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July 15th, 2011
It’s not often you get to see a father-son team winning at the professional level, but this past Monday evening, one day before the start of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, something truly spectacular took place during the finals of the annual Home Run Derby contest.
In the finals, Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees faced Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox.
Both men were calm, relaxed and focused throughout the event. Both were in no hurry to hit another one out of the park. Each took his time, waiting for the right pitch from the batting practice coach who stood before him.
But there was something different about Robinson Cano’s batting practice coach. He had the same last name as the superstar 2nd baseman. And that’s because he’s his father.
As I watched the action, I sensed that Jose Cano (the father) was just as committed to winning as his son, Robinson. Both shared the same goal, the same desire: To win it all.
This was confirmed when Cano went deep with the contest-tying home run. As he and his father walked toward each other to embrace, Jose, with commanding eyes held up his index finger and said, “One more.”
“I love you, Dad,” said Robinson as they hugged. No response from pops. Back to work. He’s got a job to finish.
When the action continued, it was fait accompli. Cano smashed another one into the seats, and the Home Run Derby trophy was his.
But wait. It was his and his father’s.
As the trophy was presented, both Cano’s, the elder and the younger, held it aloft for the photo-op.
“What you just witnessed was much more than baseball,” I told a friend. “It was the power of a spiritual connection between a father and his son, both of whom were committed to the same goal. Take it in because we may never see something like this again on the national stage.”
It’s one thing to have a goal you pursue with passion. It is quite another to have a bond with a family member who shares your desire to excel and works with you to the very end, making sure you achieve it.
This we know: Both father and son wanted to win the prize and were willing to work for it. It wasn’t the son all by himself. Nor was it a father pushing a son who doesn’t really want it. Both were working together in harmony toward a desired end. Both were in Automatic Success Mode. No stress. No tension. Just focus and DO IT.
What a magnificent sight to behold.
Now let me ask, are you in Automatic Success Mode or Automatic Failure Mode?
If you feel like you’re in a state of flow, if you feel like positive coincidences and circumstances are greeting you on a regular basis, then you’re in Automatic
Success Mode. And if you want to enhance the good in your life even further, you can easily do so with Zero Resistance Living.
On the other hand, if you feel like you’re in Automatic Failure Mode or, if you prefer, a negative rut, then there’s a quick way out of it. You learn to bring the positive back into your life through the proper use of your brain.
The Zero Resistance Living Course teaches you how to do this – and now, with the addition of some LIVE tele-seminars, I’ll help you absorb the material and get positive results even faster.
But you’ve got to be committed, just like Robinson and Jose Cano were committed. You’ve got to want to succeed as much as your coach, and vice versa.
Let’s do it together.
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July 12th, 2011
We’re more than half-way done with 2011. So let me ask you, how much progress have you made toward what you set out to accomplish?
How consistent are you in following a daily routine that will lead you where you want to go?
Are you hit and miss – or hit, hit, hit?
I can tell you right now, based on the Law of Averages and Percentages, at least 95% of the people reading this are NOT on target.
Most are dilly-dallying around.
Most have very little focus.
Most are easily distracted by every whim and caprice.
There’s no will and no imagination being used – even though you have both of these in abundance.
Now for the good news.
The 5% who are focused and taking action, they’re getting more positive results than the other 95% combined.
And the reason is not due to superior knowledge, skill, genetics or ability in a chosen field.
The reason is due to how you use this thing called your BRAIN.
Truth is that people who focus on one thing at a time get superior results to those who are scatter brained. Take a lens off a bad camera and it still takes better photos than a high-end camera with the lens still on.
I’ve watched semi-talented entrepreneurs do well in a less than stellar economy, simply because they focus on a goal and move toward it with passion.
On a regular basis I receive emails from these entrepreneurs. To say “they have a few typos” in their dispatches would be an understatement. Many of their emails are riddled with typos.
But they continue to succeed because they don’t let the typos stop them.
Over the years I can assure you that I’ve had a fair share of typos in my emails – and despite this, many of the top marketers in the world consider me to be the “World’s Greatest Email Copywriter.”
Even if they’re right, I don’t believe in being satisfied with yourself. I don’t believe you are wise to ever think you’ve made it, that you’re successful, that you know enough, that you know a lot – or heaven help you if you think or act as if you know it all.
