The Daily Boost: Best Daily Motivation | Life | Ca

The Daily Boost: Best Daily Motivation | Life | Ca


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


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  

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  

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  

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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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  

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 when you subscribe to a 6 or 12-month plan and then select “Yes, Please!” when asked, “Have a playful pup?”

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.

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?  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

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