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Powerful Thinking Powerful Results to be a TV Show

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PRESS RELEASE – POWERFUL THINKING POWERFUL RESULTS to be a TV show

Powerful Thinking Powerful Results

Powerful Thinking Powerful Results

Since the late 1990’s Douglas Vermeeren has been conducting the Powerful Thinking Powerful Results seminars through out North America. The program has focused on how thinking an modern neuroscience shape our day to day activities and help us achieve the results and outcomes we want.  This program has made a difference to many professions in the financial planning industry, real estate industries, among sales professionals and more!  This highly sought after program has been recognized for continuing education credits in may fields and has been the subject of many articles and books. But now things are about to get bigger!

Vermeeren’s representatives have just confirmed that an agreement has been reached for Powerful Thinking Powerful results to launch as a TV show on two national networks in the United States and Canada. “The commitment at this stage is for 20 Episodes.”  Stan Romero, press agent for Vermeeren confirmed. “The show will share many of the lessons that Doug has been teaching in the program, but there will also be a lot of new things that no one has seen before.”  The new things he is refer to  have a lot to do with the lessons on the brain and neuroscience involved. “In last decade so much of what we know an understand about the brain and how we process information has changed. This show will provide the most cutting edge research available and share the most current methods to implement it into your life that we can find.”

Douglas Vermeeren, who is also known as the creator of  film The Opus, expressed his excitement at the deal. “I think media is being very under used in the personal development world. These tools can be used to teach in such powerful ways. Not to mention the sizes of the audiences they can reach. It is astounding.” On the surface this may appear true, but why didn’t it work for Tony Robbins. He can fill seminars with thousands of people but his television show, ‘Breakthrough’ on NBC was cancelled after just two episodes. Is the world ready for personal development on TV?

Vermeeren and his team think so. “It’s unfortunate that Tony’s show did not make it. I keep hearing from many people that they liked it and what I saw I also liked. What will make us different? What will help us stick around? We are trying a different model and a different approach, but that may not guarantee us success either. But we’ll do our best and see what happens.”

Currently there are no confirmed dates for the airing of the first episode, but all sources confirm that production has begun. We will post on this story as it develops.

Brain science increases sales

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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.

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.

 

 

 

 

How Thoughts Become Things – Special Edition Book available for a limited Time!

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How Thoughts Become Things -  Special Edition Book

How Thoughts Become Things - Special Edition Book

 

How Thoughts Become Things – Special Edition Advance Book!

By now you’ve heard about the upcoming Movie ” How Thoughts Become Things.”  Ridley Jones Publishing is pleased to announce a special Edition sneak peak at some of the cutting-edge research that will be presented in the film. This Special Edition book will be available for a limited time between October 20, 2010 and December 31, 2010. The edition will feature exclusive information that will not be available in future editions including an exclusive Audio Cd on “The 5 Ways your brain learns and 3 keys to mastery with any goal.”

The idea that ‘Thoughts become Things’ has been around a long time. What has been missing are the answers as to ‘How.’  For the first time ever in this cutting-edge book, How Thoughts Become Things, Douglas Vermeeren unfolds the process, systems and activities the brain uses to create your most powerful thoughts. Modern scientific research has given us incredible insights into the brain science that creates our realities.  By applying the processes of how your brain and your thoughts work you are able to harness a greater power to overcome negative thinking, self sabotaging behaviour and accomplish your greatest tasks.

When NLP was designed in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, the personal development industry saw a shift in the way looked at thought processes and success. Since then drastic changes have been developed in our understanding of how the brain works. In fact, more than 98% of what we thought we knew about the brain has changed in the last decade.

Utilizing the most recent findings in neuroscience, psychology and Vermeeren’s exclusive research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers this book will give you to insights on how to create powerful results in your life. It is not written to the scientific audience, but rather for easy application by anyone. The book also incorporates a new learning technology known as Pattern Priming which allows for maximum learning and application.

