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Douglas Vermeeren Featured on the cover of Soar to Success

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I’m super excited and grateful to be featured on the cover of this months Soar to Success Magazine. It is a pretty cool article too. Check it out: http://soartosuccess.eliteexpertsnetwork.com/2018/June/magazine.pdf

Personal Power Mastery is an important course in your personal development. The systems, strategies and patterns of success contained within come directly from the lives of more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. By learning and implementing these strategies you will find yourself closer to sustainable success than ever before.

Waking up just 30 minutes earlier gives you an edge – Personal Power Mastery minute

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Douglas Vermeeren - Personal Power MAstery 158As I studied the daily patterns of the most successful people in the world I wasn’t surprised to find this one. Are you getting started early in the day or do you like to sleep in as long as possible? Or maybe you just like a few extra minutes…Maybe its time for a shift? #personalpowermastery #PPM #douglasvermeeren #EARLYSTART

How you start the day often determines the kind of day you will have. Too often average people look for how they can hold back and relax. They assume that a few extra minutes in bed will make their day more relaxed and less stress. The opposite is actually true. By holding back and staying in bed a little longer you actually are creating more stress as it now becomes necessary to spend the day catching up.

You’ll find even waking up an extra 30 minutes earlier will give you the advantage of sorting out your day and getting things off on the right foot. Start in control and you’ll find you stay in control.

30 minutes may not seem like much but in the overall scheme of things it is often just enough to allow you to take control of your morning rather than have you respond and rush to take care of everything that you need to do.

There’s an old saying that successful people do that which is hard first, so they can do that which is difficult later. Broke and broken people take the easy route first and in the end get stuck with everything that is hard.

Make a choice now that you get the days tougher things behind you first. And for some the toughest is simply to roll out of bed and get started.

One final observation: Momentum is a key factor to getting out of bed. Like everyone else I know it can be hard to wake up. (Especially when I’m teaching a seminar in a location that has a different time zone than my own. My UK seminars start at 9am their time – 2 am my time. That means my day often starts at midnight when I am over there. It’s not always easy to get out of bed at that hour. Especially when you throw in the airplanes trips and the rest.) However the one thing I have learned is that the key is momentum. Create it before you feel like. Get moving and you will start moving.

When you get started early you’ll find that you will have plenty of time for rest later. And there is a peace that comes from knowing that the hard stuff is behind you.

Wishing you success,

Doug

 

What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill. 

In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.)

He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the creator of Personal Power Mastery which has been consistently rated as one of the top events for personal change and development worldwide.

He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

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Your life is your own fault – The power of thoughts – Personal Power Mastery

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Douglas Vermeeren Personal Power Mastery 152Recently I had a lady at one of my events express how she just had a massive a-ha moment occur. For the first time she realized how her thoughts literally had created her life. Now for some this may be pretty clear and evident. You might even call it common sense. But as I listened to this lady share her thoughts with my audience members at a recent PPM (Personal Power Mastery) I was reminded of the way our thoughts manifest themselves in reality and often how they can surprise us with their speed.

I will call this lady Joyce. As Joyce stood up to share her story I could tell that she was doing it with some regret. The results she had created in her life was a separation from her husband and they were now headed directly for divorce. It didn’t look like there was much that could change that. They had both gone a little bit to far and said a little bit too much that healing was near impossible.

As Joyce stood in front of the group sharing her current Realtionship state she began to talk about how the roots had truly been in her thoughts. Little by little she began to shift her thinking as to how things would be more ideal with a different partner. She began to think about how some of the little things he did annoyed her. Those thoughts began to slowly manifest themselves as small criticisms and jabs. She began to share how the more habitual the thinking became the more it turned into comments and actions.

As the thoughts turned more and more critical she began to see how they strangled affection and hope right out of her heart. Every sign of compassion for her mate disappeared until they found themselves here. She was quick to point out that her was not perfect. But he certainly had become far worse than he was through the kinds of thinking she was doing. The more she dwelt on his faults and painted him in a negative light the more terrible he became.

As she stood before our group with tears she admitted that her thoughts had gotten out of control. She never intended for it to come to this point. As she reflected on the journey she told our group that for the first time in a long time that she realized during our weekend together at PPM that she realized what had happened. And in reality she did still love her husband very much, but she could also see why he chose not to stay.

