Why a Mindset of Creating Abundance is an Important Skill for All Athletes

Article by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance

There is something that separates the best athletes in sports from similarly talented athletes who are not as successful. It is something other than physical fitness, skill/technique, and experience. This essential skill is having the right mindset.

Even the most talented athletes in the world can be plagued by fear, doubts, and ego. All of these thoughts can be highly distracting and can prevent competitors from reaching their highest potential. And all of these thoughts are almost inevitable when competing at the highest levels.

Like physical workouts and film sessions, preparation is key. Athletes must learn to train their minds by creating abundance in their thoughts. They must learn to be present in the moment, focused on the task at hand, and free from the distractions of negative emotions. Meditation and positive visualization are helpful skills for overcoming the unwanted emotions that distract athletes during competition.

Some of the most successful athletes in history have practiced meditation as part of their training regimens. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant learned meditation from their coach, Phil Jackson. They went on to practice meditation in their time outside of practice because of the edge it gave them. Tennis champion Novak Djokovic is another avid meditation practitioner who credits the practice with helping him greatly during his tennis career.

Meditation can help focus your mind and free it from negative thoughts, allowing you to play your best almost subconsciously. With the right blend of mental and physical training, dominance on the field will become almost instinctual for you.

Zhang Xinyue is the founder of Create Abundance organization and author of the book with the same name. Create Abundance is a book full of advice on practicing body-mind-spirit cultivation. IT aims to promote a meaningful and applicable approach to the philosophical issues in life.


Latest Clothing Fashions for Meditation

What if you could create your own private haven where you could get away from the fast-paced lifestyle? Imagine a peaceful harbor from the storms of life located in your own home. The simple luxury of meditating is not for everyone. But it’s almost imperative for today’s busy schedules.

Meditating takes you away from all the hectic nonsense that can happen in a day’s time. There are many types of meditation including Zen, Mindfulness, Transcendental, Mantra and spiritual meditation. Each one has its own strengths and limitations and it’s up to the individual to decide.

Zhang Xinyue has written a book called “Create Abundance” with wise sayings, such as:

“An enlightened one lives a life as others do on the surface but it is different in essence for every moment embodies the budding of wisdom.”

Before you begin, set up one area of your home or office for regular meditation. You can design your little space however you like. Include music, candles, items that have meaning to you or whatever you like. You might include a chair or just sit in the floor. Some people also enjoy putting together a special wardrobe for their times of reflecting.

You will want to have comfortable clothing that doesn’t bind. It should be made of soft fabrics. Elastic waistbands are nice. Below are a few of our best picks.

A prayer shawl can be worn but is not a must. This one is lovely though:

This shirt reminds you to breathe each day:

These pants are soft and fit loosely:

Zhang Xinyue has other quotes from her book:

“Creating abundance is a fascinating energy, the origin of love and gratitude, as well as the origin of all matters, including one’s heartbeat. It is certainly the key assistance to all success.”


Why is my mindset so important to Create Abundance?

Article provided by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance

Even those small negative beliefs about ourselves can hinder our success in life. But it’s often so difficult to identify and deal with those tiny nuances of self-doubt. When you think about yourself becoming successful, old memories can crop up of those times when you failed in an area. This is one thing that all humans have in common. We have powerful brains where a vast number of memories are stored.

Try to think back and see whether there are events in your past that may have affected your thoughts and beliefs in some area.

A big step toward eliminating an obstacle like this is simply identifying it and realizing that it’s there and needs to be dealt with. You don’t have to be the life of every party but you should be able to attend a social gathering and feel comfortable about moving around the room and talking to people. While some of us are just naturally born with this gift, others may need to work at it.

If you need better public speaking skills, then get them. Don’t go through life struggling with something like public speaking, telling yourself that you won’t ever be good at it because your father wasn’t.

You Believe What You Tell Yourself!

Try making a list of affirming statements that deal with areas where you are struggling and say those out loud every day. You know and trust yourself so once you hear yourself saying these things out loud, you’ll actually be influenced by your own positive words.

As you encourage yourself, you build a strong foundation where you can create the abundant life that you desire. You can understand the fundamentals of successful living and apply those principles right where you are.

With many years as a well-known spiritualist leader and teacher in her field, Zhang Xinyue is known for a variety of achievements. Her creation of the Abundance system aims to promote a meaningful and straight forward approach to life’s philosophical issues. In 2012, she finished one of her best-selling books, Create Abundance. The book is a collection of quotes containing words of wisdom on how to develop body-mind-spirit cultivation.

Her book was initially released in Chinese, but it is also available in English and other languages now. A second version of the book has also recently been released.


