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New Year’s Resolutions That Are Doomed To Fail

2019 is right around the corner.

That means, come Tuesday morning, most people are going to be working through their hangover to get started on the Resolutions they’ve set for themselves.

Which, in most cases, will mean dropping X number of pounds.

They’ll start a diet they hate, hit the gym a couple times, and end the week by binge-watching Netflix while eating junk food.


Because there’s nothing motivational about goals you can’t control.

And losing a specific amount of weight isn’t something we can control.

So, if you really want to get in shape, what goal *should* you set for yourself to get there?

Well, a buddy of mine was bragging to me the other day about how he lost 51 pounds this year.

He’s in the best shape of his life.

And he did it without a gym membership or a fancy diet.

He didn’t even set a goal to lose the weight.

He’d tried doing that the last 5 years (with the goal of only 25lbs), and always gave up. So he knew he needed a different approach.

So, what goal did he set instead of losing weight?

Just this: To start exercising every day.

That’s it.

And, since he’d tried and failed before, he knew it had to be a simple exercise routine.

So simple, in fact, that he’d never, ever, have an excuse not to do it.

So incredibly, brain-dead easy that he could do it every day, without fail, and maybe even *enjoy* doing it.

  • 50 pushups.
  • 50 body-weight squats.
  • And a 1 miles walk.

Pretty easy, right?

And no special equipment or gym membership needed.

He could easily work this into his daily routine no matter what else was going on in his life.

It’s not very intense either.

But it didn’t need to be intense.

Consistency was the key.

He finally discovered that *consistent* daily actions – which he could completely control – provided way better results than focusing on one big goal (losing 25lbs) that he couldn’t directly control at all.

In less than one year, he more than *doubled* his initial goal – which he had always failed to achieve the old way.

So my point here is this:

Setting huge goals for yourself in 2019 might blow up in your face.

It’s just human nature.

We set a big goal, without a clear idea of how to reach it, and totally ignore the fact that we can’t actually *control* the outcome…

Then, when we don’t reach the outcome right away, we give up and feel like we’ve failed.

It’s way easier to focus on goals you *can control*.

It’s easier to stay motivated when your goal is to change one thing in your daily routine.

Because then every day is a success.

It pumps you up for the next day… and the next…

And before you know it, that consistent, daily action adds up to some major positive outcomes in your life.


What big goals have you set for yourself in 2019?

Would your chances of success increase if you could break it down into a simple, daily routine that’s guaranteed to get you there (or beyond)… without all the pressure of focusing on the big goal itself?

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How Motivation Kills Success

If you want to make huge changes in your life…

Then you’ll want to avoid the trap of trying to make dozens of changes at once.

I realize the temptation is huge.

You discover subliminals that really work to make changes in your life.

You get super excited and want to change everything about yourself…

Everything that is holding you back…

And you want to change it all, now.

One of the most overlooked mistakes in personal development is over-motivation.

Basically, it’s wanting something so badly, wanting to make changes in yourself and your life so quickly, that you get in your own way and trip over your own feet.

When it comes to money, over-motivation can be an enormous hurdle.

Same goes for physical fitness.

This is why you make one change in your life at a time, instead of 20.

Once you decide to make a specific change, you track it.

And do so in a way that every day becomes a small victory.

Every day you improve a bit more.

Every day you feel successful, like you’re actually making real progress.

You can’t just learn something new and expect mastery over night.

Learning about it is only the first step.

Next, you have to *practice* what you’ve learned.

Study and practice.

Study and practice.

Mastery comes from *doing* the thing you’re learning to do.

Want to be more confident at social events? You need to attend more social events.

Simply listening to a subliminal session and repeating positive affirmations won’t cut it. They’re great for the initial mindset shift and confidence boost, but you need to solidify that new confidence with *experience.*

Want to master a new language? You need to speak that language, more and more each day. Just reading about it won’t get you there.

Want to start a successful business? Studying how to start a business won’t make it happen until you get out there and *do* what you’ve learned… And probably fail, but learn from your mistakes… then practice and try again until you master it.

In short…

Change takes work, and change takes time.

If you spread yourself thin across several changes at once, you won’t have enough time and energy to make serious progress with any one of those changes.

So focus on one thing.

Track your progress daily.

And turn every day into a successful step forward on your journey!

Not sure where to focus your efforts?

