How To Convert Failure Into Opportunity

 

When it comes to personal effectiveness, we need to learn from so called failure – mishaps – screw ups to allow our best self to come forward for the task at hand.

Overcoming failure and or the fear of failure is crucial for success. For many highly successful men and women who have accomplished great things in life, failure was merely a stepping-stone to achieving greatness.

Numerous studies in places like the Harvard Business review, find that the way people feel at work profoundly influences how they perform. Keeping this in mind, it is safe to say that the way we manage so-called failure will also profoundly influence our level of achievement.

First, we want to redefine failure and shift our point of view to a more supportive perspective. We have all come to recognize failure to be the disguise of a great teacher and a necessary step to achieve greatness, make a difference, and enhance performance.

YOU CAN SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE BY ASKING THE RIGHT KIND OF QUESTIONS; SUCH AS…….

> What can I learn from…..
 >> this situation?
 >> this person I am working with?
 >> this and myself?

Then Ask……
> Can I live with this?
 >> Is this situation or person in alignment with my values?
 >> What can I do to make it work for me?
 >> How can I turn this around?

Celebrate and appreciate the failure! That’s right you heard me correctly. Keep affirming that with each and every mistake, you are one step closer to realizing your goal. Express gratitude for the feedback and learn from it. 

I can remember my early days as a Silva instructor. I was full of passion to make a difference and change the world (I still am) and yet I lacked the business skills necessary to support my Vision. I cannot even remember how many mistakes – so-called failures I made. I nearly bankrupted myself. I found myself loading trucks for UPS from 4AM to 9AM and then working as a waiter in a restaurant from 11AM to 10PM just to pay the bills and subsidize my passion for Silva. It was not fun.

I eventually came to realize that I was getting closer and closer to become a full time, top producing, prospering Silva Instructor. I feel very blessed and appreciative for this accomplishment.

The lesson here is that we are in a constant state of flux, strategizing, implementing and making adjustments along the way. It is much easier to make corrections once we have some momentum. It is inevitable to make mistakes along the way. No body is 100%. It is not a problem to fail. It is, however tragic to not learn the lessons from the mistakes or so called failures.

Embrace the fact that you are not perfect and are bound to make some errors along life’s journey. It is not personal and when the s….hits the fan, it is feedback that you need to evaluate, assess the situation and make a change in your approach.

And as Lao Tzu once said,
“Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.”

Remember that no one does it alone. Seek help, advise, support, training and maybe even take someone you admire who is achieving big time, to lunch. We become just like the people we spend most of our time with. So be more selective of who and where you spend your time. It is called modeling and is a very powerful tool that even neuroscience will verify.

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Freedom – State Change – Mind Control

 

Self-Mastery in life requires self awareness plus self regulation to increase personal effectiveness. When it comes to personal effectiveness, we need to be in the best internal state to allow our best self to come forward for the task at hand.

Personal freedom has more to do with your internal state, your degree of self-awareness and the effective implementation of your developed skill set. This is what true Mind Control is all about – self control.

Things are not always what they appear to be and this is especially accurate when it comes to posts on Social Media and/or the news media. We all have the ability to access internal states of wisdom, and intuition that can guide us to make better, wiser decisions.

This internal state has been compared to non-ordinary states, the subconscious, ecstasis and Flow states. The heightened state of mind-body levels of awareness that transcends the laws of logic, reasoning and critical thinking. It is a state that when we experience it, ideas flow that are often innovative breakthroughs.

Science and Psychology have for many decades investigated the brain chemistry of these states that often people experience while in Flow that is activated during extreme adventure sports, the joggers high, moments of excellence, orgasm, the feeling of being lost in music, and even drugs like MDMA (Exstacy).

The conclusion from the research also finds that we can achieve this blissful, insightful state from meditation and it’s free of risk. Any meditator has indeed recognized this one way or another.

