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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.

June 3rd, 2014

3 Worst Words Ever Uttered

Not sure what age each of us learn the three dumbest words ever uttered. For some it might be four years old while it strikes another at age six.

Regardless of when you start using these words, the effect is the same. Your mind freezes. You go numb. You stop learning. You even stop searching for answers.

“What are the three dumbest words ever uttered?” you ask.

“I don’t know,” I reply.

“Huh? I thought you said you knew the three dumbest words. Do you or don’t you?”

“I do.”

“Okay, what are they then?”

“I don’t know.”

“What do you mean you don’t know? Stop playing games with me.”

“I’m not playing games. I’m telling you the truth.”

“Okay, great. So what are they then?”

“I don’t know.”

“Uggh. Enough of you. I got better things to do with my time.”

Alright, a tiny spin-off of “”Who’s on First?” by Abbot and Costello – and not nearly as good, I might add, but I think you get the point.

Play a little game with yourself to really feel how true the above is.

Read the following questions along with the dumbest of answers:

Who’s the first president of the United States?

I don’t know.

Okay, what type of grass is that you have surrounding your

I don’t know.

Alrighty then, what type of car is that you’re driving?

I don’t know.

How much do you weigh?

I don’t know.

How tall are you?

I don’t know.

Are you stupid?

I don’t know.

Sadly, this is what a lot of people have reduced themselves to in the Zombie whilrd surrounding us.

“I don’t know” means “I don’t care” and “I don’t want to learn.”

Now, I realize there are probably only a few people on this planet who never use the words “I don’t know” – and I’m NOT one of them – yet.

I catch myself using these words far too often – but as soon as I do, a switch gets flipped and I begin to ask questions. Or I follow the three words with – “but I’ll find out.”

“I don’t know – but I’ll find out.”

One of the reminders I’d like to give you about the power of your brain is as follows:

In your forebrain, you have a reticular activating device that Dr. Maltz called your servo-mechanism. This servo-mechanism automatically guides you toward the goals you have in mind – and/or to answers for the questions you are asking.

And so, if your stock answer to questions is “I don’t know” – your servo-mechanism pursues the goal of “shutdown” or idiocy instead of knowledge.

On the other hand, let’s say you refuse to say “I don’t know” – or you do but you quickly add, “but I’ll find out.”

Guess what happens?

Your servo-mechanism sends out energetic missiles designed to bring you some really good answers.

If you’re a writer, let’s say you’re facing a blank page. That ever happened to you? Um, everyday, right?

Okay, if you begin your day with, “I don’t know what to write” your goal-seeking mechanism searches for something called “not knowing what to write.” And this leads to something called “writer’s block.” In reality it’s writer’s wrong thinking.

How would I counter the words, “I don’t know what to write?”

How about the following:

“I don’t know what to write  – but it’s coming to me.”

“I don’t know what to write – until I start writing.”

“I don’t know what to write – but if I just start typing a bunch of B.S. onto the page it’ll come to me and I’ll be fine.”

I’d like to challenge you to go beyond the words “I don’t know.”

I know. It can be hard, especially when you want to take a brain break.

So start with one area, one thing and one question.

What can I do today to achieve my goal?

I don’t know – oops. Caught myself.

I don’t know but I’m going to find out – right now – and when I do it’s going to be AWESOME.

Give it a whirl my friend.


Matt Furey
author of the Nightingale-Conant audio/DVD program,
Theatre of the Mind

June 2nd, 2014

Flipping the Birds

There’s something I’ve been wanting to do for the past month – and I never “got around to it” – until yesterday.

What is it that I’ve been wanting to do?

Well, how about this?

I’ve wanted to get a bird bath and a bird feeder for my back yard.

Not kidding.

Matt Furey wants to feed and flip the birds. He wants to make play around in his back yard. He wants to attract cardinals and blue jays and many other exotic birds.


So he can sit outdoors and watch them chirp and feed as he reads and writes and consults with his clients.