Then perhaps getting clear on where you want to go in your life is the place to start.

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Give the Gift of Good Sleep

Fixing my sleep schedule was the most life-changing discovery I made in 2018.

  • I have more energy.
  • I’m more productive.
  • My memory has improved.
  • I don’t get sick when everybody else does.
  • And I just plain feel better in every way imaginable.

All because I’m getting the right amount of sleep now…

Instead of just the 4-5 measly hours a night that I was told (lied to) that I needed to get by.

So I’ve been talking a lot about the importance of good sleep this year.

Getting good sleep is the easiest and most obvious – and most *overlooked* – way to quickly improve your health and your quality of life in every way.

So I’m hoping more people discover, and share, this “secret” to renewed health and energy with their loved ones.

Just get 7-8 hours of *quality* sleep each night.

On that note…

Our Christmas sale starts today!

So you can get 10% off all Speedzen subliminals, store wide.

Including our Sleep Aid CD, which is great for anyone struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep, for a truly deep and rejuvenating full night of sleep:

And… this is the last weekend to get CDs delivered in time for Christmas.

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My Uncensored Opinion of “The Secret”

You might be amazed what you can accomplish when you finally figure out how to use the ‘control panel’ of your own mind.

Actively creating the life you desire… instead of reacting to external circumstances.

I mean…

Have you ever pictured your life and what it would be like if you were able to take control of how you feel?

Moment to moment, pointing your attention – like a flashlight – towards the people and activities that give your more of what you want… while leaving everything else in the dark.

Most people never look at it this way.

Instead of directing their own attention, they allow their attention to be drawn towards things by external influences… usually towards negative things… like their failures and regrets.

And if you’re always shining light on your failures… you’re leaving all the opportunities for future success “in the dark” of your mind.

Your imagination is the most powerful tool you have.

And when you use it properly, it can almost look like magic to anyone watching as you suddenly start succeeding at everything you do…

….almost as if you have some kind of psychic ability to see opportunities nobody else noticed…

…and immediately take action to get what you want…

…Without hesitation… and totally free from self-doubt and needless worry.

And, of course, anyone watching you transform your life so quickly will jealously downplay your success as ‘luck.’

And even if you tell them how you’re doing it, most people won’t believe you…

…because it can’t really be that simple… can it?…

…it will still look like magic to anyone who doesn’t realize, that success is just a matter of using your imagination

…and then…


And that’s why it’s still so easy for so many “gurus” out there to keep selling that “Secret” nonsense.

They just hope you don’t over-think the fact that they make all their money promising to teach other people how to ‘manifest’ money.

Well… I prefer to teach things that actually work.

Because it’s better for long-term business, it’s better for my karma (if you’re into that), and… more importantly… it’s better for putting food on my table, because…

My clients only pay me for results.

If I spend 2 hours with a coaching client and can’t help them make the change I promised them… I don’t get paid!

And… my clients appreciate my no-BS approach because they only want one thing when they hire me…

…REAL techniques they can use to increase their performance on the job, in their business, or in their social lives.

And when it comes to Speedzen Subliminal CDs, I’ve taken everything that works best for my clients and packaged it all into easy-to-use sessions that subconsciously install all the beliefs necessary to get similar results in a fraction of the time. (And at a VERY small fraction of the price of coaching.)

And what’s the most important thing I teach my clients?

Simply this: How to control their imaginations.


Visualization is the most powerful tool you have for accelerating your learning… for programming your subconscious ‘goal-seeking’ system to lock on to any outcome you want… and for controlling how you feel about things, so that you are never ‘stuck’ in past regrets, and only ever feel motivated to keep moving forward…

…But it is clearly only the first step in the much larger, and life-long process of becoming more competent – and therefore CONFIDENT in everything that you ever do.

Instead of just visualizing the stuff you want…

…It’s far more effective to visualize yourself DOING the things that will bring you what you want.

Sounds simple, right?

Most life-changing truths are simple.

And that’s why they’re so easily overlooked and ignored by most people.

So maybe you’ll want to read it again.

And remember…

Always be learning. Always be growing. And always expect greater things for yourself and your loved ones as a result of your actions.

Because that is how you manifest limitless abundance…

….by BEING limitlessly abundant in everything that you think, feel, and DO.

