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Mind Chi: Re-wire Your Brain in 8 Minutes a Day -- Strategies for Success in Business and Life

Book Description

8 minutes a day is all it takes to open up a world of superior mental performance.

Just as Tai Chi has been used for centuries to balance body and mind, Mind Chi will help you increase your mental energy and be more effective in everything you do. And all you need is 8 minutes a day...

Mind Chi is a powerful synthesis of thought and action based on the most recent research into how the brain works. By following the simple, daily exercises in this book, you will raise your mental performance to a level you never thought possible. Discover:

  • Sharper powers of concentration and information management

  • Improved control over your attention span, memory, thoughts and feelings

  • Fast and easy ways to reduce your stress and increase your confidence

  • New positive habits, thoughts and mental resilience

  • Fantastic energy levels, during and after your work day

Plus: 50 Strategies for Success in Business & Life


"An eight minute daily dose of Mind Chi will improve vitality, reduce stress and allow us to see the many blessings of life more clearly." --Stephen C. Lundin PhD, author of the five million copy bestselling FISH!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Reviews for Mind Chi
  3. Who wrote Mind Chi?
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Mind Chi Fast Track
    1. What is Mind Chi?
    2. The benefits of Mind Chi
    3. Why is Mind Chi different?
    4. Make it Mind Chi-easy
    5. Mind Chi philosophy
  6. Introduction to Mind Chi
    1. Mind Chi is your mental energy
    2. Benefits of Mind Chi
      1. What results can you expect from Mind Chi?
    3. Mind Chi overview
      1. Mind Chi terminology
      2. The Mind Chi effect
    4. It is all in your Mind Chi
  7. 1. Mind Chi Kick-off!
    1. 1. What is Mind Chi?
      1. 1.1. Mind Chi Basic
        1. 1.1.1. Mind Chi Program overview
      2. 1.2. How can Mind Chi help you?
        1. 1.2.1. Where and when can you use Mind Chi?
        2. 1.2.2. How long does it take to master Mind Chi?
        3. 1.2.3. Why now?
      3. 1.3. Making your Mind Chi commitment
        1. 1.3.1. Making Mind Chi 'sticky'
        2. 1.3.2. Making a commitment
    2. 2. Meet 'Chi' – Your Mind Chi Mentor
      1. 2.1. What is the role of your 'Chi'?
        1. 2.1.1. How does your 'Chi' help?
        2. 2.1.2. How to contact your 'Chi'
        3. 2.1.3. Survive or thrive with your 'Chi'
      2. 2.2. Willpower and volition
    3. 3. Mind Chi BEAT
      1. 3.1. Access 'NOW' through your Mind Chi BEAT
        1. 3.1.1. Your BEAT finger check
        2. 3.1.2. Mind Chi BEAT finger check
    4. 4. Mind Chi Basic
      1. 4.1. Mind Chi Start
        1. 4.1.1. Step 1: Breathe
        2. 4.1.2. Activity 1: Your Mind Chi Breath
          1. 4.1.2.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.1.2.2. ACTION
          3. 4.1.2.3. BENEFIT
        3. 4.1.3. Step 2: Attend
        4. 4.1.4. Activity 2: Your Mind Chi 'One'
          1. 4.1.4.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.1.4.2. ACTION
          3. 4.1.4.3. BENEFIT
      2. 4.2. Mind Chi Past
        1. 4.2.1. Step 3: Adjust
        2. 4.2.2. Activity 3: 24 Hour Rewind (Negative)
          1. 4.2.2.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.2.2.2. ACTION
          3. 4.2.2.3. BENEFIT
        3. 4.2.3. Step 4: Associate
        4. 4.2.4. Activity 4: 24-Hour Review (Positive)
          1. 4.2.4.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.2.4.2. ACTION
          3. 4.2.4.3. BENEFIT
      3. 4.3. Mind Chi Now
        1. 4.3.1. Step 5: Be aware
        2. 4.3.2. Activity 5: Check Your BEAT
          1. 4.3.2.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.3.2.2. ACTION
          3. 4.3.2.3. BENEFIT
        3. 4.3.3. Step 6: Choose
        4. 4.3.4. Activity 6: Choose Your Beat
          1. 4.3.4.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.3.4.2. ACTION
          3. 4.3.4.3. BENEFIT
      4. 4.4. Mind Chi Future
        1. 4.4.1. Step 7: Plan
        2. 4.4.2. Activity 7: 24-Hour Preview
          1. 4.4.2.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.4.2.2. ACTION
          3. 4.4.2.3. BENEFIT
        3. 4.4.3. Step 8: Be Grateful
        4. 4.4.4. Activity 8: Mind Chi – Reflect and Project
          1. 4.4.4.1. PURPOSE
          2. 4.4.4.2. ACTION
          3. 4.4.4.3. BENEFIT
      5. 4.5. Mind Chi FAQS
  8. 2. Mind Chi in Action
