Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Want To Get More Done? Stop Delegating!

I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but it needs to be said. I know too many people trying to get too many things done by others and it makes no sense to me. It’s a common motto in the Information Technology (IT) Software programming community that if you want to get MORE done, throw LESS people at it.

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Antimimeticisomorphism: A Toilet Example

This series of posts is about thinking antimimeticisomorphically. Even I think this one’s ‘out there’ in boldness. It’s a YouTube video of a house shaped like a toilet, with a marketing twist that I must admit is interesting to say the least. In my Business Mastery Blog, I address branding as a key component to Exponential Marketing, but this post is here on my Personal Mastery Blog because this series is about shifting your thinking to an Exponential Mindset.

The videos, case studies and other examples give you a different twist on things that will enhance your creativity and innovative spirit – enjoy!

And don’t forget to put the seat down when you check out!

This submission is from www.HomeDeclutterAndFun.com. Go check it out for simple and easy decluterring tips.

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Transformational Vocabulary Lesson

What you say to yourself is 10 times more important than what anyone else can ever say to you – the concept is called transformational vocabulary and Anthony Robbins explains this exceptionally well his books and at his events – if you haven’t been to one of his events, you need to go before he stops doing them!

Transformation Vocabulary Lesson

I have been in sales for more than 20 years and it astounds me how potentially great sales people come up short not because they don’t have sales talent, knowledge or expertise, but BECAUSE they have negative self-talk.

They DESTROY their own confidence when they should be BUILDING it.

In today’s lesson, I’ll pick on a conversation between a sales manager and salesperson role playing a lost sales call. The sales manager is a sales MASTER – he is so good, he could sell snowballs to eskimos!

The salesperson is playing the prospect and in the middle of the best sales call ever heard, the salesperson goes quiet. The sales manager asks “What’s up? Have you decided to buy?”

The salesperson sullenly responds “No, I am really upset at all the things you’re saying that I didn’t say on my previous calls… I can’t believe I didn’t come up with that approach and responses to objections…”

That is a DEATH SENTENCE for a sales person.

Write this down:

It’s not what you didn’t do that matters – it’s what you’re GOING TO DO that matters.

If you are shown the way to do it ‘right’ or ‘better’… TAKE IT, EMBRACE IT, REJOICE AND CELEBRATE IT!!!

Then USE IT!

In squash, the principle is “forget about the last point and focus on the next one. You can’t undo the last rally. That’s gone – forever. You have X points until someone wins the game. The ONE who wins is the one who is focused on the NEXT POINT – THIS POINT, RIGHT NOW!”

That’s today’s lesson – quick, simple and priceless.

If you catch yourself over-indulging in self-defeating, self-abusing behaviour BECAUSE you think if you punished yourself MORE, you’ll ‘get it’, that doesn’t work.

So Stop It!

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Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing is impossible unless you think it is. Watch this YouTube video to see what I mean. As you know, I teach the Exponential Mindset and for some people it’s a nebulous and vague concept. This 43-second video makes it real showing you that nothing is impossible unless you think it is.

The question of the day is:
How many bricks could you carry – in what you do?

Are you as exponential as this guy is? If not, why not? It costs him NOTHING to be TWICE as productive as the next guy – if he’s getting paid by the brick, he makes TWICE as much!

Ka-Ching!

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Exponential Mindset Venn Diagram

I recently read a book called Venn That Tune – It’s referenced in my Linked In Profile. It’s a unique lateral thinking concept that as a ‘hyper visual’ really hits home for me excuse the kinesthetic pun! That being said, (there I go again with an auditory reference…!) today’s post is an example of how you can describe complex ideas in very simple logic diagrams called Venn Diagrams. It’s very antimimeticisomorphic!

A picture is worth a thousand words as they say!

The Exponential Mindset Venn Diagram

The Exponential Mindset Venn Diagram

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Juggling and Time Management

I was talking to someone recently who was overwhelmed with too many things on his plate and I told him something that I thought was worth repeating here…

Juggling 10 Balls and dropping 6 is not the same as juggling 4 balls

Juggling 10 Balls and dropping 6 is not the same as juggling 4 balls

Juggling 10 balls and dropping 6 is not like juggling 4 balls.

