meant to be. Seek to rise above what interferes with your dreams. That's where you will find the success and happiness you desire.
09/04/2110m 7s

Soon, Everything Will Be Okay

  Life can be full of never-ending challenges. Even when things are good and going your way, success can get on the most positive person's nerves. We're wired that way. The buzz of daily activities has the same impact on your emotions. Too much is too much. Good, bad, or in-between, you will feel the strain, especially when things are not going your way. Many years ago, my daughter found a way to deal with the coming death of her Mother. It was positive, hopeful, grounded, future-paced, and practical. She wrote a poem titled, "Soon, Too Soon." It became then, and still today, an affirmation that still serves. Soon we'll all find our way. Soon we'll know what makes us who we are. Soon we'll wake up to a day we can appreciate. Soon we'll know that tomorrow we'll be better. Soon we'll trust that everything's okay, that the past is gone can't hold us back. Soon we'll smile about today. Soon will come too soon. Don't let it slip away. By Carlyn Smith - Peterson
08/04/219m 8s

Will Showing Up Get You Half Way To Your Goal

Woody Allen said, "Half of success is showing up." I've thought about that quote many times over the years. There was something about its logic that didn't match up with my day-to-day experience. Don't get me wrong, no matter what you want to do in your life, showing up is the first step in getting it. But I've shown up many times and ended up going home with the prize that I so much wanted. I've also seen others convinced that they'll advance toward their goals if they show up. Instead, they end up disappointed with their results. So, if showing up is getting you halfway, what's the other half? It's knowledge, work ethic, and communication, and people skills. And let's not forget your ability to commit to doing whatever it takes to get what you want. Some people don't show up, and some don't commit. Many do. Why don't they succeed? I remember the words spoken by my Paster moments before my wedding to my first wife, Sheryl. I was a 20-year-old kid, and he asked, "Do you know what makes a marriage work?" Without much thought, I said, "It's a 50/50 thing. As long as we show up for each other, it'll work." His response resonates with me to this day, "Success in anything is 100/100 thing. You show up and commit to giving it 100% of your effort all the time - and so does everybody else." So, yes. Showing up will get you halfway to your goal. But if you want to go all the way, you must commit to 100% and doing whatever it takes to get what you want.
07/04/2110m 41s

It’s Time To Become a Delusion Buster

Deepika, a 19-year-old Pre-Med student from India, sent me an email calling me a "Delusion Buster." At first, I didn't know what to think. Before I dug too far into my mind, I looked up the definition. A delusion is a belief held with firm conviction, despite superior evidence to the contrary. I guess I am a "Delusion Buster" - and you should be too. Living a life of your choosing becomes a reality when you have a vision and a strategic plan. Add in ritualized daily actions and things beginning to go your way. However, it's easy to let the rhythms of day-to-day life influence your efforts and knock you off track. Before you know it, drift, despite superior evidence to the contrary. I guess that, while you may be blind to what is happening, your gut instincts can feel the drift. I'll also assume that you are very good at spotting the same behavior in others who feel a bit lost. And what do you do? You listen, challenge, validate, suggest, persuade—anything it takes to show them the light and get back on track. You draw upon your wisdom and pass on proven strategies and guidance - all or somebody else. But what about you? If you find yourself drifting, it's time to sit with yourself for a few minutes. Analyze your awareness of your situation. Accept where you find yourself. And shift your perception. The goal is simple - How do you go from where you are now to where you want to be? Ever since I was a kid, I've always believed in the wisdom of Casey Kasem. Anything is possible if you "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching or the stars." You do that by recognizing where you are—remembering your dreams. And become a "Delusion Buster" of your own. After all - Reality is hard to accept. But accepting your current situation and adjusting your path is how you get what you want - and it feels great!
06/04/2110m 30s

Change Your Life With a Magic Wand

So you know you want something different than what you have. You can’t seem to put your finger on what you want. And, the big one, you don’t know where to begin. In my years of helping others reach their dreams, I’ve learned a couple of things - For most of us, our lives are pretty good. They could be more exciting, and you could make more money. Maybe your relationships could sparkle a bit more? Still, you may feel frozen from a fear of what you might lose. It may be from a fear that you won’t get what you want. Is it possible that you are living in a someday-maybe mindset? In the business world, things are a bit more clear. If you want to succeed, all you need to do is offer something your customer wants or needs and provide a solution. It’s simple math. The customer will take you up on your offer, and your business will thrive. Or, they won’t even notice your business, and your competition will succeed. Your personal life is the same way. You recognize that your desire is a problem that needs a solution. Or, you stay forever and frustratingly in a someday-maybe mindset. But, what if there was a magical question you could ask yourself? A question that, if you are willing to accept the answer, would transform your trajectory? I asked a confused client on a recent call, “If I could wave a magic wand and transform your life into exactly what you wanted - what would that look like?” The first few seconds were silent  - until the floodgates of her imagination opened. The picture was painted, and she could see the future. She let out a deep breath, relaxed, and said - “Thanks for getting me to admit what I wanted finally. I’ve been thinking about it for years. I was afraid to say it out loud. It feels good.” It always feels good when you release the dream locked inside of you. Now, accept that you want it and get work making it real. If in doubt, wave your magic wand!
05/04/219m 1s

I’m Not Going To Hold You Accountable

I was on the phone with a prospective client and asked if there was anything else she needed for us to work together. “Yes. Could you hold me accountable? I need help with that.” Am I’m the only one who feels this way? Over the years, experience has taught me something. That when a fully-grown human requests I hold them accountable, it never ends well—for me! Call me silly. I don’t think outsourcing your responsibility is the best way to take control of your life. I said, “Why would you give somebody else control over your success? If there is something you want, why don’t you believe enough in yourself commit to it? Fire up your mojo, trust that you mean it, respect your decision, and take full responsibility!” I was just getting started. “Besides, I know what’s going to happen... The first time I hold you accountable for not doing what you said you wanted to do, you’ll blow it off and say you’ll try again. The next time, you’ll get a little angry at me for doing what you told me to do. And the last time, you’ll tell me that this is not working for you—and you’ll fire me.” Like I said. It never ends well—for me. If I’m going to get fired for doing what my clients asked me to do, I would prefer not to get hired in the first place. So I suggested something that always turns out to be a better solution. “Why don’t you tell me what you want to do, and the next time we get together, you can check-in and report on your progress? I’m sure I’ll have plenty of solutions to keep you moving.” She loved the idea, and it has turned out to be a great relationship. There’s nothing more empowering than holding yourself accountable. Only you have power over what you get in life. You don’t need anybody else to help, so go for it!
02/04/219m 24s

A Recipe For Baking Up Success

Wouldn't it be great if there was a magical method for getting whatever you want in life? If you could pull up a recipe of sorts on your phone, mix it into your bowl of life, and bake up what you wanted? Well, there is. Sort of.. My sister-in-law has talent. She says that she can take a bite of any baked food and, within a few seconds, recite a list of ingredients necessary to recreate it. Something she was doing while visiting our home and eating a piece of my Birthday cake. I asked - "Do you think you can that with my cake?" "Yes. No problem." With that, I issued a challenge. "It takes more than a list of ingredients. Why don't I tell you what to buy and let's see I you can still get the same result?" Within a few minutes, we arrived at the grocery store. List in hand, she purchased everything needed, and we headed back home. 30-minutes later, ingredients assembled and mixed, she popped the cake into the oven - feeling sure she won the challenge. That's when things got interesting. Once cooled, we tasted her creation. My only thought was, "Close, but no cigar." Yes, it was good, but not exact. I wasn't surprised, but she was stunned. I could tell by the look in her eyes what she was thinking - "How was it possible? I used every ingredient. Why doesn't taste the same?" The truth is, what seems simple usually isn't. Ask anybody who bakes, and they'll tell you it's not the ingredients. It's the amount of each, how you mix them, the oven's temperature, and the time you allow your cake to bake. Then you think about it… Baking a cake is a lot like getting what you want in life. Assembling knowledge is only the beginning. Understanding the nuance of how it is put together is how you RISE to the top—pun intended.
01/04/219m 3s

The Best Death Ever

You are a goal-setting machine. That’s not to say you are setting, working toward, and accomplishing more goals than anybody else. It’s the way your brain is wired. If that’s the case, why is it that reaching your goal can leave you feeling lost? In 2006 I had a life-changing moment that happened in the middle of the night. My wife, Sheryl, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and my world crashed. Even worse, they told me there wasn’t anything I could do about it. In my world, those a fighting words. The following six weeks were a whirlwind of miracle searching activity, including a trip to Costa Rica for alternative treatment. As the weeks passed, the reality of what was coming became real. Sheryl would not survive. We called Hospice. In the coming days, we settled into a routine that no family ever wants to go through, and that gave me the idea to call a family meeting. Together with my kids around my wife’s bed, I proposed a new goal. “If this is going to happen, why don’t we make it the best death ever?” The initial response was silence - until my wife said, “Well, if I’m going to go through this, we should enjoy the experience - right?” From that point forward, even in the most challenging moments, we all lived life to the fullest. Family, friends, everybody in our circle knew the goal and did their part to help us reach it. Exactly 100 days from diagnosis, Sheryl passed away. It hurt like nothing any of us had ever experienced. Still, we found ourselves with a warm feeling about how we had handled things. In time, our conversations turned to our goal of making it the best death ever. We realized we had achieved it. That the thing about goals… All the excitement of setting a goal happens while you’re in the middle of your journey - and you are always in the middle of your journey. Easy or difficult. When you choose to pursue a plan, the destination doesn’t matter except that it serves as a starting point for your next journey.
31/03/219m 44s

Never Miss a Good Opportunity

  Getting what you want always comes down to knowing what it is, deciding to go after it, and not stopping until you get it. But what happens when you need somebody's help to get it, and they won't step up? I'll never forget that warm September day I made up my mind to get a membership at a new gym. They had been in pre-sale for months, and I had finally decided to drag myself off the sofa and grab a pre-opening special before it was gone. When I walked through the door, it was a beehive of activity. People everywhere packing up equipment. They were moving to the new location across the street. At that moment, I thought I missed my chance, but I stepped up to the counter anyway, "Can I get signed up?" The young girl behind the counter said something that blew my mind. "I can't help you. The computer is unplugged. Besides, you've had a couple of months. You're kind of late." Let me get this straight. This business, whose only reason for existence is to get members, can't because their computer is unplugged, and it's my fault? I was picking my jaw up off the floor when the owner saw what was happening. He stopped what he was doing, grabbed a contract, and said, "Of course we can. We'll do it the old-fashion way and enter it into the computer tomorrow. You can pay when you come to work out." With that, I walked out with my new membership. I started working out the next day, and the actions of that day changed my life. How? I had been working out for a few months and the owner noticed my results. Knowing I had a martial arts background, he asked if I would teach a few kickboxing classes. I agreed, and a few months Motivation To Move was born. Nothing has ever been the same. I learned a valuable lesson about business and life that day. Once you decide what you want, whether it's running a business or on a treadmill, never miss out on an opportunity to get what you want. Even if the computer is unplugged.
30/03/219m 45s

Reduce Your Stress By Reducing Your Stuff

Every day, we live in a world full of events, challenges, and people that cause us stress in our lives. Sometimes it may seem impossible to eliminate the cause, but that is what you can and should be doing. Sometimes that takes time. Your subconscious mind always listens and filters the world around you. That means that you are forming opinions. Thoughts are racing. Actions happening. Usually, without knowing why, you are feeling stressed to the max. When you finally recognize what is going on, it's time to take action. I spoke with a client when she mentioned she was having challenges with one of her clients. He was stressing her out and had been doing it for years. She was working up the courage to have a conversation to work things out. Something that was stressing her out even more. When she asked my advice, I said - "How he is treating you is wrong. Anybody can see that. He's doing it on purpose or is unaware. It is still unacceptable and unsustainable. You need to bring it to his attention, reset expectations, and prepared to move on. "Move on?” she said. "Yes, move one, but you won't have to if he values your service. If he's unaware, he'll thank you for pointing it out and change his behavior. If it's purposeful behavior, he'll recognize those days have come to an end and will change his behavior." "What happens if he doesn't want to change? That's simple. "He'll either quit, or you'll replace him with another client who values and respects what you can do for him. You can only win." My client had that conversation and put everything on the table. They both decided to continue working together, and all is well. If anything is stressing you, you can and should eliminate the source as soon as possible. Life is too short to be stress out.
29/03/2110m 0s

Succeed or Do Not Succeed. Both Are Self-inflicted

  How would you feel if somebody called you a liar? When I started my first real business 20 years ago, I found myself stressed, working long hours, missing workouts, sleep, and family. I was determined to be a success - even if it killed me. I'm not sure it would have done that, but I was a least on my way to wearing myself out since I was in my office at 2 AM on a Saturday, with a big bottle of wine. Frankly, I was mad that day and was thinking bad things about myself. Feeling a little lost, as well, and a bladder full of wine, I stumbled to the restroom. That's when my reflection in the mirror stopped me in my tracks. The man looking back was not the man I was on the inside. I could tell by the look in his eyes that he wasn't mad. He was sad. Success was proving harder than he thought it would be, and he was lying to himself about why. No. I was lying to myself. In a surreal moment, I realized that I was questioning my commitment. How could I get up every day and say that I was committed and yet allow myself to self-sabotage? How could I commit to taking on a difficult challenge and complain that it was difficult? How could I ever get what I wanted if my commitment was a big lie I was telling myself. Either I was committed to my goals, or I wasn't. I looked into the eyes of the stranger in the mirror and saw a glimmer of my old self. I realized that everything I was doing was self-inflicted, and I was ready to stop blaming my challenges. It was a moment of reckoning, and I could see my commitment returning as a sparkle emerged from my eyes, and relief appeared in my shoulders. My inner Yoda also spoke to me - "Succeed or do not succeed. Both are self-inflicted. There is no try. There is only commitment." After that, I had a very good nights sleep.
26/03/218m 51s

Forgetting What You Do For Fun

What do you do for fun? It's such a simple question that causes people to get a blank look in their eyes. A few years ago, I visited friends who lived and worked on the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Yes, people live there - thousands of them. The drive into town is too far to commute - but that was okay with my friends. They had recently switched careers, packed up, and moved to become Park Rangers. They were right where they wanted to be. It was late in the day when we settled into the guest room of their home and headed to the dinner table. I had been driving all day and was feeling a little fidgety. "So, what do you guys do for fun around here?" He looked at me like the fast-paced city slicker I was and said, "I've been having fun all day - even at work." I didn't get it - yet. It turns out that his life change taught him that having fun is a sneaky little thing. Fun likes to show up when you are not paying attention and in the moment, whether wasting time or working. In my career, I've asked people what they do for fun many times - They are either in a materialistic chase for something our society has told us is fun… or… They have forgotten that what they do naturally, when they are not paying attention, can be more satisfying than they think. And, there it is. When you stop looking down the road for the fun that you think you want to have, you realize that you are already having a good time right where you are. No chasing required.
25/03/218m 18s

Your Future Mentors Are Watching

You've set a goal and are putting in the hours to get what you want. Why is everything moving so slow? Larry was a mentor of mine when I was in my twenties. He owned a business, made an exceptional living, and after hiring me to work for him, took me under his wing. It was a relationship that lasted for years - although I'm sure I didn't make it easy. That's the thing about being a young, bright-eyed dreamer with lots of talent and not much patience. It's easy to see what others have, set an arbitrary date on a calendar, and expect that everything will go your way. One day, I pinned Larry in his office and was making my best case for a raise. I was sure he had gobs of cash, and I deserved my share. After all, I was 26 years old, so it's time that I had a big house and a fancy car like him. That's when Larry said something that changed everything - "Scott, sometimes you have to keep showing up long enough for the right people to notice. Keep doing a good job, and they'll step up." Of course, Larry was already stepping up and was being very generous. I'm not sure I knew that, and I wouldn't say I liked his answer. I'm pretty sure that I stomped out of his office and gossiped about him in the kitchen. Over the years, though, I noticed that there seems to be a hidden layer of successful people all around me. They were keeping an eye out for somebody like me. Larry was right - The person who can help make your life better is not always the person standing in front of you. If you give it enough time, no matter what you do, when you least expect it, somebody will say, "We need to talk. It's time we do something together."
24/03/218m 28s

Secret Ingredient to Doing What You Love

Have you ever heard anyone say, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life?” The fact is that you’ll work harder than you ever have - but you will LOVE every minute of it. Most people never have that experience because they miss the one thing they must do to live on their terms. “If you want to do what makes your heart sing, you have to do what makes the bell ring!” Yes. Making the bell ring means making money. After all, you must fund your fun - right? Have you ever been inside a Harley-Davidson dealership when a new motorcycle sells? They ring a bell. Not only because somebody’s dream is fulfilled, but somebody is about to be paid. When my son, Austin, was a young man, all he wanted to do was be a singer in a rock and roll band. He chased his dream for years - between paychecks. When he made the bell ring, he could fund more of his goal. I have many clients I help build income streams to align with their dreams. While they are eager to do what makes their hearts sing, I know my first goal must be to make the bell ring. It’s a fact of life. If you don’t have the income to support your dreams, dreams stay dreams. Does that scare you? It shouldn’t. That’s what you have been doing your entire life. The difference is you’ve been funding what you don’t want instead of what you do. Say it loud, and say it proud - “If you want to do what makes your heart sing, you have to do what makes the bell ring!”
23/03/219m 11s

Using A Big Stick To Get People Moving

  Don't you hate it when you try to get others on board with your vision, and you can't get their attention? You have all the urgency in the world, but sometimes, others seem to be taking a stroll in the park. The solution might be using a big stick. A daily ritual is to take my dogs for a walk on the trails on my property. We've done the same path so many times they know exactly where we are heading. To them, it's what they do every day. They are in no hurry, and the walk becomes their version of a stroll in the park. Have you noticed that life can be that way too? Whether you have employees, family, friends - even waiting for a price check at your local Walmart, strolling along with no sense of urgency can be frustrating. On that day, I decided I needed something to move things along, so I picked up a big stick. First, I offered to let my dog Chloe grab the stick in her mouth so I could drag her down the trail. That worked until she tired of being pulled. Next, I used the stick to herd her from behind. That worked until she got tired of being pushed. Finally, I handed Chole the stick to see what would happen. Without hesitation, she raised her head, wagged her tail, and trotted down the trail with her new prize. She kept going, without interruption, all the way home. It's all about self-motivation. When you figure out how to inspire that in others, not only will your life be less stressful, you will get everything you want. Remember that pulling and pushing will only get you so far. A better option is to inspire others to run on their own.
22/03/219m 9s

Achieving Your Most Ambitious Goals

One of the benefits of living in Florida is the abundance of restaurants and sunny Sunday afternoons with friends. On this Sunday, the server asked what we would like to drink, and my friend started - “I’ll have a Mai Tai and a Diet Coke.” We laughed because we’ve all done it. Heck, I’ve been known to fall face-first into a basket of french fries and chase it with a pitcher of Diet Coke to feel better about my choice. As we settled into a fun afternoon, our inhibition dropped, and every entree order seemed to get bigger, richer, and loaded with more calories than any human needs in a day, much less for lunch. We all agreed that it was okay. We would be starting our diets on Monday. Isn’t that when all diets begin? But, in my case, I told them that I had already decided to begin a 30-day sprint to lose a couple of pounds - starting Monday. All this food is me preparing for a good before picture. There were more smiles and laughs. That’s when Ms. Mai Tai and Diet Coke asked, “Don’t you think it’s better to start slow?” No. I don’t. When you make small changes, you get small results. That’s okay when the overall goal you are seeking is small. But on larger goals, all you are doing is extending the pain of depriving yourself and giving yourself a little pleasure in return. Without the motivation of a big payoff, your mind will eventually choose pleasure over pain, and you’ll be starting over again. The laughs became nods and raised eyebrows. If you want to change, why not do it fast? Skip the scenic route, go all in, and get to your destination as soon as possible. You’ll be glad you did. Get the Daily Boost five days a week at Motivationtomove.com.
19/03/219m 54s

You Don’t Need To Ask For Permission

  My friend Sid called to tell me he had found his next big thing. He decided to take flying lessons and couldn't wait to get started. I have always wanted to learn to fly after hearing my Mom's stories over the years. Her father was a contractor in Wilmington, North Carolina. When an airport client couldn't pay, he offered lessons. She was 15-years old. Her stories of landing on the beaches of North Carolina were thrilling. Flying Solo before an arriving hurricane was captivating. We'll forget the fact that she 3-days short of being legally old enough. Her adventurous spirit took control. With a hurricane coming, she wasn't going to ask for permission. She took command, and it put her in the record books. By the time I began flying 50 years later, things were more controlled, and speaking on the radio to Air Traffic Control was required - and challenging. Being nervous, I often found myself asking for permission when I wanted to do something. I would say, "This is Cessna 67508 requesting permission to…" One day, while waiting for their response, my instructor taught me a lesson I could have learned from my Mom, "You're the Pilot in Command. Your seat is moving, and theirs isn't. Don't ask for permission. Tell them what you want and let them work it out." What? I don't have to ask for anyone's permission to do what I want to do? I never asked again, in flying or anything else in life. I decide what I want to do and do it. If somebody else needs to know what I'm up to, I tell them, work out the solution, and keep moving. If not, I keep moving. Some days it seems like we need permission from everybody else. Don't fall into that trap. Your destiny is your choice, and yours alone. And what happened to Sid? He asked his wife for permission, and she said "no." He never took a single lesson.
18/03/219m 31s

