Sunday, January 1, 2012


When it comes down to achieving goals, it’s so important to understand exactly what it is that you want. When I was a young child, I learned something very significant regarding goal achievement, and the funny thing is that I learned it without even knowing that it was something so important.

It all started with a tradition that my family practiced every year. Every New Years Eve, as we celebrated bringing in the New Year at midnight, my grandmother had me eat twelve grapes, each representing one month of the New Year. She would tell me to think about 12 things that I wanted to achieve that year, and if I closed my eyes and really wished for it, all those things would come true. I did this routine for many years, and every New Years right at midnight I would eat my 12 grapes, close my eyes very tight and wish for all my desires for that year. My grandmother also told me that this would work better if I would include wishes for other people, rather than wish things only for myself.

After many years of my New Years routine, I decided to add a new element, and I began to write down all my wishes on a piece of paper. I was probably in my mid teens when I decided to do this. A couple of years ago, my wife and I bought a new house, and in the process of moving I came across a very old wallet. In it I found one of my old lists with all of my wishes from many, many years ago. As I read it, I was so shocked and happy to realize that I had achieved every single one of my wishes on that list!

One of things that played a very important role in this process of achievement in my life, was the conviction that I had in my mind--that this process my grandmother taught me would work without a doubt.

In my book “The Master Method”, I describe the process of achievement in 4 basic steps: DECIDE, CONDITION, PLAN, and CREATE.

The first step to really achieve anything is to very clearly DECIDE what you want to achieve. Form a clear picture of exactly what you want, and know without a doubt that you WILL achieve it!

The second step—CONDITION your mind for success—is to create and maintain a positive mind, and learn to feel good and find positivity in every situation you encounter. It’s not enough just to say, “I’ll be positive!” You have to train your mind to truly BECOME positive. If you need help with this there are many books that can help you with this part of the process, or you can get “The Master Method” and read chapter 2!

The third step is to PLAN—writing your goal and your plan down on paper is very powerful, and it will make you accountable, it will break your goal down into small realistic steps, and it will help remind you of your INTENTIONS. It doesn’t have to be a perfect plan, but it has to be a flexible plan. Once you take the first step, you will discover if it is working or not, and if it is not working, you have to change/modify the plan--not your goal!

The fourth step—CREATE—describes how to implement and really stick to your plan. Do what you need to do to get the job done! And the most important part of this is the ATTITUDE in which you execute every task. Your attitude will determine how difficult or smooth each task will be, and it will ultimately determine the success or failure of your entire plan. Do EVERYTHING with enthusiasm and excitement. You will find yourself victorious in the end!

I hope these tips are helpful in guiding you on your path to creating the life of your dreams, and helping you achieve success, prosperity and most importantly inner peace in this wonderful New Year. Happy 2012!

Best wishes,
Master Marco

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Secret to Creating Your Successes

The Secret to Creating Your Successes

In all the years that I have been speaking professionally, people always have the same set of questions for me: How can I achieve success? How can I achieve my goals? How can I live the life of my dreams?

Whenever people ask me any of those questions, the first thing I say is, “What is it that you want to achieve?” And in response, instead of telling me what they want to achieve, most of the time they tell me all the reasons why it may not work, or they list all the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals, or they even tell me why they can’t begin pursuing their goals in the first place.

About 10 years ago, I was teaching a martial arts class for my adult students, and during this particular class, I described a fairly difficult technique that I was going to teach them. After my explanation, one of my students yelled from the back of the room, “Sir, that’s impossible!” I turned my head toward him and I said, “For YOU, it is! And I continued to teach the rest of my class. After the class, my student came to speak to me, and I could tell that he was a little disturbed. I asked him if everything was ok, and he said, “Why did you say that the technique was impossible for ME to learn?” My reply was very short: “If you don’t believe that you can achieve it, how are you going to be successful?”

One very important element of success is you have to truly believe with every part of you that you can achieve your goals, that you deserve them, and that you will be successful no matter what obstacles are in front of you. Because of your determination and your burning desire, you will achieve your goals no matter how difficult or distant your goals may appear. Big goals or little goals, the difference lives only within our own minds. A big tower, or a little shack, if you look at both of them from the moon, they are both so small that it makes no difference. The same when it comes down to money--one dollar or one million dollars--for the universe it makes no difference. The only difference is how we feel about each one.

When you set your goals, make sure that those goals are believable to you. You have to know that no matter what, you will achieve those goals, and with your burning desire you will overcome any obstacle. You must believe that you already achieved them.

I wish you, all my readers and your families the most absolute success, prosperity but most importantly inner peace.

Master Marco

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

A smile is the secret key that can open the most incredible doors. Practice it often, and doors will open every time you knock.

Imagine how it feels when you meet someone, and that person gives you the “cold” face. Most people will immediately form a first impression of an unlikeable person or someone who is not very warm. If you walk into a store and you see the attendant with a long face or a very tired, unexpressive look, it almost makes the customers feel unwelcome and even uncomfortable. I often get some of those feelings. A couple of days ago I went in to a store with my wife and as I was getting ready to pay, I saw two cashiers open. The first one looked angry with a long face, and she gave me the impression she was thinking something like, “How dare you come in here to bother me.” Does that sound familiar? On the other hand, the second one looked like a very nice lady, pleasant and warm, so without a question I chose the lady with a smile.

