Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tip#981: See New Perspectives - Now You See Me 2

I attended the most amazing memorial for my friend Caryl Herbert who unexpected passed away from cancer. It was onboard a cruise ship on Lake Ontario that sailed through the Toronto Islands on a gorgeous sunny, breezy August Monday. And since she was part of several singing groups there were many friends performing songs and encouraged us all to sing along. The warm summer air was filled with songs by the Beach Boys, Del Shannon, Elton John and The Beatles.

It was a different perspective to celebrate someone’s life instead of their death in such a wonderful setting. Being on the water and seeing the lush green of the island trees warmed each of our souls. There were moments of tears and yet more laughter and smiles as I met new people and shared our memories of our absent friend.


I first met her at The Gift Circle Meetup group (see tip#683) back in the summer of 2013 and later organized movie nights at her luxurious condo theatre (see tip#707). It was a time where friends made from the Gift Circle could reconnect and enjoyed good food, good conversation and uplifting films like Groundhog Day, The Artist and Christmas in Connecticut. These memories and Caryl's generous, supportive spirit is what I'll hold close to my heart when I think of my friend.

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

The thriller film, Now You See Me 2, continues the adventures of illusionists, The Four Horsemen, who resurface from hiding and are forced into performing an almost impossible heist. This entertaining movie is filled with exciting magic tricks, illusions and twists and features returning actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. It also welcomes new additions Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe, Jay Chou and Sanaa Lathan. See: movie trailer 


I loved the first film, Now You See Me, and the second part continues the beautiful reveals of how seemingly impossible performances were done once a new perspective is shown. At first I thought these events were far-fetched or ridiculously impossible and yet once most were explained I was amazed and wanted to see the film again from the new perspective. These are life lessons from the cinema that always inspires me to see problems or sad situations from a new vantage point. And I think my friend Caryl would have enjoyed this movie because it was fun, entertaining and had a sense of wonder to it.

Yes, there will be sad and unhappy days we all go through. To turn your attitude around let movies and movie heroes demonstrate how to see these situations from a new perspective. Turn on your optimistic mindset and see the positives in the negatives in front of you. Films can help take you out of your reality for awhile and return you re-energized and with new eyes to see with! 

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tip#980: Creative Visualization, Part 3 – Mental Imagery - Rio Olympics 2016 – 4 Inspiring Movies

I was excited recently when 16-year-old swimmer Penny Oleksiak captured an historic 4th Olympic medal with a gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the most by a Canadian at a single Summer Olympics. I was also thrilled when champion swimmer Michael Phelps won 5 gold medals and 1 silver to end his incredible career!

For years I have highlighted Phelps in my motivational talks because of his use of creative visualization and mental imagery in his training. This is a powerful tool anyone can apply to their own goals and dreams at work and in life. Many other Olympic champions and athletes use this powerful method for achieving success. Here are a few…

“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head”.
Jack Nicklaus, world champion golfer

"I mentally simulate every conceivable situation for each throw." 

Al Oerter, a four-time Olympic discus champion

“I would think about how I wanted to act. Like they teach in acting, "act as if ..." — it's the same thing in sports… Because 75 percent of the time when you're on the court, you're actually not hitting a ball. And I think that's where the champions come through. So I would visualize all these different possibilities.” 
Billie Jean King, tennis champion

“I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.”  
Michael Jordan, basketball champion

“To be a champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” 
Muhammad Ali, boxing champion called his technique “Future History”

“We taped a lot of famous pictures on the locker-room door: Bobby Orr, Potvin, Beliveau, all holding the Stanley Cup.  We’d stand back and look at them and envision ourselves doing it.  I really believe if you visualize yourself doing something, you can make that image come true . . . I must have rehearsed it 10,000 times." 
Wayne Gretzky, hockey champion

“Every night I visualize myself winning the Olympics… I picture myself bombing the girl in the final and standing on top of the podium and watching the flag go up and feeling the gold medal go around my neck and hugging my coach. I visualize all of that every night.” 
Kayla Harrison, Olympic judo champion, won gold at Rio 2016

“When I get there, I’ve already pictured what’s going to happen a million times so I don’t actually have to think about it.” 
Missy Franklin, Olympic swimming champion, won gold at Rio 2016

“In saber fencing, points happen literally in split seconds, and tides can change and turn very, very quickly. So part of visualization is preparing yourself for every situation, so when it shows itself, you’re ready for it.” 
Mariel Zagunis, Olympic fencing champion, won bronze at Rio 2016

Using this visualization tool is about applying vivid, highly detailed mental imagery and engaging all your senses in your mental rehearsal. The brain cannot tell the difference between imagined or real experiences. Research by Srinivasan Pillay, Harvard M.D. and author of "Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders” says, "We stimulate the same brain regions when we visualize an action as we do when we actually perform that same action."



