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Friday, May 24th, 2013
Less than a month ago I met with Ryan, an 18-year old high school senior who’d taken his SATs twice and done okay – but not well enough to earn himself a full ride. On both occasions, Ryan fell 40 points short of qualifying for a scholarship.
As the saying goes, “Close – but no cigar.”
Ryan’s father, Randy, having seen what I’d accomplished with various athletes using the mind-technology I teach, asked if I’d show his son Theatre of the Mind and some Zen-like deep breathing exercises to help him relax.
I agreed to meet with Ryan the following week.
When I showed up to meet with him, no one was around. At first I thought this might be a symptom of the “I want it but I’m scared of my own ability” syndrome that so many exhibit. But I quickly blocked this thought and texted Randy. He apologized and said Ryan would be there in five minutes.
Okay, I could wait.
When Ryan showed up we shook hands – then he unlocked the door and invited me into his father’s office.
I asked Ryan a number of questions to see what the best approach would be for him. I listened intently for things he said as well as how he said them. And I watched his body language.
After about 10 minutes I stopped asking and started telling.
Ryan was 100% percent open and receptive to everything I told him, including how he could quickly double his reading speed (a limiting factor he felt hindered how he did on the SAT). He said he was a slow reader – and I told him he would remain so as long as he kept calling himself one. That got his attention.
I gave him something to read and watched his posture as he read it.
“No wonder you read slow,” I thought to myself. I adjusted his posture by having him sit on the edge of the chair with his feet flat on the floor. With each change I made in HOW he sat, his energy shifted. Now he could read with energy instead of feeling like he wanted to fall asleep.
I told Ryan to IMAGINE that the SAT was something he enjoyed taking, not something he HAD to take. I equated it with baseball, the sport he loves and will play in college.
Then I showed Ryan how to quickly double his reading speed, almost without trying. This alone would give him more time to finish the SAT.
And after all of the above, I gave him T.O.M. – the acrostic I coined for Theatre of the Mind, the “mental game” technology I teach that turns dunces into geniuses and average athletes into studs.
I made a recording of the session I did with Ryan and when we finished I asked if he’d like me to send it to him.
His eyes sparkled with confidence as he said, “YES.”
I asked him how he felt, how he liked the session.
“AWESOME. IT WAS AWESOME,” he said.
Yesterday I received a text message from Ryan’s father.
“Matt, just got Ryan’s SAT scores. Raised em 140 points. Qualified for Florida Bright Futures. Thank you. One deep breathing session and T.O.M. helped pay for my son’s college tuition. That’s really cool.”
I’m super excited for Ryan and his father. So much so that I’m extending the sale on the Zero Resistance Living System – which includes a gratis copy of the T.O.M. DVD.
Normally this program costs 75% more than the current fee – so make sure you grab yourself a copy NOW and save not only on the price of the program – but perhaps on your son or daughter’s education.
Randy will be glad to tell you that one session of T.O.M. knocked $9,000.00 per year off his son’s college tuition. That’s $36,000.00, over four years, saved from knowing how to use your mind (and body) to achieve a goal. Pretty cool, eh.
P.S. Again, you’ll get a Theatre of the Mind DVD with your program, wherein I guide you through the same type of process I used with Ryan. Jump on this offer NOW and change your life for the better.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
So a friend just sent me a link to check out.
Twas about a Little Leaguer in Massachusetts who is 12 years old and allegedly throws with “too much power” for other boys he plays against.
What to do?
I guess BAN him from pitching.
Now, here’s what funny. The boy only throws in the ball 60 mph.
Last night I watched another 12-year old, hurl a baseball 80.6 mph. Twenty miles per hour harder than the boy who was banned from pitching. Good thing is, he doesn’t play Little League, but not because he was banned from throwing too hard.
There are a number of reasons why he doesn’t play Little League – and one of them is the fact that a good many umpires think calling a fair game means taking away a good pitcher’s skills. In essence, humiliate the good pitcher so the batters don’t feel too bad for not being able to hit.
For example, and I’m not joking, I’ve seen umpires call “Strike one. Strike two” on the first two pitches. And then, for the next four pitches, regardless of location, regardless of whether or not the pitches are in the exact place of strikes one and two, he will call a ball.
The manager of the opposing team quickly forms his game plan. He tells his team, “Go up there and just take (watch but don’t swing) everything he throws
so you can draw a walk.”
