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Self-Image Exercises Tap the Unlimited Resources of Your Subconscious Mind

Welcome to the Official Site of Psycho-Cybernetics and Theatre of the Mind. This is where we do as the good doctor, Maxwell Maltz, did for so many years. We heal internal scars. We give you an emotional face lift. We transform the agonizing pain of defeat, failure, frustration and loneliness into courage, confidence, love, gratitude and peace of mind. We help you reach your goals by showing you how to remove the obstacles that you think are standing in your way.

As a reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Maltz realized that although “plastic surgery” benefited 0.5% of the population, the other 99.5% had unresolved emotional scars from the past, and that these could be removed by changing your self-image. Once these internal scars were irradiated, what followed was a life of success and happiness with you reaching “the greatest port in the world: peace of mind.”

On this blog, I will be giving you Psycho-Cybernetics success tips for transforming your self-image, as well as making recommendations on books, courses and seminars that will take you to the next level. Make sure you subscribe to our email list as well because we have special offers that you’ll want to see.

Matt Furey, President, Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, Inc.

April 24th, 2014

QnA on Theatre of the Mind

Been getting a lot of questions sent my way regarding the Theatre of the Mind process – as well as the differences between this product and that. I’ll do my best to answer you below:
Matt,
Thanks for the daily emails. You don’t know me from Adam but I want you to know that your messages mean a lot to me. I find golden nuggets in each email and keep them in a file to re-read.Here’s my question: When you do Theatre of the Mind, do you ever encounter distracting thoughts coming into the image on the screen? If so, what do you do about them?John

MJF: Hi John, glad you enjoy the daily emails. Regarding your question: I used to get distracting thoughts. I might even call them “fearful.” I’d be imagining what I wanted and all of a sudden an unconscious block would show up. Usually it was a fear of failure or of things turning out badly. If and when this happens, it’s nothing to freak out about. Just use your imagination to get rid of the negative. Breathe deeply and stay relaxed and calm. Then bag it, box it or breathe it away. Send the negative to a place far, far away – then get back to what you were working on in your TOTM session.

Mr. Furey,
How many goals can I picture during a TOTM session? My gut tells me just one but I always want to do more.

Cindy

MJF: Cindy, you can picture more than one but I think ti’s best to focus on something bigger than all the other goals. Take your number one goal and build a fire around it. Once the fire is blazing it will spread to the other goals. I realize it’s tempting to go for “more” and to get there “faster” but this type of thinking usually slows you down and works in reverse. Be smooth and relaxed. Build confidence one goal at a time and you’ll be astonished at how far you travel over the next year.

Hello Matt,
Loving your daily emails. I have a quick question: How long should I hold a goal in mind when I’m doing TOTM? I’ve read that it’s 30 minutes. What do you think?

Richard

MJF: Richard, great question and what that is very, very important. The idea that you need to picture a goal for 30 minutes is totally wrong and misleading. In an instant your mind can go from negative to positive. In an instant, you can activate your servo mechanism for what you
want. The key is getting yourself into a relaxed and receptive frame of mind, taking the time to replay past positiives – then imaging what
you want with a lot of juice and enthusiasm (as taught in the bonus CD in the Theatre of the Mind program). When you add the juice to the imagery, I tell people to keep focusing and concentrating on it for about 30 seconds. That’s it. Not 30 minutes. So this should come as a welcome relief, eh?

Matt,
What’s the difference between the Zero Resistance Living program you offer on your site and the New Theatre of the Mind program?

Jane

MJF: Jane, the ZRL program consists of over 500+ pages and 12 CDs of a couple narrators along with Dr. Maxwell Maltz. It’s an awesome program that has helped many, many people all over the world. The only “knock” on the program is that Dr. Maltz isn’t LIVE in seminar.

The new Theatre of the Mind program, is one man’s journey of self-discovery that lead to success in several arenas, using Dr. Maltz’
information, along with pieces from Napoleon Hill and other great leaders in the self-development industry. From my personal experience
as well as those of the many people I’ve coached and by coached by, I give you the “real scoop” on what works and what doesn’t work when
it comes to setting and achieving goals, as well as going from a negative frame of mind to a positive one.

Personally, I believe there is a lot of misinformation out there that keeps people stuck – and much of it comes from the self-help industry.

For example, many are taught that you need to have a burning desire if you want to succeed. And this is true – provided your burning desire
isn’t so hot that you overcook everything in sight. I teach you how to really find the place of balance between burning desire that helps you
achieve your goals – and burning desire that leads to burnout or increased negative tension in the mind/body.

