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Why your big ideas disappear. – How Thoughts Become Things

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Why your big ideas disappear. – How Thoughts Become Things

Electrical charges that stimulate the thought processes of the brain

Neurons with electrical activity


By Douglas Vermeeren

Scientific fact generally begins as a hypothesis or educated guess as to why things are.

Often times these preliminary answers are much more than guesses, they are based on observable principles that have been previously proven or exist in similar situations we already subscribe to. Having said that here is a hypothesis I will put forward to explain an interesting phenomenon we have all observed in relation to thought.

Here’s the phenomenon:

You’ve got a great idea. The inspiring power of it hits you. It is exhilarating. Your mind is buzzing with excitement and it is contagious. And then suddenly your brain stops.

You appear to have reached your limit with the idea. Your thinking then shifts to something different. Because of this shift you doubt whether the ‘good idea’ was really as good as you thought it was.

Or maybe you’ve seen the same phenomenon happen this way. Do you remember a time when you were engaged in conversation with a group of people? The topic has everyone contributing. And then suddenly without warning everything goes silent in the room. No one has anything more to contribute on the previous hot topic.

You’ve probably heard it said somewhere that approximately every seven minutes in a conversation things go silent. This is that exact phenomenon that I am referring to.

Electrical charges that stimulate the thought processes of the brain

Brain activity with electrical activity

While there is no absolute scientific explanation of what thought really is, current neuroscience theory suggests that part of our thought process involves electrical impulses that travel through the axon of the cell and create chemical reactions in the synaptic connections.

The axon can be up to six feet in length and the electrical charge can travel from 2 miles per hour all the way up to 200 miles per hour. When the charge reaches the Dendrites of the cell it actives a chemical which makes the leap over a synapse and the electric charge then continues on it’s journey on the neighboring neuron.1.

So my hypothesis is simple, this electricity that is moving through our brain at the speed of thought is like other forms of electricity that we experience. In other words, it has a specified and limited charge or voltage. In our outside world a charge as it travels gradually loses the potency of its charge.

On the inside world of our brain activity, I believe that the reason our thoughts stop or the conversation goes silent is that simply the particular thought has run out of the electrical charge to keep it going. Much in the same way that spinning top eventually runs out of momentum. My external observances would indicate that if this charge theory is accurate that the average idea charge would last between 7 – 9 minutes.

I would like to research this hypothesis in actuality with a Electroencephalograph for more data. (So anyone out there that can help with this, please call.)

An Electroencephalograph records the electrical activities of the brain. One of the challenges I would have to overcome before engaging in such a study would be, ‘how can an individual unique electrical thought be coded so that it be specifically identified. At this point it seems that no one knows how to do that.

While my hypothesis has not been proven I have found a few items of evidence to support the concept of ideas and emotions dissolving quickly like an electrical would. Starting intense and then losing momentum until there is nothing.

In the late 1960 the popular children’s Sesame Street conducted research into the attention spans of children. They found that rather than making lengthy story lines that children seemed to do much better when following shorter segments or vignettes of about three to five minutes in length. This coincides perfectly with the above hypothesis of the idea or attention charge lasting only a short period of a few minutes. 2.

As a second evidence to support my theory, I found an interesting study where anger management specialists have found that a person feeling the strong emotions of anger, if left unprovoked will have the feelings of anger dissipate in under ten minutes. 3.

Having the ability to activate your attention span and stay focused with important tasks is a key to accomplishing goals and creating success.

So how can you keep your thought charge going longer? In the same way electricity is conducted best when the circuits are clean, clear and made of conductive materials the brain functions best when it is cared for with proper diet, rest and exercise.

