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Powerful Thinking Powerful Results – On Inner Healing Compass Radio

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Powerful Thinking Powerful Results

Powerful Thinking Powerful Results

 

DATE: November 1st, 2011

TIME: 10:00am(PST) | 11:00am(MST) | 12:00pm(CST) | 1:00pm (EST)

TOPIC:

3 Mistakes of the mind that sabotage the most motivated achievers

3 Misconceptions about harnessing the power of Gratitude

 

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Did you know  that the incorrect use of gratitude is what

has created our currently global financial recession,

incorrect expressions of gratitude is what contributes

most to the breakdown of families and society and incorrect

use of gratitude is what is causing our crime rates to escalate?

 

Why is the role of brain science so important for us to understand

if we want to be successful in our lives? You can change what you are

and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.

Have we got your attention yet?

 

While it seems certain that Douglas Vermeeren is destined to

leave his mark in the personal development world. It might be more

interesting to chart the difference he will make in the many lives

he is touching. He surely is a force for extreme good in this world.

Join us for this inspiring call!

 

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Douglas Vermeeren, Producer of The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment,

How Thoughts Become Things. Author of Guerrilla Achiever, Amazing Success, The Millionaire Myth.

 

Douglas Vermeeren, considered the modern day Napoleon Hill has conducted

research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. His books and programs have been translated into more

than 22 languages world wide. He was the first North American to address the Chinese government leaders on human

performance and motivation. He currently coaches many celebrities and business leaders and speaks world wide on the subjects

of the power of powerful thinking, achievement, productivity and wealth.

 

Powerful Thinking Powerful Results with Douglas Vermeeren

Powerful Thinking Powerful Results with Douglas Vermeeren

Be on the call  and webcast early to secure your spot…this interview will be in high demand…and oh Yes….

submit your questions now…and there is a good chance you can might get  them answered by Doug.

We will be waiting for you…so join us on this interview!

 

Talk to you soon…..

Karen & Salma

 
Unbounded Potential Empowerment Group Inc.

Brain science increases sales

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brain

The human brain

Over the last decade more than 98.2% of what we thought we knew about the brain has changed.  One of the things we now understand is that there are 5 ways your brain learns and processes information. Each person learns and sorts information differently.

Studies have shown that these principles can have a dramatic effect for people working in customer service or sales related careers.

Some of those results with customers included:

  • Up to 65% increase in sales and sales volumes
  • Up to 60% decrease in customer complaints and challenges
  • Up to 12 hours a week increase in available time
  • 23% increase in referrals

Obviously this all amounts to more money and less frustration. That’s a goal we all share. These skills to be more effective in sales persuasion are completely learnable by anyone.

Another problem you experience is that there are a lot of agents in your industry competing for the attention of your potential clients. No doubt you’ve attended networking events where you have felt that you blended in and were forgotten.

So what does it take to be remembered?

What does it take for a customer to seek you out?

It doesn’t happen by accident. Another powerful technique that recent brain science has uncovered is called Pattern Priming. One of the benefits of Pattern Priming is that it allows you to position yourself as the person in the room that ‘everyone wants to talk to.’

Pattern Priming is a key to:

  • Generating the right leads
  • Prime your prospects to self select and make purchasing decisions easier
  • Create an ‘elevator speech’ that gets people excited
  • Position yourself as the expert

If you want to learn about how these tools could enhance your bottom line, we will be conducting a training in March. Due to the nature of this training we don’t have room for hundreds to attend. Instead we can only accommodate a small group to work with one on one.

The cities we will visit include:

Calgary, AB – Edmonton, AB – Vancouver, BC – Victoria, BC -Toronto, ON -Portland, OR – Scottsdale, AZ-  Los Angeles, CA –  Las Vegas, NV –  New York, NY –  Honolulu, HI

This post is just to touch base and begin a conversation to see if this might be something you would be interested in learning more about.

If so please send us an email to doug@douglasvermeeren.com with you contact information.

Douglas Vermeeren featured in latest issue of Selling Power

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Selling Power

Selling Power

Calgary Sales trainer featured in Selling Power Magazine with cutting edge brain science.

