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4
Dec

Are you too busy to make time for yourself?

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This is a busy time of the year for everyone personally and in business. However learn from the picture above.

Unlike the jolly guy in the red suit above, always take your time, look out and be prepared mentally and physically for any unexpected events!

As the holiday season approaches like a jet plane!, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our year and our business. It has been a fantastic year for us all at MindStore. We trust that 2014 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

We wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons and good health throughout 2015.

Thank you for making the time to read this.

Best wishes for the holiday season to you all!

Damian and the team at MindStore Australia.

Are you too Busy to make time for yourself?

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As we go head long into the season of goodwill to all men (and women!) we can find ourselves focusing on others needs, wants and desires so much that come 26th December we feel exhausted!

If this sounds familiar, then decide to make changes.

Decide to share goodwill with yourself, book time for you.

 THINKING TIME

Take yourself off to a place of relaxation for you with a blank notepad and pen and start to think about your year.

Remember the great goals and plans you had in the first week of January, reflect on how they often slipped, why was that?  what could you do better next year?

Reflect on your year, learn from its lessons and then decide to make 2015 better.

Start now by asking for a copy of our planner, go through it and follow the process. Then commit to it, make a promise to yourself that this time next year you will be reflecting on a list of written down goals and you can see yourself in your imagination ticking them all off, because if you have a written down plan and you are committed to sticking to it, then you will get the results you desire. That’s just how it works.

At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle simple ways of thinking to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

Empowering People ..Transforming Organisations

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Inspiring Resources

24
Apr

Why MindStore Works… It seems it only works!

Why MindStore Works…It Seems It Only Works!

April 18th, 2012 Article supplied by Jack Black – founder of MindStore

The other day Stephen sent me a copy of a piece in Sundays Telegraph Magazine, thought you might be interested in it?

The basis of the article is that recent discoveries from scientists back up the approaches that we take in MindStore. In particular there has been a discovery of a part of the brain that develops after childhood that in effect inhibits us from “letting go and unleashing our creativity”

All of us apparently possess a vast reservoir of untapped creativity. The article quotes Picasso “Every child is an artist; the problem is how to remain one once we grow up.” It turns out that this recent research proves Picasso right. The final part of the brain to develop actually inhibits our creativity. It helps explain the effortless creativity of young children before their brains mature and the sensors of inhibition are established.

It seems that in order to be better problem solvers and unleash our creativity, we need to learn to inhibit our inhibitions. If Picasso was still with us we could show him how, and even the scientists are now able to prove to him exactly why MindStore works.

The article has an insert that reads as follows:

How to have a Eureka Moment

 

Take a break

Why did Archimedes have his breakthrough in the bath? Moments of insight are always proceded by a steady rhythm of Alpha waves (induced by relaxing activities) from the brains right hemisphere.

Cheer Up

Studies show happy people solve 25% more “insight” puzzles than unhappy ones. Even fleeting moments of delight can prompt more epiphanies

Stay In Bed

Shortly after wakening is ideal for insights as the drowsy brain is unwound and open to unconventional ideas.

Ditch the Drugs

Stimulants such as caffeine increase our attention (WH Auden edited his poetry for hours, high on Benzedrine) but make epiphanies less likely as they shift attention away from the right hemisphere and its ”remote associations”

Further the main article ends with an experiment lead by the psychologist Michael Robinson apparently he randomly assigned a few hundred under graduates to two different groups. The first was given the following instructions:

“You are 7 years old and school is cancelled. You have the entire day to yourself. What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you see?”

The second was given the same instructions, with the first sentence deleted. These students didn’t imagine themselves as 7 year olds.

After writing for 10 minutes, the subjects in both groups were then given various tests of creativity, such as trying to invent alternative uses for an old car tyre. The students who imagined themselves as young kids scored far more highly, coming up with twice as many ideas as the other group. It turns out that we can recover the creativity we have lost with time. We just have to pretend we’re little kids.

