This month our update has input from Billy Connolly who said ” There’s no such thing as bad weather… just wrong clothes! so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little!”
How’s that for your thoughts determining your attitude!
Well this month we have a wee look at a guy who ticks all those boxes. He also is a shining light for the MindStore quote ” from Ordinary to Extraordinary”
Its the Big Yin! Billy Connolly. Having faced prostate cancer and early Parkinson’s symptoms he has developed the mindset to overcome the challenges and see the positive in his life and the world around him.
If you read about his early childhood and follow his transformation to a world class comedian, musician, presenter and actor, he truly has gone from Ordinary to Extraordinary in his performance.
Read some more about Billy below and his tips on slowing down and taking time out.
Thank you for making the time to read this, and I encourage you to look into our mental tools for improving performance for you personally and for the people in your organisation.
Have a Magnificent March!
Damian and the team at MindStore Australia.
— with Damian McConnell.
Many of you commented on last months newsletter and the challenge of being too busy to block time for yourself in your Calendars.
This months we continue by encouraging everyone to take some time out. Time to refocus on the positives and look forward with renewed energy for the next half of the year.
All the Best
Damian and the team at MindStore Australia.
Several people who contacted us last month were challenged by May’s newsletter, regarding blocking time to think in their Calender.
I understand for many this is challenging, its different and it requires a change of thinking.
And that’s exactly WHY we all need to do it.
We all know the quote “Change your thinking, Change your life”.
If we don’t or won’t change, how can we expect things to be different.
not a chocolate bar, but some time out for you.
Everyone needs time to recharge, to review, to reassess and to reflect.
With the focus in business on the upcoming end of financial year, its an ideal time to take this time out for yourself.
Challenge yourself to sit in your bedroom and close your eyes, focus on your breathing, concentrate on breathing and resist the tendency for your mind to “wander” manage your thinking. Your Mind is a huge Store for Creative Innovative thinking, practise accessing it for improved quality time to recharge, to review your day to see that you did the best you could and to reassess your next day and reflect on how you could think, listen and act with greater clarity to achieve more.
Remember its true ” Everyone needs some time out”
Drive- The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink
This is an ideal book to dip in and out of after your TIME OUT time.
Enlightening and full of ideas about changing our thinking and how we are motivated to achieve more.
To find out more or order the book click on the link: http://www.danpink.com/drive
“Poirot, ” I said ” I have been thinking”
“An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it” Poirot responds.
Agatha Christie, Pearl at End House
A fantastic opportunity to discover how to make your business more Resilient by changing your thinking.
July 5th – Staying Alive – Resilience through Thinking
AITD Professional Development Breakfast
FRIDAY 18th MAY 2012
7.15am – 9am
Mill Hotel, Brisbane
May is Innovation month, so make a commitment to come along to this breakfast event and discover some
Innovative thinking tools for performance improvement. Presented by Damian McConnell, Course Director of
Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
By attending you will discover some take away tips to inspire innovative thinking in your organisation to enable
you to better solve the challenges you face in training, learning and development.
Learn ways to:
access greater creativity in your professional and personal lives
become more innovative in overcoming challenges in your workplace
inspire new thinking in your organisation
For bookings and more information please contact AITD at www.AITD.com.au | Address: Suite 111, 410 Elizabeth Street SURRY HILLS NSW 2010 |
Phone:02 9211 9414 | Fax: 02 9211 8784 | Email: email@example.com
Damian believes that “all performance is due to the quality of our thinking”.
Involved in Performance Excellence & People Development for over 15 years, he assists clients understand that small changes in thinking and attitude can make massive differences in people and organisations.Passionate about helping people become the extraordinary people they were meant to be, Damian shares easy to learn mental tools and techniques with participants, in a fun environment. He enables them to harness the greater levels of creative and innovative thinking we all have inside us, our teams and organisations.
Short video testimonial for MindStore Australia from CEO of HEOSoftware, Derek Morgan.
Jack Black the founder of MindStore International will be visitng Australia in early September. Keep an eye on our Website for more detials of his trip.
A day for us left handers to celebrate our uniqueness and creativity!
Empowering People.. …Transforming Organisations
Up Coming Events
Damian will be the Guest Speaker at several events in Brisbane during August and September. If you are interested in attending contact the organisations via the web details supplied. It would be fantastic to see you there.
18th August KBN Bardon http://www.keybusinessnetwork.com.au/bardon.html
8th September KBN Bulimba http://www.keybusinessnetwork.com.au/bulimba.html
16th September Business Swap Brisbane http://brisbanebusinessswap.com.au/
Last month you will remember was all about Henry Fords quote ” If you think you can do a thing or thing you can’t, you are absolutely right”.
This month we have details of a fantastic half day course in Brisbane where you will learn lots of tools and techniques so you can “think you can do a thing, and do it!”
See testimonials from previous participants and details of bonus booking offers. I would encourage you to block out this time in your diary and commit to coming, to discover a range of mental tools that absolutely enable you to improve your performance and effectiveness in business and your personal life. The link to the full course flyer is: http://www.mindstoreaustralia.com/main/downloads/poster_july_2011.pdf
As always feel free to forward this to anyone you feel will benefit from reading it with a view to attending this event.
Enjoy and have a Marvellous Month! and I look forward to seeing you on the 25th July.
Damian and the MindStore Australia team
You are encouraged to arrive early for this course. From 8.30am you will be able to register and then meet other like minded people over complimentary hot breakfast wraps, hot drinks and fresh orange juice.
We will start sharp at 9am to maximise what we can learn, share and discover together. At morning break there is another opportunity to share experiences and network with each other over complimentary refreshments and homestyle cookies.
An easy to follow comprehensive worksheet is included and a supply of notepads and pens for any additional notes you wish to take.
TESTIMONIALS from previous events:
Thank you it is appreciated that there are individuals that have such confidence and knowledge that they are willing to share it with a group to help others and change their way of thinking.
Enjoyable and informative nice atmosphere
Amanda Picoto, Brisbane.
Glad I came, good stories. Was interesting and kept my attention the whole session, even during our sleep sessions. Thank you!
Terri Barnard, Shailer Park.
It’s true, MindStore’s for Business Open Course will not only improve your working life but it will bring balance and fulfilment to all other areas of your life too.
MindStore works, we guarantee it! If by the end of the course you’re not entirely satisfied we will refund your investment.
Your investment is $495 per person*
Book now to receive the following two bonus items.
Bonus offer 1: book by 17th June** and your investment is reduced to $345(save $150)
Bonus offer 2: Repeat our future MindStore open courses at 50% reduction (save $248.50***)
Please complete the booking form by clicking this link: http://www.mindstoreaustralia.com/main/downloads/poster_july_2011.pdf or book by calling 07 3040 2229.
* includes GST
**from 18th to 30th June book for only $440 (save $55).Bookings after 1st July at full amount of $495.
*** on current investment amount