The boys do as told. They go up to the plate and never remove the bat from their shoulder. Almost every at bat is the same as the previous one. The first two pitches are strike one and strike two. And then, no matter what, everything else is called a ball. The only chance for an out is if the boy swings and misses – and you’d have to be an off-the-charts bad ump to call swings that miss “balls.”
I think it’s a crime what these people have done to this boy. Instead of applauding him for his skills, they want him to lower himself to be the least common denominator. They want to humiliate him for being better than the others. How tragic.
This isn’t just happening in baseball, either. It happens every day all over the country. Make everyone conform and fit in. Make everyone a zombie. Make everyone the same.
As Dr. Maxwell Maltz said in Zero Resistance Living:
“When we feel inferior, it’s because we measure ourselves against somebody else. We convince ourselves of the entirely ridiculous idea that we should be like somebody else or even everybody else. That is a false conception. The “everybody else” is made up of individuals, too. Their just like fingerprints — no two of them are the same. I cannot hit a golf ball as far as Arnold Palmer. Does that make me feel inferior? In golf, I am inferior to Arnold Palmer. Fine. But, it doesn’t make me feel the least inferior. I cannot dance as well as Fred Astaire, but that doesn’t keep me from dancing. I do not compare myself with them. I have learned to accept myself as I am. Everyday I meet people — bookkeepers, salesmen, corporation presidents — they are all superior to me in some area. So what.
These people cannot improve a scarred face, and there are other things I can better then they can. And, they have no reason to feel inferior to me for these reasons. Yet, many people believe that they are so inferior that they simply cannot live with themselves. To make life tolerable, they strive to be superior. It’s false lead. Superiority and inferiority are just two sides of the same coin. The cure is to realize that the coin is simply counterfeit. The simple truth is that you are neither inferior nor superior to your fellow human beings. You are you, that’s all. That’s the whole story. You are unique. Rejoice in that.”
Amen, my brothers and sisters. Rejoice in your uniqueness. And that includes being able to do something better than someone else.
Rejoice in your skills. Don’t let anyone dumb you down.
But don’t stop at rejoicing. Do everything within your power to make yourself even better than the LIMITS that others want to put on you.
Work on the physical aspect of improving – and make sure you work on the psycho-spiritual aspect as well because that’s where all the REAL POWER comes from.
To do so with gusto, with style, latch onto the Zero Resistance Living System – and hold on for dear life. Right now you can get the program for 75% off the normal price – along with seven bonuses that you’ll treasure.
Go for it now, my friend.
P.S. Here’s the link to the story on the pitcher from Massachusetts:
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Whilst driving my children to school this morning, I heard one radio talk show host say that if Tim Tebow “came out” and proclaimed that he’s gay, he’d have 28 NFL teams trying to sign him right now.
Got a few chuckles there, but seriouslly, I doubt that would happen.
Tebow is regularly blasted for professing his beliefs. And I’m of the opinion that the only reason the Jets signed him in the first place was to ridicule him and hopefully destroy him.
As an athlete I never publicly displayed my beliefs, period. On anything. But I don’t believe my way was ‘the way’ for all athletes.
If Tebow wants to kneel and pray, I don’t care so long as he works hard and does what he can to help his team win. If he wants to say the name ‘Jesus’ in every interview, I also don’t care.
As for proclaiming yourself gay – I also don’t care.
It’s none of my business. At the same time I wouldn’t reward or condemn the Christian or the gay athlete, for saying he’s one or the other.
Apparently a group of football fans in Jacksonville, Florida, have petitioned the President to intervene and force the owner of the Jaguars to sign Tebow. I’m not betting on that petition making a difference either.
One thing I will bet on, though, is Tebow turning all the bashing of him into a positive. I bet he emerges from this experience stronger than ever before.
Because the man has ENERGY. Far more energy than most people. And ENERGY is what makes the difference when you’re confronted with obstacles, critics and your own failures on the way to success.
In my seminar later this month, you’ll discover how to bring the ENERGY of success into each and every day.
Right now we have 12 seats remaining – so if you want to attend – I suggest you jump on this one NOW.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Well, I done turned fiftee today. And my daughter Faith turned nine. Yep, we share the same birthday.
Got up early and ate some cake. Now we’re heading out for more victuals.
Before we do so here’s a quick reminder about my Energy Seminar coming up in a few weeks. After Friday’s announcement we’re already half-full (catch the optimism), with people flying in from 14 different states and a couple foreign countries.
