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

Need Motivation? The best daily motivation is The Daily Boost! Find out what makes you happy! Reduce your stress! Get inspired! Master life skills like lifestyle design, balance, communication, career advancement and enjoy more success. The Daily Boost is the world's most popular daily motivation program. Scott Smith delivers a unique, straight talking, real, very funny, and extreamly effective strategies that will give you amazing results! The Daily Boost has been iTunes top ranked self-help program since 2004 – give it a listen and find out why so many people around the world make The Daily Boost part their day... every day. (More podcasts at http://MotivationToMove.com)

Episodes

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:32
Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-09-22 06:54:17 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:38
Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:23
The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:15
9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:28
When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:58
60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 15:24
Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 14:19
How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:23
Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
10:59
2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:59
Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:48
Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:05
Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:13
Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:06
Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:37
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

How To Level Up Your Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:41
How To Level Up Your Life

I'm a big fan of Zig Ziglar's work. In fact, Zig is the reason I'm in this business. Zig used to say, "You can get anything you want in this world if you help enough others get what they want." Yes, life is all about giving Value. Then, a few years ago my friend, Eli Davidson said something very intriguing. "When someone has a problem that is urgent, pervasive, and expensive, you have a real opportunity to provide Value." Are you looking to level up in life? Today may be a good day to help someone get what they want.

More Time in Your Day
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 13:35
More Time in Your Day

How would you like more time in your day - or at least to feel that way? I enjoyed a fantastic weekend that seemed like a month. It was like a vacation as a child seem to last forever. Wouldn't it be cool to capture that feeling every day? It is possible to enjoy your personal time machine when you understand that time is relative. Your perception of time will determine how you experience your day. Try this: 1) Embrace anticipation. Focus your excitement on what is to come instead of what is in the past. 2) Slow down. Busy for the sake of busy will make time seem to pass quickly. So will life. 3) Introduced LOTS of sensory input for your mind to ponder. Complex thoughts, colorful visuals, even music will make it seem like you day is never ending. Confused? Listen to today's Daily Boost.

Reward For Hard Work
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:29
Reward For Hard Work

Have you ever imagined what life was going to be like when you reach your goals? What if life never got any easier? How would you feel then? The truth is, if you do anything well, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to do more. That's how you rise through the ranks of success. Does that mean you can never slow down? Only if you blindly chase the next golden nugget. The trick is to leverage your higher position. Set an expectation of higher pay, more flexibility, fewer hours, and more help as you earn respect. Stand your ground, you don't want to stay in the trenches forever, right? Ask for what you want. You deserved it.

What's Your Internal Motivation
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:26
What's Your Internal Motivation

Where do you get your motivation? It's not uncommon for somebody to say, "Motivate me, Scott!" Huh? Let me break this down into two simple rules: 1) External motivation is temporary. It will always lead to frustration and is most likely what you are using right now. 2) Internal motivation is forever. It will always be exciting and is what you are seeking. Finding your internal motivation is more than knowing why you want something. It's about feeling excited - even to the point of not being able to hold yourself back. If you are holding yourself back, while somebody else motivates you, you will never get what you want. Go inside yourself. That's where you'll find the answer.

3 Questions For Fast Success
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:46
3 Questions For Fast Success

If you've been looking for a quick way success- this will do it!   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, and what should it provide you. When you know, you can set goals to achieve it.   2) What is the absolute minimum necessary you need to achieve your goal? Keep it simple and know when you succeed.   3) What is the fastest and easiest path to get it done? Hint? Focus your activity on the next step in front of you.    

How To Get What You Want
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:54
How To Get What You Want

Have you ever noticed how nobody gets to the point these days?  It seems like everybody is beating around the bush, instead of asking for what they want. I have news for you.   People can't read your mind.  If you want something, you're going to have to ask for it.  But, it's not all about you. Before I continue, I have a warning. Be careful what you ask for just in case you get it.  Be specific, so there is no confusion.  Be on guard for creative answers that are not exactly what you want. Now, a three step formula to making it happen: 1) Come right out and ask for what you want. 2) Tell them how helping YOU will benefit THEM. 3) Tell them what to do next. Get ready!    

Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:03
Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?

Have you ever felt as if something is holding you back from getting what you want?   Maybe you’re spending too much time learning? The challenge happens when your mind confuses learning and doing.  It can’t tell the difference between perception and reality - unless you tell it.  And, it's easy to get caught up stuffing your brain with new information.  The problem is, you are not working toward your goal. Here are some simple truths: 1) Learning is fun and required to make a better life. 2) Learning alone will not create results. 3) You don’t have to learn everything to succeed. When you consistently apply what you have learned, you will make progress.  Besides,  your brain is not big enough to hold all the knowledge in the world anyway. Don’t get stuck in the trap. When you grasp plenty to move, MOVE!

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-09-22 06:54:18 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:32
Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:38
Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:23
The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 12:15
9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:28
When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:58
60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 15:24
Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 14:19
How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:23
Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:59
Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:48
Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:05
Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:13
Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:06
Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:37
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

How To Level Up Your Life
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:41
How To Level Up Your Life

I'm a big fan of Zig Ziglar's work. In fact, Zig is the reason I'm in this business. Zig used to say, "You can get anything you want in this world if you help enough others get what they want." Yes, life is all about giving Value. Then, a few years ago my friend, Eli Davidson said something very intriguing. "When someone has a problem that is urgent, pervasive, and expensive, you have a real opportunity to provide Value." Are you looking to level up in life? Today may be a good day to help someone get what they want.

More Time in Your Day
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 13:35
More Time in Your Day

How would you like more time in your day - or at least to feel that way? I enjoyed a fantastic weekend that seemed like a month. It was like a vacation as a child seem to last forever. Wouldn't it be cool to capture that feeling every day? It is possible to enjoy your personal time machine when you understand that time is relative. Your perception of time will determine how you experience your day. Try this: 1) Embrace anticipation. Focus your excitement on what is to come instead of what is in the past. 2) Slow down. Busy for the sake of busy will make time seem to pass quickly. So will life. 3) Introduced LOTS of sensory input for your mind to ponder. Complex thoughts, colorful visuals, even music will make it seem like you day is never ending. Confused? Listen to today's Daily Boost.

Reward For Hard Work
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 10:29
Reward For Hard Work

Have you ever imagined what life was going to be like when you reach your goals? What if life never got any easier? How would you feel then? The truth is, if you do anything well, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to do more. That's how you rise through the ranks of success. Does that mean you can never slow down? Only if you blindly chase the next golden nugget. The trick is to leverage your higher position. Set an expectation of higher pay, more flexibility, fewer hours, and more help as you earn respect. Stand your ground, you don't want to stay in the trenches forever, right? Ask for what you want. You deserved it.

What's Your Internal Motivation
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 12:26
What's Your Internal Motivation

Where do you get your motivation? It's not uncommon for somebody to say, "Motivate me, Scott!" Huh? Let me break this down into two simple rules: 1) External motivation is temporary. It will always lead to frustration and is most likely what you are using right now. 2) Internal motivation is forever. It will always be exciting and is what you are seeking. Finding your internal motivation is more than knowing why you want something. It's about feeling excited - even to the point of not being able to hold yourself back. If you are holding yourself back, while somebody else motivates you, you will never get what you want. Go inside yourself. That's where you'll find the answer.

3 Questions For Fast Success
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 12:46
3 Questions For Fast Success

If you've been looking for a quick way success- this will do it!   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, and what should it provide you. When you know, you can set goals to achieve it.   2) What is the absolute minimum necessary you need to achieve your goal? Keep it simple and know when you succeed.   3) What is the fastest and easiest path to get it done? Hint? Focus your activity on the next step in front of you.    

How To Get What You Want
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 12:54
How To Get What You Want

Have you ever noticed how nobody gets to the point these days?  It seems like everybody is beating around the bush, instead of asking for what they want. I have news for you.   People can't read your mind.  If you want something, you're going to have to ask for it.  But, it's not all about you. Before I continue, I have a warning. Be careful what you ask for just in case you get it.  Be specific, so there is no confusion.  Be on guard for creative answers that are not exactly what you want. Now, a three step formula to making it happen: 1) Come right out and ask for what you want. 2) Tell them how helping YOU will benefit THEM. 3) Tell them what to do next. Get ready!    

Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?
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2017-09-22 06:54:19 UTC 11:03
Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?

Have you ever felt as if something is holding you back from getting what you want?   Maybe you’re spending too much time learning? The challenge happens when your mind confuses learning and doing.  It can’t tell the difference between perception and reality - unless you tell it.  And, it's easy to get caught up stuffing your brain with new information.  The problem is, you are not working toward your goal. Here are some simple truths: 1) Learning is fun and required to make a better life. 2) Learning alone will not create results. 3) You don’t have to learn everything to succeed. When you consistently apply what you have learned, you will make progress.  Besides,  your brain is not big enough to hold all the knowledge in the world anyway. Don’t get stuck in the trap. When you grasp plenty to move, MOVE!

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:32
Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:38
Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:23
The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 12:15
9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:28
When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:58
60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 15:24
Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 14:19
How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:23
Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:59
Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:48
Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:05
Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:13
Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:06
Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 11:37
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

How To Level Up Your Life
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2017-09-22 13:40:30 UTC 10:41
How To Level Up Your Life

I'm a big fan of Zig Ziglar's work. In fact, Zig is the reason I'm in this business. Zig used to say, "You can get anything you want in this world if you help enough others get what they want." Yes, life is all about giving Value. Then, a few years ago my friend, Eli Davidson said something very intriguing. "When someone has a problem that is urgent, pervasive, and expensive, you have a real opportunity to provide Value." Are you looking to level up in life? Today may be a good day to help someone get what they want.

More Time in Your Day
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2017-09-22 13:40:31 UTC 13:35
More Time in Your Day

How would you like more time in your day - or at least to feel that way? I enjoyed a fantastic weekend that seemed like a month. It was like a vacation as a child seem to last forever. Wouldn't it be cool to capture that feeling every day? It is possible to enjoy your personal time machine when you understand that time is relative. Your perception of time will determine how you experience your day. Try this: 1) Embrace anticipation. Focus your excitement on what is to come instead of what is in the past. 2) Slow down. Busy for the sake of busy will make time seem to pass quickly. So will life. 3) Introduced LOTS of sensory input for your mind to ponder. Complex thoughts, colorful visuals, even music will make it seem like you day is never ending. Confused? Listen to today's Daily Boost.

Reward For Hard Work
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2017-09-22 13:40:31 UTC 10:29
Reward For Hard Work

Have you ever imagined what life was going to be like when you reach your goals? What if life never got any easier? How would you feel then? The truth is, if you do anything well, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to do more. That's how you rise through the ranks of success. Does that mean you can never slow down? Only if you blindly chase the next golden nugget. The trick is to leverage your higher position. Set an expectation of higher pay, more flexibility, fewer hours, and more help as you earn respect. Stand your ground, you don't want to stay in the trenches forever, right? Ask for what you want. You deserved it.

What's Your Internal Motivation
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2017-09-22 13:40:31 UTC 12:26
What's Your Internal Motivation

Where do you get your motivation? It's not uncommon for somebody to say, "Motivate me, Scott!" Huh? Let me break this down into two simple rules: 1) External motivation is temporary. It will always lead to frustration and is most likely what you are using right now. 2) Internal motivation is forever. It will always be exciting and is what you are seeking. Finding your internal motivation is more than knowing why you want something. It's about feeling excited - even to the point of not being able to hold yourself back. If you are holding yourself back, while somebody else motivates you, you will never get what you want. Go inside yourself. That's where you'll find the answer.

3 Questions For Fast Success
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2017-09-22 13:40:31 UTC 12:46
3 Questions For Fast Success

If you've been looking for a quick way success- this will do it!   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, and what should it provide you. When you know, you can set goals to achieve it.   2) What is the absolute minimum necessary you need to achieve your goal? Keep it simple and know when you succeed.   3) What is the fastest and easiest path to get it done? Hint? Focus your activity on the next step in front of you.    

How To Get What You Want
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2017-09-22 13:40:31 UTC 12:54
How To Get What You Want

Have you ever noticed how nobody gets to the point these days?  It seems like everybody is beating around the bush, instead of asking for what they want. I have news for you.   People can't read your mind.  If you want something, you're going to have to ask for it.  But, it's not all about you. Before I continue, I have a warning. Be careful what you ask for just in case you get it.  Be specific, so there is no confusion.  Be on guard for creative answers that are not exactly what you want. Now, a three step formula to making it happen: 1) Come right out and ask for what you want. 2) Tell them how helping YOU will benefit THEM. 3) Tell them what to do next. Get ready!    

Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?
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2017-09-22 13:40:31 UTC 11:03
Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing?

Have you ever felt as if something is holding you back from getting what you want?   Maybe you’re spending too much time learning? The challenge happens when your mind confuses learning and doing.  It can’t tell the difference between perception and reality - unless you tell it.  And, it's easy to get caught up stuffing your brain with new information.  The problem is, you are not working toward your goal. Here are some simple truths: 1) Learning is fun and required to make a better life. 2) Learning alone will not create results. 3) You don’t have to learn everything to succeed. When you consistently apply what you have learned, you will make progress.  Besides,  your brain is not big enough to hold all the knowledge in the world anyway. Don’t get stuck in the trap. When you grasp plenty to move, MOVE!

Mapping Your Success
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:41
Mapping Your Success

I've always believed life should be simple - especially on a Monday. There's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure I call MAPS. Motivation. Everything begins with motivation. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to keep track of your progress - which will provide more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work you plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and next step. Systemization. Lock in the steps that work for you and turn them into a repeatable system. Sustainability. Build momentum by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

Step Into The Spotlight
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:33
Step Into The Spotlight

Are your ready for your shining moment? Is it time for you to get out from behind the scenes? I'm sure you've heard the expression, "You're a ROCK STAR" - which has nothing to do with music. A Rock Star is the leader. Everybody knows their name. They have the spotlight. The audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that comes with the job. Behind the scenes, players may make the entire engine run. They may get mad respect from the audience. But, most folks don't know their names. If your Goals are leading you to a starring role, it may be time to step up. If you're happier in a support position, accept who you are and be the person you can.

Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:04
Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success

How do you start your week? 1) Continuing to work on the never-ending list of problems that you didn't get to last week? 2) Fly by the seat of your pants and pray for the best? 3) A forward-looking plan with the steps you will take to create the life of your dreams? I'll let you figure out which will get better results over the long-term.

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

How To Level Up Your Life
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How To Level Up Your Life

I'm a big fan of Zig Ziglar's work. In fact, Zig is the reason I'm in this business. Zig used to say, "You can get anything you want in this world if you help enough others get what they want." Yes, life is all about giving Value. Then, a few years ago my friend, Eli Davidson said something very intriguing. "When someone has a problem that is urgent, pervasive, and expensive, you have a real opportunity to provide Value." Are you looking to level up in life? Today may be a good day to help someone get what they want.

More Time in Your Day
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More Time in Your Day

How would you like more time in your day - or at least to feel that way? I enjoyed a fantastic weekend that seemed like a month. It was like a vacation as a child seem to last forever. Wouldn't it be cool to capture that feeling every day? It is possible to enjoy your personal time machine when you understand that time is relative. Your perception of time will determine how you experience your day. Try this: 1) Embrace anticipation. Focus your excitement on what is to come instead of what is in the past. 2) Slow down. Busy for the sake of busy will make time seem to pass quickly. So will life. 3) Introduced LOTS of sensory input for your mind to ponder. Complex thoughts, colorful visuals, even music will make it seem like you day is never ending. Confused? Listen to today's Daily Boost.

Reward For Hard Work
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Reward For Hard Work

Have you ever imagined what life was going to be like when you reach your goals? What if life never got any easier? How would you feel then? The truth is, if you do anything well, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to do more. That's how you rise through the ranks of success. Does that mean you can never slow down? Only if you blindly chase the next golden nugget. The trick is to leverage your higher position. Set an expectation of higher pay, more flexibility, fewer hours, and more help as you earn respect. Stand your ground, you don't want to stay in the trenches forever, right? Ask for what you want. You deserved it.