If you have increased tension, chances are your burning desire is NOT helping you. It’s hurting you.

And what about goals?

Should you have money goals with a time, date, place and exact number?

You may be surprised to hear my take on this matter.

Let me say one more thing: Each day I hear from people raving about the CDs in the Theatre of the Mind program. They tell me how it’s changing their lives.

When I hear this I jump a bit forward and ask, “Have you gone through the exercise on the 8th CD entitled, “See Yourself at Your Best?”

“Oh, is that on the bonus CD?” they usually ask.

“Yes.”

“Haven’t gotten that far yet. Just enjoying listening to the first 7 CDs.”

“Okay, well, I suggest you take a break on the first 7 CDs and start listening to the bonus CD once a day. As great as the first 7 CDs are, the bonus CD is worth the price of the entire program 100x over.”

“I’m on it,” the person replies.

And this is the bottom line: In all the other programs offered on the Psycho-Cybernetics.com site, Theatre of the Mind is the only one that guides you step by step through the process. I don’t just tell you the process. I guide you through it. BIG DIFFERENCE, my friend. MONUMENTAL DIFFERENCE.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Got more questions, send them my way.

April 23rd, 2014

Winning and Losing

This past December my son, Frank, was stressed because baseball tryouts for the high school team were set to begin in early January. And yet, his Mom and Dad scheduled a family trip to South Korea and China.How on earth can I possibly make the team if I don’t stay in Tampa and train? That’s what my son thought.

Keep in mind that Frank is only in 8th grade, but in Florida, schools allow an athlete to bump up and play varsity if he’s good enough.

I told Frank we were going to China as a family and that everything would work out. When he showed a little doubt I quipped, “Son, you’re forgetting who your Dad is. If I say I’ll have you ready, then I’ll have you ready. Don’t think for one instant that you’re not going to be working out when you’re overseas.”

For part of the trip, my son didn’t train. I gave him a much needed break and breather. But when we had a week left before heading home, I cranked it up.

Much of the training we did could be classified as the “mental game.

“If you want to make the varsity,” I told Frank, “you’re going to have to do it with your bat. Being you’re a lefty and you throw gas – you’re probably going to get some innings no matter what. But if you want to be in the lineup all the time, your bat is the way to prove you belong. If you can hit missiles, it’ll be hard for the coach to keep you on the bench.”

So we worked on applying Theatre of the Mind with eyes wide open, in various ways, many of which I cover in the new program.

A couple weeks after practices began, Frank informed me that he made the varsity. A week later he told me he’d be starting the first couple games due to a key player being injured.

After the key player returned to the lineup, the coach still found a way to work Frank into the lineup. Instead of him playing right field, he
would be the DH (designated hitter) for the pitcher. And he would pitch or play first base, when needed.

Now, when we were in China, I never dreamed my son would be the DH. Are you kidding me? As an 8th grader? It’s unheard of.

But that’s what can happen when you set your mind on a target and never allow your vision to become distracted.

Last night we had our final game of the season. It was a tough loss to a very good team. A personal highlight for Frank is that he knocked
in a run during his first at bat, walked his second time up – and stole second (his first stolen bag of the year).

I know my words are sinking in with my son because last night, when we were inside the house, the first thing he said to me was, “Now that the high school season is over I can start training hard again.”

Atta boy.

Now, if my son wants and needs a rest, he’ll take it, or I’ll demand it, like we did last December, in China.

Knowing when to rest is important. But far too many people can’t wait to rest. They’re always looking for a break.

Winners are looking for opportunities to train, to advance, to make themselves better. Winners understand that most of the time, rest equals rust.

If you want to get good at something – you gotta put in the time.

If you want to be great at something – you don’t just put in the physical time – you practice the mental game, too.

And if you want to be the best at what you do – you need an unwavering committment to excellence. You also need to realize that becoming great and excelling require you to focus MORE on your TRAINING than on winning and losing.

In team sports, winning and losing are not in the direct control of only one person – but your training, your approach, your attitude, your love and enthusiasm for the game – that is ALWAYS within your control.

Late last night my son was outdoors throwing a ball against the wall in between rounds of homework. I walked up to him with my hands dangling at my sides. He stopped, wondering what I was doing. I reached out. I put my arms around him and said, “Frank, congratulations on a great season. Way to work. Way to put in the time.”

