Many of the clients I have worked with have some truly incredible stories. They have experiences of success and overcoming great obstacles and challenges in their lives. Their stories will move you emotionally and motivate you. My purpose in sharing them with you is to let you know that you are just like them. You can rise above from where you are at now in your life and accomplish your goals, dreams and visions that you have for your life.
It is important for you to realize and understand that the only limits you have are the ones you impose on yourself. No matter where you are at now in your life, even if you are at the your bottom struggling to exists, you can climb out of that hole you are in and rise up to be everything you have envisioned for yourself and the life of your dreams.
All of these stories are real and they are all people just like you. They all wanted more out of their lives and were able to achieve that. Some of them were desperate and at the end of their rope, holding on by a thread. The only thing that I have changed is their names to protect their privacy. Just like you these people are truly amazing and once they discovered that about themselves their lives changed forever.
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I turned to Scott to help me visualize my success. He took me through the process and I am now seeing the results. My wish was to have a successful leadership book. I now have it outlined, I have a literary agent, and I have pre-sales. Thanks to Scott, I’m on my way!
Scott was the one who enabled me to finally reach my goal of losing weight and keeping it off. I couldn’t have done it without him. Previously, I had been on a roller coaster. Now, I have complete confidence I won’t regain the weight I lost.
I want to say thank you Scott Schmaren for supporting me throughout my contest prep. Without your continued support I would not have been able to accomplish my dream of winning my Pro Card. I wouldn’t or couldn’t have accomplished this without you all!
Pete contacted me about losing weight. He is in his 40’s. He was single and he had never married because of his weight. He was self-conscious about how he looked and was afraid to socialize. Pete had struggled all his life with being obese. He told me that he was tired of being alone. He was successful at his job and he buried himself in his work to avoid the emptiness of his life. Fast forward, Pete has lost over 90 pounds and he is healthy and strong physically, mentally and spiritually. More importantly Pete likes and loves himself. You should see him smile. He is experiencing life to its fullest. Pete is dating now, in fact he has high standards and knows exactly what he wants in woman. Pete has become everything that he wanted to be.
There is a powerful belief I have and that is that whatever you want to accomplish in your life, whatever obstacle or challenge you face, that you already have the resources you need to accomplish what you want to accomplish, even if you aren’t aware of those resources. Many times you are already using the resources you need in other areas of your life without even knowing it. Allison is the perfect example of this. In our conversation as she was telling me about how terrible her life was not having any self-confidence and noticed that the farther she got into her story the more her body language changed. She uncrossed her arms, she was using bold arm gestures, and she sat up straighter and taller in the chair. Her voice changed. She spoke louder and with more authority in her voice. She was acting like a confident person. Allison had told her story so many times for so many years that she was an expert at telling it and did it with confidence. As she was talking to me I smiled at her and told that I thought that she already had all the confidence she needed and that I could not give her anymore. That made her angry and she became even more powerful; louder, more forceful and more intense. My smile get even bigger and she stepped up her power, self-confidence and presence even more. When Allison reached a fever pitch, I jumped out of my chair and yelled, Freeze! And she did. I told to look at herself in this moment in time and I asked her what she was observing; her body language, gestures, posture, tonality of her voice and her words. And then it happened, for the first time in her life she realized that she possessed confidence. I will never forget the look on her face when she made that connection in her mind. Allison become overwhelmed with emotion and began to cry because for this might have been the first time in her life she realized she had what she had been looking for all her life. It was a powerful and life changing moment for her. We worked together for several weeks. Allison did great in her job as a sales support representative. Several months later she called me and told me she was no longer in her current position. She had done so well and changed so much that she had been promoted to a sales position. Life is amazing isn’t it?
Jeremy told me that he liked playing video games and making sculptures of the characters he liked from the games. These were no ordinary sculptures. They were less than two inches tall and they were perfect in detail. They were really amazing. He took me through the process of how he created his sculptures. First he would play a video game and find a character he really liked. Then he would study the character by drawing it out on a piece of paper in exact detail. He would look at the drawing until he had a clear sharp picture of it, in his mind. Once Jeremy was clear on how he wanted it to look, he would take tiny pieces of clay in different colors and mold and shape them until they were exactly how he saw the picture in his mind. The whole time he is telling how he does this, he is telling me with passion, energy and confidence. His mind is clear and sharp on what and how it needs to be done. And he is smiling.
As I was thinking about his process of making these incredibly detailed sculptures it dawned on me that doing well in school and taking tests was just like creating these sculptures. When I said this to him, he looked at me like I was crazy. So I explained to him why they were the same. Going to class and learning something new was just like study a new character he wanted to sculpt. Drawing out a picture of the sculpture in detail, was the same thing as doing your homework, making that new picture or idea clear and sharp in your mind. When he begins to take the different colored pieces of clay and mold them until they match the picture in his mind, is exactly the same thing as taking a quiz or a test. That quiz or test is simply a piece of paper or clay waiting for you to answer the questions and “mold and shape” that quiz or test into what you want, an “A” just the way you see in your mind. The same way he sees the sculpture in his mind and molds and sculpts the clay until he gets the result he wants. Jeremy gave me a confused look and then he smiled and understood. All Jeremy needed to do was make that same connection at a deep subconscious level of mind, realizing that they really were the same and “this is just like that”. It really is that simple. Jeremy is an honor student and as of the publishing of this book is graduating high school and it getting ready for college. The world could use more incredible people like Jeremy.
