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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pictures and Quotes Motivational Gallery Page 18

"What other people
may find in poetry
or art museums,
I find in the flight
of a good drive."
-- Arnold Palmer
"Hit the shot you know
you can hit, not the one

you think you should."

-- Dr. Bob Rotella

Want to Improve Your Golf?

"Make you Goal into a Dream

and make your

Dreams into Goals

– and then take Action

to bring them into Reality!”

-- Coach William C. Smith

Coach William C. Smith is available for Sports Hypnosis / NLP for professional, college, high school, and recreational athletes of all sports and skill levels. Professional office is located in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Video Skype sessions are also available in some circumstances.

You'll find some of these motivational quote/pics directly related to specific sports, some to sports in general, and some are just great motivational quotes. You'll even enjoy some funny ones.

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Coach William C. Smith is available for Sports Hypnosis / NLP for professional, college, high school, and recreational athletes of all sports and skill levels. Professional office is located in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Video Skype sessions are also available in some circumstances.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Using Hypnosis / NLP to Replace Fear with Confidence!

Hypnosis / NLP are great tools when you are ready to let go of fear and replace it with confidence!  Whether a fear of snakes or a fear of public speaking
“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”  -- 
Oprah Winfrey

Hypnosis / NLP are great tools when you are ready to let go of fear and replace it with confidence!  Whether a fear of snakes or a fear of public speaking
Do you know what the most common fear in America is?  Confidence in public speaking.   This affects people from all ages and walks of life – young children, students, professionals, athletes, business people, – nearly everyone!

And the second one – fear of snakes!
What are some other fears that children – and adults- face?
Fear of Thunder / lightening / storms
Fear of Flying in airplanes
Fear of Heights
Fear of Bugs – spiders, roaches, crawly things
Fear of Snakes
Fear of Needles / medical procedures
Fear of Driving on highways
Fear of Elevators, escalators, stairs
Fear of Crowds of people, social situations
Fear of Animals – especially big dogs
Fear of Failure and yes, even fear of Success
Fear of being hurt by love
And these are just a few fears I’ve helped people overcome!  And there are MANY more!

Using Hypnosis /NLP to help people overcome every day common fears can be very effective in building the person’s confidence so they can face fears without feeling out of control or worried about being embarrassed.  I help my clients in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex – and beyond - replace fear with confidence!

What about phobias?  I don’t work with phobias – that’s a psychological condition – much rarer than you may think.  Many people use the word “phobia” when they really mean “fear”.  Or in their mind they blow it all out of proportion to the point it seems like a phobia.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Three Little Words that Keep an Athlete from Confident Sports Performance

"The significant
problems we face
cannot be solved
at the same level
of thinking
we were at
when we
created them."

Albert Einstein

It amazes me how many athletes call me to discuss Sports Hypnosis and the conversation starts off with, “Coach, my problem is.” Or “Coach, I have a problem!”
It doesn’t matter whether it's’ for golf, tennis, hockey, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, body building, MMA or any other sport, they seem to all start off with the same first few words. 

Before we even get into a discussion about what the problem is they’re calling about, I interrupt. And if you call, I’ll do the same with you!
Not because I’m being rude, but the Coaching / Sports Hypnosis starts during the initial contact, usually within the first 2 – 3 minutes, if not sooner.
Here’s how the conversation continues:

Coach – “YOUR problem?” I ask with an incredulous tone of voice.

Athlete – Usually says something like “What? Uh yeah, my problem is.”
Coach -- Before they get out another word, I interrupt again, “I don’t understand. Why would you be telling me about something you want to keep? I thought you were calling for Sports Hypnosis and wanted some help from me”

Athlete – A little bewildered, “Keep? No, I don’t want to keep it. And I was calling you for Sports Hypnosis so you could help me get rid of my problem.”

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016


“Practice enjoying the present moment, rather than using it up consumed with guilt over the past or worry about the future.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer

Are you in a prison of Doubt? Or Fear? Or Worry? Or Shame? Or Guilt? Or Anger? Or maybe some other Limiting Belief? It may not even have a clear definition, but whatever it is, it’s trapping you!

Have you been trapped so long you can’t imagine what life could be free of those feelings?

The sad thing is, so many times the cage / cell a person lives in is self created.

Imagine that you were trapped in a cage – or cell, barely big enough to stand up, maybe walk three or four paces, and you were isolated from your family and friends – for ten years! And then suddenly you were set free.

What if you had been in the cage since you were very young and didn’t know there was life outside the cage? How would it affect your outlook on life? What would you do differently WHEN (not if – I don’t like that word in most instances) you escaped or were set free?

Would you live your life to the fullest? Or would you spend your time being afraid? Afraid of the unknown freedom you were now experiencing, or the fear you might wind up back in the cage / cell again? What if you were so used to the limited space, you couldn’t bring yourself to even imagine walking more than three or four paces? What if you allowed your mind to remain in the cage / cell, even though your body had been freed?

Are you trapped in a cage or cell – MENTALLY and want to discover the key to unlock the mental block and finally find your freedom? Are you ready to unlock the door and step into the freedom and joy you want and deserve?

“The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Now, let me tell you about my friend Luca who was trapped in a cage for ten years. Luca is a beautiful little white fluffy dog who now lives with one of my neighbors.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Another Alpha Edge for Athletes -- "Yeah / Ummmph" or "Bigger / Stronger"???