If You Lead They Will Follow

When I was a young man, I never thought I would be a leader. I was highly-driven, knew what I wanted, and willing to do anything to reach my goals. In my mind, that was all I needed to succeed. As I moved up the radio ranks, doing my own thing wasn't working so well. It wasn't that I stopped working hard. It wasn't unusual to start preparing my evening show at 7 AM. My performance was winning more than ever. But it was also causing frustration among the staff. Not to mention that I also kept getting fired. In my view, I was making us the top station in the market. In everybody else's opinion, I was a crazy Disc Jockey making a mess for them to clean up. They loved the results, but it was hard to support a guy intent on causing an 8.5 earthquake when he opened his mouth. I wasn't blind to a problem I was causing, so I called a mentor for advice one day. He said, "Leaders cast the vision to others and never stop. Your job is to communicate where the team is heading and support them while they support you. Yes, you know what you want, but you are also confusing everybody else. That's something you need to fix." The next day at a staff meeting, I had a chance to speak, and I decided it might be useful to be humble, respect the team, let them know my vision for success. I also asked for their help. In the years that followed, we had more fun and made more money. I was never fired again, and I started getting much better offers. And, to this day, I always remember to cast my vision to others and to support them in theirs. Get the Daily Boost five days a week at MotivationToMove.com
17/03/2110m 9s

You’re Not a Negotiating Underdog

I was rushing through Atlanta Airport after an entire day of negotiating with a client. My flight was in 30-minutes, so I was beginning to think the deal was not going to happen. That's when things got interesting. I've spent many days negotiating over the years and have grown confident in closing deals. I always think I'm going to win. While surprised, I knew today's game wasn't over. As we approached the Gate area, my client guided me into the Food Court. He pulled out the contract and replaced my fee with a smaller number. Then, he handed me the pen and said, "If you can do it for that, I'll sign right now." Checking my watch and not wanting to miss my flight, I almost took the deal. After all, winners get deals done. But, experience has taught me something else. Business deals that start poorly rarely get better. I decided to turn his less than classy negotiating gambit on its head. As humans, we are hard-wired to survive and thrive. As much as I wanted to take the deal to feed my family, I knew I wouldn't be thriving. I also knew my client needed what I would do for him, my price was fair, and more importantly, he was afraid I wouldn't do it. We all feel like the underdog when negotiating. It goes both ways. With that I said, "If you can sign the original deal before I get on the plane, I'll do it. Otherwise, I'll have to pass. I've enjoyed spending the day with you." He who speaks first loses. I kept my mouth shut. Thirty seconds later, he signed the original deal, gave me a deposit, and asked, "When can we get started?" The relationship lasted for years, and we never had that experience again. It turned out to be an excellent deal for both of us. Always keep in mind that we all feel like the underdog when negotiating. It will serve you well. Brought to you by Blinkist.com... Go to Blinkist, start a free 7-day trial AND get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership.
16/03/219m 26s

Advice For Strong Relationships

  When I first met my wife, Joi, I knew we would be married and live happily ever after. But there was a problem. Joi didn’t see it that way - at least not right away. If life has taught me anything, it’s that almost nobody is on the same page when they first meet. We might be in the same book but not on the same page. In the early weeks of our relationship, I was in full-on action mode, and I was on a mission to achieve my goal as quickly as possible. I was also getting frustrated since Joi didn’t seem to share my urgency. She was enjoying our relationship and in no hurry. One day, I decided to take action - I dragged myself out of bed at 4:30 AM, drove 30 minutes, and waited for Joi to arrive at the gym. I met her when she stepped out of her car, nearly scaring her to death, and said, “I love you. What do I have to do to catch you? We should…” Stopped by a kiss, she said, “We’ll know in about 6-months. Let’s enjoy the ride.” It wasn’t the answer I was looking for, but Joi had given me something even more powerful. She gave me an expectation, I knew her rules, how to play the game, and that she was right. All relationships, romantic, friendship, or professional, follow the same path. There is an initial spark, a period of trust-building, and finally, commitment. In time, the relationship grows stronger or will fade. Time will tell. That’s how it works and how it went for us. Exactly 6-Months later, to the day, I asked Joi to marry me, and she said yes. Brought to you by HelloFresh - America's #1 Meal Kit... Go to HelloFresh and use code dailyboost12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!**
15/03/2110m 19s

Joy of Motivation

Motivation is always lurking around somewhere within our minds. Even if we're not thinking about it, it is still there. My wife, Joi, is a good example. Take one look at her, and it's easy to see that Joi takes care of herself. She gets up at the same time every day and eats a healthy breakfast. Then, she dresses in her workout clothes; without exception, she exercises. No matter how late she went to bed or how late I sleep in, Joi gets out of bed and heads to our home gym. Since it's evident that Joi walks-her-walk, it's not uncommon for people to ask, "How do you do it?" — as if she is a member of "The Secret Society of Highly Motivated People Club." You know, the club that requires a password and special handshake to join its ranks. Nope. It's not that complicated. I joke with Joi that she is my sexy, predictable, exciting, and somewhat boring wife. While that may sound terrible, and I wouldn't say it around Valentine's Day, Joi takes it as a compliment — "I know. It’s who I am and what I do. I don't think about it. I want to feel and look a certain way, so I do what it takes." Don't let her fool you. She thinks about it a lot, or at least she did until the magic of motivation arrives in full force. Her vision of herself becomes her focus. That leads to massive motivation, discipline, and action. As good results arrive, the repetition action transforms into life-long habits and delivers life-long results. That's how you get what you want. The pain of exercising your motivational muscle always feels better than the frustration of thinking about what you want for too long.
08/03/2110m 43s

Why Will Power is Not Your Friend

When will you get yourself to do what you say you want to do? More people than you know lose sleep over that question. If that sounds like something you have experienced, you’re not alone. Almost everybody begins their journey when a thought pops into their mind. Then, day-to-day life keeps them busy, and they spend frustrating months fixin’ to get ready. You know, starting to prepare… so you can start to do… so you can do… and say you did. If that doesn’t work, you summon your friend, Will Power. Will is not a person, but more like a kind of friend that you don’t know why you keep letting into your life. They are a bit of a slacker, live rent-free in your mind, say they want to help, and never deliver on their promise. Will’s job description should read -- to force you to do things you say you want to do but can’t get yourself to do. When you give up, Will leaves. The good news is, there’s no need to force yourself to do anything. Achieving your biggest goals in life has nothing to do with Will Power. Instead, shift your mindset - “To act at your discretion without constraint.” That’s the definition of Free Will, Will Powers, good cousin. Use your Free Will to harness your excitement and choose the path of least resistance. Start making the smallest changes in your life. Those steps will lead to big results sooner than you think.
01/03/219m 33s

Climbing The Mountain of Success

I was standing in a parking lot high in the Great Smokey Mountains surrounded by tourists and the smell of hot engines. I was about to take a hike to the Clingmans’ Dome observation tower - 6,644 feet above sea level. There is a sign at the beginning of the trail that warns hikers that the hike is considered strenuous, the average person will take 30-minutes to complete, and there are places to take a break along the way. While reading the sign, two conversions caught my attention - A couple that had driven hours to get there said, “They say it might be foggy at the top. Let’s not and say we did.” Then my wife said, “I think we should do it non-stop and in half the time. Who knows? It might be clear at the top.” With that, we headed up the hill with thighs ablaze. We passed hundreds of hikers giving up on the trailside benches; even more had turned back as they hiked through the fog, but we kept going. As we closed in on our goal of 15-minutes, we broke through the fog and found a beautiful day and a 100-mile view in all directions waiting for us when we arrived. That’s the thing about setting big goals and going for them. Even if you can’t see the outcome from your starting point, your goals and your mission will carry you to your vision - even if your legs hurt. When you get there, you’ll find that the journey up the mountain and the view from the top are always worth your effort. It’s also less crowded since most people never even start.
22/02/2111m 48s

3-Steps To Peak Motivation

As a child, I wondered why I couldn't always have my way. Mom and Dad were so mean! I couldn't wait to grow up, move out, and experience being an adult. Everything would be different - or so I thought. After stepping into the adult world, it didn't take long to realize that not much had changed. It turns out it wasn't my parents. It was life turning down my requests. Life was getting in the way. What was even worse was that I was getting in my way. I've joked over the years that if I'm the Boss of me, so why don't I do what I say? Eventually, I realized having a big ass goal, being on a mission, and most importantly, motivation on demand was the solution. Motivation is a powerful, if not fleeting, tool that we all need. But we need to understand how our minds generate motivation: 1) Your physiology dictates your feelings. The easiest way to break free of a slump is to stand up, take a step, and REPEAT. Movement wakes your body up, guides your emotions, and makes anything feel possible. 2) Focus fuels your fire. If you're feeling unmotivated, you are also drifting in the wind with no direction. Shifting your thoughts in a positive direction and toward what excites you will break you out and get you moving. 3) The words you say create the emotions you feel. Negative self-talk will drag you, and everybody else, down. When you make the words, you say to yourself, internally and externally, positive and uplifting, everything changes. Words matter more than you think. You're human. Your brain isn't wired to stay motivated all the time unless you are willing to give it a helping hand.
16/02/2111m 38s

Primary Morning Focus

I love the quiet peacefulness of mornings, but I'm not too fond that mornings happen so early. Still, the focus, creativity, and feeling of momentum that comes with getting up before the chickens have such value that I needed getting up a bit easier. My solution to drop the complicated and establish a simple routine. I begin by deciding the area I’m currently prioritizing and choosing a "first thing" task to move me closer to my goal. Next, I set myself up for success the night before. Depending on my task, I make notes, organize my desk, get my gym clothes ready - whatever it takes to prepare. Finally, when I wake up, I get licked by the dogs, take care of my personal needs, read something inspirational for five minutes or less, and start my day. No distractions. No email, social media, or news. Just start. My goal is to make my primary focus the first thing I do in the morning before life gets in the way. It works like a charm. There's a reason the Marines do more before 9 AM than everybody else. Now it's your turn.
15/02/2111m 45s

Lifestyle Driven Business

Laurie Greiner schooled an entrepreneur on Shark Tank with a business lesson that shot through the screen and knocked my remote control out of my hand. He said, “I’m in the lifestyle business.” She said, “I’M OUT! There’s no such thing as a lifestyle business.” He looked confused, but I got it. Then again, I wasn’t in the hot seat with my entire QVC future on the line. If Laurie were to ask me, I would tell her I run a Lifestyle Driven Business. The goal for myself, and those I consult, whether business or career, is to operate in a way that supports a chosen lifestyle in every way. No compromise. Yes, it’s business first, but your mission should be to earn a living that lets you enjoy life today instead of waiting until retirement.
08/02/2110m 32s

Is it Time to Take a Talkabout?

For years, I've built a reputation for being a guy that never misses a chance for a good conversation. Sometimes I head out the door for a good old-fashion "Talkabout" - an ode to Crocodile Dundee's "Walkabout." I'm not sure when it began, but since exploring life's possibilities is a core value, I know why; there is no better way to learn something new than striking up a random conversation with another human. But, there are rules: 1) You must be focused on exploring and open to following whatever direction the conversation goes. No judgment. No challenging. 2) Your mouth should be open as little as possible. When you speak, everything you say should focus on learning more from the person in front of you. 3) No matter what you hear, remember that you checked your ego; you are here to listen and learn. When you feel the need to make it about you, it's time to move on to the next conversion. Maybe I should start calling them "Listenabouts."
01/02/2112m 2s

Are You Keeping Your Vision?

Do you have an image in your mind of what you would like your life to be - except when life gets in the way? There's no doubt that daily life events have a funny way of distracting us from reaching goals. It's just too easy to put them on the back burner. That's why you need to become the keeper of your vision. Every day thousands of opportunities will arrive on your path and detour you from what you want. That's why it's up to you to guard your vision by asking a simple question - Will this opportunity move me closer to the lifestyle I desire or further away? Simple. Know YOUR vision. Defend YOUR vision. Live YOUR Vision. Get more Daily Boost podcasts at MotivationToMove.com! Brought to you by... Go to Blinkist.com/BOOST to start your free 7-day trial and get 25% off a Blinkist Premium membership.
26/01/2110m 45s

Stages of Getting What You Want

Call me crazy, but I've always believed life should be simple - and there's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure in everything you do. I call it MAPSS. Motivation. Everything begins with the motivation that comes from the inside out. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to put benchmarks in place that allow you to keep track of your progress, providing more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work your plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and second step. Systemization. Routine and rituals will make staying on your path easy. Lock in your process and repeat it unit you get what you want. Sustainability. You build momentum in life by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul. It’s easier to get what you want when you follow a map. Brought to you by - Today’s Daily Boost is brought to you by LUCY Nicotine - makes of a better and cleaner nicotine alternative - the works and tastes great. Check it out. Go to LUCY.co and use Promo Code ​BOOST ​to get 20% off all products, including gum or lozenges.
25/01/2111m 26s

What's Always Included in Getting Success

There are millions of tips and tricks floating around that you can use to achieve whatever you want in life. But there are a few that are always present. Acceptance and recognition of the desire to change are where it all begins. Anything less makes your desire only a dream. Having complete clarity of precisely what you want will separate you from almost everybody on the planet. It will also accelerate your progress. Asking yourself, "If not this, then what?" is an excellent way to begin. Commitment to success, no matter what gets in the way, is the only way to sure that life doesn't get in your way. Being willing to do whatever it takes is a virtual guarantee that you will get what you want. Finally, two things are always around: taking as much action and being as flexible as required to reach your goal. You CAN do much, but success comes faster when you focus on what you MUST do.
19/01/2113m 44s

Their Goals. Your Goals. Who Wins?

Some goals happen quickly. Others take longer. A lot longer. How can you keep your goals alive while you make them a reality? 1) Stop falling for someone else's goals. Everybody has something they want to achieve. It's not bad. It could be useful. In any case, it is a distraction. Know what you want and why you want it. 2) Once you are listening to yourself, be sure that you commit to your plan and never, ever, ever, give up. 3) While you make progress, be on alert when others insert their goals into your life. They are tricky little things. They'll distract you without you even knowing. As you move along, always keep this question in your mind— "Is this an opportunity that will move me closer to my goal or further away?" There is only one answer that will improve your life.
18/01/2111m 16s

How To Get Lucky in Life

Have you noticed that some people seem to get luckier than others? Have you also noticed that they are not just sitting around collecting luck? Getting lucky is almost always the result of taking action on an opportunity that presents itself. Even finding a twenty-dollar bill on the sidewalk resulted from having the chance to take a walk - and doing it. There are three rules to attracting more luck into your life: 1) Get in the habit of seeking and recognizing opportunities that cross your path every day. They might be hidden so keep your eyes open. 2) When you spot one, immediately decide if taking action will move you closer to your goals. 3) If your heart and soul tell you to go for it, jump in with both feet, commit to your action, and get busy turning that opportunity into the luck you’ve been seeking. In the future, when somebody asks how you’ve been so lucky in your life, tell them that you just like to stay busy. The rest takes care of itself.
11/01/2110m 38s

Reach Your Goals Faster with 3 Questions

There are so many choices in front of us every day. Each has the power to determine when and whether you will achieve your goals. Once you know the outcome you desire, these questions will help: 1) What CAN you do today that will lead directly and quickly to achieving your goal. 2) What SHOULD you do today that will lead directly and quickly to achieving your goal? 3) What MUST you do today that will lead directly and quickly to achieving your goal? It’s simple.  Make your next action that one that gets the result you want as fast as possible. Everything else can wait. I dare you to try it.
04/01/2111m 27s

Easiest Way To Thrive in 2021

It's time to crank up those 2021 goals with a new year upon us. Why not choose a 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. The easy way to success assumes: 1) You already have 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 easier.
28/12/2010m 53s

Grateful For The Past Year

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? It is challenging or pleasurable. How you perceive has the power to transform your future. As you head into Christmas, take a moment and give thanks for the gifts that 2020 produced. That'll make the next year even better.
21/12/2010m 23s

Why People Fail at Their Goals

Setting goals is a process that can happen automatically or consciously. Sometimes you find yourself on a path. Other times you choose your path, which is the only way to control your outcome. Why should you choose your path? Because there are three elements to successful goal completion: 1) Principles are the foundation that supports your belief or behavior. 2) Strategies are your action plan to achieve your goal. 3) Tactics are the steps you take to achieve your final goal. Think. Plan. Act. That’s the path forward to reach any goal. Focus on Principles, Strategies, and Tactics. Anything else will cause you to slide backward.
15/12/2010m 57s

Opportunity Discrimination

Do you have too many options and are having a difficult time choosing? There is a concept called "Opportunity Cost.” It is simply the value gained or the value lost in deciding what opportunities you will pursue. I tend to focus on another question entirely - "Does an opportunity provide the fastest and most direct path for me to reach my goals?" It's easy to look at almost any opportunity and justify a path, especially if you are being persuaded by someone else. It’s more difficult to make a choice. If you want to break free from a stalled life, you must eliminate anything that takes you off course and stay focused on your goals.
14/12/209m 20s

2021 is the Year of Decision

  I’ve learned the single most powerful way to build momentum is to make a decision. That's why I’ve chosen “Decide” as my guiding word for next year. When you make a decision, any decision, it can be life-changing - as long as you understand… Decision making is not about a “Yes or No.” Like Yin and Yang, each is the same as the other, only opposite. A decision is also not about “Maybe.” Unlike being opposite, it's a confusing mess of everything negative and positive. What is decision making about? It’s about cutting off all other options and focusing your energy forward. As you gain momentum, you leave your frustrations behind. Deciding can be scary. But it can also be exhilarating. It's also a good habit to develop.
07/12/2010m 45s

Setting Goals The Smart Way

I'm a big fan of setting big-ass goals. Dreaming BIG is my natural state - which is why S.M.A.R.T. goals are not all that smart. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound. While it may seem like a good plan, I can't wrap my head around not setting goals because they don't seem achievable or realistic. Excuse me? Since when did big-ass goals seem achievable and realistic?  If that were true, you would already be doing them. Anytime you are moving from dreaming into doing you will be living in the land of crazy and scary. If you hold yourself to what is achievable and realistic, you might as well keep doing what you're doing. Instead… dream BIG and start taking baby steps. It won’t be long before your goals become real. Sponsored by Jiminy's... To learn more and save 15% on your first purchase, go to Jiminys.com slash BOOST and use code BOOST15 at checkout. 
03/12/2010m 26s

A Different Way of Planning

I was on the phone with a client this morning when he said, ”I don’t know why I have such a hard time planning my day-to-day stuff? I just want my day to be easier!” I get it. Everybody does. And to make that happen, you need a mindset shift. First to consider is that non-stop and continuous planning of every task every day is exhausting. It only adds another level of stress to your day. Instead, planning should be done occasionally with a broader focus on short, medium, and long-term. The goal is NOT to spend your life planning.  It is creating containers where you plan to do your work or play. Once you have your containers, you load them with goals and tasks and get them done. When things require adjustments, make another plan. Make your plan and work your plan. Don’t keep change things. That’s how you get what you want.
01/12/2012m 19s

How To Believe in Yourself

It’s the time of year when the world begins to believe. Children always believe. They don’t know otherwise. Adults view the world with a different set of eyes, so building self-confidence requires a little more focus. 1) Building belief in yourself begins by taking care of yourself. There is tremendous power in taking control of your body, mind, and spirit daily. You will feel yourself get stronger from the inside out. 2) Once you take control of your own life, it’s time to open your horizons and expand your worldview. Be brave and look outside yourself for new ways to explore the world around you. Start with small steps and grow. The more steps you take, the more your belief in yourself will arise. 3) Share what you have learned with others and give them a helping hand. The positive feedback you receive will build the belief and self-confidence that will make you unstoppable.
30/11/2011m 16s

Why You Should Set Goals

Are you feeling excited to be alive today? Why not fire yourself up by becoming a goal setter on a mission to maximize your life experience? I've said for years that goals are the heartbeat of your life. Goals make you feel alive and give purpose to your daily experience - and experience is what life is all about. You can also consider goals as tangible expressions of your values. Through your daily actions, you express how you feel on the inside. Goals are also automatic. Set them for yourself, or you'll find that other, well-meaning people will be happy to set them for you. The meaningful life you desire is a result of setting and pursuing meaningful goals. Never set goals and forget them. Set, pursue, and LIVE them. Sponsored by Blinkist... Go to Blinkist.com/BOOST to start your free 7-day trial and get 25% off of a Blinkist Premium membership.
23/11/2011m 42s

Simple Reset For Maximum Productivity

How would you like to be more productive AND enjoy your day? I’ve always been the kind of person who believed that life is life. Whether living your personal life, working at your job, or building a business. You are still the same person no matter what you are doing. Leaving yourself behind while you do something else is not a recipe or success. Instead, as you go about the business of your day, why not have a little bit of YOU tucked in your back pocket? Do you have a hobby? Do you need to send a note to a loved one? Are you working your way through a romance novel? Your goal should be to find small breaks between your focus at work to be YOU for a few minutes before getting back to work. Two things will happen: 1) You’ll get more done. I promise. 2) You’ll be living your authentic self. No matter what you find yourself doing today, YOU are still YOU. Be a happier warrior and bring yourself to every challenge. Sponsored by Nutrafol - Get TWENTY PERCENT OFF at Nutrafol.com. Use the promo code MTM.
17/11/2011m 14s

How To Completely Change Your Life - The Easy Way

Have you been running full speed ahead - knowing you’re not heading in the right direction? It’s easy to get caught up in the business of life and find yourself off track. Could your experience could be better? It comes down to awareness and decisions: 1) Everything begins when you recognize that something needs to change - and admit it to yourself. Is the time now? 2) Driving forward will only add to unhappiness. Instead, keep up with life and push the pause button on everything else—no pulling or pushing. You are only pausing. 3) During this time, work your way back to YOU. There’s no hurry. You may have been off-track for a long time. 4) Remember your dreams. Now that you have space, it’s time to explore how everything fits into your life today - and your future. Begin to take action in any direction that makes you happy. Once you find enjoyment, accept it, and defend it with all your energy. Spend the rest of your days bringing more into your life. Sponsored by TEMPO... Go to TEMPO.fit and use code BOOST for $100 off. 

