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20
Jan

New Year New You!

New Year New You!

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Happy New Year to you! or as we say in Scotland

“A Guid New Year tae ana an aw, an mony may ye see!”

Think Billy Connolly’s voice and you will have the accent right.

Make this your year for Personal Growth. Demand more of yourself and motivate yourself with a set of clearly written inspiring goals.

Click on our 4 part Goal Setting and Achieving Workshop in Inspiring Resources opposite to access a process that has transformed lives over the last 25 years.

CARPE DIEM – Sieze the day, it might be mid January but its never too late to start setting your Goals and Achieving them with MindStore.

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 those in your organisation who you feel would benefit.

Have a Joyful January, embrace a “can do” attitude and create a fantastic 2015 for yourself and those you care about!

Damian and the team at MindStore Australia.

P.S. Remember you can share these positive updates with colleagues, friends and family who you think would appreciate them.

2015 is the International Year of Light

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Did you know that the extraordinary Sydney New Year’s Fireworks marked the start of the International Year of Light in Australia?

On that theme:

What are you going to do this year to shine your light personally and professionally?

What Goals will you set and achieve to be a shining light of inspiriation, leadership and motivation in your home and workplace?

Why do you want 2015 to brighther year than 2014?

Take control of 2015, demand more of yourself, be extraordinary!

At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle ways of thinking to improve your performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary,so think about contacting us to be involved in your next Learning and Development event.

Empowering People ..Transforming Organisations

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At MindStore we believe that the focus should be on the Individuals, the human beings that bring the uniqueness of their mind to the organisation. That person’s mind when inspired has the ability to innovate and create solutions for all of the organisations present and future challenges.

Imagine your organisation full of people with vision, passion and energy?

How do you think that would that transform your organisations performance?

Does your organisation have the vision to invest in training in the area of the business with the greatest capacity for Performance Improvement? PEOPLE.

Trust MindStore to Empower your People and Transform your Organisation.

See a selection of recent testimonials here: http://www.mindstoreaustralia.com/main/about-us/testimonials

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A final thought……

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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal”

Henry Ford

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31
Dec

Extraordinary Goal Setting Final day with MindStore

 

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Day Four Final Day

Welcome to the final day of this MindStore Goals Setting and Achieving Workshop. I trust you have successfully carried out the previous stages.

I like to call this Extraordinary Goal Setting because it’s certainly not your Ordinary Goal Setting process.

Ordinary Goal setting that you may have been shown previously at work or read books on  or on internet blogs tell you to firstly set goals which are REALISTIC AND ACHIEVABLE.

Let me tell you a wee secret……………

…………. in my experience not a single person who has inspired me throughout history started out with realistic and achievable goals.

None of them get out of bed in the morning with a PASSION for a  realistic and achievable goals.

Extraordinary people who have achieved amazing things in all walks of life had huge goals that really inspired them and at the outset they had absolutely no idea of how to get there.

The clue here is they didn’t know HOW but they absolutely knew WHY.

Everytime they thought about this extraordinary goal it pressed all their buttons and inspired them to keep going towards the goal. Overtime through constant repeating and through time the people places and opportunities they need to achieve their goals came to them at right time.

You will have heard successful people say “I was in the right place at the right time” well now having done 3 days of this you are absolutely  in right place at right time.

Next Step: Take the 30 goals you wrote down yesterday and begin to reduce them down to 7.

When I was first introduced to this 20 years ago 30 goals seemed like and impossible amount to focus on. Fortunately there is a process to reduce that down to a manageable amount. You can imagine with 30 goals to visualise each one a few time a day would take a long time plus it felt a bit greed y to ask for so many. So we decided to pick a smaller number, that was 7, 7 days of week, 7 colours of rainbow, 7 notes on musical scale etc 7 is an important number.

Yesterday those goals that seemed impossible with your left brain saying “that’s not possible” are exactly the type of extraordinary goals that thousands of MindStore attendees over the last 20 years have been achieving because this process just works.

Also you will find that in achieving the 7 you actually achieved all of them. I have looked at goals I set 15 or 20 years ago and look back astounded that they came true and I am living, doing and have the things I wrote out. I also remember they seemed impossible at the time and now I look back and wish I had set bigger goals, that those now seem quite tame and small. It’s fantastic.

So get your list of 30 or more out and begin to reduce them to 7, some are must haves others are combinations of a few goals. So do this and remember your wheel of life and sense of balance.

Next step: Work on those Goals

Now we do the work on them, the process for ordinary goal setting the Realistic & Achievable and SMART process, tell you to get the right plan and the right objectives.

We don’t do that. The work we do in the beginning is to get ourselves relaxed, close our eyes and in our minds eye visualise each of the goals.

Remember about being in the right place at the right time. Well be assured that on day 4 of this process you are absolutely in right place at the right time.

What we do is we relax, close our eyes and in our imaginative right side of our brain, go into our future and pull up the goal in our minds eye. We run through a video of the goal being achieved and then at the exact moment it’s achieved we take a freeze frame snap photo and know exactly what it looks like.Get a sense of how it feels, smells, the sounds relating to the goal also if relevant.

