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Daily Boost | Daily Coaching and Motivation

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Resist and It Will Persist

Resist and It Will Persist

2020-02-1900:10:203

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.
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.
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.
Journal It and Burn It

Journal It and Burn It

2020-02-1100:11:585

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.
Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.

Learn. Churn. Burn. Earn.

2020-02-1000:10:311

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.
Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

2020-02-0300:09:595

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.
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.
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.”
Making Space For Your Dreams

Making Space For Your Dreams

2020-01-2000:49:329

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.
  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. 
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.
2020 Success Hacks (Part One)

2020 Success Hacks (Part One)

2020-01-0100:16:1413

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.
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. 
Transitioning Your Life

Transitioning Your Life

2019-12-2300:09:447

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.
Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

2019-12-1600:13:1917

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.
Opportunity Discrimination

Opportunity Discrimination

2019-12-1100:10:272

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.
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