How can you live fully without using introspection and discovering your inner authentic self?
“As for the Way:
It is what the mouth cannot speak of,
The eyes cannot see,
And the ears cannot hear.
It is that with which we cultivate the mind and align the body.
When people lose it they die;
When people gain it they flourish.
When endeavors lose it they fail;
When they gain it they succeed.
The Way never has a root or a trunk.
It never has leaves or flowers.
The myriad things are generated by it;
The myriad things are complimented by it.
We designate it ‘the Way’.”
–Inner Training, verse VI
Tao: Inward Training
Thoughts are things- very powerful things which cause behavior patterns setting up events in your life. So if you are unsatisfied with the results that you are getting in relationships, in business, financially then direct your thoughts and re-program your mind.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” –Albert Einstein
What is it that you really want? You must be specific about this. Using visualization, that’s why creating a vision board is so important, will assist to re-program your sub-conscious mind.
It could be to win Toastmaster’s World Championship of Public Speaking. That would be a specific goal and grand enough to develop one’s speaking skills to its fullest, and then develope them even further. Using your imagination will attract the right people to your cause; it will motivate you to go beyond your present limits.
Working at becoming a World Class Speaker is specific so how would one go about raising their personal level of performance? The first would be to video tape your speeches in front of a live audience, and then view your self in action. Second attend other Toastmasters clubs and see the best in your area perform, how do you presently compare? Then enter you club’s speech contest and compete at the first level. Are you the best speaker in your club?
By developing your craft as a speaker is the first step to become the World Champion. To become great you must develop everything including the “content” of your speech. Every speaker has content, but content alone will not win contests. Using your body, voice and becoming an actor on the podium is what makes a great speaker, one capable of winning the top prize. I have a mentor at the club level, namely Mr. Randy Lindsey at Conquistador Toastmasters Club #5858. After I had become competent enough to speak without notes and confident enough to speak with out a lectern something magical happened; I became an actor and performed my message!
You have created a vision of yourself receiving the World Championship of Public Speaking from Toastmasters International. See yourself being handed the trophy at the convention! Visualize and feel yourself reliving your best performance! Now work out all the steps at improving your performance to attain this lofty and mighty goal. Find a mentor locally that you admire and has mastered public speaking. Attend a workshop at a speaking school or retreat taught by a world class professional speaker. As Sen. Lamar Alexander said: “Aim for the top, there’s more room up there!”
I have been working with coursework provided by Doug Stevenson and highly recommend his insight, his website is:
I’ll see you on the podium!
“It’s the same process that I used in body building, what you do is create a vision of who you want to be and then live into that picture as if it were already true.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger
1. Create a Vision for yourself.
2. Write a plan of action, prioritize.
3. Live the plan as if you have become your vision.
4. Find mentors
5. Do it now!
I am available for personal consultations, for an appointment you can reach me at: 520.977.0141
See you on Success Road!