By using the repeatedly tried and tested methods of MindStore, we reach into that part of the brain we worked so well as children. We even have a playground and a playhouse to enter. We have endless uninhibited fun where we can meet inner “friends” with which to imagine all manner of things. We ultimately release our innate creativity and intuition to find breakthroughs and solutions that otherwise would not emerge into our consciousness.

What you and I need to do is to purposefully inhibit our inhibitions and become childlike again to do so all you need to do is….

Find a comfortable position; Close your eyes, Take three deep breaths etc. etc. etc.

 

For more information contact us on : enquiries@mindstoreaustralia.com, or call us on 07 3040 2229.

 

3
Apr

April 2012 Newsletter

Welcome

Following on from last months newsletter which was all about mental fitness in surfing, this month we look at the 2012 London Olympic preparations and how we can all learn from Olympic Champions.  We know they have a range of coaches for physical and mental elements of their preperation. The mental coaches share with them tools for mental resilience, unquestioning belief in themselves and an unshakeable desire to win.

Read on to find out how to develop your own mental  coaching skills.

Achieve your Goals in 2012!

Damain and the MindStore Australia Team

 

 

How to Perform like an Olympic Champion

The 2012 Olympic Games are almost upon us.  The Australian Olympic swimming team has just been picked.  The planning and building of the Olympic facilities has been ongoing for more than 7 years. Here in Australia as businesses head towards the new financial year in July we too need to be preparing, like these Olympic athletes if we want to deliver a gold medal performance in financial year 2012/13.

We know that individuals that become Olympic champions are able to, every day, access their alpha state and visualise the peak performance which results in them winning gold.  They are able to imagine the sights, sounds, smells at that moment when the medal is placed around their neck.  This ability gives them the unshakeable belief in their performance, whether as an individual or part of a team.

The men and women who will be there, in London, competing have dreamed their whole lives of competing at an Olympic games, some will already have competed before but for some it will be their first Olympics.  All the hard work and mental preparation will soon be realised.

If you would like to deliver an Olympic medal winning performance in your business or organisation then this is the time you need to be planning to call in MindStore. Take the first step towards preparing for an outstanding FY2012/13 and book an initial appointment today.  Discover the benefits of our in-house MindStore courses to prepare you and your team for an outstanding FY2012/13.

Using our unique processes including the “house on the right bank” you will have access to a range of performance improving mental tools and techniques.  For more information click on the link below from our MindStore international site and look at the entry from March 15 entitled “New Homeowners Supplement”.

http://blog.mindstore.com/

If you feel like you or your colleagues could benefit from easy to learn tools and techniques used by Olympic champions give us a call at MindStore we would love to help.

Carpe diem – Sieze the day.

Book Review Corner

MindStore for Personal Development by Jack Black

If you are looking to find out how MindStore can help you both professionally and personally then this book, written by the founder of MindStore, gives you a taste of a few of the MindStore tools and techniques and the amazing ways that they can change your life.

Read it and learn some amazingly simple techniques for improvement.

www.angusrobertson.com.au/book/mindstore-for-personal-development/26640919/

This might seem like a plug, but like all the books we have recommended over the last few months, we fundamentally believe that they absolutely help.

18
Mar

March 2012 Newsletter

Welcome

Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro

Welcome to all our new newsletter members.
I was priviliged to meet a number of positive, inspiring people at the February Gold Coast Combined Chamber of Commerce and Logan Chamber of Commerce events.
Following on from last months newsletter which was all about getting fit, this month we focus on mental fitness in surfing and how it relates to us all.
Achieve your Goals in 2012!
Damain and the MindStore Australia Team
Mental Resilience with MindStore

