Learning Strategies Blog

Category: Miscellaneous

More time in a day

Monday, April 1st, 2013 by Pete Bissonette
Chunyi Lin showed us a copy of an ancient document that was over 2000 years old. He said it held a Taoist secret to unlock one to two more hours in a day. He told Paul Scheele and me that it was not about squeezing more time from a day, but opening up more time […]

Living the Law of Attraction

Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Paul Scheele
As you experience life each day, ask these questions. How can I get better at living my life today? How can I express greater joy, greater personal power, and creativity? Learning to attract successful people who already do what you want to do is extremely beneficial. When you interact with these people, you develop the […]

The Power of Placebos

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 by Paul Scheele
Has mind-body medicine finally gone mainstream? Almost half of Chicago physicians of internal medicine responding to a study on placebos reported using them as “therapeutic” tools in their clinical practice. And 96 percent of the physicians said they believe placebos can benefit patients, the study reported. A placebo is an inactive substance containing no medication […]

Turn anxiety into energy

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 by Paul Scheele
The American Psychological Association says 80% of us have reported heightened stress about economic security.  No kidding! The good news is that it is fairly easy to get this stress and anxiety under control. Anxieties are always about future events or situations where your brain wants to avoid the physical or emotional discomfort of possible […]

Listen to your body signals & lose weight

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by Paul Scheele
Weight problems are associated with inadequate discrimination of body signals. Without clear body communications, weight problems become compounded when you eat in an attempt to cope with stress and nutritional imbalances. Years of dysfunctional coping with poor eating choices can become a your preferred eating habits. Fortunately, you can create a new relationship between yourself […]

Deep Healing All Day Long

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Pete Bissonette
We began our Deep Healing 12-month program with Chunyi Lin last month. Success coach Wendy Greer pulled out a couple of thoughts from the first session that can be of benefit to all of us. Watch and enjoy! Pete

Beliefs that drive your world

Friday, December 28th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Today we’ll look at beliefs that drive your world, and how assumptions repeated over and over become entrenched. They begin to define our “Truth.” Success coach Wendy Greer will explore these beliefs with you in this 15-minute video. She’ll give you seven steps to recognize where you are and tools that can help you move […]

“Self” Acceptance

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Self-acceptance helps you stay off the Slide of Shoulds, opening your life to greater possibilities and unlimited empowerment. Watch what our success coach Wendy Greer has to say.  Pete

Making the World a Better Place

Saturday, October 6th, 2012 by Paul Scheele
Most of us know the value of clearly defining our goals for the success and fulfillment we want to achieve in our careers, relationships, health, and personal growth. Yet there’s another area of goal setting we sometimes overlook—our legacy. Your legacy goal is one that defines the kind of lasting contribution you want to make […]

Vulnerability Propels Success

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 by Paul Scheele
When you meet people who are extremely successful in life, one thing you may not notice is their vulnerability. Yet that trait likely propelled their success. Most people who have achieved the highest level of success not only had a clearly defined vision of what they wanted to create, but they were not afraid to […]

Embody Your Dreams

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by Paul Scheele
Intention is a powerful force. Fueled by imagination, it brings to life the dreams of champion athletes and best-selling authors alike. Tara Lipinski was just six years old when she decided to be a figure skater while watching the Olympics on TV. When her mother saw Tara standing on a chair and asked what she […]

Creating “Miracles” with the Rule of Five

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Applying focused attention to seemingly “impossible” goals or dreams can lead to what some people call “miracles.” It certainly seemed to for Andrea Fisher after a terrible automobile accident left her comatose and without the use of her arms and legs. When Andrea woke from the coma three months later, her husband immediately asked for […]

Acceptance in Your Life

Friday, August 17th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Acceptance is not about condoning what’s going on in your life or neutralizing accountability. Acceptance helps you get out of paralysis, see something for what it is, and find the appropriate path forward.  Watch what our success coach Wendy Greer has to say.   -Pete

Do You Feel Victimized?

Monday, August 13th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Feeling victimized is one of the most disempowering, enervating, and energy sucking states you can experience. Watch what our success coach Wendy Greer has to say.  -Pete

Improve Your Vision?

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
When I got to the office on Tuesday, I realized I hadn’t put in my contacts. I had noticed while driving that I wasn’t seeing as well, but I simply thought my sunglasses needed cleaning. The only other time that day I noticed I was without my contacts was when I drove home. I could […]

Mastery Acceleration

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
You may have heard that masters aren’t made overnight. This is true. Stevie Ray Vaughan, often considered one of the most incredible guitarists in rock history, famously practiced so often that his fingers would bleed. And athlete Shaun Palmer, on his way to winning competitions in mountain biking, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, has broken nearly every […]

The Amazing Power of Self-Esteem

Saturday, June 16th, 2012 by Matt McManus
According to a leading researcher of self-esteem, the self-image evolved as a way to compare oneself to others. Because there is always someone in the world who is better, smarter, faster, or richer, the process of self-imaging is almost always devastating to self-esteem. You’ve heard the old phrase, “the rat race”, or “keeping up with […]