 

Douglas Vermeeren is a Calgary based success teacher. His expertise sales, the brain and creating wealth. This month (December 2010) he was featured in Selling Power Magazine(www.sellingpower.com) where he unfolded 3 myths of the mind that keep people from reaching their greatest success in sales.

 

“These myths,” Stated Vermeeren, “are things that we cling to and believe are true. Ultimately many of these things are not true and they keep us from reaching our greatest potential. When we accept an idea as truth our brain work toward providing evidence of our beliefs. If these beliefs are false or negative they can have a negative effect on our end results. However, once we recognize that these ideas are not truth, we can dissolve the myth and create a more empowering future based on truth.”

 

In a sales career those who are most success rise to the top not because of a better product or system of sales.Without exception the top players are those who have the right mindset and beliefs about their abilities to succeed. Belief by itself however, is not enough, the top salespeople are also committed to developing the accompanying skills to be the best.  The winning combination therefore, is belief + skills.

 

The sales training that Vermeeren teaches is quite different than what you would commonly see from the many sales trainers in the business. His materials go beyond teaching ettiquette and closes. Included in this next step training are many scientifically based principles, including exclusive research on how the brain sorts and processes information while making a purchase and the rule of psychology in selling.

 

These sales programs are available from The Sales Success Academy to increase your sales skills, which will ultimately grow your bottom line.

 

Vermeeren is best known for his studies of 400 of the world’s top achievers. (No one has conducted such a study since Napoleon Hill did in preparing his landmark book, “Think and Grow Rich.” Vermeeren is also known as the producer of the movie The Opus and the upcoming film ‘How Thoughts Become Things.’

 

Vermeeren is The director of The Succeed Research Center (www.SucceedResearch.com) and the owner of The Sales Success Academy. (www.TheSalesSuccessAcademy.com ) Both organization are committed to ongoing research into the psychology and performance of success.

 

You can reach The Sales Success Academy at 1-877-393-9496.

 

 

Thoughts on Douglas Vermeeren’s materials:

“This is an amazing experience. I now have a direction and a stronger vision to reach my destination.”

K Torrance, Account Manager CJay 92, Vibe 98.5

 

Doug Vermeeren was our speaker of choice! After the main session the comment we kept hearing from members was “Wow!” Everyone in attendance felt like this was a major learning experience, and we had fun too!

Kristin Krause, Chapter President, Junior Chamber International

 

It was very evident that you had a positive impact and that participants were very motivated with much to consider.

We were very pleased with the results and look forward to working with you and your wonderful team in the future.

Geoff Foster,Senior Vice President, Taco Time Canada Division

 

“Doug Vermeeren has the ability to motivate and inspire people to achieve their biggest dreams.”

William Farley, CEO Fruit of the Loom

 

The tips for success, and the hands on approach are unsurpassed. I am more sure of my success now than ever before.”

Kathleen Johnson, BA, AICI, POC, President & CEO R.I.M

 

Does Meditation Increase stress?

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Does meditation increase stress?

Does meditation increase stress?

Does Meditation Increase stress?

By Douglas Vermeeren

Often we hear regularly in our world that to think effectively we need to slow down and make our thoughts become still. We are told that as we learn techniques like mediation we will be able to become more in touch with our thoughts and they will become more productive. This is not entirely true.

 

While meditation has high value for your productive thinking processes it is only one kind or style of deliberate thought that our mind needs to cultivate for functioning at high levels.

 

In addition to mediative thinking there are two other productive thinking states I’d like to touch on, creative and constructive thinking. In the same way we bring out our different personalities in certain social settings, we also switch gears between different thinking styles depending on what a specific situation requires.

 

The Mediative Mode of Thinking – Mediative thinking is generally considered the kind of thinking that puts your mind at ease. While it can put a mind at ease research has demonstrated that it is not necessarily the mode of thinking that relieves the most stress. 1. In fact, research has demonstrated the opposite that often times when we are left to think on the problems of the moment they grow.

 

Example: A friend of mine who suffered a relationship breakdown and then a divorce confirmed that as she was left alone to think about what was going on it was near impossible to still her mind. In fact, the quiet moments often caused the intensity of her negative thinking to grow.

