Developing Mental Toughness

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Developing mental toughness

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”Abraham Lincoln

One of the great stories of mental toughness is Abraham Lincoln.

In order to make a name for himself, Lincoln joined the army to fight in the Black Hawk war as a captain. He left as a private.

He was uneducated, but taught himself to read books and eventually became a well respected lawyer and later a congressman.

In 1858 Lincoln ran for a seat in the Illinois senate and was part of a series of hotly contested debates.  Although Lincoln lost the election he impressed the Republican Party leaders and, as a result, he was able to run for president.

Of course as you already know he won and went on to be one of our best presidents.

Abraham Lincoln could be the definition of mental toughness.

Mental toughness is the stuff of Olympic athletes, Navy Seals, Black Belts and great leaders, like Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading


Developing a Positive Mindset Using Positive Psychology

positive mindset“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”Albert Einstein

Many of the people I see in my San Diego office come because they’re in the dumps. They relate a story about how this or that is going terrible in their lives and they just can’t figure out how to fix the problem. They want to use hypnotherapy and NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming to “fix” their thinking so they can find a solution.

When this people tell me this, the first thing I have to tell them is hypnosis and NLP can’t “fix” anything. I tell them of the thousands of clients I’ve seen in my San Diego office, I haven’t been able to “fix” any of them.

That’s because there was nothing “wrong” with them. They simply needed to shift from a negative to a positive mindset. Continue reading


9 Ways to Find Happiness

Ways to find happiness“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”Dale Carnegie

It seems that everyone is looking for ways to find happiness. The problem is most people look for it in the wrong places.

Some people look for happiness in a new car or a bigger house. Others seek happiness through the use of drugs and alcohol. Some people just drop out and expect to find happiness by withdrawing from society.

I don’t believe any of these are ways to find happiness. Continue reading


Positive Daily Affirmations Put Your Action into Overdrive

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One of Ben Franklin’s Positive Daily Affirmations

If you want to achieve success in life you need to take action. You can think about what you want all day long, but until you make the effort and take the steps toward their accomplishment, your goals will remain dreams.

One of the keys to success in life is to take positive action steps in the direction of your goals every day.

You can motivate yourself to take those action steps by using daily positive affirmations.  Continue reading


How to Create a More Positive Mental Attitude

Positive Mental Attitude

How to Build a Positive Mental Attitude

Do you have a positive mindset or a negative one?

At the start of the day most people really have neither. They wait and let the world outside them let them know if their going to have a positive mental attitude or a negative one.

But there are ways to control your mindset and consistently have a positive mental attitude. There are simple things you can do to improve the way you look at life. You can set your mindset positively.

The trick to keeping a positive mental attitude is you have to decide to use the following tips every day. By practicing every day, you’ll set your mindset in the direction of success and fulfillment.

Here are 8 easy techniques you can use to create a positive mental attitude: Continue reading


Do You Have a Mindset that Manifests Wealth, Prosperity and Abundance?

Prosperity Mindset

You Can Develop a Prosperity Mindset

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”Wayne Dyer

Lately I’ve had a number of clients that have come to me wanting to use advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to shift their mindset focus toward wealth, prosperity and abundance. That’s because in our present economy it can be hard to imagine having abundance, wealth and prosperity in your life.

As a Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotist practicing in San Diego, CA, I have found that advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is very powerful in helping people make these mindset shifts.

There are also certain things you can do to help focus your conscious mind on wealth and prosperity. This positive prosperity mindset will allow you to chase your dreams while keeping thoughts of wealth, prosperity and abundance in mind.

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How to Use the Power of Positive Thinking to Build Wealth

A Positive Mindset

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was arguably the greatest boxer of all time. Why was he the “greatest”? It’s because he believed he was and got others to believe it too.

As America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach© I am often asked, “How can I use advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to manifest more wealth into my life?” What I hallucinate (I use hallucinate to mean imagine) that what they’re asking is “How can I use advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to make wealth suddenly appear in my life.” Continue reading


How to Motivate Yourself for Ultimate Success

“If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.”John B. Gough

Over the years I’ve talked with lots of clients and friends about how the powerful techniques of advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you live the life of your dreams. I find that many people have very interesting expectations of these therapies. Some people think that that all they have to do is go through a few sessions and then – whamo – their life changes overnight, magically, with no effort of their own.

Well for those of you that think that all you have to do is to go to a few hypnosis and/or NLP sessions to completely change your life I’m here to inform you that this just isn’t true. Although these therapies can be very powerful for shifting your focus, advanced hypnotherapy and NLP are not substitutes for preparing your mind – and therefore your life – for success. You have to do a little work by deciding on the type of life you want to live and the steps necessary to achieve them. While advanced hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you with this process it is no substitute for actually sitting down and using your conscious brain to decide what you’d like your life to be like. Continue reading