What's Your Internal Motivation
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What's Your Internal Motivation

Where do you get your motivation? It's not uncommon for somebody to say, "Motivate me, Scott!" Huh? Let me break this down into two simple rules: 1) External motivation is temporary. It will always lead to frustration and is most likely what you are using right now. 2) Internal motivation is forever. It will always be exciting and is what you are seeking. Finding your internal motivation is more than knowing why you want something. It's about feeling excited - even to the point of not being able to hold yourself back. If you are holding yourself back, while somebody else motivates you, you will never get what you want. Go inside yourself. That's where you'll find the answer.

Mapping Your Success
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Mapping Your Success

I've always believed life should be simple - especially on a Monday. There's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure I call MAPS. Motivation. Everything begins with motivation. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to keep track of your progress - which will provide more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work you plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and next step. Systemization. Lock in the steps that work for you and turn them into a repeatable system. Sustainability. Build momentum by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

Step Into The Spotlight
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Step Into The Spotlight

Are your ready for your shining moment? Is it time for you to get out from behind the scenes? I'm sure you've heard the expression, "You're a ROCK STAR" - which has nothing to do with music. A Rock Star is the leader. Everybody knows their name. They have the spotlight. The audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that comes with the job. Behind the scenes, players may make the entire engine run. They may get mad respect from the audience. But, most folks don't know their names. If your Goals are leading you to a starring role, it may be time to step up. If you're happier in a support position, accept who you are and be the person you can.

Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success
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Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success

How do you start your week? 1) Continuing to work on the never-ending list of problems that you didn't get to last week? 2) Fly by the seat of your pants and pray for the best? 3) A forward-looking plan with the steps you will take to create the life of your dreams? I'll let you figure out which will get better results over the long-term.

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:32
Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:38
Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:23
The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 12:15
9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:28
When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:58
60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 15:24
Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 14:19
How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:23
Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 10:59
Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:48
Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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2017-10-03 08:11:18 UTC 11:05
Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 11:13
Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 11:06
Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 11:37
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

How To Level Up Your Life
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 10:41
How To Level Up Your Life

I'm a big fan of Zig Ziglar's work. In fact, Zig is the reason I'm in this business. Zig used to say, "You can get anything you want in this world if you help enough others get what they want." Yes, life is all about giving Value. Then, a few years ago my friend, Eli Davidson said something very intriguing. "When someone has a problem that is urgent, pervasive, and expensive, you have a real opportunity to provide Value." Are you looking to level up in life? Today may be a good day to help someone get what they want.

More Time in Your Day
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 13:35
More Time in Your Day

How would you like more time in your day - or at least to feel that way? I enjoyed a fantastic weekend that seemed like a month. It was like a vacation as a child seem to last forever. Wouldn't it be cool to capture that feeling every day? It is possible to enjoy your personal time machine when you understand that time is relative. Your perception of time will determine how you experience your day. Try this: 1) Embrace anticipation. Focus your excitement on what is to come instead of what is in the past. 2) Slow down. Busy for the sake of busy will make time seem to pass quickly. So will life. 3) Introduced LOTS of sensory input for your mind to ponder. Complex thoughts, colorful visuals, even music will make it seem like you day is never ending. Confused? Listen to today's Daily Boost.

Reward For Hard Work
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 10:29
Reward For Hard Work

Have you ever imagined what life was going to be like when you reach your goals? What if life never got any easier? How would you feel then? The truth is, if you do anything well, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to do more. That's how you rise through the ranks of success. Does that mean you can never slow down? Only if you blindly chase the next golden nugget. The trick is to leverage your higher position. Set an expectation of higher pay, more flexibility, fewer hours, and more help as you earn respect. Stand your ground, you don't want to stay in the trenches forever, right? Ask for what you want. You deserved it.

What's Your Internal Motivation
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2017-10-03 08:11:19 UTC 12:26
What's Your Internal Motivation

Where do you get your motivation? It's not uncommon for somebody to say, "Motivate me, Scott!" Huh? Let me break this down into two simple rules: 1) External motivation is temporary. It will always lead to frustration and is most likely what you are using right now. 2) Internal motivation is forever. It will always be exciting and is what you are seeking. Finding your internal motivation is more than knowing why you want something. It's about feeling excited - even to the point of not being able to hold yourself back. If you are holding yourself back, while somebody else motivates you, you will never get what you want. Go inside yourself. That's where you'll find the answer.

Preparing For Success
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:21
Preparing For Success

Every day I hear how one of my clients is building a bridge to a new life. Did you know? If you want to change your life, there is likely a gap between here and there. You're going to need a bridge. If you desire change, you must honor the foundation that is your current life. There's no quitting your job or ditching the lease until you have a plan. You also need to know your destination and start building your new foundation. That could be saving money or going back to school. The goal is to establish your foundation. Slowly take actions that will draw the two sides closer until they connect. Eventually, you will begin to live your dreams. Take your time. It's the journey, not the destination.

Mapping Your Success
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:41
Mapping Your Success

I've always believed life should be simple - especially on a Monday. There's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure I call MAPS. Motivation. Everything begins with motivation. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to keep track of your progress - which will provide more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work you plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and next step. Systemization. Lock in the steps that work for you and turn them into a repeatable system. Sustainability. Build momentum by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

Step Into The Spotlight
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:33
Step Into The Spotlight

Are your ready for your shining moment? Is it time for you to get out from behind the scenes? I'm sure you've heard the expression, "You're a ROCK STAR" - which has nothing to do with music. A Rock Star is the leader. Everybody knows their name. They have the spotlight. The audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that comes with the job. Behind the scenes, players may make the entire engine run. They may get mad respect from the audience. But, most folks don't know their names. If your Goals are leading you to a starring role, it may be time to step up. If you're happier in a support position, accept who you are and be the person you can.

Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:04
Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success

How do you start your week? 1) Continuing to work on the never-ending list of problems that you didn't get to last week? 2) Fly by the seat of your pants and pray for the best? 3) A forward-looking plan with the steps you will take to create the life of your dreams? I'll let you figure out which will get better results over the long-term.

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:32
Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-10-11 13:41:16 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:38
Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:23
The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 12:15
9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:28
When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:58
60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 15:24
Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 14:19
How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 11:23
Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:59
Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 11:48
Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 11:05
Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 11:13
Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 11:06
Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 11:37
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

How To Level Up Your Life
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:41
How To Level Up Your Life

I'm a big fan of Zig Ziglar's work. In fact, Zig is the reason I'm in this business. Zig used to say, "You can get anything you want in this world if you help enough others get what they want." Yes, life is all about giving Value. Then, a few years ago my friend, Eli Davidson said something very intriguing. "When someone has a problem that is urgent, pervasive, and expensive, you have a real opportunity to provide Value." Are you looking to level up in life? Today may be a good day to help someone get what they want.

More Time in Your Day
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 13:35
More Time in Your Day

How would you like more time in your day - or at least to feel that way? I enjoyed a fantastic weekend that seemed like a month. It was like a vacation as a child seem to last forever. Wouldn't it be cool to capture that feeling every day? It is possible to enjoy your personal time machine when you understand that time is relative. Your perception of time will determine how you experience your day. Try this: 1) Embrace anticipation. Focus your excitement on what is to come instead of what is in the past. 2) Slow down. Busy for the sake of busy will make time seem to pass quickly. So will life. 3) Introduced LOTS of sensory input for your mind to ponder. Complex thoughts, colorful visuals, even music will make it seem like you day is never ending. Confused? Listen to today's Daily Boost.

Reward For Hard Work
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2017-10-11 13:41:17 UTC 10:29
Reward For Hard Work

Have you ever imagined what life was going to be like when you reach your goals? What if life never got any easier? How would you feel then? The truth is, if you do anything well, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to do more. That's how you rise through the ranks of success. Does that mean you can never slow down? Only if you blindly chase the next golden nugget. The trick is to leverage your higher position. Set an expectation of higher pay, more flexibility, fewer hours, and more help as you earn respect. Stand your ground, you don't want to stay in the trenches forever, right? Ask for what you want. You deserved it.