Never listen to those who brag about all they’ve read, all they supposedly know or how there’s nothing new to them under the sun.
These people are fearful and weak, puffed with false pride and egotism.
Great men and women know they never know enough – that there are secrets on top of secrets on top of secrets.
Great men and women know that anyone who thinks he knows a lot – knows nothing.
The wise man or woman is focused on WHAT he still has to learn. In spite of his wisdom and knowledge, he still possesses a fascination, wonder and inquisitive attitude toward all he sees. Those who are WISE understand the exponential value of learning just one new thing – and how one thing, when properly used, can apply massive leverage to their life.
There is no such thing as a destination called success. Success is a journey from one target to the next. Success is the feeling you experience NOW when you are on that journey.
It begins from within.
If your focus is primarily upon how you’ve failed over and over – or if you focus a great deal on how afraid you are to fail - then you will continue to do poorly unless you change course with your thinking. You begin by remembering your previous successes. You bottle the energy of these successes within your brain and body and amplify them.
Then you focus on a success experience you want to have NOW or in the future. And let me tell you, when you do what I’ve just explained, your life begins to magically and miraculously change for the better.
All of this is explained in great detail in The Zero Resistance Living System. Begin using it today and you’ll be stunned at all the “coincidences” that begin taking place in your favor.
Keep the following maxims in mind today:
Don’t make excuses – make progress.
Don’t whine – WIN.
Don’t cry – TRY.
Don’t hesitate – ACCELERATE.
Don’t shrink – THINK.
Get yourself into motion. Move.
Do something GREAT to make yourself better.
Get The Zero Resistance Living System today.
P.S. By the way, I’m going to do a series of 6 bonus teleseminars for all who’ve previously ordered The Zero Resistance Living System – as well as all who get it NOW. Claim your copy NOW.
April 29th, 2011
If you want to make a quantum leap in any area of your life, beware of programs that teach you that ALL you need do is visualize your way to success.
Based upon my 30 years of study and experimentation in various forms of visualization, hypnosis, affirmations, meditation and more, I’d have to say that the majority of programs miss the most important elements governing whether you succeed or fail.
And one of these elements is how you use your memory.
Let me explain: Most people who visualize never go into their memory banks to retrieve their winning experiences. They never look at their victories. Instead, they attempt to visualize their future without any reference to the past. This is one of many self-help mistakes of epic proportions.
Why? Because you carry your memories with you everywhere you go. Positive and negative memories. And if you don’t consciously choose to recall your best memories, by default you’ll probably be reliving memories that aren’t your best. In fact, by default, you may be unconsciously ruminating on previous failures, mistakes and setbacks.
In sports we see examples of this all the time. Young boy goes up to the foul line not wanting to miss a free throw. And when he does he says, “I always miss them.”
In relationships, a man or woman goes out with someone and hopes that “this one” won’t be like the last one. No conscious thought is being given to “what you want” based upon good experiences from the past. Instead, your thought is directed toward avoiding what you don’t want – which means you’re reliving the past that you don’t like.
Now, in order to succeed, you do need to know where the mine fields are, where the mistakes are – and how to correct them. At the same time, if you want to rise above feelings of failure and inadequacy, you must know how to tap into the power of previous successes.
The other night I was working with a young baseball player who complained that every time he’s hit the ball in the past two weeks, it’s been a ground out. He was keeping track of and reliving all his grounders. At the same time, in doing this, he was refusing to acknowledge his home runs, triples, doubles and singles.
Yes, he was right to look at his grounders and figure out how to correct them. At the same time, he was equally wrong in failing to acknowledge the times in which he’s whacked the ball. More importantly, if he doesn’t begin to consciously think about and remember his best hits and learn other key elements to enhance these memories, he’s going to continue to ground out.
So I told the young man he needed to learn Theater of the Mind from me. At 6:30 the following evening I sat and guided him through one of my many versions of this mega-powerful visualization. I took him through his best practice, the day he hit seven home runs.
Upon completing this visualization we went to the ball field. And whad’ya know? He hit 10 home runs.
It was the best practice he’d ever had. Yet, a few days earlier he was not even hitting the ball well in practice, much less in games. He was hitting nothing but grounders.
