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The Olympic subconscious mind power training of Dr JoAnn

English: Michael Phelps starting the 4x100m re...

Michael Phelps Gold hording subconscious mind power training with tips from Dr JoAnn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watching the Olympics and seeing the excellence of Gold winners like Michael Phelps there distinctly appears to be an Olympic level of subconscious mind power training. And even if you don’t compete in the Olympics and win a display case full of Gold medals there is nothing stopping you performing like an Olympian in every part of your life.

That winning mindset that is subconsciously programmed to win in whatever you do.

Dr JoAnn of Performing Edge Coaching said that there are Olympic mind power techniques for that Gold medal effect.

Profile of the Olympic Gold Medal Mindset

What are the key characteristics of well-motivated Olympic athletes? And how do we achieve them? Through my extensive work with numerous Olympians over several years, I have developed a constellation of traits that defines the champion’s mentality. Elite athletes do not possess superhuman powers or extraordinary qualifications limited to a selected few. The characteristics that make a champion can be attained and developed by ANYONE who wants to excel in sports, business or in life.

So here Dr JoAnn points to the fact that anyone can train themselves in the characteristics that can and will make you a champion in whatever you turn your attention to.

She lists 7 of these as a guide for developing them yourself.

Olympic subconscious mind power training

  1. Enthusiasm and Desire — Love for Your Sport: Olympic athletes have a hunger, a fire inside that fuels their passion to achieve an important goal, regardless of their level of talent or ability. To accomplish anything of value in life you need to begin with a vision or dream. The more clearly you can see that picture in your mind, the more likely it is to become reality. Wherever you place your attention, your energy will follow.

Now this enthusiasm is a deep felt aspect. There are certain daily routines that take as little as 5 minutes at a time that uncover and generate these qualities and vision very simply. But more on that soon.

2. Courage to Succeed: Once an Olympian has the desire, he or she needs to back it up with courage — the incentive to make any dream you dare to dream become reality. It takes courage to sacrifice, to work out when you’re tired, to seek out tough competition when you know you’ll probably lose. It takes courage to stick to your game plan and the relentless pursuit of your goal when you encounter obstacles. It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, physically or mentally, to test your limits, and to break through barriers.

So when courage is mustered are we subconsciously telling ourselves “this is doable”, “I can do this”?

3. Internal Motivation and Self-Direction: Champion athletes decide early on that they are training and competing for themselves — not for their parents, their coaches or for the medals. Direction and drive need to come from within. The goals must be ones that you have chosen because that’s exactly what you want to be doing. Ask yourself, what keeps you running? Who are you doing it for?

It’s true it comes from within. But what effect and message does it send your subconscious mind if you choose to go for it for yourself, rather than your parents dreams. Whose responsibility is it? If it is your own, does that mean that external factors steer you off course less? Do you stay on track and leap the last hurdle even if you get tripped along the way?

Is it a case that subconsciously you are not letting there to be a get out clause, no room for being a victim of circumstance?

4. Commitment to Excellence: How good do you want to be? Elite athletes know that to excel at their sport, they must decide to make it a priority in their life. They make an honest effort each day to be the best at what they do. At some point you must say, I want to be really good at this; I want this to work. To notice significant growth you must live this commitment and regularly stretch what you perceive to be your current limits.

Again commitment removes the victim from the scene so that your strength can be uncovered and let out. It surprising what we hold behind closed locker doors.

5. Discipline, Consistency, Organization: Winning athletes know how to self-energize and work hard on a daily basis. Because they love what they do it is easier for them to maintain consistency in training and in competing. Regardless of personal problems, fatigue or difficult circumstances, they can generate the optimal amount of excitement and energy to do their best.

Resistance becomes lessened the more regular we turn to what we want to do, the hurdles of self-defeating thoughts are leaped over more easily as time passes by.

6. Being Focused and Yet Relaxed: Champions have the ability to maintain concentration for long periods of time. They can tune in what’s critical to their performance and tune out what’s not. They can easily let go of distractions and take control of their attention.

Distraction and calls for the minds attention spring up all over the place and when we pander to them and jump from one to another we tell ourselves subconsciously that what we were working on is not that important so it does not matter, even when it does. Practice, practice followed by more practice informs our subconscious mind that this is important, this race is worth winning.

7. Ability to Handle Adversity: Olympic athletes know how to deal with difficult situations. Adversity builds character. When elite athletes know the odds are against them, they embrace the chance to explore the outer limits of their potential. Rather than avoiding pressure they feel challenged by it. They are calm and relaxed under fire. Setbacks become an opportunity for learning; they open the way for deep personal growth.

How many times does that voice and feeling arise to go and hide, and each time hesitation is entertained this voice gets stronger and more powerful, subconsciously sabotaging us along the way. Facing up to the challenges and relishing in the challenges subconsciously empowers us to keep going no matter what.

If you develop these Olympic subconscious mind power trainings and practice them daily you will find yourself excelling in not just in sports but personally and professionally too.

We all start at different starting points physically and mentally, so when you choose to develop your own Olympic mindset and make the most of the talents you have, stretching the limits of your abilities, physically and psychologically you will naturally start to see changes happening.

Personal growth and enjoyment will arise in all you do. And this subconscious mind power training when done everyday will turn into your very own Gold medal ceremony that doesn’t just inspire yourself but the people you come in contact with too.

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Richard Branson and the power of the subconscious mind

The power of the subconscious mind and Richard Branson

The power of the subconscious mind and Richard Branson [Image credit: wikipedia]

Positive and success mindset training has a track record of transforming lives but would you like to tap into the power of the subconscious mind so that it unlocks the same functionality as Richard Branson?

