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When Good Things Go Bad

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Everything is in flow. Everything is rolling like a river.

You’re ON.

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.

Quickly.

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.

Best,

Matt Furey

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.

To Be or to Do – That’s the Question

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.

Best,

Matt Furey

The Miracles Continue

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Yesterday I wrote about some off-the-chart improvements of a college pitcher I worked with for a few minutes – who broke 100 mph for the first time in one throwing drill.

Well, last night I got some monumental feedback from five additional subjects who learned one of my “Zen” secrets for athletic prowess. Now, before I show you the results, let me preface this info by saying that I don’t know of another pitching coach on the planet who has ever gotten this level of improvement this fast.

In no way is this being said to discredit these coaches. They work their tails off and are great teachers. It’s just that their primary focus is to work extremely hard on mechanics and conditioning to succeed. And although I agree with hard work, mechanics and conditioning, I also believe the hard work mentality can easily overlook what is usually the most important factor in developing your skills.

No, it’s not just the mental aspect I’m talking about. It’s the energetic component along with the mental

Let’s be honest. We are energy. We are electric energy. So it makes no sense to me to see only the physical being worked on while the biggest part of who we are is ignored.

I’m not a mechanics guy when it comes to skill development of pitchers – but I am an energy teacher -and the fastest way to change your results in any endeavor is to improve the flow of your energy – and stunningly, when you do this, your mechanics tend to automatically improve.

So you know, I’ve gotten similar results with many different types of athletes, as well as professionals in many different industries, just from enhancing their “chi” flow and connecting them to their power centers. Last month I helped a tennis pro the same way as I have these pitchers, and once again, I’m not a tennis guy.

In pitching, to gain five or more miles per hour of velocity, it can takes months of hard, hard work. Or it can take minutes when you get connected so the energy easily flows. Anyway, here’s the scoop from the coach who witnessed yet another miracle last night:

Matt,

Had 5 guys doing velocity tonight. Used walking torques as our sample drill since its our most athletic maneuver. Had them try 3 times with no instruction. Then I taught them the stuff you taught last night. Here are the results:

Mi: 65 mph increased to 71.1

R: 83 to 90.1

Ma: 47.1 to 51.4

C: 89 to 93.4

J: 83-86.1

I’m in awe and excited.

This will change us.

Thank you.
R

Now, how’d you like to change your energy and super-charge the results you want in life, like these young men are doing. You’ll find out how with the Zero Resistance Living course, along with the seven gifts I have included. Get yours NOW and change the speed at which you go to new heights.

Matt Furey

Genetic Fitness Freaks

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

If you believe that success is mostly genetic, you’re not going to like today’s message.

I’m continually amazed at the number of people, including coaches and teachers, who’ve been sold and continue to perpetuate the genetics lie.

The lie goes like this: “There’s no real explanation or duplicatable method for Johnny or Jamie’s success. They’re more gifted than others. They have
the right genes.”

This type of thinking does far more harm to the psyche of a human being than teaching someone bad physical form or improper mechanics.

Without realizing it, coaches, teachers and parents tell young children that they can never be great, they can never overcome the odds, that you either have it or you don’t.

Thank goodness I never heard this message when I was growing up.

I didn’t have parents who talked this way. Or coaches. Instead, I was surrounded by people who believed you could accomplish great things in life if you had the right environment.

That’s right. The right ENVIRONMENT.

NOT the right GENES.

In Derek Jeter’s book, The Life You Imagine, he wrote about wanting to play shortstop for the New York Yankees, from the time he was eight years old.

He thought about it, dreamt about it, visualized it and worked toward it. And the day he announced his intention to his parents, they told him that he could do it but he’d have to work very hard at it for a long time.

Note: Jeter’s parents did NOT tell him, “You’re too skinny. You’re not very big. And no one in our bloodline has ever played professional sports.”

Instead, his parents nurtured his desire – and ten years later, Jeter was drafted by the very team he imagined playing. Two years after being drafted, he made it to the big show. And 18 years later, he’s still playing for this same team.