 

Depending on the current circumstances in your life mediation and being still is actually dangerous. (If you want to know where the true relief from stress comes, keep reading.)

 

Often those teaching mediation describe the most successful state of meditation is to think of nothing at all. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. The mind is always on a quest to solve, sort, prepare and repair. Clear thoughts won’t come until the mind has cleaned off the space to do so.

When the mind is clear and stable, meditation then becomes a very powerful tool. Mediation will allow us to reattach ourselves to the values, beliefs and feelings that are most important to us.

 

Meditation does have its place in building strong thinking. Generally this mode is also considered the recharge mode. It is where our empty cup is prepared to receive more. But if the cup is already full with significant problems it multiplies what is in the cup to overflowing.

 

When we are ready to receive more it comes most often through the next stage of deliberate thinking…

 

The Creative Mode of Thinking – When we are relaxed and feel safe, our mind begins to explore possibilities for our present and future. In a relaxed state our mind makes no judgements about what it is possible, it explores whatever it is drawn to. This is where much of our inspiration comes from.   Creativity has a certain liberating energy about it that can lift an individual to new levels of satisfaction.  Creative thinking is also employed every time we recognize a challenge or problem and begin to search for the solution in a spirit of hope. If we look at a problem in a negative way it becomes paralyzing and creative thought is stifled.  All problems are in fact invitations to creativity.   But the creativity only grows in an environment of hope.

 

Creation is our minds way of finding a path where there was nothing before and the method it uses to make sense of things which are otherwise disorganized.

 

All problems we encounter are really puzzles. Creativity is where we find the solutions.

 

When our mind becomes excited about creative possibilities it begins to look for a way to make them happen in real life…

 

The Constructive Mode of Thinking – The Constructive Mode of Thinking deals with the strategies, plans and organization to create the thoughts into reality. We begin to formulate the actions that will bring the thoughts into a tangible reality in our world.

 

The research demonstrates that this mode of thinking is in fact where most of our stress is relieved. As we get busy and engage our brain in tasks in the current moment our worries are put on pause. Our subconscious mind sorts them out while our conscious mind gets out of the way. The key to stress relieve or stilling the negative thinking in your mind is to get busy occupying your mind with a task that requires your thinking.

 

As we talk further about the process of how thoughts become things in the movie we will return to discuss more of this essential thinking mode.

 

Each of these modes is necessary. We can’t expect to have results if we spend all of our time in the mediation mode any more than to expect results if we spent all our time in the creative mode. Each of these modes are necessary and each are interconnected. You cannot fill the cup with creativity, unless it has been prepared in meditation and it cannot be prepared in meditation unless it has been emptied out in constructive thinking.

 

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. Douglas Vermeeren is the author of Guerrilla Achiever (With Jay Levinson) and the creator of The Opus (with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Dr. Joe Vitale, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Sue Morter, Marci Shimoff, Bill Bartmann, Bob Doyle and Morris Goodman.) Currently Doug is completing another film entitled, How Thoughts Become Things. This film will explore the process of how our thoughts become manifest in our lives as reality.  For more on this film go to: www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com For more on Douglas Vermeeren go to: www.SucceedResearch.com Douglas Vermeeren can be reached for speaking engagements and training at 1.877.393.9496.

 

1.Track your happiness, November 15, 2010 Reported in Washington AFP.

 

How Thoughts Become Things – Official Trailer 2

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Here’s the 2nd official trailer for the upcoming film “How Thoughts Become Things.”

Can a person actually change?

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Can a person actually change?

Can a person actually change?

Can a person actually change?

By Douglas Vermeeren

 

Recently I had a friend express some concerns about some of the things that were going on in his relationship. He said it didn’t really matter how much he tried that he continued the same patterns that were devastating his marriage and family life. After arguments he would feel so bad that he would indulge in alcoholic behavior that would inevitably make the situation worse.

 

This post is really to help him with a few thoughts I had since we chatted, but feel free to listen in.

 

Although each of our mothers has told us that it takes ‘two to tangle’ in a fight. I have seen from my experience in the martial arts that if one of those fighters changes the rules of the confrontation that often times the fight doesn’t have to happen at all.

 

That’s what this post is about is change.

