Daily Boost Podcast Archive
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you.”
Collecting connections by networking and meeting people is something everybody does. Most are hoping that someday, maybe, hopefully, those connections will lead to success.
Maybe. Maybe not.
Most connections only lead to a desk full of business cards from people you don’t remember. If you want a more immediate return on any contact, you need to ask one question –
“Will having a relationship with this person move me forward and closer to my goals?”
Focus your time and attention on people who will allow to you answer YES. You’ll release yourself of a lot of frustration and succeed faster.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Are you having difficulty managing your time?
With millions of years of civilization, you have to wonder why we still struggling with time.
It’s time to keep it simple:
1) Every day has 24 hours. That’s enough time to do anything.
2) You will always have time for what is important to you. Focus, my friend.
3) Scheduling space in your day for your tasks is your number one priority.
4) Completing your scheduled tasks is your second priority. Keeping going until you finish your mission.
5) Avoid people that steal your time. They will be persistent. Hide if you must.
Do you ever wish you had a less complicated life?
If you are not flying an airplane or performing brain surgery – you are likely overcomplicating life.
These rules will help you start the new week under YOUR control:
#1: Practice the law of “Good Enough.” Perfectionism is over-rated. It will waste years of productive time that you could use to enjoy life.
Rule #2: Say “No” and repeat it. Make that little two-letter word your default answer for everything. Say “Yes” to what you love.
Rule #3 – Consider that everything in your life is over-complicating your life. If in doubt, stop, drop, and roll on down the easier road.
Leonardo da Vinci said, ”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Why not show everybody how sophisticated you are?
Are you living a life of comfortable misery?
It’s easy to settle into day-to-day that is not exactly what you want. It’s not bad. It’s not good.
Are you making barely enough income to be comfortable but still struggle?
Is your job okay but not inspiring?
Are your relationships fine but not fueling your dreams?
Most folks are living comfortably miserable. Don’t let that be you.
Change your path now. Decide to accept nothing less than exactly what you want. Stand up, take a step, and repeat. The rest will work itself out. That’s a promise.
Do you still dream of what you will be when you grow up?
Do visions still keep popping into your head?
Is there a mission that seems to be calling you?
What’s your BAM?
What’s your BIG – AWESOME – MOTIVATION – MISSION?
What gives you pleasant dreams and a feeling of happiness?
What scares, yet excites you?
What makes you smile and say, “If I could only get myself to…”
Stand up? Take a step? Repeat?
There’s no need to wait. You can start right now. Really! Right now.
Are you a Rock Star leader or a member of the band?
Either is okay, but it sure helps to know which role you play while you move toward your goals.
Let’s define the difference.
In the eyes of the world, a Rock Star is the leader of the band. Everyone knows their name. They have the spotlight, and the audience seeks them out. They also accept the responsibility that goes with the job.
The band may make the entire engine run and get mad respect. But very few people know the member’s names.
If your goals have you in a starring role, it’s time to step up. If you are happier in a support position, accept who you are and become the best you can be.
What if you could maintain never-ending momentum while you worked toward your goals? No matter how long it took?
The ‘MTM Rolling 7’ is the solution you need to get the life you’ve always said you wanted.
It works like this:
1) Set your short-term and long-term goals.
2) Decide what past achievements you enjoy and that you want to defend. Many current successes must you should maintain while you pursue your new adventures.
3) Decide what future goals you are ready to ‘activate’ and achieve.
4) Next week begins this week. On Thursday of this week, make your plan for how you will defend, activate, and create your dream life next week.
Spend the next few days thinking about your plan. You’ll amaze yourself at how you begin making progress one week at a time.
Do you have too many choices in your life? Is it confusing and making you feel distressed?
In 2005, Barry Schwartz wrote Paradox of Choice and challenged traditional thinking. He said the way to maximum freedom in your life was to minimize choice.
Too many choices are not a good thing and can create paralysis. Not to mention, no matter what you choose, you’ll always wonder if you could have done better.
Distractions are your enemy and focus is your friend: Here’s how to free up your life:
1) Limit your choices. Narrow your list to items you have already experienced. Having every option won’t serve you.
2) Be sure to permit yourself to try other possibilities IF needed – but only after you’ve vetted your first.
3) Stay in your lane and keep it simple.
Too many choices are part of modern life. If you can’t make a decision – shorten your list of options to what is important. Ignore everything else.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a plan to help you get what you want?
What you need is M.A.P.S. – a system that gets thinking out of the way and focuses on actions in four areas:
Motivation – Everything begins with motivation and knowing ‘WHY’ you set your goals. Stay motivated.
Accountability: Being accountable and accepting responsibility for your results will empower your success. Saying, ‘If it’s to be, it’s up to me’ is a great way to get started.
Planning: Plan your work, work you plan. It’s simple. If you can’t plan it, you won’t be able to do it.
Systemization: The first steps of any worthy goal are difficult. As you get more comfortable with your process, lock in the actions and repeat them until you get what you want.
Sustainability: Everything takes longer than you think. Momentum is built in life by stacking your accomplishments sequentially. Make sure you set yourself up for the long haul.
The freedom you desire rests on a stable and repeatable foundation. Motivation, Accountability, Planning, Systemization, and Sustainability.
The quality of your life is a direct result of your relationships. Tony Robbins said that.
Whether it’s a personal, professional, or business relationship. There are three ways to play the relationship game. There is only one way to win.
1) All relationships begin with two independent individuals. If you remain independent, you will never connect.
2) Some relationships become co-dependent. Developing this kind of relationship means losing individuality. Isn’t that what attracted you in the first place?
3) The best way is to merge your skills, passions, and identity. The result will be an interdependent relationship.
The strength of an individual. The power of a team. It doesn’t get any better than that.
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