16/11/2012m 0s

Think Like a Founder With Vision

  I spoke with a client a few days ago about what is expected from his employees while he is in the office. Like any successful business owner, he hits the ground running and leads be an example. Always available to help, his days were routinely becoming 16-hours long. Vacation days were 8-hours. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how unsustainable that can be. And that’s not what anybody wants. Whether you work with family, staff, employees, or any group of people, they all want the same thing—empathy, understanding, and leadership. Begin every day by taking a few minutes to see your vision. Spend the day casting that vision; you’ll find that everybody is happier and more successful. The best leaders are members of the tribe, but they never forget their job is to lead others toward their vision. Sponsored by Nutrafol... You can grow thicker, healthier hair AND support the Daily Boost by going to NUTRAFOL.com and using promo code MTM. New customers get twenty-percent off. This is their best offer available anywhere. Plus FREE shipping on EVERY order.
11/11/2010m 41s

How To Make Sure You Are Living With Gratitude

Here we are again, approaching the end of the year. It is a time when you may find your mindset taking on a feeling of gratitude. This year more than ever. What a wild ride it has been! Simply put, gratitude is the state of being grateful. It is also a two-way street: 1) When you are appreciative of what you have received, you have gratitude. That’s the only way that you can expect to get more of what you want. 2) When you express gratitude for what you have received, you are living in a grateful state? The only way others know how you feel is to tell them - right? Receiving and expressing gratitude requires few words. With practice, it requires even less thought. There’s no better way to make your day better than living will gratitude in your heart. Especially when you make sure the world knows it. Sponsored by Tri Niagen... Right now, new customers can save twenty dollars on a three month supply by going to TruNiagen.com/boost.
09/11/2011m 31s

What Kind of Success Action Are You Taking?

Are you a motivated individual? You’ve heard the secret to getting what you want to take action. But what kind of action? Do you choose “Massive IMPERFECT Action” focused on your goal? Willing to do whatever it takes and clean up your mess when you finish? Do you choose “How Bad Do You Want It Action” to fuel your efforts? Do you choose “I Better Do it or Else” ACTION because you see the pain coming if you don’t? Do you choose “You Better Do It or Else” because somebody else will bring the pain? Do you choose “I’m Waiting to See What Happens” ACTION and put your fate in something else? Do you choose “I’m Not Going to Do Anything” ACTION because you don’t know what to do? Whether your action is passive or active; there is a reward or penalty. You may as well select the one that serves you best. Sponsored by HelloFresh Go to HelloFresh.com/DAILYBOOST90 and use code DAILYBOOST90 to get $90 off, including free shipping.
09/11/2011m 1s

Tidy Up Your Day

  No matter how busy your day gets, there are always two things that will improve any day. First, seek to learn one good thing each day that will make you a better person. You will likely need to carve out a dedicated time to make that happen, but it's worth it. It's time to become the person you are meant to be. Not only will you be happier, but all the other challenges of the day will also become much more manageable. And since you never know how long you will walk on this planet, be sure to tidy up your day. Making an effort never to have any loose ends provides peace of mind. It also makes for a good night's sleep. Mindlessly going through your day is for amateurs. Mindfulness is how you make sure every day fulfills your purpose. How would you like to learn the key takeaways and need to know information from the best selling books in less than 15 minutes? You need to get Blinkist. Go Blinkist.com/BOOST to find out more - and get 25% off a Premium Membership and a 7-day free trial.
03/11/2011m 47s

What You Can Learn 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. Our sponsor today is Betterhelp. Join over 1 million people that are taking charge of their mental health - and get 10% off your first month. Visit BetterHelp.com/BOOST right now. 
02/11/2010m 45s

Clarity is Playing at a Theatre Near You

Clarity is Playing at a Theatre Near You Have you noticed we live in an age when what you hear and see is not necessarily what is happening? It seems our shorter attention spans and social media have elevated attention-grabbing to the point where it overtakes clarity of message. One of my mentors is Donald Miller, the creator of Storybrand. He says, “if you make somebody burn too many calories to understand you, they will never understand you. They’ll move on to an easier choice.” Another one of my mentors is my son, Austin. He’s a smart young man these days, but I remember when he was five years old and taught me a lesson about clarity - when Disney released a new movie. Like most kids, Austin was excited and wouldn’t stop talking about it. One day I asked, in a very adult way, “Okay, where are we going to see this movie?” He answered, “At a theatre near you!” Yes. His answer was correct for a five-year-old who didn’t need to worry about which theatre had the film. After all, that’s Dad’s job. When your answer to questions creates more questions, everything takes longer to complete. This episode is brought to you by Nutrafol.  Get your first month supply with a subscription plan for $10 by visiting Nutrafol.com and using the promo code BOOST during checkout. 
29/10/2010m 34s

The Journey In Between

The Journey In Between Have you ever noticed that the most dramatic life changes happen when you are in between life events? In between jobs? In between relationships? In between anything? Sometimes in between is voluntary, like a vacation. Other times it is forced upon you like a job loss. In between presents an opportunity to change how you do things. Modify your daily experience. Even change your life direction. Being in between is almost always a pre-curser to change. That can be scary and exciting at the same time. If you think about your life, in between is where your most important decisions have taken place. There’s no need to fear change. That’s where the fun stuff begins - eventually. Thanks to Jiminy's for sponsoring the Daily Boost. To learn more and save 15% on your first purchase, go to jiminy’s.com/BOOST and the code BOOST15 at checkout. Get more Daily Boost episodes at MotivationToMove.com.
27/10/2010m 46s

Daily Rules For a Happier You

Daily Rules For a Happier You Every day we all jump into the craziness of life without much thought to the basic rules we use to run our day. Here are a few of mine. You can borrow then if you would like: 1) Do what makes your heart sing. You'll always feel better when you are dancing down your path. 2) Believe anything is possible. As soon as you believe - everything IS possible. 3) Be nice to others. Expect them to do the same. No further explanation is required. 4) Believe in people and encourage their dreams. When you do, they'll return the favor. 5) Do the right thing. If you mess up, say you're sorry, try again. 6) Meet people where they are in their life and walk with them to where you both want to go. 7) Do what you say you will do. It's always better to under-promise and over-deliver. 8) Make lemonade out of lemons. Everything is fixable if you have the right mindset. 9) Keep things simple. Yup. 10) Relax. Life is short. Double yup. When you focus on life's big picture, it's easier to enjoy your daily experiences.
26/10/2012m 5s

Year of Second Chances

Year of Second Chances As we get closer to the end of 2020, I’m noticing there are two very different kinds of people in my life: 1) People who are waiting to see what is going to happen next. While they are living in everyday life, they are paused. 2) People who have decided that life is too short to wait for things to happen. They’re starting businesses, buying homes, traveling, and more. Have you taken advantage of the opportunity to reevaluate your path and live your passion in 2020? Are you willing to explore the possibilities of a new direction? While reserving the right to do nothing at all? Do you have desire or fear for things not in your life or anticipated for the future? Are things presently in your life causing you pleasure or distress? That should get the juices flowing. The reset has only begun. If you even want to reinvent yourself, this is the year to make it happen.
20/10/2010m 14s

No More Stress By Replacing Your To-Do List

Everybody has a lot to do. If you use a To-Do list to keep up - and it's stressing you - it may be time to replace it with a "Did I Do It List."  To-Do Lists transform you into an expert at chasing checkmarks. Chasing anything is stressful - and there is a better way: 1) Never commit to more than you can get done in one day. That takes awareness and honesty. 2) Once you know what you need to get done, add it to your "Did I Do It List" and use it for reference throughout your day. 3) Always double-check that you are accomplishing tasks you determined as vital before taking on additional items. A focused path produces fewer random tasks. Using a "Did I Do It List" will focus you on your goals and create quick results.
19/10/2011m 14s

Transitional Relationships

Transitional Relationships Socrates had it right when it comes to friendship - “Be slow to fall into friendship, but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” Having great friends and healthy relationships is an asset. They give you more energy and make life more enjoyable. But not all relations can or should last forever. Transitional relationships come into your life for a reason and a season. They could be a transactional relationship with a Realtor helping you sell your home. A mentor who steps into your life - even be a new romantic relationship after a breakup. Transitional relationships enter your life to help you go from where you are to where you want to go. Once you’re there, they are no longer needed.
14/10/2011m 1s

Controlling Communication and Staying Focused

Controlling Communication and Staying Focused We live in a world where an open communication line is a significant factor in moving forward. But how do you keep things flowing and stay focused on what is important to you? There is a method used by improvisational actors to keep the conversation flowing. It involves agreement and modifiers such as "Yes" and "And." Answering "Yes" removes any block and keeps the flow going. But since you want to control your focus, adding ”If” and “And" allows you to redirect for your benefit. Here's an example. Them: "Hey? Do you think you can help me with a project?" You: "Yes, I would love to help. IF it's okay, I need to finish what I'm doing, AND I can call you later." All it takes is three words for you to stay focused on the track to your goals.
13/10/2010m 3s

Creating More Time For Yourself

Creating More Time For Yourself We all have lots to do every day. Wouldn’t it be great if you could manufacture more time?  The trick is how you prioritize tasks and projects already on your plate - and updating how you think: 1) If a task requires thinking, multitasking is a myth. You are switching your focus. That’s time-wasting and tiring. 2) Working on multiple projects that require your brain delays the outcome from every project on your list. 3) When you focus on completing a single project, you begin to get the benefits it produces far earlier - and longer. You will also find more time available for your next project. The next time you need more time to get things done, ask yourself - “What project or task can I complete that will begin producing results the fastest?” Get excited. You are about to build massive momentum!
12/10/2010m 46s

Release Stress With Grounded Logic

Release Stress With Grounded Logic Are you feeling a little more stressed than you usual? I have a time-proven and very human way of releasing or at least managing your stress. If you can pause your mind from spinning for a few minutes, try this: 1) Recognize that you are viewing your current situation from an emotional state-of-mind. We all do. However, significant decisions rarely come from emotions. 2) While paused, gather all facts that are driving how you feel. The goal is to understand what is going on in your life logically. 3) Once you separate your emotions from the facts, you will see what is causing your stress. You will also see options for removing it from your life. 4) Now, it’s time to commit to taking action to remove what is causing stress - even if it scares you. Always check your emotions with logical thinking. When you do, a plan will emerge, and stress will disappear. Try it today.
05/10/2010m 49s

7 Rules to Life-Long Happiness

7 Rules to Life-Long Happiness I'm a fan of Stoic Philosophy. While it may be over 2,000 years old, its practicality is still useful. These rules to live by will help you have a happier life: 1. If you're going to learn and succeed, be humble. There is always someone smarter, more successful, and wiser.  2. Find the right scene. Choose your friends and situations. If you want to rise in life, you can't allow yourself to be held down by others. 3. Protect your time. Seneca said, "We're tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers." Life is short. 4. Never do anything out of habit. Always think about how you can do things better and always question yourself. 5. Keep it simple — do your job. Approach every task as if it were your last because it very well could be. 6. Adapt and learn from failure. Using your success to justify complacency is common. It's also easy, which is why most people do it. You can do more and be better. 7. Live below your means. The more you need work to maintain your needs, the less you will enjoy what you have. Everything in life comes down to keeping things simple and mastering the basics. That's how you get the success you deserve.
29/09/2010m 29s

4-Question To Ask Before Starting Any Goal

4-Question To Ask Before Starting Any Goal Do you have dreams of what you want for the future? Have you ever wondered your inner-voice will lead you in the right direction? These four questions will help sort out everything for you: 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? Why hold yourself back from turning your dreams into reality? All you need is a little clarity.
28/09/2010m 42s

Self-Made Success Requires No Permission

Self-Made Success Requires No Permission The year 2020 has proven to be a never-ending challenge for many. It has also confirmed that having control of your mindset and actions are now pivotal traits. I've worked with thousands of people who find themselves against a wall and stuck in neutral. Two things always happened: 1) Through no fault of their own, everything familiar was no longer. They know they need to pivot but are frozen. 2) Not knowing which way to go, they were waiting for permission to get started - even if it was from themselves. The solution is to start thinking like a self-made person. Being self-made means that YOU decide what YOU want, and YOU don't need to wait for anybody's permission. You do it. You have everything inside of you to make 2020 a great year. Accept that change must happen and take action right away.
20/09/2010m 19s

Busting Through Limiting Beliefs

Busting Through Limiting Beliefs Have you ever had the feeling that something is holding you back? You have limiting beliefs. You were not born with limiting beliefs. Your experiences have installed a belief system within you. It serves as your guide in everything you do. The next time you find yourself unable to move forward, try these steps: 1) Identify the thought or behavior that is blocking you. In today’s busy world, that can be a challenge. Catch yourself in the act, pause, and identify what you are feeling. 2) Test that feeling by asking WHY you feel that way. Is it real, or is it an automatic response? Is it necessary for you? Would you like to keep it or change it? 3) Validate the answer you gave yourself, and commit to experiences that support your goals. You are now changing the path of your life. Having limited beliefs is ordinary and necessary. Can you imagine what your life would be like if you had no limits at all? Wait? You don’t!
15/09/2010m 39s

Reinventing Yourself Now

Reinventing Yourself Now Change is one of those things that happens over time for most people. Sometimes you have no choice. If the past few months' events have you thinking about tweaking your life - I have a couple of suggestions to get you started. 1) No matter what dreams you hold, be sure to inventory the good, bad, and ugly of your current situation. You can't move forward if you don't know where you are starting. Don't be afraid. Information is power. 2) Next, decide WHAT you want and paint a picture of your life after your journey. Knowing your destination before you begin assures your success. 3) Now that you have laid the foundation, it's time to understand WHY you want it so bad. Doing the previous two steps should have built your desire and excitement. When that happens, it's time to lock in your WHY and get moving. Know where you are, what you will create, and WHY you must achieve your goal. Realistic and grounded thinking makes anything possible.
14/09/2011m 43s

You Are In Control of Your Happiness

You Are In Control of Your Happiness What would you say if I told you that being happier is within your control and has nothing to do with your mindset? A study from Dartmouth College found that most people are happy before they turn 18 and after 60 years of age. In between is where you ride the happiness roller coaster. How do you get off? It turns out that being happier comes down to three things: 1) Control. People who have a feeling of control in their lives tend to be happier in general. 2) Education. Whether you earn a college degree or teach yourself, more education means a happier you. 3) Job. You were born to be busy. Having a fulltime or part-time job, even owning your own business will make you a happier person. Your education and your job enhance your view of the world. So if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, fill your mind with lots of education and work at a satisfying job. Your reward will be a feeling of control that will put a smile on your face every day.
07/09/2011m 8s

Are You a Rock Star or Member of The Band?

Are You a Rock Star or Member of The Band? 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 are moving 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 had BIG dreams and hard-won experience, 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 huge fish in a massive 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?
31/08/209m 44s

Happiness is Like Shopping For a New Home

Happiness is Like Shopping For a New Home Two years ago, a friend called to let me know she found the home she was going to live in forever. Now she’s shopping again. When I heard the story of her search, it sounded familiar. Whether it’s a home, happiness, or anything else, it always seems to go like this - You want something different - although you may not know what you mean by that. You settle into “I’ll know it when I see it” mode and start exploring. Your search becomes all-consuming and begins to stress you out. You stop. That’s when the perfect “fill in the blank” opportunity pops into your life. “See! I can see it now!” You thrust yourself into action mode and turn your dreams into reality. True or true? I call this exploring the possibility. Sometimes you have to see, touch, and feel things before you know if you want it.
25/08/2010m 40s

Talk Yourself Into Success

Talk Yourself Into Success How much better would your day be if you 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) 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 need your attention. 2) Now, think through every possible scenario and outcome for each item on your list. 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. Thinking through and forming a pre-planned response will always make you the most powerful person in the room.
24/08/2011m 12s

Amping Up Your Productivity

Amping Up Your Productivity Do you ever run out of day before you run out of To-Dos? Getting what you want in life if often blocked by simple habits that are getting in your way. There are two that everybody tends to miss: 1) The first productivity super-charger is to understand that tomorrow begins today. Planning ahead and setting your path is vital to reach your desired outcome. 2) The second takes a few minutes in the morning before you get busy. The goal is to ground yourself, review your days' plan, and reaffirm what must be done. There's one more that is even more important. Every day has "Non-Optional Activities" that take more time than you think. Non-Opts are taking care of personal needs, like eating and sleeping. They are traffic delays—someone walking into your office or calling you for advice. Non-Opts are always present and they sap your productivity by robbing you of your time and focus. Recognizing and allowing time for non-opts is the fastest way to optimize and ramp up your productivity.
17/08/2011m 35s

Validating Your Goals

Validating Your Goals Have you ever found yourself setting a goal and then pushing the pause button? When my clients are revved up, excited, and not moving, the first thing I do is validate their goal by asking: 1) Do you know what your goal looks like and believe you can attain it? 2) Do you have a roadmap for achieving your goal? 3) Are the steps within your roadmap sufficient to reach your goal? Number three is the most critical indicator. An example would be a goal of losing 100 pounds in a year - with a plan that results in a loss of 5 pounds per month. It's a good plan, but you won't reach your goal. Know your goal. Believe it is possible. Create a roadmap. Validate that your actions will result in success. That's how you do it. Get the Daily Boost 5-Days a week!
10/08/2011m 35s

Get Momentum With One Question

Get Momentum With One Question Have you been busier than ever or sidelined waiting for life to continue these last few months? You’re not alone. Most people are feeling off-balance, unfocused, and lacking direction and momentum. When I feel momentum slow, I have a favorite question I ask myself and others who need a boost - What CAN I do? Are you willing to ask? Are you ready to accept the answer no matter how small? No matter how big or scary? If so, you will free yourself from being stuck, and a path will reveal itself. Experience has taught me the answer will be one of two choices: 1) A minimal adjustment in some area of your life. 2) The realization that something significant must change. Are you ready to toss out the old and go for it? Ask yourself, “What CAN I do?” - and be willing to accept the answer that you receive. Get the Daily Boost 5-Days a Week! HERE
03/08/208m 40s

Reach Your Goals Faster

Reach Your Goals Faster Success in business and life quickly comes down to simple focus and common sense. Here are three kick-starting questions that will help keep you get there fast: 1) What exactly do you want from your job, business, family, or life? What should it provide you? 2) What is the absolute minimum necessary you need to reach your goal? 3) What is the fastest and easiest path to get it done? Every day your job is to focus your activity on the next step in front of you, what is essential, and what you want most. That’s living in the moment - and getting what you want.
27/07/2011m 35s

Happiness Starts Today

Happiness Starts Today Do you ever wake up in the morning and jump straight into your To-Do list?  During times like these, it's easy to lose track of the big picture. Worse, to lose track of where you were heading. That's why we do our Homework on Monday. It's a powerful way to keep an eye on what is essential in your life while you get the day-to-day stuff done. Here's how to do it: 1) Check-in with the 'Roles' and 'Goals' you have in your life. Do you like what you have or do you need to make a change? Decide what action you focus on this week. 2) 'Hold Space' on your calendar and fill it with your 'Roles and Goals. Don't let day-to-day challenges toss you off track. 3) No matter how busy you get, review your homework throughout the week. Live in the moment, but make sure those moments are moving in the direction of your goals. Tomorrow's happiness is a result of your focus today. Focus on the good stuff. Do good stuff. Live good stuff. Get the Daily Boost 5-days a week!
20/07/2011m 5s

Setting and Understanding Expectation

Setting and Understanding Expectation Imagine how your life would improve if everybody in your world understood what to expect. Expectations are powerful. Pay attention to these three: 1) What do you expect of yourself? You get to decide how you approach the world. 2) What do you expect of others? Clearly, understand what you expect of others. That allows you to avoid surprises - and toxic relationships. 3) What do others expect of you? When you let others know what they can expect of you - and walk your talk - you are living in integrity. Your life will always be more comfortable when you know what to expect of yourself and others.  Get the Daily Boost 5 days a week!
15/07/2011m 37s

Removing Blocks and Frustration

Removing Blocks and Frustration When life gets in the way, do you get frustrated about being blocked?  I learned a long time ago that getting blocked is an everyday occurrence. The bigger my goals, the more blocks would arrive. I could either live with endless frustrations or find a better way. It came down to  understanding: 1) Blocks have nothing to do with who you are. Self-inflicted or caused by others, they still have nothing to do with you as a person. 2) If you want something, there is always a way to get it. Always. You may not like the path. Your ego may get in the way. It may scare you. There is still a way to get what you want. 3) Removing blocks from your life takes nothing more than commitment and action. That’s call passion. No block can stand up to passion. The next time frustration gets in your way, blow it off and keep moving. There is always a way to get what you want. Get the Daily Boost 5 days a week!
13/07/2011m 56s

Should You Master Mind?

Should You Master Mind? In 1938 Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" popularized the concept of a Master Mind. Not a character in an Austin Powers movie, but the true path to success for anybody who wants it. According to Hill, a Master Mind is "the coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose." It gets better. "No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind". And better. With PERSISTENCE and intelligence, and use discrimination in the selection of your "Master Mind" group, your objective will have been half-way reached, even before you begin to recognize it. Did he say half-way reached? Networking and collaboration are like a task on a To-Do list. If you want more, a Master Mind is how you get it.
06/07/2010m 53s

How to Dream BIG

How to Dream BIG Do you still dream of what you will be when you grow up?  Do those visions keep popping into your head?  If that’s the case, what’s your BIG, AWESOME, MOTIVATING, MISSION? BAM! What dreams excite you and give you a feeling of happiness? BAM! What scares you - and excites you? BAM! What makes you smile and say, “If I could only get myself to…” BAM! Take a few minutes and figure out your BAM! Then stand up, take a step, and repeat!  Keep going until you get what you want. Oh - there’s no need to wait. Now would be a good time to start. :)
29/06/209m 18s

How To Stay Focused on What You Want

How To Stay Focused on What You Want As a child, the most important thing on my mind was heading out the door for an endless adventure. It usually ended in a game of Hide-And-Seek. As we grow into adults, we tend to have other important items that distract us and our days. Eat, sleep, pay bills, feed the dog, take care of the kids, mow the lawn. We stay busy until we realize - Since when did day-to-day tasks become more important than life-long dreams? Steven Covey reminded us of the power of focusing on what's most important in our life. When things get busy, get it done, and get back to focusing on what you want. I wonder if it’s time to put yourself, your dreams, and your future back on the important list?
22/06/2010m 57s

Release Stress With Structure

Release Stress With Structure Would you like to have less stress in your life and more fun? Of course, you would. But how is that possible in today’s world? In my life, I’ve encountered two approaches to managing stress that always appear: 1) Many people blow off stress by acting spontaneously and doing something crazy. 2) Others create a constant routine and build a predictable structure into their lives.  Studies support the effectiveness of choosing either. When you combine both is where the fun happens. When you take the time to tame the craziness in your life and create a structured day-to-day approach, you will find yourself with more time for spontaneous activity. And you will do it without having the stress of what think you should be doing. Structure your life for peace of mind. Feed your soul with spontaneity.
15/06/2010m 8s

Are You Blocking Your Happiness?