    1. 5. Mind Chi Maps
      1. 5.1. About maps
      2. 5.2. How to map
      3. 5.3. Map applications
      4. 5.4. Mapping terminology
    2. 6. Create your own Mind Chi Plan
      1. 6.1. Mind Chi Plan creation
        1. 6.1.1. The Mind Chi Plan
        2. 6.1.2. Your Current Reality and Mind Chi Goal
        3. 6.1.3. Your current reality BEAT (left column)
        4. 6.1.4. Your goal BEAT (right column)
        5. 6.1.5. Word selection
      2. 6.2. Mind Chi Meme
        1. 6.2.1. Authors' Mind Chi Plans
        2. 6.2.2. Keep your Mind Chi Plan in view
    3. 7. Mind Chi in Action
      1. 7.1. Mind Chi planning in action
        1. 7.1.1. Start
        2. 7.1.2. Past
        3. 7.1.3. Now
        4. 7.1.4. Future
        5. 7.1.5. Mind Chi – Start
        6. 7.1.6. Mind Chi – Past
        7. 7.1.7. Mind Chi – Now
        8. 7.1.8. Mind Chi – Future
        9. 7.1.9. Creating future memories
      2. 7.2. ADOCTA and tracking progress
        1. 7.2.1. Call ADOCTA
        2. 7.2.2. Making up your Action Steps
        3. 7.2.3. Mind Chi Tracker
        4. 7.2.4. The awkwardness gap
        5. 7.2.5. Making it permanent
          1. 7.2.5.1. Two worked examples
      3. 7.3. Making decisions
        1. 7.3.1. Mind Chi in action
        2. 7.3.2. Mind Chi Applied
        3. 7.3.3. 28 days of Mind Chi in action
          1. 7.3.3.1. Day 1
          2. 7.3.3.2. Day2
          3. 7.3.3.3. Day 3
          4. 7.3.3.4. Day 4 onwards
          5. 7.3.3.5. Day 24–26 (or whenever you experience the following)
          6. 7.3.3.6. Day 27 (or whenever the goal post is right there)
          7. 7.3.3.7. Day 28
      4. 7.4. Achieving your perfect size
        1. 7.4.1. Mind Chi in action
          1. 7.4.1.1. What you put into your body
          2. 7.4.1.2. What you do with your body
          3. 7.4.1.3. Your Mind Chi direction
        2. 7.4.2. Your Mind Chi in action
          1. 7.4.2.1. Day 1
          2. 7.4.2.2. Day 2
          3. 7.4.2.3. Day 3
          4. 7.4.2.4. Day 4
          5. 7.4.2.5. Day 5
          6. 7.4.2.6. Day 6
          7. 7.4.2.7. Day 7
          8. 7.4.2.8. Day 8
          9. 7.4.2.9. Day 9
          10. 7.4.2.10. Days 10–24 (or whenever you experience the following)
          11. 7.4.2.11. Days 25–6 (or whenever the goal post is right there!)
          12. 7.4.2.12. Days 27 and 28
    4. 8. Mind Chi Change
      1. 8.1. The emergent worker
      2. 8.2. The new security
        1. 8.2.1. Opportunities to learn, earn and grow
      3. 8.3. Stress at work
  9. 3. 50 Mind Chi Plans — Strategies for success
    1. 9. Goals
      1. 9.1. 1 Achieving goals
        1. 9.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 9.2. 2 Planning effectively
        1. 9.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 9.3. 3 Setting priorities
        1. 9.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 9.4. 4 Mastering time management
        1. 9.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 9.5. 5 Conquering procrastination
        1. 9.5.1. Mind Chi in action
      6. 9.6. 6 Delegating effectively
        1. 9.6.1. Mind Chi in action
    2. 10. Management Skills
      1. 10.1. 7 Increasing creativity
        1. 10.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 10.2. 8 Managing change
        1. 10.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 10.3. 9 Running effective meetings
        1. 10.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 10.4. 10 Constructing positive teams
        1. 10.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 10.5. 11 Coaching skills
        1. 10.5.1. Mind Chi in action
    3. 11. Sales
      1. 11.1. 12 Prospecting
        1. 11.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 11.2. 13 Coping with rejection
        1. 11.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 11.3. 14 Closing sales
        1. 11.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 11.4. 15 Beating the competition
        1. 11.4.1. Mind Chi in action
    4. 12. Communication
      1. 12.1. 16 Giving feedback
        1. 12.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 12.2. 17 Accepting criticism
        1. 12.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 12.3. 18 Negotiating successfully
        1. 12.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 12.4. 19 Understanding MIS-understanding
        1. 12.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 12.5. 20 Listening actively
        1. 12.5.1. Mind Chi in action
      6. 12.6. 21 Presenting effectively