At one point, as a car was driving by, the boy began visualizing hitting a home run that would hit a car. I know, not a pleasant thing to picture, but I didn’t know he’d done this until AFTER he hit a car and proclaimed, “I DID IT. I visualized hitting a car and it happened.”
Luckily, the ball only hit the tires – so no harm was done.
Anyway, I’m going to be putting together a Theater of the Mind set of CDs that will take you from A-Z in this method. I believe it’s the best method ever devised for getting the most out of yourself, effortlessly.
I’ve told people about it for years in my writings, but being guided through the experience is a whole different ball game. There are several master keys that everyone misses without a guide.
Get ready for this product.
And write me if there are any special areas you’d like to see addressed in this program.
P.S. In the interim, be sure to pick up a copy of my best-seller, The Unbeatable Man – as well as Zero Resistance Living
- both of which will put you on the path to success in a big way.
Here’s what one prominent reader and NBA Coach had to say about The Unbeatable Man:
“The Unbeatable Man had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. A riveting story of about desire, overcoming obstacles, blocking out the negative and the heartland work ethic. Gives a rare and unique inside look at small town America, including family and parenting. As I read I found myself looking back on my own ‘glory days’ and to my amazement, I found many similarities in how Furey and I were striving to accomplish the same, even though he wrestled and I played basketball. This book will motivate and inspire you.”
April 6th, 2011
I just got a plug from a high-level baseball coach about my book, The Unbeatable Man:
“This book should be on the shelf of every winner’s library. If you want to propel yourself to metoric levels of success and fulfillment then get The Unbeatable Man right this second. It will catapult you to the top of the medal stand!! One of the best inspirational books ever”
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That’s so cool. And it proves that the winning concepts in this book are universal for all athletes, businesspeople and success oriented folk.
April 5th, 2011
On the way to breakfast this morning, I popped in a CD called The Power of Thought Vibration, something I’m giving out to everyone who gets a copy of The Unbeatable Man, a book that fans says is “the best I ever wrote.” In fact, this book may be winning an award very soon.
Anyway, I hadn’t listened to this CD in a while, so I wanted to make sure everything on it was as incredible and amazing as I once thought.
And let me tell you, before and after breakfast, despite having umpteen things on the front “to do NOW” burner – I kept driving so I could listen to the entire CD.
My friend, what I reveal on this CD applies in sports, in business, when talking to others and when opening yourself up to new experiences that you’ve always wanted but couldn’t have because you were making life more difficult than it is.
This CD is easily worth $49 and I’m certain you’ll want to listen to it again and again and again. You can get it NOW, at no charge with your order of The Unbeatable Man.
But I’m not going to make this premium CD available forever when I really could be charging for it. So I’m only going to make it available to the next 247 people who jump on this offer right NOW.
BTW, here are a couple shameless plugs from others about my book.
Matt – I’ve read The Unbeatable Man several times now and get something different out of it each time! I’m still lovin’ your ability to weave the story in and out of the education you wish us to glean from the lessons you’re teaching.
I gotta say, I’m surprised that, after at LEAST 3 read-thrus, I’m still anxious as each match approaches, still cheering as if I were in the stands, and still feeling the emotions after each battle. I have laughed, cried, and shared it with all my friends.
Thank you for such a wonderful book. Like so many others, I’ve given it to my 13 year old son to read. I’ll send his thoughts to your office as they are much more private (and telling of how much a truly open mind can get from what you teach!) THANK YOU!
Rachel Campbell Young
author of What if You Were Thin!
I just finished your new book. It was powerful. Read it straight through. I’ll be telling my readers about it next week.
Looking forward to “the college years” version.
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc.
Author of Turbulence Training
Thank you Rachel and Craig. I’m thrilled to hear how much you like The Unbeatable Man. Keep spreading the word.
February 10th, 2011
You’ve probably heard it 1,000 times before.
A coach wants you to give your best effort. So what does he do? He says he wants you to give him “110 percent.”
Not much has changed in my mind since I heard a coach use this line the very first time. In fact, I’m still trying to wrap my noggin around exactly what 110 percent would look like – or feel like.
After all, if everyone uses about 10 percent of his potential mind power, then why would I need 100 percent – much less 110 percent – in order to win? Seems to me if I was able to give 11% of my mind’s power instead of 10%, I might move to the head of the pack.
