Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quick and Simple

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Your guide to the future of your dreams,


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Can you give me some advice on Goal Setting?

You know what they say advice is worth. My goal is to give you some tools that you will use. The first tool is to realize that you already have goals that your mind is working on 100 percent of the time. The object is to consciously change those.

One goal setting technique many recommend is writing down goals. This is good. The results usually are limited. Think of it this way. If you are baking and keep opening the oven door to check on the contents, then what happens: The baking fails. Follow these steps to increase the effectiveness of your writing.

1. Write down in objective terms where you are now. I make xxx dollars. I have had three dates this year. I have a bachelor degree.

2. Write down a time frame. 6 months, 1 year, 2 years. Put this date on the outside of an envelope.

3. Write down in objective terms where you want to be in the stated time frame. I will be making YYY dollars. I will have had 14 dates. I will have my masters degree.

By making this simple adjustment, you are giving you subconscious mind the instructions and trusting it to do its job. Of course, if you set goals you do not believe, then you have missed realistic goal setting and missed the premise of this new dynamic of goal setting.

This will work for sales goal setting, performance goal setting, business goal setting, weight loss goal setting, fitness goal setting or professional goal setting. This is just one smart goal setting strategy.

For success in your personal planning goal setting, the secret is do it consciously and realistically. When the mind sees a new strategy that is working, it will quickly adapt it to other applications (goals). Practice, for example, is a great way to achieving many goals, this success will be the motivation to continue goal setting. You don’t need a big elaborate program for goal setting. Effective goal setting is can be short term or long term. The secret is how the conscious and subconscious mind relate to the goal setting idea and the help given the subconscious.

In coaching soccer, I gather the players around before the game and ask each the same question, “What is your goal for this game?” One replies, “To score a goal” I say, “Then you focus on that” Another says, “To assist on a goal” Another says, “To have a shutout” Another says, “To stay in the game at max speed the entire game” You guessed it. I tell each of them to focus on their goal for the game. And guess what happens to the team.

State your short term goal to your subconscious; out loud if possible as both conscious and subconscious (Greater Mind) get it simultaneously. Do It And Notice What Happens.

Your Guide to The Future


Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu and You - 9 Quick Tips

Swine Flu is a huge concern right now all over the world, and particularly in the United States since we border on Mexico, where this flu is rumored to have come from.

This is one of the few times the news media can actually do you some good by keeping you up-to-date on the outbreak, spread and containment of this flu.

Here are a few pointers that you might want to add to your arsenal of ideas:

1. Children are the most prevalent carriers of colds and flues. They sneeze, pick their nose, sip off of others cups and are constantly touching everything and putting their fingers in their mouth
So stay away from the McDonald’s play land for awhile, and large gatherings in general.

It wouldn’t hurt to keep them home from daycare or school also. In fact, that’s a great idea anyway - actually being with your children rather than paying others to raise them!

How did we ever become a society that outsources the raising of children? Hmmmm ... that’s a great topic for another newsletter.

I know many good folks are stuck in that right now because of economic necessity - but if you look at your life you may find some things are not actually necessary after all, and if you are truly determined, you can find a way to make it happen.

After all, what could be more important?

It first starts with desire motivated by love. With that, soon things that seemed impossible become possible!

2. Crowded transport. When an outbreak such as this occurs, it’s definitely time to avoid public transport, particularly airplanes and buses where the air is stagnant and shared by everyone.

Add cold weather to that and you watch the windows fog up with everyone’s breath - yuck! It is a good idea to avoid whenever possible, and particularly during outbreaks of flues and colds.

3. Fast food. The fast food industry has masses of people running through it, often using public transport to get there. Stay away until this passes over.

4. Shopping. When you go for groceries, etc. ; do it on the “off hours” - late at night or on a Monday morning after the rush hour - when there is less people there.

The less people, the less chance of a flu being passed to you. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

5. Stock up on essentials when you can. Have enough food to stay home for a few weeks if you need to.

That’s not so unreasonable, is it?

6. Have an exit plan. If you live in a city where this is a huge concern, start thinking now - do you have what it takes to hit the road quickly, and do you have a pre-determined safe place to go?

It’s not that complicated. Just call grandma in South Dakota or wherever, or pick a far away rural city where you have friends or family (or even if you don’t), pick one that’s suitable and map it out in advance - make sure you have a full tank of gas and a little cash on hand to see you there.

7. Hygiene. The golden rule is always: No Hands To The Face!

Refrain from shaking hands for awhile, if you have been out in public do not itch your eye, pick your teeth, wipe your nose or anything until you’ve used some Purell to disinfect your hands.
How many dozens or even hundreds of people in the last 24 hours have wiped their nose, etc, and then put their hand on that same supermarket door or counter that you just put your hand on?