I believe movies have the power to jumpstart one’s ability to ignite imagination and, ironically, help you visualize the use of creative visualization. The movie heroes can demonstrate how they hold a vision of their goals and dreams through specific scenes of the film. Here are four of my favourites…

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

This biographical sports film is based on the early life of golf champion Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf). There is a scene during a tournament where Ouimet visualizes where the ball will land before he takes his swing. The camera shows you were his imagination goes as you take on the ball’s perspective flying through the air and right into the golf hole!

Rush (2013)

In this biographical sports drama film centred on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) you see how Hunt utilizes mental imagery. There is a scene where Hunt is seated and pretends he is racing as he holds his imaginary steering wheel and moves his invisible stick shift and foot pedals. You can see how focused he is, verbalizing details of his performance and utilizing all his senses as he moves his body like he’s in an actual racecar.

Rudy (1993)

This biographical sports film is about Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger (Sean Astin), who dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. Despite years of obstacles Rudy continued to visualize himself as a football player to keep himself energized and feed his indestructible optimism. You see from childhood and throughout his journey that he would reenact a recording of a coach’s inspirational speech. He'd perform it with his whole body and full of positive emotional energy. This action would help fuel Rudy’s mental attitude with enthusiasm and unlimited drive towards his vision.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

This biographical sports comedy-drama film is about Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards (Taron Egerton), a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. There is a funny yet relevant scene where coach Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) asks Eddie to visualize making love to a woman. He gets him to feel the sexual build up and release which was the attitude and body position needed for every jump Eddie would make. You later see this same ecstatic look on his Olympic performance.

Let these cinematic examples inspire you to start tapping into your imagination and train yourself to enhance your mental skills and achieve your goals and dreams. This tool can affect your mind in several ways as researcher and resilience coach, Angie LeVan, wrote in Psychology Today. She says, “Mental imagery impacts many cognitive processes in the brain: motor control, attention, perception, planning, and memory.”

Be excited to see athletes accomplish fantastic achievements! Be thrilled by movie heroes that overcome overwhelming challenges. Let their use of creative visualization and mental imagery inspire you to apply this tool in achieving your own goals. All you need is to activate your imagination and be willing to train yourself over a period of time. Your results of success will then inspire others around you!

Related Tips:
Tip#831: Creative Visualization, Part 1 - Reticular Activating System (RAS) - Focus
Tip#890: Creative Visualization, Part 2 - Mental Health - Pawn Sacrifice 
Tip#389: Focus On The Reality You Want – Inception 
Tip#568: Visualization & Your Imagination, Part 1 – 6 Movie Tips
Tip#663: Visualization & Your Imagination, Part 2 – Bedtime Stories
Tip#759: Expand Your Mind with Time Travel Movies, Pt 2 - X-Men: Days of Future Past

Recommended articles:
Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Visualization on Psychology Today
Sports Visualization: The Secret Weapon of Athletes 
How Olympians Use Mental Imagery To Improve Success 
The Brain-Training Secrets Of Olympic Athletes 
EJ Trainer Rob Tubajon – Visualizing your way to Success
Olympians Use Imagery as Mental Training
Here's The Trick Olympic Athletes Use To Achieve Their Goals

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

Tip#979: Top Feel-Good Movies, Pt 4 - Pelé: Birth of a Legend

The past two weeks have been a roller coaster ride of emotions. I had a brief, painful experience with sciatica in my lower back/hip area, I found a stray cat who had died in the backyard garden (see tip#977) and then a friend unexpectedly died of cancer (3rd friend in 18 months).

Thankfully the beautiful home, garden and neighborhood where I am house sitting has been a blessing and extremely healing. I can feel myself re-energizing every day and am grateful to have discovered three friends living in the area. Their social support and my current sunny location are all feel-good factors that have helped me persevere and maintain my indestructible optimism.

