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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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1
Aug

Mental Rehearsal- The Secret of Success

Mental Rehearsal the Secret of Success

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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.

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2
Apr

Why WHY is the most important Question!

Discover your WHY at Mindstore.

When we take time to think about about our Goals, about what we would like to be do and have, many times questions pop into our mind. That little inner voice we all have even if you do not admit to it.

Often its HOW:

How are you going to do that?

How are you going to achieve this?

How can you afford this?

How can this possibly work?

Sound familiar? Can you hear the negative tone your inner voice has when you read these words out? Its so familiar for us all. Often those we have the confidence to share our goals with will ask us the same question without thinking.

And we start to wonderdoubt and fear takes over. We think, maybe my inner voice is right? maybe my friends are correct? am I being silly thinking big like this? maybe I should just set a smaller, manageable, reachable goal…….

Well STOP , because one of the secrets of extraordinary successful people is that they do not ask the question HOW? They thought differently and replaced it with WHY?

In the begining most of them when they set out their huge goals, like Mandela, Branson, Jobs, Obama… they did not know HOW, but they knew WHY.

Why do this?

Why this will help my business?

Why this will benefit my family?

Why sacrifice my evenings for this goal?

Why will this benefit my country?

Why is it best for all?

Why our customers will buy it?

Why Why Why Why… That is the Question to ask!

And that’s the question that inspired them, gave them a passion for the goal and a reason to overcome any challenges until it was achieved.

So today, do not ask HOW ask WHY then you will be thinking differently like extraordinary people. And you will be AWESOME.

This is another simple concept that people often find challenging to begin with. Mainly because it requires a change of thinking, 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.

His positive attitude causes him not to think about the challenges he faces to achieve this big goal. He absolutely sees all the positive of achieving this goal, he can see clearly his WHY, he does not give any negative thoughts to HOW. His WHY is so he can fly Mum and Dad around Australia! Do you think I will encourage this goal or poo- hoo and dismiss it?

Another little boy told his dad when he was aged 5 that he wanted to be a Formula One driver when he grew up. His dad backed him and helped him with his WHY, his dad did not ask the negative HOW question which crushes so many goals and aspirations. The boys name is Lewis Hamilton, a World champion Formula 1 driver.

If you would like some more details our MindStore Goal setting planner is available with our compliments. Simply email us your postal address to: enquires@mindstoreaustralia.com and we would be delighted to send one out to you.

Then you will know….. IT JUST WORKS!

A final thought……

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“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind not with it”

Henry Ford

The image was picked by my future Jet Star pilot son!

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!