Body Transformation Program

Body Transformation Program

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Are you trying to lose weight? Cutting calories and exercising are a good start, but what you may need to do is train your brain. Tim Shurr is the creator of the Body Transformation program. He joined Eyewitness News at Noon to talk about the best ways to approach your weight-loss...
Getting Healthy Through “Brain Training”

Getting Healthy Through “Brain Training”

Did you know? 99% of diets fail because they don’t improve your emotional habits! Peak performance expert, Tim Shurr, MA, explains 3 reasons why dieting keeps people overweight and what you can do to finally get successful weight loss results! Diet Sabotages 1. Diets are temporary solutions. 2. Diets don’t focus on the reasons why people overeat. 3. People often expect to fail from the start. To get healthier, happier, and fit, you must “train your brain” to enjoy eating fresh foods and fitness. “It takes time to replace lifelong habits with a healthier lifestyle, yet using new human performance tools like Neuro-Linguistic Programming makes the process much easier,” says Shurr. Shurr ! Success seminars presents “Body Transformation” live in Indy on September 28, 2016. For more information, visit...
Supercharge Your Focus in 5 Steps!

Supercharge Your Focus in 5 Steps!

When pursuing your goals, it can often feel like you’re going through a series of hills and valleys. Sometimes you’re really excited and it feels like you’re making lots of progress. Other times, it can seem like you’re getting nowhere fast! If you are struggling to stay focused or motivated. Or, if you find yourself slipping backwards, use this Shurr ! Success Re-focusing strategy to get your wheels back on track fast! 1. Take 3 Power Breaths. 2. Ask yourself a Power Question. 3. Focus on your goal for the week. 4. Set 3 daily action steps. 5. Establish a reinforcing environment. These tips are covered in more detail in the following video. These 5 strategies will empower YOU to achieve success in record time! Thanks for reading and make today a Shurr ! Success Tim Shurr, MA Commander-In-Chief Shurr ! Success, Inc. (317) 502-5293...
Knowing Your Strengths!

Knowing Your Strengths!

Over the last several years, I’ve had the good fortune of spending time with management teams in several industries helping them to become more effective leaders and communicators. Whenever I’m in those situations, I consider myself a student as much as a teacher. I don’t come from a corporate background, so learning how $100MM companies operate has been an eye-opening experience. One lesson I’ve learned is to concentrate on what you’re really good at and delegate the rest to others. Because I’ve been a solo entrepreneur most of my life, I wore ALL the hats! I was in charge of sales, marketing, finance, accounting, merchandising, PR, customer service, and delivery of the product and service. If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about! Not only is this exhausting, you’re not going to be GREAT at everything. In the classic book, The Entrepreneur Myth, author Michael Gerber warns readers that trying to do everything by yourself will end up limiting your success. Instead, assess what you’re strengths and weaknesses are. Then concentrate on what you are best at and begin turning the rest over to others. But what if you don’t have the money to hire a bunch of staff? Right about here, people start feeling tight inside, so before I give you the solution, please do this… 1. Take a full, deep breath in through your nose, down to your belly, then slowly exhale. 2. Tell yourself, “I got this!” and “I live in an abundant world that’s full of possibility!” 3. Imagine the best possible scenario for your situation. Focus...
3 Tips for Financial Abundance!

3 Tips for Financial Abundance!

Everyone would enjoy a little more money, right? On Indy Style’s (Ch.8) “Motivation Monday,”our success coach, Tim Shurr, MA, offers 3 tips for attracting greater prosperity and abundance! The following 3 tips come from Tim’s upcoming book, 12 Laws of Prosperity & Abundance. 1. Law of Acceptance: You must believe you are worthy of success and financial abundance. 2. Law of Grit: The special mixture of emotion that’s produced when passion and purpose meet with the relentless pursuit of a worthy goal. It’s what keeps you going when times get tough. 3. Law of Reciprocity: When you focus on helping others succeed, instead of just focusing on yourself, you end up becoming successful faster because you’ve created an army of raving fans who will support you any way they can. The more value you provide others, the more valuable you become! Want to learn all 12 Laws of Prosperity & Abundance? Join Tim for a full-day live training in Indy on July 15th! Get all the details here:...
Sleep Your Way To Success!