And, of course, discovering a new feel-good movie does wonders for the spirit and gets added to my personal set of resilience resources. And now I can share it with you here so it lifts you up too (or a friend in need)!

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

The biographical sports film, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, is about the childhood and rise of Brazilian footballer Pelé (Kevin de Paula and Leonardo Lima Carvalho). This highly entertaining and inspirational story is filled with exciting scenes of Pelé’s legendary soccer playing and emotional performances from Pelé’s mother Celeste (Mariana Nunes) and his father Dondinho (Seu Jorge). See: movie trailer


There are so many motivational messages in the film about passion, perseverance, resilience and so much more. And I agree with one review on IMDB that says, “Pelé is one of the most spiritual sports movies I've ever seen...”. The film celebrates the Ginga style of football, the nation of Brazil as well as the beauty of a community sharing a deep passion for soccer. The music soundtrack is also outstanding by Indian composer A. R. Rahman who also did Slumdog Millionaire, Million Dollar Arm and The Hundred-Foot Journey.

Inspiring Themes:
• Having a Vision
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
Indestructible Optimism
• Believing in Yourself
• Supportive Relationships
• Sense of Community
• Team Work
• Leadership

This movie made be think fondly about my dad who I remember talking enthusiastically about Pelé and his famous goals by kicking the ball over his head backwards. The film is a heartwarming father and son story and shows how supportive and loving parents can be. I highly recommend seeing this movie as a feel-good film on many levels for young and old!

“If you want to play professionally you can’t be ashamed of who you are.” 

“Don’t try so hard, just enjoy yourself. Everything else will come.” 

“Show us what happens when you have the courage to embrace who you truly are.” 

“I don’t know if we will win. But we will show them a beautiful game!” 

Whatever challenges you find yourself dealing with always remember the power of your favourite feel-good films. These are your resilience resources that can clear your congested mind and emotions. They can help re-energize your drive to move forward and cope and manage your challenges. Be open to discovering new movies too and you’ll be overflowing with uplifting cinematic choices!

Related Tips:
Tip#828: Motivatorman’s Top 10 Feel Good Movies 
Tip#756: Top Feel-Good Movies, Pt 1 - Fusia Magazine 5th Anniversary Party - Million Dollar Arm 
Tip#806: Top Feel-Good Movies, Pt 2 - St. Vincent
Tip#807: Top Feel-Good Movies, Pt 3 – The Artist
Tip#979: Top Feel-Good Movies, Pt 4 - Pelé: Birth of a Legend 

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tip#978: 47 Movies That Helped People Cope During Their Depression – Buzzfeed.com


It always inspires me to know other people around the world feel as passionate as I do about the uplifting power of movies. Not only does it make me feel part of a vast movie-loving community it also provides me with new film recommendations that I can enjoy and then share in my motivational keynotes and seminars and on this blog!

Ultimately, this is further proof that people have massive resilience resources for mental health and wellness of movies they can access to help them cope and manage depression. This is what I teach in my presentation How To Re-Energize Yourself because a favourite film can be very much like a personalized battery to re-energize you to move forward no matter what problems block your path.

On Buzzfeed.com, staff writer Jamie Jones asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell them the movie that helped them during their depression. Some of their comments were very heartfelt and can also be a source of inspiration for others dealing with depression whether it is situational or clinical. Here are 12 of my favourites from 47 Movies That Helped People Cope During Their Depression...

2. Amélie
“Amélie really helps me through anything. ANYTHING. If you’re upset it helps perk you up, if you feel like a weirdo it makes it not feel like a bad thing…” 

3. Silver Linings Playbook
“Watching them work through their problems and accept their faults made me feel like I could make it through okay too. And all the adorable dance scenes got me up out of bed and wanting to be moving and active again.” 

5. Lilo and Stitch
“There is literally nothing sad about that movie, it is just love.” 

6. Synecdoche, New York
“I think it spoke to my soul about depression and existential crises with such visceral truth that I felt connected to something; I felt like I was not alone with the terrible enormity of my feelings...” 

8. Legally Blonde
“Legally Blonde got me through a few rough patches during high school and college. Elle spent the whole movie not fitting in at Harvard, but then ended up with the best deal out of everyone, and that gave me a lot of hope for dealing with my own loneliness…” 

11. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
“For whatever reason, the movie I watched a hundred times during the worst of my depression was the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There’s something so calming about Gene Wilder in that movie.” 

