Archive for December 10th, 2010

For Coaches, Speakers, Authors & Online Business Owners (and those who aspire)

Do you run your own online business? Or do
you aspire to?

If so, listen up …

Today I have a very valuable resource. This really
can
help you take your business to the next level.
But first, let me share something personal with you.

I got started online nearly ten years ago and I’ll
tell you something I didn’t get for years …

The words on your web site are everything.

Forget flashy, shiny web sites that look slick!
What people are always interested in is how your
product or service can help them. And it’s only
words that can do that job for you (via any media).

I cannot over-emphasize the importance of having
compelling copy on your web site. Good copy is
quite literally the difference between total failure
and massive success in your business…

Now I know a lot of people are turned off by “cheesy
sales copy”. That’s understandable with all the
“big claims” and “little substance” we see so much
of these days. But I’m not talking about that…

No, what I’m talking about is getting your message
across honestly AND effectively. A good copywriter
might charge you $235 per hour, and I know some of
the best charge $1000 per hour…

So when my friend Andy O’Bryan told me he was
going to devote the next 5 days to reviewing your
websites for free, I was delighted. (Andy focuses on
coaches, speakers, authors and other heart centered
entrepreneurs. It’s quite rare for such a specialist
to make himself available like this).

This ‘5-Day Website Clinic’ starts today, so if you
would like a second opinion on your website so you
can bring in more clients, then click here to open up
Andy’s real-time schedule:

http://www.myreferer.com/mydb/?M=principalvisions&ID=mattclarkson&L=62

30 minutes with Andy will not only help your website
but it will give you some added clarity and direction.
You’ll love his energy and enthusiasm, and you’ll hang
up the phone recharged and motivated about what’s
possible.

No charge for this because you’re a member of the
‘Mind-Body Training Community’. So go there now and
sign up because spots will fill up fast!

http://www.myreferer.com/mydb/?M=principalvisions&ID=mattclarkson&L=62

To your business success!

Matt Clarkson
The Mind-Body Training Company

 

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Ten Life Secrets I Learned in T’ai Chi & Qigong #4

4. Center your mind in your Dantian.

T’ai Chi and Qigong are based on your “internal energy system” or the circulation of life energy (qi, “chee”) through your body.  Your qi circulates through a subtle network of energy centers, pathways (meridians), and points (acupoints) along those pathways.  The qi circulatory system runs through the connective tissue of your body and closely relates to and influences the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.

There are three primary energy centers in T’ai Chi and Qigong, called the dantians (“dahn-tee-en”), in your lower abdomen, the center of your chest, and the center of your brain.  These are called the Lower Dantian, Middle Dantian, and Upper Dantian, respectively.  T’ai Chi and Qigong begin with emphasis on your Lower Dantian, the center of your physical vitality.  You build energy here first and then circulate it through the rest of your system.

How do you build your physical vitality?  This is achieved through good nutrition, adequate exercise and rest, conserving sexual energy, deep breathing, and appropriate self-care.  In addition, you can increase Lower Dantian energy by focusing your mind into that space and holding it there.  This is a great way to come down from stress, anxiety, or pressure, and come down from being “in your head” into being present in your body.

Here are some practice cues:  Imagine a pearl of energy about three finger-widths below your navel and 1/3 of the way from the front to the back of your body in the center of your lower abdomen.  Imagine your Lower Dantian pearl growing bigger and glowing brighter as you concentrate on it.  You can combine conscious breathing to heighten your concentration and build the energy there.  As you inhale, imagine your lower dantian pearl being fed by the energy in your breath so that it grows larger and glows warmer and brighter.  As you exhale, concentrate into the center of that ball of energy.  I call this “Lower Dantian Breathing.”

The more time you spend focusing on your Lower Dantian, the more energy you’ll feel there.  Centering your mind in your lower dantian is a powerful way not only to boost your physical vitality, but also to relax deeply and come back to center when you’ve gotten caught up in the stresses of your day.  If you’re feeling tired, lay down, put your hands on your lower abdomen and focus on Lower Dantian Breathing.  This is a great way to take a nap or fall asleep at night.

Try it out and let me know how it feels,

Kevin

Kevin Schoeninger

To go directly to the next post in this series, follow this link:
“>Ten Life Secrets I Learned in T’ai Chi & Qigong #5

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