        1. 12.6.1. Mind Chi in action
    5. 13. Job Smarts
      1. 13.1. 22 Reinventing yourself
        1. 13.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 13.2. 23 Upgrading for job security
        1. 13.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 13.3. 24 Preparing for job interviews
        1. 13.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 13.4. 25 Networking skills
        1. 13.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 13.5. 26 Working well with my boss
        1. 13.5.1. Mind Chi in action
      6. 13.6. 27 Dealing with difficult people
        1. 13.6.1. Mind Chi in action
    6. 14. Training
      1. 14.1. 28 Reversing poor memory
        1. 14.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 14.2. 29 Recalling names and faces
        1. 14.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 14.3. 30 Handling information overload
        1. 14.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 14.4. 31 Speedy-reading
        1. 14.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 14.5. 32 Reading from the screen
        1. 14.5.1. Mind Chi in action
      6. 14.6. 33 Taming emails
        1. 14.6.1. Mind Chi in action
      7. 14.7. 34 Writing reports and letters
        1. 14.7.1. Mind Chi in action
      8. 14.8. 35 Learning to learn
        1. 14.8.1. Mind Chi in action
    7. 15. Health
      1. 15.1. 36 Multi-tasking
        1. 15.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 15.2. 37 Converting anger
        1. 15.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 15.3. 38 Controlling depression
        1. 15.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 15.4. 39 Forgiving
        1. 15.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 15.5. 40 Calming stress
        1. 15.5.1. Mind Chi in action
      6. 15.6. 41 Taking mini-breaks
        1. 15.6.1. Mind Chi in action
      7. 15.7. 42 Transitioning
        1. 15.7.1. Mind Chi in action
      8. 15.8. 43 Stabilizing work-life balance
        1. 15.8.1. Mind Chi in action
    8. 16. Self-concept
      1. 16.1. 44 Developing leadership skills
        1. 16.1.1. Mind Chi in action
      2. 16.2. 45 Building motivation
        1. 16.2.1. Mind Chi in action
      3. 16.3. 46 Staying positive
        1. 16.3.1. Mind Chi in action
      4. 16.4. 47 Being prepared
        1. 16.4.1. Mind Chi in action
      5. 16.5. 48 Growing self-esteem
        1. 16.5.1. Mind Chi in action
      6. 16.6. 49 Creating a difference
        1. 16.6.1. Mind Chi in action
      7. 16.7. 50 Keeping commitments
        1. 16.7.1. Mind Chi in action
  10. 4. Mind Chi Plus
    1. 17. Mind Chi Vehicle
      1. 17.1. Your Mind Chi Vehicle
      2. 17.2. About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
      3. 17.3. About Structural Tension (ST)
      4. 17.4. About the 4-R method
      5. 17.5. About natural memory enhancers
        1. 17.5.1. Firsts and lasts
        2. 17.5.2. Outstanding moments
        3. 17.5.3. Repetition
        4. 17.5.4. Interest
        5. 17.5.5. Associations
        6. 17.5.6. The power of FLORIA
      6. 17.6. Trouncing your 'forgettery'
        1. 17.6.1. Improving memory over time
      7. 17.7. Put your mind in gear!
    2. 18. Mind Chi Assistance
      1. 18.1. Types of thinking
        1. 18.1.1. 1 Rational thinking
        2. 18.1.2. 2 Reflexive thinking
        3. 18.1.3. 3 First you had the thought
        4. 18.1.4. 4 Thoughts you 'should' not have
        5. 18.1.5. 5 Thinking your emotions
        6. 18.1.6. 6 Flexible focus – or 'panhandler' thinking
    3. 19. Mind Chi Beliefs
      1. 19.1. Identifying beliefs
      2. 19.2. Discover your true beliefs
        1. 19.2.1. 1 Journaling
        2. 19.2.2. 2 Self-analysis
        3. 19.2.3. 3 Observing and questioning others
      3. 19.3. Challenge limiting beliefs
      4. 19.4. Conni's art lesson
      5. 19.5. Discover what you really want
    4. 20. It is all in your Mind Chi
      1. 20.1. About stress and strain
      2. 20.2. About senses
      3. 20.3. About imagination
      4. 20.4. About the Mind Chi Meme
        1. 20.4.1. Plastic not elastic!
        2. 20.4.2. How 'old' are you?
        3. 20.4.3. Mind Chi is your wake up call!
        4. 20.4.4. Off and on switches
      5. 20.5. Our wish
    5. Mind Chi Glossary
    6. Bibliography
    7. Recommended Reading
    8. Further Resources
      1. Mind Chi Mentors
      2. Mind Chi Matters sessions
      3. Mind Chi Coaching and keynote speeches
    9. Sample Pages
      1. The beginning ...