Do you ever wonder if you have the ability to be calm?
The pace of the world seems to have gotten more hectic. The news bombards us with stressful images and worries of economic collapse, regardless of where you live. You wake up and feel exhausted before you even get out of bed. You’re tired. Pressures from work, family and most of all yourself, have you feeling hopeless and stressed out.
I definitely knew that feeling. I worked in the corporate world for years, over a decade. Busy months had me working sometimes 12, 13 hour days.
My health suffered too. I was the heaviest I had ever been.
When I got home I didn’t want to think about anything. I just wanted to go online and play video games with my friends or endlessly surf the web. It was a total waste of time. Life seemed pretty bleak. To be honest, I didn’t have any energy for anything else.
Whether you are in the corporate world or not, you know what I am talking about. The days seem to go by without you feeling in control, without your feeling relaxed. You are stressed, being pulled in several directions by everyone, bosses, relationships and even friends. When you are alone your mind is racing. It’s either overwhelming you with hundreds of things you need to do or it’s beating you up with thoughts of failure. Your head is spinning; so many thoughts, so many things that need to get done.
Even though I was stressed to the max I knew what would help.
I’ll tell you what the secret is…
How to meditate effectively
I’m Thom Walters, the host of ZEN commuter on iTunes.
Over the past five years I have helped thousands of people learn and understand meditation.
Ten long years of working in the corporate world turned me into a stressed out, goalless comfort junkie. I knew I had to do something and I totally knew what it was. I had to meditate more.
It wasn’t easy though. Before, I would meditate every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday for
about a half hour each. It helped then. But it wouldn’t help now; not fully though. I needed to
find a way to meditate every day.
Not an easy task, because the days were long as he**. I didn’t have a spare moment to myself.
It was sleep and work and that was it.
I started small by researching my journal entries from my meditation journals. It became clear
that I needed to say the he** with working 13 hour days. I needed to cut back and dedicate time
to myself. After reading my journals I threw myself into meditating all the way.
I pored over a ton of different resources. After reading tons of articles, consulting with many
teachers in the field, I was able to develop a strategy that would not only help me, but other
people as well.
I began teaching a variety of people from my work and in my personal life, how to meditate.
They grasped it quickly with my help and committed themselves to doing it every day.
I definitely learned how to meditate daily. It took a lot of trial and error though.
Whatever you do, avoid these 3 things (when learning how to meditate)!
There are 3 mistakes I constantly see people making that derail them and crush their chances
of finally learning how to meditate.
On my journey to relearning how to incorporate meditation back into my life I encountered each
one of these mistakes and was able to beat them. You will face each one of them on your journey.
But you HAVE TO OVERCOME them if you're going to reach your goal of growing an email list.
Mistake #1: Making an incredibly detailed plan
You go years on end, doing the same thing, until you reach a boiling point. You assume that to get out
of the stress that has lasted years you need an equally huge plan.
I’ve fallen into this trap more times than I can count. Originally I would make totally huge unrealistic
goals and spend weeks creating a plan to make them happen.
As soon as I go out into the real world and try to execute my master plan, it falls apart immediately.
Instead of creating a huge goal you need to focus on speed, consistency and momentum.
How quickly you begin to see results is one of the top indicators that you’ll succeed.
When you see a change, you are invested in keeping that going. You give up when you do something
and it doesn’t pan out. That’s just second nature.
Ideas are fragile. 2 weeks from now you’re going to be much less excited about creating a calming
meditation habit than you are right now if you don’t see some results.
Capitalize on that excitement and build momentum by executing QUICKLY.
When you see the first seeds of habit taking root, that will generate more momentum and give you the
jump-start you need to stay focused and grow that habit into something that is a daily “non-negotiable”
Find a plan that is going to allow you to see results quickly. Once you start to see results you are going to keep going.
Mistake #2: Becoming overwhelmed by information
There are millions of resources online for whatever you want to do, whether that is meditation
or sheep farming.
If you have ever spent any time online (who hasn’t) you will find a resource for what you are
looking for. But, like many people, you keep looking.
- Looking for another bit of info, lacking in the last resource, that makes sense.
- Searching to find a more economical (free) resource.
- Looking for the person who seems to have an edge over the competition
- And honestly, looking for the simplest, easiest way to achieve what you want to do.
It’s natural to want to keep looking. 100% natural. You always want to see if there is something
better. It’s in our DNA. But DNA doesn’t trump free will.
Here’s what happens;
You find something that looks good. Then you try and poke holes in it.
- It is too expensive
- I could never do what they are asking
- It’s too hard
- They don’t really care if I succeed, they just want to sell.