Mental Resilience with MindStore

Over the last week on her morning runs Fiona has seen the build up preparations for the first world surfing tour events of the season, the Quicksilver pro and Roxy pro, which are now underway at our local beach, Snapper Rocks in Coolangatta, www.snapperrocks.com/links.htm
If you would like to follow these events click either of the links below to keep up to date with results, photos and all the action:
http://www.aspworldtour.com/tag/quiksilver-pro-gold-coast http://www.aspworldtour.com/tag/roxy-pro-gold-coast
As any of you surf fans will know it is taken for granted that all surfers on the tour are talented.  The difference between world champions and runners up is mental resilience. As Kelly Slater the world no.1 says “It’s all about where your mind’s at.”
You only have to read the interviews given by Stephanie Gilmore, our local surf world champion, to understand the thinking and mental toughness that makes the difference between extraordinary surfers and ordinary surfers like me.
Here’s another quote from Mick Fanning another local world champion,  “Sometimes surfing this bank from Snapper to Kirra, sometimes you don’t even think what you’re doing… You get to the end of a wave and go, what did I do? Sometimes you go into a totally different state of mind.
All of the top surfers have the desire, belief and expectation that they will achieve their goals. They have a positive mental attitude and take action to enable them to succeed despite any challenges.
The MindStore members who receive this newsletter will notice the strong similarities in the language between these surf coaching comments below, between what top surfers learn and practice consistently, and what you can learn from MindStore.
“Mental training not only helps to overcome most surfing challenges – it also helps you reach the absolute peak of your surfing potential and capabilities – often known as ‘the Zone’, which produces all-time best performances.  The Zone is brought about by learning to allow your all-powerful subconscious to naturally, easily and instinctively co-ordinate your surfing moves, rather than consciously orchestrating each one. Your subconscious mind knows exactly how to perform all of your manoeuvres – perfectly.”
“Visualization – which is regularly running a ‘mental movie’ through your mind of brilliant surfing performances and the various different successful manoeuvres – is one of the most powerful and easy methods for programming your mind for surfing success.”
Just as we do in MindStore to achieve our goals we use our subconscious mind to visualise the moment of our success and constantly replay that image.
If you feel like you or your colleagues could benefit from easy to learn tools and techniques used by world champions surfing lifes sometimes choppy oceans give us a call at MindStore we would love to help.
Book Review Corner
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
First published in 1937 this classic self development book has sold over 16 million copies. This book has been recommended at MindStore events for over 15 years.The messages are equally relevant in our relationships with people in business as in our personal communications.
It stresses the importance of empathy – seeing things from other peoples point of view, and developing win-win scenarios.
Read it and learn some amazingly simple techniques for improvement.
1
Feb

February 2012 Newsletter

Achieving More with MindStore

How to overcome extraordinary challenges with MindStore tools

We trust you all had a fantastic Australia Day.  I spent some Quality Recovery Time on the beach with my family.  It’s amazing to realise that January is over, it has been such a quick month for MindStore Australia as we plan for a fantastic 2012.

How are your goals progressing?

It is so important to keep focused on your goals, viewing them every day to keep them clearly in your mind.

Enabling the universe to assist you in achieving them.

Achieve your Goals in 2012!

Damain and the MindStore Australia Team

P.S. Check out the amazing book by one of our MindStore members in the book review corner this month.  Proof it you needed it that MindStores tools and techniques absolutely work.

Fit Mind Fit Body – Achieve your Goals

Achieve your goals with MindStore tools

Following on from last months newsletter about writing down your dreams/goals for 2012 to assist you in achieving them.
This month we feature a popular goal. Most people’s goal is to lose weight, get fitter, stay fit or a combination of all three.  It enables you to be more empowered to achieve your other goals as you feel better and can see the results.
Visualise in the present your goal being achieved.  Have the desire, belief and expectation that you will be able to fit into that smaller size or run that extra mile.
I have seen at first hand my wife Fiona within a few months of having our second son Ewan losing all the “baby weight” and being fitter than ever.  She had the desire, belief and expectation that she would achieve her goal. Using the MindStore tools and techniques she was able to achieve that goal. Even after limited sleep in the first few months she kept going out every morning exercising knowing that it just works.

Common uses for MindStore tools and techniques

As well as all the well known tools for business performance improvement, such as reducing stress, improved communication and effectiveness, achieving work life balance. Here are some personal advantages to using the MindStore tools and techniques:
· Relaxation
· Weight loss
· Giving up smoking
· Pain relief – general, dentist, childbirth
· Fun things – finding ideal space in a car park or a table in a busy restaurant, hailing a taxi.