To learn more about cultivating empowering thoughts please go to the official website for the film “How Thoughts Become Things.” (http//:www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com)

About the Author
Douglas Vermeeren is the director the Succeed Research Center and the producer of the upcoming film “How Thoughts Become Things.” Vermeeren has conducted extensive research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers and speaks globally on how anyone can influence their brain to think like a top achiever. For a free download on the 3 myths of the mind that sabotage even the most motivated Achievers go to: http://www.Succeedresearch.com

Notes
1. The Brain the changes itself, Norman Doidge, MD p.
2. Growing up with a three minute attention span, Morris Wolfe
On History of Media and the “Attention Span,” Michael Z. Newman (University of Wisconsin)
3. Anger Management for Dummies, W. Doyle Gentry, PhD, p.51

Content description for The Neuroscience of Success 2 day intensive

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How Thoughts Become Things movie gets visit from KC Kang – Personal best Magazine

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How Thoughts Become Things to appear NSA convention

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How Thoughts Become Things. A brand new movie that explores the connections between what we think and what we receive in our lives. Learn the connections between the Law of Attraction and the discoveries of modern Neuroscience.
It’s not just that thoughts become things. The important part is How and what you become in the process.
This new Law of Attraction / Neuroscience film will be exhibiting at the NSA (National Speakers Association) nation convention in Orlando Florida, from July 17 – July 20, 2010. (For more information on this event go to: http://www.NSA convention.org )
At this event speakers, coaches and trainers from around the world gather to explore what is new and exciting in the personal development world.  At the event this year the movie “How Thoughts Become Things” will be present as one of the featured exhibitors for up and coming attractions and events that are sure to be of great interest in 2011. Since the announcement of this exciting film it has been attracting interest from around the globe. Not since the 2006 release of The Secret has there been a film that has dared explore the connection between thought, the Law of Attraction and Neuroscience in such a comprehensive and applicable way.
“This will be a movie quite different than our previous film, ” Stated Douglas Vermeeren, who was the producer of the film The Opus. The Opus featured Secret Alumni; Jack Canfield, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Bob Doyle and Morris Goodman. Also featured in the film were other personal development luminaries like Mark Victor Hansen, Bill Bartmann, LuAn Mitchell, Ed Rush, Joe Rubino, Peggy O’neill and Vermeeren himself. The Opus explored how to turn your vision of your ideal life into a workable plan and then bring it into performance in your life. The Opus is currently available on DVD and as a book through Random House publishers.
“One of my goals in the film is provide practical strategies for overcoming and controlling negative thoughts.” Vermeeren continued, “If we can learn how to direct our thoughts and give them leadership we can begin to take control of outcomes. Thoughts that are left  without leadership generally have a hard time producing lasting and powerful results.”
Vermeeren also stated that his films are built to provide practical information and inspiration. He wants people to understand that Neuroscience plays a massive role in how our thoughts are shaped, formed and turned into behaviors.
More on the film, including the official trailers can be seen on the official website http://www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com  There is also a group that can be joined on FaceBook where Vermeeren and his team have been posting regular updates.

How Thoughts Become Things. A brand new movie that explores the connections between what we think and what we receive in our lives. Learn the connections between the Law of Attraction and the discoveries of modern Neuroscience.
It’s not just that thoughts become things. The important part is How and what you become in the process.

How Thoughts Become things

How thoughts become things at NSA

At this event speakers, coaches and trainers from around the world gather to explore what is new and exciting in the personal development world.  At the event this year the movie “How Thoughts Become Things” will be present as one of the featured exhibitors for up and coming attractions and events that are sure to be of great interest in 2011. Since the announcement of this exciting film it has been attracting interest from around the globe. Not since the 2006 release of The Secret has there been a film that has dared explore the connection between thought, the Law of Attraction and Neuroscience in such a comprehensive and applicable way.

More on the film, including the official trailers can be seen on the official website http://www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com  There is also a group that can be joined on FaceBook where Vermeeren and his team have been posting regular updates.

Make more money as a certified Neuroscience of Success trainer!

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How Thoughts Become Things and the Neuroscience of Success

Neuroscience is the study of cognition, thinking and processes of the brain.  Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing interested areas in personal development today.

The Neuroscience of Success is training your cognition, thinking and brain for unmatched success.  All real change begins internally first. This is the program to that will unlock those changes. When you have these tools not only will your life change, but your coaching practice will grow and you will become a recognized expert in your community on “How Thoughts Become Things.”