That makes sense now, right?

8. Above all, no panic!

Make a few common-sense preparations and then go about life normally. If the sh-- does hit the fan, you’ll be ready to move quickly because you planned ahead.

9. Opportunity for learning and growth! All of this makes for a great time to look at your lifestyle, your diet and your true priorities. What an opportunity for growth!

Your personal success coach,

Scott Bolan

Martial Mastery is TOTAL Life Mastery

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What Could You Do If You Were Not Afraid?

If you weren't afraid...

... you could look life in the eye and tell the truth, boldly and graciously going for what you want and getting it.

If you weren't afraid...

... you'd stop blaming others and circumstances, and start making changes within yourself and make better decisions.

If you weren't afraid...

... you would find opportunities instead of reasons.

If you weren't afraid...

... you would ask her out, and she would be delighted to say yes.

If you weren't afraid...

... you'd put down the pills, alcohol and cigarettes, and go on a walk instead.

If you weren't afraid...'d stop asserting your beliefs, and simply BE them instead.

If you weren't afraid...

... you'd stop being cynical, and open up your creativity and intuition - and find your possibilities expanding.
If you weren't afraid...

... you'd stay home and work on yourself, instead of following the impulses of others seeking amusement and diversions.

If you weren't afraid...

... you'd magnetize what you want, and repel what you don't want, effortlessly.

If you weren't afraid...

... money would come to you quite easily, you'd have more than enough and it would be no big deal.

What would life be like if you weren't afraid?

Now is the time to find out.

One of the first things I'll show you in the Martial Mastery course is a simple method to get rid of fear instantly and forever.

Is that fair?

Scott Bolan

I'm Ready To Start

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Is it realistic to believe I can create Unlimited Wealth?

Wealth is the abundance of valuable material possessions or resources. So what is the difference between rich and wealthy? You can say I am rich and you can say I am wealthy. You can say I have wealth. You can’t say I have rich. You could look at it as wealth is everything but money and rich is money. Typically you can loose money a lot easier than you can loose wealth.

Unlimited is a pretty big number. I think what you really mean is “Can I accumulate those valuable material possessions or resources in the abundance so that I do not have to be concerned with how to support the life style I CHOOSE. This is true wealth and implies great health.

Yes, it is absolutely realistic.

Several of our programs and seminars focus on using NLP, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Huna and Matrial Arts in building wealth, creating wealth, wealth creation and the wealth management that follows. One of the secrets to master that fountain of wealth is to become a wealth builder. It is not an instant process. Many of you have wealth today and are interested in more wealth without risk. Every venture has risk. The real objective is to minimize risk.

Wealth and power are not necessarily connected. Sure some wealthy people have power, political power, economic power, financial power, business power. They are usually referred to as Rich and Powerful not Wealthy and Powerful.

I personally do not believe the current government line about "Collective Entrepreneurship."

Start with Money, Wealth and Prosperity


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Is She Playing Games?

Here is the situation. Tony is 53 and looks 35 to 40. He works out several nights a week at the local health club. A younger woman shows up and starts working out. She is sharp in Tony’s eyes. He notices that she is a novice and could use some assistance. No one else in the club approaches or offers assistance. So Tony does. Suddenly, she is friendly so appreciative of the work out advice that she offers to take Tony to dinner as a token of her appreciation. He gets to choose the place.

During their workouts she shares that she is not married and never has been. She also states that she has a trust issue and that there was this one man who stalked her. She also stated that she has never been in love.

This goes on for about two weeks. No dinner. However they do seem to know each others schedule for the work outs. Then one night as they are walking across the parking lot to their cars another car shows up with a guy in it. She goes over to talk to the guy as Tony leaves.

The next time they see each other at the club she informs him that he does not have to stay until she leaves. He wasn’t planning to stay and leaves as planned.

Now suddenly, men are coming up to him in the club and wanting to know what is going on. Are they an item or what? Women are approaching him wanting to know the same thing. These are people who have been members for a while as Tony has, however they have never approached him.

The young lady now does not want to workout with Tony. She will take to him. He asked about the guy in the car in the parking lot. Oh, he just a guy I met in the sporting goods store last week.

So what is going on? Is she playing a game or not? There are inconsistencies in her statements. Tony wants to know what to do. First, she is playing some kind of game. Tony is there to work out and should stay focused on that as he always has. I told him to ask more questions as the opportunity arises and expect nothing except to find out her map of the world. For Example ask, “How do you know when you can trust someone” or “How do you identify a stalker” or “I am ready for that dinner and thank you for offering. Can we go to Jason’s Deli” or “How will you know when you fall in Love.”