Moreover, a one percent bump in performance is much easier to see and feel than 110. Former NBA coach Pat Riley figured this out long ago, when he coached the Los Angeles Lakers. After the team had already snagged a title, he re-motivated them by getting every single player to commit to a 1% improvement in rebounding, shooting, assists, free throws and so on.
This 1% commitment led to some staggering results. Some players, just by being able to see themselves giving 1% more, ended up doing 20% or more better than the year previous.
In Taoist internal martial arts, the focus is NEVER on giving 100% of your very best. Why? Because when you try to give 100%, you add unnecessary tension
to the equation – and this tension never results in increased performance.
The other night I was warming my son, Frank, up in the bullpen prior to a Little League scrimmage. Unlike other days, he was way off in this throws. The balls were flying a couple feet over my head. Or wide right – or wide left.
I walked up to him and increased the depth of his inhale and exhale. Why? Because he was hardly breathing at all. And if someone isn’t breathing with each pitch, guess what’s he holding onto?
Just by getting him to relax via a good inhale and exhale, his aim improved 100 percent.
But then I added some other internal martial arts knowledge to his pitching. I gave him a specific percentage of his maximum I wanted him to be using when he throws. I based this number upon what I know will give him maximum velocity and control.
I can assure you the percentage I gave him was NOT 100 percent – much less the highly-touted “110 percent.”
Guess what happened?
He started throwing perfect strikes to me. And they were stinging my hand. Let me tell you, when a 10-year old throws hard enough to sting your hand, he’s got some ooomph.
When Frank took the mound a few minutes later, he looked great. One bullet after another. Three up three down.
Every pitcher has good days and bad days. It’s rare that one who is doing poorly can be turned around on the same day. Yet, that’s what happened with my son the other night.
It’s a natural and typical occurrence with the kids I work with.
Last night I worked with a few of the other pitchers – all of whom are beginners. None of these kids could throw a perfect strike.
But after a few minutes of changing the mental pictures of what they’re doing – they were tossing strikes.
Each kid went home believing in himself a little more than when he started out. And this belief will result in improved performance, not just in practice – but in the games as well.
Ridding your body of tension is key to superior performance. It’s key to getting the most out of life.
It’s key to turning wild pitches into perfect strikes.
Believe me, success isn’t about giving 100 percent or 110 percent. It’s about learning to get more out of yourself while feeling like you’re doing less.
It’s being in a relaxed-ready state that allows for maximum output.
Tension interferes with output. It creates physical, mental and spiritual resistance.
You’re much better off with ZERO RESISTANCE .
Zero Interference from your mind-body.
Want to know how to do this 1% better than you’re doing today. Then get the Zero Resistance Living Course and be prepared to witness improvements of 20% and more – much, much faster and easier than you may currently imagine.
January 20th, 2011
Headline news in USA Today: “The Zen of Football”
Front page of the Sports Section- Rodgers: “Foreseeing is Believing”.
In this article, Green Bay Packers Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers talks about the power of visualization. He credits his daily mental practice in helping the Packers reach the post season – and for pounding the Atlanta Falcons, the #1 seed, 48-21 last weekend.
Rodgers says he learned how to visualize from a coach, which he was in 6th grade. He also says most of the big plays he made in the upset victory over Atlanta, he pictured in his imagination first.
It’s amazing to me that this story is headline news in today’s world. You would think with all the information available on the power of your creative imagination that this would not be in the news. After all, how many great athletes don’t visualize in one form or another. Some use self-hypnosis. Some visualize while lying down. Some while sitting. I even teach people to do it while standing still or moving.
No matter how you visualize though, it won’t work unless your practice creates what Dr. Maxwell Maltz called “The Winning Feeling.”
Many people visualize but don’t feel anything. This is a red flag that something they are doing is wrong. Visualization without a change of emotion isn’t the proper use of your creative imagination.
I believe the more powerful approach to mind training is to change the feelings before you visualize. This can be accomplished thru deep breathing alone – or through stillness or through movements that integrate the breath.
E-motion stands for energy movement. It’s great to sit or lie still and picture what you want. But it’s much more effective to train your mind like a fighter who shadow boxes an imaginary foe.