Through the Neuroscience of Success 2 day intensive you will learn how to make more money helping people:

  • Create change that lasts
  • Understand the 5 ways your brain learns and sorts information
  • Learn how to stay focused with goals that matter
  • Understand thinking processes of top achievers & use it to create their own success
  • Overcome negative and self-defeating thoughts
  • Recognize the three major filters that effect how you see everything
  • Understand the influences of geography and activity on your thinking
  • Learn the process of How Thoughts Become Things

– And more!

In addition, for coaches, trainers and speakers you will learn:

-The 3 massive mental mistakes that keep you from making more money

  • How to become an expert in your community
  • How to leverage the movie “How Thoughts Become Things” to become the leading coach in your community.

We have included these bonuses to help your coaching practice become more profitable:

How Thoughts Become Things – Trainer affiliate

In addition, this exclusive training program is the only one supported by the movie “How Thoughts Become Things.”

You will remember what happened when The Secret made the Law of Attraction popular in the main stream… everyone started teaching it and calling themselves a LOA expert. But very few were actually trained or had any previous experience with the Law of Attraction. The problem: Those coached were not getting the real support that they needed to apply the principles of the Law of Attraction.

Not so this time, only authorized and trained teachers will be associated with our program and you can be one of them!

  • All our accredited coaches will be listed, with their contact information on our official site. When we released The Opus our business month had more than 600,000 visitors to our website. Referral for clients and inquiries will be forwarded to you directly to from our site.
  • You will have access to utilize the “How Thoughts Become Things” logos and materials in your marketing.

* If you are a speaker or coach you know the money that can be made on offering valuable products. Our affiliate sales program will allow you to sell the DVD, Book, Workbook, audios and other “How Thoughts Become Things” programs at a high profit to yourself. More will be presented on this opportunity at the seminar.

Each event is limited to only 50 participants for maximum learning.

When the film is launched this course will be priced at $2000, if it is still offered. Our intention is to have all of our accredited coaches in place by then.  For those who are interested to help us by joining with us from the beginning we are offering a special price with exclusive bonuses available only to our trainers.

Regular pricing $2000

Limited Time pricing  Only $997 for the first 50 registrants per location.

How Thoughts Become Things

How Thoughts Become Things

This investment also includes:

The Neuroscience of Success workbook

DVD with 3 “How Thoughts Become Things” trailers

Screening kit – “How Thoughts Become Things”

Audio CD – 3 “Myths of the Mind that sabotage even the most motivated Achiever”

Certification certificate – Neuroscience of Success trainer

Free ticket to premiere event

To register please contact us at 1.877.393.9496 by email Rachel@douglasvermeeren.com or online at www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

How Thoughts Become Things Movie Trailer

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3 Myths of the mind that sabotage even the most motivated achievers

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3 Myths about the mind

that Sabotage even the most motivated achievers

by  Douglas Vermeeren

Myth of the mind #1

Negative thinking cannot be changed

It has been estimated that the human mind creates more than 70,000 thoughts every day. It has been estimated that more than 85% of those thoughts are negative. Negative thinking is defined as any kind of thinking that does not contribute, edify or build the person with those thoughts. It should be the goal of every person to seek out thoughts that will allow them to become the best that they can become and reach their fullest potential.

The challenge with directing your thinking patterns is that it is easier to talk about thought patterns than it is to create them. If we have been engaged in habitual negative thinking, positive thoughts will not always come naturally or easily.

Our thoughts are a critical factor for us to create successful outcomes. No matter whether our thinking is positive or negative our reality is shaped by what we think.

Long term participation in certain thinking narrows our view of what is possible. This is true in both positive and negative thinkers. The more you train your brain to think in positive ways the more you will expect, act on and create empowering outcomes. A person dwells on negative thinking and becomes more depressed, bitter, unhappy and frustrated.  This can lead in extreme cases to clinical depression and suicidal behaviors.

In most cases, thinking isn’t entirely positive or negative. Thinking is on a continuum with all thoughts having a different value of either positive or negative. Perhaps a better way to describe these thoughts would be ‘contributing’ thoughts or ‘non-productive’ thoughts. Each has a different value in terms of what they will empower or limit in your life. Nothing in thought processes is ever black and white, everything is varying degrees of grey.

