I just finished a 3.5 day seminar – and I’m pumped. I’m planning on having another seminar in October, but most likely on a different subject.
During the event, another speaker told me that one hour of public speaking is equal to eight hours of manual labor. That’s how incredibly stressful it can be. I know that when I first began teaching in seminars back in 1982, after a one-hour talk I was physically and emotionally drained. Over time I learned to carry on for three to four hours at a whack. Then I went to two and three-day trainings.
When they were over I would immediately return home, sit in a chair and shake internally. It was as if a non-stop series of tremors were taking place inside my body. It would take me at least a week to recover.
Today, when a seminar is over, I sit for a spell and relax into a trance-like state. Yet, there is no fatigue. And I continue on, visiting and celebrating with others until the wee-hours of the morning.
After the seminar I was asked if there was a special diet I followed to acquire this energy. Answer: No.
The change in me has a lot to do with my ability to relax. And relaxation has a lot to do with not carrying around emotional baggage – as well as having consciously trained your mind and muscles to “let go” and melt. When you can do this your energy levels will sky rocket and the work you once struggled with will become effortless.
This is the case with any endeavor. The more relaxed you are when you do something – the higher the level of skill. Tis why the definition of a professional is “someone who makes what he does look easy.”
Combat Conditioning and Combat Abs contribute to your ability to do this because the exercises teach your body to relax under maximum stress. Also, because the focus is on deep breathing as well as pumping up and stretching the muscles, your body is flooded with more energy than all other forms of exercise. You get an incredible dose of strength, endurance and flexibility – all at the same time.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz always said that being “a professional human being” in life is most important. I agree with him. When you’ve let go of the negative and are focused on a worthy, useful goal – and when you exercise your mind, muscles and breath all at the same time – you make your journey here on earth a lot easier. And I can tell you from experience, being able to unwind the knots of frustration from your mind and body is a worthy ideal. Pursue it with passion and pleasure.