What a novel idea, but I believe I’m on the right track. And here’s the proof:

Late yesterday afternoon, after a torrential downpour, along wih my son, we pulled out of our driveway and began our journey
to “buy some stuff.”

Guess what happened within 1/4 mile of leaving our home?

A large hawk flew over my car, then trailed me for a couple houses, glided onto a rooftop three houses away and watched as I drove by.

Never had that happen before.

But then – a couple seconds later another hawk appeared to my right. He was flying over us and quickly disappeared above us.

“That’s two,” I said to my son.

Not more than 50 meters further, I spotted another hawk. This one was lighter colored with white and golden feathers. He was perched to the
left on a cement fixture.

I stopped the car and rolled down the window to get a closer look.

“Where’s my cell phone?” I asked, wanting to take a picture.

Once I had phone in hand, I couldn’t bring myself to take a photo. Twas so much better to only take a look.

Upon driving off I noted that I’ve never seen three hawks appear so quickly in all my life. I wondered if there was a special meaning to this.

Later that night my son and I lugged our bird bath to the back yard. Twas heavy – but a good workout for both of us.

After filling it with water I opened the bird feeder box. Read rhe instructions and began to assemble it. Once the feeder was filled with seed I looked outdoors and saw how dark it was.

Oh well, I’ll put it out in the morning.

At 7 a.m. I looked out the window. No birds in the bath water yet.

I retrieved the bird feeder from it’s place on the counter and went outside to hang it.

And then I took a seat outside and waited.


I waited some more.


At this point I had a flash back. It was 1987. I was in Soquel, California. I’d just opened my first gym – a place where I would train young high school wrestlers as well as adult men and women who wanted to get fit.

I took out an ad in the weekly tabloid known as “Good Times.”

The day the ad came out I was beyond excited. The phone would ring off the hook. I’d be filled to the brim with people to train.

I sat behind my desk – waiting for the phone to ring.

It refused.

I began to use my will – trying to command the phone to ring.

It refused even more.

Hours went by.

Impatient, looooooong, arduous hours.

I was hungry. I needed some food. But I didn’t want to miss a call. So I waited some more.

Ultimately I gave in.

An hour later I returned to the gym. A light was blinking on the answering machine (remember those?).

I moved closer to take a peek. Two messages.

I hit play.

Both messages were from prospective clients who saw my ad.

I made a note.

The same thing happened the next day.

When it happened a third time – I saw a trend.

Today I’d like to give you the lesson I learned in 1987 – that I revisted today: “Mind power is effortless power. The more you strain the less you gain.”

It sounds strange, I know. In order to get good at anything – you need to WORK on it.

But with the mind, your work is done with a spirit of relaxation. In a sense, your work is to make your job effortless. To make it strainless, painless and easy.

How do you do this?

Through hard work.


I know. It’s an oxymoron. But the reality is that the ONLY way you can get to the state of effortless flow – is to put in your time. You work hard at not working hard WITH STRAIN. You learn to give maximum effort by not tensing and tightening your muscles, your face or your eyes.

You run faster when your body is relaxed. You hit a ball harder and further when your body is free of tension. The same goes with writing, singing, dancing or painting.

“The more you strain the less you gain.”

Now, if you’re the person who strains, how do you stop?

You keep working. And while you work you continually remind yourself to let go of unnecessary tension.

When it comes to the “mental game” – you do the same. You don’t try to force your goals to become reality. You simply picture them and add positive emotion and feeling instead of effort and strain. Most importantly, you get busy doing OTHER STUFF.

Once you get this “mental game” thing down – you get to enjoy what you’re doing a lot more.

If you have something to write – you do some deep breathing to unwind – then you write. You don’t sit and think about what you’d like to write. That’s effort. That’s strain. Just write. And as you write, after you get past the first few paragraphs, your brain is warmed up and the rest just flows out of you.

This is part of what i teach in my Tao of Email Copywriting that Sells program. It’s worked wonders for aspiring entrepreneurs all over the world. Why not be the NEXT ONE?