Just focus on developing the determination to follow through on the goals you visualize, and the rest will fall into place!

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How To Stop Spreading Yourself So Thin That You Never Finish Anything

A person without a goal… a mission… a single purpose in life, is like a ship without a sail.

The waves push you this way and that.

But you never really move closer towards any one destination.

People who don’t have a clear mission and purpose in life always have trouble deciding what to do next.

Because – without that guiding mission – every task seems equally important, or unimportant.

There’s really no way to tell.

There’s no guiding principle for choosing one course of action over another, because there’s no clear way to measure the effectiveness of one over the other.

So, instead of picking a path and sticking to it, they move continuously back and forth, never really mastering any one skill, or working to achieve any one goal.

“Do I stick with this career, or study and train for a better one?”

“Do I stick with this diet, or pick a better one from the hundreds of others available?”

“Do I continue with this exercise plan, or will I get better results with a better one?”

“Do I listen to one subliminal session until I get the results I want, or do I listen to 3 at a time and get frustrated when nothing happens?”

This lack of decisiveness isn’t any sort of mental or emotional block.

It’s not a fear of commitment.

It’s simply a lack of certainty.

Until you’re certain about the end result you’re looking to achieve, anything and everything will look better than what you already have.

If you find yourself having trouble sticking to one course of study, or one career, or one single path towards any goal in your life…

You simply haven’t developed a clear vision of what you really want and where you’re really headed.

Because, once you know that… once you see it and *feel* it… all of your choices become obvious.

You know when you choose a course of action that it is the right one for you, because you know where you want to go and nothing else will distract you from that.

It’s easy to judge what’s best for you, because you can see where you are, where you’re headed, and what will get you there.

More importantly, you’ll easily identify what *won’t* get you there, and you can stop wasting time second guessing your decisions and jumping back and forth between different ways of reaching your goal.

Building a clear vision is like putting sails and a rudder on your ship.

Now, when the wind blows and the waves push you around, you can simply steer yourself straight through and towards your goal.

You won’t get swept away and pushed and pulled towards places you don’t want to go.

You’ll simply pick a path, decide the best way to travel that path, and do it.

But it all depends on building that vision, and developing the certainty that your one major goal, or purpose, is more important to you than all the others.

Then that mission and purpose can guide every decision you make moving forward:

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How can a bad habit simply vanish, without willpower?

This review for Healthy Eating Habits caught my attention today:

“As a non-drinker/smoker, I turn to food for that ‘dopamine hit’ in times of stress – which I have been under a lot lately.
On the way home from work yesterday, I drove right past my go-to spot for junk food and waited until I got home to eat something healthier.
That never happened before.” – Matthew

This bad habit of Matthew’s simply went away.

How does a subliminal do that?

Well, it’s actually a very interesting process.

And it’s also pretty simple once you really start to understand how we all make decisions – especially those automatic decisions that we make every moment of every day, without even thinking about it…

Those decisions are all driven by the images in your mind.

You eat junk food once, it tastes great, it give you a “dopamine hit” as Matthew so accurately describes it, and…

…Now you’ve got this mental movie of yourself eating junk food and feeling happier.

That mental movie drives your decisions from there on out.

Subconsciously, of course.

We rarely stop to pay attention to these mental images. But they’re in there, running behind the scenes in our subconscious, while our conscious mind is distracted with daily life.

And, in this case, that movie drives the decision to eat junk food to relieve stress.

But that movie is incomplete.

It only includes the image of feeling good immediately after eating the junk food.

What’s missing from that movie?

  • How bad you’ll feel the next day.
  • How much your health and energy levels will suffer if you keep eating that way every day.
  • The weight you’ll put on if you keep eating that way.

And so on…

All of the negatives are missing from the movie that’s driving the decision to eat junk food.

So, back to the original question…

How do my subliminal sessions change your automatic, unhealthy decisions?

By updating your mental movies with all the gory details that were missing before.

A session like Healthy Eating Habits is designed to change that movie of yourself eating junk food to get that “dopamine hit.”

It adds in all the negative parts.

It builds a clear vision of how bad you’ll feel in the long run, and also how *good* you’ll feel if you just eat something healthy instead.

And, of course, this all happens subconsciously… which leads to happy surprises in your own behavior, as Matthew discovered.