The takeaway for you is to be sure to add meditation as part of your daily practice and ask questions to get to the truth. Taking command of your life requires awareness and skills. It is an investment in self-care that is well worth it and some would even suggest necessary.

 

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How To Manifest With Grace And Passion

 

What is the difference between Passion and Obsession ?

We all know the importance of having a passion for our work, the causes we invest our resources in, our hobbies and of course when it comes to High Performance and/or our manifestation skills.
But when does it become an obsession that creates anxiety, feelings of guilt, lack of results’ and eventually burnout?

Manifesting in any area of life requires a relaxed focused detachment to the outcome. We need to clear a path to inner wisdom and/or the higher self to access insights.

You create a resource state of hope, confidence and certainty by reliving with intense positive emotion a past moment of excellence and lock it in with a trigger such as your three fingers held together.

In this 18 minute video, I share with you some tips to prevent obsession and improve your manifestation skills. Or as I prefer to say, your Co-Creation skills.

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Ecstacy And Meditation by Ken Coscia

 

Ecstacy is defined as  an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement. It’s also known as an emotional or religious frenzy or trancelike state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence. Then there is the pharmacological definition referring to the drug –  an amphetamine-based synthetic drug with euphoric and hallucinatory effects, originally promoted as an adjunct to psychotherapy.

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal report in their book “Stealing Fire” how Silicon Valley, the Navy Seals and Maverick Scientists are revolutionizing the way we live and work by getting into a state of Ecstasis. It’s a fascinating look at research experiments and applications of this joyful, focused heightened state of awareness that dates back to the ancient Greeks, William James at Harvard University to the present research into FLOW and High Performance.

The research shows that when in this state there is a noticeable shift in brain waves to Alpha and Theta and the brain releases the neuro-chemicals of serotonin, oxytocin, anandamide, dopamine, norepinephrine and endorphins. This cascade of brain chemicals decreases pain, boosts lateral thinking, prompting feelings of peace, well-being, trust and sociability. This non-ordinary state, as it’s called lets us perceive and process more of what’s going on around us and with greater accuracy.

The information richness of a non-ordinary state affords us perspective to make connections where none may have existed before. According to the authors, it doesn’t seem to matter which technique we deploy to get there: mindfulness training, technological stimulation, or pharmacological priming, the end results are substantial. Research reports a 200% boost in creativity, a 490% boost in learning and a 500% boost in productivity.

It is my observation that by far using a mindfulness training, Silva Method Dynamic Meditation training or other proven modalities is the safest and surest way to take command and control of our lives from the inside out. Psychologists at the University of North Carolina in a 2009 study found that even four days of meditation produced significant improvements in attention, memory, vigilance, creativity and cognitive flexibility. This by the way is still yet another reason why I offer and recommend the Silva four day Immersion experience where we spend more than 50% of our time practicing Dynamic Meditation.

Imagine your possibilities when you can sustain a heightened state of awareness – Ecstasis!

If you would like to explore about the Silva Method 4 Day Immersion Experience, click here.

If you would like to find out more about Dynamic Meditation applications to take command of your life,      click here.

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Perspective …. The Point Of Power

Perspective in Psychology is referred to as the Point Of Power.
We’ve all heard the expression – When you change your point of view, you change your life.

Ken Coscia explores how ultimately your perspective on the inevitable life events we all experience is the sole determinant of your results.

In Life S### Happens!

1. Life Event: Even the most fortunate of men and women experience an occasional setback. Some are within our control and some are not.

2. Interpretation – Value – Point of View: is the one thing you have absolute control over. It creates your….

3. Attitude: Pessimistic – give up or Optimistic- makes an effort – takes action

4. Results: the final outcome.

Have you ever thought that some people just seem to have an unfair advantage? 

