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Personal Enhancement

What more valuable asset is there than you, yourself, and your abilities and natural talents?

Thus it would make sense to invest in oneself and one’s personal enhancement.

But the real question is, in what way? What do you want to empower, make better, or change the condition of ?

We each have a number of faculties, abilities, and capacities. If you are to increase your success, become wealthier, have better relationships, be more effective, or become free from unwanted conditions, it is your basic abilities that need be addressed so you can rise to the heights you aspire to.

“Piling on top of” your existing condition with advice, opinion, belief systems, tricks or techniques, doesn’t work because it only adds complexity to the existing condition — and very often actually causes confusion and instability. The underlying unwanted condition or incapacity isn’t changed for the better, it is merely masked or altered.

At Ability Consultants, Inc. we introduce fundamental principles you can test and verify the validity of, and we have you apply specific processes that enable you to enhance your ability and power levels; just as we do with champion athletes, with proven workable techniques. You will also use other processes that enable you to “clean the slate” so that your current impediments and misdirectors of power and ability such as inapplicable or erroneous precepts or belief systems, reluctances, or self-sabotage are removed (hence “cleaning the slate”).

We stress the word “you” here because it is not we who effect the change you want with these processes; but you. We believe in putting you in charge and making you more capable and more powerful; and this is not accomplished by doing things for you, or to you, or by practicing “our brilliance upon you” and telling you how to think.

At Ability Consultants, Inc. our mission is to make you more able; not to position ourselves as gurus or wise men upon whom we want to make anyone reliant.

Executive Stress

Stress is a much used but little understood word.

In fact, when used in the context of it being what executives suffer too much of, it is a misnomer; and actually an erroneous concept.

“Stress” is the word typically used to label the circumstance where an individual is suffering from anxiety or other unwanted emotion as a consequence of threats to his or her well-being or survival. The person is said to be “suffering from stress” — but as you will see, it is an erroneous concept.

It is easy to observe that one man’s stressful circumstance is another man’s delight. Take the example of extreme sports: surfing the really big waves, climbing ultra-high sheer rock faces, extreme skiing; these are the epitome of thrill and excitement to some, but freeze others in terror. In circumstances of real threat to life such as in battle or civilian mishap, some remain calm and purposeful while others “lose it,” suffer battle fatigue, or otherwise stress-out. Some folk love audiences; others freak-out at having to address one.

Thus we see it is not the circumstance of a threat to one’s well-being or survival that causes “stress,” but some other agency. It doesn’t matter that the bullets are flying in the heat of battle, or that you are trapped on a two thousand-foot sheer rock face in a sudden storm. These are merely dangerous circumstances, not necessarily stressful.

The factor that changes a dangerous situation into a stressful situation is not the threat to your well-being, but the notion that a bullet has your name on it; or your thought that the sudden freeze will prevent you from getting down off the mountain; or your thought that you will screw-up in front of that audience.

Among sentient beings, it is not the force against you that is stressful, but your own consideration that the threat will defeat you; that you will or may well lose out in this set of circumstances.

It is the even brief consideration that the feared consequence will become reality that induces the condition called stress; the consideration that you cannot, or might not be able to, prevent an unwanted condition from occurring.

This is the factor that inflicts the “stress” — your own considerations of loss, failure, or fear of unwanted events; not the mere fact or threat of a potential circumstance.

People who have the personal certainty they possess the competence level necessary to meet and successfully deal with any challenge or threat to them accomplishing their objectives do not suffer stress. Life is a rather joyous adventure that sometimes issues a challenge. You see this among individuals who are masters of their chosen endeavor, whether they be extreme athletes, students facing exams, or executives. Knowing you can master the situation puts you above stress.

At Ability Consultants, Inc., we have processes you can apply to raise your competence level in any area of activity so you are above the level of stress; and we show you how to proof yourself against it.

How To Learn

Most folk don’t know how to learn.

They manage some of it somehow, sometimes; but don’t know how to actually do it easily, successfully, totally, and every time. The fact that the majority of our universities have to run remedial classes on basic subjects for high school graduates entering college attests to this.

This is a vitally important, much needed subject, as demonstrated by The National Assessment of Adult Literacy conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.

