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Mind Games To Test Your Sensory Acuity

Recently, I was at Anthony Robbins‘ last Australian Date With Destiny Event on the Gold Coast – WOW. It’s sad to think it’s over. I knew this day would come and I’ve been telling people for the past ten years that it won’t last forever and once it’s gone, it’s gone… Anyway – one of the KEY SUCCESS principles Tony teaches is called Sensory Acuity.

Test yours now…

Quick, read the sentence out loud…

Dr Marc Dussault - Personal Mastery Blog

Dr Marc Dussault - Personal Mastery Blog

More than likely you said, “A bird in the bush,” and…….. if this IS what YOU said, then you failed to see
that the word THE is repeated twice!

Sorry, look again.

Need another test?

Count every ” F” in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT
OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY
COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS…

(SEE BELOW)
HOW MANY ?

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Date With Destiny

If you haven’t been to Anthony RobbinsDate With Destiny – you’ve missed out on a magical opportunity to well, create your ultimate destiny. The program format and content cannot be summarised in a blog post, but what I do what to share with you is one of the PIVOTAL exercises where you come up with your ‘Mission Statement’ that defines your Purpose in life.

My Date With Destiny Mission Statement:

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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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How are you doing on your 10-day challenge?

Today’s post is really 3 or 4 things all wrapped into one. I tripped across something that I just had to give you and it all fell into place from there… Funny how that happens eh?

You know all about my 1 percent improvement doctrine that I have ‘spoken’ about on this and my other blogs… Today’s post is about how it can happen automatically, magically and effortlessly.

By now, you know about Paul Telling’s amazing talent… If not, shame on you and search on this and my other blogs for his name to see what I’m talking about.

Anyway… I was putting the finishing touches on a 3×4 foot poster he created that summarises the 3 days of the Exponential Internet and Business Building Bootcamp AND the 32-page session-by-session MindMap booklet that some very lucky people will be receiving as my gift…

That’s when I came across a document Paul prepared that I don’t think I’ve shared with you. Click on the hyperlink to download it!

It’s the Anthony Robbins 10 Day Challenge MindMapped in full colour!

Isn’t is amazing how you trip over stuff like this when you’re not looking for it?

If you attended UPW, you know all about what this is about – if you don’t you can click on the hyperlink and  check out Tony’s new blog

But the reason I am sending you this now is because it will remind you, in a fun way, about what you should be doing, if you want to hold yourself to a new standard…

If you did do the 10 Day Challenge after UPW, it would be interesting to know what has stayed as a habit and what you’ve slipped on and WHY…

The last point is that there are COUNTLESS hidden assets on YOUR computer right now that you can leverage to YOUR advantage and to your clients’, friends’ and/or family members’ benefit and advantage…

But nothing happens unless you do your 1 percent improvement.

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Where I get my motivation

A lot of people wonder where I get my motivation from…

Which is a hard question to answer because it’s the circular logic of RESULTS motivate me to get RESULTS that motivate me to get RESULTS…

That being said, I’ve been optimising my YouTube videos as part of my 1% improvement regimen.

In the last week, I increased my average views by 50% and 100% in the last month as shown below.

I don’t know about you, but that’s motivating!

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault
Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.
I hear the REASONS all the time why people don’t get RESULTS.

The thing I don’t get is why people resist doing the 1%. I’m not being simplistic here, I really mean 1%. I spent MINUTES producing these results, not hours.

Tony Robbins calls it Continuous And Never ending Improvement (CANI!) and it works by COMPOUNDING the results which is why it’s truly exponential.

That motivates me and KEEPS me motivated.

Wouldn’t you be pumped and juiced if this was happening to your YouTube videos?!?!

So there you have it – where I get my motivation… R-E-S-U-L-T-S.

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Anthony Robbin’s 7th Step To Lasting Change…

You hear it all the time, people are ‘successful’ but unhappy…

That’s because they don’t have the 7th Step to Lasting Change – A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT.

Without a positive environment, you are destined to be unhappy, frustrated or otherwise unfulfilled.

That was the last step that I needed about 10 years ago when I attended Anthony Robbins’ Date With Destiny event in Palm Springs California.

Little did I know WITHIN 3 YEARS I would end up living in what I consider to be one of the most beautiful ‘big cities’ of the world – Sydney, Australia.

