I recently received this email from a client that attending our Memory Training Workshop. He wanted to share how the techniques have been working for him 2 years after graduated from the workshop. If you have taken or are considering taking the Memory Training Workshop I think you will enjoy reading his comments.
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I was doing a little house cleaning in my desk today, and ran across the receipt from the memory class that I took with you 2 yrs ago in Dubuque IA. I thought I would drop you an email and let you know how well your class really works.
When I signed up for your class I had been diagnosed as having ADHD. I was one of those people that would walk across a room and forget what I was looking for, etc. It drove my wife crazy! It was a constant struggle staying focused on things. So I took your class, and followed everything thing you said, the follow up CD, etc… figuring what the hell, so I’m out a couple of hundred bucks if it doesn’t work.
Well, as time went on, I began to really master your techniques – (in fact, I use a lot of my own techniques now – for instance for numbers I can picture a bill board with the numbers on them and recall them that way – I can even do a list like that now. I have found that for names, I associate their name with someone of the same name, and it really seems to work) but I still use the memory folders all the time – actually the same ones that I came up with in your class that night!
As far as name recall, as a car salesman, that is extremely important. So for 2007 I kept track of all the names of my customers that I had to ask them again “what did you say your name was?” – I had ONE all year. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to deal with people when you constantly address them by their first name – even 6 months after they’ve bought a car!
But what I really wanted to tell you, is you should target some classes for people with ADHD. I feel like I have harnessed the power of my fast moving mind rather than going on some stupid drug to slow my thinking down. I am now USING the power – it’s just been completely focused.
I do have a funny story to tell you, and feel free to share it with your class. Last December at our family Christmas I was sitting around drinking some beer (I’d had quite a few) talking to my brother (he’s a psycho therapist). I said to him, “Hey did I tell you I have a photographic memory?” He laughed and said yeah whatever. So I told him, give me a list of 20 things and I’ll say it back to you backwards and forwards. So he made a list and numbered everything. I said it back to him forwards and backwards, and the whole family sat there and stared at me – remember – I’m the ADHD guy.
I then said, ask me what number 14 is, and so on. Now, the jaws dropped and the staring continued. Plus, you have to remember I’m half drunk. All of the sudden, my Mom jumped up out of her chair and yelled across the room “So you mean to tell me that you just pretended to be stupid all of your life?!” And she was actually pretty mad! I tried telling them that it was just the beer, but they didn’t believe me.
So I fessed up and told them about the class. My brother continued to stare at me trying to figure out how I could do that. So to top it off, the next morning at about 10 am my phone rang. Without saying hello, my brother was on the other line and said ” what’s number 16″ – I replied with the right answer and all I could hear him say was “Holy Shit” as he hung up.
Hey-let me know when you are going to be back in Dubuque IA – I’d love to take a refresher, and I would like my 12 yr old daughter to go to – I think she might have ADD too.
John M Stindt
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