Let's continue with a few more mindsets for success:
1) Start using a "Good Enough" approach. Perfectionism is doing nothing to move you forward.
2) Use your ONE mind to do ONE thing. Multitasking is splitting your focus and energy. It's also delaying your success.
3) Let go of control. Some things are not up to you. Figure out what they are and move on.
4) Say NO to anything that does not directly support your goals. Don't do something in hopes of getting what you want. Do what you KNOW...
“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous
Here are a few ideas to help you rise to your full potential:
1) Live a good lifestyle. Eat good stuff and exercise. Simple.
2) Think long-term. Find your groove. Stick with it.
3) Play BIG. Small thinking is not why you were born.
4) Be responsible. No more excuses. They are not helping you be happy.
5) Learn to be more flexible. Stop being hard-headed. Go with the flow to get...
As I arrive at 4,000 episodes of the Daily Boost on my way to my goal of 5,000, I've been thinking about WHY I do this program instead of what I initially planned.
You have no doubt heard that grand goals require that you completely understand WHY you're going after a goal to succeed.
Folks in my world tend to simplify it by asking, "What's your why?"
The first reason to know WHY you want to do something is that everything is always more complicated than you initially imagine it would be...
Before begin, I want to define what I mean by doing nothing.
I don’t see doing ‘nothing’ as something unproductive. Instead, I see ‘nothing’ as a protected personal space that lies between your thoughts and your actions.
It is a place that provides a contemplation and planning opportunity before launching into massive and focused action design to reach your outcome and achievement of your goal.
It is a holding space where inspiration, desperation, motivation, even intimidation, bubble...
Victor Frankl’s ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ is one of the books that I read every couple of years as a reminder of what is important in life. This passage is one reason why -
“Don’t aim for success—the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue that it only does so as a side-sect of one’s personal dedication to cause greater than oneself or as a by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than...
“If you don’t know your purpose, your purpose is to find your purpose.”
That simple piece of advice has freed thousands of frustrated people and allowed them to move toward their dreams without fear and anxiety.
“You already know what your purpose feels like and are probably living much of it out right now.”
Another piece of advice that simply requires a look inside for clues that will make you happy.
So, how do you do that?
There are many actionable steps you could take, but I believe...
I've always believed goal setting is the heartbeat of our lives.
Goal setting is one of the most powerful tools you have to create your best life. My question to you is… do you know what your best life is supposed to be?
I came upon my belief not from a book or a guru but from a realization I had many years ago. I found I was happy when I was chasing something bigger than myself that was also in alignment with how I felt on the inside. I was unhappy when I was checking items off my list and...
I’m not sure how you feel about the Universe and how things work in the world, but does the Universe speak to you?
I can’t tell you if the ‘Universe’ stands alone or if ‘God’ created the ‘Universe’ and runs the show. That’s so far above my pay-grade that it amounts to a pile of cash bigger than Mount Everest.
What I can say is this.
We live and breathe every day in a world that is ganging up on us and trying to get our attention. The question is, are you listening?
While there are...
If you could write a book about the person you have become today, would it have a happy ending?
A good portion of my day is interacting with clients around the world. They are usually upbeat, open to problem-solving, and seeking my advice to help them. Or, as they would say, “help me get out of my way and get my act together. That’s where writing a book comes to mind and a good question from me -
“Okay. Before we begin, if you were to write a book about yourself in the future, would it have...
Way back in 2005, when Motivation To Move began, I found myself focused on creating the world's simplest success recipe when I said, "Stand up. Take a step. REPEAT!" My way of thinking told me that everything else would take care of itself if that's all I did. It has proven me correct again and again.
But, say that you get yourself moving and are having challenges maintaining forward momentum?
In The One Thing, Gary Keller writes, "Success is sequential, not simultaneous." In other...
All I have ever wanted to do is have fun, impact people in a mostly positive way, make them laugh, have a great family and friends, make some money, and not take life too seriously.
But in the over-complicated and widely distracting monkey-see-monkey-do world we live in, it's easy to get what you want and still end up with a superficially satisfying life. In fact, I would suggest such a life is easy to achieve and perfect for anybody willing to get out of bed and join the...
A year and a half ago, the world changed when we were all introduced to something called CorinaVirus. It was as if we were racing down Interstate 95 at 75 miles-per-hour, slammed on our breaks, and directed off the nearest exit on an undefined detour. It all seemed to happen in an instant.
The pandemic caused real pain and loss for some. Fear and stress for others. Still, as surreal as it was, it wasn't long before most people began to notice the craziness of our previous lives replaced with...
The older I get, the more I fiddle with small things that drive me crazy but keep me busy. And I do it with the full knowledge it’s not the best use of my time, below my pay grade, and distracting from big stuff I should be doing.
