First and foremost, help others help themselves. The money will always follow. When people do not see immediate value and cannot visualize the results, most times they do not start. For me I start with why, that is what carry's me to act, you should too.
Of course making money is important, however if that is what your primary focus is you will not reach your full potential. Everyone you deal with is a person, I know how obvious right. The highlight is that people have emotions, people have beliefs and people have needs.
The questions remains, what are you doing for those people? Taking money from them is thinking about yourself, so how are you different than your competitors? What value do you bring to them?
What I said in my first paragraph relates both to the end user and the producer. If the person who wants to start a business cannot see the results that it will potentially bring, finding that motivation to begin the project/business is tougher than nails. Why would you start? You have no purpose.
Same goes for the end user, if they cannot see or understand why they need your product, and how it will bring value, they will not buy from you. Your job as the producer is to paint your customer what it would look and FEEL like to buy what you are selling.
I capitalized feel because emotions are a little bit more powerful than the perception. Why is that? Feelings help us connect on a deeper level. So what I am about to tell you next you need to understand that without feelings and just simply visualizing the effect simply will not be the same and neither will the end result.
The most successful men and women visualize to get what they want. I urge you to do the same. So what is visualizing? Visualizing is when you look into the future, and feel what it would be like to have what you want to have. It creates this momentum for you to do and act on things that would help you achieve that result.
Visualizing when done right burns inside you and helps you move forward. Does this mean that there will not be any obstacles in the way? Does this mean all you have to do is visualize and you will get what you want a hundred percent of the time? No.
Guang Yue an exercise psychologist has proven through research that mental imagery is so powerful it can produce half the amount of the result you are looking to achieve without actually moving your body. He compared two groups of people, one group that went to the gym and the other that did the work out in their head. The group that went to the gym received results of about 30% muscle increase and the group that did the workouts in their head the results came in at 13.5% increase.
Visualizing helps you understand what you are doing for and why you are doing it. The how is up to the actions you decide to take. As Albert Einstein neatly put it "true intelligence is not knowledge it is imagination."
Napoleon Hill in his timeless classic Think and Grown Rich said this "Man's only limitations, WITHIN REASON, lies in his development and use of his imagination." and continues "Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches."
What is interesting to note about Napoleon Hill's work is that upon interviewing 500 of the most successful men and women he does not once mention money in his book.
So does it stop here after you visualize you go back to doing what you were doing? If you truly believed what it is you visualized, then no. You would take action that aligns with what it is you truly want, what you visualized.
A self-made millionaire and author Steve Siebold writes, "Being rich isn't a privilege. Being rich is a right. If you create massive value for others, you have the right to be as rich as you want."
If your focus is on the small wins of profiteering on each unit and there is no purpose or why behind it, you will lose, your business will fail. The good news is that behind every business and everything you do in your life there is a why. It is understanding what that why is that will propel you beyond what you are doing now.
Simon Sinek was right, the best companies are the ones who have figured out there why. He authored a great book Start With Why and has a website with the same name. On his website you will find that his team will work with you to articulate your why.
So how has visualizing worked for me? Well I visualized that I would become a consultant to large iconic brands and making a certain amount of cash flow. Yes, it is good to be precise with what you want. The infamous story about Jim Carey and his 10M dollar cheque in which he visualized came to him months before he anticipated it with his hit Dumb and Dumber.
Everything that I have been doing has been bringing me forth to that stage of consulting. Again it isn't just about me, it is much more than that. It is about me helping others, bringing "massive value" forth.
I don't want to say that after you visualize something and you achieve it that it ends there, because when one road ends, it will lead you on another path as corny as that sounds it is true. No we cannot see into the future or predict it, however we can visualize and feel what it is going to look like.
This will lead into the next post because after you understand what it means to visualize I want to tell you how it is you bring "massive value" to others.
You may have heard me repeat some of the stuff previously, it is just that important I feel I need to mention it over and over again.
Believe me am I at the point of where I think I am successful? No, but I am prepared for the obstacles that are to come my way, and to push through those obstacles and to make them my way.
Lastly do what works for you, just because this technique has worked for powerful figures and successful individuals this just might not be the thing for you. However, if you notice that what you are doing now is not working then why continue to do it?
"Double down on what works."
Thank you for reading this post. To be continued....
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