I’m SO excited to share my TEDx talk with you ‘Sobriety Rocks’ from July 13th at TEDxNorwichED, Europe’s only full day TEDxED event.
I really hope you watch and enjoy as I share my experience of battling with the wine witch to find that I’m amazed that no-one told me before how freaking fantastic a life without the booze can be!
I’d love to share the message far and wide so please like it, add a comment and share!
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I wrote my first book Imperfectly Natural Woman over 13 years ago now, it was an Amazon number one best seller (after a national radio interview) and whilst being a bit ahead of my time, (I was writing about kale before it had its own publicist!) I think it struck a chord because of my use of my word ‘imperfectly’
You see in our quest for happiness, optimum health, success and abundance all of us at our core know that we are a little bit ‘flawed’ and unlikely to get everything right, especially first time around. As someone who is a Hay House author and has interviewed many spiritual leaders I am well versed in the ‘I am enough’ thinking and the importance of self love, but I am still acutely aware of my own imperfections and failings and find it hard to reconcile that if I tell myself enough that I am perfect – lo and behold I will be. More and more people are bringing skeletons out of their closet and admitting to suffering from anxiety and depression. Its easy to be fooled by social media into thinking that everyone is living the dream with their instagram filtered lifestyle, so when even high flying celebs open up and admit they have down days and black dog moments everyone can finally breathe and admit #metoo. If you run your own business it can feel especially lonely to be constantly comparing yourself to others in your field, its highly likely your inner critic will be having a field day reminding you of your imperfections and ensuring that you go deep into despair…when you aren’t putting a brave face on it for the camera.
Last year on Steve Wright in the afternoon on BBC Radio 2 we interviewed Zen Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim on his lovely book The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down. Now he is back with a #1 internationally bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about learning to love ourselves, with all our imperfections, its called Love for Imperfect Things; How to accept yourself in a world striving for perfection.
He said ‘Hearing the words Be good to yourself first, then to others was like being struck by lightning’
Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inward and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at the office, at school, or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier. But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.
Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom to the art of self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself–and the flaws that make you who you are–can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, your family, and your friends. With more than thirty-five full-color illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things will appeal to both your eyes and your heart, and help you learn to love yourself, your life, and everyone in it.
Love for imperfect things; How to accept yourself in a world striving for perfection.
When you care for yourself first, the world begins to find you worthy of care.
This feels so relevant right now as I am interviewing quit lit authors and sober heroes for my new podcast Alcohol Free Life, the thread that runs through everything is the need for self love and self care.
Dr David Hamilton was a guest recently and I’ve known him for years as a fellow Hay House author, he is a former scientist and has written ten books now. Why kindness is good for you was a game changer for many people because he proved scientifically that the giver gets incredible benefits for emotional and physical well being even more than the recipient. As an advocate for a kinder world David reminds us that just by practicing acts of kindness we can increase our happiness, improve our health and forge strong connections with others, s new book The Little Book of Kindness gives us easy-to-follow tools, strategies and exercises so that we can harness its power to improve all aspects of our lives and the lives of the people around us. kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression, improves relationships and even slows the ageing process.
In our interview for the podcast we talk about how we can start to ‘re-wire’ our brain and change our thinking, so important if we are trying to change a habit or free ourselves from addiction. David explains the difference between self love and self esteem and gives us tips for self-care. It seems that kindness , self acceptance and gratitude are all interlinked and all of us need to get better at it.
The Little Book of Kindness: Connect with others, be happier, transform your life by David Hamilton
Another forthcoming podcast guest is Shahroo Izadi author of The Kindness Method. She is a behavioural Change Specialist and her book focuses on how to break bad habits. Shahroo is a support group facilitator and therapist at Amy’s Place, a recovery house for women set up by The Amy Winehouse Foundation. Shahroo studied Psychosocial Sciences and Psychology,and learned an enormous amount about how drug addiction is assessed and treated in the UK.
