Sunday, August 24, 2008

Follow Mentoring For Free System for Gold Medal Performance

Mentoring for Free system is a step by step duplicatable
process, that when followed will have you performing like an
Olympic gold medalist.

Some Rules of Greatness to live by

Here are Five Things You Can Do Today
to Be a Champion Like Michael Phelps

1. Improve on the Small Things that Make a Big Difference
Phelps was asked how he can break world records, sometimes
by a whopping one or two seconds (in swimming this is huge).
His answer was simple and something you can apply to your
own life starting today: Phelps said, "In swimming there
are so many little things you can change that really
do make a big difference in the end. We're able to go
back to the drawing board and work on the small
things that can make a big difference."

What areas of your life can you change some small things that
will make a big difference? Perhaps it is something as simple
as going to bed a little earlier, eating healthier, exercising
smarter, reading more, advancing your education by taking a
class, scheduling regular dates with your spouse and children
or getting a Coach to help you improve your efficiency,
proficiency and stay on track with your Goals. Whatever it is,
identify those areas and make the change.

2. Study Other Champions

Phelps was asked what separates those who are gifted from
those who performed in clutch moments and won. Phelps said,
"For me when I watch other sports, when
I watch Tiger Woods, when I watch Roger Federer,
when I watch Rafael Nadal, the best athletes can
compete under any circumstances. No matter what
it is, no matter what the pressure, you can always
overcome whatever is put in your way."

I have studied top athletes long enough to know that there is
an inner game and an outer game that must be harnessed for
one to achieve absolute Mastery of a thing. There are many
long hours of practice as well as having the attitude that you
will overcome anything that comes your way. Work on both
your inner game and your outer game simultaneously. Phelps
studies Champions in other sports and you should too. There
are always lessons to be learned and applied to your life.

3. Put Blinders on to Focus Your Energy When it's Time toPerform
Did you notice that prior to entering the water for each race,
Michael Phelps was wearing headphones and covered his head
with a hoodie? This was to block out the outer noise and
distractions and stay focused on his own predetermined priorities.
He was in his own world, he was in the zone. We all have those
moments when we must perform at our very best.

This could be during a sales call, a workout, a meeting with your
boss, a presentation in front of a live audience, etc. During those
times it is important to get yourself into a peak state of focused
concentration. You can do this to begin your day, prepare for a
race, get psyched for a workout or any occasion anytime you want.

Phelps listened to Young Jeezy during the World Championships
which he dominated. Choose the music that gets you revved up
and visualize yourself succeeding in the activity. Practice positive
self talk. You're the best at what you do. See it. Go there. Be it.

4. Do what you love

Phelps was asked how it feels to be the worlds fastest swimmer.
He said, "I don't think about it like that. I think of it
as something I love to do and I am having fun with it."
Champions do what they love and love what they do. The
amount of time it takes to achieve the level where you're
competing against the best of the best and come out on top
means you must be extraordinary.

To be extraordinary, sometimes you have to give up some of
the things normal people do like hanging out with friends, eating
fatty fast foods, staying up late and vegging out for hours in front
of the tv. Instead you use those hours to practice and with the
hours in between, you treat your mind/body like the fine tuned,
high performing machine that it is.

Phelps recognized he had the opportunity of a lifetime. When
asked what scarifies he had to make for swimming, he said,
"Doing normal high school kid things was something
I was willing to give up. I know I won't have
opportunities like this in the sport for the rest of my life."

What areas of your life could you rearrange or re prioritize in
order to raise another certain area of your life to new levels?
What could you let go of to make room for the Goals and Dreams
you truly desire?

5. Finish Strong

The race that absolutely left me speechless was the"Miracle Finish"
in the race between Phelps and Serbia's Milorad Cavic. In the
final seconds, it appeared Phelps would come in second. In the
last few feet at the finish, Cavic coasted to the end while Phelps
fought for it with everything he had. Even when Cavic had the
lead, Phelps never gave up. He fought to the finish. I wondered
how many times in life we go 90% of the way there only to fizzle
out or coast at the end. Regardless of whether you think you
have it won or not, give it your all right up to the very end.

That's what Champions do.

I learned in working with my Trainers Darin and Cordell, that
your greatest growth comes when your muscles burn and
fatigue and every sensation is telling you to quit. At first it seems
like that's all you have left. But those one or two extra reps
AFTER that point are the key.

That extra effort is where the real growth and magic happens.
These few lessons are just some of what I extracted from
watching Michael Phelps become the greatest Olympian of all
time. They are things that you and I can easily do every single
day if we simply apply them to our lives.

Unleash your inner Champion.

Live Your Dreams,
Jill Koenig
Jill Koenig, the "Goal Guru" is America's Top Goal Strategist.
A best selling Author, Coach and Motivational Speaker, she is
an expert on the subjects of Goal Setting, Time Management
and Business Success. Her Goal in life is to help you UNLEASH
your untapped potential. Learn cutting edge Goal Strategies

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I believe these Five Pillars go well with the past few post
of the Three Pillars. When put all together they should
help us all reach all of our goals, dreams, and desire's.
Your Friend in Success
Gary McElwain
216-539-3553 Anytime
Being a Mentor with a Servants Heart

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