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Aaron Rodgers Secret

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Headline news in USA Today: “The Zen of Football”

Front page of the Sports Section- Rodgers: “Foreseeing is Believing”.

In this article, Green Bay Packers Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers talks about the power of visualization. He credits his daily mental practice in helping the Packers reach the post season – and for pounding the Atlanta Falcons, the #1 seed, 48-21 last weekend.

Rodgers says he learned how to visualize from a coach, which he was in 6th grade. He also says most of the big plays he made in the upset victory over Atlanta, he pictured in his imagination first.

It’s amazing to me that this story is headline news in today’s world. You would think with all the information available on the power of your creative imagination that this would not be in the news. After all, how many great athletes don’t visualize in one form or another. Some use self-hypnosis. Some visualize while lying down. Some while sitting. I even teach people to do it while standing still or moving.

No matter how you visualize though, it won’t work unless your practice creates what Dr. Maxwell Maltz called “The Winning Feeling.”

Many people visualize but don’t feel anything. This is a red flag that something they are doing is wrong. Visualization without a change of emotion isn’t the proper use of your creative imagination.

I believe the more powerful approach to mind training is to change the feelings before you visualize. This can be accomplished thru deep breathing alone – or through stillness or through movements that integrate the breath.

E-motion stands for energy movement. It’s great to sit or lie still and picture what you want. But it’s much more effective to train your mind like a fighter who shadow boxes an imaginary foe.

Shadow boxing is just a term to describe a practice used by top salespeople, speakers, golfers as well as surgeons. Don’t just picture yourself doing the thing. Go through the motions as you picture it – and FEEL it.

You’ll learn this process at a much deeper level as you study the Zero Resistance Living System I have ready for you.

Use this course and change your mind, your emotional state and your destiny.

Best,

Matt Furey

Is Winning Important?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I want to go on record as saying that in my forty years of involvement in sports and martial arts, I’ve had good coaches, incredible coaches and bad coaches.

I’ve been trained by Olympic and world champions, national champions, masters and grand masters.

But the very best coaches never emphasized winning as the only thing. But they sure as hell were disappointed when I didn’t win.

Some coaches handled failure poorly. And I did at times, as well.

The great coaches I’ve had though, taught me how to handle victory, which meant no resting on one’s laurels.

Yes, there have been moments when a coach said the wrong thing to me. Occasionally, they called me a name I didn’t like. But of all the things said to me that I didn’t like, two things stand out.

The first was when a coach called me “champ” before a tournament began. In almost every case when I was called “champ” before the competition had begun, I lost.

The second demotivator happened a second before I ran out on the mat to compete. The coach shook my hand, looked me in the eye and said, “Go out there and have fun.”

I did anything but have fun in the match I was told to have fun in. And this second situation leads me to an important point I would like to make today.

In youth sports today, many coaches are telling the athletes that they want them to have fun. And I agree with them. The saddest sight in sports is watching young kids pouting and crying over a game that won’t mean much a week from now.

At the same time, however, I think it’s important to explain to an athlete what fun is. In my early twenties when a coach told me to go out there and have fun, my mind drew a blank. I didn’t have the foggiest idea what he was talking about. To me, fun is going out and giving it everything you’ve got to whoop your opponent.

Fun is executing the techniques you’ve practiced flawlessly. Fun is breaking records. Fun is giving more than you think you’ve got. Fun is competing with enthusiasm, hustling and being courageous in the midst of fear, worry or self-doubt.

If the same coach who told me to go out and have fun had said, “ Stay loose and relax, give it everything you’ve got and mop the floor with this guy” I would have been motivated, rather than demotivated.

So I’m concerned when I hear coaches telling athletes to “have fun” with no explanation of what that looks like. To a kid, having fun could very well mean playing with his X-Box, watching tee-vee or running around in ADD mode. Right? So fun needs to be explained.

Yesterday, when working with my son’s little league baseball team I explained to the kids what fun is. Fun is practicing what you love. Fun is playing the game you love with a good attitude about making mistakes and how to correct them. Fun is doing things fast. Fun is hustling. And fun is playing with enthusiasm.

The late John Wooden, never talked to his athletes at UCLA about winning. And he coached his team to 10 NCAA titles in 12 years.

On the other hand, Wooden never talked to his athletes about having fun. In fact, he created a Pyramid of Success, with the building blocks of what it takes to succeed. And the two cornerstones on that Pyramid were hard work and enthusiasm. Wooden said he never saw anyone succeed in anything who didn’t understand and employ those two cornerstones.

Unlike Wooden, I like to use the word “practice” instead of work. But ultimately, it doesn’t really matter because we’re both saying the same thing. If you want to succeed you need to “work hard” or “practice more than anyone else.”

If you think what I’ve written here makes sense, then I absolutely know you’re going to love reading The Unbeatable Man. In this book, there’s no talk about having fun, but there’s a lot of talk about what it really takes to succeed in anything. As you read this book you’ll probably chuckle when you discover how “fun” is not the measuring stick of success.

Go to theunbeatableman.com and place your order now.

Best,

Matt Furey

70% of Americans Have It

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, erectile dysfunction. And so on.

These are the diseases plaguing society today.