Then I turned and walked away.

An 8th grade DH? The thought still makes my jaw drop.

It shows that when you mix the power of physical practice with the power of mental game practice, there’s no telling what you can accomplish.

And by the way, just in case you’re a naysayer: Last fall I didn’t work with my son on his hitting – or on the mental game. Although his pitching was good – he was hitless the entire fall for the high school team and he was given minimal playing time. And I do mean “minimal.”I think there’s something to the approach I teach then  – don’t you?

Get Theatre of the Mind NOW and astonish friends, family, fiends and foes.

Best,

Matt  Furey

 

April 22nd, 2014

The Truth About Scars – Internal and External

There are two types of people who have scars (or disfigurements).

The first group of people love their scars. They wear them with pride. They consider them badges of honor, proof that  they’ve fought and endured a significant battle – and won. The scars also represent a reason, a mental stepping stone, explaining why they can and will succeed in life.The second group hates their scars (or disfigurements). They view them as ugly, beneath them and a reason they cannot succeed. If only the scar were removed or the imperfection taken away, then they could make it.

So much for “external” scars.

Yet, hold on.

The same truths play out in regard to “internal” scars.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz often said that 0.5% of the population have a facial scar or disfigurement – and in many cases, it’s a good idea to have surgery to correct the unwanted “look.”

But he also said that 99.5% of the rest of the population, who have no “external” scars, are dealing with “internal” scars that, once resolved, will give them new found power and freedom.

Okay, so what’s an internal scar?

An internal scar is any hurt, disappointment, heartache, trauma or grievance you’re carrying around with you. It happened in the past, perhaps long ago, yet you carry it with you like it’s happening this very instant. And if you understand how time works in the realm of the subconscious, it is happening now.

Last month I had a call with a young man who hadn’t been doing the Theatre of the Mind practice I taught him. And guess what? What he said to begin his call was almost a complete replica of a previous one.

I got on him.

“So, have you been doing Theatre of the Mind?” I asked, already knowing the answer.

“Uh, well, uh. I sorta kinda am doing it here and there.”

“That means you’re not doing it,” I said. “It’s like sorta, kinda getting dressed, here and there.”

“Yeah, that’s true.”

“What’s even more true is you’ve made no progress. We’re having almost the same conversation as we had last month. Instead of hearing a positive report about how your life is changing, I’m getting dumped on with all this garbage that would’ve been resolved by now if you did Theatre of the Mind.”

He woke up and changed his tune. I guided him through a “quickie” version of T.O.M. and he immediately shifted into a positive, vibrant state. He let go of the negative scars and focused on the positive.

Over the course of the next month he used T.O.M. everyday, without fail. And when I had another call with him the next month, he raved about all the good things taking place in his life. At this point he was ready to go to “the next level.”

But before he could go to the next level, he needed to free himself from the past. He did this in the NOW – in the present moment.

Doing so instantly changed how he felt – making it easy to help him even more.

When you do Theatre of the Mind, you heal negative experiences and events from the past. You let go of the hurt, the anguish, the pain. You don’t continue to dredge it up day after day, reliving Groundhog Day for yourself and all who know you.

Ultimately, the shift that takes place in you as a result of doing Theatre of the Mind is a lot like seeing each external or internal scar as a badge of honor instead of as a “terrible thing.”

And this brings us to the ultimate truth about scars. It goes as follows:

“Think you’ve had it bad? Maybe so. But somewhere someone else has had it way worse, and they’ve turned the trauma, the pain and the difficulty into a blessing.”

Today is a great day in your life. It’s a day to transform yourself into who you really are and can be. Theatre of the Mind is the fastest, quickest and easiest way to heal yourself and become the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Get the program and see for yourself.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Hey, I looked up this morning while doing my training and saw what’s called a Cardinal Cross in the sky. Now let me tell you what this means for YOU. It means there’s never going to be a better time to transform your life than this very moment. Get Theatre of the Mind NOW and shift your life to a whole new level of greatness.

April 21st, 2014

5 Major Changes Theatre of the Mind Makes In You

Okay, let’s forget about all this success talk for a moment and get down to the core, the essence, of what Theatre of the Mind does for you.

What major changes can you expect when you use the technique?

Well, there are many, many positive changes that take place in you – but for now, I want to concentrate on five. And all of them begin with the letter “I.”

Let’s start with the first “I” – Imagination.