When you are, you, too, can take some time to smell the roses – or to watch the birds flip and feed.

The birds (and the words) will come. Not by force – not by will – but on their own accord when everything is in flow.

Get into flow first – and watch the good times roll.


Matt Furey

P.S. By the way, my list of clients back at my gym filled very quickly. Nowadays I have them all over the whirld. And a ton of them tune in to me regularly on the Matt Furey Inner Circle member’s site. I think you’ll enjoy the plethora of free stuff you get with your membership – and a whole lot more is on the way.

May 16th, 2014

Clearing the Air

Whenever we encounter a trouble of some sort, whether it’s an argument, a tense situation or a misunderstanding – it’s a good idea to see if we can clear the air.

There are many ways to clear the air.

You can put your thoughts on paper. You can meet with another person and talk about it. You can speak by phone.

These are the most obvious ways to clear the air.

But what if none of the above are possible because those you’d like to meet with, speak with and write to are no longer living?

Well, normally you could resolve the tension by attending a funeral, a wake or a memorial.

But what if that’s not even possible because the body of the person who died is involved in an investigation?

That’s a tough one.

Yet, a few days ago I saw this situation handled by a pro.

Although the baseball season was already over for the high school my son plays for – the coach held an honorary practice for the young man whose life and future was tragically taken away last week.

The practice was two hours long and involved the typical hitting and fielding drills that took place while their former teammate was still with them. Except for one important detail: The boys played “AS IF” their friend, Colin Campbell, was still right there with them.

Some of the players hit “bombs” over the fence – others made the best throws or catches of their lives – all in Colin’s honor.

At the end, the team huddled up in the outfield and made their peace with their departed friend. Some told stories, others told jokes. And the healing process took off – sending positive waves throughout the park.

This was one of the best examples of clearing the air I have ever witnessed.

No media was allowed or notified. Just a humble practice to say good-bye to a departed friend.

My son got in the car with me after practice and we drove away. His pain and hurt transformed into healing energy.

As we’ve so often seen in the past, great tragedy often precedes great triumph. We don’t ask for tragedy so we can triumph. No one asks for it. But if and when tragedy strikes, knowing we can turn it into something else, knowing we can use the experience as fuel to make our lives better – that gives us a positive goal to focus on and a new path to create for ourselves.

In Theatre of the Mind, I spoke about my coach at Iowa, the legendary Dan Gable, who won Olympic Gold in 1972, while competing on one good knee. Even so, he never surrendered a single point in six matches.

What drove Gable to such great success? In large part, it was due to the fact that his sister, Diane, was brutally raped and murdered while young Dan was on a fishing trip with his Mom and Dad.

Upon the family’s return, young Dan dedicated his entire career to his sister. He hung her picture in the basement, and when he trained, he spoke to her.

After being undefeated throughout high school he went to college – and he was unbeaten there as well. Until his final match of his senior season. With a record of 181-0 – Gable lost in the finals of the national championships.

On the victory stand, when Gable was presented with his 2nd place plaque, he openly sobbed and wept – covering his eyes with his hand.

Why did he weep? As Gable told his parents – who came to the locker room to console him, “I let Diane down.”

The next day’s headlines: GABLE LOSES. GABLE FAILS.

In a talk given a short time after his defeat, Gable told the crowd that he would use his loss as even greater motivation. He would train harder and he would rededicate himself to his goals of being a world and Olympic champion.

In 2007, I had the honor of bringing Coach Gable to Tampa, to speak at one of my seminars.

In his talk, Gable spoke about the death of his sister – and  how it affected him. He said that you can take anything that happens to you in life, no matter how tragic – and figure out a way to use it as fuel to help you achieve your very best – but only if you look for it.

These were not hollow words that sounded good. These were words Gable lived and breathed. And still does to this very day.

Turning tragedy into triumph. It’s a reality that comes to those who ask for the guidance and are given the grace.