Now I don’t know what the ending of this story will be. But I do know that our habitual thoughts all come with a consequence. We cannot dwell on thoughts for long periods of time without seeing a form of them begin to manifest in reality.

My challenge to you is to choose your thoughts carefully and be sure that they are pointing towards the outcomes you desire most. For those of you who’ve attended PPM in the past you will also know how quickly you can shift your perspective and your thoughts and even the things that currently do not serve you (or even hurt you) can be shifted into something that you want and deserve when you use the correct tools and methods to do so.

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What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill. 

In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.)

He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the creator of Personal Power Mastery which has been consistently rated as one of the top events for personal change and development worldwide.

He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

What assumptions are you making that are incorrect? Personal Power Mastery moment

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There’s not much more I could say than what the quote says. I guess all I can add is that information that is incorrect is your worst enemy. Seek to understand before being understood as Stephen Covey says. And recognize that you don’t know what you think you know. Take time to understand especially when you have a big decision, or are facing something that is irreversible. Take the time to get it right.

Level up your inner Voice – Personal Power Mastery minute

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Level up your inner voice – Personal Power Mastery Moment

By Douglas Vermeeren

You’ve heard the saying that whether we think we can or think we can’t we are right. My interviews with top achievers and observance of those who are less successful have proven this true countless times. Our success begins with our thoughts, and even more specifically with the quality of those thoughts and what we say to ourselves.

Often most people don’t realize however, that its not the great and grand thoughts that pass through our mind each day that actually make the most difference. In fact it is the small almost harmless appearing thoughts that often have the most weight. It is the small thoughts that we often pay little attention to that condition us as to what we believe is possible for ourselves. Those little doubts are like cracks that appear in a damn. Almost almost invisible at times they make the structure of the damn weak and ready to collapse the minute something large presses against it. 

The same is true of the small thoughts most people continually nurture around doubt, scarcity, lack of self worth and so forth. Because those thoughts move freely in the mind without any attempt at repair when some great opportunity comes along that could really benefit them they are not able to take it into their lives because they have allowed small doubting thoughts to settle for too long. 

If you would like to achieve better outcomes in your life and experience more success the first step is to pay very careful attention to how you communicate to yourself. Positive and empowering communication must proceed powerful and positive results.

My challenge to you today is to start looking more carefully at your thoughts about yourself and to yourself. Start believing more in your ability to succeed then listening to your voices of doubt. 

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What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill. 

In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.)

He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the CEO of The Excel Leadership Academy which provides leadership training to many of the worlds top companies.

He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

Are you on Purpose? Personal Power Mastery – Douglas Vermeeren

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Are you on purpose?
Personal Power Mastery Moment by Douglas Vermeeren

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As I have taught the principles of Personal Power Mastery over the last decade Have seen some extremely talented people in business, in the performance arts and athletics. Once while in Canada I met a young man who was an incredible hockey player. He was no doubt destined for an incredible career in professional hockey. By the time he was 16 he was already being scouted by several NHL teams. Secretly they had each cursed he and his parents and shared offers and promises if he were to make them his first choice.

You’d think that would have been motivating. But instead it was exactly the opposite. This young man began to think of the money, fame and fortune that was headed his way and at times he began to think beyond the mark to what life would be like when it was time to retire. One of his relatives after all had warned him to put money aside so that he would be prepared when he could no longer play hockey.

His focus began to shift to what he would do after rather than on what he could do now. His practicing began to be more relaxed and he began to sit still reading business books more often. He justified it by thinking he was still so far ahead of his peers and he assumed the promises to him from the dreams were not conditional. Slowly his lead on the other began to diminish and in a short time the phone calls and correspondence from the professional teams began tot disappear.

Unfortunately he didn’t recognize what was happening until it was too late. He lost his focus on hockey and it was no longer an option for him. He eventually took a job in the trades and is now almost forty. He will never play professional hockey and it all came to loosing his focus and looking beyond the mark.

There are great lessons from this situation. The time to do your best is in the present and even when you are ahead there is still a lot of work to do. Obviously this missed opportunity is still one of the biggest regrets and what-ifs in my friends life. Had he pushed hard for the few years between his teenage years and taking the ice as a professional everything would have been different.

As we spoke together and worked through some of these questions it became clear that part of the challenge may have been the pressure and a desire to self sabotage. But we will talk about that another time. Today is about focus which is the first thing he lost.

