This month marks my 10 Year Anniversary of jumping on a plane with a moments notice and flying out to Minneapolis to study with Paul Scheele and become a Certified PhotoReading Instructor.
I put the question out on facebook about how best to mark the occasion and web marketing expert Diane Corriette suggested reflecting and writing about the journey, frustrations, funny stories and successes along the way, so I’ll certainly take to the blog later on this month and do just that.
I guess one of my standout stories when I think about how my PhotoReading journey really started was going from having a medical certificate which gave me extra time in my exams because my memory was so bad, to just a few months later finishing my 1-day (8 hour) NLP Trainers Training exam in just 3 hours. I was the first person in the class to finish, and despite starting the day in tears because I didn’t think I could remember anything after ‘not revising properly’ I went on to easily pass the exam. That was one of the many times where I had to stand back and say “Man, there really IS something to this PhotoReading!” because I didn’t revise for the NLP Trainers Training exam in the traditional sense, I simply PhotoRead, Activated and also did a fair bit of sleeping (what we PhotoReaders call Incubation) along the way.
There was also the student suffering from dyslexia and dyspraxia who had failed a number of exams and was struggling academically. After a couple of hours of one to one PhotoReading Coaching and some pretty immediate and spectacular displays of academic prowess on their part, I found out a few weeks later that they’d gotten a ‘B’ in their history exam. There are so many others that follow a similar path once they have learnt how to tap into and harness their own particular learning style.
My Reading & Peak Performance survey last month showed that tackling the ‘to do’ list and finding ways to increase work performance were high on people’s list, and that due to lack of time, the majority of people were reading far less than they needed to in order to keep up with everything going on their lives.
So, in addition to the blogging about my journey and experiences over the past 10 years I was also thinking about what else I could do to say thank you to those people that have supported me and been part of that journey, and also to help others get on the PhotoReading path should they desire to do so. I’ve come up with a few 10 Year Anniversary Gifts and I’m also open to hearing your ideas and suggestions also!
ANNIVERSARY GIFT #1 – Free PhotoReading Coaching Session
For those of you that have already booked on the extra April PhotoReading class taking place from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th April 2012 I am gifting you a free PhotoReading Coaching session worth £240 which you can use after you’ve completed the workshop to fine tune your skills.
ANNIVERSARY GIFT # 2 – Additional £100 off Workshop
If you would like to join the April PhotoReading Workshop (dates as per above), for the next 24 hours I am offering an additional £10 off the current 20% discount price for each year I’ve been an Instructor. That’s an additional saving of £100 which means you can come along for just £372. Simply enter: 10yearanniversary in the discount code box or use the link: http://secretofphotoreading.eventbrite.com/?discount=10yearanniversary where it has already worked the discount out for you. This offer ends tomorrow (Thurs 15th March) at 10pm. You can also hold the Anniversary price by paying a £70 deposit.
ANNIVERSARY GIFT #3 - £50 off 3-Day Refresher
For those of you that have previously attended a PhotoReading Workshop with me over the past 10 years you can attend the April 2012 class to refresh your skills. It will be just £10 for each year that I’ve been in Instructor, so that’s only £100 to attend the entire 3-day weekend! Enter discount code Aprilrefresher or use the link: http://secretofphotoreading.eventbrite.com/?discount=Aprilrefresher where the anniversary discount already been worked out for you. This offer is open for the next 10 days.
ANNIVERSARY GIFT #4 - £100 off PhotoReading Coaching
I am offering £100 off the price of the 2-hour PhotoReading Coaching Session. Instead of the usual £240 you pay just £140. For those new to PhotoReading who would like a personal 1-2-1 PhotoReading overview plus practice time, the same discount applies to the 4-hour PhotoReading Coaching package (usual price £400). Just send me an e-mail regarding package options. This offer is open for the next 10 days.
ANNIVERSARY GIFT #5 – Free PhotoReading Party
I am thinking of having a PhotoReading party (suggested by Violeta/The English Sisters on facebook) for those of you that have attended a PhotoReading Weekend Workshop with me. It would be at my place in Watford. Let me know if that would be of interest and we can look at some dates. I am literally 5 minutes from Watford Junction mainline station and it’s a couple of minutes from the M1 and M25.
PHOTOREADING INTRO EVENING – SOUTH KENSINGTON
This isn’t so much an anniversary gift, but I’m running a PhotoReading Introductory Evening in South Kensington on Monday 23rd April. It starts at 6.45pm and tickets are £15. For further details and to book your place go to: http://evolvewellnesscentre.com/events#photoreading
ANNIVERSARY GIFT #6 – YOU TELL ME!
I haven’t decided yet what this might be so I’m open to suggestions. You can send an e-mail with your ideas and suggestions to: marilyn@tranceformationsTM.com If I can get it easily implemented during March I’ll do so!
Also, if you know others that might be interested in learning PhotoReading to double their reading speed, improve their memory and recall, enhance intuition, or enhance their creativity, then do forward this e-mail to them.
PAUL SCHEELE HEALING FEST
On a final note you’ve still got time to register for the Free Healing Fest being hosted by PhotoReading creator Paul Scheele and Qi Gong master Chunyi Lin which started on Monday 12th March. To book your free place go to: www.LearningStrategies.com/SpringForestHealingfest/home.aspx?aff=HS1377
Wishing you all a fantastic week.
PS: I received the e-mail below in response to this post. It was from Paul Vernon who worked with me 10 years ago. He wrote:
"Long time no speak. Wow 10 years already. I remember dropping you at the airport the day after you decided to go if I remember didn't you buy your suitcase at the airport and pack in the departure lounge. Also I remember the tears at TT (Trainers Training). Most of all I remember the initial phone conversation which kept me late in the office when it all began. Go girl great to see your name keep poppin up in lots of different places doing great stuff. Love P xx"
How wonderful to be reminded of such things! What were you doing 10 years ago, and who was there on that journey that you can share some great experiences with?