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You Will Learn To Radiate Confidence

You Will learn to radiate confidence, warmth, and charm, that women findirresistibly attractive.

You can learn to radiate confidence, warmth, and charm, that men findirresistibly attractive.

You Will master the energy state to radiate confidence, warmth, and charm, that women find irresistibly attractive.

You subconscious Will learn to radiate confidence, warmth, and charm, that customers find irresistibe.

Now it's your turn

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Phone Number Leads to Failure?

There seems to be a rash of partial successes these days. I have had several guys call complaining about getting phone numbers and NO RESULTS. Well, they got a result; just not the one they wanted or expected. They have varied. One gentleman ran a few patterns; she seemed to respond from his point of view and asked for his phone number. He was ecstatic and thought he was on his way. She never called.

Another young man has had a lot of success IN HIS VIEW because he never got anywhere before and now he is getting lots of phone numbers. However, when he calls, they are ALL turning out to be flakes again in his view. They will not talk to him and are always to busy to talk.

Let’s talk about social programming first. In the south, most of the young ladies are brought up to be non-confrontational; that is to be very polite. They are told that even if they do not like the male who is approaching to be polite and get rid of him quickly by GIVIING HIM A PHONE NUMBER. They have no intention of talking with you. They believe that after one or two calls you will stop calling and they have gotten rid of you without hurting your feelings or being confrontational (saying they do not like you) or (you are not their type) or (etc).

Now listen up, no matter what course you are studying or what guru you like to think is right for you, there is something missing. It called calibration and/or test closing. You think she is responding strongly and then she flakes. IT IS VERY SIMPLE, FRIENDS. SHE DOES NOT RESPOND THE WAY YOU WANT OR EXPECT BECAUSE “IT IS NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO HER (not important enough to her). You think it is and she does not. Now whose fault is that.

There are lots of ways to calibrate or test. Start by asking questions like: Are you enjoying this conversation as much as you seem to me.

In the end you must get confirmation. One traditional suggestion is to follow up the agreement to talk or meet again with this question: “How do I know that you will call” or “How do I know that you will be available to talk and we will continue” These short retorts may sound good on the surface. BUT stop and think about it. You may be coming off as uncertain and asking for reassurance. You may be coming off as whiney and needy (depending on your voice and energy).
Here is my suggestion. You ask the female. “I’m curious, How do YOU know that YOU will call”, “I’m curious, How do YOU know that YOU will answer and be ready to continue…”

This way you are asking for HER PROCESS as to what makes things important to her. If she does not respond or can’t respond, then you know you have more to do with her to make yourself MORE IMPORTANT with her.

Of course ladies, the exact same thing is true when you are dealing with what you perceive as flaky guys.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Wake Up People Explained Today

I move people a little different than most. My mom was an alcoholic. She was the nicest person in the world one minute and the opposite the next. I learned to sense people very early to survive. Today I can detect Bull Shit quickly or with a lot of people it is there rationalization of what has happened and they want me to buy into it. You do not help a drunk giving him a drink. You do not help a drug addict by giving them drugs, no matter how compelling their story might be. I ask a few questions. Make a few statements. Observe/Listen for reactions and make a preliminary determination of what is going on.

My agenda is to be curious about what makes this person tick. I want to know how they will respond in a given situation. In technical terms, I am finding out their model of the world, their meta programs. In the simplest terms, I am being aware. I am in the moment. I am focused on them.

Being aware, by the way, accelerates learning and puts more things on automatic quicker so you can have a smoother, easier, more productive life.

In college, I took very few notes. I was focused on the teacher and the concepts. Understanding was first, notes were second. Most people focus on note taking with the hope of understanding later. This usually results in inconsistent results. Can you understand why?


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wake Up People

I received a call today. The young man wanted to know how he could become aware. He wants to do one on one with someone and felt I had been the most responsive and had moved him farther than anyoneelse.

I will explain tomorrow. Here is the assignment I gave him today. Go out and start being curious about your environment whatever it might be. Pick up a leaf and examine it. NOTICE things about it that you never noticed before. Look at the buildings. Notice the different styles, construction techniques, building material. Ask questions of yourself about these things.

Then go to a place with lots of people. Walk around and look each person in the eye and NOTICE how many of them actually even know you exist. When you find one that will make eye contact, SMILE. Then NOTICE their reactions.They will probably be delighted to find someone else AWARE, ALIVE, AWAKE.
So Long For Now.


Friday, April 17, 2009

If You Were Like Me What Would You Be Doing?

If a teenage child ask you, "What are you doing." Just answer, "If you were like me what would you be doing?