Are You Blocking Your Happiness? 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, “I haven't learned my lesson." In any case, the solution has always been: 1) Identify the unwanted issue that is persisting. 2) Identify what the desire instead of the problem issue. 3) Summon the courage to stop resisting. Accept that you have learned the lesson. Commit to learning a new one. What you resist will persist. Sometimes the only way to win the fight is to give up the fight.
07/06/2012m 30s

How To Figure Out What You Want

How To Figure Out What You Want What if there was a magic formula for figuring out what to do next? I prefer to think of it as resetting your mind and re-discovering yourself. Most people are living in a continual state of craziness. 20 years later, they realize they have no idea what makes them happy. Worse, they have no idea how to get off the carousel and reset. If that’s you, try this: 1) Slow down and make space. The secret to finding YOU is spending time with YOU. 2) Take care of yourself and allow the buzz to drain from your daily experience. Claim if for yourself that extra space for yourself. 3) As your mind clears, you may find that you want to rush back to the craziness. Please don’t do it. Focus instead on remembering the things you most enjoy. 4) Explore the possibilities that pop into your mind. Try them on for size. Keep what you like. Toss those you don’t. 5) Finally. Never lock yourself into a commitment or no timeline for figuring things out. You can do that after you know what you want. Figuring out what you want is about re-discovering yourself again. When you allow time to do that, everything gets better.
01/06/2011m 26s

Transformation Happens in Stages

Transformation Happens in Stages Is there something you would like to transform about your life? These days you are not alone. Stop smoking, lose weight, get a better job - or another job? Transformation always follows the same predictable stages: Stage 1: Pre-contemplation. This stage appears when an idea pops into your head for the first time. Stage 2: Contemplation. This middle ground is where most folks get stuck. It can go on for a lifetime. Stage 3: Determination. Moving past contemplation, you make up your mind, dig in your heals, and make your plan. Stage 4: Action. There is no turning back until you get what you want. Stage 5: Maintenance. This stage is all about keeping what you have acquired - no matter what. This stage may also last your entire life.
25/05/2012m 29s

Are You Growing or Dying?

Are You Growing or Dying? Every minute of the day, your body, mind, and spirit are in a continual state of growing or dying. You are either expanding or contracting. On the surface, there are two choices: 1) You choose to expand and make your life and world-view bigger, brighter, and better. You decide to grow wiser, more content, and happier. 2) You choose or accept and contract. Everything gets smaller, dimmer, and less satisfying. If you dig deeper, you will find your choice is more of a combination of the two. In turbulent times and good times. The secret is to get rid of anything that doesn’t serve you and replace it with everything that does - at the same time. Yin and Yang. Open your eyes. Explore the good possibilities in life. Ignore everything that is holding you back. Go for your dreams.
19/05/2010m 41s

Choosing To Thrive

Choosing To Thrive Thriving in chaos is something we hear a lot about these days. Few words hold power to ignite fear, excite hope, and get you to click a link like thrive and chaos. It's time to release yourself from all of that external drama. As a human, you have something magical inside. It will allow you to ground yourself, stay steady, and move forward. You can choose how you feel, chart your path, and take any action you desire. When you were born, you were hard wired to go beyond surviving. You were pre-programmed with the desire to thrive - no matter what is going on around you. Is it time to break from dramatic distractions and release yourself? Have you made the decision not to settle for less than your dreams? Are you ready to empower yourself, breakthrough any obstacle, and create your reality? Listen to yourself, trust your thoughts, and take massive imperfect action. Happiness is yours for the taking.
18/05/2010m 20s

Plugging Into Simple

Plugging Into Simple A couple of days ago, I called a friend in Connecticut. I wanted to catch up and see if we could solve the problems of the world over the course of a phone call. When he picked up the phone, I asked what he was doing to save the world? Yes, I was somewhat joking, but his answer didn’t surprise me. “I only watch 20-minutes of news a day - enough to stay in touch. I write, get my work done, and help my kids with school. In general, I’m doing everything I can to stay grounded. You’re lucky I picked up the phone. How about you?” I told him that he was lucky that I decided to call in the first place. I’m doing the same - except that I’m playing with my dogs and not kids. I refuse to get on the crazy carousel that most folks are riding right now. I don’t think we saved the world, but we are saving ourselves and each other. In this crazy plugged in and agenda-driven world, make sure that you plug into the simple joys of life. It’s good for you.
13/05/2010m 38s

Reducing Your Stress By Increasing Your Hope

Reducing Your Stress By Increasing Your Hope Unless you are living in a cave, you may have more Stress and less Hope in your life today than you did a short time ago. Pandemics can do that. So can life. Over the years, I’ve learned that stress is usually a result of fear. Feeling Stress of never getting off the hamster wheel. Feeling Stress fear from uncertainty. Feeling Stress from a lack of adequate information. It doesn’t matter where your fear originates. The solution is re-framing your mindset to see things as they are. When you can do that, you can see things are that can be. Having a re-frame mindset will allow you to create Hope, reduce Stress, and become unstoppable.
11/05/2011m 23s

Time To Reinvent Your Life?

Time To Reinvent Your Life? The past months have created a massive disruption in our lives. Why not taking advantage of the journey back to normal and switch things up? Whether you want a few tweaks or total reinvention - the process is the same: 1) You must first acknowledge something needs changing. Listen to your gut. 2) Be honest. Your inner thoughts and feelings are real. They are telling you what you desire. Honor them.  3) Clearly understand WHY you want to reinvent. It creates excitement the power that will move you forward. 4) Ask yourself, "What ONE thing can I do, or NOT do, that will have the most significant and immediate impact on my life?"  5) Set an initial sprint goal of at least 90 days. 6) Define what actions you will take to drive your goal and take action daily. Sometimes you must start a journey without knowing your destination. Begin with what you know. Explore the possibilities until you discover your path.
04/05/2010m 28s

Reducing Stress By Changing Influence

Reducing Stress By Changing Influence Did you know that Influence is causing stress in your day? Your subconscious mind is listening. Opinions are forming. Thoughts are racing. Actions are happening, Usually without you knowing. The dictionary defines Influence as; the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. We are all influenced by much news. Too many Netflix movies. Non-stop social media, and the most significant - too much time with ourselves. All are causing us to experience stress. There is a quick way to reduce stress. Cut off everything that is capturing your attention and filling your mind. Especially if it is with less than motivating thoughts. When you cut negative, you reduce stress. That will leave time for positive thoughts and more fulfilling experiences. In crazy times, being your own biggest influencer is a powerful stress-reducing tool.
27/04/2011m 1s

Productivity While Working at Home

Productivity While Working at Home You may be finding yourself tweaking your productivity habits in the last few weeks. If you are working from your home with children around you, you are in for some significant challenges. As a guy who has maintained a home-based officer for the better part of 30 years, I have some advice: 1) Productivity is not about getting more done. It’s about being more efficient. When working at home, you will instantly have more productive hours than commuting to an office filled with distractions. 2) Holding time for what must be done is essential. Be sure to account for every responsibility on your To-Do list. That includes extra time for kids and pets. You’re going to need it. 3) Rituals, schedules, and taking breaks are your friend. Figure what works best and stick to your plan. 4) Be flexible. When life is upside down like it is these days, you can’t expect every plan to go perfectly. There’s no need for frustration. Take a breath. Deal with the issue. Get back on track. Most folks have more flexibility than ever when working from your home. As long as you get your job done, everything will be fine. Who knows? You might enjoy it more than you think.
21/04/2011m 56s

Why Mastery Equals Motivation

Why Mastery Equals Motivation Motivation is a magical feeling - until you can’t find it when you need it. But in good times or troubled, there is a simple trick you can use to get more motivated. It’s called Mastery. Mastery is a purposeful effort to master a skill at a high level. Doing so requires a decision, focus, determination, and lots of practice. Once you get started on your mastery journey, you will find yourself distracted from day-to-day. You will focus on your outcome. And as you get close to completion, more motivated. The motivation that comes from Mastery is a direct result of an increase in self-confidence, breaking through obstacles, and getting excited about the future you are creating. If you are finding yourself not able to power through life, master a new skill. You'll get the motivation to handle anything.
20/04/2010m 16s

Take a Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith I wanted to revisit what Steve Harvey said that inspires me. If you have seen his teaching on the one thing you must-do if you want to be successful, you know that he says, "You must jump. If you want to be successful, you must jump into your dreams, take a leap of faith, and go for it." Many times we stand on the cliff of life and watch others enjoying the life you desire. They jumped, their parachute opened, and life is good. You must jump. When you finally decide to jump, your parachute will not open right away. You will get bumped and bruised, but, your parachute will open. You must jump. If you don't jump, your parachute will never open. Is today the day you jump?
13/04/2011m 19s

Moment of Change

Moment of Change A few months ago I wrote the words - Someday soon, a life event will rock your world.  A trusted friend will disappoint you. Your boss may deny the raise you deserve. A loved one may get sick. A pandemic may strike. Nothing is by chance.  Most life rocking events have been heading your way for a long time. They can leave you shattered. They can also open up an opportunity for a life-changing course correction. What are your dreams?  What have you been waiting to do? What’s been holding you back? A portal for you to step into your dreams has been opened.  Hurry and step through! When everything changes, it’s a good time to make a few changes for yourself. Get moving while nobody is watching.
10/04/209m 0s

Neutralizing Negative Thoughts

Neutralizing Negative Thoughts In times like these, it's easy to find yourself with more negative thoughts than usual. When I was training my Pilot Certificate, I was surprised by the emphasis put on the health of a pilots' state of mind. Negative thoughts are hazardous to flying - and life in general. The next time you are feeling a negative thought nudging its way into your day, try this: 1) Recognize it. The first step toward neutralizing hazardous negative thinking is to recognize it. 2) Label it. Identify why the lousy thought is coming into your mind and slap a label on it. When you know what to call it, you'll know what to do next. 3) Prescribe an antidote that will make the underlying cause go away and wash away the negative. It can be easy to get caught up negative and find yourself overwhelmed. Taking a few minutes to follow these steps will make room for more positive in your life.
08/04/208m 49s

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. The Great Pandemic Pause, most folks are finding themselves in a simpler world. With a few exceptions, everything is slower. There seems to be more time in the day. The rush of what used to be our day-to-day seems distant. Is that such a bad thing? When the storm passes, before we reignite our lives, why not consider lessons from a few smart people of the past. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo da Vinci "Life is simple, but we insist on making it complicated." ~ Confucius "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." ~ William James "Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough." ~ Charles Warner I like it simple. Simple works.
07/04/2011m 57s

Change Yourself. Change Everything Else.

Change Yourself. Change Everything Else. People have always sought change for themselves, their life, or the world. If you want to change, there is a constant truth; you must change before anything else changes. Many smart folks agree - Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” What about Albert Einstein?  “The world, as we have created, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Do you want to change something about today, tomorrow, or the future? You must change before anything else changes. Have you learned lessons from past experiences? You have already changed, and your future is better for it. Rumi said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” If tomorrow you want to be better than today and yesterday, something has to change. That something is you. If you want to make more money, serve more. Do you want to be happier? If you want this life to be well-lived, something has to change today. That something is you. What if you want everything about your life to be perfect? Listen to Winston Churchill. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” It’s so simple.  You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes.
07/04/209m 8s

Maintaining Self Discipline When Bored

Maintaining Self Discipline When Bored If you ask any successful person what is most important to achieving goals, they will say two things: 1) Self-Discipline is number one. If you can’t get yourself to do what is necessary, nobody will do it for you. 2) The person with the most self-discipline wins. At the gym, office, school, everywhere. The person who puts in the effort always rises to the top. Since most of us are in self-quarantine at home, now it might be useful to master self-discipline. 1) Decide on your goal and allow yourself to feel the pleasure and excitement of living it every day.  2) Shift your focus to the pain you will feel if you don’t get it. Get mad. Get upset. Get determined to create it. 3) Prioritize your daily actions so that everything else is less important than your goal. You will always work harder to avoid pain than to get pleasure. Harness that power to get what you want.
06/04/2013m 57s

Are You in a Hypnotic State?

Are You in a Hypnotic State? If you've been feeling upended these past few weeks, there might be a good reason. In working with clients over the years, I recognized an interesting behavior. When our conversations began, their minds were drifting. They are listening but not paying attention. To get them to re-focus, I utilized a "Pattern Interruption" to alter their current state of mind. I could tell them a joke, ask a question, or give surprise news. Once delivered, their state of mind instantly shifts into neutral - for a split second. Hypnotherapists use this technique for trance induction. The same thing happens throughout your day without you knowing. I even use it on my Daily Boost to keep your attention. It also happened - and is happening to you during our current crisis. Everybody is trying to figure out how to ground ourselves again. What the solution? Do everything you can to normalize the abnormal. Avoid pattern breaks by limiting your exposure to anything that will put you in pause mode. Choose your focus, make a plan, establish a routine, and stick with it.
02/04/2010m 7s

Extraordinary Opportunity Around The Corner

Extraordinary Opportunity Around The Corner It happens when your daily experience changes. Bam! What? Mind blown! No worries. I’ll be fine. Really? Hmm. I’m fine. Where was I? Stoic Philosophy tells us lack of information causes fear. Information overload leads to paralysis. Adequate information allows you to calm yourself. Acceptance leads to planning, action, and re-building better than ever. Yes, we are in the middle of the storm and have a long way to go. Look beyond the noise. Extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime, and life-changing opportunities are beginning to bubble up around you. Think different. Seek opportunity. Things are looking up - even during the Great Pandemic Pause.
01/04/2011m 27s

Checking IN is Better Than Checking OUT

Checking IN is Better Than Checking OUT My phone rang at 10:18 this morning. A long-time listener from San Bernardino, California, was calling to check in with me. He said, "It's in times like these that we need to check in with folks. You're part of my life every day. I wanted to see how you were doing." I told him I was okay and how much I appreciated his energy boost. We enjoyed a very neighborly conversion - and we live more 2000 miles apart. His call reminded me of something I love to do. Over the years, I've developed a habit of practicing random acts of happiness, especially when somebody is having a hard time. Even better? When they need a surprise. It could be a cashier working long hours and their feet hurt. Sometimes I buy a cup of coffee for the person behind me in line - and try to escape for I'm busted. My wife gets a random flower that makes no sense at all - but gets a smile. Random acts of happiness may be difficult for you when you are stuck at home, but I wonder - Is there a way for you to practice a random act of happiness for someone today? In the pandemic pause, we're living in, checking IN is far more important than checking OUT.
31/03/2011m 6s

Operation Reinvention: Better and Beyond

Operation Reinvention: Better and Beyond I woke up this morning with a thought running through my mind and pulsing through my veins. I couldn't stay in bed any longer. How many closets can you organize? How many Netflix programs can you binge? How long will people wait for others to say it's okay for them to get with their lives? Everything you have built in your life happened when you found the courage to rally fear, anger, and confusion into motivation and action. Everything. Since 2006 I have taught one thing; you can create any lifestyle you choose if you can shake yourself free from your cement shoes and get moving. Nothing has changed in 2020. COVID-19 is real. Some people will get sick. Some people will die. That's life. It's always been like that - only without 24/7 news coverage, we didn’t know about it. Life can be difficult, but the real casualties of this pandemic will be those who cocoon themselves in the false sense of safety that comes with waiting to see what is going to happen next. HELL NO! That's not for me - EVER! The winners will be those who realize this is a new temporary and that we are not going back to normal. They will figure out how to use lessons learned and honed over a lifetime to build better and beyond! Nothing will stop them. Who you will be when this passes begins by who you are today. It’s time to decide. We're going to re-launch Operation Reinvention tomorrow with that goal in mind. And we’re doing it LIVE - details to follow. I dare to jump on the train to better and beyond.
30/03/2021m 19s

Pause. Prepare. Protect.

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!
25/03/2012m 8s

Building a Solid Foundation During a Crisis

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. 
24/03/2011m 48s

CoronaDRIVE US!

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.  
22/03/2021m 18s

Your Reward For Hard Work

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?
19/03/2011m 22s

How To Break Bad Habits

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.
18/03/2010m 47s

Endless Opportunity Mindset

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.
17/03/2011m 57s

Stop Procrastinating The Easy Way

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?
16/03/2011m 25s

Great Relationships in Four Steps

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.
13/03/2011m 28s

Calm Your Mind by Closing Loops

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.
12/03/209m 38s

Why You Should Focus on ONE Thing

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.   
11/03/2011m 20s

Make Life Longer

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.
10/03/2010m 37s

Law of Attraction

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.
09/03/2011m 37s

Are you striving for something different?

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.
04/03/2011m 34s

Break The Rules For More Productivity

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.
03/03/2012m 14s

Defining Healthy Relationships

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.
03/03/2010m 27s

Producing More Productivity

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.
02/03/2014m 33s

How Do You Feel Strategy Sessions

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.
27/02/2011m 5s

Get What You Want With Deep Work

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.
26/02/2010m 28s

3 Steps To Getting The Success You Want

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.
24/02/2013m 14s

You Can Learn a Lot From a Happy Dog

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.
21/02/2010m 46s

Being a Minimalist Might Not Make You Happy

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.
20/02/2010m 25s

Resist and It Will Persist

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.
19/02/2010m 20s

How Happy People View The World

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.
18/02/2011m 28s

What Kind of Motivation Do You Have?

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.
17/02/2011m 41s

Journal It and Burn It

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.
11/02/2011m 58s

Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.

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.
10/02/2010m 31s

Practice Makes Perfect

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.
03/02/209m 59s

One Thing You Must Do Every Day

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.
29/01/2012m 16s

Turn Obstacles Into Opportunity

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.”
27/01/2013m 11s

Making Space For Your Dreams

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.
20/01/2012m 30s

Living Without Self-Inflicted Drama

  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. 
13/01/2013m 17s

How To Make Sure Dreams Can Become Real

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.
06/01/2012m 11s

2020 Success Hacks (Part One)

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.
01/01/2016m 14s

Why You Should Limit Your Choices

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. 
30/12/1910m 48s

Do What Makes Your Heart Sing

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. 
26/12/1910m 25s

Transitioning Your Life

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.
23/12/199m 44s

Believe in Yourself

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. Sponsored By Remrise Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you have trouble staying asleep? Remrise the solution.  Visit https://getremrise.com/dailyboost and get your first week free when you sign up.
16/12/1913m 19s

Opportunity Discrimination

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.
11/12/1910m 27s

Living Without Personal Limitations

  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.
10/12/1911m 9s

How To Be Happier Using Natural Laws

  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?
09/12/1910m 4s

Goal Setting For 2020

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.
02/12/1911m 10s

How To Get More Done

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.
25/11/199m 2s

Time To Step Up?

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.
20/11/1910m 11s

Set Yourself Free

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.
19/11/1910m 48s

How To Succeed With Any Goal

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.
18/11/1910m 53s

How To Connect With Conversations

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.
13/11/1911m 33s

Handing Yourself. Handling Others.

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.
12/11/199m 7s

4 Questions For Better Decision Making

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.
11/11/1912m 34s

No More Information Overload

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.
06/11/1910m 42s

Steps of Change

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.
05/11/193m 28s

How To Find Yourself

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?
04/11/1912m 33s

Most Productive Week Ever

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!
28/10/1911m 22s

9 Personal Development Principles You Need

9 Personal Development Principles You Need You may have heard that you will elevate your station in life to the degree that you elevate yourself. Personal Development is how you do that. Here are some easy ideas to move you forward: 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Seek out someone you respect. Use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully. Apply your knowledge. 5) Challenge yourself to be brutally honest. 6) Reflect on what you spend the most time on. 7) Remind yourself: you weren’t meant to procrastinate. 8) Put the phone away. Be present. 9) Remind yourself that time is your most precious resource. Can you imagine how much you can change in your life when you live by those principles?
24/10/1910m 55s

Don’t Like Who You Are? Change Who You Are!

