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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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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

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

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

One of the big lessons Star Wars got right in Personal Development -Personal Power Mastery moment by Douglas Vermeeren

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One of the big lessons Star Wars got right in Personal Development
Personal Power Mastery moment by Douglas Vermeeren

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Over the last ten years I have had the opportunity to interview, spend time with and learn first hand from more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. These lessons have become the basis of what many are calling the most powerful personal change and development program in the world today. It is called Personal Power Mastery.

I have presented this material on nearly every continent on the planet and to audiences of thousands of people in almost every country you could think of. As I have seen people learn this information the lessons have continued. This time learning about the different personality types on the planet, the different learning styles these people have, the different reason people want to succeed or make changes to their lives and some very interesting ways people make choices and evaluate what they will and won’t do. (Even if the outcome will be good for them.)

I know the title of this article talks about Star Wars so I’d better get to that point. I am still most drawn to the originally trilogy by George Lucas. For me anything beyond that was simply an attempt to recapture (unsuccessfully I might add) what that original trilogy did. The original trilogy introduced such amazing ideas and concepts that connected directly with who we are as people.

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One of those links that I would like to talk about today is the Force. Sure, you saw that coming. But as I have studied the worlds top achievers and also those who were trying to improve their own lives I have come to the conclusion that certain elements of the force are real.

Yes, you heard that right. Now I’m not talking about the part about moving spaceships out of swamps or choking people from across the room. (Who knows maybe one day we’ll figure that stuff out.) What I am talking about is the connection that trusting our feelings has directly with the results in our lives.

One of my favourite scenes in the original trilogy is in the first film, now known as A New Hope. (I’m pretty sure everyone in the world has seen this film so I don’t think I need to warn “Spoiler alert.”)

You’ll remember that Luke and the rest of the rebels are engaged in an attack on the Death Star as it looms closer and closer to blow up the rebel base. Several of Lukes collegues attempt to blown up the Death Star by flying down a deep trench on the surface to shoot a few rockets down a ventilator shaft. Certainly a very difficult shot by any space pilots standards.

They each use a special targeting technology made specifically to aid pilots in making difficult shots like this. And even with that technology the pilots who attempt it fail.

Now when its Luke’s turn, and time has run out. Luke has only one chance. He also prepared his special targeting computer and heads down the trench.

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Then the voice of his mentor, Ben Kenobi comes into his mind and advises him to trust his feelings. Luke shuts of his computer and shoots his rockets with only his feelings, instincts and power of the force to guide him.
Luke is successful and the good guys win.

Okay, so here’s the connection to personal development, the top achievers, those that attend my seminars and you.

I have seen many people come in and try a very logical approach to constructing their lives. They plan meticulously and itemize a list of things they need to do and sometime even itemize the order in which they need to do them. They lean almost exclusively on a logical approach.

I seen them start great. But soon life comes at them and external circumstances, other desires and new goals or values take them off track. The logic only approach seldom works. It’s like the targeting computer in Star Wars. The pilots who failed relied exclusively on the technology. They didn’t dial into their feelings and they didn’t have the force. They simply went through the motions.

Let’s jump over to the force, feelings and Luke. As I do I want to point out that Luke did have the support of some technology. The x-wing fighter for example. He couldn’t have done it without it. So I’m not saying throw out all logic. What I am saying is that there needs to be a partnership logic and feeling.

In the Personal Power Mastery Seminars I point this out when talking about creating outcomes. If you want to set a goal or create an outcome you need to begin with some very specific descriptions of what you want. This will not only face you in the right direction but it will also let you know once you’ve arrived. But more important than that are the feelings. (in other words the Force) If you have no feeling behind what you want to achieve you will have a hard time staying motivated to get there.

One of the saying we share in the seminar is that “Your Will-power is a result of your Why-power.” Without feelings, an emotionally charged reason why you will never be able to create the activity needed to achieve the outcome.

But trusting our feelings can be frightening. You’ll remember the reaction of Luke’s friends around him when he shut off his targeting computer. They thought something was wrong with him. You may even feel personally that trusting your feelings so much when it comes to creating outcomes may not be wise. But I assure that as I studied top achievers they consistently go further with their feelings than they ever had with logic alone.

In conclusion I want to invite you to find greater feeling in your outcomes. When you connect the logical activities and planning that is required to create these outcomes you find more power in your life to accomplish these most important goals.

More on this topic another time…

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