 

After talking about a few strategies my friend had tried the question came, “Can a person really change?”

 

The answer is YES! In fact, change is always happening. The thing that is more impossible than change is to stay the same. Even if you argue that you face every day more or less the same way, the situations you face are not the same. Change is happening around you and you are being effected by it. The only choice you have with change is that you can choose to act instead of being acted upon.

 

The greatest tool that we have to create the life we want is our ability to choose.  Your tomorrow doesn’t have to look like your yesterday. You can make that choice. You’ve probably heard it said, that ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try again.’ I prefer to say, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, remember nothing is the same as it was at first.’

 

Most people understand they have choice. The challenge most people experience is that they never invest the mental effort to decide what it is they really want. Therefore their choices and actions never create anything specific.

 

In the case of my friend, some of us do have ideas of what we want but we never really commit to those ideas until we run the risk of losing what we wanted. We then scurry in desperation to find bandaids to hold what we want in place before it disappears. We need to decide what we want and do something about it while it is still within our grasp.

 

If we are prepared to invest our efforts in what we want we will miss out.

 

Each day we make new choices, some of them work out really well, some we learn from and hopefully make better choices the next time.

 

But the only way we can grow into making better choices is to have a valuable destination in mind. It must be a destination that is important to us. We aren’t ever willing to work for things which don’t have meaning to us. When we have a valuable destination before us, then our brains can be convinced to get to work. (Convincing the brain can often be the hardest part. In the workshops, The Neuroscience of Success, I share a really great strategy that convinces the brain called ‘The Council of 5’.)

 

Creating change is a system and process that involves the brain. That process is scientifically called neuroplasticity. Simply, stated neuroplasticity is the brains ability to rewire itself to accommodate developments or change in situations or experience. One neuroscientist put it simply this way, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” In other words, that which we devote our attention, practice and performance to creates new neural networks in our brain and certain tasks become easier.

 

Heber J. Grant said it this way, “”That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do so is increased.”

 

So can positive changes happen?  Can a person change their life?  Can a person repair things that aren’t working in their life? Absolutely.

 

So what about in a relationships that are experiencing difficulty? That can change too. But we must remember that both people involved have their freedom to choose. If both are committed, not through compulsion but through choice, there is the ability to repair and strengthen a broken relationship.

 

But change in a relationship is often like growing flowers, you can’t get them to grow faster by pulling on them. It will take time and nurturing. There will still be bad days and difficult moments. That is where a firm commitment to that valuable destination is crucial. If the destination is truly valuable it must stay in focus even during these moments.

 

Change can happen in any aspect of a persons life and it can be the source of the greatest joys to come.  We are not bound to be as we were. We have the power to choose and with that power can come the greatest possibilities.

 

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. Douglas Vermeeren is the author of Guerrilla Achiever (With Jay Levinson) and the creator of The Opus (with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Dr. Joe Vitale, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Sue Morter, Marci Shimoff, Bill Bartmann, Bob Doyle and Morris Goodman.) Currently Doug is completing another film entitled, How Thoughts Become Things. This film will explore the process of how our thoughts become manifest in our lives as reality.  For more on this film go to: www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com For more on Douglas Vermeeren go to: www.SucceedResearch.com Douglas Vermeeren can be reached for speaking engagements and training at 1.877.393.9496.

 

 

 

 

Reciprocity and the power to persuade

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Reciprocity and the power to increase sales

Reciprocity and the power to increase sales

Reciprocity and the power to persuade

By Douglas Vermeeren

Sales people who understand the power of persuasion are far more successful than those who lack these abilities. Persuasion is a direct result of how our brain process information and perceives value. If you don’t understand how to communicate value in a way that the brain learns and processes information you are at a serious disadvantage to the rest of the sales force.  Extensive studies have been done on persuasion and the workings of the brain, we will share one of the observations here.

Finding #1 There is power in Reciprocity – Reciprocate means to give in return to a previously given gift. Reciprocity in sales can start with us sharing a gift, compliment, providing a favor or special privilege to a prospect. This should be done with no strings attached. When it is something truly given, something interesting occurs in the brain.