First of all it’s a lot harder and you don’t look very good dropping the 6 balls even though most people can’t even juggle 3 balls. That’s the point – PUT THE BALLS DOWN AND JUGGLE THE ONES you can handle THEN and ONLY THEN do you toss another ball in the air.

Successful people juggle a lot of balls and the less successful think it’s the way to go – doing MULTIPLE things at a time.

It’s not. It’s a recipe for disaster and makes you look foolish.

Stop it! Re-gain your compose, reduce your stress and improve your results.

That’s it for today – short and sweet.

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Antimimeticisomorphism: A Car Example

Today’s post another YouTube video ‘just for fun’ – an example of antimimeticisomorphism. With on-going examples of out-of-the-ordinary things people are doing, what I’m doing is triggering your Reticular Activation System (RAS) to seek out and FIND ideas that can help YOU do the same so you can start to get extra-ordinary results.

Today’s submission is from www.HomeDeclutterAndFun.com. If you want to declutter your home or office, you’ll find great tips to simplify your surroundings so you can focus on what’s most important to you without the distraction of clutter.

If you come across something that is this out-of-the-ordinary, please post it as a comment to this blog – I would love to see it!

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The Mindset Of A Champion Presentation: Part 2 of 2

Exclusive session for Geelong Re-Creation Health Club Members:

Geelong Re-Creation Health Club

“The Mindset Of A Champion”

Peak Performance Strategies

For the Elite and Mature Sport Athlete

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE SESSION

This exclusive presentation follows Dr Dussault’s presentation held at Geelong’s Re-Creation Health Club on 31 January 2009:

In this follow-up presentation, you’ll discover:

  1. How To Uncover Your Success Clues: Practicing for the sake of it is not effective if you are a committed athlete. A handful of strategies will be revealed to enable you to ‘coach yourself’ and/or help others assist you in the quest to improve as quickly as possible.
  2. Leveraging What You Don’t Know You Know: Every competitive athlete knows what it feels like to be ‘in the zone’. This single technique will enable you to recognise what you do whilst in the zone so you can get back into it ‘on command’.
  3. Competition Preparation: Make sure you absolutely ‘peak’ at the right time, with the winner’s mindset as well as re-create your success combinations and triggers.
  4. Tips And Techniques To Recover More Quickly: As we get older, recovery becomes an increasingly important aspect of competition and training. Imagine being able to train twice as long with less soreness, tightness and fewer injuries…
  5. Secrets Strategies To Get The Edge: All elite athletes have secret strategies, tricks and tips that give them an edge. I will share some of mine with you as well as give you a template to keep acquiring them on an automated basis.

This is a 2-hour session to make sure we have time to get into the details that make all the difference and allow for questions and answers.

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When you attend this $97 Session, you will receive:

  • The audio CD of the Mindset Of A Champion: An Introduction, recorded at Geelong’s Re-Creation Health Club on Saturday 31 January.
  • The full word-for-word transcript of the Mindset of A Champion Presentation so you can re and re-read it to make sure you start to
    apply the principles and strategies in your training and competition.
  • Your very own copy of Dr Marc Dussault’s Squash Lessons For Marketing: “58 minutes of giggling fun learning 29 easy-to-understand squash metaphor lessons
    that will SIMPLIFY complex, intricate and sophisticated strategies that you can deploy to make money in your business TODAY!”
  • Your own copy of Dr Marc Dussault’s book How to Create a Fun, Effective and Powerful MasterMind Group to Catapult You To Exponential Success” that will show you step-by-step how to get others to help you achieve better results in everything that you do.

Valued at more than $300, all these bonuses are yours PLUS:

