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Decisions and the power to change everything – BAM#11

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Decisions and the power to change everything – BAM#11
By Douglas Vermeeren

You are just a new decision away from new possibilities in your life. All things change in the moment of decision. Many people recognize this truths yet very few people make real decisions to start living the life they’d prefer and feel they deserve. Why is that? And for those that do attempt to make a new decision why is it that they have so much difficulty making those decisions stick?

One of the definitions I like regarding decision is that it is a conclusion drawn after consideration. So if now is the time you’d like to bring some of the less desirable situations in your life to a conclusion this article is for you.

Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when deciding to move forward on what you want in life.

1)What you expect you get. As you embark on this new decision you need to expect to succeed. You need to expect that people and things will fall into line to help you. You need to expect that when things get difficult you will find a way through and you will succeed. Expecting tough moments and preparing ahead of time mentally is important. Most people stop trying to achieve their goals because they hit a difficult moment. Expect that those moment will arrive and have a strategy for breaking through. (More on strategies later.)

2)Decisions are not decisions until they have action attached. When action is attached to a decision it gains momentum. As you begin to move forward and take a step into the unknown the universe conspires to help you. Action always has consequence and bold action towards good things always comes with reward.

Your mind also recognizes the forward movement into action and develops confidence that you will actually achieve what you decided to do.

In our Personal Power Mastery seminar we talk about the importance of consistent progress. If you add new and regular activities that take you in the direction of your decision you will stay motivated to continue forward. People are happiest when they are progressing and there is a lot of strength gaining if you recognize your progress towards what you’ve decided to do. In the seminar we encourage our students to have 5 action steps towards their decision each day.


3)Own the future destination of your decision in the present tense. How we think determines ultimately what we believe and will take action on. If your decision is to achieve the goal of becoming a top sales person in your company you have got to begin by saying to yourself that you are worthy to be there today. You have got to see yourself as the person who has accomplished this goal.

More important that what other people say to us is what we say to ourselves. There is an ancient saying attributed to the Samurai which says that, “When we conquer the enemy within, no enemy from without can destroy us.” While it is true that others may encourage or discourage us their words have limited power until we decide to repeat them to ourselves with certainty.

Your words must support this. You’ll have to eliminate all fluffy conversations where you say, “I’d like to…” “I hope to…” “I should…” “I could…” “I Would…” You need to start thinking and speaking in terms of “I am.”

Here’s one bonus idea that can be added to this point. In the Personal Power Mastery seminars we call it the law of probability. If you want to achieve the decisions you make quickly and in the most powerful lasting way possible you need to surround yourself with the people and knowledge that will make it more likely you will reach that destination. This also includes often getting to knew locations and activities.

The reasons why so few people get to live the life of their dreams is not that they abstain from making difficult decisions. It’s actually the easy ones that they don’t make. Rather than choose the life they want they accept the situation they are in. And nothing changes.

Go get what you want today. It’s a new day and a new opportunity!
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An Awesome life is living your life by decision. You are where you want to be, doing the things that excite you, inspire you and bring out the best in you and in those around you.

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June 10, 2016 at 10:36 pm

How Thoughts Become Things – 1

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How Thoughts Become Things - 1

How Thoughts Become Things – 1

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct results of his own thoughts. – James Allen

How Thoughts Become Things – What we dwell on is what we become.


Thinking and Wealth – How you think can make you rich! Part 1

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What you think about can make you rich

What you think about can make you Rich

Thinking and wealth

By Douglas Vermeeren


As I have conducted my research on the super successful and super wealthy I have found many clues that  are fundamental in creating greater financial success. One that I will talk about in this post is simple but extremely profound. It comes down to appreciation. One of the major differences between those who are highly financially successful and those who are not comes down to appreciating their money.


No doubt there are some people there shaking their heads right now saying, ‘this is silly, we all appreciate money.”  But do we?


Let me explain what I mean by appreciation.  Most people think that appreciation simply means to have good feelings or gratitude towards a thing or situation. Maybe you appreciate something someone did for you or a gift someone gave you.


