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A Real Warrior’s Meditation

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

pat tillman on light towers

Was watching a special on Pat Tillman,
the courageous NFL athlete, who volunteered
to become an Army Ranger after 9/11.

You probably know the story better when
I talk about the guy
who was killed by friendly fire.

But that’s not what I want to talk about today.

There was a time in college when
a photographer snapped a pict
for a magazine of him in his favorite spot
before a game.

This photo ended up in the head coaches lap
tossed there by an assistant coach.

“Uh, coach, is Pat allowed to be up there?”

The spot he was seen in an “L position” kicking back, legs crossed was
one of the large stadium light platforms that overlooked
the stadium.

When pressed what the heck he was doing
by his coach he answered, “Every Thursday night
I climb up there to be alone and meditate on the
upcoming game.”

Wowwww.

Every athlete has a success ritual before a game.

Some athletes like noise other athletes like silence.

Its apparent this man used a space where the only
sound was the wind whistling by.

Meditation is a useful tool when preparing your
mind for battle in any endeavor.

Sales presentations.

Athletic events.

School board meetings.

Coaching the little league soccer team.

And yes, even fitness.

Its like the quiet that exists before the storm.

But what makes me laugh is when I hear
hear these muscle heads say mind power has nothing
to do with your performance, cept reps and sets.

Its all about how much and how hard
for these neanderthals.

Not according to Pat and definitely not
according to this writer.

Make time each day to center
yourself and if for nothing else to get in the right frame of mind
to kick some a– like Pat did on the football and battle field.

I have a special offer coming your way
very soon, so stay tuned, bro.

A warrior who loves meditation,

Vince Palko

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Dont Just Overload on Football

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Lots of football on this weekend!

While your snackin’ you could also be
a crackin that fat from your frame.

But in a whole body kind of way.
One that strengthens and tones
your upper chest, back and legs.

Dont know what I mean?

Then trot (dont walk) over here…
http://www.vincepalko.com/linebacker_fitness.html

One tip you may consider is what I do during games.
I like to see how many LB Fitness sets can I do during an entire one.

Yeah, once the commercials come on, its a perfect time
to bust out 5, 6, 7 sets of Linebacker Fitness.

Then you can relax with peace of mind
while your favorite team chases the Lombardi Trophy.

Over the next several weekends there will
be plenty of time to put this tip into practice.
Go here to get in on the fun as well:
http://www.vincepalko.com/linebacker_fitness.html

Remember NO WALKING ON A FOOTBALL FIELD!
Or living room floor!

Go get ‘em Tigers and Tigresses.

Best,

Vince Palko

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Make the Big Play Easily and More Often

Friday, January 8th, 2010

We are in the thick of football season
with the national championship wrapping
up last night and the NFL playoffs beginning soon.

Its easy to pick up on teams whose
players are mentally tough and can execute
with discipline.

I never really thought of it before but
when your practice Gridiron Mind Power
being stronger mentally is a natural outcome.
However this is not the only output.

It is known that we only use 3% of our brains
true capacity. Imagine what must be up in
the 97% of whats untapped.

That is where Gridiron Mind Power comes in.
My program allows you to access parts
of your brain where magic happens.

I remember sitting in my desk chair
in coaches office amazed at the BIG plays Id make on the field.
I had this feeling over and over during a championship career
where I never had a losing season.

Yes, I had a wonderful supporting cast that
made my job easy as heck.

At the same time, the reason I could sit back and smile in my chair
was I had an uncanny way of seeing plays happen longgggg before we ever took the field.

I could activate my senses (all six, yes I said six) stimulating my imagination further,
making the best Bose system in a 3-d movie
environment seem like a generic home movie.

This is cause I had a burning desire to be the best
with the skills that were handed me.

And that is what I strive to do when reaching
out to young athletes in high schools and colleges
is to find those who have a burning desire to improve
their level of play and provide the tools for success.

That is why I set up a coaching program that meets periodically
during the off-season to drill these exercises so by the time
season rolls around you are well on your way to making
the big play more easily, more often.

You can read more about Gridiron Mind Power Coaching here.

Hope you enjoy the rest of football season
and I’ll see you on board.

Okay, gotta run. All for now.

Best,

Vince Palko

P.S. Want to get more info on my program before you invest
in the coaching, well, venture over to Gridiron Mind Power
and check out the book.

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How to Win

Monday, June 8th, 2009

“Winning is the science of being totally prepared.”

George Allen

Be totally prepared for anything life throws at you
by investing in my new book, Tackling Life’s Problems.

You’ll enjoy the read, guaranteed.

Best,

Vince

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Some days I hate this

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Some days I hate writing.

Other days I love it.

Guess what I do to shift my mentality.
There is a secret to turn I hate into I cant wait…

And make it so you not only get the project done,
but done with Gusto and a ton of enthusiasm!