Being Responsible, being productive, being caring. Are You Starting? You can be Too, It's easy."
Then after watching their head spin say, "What are you fixing for Supper"


Thursday, April 16, 2009

You in Your Affirmations

The You in your affirmations is your subconscious. Your subconscious is the power behind your conscious mind and ego. Make friends with this absolute power in your life. Are you reading and getting this, yes you your subconsctious.

Stand up now and say, "Thank you, yes thank you subconscious for taking great care of me. Now it is time for us to work more closely. Remind me to address you correnctly so that you may accomplish more and frustration by me goes away."


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Brother Kamal and Brother Orion

Yes, they do exist. Together they made three products: Trouble Shooters I, Trouble Shooters II and Magical Connections. They are still available.

Both Brother Kamal and Brother Orion mastered the Speed Seduction® System yet each had his own obstacles to over come.

Brother Kamal initially believed that his accent and color were a disadvantage. He soon realized after being shown a few Paper Back Romance Novels that his accent and color were an advantage. Kamal is very witty and has been known to quote squirrels. Just one example of how to use NLP.

Brother Orion on the other hand is very outgoing and daring. Yet he was in the beginning terrified of beautiful women. This was solved rapidly by Brother Orion as he simply started going up to every beautiful woman and introducing himself. There were variations. However they went something like, “Hi, I just wanted to tell you that you are stunning. Bye” and he would walk away. He then added an introduction, “My name is Orion,” and then would walk away.

Trouble Shooter I and II are audio tapes discussing their growth and how they moved past limiting beliefs. These are the original pick up artist.

Magical Connections is another story. These two guys went out together with a camera and microphone. They took turns with the camera and mike. Everyone was asking for live approaches and other live demonstrations. These guys would simply stop girls on the street or anywhere they could find them. Seeing is believing. This is a very unique look at girls under hypnosis in public. Still available only on video tape.

So if you are suffering from blue collar stress and want to chill and be thoroughly entertained, you may find these an aid to getting stress under control.

I will share more from the material in future post.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Are you an Eagle? Are you still in the Nest?

Art Jackson is an author who teaches a course on Manifesting Your Destiny. We carry the course. Art’s course is basically about that calling to serve and finding a way to change careers where you get that internal satisfaction that is missing in most jobs. If you are interested in changing careers during these times, then it may be for you. Now for one of his stories.

When Eagle parents have a new Eagle on the way, they go to some extreme measures to insure the proper Eagle upbringing for the soon arriving baby. They build a nest way up high and in an isolated location, like on the side of a steep cliff. They want it high for a couple of reasons. First, the new baby is protected from almost all predators. Second, when it leaves the nest, it can’t walk, it must fly.

Once a location is found, they build the nest structure using very sharp thorny limbs and branches. Then the Mom and Dad Eagles put in a layer of thicker softer material like leaves. This is then covered with softer material such as grass and straw. The last layer of material is very soft and an absolute dream for the Eagle eggs. The nest is perfectly insulated and heavenly comfortable.

The young Eagle is born. They are nourished in delightfully luxurious surroundings. They are spoiled. As they grow and their wings become strong, they get on the side of the nest and flap their wings. His wings become strong. They are capable of flying; however, he will not leave the nest. Remember, the only way to leave is to fly.

The wise Eagles know when the young Eagle is ready to fly. Getting them to leave the nest is now the task at hand. They start removing the top layers of the nest lining. With each removed layer, guess what is exposed? Have you like me been anticipating the short and long term strategies of the Eagle.

The very sharp thorns are exposed more and more each day. The baby Eagle has no where comfortable to go. Soon the entire nest including the edges are nothing but very sharp thorns. The young Eagle reaches the point where the pain of staying is more compelling than the fear of flight. They must leave.

You know the ending, don’t you? The young Eagles leap from the nest and FLY.

Can you Soar on the Wings Of Eagles? Have you had enough? Has that pain of doing nothing reached the threshold of the fear of flying? Have I hit a tender spot? Can you see thru the metaphor? Can you hear the wind move through your wings? Can you see over the horizon NOW? God, I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Mass Media and You

There is something more powerful than CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN and all the other cable and satellite stations out there when it comes to MASS MEDIA. There is something out there more powerful than the internet when it comes to MASS MEDIA. There is something out there more powerful that word of mouth when it comes to MASS MEDIA. That something is the MASS BETWEEN YOUR EARS. Scott recommended last week that you not give any attention to any of the MASS MEDIA Television, Radio, Newspapers or the Internet. While I agree with that, I am not convinced it is possible and still live in this modern world. You are going to be presented information either directly by one of these media or indirectly by someone who is going to tell you.