Today you can help me celebrate my birthday (and my daughter’s) by enrolling NOW. By doing so you’ll save substantially as the fee is going up a hundred bucks per day until we’re sold out.
Happy Cinco de Mateo (Mayo) to you. Live it up in grand schtyle by agreeing to raise your energy to the level where all things are possible.
P.S. The first 30 minutes of my seminar will be worth the fee for the entire event. Come and find out why.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
You asked for it – and it’s coming to you very soon.
The date for my next event – The Dynamic Energy and Power Seminar – is May 29-30, in Tampa, Florida.
Many “Furey Fans” have already verbally agreed they’d be attending, so when the webpage goes up for this seminar, you’d better be ready to enroll immediately.
In order to maximize results, this will NOT be a BIG seminar, in terms of attendance. But it will be HUGE in terms of what it will do for YOU for the rest of your life.
I believe we’re limiting enrollment to around 50 people, so consider this email a “brain’s up” for those who really want to attend.
So you know, I’ll be covering a LOT of information, much of which has been “hidden” or withheld from you on the subject of energy and power.
You’ll learn what to do to increase your energy and get the results you want in life, faster than you previously believed possible.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for major improvements in terms of bodily fitness or business success – your results have everything to do with how much energy you have. how it is used and how it “flows.”
In this seminar I will help you discover the power that lies within you and how you can tap into it, on command, for anything you
You’ll also be getting “tipped off” about ways your energy, focus, direction and so on are derailed and depleted.
In short, you’ll find out what to do as well as what pitfalls to avoid.
Most importantly. you’ll be given simple, action-based strategies and procedures that will accelerate your results to a speed that will astound you – all while being in a state of harmonious flow.
So be on the lookout for the announcement about this seminar in the next couple days. It WILL fill up almost instantly, so consider this email fair warning to be ready to move – and fast.
P.S. So you know, I’ve used many of these strategies successfully with everyone from professional athletes, to young men and women who want to go to the next level academically. I’ve used them with executives, salespeople, writers, doctors and so on. All of us were given brains. Once we know how to activate our brains and rid ourselves of the clutter and baggage, our growth and development takes off like a rocket. What’s more, we enjoy the process, the journey toward our destination.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Everything is in flow. Everything is rolling like a river.
You’re focused like a laser.
Nothing and no one can distract you.
You’re doing what you do with such ease you hope it will never end.
But it does.
You go into a slump. Uggh.
Instead of the “man” with all the answers, you may feel you’ve become what my friend, Scott Hemond, calls the “Instant Idiot.”
When someone is in “Instant Idiot” mode, it’s as if he has no clue what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and so on. The person who was totally “in flow” is now clueless. And worst of all, he has absolutely NO IDEA how to get out of it.
Athletes go into slumps.
So do salespeople, marketers, writers (they call them blocks), entrepreneurs, professional speakers, and so on.
Being in a slump is something you can easily get out of if you know what you did to put yourself into FLOW.
But that’s where we separate the temporary slumpers from the Instant Idiots.
Those in a temporary “lull” can refer to a journal or to their notes, and pin point exactly what they were doing and thinking when they were at their best. They can go back into their mental movie theatre, relive their best moments and come out recharged and ready to go.
The Instant Idiot does something entirely different. He goes around and talks to anyone and everyone about his slump, and/or takes advice from people who have no idea what they’re talking about. If someone selling lemonade offers advice, he’ll take the advice and try it on.
Why does he do this? Because he cannot remember how he got into flow. There’s no journal. No notes. No written record.
He assumed he’d “just remember” what he was doing because it all seemed so easy.
When you’re under stress, or in a slump, it’s not so easy to remember what you were doing. You’re in the fog. And when you’re traveling through fog, you’re concerned about your next step. You find it impossible to reflect upon the BEST steps you ever took in your whole life.
Those who have journals or notes can quickly find what they were doing when they were at their best, and once they do, they can be back in flow fairly fast.
Now, if you never kept a journal, if you never took notes, there are two other ways out.
The first way out of the slump is via a LIVE meeting with someone like ME, who will help you find your personal map to where you were when you were at your best – and how to get yourself back there. If a LIVE meeting is something that interests you, email me for details.
The second way out of the slump is to use Theatre of the Mind in the privacy of your own home or office.
