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Having Heart
by On March 8, 2011

We all feel stress, pressure and at times lack motivation to do our very best.  In this 6:00 minute video you will see that we are much stonger then we give ourselves credit for. 

  How much weight do you carry each day?  Do you stop at the 50 and say that is good enough, or do you put the blinders on, push through and give it your all?  We all have the ability to achieve excellence in everything we do….you just need to have heart!

 

Be Free!

Appleton WI Memory Training Workshop March 21 and 22
by On March 7, 2011

On March 21 and 22, I will be instructing the Appleton, WI Memory Training Workshop at the Holiday Inn.  View our national Memory Training Workshop Schedule for other locations and dates.

This workshop has received rave reviews from tens of thousands of people across the country.  If you have not yet reserved your seat, enroll today – space is limited.

Fond Du Lac, WI Memory Training Workshop Details:

Dates: March 21 and 22 (Monday and Tuesday)

Time (each day): 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:
Holiday Inn
150 Nicolet Road
Appleton, WI 54914
920-735-9955
Directions

There are a few seats in the workshop still available, you can enroll in the Memory Training Workshop on our website or by phone 888-233-0407.

Is this Workshop for You?

Want to learn how to remember names? Give presentations without notes? Instantly recall important information about your clients or materials for exams?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – This workshop is for you!

After attending the Memory Training Workshop, you are guaranteed to:

– Experience a 300% increase in your ability to recall information.
– Remember a list of 50 unrelated items forwards, backwards and in and out of order.
– Develop the ability to deliver presentations without notes.
– Be able to meet 20 new people and remember all of their names within an hour.

During this workshop, I will teach you how to increase your memory skills a minimum of 300% as you learn memory techniques to remember names, lists, numbers, presentations, key client information, foreign languages, vocabulary, equations, school work, information from books and meetings and much more.

It is an amazing experience!  Your jaw will literally drop at how smart you are!

Looking forwards to seeing you at the workshop.

Be Free!

Roger Seip
Instructor

PS – I will also be instructing the Reading Smart Speed Reading Workshop in the morning on March 21 and 22 at the same hotel.  If you would also like to enroll in that workshop and have 2 full days of personal development, click here to enroll or give us a ring at 888-233-0407.

Appleton WI Reading Smart Workshop March 21 and 22
by On March 7, 2011

Roger SeipOn March 21 and 22, I will be instructing Freedom Personal Development’s Reading Smart- Speed Reading Workshop – at the Holiday Inn in Appleton, WI.

If you have not yet reserved your seat, please enroll today (online or by phone 888-233-0407) – space is limited. You can also check out our National Workshop Schedule for additional dates and locations.

In the 7-hour Reading Smart Speed Reading Workshop, you are GUARANTEED to:

– Double your reading speed
– Increase the amount of information you comprehend
– Learn 15 proven strategies for reading faster on paper and screen
– Decrease your existing reading workload by 70%

Date: March 21 and 22, (Monday and Tuesday)

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (both days)

Location:
Holiday Inn
150 Nicolet Road
Appleton, WI 54914
920-735-9955
Directions

Workshop Overview

This general outline provides time for interactivity and eyes-on exercises where you work to achieve YOUR personal best.

– 5 Reasons Why You May Be Overwhelmed
– 5 Common Misconceptions that Increase Your “To Read” Pile (and 6 Strategies to Reduce it!)
– What Your Reading Speed is Right Now
– What Your Reading Speed Means
– 10 Reading Myths (and their Truths)
– 3 Most Common Habits that Reduce Reading Speed
– 13 Methods to Read More Effectively (that are NOT taught in schools)
– 3 Simple Ways to Read Better and Faster On Paper AND On-Screen
– Top 10 Reading Distractions (and How to Reduce Them!)
– Making Your Reading Pile More Quality
– 3 Types of Comprehension and When to Use Them
– Cheat Reading (aka “Finding the Important Information Quickly!”)

Enroll online or by phone 888-233-0407

See you all at the workshop on March 21 and 22.

Be Free!

Roger Seip
Instructor

PS – I will also be instructing the Memory Training Workshop the afternoon of March 21 and 22 at the same hotel.  If you would also like to enroll in that workshop and have 2 full days of personal development, click here to enroll or give us a ring at 888-233-0407.

Allentown PA Reading Smart Workshop March 15 and 16
by On March 1, 2011

Matthew GoerkeDon’t have time to read?  Feel you are on information overload? Want to comprehend more of what you read?