And then you go on looking.
You take a piece of info that you think may work from one resource, if it’s free, and then look for
Before long you have a collection of information to start you with a plan to do what you are
looking to do.
Once you have a collection of info you start sifting through it.
Then you find some info contradicts another, and before you know it, you are so
OVERWHELMED that you give up, wondering why you ever thought you could change.
If you didn’t become overwhelmed you made the mistake of blending the different ideas that you found.
In those cases, it just didn’t work. It’s like trying to bake a cake with four different recipes.
Find one trusted source of information that will teach you how to achieve your goal
Mistake #3: Trying to figure it out by yourself
I get it. You think you don’t need anyone else to help you succeed. I was there myself a long time ago.
I figured that I was a smart guy. I had the entire internet at my disposal. If I couldn’t figure out a way to
take back my life and calm down, then it couldn’t be done.
Oh, yeah, young and full of myself.
The problem is that I did need help, proud or not.
There is a great quote that helped me feel a little humbler,
“Your best thinking got you to where you are now”
Regardless of who you are, you need more. You need accountability and direction from someone who
has been where you are trying to go.
Who is helping you?
Who is holding you accountable?
Your answers to these questions are VITAL to reaching your goal
If your answer is “no one,” then stop and go get someone right now.
Get a mastermind group. Start one if you need to.
Hire a coach. Get a mentor.
You need help and you need accountability.
Avoid fatal mistakes and do this instead
Most people believe there are two types of people in the world; those who have life handed to
them, stress free and easy and those who are destined to have a tough, angst-ridden life.
Instead, I’ve discovered that absolutely anyone can live a more peaceful life. I have had the good
fortune to meet some amazing people.
They had a tough hand dealt to them, some since birth. They had every reason to be angry and
stressed. But they chose differently. They chose to take steps to live calmer, more purposefully.
It is partly these people that pushed me to create a system that allows anyone to create a daily
meditation habit, regardless of their past success or ability.
A program that finally allows you to be your most productive and creative by limiting your stress.
A program that show you the most effective way to be mindful, that demonstrates immediately that
it is beneficial.
That's why I've put together a step-by-step system to help you overcome each of these mistakes and
ensure you reach your goal of learning how to meditate quickly and effectively.
Meditation in Minutes isn't just a course. It's a master class and coaching system designed to take you by the
hand and teach you the principles and strategies needed to learn how to become mindful, to finally
help you think clearly and calmly.
And to provide the accountability and support system you crave.
- Easy-to-follow lessons?
- Supportive community of meditators?
- Built-in accountability?
- Personal consulting via email. I will personally answer all questions within 24 hours
What will you learn in this course?
This course covers three primary topics
The Basics of Meditation
When people think of meditation they usually get overwhelmed. Sometimes they don’t even get that
far because they think it is something beyond their ability.
The basis for meditation is something you do every day: breathe.
The primary objective is to teach you an optimal way to breathe. This method of breathing creates
physiological changes in your body.
This way of breathing produces “The Relaxation Response”
It’s nothing mystical. It’s simple anatomy and biology, and I will explain it all.
The other misperception is that you must sit on the floor with your legs crossed on your thighs. Sitting
in the “Lotus Position” is difficult for many people, myself included.
However, it is not the only way to sit. Even laying down is an option. This course will describe all the
options, especially the one that is most comfortable for you.
There are so many misconceptions that people have about the process of meditating, ones that stop
them before they even start.
By teaching you the basics you will come to understand the simplicity that meditation is.
Advanced Techniques of Meditation
Once you know the basics it will obviously be easier to move on to the parts of meditation that people
are eager to learn, the advanced techniques.
The one concept that people are most eager to learn is how to tame their minds. They want to know
how to stop all the thoughts in their heads.
The second topic of the course helps with this goal, but not in the way that most people think of. One
of the techniques discussed in length in the course is how to disconnect from your thoughts.
In meditation, you don’t get rid of thoughts, you find ways to become unattached to them. You learn
how to simply watch these thoughts and not get drawn into them.
The more advanced techniques also cover the concept of visualization, using mental imagery to aid in
the meditative process and in some cases use it entirely on its own.
Making Meditation a Daily Habit
Once you have learned how to meditate effectively, you then must learn how to put it into daily
practice. The benefits of meditation are amplified when a daily practice is achieved.
However, for many people, it is the hardest part of the entire process; fitting it into their daily lives.
The third focus of the course teaches a variety of methods for helping you incorporate it into your life,
simply and effectively.