You relax your body, quiet your mind and go back into your memory banks to retrieve the mental movie of yourself at your BEST.
Once you find it, you begin to replay this movie each and every day. By doing this, you change direction without even trying to do so.
Your mind has a reticular activating device, a homing device, if you will. You are a goal seeking magnet. And once you begin to relive your best moments, your mind goes on auto-pilot, seeking out more experiences that are LIKE those you used to have.
If you focus on the old negative “slump” movies, you get more of them. If you focus on the old positive “flow” movies, you can do more than tread water. You can swim – and swim fast – with effortless ease.
Discover how powerful Theatre of the Mind is in your life with your enrollment in the Zero Resistance Living System. We’ll send you the system – and once you start listening to the program – and following the lessons, your life will get into flow once again.
At the present, you can obtain this best-selling program for 75% off the standard price.
Plus, I’m throwing in 7 great goodies to make the course even more powerful than it already is. Jump on this one NOW, my friend.
P.S. A lot of inquiries about my forthcoming seminar. Although I was going to have it in early May, I’ve decided on another date, which I’ll be making known very soon.
Monday, March 11th, 2013
Think about this idea for a moment and check your internal reaction as you read the following idea:
“Those who master their technical mistakes as well as the feelings of failure that usually accompany them, are the very people who stand the greatest chance of rising to the top.”
Yes, I realize the average person hates making mistakes to the point of fearing them. I realize that some people also equate “making a mistake” to getting fired, losing a job and so on.
Those aren’t the kinds of mistakes I’m talking about. I’m talking about the mistakes that ALL successful people make along the path of mastery. No one succeeds without making mistakes. No one succeeds without experiencing temporary failure.
And no one who succeeds does so without ever having a “dark night” in which he doubts himself to the very core.
Making mistakes or failing a few hundred (or thousand) times is not the issue. The issues are:
1. Did you learn from the mistake
2. Did you learn to harmonize the negative feelings you had about the mistake
As a collegiate athlete, I once learned to analyze my performance after each match. In doing so, I asked myself, “What are four things you could improve about how you competed tonight.”
It was a tough question on many occasions, especially the ones in which I appeared to flawlessly rip the other guy to shreds. But ask away I did, and doing so made me better.
Sometimes it’s easy to see our mistakes and failures. Easy for everyone else, too. At other times, we need to think outside the test tube in order to find a better way. I believe there is always a better or easier way – but you won’t find it if you’re not looking – or if you think you’ve already have all the answers.
I’m a big believer in the philosophy that says, “You never really got it down – you’re only practicing on getting it down. As soon as you think you’ve GOT IT – you’re in for a rude awakening.”
Keep these ideas in mind as you “practice your game” – whatever it is.
And if you really want to master your mistakes and the negative feelings that go with them, then be sure to grab a copy of the Zero Resistance Living System.
Just think what life would be like if you had no fear of making mistakes, no fear of failing.
Realize that you’d then be on the path of Zero Resistance Living – and let me tell you – it’s a great way to live.
P.S. Tune in tomorrow for a new product for aspiring and existing copywriters, who like the Fureyesque style of these emails.
Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Last night I spoke with Don, a friend who is a school teacher in Iowa. He and I attended the same schools from sixth grade through high school.
The last time I saw Don was at a piano recital he invited me to attend when both of us attended the University of Iowa.
Anyway, over the years Don has kept in touch, but recently much more so because he’s having so much success helping others through the power of self-image visualization exercises.
Anyway, last night he told me the story of a young girl who formed a goal to go to Europe and study over the summer. She comes from a poor family and her father let her know that he couldn’t afford such a trip for her. She told him that wasn’t a problem because she’d earn the money herself.
Her father laughed.
Armed with a new mental image of what life could be like for her, she got to work, and on the very day she had to turn in the funds to make the trip, she had all she needed. Except for thirty bucks.
When her father discovered that she had raised ALL but thirty bucks on her own, he nearly cried. He was so moved he pulled some spare coin out of hiding and gave her the thirty she needed, plus some extra to cover food and incidentals.
This story moved me as well. So much so that I’m hereby announcing 50% off on a revised prosperity book and CD program I put out a while ago.
Many of my clients and customers believe this is the best book I ever wrote.
This book and CD will get you going. They’ll help you prosper no matter what the economy.
My clients have proven this to be true. So CAN YOU.
Reserve your copy of this program today.