If you are unhappy with who you have become in life, there is a simple question that will redirect you - What do you want to be different than it is now? Every choice you have made has put you where you are. If you want something different, all you have to do is make different choices. Yes, it is that simple. Different choices mean a different direction. A whole new world is waiting for you. Who will you become today?
23/10/1910m 59s

Emotional Trigger Mastery

Do you ever find yourself emotionally triggered and tossed off track for the entire day? You are an emotional person. When emotions keep you from logically navigating your day, problems begin. How do you control being triggered? 1) Identify what triggers a response that you want or don’t want to experience.  2) Decide how you want to feel when triggered. Make a plan to respond. 3) The next time you are triggered, recognize what is happening and execute your plan. Identify. Decide. Respond. The more you catch what emotionally triggers you, the more control will have over how you feel. That is true power. 
22/10/1911m 32s

Eliminate Distraction The Easy Way

Getting what you want in life requires one thing. Focus. It's a simple fact; you get what you focus on.  But how do you get focused when distraction is everywhere? That’s is easy. If you feel like you are wondering and wobbling on your life journey, there are two questions you should ask: 1) Am I wondering and wobbling because that's what I want to do? 2) If not, what SHOULD I be focusing on right now? Distractions are the same as a focus - only pointed in the wrong direction. A quick adjustment is all it takes to get yourself back on track.
21/10/1911m 15s

Steps of Change

Is there something you would like to change about your life? Stop smoking, lose weight, get a better job? No matter what you choose, you will always climb the steps of change. Stage One: Known as Pre-contemplation. This stage appears when an idea pops into your head for the first time. Stage Two: Contemplation. This middle ground is where most folks get stuck. It can go on for a lifetime. Stage Three: Determination. You’ve made up your mind and begin preparing for what is to come. Stage Four: You get started. You are in action mode. There is no turning back. Stage Five: Maintenance mode. Your job is to keep what you have. This stage may also last your entire life.
15/10/1912m 38s

5-Minute Focus

It's the world's simplest recipe for success; Stand up, take a step, REPEAT!  A member wrote asking the best use of that simple advice: 1) Stop what you are doing. Block out everything. Focus on YOU. 2) Find a place where nobody will interrupt you for 5 minutes. 3) Ask yourself, "How is my life going?" Open your mind and let your thoughts flow into the different areas and roles of your life. Bring them into focus. 4) For things going well, continue your momentum. For areas of concern, ask," What CAN I do to make it better?" 5) Immediately take action based on your answers. Checking in with yourself 5-minutes a day is all it takes to stay focused and on track toward your goals.
14/10/1910m 42s

No Stress To-Do List

Are you spending your day chasing checkmarks? Are you trying to finish your never-ending to To-Do List? Most people tend to add to their list without thinking much about it. Then they check their list to remind them how much they haven’t done. That will ruin your day. A better way is to think of your list as “Did-I-Do-It-List.” While it may seem the same, there is an important difference. Instead of feeling bound to your list, your new mindset is simple. Check your list to make sure you did what you planned. I’ll let you decide. Are you less stressed when you try to keep up with life? Or are you less stressed when you see how much progress you have made? 
09/10/1910m 33s

How To Feel 16 Again

Growing up, sure can get in the way of your dreams. It’s sad how so many goals get pushed aside for daily responsibilities.  Think about this - When you were 16, the only freedoms you enjoyed were what your parents allowed. When you grow up, you have total freedom and complete control. If you could live today like you were 16, it might look like this - You would go to school and educate yourself. Your friends would be real friends. Not just people you met at the office. You would dream about your future. You would be excited about what was to come in life. You wouldn’t be allowed to drink. Your mind would be clear. You would embrace having fun for the fun of it. You couldn’t and wouldn’t get in debt. You would sleep. A lot. The job you have today would have felt like a prison. Does it? You would busy yourself all day with LIFE. You don’t have to 16 again. But imagine how much fun you could have if you knew then…what you know now… and used it all today?
08/10/1912m 40s

Perfect Day. Perfect Life.

What if every day, for the rest of your life, was perfect? Your subconscious mind is a beautiful thing. You can engage its power to design your life to be exactly how you imagine. Here’s how: 1) Write down an event-by-event vision of what your perfect day would be. Yes, it’s a fantasy - for now. 2) There are no rules. No limitations. No consequences. Don’t be shy. Be honest about what you want. 3) Believe it can be yours! You deserve it. If you follow these steps, your sub-conscious mind seeks ways to make your dreams come true. All it needs is a partner willing to take action. Do that, and you’ll create a fantastic life.
07/10/1913m 12s

Figuring Out Your One Thing

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 - and it’s far less exciting and easier to find than you think.
01/10/199m 37s

Doing More Than You Must For Success

Earl Nightingale produced “The Strangest Secret” to motivate his insurance company sales force.  It is now a motivational standard. The secret is simple: 1) You become what you think. 2) You must pay the prices. 3) You must control your thoughts. 4) Cutaway the limitations of your mind. 5) Set a clearly defined goal.  6) Act promptly when your path is clear. 7) Save at least 10% of every dollar. What do you want more than anything else?  Do more than you must. Do more than anybody else. Do it better than anybody else. Are you ready to make so nobody can ignore you? Commit today to do more than you must to get what you want.
30/09/1913m 47s

Somewhere Leads to Somewhere

Have you ever wondered how to change the direction of anything in your life? If Where you live, your job, your relationship? It doesn’t matter where you are or where you want to go.  The process is the same. And it doesn’t require dramatic contortions in your life to make it happen. It’s simple. You have arrived somewhere, and you want to go somewhere else.  Even if you don’t know how you got where you are, point yourself in a general direction and start taking action. You’ll figure it out. The path from somewhere to somewhere else also includes stops somewhere along the way. What happens is you don’t like where you are? Remember that somewhere will always lead to somewhere else. You’ll get there eventually. One more thing - On your journey to somewhere, you will be doing lots of somethings with lots of someones. That’s what makes it fun.
27/09/1911m 54s

Is Your Future Slipping Away?

Have you noticed how everybody is running so fast these days? Are they living in the moment? Are they dwelling on the past? Are they dreaming of the future - and waiting for it to arrive? Any human would experience a combination of all three every day. That's normal as long as it doesn't get in the way of living. A decade ago, my first wife passed away from Cancer. She was 46 and too young to die. I was too young to be a widower. My children too young to lose their Mom.  While challenging, our family had an unconventional outlook on life - and death. In fact, our goal was to make it the best death ever. Sadly, we achieved that goal.  It was the strangest accomplishment any of us had ever experienced. After she passed, my daughter, Carlyn, wrote a poem that resonates to this day - Soon we'll all find our way. Soon we'll know what. Makes us who we are. Soon we'll wake up. To a day we can appreciate. Soon we'll know that. Tomorrow we'll be better. Soon we'll trust that everything's okay. That the past is gone. Can't hold us back. Soon we'll smile about today. Soon will come too soon. Don't let it slip away. Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. Don't let it slip away.
26/09/1911m 52s

Ultimate Time Management

It seems everybody is obsessed with Time Management. Who do we think we are? The Boss of Time? The truth is, there is not one person on this planet who has the power to manage Time. No matter how strong you are, Time will not bend to your command.  Whether you sit around and do nothing or push hard toward your goals, Time will remain constant. What you can manage is YOU. The most successful, relaxed, and happy people understand that it’s up to them to bend themselves to fit Time. They hold space in their life: 1) Always decide in advance the essential activities you will be doing and when you will be doing them. Focus on actions that must get done and will drive you forward.  2) A week in advance, create sacred blocks on your calendar. Choose the activities that will fill the blocks. 3) No matter what gets in the way, keep your appointment with yourself. Complete your activities in the assigned block. Walk away. Follow this simple recipe and you will always be a week ahead. You will be locked into your momentum building plan. You will make never-ending progress.
25/09/1912m 21s

Procrastination Distraction Condition

Do you ever feel like you are procrastinating? What if I were to tell you that you are not, and there is an easy fix. It’s hard to tell how many dreams have are being crushed from the inability to get things done. Procrastination is nothing more than a distraction from current life conditions. Decide that your current circumstances are no longer acceptable, you stop procrastinating. What if there was something deeper? What if you were filling your day with non-stop activities in preparation to reach your goals?  But it feels like you are procrastinating?  You are not, and one day, when you’re ready, you will begin.  You are distracted, happy in your toiling, and filling yourself with growing frustration.  You are not procrastinating; you are Fixin’ to get ready.” You’ll know you are Fixin' when you are working toward your goals yet feel like you can’t get momentum to get started. You are not procrastinating. You are waiting to reach the starting line. Fixin’ happens when you get caught up in details and become overwhelmed. The solution is to simple. Forget the big picture. Choose a starting point.  Begin.  If you are procrastinating, STOP IT. If you are fixin’ to get ready, STOP IT. There is no try. There is only do. Thanks, Yoda.
24/09/1912m 38s

Success Habits

Whatever you get in life is a result of your daily habits. What is a habit? According to the dictionary, it is a settled or regular tendency or practice.  It is also something that is especially one that is hard to give up. Good habit or bad - they are hard to give up. If that’s the case, you may as well choose good habits. In a survey of 233 self-made millionaires, here’s what they did that lower-income earners didn’t - Get up early, read, a LOT, spend 15 - 30 minutes each day on focused thinking. Good habits, done daily, create success. Made exercise a priority, spend time with people that inspire them, pursue their own goals. Settled habits create settled success. Get enough sleep, have multiple incomes, avoid time-wasters. If you’re not getting the results you want, there is a high likely hood that you are not giving up your current habits. Until you establish new habits, little will change. When you do, everything will change.  
23/09/1912m 10s

You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes

People have always sought change for themselves, their life, or the world. If you want to change, there is a constant truth; you must change before anything else changes. Many smart folks agree - Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” What about Albert Einstein?  “The world, as we have created, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Do you want to change something about today, tomorrow, or the future?  You must change before anything else changes. Have you learned lessons from past experiences?  You have already changed, and your future is better for it. Rumi said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” If tomorrow you want to be better than today and yesterday, something has to change. That something is you. If you want to make more money, serve more, and be happier next year, something has to change this year. That something is you. If you want this life to be well-lived, something has to change today. That something is you. What if you want everything about your life to be perfect? Listen to Winston Churchill. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” It’s so simple.  You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes.
18/09/1911m 27s

Leadership is More Than Looking The Part

I was speaking with a young man at the gym. He made a comment that made me twist my head sideways like one of my curious Alpacas.  He said, “I’m working so hard to be a good leader. Here I am at the gym, and I’m spending all my time on the phone trying to get my team to be more productive.” I asked, “What is your team doing?” “Oh, some are working in the office and others with clients, but I know they can do more.” I don’t know about you, but that last thing that motivates me is to have somebody else, who is NOT working, tell ME to get to work. That’s what I said.  His response? “I am working. I must look good in my career. My staff should understand that.” Oh - I’m confident they understand completely. Leadership is more than LOOKING the part. It’s about BEING the part. If you are talking more than you are walking, you are not leading.
17/09/1912m 33s

You Are The Engine That Drives Your Dreams

You’ve heard if you want success you must go after your goals with consistency and dedication. You must want it for yourself. More than anybody wants if for you. YOU are the engine that drives your dreams. Others will help, but in the end, your actions are the only thing that will lead to the reward. I remember when my kids got older. I had a talent for manifesting what I wanted in life, and my Son asked, “Dad, how do you always seem to create what you want?” I said, “YOU must make up your mind that you want it before you can get it. You are the engine that drives your dreams.” I had to laugh when he said, “Is that telling me to make my bed when I was a kid?” One more thing. Some people think when they reach their goals they can take a break.  Not so.  Permanent success does not come from temporary actions. Your real reward will be all the new opportunity that arrives in your life.  Everybody loves a winner. YOU are the engine that drives your dreams. Always remember that.
16/09/1914m 39s

Do What Makes Your Heart Sing

Have you ever found yourself working for hours while time flies?  You are doing what makes your heart sing! Some folks say, "Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life."  That's not true.  You will work harder than ever - and will love every minute of it. Your rewards will come like never before. It's easy to dream of a less complicated life when all you have ever done is live a complicated life.  That's not the issue.  When you realize that there are never enough hours in the day - and you don't care - nothing else will matter. 
09/09/1911m 34s

What CAN You Do - Right Now?

What CAN You Do - Right Now? I have a favorite question;" What Can I Do?" I ask it when I'm unsure about the next action. It always delivers.  Getting what you want in life sometimes includes random and vague goal setting - something that is not likely to help you make progress. What you need is to be targeted and specific.  But what do you when targeted and specific isn't coming to mind? Ask yourself - " What Can I Do?" Sometimes the answer is not what you want to hear. Then again, when you are stopped in your tracks - it can't hurt. What's next? Stand up, take a step, REPEAT! You'll find your way.
09/09/1911m 46s

Removing Obstacles That Stand in Your Way

Removing Obstacles That Stand in Your Way Have you ever wondered how much easier things would be if you didn’t have to think so much? What if the future or your past didn’t matter? Imagine if you didn’t worry about the possessions, success, or drama of others? What would happen if you believed that YOU are in control?  Now you are starting to think like a Stoic Philosopher. Stoicism is about paring down and simplifying. They eliminate unproductive traits that define the majority of the population. One of the most common is by turning obstacles upside down, creating opportunities, and seeing them as teachable moments. For a Stoic, every bad thing becomes a new source of good.  Marcus Aurelius said it this way, “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in your way becomes the way.”
02/09/1911m 51s

How Happy People See The World

How Happy People See The World   Did you know that happy people see the world differently?   They don't wear rose-colored glasses. They have a better way:   1) Happy people realize that being alive includes problems.      2) Happy people accept that challenges are a privilege.     3) Happy people get frustrated but don't give up. Problems mean everything is normal.   4) Happy people take responsibility for solving problems.    5) Happy people deal with everything life can throw at them, get a great nights sleep, and do it all over again.   Finally, when you think like a happy person, most problems never show up in the first place.
28/08/1911m 44s

Life. Work. Balance.

Life. Work. Balance. A long time ago, you found yourself graduating high school and thrust into real-life. I’m sure you gave lots of thought to your future. Then again, you were young. Twenty years later, things can look very different. Over the years, I’ve learned something about working for a living: 1) Chasing money, advancement, and being significant will keep you busy. It will also blind you from other areas of life you would enjoy. 2) Pursuing passion and mission without considering real-life is a recipe for frustration. Choose career opportunities that allow you to run fast, feel important, make money, and will enable you to serve your passion and mission.
26/08/1914m 27s

Success In The Gig Economy

Living in today’s GIG economy is changing lives for millions.  And, it's only going to get bigger - because it’s all about taking care of people.   Use this equation to open more doors in this new way of life: Problem + Cost = Opportunity.   Everybody has a problem that needs solving. Is it money? Time?Freedom?   Here’s how you convert problems into your success:   1) Recognize the problem that a customer, employee, friend, or family member is having.   2) Identify how much that problem is costing them. It could be financial or emotional.   3) Present a solution and show them how you will help them solve their problem and make the pain go away.   Everybody has challenges. When you can solve them, you create an opportunity for yourself. 
22/08/1911m 39s

How to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You

Get the Coaching you need to take your life to the next level at https://motivationtomove.com. I've always believed the Law of Attraction should be called Law of What You Think About Most.   Like attracts like. What you think about, you get.    If you think, "I won't get it because I never do" - you are correct.   Dreaming of a new life while focusing on your current problems is a sure way to keep spinning your wheels.   The trick is to focus your attention and actions on what you want to attract. That will require a dedicated effort. Vision Boards, lists of Goals, daily journaling are all great ways to stay on track.     The Law of What You Think about is magical and straightforward   Decide what you want. Believe it is possible. Focus on the future, not the past. Don't stop until you get it. Get the Coaching you need to take your life to the next level at https://motivationtomove.com.
19/08/199m 7s

Traits of the Successful

Traits of the Successful   Success leaves clues. Here are a few:   The person who has the biggest WHY wins.   The person who shows up consistently wins.   The most persistent person wins.   The person who never assumes wins.   The person who is the best at what they do wins.   The person who plans and documents their journey wins.   The person who never gives up total control wins.   The person who accepts responsibility wins.   The person who accepts advice yet makes up their own mind wins.   The person who serves the most wins.
12/08/199m 16s

Leadership Skills You Forgot

If you want to figure what you want, learn how to get it, and have support every step of the way - Daily Boost Coaching is for you. It’s time to stop waiting around. Time is passing faster than you think. Go to DailyBoostCoaching.com and get started for just ONE DOLLAR. Leadership Skills You Forgot   There is nothing new in life. If you want to be a great leader, learn from those who know how to lead.  Do what they do.   "Good leaders take a little more than their share of the blame, a little less than their share of the credit." - Arnold H. Glasgow   "Lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate. Take the front line when there is danger. People will appreciate your leadership." - Nelson Mandela   "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." - Martin Luther King, Jr.   "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want to be done because they want to do it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower   "A person who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." - Max Lucado   "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs   Have a great weekend!
09/08/199m 4s

Don't Get Stuck In Learning Mode

Don't Get Stuck In Learning Mode   Have you ever felt as if something was holding you back? You might be spending too much time learning.   The challenge begins when your mind gets confused. Since it can't tell the difference between perception and reality, learning feels like doing. You might be getting smarter, but you are not moving forward.   Here are some simple truths:   1) Learning a new skill is fun and required for a better life.   2) Learning alone will not produce results.   3) You don't have to learn everything.  You already more than enough to get started.   When you transform your knowledge into physical action, you will make massive progress. It's time to get moving
05/08/1911m 6s

4 Types of Clarity

4 Types of Clarity   Understanding what you want in life is the foundation of all success.  There are 4 types of Clarity:   1) Clarity of Purpose: Knowing what drives your heart and soul is the fuel the will propel you to your dreams.   2) Clarity of Task: What tasks fulfill your purpose? Knowing will reduce stress and create daily satisfaction.   3) Clarity of Process: Ritualistic and consistent dedication to your proven process lead to happiness.  Learn what works. Do more of it.   4) Clarity of Outcome: Know what prize you are seeking. Always keep your eye on the prize.   I like simple.  Simple works. 
01/08/198m 51s

10 Daily Success Habits

If you want to figure what you want, learn how to get it, and have support every step of the way - Daily Boost Coaching is for you. It’s time to stop waiting around. Time is passing faster than you think. Go to DailyBoostCoaching.com and get started for just ONE DOLLAR.   10 Daily Success Habits   Daily success is a habit. When you figure out what works, and do it every day, the success you deserve is around the corner.   1) Daily Top 3: We all have tons to do. Make sure at least 3 of those items are Goal and Dream oriented - not to-dos.   2) Triage Your List: Because you put it on the list last week doesn’t mean it still needs to be done. Be brutal. 3) Block Your Time: What gets scheduled gets done.   4) Allow Unschedule Time: Leave space on your calendar for unexpected items. Never schedule more than 50% of your time.   5) Personal Development: Take the time to work on your body, mind, and spirit. You will make your World, and THE World, a better place   It’s simple.   Success arrives when you figure out what actions get the results you want and do them every day of your life.
31/07/198m 54s

Simplify With Adequate Information

The success you deserve is just around the corner. Go to DailyBoostCoaching.com right now.   Simplify With Adequate Information   Is your head always spinning with information overload?   It’s easy to do in today’s busy world. It can also be paralyzing and dream stopping.   Instead of soaking in every piece of information and confusing yourself, the secret is -   1) Know your outcome. If you know where you are heading, it’s easier to see which road to travel.   2) Commit to tossing out 80% of the noise and clutter that currently fills your day.   3) Choose to act only on information that you deem adequate. In other words, you don’t need to know everything before you start. Focus on Adequate information, in sufficient detail, that is reasonable and practical. All that counts is moving closer to your Goal.
30/07/198m 26s

How To Achieve Greatness

Get the Coaching and Motivation you need to get what you want at https://motivationtomove.com Do you dream of greatness?   Instead of rushing through life, why not change your mindset and actions? It's time that you can become the person you were meant to be?   Here are a couple of ideas:   1) Use your imagination to form images, thoughts, and sensations in your mind. You don’t need anybody’s help. Trust yourself.   2) Enthusiasm is living life with excitement and PASSION. Only involve yourself in activities that make you enthusiastic.   3) Persistence is the art of doggedly persisting until you get what you want. Stay in the game long enough, and you’ll get what you want.   4) Having faith is living your life with trust and confidence - even when you’re not sure.   Imagination. Enthusiasm. Persistence. Faith. That’s a great life.   Now, imagine how good it could be with Gratitude?
29/07/199m 49s

Jump Into Your Dreams

Get the Coaching and MOtivation you need to get what you want at MotivationToMove.com.   Jump Into Your Dreams   Steve Harvey is a funny and wise man.   He says, "You must jump.   If you want to be successful, you must jump into your dreams, take a leap of faith, and go for it."   Many times we stand on the cliff of life and watch others enjoying the success you deserve.   They jumped, their parachute opened, and life is good.   You must jump.   When you finally decide to jump, your parachute will not open right away. You will get bumped and bruised, but, your parachute will open.   You must jump.   If you want success, you must jump to your dreams so your parachute will open. If you don’t jump, it will never open.  
26/07/1910m 53s

No Limitations. Good Consequences.

No Limitations. Good Consequences.   What if everything you did came with no limitations and good consequences?     Limitations are useful. Staying within speed limits keeps you from getting tickets. That’s good. Limiting yourself to a job that doesn’t serve you? That’s bad.    Is it fear of change that creates limitations?   Is it the fear of adverse consequences?   Imagine what you could do if you never limit yourself, and all the consequences were good?   Exciting - right?   I think you should roll through your day with that in mind. Believe that you are ten feet tall and bulletproof.   I bet the Universe will prove you right.
25/07/1912m 42s

Under Complicating Life

Get the Coaching and Motivation you need to get what you want at MotivationToMove.com. Under Complicating Life   Do you ever wish you had a less complicated life?     Unless you flying an airplane or performing brain surgery, right now, you are likely overcomplicating.     These steps will help:   1) Practice the rule of “Good Enough." Perfectionism is over-rated.   2) Say NO. Repeat it. Say NO a lot.    3) Focus on your daily life experience. Prioritize creating a great day - every day. Leonardo da Vinci said, ”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”   Why not show everybody how sophisticated you are today?
24/07/1912m 42s

7 Steps to Life-Long Success

Get the Coaching and Motivation you need to get what you what at MotivationToMove.com. 7 Steps to Life-Long Success   I'm a fan of Stoic Philosophy. While it may be over 2,000 years old, its practicality is still useful.   I wonder if these steps will help you get more of what you want?   1. If you're going to learn and succeed, be humble. There is always someone smarter, more successful, and wiser.    2. Find the right scene. Choose your friends and situations. If you want to rise in life, you can’t allow yourself to be held down by others.   3. Protect your time. Seneca said, "We're tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers." Life is short.   4. Never do anything out of habit. Always think about how you can do things better and always question yourself.   5. Keep it simple — do your job. Approach every task as if it were your last because it very well could be.   6. Adapt and learn from failure. Using your success to justify complacency is common. It's also easy, which is why most people do it. You can do more and be better.   7. Live below your means. The more you need work to maintain your needs, the less you will enjoy what you have.   Everything in life comes down, keeping things simple and mastering the basics. That's how you get the success you deserve.
23/07/1913m 8s

Starting Over For The Last Time

Get the Coaching and Motivation you need to get what you want at MotivationToMove.com.   Starting Over For The Last Time   What actions would you take if forced to start over again?   Here’s what I would do:   1) Get absolute clarity and focus. What ONE thing you want your life and lifestyle to be?   2) Confirm your WHY. Success takes time. Long-lasting success isn’t guaranteed. Owning a strong WHY will allow you the flexibility to persevere forever.   3) Clear the clutter. You can’t move forward with the weight of your past on your shoulders. Debt? Bad relationships? Health issues? Fix them and move on.   4) Take control of your schedule and your time. Of everything you own, time is your most valuable asset. Don’t squander it.   5) Massive Imperfect Action. You will never be stuck as long as you keep shaking the trees. Do something. Anything. Notice your results. Do it again. Do it until you get what you want.   It’s not about learning more. It’s about taking control of the basics and using what you already know.
22/07/199m 22s

What's Blocking Your Success And How To Fix It

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.
15/07/199m 4s

How To Change Your Life in 30 Days or Less

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.
08/07/1910m 54s

How to Master Your Mornings

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.
01/07/1911m 24s

Stepping Into Your Success Spotlight

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?
24/06/1910m 30s

Change How You  Communicate.  Get Better Results.