Matt Furey

May 10th, 2014

The Latest from Tampa

Spent yesterday working with my coaching groups.

Part of what I taught, appropriately so, was the value of suffering.

There are two types: the suffering we willingly choose in order to excel at something. This is the sort I went through as a collegiate wrestler, as a martial artist, as a writer, and so on. You endure things that most cannot fathom – and you do so with a greater cause, a greater goal in mind. This makes 80% or more of the suffering feel good.

It’s pleasurable even though it’s painful. You willingly subject yourself to it because you know it’s for your greater good. 20% of the time you spend working toward the goal feels like torture; it feels unbearable.

And at times, about 3% of the time, perhaps, you’re on the verge of giving up, of quitting, because you have doubts about whether you’re going to make it.

The second type of suffering is the type that is thrown at us. We don’t feel like we’ve willingly chosen it. But it’s there. Someone close to us dies, or gets sick, or gets injured. Or we undergo a trauma ourselves. We’re left wondering “why?” We’re jarred backed into the “present.” We hurt even though we don’t want to. We feel we shouldn’t have to suffer. We try to avoid the pain – yet we cannot do so completely – so we surrender to it and allow the energy to be transformed – and along with it, ourselves.

This type of suffering, if willingly embraced, helps us grow. We become more compassionate, more loving, more caring toward others. We feel more connected – and we are.

Ultimately, no matter how painful, if we search for the seed of how the suffering makes us better human beings, we will find it.

True, you don’t have to ever feel a bit of compassion, a bit of pain. You need not feel empathy for anyone.

You don’t need to suffer, ever. You can go through life without shedding a tear. You can attend funerals with a smile on your face.

But are you really living life to the full if you can only experience the gamut of emotions from A-B?

It would be like playing the piano, but only hitting the ivory keys, or only the ebony. Wouldn’t be much of a piano player now, would you?

It’d be like only being able to play a couple notes on a flute – or only being able to play one or two strings on a guitar.

As I wrote in my email two days ago – You Cannot Escape from This – which you can view on my blog – Life is Not Suffering – but it is part of life. So is happiness. And part of being human is balancing both at the very same time. I’m happy – yet I hurt. I hurt – yet I’m happy.

Thanks to everyone who wrote me, posted here, sent test messages and/or called.

Matt Furey
author of Theatre of the Mind

May 8th, 2014

You Can’t Escape from This

In my former days, if I said, “You can’t escape from this,” I’d be talking about some sort of submission hold from my grappling or martial arts training.

But today, I’m coming at you from a different angle, a different direction.

This Friday, my son’s high school baseball team was going to have their “end of year” banquet – followed by a trip to watch a minor league ballgame with the Tampa Yankees.

Everyone was excited. Everyone was pumped.

At 8:21 AM I received an email notice from the coach saying that an optional hitting practice after school was cancelled.

Thought nothing of it.

At 12:39 PM I received another email from the coach, saying the weekend banquet was cancelled. And so were workouts
for the rest of the week.

Then he wrote something that caught my attention. For REAL.

“Please give your loved ones a hug and keep all of our families and boys in your thoughts.”


What the hell happened?

I wrote the coach. No reply.

I then went through all my emails, looking for clues. Somehow I had overlooked an email from the school that was sent at 8:37 AM – entitled “Family Tragedy.”

Double “huh?”

I read the email and it mentioned two students by name and year, Megan (9th) and Colin (12th) Campbell.

Triple “huh?”

I just saw Colin the night before, at batting practice, working on his absolutely gorgeous swing. My son and I talked about how good he was after practice. How he had a scholarship to play baseball in the fall.

And now I’m hearing about a tragedy?

I started to scour the Internet for news – for anything, as I wasn’t in a place with televsion.

I texted my son at school. I asked him what happened.

He texted back, “Colin died.”

I couldn’t believe what I read.

How? Why? What happened?

And then I learned that the whole family died. Father, mother and sister – along with Colin – in an early morning fire in one of the most prestigious and “protected” areas of Tampa.