12. Cool Runnings
“It’s my happy place – I’m seven again and nothing is wrong with the world.” 

16. The Lego Movie
“I’ve been struggling with depression for about five years now. I’ve always felt like I was nobody and I am always going to be a nobody. The message in The Lego Movie gave me hope. I am special. Everybody is special. You can achieve great things. Just hearing that brought me to tears.” 

26. The Birdcage
“When I’m depressed, I always end up watching The Birdcage because I know it will make me laugh every time without fail. Plus, the late great Robin Williams stars in it, and any Robin Williams film is magic to my mood.” 

27. Almost Famous
“Whenever I’m feeling especially down I take out Almost Famous and I watch that “Tiny Dancer” scene and cry sad and happy tears at the same time, and then everything is a little better.” 

31. When Harry Met Sally…
“There’s just something about that movie that whisks me away and helps me feel stronger for some reason. I can’t explain it.” 

41. Inside Out
“Seeing that it was okay to be sad and that it was necessary to truly feel alive helped me know that I didn’t have to force myself to be happy all the time. It allowed me to begin to accept myself as I am again.” 

See full article for all 47 movies:
47 Movies That Helped People Cope During Their Depression

If you are dealing with situational or clinical depression or just feeling stuck in your life or career be inspired by these comments on the uplifting power of films. Let these comments show you that you are not alone in your problems and that movies have the magical ability to re-energize your thoughts and spirit to keep moving forward. Movies can make you feel less alone in the world.

And if you know someone who is dealing with depression and would feel better from this post then please share it. You could make a huge difference in their life today!

See Emmanuel/Motivatorman's personal list:
Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Managing Depression

Related Tips:
Tip#828: Motivatorman’s Top 10 Feel Good Movies 
Tip#834: Top 10 Movies for Inspiring Resilience in the Workplace 
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tip#977: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 - Me Before You

It takes time to train yourself to develop indestructible optimism so you can successfully face unexpected problems at work or in life. My own training put me to the test recently when I found a black & white stray cat that passed away in the garden of the home I am house sitting for the summer.

I’d never had to deal with a dead animal before and it was shocking at first. Then my optimistic mindset activated and reminded me that this would be a learning experience and everything would be fine. I immediately remembered I had a friend who was an expert on cats so I contacted her. She recommended I call 311 Animal Services which I did after I notified the homeowners. The service told me I needed to bag the cat and then leave in front near the curb for pick up within 48 hours.

Though having to touch this poor dead cat was emotional I focused on accomplishing the task, said a little prayer and bagged it as carefully as I could. I then put a label on the plastic bag for Toronto Animal Services as I was advised. Only thing was, I was worried that raccoons would get into the bag since it was now getting dark. And 48 hours was a long time.

So I did some online research on safe repellents and discovered that mint and Epsom salts were excellent. Thankfully this home and garden had an abundance of both. So I crushed some of the mint leaves inside the 3 sets of plastic bags and spread mint leaves and Epsom salts on top and around the bag. It ended up looking like a little shrine.


Thankfully Animal Services came at 1:40am and I went out to meet the woman who commented on how nice the bag smelled of mint. And no raccoons in sight! In the end I was glad to help give this cat a more loving goodbye. He looked so sad and alone when I first saw him so I was happy I could honor a cat I never knew.

My indestructible optimism got me through this problem and I learned so much about calling 311 Toronto, safe repellents for raccoons and mostly about my own courage, compassion and care for a deceased animal close to home.

A flower for the cat I never knew from the garden it chose for it's final moments.

Me Before You (2016)

The romantic drama film, Me Before You, is about cheerful and quirky Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) who takes on a job as a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident. There are many life lessons in this engaging drama sprinkled with funny moments. See: movie trailer

Louisa is brimming with positive emotional energy and demonstrates an optimistic mindset when faced with the pessimistic, negativity coming from Will. You can see her radiant personality and positive attitude shine though in all the vibrant, kooky clothes she wears and the joyful expressions on her face. Her passion for life is overflowing in every scene. She is like a battery charged with sunshine for Will to re-energize from!

In return, Louisa finds many silver linings within the conflicts she experiences working and living with Will. She learns more about finding courage to make a better life for herself. Louisa ends up being a wonderful cinematic role model for indestructible optimism!