Module 1: The Importance of Breathing
- Why Breathing is the basis for meditation
- Why most people breath through their chest and why diaphragm breathing is more beneficial.
- How to breath with your diaphragm
- The Importance of inhaling, holding and exhaling your breath in tempo
- The tempo of your inhale, hold and exhale.
- A deep breathing technique that will have you feeling calm instantly
- A guided example of the deep breathing technique
Objective of Module: To instruct you how to breath properly for meditation
Module 2: Environment and Position
- The definition of quiet spaces as they relate to meditation
- How to find quiet spaces in your environment
- The importance of your own quiet space
- How to create your own quiet space and what articles may be helpful
- The tempo of your inhale, hold and exhale.
- How to sit when meditating
- The benefits and drawbacks of laying down when you meditate
- How to eat before meditating and other important considerations that aid your practice
Objective of Module: To instruct you how sit correctly when meditating and how to create a calm space to practice
Module 3: Visualization and Persistent thoughts
- The definition of visualization
- How to visualize in meditation
- How to incorporate all senses into your visualization
- The myths surrounding persistent thoughts
- How to deal with persistent thoughts
- Two simple processes for dealing with persistent thoughts
- A guided meditation for dealing with persistent thoughts
- A guided meditation for improving visualization skills
Objective of Module: To instruct you in how to visualize and process persistent thoughts
Module 4: Creating a Daily Meditation Habit
- The elements of a complete meditation session
- A complete guided meditation session
- Creating a daily habit using the two day rule and “Don’t Break the Chain”
- Steps for becoming an early riser
- The importance of journaling your meditation sessions
- How to capture your sessions in a journal entry
Objective of Module: Perform a complete meditation session and develop a daily habit of mindfulness
You will have direct unfettered access to my knowledge of meditation.
For 6 months after your purchase, you will have direct email access to ask any questions you have and
get direct help. This is your lifeline that you can use anytime.
Have a question about how to breathe. Ask me.
Need help fine-tuning the intro to your blog post? Ask us.
Need a hand pitching your first freelance barter? Ask us.
I will personally help you and coach you.
This type of direct access has always been reserved for my premium coaching clients. Not anymore.
As a Meditation in Minutes student, you'll have direct unfettered access to me for 6 Months. Unlimited
Consulting will start on Monday, February 20 and you'll be able to have access to the consulting portal
within the Resource Center of the course.
15 Minute Coaching Call
My main goal is to have you experience meditation quickly and feeling like you are understanding it.
The course covers everything you need to know to understand the basics of meditation. No doubt,
you will have questions that relate to you and your practice. This is where the 15 coaching call comes
in. You and I will meet via a conference call so that I can address any individual questions you
may have. You have the option of having this call recorded so you can hold on to it for your
review at any time.
Four (4) Group Q&A Sessions
All previously recorded calls
I am designing this course to have as many interaction points with me as possible.
So, in addition to the Unlimited Consulting you'll also have access to me through a series of 4 LIVE Q&A
You can bring any questions you have to the call and have them answered by me. All of these will be
recorded and made available to you if you are unable to attend.
The first Q&A call will be on February 27, 2016.
A list of additional resources to enhance your practice. Items on the resource page include:
- Music selections (free and paid) that will supplement your meditations
- Top vendors for Essential oils
- Top vendors for meditation cushions and seats
- Additional books that will explain more advanced meditation techniques
Access to the members only website that allows you to share your thoughts and experiences with
other members to community.
Advanced Meditation Techniques
Four additional guided meditations that will focus on:
- Sleeping Sounder
- Morning meditation
- Intentionally creating success
- Mindful Eating
How much does it cost?
Most people think that meditation takes years to master and that’s only if you have a mentor to help
you along the way. The good news is that you don’t need to spend years, just a few days. As for a
mentor, you have me.
You have probably gone out to the web or signed up for free apps that show you how to meditate.
More so, they assume you know and have a variety of guided audio. Those are great if you have
Most times those methods leave you more confused and frustrated because you have no idea who is
teaching the course or guiding the audio.
You know you are tired of being anxious, tired of being exhausted and feeling like you can’ t get ahead
because you are so frazzled.
This course will allow you to finally feel relaxed throughout the day; calm, productive and focused. It
allowed me to finally get back to the life I wanted, and it can do the same for you.
You have two options…
Option #1: Keep doing what you’ve been doing (and be frustrated and annoyed )
Option #2: Join Meditation in Minutes and let me help you learn the most valuable skill you will ever know; meditation.
To prove to yourself that you CAN experience peace of mind.
To focus on the projects that are important to you.
To sleep soundly.
What's it going to be?