Creating Abundance in your Sports Life-3 Easy Steps

Article by Zhang Xinyue of Create Abundance

Working on your sporting abilities and improving your game is a worthwhile endeavor. You can become a much better player simply by changing your internal dialog. Think about how you feel about yourself. Do you think of yourself as a Star Player? Why not? You can achieve the level of a pro simply by making a few changes to your mindset. We outline that process below in three easy steps.

Step One

Change your routines. Upgrade your lifestyle. Try eating healthy and running each day. The challenge here is to challenge yourself to try new things outside your comfort zone. Explore every aspect of your sporting life and your everyday life.

Step Two

Create some “Me Time” for yourself each day. What do you really enjoy doing in your free time? Make sure you spend a portion of each day doing something you love. And don’t feel guilty about this. This is a good way to unwind.

Step Three

Don’t neglect rewarding yourself for your good behavior. We all have to make sacrifices in our lives. We have to work long hours to support our families. Sometimes we take jobs we don’t really enjoy. You deserve a reward, a pat on the back.

Creating Abundance in your Sports Life is all about training yourself to be more disciplined but knowing when to stop and just enjoy a moment. Some sports legends are so driven. But the really great ones know when to take a day off and kick back.

The great Teacher Zhang Xinyue, a well known spiritual leader, was born in China. In 2012 she wrote her best-selling book Create Abundance. Her development of the Create Abundance system aims to promote a helpful and healthy approach to life’s philosophical problems. By building a unique and highly effective plan for body-mind-spirit cultivation, she has succeeded in helping tens of thousands.


RIP Kobe!

Like millions of people around the world, I was affected upon hearing of Kobe Bryant’s sudden death.

As a true Angeleno and a Kobe fan, I couldn’t believe the tragic news.

Later in the day, once the news set in, I felt compelled to watch his documentary, “Kobe Bryant’s Muse.” I wanted to gain inspiration and continue to share his legacy.

I know many of us are hard workers, competitive and high achievers and that’s something Kobe would have been proud of.

I’m going to believe that Kobe’s passing can help raise our collective ability to accomplish the things most important to us.

I’m going to honor Kobe by leveling my up my work ethic, my drive, my competitive spirit and all other aspects possible.

Thank you Kobe for being a excellent example of a lifelong learner. Your desire to grow and improve showed the world what happens when you have goals and go after them, hard.

I challenge everyone to take on the “Kobe Challenge” with me. Let’s commit to playing to the fullest extent and to the best of our abilities. I’m participating in the challenge and invite you to join me. Let’s be greater together.


3 of the Best NFL Players

Article written by David Guillod.

The aggressive sport of football never fails to keep me on the edge of my seat. With brutal collisions, miracle plays, and jaw-dropping sequences, the football season is never boring. However, the game wouldn’t be the same without certain players that changed the way we view the sport today.

“Broadway Joe” Namath

Joe Namath is a legendary football player that almost every New Yorker should be familiar with. Playing for the New York Jets for nearly his entire career, Namath was named the Super Bowl MVP and was ultimately able to get his jersey retired with the Jets.

Not only was the great Namath a star on the field, but he had success off of it as well. He hosted his own television show and starred in a number of movies, which led to various show-business opportunities.

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw was another fantastic quarterback who played the game with intensity and fierceness. The ultimate competitor, Bradshaw led the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory four times and won numerous MVP titles, which is no easy feat. Not only that, Bradshaw was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Pat Tillman

The former Arizona Cardinals defensive back chose to serve his country as opposed to signing a multi-million dollar contract with the team. The star defensive stalwart was unfortunately killed in action but his memory and actions live on and continue to play a huge role in the NFL.

David Guillod is an accomplished talent agent and film/TV producer who has steadily built acclaim through movies like Atomic Blonde and TV series Louder Milk, which has won multiple Golden Trailer Awards. He has also held senior positions at Handprint Ent., United Talent Agency, and Primary Wave Entertainment. Visit David Guillod’s profile on Instagram.


Why Artificial Grass is Better For Sports Venues

Artificial grass are becoming a popular choice for sports venues all over the country.  Scientists have made big improvements to artificial turf.  It’s no longer the yucky green plastic that used to cover indoor sports stadiums.  Today, outdoor artificial turf is hard to distinguish from real grass.
Aside from looks, there are 5 big benefits to having artificial turf:

  1. Artificial Grass can come in any size, large or small.

An artificial turf isn’t just for tiny areas or giant sports fields.  Outdoor artificial turf can be installed anywhere you need it – whether you have a small yard, or you need to redo an entire park.