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.
17/06/1910m 35s

Productivity Efficiency

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.
10/06/1911m 41s

Surround Yourself With Successful People

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!
04/06/199m 23s

Operation Reinvention With Scott and Joi

Lose weight, get in shape, and feel great all summer long. This show is about about reaching your fitness goals - and having a good time too!
03/06/191h 5m

Make A Decision or Drive Yourself Crazy

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.
03/06/1912m 14s

Never-Ending Perseverance Doesn’t Need Plan B

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!
30/05/1911m 54s

A filter of Absolute Focus

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!
27/05/1917m 56s

Three Things You Need to Get What You Want

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?
20/05/1912m 30s

Keeps Things Simple.  Get Stuff Done.

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.
13/05/199m 51s

Get Out of Your Rut At Your Peril

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.
08/05/1911m 45s

Supercharge Your Self-Esteem

Do you have goals and dreams?  If so, Confidence and Self Esteem will play a significant role. Confidence is feeling good about your worth or abilities; self-respect. Self Esteem is a feeling of self-assurance.  An appreciation for your abilities or qualities. You need both, and you get them through 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.
07/05/1914m 48s

Improving Your Financial Situation Makes Dreams Come True

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.
06/05/1911m 57s

Finding Your True Purpose

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.
29/04/199m 28s

Hierarchy of Needs

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.
22/04/1912m 3s

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. 
15/04/1910m 56s

Tomorrow’s Happiness Starts Today

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.
08/04/1910m 39s

Fast Path to Success

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.
01/04/198m 57s

Instant Better Communication

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.
25/03/1910m 55s

Connecting With The Right People

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.
18/03/1911m 29s

Simple Time Management

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.
11/03/1911m 27s

Start The Week With a NO

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.
04/03/1912m 36s

Stop Being Comfortably Miserable

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.
25/02/1911m 33s

What’s Your Big, Awesome, Motivating, Mission?

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.
18/02/198m 57s

Become The Leader Everyone Knows

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.
11/02/1910m 34s

More Productive One Week at a Time

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.
04/02/1914m 4s

The Paradox of Choice.  Are There Too Many?

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
29/01/1911m 45s

Mapping Your Success

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.
28/01/1913m 45s

Why You Need Interdependent Relationships

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.
21/01/1911m 31s

Happy No Matter What

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.
15/01/1913m 46s

Characteristics of Success

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.
14/01/1912m 41s

It’s All About Your Experience

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.
07/01/1910m 35s

Face Your Passion: Building Your Bridge

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.
04/01/1911m 15s

Face Your Passion: Using Transitional Identities

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.
03/01/1910m 26s

Face Your Passion: Living According to Values & Goals

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.
02/01/1910m 55s

Face Your Passion: Average Perfect Day

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.
01/01/199m 8s

No Brainer Success

  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.
31/12/1812m 32s

What Can You Do in a Year?

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.
28/12/1810m 35s

Transforming When Nobody is Looking

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.
27/12/1810m 27s

What’s Your One Thing?

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.
26/12/189m 38s

The Christmas Experience

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.
25/12/189m 10s

Receiving Last Years Gifts

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. 
24/12/189m 35s

Dealing With Bad Experiences

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.
18/12/1814m 46s

Living According to Your Core Values

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.
17/12/1812m 1s

ONE Thing Propels Success

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.
11/12/1811m 17s

How To Be a Happy Person

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.
10/12/1812m 54s

Singular Focus For The Holidays

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.
04/12/1810m 23s

Want More? Do More.

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. 
03/12/189m 55s

Turning an Obstacle Upside Down

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.”
26/11/1812m 39s

Ask For What You Want

We all want something. A better job, better relationships, more time off. So what’s stopping you from getting it? If you’re like most folks, you’re tap dancing and beating around the bush. It's simple. If you don't ask, you don't get. You can ask others. You can ask yourself. You can ask the Universe. Here's the simple formula you can use to get what you want: 1) Decide what you want and come right out and ask for it. 2) Tell who you are asking what the benefit is for them. 3) Tell them what they can do next to help you get what you want. Asking for what you want allows others to help you get it - which most folks love to do. Why not make you both of you happy?
19/11/1815m 44s

One Question Stops Procrastination

Procrastination is the intentional and systematic postponement of an important task you should be doing.  Is that what you are doing? Even if you are putting things off, it’s possible that you are not procrastinating.  Is it possible that you might be forcing yourself to do something that you don't want to do anyway? Yes, you must complete some tasks to get ahead.  However, if your list of un-done keeps getting longer, it's time to ask yourself a question - If you are procrastinating on tasks, are they really that important?
12/11/1814m 7s

Connecting Conversations

Connecting Conversations Today you are going to have opportunities to communicate.  Written or spoken.  In an email, in person, on the phone.  Here’s how to create connecting conversation every time: 1) Meet folks where they are. Pay attention to how their day is going.  Step into their NOW. 2) Doing that is as simple as 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) Next, 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 I think will work for both of us.  Do you want to see it?”  You will always get more of what you want when your communication with others moves everybody toward a common goal.
05/11/188m 55s

Getting Others To Help You Succeed

Getting what you want in life begins as an idea that bubbles up from the inside.  It becomes reality others recognize your passion and offer help. Here’s how it works: 1) Forget the “What” and “How” of your dreams.  Those will take care of themselves. 2) Focus on “Why” you want change in your life. 3) Know and believe achieving your goal is your destiny. Why does this work? When you believe in yourself, others will believe in you.  They feel your passion and have the desire to help you succeed. Doors open faster when somebody gives you the key. Start believing in yourself.
29/10/1810m 55s

Good ‘Nuff is Good ’Nuff

Good ‘Nuff is Good ’Nuff How much is good enough? I received an email from an MTMer who changed careers to become a Surgical Assistant at an age when most folks are thinking about retirement. Mike, shared a useful saying he's heard many times in the operating room. ”The evil of good-enough is better." Once you've accomplished your goal, stop messing around and move on.  The more you poke around, the better chance you'll have of doing more harm than good. A simple concept.  I like simple.  Simple works.
22/10/1813m 6s

What If Next Week Never Comes

It's a new week. 1) Do your homework. 2) Resolve to take massive imperfect action and make progress. 3) Celebrate your results. The coming week will never happen again. Make the best of it. Work hard. Defend what you've built. Plan for a party next weekend!
15/10/1811m 3s

Strangest Weekend Ever

It’s been a strange weekend. I get it.  I watch television too. Left.  Right.  Middle.  Angry.  Sad.  Numb. Many folks freaking out.  I want to make lemonade out of lemons.  We’re you engrossed in every minute or did you ignore everything?  Personally - My weekend was normal. I spent Saturday morning at a Family Days parade and ate dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Port Orange.  I said hello to my friends at Tractor Supply, Walmart and Home Depot.  My neighbor was bush hogging his pasture, and we had great “across the fence” conversation. Joi and I stopped at Food Truck Night and met lots of cool people. Life was very normal.  I know I’m not alone. Heck, last weekend I even entered the belly of the beast for a class reunion in Manassas, Virginia.  The only words spoken were friends inquiring about friends. Your life and your dreams it’s up to you to decide.  You can’t imagine how many folks are your side. I’ve decided to delay my podcast until sometime Monday to give space.  I hope that’s okay.
08/10/1811m 59s

Running Your Life Like a Business

Not a day goes by without someone asking how to get what they want. I almost always say, “It’s all about return on investment.” After all, it would be a shame to work hard toward your goals and end up with less than you started - right? That’s why you should run your life like a business: 1) Decide what you want and get moving. You should be very specific. 2) Be flexible in your approach. The road is curvy. 3) Set benchmarks and measure your progress. Always know where you are. 4) If you don't achieve your milestones, make an immediate adjustment and get back on track. 5) Repeat what works. Dump what doesn't. Life is better when you get a positive return on your efforts.
01/10/189m 3s

Permission To Be Yourself

It's amazing how many people say they want to be their true selves yet are waiting for permission to begin. Here’s the truth: 1)  You are already yourself.  If you want something different - do it. 2)  Nobody is going to give you permission.  They are too busy waiting for it themselves. 3)  Everything changes the minute you take your first step. I want to save you lots of time and frustration.  YES.  You have permission to be yourself.  Right now.  Let me know if you need me to write you a note.
24/09/189m 6s

How Do I Feel Strategy Sessions

How much better would your day be if you always knew what surprises were lurking around the corner? Why we can’t predict everything, we can prepare for most things using a “How Do I Feel Strategy Session.” 1)  Once a month, take a few minutes and review every possible interaction.  Jobs.  Trips.  Family events.  Everything. 2)  Explore each from every angle.   Imagine what may happen and craft a plan for handling it in your favor. 3)  Go about your day and stick to your plan.  You’re in control now. Pre-planned responses are a great way to stop not-so-good surprises.  I promise.
17/09/189m 4s

Continuity of Change

Creating a difference in your life requires a few simple actions.   It’s all about getting what you want and keeping what you love. 1) Decide:  Everything begins with a decision to transform. 2)  Define: Aimless wondering toward a dream is no fun.  Defining your path will get you there quickly. 3)  Deploy:  Putting your plan into action is the only way to make progress along your route. 4) Defend:  Your goal should be to make your life better.  When you find what you love - defend it, so you never lose it. Simple.  I like simple  Simple works!
14/09/189m 3s

Stop Learning.  Start Doing.

Is something is holding you back?  Are you spending too much time learning? The challenge begins when your mind gets confused.  Your mind can’t tell the difference between perception and reality.  Learning feels like doing.  You might be getting smarter, but you're not moving forward. Here are some simple truths: 1) Learning new skills is fun and is required for a better life. 2) Learning alone will not produce the results you desire. 3) You don’t have to learn everything.   You already know enough to get started.
13/09/188m 59s

How To Be Happy Today

Did you know that happy people see the world differently? They don't wear rose-colored glasses.  They have a better way: 1)  Happy people realize that being alive includes problems.     2)  Happy people accept that problems are a privilege.  3) Happy people get frustrated but don’t give up.  Problems mean everything is normal. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. 5)  Happy people deal with everything life can throw at them, get a great nights sleep, and do it all over again. Finally, when you think like a happy person, most problems never show up in the first place.
12/09/189m 5s

Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!

Today the day that you apply the world’s simplest success recipe - and everything else will take care of itself.  Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT! But how do you propel yourself into 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 suggests a great question to help define your focus. “What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” The answer may surprise you.   
11/09/189m 0s

Saying What’s Needed

In Tim Ferris's books the 4-Hour Workweek, he spoke about  Uncomfortable Conversations. Uncomfortable Conversations are great for pointing out the elephant in the room.  The one that nobody wants to acknowledge.  They are about clearing the air, understanding, and knowing where others stand.  Here’s how to master this skill: 1) Be direct and to the point.  Say, "We need to chat.  You might feel uncomfortable at first, but everything will be okay." 2) Ask your question or make your statement.  Keep it real, and don't stop until you've completed your thought. 3)  Once you've said what's on your mind, ask for feedback and head toward a solution. I prefer to call this an ”Uncomfortable Confirmation." From this point forward, everybody knows exactly where the other stands.  You'll feel much better about yourself and your relationships. Daily Click Putting off an uncomfortable conversation?  Remove emotion, stick to facts, and keep it quick. It’s time to stop carrying that monkey on your back.
10/09/189m 5s

Arsonist or Fireman?

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.  Is there is a good chance that YOU are the cause?  There is also a good chance that you won’t see it that way. 2) Living with your hair on fire will keep you so busy that you will 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.
07/09/189m 9s

Why is WHY So Difficult?

You must know your why! Knowing why allows you to persist and achieve goals.  Without a strong understanding of why it's important, it's not that important. So, why is WHY so difficult? Folks tend to want their why to be fancy and meaningful.  But what if it was because you wanted to be happy?  What if you wanted more money? What if you just felt like it?  As long as you have the belief, it will drive you wherever you want to go.
06/09/189m 5s

Best Things Often Arrive After Bad Things

I asked a client, "What do you think it takes to be a better person during life’s difficult moments?” She had a simple answer: 1) Lead with your internal values.  Stay the course. 2) Seek advice and resources from others with more wisdom. 3) Have faith and courage.  The storm always makes you stronger. Excellent and useful advice for any stage of life.
05/09/189m 5s

The Strangest Secret

Earl Nightingale produced “The Strangest Secret” to motivate his insurance company sales force.   It is now a motivational standard. The secret is simple: 1) You become what you think. 2) You must pay the prices. 3) You must control your thoughts. 4) Cut away all limitations of your mind. 5) Set a clearly defined goal.  6) Act promptly when your path is clear. 7) Save at least 10% of every dollar. What do you want more than anything else?  Commit today to do more than you must to get what you want.
04/09/189m 15s

Defending Your Agenda

A client asked, “Where do you pay attention to keep yourself on track?”  My agenda.  Period. Why? As long as you know what you want in life, it’s only a matter of moving forward a little bit every day - and that can be difficult.    Every person you meet along the way may distract you from your course. Worse, they may recruit you onto theirs.  If you allow that to happen, you will detour yourself from your dreams. Defend your agenda.  Always.
03/09/189m 53s

You Don’t Need to Start Over

There are lots of folks in the world who are seeking change in their life.  They usually say… “I want something entirely new!  I’m tired of how things have been!  I want to start over!” My advice?  Don’t do it! Change doesn’t mean getting a do-over.  It’s more of an iteration or course correction.  Starting at the beginning has two problems: 1) It has taken you too long to acquire the wisdom and momentum you already have. Giving it up will mean losing your most potent tool. 2) All your wisdom makes it impossible to erase the board and start over.  You’re too wise. The solution is to leverage you wisdom as the foundation for everything you seek in the future.  Build on your knowledge base using intent, focus, and direction.
31/08/189m 5s

Traits of Greatness

Are you having a difficult time breaking through to YOU? While you are sprinting through your to-do list, keep these growth-traits in mind: 1)  Use your imagination to form images, ideas, and sensations in your mind.  Do it without the help of anything or anybody.  Trust your vision. 2)  Enthusiasm means living life with excitement and PASSION.  Only involve yourself in activities that make you enthusiastic. 3) Persistence is the art of doggedly persisting until you get what you want.  Stay in the game long enough, and you’ll get what you want. 4)  Having Faith is living your life with trust and confidence - even if you’re not sure. Living is about Imagination.  Enthusiasm.  Persistence.  Faith.  Imagine how good it could be with Gratitude?
30/08/189m 2s

Defining What is Takes To Reach Your Goals

Success in business and life often comes down to simple focus and common sense. I was watching Restaurant Impossible when Robert asked, "When did you last get paid?  Why do you have a business?” The answer? No matter what you do, you're only doing it for money. Don't believe me? What would you do if you didn't have to work?  I guarantee it would be different. Here are three kick-starting questions: 1) What exactly do you want from your business or your Job?  What should it provide you?  When you know, you can set goals to achieve. 2) What is the absolute minimum necessary you need to reach your goal?  Keep it simple and know when you succeed. 3) What is the fastest and easiest path to get it done?  Focus your activity on the next step in front of you. It today’s complex world, simple focus and common sense can get lost.  Slow down.  Ground yourself.  Focus on what is important.
28/08/189m 4s

Better Communication Instantly

Have you ever wished that you could connect with someone fast?  Whether personal or business, getting on the same page is a huge advantage. The secret is simple.  Establish common ground right from the beginning. It's easy to laugh at folks talking about the weather, but isn't that common ground?  How about chatting about a football game or the latest hot movie? It's called a "Point of Connection."  The more points you find, the better will connect. When you find familiar ground with another person, you are no longer strangers.
28/08/189m 6s

Taking Control of Your Life

When I was learning to fly airplanes being in control was essential.  That's why I hated how my instructor never failed to command me to “Go Around” when I had the perfect landing in view.  The same thing happens in day-to-day life.  You can bet that somebody is going to challenge your control today.  Here how Pilots handle it: 1)  Hit the gas, apply full power and build momentum as fast as you can.  Don’t let a bad situation remove the wind from your wings. 2)  Focus your attention on whatever will most quickly get you back on track. 3)  Once you have positive control again, take a breath and turn on the autopilot. When something gets in your way, don’t delay, move into action and fix it.
27/08/189m 3s

Your Anticipation Engine

I love how kids live in the moment while also getting excited about the next fun thing coming.  Maybe it's time we all begin acting like kids again? Since you were young, special events made you so excited that sheer anticipation would drive you all day, and keep you up at night.  The trick is to harnessing the power of anticipation is to keep a steady stream of exciting moments in your future.  I call this the Anticipation Engine.  There two things to keep in mind: 1) Your energy is dependent on getting excited about your future.  Keep your list long. 2) Once an event passes, your excitement will disappear.  Enjoy the moment.  Don't rush ahead, but always have something fun coming next. Living a life of anticipation always gives a natural energy boost.  If your life is monotonous - schedule something fun and get excited again.
24/08/188m 59s

Time to Run Faster

Is your hair on fire for success?  There's a phrase that sums up what it takes to find whatever you're seeking.  The faster the speed of the leader, the faster the speed of the pack. It's a simple truth; success likes speed.  It's very sexy and especially attractive to others. Knowing your goals and taking massive imperfect action always speed up success.  Why? People get caught up in the belief their leaders cast.  When you crank up your energy and urgency, others will follow and support your mission. Whatever your dreams, it is time for you to fire up your inner supercharger and get ready for the ride of your life.
23/08/189m 3s

Mindset for Success (Part Two)

How about a few more ways to transform your mindset? 1) Start using a "Good Enough" approach. Perfectionism is doing nothing to move you forward. 2) Use your ONE mind to do ONE thing. Multitasking is splitting your focus and energy. It's also delaying your success. 3) Let go of control. Some things are not up to you. Figure out what they are and move on. 4) Say NO to anything that does not directly support your Goals. Don't do something in hopes of getting what you want. Do what you KNOW will get you what you want. 5) Hang out with supportive, positive and nurturing people. Let toxic people create their own group. 6) Be willing NOT to be liked. If you're avoiding making folks unhappy, you're not moving toward your dreams. 7) Focus on the story of YOU. Minimize social media and television. When you do, you also minimize the influence others have on you.
22/08/189m 4s

Mindset for Success (Part One)

"On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become." -- Anonymous Here are a few ideas to help you rise to your full potential: 1) Live a good lifestyle.  Eat good stuff and exercise.  Simple. 2) Think long-term.  Find your groove.  Stick with it. 3) Play BIG.  Small thinking is not why you were born. 4) Be responsible.  No more excuses.  They are not helping you be happy. 5) Learn to be more flexible.  Stop being hard headed.  Go with the flow to get what you want. 6) Embrace hard work.  There is no "Magic Bullet." When you become the person you want to be, you transform yourself into the person you were meant to be.
21/08/189m 8s

Myth of Productivity

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.
20/08/1810m 15s

Stay On Track With Your Goals

Have you ever noticed that airplanes fly crooked?  At first glance it seems like those shiny tubes in the sky are heading toward their destination.  But look closer.  While flying a straight path, the nose of the plane points at a slight angle into the wind.  It's called Wind Correction. It's the same thing that happens when you set a Goal and head toward your destination.  While you would prefer the straight path, you will likely run into winds that want to push you off course. Your spouse doesn't agree with your plans.   Your boss demands too many hours.  Your kids, friends, and responsibilities keep pushing you further away from your dreams. Is it time for you to start thinking like a pilot? Never set Goals without factoring in the winds that will attempt to push you off course.  Keep an eye on your final destination.
17/08/188m 57s

Mastering Deep Work

I need to pass on a message.  Your MIND misses you! I know you've been crazy busy.  Shopping, 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 like to separate yourself from the masses and make your dreams come true, it's time to embrace the incredible power of Deep Work. Deep Work is eliminating all distractions and focusing on one purpose for a period.  Deep Work allows your MIND to tap into your inner wisdom.  It engages with 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.
16/08/1811m 6s

Making Time For What's Important

As a child, I remember waking up and heading out the door for a day.  It was an endless adventure that usually concluded with a game of Hide-And-Seek.   Those days seemed to last forever. These days, most adults are still running until the sun goes down. But, there's so much to do that you rarely have time to ponder the bigger picture. Remember- You will always find time for your most important tasks. You will eat, sleep, pay bills, feed the dog, and take care of your children. When will you find time for your dreams? The Universe gives you a gift each day when it sets aside 24-hours of time for you to do as you please. Why not do the same? Block out space for your dreams today.   Think of it as school recess.  You have to admit, a playground for your ideas sure sounds like a lot of fun.
15/08/189m 6s