People always ask me how I do it all, wondering how I am able to move courageously towards my dreams, and travel with my work worldwide for 46 years. Some of these same people often marvel at how I went from academic probation due to Ds at Boston University to graduating Cum Laude – (As) while I was also teaching Silva as a new instructor in Boston. They also wonder how I was able to help my Mom stop having asthma attacks and overcome Arthritis.

Some people chalk it up to good luck, good genes but really its something else… Its having the tools and skills to implement. 

Its the difference between knowing that you are on path, or just struggling to make it through. 
Its the difference between feeling stagnant and feeling deeply fulfilled and energized about your life. 

I have taught  for many years that  confidence comes from consistently living from and into our full potential. Its something that has given me the biggest shifts in my life. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would become the lead trainer and International Training Director for the Silva Method worldwide. I feel so blessed, honored and privileged to serve you in this capacity. 

Now is your time to take it to the next level. And I would like to help you do this.
I want to give you my unfair advantage so that you can have the same unfair advantage in your life. 

I would love to have you join me in an upcoming Immersion Experience of Life & Intuition System and help you take command of your life from the inside out.
You can get started by clicking here.  
And if you are already a Silva Method graduate, you qualify to attend my acclaimed advanced graduate program – The Silva Life Mastery System. It’s all about How To Master Your Silva Skills Create Lasting, Loving Relationships At Work Or Home, Enhance Your Intuition And Thrive.
It’s a rare opportunity coming up June 3-4. You can get all the details by clicking here.

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Health And Weight Management Tips

Managing health and to take weight off and keep it off is mostly an inside game that requires changing your health and weight blueprint.

Ken’s Top Tips to take it off and keep it off AND feel GREAT.

> Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
> Move your body daily in activities you enjoy.
> Chew Slowly – Eat slowly.
> Get a healthy restful sleep everyday.
> Enjoy regular daily short Alpha breaks.
> Plus avoid artificial sweeteners.

Taking Charge From The Inside Out – Create New Neural Pathways

Most people who are concerned about their weight already know what to do BUT don’t feel like doing it. You can use Mental Rehearsal with Mirror of The Mind and/or imagine and visualize yourself taking the actions that you know you need to do.
Imagine and/or visualize yourself STOPPING the behaviors that are contributing to the challenge.
Enjoy and do ALL of this each day for 30 consecutive days with Daily Dynamic Meditation!

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How To Sustain Motivation Through Self-Confidence

I’m sure you can agree that self-confidence is a vitally important topic when you consider the extremely high levels of uncertainty so many people are feeling these days. Many of you are facing the need to re-invent your health, relationships and career – finances. There seems to be so much to learn.

 

I know because I am also re-inventing how I connect with my students and also how to offer high value courses online. Admittedly, at times it feels like a daunting mission with constant learning needed. So much so that I have felt frustrated and even thought a few times to throw the towel in.

 

 

How about you? Can you relate?

 

 

I am continually reminded that with the right training and tools, it’s easier as long as you have the confidence in yourself to be able to figure things out. I am so very appreciative of so many new training tools that are helping me immensely. I would like to do the same for you.

Confidence in oneself comes from experience, wisdom and especially from having evidence that you have indeed made progress and/or enjoyed some wins. It becomes a resource state that enables you to move through life with a higher degree of certainty and FLOW.

 

You create a resource state of hope, confidence and certainty by reliving with intense positive emotion a past moment of excellence and lock it in with a trigger such as your three fingers held together. You may remember (if you are an alumni) this tool that you learn in Silva Life System. I find having this sort of evidence of immense value. I can say to myself, if I did it before I can do it again! I will appreciate the opportunity to do the same for you.

I hope to see you in an Immersion soon. I would like to help you to sustain your motivation to grow, learn, optimize your health and thrive. The Silva Method Immersion Experience is packed with How To Do It Tools. Please come and join me and let’s grow together.

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When You Give It All Up, You Get It ALL Back

The founder of the Trust Your Intuition Academy, the lead instructor and Silva Method International Training Director and author of the Silva Mastery System, Ken Coscia explores the art and science of creating and/or manifesting the life of your design.