This is the working part of it, or the inner work as we say at MindStore. The part that takes discipline.

Once you have visualised your goal then in your note book write out on one or two pages for each goal. Put the date you set the goal down and also the date you will achieve it by.

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Ignore the left logical brain or negative self talk and doubt. Write the goal out clearly, and then create an affirmation for that goal. This is just a short sentence with 3P’s. It needs to be Personal, Positive and in Present tense.

So beginning starts with “I have, I am”  and can end with “now” if you like.

In the middle is the positive thing you want to do be or have.

Then I urge you to get photo downloaded of goal and glue it to your note book.

Finally put in a detailed description of the goal and what it will be like when its achieved.  The reason for the detail is how many people have set goals of say “I want to lose weight” or “I want more money” with the last one you could find 10cents on the footpath, then your goal is actually achieved because of the lack of detail! Put in exactly how much you want put a $ figure in bold writing in this example.

Then before you go to bed each night read the goal, read the affirmation, look at the image, read the description. Then close your eyes and go to sleep. If you have previously attended a MindStore event you will know about specific tools and techniques for this and for waking in the morning “programming” your day. If you are new to this then it is fine. Just wake up look through your goals again and then think about your day and the way you want it to go.  You can always set a goal for us to come to your workplace to run a MindStore event for you and your colleagues to learn even more!

Then people places opps, begin to line up, it takes time, it is not instant, the resources, the ideas need to line up in time, but you will get there if every night you remind yourself and do the work.

Also put photos where you would least expect to see them, inside the wardrobe, in the car, they subliminally program you and remind you constantly of your goals.

The critical thing is to constantly remind yourself and visualise your goals. Doing this every night every morning, things will begin to happen. I promise you. Get in touch with me if you feel it’s not working for you so I can help.

In time you will begin to get confidence and more creative ideas come along. Sometimes you will wake up with fantastic ideas to help you on your path to your goals. Write them in your notebook, like a Night Book.

So there you have it the MindStore Goal Setting and Achieving Workshop

 

I have taken the 4 days out myself to do this process and set myself up for 2015.

I trust you will trust yourself to do this.  I know that if you do this work as explained above you will attract the right ideas to take the action and you will achieve your goals, it just works.

I am looking forward to 2015 I know it’s going to be my best one yet and using this process I know it will be for you too!

have a fantastic 2015 with MindStores Goals setting workshop

Congratulations for getting this far, finish the process and if feel free to contact me if you would like further help. Look forward to hearing from you in 2015!

Wishing you the very best with this in 2015, please keep up to date with us on our website, email updates as well as on twitter and LinkedIn.

Bye for now!

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30
Dec

Goal Setting and Achieving workshop part three from MindStore

Stick to your goals ...be like a postage stamp!

 

DAY THREE

Welcome to Day three of the process.

I trust you enjoyed working through parts 1 and 2.

Really enjoy today it’s a time for you to play with your imagination. The part of brain that most adults don’t get a chance to play with often enough.

We live in a left brain dominant world, focused on logical, reasoning, analytical thinking.When it comes to this more imaginative, creative, intuitive right brained thinking like this process most people think “Oh! wait a minute”  You see the left brain limits our imagination and goal setting capability.

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This left brain thinking is backed up by those who say you should set goals based on your current reality and your past experiences or  that you need to have a plan first and know how you get there. Hopefully you can begin to see that this type of left brain thinking will limit the size of the goals you set and achieve.

Yet the extraordinary men and women, in beginning couldn’t possibly set a plan because their goals were so huge and impossible. Take Mandela , 27 yrs in a cell and all the time he had a goal, a vision of being President and freeing his nation from the way it was set up.  That type of thinking, of what you truly truly want is one aspect of Extraordinary Goal Setting.

If you are new to Mindstore and our tools and techniques then you can trust us. MindStore has been helping people set and achieve extraordinary goals for 25 years over 500,000 people around the world  have participated in our sessions mainly via in house programs with their company or to ales extent at public open programs. Trust that if this didn’t work we would have been found out a long time ago.

Open your mind to this if it’s new to you, trust yourself. This works.

You will remember that I asked you at the beginning of the workshop to trust the process. Again today I ask the same. This is the time to use your imagination and to write down WHAT you really really want and desire to do be or have. Do not worry about HOW you are going to get there.

If your Goals are compelling and inspiring enough you will have the desire to constantly use your imagination to go back again and again to look at them in your mind, to visualise your goals being achieved. That process and commitment of visualisation of the goals, is what will cause you to absolutely achieve them.

What every you need to do you will do, as time goes by, yes you begin to make a plan, yes you get more clarity, yes you will understand the next step, but this is NOT IMPORTANT in the beginning. I need you to believe this critical part.

It’s not up to you in the beginning  to figure out how to get there, this will come through your imagination. You will begin to attract opportunities, circumstances and people to you helping you towards your goals because you have put energy into thinking what you want to do be or have.

The amazingly funny Jim Carrey revealed on a chat show recently, that when he was a struggling actor in his imagination he would visualise a future where he dared to imagine that big billboards had his name and image on it. He even wrote himself a cheque for a huge amount of money and put it away. A year later he was all over the billboards with movies he starred in! and the cheque he received was for far more than he dared to write down previously. This stuff works!

