Archive for July, 2008

Tiger Woods caricature and some of his inspirational quotes…

July 28, 2008

“One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.”

“I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.”

From early childhood I dreamed of being the world’s best golfer. I worked hard and applied my family’s values to everything I did. Integrity, honesty, discipline, responsibility and fun; I learned these values at home and in school, each one pushing me further toward my dream.

One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.

The Ten Step Blueprint Of Successful People!

July 23, 2008

I came across an interesting entry on Gary Vurnum’s blog which I just had to share….

(Gary’s site can be found at…http://www.oursuccesspartnership.com)

A professor at the University of Wales grilled ten top athletes in order to come up with a definition of mental toughness.

By pinning this down so precisely…he also produced a blueprint for the elite businessman or woman.

Here it is…

1) You have to have unshakeable self-belief.
2) You bounce back from setbacks with increased determination to succeed.
3) You know that you are better than your opponents.
4) Your desire for success is overpowering.
5) You are fully focused on the task in hand.


6) You regain psychological control after unexpected events.
7) You ignore others’ performances and focus on your own.
8) You thrive on the pressure of competition.
9) You can block out personal problems.
10) You can switch your professional focus on and off.

Now…I don’t know about you..but isn’t this a fantastic blueprint (with a few changes in wording, of courses) for living an ‘elite’ life?

It certainly got me looking at how I deal with things both in a business and personal sense.

What about you?

The Law of Attraction and the Science of Getting Rich – By Richard Duszczak

July 17, 2008

What are you thinking about right now? The Law of Attraction states that “whatever we think about, we bring about”. This law may initially seem like new age fluff but believe it or not, there are scientific merits to this proposition. The top quantum physicists of our time have discovered that our universe and our reality is very much directed by the “observer”.

When studying quantum particles (the smallest observable unit of matter), these scientists discovered that such particles behave in accordance with the person conducting the experiment. It the scientists “predict” that quantum particles behave in a certain way, they do. And yet, if the scientists “predict” that quantum particles behave in another way, they do. It is the “observer” that dictates the outcome of the experiment!

What does all this mean for us normal people? Well actually, these scientific experiments has far reaching implications for us as our world is made up of these same quantum particles! In this case, we are the “observer” the director and hence the creator of our reality, our world and our experience.

So, be careful of what you think about! for example, have you thoughts ever begun with the following phrases:

I don’t understand…

I don’t want…

I’m frustrated that…

I hate my…

I can’t figure out …

I’m stressed about…

I’m worried that…

I should be able to… but I can’t…

Why am I having so much trouble?

The Law of Attraction indifferent to the words preceding your thought. Whatever you think about you will attract into your life. When you think “I don’t understand why bad things always happen to me?”, you are “attracting” bad things into your life. When you think “I want to get out of debt”, you are attracting more debt into your life. When you think “I’m worried I will get sick”, you are attracting sickness into your life! The Law of Attraction brings about what you focus on even if it is not what you want. Get it?

If you understand this principle, here are some examples of how to make the law of attraction work to support you rather than to act against you. Try observing your thoughts and changing your thinking in the following way:

“I want to get out of debt” to “I want to earn amazing riches”

“I hate my boss” to “I look forward to owning my own business”

“I don’t understand why he is so lazy” to “I love it when he helps out around the house”

“I’m stressed about this project” to “I always create amazing results in my projects”

“I’m worried about getting sick” to “I experience vibrant health daily”

Now that we have a better understanding of the Law of Attraction, it is no surprise why so many people struggle with regards to money. It is been said that “the rich get richer while the poor get poorer”. This is actually the Law of Attraction in action. Because the wealthy have money, they often think about how to best use their money and hence they attract more money. The poor on the other hand often think about their present lack of money and unfortunately, that also attracts lack into their lives. Currently, 96% of the world’s wealth is being earned by just 1% of the population!

I'm Rich I'm Rich!

I'm Rich I'm Rich!

To address this issue, the main teachers behind the movie is launching a program is called “The Science of Getting Rich” and it is based on employing the law of attraction to create wealth. This amazing program is based on the principles and philosophies outlined in a book of the same title written in 1910 by Wallace D Wattles. This is the same book that inspired the movie.

What is the Science of Getting Rich about? Well in the words of Wallace D. Wattles, “The ownership of money and property comes as a result of doing things in a certain way. Those who do things in this certain way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich. Those who do not do things in this certain way, no matter how hard they work or how able they are, remain poor. It is a natural law that like causes always produce like effects. Therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get rich.” The Science of Getting Rich Seminar is all about teaching how to do things in this “certain” way to create wealth.

Click here to learn more about the Science of Getting Rich Seminar

Midweek Motivator cartoon!