Over the years, I’ve noticed almost everybody I know does the same thing. I’ve also learned it doesn’t have to do with procrastination as much as getting a quick win and a short-term payoff. Yes, the reward for more significant projects is getting what you want,...
Have you noticed that some people seem to get luckier than others?
Have you also noticed that they are not just sitting around collecting luck?
Getting lucky is almost always the result of taking action on an opportunity that presents itself. Even finding a twenty-dollar bill on the sidewalk resulted from having the chance to take a walk - and doing it.
There are three rules to attracting more luck into your life:
1) Get in the habit of seeking and recognizing opportunities that cross...
What if I were to tell you "the thing" you want to do or be will happen when you do something else?
With so much happening in everyday life, it's easy to get caught up in the rhythm of the day. It's like engaging the auto-pilot and sitting back and enjoying the flight called life.
But what happens when things get bumpy, and you need to change your trajectory? That's what happened to a client recently.
The first question I asked and somebody seeks advice is, “What are we working on...
Have you ever caught yourself doing or saying something you swore you would never do?
You are TRIGGERED!
It can be frustrating when you set the rules and don't follow them. Sometimes you put your foot in your mouth. Sometimes you put the pizza in your mouth. In any case, your emotional habits are triggering your actions. Usually, before you can do anything about it.
Controlling behaviors that have been on auto-pilot for years takes:
1) Catching yourself after the trigger, notice your...
With the craziness of life, are you having difficulty breaking through to the greatness that is YOU?
What does greatness take?
1) Imagination. Your ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in your mind. Without help from anything or anybody.
2) Enthusiasm. Living life with the excitement of feeling is PASSION. Only involve yourself in activities that you are enthusiastic about.
3) Persistence. Life is long. Things take time. Learn to love being doggedly persistent. It will serve you...
What if every day, for the rest of your life, was perfect?
If you build it, they will come!
Your subconscious mind is a beautiful thing. You can engage its power to create your Perfect Day.
1) Write down a clear, event-by-event vision of what your perfect day would be. What will you do today?
2) There are no rules. No limitations. No consequences. Don’t be shy. Be honest about what you want.
3) Believe it can be yours. You deserve it. You must believe something is possible...
If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do today?
How about a week, month, or year?
What would be necessary for you?
The truth is that we all will move on from this world in the coming days, weeks, months, or years. You can’t escape the escape.
How will you live today?
Will you spend more time with family, write, travel, get famous, make money?
Whatever your answer, you should begin as soon as possible.
Live like tomorrow will never come, and you will always be happy today.
In the last few years, it has become increasingly popular for people to share every little aspect of their lives with others. But, when it comes to getting what you want in life, keeping your plans to yourself is a powerful tool
The 4th of July has just passed, and when I arrived at my desk on Monday, I had two messages from clients that made me smile.
The first said, "I decided to spend my weekend practicing what I do in private so that I will be praised in public." That's something I’ve...
Do you have an image in your mind of what you would like your life to be - except when life gets in the way?
There's no doubt that daily life events have a funny way of distracting us from reaching goals. It's just too easy to put them on the back burner. That's why you need to become the keeper of your vision.
Every day thousands of opportunities will arrive on your path and detour you from what you want. That's why it's up to you to guard your vision by asking a simple question -
Are you striving for something different but don’t know where to begin?
I have a client who is 100 pounds overweight and decided to get healthy. She had no idea how.
My advice was simple.
If your mind is telling you something you are doing is NOT who you are - it’s time to make an easy change:
If you know lousy food is NOT who you - give it up.
If your lack of exercise is NOT who are you - give it up.
If lack of focus is NOT who you are - give it up.
Give up anything that is NOT who...
Steven Covey called it sharpening the saw. If you take a break to sharpen the blade, you will always cut more wood. The same applies to life.
My formula is Ritual, Rest, Rejuvenate, Reactivate. Repeat
1) Success comes when you perform ritual actions every day. Figure out what works and do it.
2) Running full-out all the time is not sustainable. You must stop and rest.
3) Resting allows your body and mind to rejuvenate and become healthy again.
4) When you are ready, it's time to...
When life gets in the way, do you get frustrated about being blocked?
I learned a long time ago that getting blocked is an everyday occurrence. The bigger my goals, the more blocks would arrive. I could either live with endless frustrations or find a better way. It came down to understanding:
1) Blocks have nothing to do with who you are. Self-inflicted or caused by others, they still have nothing to do with you as a person.
2) If you want something, there is always a way to get it....
Whatever you get in life is a result of your daily habits. What is a habit?
According to the dictionary, it is a settled or regular tendency or practice. It is also something that is especially one that is hard to give up.
Good habits or bad habits are hard to give up. If that’s the case, you may as well choose good habits.
In a survey of 233 self-made millionaires, here’s what people who are successful at anything have in common:
They get up early, read a lot, and spend 15 to 30 minutes...