Sleep Your Way To Success!

This likely won’t surprise you that most people do not get enough sleep. Some even brag about it as though only getting four hours of sleep makes you tougher. Yet, research is consistently showing the opposite!   Lack of sleep leads to poor decision making and lower productivity. In Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive, she states that not sleeping well at night is like showing up the next morning for work after having several shots of alcohol. Research also links chronic sleep deprivation to higher risks of diabetes and heart disease. Many people stay up eating at night, which is a leading reason for the obesity epidemic we are facing in America.   Sleep, like relaxation and adult playtime, is not a luxury. It’s a necessity and people can improve their sleep habits with Motivation Expert Tim Shurr’s 4 simple steps. Decide you are going to get better sleep. As with anything else, you must be intentional about developing your new sleep routine. You need to plan it out in advance and make yourself follow through until it feels more habitual. Start winding down 30 minutes before bed. Your brain needs to rev down so turn off the TV, put your cell phone down, and use that time for reading, soaking in a warm bath, prayer, mild stretching, or listening to a guided meditation. Avoid talking about “upsetting” situations or your giant To-Do list prior to bed as this will rev your brain back up. Instead, get into a habit of reviewing what you are grateful for and you’re quality of sleep should improve. If upsetting thoughts pop into your mind at bedtime, pretend you are a movie editor and begin changing the images....
Strong Mind, Strong Body!

Strong Mind, Strong Body!

Join us for a Free Coaching Session with Tim Shurr, MA. Click here –> bit.ly/MasterYourMindTimShurrBlab     Did you know your thoughts influence your health? Each thought creates a physical response within the cells of your body. Thoughts that are encouraging, compassionate, and empowering generate strength and positively enhance your immune system functioning. While thoughts that are fearful, mistrusting, and pessimistic cause weakness, dis-ease, and inflammation, which all negatively affect your health and mental well-being. On today’s “Motivation Monday,” our success coach, Tim Shurr, MA, demonstrates how the words you think either strengthen or weaken your physical body and a simple trick for reminding yourself to THINK...
Taking Charge of Your Life!

Taking Charge of Your Life!

Have you ever felt lost? Not living your purpose? In a tough relationship? Have you turned to food or alcohol for comfort? During this addition of “Motivation Monday,” our success coach, Tim Shurr, MA, will introduce you to Paula Davis. During a difficult time in her life, Paula began self-medicating with food and alcohol. Her relationship was very difficult and she lost her mom, who was her biggest support. Then Paula turned a corner. She began the empowering journey of personal development and as a result, she quit drinking, lost 55lbs, rebuilt her relationship, and began competing in body building tournaments. Whatever challenges you may be facing, you have the mental resources for triumphing over all of them! Tune in and let us inspire...
How People with Fibromyalgia Lose Weight!

How People with Fibromyalgia Lose Weight!

“Client Success Story” Barbara came to Indy Hypnosis hoping hypnosis would help her lose weight. She was challenged by several physical conditions that made it difficult to move around, much less exercise. The frustration and physical pain magnified her stress levels, so Barbara turned to food for comfort. It was a vicious cycle, and she was aware of it, but having awareness didn’t make it any better. When Barbara’s fibromyalgia flared up, she would experience continuous, relentless pain and tingling in her legs. It would get so bad her legs would start twitching, which I noticed during her free hypnosis consultation. In her first hypnosis session, I led Barbara into a deeply relaxing Theta state. In this state of mind, the body shifts into “healing and restoration” mode. One of the problems with fibromyalgia is that it prohibits the mind from regularly reaching this brainwave state, even when sleeping. If you never get a chance to recharge your batteries, you’ll constantly feel drained and your body will experience inflammation overload. Add mental stress (worry/fear) and acid-producing foods (junk food) into the mix and you’re in for a world of hurt. Through deep physical and mental relaxation, Barbara was able to let go of an enormous amount of tension in her body. This also reduced her cortisol levels, a stress hormone responsible for fat retention! After the hypnosis session, Barbara was amazed by how relaxed she had become. “I don’t think I’ve ever feel this calm before.” Then she abruptly declared, “My legs don’t hurt!” All the tingling and pain had subsided. Now, I’d like to tell you that it...
What If You Found A Magic Wand?

