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December closes the year. Most of us reflect on what has passed.  Those with children review academic, sporting and performance outcomes. Sounds just like your 9-5, right? Where December 31 is the last day to squeeze in sales to hit financial targets and the bonuses that flow from them. When we review our year, do it with intention. Align the goals you started your year with to your outcomes. Not to beat yourself up if you did not make it in one area; rather to balance the numbers with reality. This year has been really tough financially, in personal relationships, health and business.  

I have never experienced bullying. Readers may be baffled or disbelieving, as I was an arrogant child, obnoxious teenager and spent the first 35 years of my life as a know it all. I was also a gentle giant, never engaging in any form of conflict. My physical size may have intimidated bullies; as I witnessed it on a regular basis. Behaviours that began  

An individual's power to think is often doubted. Firstly by themselves. This produces verbal statements like, "I am not that smart!" or "I don't know." These statements are not true, yet many go through their whole lives believing them, applying them, living them. What is actually occurring is your reference point something, in this case, knowledge, is not aligned. "I don't know!" is the most ancient cry for learning, education and knowledge. Not being able to say you know something in front of others makes you seem 'stupid'. This sets you up to being pushed out of the 'herd'. The danger in evolutionary terms is you are not able to reproduce and "the species" will die out. The ancient bridge to acceptance became either, "I am not smart, or I don't know." Education opens the door to learning and knowledge. Travel is the antidote of ignorance. The Alpha Potential uses tools which allow you to retrain your brain to think. Yes! You can learn to think. Think better, more creatively and think faster. The Ten Things List is a tool to strengthen the connections between areas of your brain. We use it to teach you to think.

Are You The Only Person Who Feels Like This?

During your up bringing, neural efficiency ensures anything that you do not constantly use is re used for those things that interest you. Sports people for example, learn movement patterns that allow them to perfect skills which make them team or world champions. Other movement pathways throughout their body which are not required for their chosen sport skills are re absorbed to minimise energy consumption. This optimisation of energy maximises the bodies ability to be successful in the area of focus. See this in action when a football team plays tennis, tennis players learn dance or gymnastics, or a rugby team starts a swimming session. Quite simply they are generally terrible!

Take Responsibility for How You Think

Recently one of our clients began the "10 Things Lists" and recorded his version on his blog site. Head over to A Stuntman's Guide to learn how the application of a very simple process strengthens your neural connections. It has some terrific side effects also. In just 10 days you will have 100 ideas. In 100 days, you will have 1,000 ideas about all sorts of things. Your brain's co-lateral and fore to hindbrain connections will physically change. Statistically, if you record 1,000 ideas, you will have at least 3 things that are worth developing into something for the future. Check out A Stuntman's Guide and tell us what happens for you. 2 minutes per day so you never have to say, "I don't know" again. Try to replace it with, "I haven't learned it yet", or "I will find out!" We are grateful to Brett Solomano's simple description of how to use the "10 Things List" Wally Salinger is a Mindset Coach who focuses on the results his clients seek. He has owned small businesses and worked with Executives and Startups. His methods are backed by international universities and experts in their field of study.

Juggling work, family, friends, health and spirituality to be present If we view life as a game where we are juggling the five balls of work, family, health, friends and spirituality. It is easy to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. Any damage or breakage is irreversible. For this reason we must strive to attain balance in our lives.  

Myth 1 - Goals don't change anything because actually you can never really change

Breaking 1 minute for the 100 metres freestyle was for years as ‘impossible dream’, the bridge too far. It became a myth, the goal beyond the possibility of human endeavour. For almost a century the best swimmers in the world chased this elusive prize. They all failed. Most failed not because they were physically unable, but because it was impossible in their minds. It was not possible in their minds because no one else had ever done it. A very different mindset existed in the mind of the girl from the wrong side of the tracks in the poor working