2. Outdoor artificial turf does not require any upkeep.

If you feel like you spend more time maintaining your yard than actually enjoying it, an artificial turf lawn may be perfect for you.  Once it’s installed, an artificial turf lawn does no need any mowing, watering, fertilizing, sodding, or seeding.  With artificial lawns, you can start enjoying the outdoors – instead of maintaining them!

3. Artificial lawns can save you thousands of dollars. 

Because it doesn’t need to be maintained, an artificial turf lawn can save you thousands of dollars in water bills and lawn equipment.  After all, artificial lawns do not need to be watered.  Every time you water your grass, you are using hundreds of gallons of water.  Think of all the money you could save by installing outdoor artificial turf!

4. An artificial turf lawn lasts longer than natural grass. 

Outdoor artificial turf will not die from the scorching heat of the summer or from the frigid cold of the winter.  Since artificial grass can hold its own against the elements, it lasts longer than natural grass.

5. Artificial lawns are safer than natural grass.

Since outdoor artificial turf is much more flat than natural grass, you and your kids are not as likely to trip when you’re running on it.  And, many turf manufacturers will install infill with your artificial grass.  Infill is tiny pieces of either sand or rubber


Getting the right fit for your soccer cleats

The single most important factor that determines your performance on the field is how well you can kick and control the ball. However, something as simple as ill-fitting soccer cleats can cause all sorts of problems. Something just won’t feel right. Strikes and shots will deviate slightly from your intended path. Here are some tips from Soccer Garage on how to get the right pair of cleats for your feet:


The general fit of soccer shoes should be a nice snug fit. For optimal feel you want your foot to feel the direct impact when you touch the ball. Any gaps between your feet and your soccer footwear is not acceptable. A good rule of thumb is to buy a pair of soccer shoes that are one size smaller than your regular shoes. However, only follow this if it holds true for you.


When going shopping for soccer footwear, take a pair of soccer socks along. Avoid wearing the socks that they hand out at footwear stores. You will want to take a pair of socks that are the same type that you wear for practice and games. Any other pair and you risk getting a different fit once you get home or out on the field.


Start with your regular shoe size and work your way lower one size at a time. Test each size by looking for space between your foot and the shoes. However, don’t go so snug that you find it uncomfortable to walk around.


Brendan Rodgers: Newcastle right not to sack Pardew

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the decision of Newcastle club owner Mike Ashley for not sacking club manager Alan Pardew. Newcastle fans had been recently calling for the dismissal of Pardew for having done 26 league games in a row with only five victories.

The Magpies have however, recently come back to force by winning their last three games which included away wins against Tottenham and Manchester City. Rodgers believe that for this reason, Newcastle was right to persevere with Pardew.

The Liverpool manager further spoke about Newcastle by giving credit to the directors for not putting so much pressure on Pardew. He knows the pressure that you receive when you are not winning games and that can be hard to handle.

Pardew has over 700-odd games in his career and has been able to get the team to pick with an outstanding performance against Manchester City. He has brought in young players and is hoping to get their performance to improve.

As for Liverpool, five absentees are expected for future games. Ex-Manchester United left-back Jose Enrique has a knee issue and this made him miss the Red’s winning match against Swansea on Saturday. Jon Flanagan, Suso, Sturridge and Mamadou Sakho remain sidelined.

Liverpool has entered an important week in the season with a travel to Madrid for the Champions League and home match against Chelsea in the Premier League. Rodgers, who has recently received nine transfers for this season, affirmed that he would have to develop strength within the team.


Johan Cruyff Not Happy About Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or Win

Johan Cruyff has recently voiced out that he found it “absurd” that Real player Cristiano Ronaldo has won the coveted Ballon d’Or award. This feeling is brought by the player’s performance while playing for Portugal at last year’s World Cup in Brazil. A former Holland player, Cruyff had landed that prize for three years and two of them were consecutive in 1971, 1973 and 1974. He feels that the trophy should have rewarded a player who not only excelled individually but who also contributed to bringing his team to a successful World Cup performance. As such, he believes that Toni Kroos would have been more apt to deserve the award.

In a column attributed to him in De Telegraaf, the Netherlands legend wrote that this prestigious football award depends on a combination of individual talent and achievements. He further added that considering this point of view, it is “absurd” that a player be given this award for the second consecutive year while his performance was not excellent and his team did not win the most trophies.

Cruyff compared the situation to 2013 when even though Bayern Munich had won almost every trophies, Ronaldo had still won the Ballon d’Or instead of a Bayern player. Now in 2014, Kroos played exceptionally well and was contributory to his team winning the World Cup and yet his name does not feature on the the final three nominees. Cruyff further added that Ronaldo’s performance was almost anonymous at last year’s World Cup. He even admitted that he would not be taking this Fifa award seriously anymore.