What If You Found A Magic Wand?

My business strategist and I have been having long discussions about how to help more people unlock their inner magic and potential. It’s SO frustrating to watch people being pummeled by violent news stories, ridiculous politicians, massive amounts of stress, and paralyzing insecurity. People are being negatively manipulated on a global scale and it’s heart-breaking. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s one thing that can turn this all around and it’s not going to come from outside sources. Nobody is going to rescue you from the fear, anger, depression, or stress you may be feeling. If you want to experience MASSIVE SUCCESS in all areas of your life, you must learn to master your mind!   Your path to happiness, peace, and prosperity is hidden within the inner resources of your brain. It’s why all the great sages have said, “If you learn to go within, you’ll never go without.” Nothing is more gratifying than seeing the proverbial lights come on when a client finally realizes how powerful s/he actually is!  Within minutes, you can transform the way you think, feel, and behave, which can open the floodgates to success. If no one ever taught you HOW to harness your inner power, it will be wasted or used against you by those who understand how the mindreally operates. Food marketers, for example, have trained millions of Americans to eat themselves into obesity and illness through their commercials and slogans (4th meal, happy meal, etc.) Thus, rather than giving up one’s food obsession, people stick themselves with insulin while hypnotically telling themselves how much they love to eat!...
Back From The Dead!

Back From The Dead!

HOORAY! I’m back with the living. I decided two weeks ago to get the flu and have Lasik Eye surgery on the same day. It was brutal! My whole family got sick after that. Ugh! I hear many others have also had a tough go of it. If you’re going through it now, this email will provide you with LOTS of positive energy! Ok, here’s what’s happening and why you care. First, in January I began seeing private clients again. I had a great team, yet found myself doing all the administrative stuff rather than spending time helping people transform their health, wealth, and relationships. So I set my intentions, utilized the principals I teach, and boom! Now I’m in my new office with a three week waiting list! This isn’t boasting. It’s proving that we human beings DO have magic within us and we CAN turn our dreams into a reality! I will share more of my own personal successes with you because of an experience I had training multi-millionaires in Amway. One of the “Diamonds” in the business said his downline (those entrepreneurs who were under his chain of command) had been struggling. So he decided to take attention away from growing his own business so he could focus 100% of his time on helping his team become successful. What happened next was very interesting… After a couple months of coaching others, their results did improve. Yet, others who were doing well on their own began finding themselves in negative slumps. When he asked his “superstars” what was going on, they said, “We’ve always been inspired by what...

How To Make Exercise (and anything else) Fun!

Feeling those winter blues? This is the best time of year to start a new exercise routine. It will give you a much needed mental and physical boost, especially on those gray days… But what if you hate feeling sweaty or you don’t like going to the gym? Our motivation expert, Tim Shurr, shares unique strategies for “programming” yourself to love exercise. 1. Call it fitness, instead of exercise or workouts. The words you use to describe various activities actually determines how you emotionally feel about those activities. Fitness sounds lighter and more enjoyable than the latter. 2. Decide to make it FUN! If your routine is painful, boring, or too long, you won’t want to do it. Instead, take a new class, stream an online video, crank up the music, do it with a friend, and keep the first few routines under 15 minutes! This will “retrain your brain” to enjoy fitness! 3. Focus on the energy you feel after your routine, rather than on how it feels in the moment. People who procrastinate imagine themselves hating every minute of their routine instead of visualizing the joyful rewards of more energy, less stress, and an overall sense of well being. Need a boost? Check out Tim’s Free Mind-Coaching course for becoming the thinner, healthier, happier you! ...
Indy Star – Hypnosis Helped Me Drop Fast Food Like a Bad Habit!