Appreciation is so much deeper than that, especially when it comes to looking at money. In fact, a great way to explain this might be to look at the opposite of appreciation – depreciation.  This is a word we heard more often when it comes to things in the financial realm.


Most people say they appreciate their money, but they most of the time making purchases that depreciate. Therefore we may safely assume that most people really don’t understand what it means to appreciate their money.


The dictionary defines appreciation as “understanding of the nature and quality of something.” Most people don’t truly understand the value of their money.  Consumer research groups suggest that the average american household spends more than 96% of their income on purchases that immediately depreciate. While it is understandable that some items such as food, clothing and shelter are necessities, the same research indicates that much of the income is currently spent on entertainment. These expenditures have no appreciation value.


If you want to see your wealth increase dramatically you need to begin keep a more careful eye on your depreciation spending.


I am not against enjoying life and having a great time. But to receive great financial returns a small shift is required. My personal research into the lives of the world’ most successful people demonstrates that by delaying immediate gratification and shifting the purchase mentality to appreciation great wealth can be created.


Purchases that appreciate, like investments, begin to place your money in a position where it works for you and grows by itself.




So the next time you are about to make purchases, even small ones, pause and consider the value of the purchase – Appreciative or depreciative. Set a goal to increase the amount of appreciative purchases you are making and you will find yourself moving towards greater financial freedom.



Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren is the founder of the Succeed Research center. He has conducted similar research to that of Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) by studying the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. He developed several success systems that have revolutionized personal lives, business and financial situations for hundreds of people around the globe. Doug is also the producer of the film The Opus featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, Bill Bartmann, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle, John Demartini and others.


Doug is also the Author of the latest Guerrilla Book with Jay Conrad Levinson, “Guerrilla Achiever.”


Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of the 1 X 180 Experiment, where he will attempt to create $1 million dollars from a single dollar in 180 days. (Six months.)


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 or order by phone 1-877-393-9496.

$29.99 Plus shipping

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

Douglas Vermeeren on Holistic Living Radio

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Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren

Holistic Living Radio

Holistic Living Radio

Douglas Vermeeren will be appearing on Holistic Living radio and discussing the upcoming movie How Thoughts Become Things, he will also be talking about the 3 myths of the mind that sabotage even the most motivated achievers, and the 5 ways your brain learns. This will be a great interview with many powerful strategies to create greater results and lasting success in your life. Also featured in this interview will be John Assarraf from The Secret.

The show can be heard at 10am PST on August 31 through

**We do accept questions during the show, if you would like to have people call in for questions they can call: 866-472-5792*

August 31 at 11am PST

Neuroscience of Success – How Thoughts Become Things coming to Edmonton

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Tired of trying to create success and have it not work out?
The problem isn’t in what you’re doing, it’s in what you’re thinking!

Neuroscience of Success

Neuroscience of Success

In this one day program that will help you learn how your brain works and how you can prime it for great success and achievement.

Learn current techniques in cognitive neuroscience, the law of attraction and real life application that will help you:

– Create change that lasts
– Understand the 5 ways your brain learns
– Learn how to stay focused with goals that matter
– Overcome negative and self-defeating thoughts
– Recognize the 3 major filters that effect how you see everything
– Understand the influences of geography and activity on your thinking
– Understand the thinking process top achievers use to create success
– Learn the process of HOW thoughts become things.
– And more!

To register call 1.877.393.9496 Seating is limited.
Early Bird price $99 Regular $179
Group rates are for available for groups of three or more.

Be one of the first 50 registrants and receive the audio CD “Strategic Cognitive Construction – the key to thinking anything you want into reality.”

This event will be taking place at the Edmonton Delta South
4404 Gateway Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2
(780) 434-6415

Why your big ideas disappear. – How Thoughts Become Things

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Why your big ideas disappear. – How Thoughts Become Things

Electrical charges that stimulate the thought processes of the brain

Neurons with electrical activity

By Douglas Vermeeren

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

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

Here’s the phenomenon:

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

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

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

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

Electrical charges that stimulate the thought processes of the brain

Brain activity with electrical activity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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