That Mass Between Your Ears is yes your brain. First, the brain can process four (YES 4) Billion bits of information each second. The conscious mind is only aware of 2,000 bits per second. If the brain is focused, then it can instantly analyze all input including the input from the universe energetically. I was talking with a lady today. She said that on the day before the earth quake in Italy, she got really angry. She did not know why and was not mad at anyone. She just noticed that she was very angry and did not know why. The next day when she heard about the quake she said she immediately knew that was what made her angry. I feel a great disturbance in the FORCE, Luke. Then they would find out that a distant planet was gone, destroyed, no more. Watch Star Wars again.

That mass between your ears can sense disturbances. Those disturbances can make you feel different from normal. It may be as the lady felt, anger. It may be depression. It may be hopelessness. It will probably be different for each of you. I challenge each of you to notice intently the changes you feel during at any time of the day, even sleeping. This will empower you and I will explain how now next.

ALL people feel these disturbances. Most, the vast majority, of people when they feel these disturbances don’t notice them, ignore them or put a negative meaning on them. That is where their programming and beliefs come in to play. I got a bad feeling something bad is going to happen, etc.

You will now take control and use this new capability. You will now recognize these messages and questions to you. You will focus you energy and put a positive message into it. You will send this energy back out to the universe. If you want then send a little bit of that energy to the Statute of Liberty. It does stand for a lot of things.

Feedback welcome


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Affirmation for Relationships

You will learn the tonality and pauses to effectively elicit important feelings in relationships.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Affirmations - Some work, Some Don't, WHY?

I am asked frequently if affirmations really work or why don’t affirmations work for me. Some ask if affirmations are the same as self talk. Let’s start with an example. When you finish this paragraph, get up and go do it then come back. Find a mirror. Stand in from of the mirror and look at yourself and say, “I am the world’s greatest tennis player” or “I am going to be the world’s greatest tennis player” or “I am going to become a great tennis player.”

If you were too lazy to really get the experience by doing it then just imagine that you did the exercise. Now, when you said the example affirmations, what happened? Did you hear that little voice in the back of your head? What did it say? You can comment back and let us know. It probably said something along the lines: “Yea, right, never” “Who are you kidding” “Like S..t” “Not in this life time” “Oh really” “What a joke”

The point being that while some of the affirmation examples given above seem to be more believable than others, they are all really unbelievable.

They are unbelievable because they are all IDENTITY STATEMENTS. They all say “I am.” This one small set of two words is the destruction of the affirmation or self talk. You can say “I am human.” Most brains will accept that as truth. You can say “I am a student.” If you are enrolled in an educational institution, then the brain will probably accept that even is you are a bad student or do not study. The brain may accept “I am a student” even if you are not enrolled IF you are active in a particular subject area and say that you are a student of “Nature” or “Human Nature” or “Martial Arts.” Otherwise it will reject this also.

The last affirmation above is probably believable for some on you as it emphasizes “going to become.” However, it fails because your intention has failed before. You have intended to do lots of things and they never happened; so what is one more.

So what are the keys for affirmations to work? First, no identity statements; on I am. Second, it must be believable by you. And by you, I mean, your greater mind, your subconscious, your inner self, what ever you want to call IT. Third, and totally missing from the above examples and examples I have seen everywhere, is a process instruction.

When the brain and greater mind gets a process instruction, gets direction, gets a goal and all are connected, then it will constantly work to achieve that result. Let’s take that same example and reword it.

Read this and go stand in front of that mirror again or for the first time and say it. Yes, listen for that little voice in the back of your head.

“You will obtain the foot speed and hand eye coordination to become a great tennis player”

“You will acquire the foot speed and hand eye coordination to become a first class tournament tennis player”

“You will acquire the backhand skills and serving skills to move up to the next level in local tennis club”

It is your serve. Comment with your goal and the affirmation that hasn’t worked. You can also include what you think might work based on this bit of information.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Scott Asks, What Do You Really Want?

Dear Tom,

What do you really want?

Most people never know what they really want in life.

You ask them and they answer "I want hot women" or "I want to be rich" almost like it's a joke.

Thing is, it's not a joke at all. Think about the inherent natural language processing taking place.

The people who take it that way are the passive peasants.

Passive thinking is a lower level of thinking.

Einstein said "The world we have made, as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them."

Get it?

Your world, right now, was created at a certain level of thinking. You cannot change it at the same level of thinking!

You're going to have to think differently... a Warrior!

Are warriors passive thinkers?

Hell, no!

Can warriors be so highly effective that success is almost easy?


The key is in Knowing.

If YOU KNOW what YOU REALLY WANT in THIS life, find me to the right and I'll show you how to GET WHAT YOU WANT!

Fair enough?


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Metaphors in everyday life.

There was a gentleman on one of the stocks channels the other day. He was explaining the current economic situation and the present administration. He explained it something like this.

