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April 5th, 2010

Instant Improvements

How would you like to make a 30% improvement in your performance over the next day or two.

In fact, the improvement may not even take that long. It may take place in an instant.

Let me give you an example.

Last February I was asked by a coaching member to critique his online video. Along with others in the room, I sat through as much of his presentation
as I could without falling asleep.

When I hit the stop button I broke the news to the man that he looked and sounded like one of those brain-dead, dull and lifeless professors I had in college.

This got his attention.

Then I told him that when he and I have a normal conversation and he tells me a story, he looks and sounds completely different.

Why?

Because in one context he is natural and at ease. And in the other context he’s trying to be professional – or he’s trying to make an impression.

In one arena he simply imagines what he wants to say, then he says it. In the other, he ponders and ponders and adds angst to what would typically be a smooth delivery.

In one realm he uses his imagination in a positive and powerful way. In the other he imagines the worst and dredges it from the quagmire.

To “fix” this man I showed him a couple quick video clips of someone who spoke from the heart – and did so with natural-ease. Then I showed him his clip again – so he could see and experience the difference.

He sat in his chair taking copious notes about everything I said.

But note taking isn’t the key to success. It may be important – but action – especially immediate action, is where you demonstrate understanding.

So I got the man on his feet and had him give an impromptu speech on the same subject. I had him stand differently and breathe differently. I game him a new mental picture of what to focus on – and then I walked to the back of the room and gave him the queue to begin.

Within 20 seconds most in the room were misty-eyed listening to this man’s story – as well as SEEING how quickly he’d gone from awful to awesome.

The same thing happened last week with my son, in another context. He’d just gone through a bad day at the batting cages – and his pitching was off, too. When we got home it was already dusk – and I had a tele-seminar to give in less than an hour.

Even so, I spent time with my son, teaching him HOW to use his imagination in a positive and powerful way. I taught him how to breathe, how to relax
and what to picture.

Then I got into a catcher’s squat and had him throw some pitches. 16 out of 20 were straight across the plate.

The next day we went to a local park and I threw pitches to him. Using the same “power of imagination” tools I taught the night before, we focused on
my son’s batting. And he started clobbering the ball.

Now, for the next test. Can he do the same in a LIVE GAME.

Two nights later he was given the ball in the third inning and fourth innings of the game. He struck out four of the six outs.

Last night his coach gave me his stats. He went from throwing 40% strikes in previous games to 70%.

As for his hitting, he knocked his first home run of the season – a three-run shot – and hit an RBI double the next time up.

Not only was my son proud – but so was his father.

My friend, the power of your imagination is REAL. And each day, whether you realize it or not, you are using it to create your world.

Why not give yourself the ultimate edge in creating the type of life that you want. Follow my advice and you can count on improvements of 30% or more -
within days – or maybe even instantly.

The key to your success is getting coached by someone who knows how to get inside your mind and help bring out the best that lies within you.

Very soon I’ll be releasing a couple new products that will absolutely astound you. Stay tuned as you definitely will want to have them in your library – as well as in your mind.

Matt Furey

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