When you practice Theatre of the Mind on a daily basis, you tap the greater reaches of your imagination. You become more creative. You become more inventive (another “I”). If you’re a writer, you come up with great book titles. If you’re an info-marketer, you get extraordinary ideas for DVDs and CD programs. Or seminars you can hold. You write better – and with far greater ease than most, because your imagination is no longer being held back. You’re letting it flow.

The second “I” – Inventive – I couldn’t help but give you in the preceding “I.” Why? Because those who are inventive are also imaginative. The two go hand-in-hand.

But inventing things is not the only way you become more inventive. You also start inventing ways to accomplish goals and/or tasks that once gave you a headache.

For example, last week I had a coaching call with a man who decided to use Theatre of the Mind on things like getting his car fixed free of charge as well as getting a “bonus” along with a purchase he made. He didn’t use it on bigger goals like “making moohlah.” He’s gaining confidence using it on things most people never consider using it on. How cool is that?

The third “I” stands for Inspired. That’s right. When you do Theatre of the Mind you feel inspired. You take in energy from the ethers, you bring in the heavenly forces, and then you get the juice to do things you used to prevent yourself from doing. Whether it’s taking a trip you always dreamed of, writing a book that you’ve always wanted to write or getting fit for the first time in years – when you do Theatre of the Mind, something clicks and you’re off to the races. Instead of holding yourself back – you’re letting yourself run freely.

The fourth “I” is Intelligence. By tapping into the mid-brain, which you do with Theatre of the Mind, you become more intelligent. You realize, without trying, that you can do virtually anything you set your mind on doing. You can learn to speak a foreign language, or many. You can tackle math or memory problems that used to stump you. And you can even come up with amusing and entertaining wheyz to spell werds and frazes that most cannot let themselvz do because they’re stuck in black-and-white, right-wrong only skool.

As I like to say, much of the time, there’s a little wrong in the right and a little right in the wrong.

Take a look at the Taoist symbol for Yin-Yang and you’ll see how this is true. Those who advocate a solely black-white whey of thinking tend to lead uneventful, boring (unlike the wild boar) lives.

The fifth “I” is Intuition. This is perhaps the most stunning of all the “I’s” that are developed through the Theatre of the Mind practice. Why? Because it comes to you, not by force, not because you set a goal to become more intuitive and not because you’re working on it.

When you do Theatre of the Mind your intuition increases naturally as well as spontaneously because the exercises tap the forebrain, where the seat of higher consciousness and awareness resides. Essentially, you wake up the forebrain and by doing so other gifts come to you in and of themselves.

You start getting answers to questions as you sleep. You start having flashes of what is going to happen before it does. You come up with solutions for others who are struggling,

These are just a few examples of the whirld that opens up to you when you start using your imagination. That’s where it begins.

You start by using your Imagination – the first “I” – and as a result of doing so you not only become more Imaginative, but you also become more Inventive, Inspired, Intelligent and Intuitive.

Wow. What a whey/way/wei to live.

The bottom line is this: If you think Theatre of the Mind is “just another self-help program” – think again. It’s very, very different.

It’ll change your life in ways you cannot currently fathom. Ways that go beyond “success.”

And you can take that to the bank, my friend.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Got questions you’d like to see covered in this daily email/blog – then send them my way and I’ll see if I can work them into the mix.

April 18th, 2014

Coach Potato’s Asinine Assumptions

What an onslaught of positive emails from y’all yesterday and today. Still got a few ass-umptive e-mails as well as a couple wherein I was off-ered unsolicitied add-vice.Turns out that many of you liked the term “Coach Potato” and thought I should run with it, sure here goes:One customer wrote me to say that the 7-figure per year website owner was a “sell-out” who was promoting “ignorance.”

Huh?

I see a loss of logic in this notion.

It would be incorrect for you to assume that just because someone makes 7 figures per year he’s “a sellout?” That’s assinine. [Yes, I deliberatelymisspeled asinine for a reason you can figure out on your own].

And how perfect is your thinking if you believe that someone promotes ignorance because he has typos in his emails?What the man is really promoting is an ACTION ORIENTATION. And it’s not only working for him – it’s also working for the thousands of athletes who follow his advice.Now, for a complete mind-bender on perfectionism coming straight from the Zen Master:

“Perfectionism is evil. It keeps you from giving your best in the now because you’re always waiting to get everything purr-fect before you make a move. It’s okay to strive for perfection but it’s not okay to expect perfection. Those who expect perfection live disappointing lives filled with tension, regret and denial. Oh, what could have been if I’d only stopped waiting for everything to be perfect before I did something?”