When we are focused and committed we have more moments of what some experts term as flow. Flow is when we get into our groove and we perform at our very best levels. When we get out of flow we can then see distractions, self sabotage and feel pressure.

When we are in the flow there is no pressure. We are doing what we love and doing it well. When this friend was on the ice playing hockey he was in his flow. When the money, agents, teams and meetings were added to the mix he started to step outside his flow. The reason why is that he couldn’t directly connect those things to the feeling he was getting on the ice. Instead in his mind he separated them. There was the sport and there was the business.

The more he thought about the business the more he became split between the sport and his flow.
My challenge to you today is to recognize where you are splitting your focus and what it is costing you? What could you eliminate or delegate to others so you can be focused on your flow more each day? I call it getting into your brilliance zone.

And with the things that you must do that are not dialled into your flow how can you attach them to your highest values so that they support you rather than distract you. Take some time and think about that today.

Activities without purpose can never produce progress.

About Douglas Vermeeren
What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill.

In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.)

He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the creator of Personal Power Mastery which has been consistently rated as one of the top events for personal change and development worldwide.

He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

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Hesitation is wrecking you – Personal Power Mastery by Douglas Vermeeren

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Hesitation is wrecking your world
Personal Power Mastery moment by Douglas Vermeeren

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“Don’t just jump into something, take your time to think things through, it’s okay to take your time.” These are all saying that you’ve probably heard before. I have too. But there is one place I never heard them at all.

And that place was as I was conducting my first hand research with the more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. Instead the phrases I heard among the top achievers were things like, “Let’s get it done, how soon can we start? Is this something we can implement right away? who do we need to bring in to make that work?”

Top achievers understand there is danger run letting time slip away. They understand that every moment between the decision and the implementation is lost momentum, advantage and profits.

The reason they are able to make decisions quickly and get moving so fast on projects or ideas is that they have established what they are trying to do and what they really want ahead of time. They know their values and the outcomes they are trying to create and so when opportunities appear to advance their cause they can immediately say YES.

Average people on the other hand don’t really know what they want and they don’t recognize it when it appears. They have too think more carefully to sort through opportunities when they appear. As a result many of those opportunities disappear before they can get involved.

Holding back is also a symptom of scarcity thinking. Not only does it keep you out of powerful opportunities it also keeps you from experiencing abundance in others areas of your life.

Hesitation is the parent of procrastination. If you develop hesitation in your life it is only a matter of time until that instant hesitation develops into full-grown procrastination.

When you establish what you really want it is important to make your decisions quickly. And as we teach in personal Power Mastery decision does not exist unless there is an action attached to it. So any time you make a decision you must follow it immediately with an action.

Hesitation is also closely linked to regret. I was recently at a large family gathering all my aunts, uncles, cousins, distant cousins and so forth were there. I have a few relatives that are in the poverty pattern. Most of this can be traced back to hesitation, procrastination and fear. (by the way did we mention the root cause hesitation is fear? More on that another time.)

Any ways maybe your family is like mine. After all the hugs, kisses and hellos everyone starts talking about what is going on their life. Business often comes up. While everyone is sharing their successes I have a few relatives that you can count on to star sharing the “would-have, could-have, should-have stories.” These are the regrets that are expressed looking back at opportunities they should-have, would-have and could-have taken advantage of. (And I should again point out that this is not just my family – every family has them and it might even be you if you look carefully.) These would-have, could-have and should-have stories focus on opportunities that hesitation and procrastination and ultimately fear robbed this person of. Ultimately they long for a way to take the clock back and get another chance. Obviously that is not possible. And with this experience comes lots and lots of regret.
My challenge to you today is to become aware of what you really want in your life and then STOP HESITATING. When an opportunity appears to seize what you want take it. Don’t worry about not knowing enough, not having enough or being enough. Say yes, and then try and figure it out. You’ll find that more often than not the answers come quickly and easily. There is a Zen proverb that says “Leap and the net will appear!”

When in doubt LEAP!

About Douglas Vermeeren
What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you.

Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill.

In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.)

He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the creator of Personal Power Mastery which has been consistently rated as one of the top events for personal change and development worldwide.

He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

#PersonalPowerMastery #douglasvermeeren #dougvermeeren #personaldevelopment #success #goalssetting #acheiver #achievement #hustle