Getting Over The Bar
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 08:59
Getting Over The Bar

Going for big goals in life can seem like you need to shoot for the stars to get what you want. It's easier than that. The big stuff in life can seem overwhelming. But it's only a series of small accomplishments that add up to success. I like to think of reach goals as pole vaulting - a sport where winning doesn't require you to soar to new heights. As you run toward your dreams, keeping your eye on the prize, you only have to clear the bar to succeed. Clear the bar by a little every day, and you'll be thrilled by how high you will fly.

Always Wear Your Success Seat Belt
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 10:01
Always Wear Your Success Seat Belt

I like simple. Simple works. It gets things done. Today I would like to share the world simplest success strategy. It will radically transform everything. Everybody I've ever known who enjoyed massive success made a decision. Eliminate distraction and focus on goals. If necessary, strap themselves into their favorite chair and refuse to leave until completed. Get there faster. Put your focus in ONE direction until you get what you want.

Who Influences You
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 11:37
Who Influences You

The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the people with whom you spend most of your time. They are influencers, but here's the rub. Most folks spend their days influenced by others. Worse, they do it without giving permission or even paying attention. Are you happy, fit, motivated, prosperous, and living large? I bet you are hanging out with folks who are the same. If not, you're not. What's the quickest, easiest, and most fun way for you to change your world? Find a few new friends, co-workers, and yes, family members who are living the life you desire. Don't focus on what you feel you're losing. Once you begin meeting new folks, you'll forget about the way your life used to be.

Preparing For Success
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 12:21
Preparing For Success

Every day I hear how one of my clients is building a bridge to a new life. Did you know? If you want to change your life, there is likely a gap between here and there. You're going to need a bridge. If you desire change, you must honor the foundation that is your current life. There's no quitting your job or ditching the lease until you have a plan. You also need to know your destination and start building your new foundation. That could be saving money or going back to school. The goal is to establish your foundation. Slowly take actions that will draw the two sides closer until they connect. Eventually, you will begin to live your dreams. Take your time. It's the journey, not the destination.

Mapping Your Success
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 11:41
Mapping Your Success

I've always believed life should be simple - especially on a Monday. There's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure I call MAPS. Motivation. Everything begins with motivation. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to keep track of your progress - which will provide more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work you plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and next step. Systemization. Lock in the steps that work for you and turn them into a repeatable system. Sustainability. Build momentum by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

Step Into The Spotlight
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 11:33
Step Into The Spotlight

Are your ready for your shining moment? Is it time for you to get out from behind the scenes? I'm sure you've heard the expression, "You're a ROCK STAR" - which has nothing to do with music. A Rock Star is the leader. Everybody knows their name. They have the spotlight. The audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that comes with the job. Behind the scenes, players may make the entire engine run. They may get mad respect from the audience. But, most folks don't know their names. If your Goals are leading you to a starring role, it may be time to step up. If you're happier in a support position, accept who you are and be the person you can.

Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success
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Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success

How do you start your week? 1) Continuing to work on the never-ending list of problems that you didn't get to last week? 2) Fly by the seat of your pants and pray for the best? 3) A forward-looking plan with the steps you will take to create the life of your dreams? I'll let you figure out which will get better results over the long-term.

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Taking Control of Everything
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Taking Control of Everything

Hmmm... How about a little tough love today. Lately, there has been one piece of advice I seem to be passing along on a daily basis. If you want to control your destiny, it's time to take control of your life. How do you do that? The first step is for you to evaluate your life. I like to call it "Taking an Inventory." Good. Bad. Ugly. It doesn't matter. You can't move forward until you dig deep into your life and access your current foundation. Relationships? Debt? Job? Friends? Hobbies? Dreams? Goals? You need to know exactly where you are standing in all areas of your life. Your future success requires that you don't bury your head in the sand.

Ready. Fire. Aim.
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2017-10-23 12:57:32 UTC 11:37
Ready. Fire. Aim.

Would you like a shortcut to getting anything you want in life? Would you like to get there quicker, faster and easier? Since you're a mover and a shaker, you know the value of using Goals in your day-to-day life. Goals are those magical gems that give you the power to turn your dreams into reality. Here's the simple secret to achieving massive success with your Goals. Commit yourself ONLY to take action that moves you closer to your Goal. Period! Stay focused, say "No," and slice and dice the day create motion in the direction of your choice. Keep going until you get there. Once you have success, keep perfecting your actions until they run on autopilot. Your next great adventure can wait until you complete your current journey.

Are You a Successful Person?
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:44
Are You a Successful Person?

Success leaves clues. Are you a successful person? The person who has the strongest "Why" always wins. The person who shows up consistently always wins. The person who is most persistent always wins. The person who never assumes always wins. The person who is the best at what they do always wins. The person who plans and documents the journey and interactions always wins. The person who never gives up total control to others always wins. The person who accepts responsibility for themselves always wins. The person who serves the most always wins. The person who accepts advice, yet makes up their mind always wins. So? Are you?

Expect To Be Treated Nice
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:12
Expect To Be Treated Nice

I have a rule in life; treat me nice. It's not uncommon to stumble across another person who is not having a good day, in a bad mood, and is not being nice. I don't think we should let that stand. My solution is to I say, "why are you mean to me when I'm so nice to you?" Their response? Usually, a silence that is quickly followed by confusion. They realize what they are doing, that I am correct and apologize. Life is good again. When they keep up their bad ways, I say something else. "I don't deal with folks who aren't nice to me. Let me know when that happens." Then I leave. It works like a charm.

Getting Over The Bar
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 08:59
Getting Over The Bar

Going for big goals in life can seem like you need to shoot for the stars to get what you want. It's easier than that. The big stuff in life can seem overwhelming. But it's only a series of small accomplishments that add up to success. I like to think of reach goals as pole vaulting - a sport where winning doesn't require you to soar to new heights. As you run toward your dreams, keeping your eye on the prize, you only have to clear the bar to succeed. Clear the bar by a little every day, and you'll be thrilled by how high you will fly.

Always Wear Your Success Seat Belt
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 10:01
Always Wear Your Success Seat Belt

I like simple. Simple works. It gets things done. Today I would like to share the world simplest success strategy. It will radically transform everything. Everybody I've ever known who enjoyed massive success made a decision. Eliminate distraction and focus on goals. If necessary, strap themselves into their favorite chair and refuse to leave until completed. Get there faster. Put your focus in ONE direction until you get what you want.

Who Influences You
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:37
Who Influences You

The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the people with whom you spend most of your time. They are influencers, but here's the rub. Most folks spend their days influenced by others. Worse, they do it without giving permission or even paying attention. Are you happy, fit, motivated, prosperous, and living large? I bet you are hanging out with folks who are the same. If not, you're not. What's the quickest, easiest, and most fun way for you to change your world? Find a few new friends, co-workers, and yes, family members who are living the life you desire. Don't focus on what you feel you're losing. Once you begin meeting new folks, you'll forget about the way your life used to be.

Preparing For Success
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:21
Preparing For Success

Every day I hear how one of my clients is building a bridge to a new life. Did you know? If you want to change your life, there is likely a gap between here and there. You're going to need a bridge. If you desire change, you must honor the foundation that is your current life. There's no quitting your job or ditching the lease until you have a plan. You also need to know your destination and start building your new foundation. That could be saving money or going back to school. The goal is to establish your foundation. Slowly take actions that will draw the two sides closer until they connect. Eventually, you will begin to live your dreams. Take your time. It's the journey, not the destination.

Mapping Your Success
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:41
Mapping Your Success

I've always believed life should be simple - especially on a Monday. There's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure I call MAPS. Motivation. Everything begins with motivation. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to keep track of your progress - which will provide more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work you plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and next step. Systemization. Lock in the steps that work for you and turn them into a repeatable system. Sustainability. Build momentum by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

Step Into The Spotlight
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:33
Step Into The Spotlight

Are your ready for your shining moment? Is it time for you to get out from behind the scenes? I'm sure you've heard the expression, "You're a ROCK STAR" - which has nothing to do with music. A Rock Star is the leader. Everybody knows their name. They have the spotlight. The audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that comes with the job. Behind the scenes, players may make the entire engine run. They may get mad respect from the audience. But, most folks don't know their names. If your Goals are leading you to a starring role, it may be time to step up. If you're happier in a support position, accept who you are and be the person you can.

Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:04
Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success

How do you start your week? 1) Continuing to work on the never-ending list of problems that you didn't get to last week? 2) Fly by the seat of your pants and pray for the best? 3) A forward-looking plan with the steps you will take to create the life of your dreams? I'll let you figure out which will get better results over the long-term.

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.

9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 12:15
9 Ways To Relax And Enjoy Life

A lot is going to happen this week that will attempt to stress you out, pull you off track, and make you question why you do what you do. Here are a few thoughts that will center you in any storm. 1) Acknowledge that all emotions come from within you. 2) Find someone you respect and use them to stay honest. 3) Recognize there is life after failure. 4) Read purposefully, and 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 and be present. 9) Remind yourself that time for YOU is your most precious resource. I bet you better already!

When a Thought Pops Into Your Head
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When a Thought Pops Into Your Head

A thought popped into your head. What are you going to do? Since we know that you become what you think about most of the time, it might be a good idea process that thought as quickly as possible. Why? Three possible choices have the power to guide your life: 1) You choose to discard the idea and remove it from your thoughts. 2) You immediately make the decision to follow through and turn your idea into reality. 3) You let it linger while you sit on the fence over what you should do. Choosing options one or two places you in control of your destiny. Option three will send you down an unknown path. The choice is yours. Make it a good one.

60 Second Story Telling Formula
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60 Second Story Telling Formula

I'm always getting folks asking about using a story to build relationships. Since humans are unique among creatures that walk the earth in how they use story, it's an excellent idea. But there's a problem. If you've ever cornered by someone insisting on telling you their life story - you're going to love this. Here's the formula for telling your story within sixty seconds. 1) Identity. Who are you and what are your motivations? Short and sweet. 2) Struggle. What did you go through while on your journey? Short and sweet. 3) What did you discover along your way? Short and sweet. 4) What was the result? Yes, short and sweet. With a little practice, you can deliver your story in less than sixty seconds. You will also resonate with the person in front of you, and move your relationship to the next level.

Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 15:24
Keeping It Real When Chasing Dreams

I've been noticing a trend in folks who finally figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Let me throw down a couple of truths. 1) Figuring out what you want to do is most of the battle. Be clear about what you want - even if it's only the first step. 2) Never run toward your dreams too quickly. You must take care of your present reality. Balance your old while you move to your new. 3) Unless you are independently wealthy, you are going to need money. Don't give up your day job. 4) Always be willing to do the stuff your running from IF it helps you get to your goal faster. Keep doing it until you don't need it anymore. 5) Never give up. Your goal was important enough to chase so keep pursuing it until you reach it. Otherwise, don't start. Keep it real until your dreams become real.

How Happy People See Life
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 14:19
How Happy People See Life

Did you know that happy people are regular people that look at the world differently? They don't wear rose colored glasses either. The have a better way: 1) They realize that if you are alive, you will have problems. 2) They accept that dealing with problems is a privilege of being alive. 3) They don't get frustrated. They know problems mean you are shaking up life and living. 4) Happy people accept responsibility for solving problems. They never run from them. 5) A good day for a happy person is dealing with everything life can throw at you. Getting a great nights sleep and doing it all over again is the reward. By the way - It's amazing how this kind of attitude seems to make most problems never show up in the first place.

Passion vs. Purpose
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:23
Passion vs. Purpose

Have you thought about living your passion today? A few days ago, a listener asked, "What's the difference between Passion and Purpose?" What a great way to start the week! Passion is your compelling emotions behind your dreams. Your feelings drive your passion. Your Purpose is the why behind it all. Your Purpose is the deep reason for your existence. Following your passion while living out your purpose is the ultimate life goal. Emotion + Logic = Happy Life!

Take The Easy Way
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 10:59
Take The Easy Way

Do you ever feel like you're always fighting an uphill battle? Why is it that everybody seems to believe that life is supposed to be difficult. That you must be willing to suffer through arduous tasks, long hours, and hard projects. Who said you must give up all your fun if you want more success in life? Yes, some things are difficult - but nothing should stay that way forever. If you find yourself beating your head against the wall, it might be time to look over your shoulder. I bet there's another way - an easier way. Go-with-the-flow, my friend. It makes the process so much more fun.

Success Beyond Failure
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:48
Success Beyond Failure

Have you ever wondered how to succeed in a long-term Goal? Without endless nights of crying yourself to sleep? It won't help to remind you that everything is hard before it gets easy. Or, that if it were easy everybody would do it. Try this: 1) Know what you want. Easy peasy - right? 2) Get a Coach and train, train, train. Counting on Google to help you master your new skill is not a good plan. Get a REAL Coach. 3) Trust your training while you practice, practice, practice. You'll get better. I promise. 4) Commit to continuing until you reach your Goal - no matter what. Yes, it will be hard. Then again, you'll soon be one of those lucky people are blessed with a life others envy.

Engaging Quickly
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:05
Engaging Quickly

Whether you're in business, have a job, go to school, or just live life, your ability to present well will supercharge your success. Here are 5 tips I use every day: 1) Understand most folk's only expectation is that you will wow them. They are not expecting bad. You shouldn't either. 2) Join the conversation THEY are already having inside their head, not the one YOU are having. 3) You'll move faster if you drop the small talk and dig into the meat of your communication. You can fill in additional information later. 4) The sooner you can get people to suspend disbelief and engage with you, the sooner you will have success. 5) Stop overkill. Find the first best place to take your exit and being your meeting to an end. You're going to be amazed how well this works.

Stop Procrastinating
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2017-10-24 10:41:28 UTC 11:13
Stop Procrastinating

Are you a member of the Procrastination Club? If so, you are participating in one of the most popular groups ever devised. Everybody joins eventually. So, what is procrastination? The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that you should do now. Is it possible that you are not procrastinating? Maybe you're just forcing yourself to do something that you don't need or want to do anyway? Maybe you're getting caught up in the caught up? Making busy, keeping up with the Jones? There's so much you can do today. How many are you procrastinating, and how many should you toss off your list?

Value Driven Life
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 13:02
Value Driven Life

Would you like to know the secret to living a happy life in a complicated world?  It’s simple; listen to your gut instinct. Since the day you were born, you've been etching lessons into your mind with every experience.  You are forming a roadmap inside of you. People have also influenced your life.  They too have added to your roadmap with their wisdom and actions.  Good and bad. Every experience you have in life adds up to the creation of a set of Guiding Values that lives inside of you.  You paid a substantial price for that knowledge.  Why not use it for more control over your life? Listen to your Inner Guiding Values.  Only move forward when you trust your actions are in alignment with the Values that are important to you.

You Always Get Another Chance
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:14
You Always Get Another Chance

Does creating the life you want cause you feel like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day? If you want to achieve your goals, you better get used to it. Whether you succeeded or fail, every rising Sun brings new opportunity.  You will always get another chance to improve what you worked on the day before.  You can always try again to reach your goals. Today is the first day of you making your dreams come true. So was yesterday. So is tomorrow. You always get another chance to make your dreams come true - as long as that's what you want.

The Strangest Secret
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 10:54
The Strangest Secret

Earl Nightingale's created one of the great motivational works of history. “The Strangest Secret” began as a tool to motivate his insurance company sales force.   It is now a motivational standard. What is the strangest secret that makes everything possible? 1) You become what you think. 2) You must pay the prices 3) We must control our thoughts. 4) Cut away all limitations of the 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 doing more than you must to get it.

Positive Life Control
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:55
Positive Life Control

Wouldn’t it be great to start your week with a positive attitude and in total control? I’m a guy who likes little airplanes.  I’ll always remember the first time my instructor commanded me to blow off a great landing.  He wanted me to GO AROUND, and try again. Over the years I’ve learned that same thing happens in life.  In day-to-day life, you can bet that somebody or something is going to mess up with your plans. Pilots handle it this way: 1)  Hit the gas and apply full power to the engine. 2) Pull the nose of the aircraft up and climb. 3)  Adjust settings until you have positive control and try again. When something gets in your way today, MOVE into action.  Pull your chin up and establish a positive attitude.  Try again until you get what you want.