You can apply it to anything you do on a daily basis, from
working with annoying folks, to training, to dealing with in-laws,
writing out bills, going to the dentist, and
working through any task that needs to be done but
you can’t seem to muster the energy TO get it done.

Simply turn to Chapter 20 of my new book, Tackling Life’s Problems
and you will find the secrets to motivate yourself to enjoy
the things you hate – every time!

If it works for running into a moving brick walls,
it will work for anything, guaranteed!

Best,

Vince Palko

P.S. The el linko again is, Tackling Life’s Problems.

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“I cant stay motivated after two weeks”

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Do you know someone who can stay
with a fitness program for about two weeks
then falls off the wagon and returns to her old ways.

Had lunch with a gentleman today
and the ‘I cant stay motivated’ comment surfaced.

So here’s how it unfolded.

After we engaged in some casual convo,
I told him he looked like he lost weight.

“Thats a bunch of bologna,” he said.

Hmmm, okay.

We hadnt seen each other in
a few years. As it turned out he dropped
20 lbs but put 10 back on … so in essence
he netted 10 less than the last time I saw him.

Did you notice his response,
“No, that’s a bunch of bologna.”

Instead of a warm smile and thanks.
His knee jerk reaction was to reject the compliment.

1st point to my letter- accept all compliments and let
them into your mind and body.

This guy further went on to say, “I cant stay motivated
after two weeks of my fitness plan.”

Then he gave all real good reasons as to why;
something at work always comes up, or a shift occurs
in his schedule to derail his progress.

“But there was one time Vince when I came
home from work so frustrated and pissed
that I ran on the treadmill for 2 miles (which I never do)
and did this after not eating all day.”

“How can I stay motivated?”

Here’s a guy who just revealed a clue
about his success system and was too
close to even realize it.

How can you stay motivated…
use the stress and anger that builds during
the day as fuel to get your exercise in.

Do you get stressed at work?

“Yes,” he said.

Does it happen more often than not?

“Yes,” he said.

Well, thats good.

Now, mine for the reason that day in which
you decided to relieve your pressure valve.

Use that key to start your engine after your two
week mark when some of the enthusiasm starts to fade.

Everyone’s motivational factors are different.
Thats my second point – find your motivational keys
to start your own engine when you have had success
in the past with your fitness.

Third point – You want a good variety of options
to choose from so every exercise opportunity feels fresh
and new.

One of the many things about Linebacker Fitness
is how you can use it.

If you want a warm up to your main work out – it’s your answer.

If you want a complete workout in and of itself – it’s your answer.

If you want a change up to your normal routine – it’s your answer.

If you want an intense interval routine mixing body weight exercises – it’s your answer.

If you want a warm down exercise – it’s your answer.

I outline these ideas and more inside the home study
course that can be found here:
http://www.vincepalko.com/linebacker_fitness.html

This program keeps you motivated with many of its variations,
which leads to you looking and feeling your very best.

The first 19 or so who invest in this course will
also get my 43 Ways to Stoke Your Fat Burning Furnace
Special Report while supplies last.

Now, lets go burn some fattola, %$firstname$%.

Best,

Vince Palko

P.S. That link again is …
http://www.vincepalko.com/linebacker_fitness.html

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Womens Weird Wedding Weight Reduction

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Women do something strange preparing for
their wedding … somewhat weird yet inspiring.

When you take a closer look at their approach,
its no doubt anyone with the same desire could do
the same – men or women.

And because of their weirdness, they drop a ton of weight.

Now what do they do to lose weight, well, you’ll
have to grab a copy of my Special Report entitled,
43 Secrets to Stoke Your Fat Blast Furnace and turn
to point #20.

And while most people’s New Year’s resolutions are
running out of steam… yours will be kicking into high gear
with ideas to keep yourself moving and the fat melting.

Hurry, move quickly, these reports are flying off the shelf
faster than I have copies for.

Best,

Vince Palko

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Why Tim Tebow Won

Friday, January 9th, 2009

“Act as if the whole world is watching you…”

I read that recently in some publication.

And it speaks to the kind of character
successful people have to prescribe to.
Mostly because the whole world IS watching them.
But what about you and me.

When no one is watching you… how do you handle
yourself.  And in particular are you excited or drained
as you flow through the day. More on that in a bit.

——

Before I head off for a workout… I wanted to jot down
some quick thoughts on last nights SuperBowl of college
football.  So please excuse the extra dose of typos.

Pretty incredible game between two excellent coaches
and squads.

I caught some of the pregame segments. I like
watching behind the scenes action as two teams prepare
their minds.

One thing that impressed me about  Tim Tebow,
Florida’s quarterback, was one key component leadership skill.

Beyond being a standout athlete, this one item is something
we mere mortals have the ability to tap into.

And no its not wearing John 3:16 on your ‘eye black’
and starting your day.

Its not his crew cut hair do…

Its not his large stature.

It IS his unwavering enthusiasm and zest for life.

He are three examples:

1) Before the game, cameras showed him patting every player on
the back in warm-ups as they stretched.