July 16, 2008

Hi,

Here’s the latest ‘Midweek Motivator’ cartoon.

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http://www.cartoonstudio.co.uk/Pages/newsletter.html

6 RULES FOR BEATING WORRY!

July 16, 2008

6 RULES FOR BEATING WORRY by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D from
The Power Of Psychic Power.

Worry germs will die if you’ll apply these six disinfectants

1. Keep busy. Mental idleness is the seed bed of fear,
frustration, and anxiety. At the first sign of worry, get busy
doing something.

2. Fight perfectionism. Stop looking for the one best
way. Remember, if you wait until you’re perfect, you’ll be
dead before you get started!

You don't have to get it right - you just have to get it going!

You don't have to get it right - you just have to get it going!

3. Take action. Action kills worry. Plunge in. Do
something about the thing that worries you. Stop debat-
ing, start doing.

4. Look ahead. What’s done is done. Stop trying to
improve hindsight. Sharpen up your foresight instead.

5. Love the unexpected. Look forward to the unknown.
Be glad life is filled with surprises. It is nature’s
way of preventing boredom.

6. Sit down and count your blessings. You’ve got
more than you think!

Face The Music and WIN!

July 14, 2008

While looking for some cartoons on my hard drive about ‘Fear’ I came across one I did for a book titled Face The Music and Win which I illustrated for Tracy Plaice. I’d forgotten about this project (It’s an age thing – so they keep telling me, but I’m not listening!)

Here’s an extract and cartoon from the first chapter…

My favourite time to play was when I had the house completely to myself as that was the only time that I felt completely at ease and didn’t make any mistakes. The piano was like my best friend; I shared with it all my emotions and in return it taught me that I could achieve things that seemed impossible at first glance. I still recall how difficult it was to play with both hands together, but with them doing completely different things.


Playing for other people, especially at piano exams was a real drama. I even found it a bit of a challenge in front of my piano teacher. At home I could play perfectly when no one could hear me, but in front of anyone else, especially an examiner, I would invariably make a mess, freeze, or lose my place in the music – all three sometimes. It didn’t get any easier, no matter how hard I tried.
There were times at home when I would practise on the piano and Dad would sit, pretending to read the newspaper. I knew he was really listening to me play. He knew that was the only thing he could do if he wanted any chance of hearing me play. It’s not that I was being selfish by not wanting to perform for people, I just couldn’t do it.
I wasn’t a shy child in other areas of my life. In fact I would quite often find myself in trouble for opening my mouth before my mind had considered the consequences, especially around my teachers and my father. I was made to sit alone at school on several occasions because I wanted to talk rather than read books.
I think the reason why I was so fearful when it came to playing the piano for others, was because it was so important to me. I would practise every day after school. I had really high expectations, both of myself and of what I thought other people would expect of me, given all the practice that I did. Also, and perhaps more importantly, I didn’t really appreciate that I was any good at it. I would always compare myself unfavourably to Mrs Hind’s other pupil, Alan.

If you’re interested in reading more please visit:

http://www.tracyplaice.com

Here’s a few quotes about FEAR….

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson

Motivational cartoon to illustrate ‘You’d Better Start Living Now!’

July 11, 2008

Taken from a book first published in 1972 titled THE MAGIC OF PSYCHIC POWER by David J Schwartz (One of the first self development books I purchased and ruined by scribbling in the margins! It might have been worth a few quid/dollars!?)
AS A STARTER, COMMIT THESE CONCEPTS TO MEMORY

1. Eighty percent of everything good -happiness, love, money, peace of mind
-is owned by twenty percent or less of the people.

2. The one person in five who has four marbles in five
has no better advantages in terms of intelligence, education, luck, or opportunity. He leads the pack because he controls his psychic power.

3. The multitude of mediocre people commit seven deadly psychic sins. They are

(a) Let other people run their lives
(b) Blame luck for their bad breaks
(c) Underestimate their potential
(d) Surrender to fear instead of conquering it
(e) Fail to set clear goals
(f) Fail to learn how to persuade other people
(g) Think defeat instead of think victory

Lou Zerr - loser by name loser by nature!

Lou Zerr - loser by name loser by nature!

WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T BE A LOU ZERR!

Life is tightly rationed. Better start living right NOW!

No.1 Way to Deal with Nerves in Golf!

July 10, 2008

I’ve just started learning to play golf and the first time on the first tee caused a few nerves. So when I got back home I did a search on Google – one thing lead to another and I ended up at

http://www.golf-mental-game-coach.com

Then I came across my solution…

If you’ve golfed competitively you’ve no doubt felt nerves affect your game. When I say competitively I don’t just mean competing on a professional or mini-tour. If you have a $5 bet with a colleague or friend it’s still competitive! Whether you’re a 27 handicap or scratch you are likely to feel at least some nerves during your round.