There is this drunk in this bar and he has ordered a round of the most expensive drinks for the entire bar. He was told that he could not afford it, that he was broke. Many in the bar also told him that he should stop drinking. He shouted that he knew he was drunk and was addicted to alcohol and that he was planning on getting sober in 10 years and that is also when he would pay for the drinks. “Believe me” he said, “I know what I am doing and I am getting a lot of money from rich people in ten years”. “Besides” he exclaimed, “A few drinks will ease your pain and I know you are all feeling pain.” The Barmaids said everyone should drink and tip. The bartenders believed him and started pouring the drinks. Many took the drinks. A few accepted the drinks, took a sip and then said, No this is not right.

Funny thing about the owners of the Bar, they did not even realize what their employees had done. They were stuck with a bar full of drunks.

Now it is up to you to determine who is in the cast.

Who is the drunk?

Who are his fellow drunks?

Who are the Barmaids?

Who are the Bartenders?

Who are the people in the bar who may be rational?

Who are the owners of the Bar?


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Neil says, There's a storm abrewin'.

What happens when good, responsible people keep quiet? Washington seems to have forgotten they work for us. We don't work for them.

Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer. I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan. I am sick of Congress raking CEO's over the coals while they, themselves, havedefaulted on their taxes.

I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar. And I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people that, knowingly, bought more house than they could afford.

I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes. I, like all of you, am a responsible citizen. I pay my taxes.

I live on a budget and I don't ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I make. I've emailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first. No one listened. They voted for it, pork and all.

O.K. folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won't make a difference. Well, yes it will and YES, WE CAN!!

If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes. If you are fearful of the fallout from the reckless spending of BILLIONS to bailout & "stimulate" without accountability andresponsibility then we need to do this!

To become ONE, LOUD VOICE WHICH CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB & HOME IN AMERICA. There is a growing protest demanding the President, his cabinet and our Congress, LISTEN to us, the American Citizens.

What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic free fall.

So, here's the plan.

On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a TEABAG to Washington , D.C. You do not have to enclose a note or any other information unless you so desire.

Just a TEABAG.

Many cities are organizing protests. If you simply search, "New American Tea Party", several sites will come up. If you aren't the 'protester' type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG.

Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way. Yes, something needs to be done but the lack of confidence as shown by the steady decline in the stock market speaks volumes.

This was not my idea. I visited the sites of the 'New American Tea Party' and I saw an online survey showing over 90% of thousands said they would send the teabag on April 1.

Why, April 1??

We want them to reach Washington by April 15.
Will you do it?

Send it to:

President Obama1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Washington , D.C. 20500

Please forward this to everyone in your address book. Visit the website below for more information on the 'New American Tea Party'. I would encourage everyone to go ahead and get the envelope ready to mail, then just drop it in the mail April 1.

Can't guarantee what the postage will be by then, it is going up as we speak, but have your envelope ready. What will this cost you? A little time and a 40 something cent stamp.

What could you receive in benefits?

Maybe, just maybe, our elected officials will start to listen to the people. Take out the Pork. Tell us how the money is being spent.

We want TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Remember, the money will be spent over the next 4-5 years. It is not too late.
Please, Take Care!


"A Pro Iraq War Agnostic Atheist Activist, a Vet, and an Iconoclastic, Philosophizing Beach Volleyball Playing Grumpy Old Son Of A Beach!"

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hypnotist Unite and Conquer the World

What a crock. I was watching the NCAA basketball tournament the other night when I got a call. “Are you watching TV now”, the voice said. Yes, Basketball. “Turn to the Mentalist” he said. I did and the plot had a female hypnotist working at an NLP center being sought for murder. Seems she had hypnotized a female rival to jump of a building because she thought she was jumping into the ocean. She then hypnotized a detective to protect her and help her dispose of her male friend who had shunned her.

The star takes the detective to a park and has him watch children swinging while he says, UP … and … Down several times to get deep into his subconscious mind to find that DEEP HIDDEN BAD SUGGESTION the female villain had placed there.

This was strictly old style HOLLYWOOD portrayal of the swinging watch and hypnotist can control everything. They obviously had not read or studied Milton Erickson.

First, hypnosis is a natural occurrence in every human. Second, if the kind of power they were trying to make up believe really existed, then many hypnotist would have already gotten a few people to rob a few big banks and they would own the world. To my knowledge that has not happened that way.

However, one might look at the masses today and ask if they have been truly hypnotized or mesmerized by the current leader.

By the way, in all the years Milton Erickson was practicing, he said he never found anyone who could be hypnotized to do something that was against their beliefs or morals.

