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Visualization on Steroids

Friday, April 29th, 2011

If you want to make a quantum leap in any area of your life, beware of programs that teach you that ALL you need do is visualize your way to success.

Based upon my 30 years of study and experimentation in various forms of visualization, hypnosis, affirmations, meditation and more, I’d have to say that the majority of programs miss the most important elements governing whether you succeed or fail.

And one of these elements is how you use your memory.

Let me explain: Most people who visualize never go into their memory banks to retrieve their winning experiences. They never look at their victories. Instead, they attempt to visualize their future without any reference to the past. This is one of many self-help mistakes of epic proportions.

Why? Because you carry your memories with you everywhere you go. Positive and negative memories. And if you don’t consciously choose to recall your best memories, by default you’ll probably be reliving memories that aren’t your best. In fact, by default, you may be unconsciously ruminating on previous failures, mistakes and setbacks.

In sports we see examples of this all the time. Young boy goes up to the foul line not wanting to miss a free throw. And when he does he says, “I always miss them.”

In relationships, a man or woman goes out with someone and hopes that “this one” won’t be like the last one. No conscious thought is being given to “what you want” based upon good experiences from the past. Instead, your thought is directed toward avoiding what you don’t want – which means you’re reliving the past that you don’t like.

Now, in order to succeed, you do need to know where the mine fields are, where the mistakes are – and how to correct them. At the same time, if you want to rise above feelings of failure and inadequacy, you must know how to tap into the power of previous successes.

The other night I was working with a young baseball player who complained that every time he’s hit the ball in the past two weeks, it’s been a ground out. He was keeping track of and reliving all his grounders. At the same time, in doing this, he was refusing to acknowledge his home runs, triples, doubles and singles.

Yes, he was right to look at his grounders and figure out how to correct them. At the same time, he was equally wrong in failing to acknowledge the times in which he’s whacked the ball. More importantly, if he doesn’t begin to consciously think about and remember his best hits and learn other key elements to enhance these memories, he’s going to continue to ground out.

So I told the young man he needed to learn Theater of the Mind from me. At 6:30 the following evening I sat and guided him through one of my many versions of this mega-powerful visualization. I took him through his best practice, the day he hit seven home runs.

Upon completing this visualization we went to the ball field. And whad’ya know? He hit 10 home runs.

It was the best practice he’d ever had. Yet, a few days earlier he was not even hitting the ball well in practice, much less in games. He was hitting nothing but grounders.

At one point, as a car was driving by, the boy began visualizing hitting a home run that would hit a car. I know, not a pleasant thing to picture, but I didn’t know he’d done this until AFTER he hit a car and proclaimed, “I DID IT. I visualized hitting a car and it happened.”

Luckily, the ball only hit the tires – so no harm was done.

Anyway, I’m going to be putting together a Theater of the Mind set of CDs that will take you from A-Z in this method. I believe it’s the best method ever devised for getting the most out of yourself, effortlessly.

I’ve told people about it for years in my writings, but being guided through the experience is a whole different ball game. There are several master keys that everyone misses without a guide.

Get ready for this product.

And write me if there are any special areas you’d like to see addressed in this program.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. In the interim, be sure to pick up a copy of my best-seller, The Unbeatable Man – as well as Zero Resistance Living
– both of which will put you on the path to success in a big way.

Here’s what one prominent reader and NBA Coach had to say about The Unbeatable Man:

The Unbeatable Man had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. A riveting story of about desire, overcoming obstacles, blocking out the negative and the heartland work ethic. Gives a rare and unique inside look at small town America, including family and parenting. As I read I found myself looking back on my own ‘glory days’ and to my amazement, I found many similarities in how Furey and I were striving to accomplish the same, even though he wrestled and I played basketball. This book will motivate and inspire you.”
Nick Nurse
NBA Coach

Make Yourself Unbeatable

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I just got a plug from a high-level baseball coach about my book, The Unbeatable Man:

“This book should be on the shelf of every winner’s library. If you want to propel yourself to metoric levels of success and fulfillment then get The Unbeatable Man right this second. It will catapult you to the top of the medal stand!! One of the best inspirational books ever”

Paul Reddick
The Master of MPH
PaulReddickBaseball.com

That’s so cool. And it proves that the winning concepts in this book are universal for all athletes, businesspeople and success oriented folk.

Best,

Matt Furey

The Power of Thought

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

On the way to breakfast this morning, I popped in a CD called The Power of Thought Vibration, something I’m giving out  to everyone who gets a copy of The Unbeatable Man, a book that fans says is “the best I ever wrote.” In fact, this book may be winning an award very soon.

Anyway, I hadn’t listened to this CD in a while, so I wanted to make sure everything on it was as incredible and amazing as I once thought.
And let me tell you, before and after breakfast, despite having umpteen things on the front “to do NOW” burner – I kept driving so I could listen to the entire CD.

My friend, what I reveal on this CD applies in sports, in business, when talking to others and when opening yourself up to new experiences that you’ve always wanted but couldn’t have because you were making life more difficult than it is.

This CD is easily worth $49 and I’m certain you’ll want to listen to it again and again and again. You can get it NOW, at no charge with your order of The Unbeatable Man.

But I’m not going to make this premium CD available forever when I really could be charging for it. So I’m only going to make it available to the next 247 people who jump on this offer right NOW.

BTW, here are a couple shameless plugs from others about my book.

Matt – I’ve read The Unbeatable Man several times now and get something different out of it each time! I’m still lovin’ your ability to weave the story in and out of the education you wish us to glean from the lessons you’re teaching.

I gotta say, I’m surprised that, after at LEAST 3 read-thrus, I’m still anxious as each match approaches, still cheering as if I were in the stands, and still feeling the emotions after each battle. I have laughed, cried, and shared it with all my friends.

Thank you for such a wonderful book. Like so many others, I’ve given it to my 13 year old son to read. I’ll send his thoughts to your office as they are much more private (and telling of how much a truly open mind can get from what you teach!) THANK YOU!

Rachel Campbell Young
author of What if You Were Thin!

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Matt,

I just finished your new book. It was powerful. Read it straight through. I’ll be telling my readers about it next week.

Looking forward to “the college years” version.

Stay strong,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc.
Author of Turbulence Training

Thank you Rachel and Craig. I’m thrilled to hear how much you like The Unbeatable Man. Keep spreading the word.

Matt Furey


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