Power of Awareness
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:25
Power of Awareness

People who live their passion have a secret.  They know your best life doesn’t happen by accident.  Unhappy people let the winds of life shift their awareness from distraction to distraction.  Dreams stay out of reach.  Passion is the result of awareness.  It’s time to be aware. Be aware of what you want in your life. Be aware when you are living your passion in daily life. Be aware of the actions you are taking to create your experience. Be aware that you are always taking those actions.  Turn on your awareness.  Shift your focus.  Pay attention to what's important to you.  Live your passion every day.

Seizing The Moment of Change
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:50
Seizing The Moment of Change

Someday soon, a life event will rock your world.  You may not see it coming. A trusted friend will disappoint you. Your boss may deny the raise you deserve.  A loved one may get sick or die. Nothing is by chance.  Cause and Effect are at play.  Most life rocking events have been heading your way for a long time.  You didn’t want face up to it. Sprit-breaking events 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 now been opened.  Hurry and step through before somebody holds you back again. When everything changes, it may be time to make some changes for yourself.

Breaking Bad Habits For a Better Life
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 12:43
Breaking Bad Habits For a Better Life

Have you struggled to break a habit?  One that you know is holding you back?   Bad habits are not good.  They can mess up your day in a big way.  They’re also not permanent.  You weren’t born with bad habits.  You are not required under penalty of law to keep bad habits.  Nobody loves you because of your bad habits.    Since there’s no real reason to keep bad habits, why not replace them?   It is simple.   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.  Be more “Gooder than Badder.”   Start something new to replace your bad habits  If you slip, catch yourself and shift back to your new behavior.   The bad will disappear forever.

Always Do The Right Thing
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 10:41
Always Do The Right Thing

Always Do The Right Thing   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 during this most Value filled time of the year.

Why You Must Have Persistence
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:07
Why You Must Have Persistence

Are you wondering if you have what it takes to make your dreams come true? Remember what Calvin Coolidge said: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” In our society, we don’t get rewarded for the journey. We get rewarded for the results we produce. What's the secret to success? Focus on your outcome and be more persistent than everybody else.

Do Good First
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 10:17
Do Good First

Not a day passes without someone asking, "How do I get another person to help me get what I want?" Persuading others is one of the keys to getting what you want in life - and here's a big secret; it's NOT about you! You'll get what you want quicker by focusing on how you can help others solve a problem with the "Ladder of Desire." When it comes to problem-solving, most folks lecture about what to do. The lowest level if the Ladder of Desire. One that rarely builds a real connection. A more effective solution is to show them the way and explain how to solve their problem. The MOST worthy way is to offer to take care of their dilemma for them - the top of the Ladder of Desire.

Are You a Successful Person?
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:44
Are You a Successful Person?

Success leaves clues. Are you a successful person? The person who has the strongest "Why" always wins. The person who shows up consistently always wins. The person who is most persistent always wins. The person who never assumes always wins. The person who is the best at what they do always wins. The person who plans and documents the journey and interactions always wins. The person who never gives up total control to others always wins. The person who accepts responsibility for themselves always wins. The person who serves the most always wins. The person who accepts advice, yet makes up their mind always wins. So? Are you?

Expect To Be Treated Nice
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:12
Expect To Be Treated Nice

I have a rule in life; treat me nice. It's not uncommon to stumble across another person who is not having a good day, in a bad mood, and is not being nice. I don't think we should let that stand. My solution is to I say, "why are you mean to me when I'm so nice to you?" Their response? Usually, a silence that is quickly followed by confusion. They realize what they are doing, that I am correct and apologize. Life is good again. When they keep up their bad ways, I say something else. "I don't deal with folks who aren't nice to me. Let me know when that happens." Then I leave. It works like a charm.

Getting Over The Bar
08:59
2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 08:59
Getting Over The Bar

Going for big goals in life can seem like you need to shoot for the stars to get what you want. It's easier than that. The big stuff in life can seem overwhelming. But it's only a series of small accomplishments that add up to success. I like to think of reach goals as pole vaulting - a sport where winning doesn't require you to soar to new heights. As you run toward your dreams, keeping your eye on the prize, you only have to clear the bar to succeed. Clear the bar by a little every day, and you'll be thrilled by how high you will fly.

Always Wear Your Success Seat Belt
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 10:01
Always Wear Your Success Seat Belt

I like simple. Simple works. It gets things done. Today I would like to share the world simplest success strategy. It will radically transform everything. Everybody I've ever known who enjoyed massive success made a decision. Eliminate distraction and focus on goals. If necessary, strap themselves into their favorite chair and refuse to leave until completed. Get there faster. Put your focus in ONE direction until you get what you want.

Who Influences You
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:37
Who Influences You

The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the people with whom you spend most of your time. They are influencers, but here's the rub. Most folks spend their days influenced by others. Worse, they do it without giving permission or even paying attention. Are you happy, fit, motivated, prosperous, and living large? I bet you are hanging out with folks who are the same. If not, you're not. What's the quickest, easiest, and most fun way for you to change your world? Find a few new friends, co-workers, and yes, family members who are living the life you desire. Don't focus on what you feel you're losing. Once you begin meeting new folks, you'll forget about the way your life used to be.

Preparing For Success
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 12:21
Preparing For Success

Every day I hear how one of my clients is building a bridge to a new life. Did you know? If you want to change your life, there is likely a gap between here and there. You're going to need a bridge. If you desire change, you must honor the foundation that is your current life. There's no quitting your job or ditching the lease until you have a plan. You also need to know your destination and start building your new foundation. That could be saving money or going back to school. The goal is to establish your foundation. Slowly take actions that will draw the two sides closer until they connect. Eventually, you will begin to live your dreams. Take your time. It's the journey, not the destination.

Mapping Your Success
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:41
Mapping Your Success

I've always believed life should be simple - especially on a Monday. There's no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure I call MAPS. Motivation. Everything begins with motivation. Know your "WHY," get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step is to keep track of your progress - which will provide more motivation. Planning. Plan your work, work you plan. Never begin until you know at least your first and next step. Systemization. Lock in the steps that work for you and turn them into a repeatable system. Sustainability. Build momentum by stacking accomplishment upon accomplishment. Never build a house of cards. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.

Step Into The Spotlight
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:33
Step Into The Spotlight

Are your ready for your shining moment? Is it time for you to get out from behind the scenes? I'm sure you've heard the expression, "You're a ROCK STAR" - which has nothing to do with music. A Rock Star is the leader. Everybody knows their name. They have the spotlight. The audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that comes with the job. Behind the scenes, players may make the entire engine run. They may get mad respect from the audience. But, most folks don't know their names. If your Goals are leading you to a starring role, it may be time to step up. If you're happier in a support position, accept who you are and be the person you can.

Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 12:04
Fly By The Seat of Your Pants Success

How do you start your week? 1) Continuing to work on the never-ending list of problems that you didn't get to last week? 2) Fly by the seat of your pants and pray for the best? 3) A forward-looking plan with the steps you will take to create the life of your dreams? I'll let you figure out which will get better results over the long-term.

Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:38
Creative Destruction Makes Life Fun

Do you like destruction in your life? Most folks would say, "NO!" What if I were to tell you that you MUST disrupt to get what you want? I've always practiced "Creative Destruction" in my life - a business concept that means old products are always being replaced by new. Think iPhone 8. Creative Destruction accounts for 50% of all economic growth and is essential for survival. The same rules apply in your personal life. Instead of fighting change, why not improve your life by 50% by continually evolving into a newer and more updated experience?