Most people giving advice, including most coaches and teachers… have little if any original thinking left inside their skulls. They promote sameness. They promote an “everyone fits in” mentality.

Here’s something for these people to consider: “Greatness doesn’t come in a one-size fits all box. Greatness isn’t sameness. Greatness comes from being different enough from everyone else that people can’t help but notice you.”

And yes, that even means being a little bit out of step in how you write with deliberate misspellings – if you so choose.

Keep in mind that e.e. cummings could have been E.E. Cummings or Edwin Estlin Cummings or Ed Cummings or Edwin Cummings.

But he went by the lower case “e.e. cummings.”

Was that perfect?

Yes and No.

And that’s what made it beautiful.

What about J.R.R. Tolkien?

Why not just be J.R. Tolkien?

Or why not be John Ronald Reuel Tolkien?

Once again, just a little bit different is enough. The great ones understand
this.

The perfectionistas don’t get this – and never will.

Rest assured, back in their day, I’m sure there were contemporaries of e.e. cummings and J.R.R. Tolkien who labeled them as “sellouts.”

They were the “cave potatoes of their generation who’ve reincarnated as “coach potatoes” for today’s new whirld order

So sayeth the Zen Master.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Want to be the same as everyone else? To fit in? To be one of the  crowd? Then please do NOT buy Theatre of the Mind. It’ll make you very uncomfortable if you ever rise up and become all you’re meant to be.

April 17th, 2014

I Get Hate Mail

First things first: If you cannot stand speling mistaykes and grammatikal errors in a daily email sent free – then you’re going to hate this one so stop reading now and spare yourself the mizzery. Or better yet, unsubscribe as I’m far from being a purfekt person.

On the other cheek, if you can put on a Cheshire cat grin, like me, and find the humore in the most insane, then keep on reading.

I have a friend, Paul, who makes an easy seven figures in the baseball market. He sends a daily email, a la the guy he
learned the method from (Matt Furey) – and most of his emails contain misspellingz and grammaticakal erors.

And do you know what? I have never sent a reply email to him pointing out ANY of his mistakes. And do you know why?

Because he’s getting paid by the word, even the misspelled werd, and if he’s raking in seven figures per year, despite his mistakes. And so, ass-uming I get the urge to write him and point out his flaws, the most obvious two words that come to mind are: “SO WHAT?”

Really. That’s what coems to mind when I see another one of his egregious typos.

“So what?”

And with these two words in mind, I’ve never emailed my friend to inform him that he had a misspelled word or a grammatical error.

Mark Twain said it best: “I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.”

Yesterday I was given ample opportunity to practice the HURRAH Technique that I’ve taught to all whom I’ve coached over the years.

The HURRAH Technique is the grand champion’s answer to those who send you criticism.

Those of who have been coached by me know how to do it.

I first learned this from Dan Kennedy, whom many of you on this list were referred by. The year was 2002. I was “smarting” from a slew of stinging, barbed-wire emails, attacking me for releasing a product that was above and beyond what anyone else in the market was charging.

How dare I?

No one is supposed to charge anymore than anyone else, right?

Wrong.

So on the very day I read about the HURRAH technique, i thought to myself, “This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read in my life. How can THAT help me feel better?”

And as soon as that thought came to mind, I realized, “Hey Furey, get your arse out of your chair and try it. Then you’ll know.”

So I re-read one of the barbed-wire hate emails, then stood and used the technique.

I started to laugh and smile. Immediately. I was stunned.

The next day I got more hate mail and did the HURRAH technique again. And wouldn’t you know it, my emotional state changed once again.

Hmmm.

On day three, more hate mail. I stood and did it again. I started laughing almost before I stood. I was definitely laughing afterward.

And my friend, the rest is history. Never again did I EVER have to use the technique when I got an email.

Until yesterday.

It started off that I sent an email WITHOUT a subject line – literally, it was completely blank. That was a first EVER. In nearly 20 years of sending emails, I have NEVER left the subject line blank.

But for sum odd reason, I left it blank yesterday.

So I was a bit stunned that I could overlook such an obvious necessity and my guard was down a bit.

And then… the emails came. In addition to having no subject line – I spelled the word “couch” as in “couch potato” wrong every single time in the email. I wrote about some lessons from a “coach potato.”

Really?