  • The audio CD of the Mindset Of A Champion: Peak Performance Strategies For the Elite and Mature Sport Athlete, to be recorded when you attend.
  • The full word-for-word transcript of the Mindset of A Champion Presentation: Peak Performance Strategies For the Elite and Mature Sport Athlete so you can focus on the presentation and not worry about taking notes. In the first presentation, one person took 4 full pages of notes!
    1. The 4 Keys To Success: How to create any outcome you want and reproduce it over and over again, effortlessly.
    2. The 3 Ways To Get To A Destination: How ONE simple decision at the beginning of your training will affect whether or not you’ll ever win a tournament, competition or lose those extra kilos.
    3. Your Decision–Making Horizon: How it affects your training regimen, motivation and chances for success. You might be setting yourself up to fail and not even know it.
    4. How To Quickly Learn Any New Skill: Regardless of the sport or fitness regimen you’re involved in, there are skills to be learnt. Understanding HOW you learn will help you learn faster, reduce costly mistakes and most importantly avoid injuries.
    5. Leveraging a MasterMind Group: All elite athletes have a group of advisors, coaches and mentors, but the trick is to decipher and organise conflicting information that is supposed to help, not confuse you.
    • Fitness buff who wants to learn a few cool things that will make your workouts more fun, engaging and motivating – getting into the mindset of a champion is exhilarating and all the time spent training can be put to optimal use with Concentration of Focus strategies that will be covered.
    • Casual Sport Athlete who wants to learn ‘shortcuts’ without cutting corners to improve your performance and most importantly avoid injury and soreness.
    • Elite Athlete who wants the ‘edge’ over your competitors. Dr Dussault can outplay competitors who have been playing for 30 years even though he only picked up squash in his late 30’s. That is an edge that every elite or competitive athlete wants to have – you’ll get that edge at this presentation.
    • Mature Athlete who wants to extend your sports career, reduce risk of injury and improve your recovery times. Dr Dussault’s strategies are disarmingly simple and effective for people of all ages and sports.
    • Motivational Personal Development ‘junkie’ always looking to attend a fun presentation where you’ll something new in a setting with other super–achievers who all want the same thing – learn how to win with the least amount of effort!
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Doing out-of-the-ordinary things to get extra-ordinary results

We can talk about being antimimeticisomorphic, but this video says it all in less than 45 seconds. Doing out-of-the-ordinary things will get you extra-ordinary results – Sometimes the result is just something fun, different and amusing.

Of course the lesson for today is… What can you do that out-of-the-ordinary to get an extra-ordinary result?

Even if it’s to get attention and BE DIFFERENT – like this video, that’s still a great thing to do!

Go on and be courageous and daring and see what happens!

If you come across a funny video like this – please forward it on to me or insert it in a comment to this blog…

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Continuous And Never Ending Improvement Can Be Demoralising

Anthony Robbins’ Continuous And Never Ending Improvement can be demoralising IF you perceive feedback as criticism, badgering and condescension. I know when I take lessons from a ‘Champion’ level coach, I never feel good about myself during the lesson, but shortly thereafter I get a high that I can’t get anywhere else… Well almost :mrgreen: !

Continuous And Never Ending Improvement is a concept that must be used with Transformation Vocabulary when you indulge in your self-talk. If YOU start to badger and de-motivate yourself, you are triggering and reinforcing the Vortex Of Mediocrity and you need to STOP IT!

Only YOU can STOP IT!

Because YOU are the one who started it!

Transformational Vocabulary is magically powerful in its reach and effect.

For example, when I am being coached and I learn all the ways NOT to hit the ball, NOT to approach the shot, NOT to make the stroke, NOT to setup the point, I now have a FULL recipe of things to AVOID and STOP DOING.

That is priceless AND it while it hurts the ego, it’s ONLY temporarily.

You can win now, or win later… Your choice.

I prefer to win later – at the tournament when it COUNTS. But that’s me.

The worst thing that can happen is to PAY for a lesson and find out there is no room for improvement. What a waste that would be.

That has never happened BECAUSE I tell my coaches to hold NOTHING back – if they think I’m slack, I give them the PERMISSION TO TELL ME – DIRECTLY.

And they do.

So if you have a mentor, coach, advisor or REAL friend who gives you constructive feedback – TAKE IT and REVEL in it!

It’s rare that someone will be ‘real’ or authentic with you – MOST people tell you what you WANT to hear, not what you NEED to hear…

You NEED to hear where you can IMPROVE and yes often, that is hard to hear.

GET OVER IT!

Or don’t.

If you don’t, you’ll be forever within the Vortex Of Mediocrity – not a good place to be, unless you want to be average…

But if you just wanted to settle, you wouldn’t be reading this blog post would you?

Stay tuned for transformational vocabulary suggestions coming to a blog near you!

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