During the Spring of 2007, a friend and client gave me a birthday gift. ‘Twas an autographed red-white-and-blue basketball.
Not much of a gift for a wrestler and martial artist, eh?
Well, hold on. There was something else. A note written upon the white part of the ball.
The note wasn’t pasted on or taped on. It was written right onto the ball.
It read as follows: “Matt, I’ll be coaching in the NBA before you turn 50.”
Now, this was quite a bold proclamation because this person had never played in the NBA.
Yes, he played in Europe. And coached over there. But the NBA is more than a long flight away from the European leagues.
Within a couple years this man secured a job within the NBA at the D-League level. It’s “kinda like” being a minor league coach in baseball. You may be a better coach than those in the Majors, but you’re not there yet.
So my friend put in his time. Many of his players got so good that they were picked up by the NBA mid-season, leaving him to scramble to find a way to win without the stars who just left.
Even so, he found a way to keep winning.
Year after year.
And then the year he boldly proclaimed came around. The year I would turn 50.
As my birthday neared I received some stunning photos from this man. I received some art work as well.
The photo was from the front page sports section. It showed his team holding a championship trophy. It showed other hands shouting into the air with a “we’re number one” index finger.
And very soon afterward, just around the time of my birthday, the big news came in another personal email. My friend, Nick Nurse, was now coaching in the NBA, with the Toronto Raptors.
I was the only person he told his “mental game” secrets to; the only one he gave a basketball to with his bold proclamation; the only person he even told his goal to.
I kept his goals to myself as well. Didn’t tell anyone what Nick was going to do.
Wouldn’t you like to hear what Nick’s mental game secrets for moving up the seemingly invisible ladder of success are?
I thought so.
You’ll find them in CD #6 in my all-new Theatre of the Mind program. Your jaws will most likely drop when you discover how simple Nick’s technique is – yet how powerful.
As I often say, “The simplest things are the most profound- and oftentimes the most difficult. Not because they’re difficult but because we make them more difficult than they are.”
Writing a simple sentence is supposed to be simple. Yet, most people complicate it.
Shooting a free throw is supposed to be a simple skill. No one in your way. Just take a free shot with no one blocking or defending.
Yet, players make it complicated – and miss.
Speaking in public is simple – yet many people make it so complicated they fear it more than death.
Making something simple complicated is a mental error. And it is corrected first in your mental movie theatre. If no correction is made in your mental movies, then no correction will take place in reality.
Nick Nurse understood this. It worked for him.
Will you let it work for you? Will you let yourself simplify what you’re making complicated.
I’d like to give you a hand – and my new program will show you the way I and so many of my friends and clients have done it.
It’s not complicated – but it is simple as well as profound.
Get the program NOW.
P.S. Some people have asked if the new Theatre of the Mind program is the same as the old program I had on a single DVD. I don’t know how it could be. Last year I released a 30-minute DVD on the subject. Yet this program is over 8 hours on CD, plus an hour on DVD, plus a gratis copy of 101 Ways to Magnetize Money – in Any Economy, plus a workbook. Doesn’t seem possible that someone could think they’re the “same.” But I’ll take the blame for not telling you sooner. They are very, very different. It’s like comparing a high school basketball team to the NBA champions. Big difference. But yes, it’s still just a game with a ball.
P.P.S. I guess I better give the entire name of the program as well, as the subtitle is very instructive. The full title is: Maxwell Maltz’s Theatre of the Mind: Creating Power and Results Through the Magic of Mental Movies.