Daily Motivations

Daily Motivations

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The Daily Motivations Podcast delivers powerful inspiration in 5 minutes or less. This 5-day-a-week show will help you transform your motivation into action and help you achieve your goals. Tune in for your daily dose of motivation!

Episodes

037 - 10 Second Choices  

Have you ever eaten something you regret and used that choice to justify overeating for the rest of the day, figuring you’ll start fresh tomorrow? Or maybe you didn’t have a productive morning so you loaf around on the couch all day while telling yourself that you’ll get serious tomorrow? Or maybe you have a short exchange with someone, your feelings are hurt and you carry it with you all day – in a bad mood and feeling down.

"Imagine this: If you had $86,400 in your bank account and someone stole $10 from you, would you be upset and throw the remaining $86,390 away to spite them or because you might as well lose it all and start fresh tomorrow? Of course not. See, we have 86,400 seconds in each day. Don't let someone's negative 10 seconds ruin the remaining 86,390 seconds of your precious day."

No matter how the day started, there is power & potential in the remainder of the day. Don't give it away or throw it away.

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036 - Kill The Quit  

Kill the quit.

That's what CrossFit athlete Brooke Ence tells herself when she feelings like giving up.

She craves the moments when she wants to quit but chooses to endure. That's how she wins every day.

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035 - Creating Lasting Motivation  

If you light a match, do you have a fire?

You do for a second, but it won't last unless you do more. It won't less unless you tend to it and actively participate in making it grow.

The same is true of motivation. The spark will not last unless you act upon it.

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034 - Action Now Is A Bargain  

"Action now is a bargain compared to what it's going to cost everyone later."

The longer you wait, the more it will cost you – in every way.


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033 - Are You Creating This Hell?  

This is the definition of hell: on the last day of your life, the person you became meets the person you could have become.

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032- How Questions Become Answers  

Questions become answers when words become actions.

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031 - Becoming Warren Buffett  

The other day I watched the new HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett.

In the documentary he posed a hypothetical scenario to a group of young students:

Imagine I'm going to buy each of you a car. Any car you want. But there's a catch: it's the only car you will ever own.

You'd make the decision carefully, right? And then you'd take impeccable care of that car.

He didn't buy the students cars but he did remind them that the scenario is true of their bodies and their minds.

It's the only one you'll ever have.

Do your choices reflect impeccable care?

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030 - What Drives Results?  

What drives results? Focus on what drives results. What results are you after? What things drive those results? Focus there every day. If you know where you’re going, stay in that lane. You’ll get there so much faster if you continue to ask, “what drives results” instead of turning your head at every distraction or comparison.

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029 - Are You Complicit?  

How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you don’t want? What is it about your life that you aren’t satisfied with? In what areas do you want more? What choices are you making that create what you say you don’t want?

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028 - Your Superpower  

When you can’t control what’s happening to you, change your response to it. When you can’t control the circumstance, control your attitude. When things happen to you or around you that you can’t control, challenge yourself to improve your response to what is happening.

That is your superpower.

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027 - Don't Stumble Over Something Behind You  

Don't stumble over something behind you.

There are many legitimate roadblocks & obstacles on our path to progress but your past shouldn't be one of them.

Your past can only hold you back if you stay with it.

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026 - Say Less, Do More  

I am challenging you to say less and do more.

I want to challenge you to say less about what you want. To say less about what’s in your way. To say less about what is hard or why you’re frustrated I want to challenge you to say less about what other people are doing Say less about your confusion. Say less about your disappointments and how you’ve let yourself down. I want to challenge you to do more.

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025 - Last Set, Best Set  

Last set, best set

How often does our effort decrease over time? Sometimes it’s because our attention wanes, other times because we’re tired or we’re bored or because in our mind, we’ve already moved on to the next item on our to-do list.

But what if we decided to adopt this idea of ‘last set best set’ as an operating system? What if you brought your best attitude and energy to your LAST meeting of the day? What if the last email you send before leaving work is the most thoughtful or productive? What the last hour of your day is the one that makes you the most proud?

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024 - Stealing From Yourself  

"He who buys what he does not need steals from himself"
Swedish proverb

He who eats what he does not need steals from himself.

We only hurt ourselves when we go beyond of financial needs, our physical needs. We tell ourselves that we’ll feel better or be happier if we buy what we can’t afford, eat what we don’t need or sleep when we need to get up. But we won’t. The thing we choose – that thing we “buy”, literally or figuratively – that we do not need – when we steal from ourselves – we tighten our shackles.

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023 - Overcoming All Or Nothing  

When pursuing a goal, we often create a standard of perfection for our choices that we hope to achieve.

When something disallows that standard to be met (circumstances, choices, emotion), we use it as an excuse to pass up any and all opportunities for progress.

We wait for a fresh start.

This pattern holds us back.

Instead of focusing on what you can’t do, didn’t do or don’t want to do, what if you made the internal dialogue more simple & direct?

What CAN I do? What ARE my options? What am I willing to do today?

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022 - Discipline Is Freedom  

Discipline is freedom Too often, we look at discipline as a burden, as a restriction. Many of us see discipline as the opposite of freedom. But discipline is not restriction. Discipline creates freedom. It leads to freedom. The more discipline you demonstrate, the more freedom you have.

021 - Good & Great  

Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.

Change is incredibly hard and often extremely uncomfortable. Transitions take courage and mental toughness. But you cannot move to where you want to be if you won’t let go of where you’ve been.

020 - Confidence Has No Competition  

Confidence has no competition.

Do not make the mistake of thinking confidence is a byproduct of achievement. Achievement is a byproduct of confidence.

019 - Tighten Your Helmet  

"After winning the battle, tighten your helmet" ~ Japanese proverb

Too often, when we experience a little success, we slack. Maybe after weight loss, we celebrate with food.


Use your accomplishments to move you forward, don’t use them to justify excuses.

018 - Don't Take Your Thoughts So Seriously  

Don’t take your thoughts so seriously

Almost all our unhappiness comes from thoughts about what has happened and not what actually happened.

Focus on the simple, good things.

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