Now, in fairness, I spelled the word “world” as “whirld” on purpose. That’s something I do frequently. No biggee. I see the world whirling through space as I write the word “whirld” – and that’s why I scribe it that way.

Anyhoo, the hate, the vitriol, the nit-picking Nazi’s all showed up in full regalia – barking and screaming at me for not having the brains to know the difference between a “coach potato” and a “couch potato.”

Oh dear moi. Hot damn. Did I really write it that way? Oh crap. I did. Repeatedly.

Well, so what? Did y’all read the essence of the email? Or any of my emails?

I guess they didn’t.

Moreover, here’s what’s interesante. Not a single person wrote to tell me that I had nothing in my subject line. Not one. No Nazis watching out for me on subject lines. Go figure.

So being my defenses were down to begin with, when the emails came in, I got a bit ticked. And thank God I had remembered the HURRAH technique.

I started laughing. All was well again in my whirld.

Then late last night another email came in. The man scolded me. He told me he’s in the military and he cannot understand how a professional can spell “whirld” the way I do. He told me to “stay smart” but unsubscribe him from my daily broadcasts.

HURRAH.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

You’ve given me fodder for today’s email.

The truth is that these here emails, like this one you’re reading, that have typos and grammatical errors from time to time – well, let’s just say they’ve raked in the fungolas for well over 15 years – and counting.

My friend, Paul at PaulReddickBaseball.com can attest to it working for him, too. And so can Dr. Dave Woynarowski at DrDavesBest.com – and a slew of other “professionals” who misspell words from time to time – if not often.

These people are 7 figure per year breadwinners – and they sing HURRAH with me every single day.

How’d you like to be singing along with them?

Well, you CAN.

And I’ll teach you how in my email course called The Tao of Email Marketing that Sells.

It normally goes for $297, but for a very limited time you can order it for only $197.

This course will give you the keys to the kingdom of email marketing wisdom.

Order NOW and see how very different life is for you.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. The Tao of Email Marketing that Sells comes with some bonuses you cannot get anywhere else. Jump on this offer NOW and never look back at the naysayers and Nazis who get there dander up over something as trivial as “coach potato” instead of “couch potato.”

April 16th, 2014

Lessons from a Couch Potato

There’s a lot we can learn from a couch potato. If he would ever move away from the tee-vee, he might be able to write a book entitled, “How to Never Get Anything Done.”

Think about it.

The couch potato is always too busy watching what’s on the tube to do anything. Everything that is beckoning him gets met with “Wait a second. Hold on. I will when this is over…”

Even picking up the empty pizza boxes is too much trouble. Better to just slide them under the sofa where no one but the roaches will notice.

The couch potato is a ball of bad habits rolled into one big Jaba. He’d like to do something with his life someday,
but not until he’s finished watching everyone else play out their own.

In today’s whirld, the couch potato’s twin is the gizmo or gadget geek. Can’t let go of his gadgets, for even a second. Even needs them when he’s on the porcelain throne.

In and of themselves, the tee-vee and the gizmos are not BAD. But the person who doesn’t have beneficial habits installed turns them into a 1,000 pound ball-and-chain.

But what if there were a way to drop the ball-and-chain, to lose the negative pattern of being a couch potato. What if you could literally ZAP it and change into a powerful, get-things-done person.

Well, it’s a lot easier than you’ve ever thought. All you need to do is install one simple habit. You listen to the Theatre of the Mind CDs each day – you listen and follow a couple very simple ideas, and voila – you’re no longer watching life happen. You’re making it happen.

Last week I heard from a young man who’s gone from almost losing his job to being the top producer in his company. In three weeks.

A woman told me she cut her tee-vee habit in half and is almost inished writing her first book.

A young athlete went from being an average runner on his track team to breaking all his previous records by a long shot.

What about you?

Whether you’re wasting time on the couch or porcelain throne or stool at your local watering hole, your life can and will change if you give Theatre of the Mind a mere 15 minutes of your time, each and every day.

What do you think?

Get the program and astound yourself.

Yes, you really do have greatness inside of you.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Just did a coaching call with a man whose father told him, over 40 years ago, that he would be a failure. Despite this man’s many successes, he still felt that he could not get anything done, could not succeed. Guess what? We ZAPPED that old memory and transformed it into something awe-inspiring. Now I get to sit back and watch how much this man’s life changes for the better. But I won’t sit back and watch. I’ll hear from him when I’m busy getting things done.