Book Review Corner

Gang of One: How One of the Nat West Three Survived Extradition and Life in a Texas Prison by Gary Mulgrew

As you know we have included a book review for the last 6 months with the intention of highlighting some inspiring and helpful books for your own personal learning and development.

This month it is fantastic that we are able to recommend not only an inspiring book but one written by a MindStore member who used the MindStore tools and techniques to overcome extraordinary challenges.

Gang of One: How One of the Nat West Three Survived Extradition and Life in a Texas Prison by Gary Mulgrew

Click on this link to find out more:
http://amzn.to/zV4yVp

MINDSTORE AUSTRALIA

EMPOWERING PEOPLE…. TRANSFORMING ORGANISATIONS

MindStore is available to organisations throughout Australia. We are able to deliver customised in-house corporate training events and business performance improvement courses. Before an event we meet to take the time to find out about the key dangers facing your business as well as the opportunities.

MindStores complete mental tool kit gives you the best techniques for managing stress, maintaining a positive mental attitude and influencing those around you.

We also share tools for increasing creativity and innovation to solve challenges in organisations. These mental tools and techniques are easy to learn on the day and are immediately actionable by participants resulting in instant performance improvement and ongoing increased effectiveness, enthusiasm and energy.

If you are interested in this then please drop me an e-mail. This is one of the many topics we cover on our MindStore events either in-house for clients or in an open format. We can share with you the tools to use TFT to improve decision making to become more aware of syncronistic events, to raise your frequency levels, via tools for protecting yourself from negativity and in particular negative self talk and thoughts. Also tools for improving your energy, creating positive thoughts and by relaxation exercises. To find out more visit our website:

www.mindstoreaustralia.com

 

Previous Newsletters

As more and more people sign up for the newsletters we have had numerous requests for copies of the previous MindStore newsletters.

Click below for access to all our previous newsletters via our website:

http://www.mindstoreaustralia.com/main/news

19
Jan

January 2012 Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Heres to a fantastic 2012!

The world has watched Sydneys spectacular themed display TIME TO DREAM

This re-minded me of how critical it is to make time in our busy lives to Dream, to use our whole brain for greater access to innovation and creativity in our lives.

It also re-minded me to keep my written goals up to date, to view them every day, and to visualise in the present my goals being achieved, even though they have yet to be achieved. This is what we call a FUTURE HISTORY.

Let us be inspired by the fantastic sound and colours of the Sydney NYE Fireworks to enable us to “see” our goals every day in our minds eye, even when they seem furthest away from being achieved.

“Most people give up just when they are about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touch down.” Ross Perot.

Have a Dream 2012!

Damain and the MindStore Australia Team

What are your dreams for 2012?

What do you Dream about when you sleep?

Do you go to sleep dreaming about achieving your goals?

Following on from last months newsletter about resolutions.

Take time in the next few days to think about your Dreams for 2012.

Write them down and then look at them every day. Have some fun, add a few photos of what the dream/goal will look like when you achieve it.

When you fall asleep like my oldest son Alastair, dream and when you wake up write your dreams down, they can be pointers/ stepping stones towards your goals and dreams for 2012.

What ever your Dreams are for 2012, we wish you success with them and if you would like further information about setting and achieving your goals drop me a line at enquiries@mindstoreaustralia.com

Book Review Corner

A Whole New Mind – why right brainers will rule the future by Daniel Pink

A new book for a new year about a whole new mind.

This book  was a great read, I didn’t want to put it down. It describes a shift taking place, where we are moving from an economy and society built on logical capabilities of the Information age, to an economy and society built on inventive, empathetic, big picture capabilites, the Conceptual Age.

It is available on Amazon for $11, less than the cost of a fast food lunch, and the content is much more satisfying. For many it highlights what you already felt happening, for others it will be enlightening, challenging and encouraging.

