Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Getting what you want out of life is a bit like starting a fire in your back yard.
Let me explain:
Suppose you have a magnifying glass and a backyard filled with dry grass.
The sun is blazing when you walk outdoors. Your pitch a blanket and take out your magnifying glass. As you hold the magnifying glass in your hand, you move it from one spot to the next.
Yes, you’re trying to start a fire but due to lack of patience and focus, you can’t stop changing yourself from changing the position the glass is in. After a few seconds in one spot, you move on to the next.
Finally, an expert in the art of ‘making fire’ comes to observe what you’re doing. He tells you that you’ll never make a fire the way you’re trying to do it.
You then ask, ‘Well, how should I do it, then.’
The expert tells you to focus the magnifying glass in one spot and hold it there until the fire begins. You follow his advice and within a short time the back yard is blazing.
Naturally, the point of this story is NOT to encourage anyone to start a fire. The point is to show you that MOST people who set goals don’t know how to start a fire.
They look at their list and try to make everything happen at once. They never stop to focus on the ONE goal that can generate so much heat that the other goals get accomplished, even with far less focus than the ONE.
Suppose your goals are represented by all the different places the magnifying glass was positioned. Yet, no fire from any of those place until the guy shined the glass in ONE place long enough to start the fire.
Then what happened. After the fire began it quickly consumed the entire backyard (all the other goals got accomplished).
This doesn’t mean that you never focus on goal number 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on. What it does mean is that you MUST focus on ONE goal long enough to start the fire in your solar plexus. And once that fire gets going, you’ll be amazed at the extra energy you’ll have for the other goals.
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Saturday, June 27th, 2009
This morning, after working out with my son, Frank, at our summer home on Hainan Island in China, he asked me a couple questions.
“Daddy, how long did Larry Bird practice to become a great basketball player?”
“Everyday,” I said. “He practiced when his teammates were there – and he practiced when no one else was around. He practiced during the season. He practiced in the off-season.”
“And how long did Dan Gable practice to become a great wrestler?”
“Same as Larry Bird. Everyday. When others were around – when no one was around.”
“And how long do you think I’ll need to practice to become great in something?”
“Same as Larry Bird,” I said. “Same as Dan Gable.”
Believe it or don’t, I have just given you a LAW that is more important than all the other LAWS of Success.
Why do I say this?
I say it because even the Law of Attraction requires constant practice and refinement – just like shooting hoops or practicing takedowns. If you want positive results – you practice the positive.
If you want negative results… then no practice is ever necessary.
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Gary C. Halbert, a world famous copywriter once said, “Movement is superior to meditation.”
Do you agree?
Well, today the Zen Man will analyze this statement in a way you have never heard before. So hold onto your agreeing or disagreeing mind for a moment.
I’ll begin with a quick story about one of the best movements I’ve ever put myself through.
It happened a week ago. A book I am writing neared completion. It needed an almost-final edit.
So I grabbed a seat, put both my feet on the floor, began to breathe deeply and straightened my spine. While doing
so I started to read – and edit.
When the movement ended, I looked at the clock, totally amazed at where the time went.
Nine hours – gone in a flash. No eating. No drinking. Just breathing, reading and editing – with feet on the floor. And back straight.
Upon completion I stood up and the vital energy began to move even faster than when I was engrossed in this so-
I stretched my shoulders, back and legs and felt a swirl moving within. Then I called a few people to let them know I was done with the latest round. As I talked my body shook internally.
Aaah, what a great feeling.
Yes, to most, writing, selling, speaking, reading, exercising, making love, eating, drinking, showering and, before I forget, sh*tting… represent movement.
But they are only movement because there is no meditation going on within as you move.
To me, movement and meditation are one and the same.
Those who meditate without movement are not really meditating. And those who move without a feeling of calmness – are not really moving. At least not very well.
At the highest levels, movement and meditation are part of the same dance. While moving you can be meditating at a much deeper level than someone sitting in a lotus position. And while meditating you can be moving even more than someone leaping over high hurdles.
You can be moving while standing still.
You can be meditating while moving.
