I have shared this video on my Facebook page and watched more times than I can count. It is so beautiful in its simplicity and connection, I can hardly wrap my brain around it:
*I use Facebook to post short quotes by and related to Feldenkrais (amongst other things). Though I do not always post them here on my blog. So consider “liking” my page on Facebook if you want to get the short updates I put there.
By the way – If you click above to play the video, you will see a little boxy thing on the bottom right hand side. Click that to make the video go full screen and get the full effect of the movements.
P.S. I am cracking the code for using Facebook to market products and practices. Stay tuned to this blog for more details. FB marketing is cheap (for now) and very, very, effective.
Thanks for the great feedback and comments yesterday about the projects that you want to do and the direction you want to head in. I am going to go ahead with the group coaching and training…but guess what? I am going to do it for free. Watch the video to check out the details of how we will proceed. The training is called: “Getting The Most From Your Method: A Free Training On How To Promote Your Practice And Ideas.”
Hi all – I got some feedback from several Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Practitioners that I should consider doing this for people involved with the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. Thoughts?
After you watch the video please leave a comment below…it only takes a second. If we have already spoken via email or Facebook would you consider leaving your thoughts again so that others can benefit and join the conversation?
Moshe did not do ATM. What do you think he did, lie on the floor and give himself verbal instructions?! He lay on the floor and felt his body and what he was doing…and that led him into many discoveries.- Martin Weiner.
I am spending some time these days reviewing my previous podcast interviews in preparation for the possibility of starting them up again in a membership site. While listening to my second podcast with Martin Weiner, I ran across his words above. If you are new to the podcast or simply want to list again, it can be found on the page below:
My first podcast with Marty can be found here: Feldenkrais Podcast #1: A Conversation with Martin Weiner.
Enjoy! – Ryan
I posted the quote below on my Facebook Ryan Nagy Feldenkrais page” and I thought you might want to take a look. It is from one of my favorite books called “The Logic of Failure” which has some great non-intuitive insights about change
“….advocates of progress often have too low an opinion of what already exists. When we set out to change things, in other words, we don’t pay enough attention to what we want to leave unchanged.” Dietrich Dorner. The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations
My question to you (feel free to answer in a comment below). What do you NOT want to change in your practice? What do you NOT want to change in the Feldenkrais community? What do you not want to change about yourself or life?
The first year in which I brought in over 100,000 dollars from my various online ventures was 2013. I remember it very distinctly as I massively underpaid my taxes and had to come up with a large tax payment very quickly! I brought in over 100K last year (2014) and in the year that is coming, I am on track to “hit it out of the ballpark” as the Americans like to say.
The World Needs Your Work….
When I first started doing podcasts years ago with people in the Feldenkrais community, I did not have any idea where it would lead me. I had not yet released my first Feldenkrais products that would earn me tens of thousands of dollars. I had not yet created my business organizing online conferences for psychotherapists and psychologists which would connect me with thousands of people all over the world. I had yet to leave the U.S.A and fulfill my life-long dream of living in a foreign country and learning a second language… in fact it had not even occurred to me to do any of those things… at least not consciously.
There Is One Key Thing You Need to Do…
I did however, do ONE thing right that allowed me to massively grow my influence and have an impact on the world. And I did it very well and continue to do so. And even though I have made some mistakes over the years, that one thing has continued to pay dividends for me, my business partners and friends…and for the Feldenkrais Method itself.
What is that one thing? Well, let me say it simply:
“Build A Following.”
You need to have people reading your website, following your Facebook page, and checking to see what you are up to.
By the way – What’s so special about Feldenkrais practitioners who are able to build large followings and have a large influence in the community?
The answer is nothing. No offense to my talented friends who do good work. But they (and I) are not all that different from you. In fact, you may be even more of an expert. Many of you are certainly more talented at the Feldenkrais Method and have more knowledge of your particular area of expertise. So what is the difference? Building a following.
If this idea interests you, stay tuned. I just might be promoting something that will help you build your own following and reach more people…for you…and for the amazing work that we do.