Jimmy agreed to let me put him a deep meditative hypnotic state. In this hypnotic state I had Jimmy relive one of his great poker games where he was big winner. I had him notice each skill and resource he had and used that made him a winner at poker and I also had him notice where he stored all those resources in his mind. Then using my voice as a guide Jimmy was able to begin to use those resources and skills he had as a great poker player and move them over into the other areas of his life. Jimmy was also able to realize that these other areas of his life, like school were critical to his future success, the same way you would study another poker player so you could ultimately win the game. Once Jimmy made that connection in his mind that school and poker were the same thing, he was able to become and great student.
We have to be careful in the words we use and the labels we give people. The moment Jimmy was given a diagnosis of ADD and ADHD; it became a reason and an excuse for his poor performance and behavior in school. His parents had an excuse as if to say, his behavior is not his fault or our fault he has a “disease”. Once Jimmy’s heard his parents using his diagnosis as an excuse for his poor behavior and performance in school over and over, Jimmy accepted it as being true about himself and then he accepted his poor behavior and school performance as his reality. When Jimmy realized that when he played poker he was using the resources and skills he thought he didn’t have and he was using them very well, he was able to change is reality and his outcomes. Be careful what you say to yourself and to your children and in front of them. If you say enough times to yourself or in front of or to your children, it can and will become yours and theirs reality.
Where is Jimmy now? As of this book being published, Jimmy just graduated high school and was getting ready to go away to college in the fall. Needless to say Jimmy’s future has no limits.
At our first meeting as Nilsa was telling me about her dream, I was curious as to why it was so important to her and she began to tell me her story. You see Nilsa is a 56 year old grandmother and winning a national championship and becoming a professional body builder at her age as never been done. She told me that at 40 years old she was overweight and out of shape. She had a very vivid dream one night about changing her life and helping other women finding their greatness and accomplishing and living the life of their dreams. The dream she had was so real and so powerful that in that moment her life changed. That dream she had, became the catalyst that changed her habits, values and beliefs about herself. She began to take better care of her body, what she ate and how she exercised. As she got into better and better physical condition she thought that body building would be an excellent way of being noticed and making a statement to the world. She felt that if a forty year old woman could go from overweight and out of shape to healthy fit and strong that it would be an inspiration to woman everywhere. When she came to me she felt that the missing piece to her puzzle would be to achieve a national championship and professional status as a top female bodybuilder. In her mind this would give her credibility. That was the exact reason why she had failed in the past at achieving her dream. She wasn’t doing it for herself. If she was going to accomplished this incredible accomplishment and put herself through more than five hours of torturous training every day and follow a diet that was so strict and limiting, then it had to be for her and not for the sake of helping others.
In our sessions together we worked on Nilsa’s self-esteem and her confidence. I also helped her create a clear sharp image of what winning a national championship would look like in her mind. She was able to create a movie in her mind of exactly how it would play out. To her it was the greatest movie in the world. She was able to see, hear, feel and experience every detail of her movie in her mind as if it was real and at some point it became real. It became her reality. She began to act is if she were a champion. Her habits, values and beliefs about herself changed, after all she was a champion and a professional she just needed the competition to happen so the rest of the world would know it.
The most important thing that Nilsa discovered and learned about herself and was the turning point for realizing that she could win and become a national champion is when she figured out that she was already credible and that she was already an inspiration to many women. Women she worked with and motivated as a personal trainer. She had already had inspired and changed many women’s lives. The time, discipline and commitment she was making to this dream she had was to give herself credibility to herself. It would be her way of validating the incredible changes that she made in her life and that she had done the right thing for herself.
Over the several weeks before the competition I had the great pleasure of watching Nilsa transform to the next level of success in her life. She began to glow and radiate with such an incredible energy and life, it was amazing. I watched as her training became harder and more intense as she became leaner getting rid of every ounce of fat in her body until she was muscle and skin. The harder the training got the more she smiled, the more she radiated and glowed with this incredible energy and light. She was already a winner in her mind and mine. She is an inspirational woman and a gift to the world. The week of the competition we had one more session. She was very confident and excited. I knew in my mind that she was going to blow away all of her competition, they didn’t stand a chance.
What were Nilsa’s results? Her competition was in Pittsburg, PA. This 56 year old grandmother drove out there two days before the competition with her husband, daughter and several other people who admired her and loved her dearly. Nilsa entered three separate divisions; 35-45 year olds, 45-55 year olds and over 55 year olds. She not only won all three divisions she also won the women’s overall championship beating women 30 years younger than her. She won the IFBB Women’s National Championship and became a professional.
What Nilsa accomplished had never been done before. She knew it was possible and she knew it would be her reality and it was. She is an inspiration to many people including me. She is a great example of believing in something so strongly that no one was going to stop her, no matter how many people told her it was impossible. Nilsa can teach all of us that if you can believe it you can achieve it
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NeuroPerformanceologist Scott Schmaren is a nationally known speaker, coach and author. He has spent over 20 years learning powerful success technologies. He has used what he has learned and created to transform his life, losing 180+ pounds and maintaining it while rediscovering his vitality. His coaching program has literally transformed peoples’ lives, helping them discover how amazing they are and live the life of their dreams.
Scott has developed his own technique called, “Mind Performance Training™ (MPT)” that allows people to make rapid and permanent changes to their lives so they can overcome obstacles, challenges and accomplish all of their goals, dreams and visions they have.
Scott’s techniques are being used by CEO’s, sales and business people, Olympic and professional athletes and many companies to: increase sales and business, for weight management, overcoming obstacles, achieving goals and many other amazing things. Athletes and sales professionals are using his systems to achieve consistent peak athletic and sales performance.
Scott has also spoken for the women’s organization “Dress for Success” at their “Leadership Conference” and their “International Success Summit”. He has also spoken for many companies including UNIGLOBE, Bartlett and is an approved speaker for Vistage International.