The Storm Makes You Stronger
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 08:55
The Storm Makes You Stronger

Operation Reinvention took another when we moved out of our home into our motorhome. It happened only 36 hours before getting orders to evacuate for Hurricane Irma. We chose Panama City, Florida. Sunday morning we awoke with the campground buzzing. Irma had shifted. The was only one question. Will we hunker down and shelter in place or hit the road? We chose to stay. Within minutes a group of strangers became a village and circled the wagons. Those of us with large motor homes formed a wind block for the smaller trainers. We figured out who had food, water, fuel, generators, communication, and safety gear. Within an hour, our compound was secure and ready to ride out the storm. As Zig Ziglar is famous saying, "You can get everything you want in life if you help others get what they want." Good advice - especially when facing a storm.

Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 12:06
Getting Things Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy

It's a new week, and I'm sure you have a lot to get done. If you use a To-Do list, I'd like to give you a powerful new mindset that will make your days much more fun. First, it's time to lose your To-Do list and replace it with a "Did I Do It" list - and there is a BIG difference. With a To-Do List, most folks find themselves a slave to the check mark and stressing out about how much there is to do. A "Did I Do It List" assumes that you know what you have to accomplish and are only checking to make sure you've done it. The secret to making this work is only to commit to three important projects per day. Everything else is a subtask that only needs confirmation of completion. In summary. Do only three items per day and check to make sure you're taking the steps required to keep moving.

Laser Targeted Networking
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 13:06
Laser Targeted Networking

Have you ever had a goal that you want but can't seem to network with the right people? You are not alone. How about a little hard earned advice about networking for success. 1) Most folks you meet will not result in the advancement you seek. They are most likely in the same place as you. It's the Law of Averages. 2) Even though they might not be able to help, they may have a circle of influence of importance to you. If so, find a way inside. 3) Following the herd over the cliff and running with the crowd will result in an average experience. One that is likely the creation of another person's agenda. 4) The best place to find influencers is not amongst the crowd. Try the gym, coffee shop, or hallway. Be creative. You will find success between the lines of life. Open your eyes and discover your path.

Everything's Impossible Until...
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 10:53
Everything's Impossible Until...

Do you sometimes feel as if you are so close to achieving your goal that you can taste it? Are 3 feet from gold? A few year's back the book "3 Feet From Gold" hit the shelves. Since then many people have mistaken its meaning as, "If I keep digging I'll get there." Probably not. The book follows Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich principles. It also included the success formula; (P+T) x A x A=Success. Combine your Passion with your Talent. Develop your Associations with others who can help. Apply Massive Imperfect Action. Your success is assured. Everything is impossible until it becomes real.

Personal Brinksmanship
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 13:11
Personal Brinksmanship

Brinksmanship. It's the art or practice of pursuing a policy to the limits of safety before stopping. Are you a Brinksman? If you want to get what you want in life, you will need to push the envelope to the limits. That requires brinksmanship. Brinksmanship applies in business and politics. It makes all parties uncomfortable. Only one party will understand the process. The other will feel threatened. If you want something, it's very likely somebody or something will stand in your way. Convince them that you will follow through on your promise to succeed no matter what. They will get out of your way. Brinksmanship takes strategy and courage. Decide what you want. Stick to your plan. Hold onto your courage. Enjoy your success.

Stop The Insanity
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2017-12-13 15:51:10 UTC 11:29
Stop The Insanity

In your entire life, has anybody ever said to you, "it's good to be a quitter?" Consider today, the day you received some excellent advice. Being a good quitter isn't an excuse. It should never be an option for making things easier. It's a wise choice when your progress has you going around in circles or stopped. When your inner-voice begins to sound the warning, listen. There's no need to wait for the inevitable. Trust yourself and move on as soon as possible. I see a very good nights sleep in your future!

Anticipation Engine
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:20
Anticipation Engine

How would you like automatic motivation for the rest of your life? From the time you were very young, there have been events that you couldn't wait to arrive. Christmas, birthdays, weddings, vacations, job interviews among them. The anticipation is magical and very motivating. How would you like to harness that "Anticipation Engine?" How would you like a steady stream and never-ending exciting life moments? Here's how: 1) Choose one of your Bucket List items and decided to make it happen. Don’t be picky. Start now. 2) As you begin to move, your anticipation will grow. Use that feeling to drive your actions. 3) After your reach, your goal, decide on your next project and begin right away. Repeat forever. The goal is to create a life-long series of events. Use them to drive anticipation, and you will always live and exciting life.

Catalyst For Success
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 10:40
Catalyst For Success

I love to say, "Life Begins When You Move" and "Stand up, take a step, repeat." But how much energy do you need to get started? I bet it's less than you think. In chemical engineering, a catalyst makes a reaction happen more quickly. You need a Personal Development Catalyst - and excitement is the key ingredient. When you're excited about one thing, everything else gets easier. With excitement, thresholds lower, focus shifts, and forward momentum begins. How do you apply this? Don't worry about HOW. That will take care of itself. Get excited about your dreams and follow the path that appears in front of you.

Four Words That Keep The Focus on You
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 10:36
Four Words That Keep The Focus on You

Communicating with others is a required skill for staying focused on your goals. Next time somebody attempts to pull you off course... Simply say “Yes, and..." to their request. Doing so will allow you to maintain momentum and not sound negative. It also puts you in control. One of my favorites, “Yes, I would love to help, next week would be better for me." Answering “Sounds Great” is another choice. It puts you in agreement with no real commitment. That allows you to keep the door open for the future. And remember, the best response is often no response. It's a great way to keep their monkey off of your back. Stay focused. It’s how you get what you want.

What Label Do You Wear?
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:23
What Label Do You Wear?

Don't label me! I can't tell you how many people say that to me. One problem. I'm not doing the labeling. You can change the entire direction of your life by changing the how you present to others. It's a skill you must master - unless you prefer other people define who you are. Call it positioning, posturing, personal branding, human nature. Folks want to categorize everything - even people. You’ve heard it before; he’s a good guy, she’s friendly, he’s a hard worker, she’s a great Mom. Do you know who you are? Do you know how you want others to see you? What label are you putting on yourself today?

Law of Attraction Exposed
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:04
Law of Attraction Exposed

I've always believed that we should re-name the Law of Attraction; the Law of What You Think About Most. Like attracts like. What you think about will become real. Period. If you are always saying, "I won't get something because I never do," you're right. You won't. If you always dream of a new life while focusing on your current problem, you'll get more of those problems. You get what you focus on most. Worse, you might not be aware where you are placing your attention. Be careful where you focus today - then follow up with massive imperfect action until you get what you want.

Runway For Success
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:42
Runway For Success

As you head into the second half of the year, I wonder if you've given yourself enough runway? Reaching your goals means knowing exactly where you want to go. It's also flexible when the winds blow you off course. There's one more thing. Succeeding in any mission requires momentum before take off. In other words, before you pour on the gas, do you have enough time to build the speed you need? Your success journey is no different than a pilot at the controls at the end of the runway. You're going to need both time and power for a successful launch.

Don't Be The Resistance
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 13:27
Don't Be The Resistance

There's a trend that is teaching folks to resist what they don't like. They say, "Be the resistance!" But isn't that the exact opposite of how the world works? You may have heard, "What you resist persists." Maybe you have experienced it's power first hand. I guarantee that you will get MORE of what you DON'T want. All you have to do is continue to focus your attention on what you DON'T want. It's common sense. If you spend your time focused on anything, even bad stuff, it must be pretty important to you. You're going to get more. The solution is switching your focus and thoughts to what you want to bring into your life - exclusively. Start today. It gets easier with practice.

How To Be Nicer To Yourself
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 12:56
How To Be Nicer To Yourself

On a couple of Monday's a month we hold a Click Coaching. Folks from all over the world allow me to mentor them. On our last call, Jenifer had a question. "I tend to be hard on myself, and I'm not sure how to get out of the habit. I'm flexible and easy going, but when it comes to myself, I don't give myself a break. Do you have any insight?" Yes, and it's more common than you think. The trick is to catch yourself being hard on yourself at the moment it happens. Then, interrupt the pattern by saying something like, "This is NOT me! I treat myself like I treat everybody else," and begin acting that way. You must interrupt the pattern and immediately replace it. Otherwise, the behavior will continue. On the other hand, if you do, I promise it won't take long before you find yourself being nicer - to yourself.