All the details haven’t surfaced yet – but one thing is certain – no one has heard from any of the Campbells.

As a father, as a coach, as a man who enjoyed talking to Colin’s father at ball games and watching his son clobber the ball – this situation brings me to tears. It really hurts. You see children with such bright futures, and parents who support them – and in a flash – they’re gone.

I spent much of the afternoon and evening yesterday with my son, talking to him, answering his questions as best I could. Mostly just listening. Being with him.

“Did you ever lose a friend when you were only 13 years old?” Frank asked.

“No,” I replied.

“Do you think we should have his initials on our uniforms next year? A ‘CC patch?”

“That would be nice.”

We went to the outdoor handball courts to blow off steam, whacking the ball over and over again. Then we drove around and talked some more.

As the evening unfolded I sat outside, looking into the heavens, wondering and asking questions I’ve never really asked myself before.

How could God let something like this happen?

Where’s the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit in this?

Is there a message in this for me? Something that will help me and others?

The answer came to me as I searched my soul.

They are as follows:

“You cannot escape suffering. It’s part of life. Even the enlightened beings suffer. Jesus suffered. Buddha suffered. All human beings suffer. No matter where you go, there will be suffering. Someone you know will die. Someone you know will get hurt or sick. Or you will.”

“You can move into the richest neighborhood on the planet. You can go where they have armed guards protecting you. And you will still see suffering – and you will also suffer. You can evade and elude suffering for awhile, but eventually you will encounter it yourself.”

“No matter how clean your Karma, you will suffer. No matter how good your past lives were (for those who believe in such a thing) – you will suffer. No matter how positive your thinking – you will suffer.”

“Life itself isn’t suffering – but suffering IS part of LIFE. The same holds true of happiness.”

“So what to do? Embrace suffering as part of life. Don’t fear it. Don’t try to avoid it. Recognize it for what it is – and allow yourself the opportunity to transform your suffering into compassion, love and happiness.”

“Those who have not suffered have not experienced what it is like to be truly human.”

These are the thoughts that came to me as I sat all alone last night, looking into the sky, listening to the frogs croak and the crickets chirp.

These thoughts don’t answer the “Why’s” – but they do help me to see the essence of what is going on – what is always going on.

Suffering, Compassion and Happiness. Three sides of the same triangle.

Matt Furey
Author of Theatre of the Mind

P.S. Those of you coming to Tampa this weekend for training, I’ll be ready for you. See you soon.

April 29th, 2014

Shrink This Part of Your Brain – It’s Not Helping

I’ve always said that Theatre of the Mind meditations/visualizations change who you are from the inside out by changing your brain and how it functions.

Well, I just watched a clip on YouTube highlighting research done on this “gray matter” – with detailed scans showing dramatic changes in the brains of those who meditate.This is important for those who don’t believe anything by experience alone – or from the experiences of

others – unless supported by scientific research.Okay, here you go:

Watch this NOW and then make a choice to wake up your brain with the unparalleled Theatre of the Mind.


Matt Furey

P.S. Suffering from anxiety, fears, worries and phobias – all of which can be classified as “fight or flight?” Well, make a note how meditation decreases the size of the amygdala – which thereby shrinks your capacity to be anxious or fearful.

April 28th, 2014

Real reason why so many people have back pain

Whenever someone feels a stabbing pain in his or her back, the first thing he looks for is the physical cause.

Did I lift something?Did I overdo it when I exercised?

Did I bend over the wrong way?

And so on.

But what if your back hurts – and often – and there is no single event that you can find that caused it?

Well then, perhaps you’re looking in the wrong direction when trying to find a physical cause.

Whenever I have pain of any sort in my body, the first place I look is the same as everyone else. What did I do?

And then I simultaneously look for emotional or energetic reasons.

Although most doctors won’t look for emotional or energetic causes of pain – they do in traditional Chinese medicine – and there are more and more MDs in the western world who are coming on board.