Buy it here:http://www.amazon.com/Whole-New-Mind-Right-Brainers-Future/dp/1594481717

I would like to thank my friend and fellow Scot, John Flett for giving me this book as a gift. http://www.flettconsulting.com.au/

EMPOWERING PEOPLE…. TRANSFORMING ORGANISATIONS

If you would like to organise an event to kick start 2012 with a positive message and tools for greater creativity and innovation then give us a call and we would be glad to come and meet you to find out more about your companies needs and how we can best help.

MindStore is available throughout Australia, from our base here in Coolangatta.

We can deliver in your premises or at external venues. We pride ourselves on being flexible and adaptable in our delivery method. All our programmes are customised to meet your requirements based on asking about your organisations key dangers and the future opportunites.

7
Dec

December 2011 Newsletter

Green Christmas MindStore Australia

Last month you will remember we shared some inspiring resources, to give us all the inspiration to keep going forward with our goals and dreams. The feedback from recipients was fantastic. A big thank you to everyone who emailed us with comments about the youtube videos.

This month as it’s the last Newsletter for the year we would remind ourselves about successful goal setting for 2012 and beyond.

As always feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from reading it.

We wish you all a Magical Christmas and an Magnificent New Year!

Damian and the MindStore Australia team

 

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions gym cartoon

In Scotland, like elsewhere in the world  where the New Year is celebrated on 31st December, we make Resolutions for the New Year.  For many these are made in the heat of the moment and some are given up on before the party aftermath has been cleared away.

As we approach the end of 2011 many people and organisations are looking anxiously to the future with the financial challenges of the eurozone and its potential global impact.

The best way to get out of that negative mindset is to set yourself inspiring goals which motivate you to look forward to 2012 with positive anticipation rather than the opposite.

To make your resolutions or goals for 2012, and beyond, that you will stick with use these key principles:

Write your Goals down– sounds simple but only 4% OF PEOPLE DO THIS, who happen to be the successful ones. Be one of them in 2012.

THINK BIG!– No one leaps out of bed enthusiastically in the morning with a passion for a goal that is “realistic and achievable”

Be less concerned about the HOW of your goals in the beginning.

Be more concerned about the WHY, why you want to achieve your goals. Why will this push all your buttons. Getting a powerful emotional connection to your goal is vital.

Constantly go “back to your future” – Use the power of Gestalt to work for you by repeatedly thinking of and seeing in your “minds eye” the outcome you Desire. An idea held firmly in your subconsious mind will receive the attention of your subconsious mind, which will then manifest in your life. Repetition is the Key.

Have the right Attitude – to succeed with your goals you need  positive control of your Desire, Belief and Expectations.

Armed with the tips you will have given yourself the best chance to set for yourself goals which will last, because you will have a passion to achieve them.

Feel free to contact me if I can help you further with goal setting for 2012.

 

NEWS – Oil and Gas industry consultant joins MindStore Team

Alan Brodie

MindStore International appoints Oil and Gas Industry Consultant to its team.

Alan Brodie has worked as an engineer with BP in the North Sea and the Middle East, then for EGIS where he ultimately opened offices in Venezuela.

In 1996 inspired by a MindStore course he and 4 ex BP employees set up Helix RDS an oil and gas consulting company, with a vision to be recognised as a world leader in its discipline.

7 years on the vision was achieved with 150 staff in offices in Aberdeen, London, Kaula Lumpar and Perth WA. Plus a turnover exceeding 20 million pounds.

With Alan on our team Mindstore is ideally equipped to understand and assist the Oil and Gas industry here in Australia with their project challenges. MindStore has easy to learn tools for maximising team performance, improving personal and team effectiveness as well as techniques for managing stress.

Book Review Corner

Screw It, let’s Do It (Lessons in Life) Richard Branson

Everyone knows this Entreprenuer, known to his Staff as Dr Yes.

This is a quick read book, just over 100 pages. Ideal for the festive break.

Full of great lessons in life for us all. Light hearted but at the same time informative and inspiring. I recommned it to those like me who love a short quick read that you find difficult to put down.

Published in 2006 , ISBN 13: 9780753 510995.

Further Information

MindStore is available for organisations throughout Australia. We are able to deliver customised in-house corporate training events and business performance improvement courses. Before an event we meet to take the time to find out about the key dangers facing your business as well as the opportunities.