April 15th, 2014

Breaking Addictive Habits

Yesterday I asked you to make a list of habits you’d like to break, amend or change. For those of you who made the list – or who are going to do so someday – this email may be a “keeper.”

Let me continue by giving you some examples of habits you might want to eliminate or adjust:
* watching tee-vee
* eating sugar
* talking on the phone for long periods of time
* surfing the Internet
* texting
* refusing to exercise on a regular, consistent basis
* spending all day at the gym, coffeeshop, etc.
* waiting til the last minute to finish a project
* drinking alcohol
* smoking reefer
* smoking cigarettes, rubbing snuff
* watching Internet smut
* playing video games
* criticizing others
* leaving a mess
* paying attention to everyone else’s faults instead of your own
* being the smartest guy in the room
* eating to fullness – overeating
* not getting enough sleep
* lashing out at others – yelling, screaming
The list shown above is all over the map, and probably contains at least one or two habits that almost everyone has shown a tendency toward.Some of these habits can become so deeply entrenched that they become addictions. Even so, addictions are still habits, and they CAN be broken.Years ago, I was addicted to chewing tobacco (rubbing snuff). It’s worse than cigarettes, I’m told. I began to really use this substance as a college wrestler.It was easy to jusify. Many of my heros, who were better than I was, used it.  So if I wanted to be like them, better fit in.Throughout college, I’d put a dip in before practice. As soon as practice ended, I’d reach into my locker and grab a pinch, then go shower. Man, it was great.

Before I left the hotel for the finals of the national championships, I had a dip. And shortly after winning, I had another.

After college I was successful in giving up the habit, for various periods of time, but the second I had even a little bit of snuff, within 24 hours, I was dipping like I’d never quit.

The above proves the Zen Master’s wise words: “You must hold onto positive habits with all you’ve got – but negative habits, they lure you in and take hold of you. Before you know it, the negative habit has YOU – you don’t have IT.”

But is it possible to create a positive habit that takes hold of you?

Yes, it is – but even so, you still have to nurture it. You still have to remind yourself to do it.

The reminder might not be much – but it’s still necessary.

As Jim Rohn used to say, “Discipline is remembering.”

When you’re on the path of successful living, one of the biggest disciplines is remembering to do your mental-spiritual work.

You’d think this would be an automatic, but it’s not.

There are some people I’ve met who do Theatre of the Mind for a spell, and they get off-the-charts results. They get into FLOW. They start
feeling better than they’ve ever felt before.

And when this happens, the temptation to stop remembering what got you where you were, is HUGE.

You forget to remember. You lose the discipline. And then you start to slide downhill.

This, my friend, is one of the reasons for making your list of habits.

Why?

Because the truth is when you drop a good habit, you replaced it with something that isn’t quite as beneficial. You follow me?

You stop doing Theatre of the Mind because you’d rather watch tee-vee uninterrupted.

You stop working out because there’s an endless stream of parties, functions, weddings, and so on to attend.

You stop painting because there are a bunch of great movies playing.

You stop meditating because you’re on vacation.

You stop eating healthy because you’re on a road trip.

At first it seems like no big deal. You’re only going to miss a day. Or two. The time off is welcomed. But unless you’ve consciously chosen to do something else with your time, to take a break for a good reason, chances are excellent that the beneficial habit is G-O-N-E and the non-beneficial habit has you by the innards.

Getting a good habit back is not difficult – but it may feel impossible to many. Why? Because the “inner you” cannot see yourself doing what you know you need to do.

This is where self-image comes into play and makes the changes easier to come by. You start picturing and feeling yourself reverting back to your good habits.

In order to do this, you make the daily practice of Theatre of the Mind your #1 habit. And the second you do so, you will experience things flowing smoothly.

Tomorrow I’ll give you some more suggestions on the breaking or changing of habits. For now, though, make sure you do Theatre of the Mind and get yourself reacquainted with the part of you that CAN and WILL succeed.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. You’re welcome to forward this email to a friend and encourage him or her to get on this list. That’s one of the ways all of us can grow.

April 14th, 2014

Habits – and How to Break (and Keep) Them

Here’s a fun exercise to begin your day.

Take out a yellow pad and make an honest list of habits you’d like to break – ammend – or change.

Now, I did NOT use the label “bad” when referring to your list of habits – although some of them probably are.

Even so, classifying habits  as good or bad does you very little good when all you really need to know is how to break them – or how to keep them.

Reminds me of the Zen story where a young man was caught stealing. He felt badly about being a thief – but simultaneously didn’t feel that he could break his habit.