Both are possible, at the same time. And those who can do both simultaneously are way ahead of the pack.
Move – meditate. As one. Not either or.
The key is breathing, structure and awareness. And a willingness to train.
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Friday, June 19th, 2009
We often hear athletes speak of success in their field as being 90% mental.
From my vast experience at the championship level in sports as varied as swimming and wrestling, and from my experience of being a world champion martial artist, I can vouch for the validity of this statement.
Without a doubt technique practice plays a role – as does the proverbial blood, sweat and tears, but I can tell you that the purpose of the ‘preparation’ that goes into a contest is mostly so that you are ‘mentally focused’ and sharp during the contest.
One of the amazing things I learned though about success in sports like wrestling and the style of kung fu I practiced is this: When I combined the physical activity of training with the success imagery I learned from Dr. Maxwell Maltz, my results improved almost instantly. Funny thing is I felt like I was doing LESS work, not more. The titles and trophies that used to go to the other guy were suddenly mine.
And the only change I made is in how I pictured myself as I trained. I combined the physical with the mental.
When I ran hills I pictured myself being a world champion. When I practiced technique on my own or with a partner, I imagined my moves giving me victory. I even pictured seeing my name in the headlines of the newspaper – or being interviewed on t.v. And I did all this visualization while I trained. I did not sit down and relax to go into the theatre of my mind. I lived and practiced and trained in the ‘theatre of my mind.’
This approach to mental training is so powerful that I recommend it to everyone, regardless of the endeavor. If you want to lose weight,
picture the person you want to be while you train. If you want to make more money in selling, picture yourself doing so as you do
your paperwork or make a call.
This technique works like magic.
Naturally, it’s good to be grounded in exactly how to picture, imagine and feel yourself becoming what you want. That’s why you really do need to learn all the Psycho-Cybernetics techniques taught in Dr. Maltz advanced course, Zero Resistance Living.
Armed with the Dr. Maltz tactics, you’ll find success coming to you with far greater ease than you can currently understand.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009
In Psycho-Cybernetics, Dr. Maltz says the greatest port in the world – the ultimate goal, is ‘peace of mind.’
Now, here’s the ironic twist to the above.
You do not obtain peace of mind by sitting at home alone, doing nothing.
You obtain peace of mind by being creatively alive; by pursuing a worthy goal that benefits yourself as well as others.
You obtain peace of mind by DOING something good for yourself.
You obtain peace of mind by being involved.
And you obtain peace of mind by developing your self-image and thereby your confidence, to the level where you KNOW you can accomplish whatever you set your mind on.
Each day YOU and I are given 1440 minutes. What we do with those minutes determines our future as well as how we feel in the present.
When we’re creatively involved in stretching our minds to become MORE than we currently are, we feel good about ourselves.
Consider for a moment one thing you can do today to move yourself toward a worthy goal. Then do it.
I can assure you, in the doing of that thing, your attitude will be different. You’ll feel different. Why. Because you’re creatively involved in doing something good.
Now, to make life flow even more smoothly, always take a few minutes to enter the Theatre of Your Mind. Imagine the person you want to be. Remember that in order for you to make lasting change, the person you see on the inside must change first.
You have two sets of eyes. The ones you use to observe who you are on the outside. And the set of eyes you use to observe who you are on the inside.
Picture the new you each day and you will become the new you.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Let’s examine how you can spot a winner next time you’re eating breakfast in a restaurant.
Normally I don’t look around much when I eat breakfast because I’m going over my goals or reading a book related to one of my goals – or making notes in my journal. In case you want to know what I’m writing in my journal – it’s usually ideas related to whatever I’m working on. Or ideas that I’m considering for the future.
Anyway, today I decided to pay attention to the other people in the restaurant – in between doing what I normally do.
Most of the people who were eating had nothing to read. They did not have a journal, a pad of paper, a few 3×5 cards – or a pen. Nothing but food for their bellies.
To my left, however, was a man with two legal pads on his table. One yellow; one white. He had a pen out as he ate – and in between bites, he made notes on his pads.
I immediately assumed him to be a very successful business man. I could be wrong – but based on being a student of human moves – it was a bet I was willing to take.