The power of a smile is so great on many different levels. First, it is a reflection of your internal state. For example, stressed people don’t usually smile, and if they do, it usually looks fake, so you can tell anyway. It’s very important that we learn to smile, and when you are able to make this a habit, you will see how you begin to change your attitude, even if you don’t feel particularly happy at that moment. Every time you smile or laugh, you produce chemicals that will help you feel better, and it is said that those chemicals will even help with health and the healing process.

Once you are feeling good and you have a nice smile, you will begin to see how everything looks brighter, how people are more receptive to you, and your how day will improve because your perception and disposition will be better.

I hope this helps put a smile on your face, and helps you get one step closer to your dreams.

Master Marco

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What do you choose: Negativity or prosperity?

We spend so much time looking outside ourselves. True happiness cannot be found just in what we see with our eyes. Only after you find harmony within yourself, will you be able to find harmony with everyone around you and with the universe. When that happens, true happiness is borne.

Our outside world is only a reflection of our internal state of mind, and the result of our predominant way of thinking. When a person has a predominant negative way of thinking, one way or another that person will attract negativity into his or her life. On the other hand, a predominant positive way of thinking will attract positivity and prosperity.

It is said that whatever the mind is looking for it will find. Positive or negative, everything depends on the eyes that are looking at a particular situation.

It has been said that when we look at things negatively and sustain a negative thought for a period of 17 seconds, the mind will continue to produce similar negative thoughts. Not only will more negative thoughts be produced, they will be stronger, and result in more negative circumstances coming to you. That is how a negativity frenzy begins.

However, positive thoughts work the same way. If you sustain a positive thought for a period of time, it will invite more thoughts of the same kind, and that will create a wonderful positive state of mind. This will in turn attract more positive circumstances, people and situations to you.

Energy is always vibrating and so are our thoughts. Positive or negative, this powerful energy can influence our reality. So when we face any situation, we have the choice to find the negative or the seed of a benefit that exists. Our choice will determine if we will continue to vibrate negatively and continue to experience negative results, or vibrate positively, which will invite and attract prosperity, success and happiness. I wish for you, to be able to choose the positive every time!

Master Marco

Monday, August 22, 2011

Change your thoughts for success

Change your thoughts for success
Recently I was the keynote speaker for a company in Virginia. After my speech the new vice president for one of their divisions wanted to relate my speech to his most recent experience in the company. He was recently promoted with the purpose of getting his division out of the hole. He said that when he took the job, everyone was focusing only on the problems. He looked at the problems and he suggested to his team to focus on its goals and the process to achieve them. Once the team stopped focusing only on what was wrong, and they began to focus on how to achieve their goals, everything began to change. They not only met their goals, but their division achieved record numbers for the company.
We have the power to create our own reality. The focus of your attention will determine what your mind will fill find. By focusing on the negative aspect of any situation you are only giving power to those circumstances, and your mind will have no choice but to find more negativity, even in other areas of your life. Your mind is looking for it, so it will find it. With a negative frame of mind it is impossible to create positive experiences. To truly change the outcome of any situation into your desired results, you must focus your mind and energy on positivity and on what you truly want, with the faith that you will achieve it. With the power of positive thinking, your mind will find the way to get there, the ideas will begin to flow and all the necessary opportunities will begin to present themselves at the right time to create that reality that you want—a reality filled with success, prosperity and inner peace.
With these simple steps you have the power to change your life and your business.

Master Marco Sies
Seven time kickboxing world champion
Author of “The Master Method”
4 steps to Success, Prosperity and Inner Peace

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You are the creator of your own reality

YOU have the power to control how you are vibrating, positively or negatively. Therefore, the ability to bring whatever you want to your life is yours. You have the power to create your own wonderful reality, with faith that the universe is on your side.

You no longer have to be a passive spectator or victim of uncontrollable circumstances around you. You no longer have to reactively live a life of randomness and worry. You no longer have to hope or wonder if everything is going to turn out okay. Instead, you can develop into an active creator—an inventor of thoughts, feelings and positive energy that will elevate your state of being. Have faith that, whatever experiences you face, you’re gaining wisdom and the tools to bring you closer and closer to your goals.

It’s extremely important to realize your PAST thoughts and feelings have created the situations and circumstances you’re experiencing in the present. Your current situation is the result of feelings you’ve already experienced, and you must remind yourself that those thoughts and feelings are in the past. They don’t exist right now if you don’t let them. More importantly, you have the ability and the power to create a new reality for yourself simply by shifting the way you think. This will change how you feel, and these new positive feelings will result in a positive shift in the people, situations and circumstances coming into your life. This is worth repeating: You are the Creator of Your Own Reality.