Slowing Down Speeds Success

Are you moving too fast? I know what you're thinking. Isn't that how I'm supposed to get more done and reach my goals?  It depends. The "get motivated crowd" always wants to go faster. You get fired up, confident your plan is going to work, and start running - until you crash and burn again. We've all been there, done that. You do know that those actions are not actions at all, right?  You're spending your days on activity that makes you feel like you are gaining progress. You are buzzing like a bee and wondering why you keep wearing yourself out. Why not let everybody else be the Worker Bee?  It's time for you be the Queen. Slow down until you see your direct path. Not to the end-goal, the direct path to the next action required to achieve that goal.
14/08/188m 42s

Value Driven Life

As you stroll through life, you will find opportunities that will present you with a choice - a VALUE choice.  Your response speaks volumes about your character. There is no right or wrong.  There is only your inner voice guiding you in the direction of your destiny.  One selection moves you away.  Another moves you closer to the person you want to be. Values are your GPS to navigate life.  Rules you choose to follow.  Honesty, integrity, family-focused life, work-life balance are all examples of positive Values.  There are others that are not so positive. My number one Value is to do my best to do the right thing based on my rules.  If I mess up, I say "I'm sorry" and try again.
13/08/1811m 24s

Eliminating Procrastination The Easy Way

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club?  Procrastination is the intentional and habitual postponement of an essential task.  Is that what you are doing? It may be similar to that. Even if you are putting things off, it is possible that you are not procrastinating at all.  In fact, you may be forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway.  Yes, you must complete some tasks to get ahead in life.  That's called being a responsible person. If your list of un-done keeps getting longer, it's time to ask yourself - Is what you're procrastinating essential and do I need to do it at all? It's not always procrastination.  If it means something to you, you'll always do it.  If not, get rid of it.
10/08/189m 5s

Reducing Fear and Anxiety

We're living in one of the most exciting and prosperous times in the history of humanity.  It makes you wonder why so many folks suffer from anxiety. Here's one way to make that go away. Changing your environment will change everything.  It's the power of place. If you have ever said, "I need some air," you already understand the power of place. Are you trapped in your current state of mind and are unable to see the forest through the trees? Are you fearful of change? Are you aware that you may be unaware of what's going on? It's time to step out for some serious air. You may need a small walk in the park or trip to the gym to take care of it.   It's also possible that it's time to change everything.  New job.  New home. New everything. Is your environment stressing you out and causing anxiety?  You must change your environment.  Happiness is only a choice away.
09/08/189m 4s

Success Equation

When I was in school, I never saw the point of being good at Math.  In my mind, success was about people, not about numbers.  But, there is one equation I use every day of my life. Problem + Cost = Opportunity. That little equation will open more doors than you ever thought possible.  It's simple. Everybody has a problem that is getting in the way.  It could be lack of money, time, or freedom.  It could also be an air conditioner has stopped working on a hot Summer day. If you want more personal and business success, here's how: 1) Recognize the problem. 2) Identify what the problem is costing them. 3) Present your solution and show them how you will solve the problem and eliminate the cost. It's that easy. Everybody has challenges.  When you step up to solve them for someone else, you create an opportunity for yourself.
08/08/188m 54s

Starring In Your Own Dreams Come True

All children have dreams of what they will become when they grow up.  Not one of them aspires to live an unsatisfying life.  Every child wants to be the Star of their dream on true. Then life gets in the way.  You find yourself adulting your way through day-to-day life.  Inside you know there is more. Your subconscious knows you are a STAR and is trying to help - while you insist on putting off your dreams. Are you feeling like there’s something more for you in life.  Your subconscious is trying to tell you something.  It it time to listen? You can do whatever you decide to do.  Is today the day you choose to become who you were meant to be?
07/08/1811m 14s

Law of Attraction and More

Law of Attraction and More Personal improvement is a journey that requires attention, rules, and guidance.  If you will open your eyes, the Universe has made them all available to you. The Law of Attraction is one of many Natural Laws.  When you recognize all of them, according to Plato, “They will lead you to act wisely.” Here are a few: Law of Vibration - Thoughts are one of the highest forms of vibrating energy.  What you think about, you bring about. Law of Polarity - Nothing can exist without it's opposite.  Hate. Love. Hot. Cold.  Opposites are different forms of the same thing. Law of Rhythm - What swings left, must swing right.  Everything is either growing or dying. Law of Cause and Effect - Every effect has a cause.  Every cause has an effect.  Starting a new chain of events is impossible.  Everything is perpetual and never-ending. Put your life on autopilot by recognizing how Natural Law is guiding your every step.
06/08/1811m 42s

Entering Someone Else's Story

In coaching calls, I say, "You need to meet others where they are if you want to connect." Which is often followed by, "Why should I do that? I'm trying to get what I want." Seriously.  I hear that.  Let me explain: 1) Every person on the planet plays the Hero in their own story.  You are the star of your own movie. 2)  In day-to-day interactions, everything you do is to serve yourself first.  It is a primitive survival behavior. 3) If you want someone involved in your story, you must first insert yourself in their story.  When they see the connection, they will do the same for you.  That's how relationships are born. Your story.  Their story.  Our story.  That's the way life works.  Any other path goes against human survival instinct.
03/08/189m 31s

Re-Building Your Foundation

Are you the kind of person who is fearful of change?  If that's the case, you are not alone.  Since humans are hard-wired for continuous transition and growth - it doesn't make much sense. What's happening here? Yes, you are seeking a better life.  This life-long effort is to strengthen your foundation.  The same on that has supported you since we were born.  Your desire to change conflicts with your desire to maintain what you have. What's the fix? As you transition to different stages of life your foundation will feel strain.  It will need fortification and updating to match your current desires.  If not, it will crumble, you will feel unsteady, and you will back into your comfort zone.
02/08/189m 19s

Creating Your Plan

Every day I hear the same words from folks seeking to reach their full potential in life. "I'm confused!  All I need is a plan.  Please give me a step-by-step plan.  I'll do it.  Please tell me what to do!"  (No words or emphasis added) Yes, you need a plan.  Most folks have some idea of what they want.  Their confusion arrives from thinking they need only ONE plan.  That's not possible in today's complex world. Every plan always includes many individual decisions and action.  Those likely require a mini-plan.  Don't fight it.  When you get thrown off track take a minute to plot a path that will keep you moving.
01/08/189m 40s

Establishing Your Foundation

Success in life happens on top of a solid foundation of basic needs. In 1954, Abraham Maslow released Motivation and Personality. He expanded on his Hierarchy of Needs theory. Maslow suggested that to reach your full potential: 1) You must provide for your physiological needs.  Food, clothing, shelter, money, and more.  2) You must feel safe.   Personally, emotionally, financially, health and well-being, and against accidents and illness. 3) Socially you need to feel a sense of loving and belonging. 4)  Esteem and the desire for acceptance, respect, and valued by others is your next step.  Maslow said, "What a man can be, he must be."  Self-actualization requires mastery of your previous needs. 6) Self-transcendence removes you from ego and begins your focus on the greater good. Your best life is only possible when built on a sturdy foundation.
31/07/1812m 5s

Automatic Motivation

When the alarm clock goes off in the morning, do you jump out of bed ready to go?  Wouldn't it be nice if you could get all the motivation you needed - automatically?  There are 3 things to understand: 1) While you seek motivation externally, all motivation comes from within.  It's internal. 2) External inspiration is usually the catalyst for motivation - but it must move inward to activate. 3) Motivation is a direct result of clarity.  Once you get clear, you will be motivated. Remember - Motivation is an automatic result of clearly understanding what you want in life.  Get clear, and you will become an unstoppable force.
30/07/1811m 7s

30 Day Foundational Challenge

Only a crazy person says you can change everything about your life in 30 days - right? Call me crazy, but everything I've ever done had its roots in a 30-day sprint - and it's a long time.  A week is easy, crossing several weekends and life events will make it seem like forever.  Here's how you do it: 1) Set what Napoleon Hill calls a Major Definite Purpose, otherwise known as a big ass goal. 2) Stop that silly negative self-talk.  Others may throw sticks and stones; don't throw them at yourself. 3) Start thinking of all the reasons you CAN be successful.  Make a list.  4) Decide that you will do whatever it takes to reach your goal for the next 30 days.  Nothing will stop you. Be focused, willing to take massive imperfect action, and never take no for an answer.  The impossible becomes possible.
23/07/1812m 44s

Master Your Mornings

Ask any successful person about the most crucial time of their day, and they'll say, "Mornings." How you use your morning hours sets the pace for your entire day - and less is more.  Let's keep this simple: 1)  Lose your excuse that mornings are crazy and there is no way to control the madness. Millions of people have lives like yours.  The successful and happy ones are taking a little time for themselves - in the morning. 2) Turn off your morning autopilot.  You might not be aware of morning behaviors that may not be serving you.  You're just getting things done.  It's time to be intentional. 3) Reward yourself with a few minutes to ponder your life.  Consider any changes you need to make.  Fifteen minutes should do it.  Mastering your mornings is about taking time for yourself.  A few minutes will transform your day - and your life.
16/07/1810m 25s

Cut and Control Your Clutter

Are you overwhelmed with the clutter in your life?  It's time to take a different approach. Clearing clutter from your life a big and never-ending challenge. Clutter will never stop building.  There will always be more.  Instead of stressing about all the stuff you need to unload from your life, why not curate your clutter. Emotional, physical, relationships or your job, everything in your life has some importance.  As Curator of your Clutter, your job is to prioritize and organize.  Your goal is to maintain your real treasures as if they were in a museum and get rid of everything else. It's your museum.  Why not make it a perfect representation of who you are?
09/07/1811m 41s

Be Your Best Every Day

As you stroll through life, you will find opportunities that will present you with a choice - a VALUE choice.  Your response speaks volumes about your character. There's no right or wrong.  There is only your inner voice guiding you in the direction of your destiny.  One selection moves you away.  Another moves you closer to the person you want to be. Values are your GPS to navigate life.  Rules you choose to follow.  Honesty, integrity, family-focused life, work-life balance are all examples of positive Values.  There are others that are not so positive. My number one Value is to do my best to do the right thing based on my rules.  If I mess up, I say "I'm sorry" and try again. Something to think about.
02/07/1812m 5s

Required Traits for Success

I've had many mentors in my life.  All of them made a point of validating that I possessed three characteristics for success.  Would you pass their test? 1) Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? 2) Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept wisdom and guidance of others? 3) Do you have the willingness to undertake all actions to achieve your success? Think about it. Wouldn't you want this in someone that was asking for your help?  Walk your talk.  Talk your walk.  That's a great life.
29/06/1812m 55s

Endless Opportunity Mindset

Sometimes I remember the beginning of my career.  I was young, eager, driven, and intimidated.  How can I reach my dreams with all the people and competition in the world?  Here's what I learned: 1) Somewhere in those crowds is a person who needs my help.  I'm sure they feel frustrated, desperate, and don't know where to find me. 2) My job is to help them find me.  When they do, they won't believe their luck.  I bet they're nervous I won't accept their offer.  3) I always remember to be grateful, humble and come from a place of service. This kind of mindset creates an endless stream of opportunities.  Be sure you choose those that provide the most direct path to your dreams.
28/06/1811m 35s

Nothing Happens Without Motivation

A long time ago, Zig Ziglar said, "Without Motivation, Nothing Happens."  Doesn't that make you want to read another book, go to a seminar, or listen to a podcast? Yes, doing that will make you feel better, but will it get you what you want? A more sustainable way is to get excited about what is possible.  True motivation comes from inside of you. Take the smallest step in the direction of your dreams and feel the excitement in your heart.  Keep moving and it becomes motivation.
27/06/1812m 15s

Career Success Mindset

A long time ago you found yourself graduating high school and thrust into real-life. I'm sure you gave lots of thought to your future.  Then again, you were young.  Twenty years later things can look very different. Over the years, I've learned something about working for a living: 1) Chasing money, advancement, and being significant will keep you busy.  It will also blind you from other areas of life you would enjoy. 2) Pursuing passion and mission without considering real-life is a recipe for frustration. Life is a mashup.  Choose career opportunities that allow you to run fast, feel important, make money - and allow you to serve your passion and mission.
26/06/1811m 10s

Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

Do you have goals and dreams?  If so, Confidence and Self Esteem will play a significant role. Confidence is feeling good about your worth or abilities; self-respect. Self Esteem is a feeling of self-assurance.   An appreciation for your abilities or qualities. You need both, and you get them through your daily experience. Remember - Everything you do today is an opportunity to become a more self-confidence person.  A person who appreciates you and has self-respect. There is no secret to building self-esteem in yourself.  Do what you do.  Do it well.  Acknowledge your success.  Repeat.
25/06/1812m 13s

Multiply Your Action

Have you noticed?   As soon as you initiate action toward a goal - a million other distractions arrive in your life? Etch this into your mind: Activity creates activity. No matter what you choose to take on, your energy will attract the attention.  You will discover everything you need to succeed.  It will also draw everything required to through you off track.  That’s okay.  You can harness this power to get what you want. Don’t get stuck.  Sharpen your focus, shift gears and accelerate yourself into massive imperfect action mode.  And remember this - Activity will always create more movement.  Knowing your goals and focus will allow you to choose the best opportunities that arrive.
21/06/1811m 2s

Life Changing Questions

You should answer these questions every few months. Your ability to focus is crucial as you move forward.  Answering these questions will help: 1) What do you want to do? 2) What do you want to have? 3) Where do you want to go? 4) What contribution do you want to make? 5) What do you want to become? 6) What do you want to learn? 7) Who do you want to spend my time? 8) How much money do you want to earn, save, invest?
20/06/1812m 20s

Stairway To Success

I’m a fan of the television show, Shark Tank.  I love their realistic approach to success.  On a recent episode, Lori Greiner made a quick comment that caught my attention.  She said, “There are no express elevators to success.  Everybody has to take up the stairs.” That’s some old-school, been there done that advice.  Something you don’t hear too often these days - except folks who have already walked your path. If you want quick success, take the stairs.  You’ll arrive long before those who are still waiting for the elevator.
18/06/1812m 15s

The Myth of Balance

The Myth of Balance I always hear, "My goal is to balance my life better." As if balancing is static and can be achieved and maintained once you have it. Balance is dynamic, fleeting, ever-changing, and always challenging. Sure, it feels good when you reach equilibrium, but what about all that fun you had on your way there? I learned about balance when I worked in radio. My job was to balance the new music everyone wanted to hear old music folks love to remember. We balanced male, female, bands, duo's, and anything else musicians would toss at us. That sure sounds like life.  Imagine a life of rotating the new and exciting with the mundane and routine. Time for yourself and time for your family. A bit for the boss, and time to play.  Never too much. Never too little. You are always changing. That's balance. Embrace the journey of the day.
15/06/1811m 16s

Closing Doors to Open Others

Closing Doors to Open Others Are you the kind of person who requires that your ducks be in a row before you getting something new? The standard advice is never stopping one thing until you have another. Don't quit your job. Don't buy a new house. Don't change your school major. Don't, don't, don't. Is that making you happy? Are you unsatisfied with what you have?  Is your complaining speaking louder than your actions? Maybe it's time to dump what's not working and go for what you want? Life is much too short to wait.
14/06/1811m 28s

Replace Yourself

Have you noticed that there is never enough time in the day to soak up everything that life has to offer? It's time to replace yourself.  No matter what you do in life, getting some help might be your best choice.  From the most mundane to the exciting, there are lots of people who would love to help you enjoy your life. Why?  Because doing so helps them enjoy their life. The rule is simple - Do what you love; do what you do well. Just because you have done something for your entire life does not mean that you must keep doing it. Delegate, automate, outsource, hire or manage.  There is always a way to free up more time.
13/06/1811m 37s

Busy With The Buzz

Are you getting caught up in the buzz of life while running crazy toward your goals?  Friends, family, co-workers, society - all would make you believe that you need to run faster to get what you want. That's not true.  Moving at 1,000 miles per hour is fun - especially when it is fueled by your passion.  However, it's only okay when you focus on your dream life.   Take a moment and evaluate your progress today.  Are you buzzing for the sake of buzzing?  Or, are you busy creating your dream life?
12/06/1811m 34s

Stop Learning. Start Doing.

Have you ever felt something was holding you back?  Maybe you're spending too much time learning. What is going on? Your mind can't tell the difference between perception and reality.  It's confusing learning and doing.  That's why it's so easy to get caught up stuffing your brain with new information - not working toward your goal. Keep this in mind: 1) Learning is fun and required to make a better life. 2) Learning alone will not create results. 3) At some point, you must apply what you learn. Don't get stuck in the learning trap.  Consistently apply what you know.  I promise, you will start moving FAST!
11/06/1811m 25s

Are You Willing To Jump?

Are You Willing To Jump? Steve Harvey is a funny guy. He's also a wise man. Have you seen his teaching on the one thing you must do if you want to be successful? He says, "You must jump. If you want to be successful, you must jump into your dreams, take a leap of faith, and go for it." Many times we stand on the cliff of life and watch others enjoying the life you desire. They jumped, their parachute opened, and life is good. You must jump. When you finally decide to jump, your parachute will not open right away. You will get bumped and bruised, but, your parachute will open. You must jump. If you don't jump, your parachute will never open. Is today the day you jump?
06/06/1812m 38s

Getting Excited About Everything

Accelerating Goal Achievement I'm feeling the need to pass along a way achieve your goals faster than you thought possible. If you are ready for success to arrive, here are three simple rules to help you realize your dreams: 1) Play to your strength. Do what is comfortable for you. 2) Only to commit to activities that will lead you to your goal. 3) Never let a day pass without reminding yourself of your strengths. Consciously direct your focus. You can reach your goals faster when you avoid the distractions that are stranding everybody else in place. Focus. Do. Focus again.
05/06/1811m 7s

Massive Imperfect Action

Massive Imperfect Action Do you love the feeling you get when an exiting idea pops into your head? The most appealing aspect of anything new in your life always happens at the beginning. When it’s still a dream inside your head. It’s only when it’s time to take actual action that folks slow down - fast! Here’s how to break free: 1) Dreams only come true when you take massive action and establish momentum. 2) Fear of the unknown will stop you. What do I do? Where do I start? Will it work? No worries. One word will change everything. 3) The next time you don’t know what to do, embrace your inner NON-perfectionist. Take “Massive Imperfect Action” until things start to move forward. Sometimes your feet must travel down the path of your dreams before see the entire picture. Stand up, take a step, and repeat. You’ll figure it out!
04/06/1811m 52s

Reinventing Yourself Instantly

Why do folks get so stressed out about reinventing themselves? It's so simple when you understand - Getting something different in life always requires taking a different action.  Those actions are "change" that you are applying to your life.  All change happens in an instant.  A simple course correction alters your life journey. Yes, it's that easy. There's no need to sit around waiting for your future.  Take a different action and be on a new path.   Stand up.  Take a step.  REPEAT!   You know you want it!  Get it!
31/05/189m 46s

Reinventing Your Perfect Day

What if every day, for the rest of your life, was perfect?  You know what they say?  "If you build it, they will come." The sub-conscious mind is a beautiful thing.  You can engage its power to create your Average Perfect Day.  Here's how - 1) Write down an exact, event-by-event vision of what your perfect day would be.  Yes, it's a bit of a fantasy - for now. 2)  As you write, there are no rules.  No limitations.  No consequences.  Don't be shy.  Be honest about what you want. 3)  Believe it can be yours!  You deserve it - right?  But, you must believe it is possible. If you follow these steps, your sub-conscious mind seeks ways to make your dreams come true.  All it needs is a partner willing to take action.  Do that, and you'll create an amazing life.
30/05/1813m 19s

Value Drive Life Reinvention

Values are a funny thing.  Values live inside you and guide you.  They are who you are as a person.  Whether you think about them or not, you express your Values every minute of your life. If you want to know the secret to using Values to create change in your life - it's your lucky day. The person you are on the inside is a direct result of the millions of life experiences you've had since you were born.  They form your Identity.  If you want to reinvent your life, choose different experiences while you go about your day.  Those experiences will change your view of the world.  It won't be long before you transform your entire life. It's so simple. If you want something different in your life, do something different in your life.
29/05/1811m 22s

Reinventing Yourself

Is it possible to reinvent yourself?  Sure!  After all, you've been doing it your entire life.  Imagine what would happen if you did it on purpose? Here's something to think about during your personal Operation Reinvention: 1) If things are not satisfying, accept it and move toward something new and exciting. 2) Focus your energy on the future.  Pushing harder to make what you don't like better will only give you more of what you already have. 3) Concentrate on long-term goals.  If you don't, you will find yourself busy with small tasks that will keep you where you are. You're already an expert at reinventing yourself.  You understand yourself better than anybody else.  It's time to listen to yourself instead of others.  They mean well, but only YOU know what YOU want.
28/05/1811m 3s

Focusing On Yourself First

Not a day goes by that I don't have conversations with people who want to make the world a better place. I smile and ask, “What kind of work are you doing on yourself to make that happen?" There is usually silence - then. “Work on me? Why? I want to help others, not myself?” Socrates said, ”Let him that who would move the world first move himself." Smart guy. Focus on taking care of yourself first. Your positive energy will radiate into the word. We all need that.
25/05/1811m 44s

How Bad Do You Want Your Dreams

You have the opportunity to begin new relationships every day.  Some are random. Some you choose.  When you follow the rules of the networking game, things always work out better. 1) It isn't about you. 2) You will always come from a place of trust. 3) You won't have an agenda. 4) You will listen first. 5) You will focus on the person - not the opportunity. 6)  Everything you need to know will come soon enough. 7)  Your posture dictates theirs. 8)  You will not worry about the outcome.  9)  Consider how you can serve them. 10) There is no rush.  You can always re-connect later. Networking with others is about connecting on a personal level.  Everything else will follow.
23/05/1810m 58s

Networking Power Tips

You have the opportunity to begin new relationships every day.  Some are random. Some you choose.  When you follow the rules of the networking game, things always work out better. 1) It isn't about you. 2) You will always come from a place of trust. 3) You won't have an agenda. 4) You will listen first. 5) You will focus on the person - not the opportunity. 6)  Everything you need to know will come soon enough. 7)  Your posture dictates theirs. 8)  You will not worry about the outcome.  9)  Consider how you can serve them. 10) There is no rush.  You can always re-connect later. Networking with others is about connecting on a personal level.  Everything else will follow.
22/05/1811m 25s

Are Your Friends Holding You Back?