How to Get What You Want in Life
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:06
How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever started your day reflecting on the people who made an impact in your life? People often ask who my mentors have been over the years and the lessons learned. It's always an easy answer. When I was 25 years old, my friend Larry, a successful business person gave me the gift of his mentorship and his well-worn copy of Zig Ziglar's "See You at The Top." As I dug into the 12-cassette program, there was one lesson that has guided my life to this day. "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Not a day goes by that I don't live by that mantra - just like Larry did so long ago. Life is good - even on a Monday.

What One Thing Would Change Everything
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 12:50
What One Thing Would Change Everything

A few days ago I realized that it had been 17 years since I quit my last full-time job. I also started loving Monday's again. Then, out of nowhere, I remembered a question I asked myself all those years ago that propelled me forward. "What if I blew off everything that I thought I needed to do today. Instead, I performed the one activity that would grow my business, career, happiness, or prosperity. What would you do?" Now it's your turn. What would you do? Don't tell me everything is important. That's not true. Most everything is filler. So, what is important? Of course, it's anything that will your grow your business, career, happiness, or prosperity. Whoa - I can almost hear the gears in your mind churning from here!

If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 13:33
If You're Selfish and You Know It Clap Your Hands

I received an email asking, "I know I need to work on myself, but I'm feeling selfish." That calls for a dose of ScottLOGIC. Making your life better requires YOU to be responsible for YOU. You must be selfish. In only best ways. If you selfishly know what makes you happy, you probably make others happy too. Be selfish enough to know what you to best and stick to it. You will rock your career and bank balance into the stratosphere. Plus, you'll be helping a lot of folks along the way. When you're selfish enough to take care of yourself, you can take care of others - and be sexxxxxy. Be selfish enough to know yourself before mixing it up with others. You'll be the best partner ever. Be selfish enough to know what you believe. Everybody loves somebody with a depth of belief. You selfishly took your first breath in life and will let out the last. Why not be control between to two, as well?

Knowing Your Success Numbers
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 13:04
Knowing Your Success Numbers

My wife and I were watching Shark Tank on television and simultaneously gasped when an entrepreneur didn't know their numbers. Joi said, "Oh no! Mr. Wonderful is going to go after her." That started me thinking about the numbers of a successful life. How many books to do read? How many mentors do you have? How many hours a week are you productive? How many times do you go to the gym? How many time do you say, "I love you" to your wife? There are more. How many happy customers, clients, friends, employees, family, friends and kids to you have? How many positive thoughts versus negative do you have on a daily basis? Numbers don't lie. When you know yours, it will be impossible to continue on any path that doesn't make you happy.

Operation Reinvention
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 13:45
Operation Reinvention

It's a holiday weekend and we're playing with family today.  Show notes will be back tomorrow.

Success Traits
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 12:58
Success Traits

It's a new week - and that means another opportunity for you to continue your quest for your best life. But, 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 before working with me. Would you pass the test? Do you have a burning desire to achieve your goal? Are you a coachable person and prepared to accept the wisdom and guidance of others? Do you have the willingness to undertake the effort required to achieve your success? Going it alone and doing things your way will get you started. However, you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others. Isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Summer Projects
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 12:28
Summer Projects

It's the last full week in the U.S. before the unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day Weekend. Have you thought about what your summer project may be? Most folks slow down this time of year. The kids are out of school, temperatures are high, and you've booked your dream vacation. That's all good, but it's also an excellent time for you to move forward. I've always made it a practice to take advantage of slower times to focus on something important. I choose a project that will move me forward in my career. I have to tell you; it feels great to arrive in September WAY ahead of the competition. What's my project? Finishing my long-in-the-works book has top priority. The goal is to complete the manuscript it the end of August. There! I put it out there. So, what will you tackle in the coming months? Thanks to Barkbox for supporting The Daily Boost. For a FREE EXTRA PREMIUM TOY added to your BarkBox every month, visit barkbox.com/levi when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

Tasks vs Goals
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 09:05
Tasks vs Goals

Happy Monday! Since you're starting a new week, you are probably setting a few short-term goals. Are you sure they are a goal? It's easy to get caught up in life and confuse the tasks you need to do with goals - but there is a difference. 1) Goals contain your outcome and why you desire them. 2) Your passion for a goal turns into reality when you begin achieving your list of tasks. 3) If your tasks do not align directly with you goals, you will not reach your goal. That's called a distraction. 4) When you complete your goal aligned tasks, you move closer to your stated outcome. Not all tasks lead to goals, but all goals lead to tasks. Stay focused.

Do You Trust Yourself?
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:21
Do You Trust Yourself?

Do you trust what you know? When the chips are down, and you need to step up, do you freak out? Do you wing it? Or, do you fall back on trusting yourself? Any worthy goal is going to make you be your best. While you climb out of your comfort zone, real success will arrive when you do two things: 1) Take training and use every possible opportunity to practice what you've learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. 2) Trust your training. Trust that you know enough to excel. Let your training kick in, stay focused and get the job done. You don't need to everything. Use what you know and watch how your dreams begin to become real.

Happiness IS Good Work
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:32
Happiness IS Good Work

Today we're in search of happiness. But, today is no difference than any other day. Happiness is always on the agenda. In 2002, Howard Gardner wrote about what he calls, "Good Work," and its power to create happiness in your life. "Good Work," is a combination of excellence, where you are doing work that calls on your best talents. "Good Work," is engagement, where you are enthusiastic, energized, and love what you do. "Good Work," is ethics, where your work aligns with your sense of purpose, meaning, and where you want to go in life. Do "Good Work" this week. It sounds like fun.

What's Your Intention
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 10:20
What's Your Intention

It's a brand-new week. Can I ask? What's your intention this week? An intention is a driving force for living with passion and on purpose. Knowing your intent will always lead to the outcome you are seeking. Now, your intention does not have to be a 47-page manifesto. In fact, in military terms, it would "The Commanders Intent." You are the Commander of YOU - right? Commanders Intent means that everybody is on the same page. All know what the original plan intended. Life can be a bit of a battle. Your plans will be in a constant state of change. You should always know why you headed down that road in the first place. It will go a long way toward making sure you reach your destination. Know your intention. Be deliberate. Enjoy the ride.

Success Tips From Amazon
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 11:40
Success Tips From Amazon

Every year, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, delivers a letter to his shareholders. It sure sounds a lot like life. Even if you're not in business, focusing on people will keep you honest. Surprise them with something new and exciting. That's how you keep folks around. It's easy to work hard creating a smooth running life and lock yourself into a routine of daily process. Be mindful, not to focus on your process and lose track of the outcome. Don't get stuck in your world. Change is always going to occur. If you don't embrace change, you slip behind. You must be able to make high-quality decisions faster. Remember, there is no one way to make decisions. Most decisions are reversible if you make a mistake. Decide once you have 70% of the information you need. Wait too long, and you'll miss the boat. Interesting reading. Google it.

Reduce Your Decision Universe
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 10:38
Reduce Your Decision Universe

Do you find there are too many decisions you need to make each day? It's time to simplify. You only have so much time, brain energy, and patience. What if your resources went into choosing what the shirt you'll be wearing? What's left for the important stuff? Is it possible that you could have a wardrobe that essentially the same? Steven Jobs did. How about eating the same foods on a rotating basis? One set of meals for this week, one for next. What if you locked in work related systems that never changed? You could get everything done and move on to achieving your dreams and goals. Keep things simple. It makes life much more fun.

The Power of Frustration
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2017-12-13 15:51:11 UTC 10:23
The Power of Frustration

You may have heard me say, "When you get frustrated, it's time to get excited. Something is about to change." Frustration occurs when you stop making progress. Try as you might, you can't get what you want. You give up. You may try again, but you'll stop more quickly if you don't reach your goal. This process is known as Extinction - and it's a good thing. When you are chasing your dreams, anything that doesn't deliver a constant reward will cause you to give up. What's the fix? You must try something new. Success will reinforce the new behavior, IF you let the old behaviors go extinct. Allow the process to happen. Don't hang on to what you know isn't working. That's silly. If you find yourself stoppped in your tracks, seek a new path to get the motivation you need to keep moving.