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
You’ve most likely heard the line, “To be or not to be – that is the question.”
When I was living in California, every once in a while someone would say, “What do you have goals for. Why can’t you just BE?”
In reply I’d say, “Ever think of being and doing at the same time.”
Show me someone who is just BEING – but never DOING – and I’ll show you a loser.
Same goes for someone who is so busy doing he never learns how to BE and DO simultaneously. Eventually he’ll fry his nervous system and a rest will be required.
One of the hallmarks of great masters is that they learn how to use their mind and body as one – and that’s the way they’re designed to BE used anyway.
Before you do anything, how about taking time out to tune into your breath, how about scanning your body for unnecessary tension.
Once found, release it and let it go.
Yes, you can plow through life with unwanted tension – but you can soar through life without it. The differences involve speed and ease.
Unconsciously we tend to think that we’ll get further faster if we add more strain to the equation. But the opposite is true. We can do far more far faster when we let go of the physical and psychological tensions that are holding us back.
Last night at a local game I watched a young man get upset at himself after he made an error on the field. He displayed his anger for all to see, letting everyone know that he flogs himself after a mistake.
A couple minutes later he made another error. He flogged himself again.
And then he made another error. Once again, he added more tension to the situation by pouting and getting on himself.
Whenever this happens, the best thing a coach can do is remove the player from the field. He’s not doing anyone else on the team any good – and he’s not helping himself either. In fact, he’s dragging the team down as they witness his attitude.
As a parent, if the coach won’t remove your son or daughter from a game when they act this way, I think you need to step in and remove him yourself.
That’s what my Mom did to me at a swimming meet when I was 12 years old. Our team lost the freestyle relay after our third man gave away a half-pool lead and left us another half-pool behind.
I was so mad I followed the boy to where his parents were seated, and I gave him a piece of my mind. My mother saw me doing this and called for me to go home.
We walked home that night and she took a good half-hour to explain to me that no matter how good I might be, this type of attitude was unacceptable. She explained that even if you’re good, you won’t get any credit from many folks because they’ll say, “Ah, he’s a hot head.”
I’ve talked to MLB agents who had someone listed as a first-round draft pick – until they went to watch a game in person. After an error, the would-be first-rounder yelled at another player on the field. He dropped 20 rounds by the next day and by the time of the draft, he was barely given a mention.
Just from one blow-up.
But you want to know something cool. It’s really hard to blow up when you’re being and doing at the same time; when you’re living in the present moment; when you’re aware of your breathing – and when no matter what happens, you let it go and move on to the next thing.
This process of learning to let go so you can BE and DO is available to you in the best-selling Zero Resistance Living System – currently available for 75% off the normal price.
And when you reserve your copy today, you’ll get seven bonuses that sweeten the pot even more.
Make sure you look into it NOW – so you can Be and Do all your way to the level of mastery, in whatever you so choose.
Friday, March 1st, 2013
A couple quick updates for you:
1. A lot of you have been emailing and calling to ask about my 50th Birthday Bash – during which time I’ll be having an Energy Seminar – which will include everything I’m currently doing (most of which I have never taught) in the realm of fitness, chi kung, nutrition, recuperation, mental game training, and much more.
I will be announcing the location of this event, as well as other details later this month. In the interim, you CAN mark your calendar for the dates of said event. Everything will kick off on Friday, May 3, around 6 PM. Festivities will continue on Saturday, May 4 and commencement will take place circa 3 PM on Sunday, May 5.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
2. My friend, Steve Chandler, author of several best-sellers, including my personal favorite, The Story of You and How to Create a New One – just sent me his latest and greatest book, WEALTH WARRIOR: The Personal Prosperity Revolution in Kindle e-book format. And he told me that I could pass the book on to YOU as well.
So here tis. go and download it NOW.
Also, Amazon Kindle ebook reading apps for smartphones, computers and tablets are available right here.
3. In lieu of the gift for you shown above, I’ve decided to move the launch of my latest and greatest product back a week or so. I assure you, though, once you have your hands on my newest product, you are going to be in absolute AWE of the positive results it brings you.
4. Many of you have wanted to know if the 75% off special I had on the Zero Resistance Living System is still valid. It SURE IS. Reserve your copy of this best-selling program NOW.
5. And if all of the above isn’t enough reason to celebrate, then drop everything you’re currently doing, take some time to count your blessings, and you’ll instantly feel better about yourself.
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