The Zen Master who was counseling him said nothing about his “bad” habit. In fact, he didn’t even tell him to stop stealing. Instead, he told him that from this point onward, he was only allowed to steal with awareness. He had to be fully conscious, observing his breath and his actions in minute detail.

The thief listened intently and obeyed. And he stopped stealing.

The great Aikido master, Koichi Tohei, wrote about counseling the father whom he saw beating his child.

The sensei told the father that he was only allowed to hit his child when he felt love in his heart for him. He was no longer allowed to strike his child when he felt angry.

The father’s habit of beating his child was broken, afterall, how can you hit a child with love in your heart?

So labeling a habit as “bad” is unnecessary. If it makes you feel good to label it “bad” – then please do so, but it’s not mandatory.

Why? Because some habits we call bad aren’t bad at all. They might just be “over-extended.”

For example, watching tee-vee for 21 or more hours per week, as the average person in the U.S. does, could be classified as “bad.” After all, think of all the things you could create with an “extra” 21 hours per week.

But what if you could cut it down to an hour a day? Or 30 minutes?

Is it still bad?

Personally, about the only thing I watch on tee-vee is sports. Is that bad?

Well, if I never get anything done, it might be – but if I’m still getting things done, maybe it’s a good thing.

Now, if you have a habit that is a flat-out addiction, and this habit is keeping you from enjoying the type of life you know you can have – then completely ridding yourself of it is a good idea. You don’t need to make it “bad” to get rid of it, though. You just need to replace it with something else.

And so, for some people, zero tee-vee is a good idea. Or zero alcohol. Or zero salt, sugar, candy and so on.

The key to ridding yourself of a habit you no longer want, though, is changing the way you SEE YOURSELF; it’s changing how you feel inside.

Change your anger to love – and your habits change.

Change your lack of consciousness to awareness – and your habits change.

Change how you see yourself in your mind’s eye – change what you see yourself doing in your mind’s eye – and anything and everything in your habit-filled life can be changed.

You can change alcoholism and drug addiction into a writing career. I know a number of authors who can make that claim.

You can change excessive eating into a fitness career. I know a number of those people too.

You can change habits that make you unemployable into being an entrepreneur that others consider a “genius.” True.

More on this tomorrow – including what to do with that list I told you to make. For now, just make the list and take a good gander at it. Nothing more.

After doing so, make sure you grab your copy of   Maxwell Maltz’ Theatre of the Mind, created by “yours truly” when he wasn’t watching tee-vee.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. Want some guidance in ridding yourself of bad habits – then check out my Neg Busters Coaching program.

April 10th, 2014

My Mistake – Your Benefit

So last night I held a terrific teleseminar/webinar entitled “See Yourself at Your Best.
One of the topics I covered was the making of mistakes, how no one is perfect, how you can see big time mistakes being made at the highest levels – including the professional.I was on a roll covering the 4 Cardinal Rules of Getting Into a State of Flow. The first of them being, Forgive Yourself – you’re only human.

The time flew by and then…at the end of the call, when I’m almost ready to say “good night” – I realized something stunning. I forgot to hit the record button. Ugh.

Almost immediately, and I’m talking it only took a matter of seconds, I went from “ugh” to “okay, why is this a good thing?”

And the answer that came forth was, “You can do better. Do the same teleseminar all over again, but make this time better than the first.”

So that’s what I’m prepared to do. I’m currently figuring out a date and time. It’ll most likely be next Wednesday, April 16, at 9 PM EST.

In the interim, the same “rules” apply. You can attend for no charge whatsoever if you’re a current coaching client OR you’ve recently purchased a copy of Maxwell Maltz’ Theatre of the Mind.

The value of the See Yourself at Your Best teleseminar is easily worth the same amount as the new program, but you get to attend at no charge as an unannounced bonus for being a great customer or client.

Yes, I realize that some of you bought a 30-minute Theatre of the Mind DVD over a year ago – and as I’ve said numerous times, it is NOT the same program as the 9+ hours you get with the  Maxwell Maltz’ Theatre of the Mind program.

The NEW program is changing lives in a HUGE way. Climb aboard and be the next person to experience the benefits.

Best,

Matt Furey

P.S. I have a few openings available this month for Neg Busters Coaching, which is quickly becoming the most powerful and productive way to rid yourself of negativity and turn yourself into the passionate and prosperous person you’ve always wanted to be.


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