MindStores complete mental tool kit gives you the best techniques for managing stress, maintaining a positive mental attitude and influencing those around you. We also share tools for increasing creativity and innovation to solve challenges in organisations. These mental tools and techniques are easy to learn on the day and are immediately actionable by participants resulting in instant performance improvement and ongoing increased effectiveness, enthusiasm and energy.

If you are interested in this topic then please drop me an email. This is one of the many topics we cover on our MindStore events either in house for clients or in an open format. We can share with you the tools to use TFT to improve decision making to become more aware of syncronistic events, to raise your frequency levels, via tools for protecting yourself from negativity and in particular negative self talk and thoughts. Also tools for improving your energy, creating positive thoughts and by relaxation exercises. To find out more visit our website: www.mindstoreaustralia.com

7
Nov

November 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to your November 2011 Newsletter

When were you last creative?

Last month you will remember discussed creativity and a book which enabled me to frame a drawing after just a few hours of following the exercises.
I was reminded about being creative recently when my oldest son Alastair (above) wanted me to help him colour in his haunted house at our Halloween party at the weekend. When was the last time you were creative like you used to be as a kid?
Many people contacted us recently, wanting more access to inspiration in between our performance improvement workshops. So to help  we have put together a list of inspirational movies to view, as well as you tube clips. There is also a few smart phone apps which deliver inspiration to your finger tips, when you feel challenged in your daily life. Hope you find them useful.
As always feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from reading it.
Enjoy and have an Fantastic Month!
Damian and the MindStore Australia team

Accessing Inspiration and Motivation when you need it

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Can you believe its November already, that means only eight weeks till the end of the year.
What about those New Year resolutions, how are they going for you?
What about all the things you were going to achieve at work this quarter.
What about all the activities you promised to take the kids on, or the fun trips you talked about doing with loved ones?
If like many people, there are some gaps in what you set out to achieve and what you have achieved to date, do not give up.
In this issue we have put together some links to three types of media which can inspire us all.
Have a browse at some of the movies listed and get one out and be inspired, like the moment when the actor Robin Williams playing the teacher gathers the pupils around the glass cabinet at the entrance of the school.
Click on the you tube clips to give you the inspiration and momentum to keep going. Listen to Steve Jobs address Stamford University, inspiring words from a creative and innovative individual.
Finally download some free apps on your smart phone to give you a pick up whenever you feel the need for one.
Some Inspirational Movies:
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Avatar
  • Field of Dreams.
Some Inspirational Clips from You Tube:
Some Inspiration to your smart phone:
Search for these or similar in your smart phone market.
  • Inspirational Quotes by Appflute
  • Motivational Quotes by Appflute
  • Motivational Quotes by Juniper Islet
I trust you will make the time to look at some of these and hope they inspire you this month.

Book Review Corner

Jump Start autobiography by AJ Hackett

Everyone knows this Kiwi.
In his book he shares his passion for life, finding something he loves and doing it amazingly well. He is a risk taker who started a new industry.
This book is easy to read and if you, like me have “bungeed” off Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown you will enjoy the background stories about how it all came about. As well as recalling the feeling as you went past the tipping point and swallow dived into the air.
Like he says “Why live on the edge, when you can JUMP OFF!”
Published in 2006, ISBN 13: 978 1 86941 842 7.
NEWS

On the 12th November in London, MindStore International  will deliver the Best of MindStore Event. If you know of someone who lives in the area and would like to attend then click on this link for more details.http://shop.mindstore.com/index.cfm?category=135&blnMenuClicked=1
MINDSTORE AUSTRALIA