Inspiring Themes:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
Indestructible Optimism
• Resourcefulness
• Supportive Relationships
• Surrender
• Dealing with death

It’s important to note that this film has received a backlash from the disability community on a number of points that could affect your feelings about the film. And yet this is another example to test your own indestructible optimism and focus on the silver lining from this or any other film you are interested in seeing. And just like Louisa you will discover hidden gems of personal learnings within the negatives of a film.

Problems in life or at work can overwhelm you if you let it. That’s why learning to activate indestructible optimism can help you manage any challenge that blocks your path. These challenges are your training! Let cinematic role models show you what optimism looks like and mirror your own strengths and potential. There is always a silver lining to find. Focus on believing in this today!

Related Tips:
Tip#593: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 1 - Argo
Tip#904: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 2 – Depression - The 33
Tip#974: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 3 - Ghostbusters 2016 
Tip#977: Remember Your Indestructible Optimism, Part 4 - Me Before You
Tip#200: How To Build Indestructible Optimism - Top 9 Movie Tips

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tip#976: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 12 – Star Trek Beyond

Kirk: "We got no ship, no crew, how're we going to get out of this one?"
Spock: "We will find hope in the impossible."

The original 1966 Star Trek series was the first TV show to ignite my imagination and inspire my vision for an exciting future! It also showed me what teamwork looked like. I had already moved to Canada from the Philippines as young child and was watching reruns of a show that showed me diversity in a workplace representing Blacks, Asians, Russians, women as equals and alien species. And most importantly I got to see them work together solving problems in each episode!

In the first two reboot Star Trek films of 2009 and 2013 I always felt they were missing the core spirit of the original series (and the four other TV series that followed). I’m very happy to say that on the show’s 50th anniversary, the latest film, Star Trek Beyond, delivers more of the wonder, fun and team spirit I know and loved!


This is in thanks to the vision of director Justin Lin and co-writers Doug Jung and Simon Pegg (who also plays Scotty). They are all fans of the original show so their love and passion is felt throughout the film. They also continue the vision of original show creator Gene Roddenberry for diversity and inclusion with the reveal of a gay character. Crewmember Sulu, played by John Cho, is shown briefly with his daughter and partner (a cameo played by Jung).

Along with some touching emotional moments and exciting special effects I was inspired to see the team spirit and teamwork among these iconic characters. They demonstrated, once again, how effective cooperation was over conflict with one another.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

The science fiction action film, Star Trek Beyond, is the third chapter of the alternative timeline movies where the crew of the starship Enterprise must recovery from a surprise attack of an alien commander named Krall (Idris Elba). The returning cast members bring a great sense of adventure and camaraderie thanks to Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg, Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin). See: movie trailer


The loss of their ship is devastating and yet each person demonstrates perseverance, resilience and indestructible optimism. These factors then lead them to creative thinking and resourcefulness as they address each problem one at a time on the alien world they are stranded on.

The main crewmembers each demonstrate how their individual talents and skills are quickly applied to the problem solving discussions. This is especially evident in the third act where the action and challenges escalate to thrilling cinematic levels. The lessons in Star Trek Beyond of leadership, teamwork and diversity all exude the spirit of what has made Star Trek special and inspirational for 50 years!

Inspiring Themes:
• Perseverance
• Resilience
Indestructible Optimism
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Resourcefulness
• Problem Solving
• Creative Thinking

Original show creator Gene Roddenberry also envisioned our future as one where we lived in the spirit of cooperation and not conflict with one another. This belief is especially highlighted in this film between Krall and Kirk. Krall argues that unity is not humanity’s strength but a weakness and Kirk responses that it is the opposite. In the end it is the film’s message to reaffirm that surviving and overcoming seemingly hopeless situations are always achieved through unity, cooperation, camaraderie and a resilient, optimistic group vision!

I highly recommend finding inspiration in films you enjoy that demonstrate effective teamwork and problem solving. Let the characters you resonate with mirror your inner strengths to be part of a team capable of achieving goals and tasks no matter how difficult they appear. Movies can excite you to see a positive future for you and the people you work with. Start creating that future today!

Related Tips:
Tip#849: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 6 – Invictus
Tip#954: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 10 - Captain America: Civil War
Tip#963: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 11 - Money Monster
Tip#429: Cultivate A Team Spirit Mindset - Rescue Dawn

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