2014 Blogs

Can Positive Visualisation & Positive Affirmations really get you what you want? – 7 August 2014

I believe so, but not because of magic but because repeatedly imagining having what you want and stating to yourself that it already exists in your life stirs up the appropriate behaviour within you to make you do the necessary things that take you towards achieving your goals.

Why don't you give it a try? Pick something you want to attain. Give yourself a realistic timeframe in which to attain it. Then for 2 minutes every day in the morning, maybe just after waking up, and 2 minutes every evening, perhaps as you are getting ready to go to sleep, imagine you already have what you want in life. At the end of each visualisation period, state an affirmation 10 times repeatedly that complements this process - eg "It's now so good to have .......... in my life". Do this twice daily for the time period you expect it will take to achieve your goal. That may be several weeks, months or even years if it is a real stretch. However if you can maintain the discipline of carrying out this process for the full allotted timeframe, it truly enhances attainability through effective and relevant behavioural change.

What sort of goals can people choose? Anything really from wanting to get up earlier and feel energetic and effective from the outset, to performing better at work or in sports. Even owning a car of your dreams or enjoying a holiday destination. Some people use it to improve their wealth - the options are limitless. However as I stated, ensure the timeframes are reasonable. I doubt anyone could go from zero to financial abundance in a matter of a few months!

Positive visualisations and affirmations are a great starting point and in themselves can take you far but you can add other factors that make it even more likely to reach a successful outcome.

The book "If you think you can... YOU CAN!" outlines these additional specifics and has been endorsed by Debbie McGee in the UK's Daily Mail newspaper as being the book that most influenced her life http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2653251/If-Ive-pounds-I-easy-bread-biscuits-cakes-Debbie-McGee-microscope.html

If you want a hard copy you can get it from http://trainingalliancegroup.co.uk/product/if-you-think-you-can-you-can/

An eBook version is available from Amazon through http://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Think-Can-YOU-CAN-ebook/dp/B00F1LM00G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407330414&sr=8-1&keywords=if+you+think+you+can+you+can

Good luck with your goals!

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Celebrities and Sports Personalities supported by Robert Russell, Mindset Synergy

The following are some of the celebrities and sports personalities who have been supported by Robert Russell, Mindset Synergy to achieve a personal or a sporting goal. Due to reasons of confidentiality no further information will be divulged, either now or in the future, unless the celebrity or sport personality in question agrees to allow the matter to be discussed further.

JOE BROWN - Guitarist Musician
JOHN BIDWELL - World Clay Pigeon Champion 1988, 1995, 1996
PAUL DANIELS - International Magician
JEMMA KIDD - Make Up Artist
HELEN LEDERER - Comedienne
NIALL MACKENZIE - British Superbike Championship Winner 1996 1997 1998
DANNY RAMPLING - International DJ
RAY STEVENS - Judo Silver Medalist Barcelona Olympics
JOHN SWANNELL - International and Royal Photographer
Sport Mindset – 3 July 2014

As the 2014 FIFA WorldCup moves towards it's final week, it's been interesting to see how the different teams have performed over the various stages of the competition. So many of the major favourite teams have been eliminated by lesser sides.

Of course this doesn't just happen in football/soccer but in all sports and it seems that when the bigger players have more to lose they tend to play 'not to lose'. This overly defensive approach makes the mind more protective. When we are protective we reduce fluidity and capability.

The team that has nothing to lose may often be less capable but when they play all-out to win and gain fluidity as a result, they can often overcome a better side. This is what has happened on several occasions in this contest.

Good teams and good sport players need to learn effective sport mindset techniques if they are to overcome this potential hurdle.
"Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things." Epictetus (55-135AD) Greek Philosopher – 11 March 2014

It's not our experiences that determine our outlook but our translations of those experiences. Thus we are the masters and mistresses of the way we feel and what we choose to do as a result of it.

That's not to say life isn't difficult. At times it is for most of us, as well as regularly or even constantly being so for some. But however hard it is, we always have control of our interpretations, which are down to us and no one else. This is why we notice the contrast between those who are heavily impacted by circumstances yet still chose to be upbeat and live as full a life as possible, and those who overall are well-advantaged yet feel negative and restricted.

So if your life is getting you down, clearly it will be beneficial to do what you can to change things. However, and more importantly, during those occasions when the inevitable can't be altered then it's time to retranslate. It may be difficult and you may think it's easy for someone to say something like that without being in your shoes. Yet when it comes to the crunch, it's not the others who are left affected, it is you. Therefore you can call them insensitive, you can blame them, you can attack them but none of that will really change your outlook and the way you are left feeling. That is always going to be solely down to you. No one else can do it on your behalf.
"2014 goals? Where are you going? – 15 January 2014

Nowhere in particular? Then potentially it's where you'll end up! Make a plan and you'll more likely get there.

This isn't about dictating what you should or shouldn't do. It's your life and we all have different aims and priorities, so that's down to you. But whatever it is you would like to attain, if you write it down and break it up into the various necessary steps or processes then you'll make it highly likely you'll achieve it.

Here is an approach I have generated and found really effective, which I've also outlined in an easy-to-use pocket book and eBook I've written, called "If you think you can... YOU CAN!"

Firstly, not only write down your goal but place what you have written where you will see it daily. It also helps to put a symbolic image representing your achievement next to it.

Next break the goal down into all the steps you believe you need to take to realise it. What's more break this down further into all the necessary actions you need to complete to accomplish each step.

Now instead of simply focusing on the goal, you will focus on the actions. Research has shown it is more effective to attend to the processes than the actual goal itself. If you complete all the necessary processes it will automatically lead you to your goal.

It is also good to chart your progress along the way. This adds additional spur and motivation, which helps keep you on-track. I do this by way of a performance circle. It consists of adjacent rings of 10 concentric circles. Divide it into the same number of segments as per the number of step goals. Then measure where you currently are on a scale of 1-10 in terms of fulfilling each step goal and chart it as a dot along the relevant axis line on the performance circle. Next join each adjacent dot together. If the resultant shape is small it highlights you are some way off your goal. Re-chart it on a regular basis – weekly, fortnightly or monthly. While working on and moving nearer to your action goals, the re-charted shape starts to expand towards the edge of the circle. As it does, you will find you are getting closer and closer to achieving your goal.

The above approach provides a sufficient level of information to work on successful goal attainment. However if you would like a detailed template to follow whilst pursuing any current goal, along with other helpful hints on motivation and mindset, then you can obtain this by searching "If you think you can... YOU CAN! by Robert Russell" in your browser, or directly through visiting http://trainingalliancegroup.co.uk/tag-store/tag-books/ for either the hard book or eBook.
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