So why would anyone want to unlock the same powers as Richard Branson? Well lets look as some of his achievements:

  • He started Virgin Records because no one else would put out Mike Oldfield’s Tubular bells album
  • He expanded his number of Virgin Record Stores from 1 to 20 because he couldn’t pay a large tax bill.
  • He discovered and recorded the music of the Sex Pistols and many others.
  • Created Virgin Airlines on the spot because his flight home with his girlfriend was cancelled.
  • He chartered a 50 seat jet, got $35 from each of the displaced passengers and took them to their vacation in the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands!
  • He is about to launch Virgin Galactic – the first commercial craft to take passengers into space.
  • He hobnobs with rock stars and presidents and lends his name, money and time to charitable causes.
  • He supports causes such as animal rights, fighting AIDS, education, peace and human rights.
  • He is the epitomy of a creative business man that turns problems into opportunities.

So where do we start? It might be helpful if first we qualify what we mean by the subconscious mind.

The power of the subconscious mind

According to Ken Wu:

The prefix ‘sub’ simply means beneath or hidden below and when it is combined with the word conscious, it literally means beneath consciousness. It is a state where you do not have immediate access to under a normal circumstances. The subconscious mind was actually a ‘term’ in the studies of psychology which first theorized by the famous psychologist, Sigmund Freud. He strongly believed that there was a part of mind below our conscious threshold.

The subconscious mind controls every aspect of our lives; belief system, personality and behavior. Through extensive of studies, Freud found out that most of our natural thought processes were deeply rooted there.

Presentation Mindmap: Networked Consciousness

Networked Consciousness and the subconscious mind (Photo credit: inju)

So this is the place where how you act and think is already ‘predetermined’. Sometimes it is called the secondary mind.

So to further qualify that place in your mind where you observe, hear and see thoughts – this is your conscious mind. The sub-conscious is below that.

It’s almost like a canvas that is being painted upon, it absorbs everything that we encounter. It stores them in its own store house system – a memory centre that never forgets anything ever!

How surprising is that, when in our conscious mind we ‘appear’ to forget many things, especially your keys.

So how does the subconscious communicate…

The subconscious takes in information from the world and communicates it to the conscious mind (which mean the YOU right now) through intuitions, impressions or gut feeling – that kind or weird feeling you have inside your stomach or any part of your body.

For example, have you been in that space where you knew that the person you just met will somehow become your friend or even business partner?

Your subconscious mind is actually absorbing the subtle things about them; voice inflection, body movements, deep feelings and metaphorical communication that the conscious might fail to pick up. Some people call that ‘Attraction’ and I totally agree with that because the mind is always attracted to the ‘same-minded mind’.

This attraction is an attraction of something that vibrates at the same or a similar frequency, and as the [highlight color=”yellow”]mind vibrates with the energy of images [/highlight]and thoughts these generate a certain frequency, a certain energetic vibration. Now consciously we may not be aware of this, but unconsciously your subconscious mind is absorbing everything it encounters.

The information that it takes in will become the programming that it will follow when reacting or responding to the world.

Now this pre-programming can be both useful and less than useful. You may or may not be getting what you want in life right now because of the programming that’s been done earlier in your life. These may be from impressions given by parents and relatives, reactions to life events, TV programs watched, books read – the list goes on – all these are a part of the impressions that your subconscious mind feeds on.

You might even subconsciously hate money on some level without consciously knowing it and even though you ‘seem’ to be working hard to generate a certain level of income it seems to elude you, or even when you get it you seem to lose it just as quickly. You fail to recognise how you are subconsciously sabotaging the acts you perform. The subconscious mind is an amusing vehicle, it is not limited to money, it can help or sabotage relationships, your health, your body weight and even your over all well being.

So what can you do about it?

Reprogramming the subconscious mind with the power of Sir Richard Branson

Reprogramming the subconscious mind so that it acts in accordance with what you want is actually easier than it sounds. The subconscious responds mostly to metaphors, symbolic imagery, and indirect commands. One thing that you must always remember is the mind thinks in the form of images; it could never think in words. Even the words that you think of come in the form of images in your mind.

Richard Branson and the power of the subconscious mind

Richard Branson and the power of the subconscious mind [Image credit: wikipedia]

So visualization in itself is an excellent way to reprogram the subconscious mind.

The most creative act for a business person or entrepreneur is to see a problem or obstacle and instantly turn it into an opportunity.

This in itself is not just words. It can simply be taking a step back and having another look, ‘looking’ for the opportunity, looking for the blessing this situation has brought your way. You may not recognise it at first but just keep looking for the blessing and you’ll find it. To help according to Geoff Hoff there are a few questions you can ask whenever you are confronted by an obstacle that can help reprogram yourself for turning it into a ‘Branson’ moment:

  1. This isn’t working, how can I make it work for me?
  2. Now that I can figure out how to make it work for me, how can I make it work for others?
  3. Now that I know how I can make it work for others, how can I turn it into a business?

Asking those questions, or ones like it, will get your subconscious mind churning so it can give you all its lovely inspiration.

Branson is often thought of as a bit of a contrarian. He loves to shake up the “old-school” businesses. He often talks about how all his businesses (he has over 400 of them) started with his frustration at how things were done and conviction that they can be done differently and better.

So here can you get the sense of visualising how you can do it better?

So what frustrates you?

What are you going to do about what frustrates you?

I say, go build a company.

Understanding the power of the subconscious mind and finding ways to reprogram it for your own interpretations of success can be the foundation that will not just transform one life but many.

It’s fun, it’s not too difficult and you’re never too old.

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