October marks the start of the last quarter of the calendar year. The last 3 months to achieve the Professional and Personal Goals you have written down for this year.
How about a few inspiring short video clips to reignite your passion for the goals you set earlier in the year?
Everyone is busy at work, but are we productive? I challenge you to take 5 minutes to watch these 3 clips. Call it Professional or Personal Development! It might just spark some thinking to empower you to achieve more this quarter.
Wishing you an Outstanding October!
Change is good so… this months corner is You tube clips of the month
“Change is the law of life..” JF Kennedy said, so this month we have put together some short motivational, inspirational videos which you can watch whenever you need a boost.
From the late Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (3mins) “Sieze the day.. make your lives extraordinary”http://youtu.be/veYR3ZC9wMQ
Next one is from Remember the Titans (40sec) “everything is about change… ” http://youtu.be/b0ksPPA0dOQ.
Finally a Star Wars powerful moment from Yoda (50sec) ” do or do not do… there is no TRY!” http://youtu.be/eExL1VLkQYk?t=16s
These take less than 5 minutes to watch, sadly I find that for many people that’s about all the personal or professional development they get in a quarter, or year in some instances.
We all know that people are the greatest resources in any organisation and I am passionate about partnering with organisations to live up to their visions and missions regarding people development.
To summarise, sieze the day, remember everything is about change, and do it!
Most of us know this Latin phrase, and its meaning.
How many of us though, actually apply it?
SIEZE THE DAY
We know we should sieze the day, watch less TV, eat better, exercise more, make time each day to stop and think, spend more quality time with family and loved ones.
Additionally we know we should have our personal and professional goals written down. Review them daily and take time to visualise them being achieved. Often the busyness of life catches up with us and slows us down. This is where we need to develop through Mindstores tools the Desire, Belief and Expectation that our goals can and will be achieved.
This is the begining of the last quarter of the year! just 80 days or a little under 2000 hours left.
Those of us with written goals have just 3 months to make it happen. Those without written goals have only 3 months to think about them and then make them happen!
TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN
Living on a tidal waterway I see it every day, the unstoppable rising and ebbing flow of the tide. This is the time to use MindStores tools to re-inspire, re-motiviate and re-focus, ourselves to deal with the ebb and flow of our inspiration, motivation and energy this quarter.
As shared before the most powerful way to do this is to take time out every morning to “progamme your day”
The ability to take time to close your eyes and mentally reherse your day. The ability to pre-prepare for meetings and important calls.
Being able to maximise your energy, improve your performance, protect yourself from negativity and also use tools to manage stress are key parts of Mindstore’s success with 500,000 people over the last 25 years.
Now is the time to find your MindStore planner,to use it daily, to remind yourself of the MindStore tools and to use them daily too.
If you want to see change in your Professional and Personal life, then be the change you want to see and Sieze the day.
A final thought………..
“Amateurs practise till they get it right,
Professionals practise till they can’t get it wrong”
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Mental Rehearsal the Secret of Success
Mental rehearsal is the secret to success in your personal life, and career.
With the fantastic Commonwealth Games from Glasgow there have been numerous images of the competitors closing there eyes just before their event.
This is not out of fear like we might, or to pray, it is a specific tool they use to visualise them winning the event.
They are mentally rehearsing what they have practised hundreds of times to ensure a peak performance now, when it counts.
The strength of mind to do this amongst the excitement, anticipation and stress of the event is what makes them Extraordinary achievers.
Outside of the Commonwealth Games, look at Formula One drivers like Lewis Hamilton and the late Ayrton Senna.
In football David Beckham is often seen closing his eyes just before one of his amazing free kicks.
In golf Tiger Woods used to regularily close his eyes during his practise swing.
Do you see the pattern?
Extraordinary people use tools like mental rehearsal to deliver Extraordinary results.
Wouldn’t you like to have these tools too?
Imagine how you could improve your personal and professional performance at those critical times if you had the tools to mentally rehearse your activity before hand.
Well you can by inviting MindStore into your workplace to deliver a custom designed workshop for you, your leadership team and people at all levels.
As I keep saying, Organisations are groups of people, when you inspire and empower the people you transform the organisation.
We too can learn to use Mental Rehearsal to improve our performance. One of our best MindStore tools is within what we call our House on the Right Bank. This for those who have not attended one of our workshops is a place we create in our minds, on the Right side of our brain , the creative intuitive imaginative side. Where we can mentally rehearse the event that is so important to us in our life. Contact us to find out more.
If you think this is out there and different, then you are right. Einstein said two things, one is that “Imagination is more important than knowledge” and this is what we are using in these tools.
and secondly he said that “we can not solve our problems with the same level of thinknig that created them”.
So what we do is deliberately designed to be different, out of the ordinary, because if the ordinary things we have done in the past still worked we would all be doing much better.
It takes mental rehersal to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary.
This tool delivers fantastic results.
At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle that way of thinking so think about inviting us to be involved in your next learning and development event.
Many people I meet had BIG plans for 2014, however they feel that the year is slipping and its too late to start.
“Its Never to late!” is my response, “Start today, let me help you”
Take some time out, use MindStore’s tools to manage your stress, and begin to access your right brain and Think Big.
Like Donald Trump’s quote at the end of this newsletter, why think small. Who are we to think small we were all given an amazing capacity to do be and have more in our business and personal lives if we would just Think Big.
As Marianne Williamson wrote:
“Your playing small does not serve the world”
Think Big and set Big Goals
This month we focus on Thinking Big.
If you would like to know more I recommend the above book at our sessions as a fantastic and informative read.
This is the link to Amazon for more information:
A simple concept that is difficult to begin with. Mainly because it requires a change of attitude and mindset.
Many of us adults, if we are honest, are used to thinking small, safe, keeping within our comfort zones. Kids however automatically Think Big. My youngest son IS going to be an airline pilot for Jetstar.
He can see the benefits of this, a big WHY for him. His positive attitude causes him not to think about the challenges he faces to achieve this big goal. His WHY is so he can fly Mum and Dad around Australia! Do you think I will encourage this goal or dismiss it?
We can learn so much from this type of thinking. How many of us think about goals for our professional and personal lives only to have our experience of life make us reduce the size of our goals.
The fear of failure kicks in, the Self Doubt. Why do we let this happen?
Remember Winston Churchill said “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”
On the 10th of this month, pause for a second with your mobile phone to think of the Scotsman who invented “talking with electricity” Alexander Graham Bell.
Back in the 1870’s he thought Big and had a Big Goal to improve on the telegraph as a method of communication and overcame many challenges to invent the telephone.
So take a moment to think of what a Big Goal that must have been for him and the ability he had to Think Big, develop a positive Can Do Attitude and mindset to keep going to achieve his goal.
If you would like some more details our MindStore Goal setting planner is available with our compliments. Simply email us your postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be delighted to send one out to you.
Then you will know….. IT JUST WORKS!
Two final thoughts this month, first the caption above.
Second is: What were the first words spoken over the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell?
” Mr.Watson.. come here… I want to see you”
Is this maybe what inspired John Logie Baird set his goal to invent Television? Who knows?
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