Freedom Personal Development’s Reading Smart Speed Reading Workshop is coming to Allentown, PA on March 15 and 16 and will teach you how to accomplish all of these things and more. In fact, the workshop comes with four learning guarantees:

After attending the Reading Smart Workshop, you are guaranteed to:

1. Double your reading speed
2. Increase the amount of information you comprehend
3. Learn 15 proven strategies for reading faster on paper and screen
4. Decrease your existing reading workload by 70%

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Allentown Airport
3400 Airport Rd
Allentown, PA 18109
610-266-1000
Directions

Date: March 15 and 16, Tuesday and Wednesday

Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm (both days)

Enroll in the Reading Smart Workshop

The workshop will be taught by Leah Simpson, who has trained hundreds of professionals and students how to read faster and remember more of what they read.

There are a few seats in the workshop still available, you can enroll in the Reading Smart Workshop on our website or by pone 888-233-0407.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for business professionals that want to gain an unfair advantage over the competition as well as for students to give them an edge in the classroom. It is recommended for students in 6th grade through college.

Look forwards to seeing you at the workshop!

Be Free!

Matthew Goerke
Speaker

PS – If these dates don’t fit into your schedule, view our national workshop schedule for other dates and locations around the country.

What Drives You to Succeed?
by On February 25, 2011

Are you taking the steps each and every day to reach your goals and dreams?  This short video from beyondthequote.com will enlighten your inner flame and guide you back to hitting your goals and living your dreams.

Every dream and goal can be achieved if you believe!   Find inspiration in your daily activities and people around you.

Be Free!

Norfolk VA Memory Training Workshop March 8 and 9
by On February 22, 2011

Leah SimpsonThis is Leah Simpson with a reminder of the upcoming Memory Training Workshop in Norfolk, VA on March 8 and 9. I will be your instructor and am looking forward to seeing everyone again.

We have a lot of information to cover in two days, so come to the workshop with a positive attitude and be ready to learn. A workbook and pen are provided, so just bring your thinking caps.

If you haven’t yet enrolled in this workshop there are a few seats left. You can sign up online or call our offices at 888-233-0407. We do offer workshops in other major cities throughout the US, view our National Workshop Schedule for other dates and locations.

Additional Workshop Details:

Dates:
March 8 and 9
Tuesday and Wednesday
You attend BOTH DAYS

Time:
1:00 – 4:30 pm

Location:
SpringHill Suites Norfolk
6350 Newtown Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-333-3100
Directions

What you will learn:

After you finish this workshop, you are guaranteed to…

– Experience a 300% increase in your ability to recall information.
– Remember a list of 50 unrelated items forwards, backwards and in and out of order.
– Develop the ability to deliver presentations without notes.
– Be able to meet 20 new people and remember all of their names within an hour.

I know that is a lot to promise, but I know you will be amazed with your results! If you haven’t already enroll in the Memory Training Workshop – you won’t regret it!

If you have further questions, post them below or contact our Customer Care Department at 888-233-0407

Be Free!

Leah Simpson
Instructor

Stillness is a Powerful Action
by On February 10, 2011

Guest Post by Leo Babauta courtesy of www.zenhabits.net

“Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat.” ~ Lao Tzu

It’s a bias of our culture that stillness is regarded as lazy, as being stuck in inaction, as a negative.

It’s not. It’s an action, and a powerful one.

What’s more, it can change your day, and in doing so change your life.

You’re in the middle of a frazzled day, swamped by work and meetings and emails and interruptions, or hassled by kids and phone calls and errands and chores.

You pause. Stay still for a minute, and breathe. You close your eyes, and find a stillness within yourself. This stillness spreads to the rest of your body, and to your mind. It calms you, centers you, focuses you on what you’re doing right now, not on all you have to do and all that has happened.

The stillness becomes a transformative action.

Stillness can be a powerful answer to the noise of others. It can be a way to push back against the buzz of the world, to take control. It can remind you of what’s important.

How to Practice
Stillness, oddly, doesn’t come naturally to many people. So practice.

1. Start your day in stillness.

Whether it’s sitting with a cup of coffee as the world awakes, or sitting on a pillow and focusing on your breath, stillness is a powerful way to start your day. It sets the tone for things to come. Even 5-10 minutes is great.