Halfway through his meal, the man made a phone call. It was all business. He was making sure the other party received his check. He was keeping track of what was being done by whom – and so on.
He had a very pleasant voice and a calm demeanor. All was well in his world.
Two other people had books to read and a pen to take notes on what they were reading. Their books were not novels. They were instructional “how to” books.
Three people in the same restaurant, not including myself, who were taking notes or reading a “how to” book – now that must be quite a restaurant, eh.
Then there were those sitting around having idle conversation. Just yapping about anything that comes to mind.
And there were those reading the paper.
Everyone I saw looked good doing what he or she was doing. No one looked unhappy or miserable.
Yet – each person did send off a different vibration.
Some vibrations were “ho hum, another day.” Others were “ha ha – what an idiot.”
Then there were the vibes coming from the three who were taking notes and/or reading.
Powerful vibes they were.
Especially the man with two legal pads.
I’d like to pull up a chair, introduce myself and talk to him about who he is and what he does.
But you know, he’s got things to do – and so do I, so that conversation can wait. Especially when I can learn a lot just by watching him.
Next time you go out to eat, no matter where it is or with whom – at bare minimum, carry a small notepad and a pen.
And keep your goals close at hand. You cannot be reminded of your goals too often. Champions tend to be the people who look at their goals more than anyone else.
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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
When you listen to all the “Law of Attraction” experts – you learn that the key to success is focusing on what you want and refusing to focus on what you don’t want.
You’re told that if you violate this principle you will attract what you don’t want – and if you focus on the fact that you’ve attracted what you don’t want – you’ll get even more of the same thing.
My friend, there are some very large loops in this logic.
Suppose you break your leg. Suppose it’s a compound fracture and you need to get the bone put back inside your skin. You might even need a plate or pin inserted into your leg to hold the bones in place.
Now, you can get me to agree that you had something to do with “creating” this problem.
But you will not get me to agree that if you focus on getting the leg fixed – that you’ll create another broken leg.
In my Psycho-Cyb coaching program I work with several doctors – and many of them are surgeons.
Funny thing I’ve observed about surgeons.
They’re much more optimistic, upbeat and energetic than the regular M.D. who only prescribes medicine or looks at how much pain you’re in – but can do next to nothing to fix it.
Yes, surgeons are very positive people. And what do they do for a living. They saw off old hips and knees and replace with a new one. They reattach retinas. They remove tumors. They correct defects in hearts. And so on.
Surgeons perform tens of thousands of operations during their career. Dr. Maltz said he did 25,000.
Sure, some surgeries being performed today are unnecessary. I’m not talking about those. What I’m talking about is the moment you have a severe health problem and you need the problem fixed NOW.
It’s the surgeon who comes to the rescue – and usually leaves with yet another success under his belt. Another win. Another condition conquered.
The person who undergoes a surgery like a hip replacement or knee replacement, doesn’t show up on a weekly basis for another replacement – even if he thinks about the surgery all day long.
What does this tell us.
It tells us that we can use visualization to eliminate conditions we don’t want – just as much as we can use it to attract those things we do want.
There is a right way and a wrong way to visualize “getting rid” of the things we don’t want. Surgery is an easy example because all you have to do is show up.
But when it comes to eliminating debt, depression, overweight, bad relationships, etc. – there is a difference in how you will want to focus. On the one hand you want to attract something better – but on the other hand you don’t want to attract more of the same.
These are things I teach in great detail to members of the Psycho-Cyb Success Group. Make sure you go here and enroll today.
All the best,
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Sunday, June 14th, 2009
This morning I woke up at five-thirty, looked over my goals – then took out a book to read.
At six o’clock I looked out the window to witness a familiar site. No, it wasn’t the sun dawning on a new day. It was the 40+ years young lady practicing tai chi in the park 25 floors below me.
She’s there every morning at six – and she trains without ceasing until eight. When she begins – she is all by herself, but she is not lonely – nor is she alone. She trains with an internal guide – an observer who watches, critiques and analyzes her every move – driving her to become MORE than she is right now.