When we are given something our brains sense a need to complete a full cycle of exchange and provide something back to the giver in return. Reciprocation creates a feeling of cohesion and trust between the two parties. Reciprocity does not necessarily require the transfer of a tangible object, it can be as simple as doing the other a favor.

From my own experience I have a really powerful story of how this has worked. When my wife and I bought our first home, a condominium there were complications. While I can’t remember all of the details I remember it centered around a problem with the paper work submission leading to a significant increase beyond the price originally agreed to for the purchase. (By about twenty thousand dollars – yikes!) On the phone the company we had the agreement with told us that the problem was ours and if we decided to walk away from the deal they already had another buyer anyways.  We had to play their way or lose the condo altogether. My wife and I were frustrated.

I decided to go down to the builder’s office to see if we could find a resolution to pay what we had originally agreed upon before the paperwork challenge. As I drove up to the building there was a man just getting out his car trying to carry a box and some golf club. I had no idea who he was but I could tell his load was a bit awkward for him.  so I offered to help. I carried in the box for him and got the door.  I followed him to an office in the building, put his box for him, he thanked me and I went to find the receptionists desk.

When I got there I explained the reason I was there, to sort out the paper work misunderstanding. The receptionist said she had no idea who could sort this out and got on the phone.  As she was on the phone the gentleman from the parking lot came to the desk and was checking for messages. He overheard the situation as she explained it on the phone. He looked at me and invited me to follow him.

We went back up to the office and he heard me out. He then smiled and told me not to worry. He was the president of the company and they would honor the original deal. As I left he didn’t make any comment on the condo, instead he thanked me again for helping him with the box from his car.

I know that is what got me into his office and what ultimately solved the problem.

Further studies in persuasion cite that reciprocity is a power tool in persuasion. Psychologist Robert Cialdini of Arizona State University has spent his entire career studying the behavior and patterns of why we are influenced to make decisions and choices that we do. Among the six core principles of social influence he identifies reciprocity as the the top in a list of six prime principles. 1.

Additional research has demonstrated that those who provide favors and privilege to their prospect have an increase in referrals, positive word of mouth and repeat business.

A Real Estate friend of mine shares a wonderful gift basket for all who use her services. The result referrals and repeat business are always coming her way. Is that she performs real estate transactions better than anyone else? Probably not. But the gift given stimulates that brain of those she works with to give back to her in return. As we stated earlier the human brain is wired to complete the exchange by giving back to those who give to us.

Does the value of the gift or favor make a difference? Our research would indicate it does.

Often you see sales agents attempting a form of reciprocity at a coffee meeting when they spring to buy a coffee for the prospect. While this is a gesture of reciprocity research conducted with the Succeed Research center indicates that most prospects remain more or less unaffected by this gesture. 2. In many they even expected that the person who called the meeting or was doing the selling was kind of expected to take care of those things.

The same can be said of gifts at a trade show. Pens, mugs, stickers, tattoos, balloons, calendars etc. all started out at attempts to create reciprocity, not marketing as most would suggest. The problem why they no longer work as gifts of reciprocity, and rarely work as tools of marketing, is that these gifts at this level of value given are too common and they really make very little impact on us.

Reciprocity works but it cannot come across as insincere or as a cheap ploy to get us out there marketing for the company we are interacting with. It must be a true gift and something of reasonable value.

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. Douglas Vermeeren is the author of Guerrilla Achiever (With Jay Levinson) and the creator of The Opus (with Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Dr. Joe Vitale, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Sue Morter, Marci Shimoff, Bill Bartmann, Bob Doyle and Morris Goodman.) Currently Doug is completing another film entitled, How Thoughts Become Things. This film will explore the process of how our thoughts become manifest in our lives as reality.  For more on this film go to: www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com For more on Douglas Vermeeren go to: www.SucceedResearch.com Douglas Vermeeren can be reached for speaking engagements and training at 1.877.393.9496.

For information about the Sales Success Academy coaching and training programs please call 1.877.393.9496.
1.Scientific American Mind, March/April 2010 p.31(Cialdini has also published his conclusions in the book, INfluence:Science and Practice (Ally & Bacon, 2008)

2. Succeed Research Center survey conducted on reciprocity and prospect value interpretations 2010. This study involved rating and commenting on typical gifts that sales agents