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Intelligently develop your body

This is part one of a three part sequence.  When I was young, in High School, around 15 years old, I tried to do every sport I could. I tried everything that there was on offer at my school from Athletics to Swimming to Basketball...

Distractions and a Monkey

I would like to continue on the series of interesting sections of the books I have translated for Professor DeRose. This is from a book called Meditation and this is a very interesting section talking about why it is important to learn to meditate and...

Furry Angels

Over the last few years Professor DeRose has asked me to translate some of his books from Portuguese to English. Some of his books are more technical, others are more like stories, but one of my favorite so far has been one called Furry Angels...

Don’t work alone, don’t be alone

This is a really important post for me. It was because of the insights I am going to share here that I have endured mistakes and tough times and I have never really failed. When you have a business vision it is often times hard to...

Power of an apology

The use of an apology can prevent up to 90% of the conflicts with friends or strangers. It just may not work as well with relatives, but it will still attenuated strains significantly. An apology must not be used exclusively when you make a mistake,...

Mentalization

Today I wanted to write about a conversation I had with someone important to me recently. In this conversation we were talking about playing Piano. Specifically how a complex part is so challenging to play. I was very interested about this so I probed more…...

A way to say anything to anyone

Today I was watching a class with DeRose and he said that: “You can tell anyone anything, the deciding factor is only HOW you say it.” And this got me thinking… Is there a way I can teach my students (and myself) to improve what...

Layers of manifestation of consciousness

If we want to improve performance we will need a framework to help us to do so. So in this article I am going to share one of the most important frameworks I have learned in my 20+ years at the DeRose Method. This will form the...

Doing hard things…

Our lives have a number of occasions. Some are really enjoyable and fun, some are going to disappear as if they never happened to and some are going to be really hard. As I group these occasions in this way I already feel that there...

Quality control

This weekend I was helping out the UK teachers in their annual evaluation and I was inspired to write to you guys about the very important lesson to be had from this. In the DeRose Method every teacher needs to have a yearly evaluation so that...