Two weeks ago I gave a talk to baseball players about improving their performance. My daughter was there, appearing to be reading a book in the back of the room. My son was there, too, appearing to be scribbling drawings in a small notebook.
I say “appearing” because some people listen better when their mind is engaged doing something else. And some people who are staring right at you – well, they don’t hear or take in a single word you’re saying.
Interesting truth, eh.
Well, about an hour after I finished, I called and spoke to my son. He gave me a full run down on my talk, what he liked and what he thought I didn’t need to cover (and all of it was self-serving).
A day later, my wife told me how our daughter started incorporating the deep breathing techniques I taught – into her stretching routine for dance. Last night I sat in awe, watching her do the full splits in every direction, with ease. She then told me where she used to be stuck before adding the deep breathing.
Gotta love that.
Two nights ago, in the bottom of the 9th, Jose Lobaton, an MLB player I’ve worked with – walked to the plate with the score tied and one of the top closers in the game on the mound.
Two pitches later, the ball he smacked sailed over the center field fence and landed in the water tank. It was one of the more beautiful swings I’ve ever seen. Picture perfect. Effortless power. Aaaah. I texted Jose after the game, saying, “Now that’s the kind of deep breathing I’m talking about.”
We go through our lives, oftentimes filled with stress, strain, tension and pressure – none of which help us achieve anything faster or easier.
It’s the removal of the tension, the tightness and the strain that give you POWER, flexibility and strength.
Problem is we THINK we need to push to get where we want to go in life. We think we need to grind, create friction and make things more difficult than they are.
Yet, it’s the elimination of these very things that helps us achieve what we want far faster than we can currently fathom.
Show me a writer with tension and I’ll show you someone who’s copy is stiff, mechanical and boring.
Show me anyone in any profession who is filled with tension, and I’ll make him better by removing it.
I dare you to prove me wrong.
And I’ll reveal how at my seminar, The Flow II – in Clearwater, Florida, this November.
Come join in the fun – and take your experience of life to a level you’ve never known before.