Today I’m going to talk to you about something VERY powerful that’s made a MASSIVE impact in all areas of my life (my businesses, my finances, my relationships, my body, etc.)
BUT I have to warn you…
It might SOUND a bit kooky. (Just a little bit.)
But before you dismiss this, I want you to try it and see its power.
If you have been following my articles about my morning routine — the one I learned from Hal Elrod in his book The Miracle Morning — you already know that one of the six requirements is visualization.
For me, it’s the MOST powerful part of the morning routine, which is why I want to deep dive into it.
The secret to visualization is to understand how the brain works. Without boring you with biology, let me explain quickly…
Your brain has two primary parts: your conscious mind and your subconscious mind.
The latter is much larger and also has two parts: your memories and your imagination. The overlap between these two parts are memories you have forgotten, also known as déjà-vu.
Visualization starts in your imagination. When done enough times, it will creep into that overlap area — and your conscious mind will eventually believe it’s a memory.
Once your brain thinks this visualization is real, your entire psychology and physiology will change, driving you to achieve the result faster.
This has happened to me several times… and it can for you too.
You can visualize in three ways…
First, you can create a vision board that includes all the things you want in life.
I remember about 10 years ago when I created my first vision board… It had a great big house in the country, a black supercharged Audi R8, my fat face stuck over a lean, healthy body (yes, I actually did that!), and another picture of my face over some dude in a first-class seat on an airplane.
Today, ALL of this is real. The house, the car, the body, AND… I can’t remember the last time I flew coach.
As a second method, you can close your eyes and picture your future… The sights, sounds, feelings and smells you think you will experience when you have achieved the results you want in your life.
Finally, you can visualize as short a period as a single day, or even an isolated event like a meeting or a call. You can prepare for it by picturing your success and obtaining the result you desire. That works brilliantly for me.
In other words…
So how can you leverage this on a daily basis along your dealmaking journey?
First, create a vision board. Fill it with the things you want in the future.
It doesn’t have to be about only material things (although big houses and supercars are cool!). For example, it can include your best family vacation photographs to envision living that life all the time.
Next, practice active visualization every morning for 10 minutes.
Think about the day you’ll buy your very first business…
You walk into the lawyer’s office. You are wearing a suit or a designer jacket and jeans. You are sipping your Starbucks. The sun is shining. You are greeted by smiles and handshakes.
You sit down and get out your Mont Blanc pen. (If you don’t have one, go get one for your first deal. I’ve used the same one to sign every one of my deals for more than 20 years!)
Imagine a stack of legal documents with those little yellow stickies showing you where to sign. You sign all the documents. Your hand aches afterwards, but what an amazing feeling!
You now own a business!
After a quick celebration, you run out of the lawyer’s office, excited to go into your new business and start the strategic process of growing it.
Do that visualization every day for 10 minutes. Your brain will lock into the task and subconsciously guide you to completing it.
It’s become an integral part of my daily routine to visualize the major tasks I have to complete on that particular day. I focus on the outcomes I want, and how it looks and feels once I’m done.
Then I execute AND accomplish them.
I know this sounds kooky but trust me… it works.
Until next time, bye for now.