In order to construct the life you want in every area (career, finances, relationships, health and inner peace), you must pay attention to how you are “vibrating.” What kind of energy are you emitting? Positive or negative? What are you attracting to your existence?

Thoughts alone don’t possess much power. However, the feelings produced by those thoughts, especially strong feelings, possess the amazing power to change our lives. Those feelings are the key to creating our desired reality. By choosing to “vibrate” positively, we can create a positive reality and a truly amazing life.

Master Marco

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Turn Challenges into Opportunities

“Turn every challenge into an opportunity. No matter how difficult it is, every challenge contains the seed of a benefit. You just have to look for it.”

Many times I’ve heard people complain about the obstacles and challenges that they have to overcome, and these challenges are the excuses they use to explain why they can’t achieve their successes.
Sometimes we tell ourselves, “I don’t have enough money for that project,” or “I don’t have the education to get that promotion,” or we complain about all the situations that are obstacles to our successes.

To really understand the balance between challenges and opportunities, we have to take a hard look at what challenges really are. Believe it or not, challenges are more important than we realize. They provide us with the experience, knowledge, and tools we need to prepare us for the next steps in our journey to achieve success.

To achieve success, we have to be ready to receive it. Similar to the saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” If one of your goals is to make a certain amount of money, first you need to determine exactly how much money you want to make. Then you need to decide and plan exactly how you are going to make it. This plan may include education in certain field, acquiring knowledge, or doing a certain amount of work. Whatever it is, you will need certain conditions met before you will see your money or any other goal you may have. Obstacles and challenges are key ingredients to prepare you for that moment of victory. Take advantage of those challenges and find the seeds of benefit that each one of them contains.

Just as I did in my kickboxing world championship fights, roll with the punches and don’t give up. Use patience, have faith and never lose sight of your dreams. Believe in yourself, and you will achieve your goals, no matter how big they are.

With these simple steps you have the power to change your life.

Master Marco

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Power of Intention

“If you expect great things, then great things will come. Believe in your dreams regardless of circumstances or what others may think of it.”

The forces that move our minds are amazingly powerful. Incredibly enough, the same forces that create planets, solar systems and galaxies are also used to create our realities.

The reality we each experience is the result of the projection of our own minds. Everything we experience--our lives, our victories and defeats are like mirrors projecting our vibrational state, and that state is determined by our thoughts and feelings.

Our thoughts determine the way we feel. Good thoughts make us feel good, bad thoughts make us feel bad, and as a result we are vibrating either positively or negatively. This vibration is like a signal sent to the universe, which will in turn produce circumstances, situations and conditions to match that vibration. That’s why it’s so important to wisely choose what we think about for sustained periods of time, and what we really want manifested in our lives.

To create prosperous, successful and peaceful lives, we must CREATE them by first THINKING about them and sending those signals to the universe. It doesn’t just show up unintentionally. Use the POWER OF INTENTION and begin to think about prosperity, abundance, success, peace and everything you want manifested. It all begins with your thoughts.

The second part of the process is you have to FEEL GOOD. Think about things that make you feel good. How do you want your life to be? Dream as if it is already a reality.

The most important ingredient in using the power of intention, is ACTING according to your desires. If you want abundance, KNOW that it is coming. Use your mind to bring those feelings of having abundance to your present. Behave and speak as if you are the most prosperous person in the world. Feel the excitement of knowing it is 100 percent on its way.

Just with these simple steps you have the power to change your life.

Wishing you success, prosperity and peace,
Master Marco

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My book made it to a best selling list in the UK

I'm excited to announce that my book "The Master Method" just made it to a best selling list in the UK. Yeh!!! Thanks so much to our distributing team Book Masters. They are great! "The Master Method" is also now available in Croatia, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, India, etc. and in the U.S. you can find it online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders and many other stores, including Apply these simple steps and you will be able to change your life forever, achieve anything you want in your life no matter how big it is. :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

When the student is ready the teacher appears

The energy you spend worrying about your problems will only give more power to the problems. Spend that energy positively to plan for your future. In this process, just when you are ready, the answer or the way will be revealed.

Did you ever hear the saying, "when the student is ready the teacher appears"? The same goes for our problems. The solutions for our problems will only appear when we are ready to receive them. When we take a negative approach towards our problems, like complaining all the time, telling people how miserable we are, feeling sorry for ourselves, or looking to other people to make us feel good because we can't find a way to feel good ourselves, we are actually perpetuating our problems and disconnecting ourselves from that universal source of well-being. With this kind of mindset you will only attract more problems or situations that will match the negative nature of those feelings.

Once we are able to acknowledge that every situation good or bad, and every experience pleasant or unpleasant, is a very important part of the process of achieving success, we can then shift the focus of our energy from what we don't want to the things we really want. Once you shift your focus, you will automatically begin to feel good, and you will begin to vibrate positively. And when you begin to vibrate positively, the universal force of well-being will find the way to match that vibration with situations and circumstances that will open the gates of wealth, and prosperity. And with THIS kind of mindset, every desire your mind can conceive you will be able to achieve!