The Nervous Golfer cartoon

The Nervous Golfer cartoon

For many people it doesn’t even have to involve competiton at all. Just stepping to the first tee can cause a serious case of nerves. Maybe it’s when you must make a put to tie a hole or to win on the 18th green. If you’re standing on the 17th hole in a match and you’re 1 down then you have to deliver. Period. If you can’t channel your nerves you had better hope that swing you’ve been grooving for the past 6 months holds up now!

Regardless of skill level and/or on course scenario there will be times when you’ll require some way to calm your nerves so they don’t adversely affect your stroke/swing.

Have you made any conscious attempts to reduce your experience of nerves in your game? What did you try? What have been your results? Did they work and if so was it immediate? Or did you, like most every golfer alive, simply fill your head full of self talk saying things like, “ok, calm down. Just breathe…there’s nothing to be nervous about…hey, maybe he’ll miss his putt….yeah…miss-miss-miss!…”

Does this sound familiar?! Have you noticed that this doesn’t really do all that much to reduce your nervousness? Unless of course your playing partner does miss the putt!

Seriously though, you must have a means of noticing the onset of nerves and a method for not only calming them but using them to your advantage. How does that sound?

While I can’t go into detail on how to transform nerves into actually playing your best golf under pressure I will provide a few excellent methods you can use right away. They will improve your performance.

Breath is a very powerful state enhancer. What I mean is that your breathing provides deep physiological links to your internal states. So when you’re nervous the last thing you want to do is take short, shallow breaths. Quick breaths actually instruct the brain to respond in a “fight or flight” manner. The brain is hardwired to respond to fast breathing by being on the lookout for an emergency. Not the most effective place from which to make a smooth putting stroke on that 10 footer for par now is it?!

Tip #1

1) While waiting for your turn to hit stand aside and follow this breathing pattern:

Inhale – 4 counts

Hold – 5 counts

Exhale – 6 counts

Deep Breathing golfer to calm your nerves!

Deep Breathing to calm your nerves!

Long, deep, slow breaths. This process interupts the breath influenced aspect of your state and directly instructs the brain to become still. Another adverse affect of nerves is a noticeable loss of feel in your hands. Sometimes you may even wonder if you’re even holding the club!

Tip #2

2) Simply hold a golf ball in your hands. Now squeeze it gently and hold for a few seconds. Then release. Then squeeze once again but this time do so very firmly and hold for a couple seconds then release. Roll the ball around in your hand and make a note of how the dimples feel.

Repeat this sequence 2 or 3 times and you will immediately increase the feel in your hands. Nervousness and shallow breathing directs extra blood to the brain, diverting it from your extremities. By doing applying this simple technique blood will flow back into your hands and improve your feel.

These 2 exercises work quickly. Self talk alone can’t compete with the psycho-physiological intensity of nervousness.

What if there was a way to transform nervousness into a calm, inner confidence? To actually have the onset of nerves “trigger” an inner calm. How powerful would that be in improving your performance? I can show you how to achieve this.

Wade Pearse is a Peak Performance Coach who spent 7 years applying the most advanced mental game strategies in golf with his clients and in his own game with phenomenal results. Visit his website. It’s 100% focused on developing the inner game of golf.

Wade Pearse

Keeping you on target!

Visit the website now….


Wade Pearse may be contacted at http://www.golf-mental-game-coach.com
Wade Pearse is a Mental Game Golf Coach who teaches the most advanced mental game strategies in golf. Visit his website today. It is 100% focused on developing your inner game.

Opportunity Knocks!?

July 9, 2008

“What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking.

Guy running at the door of opportunity!

None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live / with your self-respect alive and growing.” – Maxwell Maltz quotes (US plastic surgeon, motivational author, and creator of the Psycho-Cybernetics, 1927-2003)

Remember: Motive plus Action = Motivation

July 8, 2008

I receive a daily email motivator from Elle at…

http://www.motivateme.info

Today’s reminded me of an A-Z of cartoon motivators that I started a few years ago and got to about ‘h’ …I think.

\'A\' is for Action

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Action is perhaps the most important key to getting more out of life. Dreams are important, but you can’t spend your entire life “dreaming” about how good things will be when….. (you can fill in your own blanks).

Ask  – what can I do today? Then do it. And yes it can be that simple if you’ve done your planning.

Don’t let doubt cloud your thinking. Don’t let the naysayers put you off doing what you know you should be doing. Show, don’t tell – how good your life will be when …

And it all comes down to Action….well when you know what you want and why you want “it” of course.

Remember: Motive plus Action = Motivation

Here’s another cartoon I did for a ‘His N Hers’ calendar a few years ago….

We\'re going to see some tremendous action here tonight.(TV presenter)

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