By Maya Bailey, Ph.D.
Myth: “I’ll believe it when I see it.”
Fact: “You’ll see it when you believe it.”
The first step in any visualization process is to believe that you can have it.
As an example, let’s consider success in your real estate career. Before beginning to visualize your success, you need to believe that it can happen.
As Henry Ford once said,” Whether you believe you can or you can’t, either way, you are right.”
If you have trouble believing that it can happen, then most likely you are experiencing some self-limiting beliefs that need to be cleared.
Once they are cleared, begin visualizing yourself a year from now doing the following:
• Doing work you love
• Working the ideal number of hours per week you want to work
• Working with your ideal clients, i.e. what characteristics do you want them to have?
• Earning your ideal income (pick a figure that is realistic and optimistic)
Here’s a typical example of what you might come up with: ” I want to earn $300,000 a year, working no more than 40 hours a week, and I want to work with people who are positive decisive and committed.”
Great, now you are crystal clear on your desired outcome.
Next, put yourself inside of this visualization, and feel what it feels like. Take a few minutes where you can be alone, close your eyes and live the visualization, as if it’s happening right now. What does it feel like? The more you breathe the more you are available to feel the positive feelings.
What positive feelings come up for you?
Most people report feelings like: confidence, fulfillment, security, peace, energy, joy, safety and so forth.
Please note that by adding the feelings to this visualization, you are energizing your vision. Without this essential step, your visualization falls flat.
Here’s another helpful hint: picture your visualization as a moving picture, not a snapshot.
For example, visualize yourself going to the home of a prospective client and giving your listing presentation. Move it forward. See and feel them signing with you.
Imagine finding a buyer easily and effortlessly. Visualize the look on your client’s faces as you present them with a flawless offer.
The final step would be to imagine yourself with the check in your hand, your name on the check and the exact amount.
Here’s the key; imagine your desired outcome as if it had already occurred, with all of your senses involved.
Just to recap:
To make your visualizations powerful and effective, do the following:
1. Believe you can have it
2. Put yourself inside of it and feel it
3. See the visualization as a moving picture, not a snapshot
Follow these steps and watch your visualization become a reality.
Dr. Maya Bailey, Multiple 6 Figure Income Business Coach for Real Estate Professionals, integrates her 20 years of experience as a psychologist with 15 years of expertise in marketing.
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