The success and happiness that you in your life is a direct result of something your Mom was always asking - Who are your friends? If they are positive, you will be positive.  Are they negative?  You will be negative.  If they have money, you will have money.  Are they broke?  You get my point. Your life will become exactly like the people that are closest to you.  Choose wisely.
21/05/1812m 49s

Better Relationships. Better Life.

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 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.
18/05/1812m 4s

Essential Life Goals

Over the years most folks have concluded that setting goals are the beginning of all success.  However, too many goals can also stop you in your tracks. Huh? The experience of working toward essential life goals will always make you happier.  Too many goals will distract you from your real purpose.  Most successful folks I know have three to five "important" goals at any time.  Keeping it simple allows you to focus on what's important with little to no effort.  Anything more is nothing more than a someday/maybe list. Decide what's important, set the goal, and commit to working toward achieving them on a daily basis. You can always set more goals later.
17/05/1811m 19s

Give Up What You Are NOT

Are you striving for something different and confused about where to begin? I have a client who, after years of poor eating habits, had become over 100 pounds overweight.  She decided to get healthy.  She also had no idea how. My advice was simple. If your mind is telling you something you are doing is NOT who you are - just give up what you are NOT. In her case, she knew lousy food because she had been eating it for years.  She gave it up.  She didn't have time to go to the gym.  She gave up what was stopping her. Too many activities were stealing the time she needed to heal herself.  She gave them up. If your mind is telling you something you are doing is NOT who you are - just give up what you are NOT.
16/05/1811m 10s

Building Your Bridge to Change

Not a day goes by that I don't hear about one of my clients building a bridge to a new life. They are following a simple truth. If you want to change your life; you must accept that there is a gap between where you are, and where you want to go. Before you can have new, you must build a solid foundation to support your current life.  There's no running from reality.  No quitting your job.  No ditching your lease. You also must build a solid foundation for your future.  Learning, saving, planning, acting. As you establish foundations, you will build confidence, skill, and resources.  Keep what you have until your new life begins to appear.  You'll know when it's time to leap.
15/05/1810m 9s

Productivity of Simplicity

Productivity of Simplicity I flew to Amarillo, Texas for a client visit a few years ago.  He picked me up at the airport and said, “I hope you don’t mind riding along - I have three things to do today.” Three things?  That’s it? The first was a bank deposit.  The second was my payment.  I was waiting for the third when he said, “That’s it, my friend.  The rest of my day is all about you. Yes, our project for the day included a thousand tasks.  It didn’t matter.  In our minds, we only had one thing left on our list. Since then I've never scheduled more than three projects per day.  Twenty-one per week.  Ninety per month.  Over one thousand per year. So simple.  So productive.    Want to get more done?  Focus on three main projects a day.  Stress will disappear.  Productivity will skyrocket.  You’ll be happier.
14/05/1811m 40s

Journey. Destination. Repeat.

Life is a long and winding road.  It has many ups and downs, and a few surprises along the way. Here's what you can expect: 1)  Follow your passion and the money will arrive.  It may take longer than you think.  It may be less than you think.  It doesn't matter.  You'll be happy. 2) Nothing will happen until you move from daydreaming to daily action. 3)  The road will be rough.  Then it will smooth out.  Then it will be rough again. 4) Whatever path you thought you would travel will change. 5)  You will find speed limits.  Sometimes you will move slow.  Sometimes fast.  Pay attention to the signs that arrive in your life. 6) Frustration will be a constant companion.  So will excitement. 7) You will need to be strong to stay focused on the big picture. 8) When you arrive you will find yourself seeking another adventure.  Success is a journey that brings out the best in you.  Arriving at your destination will make you desire another journey.  Stay busy, my friend.
09/05/1813m 41s

No Monkey On Your Back

Sometime today, a well-meaning person is going to detour you from your dreams.  They are going to solve a problem for them.  Sure, you want to help.  But, what about your problems? You have enough monkey's on your back already without taking on those of others.  Right? Before you say, "Yes," consider how much it may take you off track.  It's okay to say, "No thanks." The only person protecting your goals, dreams, and daily action is YOU.  Stay focused on YOUR plan.
08/05/1810m 48s

Goal Setting Refresher Course

In 1979 interviewers asked potential Harvard MBA candidates - "Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?" 3% answered yes. 10 years later that 3% was earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent combined. Goal setting is simple: 1) State exactly WHAT you want. 2) State WHY you want it. 3) Imagine how you are going to feel when you reach your goal. 4) Plan the steps you will take. 5) Take continuous action. 6) Measure your progress. 7) Be flexible in your approach.  8) Celebrate and repeat. There's no need for 97% of dreamers to set goals.  If you want to be in the top 3% - set goals.
07/05/1812m 13s

Separating Un-important From Important

Have you noticed that life can be busy?  It seems that you never have time for what is important. I'm sure you find time to eat, sleep, pay bills, feed the dog, take care of your family - among dozens of "important" tasks.  Here's the truth - No matter how much you accomplish today - there will be more stuff to do tomorrow.   That will never end. Since the Universe gives you 24-hours a day to do as you please - why not spend some time working on your dreams? That other stuff can wait while you play.
02/05/1812m 3s

Traits of Greatness

Are you having a difficult time being YOU? Keep these greatness traits in mind: 1) Use your imagination to form images, ideas, and sensations in your mind.  Do it without the help of others.  Trust yourself. 2) Be enthusiastic and live with excitement and passion.  Only do things that feel right for you. 3) Practice persistence.  Life is long.  Learn to love being persistent.  It will serve you well. 4) Have faith.  Live your life in complete trust and confidence.  Have faith in yourself.  A life well lived is full of Imagination, Enthusiasm, Persistence, and Faith.  Start today.  Continue tomorrow.  Never stop.
30/04/1810m 42s

Formula For Getting What You Want

Are you living intentionally? You are one-third of the way to getting what you want.  Would you like it all? Everything begins with intention.  However, even though you can win a trophy for having good intentions, you will rarely win the game of life.  That takes a formula: Intention + Decision + Action = Happy life. When an exciting thought pops into your head, decide to get into action mode and make it happen.  That's a happy life.
27/04/1811m 43s

Living a Life of Goal Setting

Are you excited to be alive today?  If not, it might be time to become an intentional goal setter. Goals are the heartbeat of your life.  They are tangible expressions of the values you hold and how you act out what you feel inside.  Goals create the experiences of your life. Goals are also automatic.  If you don't set them for yourself, the Universe and every person you meet will set them for you. You get to decide what you want.  You get to set your goals.  You get to create your life experience.  Always remember that.
25/04/1811m 7s

Don't Be a Negotiating Underdog

Life is series of negotiations. The progress you make.  The success you enjoy.  The happiness you experience.  Everything is a direct result of your negotiation skill. Since you negotiate for everything, why is it that you sometimes feel like you won't succeed? Here's a little secret. Whenever two or more folks negotiate, everybody is hoping to find common ground.  Everyone knows they can only get what they want if others do too.  Everybody feels like the other person has an advantage. Now you know that everyone feels the same.  There is nothing to fear.  Negotiate with confidence.  It's how you get what you want.
24/04/1811m 27s

Get More done With Less Stress

It's a new week.  I'm sure you have a lot to do.  If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to pass on some advice that will make your days much more fun. LOSE your "To-Do List."  Replace it with a "Did I Do It List." To-Do Lists make you a slave to the checkmark.  They cause more stress the longer they get. A "Did I Do It List" assumes you know what must be done.  Instead of chasing, you are checking to make sure you did it. An un-focused path produces additional task to fill your day.  Using a "Did I Do It List" will focus you on your goals and create quick results.
23/04/189m 51s

Quantum 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.
18/04/1811m 3s

Amending Your Constitution

I was on the phone with a client when she mentioned that she uses a personal constitution to guide her life.  She wrote the document 25 years ago.  It has never seen an amendment.  She's is not very happy either. By definition, a constitution never changes.  Your most important beliefs and core values should change easily.  Yet, you grow wiser, you should be willing to consider amending and updating how you feel about the world. Your core values alter with your daily life experiences like it or not.  Taking control of the process will lead to a more harmonious life experience. The next time you feel like an old dog reluctant to learn a new trick, consider what thoughts are guiding you. Are they still useful in your life?
17/04/189m 49s

Golden Circle of Influence

Are you going to influence the world today? Getting what you want in life usually begins by knowing what you want and believing you can get it.  That influences others to help you. Simon Sinek calls it, "The Golden Circle." If you're like most folks, you spend a good amount of your time focusing on "What" you want and "How" you're going to get it. Your "Why" tends to arrive last. That might be why you find yourself wandering in the direction of what you think you want. And, nobody can help you get there because there is no belief to follow. When you begin with "Why" the "How" becomes automatic, and the "What" tends to define itself. When you know your "Why" and have belief in yourself, others will follow you anywhere.
16/04/1811m 17s

Power of Pain and Pleasure

They are two forces that rule everything you do.  Pain and Pleasure. Included in Stoic Philosophy in 300 BC, it's three rules are easy to understand and apply: 1)  Most decisions you make and actions you take have the goal of attracting pleasure into your life. 2)  When things get challenging, decision and actions become focused on avoiding pain.  Your mission is to get back to pleasure. 3)  Avoiding pain will always overrule seeking pleasure. Before you take action, acknowledge what is driving your behavior.  It won't be long before you find yourself living in the pleasure zone.
11/04/189m 2s

Stand Up. Take a Step. Repeat.

It's the world's simplest recipe for success; Stand up, take a step, REPEAT!  A member wrote asking the best use of such simple advice.  Here's how to get started in 5 minutes or less: 1)  Stop whatever you are doing.  Block out everything. Focus on YOU. 2)  Find a place where nobody will interrupt you for at least 5 minutes. 3) Ask yourself, "How is my life going?"  Open your mind and let your thoughts flow into the different areas and roles of your life.  Bring them into focus. 4)  For things going well, continue your momentum.  For areas of concern ask, "What CAN I do to make it better?" 5)  Immediately take action based on your answers.  Never stop. 5 minutes a day is all it takes to keep yourself on track.  Check in with yourself and the progress you are making.  Adjust and keep moving.
10/04/1810m 56s

Daily Rules of Happiness

Did you know that happy people see the world differently? No, they don't wear rose-colored glasses.  They have a better way: 1)  Happy people realize that being alive includes challenges.    2) Happy people accept that challenges are a privilege that come with being alive. 3) Happy people get frustrated but don't give up.  Challenges mean everything is normal. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving challenges. 5)  Happy people deal with everything life can throw at them, get a great night’s sleep, and do it all over again. Finally, when you think like a happy person, most challenges never show up in the first place.
09/04/1811m 24s

Get Clear on Your Choices

The most common question that crosses my desktop is, "How do I decide what to do?"  Common sense would say, "you can't move forward when you don't have clarity in your direction."  Are your choices are getting in the way? Are you focusing on your options or are you paying more attention the consequences?  That can be dark and scary. The secret is to realize that you are out of your comfort and feeling naked. The consequences of your choices are not always evil.  The grass is usually greener on the other side. When you on the "green" side.  Achieving clarity gets much easier.
03/04/1811m 26s

Take Command of Your Life

I like flying little airplanes. Over the years I've learned a lesson; I don't have to ask permission to go where I want to go.  It's always up to me to choose my destination. I'm what the FAA refers to as the Pilot in Command - the Boss of the airplane.   I have total control to decide on my goal and plan my journey.  I'm also required to tell Air Traffic Control where I'm traveling.  Their job is to make sure I arrive safely. There is no requesting permission and no negotiating.  I call ATC on the radio, tell them where I would like to travel, and I'm on my way. Yes, sometimes ATC will recommend an alternate route, but I always get to my destination. Is today the day that you take command of your journey?
02/04/1811m 8s

Problem Solving The Natural Way

Problem Solving The Natural Way Have you ever noticed how many tips, tricks, and strategies you keep using to get what you want? Are you running faster and faster, getting less done, with more frustration? You are living in "Tactic Mode." Everybody tackles everyday tasks using tactics. They are perfect for getting things done, but not ideal for living your purpose. For that, you need to spend more time living and acting according to Values. Tactics are short-term, always changing, and never-ending. Values are guiding and live inside of you. Meet today's challenges in alignment with what you believe on the inside. Stick to your Values. Your life will be much more satisfying.
28/03/1813m 5s

Choosing Good People in Your Life

Choosing Good People in Your Life With 7.4 million people on the planet, how many will you need to meet to get the success you desire? Yes, that’s a trick question. You should be asking - How few people can you meet to get what you want as fast as possible? It's less than you think. You can speed your progress by refining your target. Seek to attract people and opportunities that you believe would be a good match. Then, sift and sort until only those relationships that are a perfect match remain. Let all others go on the merry way. Do it! You'll quickly remove noise and frustration from your life. Your day-to-day journey will become so much more enjoyable.
26/03/1812m 13s

Master Your Motivation. Master Your Life.

No matter how long-term your goals, mastering your daily motivation skill set is a must. That's how you create momentum and success. Your first goal is simple. Accept that you are responsible for the daily discipline of moving yourself forward. Big goals get completed with continuous and focused daily actions. 1) Having the motivation to progress every day is a foundational skill. Do whatever it takes to "stay in the game." 2) Daily Motivation Mastery is easier when you define your big picture. What are your goals and why do you want them? 3) Every day should be series of ritualistic behaviors. Each building and maintaining your momentum. Never lose sight of your progress. Not for a single day. Always defend what you have accomplished. Never give up your gains.
19/03/1812m 6s

Today Not Possible. Tomorrow Possible.

Today Not Possible.  Tomorrow Possible. American Taekwondo Grand Master, H.U. Lee gave volumes of advice during his life of service.  In my view, his best was also his shortest: "Today Not Possible.  Tomorrow Possible." Today is a new day.  Yesterday prepared you for today.  If today doesn't go as planned - you always have tomorrow.
14/03/1810m 51s

Cycle of Productivity

A few years ago Steven Covey wrote of the power of taking a break.  He said, "It's important to sharpen your saw.  No matter how hard you work, you will always cut more wood with a sharp saw." My formula for more productivity is this: 1) Live your life with RITUALS.  No winging it.  Figure out your sacred activities and perform them consistently. 2) Take a break.  Give your body and mind the opportunity to REST.  While you gather your energy, you will be to REJUVENATE.  3)  As your mojo returns, REACTIVATE and get moving again on the task in front of you. 4)  Finally, REPEAT your cycle of productivity as long as needed.  Rituals. Rest. Rejuvenate. Reactivate. Repeat. Let others churn away with marginal results while you set your mind on changing the world.  You'll get there - as long as you get a little rest along the way.
12/03/1812m 13s

What's Your Life Purpose

Seeking purpose is an interesting thing. For some, it is natural and effortless. Others find it aspirational and their mission. The first tends to live on purpose with no thought. The actions they take in day-to-day activities are what they do. Purpose a reason something gets done, created, or exists. They live in the moment. Most consider the second more awake and mindful. Determined to discover their elusive purpose before times runs out. Their life is about intention and objective. They live in the future. Whichever camp you fall into, both fit the dictionary definition of "Purpose." If you're fortunate, you are doing both at the same time.
05/03/1811m 22s

Manufacturing Endless Opportunity

When I was a teenager, I was a weekend moviegoer.  It was the age of Rocky and Star Wars, after all.   While the experience was fun, something has stuck with me over the years.  During the previews before the film, the movie theatre always ran a commercial.  They wanted local business owners to buy an ad before every show.  It went -  "What happens when you don't advertise?  NOTHING!"  Yes, that's a great lesson for business owners.  But, what about YOU?  If you want something more in your life, you need to toot your own horn so others can help you get it.  That's how you manufacture endless opportunity in your life. 
26/02/1812m 4s

Are You Successable?

Are you on a quest for your best life? What exactly will it take for you to get what you want?   I've had many mentors in my life.  All made a point of validating that I possessed three characteristics of success.  They required it before that agreed to work with me. Would you pass the test? 1) Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? 2) Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept wisdom and guidance of others? 3) Do you have the willingness to undertake all actions to achieve your success? Now that you know what they're seeking, isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?
19/02/1813m 29s

Success Bread Crumbs

Do you sometimes feel like you are the only person on your journey? You are not. No matter what direction you are heading, somebody has walked the same path before.  They left clues along the way.  But you can't follow one person or one path. Your dreams, goals, and ambitions are unique and not like any other, so you can't follow blindly.  Pick a breadcrumb to follow it, experience your journey, and notice your results.  As your wisdom grows, you will discover the next path to follow.  
14/02/1811m 59s

Don’t Get Stuck in The Past

I work with a lot of clients with ”Negative Back-Talk" that shows up early in our relationship.  It usually happens when asking a question.  Their answer begins with, "Well, I used to be that way a long time ago but…” In other words, their current situation is always linked to past behavior.  It's stopping them from moving forward. The fix it to use a "Pattern Interrupt" and stop the action in its tracks and re-direct the thought forward.  You’ll never move backward again. Now that you have forward momentum, you can focus all of your energy on the future.
13/02/1811m 24s

Breaking Bad Habits

What would you say if I gave you a simple recipe to break bad habits and replace them good? First, understand that bad habits get etched into your brain through years of re-enforcement. Breaking them is going to require distracting yourself - and it's easy. Decide what your new habit is going to be and do it instead of the old. If you didn't go to the gym this morning, go during lunch.  Eating bad food?  Fill yourself with good at your next meal.  Watching too much television?  Take a walk or read a book. All you need is to catch yourself before your old bad habit kicks in and do something different.  Do that enough times and the bad habit will be gone forever.
12/02/1810m 55s

Decision Making Options

No matter what you desire in your life, everything will start as a thought in your mind.  It will demand your attention. You have three options; deny it, delay it, or deal with it. The quality of your life will is a result of your choice. How do you avoid procrastination, frustration, and worry?  Drop the drama and go to where you will arrive anyway; drop it or deal with it. Delay is not a decision-making option; it's an excuse.  Decide what you will, and will not do as fast as possible.
07/02/1810m 32s

Endless Motivation

Have you ever wondered how some folks stay motivated? It's not magical; it's physical. Motivation is a finite resource.  In fact, you only have about three days of a motivation before you’ll run out of fuel. With all the demands put upon it, the Executive Center of your brain can't keep up.  What's the fix? Be sure to get time for yourself every few days.  Give yourself a break from pushing.  Take a walk, meditate, read a book, listen to motivation, go to the gym, or relax. Do that every few days, and you'll find yourself with all the motivation you need - whenever you need it.
06/02/1811m 5s

Directing Your Focus

There's a truth in life; nothing happens until something happens. The most powerful tool in your personal development toolbox is massive imperfect action.   Do everything with the intent on moving yourself closer to accomplishing a goal. But how do you begin when your to-do list is a mile long?  There's a simple equation: start + next = results. The trick to moving fast is deciding to focus on the to-do item that is the best use of your time.  They must move you closer to your goal.  After completing the task, you move on to the next and now the most important item on your list. Everything else must wait until after you reach your goal. Focus on what's next, my friend.  That's how you drive success.
05/02/189m 54s

Be Unreasonable.

Are you a reasonable person?  Maybe it is time for you to change? A reasonable person settles for the mundane and says, “It IS what it IS!”  An unreasonable person says, “That's fine, but I don't like it that way, and I don’t accept it!" They change people's perception of what is.  They create a different reality. They don't accept the norms. Someone once told an off-color joke at a dinner party being held by Maya Angelou. She stopped the party and said, “I don't have that in my house, you will have to leave. Even after an apology, she stood her ground. “That’s fine that's for another time, but for today, you have to leave.” Some people are so afraid to offend that they are willing to be reasonable. Be UNREASONABLE about your belief. Take a stand and become known for it! The world wants you to be reasonable and fit in.   Don't do it.  Be unreasonable!
31/01/1811m 0s

Questions For Success

Success in business and life often comes down to simple focus and common sense. I was watching Restaurant Impossible when Robert asked, "When did you last get paid?  Why do you have a business?” The answer? No matter what you do, you're only doing it for money. Don't believe me? What would you do if you didn't have to work?  I guarantee it would be different. Here are three kick-starting questions: 1) What exactly do you want from your business or your Job?  What should it provide you?  When you know, you can set goals to achieve. 2) What is the absolute minimum necessary you need to reach your goal?  Keep it simple and know when you succeed. 3) What is the fastest and easiest path to get it done?  Focus your activity on the next step in front of you. It today’s complex world, simple focus and common sense can get lost.  Slow down.  Ground yourself.  Focus on what is important.  You got this!
29/01/1812m 7s

Motivating Your Success

Every Monday for over 10 years I’ve asked, “Have you done your homework?”  A question that has turned out to be a powerful tool. People who get what why to want in life have a good habit.  They review their progress and state of happiness.  If things are not going well - you can make small adjustments before 10 years of un-happiness passes. A significant benefit of this process is the boost in your motivation and inspiration.  That always happens when you see how far you have come.  How do you do it? 1)  Slip away to a quiet place for at least 5 minutes.  2) Ask yourself, “How is my life going?”  Be sure to include every area of importance.  Don’t linger.  Check-in with yourself and move on. 3) Make a note of any areas that are not to your satisfaction, commit to making adjustments, and get to work. Do your homework every few days, and you’ll spot where your momentum is slowing.  A quick adjustment and you’ll be right back on track.
22/01/1813m 8s
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