This woman’s mind is activated toward the positive. And her daily practice is an example of the power of cosmic habit force – a term made popular years ago by Napoleon Hill.
Each and every one of us is a creature of cosmic habit force. We’re either using it in a positive way – or we’re not. Getting up early to exercise is doing something positive that can benefit every area of our lives. On the other hand, getting out of bed and reaching for a smoke and a bottle of booze – that’s an example of cosmic habit force taken to the negative extreme that we call addiction.
Being compelled by a positive habit force is good. Being an addict is not.
The key thing to remember is that both good and bad habits begin with a single repetition. And in most cases, neither habit is truly enjoyed at first.
The first day this lady got up early to practice tai chi – she probably did so with moans and groans. But now she does so with joy and it radiates from her with every movement she makes. She makes a daily choice to continue on this path, and it serves her well. At this point in her life, it would be difficult to not get up and practice. She has the habit – and the force of the habit has her.
Whenever you see a successful person – take note of his or her habits. He didn’t begin with positive habits. They were learned. They were repeated over and over until the habit took hold and little if any thought about ‘should I or shouldn’t I?’ takes place.
No matter what you want to accomplish in life, you can do so when you know the thoughts behind others who have succeeded before you – as well as the daily habits these people followed. And the good news is that if you think the same way and do the same sort of things, you’ll reap similar rewards.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz noted that it takes 21 days for a new habit to begin to take hold. The same goes for the creation of a more powerful self-image. If you spend time each day rearranging the furniture in your own mind – putting yourself on the winner’s track – within a few weeks you won’t want to go back to your previous thinking and behavior. You will become accustomed to the NEW YOU – the person with more empowering thoughts, beliefs and habits.
Think of a new, positive habit you’d like to form. See yourself engaged in that habit – then follow through with action. Do this every day without fail for 21 days and you’ll have changed your life.
It doesn’t take much to change – but it does require a decision to be more than you are right now.
What is it you’d like to do? Picture it – then do it. Today.
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Saturday, June 13th, 2009
Look at it this way, you’ve been trying to improve yourself long enough. And chances are it ain’t working. So stop it. Give it up right now.
There’s nothing about your SELF that needs improving or can be improved.
What needs improving is the way you approach life, the way you think, breathe and move and do. That’s it. And none of these constitute the SELF.
The first idea most people get wrong is thinking that something is wrong with them (the self). Nothing wrong with you.
What’s wrong is thinking something is wrong with you.
Sure, your health can be improved, as well as your relationships, your bank balance, your abilities, skills and so on – but none of the above is YOU.
You take nothing with you when you leave this plane, so stop thinking that you are your body, your thoughts, your feelings, your memories, your lineage, your family, your status – and so on.
None of that is YOU.
You are this invisible force behind the scenes in everything going on in your life. You observe it all. And you play a pivotal role in creating all of it.
Then you forget. And that’s when you get into trouble with your SELF.
You start blaming the self, as if it did something other than observe what YOU were doing.
So stop blaming the self and change the way you breathe. Close your eyes and inhale deeply. Imagine pulling a cool spring of clear water through your feet that ascends all the way to the top of your head. Now exhale slowly and repeat.
Do this nine times.
Afterward, sit with eyes closed and notice how different you feel. Take note of the fact that you made no attempt to improve your SELF. All you
did was breathe different. And this led to positive feelings.
Repeat to yourself, another nine times, “I can improve any area of my life I want, except my self.” Relax and breathe as you say this to yourself.
As you go into the rest of your day, continue to pay attention to your breathing. Focus on improving the thoughts you think, the way you breathe, your posture, and anything else that matters to you. But leave your SELF alone.
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Friday, June 12th, 2009
A few minutes ago a friend sent me an Abe Lincoln quote. It’s so powerful, poignant and pragmatic I’ve decided to send it to you.
Not only that, but it coincides perfectly with what I teach in 101 Ways to Magnetize Money.
Here’s the quote:
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
— Abraham Lincoln
Perhaps you’ll want to frame this one on your bathroom mirror – your refrigerator – or mail to a chosen few.
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