If any of you have ever been to a stage hypnotist show, then you have witnessed people doing things that one would say they would never do otherwise. They want to do it. They want to blame the hypnotist. He made me do it. I once saw a young beautiful 2nd grade school teacher dressed with traditional long clothing. Only her hands and head were uncovered. She volunteered to go on stage. Before long she was attempting to take her clothes off and not because the hypnotist gave her some suggestion. She wanted to show off and had been repressed. This gave her an opportunity. This was a mixed audience with children and the Hypnotist did his job and kept her dressed.

I should be not only super rich, I should be able to replace all our elected officials. Can you imagine?


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scott Bolan's Top 10 Empowerment Books

My library is vast. Last rough estimate was about 4,000 books. That’s not counting cassettes, CD’s, videos and DVDs. All self-education material.

Why would I have such a vast library? I started this library around the same time I started martial arts: 8 years of age.


Matter of fact, I still have martial arts books I got at that age, with my signature on a “from library of____” sticker I put in the front cover. It’s interesting looking at that from so long ago.

It’s like taking a time-machine back in time!

All learning is self-learning, and though I’ve taken a few winding detours, I’ve always came back to the path I’m on today: The path of enlightenment, wisdom and power.

I intuited at a young age that the systems set up - the schools, the churches, society and culture - were only partial at best, the blind leading the blind at worst. There were lots of good people in those systems of course, but I knew there was “more to it” and I was looking at branches on a tree. I wanted to "strike the root"

So I started with old books and quiet walks and lots of reflection, observing patterns in behavior (my own and others), as well as training outside alone, and inside the dojo with others .... and haven’t stopped yet!

That’s another story for a future newsletter. For today, here is a top-10 list of empowerment books!

Within this year I will be putting up a list of the top 100 books. In the meantime, these 10 are foundational and liberating:

1. Living the Martial Way by Forrest E. Morgan.

By the time I read this book I was familiar with almost every term and concept in it, yet the way in which the author laid it out was so well-organized and proficient, I would call this the number-one manual for intentional and powerful living.

I wish I had been given this book at 10 years of age! I discovered it by accident and it is an absolute goldmine. Even someone with no interest at all in the Martial Arts at all can benefit profoundly by studying and applying these concepts.

If it were required reading in every high school, we would have a very different and far superior world. I have bought dozens of these over the years to give out as gifts, and still give them out to this day.

2. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee.

This is one you read and highlight what jumps out at you, and then read again six months or a year later. Within a year or so it will be battered and tattered and highlighted and underlined
and will be one of your favorite wisdom books. You will also be richer, stronger and wiser for it!

If you think it’s about fighting, think again. It’s also about thinking, behaving, SELF-DETERMINISM, communicating and self-expression. What of these do not pertain to you?

In addition to his own lightning-superb insights, Bruce was also inspired by many similar thinkers including Sun Tzu and Jiddu Krishnamurti. I saw the Krishamurti connection and commented on it, and 6 years after I made that comment a student reminded me and showed me a picture of Bruce’s personal notes and library in an article from the now defunct “Knowing is not Enough” Bruce Lee Eductional Foundation magazine. Synchronicity!

That Bruce distills this wisdom to it’s essence sometimes more effectively and usefully than his predecessors is profound. That he used fencing and boxing concepts in his own martial art was indicative that he was not afraid to “mix it up.” He was the first widespread “MMA” fighter, and a dynamic scholar and philosopher as well. We miss you, Bruce!

I constantly quote his “absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is uniquely your own” in my own studies and in my teachings.

10,000 years from now this book will still be a treasure-trove of applicable wisdom to the wise. The first year I read it in 1993 I literally doubled my income.

Yes, for real.

I can remember I was sitting on my bed reading a passage about “kick the ball out ahead of you” and a few other passages and lifted by ways in which I could apply what I was reading.

I had a “mind-and-energy-shift” while reading those passages right at that moment. Almost immediately I doubled my income and always knew the reason was the insights in that moment which I can still remember vividly to this day.

3. Be Here Now by Ram Dass.

Another amazing manual for living, and someone whom I befriended a year before his stroke in the 90s.

In the beginning of this book he chronicles his experiments with drugs, which is something I wholeheartedly disapprove of, yet he would go on to say that drugs are limiting and a trap as well. It is really only incidental as the entire book is about mindful conscious heart-living and full of compassionate and insightful wisdom.

The “core book” within it is a journey into your own soul, for those who can think outside of the box and intuit beyond their own programming and prejudices (which we ALL have). A fantastic “how-to-live” manual that in a strange way is the perfect Yin to the Yang of “Living the Martial Way”

The term “Be Here Now” is a profound Mastery Key to personal Liberation, applicable in so
many situations - it is the one-point centeredness referred to in the anceint samurai and meditation texts, and often referred to in Stanislavski’s “An Actor Prepares” in which he continually implores the actor to “stay in the moment.”