All thinking patterns can be changed. Even the negative ones.  As your thinking is given deliberate leadership you can direct it to predetermined and desired patterns of thinking. With a change of thinking your external results will also change. Positive and productive thinking will inevitably lead to positive and productive results.

How do we conduct effect leadership of our thoughts?

For change in thought to be lasting there is a process that you must follow. The process we share in the Neuroscience of Success seminar requires an awareness of your thoughts, an awareness of the process required to change and a commitment to change.  Once the process is understood your thinking will change and you can then be, do have and feel greater success than your current thinking will allow. Go to www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com for more information on changing your thoughts today.

Myth of the mind #2

Our filters of how we see things come from the past

A filter is the way we see the world based on our values, beliefs and expectations.

How do these filters affect our thinking?  If you were to ask the average person about their thinking patterns, you generally wind up with a series of answers like this: ‘My thoughts and beliefs come from the way I was brought up,’ ‘My thinking is the result of what I have experienced in the past.’  Sometimes they have even stated it as part of their identity and attached it to genetics, ‘I am this way because of my father,’ or ‘I am a red head, we have bad tempers.’ You may have also heard thinking attached to culture or ethnicity, ‘I am french and we are gentle and good lovers.’ These are are all elements that have to do with the past or a context the individual is attached to in some way.

The moment ‘now’ is also part of your past. Technically what you are currently experiencing is part of the your past. How can that be? You may ask. I am in the middle of this right now?  Think about it. The second you have had an interaction with an experience your interpretation of it becomes a part of your past. The moment we call now is always becoming part of your past.

Are all filters for our thinking based in the past? No. In fact, the most important filter you use is filter is the future. Your future thinking is like a magnet pulling your thoughts in the direction you believe to be most beneficial for you. It is estimated that most people spend an average of 80% of their effort thinking about future events. Unfortunately, most are combining them with their filters of the past and getting negative results.

When we become aware of our filters the picture suddenly becomes more clear and it is easier to perform productive thinking. In the Neuroscience of Success events we teach an interesting process about the 5 ways your brain learns information. This is a great tool to direct your most productive thinking through the filtering process so that you can make it a reality. For more information on cleaning your filters go to www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

Myth of the mind #3

The brain stops developing after a certain age

Wanda is in her mid-forties. She went to college, but due to some challenging situations that occurred in her life she had to drop out and never finished. She went on to have a successful life as a mother and raised two really great kids. They are now getting ready to head off to college and this has Wanda thinking about the opportunity she never had to finish.

Being aware of her feelings Wanda’s kids have challenged her to return to school as a mature student. Her initial transcripts from the first time around were great and the college is also eager to accept her back.  But inside Wanda doubts if she can learn like the younger students. She is worried she is just simply too old to try and jump back in.

Earlier generations of brain experts would have told her that once you left childhood and youth your brain becomes somewhat static and unchanging. They would have said that learning becomes much more difficult, if not impossible for adults. Studies have now found the opposite to be the reality.

The majority of people still believe these old notions of the older you get the slower and more difficult your thinking and learning abilities become. These same people often reenforce these beliefs with the  following descriptions, “That’s just how I am,” or “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” or “I wish I was younger, then I could do it.”

This idea is false and comes from inaccurate conditioning in our society.

Modern studies have shown even seniors still have the capacity to reshape their thinking and effect physical changes on their brain. Your brain is continuously changing according to the leadership that you give it. This scientific name for this principle is called Neuroplasticity.

There is no limit to what and when you can learn. For more strategies on learning strategies that work go to: www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

Douglas Vermeeren is the director of the SUCCEED Research Center which is dedicated to sharing research on the systems that top achievers use to create lasting success. Over the last decade Vermeeren has interviewed more than 400 of the world’s top achievers, including business leaders, celebrities and professional or Olympic athletes. He is the producer of the film How Thoughts Become Things.  For more information go to www.TheGoalSettingCoach.com or www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

 

How Thoughts Become Things

How Thoughts Become Things