Lets get started……….

This process takes 11 minutes.  This is always a hugely powerful part of our Personal Development training days for participants. You are going to think of and write down 30 (or more) Goals that you want to do, be or have.

Go for walk or cycle to help you get relaxed, self focused and ready. Find somewhere private to sit, get your phone out and set the stop watch for 11 minutes.

Hit start and begin writing, in your note pad or piece of paper. All the usual stuff will come quickly:

  • the salary increase you want
  • the car you want to drive
  • the dream place to live
  • the dream holiday you want to go on
  • the ideal house you want to live in

Trust me I have done all this and it absolutely works.

Often what happens is say after 6 minutes have passed you feel you have run out of ideas. Then go back to wheel look and see areas that need attention more goals will come from this, write them down.

Maybe now there are just 5 minutes to go, imagine that I was to turn up and you show me your list. I am not interested in HOW you are going to get there or the logic of them. So I say I will give you in cash now $10million if you have 30 goals written down by the time your 11 minutes are up.

I know and you know what you would do to get the money. You would make them up to make sure you got the money. Read this again. You would make them up! Using your imagination. You would get into a flow of ideas and start writing down the goals you made up.

Don’t listen to the voice in your head saying “how are you going to get that?” “that’s impossible” “how is that realistic?” “don’t be ridiculous”

What we have found is that over the years people who do this and use the techniques achieve their goals regardless of how out there and impossible your left brain and inner voice or unsupportive friends might tell you is impossible.

Whatever comes to your consciousness write it down. People often comment to me “what I wrote out was utterly impossible back then”

Like Jim Carrey some seemed totally and utterly impossible but what happens by committing to this process, writing out 30 goals is that they got all their goals.

Have fun doing this if you get 30 Goals after 8 minutes, keep going, push on. Maybe you will get 40 or 50 goals.

Then leave them in your subconsciousness overnight. Think about them, dream about them, maybe look on internet to see what the goals look like that inspire you.

If you are new to this and I hope some of you are and not only MindStore members. I believe it’s important to share this, why keep it to ourselves? its not a secret?

The truth is all of us deserve to live the life of our dreams.

To enable us to have the life we truly desire.

If you could live the life of your dreams how would it be?

 “Dare to Dream” as Whoopi Goldberg said in her final inspiring message to the audience when she hosted the Oscar ceremony.

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Once you have completed your list, put it and enjoy the rest of your day. Ready for our extraordinary last day tomorrow.

Thanks for taking part and trusting the process.

19
Oct

October 2012

Welcome to our October newsletter.
As you will remember last month was about the inspiring athletes participating in the Paralympics.

This month read our short article about the dream of a 15 year old boy who, although he was told by his science teacher that his dream of becoming a scientist was ridiculous, went on to win this years Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Thanks for making the time to read this, I appreciate it’s one of many in your inbox. We always aim to make your time reading it inspiring, motivational, worthwhile and give you something to think about and hopefully take some action too!

Have an Awesome October from Damian and the MindStore Australia Team

If you have a passion for your Goals and Vision, dont let others talk you out of your Goals. Stay true to your dreams. as “the godfather of cloning” Sir Jon Gurdon did

At 15 he was the bottom of the bottom form in biology and was told his dream of becoming a scientist was ridiculous.

Sir John Gurdon last week proved his teacher wrong by winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Sir John was honoured for making the groundbreaking discovery that all body cells have the same genes. He had the desire, belief and expectation to achieve his dream whatever others said.

Next time you feel yourself saying you can’t, remember Sir John Gurdon’s amazing achievements to inspire you to do be and have more in your life.

If you would like to know more about the creation of useful mental habits, and improving performance through simple mental tools and techniques then give us a call at MindStore. We would be glad to arrange a time to have a conversation.

We are in the last quarter of 2012. What have you or your teams achieved in the field of personal development and growth so far? How are your Goals or resolutions for 2012 progressing? If like many people you could be doing more, then make time now to find out how MindStores toolkit will help your people access simple tools to improve the performance and leadership skills of their teams, departments and the organisation as a whole.

Remember by empowering people you transform organisations.

At MindStore we fundamanentally believe that “All performance is due to the quality of our thinking”.

Dare yourself to unleash more of the amazing capacity you and your teams have inside yourselves to improve your performance and to do be and have more in your business and personal lives.

Book Review Corner

The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy

If you know you need to start thinking differently about setting and achieving extraordinary goals then read or download this book.

First published in 1963, is easily read and shows how your mind works and the power of your subconscious.

Learn how to receive guidance from your subconscious and how the power of your subconcious mind enables you to set and achieve extraordinary goals in business and in life.

Click on link below for book details and ordering if your interested:

http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/Power-of-Your-Subconscious-Mind/Joseph-Murphy/book_9781585427680.htm?gclid=CN_3k9m6gbMCFVBapgodcDYAAw

Until next time, thanks again for taking time out in your day to read this newsletter.

Have an Awesome October!