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” -Marcus Aurelius AD 121-180)

Have you ever been in a gym and heard lots of grunts and groans, especially from the guys (and some ladies too) who are really serious about lifting weights?  What’s all that noise about?
Let me give you another tool I teach my Athletes during their Sports Hypnosis sessions with me. During a workout, when you really want to build your stamina and endurance and make the workout even better, talk to yourself – but in a special way.

Let’s pretend you’re lifting weights. And with each upward move you say “Bigger” and each downward move “Stronger”. Maybe you misunderstood when I said “say”. I don’t mean like a wimpy “bigger”. I mean a real “BIGGER!!!”
Do you have to do it out loud? Sure, why not? Are you really that worried about what someone else will think? If you are, can you scream in your head? You can – either way, whichever suits you best. When possible, I would suggest doing it out loud – VERY LOUD!

But I know some of you are thinking “what will other people think?” or one of my Athletes pointed out to me that by saying it out loud, maybe other Athletes would start doing it too and improving.

OK – if they’re on the same team and it’ll get you closer to a Super Bowl if you play football or hockey players might want to win the Stanley Cup, then it might be worth it.  If it’s your high school or college teammates, why not share something that will help the team?
But here’s what you’ll have that they don’t. You’ll know why you’re doing it and you’ll be using that as only one tool in your mental toolbox to begin to change any negative self talk to powerful, Positive Self Talk.

And a very important aspect of this tool – when you’re saying it, in your mind see / feel yourself as BIGGER and STRONGER!
You may be wondering how I came up with that. One of my professional Athletes invited me over to his home to visit and do a Hypnosis session with him there. To continue reading, please go to:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Day after Day - Habits Create Your Life!

Do You Remember the movie “Groundhog Day”?

How many people are trapped in their everyday habits:
part numb,
part frightened,
part indifferent? 
To have a better life
we must keep choosing
 how we’re living.
- Albert Einstein

I think it was around 1993 or so. Bill Murray plays a weatherman who gets assigned to cover the story of Punxsutawaney Phil – the Ground Hog who forecasts whether there will be six more weeks of Winter or the arrival of Spring. Bill Murray’s character is also named Phil – he calls the Groundhog a “rat”.

Phil (Bill Murray – not the groundhog) finishes the story, but a big snow storm comes through and traps him there for the night. The next day Phil wakes up only to discover it’s Feb. 2nd all over again and he is reliving the same day over and over. If you haven’t seen the movie – rent it or watch it when it comes back on TV as a rerun again, and again, and again.

So now let me ask you a question. How much of your life is like Phil’s – the same thing over and over and over again. Oh yeah, I know there are differences in each day, but overall, I would guess on the average about 90% of each day is the same over and over.

Wait, what about weekends? Or days off from work? OK those days are probably 90% the same as your other weekends and days off.

Why are they the same? Because our lives are ruled by habits.

Where do habits live? In our SubConscious. Thankfully! Imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have habits, and we actually had to think about what we were doing all the time!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Gizer's Story - Teaching Children (and Adults) how to deal with Fears

In order to help my Dallas / Fort Worth (and beyond) Hypnosis / NLP clients – young and old to Overcome Fears and develop Confidence, I enlisted the aid of Gizer, a very wise, furry, four legged friend from a few years back.

This is a story about Gizer and how Gizer helped some of his Young Friends remove some FEARS that were bothering them.

Maybe you’ve had some Fears bothering you too and after you listen to this story, maybe a few times or maybe several times, I think you will find that it helps you as well as it did Gizer’s friends.

So let’s get started, one day Gizer . . .

One day Gizer decided he wanted to go to visit his friends at the Zoo.
Now right away, you may be wondering who is Gizer. Gizer is a very old Dog who has lots of friends. He has lots of Dog friends of course. He has Cat friends, Bird friends, Squirrel friends, and many other Animal friends. And he also has People friends too – Girls and Boys, and Mommies and Daddies, GrandParents friends, Uncle and Aunt friends, and even Teacher friends.
And who are his friends he goes to visit at the Zoo?
They’re Young Animal Friends who all play together in a special area for Young Zoo Animals. Sometimes they play in a park and sometimes they go to school together. Sometimes Gizer is invited to teach classes at their school, but today he just went to visit them in the park where they play.
When he got there, he was very surprised to find them all sitting around looking worried, sad, and well, just not happy.
He asked them why they were looking this way – worried, sad, and well, just not happy.
Bob the Bear answered first. He said they were having a really good time playing and all of a sudden a mouse had run out and scared Ellie the Elephant and some of the older animal kids – who were Bullies, started making fun of her for being afraid of a mouse and then Ellie started crying.
Then Maria the Monkey, who was afraid of Bullies got scared because she saw them being mean to Ellie for being afraid of a mouse and she was afraid they would start being mean to her too.
But when LeBron the Lion saw that Ellie and Maria were afraid of the Bullies, he went over and stood beside Ellie and Maria. And the Bullies left!
And then several of the young ZOO Animal Children started thinking about things they were afraid of and they just all sat down together and started talking about FEARS and being Afraid. And the more they talked about FEARS and being Afraid, the more afraid and sad and unhappy they were.
Gizer looked at them and said “How interesting!”
Gizer said that a lot when he wanted to make a point. Why? Because when you say “how interesting”, it seems to get people’s attention.
All the Zoo Animal Children gathered around Gizer to find out what he thought was so interesting.
When they did, he asked them if anyone was afraid of anything else besides mice and bullies.