Participants in ‘The Neuroscience of Success’ live programs have said the following:

” As a person that has been working really hard in personal development I found so many things that I had never thought before. so many things that I have already applied. I can’t say enough about what I’ve learned and what I’m going to talk away from this program” – Jaeson Rau

“One of the most powerful lessons was even within the first few minutes.” – Patrick Buffalo

“When somebody sees that they can actually change their lives, you actually have all the tools for them to be able to do it.” – Guy Burns

“What can I say about the Neuroscience of Success course? I found it incredible beneficial!” – Lorna Selig

“I know have a lot clearer understanding of the brain and how it works. I can see examples everywhere of how I’ve allowed my thoughts to control my actions.” – David Bonk

“I’ve been able to now see how many negative thoughts we have going through our mind every single day. The awareness and now 5 steps to work through those negative thoughts. I can now move forward.” – Cherise Gosselin

“The information presented in The Neuroscience of Success was incredibly useful and interesting. The other thing I really liked was that we were given actually exercises that we can use.” – Lisa Ryan

“The most powerful thing for me was when you talked about stilling the pond and the Ripple Effect.” – Jaime Bonk

“One of the most valuable things to me was learning about cognitive evaluation, and how you can use it to evaluate each thought to see if it is negative or positive and use that to clear out the negative.” – Carlene Bennett

“I now know how negative thoughts happen and the steps that I can take to get rid of them.” –  Heather Betlamini

“I enjoyed learning the whole perspective of the law of attraction, and lookign at it in a different way. The patterning of your brain and  mind and putting it to work in making thoughts become things. I learnt a lot.” Jillanna Martel

With this book you will learn:

How to create change that lasts

The 5 ways your brain learns

3 major influencers on thought

How to overcome negative thoughts

The 3 kinds of deliberate thinking and how you can harness their power

The power of the Ripple effect

Strategic Cognitive Construction

Cognitive evaluation

Conditioning tools for your success

Why most people fail to get to their goals

Go into deeper detail with many of the concepts that the upcoming film “How Thoughts Become Things” will explore.

Shipping for in time for Christmas

This special edition book will be available until Dec 31 or while supplies last.

Order now and we’ll also include a limited edition Audio CD “The 5 ways your brain learns and the 3 keys to mastery with any goal.”

You can order this book through http://www.HowthoughtsBecomeThings.com or order by phone 1-877-393-9496.

$29.99 Plus shipping

* Thanks to the Succeed Research Center for the participation in this book.

One significant key to Success…

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One significant key to Success…
By Douglas Vermeeren

As I have had the opportunity to study more than 400 of the world’s top achievers I have found a single interesting key to creating greater productivity and success in all areas of life. This key can be readily seen in behavior, but it really begins in our thoughts. In fact, as I have studied neuroscience and how the brain works it begins at a level even more precise than thinking. It begins with how thinking is made.

It begins with our neurotransmitters.

Thoughts move through our brain over a pathway that begins with a neuron, then crosses a bridge called a synapse and is received ultimately by a receptor called a dendrite. Neurotransmitters are the agents (either chemical or electrical) which send signals over the synaptic bridge between neurons and dendrites. This is the exact place where the critical thing happens. The information in the thought either makes the jump over the synaptic bridge and continues on or it does not.

To be simplistic there are really only two kinds of neurotransmitters. Those that activate or allow the impulse to go forward and those that inhibit the continuation of the impulse message and prevent it from going forward.

So when it comes to creating success which one is more important? The neurotransmitters that activate or the ones that inhibit? While they both are important I would argue that there is one that may play a more significant role in creating success. Which one do you think it is?

Most people would say instinctively that it is the neurotransmitter that activates that connections leads us to greater success. After all, we hear and read so many messages from modern gurus that say we need to be proactive and those that are out there “doing more are getting more done.” But is this true?

No.

In fact, success on the inside at a molecular level all the way to success at an outside level is a matter of inhibitors.

Think about it. Everyday and in every way there is an overwhelming amount of information coming in at us from all six of our senses. (That’s right six, balance is one of our senses too.)1. In fact, too much information is coming in that we can possibly process. If our brain had to analyze and sort every bit of information it reacted with it would be paralyzed by processing. That is why our inhibitors are so important. They sort everything into either important or non-important. The most important things it lets become activated the non-important it eliminates.