2. Take regular stillness breaks.

Every hour, set an alarm on your computer or phone to go off. Think of it as a bell that rings, reminding you to be still for a minute. During this minute, focus first on your breathing, to bring yourself into the present. Let the worries of the world around you melt away — all that is left is your breath. And then let your focus expand beyond your breath to your other senses, one at a time.

3. When chaos roars, pause.

In the middle of a crisis or a noisy day, stop. Be still. Take a deep breath, and focus on that breath coming in, and going out. Find your inner stillness and then let your next action come from that stillness. Focus on that next action only.

Let stillness become your most powerful action. It could change your life.

“Through return to simple living Comes control of desires. In control of desires Stillness is attained. In stillness the world is restored.” ~ Lao Tzu

Source: http://zenhabits.net/powerful-stillness/

Author: Leo Babauta courtesy of www.zenhabits.net

Austin, TX Memory Training Workshop February 21 and 22
by On February 7, 2011

Ever forget someone’s name seconds after meeting them?  Wish you could give presentations without notes?  Would your life be easier if you could instantly recall important information about your clients or materials for exams?

If you can relate, the Memory Training Workshop is for you!

On February 21 and 22, my colleague and good friend Tom Weber, will be instructing the Memory Training Workshop in Austin, TX at the Embassy Suites Austin – Central Hotel.

If you have not yet reserved your seat, enroll today – space is limited.  You can also view our National Workshop Schedule for additional dates and locations across the country.

Date: February 21 and 22, Monday and Tuesday

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm (both days)

Location:
Embassy Suites Austin – Central
5901 Highway IH-35
Austin, TX 78723
512-454-8004
Directions

After attending the memory training workshops, you are guaranteed to:

– Experience a 300% increase in your ability to recall information.
– Remember a list of 50 unrelated items forwards, backwards and in and out of order.
– Develop the ability to deliver presentations without notes.
– Be able to meet 20 new people and remember all of their names within an hour.

During this 8-hour workshop, Tom will teach you how to increase your memory skills a minimum of 300% as you learn memory techniques to remember names, lists, numbers, presentations, key client information, foreign languages, vocabulary, equations, school work, information from books and meetings and much more.

There are a few seats in the workshop still available, you can enroll in the Memory Training Workshop on our website or by phone 888-233-0407.

Look forwards to seeing you at the workshop!

Be Free!

Jana Owen
Speaker in the Austin, TX area

How To Achieve At Lighting Speed.
by On February 6, 2011

A man as asked what has led to his recent successes, he said that it all boils down to me being absolutely, positively and utterly OBSESSED! Completely OBSESSED in achieving the few desires that I have currently.  I am OBSESSED when I am attracting the right clients, I am OBSESSED when I am sticking to my schedule, I am OBSESSED when I am going over word tracks and scripts to help my delivery become more polished and smoother.  I am OBSESSED in my “Burning Desire” to help others improve their life and business.  I am absolutely, positively and utterly OBSESSED in achieving the few desires that I have currently!!

 

What does OBSESSED actually mean?  No need for the actual definition here, OBSESSED could be the highest level of wanting to achieve something.  When we are thinking about nothing else, when we are tuned out to everything else, when we are focused on one or a couple desires and/or wants happening in our lives. What happens is that you instantly start to attract more thoughts and situations that feed your obsession.  It gets bigger and bigger and bigger.  The vibrating energy that is YOU becomes larger than life, every hour, every minute, every second.

Most of the wealthiest individuals now and throughout history have had this quality.  They progressed through the “highly motivated”, the “driven”, the “focused on goals” feelings and became completely OBSESSED with achieving what they desire.

Simple concept, nothing more.

His priorities are in line in an OBSESSED manner.  First and foremost is his family, then his career, his health, then money.  Money comes much easier when the first 3 are in line.

Couple quick lessons from OG Mandino.

1. There is no room in the market place for my family, nor is there room for my home in the market place.  Each I will divorce from the other and thus I will remain wedded to both.  Separate must they remain or my career will die.

2. I will ACT NOW!  This may sound great to you, so what.  What will YOU do now?

Be Free!

Alan Mong
Speaker

The Two Certainties of Failure
by On February 3, 2011

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Success doesn’t make you and failure doesn’t break you.” – Zig Ziglar

Life Lessons on Failure

It was my senior year at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, WA and I was preparing to take that next big step in many young peoples lives. I was looking into attending college and had begun the process of checking out schools and determining what kind of options that I had in front of me. My grades were solid (about 3.4); I was very active in sports from football, wrestling & track. In addition, I was involved in our school Accapella & Jazz choirs so, I was feeling really good about my chances to get accepted to some fairly good universities.

