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17
Feb

Your thoughts and Self Talk determine how you overcome challenges

As you may remember our last update focused as many people do on Goals to kick off 2015.

As we go through February lets learn some tips to stay positive and focused on our goals.

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 Fantastic February!

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.

Your thoughts and Self Talk determine how you overcome challenges

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If you started the year with amazing goals and intentions and have recently been challenged to keep going with them, then take a minute to reflect on the power of your Self Talk.

In my experience many people feel a dip in there goal enthusiasm around 6 weeks into the New Year, so you are not alone!

If we are honest with ourselves, we all have experienced the little voice in our head which talks us easily out of so many opportunities arising from coincidences.

It makes comments like:

“Take the easy option , play it safe mate!”

Don’t say anything, keep quiet, no-one will listen to you in the office meeting”

“Who are you kidding, you could never do that!”

“Let someone else do it”

“Just stay here, don’t approach that person, they’re far to good for you!”

Can you imagine how many relationships that never had a chance to start because of this last phrase in our self talk examples.

Lets commit to thinking about what we do want instead of what we do not want, focus on success, overcome the fear of failure.

To help you do this exercise in a quiet moment at home.

Your thoughts and speech reflect your attitude.

So work to adjust your thoughts and language to positive only.

Exercise: List 7 negative words you use, and then write next to it 7 positive alternative words or phrases you could use.

Then next time you are about to use one of the 7 negative words, remember this exercise in your mind and change it to a positive.

At first it may seem awkward but with practise you become expert at being positive as you begin to rewire your thinking from default mode to postive.

Imagine working your brain muscle and become the more positive energetic person you want to be in business and your personal life. Imagine people commenting on how you are always so positive? How do you do it?

Challenge yourself, to change your Self talk.

It Just Works!

At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle that way of thinking to improve 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.

Can you imagine your organisation full of people with the vision, passsion 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

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

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12
Sep

Are you too Busy to Improve?

Are you too busy to improve

As you may remember our last update focused on the power of Mental Rehersal for Performance Improvement. Using mental tools to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

This time we continue by focusing on another Ordinary guy born in London in 1950 who has gone on to do some Extraordinary things. You may have heard of him!

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.

Every time I hear someone in a business meeting tell me how busy they are, I think of this guy.

The man who recently said he makes time in his daily schedule to talk a walk for an hour every morning to think about his day.

He walks around Necker Island  which he owns in the Caribbean and his name is Richard Branson of the Virgin Group of Companies.

Now you would have to agree that he is a busy guy and that time is his most precious commodity.

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YET he sees the value of taking time out to think every morning during his walks.

Now if someone who many call extraordinary is doing this, who are we to say we are to busy to do this?

MindStore members will be familiar with this idea of taking time out on waking to think about the day and to “program their day

He also, like Mindstore members around the world, take’s time to Catnap and Day dream, this enables him to re-energise his mind and body as well as making time to dream about his passions.

And the last secret of his success is that he carries a note pad to take notes whenever they come to his mind and to clarify his thinking. Just like our MindStore Night Book based on Edisons Pad.

Hopefully in this short update you can see that if someone who is very busy and very successful does exactly the same things that our MIndStore course participants do, and he can make time to do it because he sees it to be important, then we too can learn to make time in our busy lives for these important routines.

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 program your day, take catnaps to re-energise and reduce stress and operate at your peak performance outside your comfort zone.

Well you can by inviting MindStore into your workplace to deliver a custom designed workshop for you, your leadership team and your 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 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 our day, see our goals and manage our stress.  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 thinking 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.

At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle that way of thinking to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary, so think about contacting us to be involved in your next Learning and Development event. Feel Free to contact us now on the form  below or use it to comment on this post.

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24
Apr

Innovation Month Professional Development breakfast with Damian McConnell of MindStore Australia

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

MindStore Australia.

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: national@aitd.com.au

Guest speaker Damian McConnell at AITD Professional Development Breakfast 18th May 2012, Mill Hotel , Brisbane. Guest speaker Damian McConnell of MindStore Australia

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.