Empowering People.. …Transforming Organisations
Further Information

MindStore is available for organisations throughout Australia. We are able to deliver customised in-house corporate training events and business performance improvement courses. Before an event we meet to take the time to find out about the key dangers facing your business as well as the opportunities.
MindStores complete mental tool kit gives you the best techniques for managing stress, maintaining a positive mental attitude and influencing those around you. We also share tools for increasing creativity and innovation to solve challenges in organisations. These mental tools and techniques are easy to learn on the day and are immediately actionable by participants resulting in instant performance improvement and ongoing increased effectiveness, enthusiasm and energy.
If you are interested in this topic then please drop me an email. This is one of the many topics we cover on our MindStore events either in house for clients or in an open format. We can share with you the tools to use TFT to improve decision making to become more aware of synchronistic events, to raise your frequency levels, via tools for protecting yourself from negativity and in particular negative self talk and thoughts. Also tools for improving your energy, creating positive thoughts and by relaxation exercises. To find out more visit our website: www.mindstoreaustralia.com

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Oct

October Newsletter

Welcome to your October 2011 Newsletter

Last month you will remember we discussed that life is a series of decisions or choices, well this month following on from that if you ever wished you could improve your draw technique above that which you had when you left school then decide to get this book. Believe me after a few hours with this book, I even framed my first drawing.

Forgive the delay in sending the newsletter this month as I wanted to include news about our MindStore Conference which ended on 15th of October.

As always feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from reading it.

Enjoy and have an Awesome remainder of October!

Damian and the MindStore Australia team

 

MindStore International Conference

I am inspired having just returned from our MindStore Conference held at our MindStore Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Had a fantastic time with the founder Jack Back and other MindStore associates from around the world.

Came away with many new techniques and tools which are being introduced to make MindStore even more cutting edge and a true leader in its field. I am so excited and motivated to share these with you in the future, as space is limited in this newsletter.

The contributions from Klaus in Germany and also Marvin in France were amazing, we truly have a fantastic team of people on board doing amazing work in-house with businesses around the world and also transforming individuals lives too.

 

Workplace Stress a major challenge new report reminds us

While over in the UK this month I came across this article on Stress:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2045309/Stress-Top-cause-workplace-sickness-dubbed-Black-Death-21st-century.html

Many of us know about stress and its impact on our personal health and on an organisations effectiveness, but how many of us seek out and utilise the effective and powerful tools and techniques available to build resilience to stress and the other negative impacts in the workplace. Why not contact MindStore to arrange a meeting to discuss the benefits of specifc inhouse programmes which can be provided by your orgnaisation for the most important part of your business THE HUMAN BEINGS in it.

We all know if we take time out to think about it that any project no matter how complex or challenging only happens when the humans involved make it happen.

As an international organisation MindStore has over the last 21 years worked with over a half of the Footsie 100 ‘s largest companies aorund the world. Our extraordinary tools and techniques absolutely enable individuals to manage Stress. It just works and we have countless inspiring stories about how our tools have helped individuals who were suffering from Stress. To bring everyone to a point of balance free from stress and urgency and therefore the ability to make the correct decisions.
Think about it, it just isn’t good enough anymore for all of us to be rushing around up to our necks in demands and schedules, yet still expect to make good decisions and choices. Many of these directly impact our lives but, more importantly, can in many cases influence the lives of countless others in our organizations and wider industry.
Ancient wisdom tells us to slow down and regularly take time for peace and quiet, not only to manage our stress but for taking time out to find balance and clarity.
Clearly, if we commit to learn to build into our busy schedules time to take stock and relax we will all perform much better. Even just taking time out to actually stop and think is relatively rare in the modern age. I strongly recommend that you find your own way of doing so. Better decisions make for a better life.

Book Review Corner

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

First published in 1979 this fantastic book initially explains the differences of the two hemispheres of the brain in perception and drawing. This follows on from the Nobel Prize winning research carried out by Roger Sperry and others in the late 1960’s. There is a new version which is also available with updated text. ISBN:0874774241. Within a few hours of sitting down and reading this book and doing the exercises, I was able to draw an apple on a chair, that in my view was so fantastic that I was inspired to sign and frame it. It is amazing. This book continues to be recommended at MindStore Courses around the world as additional personal development reading to participants. I would recommend you source a copy.

Enjoy.

NEWS

 

We constantly update and innovate our techniques making acessing Mindstores unique tools easier for everyone living such fast paced business and personal lives. Keep an eye on our website for more details of these exciting developments.