This year, at 38 years of age, he’s hitting better and running faster than he has in years.

When he was a senior in high school, Derek weighed 155 pounds. Not exactly the size you’d expect to make it to the major leagues.

Yet, he worked and worked and worked – and still does. And part of his work was the use of his imagination. Every day, he imagined being where he is now.

In the book, The Biology of Belief, cellular biologist, Bruce H. Lipton, blows the genetics theory to smithereens. In his work he uncovered something interesting.

Your genes are activated or made dormant by your ENVIRONMENT.

What this means is that you may very well have the genes to succeed – but if you don’t have anyone who nurtures you, trains you, teaches you and believes in you – your talent will not fully express itself.

It all comes down, in many cases, to the famous Mark Twain line, “Talent (genetics) is useless without training, thank God.”

I know a boy who threw a baseball 54 mph when he was 10. This velocity was decent for his age group, but certainly not remarkable. In fact, others in his age group in, he was far from being the hardest thrower on the team.

But he had a father who believed in him and worked on his velocity. His father didn’t believe in the genetics myth. He believed you could set a goal and systematically work toward it.

Today, this same boy is seen as a genetic freak by many parents and coaches. Why. Because he’s throwing over 70 mph at age 12.

His father is not derailed by this type of thinking whatsoever. He knows that proper training is the biggest factor in making improvements. Success begins in your imagination then extends into your daily actions and habits.

If I can get you to picture what you want, I have a shot at helping you get there.

But if I can block your vision with images of genetics being the make-or-break factor, then your chances of success diminish within seconds.

If you want to improve your life, regardless of the area, think about creating a success environment  in your imagination first. Then create it in physical reality.

Avoid all coaches, teachers and trainers who claim that success is genetic. Listening to them is like eating poison. You cannot succeed if you’re being programmed to believe that getting to the top is out of your control.

Matt Furey

P.S. For the ultimate course in the use of your Creative Imagination, be sure to pick up the Zero Resistance Living System.

P.P.S. Other recommended reading material would be Expect to Win – Hate to Lose and The Unbeatable Man.

Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Imagine this: You’ve written the script for a movie and you’re trying to come up with a title.

You have no earthly idea what the title will be – so you look over your script again and ask, “What’s the movie about?”

And you still have no answer.

So you ask yourself, “What are the characters in the movie doing – and who are they?”

This question gives you an answer: Eat Drink Man Woman.

And that becomes the title for your movie.

Now, I don’t know for sure that this was the process used to come up with the title for the Chinese movie I saw about 15 years ago – but I think it almost had to be.

It’s a bad title – and a great one – at the same time.

And it captured the interest of a lot of people.

Well, how’d you like to capture the interest of the masses with a book, DVD, course or movie?

How’d you like to publish your work on your own and sell a million copies of it?

And how’d you like to learn how to do so for FREE while also eliminating any and all debt you may have?

Discover how by going here…

Matt Furey

What a Mentor Can Do For You

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

For 10 years I ran a number of Mastermind coaching groups. I had the great honor of helping many, many people find success.

Last fall, though, I switched my approach to one-on-one mentoring because of all the time spent with my children, watching them and coaching them.

At the present people I work with get undivided attention – and this is much more powerful than the group effect – which is saying a lot.

Anyway, I’ve put up a page where you can apply to be mentored by me.

Go watch the video and be sure to fill out the form and send it in pronto.

I look forward to serving you.

Best,

Matt Furey

The Way UP and Out

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Last night I spoke with a man from Australia who made his first million last year. He told me he’s spent so much time listening to my CDs in his car, on the way to work, that he feels like he’s known me for a long time.

He told me that by following what I teach on my CDs, he’s made a fortune. And NOW he’s upped the stakes. Instead of only listening to me on CD, he’s working with me 1-on-1, over Skype, so he can go to the next level.

I realize some people may think that earning 7 figures per year is enough.

