If you’ve ever wanted to achieve great things, and enjoy the process along the way, then do we have the Fully Engaged Show for You!
Today I’ll be talking with best-selling author Thomas M. Sterner, accomplished musician and composer, and the best-selling author of The Practicing Mind, and his latest, Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life.
And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, how to use the Practicing Mind to accomplish our goals with ease and a sense of calm awareness.
That plus we’ll talk about butterfly brains, Laura Decker and sailing, a GPS gone awry, music theory class madness, the power of practicing golf, the little book that could, and an overnight success in only ten years flat, and why in the world you don’t want the stagehand to let the pianist in early!
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Thomas M. Sterner is the author of Fully Engaged and The Practicing Mind. He is accomplished as a musician, composer, and technician in various fields of music; as a recording and audio engineer; and in athletic pursuits from archery to golf. He speaks around the world on developing focus and discipline and lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Visit him online at http://tomsterner.com.
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- What does attachment and practice have to do with our lives
- Why we need to stop clinging to the goal
- What the real purpose of a goal is
- How to find joy in the process
- How he took a leap of faith from professional musician to piano technician extraordinaire
- How he got into golf and what it had to do with sports psychology and eastern thought
- What’s the importance of being in the present moment
- What being in the present moment can do for us
- Why golf is such a zen sport
- What was the goal of writing The Practicing Mind
- What the spirit of music did for him
- What’s wrong with the way people practice?
- What is Thought Awareness Training?
- What is a butterfly brain?
- What is present mind functioning?
- What’s it mean to be more biased to the observer?
- What’s the importance of procedures for flying a plane
- What’s the concept of ‘sterile concept’ for a pilot
- What’s the importance of meditation (what he calls thought awareness training)
- How to understand you are not your thoughts and that you are the ‘observer’
- How to use meditation to observe your mind
- Why are people better at meditation than we think
- Why he’s not a big fan of guided meditations
- What are perfect opportunities to practice
- Why ‘mistakes’ get a bad wrap
- Why we want to risk making mistakes
- What was a music class gone bad?
- What’s the importance of the question ‘and then what’?
- What did he learn from Laura Decker in her sailing around the world in her teens (made a movie on her – Maiden Voyage)
- What was learned from the process of his mother passing away
- What did he learn from his mom about love?
- What’s the importance of non-judgment to yourself
- How can we help parents to help their kids become fully engaged
- tomsterner.com to find Fully Engaged, also www.thepracticingmind.com, and email [email protected]
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