There’s an entire field of study and research called psychoneuro-immunology wherein the thinking and emotions of patients are shown to affect the nervous system.

Which leads me to my point about back pain: One of the biggest causes of back pain – especially lower back pain, is financial fear and uncertainty.

Someone feels unstable.  He feels like nothing is secure. This causes fear and worry that gets suppressed to the point where you think you’re
“blocking it out.”

You’re not.

You’re just burying a fear even deeper – and eventually you cannot hold it back any longer, so it flares up somewhere in the body.

Did you know that there are people who’ve tracked the negative thinking and negative emotional patterns of people for so long that they can tell you WHERE the pain will manifest? It’s true.

Some of these are not hard. In China’s system of health, they will tell you the following:

Anger harms the liver.
Worry harms the stomach, often causing ulcers.
Fear weakens the kidneys.
Depression weakens the lungs.
Impatience weakens the heart.

And each of the organs listed above exerts a powerful influence and control over the muscles and joints of the body. If you think this is false, consider what happens when a person feints out of fear.

Fearful thought leads to fearful emotion. Kidneys go weak – knees buckle, legs give way, lower back crumbles.

If you think a kidney punch is no big deal, try walking after you’ve been hit there. Your legs and lower back will have almost nothing left.

This explains why I felt it so important to blend some of my martial arts training with the original Theatre of the Mind.

In and of itself, TOTM is awesome – but when you add the deep breathing, the inner smile, the smiling universe and some of the other practices I teach – results are quantum leaps ahead of anything else.

Healing takes place. Real healing. Not placebo. True healing.

First you heal the emotional body by learning to breathe into mental pictures of empowerment.  Then you learn to squash negative emotions with a gentle breeze or cooling wave instead of engaging in warfare.

Changes take place right away, the second you begin relaxing into flow. And when you do TOTM on a daily basis, each and everyday becomes a masterpiece. Instead of wallowing in negativity – you rise above it and use whatever your current circumstances are as a spring
board to a better day, a better life, a better YOU.

Heal your mind, emotions and body with Theatre of the Mind. Yes, you can do just that – but only if you get the program and use it.


Matt Furey

April 25th, 2014

Make People Move Without Touching Them

Over 20 years ago, Bill Moyers had a special television documentary called “Healing and the Mind.”

In the very first episode, he went to China, where he met an elderly Tai Chi master who threw people around without touching them, or who made a group of people pushing on him, fall down. This segment was called “The Mystery of  Chi.”

There are skeptics to experiences of this nature. Yet, I can assure you, I’ve been around masters like this myself. I’ve been with teachers who can bounce you across a room with a light touch – and without pushing. I’ve also been around those who can make you move without laying a finger on you.

You might wonder HOW such a thing is possible. How can you make something physical move without being physical?

The answer: training. A lot of training.

What kind of training?

Physical as well as energetic.

You must physically exercise in a certain way – not the western version – and each movement is designed to increase your ability to sense your own energy.

In addition to the physical, you must engage your imagination in a certain way.

Wny your imagination? Because… your imagination is the doorway to greatness.

Forget all the sayings like, “We become what we think about.”

Yes, they are true.

Yet, how do we think?

We think in pictures.

And how do we think in pictures? Through our memories of the past and our visions of the future.

Make a note: The same area of the brain that you remember with is the same area where you imagine the future.

Fascinating, huh?

And this, in part, explains why Theatre of the Mind works so well.

Unlike other programs where you’re taught to visualize the future – which generally only creates unwanted tension and stress – you’re taught to do something much more powerful.

What are you taught to do?

You’ll get the answer to that and much, much more as you listen to Theatre of the Mind.

This program will change your life so long as you understand and use the ONE MAGIC WORD that causes all of creation to move whether you realize it or not.

Order Theatre of the Mind NOW and watch how your life gets better and better and better.


Matt Furey

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:
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.


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?


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?

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


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.


“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.


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.


Matt  Furey


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