Every year I like to make private forecasts as to whom I believe is going to win each round in the playoffs, as well as who will be the winner of the World Series. I also do this with football on occasion, as I have friends who ask.
Almost every year I get the grand majority of picks right. In 2010 and 2011, I nailed so many games correctly that I won steak dinners at expensive restaurants.
Last year was not so fortunate. I got almost everything wrong.
At first I couldn’t figure out how I went from such a high hit rate, to such a low one. Then I caught a couple flaws that interfered with my ability to predict.
This fall, with a bit of reluctance, I decided to make my predictions once again. I texted them to a handful of people. To say my predictions were mocked, derided and lampooned would be accurate.
One friend told me, “Dude, I’m telling you, these predictions are just flat out wrong.”
Another, who played in the MLB, laughed at me three nights ago, saying, “It looks like you’re only going to get one of of four picks right.”
My reply, “You may be right. I don’t care either way. It’s just fun for me.”
Well, last night I was texting both of these guys with lines like, “Well, I guess three out of four ain’t too bad.” And, “Doesn’t it hurt when you see how I out-picked the pros?”
Being able to sense the future is a skill all of us have. Most have this skill turned off at a very early age, and go the rest of their lives thinking that they have no intuition. Some even go so far as to say there is no such skill.
Oh, okay. So carry on, making far more mistakes than you really need to.
Personally, when I analyzed my level of intuition as a collegiate wrestler, it rated unsurprisingly low. I was a grinder. I worked harder than everyone else and when I competed, my job was to pound you with massive amounts of aggressive force. I gave almost no thought as to what YOU were going to
do. It was all about what I was going to do. Period.
This approach helped me win a national title. So, it works. But it’s a far cry from where I was in 1997, when I won the world championships in Beijing, China, in the art of Shuai-chiao kung fu.
At that time, I was much more intuitive about what YOU were going to do and what was the best course of action for me to take – but this sense was still not a highly developed strength. Far better than when I won a national title in 1985, but nothing to write about.
Then I looked into my approach as an entrepreneur and as a writer. In doing so, I discovered how I found a WAY to tap into my intuitive side – and how I did so on a daily basis.
First, I cleared my mind with specialized deep breathing exercises that I learned from my study of martial arts.
Second, as I breathed, I cleaned out blockages in my thinking to the point that there was “no thought.” Ironically, this created a free flow of words and ideas, coming to me from out of “nothingness” – then being acted upon without hesitation. It was just “sense and do.”
Recently, while going over various time periods in my life, I got to see an overview of how I went from being barely intuitive to so-so to highly. And the coolest part of it all is that I NEVER set out to develop this side of myself. It simply came to me as a consequence of “doing the work.”
Every day, I practiced deep breathing, Theatre of the Mind, Chi Kung and more. And I let the energy from these practices flow into whatever I was doing AFTER practicing.
Awhile back I got an idea to begin testing various athletes and entrepreneurs on their levels of intuition. The results I’ve come up with are both astounding and revealing. And it goes to show that we commonly think that the people who rise to the top are the most highly skilled “physically.”
And although this may be true, the real question is HOW did they get to a level above and beyond the others with their physical skills? Or, said differently, did they use their intuition to get more out of the physical aspects of their lives?
The answer is a resounding YES.
This leads me to YOU.
Ponder this question for a moment, “How much better could or would your life be if you were able to ‘tap into’ the right answers more often than you are right now?”
Let’s say you currently analyze the data, do research and still make decisions that are wrong in your business 80% of the time. Or 50% of the time.
What if you could be right more often. A lot more often.
What would that be worth to you.
That’s just part of what THE FLOW II is all about.
At my seminar I’ll show you how I make a lot of my decisions – and why my method is reliable MOST of the time.
Is it 100 percent. No. But what method is.
The key is not being perfect. It’s about being “on target” a helluva lot more often than you’re off.
The more you’re “on target” – the more you will command, in all areas of your life.
Come get some of that, my friend, at THE FLOW II, in Clearwater, Florida, this November.
You will remember and talk about this event for the rest of your life because it’s going to be a marker that shows how your life took a big leap for the better.
See you there.
P.S. This email was written without almost no correction or editing. If there are typos, they’re going to have to stay, for now. Just wanted to give you a sense of FLOW, when it comes to one of the most difficult tasks that many people face: a blank page.