“Staying in the moment” or “being here now” is dynamically powerful and liberating. It is the true essence of effectiveness in any application whether it be a street-fight or boardroom negotiation, or simple peace of mind and self-healing. It is also a key to the “be like water” concept that Bruce Lee talked about in a rare filmed interview. If you’ve ever seen this film, you'll see the connection when you read this book!

I will openly state that once one is no longer a child they are never again truly alive until they discover the secret of "Being Here Now"

A timeless classic and a transforming experience!

4. The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho (trans. by William Scott Wison)

A rich and insightful samurai classic on “how the mind works.” Worth several reads as each read reveals new insights into every aspect of our thinking, our reactions, our instincts and the impulses that drive our behavior. I’ve dared to say, and will continue to say, that NLP and Hypnosis’ roots can be found dating back to this and even further into India, Ninpo and others which is the topic for a complete book in itself.

You will see yourself if you delve deeply into this book, and recognize and be able to free yourself up from limiting thought patterns and impulsive behaviors.

5. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World: a Handbook for Personal Liberty by Harry Browne.

I enjoyed this immensely, a more modern expose of cultural and societal patterns and how to free yourself of the subconscious blinds and fetters they place upon us.

Truly liberating!

What’s interesting is that I particularly disdained his passage on leaving his own wife and daughter (I paraphrase) for no reason other than he wasn’t happy and that it was another trap. I was reading was an anniversary edition written years after the first edition and in the epilogue he writes that he (I paraphrase) regretted that and had sought out his daughter and re-connected.

He regained my respect with that admission in the epilogue, and I was delighted at the synchronicity of how my concern was addressed by the author at the end of the book!
I have found a distinct synchronicity with all of the books I mention in this list, and could name numerous tie-ins to many areas of my success in many endeavors that I can trace back to this.
“How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World” has never been more vital in these Orwellian times of group-think, media-speak and social engineering...

Does a fish know it’s wet?

6. The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

I suppose this choice seemed obvious, but this is such a rich treasure-trove that I cannot over-emphasize it’s usefulness. It has multiple applications for successful daily living, enlightened thinking and powerful results. I could write an entire book about the numerous benefits of this book! Get it and keep cracking it open. Get it on audio and listen to it as well. You’ll be glad you did!

7. Wisdom of the Mystic Masters by Joseph Weed.

I only recently discovered this book and it lives up to it’s title. I haven’t read more by this author, but I sure plan on doing so!

He gives actual mind-drills that work, and has amazing insights into the potential and power of our minds and the conscious use of our own ENERGY for manifestation. Highly recommended!

8. Soul Sword: the Way and Mind of a Zen Warrior by Vernon Kitabu Turner.

This is another liberating and profound book that resonated deeply with me. He understands combat intuition, dynamic application of this intuition in spherical zones, synchronicity, self-determinism and the abolition of fear...sound good so far?

Emphasizing empowering application and instinctive wisdom, interestingly he also sheds light on bible scriptures that correlate with the entire mission and message of this wonderful book (the author is humble and does not trumpet this; those who do trumpet it are almost always not humble and do not truly understand it!)

He accurately conveys the experience of normal people performing miraculous feats, and what gives them the ability to do so. He speaks from experience on this, and is entirely accurate and credible.

I know the author is telling the truth because I too once faced multiple armed attackers while unarmed with only one friend at my back. We were victorious and unscathed and I still cannot explain why. This book explains it.

A “must-read”!

9. The Book of Proverbs. I can’t say the Bible is easy to read. Unfortunately most claiming to understand it are adamantly prideful and oblivious, and sadly inaccurate. Yet you can always crack open Proverbs and get timeless wisdom that will set you on the right path and keep you sharp!

10. Egoefficacy: the New Way to Maximum Personal Effectiveness by H.W. Gabriel.

This unusual book dissects what REALLY happens when people communicate verbally and phsyiologically, how to prevent other from manipulating you, and how to keep yourself razor-keen and effective in all circumstances and relationships while never compromising your integrity, compassion and principles.

He includes several “how-to” “word-for-word” tactics and techniques to handle many different types of agitators, distractors and manipulators - whether it be a salesman, mother-in-law, boss or co-worker!

Easily worth 100 times it’s weight in gold!

Alright my friends, I’ve given you a list of the top 10 empowerment books.
I chose ones that are foundational and fundamental to transformation and liberation. With them, you can soar to new heights in your life. Once you’re there, I have a whole new set for you to get to the next level!

If you'd like the "short-cut to success" (it will require a little work, but not much) get the Martial Mastery course.

To Your Success

Scott Bolan