We see the same effect in the world outside our brains. Successful people do not try to participate in everything. They understand that they can only succeed if they eliminate or inhibit things that are not important. They understand that success means a clear focus on the most valuable opportunities. 2. Less successful people on the other hand let every small distraction and meaningless opportunity steal their attention from the most valuable things. When the valuable things come last your cannot every create that which is most meaningful.

The one significant key to success that we alluded to at the beginning is simple. It is to learn how to inhibit those things that are unnecessary or unimportant. That is called productivity.

Often times people erroneously consider that the definition of productivity is simply to get things done. And they argue that productivity is increased when you get more done. While that is partially true, the real definition of productivity is better stated as minimizing input while increasing output.

The definition of productivity must include the decreasing of input, which demonstrates that you have learned how to create a better and more effective level of input.

The key to become a success in anything in life is not to do more. It is to do less, but to ensure that which we do is done more effectively. (That is something we teach in our Primed for Power event.)

The one key to significant success

There is one key to significant success

When we can learn to inhibit more of the distractions that are keeping us from the important things in our life we will find that our levels of success will increase.

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. The Brain that changes itself., Norman Doidge, M.D. p.3
2. Guerrilla Achiever, Douglas Vermeeren & Jay Conrad Levinson P.188

You knew it then…

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How thoughts become things

You knew it then!

You knew it then…
By Douglas Vermeeren

Most of us understand that what we think about has a significant effect on the quality of our lives. Our thoughts not only effect how we experience the world, but the things we experience in the world. Thoughts do truly become things. The question that most people struggle with is the process of ‘How.’

As we think about the question of how thoughts become things we can find some interesting clues in the world around us.

Elizabeth Spelke is a professor at Harvard University. She has conducted extensive research over the last 30 years into the cognitive differences between human infants and other animal species. Among her incredibly interesting findings is that the key factor that contributes to our unique cognitive abilities is our capacity for language.1.

Are there clues to how our thoughts become things in infants and learning language? You bet there is.

Most infants begin to learn how to speak when they are around nine or ten months old. The words first they produce words are nouns. Nouns are things. Like “dada,” “Mama,” “ball,” or “baby.”

Soon they progress and begin to discover verbs. Verbs are action words. Often these actions are what the child understands they need to do to become closer to the original noun. These appear as words like, “up,” “down,” and “go.” They understand when they say “up to “mama,” “mama” will pick them up and they become closer to her.

Next the infant learns how to connect these nouns and verbs. While connecting these nouns and verbs they begin to add adjectives. Many of these adjectives are emotionally or sensory based. Adjectives like “yucky,” “yummy,” and “happy.” It would appear that the child has attached a quality to the nouns and the verbs.

The next thing that appears in the infants speech patterns appears to be time qualifiers. Time qualifiers are words like “now” and “soon.” Although the infant may not have an understanding of the full meaning of these words they grasp that they can reference time to things and actions.

So how does this connect to our understanding of how thoughts become things?

When we begin on the process of thoughts becoming things we follow the same course as a child learning to speak. We begin by considering the noun or the thing that we want.

Once we become committed in our thoughts to the noun of what we want, our mind begins to consider the verbs or the actions of what will be involved in attaining it.

After the noun and the verb are established, our mind begins to place an adjective or quality to the noun and the verb. In other words, we recognize that a certain quality of thing will require a specific quality of action.

Lastly, our mind places a time qualifier on the event. We begin to consider the time and effort commitments that will be required and when it may be possible to reap the fruits of the efforts.

By looking closely at how a baby learns to speak we quickly discover that our minds have been trained since the beginning to follow a logical process of creation that continues even today in our adult world.

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. For more information and a FREE gift to increase your productivity go to www.TheGoalSettingCoach.com and for more details on how this article can be applied to your personal success become a supporting member of The SUCCEED Research Center . Douglas Vermeeren is also the creator of The Neuroscience of Success program which is calculated to train your brain to create greater successes and achievement in your life. For more on How Thoughts Become Things go to: www.HowThoughtsBEcomeThings.com

1. PBS special, The Human Spark.

How thoughts become things

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