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Sep

MindStore Australia September Newsletter

Welcome to your September 2011 MindStore Australia Newsletter

 Life is a series of decisions or choices

 Book Review Corner    -Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

First published in 1937 during the great depression in the USA and inspired by the great Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, this book points the way to personal achievement. When Hill died in 1970 it had sold over 20 million copies, currently over 70 million have been sold. ISBN:0-449-91146-2.

I first came across this book when it was recommended as additional reading by Jack Black at the first MindStore course I attended in Glasgow back in 1998. It continues to be recommended at MindStore Courses around the world as additional  personal development reading to participants over 13 years later! it’s such a brilliant book I would recommend you source a copy.

Enjoy.

NEWS
Jack Black the founder of MindStore International  is currently in Australia.

When we met up with him we discussed a range of new developments in accessing MindStore learning and development tools and techniques which are being developed for online and mobile platforms.

These will make acessing Mindstores unique tools easier for everyone living such  fast paced business and personal lives. Keep an eye on our website for more details of these exciting developments.

MINDSTORE AUSTRALIA
Empowering People.. …Transforming Organisations

Up Coming Events
Damian will be the Guest Speaker at  several events in Brisbane during September. If you are interested in attending contact the organisations via the web details supplied. It would be fantastic to see you there.

16th September Business Swap Brisbane http://brisbanebusinessswap.com.au/

Further Information

MindStore is available for organisations throughout Australia. We are able to deliver customised in-house corporate training events and business performance improvement courses. Before an event we meet to take the time to find out about the key dangers facing your business as well as the opportunities.

MindStores complete mental tool kit gives you the best techniques for  managing stress, maintaining a positive mental attitiude and influencing those around you. We also share tools for increasing creativity and innovation to solve challenges in organisations. These mental tools and techniques are easy to learn on the day and are immediately actionable by participants resulting in instant performance improvement and ongoing increased effectiveness, enthusiasm and energy.

If you are interested in this topic then please drop me an email. This is one of the many topics we cover on our MindStore events either in house for clients or in an open format. We can share with you the tools to use TFT to improve decision making to become more aware of syncronistic events, to raise your frequency levels, via tools for protecting yourself from negativity and in particular negative self talk and thoughts. Also tools for improving your energy, creating positive thoughts and by relaxation exercises. To find out more visit our website: www.mindstoreaustralia.com
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Life, as they say, is a series of decisions or choices. Being in an informed place for making those decisions is clearly the preferred choice for us all.
As we move forward and evolve as human beings one would hope, and indeed trust, that more and more of us would make our decisions and choices from a much more informed and balanced place.
Yet, time and again, we make them based on our prejudices and current thought patterns. Far too many of us do not test out our own views but take them to be facts and act on them.

As the time comes to make decisions for our business and personal lives, making informed choices becomes all the more important.  We are probably not ready for it yet but being able to make decisions from a more intuitive place with tools to check for integrity and truth would easily change our world. As an international organisation MindStore works with leaders from all sorts of fields, and we are well aware of the need for them to make critical decisions day upon day. We have now introduced TFT (Thought Field Therapy) on request into our courses, in house  client groups or on one to one’s. These extraordinary tools bring everyone to a point of balance free from stress and urgency and therefore the ability to make the correct decisions.
Think about it, it just isn’t good enough anymore for all of us to be rushing around up to our necks in demands and schedules, yet still expect to make good decisions and choices. Many of these directly impact our lives but, more importantly, can in many cases influence the lives of countless others in our organizations and wider industry.
Ancient wisdom tells us to slow down and regularly take time for peace and quiet, not only to manage our stress but for taking time out to find balance and clarity.
Clearly, if we commit to building into our busy schedules time to take stock and relax we will all perform much better. Even just taking time out to actually stop and think is relatively rare in the modern age. I strongly recommend that you find your own way of doing so. Better decisions make for a better life. We make choices, day in, day out, from what we choose to eat and drink right up to who we vote for and everything in between. So make space to really think and make the best decision you can.