It’s all happening behind the scenes… that mental movie driving each decision you make when you aren’t really making decisions… all the things you do “automatically”…

So you just automatically do healthier things.

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And The Happiness “X Factor” Is…

Teens are increasingly unhappy these days.

Yeah… I know… teens are always unhappy… but seriously, it’s becoming a mental health crisis.

I just read about a study in a Psychology Today article that looked into the reasons why.

What activities promote a happy, healthy attitude in our children? Which activities make them depressed?

The answers were interesting – some obvious, some less obvious – and they’re useful to know, because they obviously apply to us adults, too.

There was even one specific activity that made such a huge difference in mental and emotional health that, if you did just that one thing, you’d automatically be happier and healthier.

Not surprisingly, teens who spend most of their time staring at their phones and browsing social media are the least happy.

The “social” interaction they get from online activities just isn’t the same as face-to-face interaction.

We’re social creatures, after all, and we require social interaction to be happy.

Exercise was number 3 on the list.

Teens who get regular exercise are much happier and healthier, of course.

But, social interaction and exercise are *far* off in second and third place from…


There’s no comparison between sleep and any of the other factors.

No matter what else a kid does, or doesn’t do, in their life…

If they get less than 7 hours of sleep each night, they are depressed and unhealthy.

Simple as that: Better sleep = better health (mentally, physically, emotionally).

And, of course, this applies to you as well.

If you want to improve your mood, your health, your energy levels and be just plain happier…

Then making sure you’re getting plenty of sleep is the fastest, easiest way to do all of that.

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What does confidence look like, to you?

We all have a different picture of confidence.

What’s yours?

Even if you don’t see yourself as confident, you can certainly picture someone you see as confident.

Maybe a friend, or family member, or some famous person you admire…

How do they stand?

How do they move?

How do they talk?

What is it about them that says to you: “I’m perfectly comfortable with myself”?

Men and women, young and old, can all think of some celebrity they’d love to be like.

To walk as confidently as they do…

To talk as confidently as they do…

To see themselves enjoying the status, admiration and respect that comes from nothing more than feeling like you deserve it.

And seeing yourself behaving that way is the key to feeling.

Chances are, if you don’t feel very confident in certain situations, it’s because you’ve learned to see yourself acting as if you’re not.

Your mental image of yourself collapses in those situations.

And your feelings about yourself quickly follow.

How do you see yourself behaving in a situation where you usually feel less confident than you should?

That image in your mind controls your behavior in those situations…

…Making you feel and act just as unconfident as you see yourself, in your mind’s eye.

My Unstoppable Confidence session allows you to change that mental picture of yourself.

It starts by allowing you to relax and call to mind images of what confidence looks like to you.

It encourages you to search your memories and feelings, looking for any examples of confident behaviors that you’d much rather have in those situations.

Then, it allows you to develop a stronger, brighter mental movie of yourself… behaving in those confident ways… even in situations where you’ve previously felt very insecure.

So now, those mental movies will stick in your mind throughout your day.

You’ll find yourself, more and more, maintaining a strong mental image of yourself as just the type of calm, relaxed, and confident person you’d rather be.

And that new movie will reshape your new feelings and behaviors, even in those old situations.

Soon, your confident self-image becomes permanent, so that your confidence becomes… unstoppable!

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What percentage of your decisions are emotional?

And what percentage of your decisions are logical?

I used to think that I was a pretty good logical decision maker.

Until neuroscience came along and proved that *all* decisions are emotional.

In fact, the logical part of the brain isn’t even connected to the decision making part.

Logic is completely out of the loop.

Decisions are made, 100% of the time, in the emotional part of the brain.

Then, that decision gets passed up to the logical part of the brain.

And this process happens so quickly that we’re able to convince ourselves, logically, that we made that decision with logic.

But what’s really happening is that the decision gets made by our emotions and then the logical part of the brain explains why the decision was made…

…*after* it was made…

…Every single time.

What we consider to be logical decisions are simply decisions that were made in a calm emotional state.

When somebody is in a frantic emotional state, we consider their decisions to be emotional.

When somebody is in a calm emotional state, we consider their decisions to be logical and calculated.

In both cases, the decisions are made with the person’s emotions.

They are both making emotional decisions, because there is no other kind of decision.


It’s usually clear that the person with calm emotions makes better decisions.

This was a hard truth for me to grasp.

