Friday, January 25, 2008

Molly Hazlett WINS preliminary Swimsuit at Miss America

Molly wins preliminary Swimsuit at Miss America! Congrats! This is the first Miss America Swimsuit Prelim Texas has won since 1984!

The finals will air LIVE on TLC Saturday night at 7pm central time. Click here for more details.

Molly has attended several training session with Lanny Bassham and Heather Sumlin in preparation for Miss America. She is a wonderful student, very laid back and fun! She helped us out this year by modeling the "With Winning in Mind" bags with no warning or professional photography and she was fabulous! Her platform is Drug & Alcohol Awareness. She has owned her own Dance studio since the age of 15 and wants to have her own talk show someday. As Miss Texas she will make over 350 appearances during her year of service. It's a demanding job but she is up for the challenge. Congrats to Molly on her prelim win and we will be watching on Saturday to see if she brings the crown back to Texas - the last Miss America from Texas was Miss America 1975!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mental Management Golfers Off To A GREAT START on Tour!

Congratulations to the following Mental Management students for their awesome start to 2008!

January 13th:

Jerry Kelly - 3rd place at the Sony Open
Fred Funk & Doug LaBelle - tied for 10th at the Sony Open

January 20th:

Fred Funk - WINS MasterCard Championship with come from behind victory!

Justin Leonard - 2nd place at the Bob Hope Classic
Ben Crane - 12th place at the Bob Hope Classic

Lookout for the following Mental Management students competing this weekend:

Buick Invitational:

Jerry Kelly
Doug LaBelle
Brett Quigley
J.J. Henry

Turtle Bay Championship:

Fred Funk will be defending his title from last year! Good luck FRED!

The Moviestar Panama Championships:

Chris Smith

Monday, January 21, 2008

Fred Funk WINS the MasterCard Championship Sunday January 20th


We love to hear good news about our student's
successes. Fred Funk won his first victory in 2008 yesterday in Hawaii
at the MasterCard
! He has been a student of Mental Management
since September of 2006 making several visits to our offices in Texas.
Lanny and Troy have also traveled to some of his tournaments to help
him apply Mental Management to his golf game. Fred is not only an
accomplished pro golfer, he is also a wonderful role model as a Father,
Husband and Friend. We have been blessed to have Fred, Sharon and the
whole Funk Family in our lives. Congratulations on your success, this
is only the beginning!

We also would like to congratulate Justin Leonard on taking 2nd
at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic! Great way to start off the year!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Todd Bender/Lanny Bassham Seminars are now FULL!

Both of the Bender/Bassham seminars are now full! January 24 - 27 & March 13 - 16. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list please call 972-899-9640.

Lanny and Todd are very excited about the opportunity to work together to train together!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Queens turn to Olympic Champion for advice on capturing the crown under pressure!

December 21st we had a room full of queens, parents and board members in our office for mental training. Helen Bassham and Heather Sumlin both volunteer for the Miss Plano Frisco Organization and each year Lanny donates 1 day of training to the titleholders to help them prepare for Miss Texas. Since starting this in 2006 the MPFO team has been very successful at Miss Texas. Shilah Phillips, Miss Frisco, won Miss Texas in 2006 on her first attempt and placed 1st Runner Up to Miss America - the best Texas has finished in over 30 years! Miss Plano, Heather Hodges was 4th Runner Up in 2006 and as Miss Frisco in 2007 she placed 1st Runner Up. Erin Hunt, Miss Teen Plano in 2006 placed 3rd Runner Up and as Miss Teen Frisco she placed 1st Runner Up to Miss Teen Texas. Teen Frisco in 2006 Morgan Fuller won talent and was 6th overall (Morgan also won a state teen title in another system the same year). Pageantry is a tough sport - the better you are the shorter your career unlike most sports we are familiar with. In pageants once you win your local title you do not have anymore competitions until the state pageant so there is less time to train in an actual competitive environment. Couple that with all the other stress that goes along with preparation and pageants can prove to be a very mental sport indeed.