Indy Star – Hypnosis Helped Me Drop Fast Food Like a Bad Habit!

The Adventuress: Hypnosis helped me drop fast food like a bad habit! Leslie Bailey / January 29, 2016 (Photo: Michelle Pemberton / The Star) It all started one late-summer day in Michigan with an issue of Good Housekeeping. I was lounging in my parents’ kitchen flipping through the pages when I came across an interview with the actress Olivia Munn. Expecting nothing but skin care tips for a “girl next door” look, I was pleasantly surprised to find an article about her near-death experience in a plane crash as well as her struggles with OCD and trichotillomania (a hair-pulling condition associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder). In the interview, Munn mentioned seeing a hypnotist as part of her therapy for the disorders. As a bonus, he also hypnotized her to start working out. “I’m not exaggerating: That was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6 a.m. If I missed a session, I’d double up and do it the next day. Now I feel so much stronger,” she told the magazine. Having been successfully hypnotized once before on a cruise ship (I swear to you, it worked) and not exactly a consistent exerciser myself, I decided to make an appointment with Tim Shurr of Indy Hypnosis to see if he could help. Shurr is a life coach, speaker, and consultant who has been practicing hypnosis for 27 years. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in psychology, Shurr has spent the past 21 years in the coaching business. During our first session it became apparent that my problem getting to the gym wasn’t my...
Need Some Adventure? Meet Karen…

Need Some Adventure? Meet Karen…

Ever felt like life was passing you by? Many of us feel bored, unhappy,or frustrated with the same old routine. That was life for Karen Hale Yott, once upon a time ago! Karen is a local Hoosier who decided to try 50 new things when she turned 50 last year. Karen stopped telling herself she didn’t have time, didn’t feel like it, or that it would somehow take away from her family. Instead, she told herself a new story that this would be good for everyone if she had a little more adventure. So last year, Karen took a trip to New Orleans, did a Swamp Cruise, went on many hikes, and cooked herself a filet, which she had never done. Looking back, she said the experience made her happier, more relaxed, and she lost 20 lbs as well. Karen also decided to eliminate 2015 items in 2015 to get rid of clutter. Karen said, “My son is in 6th grade. He didn’t need 10 boxes of crayons so I donated them.” Ask yourself, what goals can you set for YOU this year? Karen’s goal is to try 51 new things in 2016. Perhaps you can join...
Weight Loss Motivation Strategy!

Weight Loss Motivation Strategy!

We’re about halfway into the month of January, and some of you may be struggling with your resolution to lose weight. On today’s “Motivation Monday,” our Success Coach, Tim Shurr, MA answers viewer questions about weight loss. A few of those questions were: 1. Everyone claims they have the “best” weight loss program. It’s confusing. So, what is the best way to lose weight? 2. How do I stay motivated to eat healthy and exercise? How do I keep focused when I get stressed or when I begin worrying about failing...
Tips For Reaching Your New Year Resolutions In 2016!

Tips For Reaching Your New Year Resolutions In 2016!

nbsp; You’ve chosen a New Year’s resolution. You stick to it for two months, but then you fall short. So, what’s next? How do you stay on track? Here’s three tips for helping you reach your 2016 goals faster and easier! 1. Start at the end and work backwards! Imagine you’ve already reached your goal. Notice how good it feels and all the advantages you’re experiencing. Think about the new attitude and perspective you’d have being on the other side of this goal. Instead of wondering whether you’ll succeed, you now visualize yourself as already being successful. 2. Set weekly milestones and daily tasks. People often get overwhelmed because they try doing too much too quickly. Trying to drink from a firehose is a bad idea! Instead, set smaller, more easily attainable goals. The more victories you have, the more motivated you’ll become! 3. Have fun and share your goal with others! Human beings naturally want to engage in pleasurable activities. If you keep training your brain to associate pleasure to your daily goals, you’ll maintain momentum. Sharing your goal with caring people will keep you accountable and provide you with extra support during challenging...
How To Finish Strong!