The statistics on this are actually shocking.

An article in The New York Times dated December 16, 2005, reported as follows:

“The average American college graduate’s literacy in English declined significantly over the past decade, according to results of a nationwide test released yesterday.

“The National Assessment of Adult Literacy, given in 2003 by the Department of Education is the nation’s most important test of how well Americans can read.

“When the test was last administered, in 1992, 40 percent of the nation’s college graduates scored at the proficient level, meaning that they were able to read lengthy, complex English texts and draw complicated inferences. But on the 2003 test, only 31 percent of the graduates demonstrated those high-level skills. There were 26.4 million college graduates.

“Of the college graduates tested in 2003, 69 percent failed to demonstrate proficiency, with 53 percent of the total tested scoring at the intermediate level and 14 percent scoring at the basic level, meaning they could only read and understand short, commonplace prose texts.

 “Three percent of college graduates who took the test in 2003, representing some 800,000 Americans, demonstrated “below basic” literacy, meaning they could not perform more than the simplest skills, like locating easily identifiable information in short prose.”

These are rather shocking facts when you consider that this is the literacy level of college graduates. Of those not getting to college, the statistics are horrific. One hears of ninety-percent illiteracy rates in some inner-city areas.

Let’s be honest. Have you comprehended everything you’ve attempted to understand? The answer, of course is no — yet it should be yes!

It is however, possible to absolutely, fully, and easily learn everything you need to know on any subject you want to master.

Precise technology is now available on the subject of learning; there is something here that can be known and applied to ensure successful learning — and age is no barrier.

The first thing to know in this regard is that learning is a natural faculty we all have — very young children demonstrate this.

The real question is: what gets in its way?

Ability Consultants, Inc., has delineated “what gets in the way” — we call them the “Barriers to Comprehensions; and knowing what they are, we have developed exact processes any individual can apply to overcome them so he or she can totally learn anything he or she wants to.

This is very precise science. A technology clients instantly see as being workable and correct, and simple. There are half a dozen key points, and a couple of procedures, to learn and apply; and you are then in a position to absolutely learn anything you want to learn at any time under any circumstances. It’s precise. No tricks of “how to remember,” or other “techniques” of how to “program the mind” to overcome the fuzz; but instead the precise truth of what and why your learning has been impaired, and what you can practice in order to be free from these impediments and learn easily.

Communication Skills


The Knowing Use Of Recovered & Empowered Natural Faculties & Abilities

Most folk don’t know how to communicate, or what communication is. They mistake style and panache for the true skill and ability of exact and powerful communication; they mistake force and loudness for power.

They think they are “good” communicators, but actually don’t know they don’t know how to really do it.

It is a symptom of a culture hooked on entertainment rather than the exact transfer of knowledge and understanding.

Communication can be stated and defined as: the action of projecting from an originator an envisioned image or concept across a space to a receiver with the intention of affecting at the receipt point an exact sameness (duplication) with full understanding of that which was projected from the originator. It requires presence, directed awareness, intention and purpose, control of the projection, responsibility for reception, and the duplication of the projected image or concept with complete understanding at the receipt point, in order for communication to fully succeed.

There are two action parts to communication — the sending and the receiving. And there are ten fundamental abilities used by a person in the action of sending communication. It is not just a matter of directing your message at some one (no matter how forcefully or stylishly) and expecting them to get it.

Masterful communication is an exact and precise action that requires the knowing use of all the component abilities that comprise the act of communicating:

Dynamic presence
Directed awareness (attention)
The exercise of volition and choice
Control and management of mood parity (emotional relationship)
The ability to exactly envision the concept to be communicated
The act of intending
The act of creating a projection
Control of the projection
Responsibility for receipt and exact understanding

As in the case of the out-flow action of communication, the receiving inflow action also requires a series of abilities be expertly applied if there is to be success.

Ability Consultants, Inc., employs precise exercise-like processes and drills that increase the power of each innate, individual ability to its proper natural level. Clients who graduate the Ability Consultants, Inc., Communication Mastery Course™ have mastery of these skills and abilities, and communicate with precision and uncommon success.

See our published material on the Anatomy and Formula of Positive, Effective Communication, in our Publications Section of this site.