Tag Archive for 'Discipline'

Get A New Body In 2012…

If you didn’t already know, most of the cells in your body will regenerate themselves within the next 12 months, which means you’ll have a brand new body – literally…

Though you can’t see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin. So just in the time it took you to read this far, you’ve probably lost about 20,000 cells.

That’s almost 9 pounds (4 kilograms) of cells every year! But don’t think your skin might wear out someday. Your epidermis is always making new skin cells that rise to the top to replace the old ones. Most of the cells in your epidermis (95%) work to make new skin cells.

The question is – which (new) body do you want?

New Year, New Body, New Year's Resolutions

Given the choice, which one would you prefer?

Here’s the thing – you have the choice… Click on the image to see how you can have a great ‘new body’ in 2012!

Deciding or NOT deciding are both decisions. One gets you the body you want, the other well…

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Not in the top 10… YET!

This evening I played a ‘top 8′ seeded player who taught me a few lessons:

  • Play with class, dignity and sportsmanship because when the game is over, it’s over. This guy made losing ‘fun’ if that makes any sense and I HATE TO LOSE!
  • What works for one ‘class of players’ doesn’t work at the top end of the rankings… That’s very important business to learn in business – SOHO, Sole trader, ‘one-man-show; just won’t cut it when you start to get serious and want to land the bigger accounts.
  • Switching gears – knowing how to trigger the different styles of games is an acquired skill – one I don’t yet have in squash, but will develop. It’s like Killer Kopywriting™, making sure you speak the language your clients and prospects EACH understand because they are not one and the same…
  • There is no substitute to KNOWING, FEELING what the competition is like, LIVE AND IN PERSON. A master is a master – there is nothing more exhilarating than learning the BEST from the BEST. That’s why I know that our Bootcamp is a priceless opportunity for people to get an experience they can’t get anywhere else.

So there you have it, my lessons from today’s match which ended 0-9, 2-9 and 3-9.

With handouts it’s very deceiving – I actually played quite well, but not good enough to win. We had 15 to 20 really good rallies that I was very happy with – for now.

With this experience I now know what to aim for. I now know, without a doubt, how good I can really be. This is the first time I saw myself in another really, really good player. That is the GIFT I take with me as turn the page and focus on tomorrow’s match!

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S.

If you’re wondering why I picked up squash in my mid thirties, you’d have to read my book “Get The Best Business Results With The Least Amount Of Effort” to get the full explanation of the Circle Of Influence™, but in simple terms, I use squash to expand my circle of influence by design.

I am forced to deal with issues of discipline, perseverance, challenge, confrontation, limiting and empowering beliefs, self-discovery, health, nutrition and fitness to name just a few.

For example, when I was in my twenties, I ate anything I wanted and didn’t care about ‘nutrition’ and certainly didn’t understand the biochemistry of health at all.

Squash has forced me to focus on peak physical performance that is enhanced with mental self-mastery. I am now an avid reader of mind-body, eastern-western medicine judging on RESULTS that I can produce for myself and my ‘inner circle’.

It’s made me feel 10 years younger with vital health and energy that I otherwise ‘never’ would have discovered.

But best of all, it’s been fun – in fact it’s so much fun I often have to pinch myself to believe that I get to “continue to live my dream and empower others to do the same…”

I mean c’mon.

I’m literally halfway around the world from where I grew up (Montreal, Canada), living in a beautiful city (Sydney) and now I’m in magnificent and pristine New Zealand playing squash with the best in the whole world…

It just doesn’t get any better than this!

No, no, no…

Winning is not necessary for the EXPERIENCE to be life-changing and unforgettable.

Once again, don’t forget the difference between the OUTCOME and REWARD.

I can’t make this point too strongly.

Winning is the REWARD for the OUTCOME…

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9-3, 10-8, 9-7

My first International Squash Match ends in… victory!

I played really well against a formidable opponent. I got off to a quick start in the first game with my serve that was quite effective today.

The second game was a lot closer than the 8-2 deficit I found myself in – He got points on his serve whereas I just kept getting and losing the serve = no points for me :-(

From 8-2 down, I came back playing MY GAME WITH DISCIPLINE. I knew if I stuck to MY GAME, I could win. It took time, but I ended up winning 10-8.

The third game was a lot closer than the first 2 and I varied the pace to upset his rhythm – that worked to give me confidence even though he got an early lead. I knew that DISCIPLINE would win the day. At 7-7 I engaged my secret ritual and brought it home.

I have to admit I am proud of myself and have to give a shout out to my training partners – Nick, Michael, Ken and Simon as well as a special mention to Paul from Adelaide – he’s knows who he is… His tips made the difference today.

Tonight’s match is with a top 8 seed player and I am going to give it my best shot.

Lessons for today:

  • Stick to the knitting – DO WHAT WORKS when you need it most.
  • Preparation is something you can always fall back on. Without it, you’re lost.
  • Discipline and strategy wins the game when the opponents are of equal calibre.
  • You want to make sure you WIN every game or at least not LOSE it. You only LOSE it if you don’t play your best. If you play your best and the other player WINS, that’s part of sport – you just don’t want to LOSE what you could have WON.

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

Australia’s #1 Exponential Growth Strategist and Squash Addict

P.S.

As I teach in my book “Get The Best Business Results With The Least Amount Of Effor“, I took 3 pages of notes and distinctions about what I did, didn’t do, what worked and what didn’t work. There is no other time when those thoughts and ideas will clearer within my Reticular Activation System than RIGHT NOW.

Don’t forget to do this yourself when you have a big sales victory of your own…

It’s a priceless strategy to ensure your on-going progress and improvement.

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