Shadow boxing is just a term to describe a practice used by top salespeople, speakers, golfers as well as surgeons. Don’t just picture yourself doing the thing. Go through the motions as you picture it – and FEEL it.
You’ll learn this process at a much deeper level as you study the Zero Resistance Living System I have ready for you.
Use this course and change your mind, your emotional state and your destiny.
January 19th, 2011
I want to go on record as saying that in my forty years of involvement in sports and martial arts, I’ve had good coaches, incredible coaches and bad coaches.
I’ve been trained by Olympic and world champions, national champions, masters and grand masters.
But the very best coaches never emphasized winning as the only thing. But they sure as hell were disappointed when I didn’t win.
Some coaches handled failure poorly. And I did at times, as well.
The great coaches I’ve had though, taught me how to handle victory, which meant no resting on one’s laurels.
Yes, there have been moments when a coach said the wrong thing to me. Occasionally, they called me a name I didn’t like. But of all the things said to me that I didn’t like, two things stand out.
The first was when a coach called me “champ” before a tournament began. In almost every case when I was called “champ” before the competition had begun, I lost.
The second demotivator happened a second before I ran out on the mat to compete. The coach shook my hand, looked me in the eye and said, “Go out there and have fun.”
I did anything but have fun in the match I was told to have fun in. And this second situation leads me to an important point I would like to make today.
In youth sports today, many coaches are telling the athletes that they want them to have fun. And I agree with them. The saddest sight in sports is watching young kids pouting and crying over a game that won’t mean much a week from now.
At the same time, however, I think it’s important to explain to an athlete what fun is. In my early twenties when a coach told me to go out there and have fun, my mind drew a blank. I didn’t have the foggiest idea what he was talking about. To me, fun is going out and giving it everything you’ve got to whoop your opponent.
Fun is executing the techniques you’ve practiced flawlessly. Fun is breaking records. Fun is giving more than you think you’ve got. Fun is competing with enthusiasm, hustling and being courageous in the midst of fear, worry or self-doubt.
If the same coach who told me to go out and have fun had said, “ Stay loose and relax, give it everything you’ve got and mop the floor with this guy” I would have been motivated, rather than demotivated.
So I’m concerned when I hear coaches telling athletes to “have fun” with no explanation of what that looks like. To a kid, having fun could very well mean playing with his X-Box, watching tee-vee or running around in ADD mode. Right? So fun needs to be explained.
Yesterday, when working with my son’s little league baseball team I explained to the kids what fun is. Fun is practicing what you love. Fun is playing the game you love with a good attitude about making mistakes and how to correct them. Fun is doing things fast. Fun is hustling. And fun is playing with enthusiasm.
The late John Wooden, never talked to his athletes at UCLA about winning. And he coached his team to 10 NCAA titles in 12 years.
On the other hand, Wooden never talked to his athletes about having fun. In fact, he created a Pyramid of Success, with the building blocks of what it takes to succeed. And the two cornerstones on that Pyramid were hard work and enthusiasm. Wooden said he never saw anyone succeed in anything who didn’t understand and employ those two cornerstones.
Unlike Wooden, I like to use the word “practice” instead of work. But ultimately, it doesn’t really matter because we’re both saying the same thing. If you want to succeed you need to “work hard” or “practice more than anyone else.”
If you think what I’ve written here makes sense, then I absolutely know you’re going to love reading The Unbeatable Man. In this book, there’s no talk about having fun, but there’s a lot of talk about what it really takes to succeed in anything. As you read this book you’ll probably chuckle when you discover how “fun” is not the measuring stick of success.
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January 14th, 2011
Heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, erectile dysfunction. And so on.
These are the diseases plaguing society today.
But there’s another disease affecting 70% of all Americans – and most have no idea they have it. What’s more, if you’re one of the 70% who have this “hidden” disease, I know someone who can predict what type of diseases are on the way.
His name is Dr. Craig Sommer, aka the Psychic Dentist. And he can examine your teeth and gums and accurately predict the state of your
health – or dis-ease.
What’s more, if you’re one of the 70% – Dr. Sommer has a way to treat and heal the “hidden” disease, and along with it, whatever else has been bothering you – or will be in the future.
To learn more about Dr. Sommer’s program go to The Psychic Dentist.
I’m giving this program the double thumbs-up.
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.
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