By Dr. Maya Bailey
Many people who want to create success for the New Year don’t realize that in order to do that, they need to have a blueprint for success. What does that mean specifically? It takes two things to create a blueprint for success. The first thing you have to have is a clear vision of what it is you want to create. The more powerful your vision and the more you can feel your vision, the stronger it is.
So for example, if you want to make $500,000 in real estate in the year 2012, and you’d like to work 30 hours a week or less, and you’d like to work with your ideal clients, then create a mission statement to that effect. I would recommend start off with the words, “I am so happy and grateful that I am making $500,000 or more in 2012, and I’m working 30 hours a week or less, and I am working with my ideal clients doing work I love.” Once you say that and you state it and you put it on paper, you should put it on an index card where you can read it out loud every day.
The next thing you do is to step into the visualization and really feel what it feels like. So for example, you step into it and feel what it feels like to be making $500,000.00 a year. You can imagine what you would do with that added income. Perhaps you could visualize yourself spending part of it and saving part of it, or giving part of it to charity.
Make your vision very vivid and make it like a moving picture, not like a snapshot, but like a just a moving picture of seeing yourself doing all of these things you want to do with this added income. Perhaps you’re already making $500,000, so for you perhaps in 2012 the big stretch would be $800,000, $900,000 or beyond; whatever is a stretch for you. Pick a figure that’s realistic, yet optimistic at the same time.
Once you’ve got that vision statement, you simply need to feel it. You need to feel what it feels like to have that income. Feel what it’s like to be working your ideal number of hours per week. Feel what it feels like to be working with your ideal clients. Experience the joy and the fun of being of service to these clients. The more you breathe into the vision, the more you’ll be able to feel it.
The key is to do this frequently. Every morning look at your vision statement, read it out loud with feeling. Take a few extra moments to really feel it before going to sleep. Your subconscious mind is very receptive. Put it by your nightstand and right before you go to sleep look at it, read it, and feel it. Let this sink into your subconscious mind that this is your vision. This is your intention for the New Year. It’s very powerful to have a vision statement.
The second thing to do to create a success blueprint is you need to be sure that you’ve cleared your self limiting beliefs. Here’s the process that I recommend to do that. Get out a piece of paper and create a T diagram. Draw a horizontal line across the page and draw a vertical line down the page so you have two columns. Label the left hand column, “Self-Limiting Beliefs.” Label the right hand column, “Empowered Beliefs.” This next part requires that you search inside yourself to find what self limiting beliefs you would need to reprogram in order to reach your goal and really manifest that vision statement.
One of the largest self-limiting beliefs right now is, “I can’t reach my financial goals because of the economy.” That statement is a self limiting belief that belongs in your left hand column. Another one that’s very common is, “I’m not good enough” or, “I don’t have what it takes to succeed.” Over the years of coaching clients, real estate agents in particular, I’ve heard many self limiting beliefs that create an anti success blueprint.
Realize that self-limiting beliefs are not facts, they’re just beliefs. You’re not stuck with them. Do not judge yourself for having them, because at one point in your life these beliefs were survival strategies. Get as many down in the left hand column as you can. Take some guesses.
Once you’ve done that, go to the right hand column and for every self limiting belief you’ve written, write down your empowered belief. So if your self limiting belief says, “I can’t be visible” then write down “It’s now safe to be visible.” If your self limiting belief is, “I’m not supposed to succeed,” then write down, “I am highly worthy of success and I’m supposed to succeed.”
Next, you want to totally release the left hand column, and one of the best methods to do that is called the “Burn Technique.” Simply cut the paper in half, and burn the left hand column. As it’s burning just say goodbye to all of the self limiting beliefs that you no longer need.
I would recommend taking each of those empowering beliefs on from the right hand column, putting each of them on an index card and then saying those empowered beliefs every day out loud with feeling, to reprogram your self conscious mind. If the negative beliefs start to creep up again, simply use the power of your mind to interrupt those beliefs.
Remember to create your vision statement with feeling and be sure you dig down and bring to the surface any possible self limiting beliefs that could be getting in your way. Be sure you burn those, and then install your new positive Empowered Beliefs and enjoy creating your Success Blueprint for the year 2012.
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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