But successful entrepreneurs are sort of like speedsters in track or HR hitters in baseball.

They want to run faster and hit more home runs.

And I think that’s awesome.

I’ve been talking about “the way out” the last couple days. The way out of debt, that is.

I’ve told you about how you can learn from the GIANTS who’ve come before you – and model what they did to not only get out of debt – but to become handsomely prosperous to boot.

Part of the way UP and OUT is learning to be an entrepreneur – a creator – a mover and shaker in this world. In particular, as self-published author who reaps the vast majority of what he sows.

And this part is included in the product Think and Live Debt Free, which I encourage you to order.

At the same time, if you’d like to be getting 1-on-1 time with a mentor who’s been there and done it, and has helped a lot of others do the same, then consider having me as your mentor.

Go watch the video and see if this program is for you.

Best,

Matt Furey

Only Way Left to Eliminate Debt Forever

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A few months ago I sat with a man who’s made over six billion dollars in his lifetime. He has homes in three countries and lives life with gusto.

Yet, years ago he was in the hole in a big way. People thought he wouldn’t make it, but he did.

He followed a proven, systematic method of getting whatever he wanted, whether he had the money or not – and three years later he was a millionaire.

When I first got started in info-publishing, I was also in debt. So I followed what this man advised and guess what? I got the same type of results he got.

Whether you’re in debt or not, I advise you to take a good look at the program I created with this man.

It’s called Think and Live Debt Free, Forever.

Check it out NOW. You’ll be glad you did, for an entire lifetime.

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

Hot Turned Cold

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Last night I was at the Rays v. Rangers ball game. It promised to be one of the greatest match-ups ever.

Two lefties: David Price and Cliff Lee.

What looked great on paper was even better in person.

Then Price, some 109 pitches into the game, lost his touch and had to be removed. Meanwhile, Lee looked like he’d go the full 9 innings, especially because he had only tossed 66 pitches through seven innings.

In the 8th inning I got up and headed to the back room to get a jump on the traffic. Also, I must admit, because the Rays were down 4-2 – and Lee looked unstoppable.

But in the previous Rangers at bat, Lee sat on the bench for 30 minutes as the Rays tried one pitcher after another, doing their best to keep the game close. So when Cliff Lee re-entered the game, even though he’d only thrown 66 pitches, something was totally off.

The Rays bats suddenly came alive and they worked him over like eggs in a blender. Next thing you know and the 4-2 Rangers lead was now a 6-4 Rays advantage.

What happened?

Lee’s arm went cold. He had too much rest.

There’s a saying, “Rest is rust.”

And there’s some truth to it.

In baseball, keeping a pitcher’s arm hot is crucial.

In life, keeping yourself hot is even more crucial.

Sometimes you need rest to regain your form. At other times you need to get off your duff and move, move, move. Wisdom is knowing which is which.

This past summer I rested my writing muscles for a little over two months. I’ve never done that before. For 15 years I’ve written everyday. I’ve also heard other writers claim that you should never rest.

At times I wondered if they were right. Would I lose my ‘mojo’ from the lack of putting words in print every single day?

Something inside told me that I’d be alright – that I’d come back stronger – and better.

That something was a mental image of myself as a writer. If I’d done it before, I can do it again.

Even big league pitchers have an off-season. They also rest three to four games after a start.

Sometimes their arm can go cold in a game. Likewise, after writing for an hour or so – your thoughts can get de-focused. When this happens, it’s time to change gears and do something else. It’s time to remove yourself from the game – and return the next day when you’re ready and rested.

Go for a walk. Do some stretching. Or practice Theatre of the Mind.

Anything that gets you back into your success grove.

Now that I’m back… and rested – I have some great updates to tell you about. They’ll be coming your way soon – so make sure you stay tuned.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Read about the 4 Cardinal Principles of Physical and Mental Relaxation in the Zero Resistance Living Program they’ll help you come back stronger and better – day after day.


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