Are you overwhelmed with the clutter in your life?  
 
Hmmm.  
 
I think it's time to take a different approach.
 
Clearing the clutter from all aspects of your life is the biggest challenge you'll face when trying to change your life.  You simply can't manage everything forever.  Clutter never stops building, there will always be more, and you will always need to control it.
 
Since that's the case, I have a suggestion; instead of stressing about all the stuff you need to unload from your life, why not "Curate Your Clutter."
 
Whether it's emotional, physical, relationships, or your job, all this stuff in your life must have some importance to you - maybe.  When you become the "Curator of your life" you begin to prioritize, organize, and maintain your REAL treasures as if they were in a museum that represents what you love most about your life - and you get rid of what remains.
 
It's your museum, why not make it a perfect representation of YOU?
Direct download: v11dbp-196-Curator-of-Your-Clutter-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There's a law in the Universe known as "The Law of Reciprocity" - and I'd bet it's keeping you from getting what you want.
 
Reciprocity in action happens when another person chooses to do you a favor.  A gift, service, an introduction, just about anything.  It feels great!  However, when you accept you automatically feel the need to reciprocate and are instantly in debt to the person who did the good deed.  That's the "Law of Reciprocity."
 
How do you avoid the trap?
 
The simple trick to not owing everybody who invokes the Law of Reciprocity without your permission is to decline the offer right away. Just say, "No thanks."
 
The next method is to recognize that just because somebody insists on doing you a favor, you are NOT obligated to reciprocate - although you'll sure feel like you should.  Just say, "No."
 
Finally, if it's YOU that initiates the favor, remember that the same rules apply when coming from the other side.
 
Direct download: v11dbp-191-Say-NO-To-Good-Deeds-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I have a friend who is always asking a simple question, "What happens next?"

Most folks pause when they hear his question and almost never arrive at his expected answer, "EVERYTHING!"

I'll admit that it's easy to get caught up in your past and everything that is demanding your attention at this moment to take in the very simple nature of his question.

No matter where you are in your life today, EVERYTHING will follow.

Good, bad, happy, sad, exciting and boring - the entirety of your life sits before you just waiting for you to grab it by the horns and give it more than an eight-second rodeo ride.

Today, why not choose what happens next?

You might be surprised how fun things get!

Direct download: v11dbp-186-What-Happens-Nexy--itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

How much is good enough?
 
I received an email from a fellow MTMer who made the decision to change careers and become a Surgical Assistant - at about the age most folks start thinking about retirement.
 
Mike, shared a useful saying he's heard many times in operating rooms -
 
"The evil of good-enough is better."
 
In other words, once you've accomplished your goal, stop messing around and move on.  The more you poke around, the more chances you'll have to make a mistake or do more harm than good.
 
I bet that sounds familiar.  I know it did for me.
 
Such a simple concept.  I like simple.  Simple works.
Direct download: v11dbp-081-To-Do-Lists-Stressing-You-Out-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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 design and get what you want?

I've had the good fortune to have had many mentors in my life - and all of the made a point of validating that I possessed three characteristics before they agreed to work with me - something I now do, as well.

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 do undertake whatever effort is required achieve your success?

Going it alone and doing things your way may get you started, but you'll only realize upper levels of success with the help of others.

Now that you know what they're seeking, isn't it time for you to get out there and find a mentor that will help you accelerate your journey?

Direct download: v11dbp-176-3-Characteristics-of-Success-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I was on a Click Coaching call recently when one of our participants stopped me in my tracks with a simple comment.
 
We were chatting about creating and designing our life experience when he said, "I used to be a Musterbator.  I must do this, I must do that, someday I MUST get this stuff done.  Then one day, I just did it."
 
We all laughed - but it made total sense.
 
Are you punishing yourself with all your MUSTings - instead of enjoying the process of doing what you love?
 
When you live each day with a constant vision of how you want your experience to be, you'll find yourself happily making core ections, adjustments, and getting things done - just because you want to.
Direct download: v11dbp-171--Are-You-A-Musterbator--itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

I have a challenge for you this week.

Your lifestyle is a direct reflection of the five people who are closest to you. If they are positive, you are positive. If they are negative, so are you. If they have money, so do you. Broke, you too!

Choosing who you pay attention to can is tricky, as well.

After spending a few hours cleaning email after a recent trip, I arrived at the conclusion that merely exposing myself uninvited emails of others has the potential to turn their agenda into my To-Do list - taking me completely off track.

So, what about that challenge?

I want you to avoid getting sucked into the email and social media traps that are being set for you this week. Think for yourself. Remember, if you buy in the opinion of others, you also buy into their lifestyle. Make sure you want it.

Direct download: v11db-166-Paying-Attention-to-YOU-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What do you intend to do with your life today?
 
When the alarm buzzes in the morning, are you off to the races - giving a scarce thought to how you plan to design in your life that day? 
 
Is that you?
 
Do you consider how you want to feel?  Where would you like to work?  What would you like to achieve?  Who are the relationships you would like to draw into your life?
 
Have you done this intentionally?  If not, you are winging it.  Your days will turn into weeks, months, and years.   Your life will fly by with no real direction.
 
That can change today.
 
Take a few minutes and do your homework.  Allow yourself the chance to self-direct your life.  Then, set to work creating it in your daily experience.
Direct download: v11dbp-161-What-Do-You-Intend-Today-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Are you living a life of happy un-happiness?
 
It's easy these days to get caught up in the craziness of life, living with the hope of a bright future, yet being comfortable enough to stay where you are.
 
It’s as if you are standing on the edge of your dreams and afraid to leap into the unknown.  You are  comfortably miserable and don’t even know it.
 
One thing you can count on is when you jump into action to make your dreams a reality; only the first step is scary.
 
Leap, my friend, leap.
Direct download: v11dbp-159-Happily-Un-Happy-Stop-it-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Would you like to experience your day with everything you need to enjoy life magically appearing?

A few years back I made the decision to stop fighting my way to the top and take an easier route with "Attraction Living."

Attraction Living is based the premise that the quality of your relationship dictates the quality of your life. It takes just a few simple steps to master.

Step 1:
Never judge people when you first meet. Understands that they know nothing about you.

Step 2:
Be interested in them first and offer something of value. Even a compliment has power.

Step 3:
Repeat the process every time you meet. Never stop.

Over time you will build a reservoir of people who know, like and trust you - the same folks who will think of you first for a potential opportunity.

Direct download: v11dbp-151-Attaction-Based-Living-itunes.mp3
Category:Daily Boost -- posted at: 3:00am EDT