Hardwiring Amazing Self-Discipline

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by Matt McManus
Remaining disciplined is a constant battle that we all face on a day-to-day basis. Whether it is exercising, eating well, keeping up with valued relationships, or simply remaining efficient in responding to emails; we are all plagued by the daunting (and often formidable) task of self-discipline. Quite simply, it is often easier not to do […]

The power of beliefs

Friday, June 1st, 2012 by Paul Scheele
A self-fulfilling prophecy is a belief that comes to pass. Beliefs establish your automatic seeing, thinking, feeling, and behaving, and in turn, determine the results you create.  Strengthening your beliefs about your abilities is key in getting the most from life. Beliefs about what you are capable of accomplishing take hold in your life through […]

The secret to getting things done

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Studies show that people who are motivated by results are more likely to succeed than those who are motivated by activities. The motivation to achieve a desired result helps overcome any unpleasant tasks that may have to be performed. This forms the basis of Day 1 of the upcoming free online festival called Ultimate You […]

Jazz anyone?

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Have you ever wanted to record an album, write a book, make a movie, have your painting hang in a prestigious gallery…or anything involving your unrestrained creativity? Bill Harris, founder of Centerpointe Research Institute and creator of Holosync (which is on our Paraliminals), just released a jazz album.  You could say that Centerpointe is an […]

Groups of people with a focused attention

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
In this video Coach Wendy Greer talks about the power people coming together in groups with a focused attention. You experience this when you attend our live events, participate in the weekly Group Telephone Healing Sessions with Chunyi Lin, or join the free Be Good To Our Earth sessions, which features a meditation by Chunyi […]

Apple blocks iPad-crashing “PhotoTyping” app

Sunday, April 1st, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Last April I announced our new “PhotoTyping at 2,000 words a minute” course thanks to Paul Scheele’s breakthrough on the brain/finger connection. This is astounding since the average typing speed is 33 words a minute, and it really complements our “PhotoReading at 25,000 words a minute” course. As Paul says, “You are brighter than you […]

How judgment keeps you stuck

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Judgments about yourself, others, and situations keep you stuck. Our success coach Wendy Greer shows how destructive judgments can me and that there is always an alternative for you. Pete

Instant empowerment

Friday, March 2nd, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
For those times that you can use shot of empowerment, our coach Wendy Greer gives you three simple processes. Pete

Working with the opposite sex

Monday, February 6th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
A few weeks ago a friend told me of his frustration working with one of his client companies, because it was predominantly staffed by women. “I just can’t get through to them.” And then at the Transformational Leadership Council meeting Ivan Misner gave me his new book Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think. […]

Are your goals sustainable?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by Wendy Greer, Success Coach
I have a video coaching session for you on making sure your goals and dreams are sustainable. Please watch the video, do the ”Groundhog Day exercise,” and then keep reading below. When you do goal setting, it’s great to set ambitious and magnificent goals, but the way you plan to get there needs to be […]

What is Smart Trust?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
I’d like to continue the conversation I started earlier in the week about trust, especially in your professional life, when I mentioned the new book by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link called Smart Trust. Here are excerpts from the book, which I recommend you get: -What Is Smart Trust? Smart Trust is judgment. It’s […]

Steve Jobs, Magic Johnson, Mark Zuckerberg & Smart Trust

Monday, January 9th, 2012 by Pete Bissonette
Trust produces better results in business and in life. It’s an irresistible force. We talk about it in most all of our programs. A few years back Stephen M.R. Covey wrote a breakthrough book called The Speed of Trust, which sold over one million copies. He and his partner Greg Link are out with their […]

“Dear Learning Strategies”

Monday, September 19th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Dear Learning Strategies, I would like to thank you for being so fantastically great! Your vision and mission is truly commendable and effective.  I love that you combine so many areas of learning and life to a beautiful symphony of growth and expansion. I have been fortunate to participate in the PhotoReading Seminar in April […]

An unexpected $33,000!

Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Here are two wonderful notes we just received.  Enjoy! Pete === Dear Mr. Scheele, Thank you for doing the Effortless Success program with Jack Canfield. I would like to give you this portion of my tithe for an unexpected check I got for $33,000+. Sincerely, Meg S. === Dear Paul, Thank you for the wonderful […]

Fairness Campaign Summit – Together We Can Create a Better, Fairer World

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Paul Scheele, Marianne Williamson, Jack Canfield, Steven Covey, Michael Beckwith (21 total contributors) – and your host, Lynne McTaggart – invite you to join them in creating a better country, a better world for a free online summit. Here’s how Lynne, who is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, author of Intention Experiment and […]

Our History – 2000s

Monday, May 9th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Our celebration of our first thirty years continues. We’ve already looked at the 1980s and 1990s in other posts, and today we’ll glance back at the 2000s. 2000 Spring Forest Qigong personal learning course After working over two years with Qigong master, healer, and teacher Chunyi Lin, we released the Spring Forest Qigong personal learning […]