This was recorded during a Facebook live.

What does it take to gain intuitive insights and get what you want?

There is a saying that I learned many decades ago – “When you give it all up, you gat it all back.”
Examining and reflecting on this expression helps us to understand what it takes to master our co-creation and/or manifestation skills. It is really a lesson about the delicate balance between Surrender and Persistence.

We have come to understand that when we “try” too hard, we experience obsessive thoughts leading to anxiety which energetically speaking repels our desired outcome. And yet we know the value of persistent effort and doing whatever it takes to achieve our goal. Here in lies our challenge!

There comes a time when we need to release and surrender our intention to the universe or whatever your spiritual belief teaches you.

Watch the video and listen deeply and enjoy.

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Are You Really Inspired Or Just Playing It Safe?!

 

The founder of the Trust Your Intuition Academy, the lead instructor and Silva Method International Training Director and author of the Silva Mastery System, Ken Coscia explores the language of intuition.

This was recorded during a Facebook live.

Learning to trust and focus your intuition for breakthrough living is both an art form and developed skill. There are obstacles in the path to this inner wisdom. We sometimes experience distortions in our thinking that interferes with accurate reliable intuitive insights. Sometimes you may feel that this feeling, idea and/or course of action is right when it may be that if feels right because it’s safe and you haven’t stepped out of your comfort zone.

We explore in this episode how to clear a path to make better wiser decisions and high performance by learning to make distinctions between playing it safe and being truly inspired.

Practice is necessary to master any skill and especially when it comes to being confident with accurate reliable intuitive insight.
Continuous practice helps you get to the point where you know the difference that makes the difference.

Points of reference are like markers – signposts that are necessary to internalize and integrate to build confidence and certainty.

Ken is committed to The Silva Method and the mission of enriching the planet by empowering the individual. He has been teaching the work of Jose, Juan and Laura Silva, for over 44 years (since 1971).

You will find Ken on stage with some of the industry greats as well as teaching Silva classes all over the world. He is the lead instructor and teaches all of the core material, as well as creating specialty-advanced courses like the Silva Mastery System™. Ken also created and presents the specialized workshops; PowerLearning™ and The Lost Sense: Intuition & You™ Take It Off & Keep It Off and Creating A Bridge To Inner Wisdom™. Ken, as the Director of Training is responsible for keeping educational standards in place for all Silva Instructors world-wide.

Click HERE to find out more about Ken’s online courses.

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The Road Map To Create The Life Of Your Design

The founder of the Trust Your Intuition Academy, the lead instructor and Silva Method International Training Director and author of the Silva Mastery System, Ken Coscia explores the four skills necessary to develop to take command of your life.

Science has proven it: every human being is trained and conditioned to earn a set amount of income, and enjoy a certain level of fulfillment.The good news is that brain scan studies prove that you can re-wire and strengthen the key areas in your brain that control your conscious AND subconscious.

What is required is applying the right mind- brain-training methodologies and technologies in the right way… so you replace the limiting beliefs, behaviors, and habits that are currently keeping you stuck. In addition, learning how to release any of your past negative experiences, or fears is critical for you to get to the next level of your success.

The 4 Skills:

1. Manage your energy so that you stay calm, focused and productive even under pressure.

2. Create a clear consistent Vision that is in alignment with your values.

3. Change Limiting Beliefs and shift from uncertainty to confidence.

4. Access higher states of awareness – creativity and intuition to solve problems.

Some of the Takeaways:

  1. The Best Self Exercise
  2. The I Wonder Game
  3. Locking in te Three Fingers Technique

Two of Ken’s Dynamic Meditation Exercises referenced to facilitate the takeaways:

  1. Future Self
  2. Centering For Excellence For Greater Personal Achievements

You’ll find these guided Dynamic Meditations by clicking HERE.