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Heartmind Connection Chronicles

October 2006

This month's feature article:

7 Ways to Succeed in the Sport of Dating!

Quote of the month: Most of us want very much to be loved. Perhaps we are not concerned enough about loving.

-- Erwin McDonald

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The next Free Motivated to Marry™ Tele-gathering will be October 16th. The topic is: The Long and Short of Long Distance Relationships!

We will talk about what it takes to have a successful long distance relationship. When you meet someone out of your area to date, what needs to happen for the relationship to move forward and how to avoid the pitfalls of a long distance relationship? Come explore with us!

To join a tele-gathering all you have to do is call in to the bridge line provided, add your two cents to our monthly topic, or just listen. Bring your questions, issues and concerns about dating and relationships - Talk with Amy Schoen, Professional Personal Life Coach and Dating and Relationship Expert.

Tele-gatherings take place on the third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. EST– The following one will be on November 20th. Come join us!

Sign up at www.heartmindconnection.com under tele-gatherings for the particular month. (Note: you need to sign up each month for the tele-gathering. The phone number may change from month to month and handouts may be emailed to participants.)


Don’t miss Amy speaking at the following events in the DC area this month:

Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Dating Like a Pro
Greater Washington Jewish Community Center
Rockville, MD
Contact: Selma Sweetbaum, 301-348-3860
SSweetbaum@jccgw.org
$10 M/$12 NM

Tuesday, October 24th
Learn to Date the Motivated to Marry Method!
Learning Escapes
Vienna, VA
Contact: www.learningescapes.com
Fee

Do you need a speaker for an event or meeting? See my current list of speech topics on www.heartmindconnection.com. New topics are always being added. For more information contact Amy at 240-498-7803 or coachamy@heartmindconnection.com.


Amy’s Note:

The days are getting shorter and it is getting dark earlier. How do you fight that inclination to go home and just collapse in front of the TV? What can you do to get yourself out to do fun activities and meet people? Sign up for and commit to a class that meets once a week such as a dance or cooking class. How about using the buddy system to get you out to do fun activities together such as attending lectures or going to a tennis social. You’ll be glad you got out and did something worthwhile instead of being a couch potato. You never know, you may meet someone wonderful while you are expanding your horizons.


Coach Amy Q & A:

Dear Coach Amy,

I am starting back into the dating scene after a bad break up. I want to take it slow and don’t want to put myself in a situation where I feel pressure- either sexually or someone pushing for a serious relationship. However, I do like the attention of men. What can I do that will minimize men’s expectations?

Dear Slow Start,

First, define your goals- what do you want out of dating -- to have companionship, to have fun, to meet new people? The more clear you get about what you want, the easier it will be to be open and honest with people about where you are in the dating process and to express your dating expectations.

Next, set your boundaries. What behavior do you find acceptable and what would be uncomfortable for you? On a physical basis would it be okay to hold hands? To kiss? What else and how soon? I believe it is best to be upfront and tell the men you date your comfort level. The right man will honor your boundaries. An impatient man with dishonorable intent will bolt. It is your responsibility to discuss your dating expectations and to hold firm to your expressed boundaries.

Last, look for low pressure social situations to ease yourself back into meeting people such as common interest groups, a class at a local community college or adult learning facility or a party at a friend’s house. Avoid high pressure places to meet people such as singles dances and events, bars and speed dating. It’s up to you to control the pace!


Please email me at coachamy@heartmindconnection.com with any dating and relationship questions you would like advice on. Of course, I will keep your name confidential. If you have questions, others surely have the same questions too!


Feature Article:

7 Ways to Succeed in the Sport of Dating!

Do you play sports? If you do, you have some skills that can carry over to your dating to improve your chances of being successful on the dating field.

I have been playing tennis since a y.oung age. I understand that there is a physical and mental component to playing the game of tennis. The same is true for golf, softball, bowling and any other sport that requires hand-eye coordination. Here are some tips that you can follow to improve your dating score!

1. In sports, you need to visualize yourself as being successful. If you see yourself as a good tennis player and hitting all winners, you will probably play to that level! In dating, you need to see yourself as being successful, as well. If you believe a date will go well, (and you want it to), you will be more likely to have a successful date.

2. In sports, you want to access what kind of player you want to be in a game with. You want to play with someone of your own ability level or you’ll quickly get bored. In dating, you want to be with someone who is on your same intellectual and emotional level (spiritual for some) or else you will surely lose interest over the long haul.

3. In sports, it is best not to dwell on your past bad performance. Look forward towards making your next point or shot. In the same way, in dating you don’t want to think about how bad your last date went. You want to focus on having a good experience this time around.

4. In sports it is important to keep your eye on the ball -- where it’s coming from and where you want it to go. As in dating, you want to keep the focus on your goal of your time together and end result you desire.

Article continued below:


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“Amy’s coaching helped me clarify my values and solidify my decision making leading me to navigate my own course more successfully both personally and in business. All of that happened in two and a half months. When I cleared away the almost relationships that I was tolerating, I made room in my life for the person I had always been looking for. Then, like magic- I found her online. We are now in a blossoming relationship.”

-- Ben, Bethesda MD (LTR since March 2006)

“Amy has been a life-saver! She helped me clarify my values and to focus on living a more values honored life, especially with regard to my entrepreneurial endeavors and my personal relationships”

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“Amy’s impactful questions dramatically shifted my perspective on marriage and the type of man that would truly make me happy. This process opened me up to meeting my current fiancé.”

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“Amy focused me on the areas of my life that needed improvement and gave me the tools to reinforce that focus. Together we came up with creative solutions to problems and strategies to accomplish my goals. I highly recommend Amy as a personal life coach for anyone who feels frustrated with the dating world.”

-- Stewart, New York, NY (married August 2006)

“Amy has definitely helped me have more self confidence in myself to go out into the dating world and take more risks.”

-- Sue, Rockville, MD


Article continued from above:

5. In sports, one needs to access your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. In a game, you play to your opponents weaknesses. In dating you focus on the opposite -- your date’s strengths. You look at how you can work as a team instead of opponents. Here, you look to work from each other’s strengths, and minimize weaknesses.

6. In sports, to improve your performance, it takes practice. You need to get out and hit the ball again and again in order to anticipate and formulate strategies. In dating, the more you go out and meet different people, the easier it gets. When you get out there regularly, you are able to pick out more quickly who is right for you and who is not.

7. In sports, you take lessons from a coach or trainer to fine-tune your strokes and/or learn how to play game more successfully. In dating, a coach can help you improve your approach and strategies in order to be more successful.

By applying the same tried and true formula for success for sports to dating, you will see how easy it is to improve your skills on the dating game field.



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