“It all happens for a reason.”

Even so, you can create your environment – I did that moving to Australia, living in a sub-penthouse unit with a clear and unobstructed view of Sydney Harbour and playing squash competitively.

Elite athletes are a positive bunch of people who THRIVE on a challenge, progress and self/personal development.

Create your destiny by CHOOSING your environment. You don’t have to move halfway around the world to do it, but you do have to make a conscious effort to make it happen.

In a few weeks, I’ll delve into this a little more, this week’s all about squash and the distinctions of competing at the highest world-class levels -

I played my last match today – I lost, no make that I was beaten in the semi-finals of The Mens’s 45-49 Main 8 Plate in four games.

I was beaten on the day by a player who played better all-around. I gave him a run, he was gasping for air as much as I was at the end, but when all was said and done, he won, and deserved it.

This concludes my first International Squash Tournament and I have to admit it’s been a lot of fun – eye-opening and the catalyst I need to get myself to the next level.

The best thing about this week is that I played my best in every single game – I had the consistency of mind as well as the physical stamina. I don’t feel sore, tired or drained. I expected that based on my fitness regimen and preparation. More on this in a later post…

So on this note, I’d like to say thank you for all your good wishes and encouragement – it’s helped make this experience truly memorable.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.

I’ve said it all week, but I want to repeat here one last time – surround yourself with the people who are going to help you achieve your dreams. Your current success or lack thereof is a direct reflection of your peer group.

I know that’s a value judgment because it’s a fact.

Winners like to be around winners.

The more winners you surround yourself with, the better your chances of success, but y’know what? Even if you don’t ‘ultimately succeed’ [There is only 1 champion], I know that you’ll have a LOT MORE FUN than the alternative.

I realised something quite profound this week: It’s not really fun playing in a competition. When you look at the competitor’s faces, they are focused, nervous and tense.

The FUN part is the RESULT that confirms that all the training and preparation worked.

That for me is the FUN PART. Learning a new shot, developing a new skill, improving a stroke, understanding my body better, educating myself about nutrition and maximising my agility, speed and quickness.

Competition is just an ‘exam’ that tells you how you stack up. NO ONE likes exams… But anyone who has mastered a skill understands they are necessary.

I look forward to tomorrow when I get back to Sydney and can start my training for next year’s competition…

NOW I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO WORK ON!

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Marc Dussault’s Personal Mastery Blog Launched!

Yes it’s here – my Personal Mastery Blog!

I know quite a few of you were wondering when it would happen…

After all I have a Business Mastery Blog an Internet Mastery Blog and a Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort Blog

Why not add the PERSONAL component to triangulate the Exponential Mindset™?

I wasn’t ready until now AND I wanted it to be launched commemorating my entry into the 2008 World Masters Squash Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Yes, if you don’t know, this is my first international competition after winning an Open Men’s B Championship in my very first squash competition in 2005 and my first Master’s State Divisional Championship that same year.

That’s when I decided I wanted to give the international ‘circuit’ a go…

So here I am in Christchurch… Playing in the 45 to 49 age category to see where I rank within the top 100 in the world…

It’s going to be fun. LITERALLY.

This year is all about surveying the terrain, determining where I am within the top 100 to determine where I want to be NEXT YEAR when the Championships are in my home town of Sydney, Australia!

In fact next year it’s the World Masters Games that include ALL the other sports! It’s an event even BIGGER than the Olympics due to the sheer number of competitors.

NEXT YEAR is when I want to ‘peak’. That’s what THIS YEAR is all about -> NEXT YEAR’S COMPETITION.

I hear it all the time in business – everyone wants to make a quick buck TODAY. They rarely think of the consequences, costs and risks of such a short term strategy.

In my case, this is an ‘open draw’ which means the luck of the draw will determine who I play. I can end up playing 5 players who are way, way better than me. I have no ‘say’ in that whatsoever. That’s just the way it happens.

NEXT year it’s ‘divisional’ which means the draw is set according to ability, so unless someone outright cheats, players of ‘equal’ ability compete to win their ‘division’.

That’s what I plan to do – determine where I am NOW in the top 100 and set my sights on X positions higher NEXT YEAR.