But there’s another disease affecting 70% of all Americans – and most have no idea they have it. What’s more, if you’re one of the 70% who have this “hidden” disease, I know someone who can predict what type of diseases are on the way.

His name is Dr. Craig Sommer, aka the Psychic Dentist. And he can examine your teeth and gums and accurately predict the state of your
health – or dis-ease.

What’s more, if you’re one of the 70% – Dr. Sommer has a way to treat and heal the “hidden” disease, and along with it, whatever else has been bothering you – or will be in the future.

To learn more about Dr. Sommer’s program go to The Psychic Dentist.

I’m giving this program the double thumbs-up.

Best,

Matt Furey

What The NFL Could Learn From Baseball

Monday, January 10th, 2011

One of the most disturbing elements of professional football isn’t the players celebrating after a victory. I enjoy watching a good celebration as much as almost anybody. But whenever I see an NFL star celebrating before there’s anything to celebrate about, I shake my head from side to side.

Let me give a couple of examples:

A year ago I watched former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb make pistol gestures with his hands after getting a first down in a playoff game. In the first quarter. In another playoff game, I saw him run for a first down in the fourth quarter, go out of bounds and pick up the phone on the opponent’s sideline.

Bad moves in my book.

But the thing I disliked about McNabb the most was when the cameras showed him coming out of the tunnel prior to a championship game, playing an air guitar and celebrating before the game had even started.

Maybe it’s my Midwestern upbringing, but whenever I see these types of antics, I cringe.

Those of you who have been long-term Nebraska football fans may appreciate this one. I went to a Nebraska versus Iowa game in 1980 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers won 57 – 0, if I remember correctly. On the third play from scrimmage, Jarvis Redwine took a handoff and ran 70 yards for a touchdown.

While running back to the sidelines he looked at the crowd and waived his hands over his head celebrating along with their cheers.

Two days later while listening to the radio I distinctly recalled the announcers saying that head coach Tom Osborne had given Mr. Redwine extra sprints at the end of every practice for the entire week. Why? Because Tom Osborne believed that sort of celebration before victory has no place on his team.

So last night I was excited to watch the Eagles play the Packers. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the resurgence of Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. I believe he’s a top candidate for MVP of the league. And I wanted to see him have a big game last night. He didn’t. And perhaps it had a little something to do with his pre-game celebration while coming out of the tunnel.

So last night, “Damn, I thought. He’s doing another McNabb.”

Contrast all of the above with a pitcher in Major League Baseball. A big league pitcher does not celebrate when he runs onto the field prior to throwing the first pitch. And if he strikes out the side in the first inning he doesn’t celebrate on the way to the dugout. If he’s throwing a no-hitter through five innings you wouldn’t know it by the expression on his face. He walks back to the dugout with the stoicism of a Zen monk.

Not only that, but if the pitcher is doing really well, throwing a no-hitter or even tossing a perfect game, no one on the team even talks to him. Everyone stays away. No one even sits near him.

If the pitcher is fortunate enough to throw a no-hitter or have a perfect game, no one on the team celebrates until the last out is counted.

I think football can learn a lot from baseball. I’d much rather watch a game in which my favorite players, one of them being Michael Vick, hold off on the celebrating until it really counts.

At the same time I love watching athletes who, regardless of the score never stop giving it everything they have until the final buzzer sounds. Even if they’re behind and there appears to be no chance to win, it’s a great thing when the athlete continues to give it everything he has.

No pouting. No whining. No defeated facial expressions.

If you agree with this type of philosophy, then I think you’ll love reading The Unbeatable Man. It takes the advice in this message and places it in your heart, mind and soul. No matter who you are, this book will give you a sense of purpose, direction and discipline greatly needed in today’s world.

Claim your copy now by going here.

Best,
Matt Furey

Tough Times Never Last

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

In 1987, when I was starting in business, I read a great book about tough times and how they never last.

‘Twas an important book for me to be reading because I faced a number of serious challenges. And one of those challenges was figuring out how to have enough clients to pay my bills and put food on my table. There were many moments where I sunk so low I began to ponder the unthinkable. Being out on the street. Begging for food. And so on.

Three of the keys that carried me out of the tough times were:

1. Books that taught me how to keep my faith, build my confidence and achieve my goals.

2. Positive mental movies – When I speak of mental movies I don’t only mean visualizing the future. I also mean remembering the positive past. The moments when everything was in flow. Recalling these moments made it easy to believe more were on the way.

3. Gratitude – when you sink to an emotional low, you’re in a perfect position to climb out of it. And the way out is finding anything you can to be grateful for. If you’re down to your last nickel, instead of crying about what you lost or what could have been, you give thanks to the one nickel you have.

To some, the above may appear as if it couldn’t possibly change your circumstances. Yet, if you were to interview a few dozen failures who became successful, I’d bet the majority would agree to having practiced these keys listed above.

Yes, successful people leave footprints. They leave clues. They leave ways for us to move beyond our troubles and become a person we want to be.

In this email I’ve given you 3 ways. But I have 98 more for you in my book and CD program 101 Ways to Magnetize Money. I encourage you to get this program and be amazed at the positive changes it can bring forth in your life.

This program works, regardless of whether or not times are tough. Claim your copy NOW.

Best,

Matt Furey


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