How To Finish Strong!

Just a couple of weeks left in 2015, and it’s time to make them the best yet! Our motivational expert, Tim Shurr, says often “It’s not a lack of time or an overwhelming to do list that keeps us from reaching for our goals, although both those things can play a role. It really comes down to our subconscious fears!” Here’s what he says plays a factor and how we can break through the barriers to create the healthy, happy life we all deserve! Excuse #1: “It won’t work out.” Sometimes our lack of success in the past makes us think we can’t succeed in the future. Yet, just like the stock market, past performance doesn’t always predict future performance. Developing new tools, insights, and approaches can definitely lead to a new, empowering result! Excuse #2: “I need to have a solid plan before I begin.” Often, this is just another form of procrastination because of excuse #1. Reaching a BIG goal requires you to achieve a series of smaller, easily attainable goals. For example, if you want to lose 100 lbs, start by drinking more water today. As you make progress, your confidence will increase and you’re next steps will reveal themselves. Excuse #3: “It’s not a priority right now.” If you don’t actively make your dreams a reality, they will never happen. Make a commitment to yourself and keep pushing unexpected distractions to the side. You’ll always be glad you...
The Magic Of Journaling!

The Magic Of Journaling!

One of the best gifts you can give someone is the one that was never expected. For this installment of “Motivation Monday’s” on Indy Style (WISH-TV), I explained the idea of journaling- writing down your thoughts and feelings in a private book. One of my clients inspired me with her personal story of journaling the times she spent with her grandkids. She told me, “After each visit with my grandchildren, I’d write down what we did, how I felt, and what we experienced together. I’ve journaled about what it was like seeing them as babies and so many of the other experiences we’ve shared. In this way, when I’m gone, they will have a wonderful collection of short stories about our times together. It will also be a way for me to go on living through them.” Here’s a couple tips for journaling: Don’t just limit yourself to writing about the things that have upset you in life. Write with the future in mind. Be proactive and begin creating a dream journal – your own Book Of Dreams. Or write down special memories of times you’ll spend with young ones, so one day they will have an amazing gift from...
Client Success Stories – Forgiving Others Sets YOU Free!

Client Success Stories – Forgiving Others Sets YOU Free!

Have you ever felt hurt by a parent or loved one? Most have and sometimes we carry around these painful feelings our entire lives. These past hurts create self-limiting beliefs that can negatively affect you and your loved ones. Yet, you can quickly be free from the harmful affects of holding a grudge. Here’s Bob’s story…   Bob was interested in exploring hypnosis as a tool for “self awareness.” Unlike many of our clients, he did not have a particular goal in mind. Yet, during our initial conversation, Bob alluded several times to feeling strong, painful emotions towards his now deceased father. Bob believed his dad had thought of him as “dumb” and “clumsy,” and consequently had not respected him much. Bob had carried this belief, and the painful feelings of rejection from his father, for nearly forty years! Using an “Affect Bridge,” a hypnotic regression tool, we helped Bob access the ISE (Initial Sensitizing Event) that made him feel like he “wasn’t measuring up.” Bob vividly recalled a childhood memory of helping his dad shoe an uncooperative horse. When Bob dropped a tool, his frustrated father blurted out comments that would negatively affect his son for most of his life. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that “sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you.” Negative words can be devastating, especially to a child. Accessing upsetting memories can be upsetting. Some therapists think it’s actually good to have someone fully re-experience all the pain and trauma of their lives as if it’s “draining the emotion out of them.” We strongly DISAGREE with that approach...