In business it’s no different. If you plan to try to win ‘NOW’ and don’t know the rules in play, how can you possibly EXPECT TO WIN? If you just took a little longer to analyse the situation and ask a DIFFERENT QUESTION, you’d get a different ANSWER.

In my case, my ultimate outcome is that I want to get to play my BEST squash before I turn 50.

Why? Because.

Once the DECISION has been made (WHAT), then and only then do I figure out HOW I am going to achieve that.

I need ‘match experience’ and I also need to know how good the top 100 really are. I need to get on the court and slug it out to see where my strengths and weaknesses are WITH players my age – back home, everyone I play is younger and fitter than I am, with one exception (more about him later).

There is NO SUBSTITUTE to being here.

But I am not here to WIN – I am here to PLAY MY ABSOLUTE BEST.

Yes there is a difference.

You know what I’m talking about consciously or subconsciously.

I want to PLAY MY BEST so that I know what to IMPROVE for next year.

If I came here just to win, I would have reinforced really bad habits that might have worked to improve my chances to win NOW, but would reduce my chances to ‘peak’ next year.

I’ll give you an example. I do what’s called ‘breaking my wrist’ on my backhand swing. It reduces the power I can get from the stroke. If I just wanted to ‘win now’, I would keep breaking it and would be playing ‘better’ right now. By not breaking my wrist, I am not as ‘good’ right now as I could be, but by NOT doing it I will have SOLVED the problem by the time next year’s competition comes around. If I kept breaking it NOW, it would take me MONTHS of practice to undo the accumulated ‘muscle memory’.

Does that make sense?

In business the same thing applies. Often, I really, really want to help someone, but their bad habits are so ingrained that after 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years that they are too hard to change and he/she doesn’t have the discipline to create a NEW, BETTER HABIT.

In reality it’s not as much about discipline as it is VISION – seeing beyond TODAY to lay the foundation of a BETTER tomorrow. I call it a decision-making horizon.

So there you have it – the FIRST POST of my Personal Mastery Blog. Two years in the planning, it’s finally here!

The final point I want to make for today – I mentioned it earlier, is that SUCCESS, any success is all about the OUTCOME…

Mine is to PEAK at playing squash before I am 50. There are several reasons for this.

  1. I learnt to play squash in my mid to late thirties when I came to Australia in 2000. I had played some tennis and racquetball in my twenties, but neither competitively.
  2. Squash is a very unforgiving sport. The second bounce of the ball happens VERY, VERY quickly REGARDLESS of age. In fact the older the players, the LESS they WANT to run and the MORE they place the ball where you’re not. Experience is actually rewarded by skill, patience and strategy.
  3. Playing at the international level requires the penultimate level of dedication. I was not willing to make that investment for this year’s competition, but plan to make it NEXT year. As I often teach, there are only 168 hours in a week and EACH HOUR has a VALUE. Squash was NEAR the top, but NEXT YEAR it has to be at the very top, otherwise I won’t ‘peak’ and get to be my ‘best’. The opportunity cost factors into the equation – more on this in a future blog post.
  4. I know that traditionally, 50 is a milestone that adversely affects squash skills: reduced peripheral vision, focus and other eye sight related symptoms, mobility and of course endurance and stamina. YES I KNOW that many/most of these can be counter-acted, but they are forces of nature that still need to be respected for what they are.
  5. 50 is another milestone for me. It’s when I plan to become a ‘global citizen of the world’ living and traveling with Monica while working on multiple continents – my training regimen will be adversely affected, but the VARIETY of people I will play will compensate for it. So if I have peaked by then, as I plan to, I will be able to extend that ‘competence/capability’ for several years – It’s called getting past the Vortex of Mediocrity™, one of the many concepts that I will be exploring in this Personal Mastery Blog.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I will have fun writing it. It will truly be a labour of love for me as I know that there are a lot of people like me out there who want to ‘get into the mind of a champion’…

With your permission, I will invite you into this world as I continue to push…

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.

If you want to wish me luck, please ‘Dussault’ by adding comments to this blog as the DAILY entries are posted. That will totally make my day and my experience that much more special!

Throughout the week, channel positive thoughts and energy to me – squash, like many other sports requires luck. All the shots that are up count even when they are hit off the frame… I need and want ALL THE LUCK you can send me!

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