“Inspire a new positive future” film contest

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Jeddah Mali and I revisited the Amazon rainforest over New Years 2010 with Lynne and Bill Twist of the Pachamama Alliance. I posted my account of our life-altering trip along with photos here. The Pachamama Alliance is now inviting storytellers to make a short film to inspire us, move us, and give us something to […]

Character Education is a cornerstone of positive youth development

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by Bobbi DePorter
(Bobbi is a friend of Paul, Chunyi, Marie, Jeddah, Jack, Marci, Lisa, and me, and in this article she shares information vital for parents. Pete) The best way to connect with kids and diminish the prevalence of bullying and other socially unacceptable behavior is with effective character education in the home and in schools. In […]

Introducing: “PhotoTyping” at 2,000 words a minute

Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Back in the 1980s a postal employee took the PhotoReading seminar with the intention of helping her children with their schoolwork, and she stumbled on an idea that would lead to PhotoTyping at 2,000 words a minute.

Happy Einstein Day!

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
We celebrated our 30th anniversary this week with our annual Einstein Day luncheon of whole brain food, our favorite Einstein Quotes, fabulous prizes, annual awards and bonuses, and poolside team building. Here are a few snaps. -Pete (Posted on March 17, 2011)

Our History – 1990s

Friday, March 11th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
As we continue our celebration of thirty years of service, let’s move from the 1980s and look at our first full decade, the fabulous 1990s. 1991 EasyLearn Language Programs We introduced the EasyLearn Languages of Spanish, French, and German, which were originally developed by International Language Services for teachers to use in classrooms. They soon […]

Our History – 1980s

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Let’s look at our first decade of innovating ways for YOU to maximize your potential. 1981 – 1984 As I mentioned on Tuesday, we first opened our doors on March 1, 1981. From the beginning we had an indelible expertise in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), a leading edge technology of human performance developed by Dr. John […]

Happy 30th Anniversary!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by bradg
On March 1, 1981 two 25 year-olds, Paul Scheele and Mark Kinnich, opened the doors of Learning Strategies Corporation at 1611 Park Avenue just outside of downtown Minneapolis. Their vision, a world where people experience their fullest potential. Thirty years later we still hold that vision, and you are part of it. I became part […]

Flying the red dragon

Friday, February 4th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
In Thursday’s post I mentioned the annual flying of the red dragon tradition to start our Chinese New Year luncheon at the office.  Well, Janie made a brief video on her iPhone, and it is here for you to see. A little goofy, noisy, and fun.  See if you can catch Paul Scheele and me. […]

The Masquerade Ball

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
At a masquerade ball in New Orleans last weekend, I snapped these photos that I thought you would enjoy. We had a blast! Here’s Paul Scheele, co-founder of Learning Strategies, and the brains behind our bestselling programs including PhotoReading, the Paraliminals, Genius Code, Abundance for Life, and Natural Brilliance. Chunyi Lin, creator of Spring Forest […]

4 special events from Aura Reading to PhotoReading

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 by Pete Bissonette
Mark your calendar for four upcoming live events that will give you valuable insights into life and helpful tools and techniques to navigate your world. Please call us with any questions. Jeddah Mali Live Webstream – Sunday, January 23 Ever wonder what is life all about? One of our leading teachers and mentors, Jeddah Mali, […]

If I were your daddy, this is what you’ll learn

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 by Pete Bissonette
That’s a title of a new book—If I Were Your Daddy, This is What You’d Learn—and one of the chapters was written by Paul Scheele. He shares the journey of raising his three boys, Ben, John, and Scott. You can download a copy of Paul’s chapter free to read online. If you like it, you […]

Can you tell we’re from Minnesota?

Sunday, November 21st, 2010 by Pete Bissonette
Almost a third of our office staff showed their true colors on Friday. Our warehouse is in Wisconsin, so I betcha they were dressed in green and gold. Pete

Manifesting Change

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 by Pete Bissonette
I read Mike Dooley’s new book this weekend. Manifesting Change: It couldn’t be easier. I loved it. Great insights. I’ve ordered copies for my nephews. Mike graciously said I could include a section I particularly liked here for you to read. So, read it. Take it for what it is worth. And if you like […]

Coming up in 2011!

Friday, November 12th, 2010 by Pete Bissonette
We have a variety of cool new programs coming your way. Paul Scheele will be doing a special 4-session webinar in January to teach several very powerful NLP techniques. We will announce it in our blog in early December. An email will not go out until Christmas. Our clients have absolutely loved the numerology readings […]

Measure and improve your brain functioning

Friday, October 29th, 2010 by Pete Bissonette
Someone sent us an exercise they said was designed to measure and improve brain functioning. It takes less than a minute. Try it out. What do you think? Click here. Note: After clicking the link, select: open, then select: view >> slide show Pete

My trip to the Amazon Rainforest

Monday, October 25th, 2010 by Pete Bissonette
On Friday I wrote about dreams and the dream of me dying just before my Dad’s recent death. I promised I would write about my trip to visit the Achuar tribe in the Amazon Rainforest. They live in a dream culture. Here is the content of the email that I sent to friends last January […]