Thanks for the daily emails. You don’t know me from Adam but I want you to know that your messages mean a lot to me. I find golden nuggets in each email and keep them in a file to re-read.Here’s my question: When you do Theatre of the Mind, do you ever encounter distracting thoughts coming into the image on the screen? If so, what do you do about them?John
MJF: Hi John, glad you enjoy the daily emails. Regarding your question: I used to get distracting thoughts. I might even call them “fearful.” I’d be imagining what I wanted and all of a sudden an unconscious block would show up. Usually it was a fear of failure or of things turning out badly. If and when this happens, it’s nothing to freak out about. Just use your imagination to get rid of the negative. Breathe deeply and stay relaxed and calm. Then bag it, box it or breathe it away. Send the negative to a place far, far away – then get back to what you were working on in your TOTM session.
How many goals can I picture during a TOTM session? My gut tells me just one but I always want to do more.
MJF: Cindy, you can picture more than one but I think ti’s best to focus on something bigger than all the other goals. Take your number one goal and build a fire around it. Once the fire is blazing it will spread to the other goals. I realize it’s tempting to go for “more” and to get there “faster” but this type of thinking usually slows you down and works in reverse. Be smooth and relaxed. Build confidence one goal at a time and you’ll be astonished at how far you travel over the next year.
Loving your daily emails. I have a quick question: How long should I hold a goal in mind when I’m doing TOTM? I’ve read that it’s 30 minutes. What do you think?
MJF: Richard, great question and what that is very, very important. The idea that you need to picture a goal for 30 minutes is totally wrong and misleading. In an instant your mind can go from negative to positive. In an instant, you can activate your servo mechanism for what you
want. The key is getting yourself into a relaxed and receptive frame of mind, taking the time to replay past positiives – then imaging what
you want with a lot of juice and enthusiasm (as taught in the bonus CD in the Theatre of the Mind program). When you add the juice to the imagery, I tell people to keep focusing and concentrating on it for about 30 seconds. That’s it. Not 30 minutes. So this should come as a welcome relief, eh?
MJF: Jane, the ZRL program consists of over 500+ pages and 12 CDs of a couple narrators along with Dr. Maxwell Maltz. It’s an awesome program that has helped many, many people all over the world. The only “knock” on the program is that Dr. Maltz isn’t LIVE in seminar.
The new Theatre of the Mind program, is one man’s journey of self-discovery that lead to success in several arenas, using Dr. Maltz’
information, along with pieces from Napoleon Hill and other great leaders in the self-development industry. From my personal experience
as well as those of the many people I’ve coached and by coached by, I give you the “real scoop” on what works and what doesn’t work when
it comes to setting and achieving goals, as well as going from a negative frame of mind to a positive one.
Personally, I believe there is a lot of misinformation out there that keeps people stuck – and much of it comes from the self-help industry.
For example, many are taught that you need to have a burning desire if you want to succeed. And this is true – provided your burning desire
isn’t so hot that you overcook everything in sight. I teach you how to really find the place of balance between burning desire that helps you
achieve your goals – and burning desire that leads to burnout or increased negative tension in the mind/body.
If you have increased tension, chances are your burning desire is NOT helping you. It’s hurting you.
And what about goals?
Should you have money goals with a time, date, place and exact number?
You may be surprised to hear my take on this matter.
Let me say one more thing: Each day I hear from people raving about the CDs in the Theatre of the Mind program. They tell me how it’s changing their lives.
When I hear this I jump a bit forward and ask, “Have you gone through the exercise on the 8th CD entitled, “See Yourself at Your Best?”
“Oh, is that on the bonus CD?” they usually ask.
“Haven’t gotten that far yet. Just enjoying listening to the first 7 CDs.”
“Okay, well, I suggest you take a break on the first 7 CDs and start listening to the bonus CD once a day. As great as the first 7 CDs are, the bonus CD is worth the price of the entire program 100x over.”
“I’m on it,” the person replies.
And this is the bottom line: In all the other programs offered on the Psycho-Cybernetics.com site, Theatre of the Mind is the only one that guides you step by step through the process. I don’t just tell you the process. I guide you through it. BIG DIFFERENCE, my friend. MONUMENTAL DIFFERENCE.
P.S. Got more questions, send them my way.