2) He danced on thin air as he did his Morning Glory
exercises- like energy buzzed through his bones.
Side note: these same exercises are also taught in my course, The Super Body Blitz.  Yes, many ball clubs do these exercises as well.

3) After big play moments in the game he vigorously celebrated.

These are just three I noticed – you could probably add some
of your own.

This was the only factor that separated him from Tom Bradford, the Sooners
QB, that night.  Both are fantastic athletes overflowing with talent and skill. And Tim’s noticeable difference in excitement and energy was the difference in the game.

Why is it.

Enthusiasm is a powerful quality to possess.
Reason is, it rubs off on those around you…players, coaches, fans and even news casters. So now there are about 80 Tim Tebows running around the field knocking people over and popping up afterevery play. Anyone who has played the sport can tell you this demoralizes an opponent.

Tim lit up the whole stadium with energy.  And you could see it happening
soon as the cameras followed him into the stadium.

When you are excited to start each day fresh and new
good things come to you.  So add a bit of pep to your step
and a bit of swagger to your strut…. and watch how
today changes for you.

Do it starting NOW.

Feeling Kinda Zesty,

Vince Palko

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Why Athletes Point to Heaven

Monday, January 5th, 2009

This one will surge below the surface of
typical drivel you may get in your inbox on a daily basis.

By going deep, the intent is to help you rise above.
And think bigger… and greater … and to be more.

Now with that said, if you are like me, you’re feeling up
to your eye balls in football lately.

But you gotta get every last drop in
before the season ends. Right?

Well, thats my approach at least.

While watching over a hundred plays
in the last couple weeks.. many a time
did I see an athlete point to the heavens
when performing a big play.

This is cool to watch.

And I love when people say, “God doesn’t care
who wins the game.”

How do you know.

Have you asked.

What these doubters are missing is this ->

An athlete recognizes his higher power
when he makes a big play by pointing upward.
Many times a player is just as amazed as the fans
when he squeaks through a wall that a mouse would have
trouble squeezing through to score a touchdown.

Or any other huge game shifting play in front of 80,000 people.

Pointing to the heavens is their way of acknowledging God or
whatever higher power they believe in assisting
in making the big play happen … for guiding them.. protecting them
and so on.

Now this thought will upset many.

But the amazing news is we all have the
ability to tap into our own higher power
to achieve wonderful, amazing, unusual, shocking
things we never thought we were capable of.

And it doenst matter what what religion you are ..
or are not … everyone has a high power hovering
above you – guiding you, supporting you, keeping you safe.

Trusting that the power is there to tap into is what
these standout athletes have above the average person.

Trust.

Simple as that.

Making them super human in a way.

Yes, they may get more spiritual during
the season but if its part of their success system
then who cares.  Whatever works… or at least thats
how i sees it.

So play everyday like you are a super star
athlete and expect that the universe will be there
help you achieve mind blowing success.

Go Texas,

Vince Palko

P.S. I’m down to 48 sets of my 43 Secrets to Stoke
Your Fat Blast Furnace
.. run over here to grab
yours before they vanish into thin air…

P.P.S. Hopefully Ohio State did a little
Gridiron Mind Power
before the game … they will need it.
They’ve lost each bowl game in the last two years.

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Put Some Rocks in Your Purse, Portis

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Was a watchin’ the Ravens put a thumpin
on the Redskins last night.

Clinton Portis, the Redskins star running back,
broke a finger nail so he was sidelined after
the second quarter. TV cameras showed him
huddled under his warm winter coat while
his teammates finished the game.

Can’t understand how these guys make the jack
they do and cant find a way to play through
a little “Stinger”. Makes me ill.

Contrast Portis with another player.
I saw a long lost foe on the field.
Lorenzo Neal… still handing out the headaches
with his bone crushing blocks.

I played against Lorenzo back in 1991 in
the California Raison Bowl when we beat
Fresno State. He was a shorter guy with a low center
of gravity. Yes, I remember making a tackle
and holding on for dear life as he dragged me
and a couple other guys for an extra 5 or 8.

He was the type you had to go for the legs and
try and make a “cut tackle.” I see he picked up
a couple extra lbs these days and cant imagine
tackling him now.

Best try and go for the shoe string and avoid
his lumbering Tarzan thighs altogether.

Clinton can learn something from Lorenzo how to play
through pain … the announcers said Lorenzo
has the NFL record for playing in the most games
as a fullback over a 16 year career.

And I’ll bet LaDainian Tomlinson’s misses his old fullback.

Or Clinton can take a couple of Linebacker Fitness pills
http://www.vincepalko.com/linebacker_fitness.html
and call me in the morning. It’ll toughen you
up while getting you fit.

Okay, I’ll take my Monday morning quarterback
jersey off and carry on.

Much linebacker love,

Vince Palko

P.S. I am in the works to reveal my new book…
and boy ole boy am I … X-sigh-ted! More on that to come.

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