Winning the Inner Game

Winning the Inner Game

Mastering the Inner Game for Peak Performance


L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.

(Previous Title: Frame Games)


Discover how it operates and how to successfully play it and you’ll have the outer game of peak performance in the palm of your hand. Fail to do that and you’ll keep buying more self-development books trying to understand the Game of Life and how to succeed in all of its dimensions, yet missing the leverage point.

Winning the Inner Game opens up a whole new dimension of life.

It opens up all of multiple layers of frames that make up our belief systems and reveal the Matrix. And, it is in the construct of the Matrix that we create the inner game, its rules, and governing frames of life. Experiencing these dimensions of mind and emotion, time and space, meaning and performance will enable you to master your Matrix.

Winning the Inner Game is like taking the Red Pill, escaping your current Matrix, and then re-entering the Matrix of your frames to change it from the inside.

Because our inner and the outer games are our construct of frames, to win at these frame games you only need to discover the games, develop framing skills, learn to change them, and alter the rules. Then you’ll win at the games that you want to play. Winning the Inner Game will forever change the way you look yourself, others, work, the world, and your future.

Six years after the Meta-States revolution began, Frame Games appeared as a user-friendly version of Meta-States. Frame Games simplifies many of the complexities in the cognitive behavioral sciences as it addresses the structure of meaning that form the games we play. Yet it goes further. It describes the games that we get to play when we know how to control the higher levels of our mind.

Eric Berne started a revolution in the fields of psychology and self-development when he wrote Games People Play (1964). Yet all of his psychoanalytic games were negative and destructive. Not so with Frame Games. Now we get to play games that make life more fun and productive. In Frame Games a game refers to all of the behaviors, actions, roles, rituals, even feelings that we daily play out. Every mood, attitude, behavior, skill, role, ritual, etc. that we experience, we play some game.

Because our games are determined by our mental and emotional frames, there is rhyme and reason to our games. Every game comes from and expresses some higher frame of reference and frame of meaning in our heads, hence, Frame Games. Frames involve our ideas, thoughts, beliefs, understandings, decisions, values, models, paradigms, definitions, learnings, etc. We always play from some frame of mind.

Together, the games that our frames initiate direct our mind-body states (i.e., our very thinking, emoting, behaving, relating, etc.). This makes our Frame Games critically important. Our frame games govern and determine the very quality of our everyday experiences and life. Our frame games exercise an influence over us about the meaning of life and the way to play out that meaning in our every actions. All of life is a game—played inside of frames within frames of frames. Discovering the Frame Game secrets makes you a frame game master and turbo-charges your persuasion skills.

Frame Games describes the games we all play, the games that we play everyday of our lives, and the games that we play in every arena of life: health, wealth, business, personal, etc. Frame Games explains why we act the way we do, our thinking patterns, emotional habits, and the actions and interactions that make or break us. Frame Games goes beyond the old Transactional Analysis games and provides a user-friendly version of NLP and Neuro-Semantics.

  • Access the right kind of mental frames that will put you in charge of your own states and emotions, that will increase your effectiveness, productivity, health, personal genius, etc.
  • Discover that all of life is truly a game played within frames and frames-of-frames and learn how to detect, alter, and transform the Matrix of your mental frames and enter into an entirely new world of experience.
  • Point you in the way of personal mastery, the higher levels of mind, will reveal the secrets of success, and will enable you to truly master your own Matrix of frames.
  • Develop skill in recognizing the games; practice Frame Game analysis, power up to refuse old games and play the intentionality game that allows you to take an intentional stance in life.

Frame Games $25.00 + $4.95 S&H = $29.95