I was raised to value logic, and to believe that decisions are logical.

But, once I truly understood it, making decisions has become so much easier.

And figuring out how to make better decisions is a snap.

Because, even though logic doesn’t participate in the decision itself, it does *influence* future decisions by looking back on past decisions.

Logic is still incredibly important. Just not in the way we are often led to believe.

When our emotions make a decision, it is the logical mind’s job to look at the results of that decision, weigh those results against all the possibilities, and then to pass that information back to the emotions.

And if logic doesn’t do its job, then our emotions are running blind – making worse and more frantic decisions since there’s no logical feedback to give our emotions are clear picture of where we are, and where we’re trying to get.

And that’s the key point here, because…

Our emotions are guided by the images we hold in our mind.

Those mental images, shaped by our senses and our logical reasoning, act as the “map” that our emotions use to make decisions.

If we have a clear image of where we are, and where we want to be, then our emotions can make good decisions to get us to our destination.

We remain calm and focused, the logical mind can analyze each step on the path and update that mental image, and the emotions can decide which way to go next.

But if we start with an unclear picture of where we want to be, and we aren’t paying attention to the results of each decision we make along the way, soon our emotions are stampeding – dashing back and forth between distractions – and becoming more frantic with each blind decision.

At that point it’s easy to start second guessing every decision we make. Or become too scared to make decisions at all, and decide to procrastinate on everything.

Confident decision making comes from a clear mental image of where you are, and where you want to be.

It’s a tricky concept to grasp, but, once you do, you’ll never struggle to make decisions again:

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The 3-letter word that will kill your motivation

I’ve written a lot lately about the 4-letter word: ‘need.’

It’s a dangerous word.

We often use it when we don’t really need something and, in doing so, we program ourselves to feel needy and desperate.

And while desperation is a powerful motivating force… it also causes frantic emotions and sloppy thinking.

It’s far more effective to say that we *want* something, because, unless we’re literally going to die without it, “want” is simply the right word to use.

But, more importantly, the word “want” activates much more useful emotions: desire and a relaxed, focused motivation to reach our goal.

There’s another dangerous word I’ve been seeing people use a lot lately, though.

In fact, this other word packs so much demotivational power that hypnotists use it to put people to sleep.

It’s the single most used word in any standard hypnotic trance induction.

Just hearing this word, in the right context, can instantly make you let go, relax, and give up on exerting yourself entirely.

And saying this word to yourself, when talking about your goals, is like drilling a hole in your gas tank right before a long road trip.

It’s not quite as dangerous as “need,” but it’s up there.

Whenever you say this 3-letter word to yourself you’re basically telling yourself that you’re going to fail, before you even start.

You’re saying to your subconscious “Hey, this probably isn’t going to work, so let’s not put that much energy into it. And it’s okay to quit when things get difficult.”

And, of course, when you assume you will fail from the start, and don’t push hard to reach your goal, you’re going to fail and prove yourself right.

So what is this energy-draining, motivation-destroying, 3-letter word?


When you “try” to do something, you’ve already failed.

Yeah, I probably could have summed up this entire article with the famous Yoda quote, but…

“Do or do not, there is no try” doesn’t really paint the mental picture of the dire consequences that using this word in your self-talk will have for you.

And that’s where all of the most powerful words, good or bad, receive their power… from the pictures they paint in your mind whenever you use them… and the feelings that arise from those pictures.

The words we use to talk to ourselves, and create our mental imagery, are a form of ongoing self-hypnosis.

And most of us do it wrong until we learn to consciously observe and correct our self-talk.

Just like how saying you “need” something paints a subconscious mental image of imminent death, which leads to frantic emotions…

The same applies when you say “try,” and you’re painting a mental picture of inevitable failure.

On the other hand, when you simply decide to do something, and tell yourself that you’re going to do it, you paint the mental picture of doing that thing.

And then you do it.

And succeed.

Even if you fail a few times before you get there, it’s just part of the process of reaching your ultimate success.

You keep moving forward until you reach your goal.

But, if you’re only going to “try” to do it, you’ll quit the second things get tough, because you’re already operating on the mental picture of failure.

The best way to succeed at anything is to assume that success is inevitable.

So drop “try” from your vocabulary, at least when you’re talking about your bigger goals, and assume that you’re going to win at whatever you choose to do.