The challenge, as with many others, that was laid out in front of me was the simple fact that we (and when I say “we” I mean my parents) didn’t have the kind of income to pay for most the colleges that I would have been interested in attending. But, do you think a small obstacle like that stopped me from pursuing those schools? You bet it did! (Remember, I wasn’t the quite the same person as I have now become and needed to learn some valuable lessons.) So, I decided to enroll in a school that I felt very confident I could get accepted in and in which the tuition and cost of living was at a minimum. I chose to attend Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA for the fact that it had both the ‘fore mentioned criteria and my brother was attending it as well.

Okay, so the school had been selected and now all I had to do was figure out how I was going to pay for it since nearly 100% of my education would have to be covered by me. What were my options? I could get financial aid and be prepared to pay it off for years to come or I could apply for and pursue scholarships and have someone else pay for my education. Well, the second option sounded good to me so, I went out and intensely researched available scholarships and grants for nearly 2 weeks.

Ultimately, I did find one that fit my situation perfectly. It was $20,000 scholarship based on financial need and additionally, did not require stellar grades, focused a lot on the amount of involvement and participation in school (no one was more involved then me) and to top it off two of the faculty members from my school were on the board. I was a virtual lock for this, all I had to do was take care of all the steps and it would be mine. This was the perfect fit for me.

Looking back, this was the first time I ever set a goal. I dove head first into making certain that I got this scholarship. I followed all the steps, got all the references, wrote an amazing cover letter (okay, I thought it was amazing) submitted it well on time and just waited for the news that I would be receiving the scholarship, pick up the check and I would ride off into the sunset, $20,000 richer. Well, the news did come and it was not the outcome I had staked all my hopes on.

I did not receive the check and there was no riding off into the sunset. I was devastated. How could this happen to me? I did everything I was supposed to and had all the right criteria and I still didn’t get it! This was not right! This was not fair!! The person who did get it had better grades, sure but that was it! I mean, I was Homecoming King, the winner of our schools Mr Totem contest, a champion wrestler!! All the school loved me so, how in the world did someone else get this scholarship?!!

I went home to tell my parents the horrible, life ending news and hopefully elicit enough outrage from them that they would demand some sort of recount or ask for a special tribunal to look into the judges and their unfair decision. I remember sobbing uncontrollably in my mothers lap and railing about the injustice of it all.

After a time, my father patted me on the back and simply said something to the effect of “that’s life son, we all fail from time to time, but you’ll make it” and my mother said “Life is not fair sometimes, David. But, as long as you tried your best and gave it all you had you have nothing to be ashamed about. Did you try your best?” “Yes” I added through tear filled eyes. She gave me a hug and said “Then be proud, ‘cause we are.” At the time I thought, “That’s it? That is all you two have got for me?” What I didn’t know at the time, what took me several years to realize, was that that conversation taught me more about being a success than anything I have learned in my 20 plus years since and I will be eternally grateful for the painful and valuable lesson I was able to learn at such a young age.

1.  Failure is Guaranteed

I am sure my parents weren’t thinking at the time “We are now going to teach David life lesson #5 on how to succeed”, but they did. As soon as I understood that failure is a part of life and that the only way I can’t fail is if I don’t try, which in my mind is a failure, I became stronger and more willing to put myself in situations that I might fail, but then again could succeed big time.

There are not a lot of guarantees in life, but of this I am most certain: Failure is GUARANTEED!! We are going to fail, so as soon as you get over it the sooner you can learn from it and move forward.

2.  Failure is Essential to Our Personal Growth

I am not saying that it is not painful to fail or that you should be looking to fail and jump up and down shouting “Yeah, I’m a failure!!” What I am saying, and what am fully confident in is that I am the person I am today, in big part because of the amount of failures I have experienced in my life. I have learned more about success from my failures than from the successes. Often I think about what would have happened to me if I had received the scholarship and not had the opportunity to learn the lessons my parents so, lovingly taught me. If I had gone to college without experiencing this amazing gift of failure…Who knows, but I tell you now that I am a much better person because of that experience and would not trade any of that pain. I am also reminded of a quote that I find is appropriate: “The person I want to be I am now becoming.”

Be Free!

David Shoup
Instructor