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The Power of Your Vision

The Power of Your Vision

One of the interesting things I find when talking with lead athletes in the world is that they share many tools and processes. The most common is the idea of mental visualization.

 

A golfer, before they hit a shot will see themselves hitting the ball in the perfect way to achieve its desired path. Quarterbacks, whenever preparing for games will visualize the patterns of the receivers and running backs moving into space where the ball is to be thrown.

 

This visualization is paramount for high performing success.

 

In a similar fashion as entrepreneurs and business professionals, our mind can open and close doors for us—if we have the ability to envision ourselves winning and seeing ourselves achieving all we have planned.

 

Our limited ability is to visualize the authentic final result is why we often procrastinate. We know something’s not right. We know something is not fully prepared. As a result, we end up being afraid which leads us to fear and limited thought.

 

Take Action:

Envision yourself succeeding. Think about winning and the emotion of what it feels like to be successful. When you do, your mind will unlock an incredible ability and skill that will help you achieve your goal. As long as you follow up that vision with disciplined action, your mind will open more doors than you can imagine.

 

Mindset first – action immediately after.

 

Think about that.

A Common Misunderstanding

A Common Misunderstanding

EASY is a concept often misunderstood. People are always looking for the magic bullet. Many are looking for a short cut or path that gets them something with relatively no effort.

 

When you talk to people who are wildly successful in business and entrepreneurship, the truth becomes very clear.

 

Easy is something that you create. It’s a combination of hard work and learning. It understands that for you to get where you want to go, you have to have the right mindset to start. You have to have the right strategic model to follow and disciplined action. You have to do the hard work.

 

Hard work is much more about doing the right things for the right reason at the right time.

 

Take Action:

Are you creating easy for yourself or are you looking for easy for yourself? One of them will give you success.

 

I suggest you look at the Vision365 tool in the resources area of the app.  This powerful tool will help you map out what “easy” can look like for you.

 

Think about that.

 

Legendary Truth

Legendary Truth

Zig Zigler is one of my favorite motivational speakers and authors. There are so many talks and videos that I’ve seen that have had an enormous impact on me over the years.

 

One of the quotes that I love most is this idea that “there is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.”
I’m a full believer that mindset is the driving force of everything that we do. That’s why I created Mindset Engine —first for myself, and now to share with you.

 

But even with a healthy, functioning mindset, there is no excuse for lack of hard work.

 

You have to take the stairs. You have to do the work. You have to work with discipline to be able to make things happen. How I know this? Because that’s been my life story over and over again.

 

In the past, I would fall into a trap of procrastination or I would make excuses of not having enough time. Eventually, I would just stop trying.

The truth is…I was afraid. I used procrastination to hide the fact that I was afraid someone might not like my idea or product.

 

Then, I realized that through a focused mindset, I not only have the ability to take the stairs, but I can start taking them at two and three steps at a time.

 

It speeds up everything in my life and turns to momentum.

 

Hard work is much like exercise. The more you do it, the better you get at it. The faster you get, the more disciplined you are. Ultimately, momentum becomes the norm.

 

Think about that.

Make Things Work for You, Not Against You

Make Things Work for You, Not Against You

I get asked all the time, “what it is that makes successful people successful?” or, “why is that when someone has a particular success that they tend to have another and another?”

The truth is that success really does happen when your dreams and your desires get bigger than your excuses.

I wanted to be in personal coaching for quite some time and wanted to create something like Mindset Engine to give away to help other people achieve a healthy, focused mindset.

For me, I had to get to the place where my desire for success became greater than my excuses.  Then, and only then, did I take strong forward action and put myself out there.

Was I scared?  You bet!  But I quickly realized that all of us fight the challenge of fear and self-doubt.

Once you learn to make your mind work for you instead of against you, you have the ability to do virtually anything.

Take Action:

Grab your journal or your phone, tablet, or the journal function in this app—whatever it is that you use to take notes on and ask yourself, what is holding you back? What is keeping you from where you want to be?

Before you allow yourself to accept those things, look at each statement that you’ve written down and asked yourself why.

Why is that holding you back?

What is that you could do differently and break through to your goal?

Excuses are like a warm, comfortable blanket on a cold day. But ultimately, excuses deny us the ability to experience life and the success we want.

You have to pay attention and be brutally honest with yourself. It is super easy to get caught in a life of excuses where you miss the success and the dreams that you want. Mindset will give you a giant step forward.

Think about that.

 

 

A Personal Note

A Personal Note

I have had fairly significant adverse events in my life.

 

Some because of my own doing, others completely out of the blue. But through all, I’ve learned the best thing to do is to realize that a failure is not an ending.

 

A failure is merely a pause—a comma in the middle of one of life’s sentences where you get to make the choice which way you’re going to respond.

 

I have learned to say, “Either you win, or you learn.”  There is no failure.

 

You can either absorb a failure, internalize it, and it will do nothing but grow fear and anxiety in your heart and mind.  Or you can see a failure as a beginning, a place where you can start again, but now with greater wisdom, deeper knowledge, a unique experience.

 

Whether in business or personal life—strive for a place where you look at “failures” as a place of wisdom and learning.  Once you do, you will find a path to healing and even greater success.

 

Take Action:

 

Right now, take a few moments and write 2-3 sentences about the last “failure” you can remember.  Now ask – What did it cost me?  What did I learn from it? What did I discover about myself?

 

Those three nuggets of truth can quickly become the stepping stones to a higher and greater future.

 

Think about that.