Below are some comments from some of those who attended the session:

"The first word I think of when I think about the Mental Management seminar is inspiring. This was an experience that will help me reshape my life. It was really good to hear Mr. Bassham's story as to how Mental Management got started. I have already started to use the tools he suggested to change what I do when there is a decision to be made. His story was very encouraging and I plan to use the tools he has given us to help me make my year as Miss Plano as successful as possible." Adrianna Nelson - Miss Plano

"Since I become apart of the Miss Plano Frisco Organization I have heard nothing but great things about the work I would be doing with Mental Management. I now know why so many people felt changed after they left the first seminar. You truly do not understand how great the program is until you are able to experience it for yourself. I with one session already feel more calm about things, touched by the amazing stories that Mr. Bassham shared with us, excited about my future with the program and thankful that I have the opportunity to work with such great people such as Lanny Bassham and Heather Sumlin! I know that we are going to have lots of hard work and good times ahead." Brittany Forrester - Miss North Texas

"I was SO excited to finally go to the Mental Management Seminar conducted by our sponsor and Olympian Lanny Bassham! I read his book "With Winning in Mind" and listened to Heather's CD "What Every Pageant Contestant Should Know First About the Mental Game" as soon as I got them, so I'd been anticipating the seminar for a while, and let me tell you, it was everything I'd hoped for and more. Lanny is so WISE. You can tell from his demeanor, his stories, and this thoughtfulness that he has so much life experience. He and his personal story were so inspiring, all of us gained so much confidence and drive from the seminar. I can't wait to start applying his methods to not just my Miss Texas preparation, but also to my life!" Brooks Dennard - Miss Frisco

"The morning of the Mental Management seminar, I woke up feeling so excited. I did not even mind waking up so early because I was about to experience a life-changing event. I had seen and heard of how wonderful and helpful the Mental Management System was but I am glad to say that it was even better than I expected. Lanny Bassham and Heather Sumlin taught us numerous things about the mind that I had never even thought were relevant to physical performance. I went into that seminar expecting great things, and I am elated to say that my expectations of this seminar and system were greatly exceeded.

It was a memorable day full of myriad questions and detailed, thorough answers. Stories were told that left everyone in the whole room emotionally touched and in tears or laughing hysterically. I feel so lucky and privileged to have attended this seminar and have the opportunity to meet an Olympic gold medalist, Lanny Bassham, who is one the most intelligent and cordial person I have ever met. This is not only a system that I can use for pageantry; I can use it for all aspects of my life such as school, tennis, and my future career. I am truly thankful that Lanny Bassham offered a full day to help prepare us for the Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas pageant. And I would like to extend another thank you to Heather Sumlin who helped us apply what we learned in the seminar solely to pageantry. It was a remarkable day that I will never forget! Thanks again to Mental Management Systems!!!" Lea Ciskowski - Miss Teen Frisco

"I hope you had a blessed and Merry Christmas. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for spending a wonderful day with my daughter and I. Your insight and compassion for life is truly contagious. As we left your office after your mental management coaching with the MPFO/North Texas girls we knew that God had opened this door not only for Brittany to prepare for Miss Texas but also for life. As we set and listened to you and your father's encouraging insight and amazing stories it strengthened the way I had been raised and the way my husband and I had raised Brittany, "To embrace life" no matter what comes. After hearing the story of the POW, I set and reflected how God has taken care of every detail of my life and my family's life. You and your family are amazing and we are truly blessed to know you. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I hope you all have a Happy New Year!! God Bless" Terri Forrester (Brittany's Mom)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Is New Year's the Best Time to Make Resolutions?

I just looked up the term resolution in the dictionary and here is the result as it relates to this kind of goal. A resolution is:

* 1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination
* 2. A resolving to do something
* 3. A course of action determined or decided on

One who makes New Years resolutions can be divided into two groups; those who make resolutions other times in the year and those who only do it at New Years. If you only do it at New Years I'll bet you have a bad track record of keeping your resolution long enough to attain the reason for the resolution. Doing something at only one time a year leaves you so far out of practice that you have little chance of success. Resolutions have another name; GOALS. Good goal setters do it all of the time if they want to do it well.

What I like best about the word resolution is that resolving to do something creates a mental picture of being really determined to make it happen. Wow! I like that. How determined are you to reach your goal? How motivated you are to get it done can make a big difference in the outcome. If you would like to reach your goal but it is not going to really matter if you do it or not, you have little resolve and almost no chance of success. What if you HAD to get it done or you or someone you love would perish? What would you be willing to do then?

I suggest that you consider doing two things with your New Years Resolution this year. First, get really serious this year. Up the anti and decide to do something life changing. Make a real difference. You might just get so excited that you will stay the course and do it for once. Secondly, make goals and goal setting a habit this year. Do it every day not just once a year. Get out of bed in the morning with a "We are going to get a lot done today attitude." Make a list and begin to accomplish the most important one on the list first. Soon you will be in shape for resolutions. Next year you will look back and see just how well the year has gone. Now isn't that better than giving up on the annual New Years Resolution?

By: Lanny Bassham