She has a revolutionary message: treating yourself kindly is the only way to make changes that last. She is living proof that her method works – after years of yo-yo dieting she shed over 8 stone (and has kept it off ever since). Professional training coupled with personal experience led her to develop The Kindness Method™, where traditional strict regimes are turned upside down to leave you feeling empowered, positive and ready to embrace change. Whether it’s weight loss, cutting down on drinking, improving relationships or ditching a dull job for one that you love, The Kindness Method will help you change any unwanted habit. Because when you shift your focus to your individual strengths and skills (rather than what you can’t do), you too will find you have the power to change – for good.
The Kindness Method Changing Habits for Good by Shahroo Izadi is out now
I’m also planning to talk with Patrick Regan OBE. He is an author and the Founder of urban youth work charity XLP, an organisation which aims to create positive futures for young people and make a sustainable impact on poverty and educational failure in London.
Patrick founded the Christian charity Kintsugi Hope with his wife after a series of incidents that took him physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually ‘the brink’ —at a time of illness and loss all around us. He wrote a blog post and found that lots of other people feel alone in their struggles; so he saw the need to be vulnerable and open about hard times. Patrick says, This is the way that healing can take place, in safe and supportive spaces. Patrick says.
‘I came across kintsugi, a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold, while I was having major reconstructive surgery on my legs. We’d also had losses and stress in the family, and I was working very hard with XLP, and suddenly there was a perfect storm of things going wrong. But we learned so much, which I don’t think we would have learned otherwise. Kintsugi repairs brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful than it was before.Instead of hiding the scars, it makes a feature of them. It’s a beautiful concept, giving broken people hope for the future’
Honesty over silence; Its OK not be OK by Patrick Regan is out now
How wonderful is that! Brings us right back to accepting ourselves – despite imperfection and looking for the beauty and love – even within broken things
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Financial Healing? It Isn’t About The Money
Statistics from the money charity, show that outstanding Consumer Credit lending was £196 Billion as at the end of February 2017, an increase of £15 Billion over the previous 12 months. This is equivalent to £289.79 for every adult in the UK.
Furthermore, the number of people declared insolvent or bankrupt in the last year was 90,520, more than enough to fill Wembley stadium (source: Money Charity, April 2017). What is particularly worrying is this is happening during a prolonged period of the lowest borrowing rates in living history (The Bank of England base rate being 0.5% or lower since March 2009)
So how do we allow ourselves to get into debt? A simple solution is to ensure we spend less than we earn, so why is it so difficult to implement? The answer may come from an unexpected source, rather than look for answers externally, we may have to work on the inner game.
What are your beliefs around money? Do you remember being told that “money doesn’t grow on trees” “it isn’t for the likes of us” or that “money is the root of all evil”… If you have carried these beliefs from childhood into your adult life, is it any wonder your financial situation isn’t how you would like it to be?
Furthermore, our beliefs go deeper than just about money, our financial situation may be an indication of how we value ourselves. Usually a core belief exists which focuses on not being good enough or deserving enough to have an abundance of wealth.
When I first started in this work, I was constantly surprised by the number of clients who had no problem in making money but could not keep hold of it. A bit of inner detective work always highlighted a lack of self worth.
There are also a number of other areas where a lack of self worth can be highlighted, such as weight, health, relationships and careers, so what can be done to change your self worth and increase your net worth?
The first step is to take responsibility for your current financial position. This is not the same as wasting countless hours blaming yourself, or others, for your overspending. It is about accepting where you are right now and making a promise to yourself, or to others, to finally do something about it.
Secondly, get to work on your core belief. Once your core belief is identified, it becomes far easier to change and take the first steps towards living a life of abundance in every meaning of the word.
On an ongoing basis, we can train our minds to think differently about how we spend our money. Think before every purchase. Have you ever bought something and then on reflection wished you hadn’t? This is the financial equivalent of eating chocolate cake when you are on a diet. It seemed a good idea at the time but is followed by days of regret. Instead of that impulse buy, consider asking yourself the following:-
Do I really need to buy this?
If yes, is there a cheaper alternative that will do the job just as well?
What are the consequences of not buying it?
For example, £5 spent on buying a coffee and sandwich every working day adds up to £12,000 over a ten year period. At the very least, asking yourself these three questions each time you make a purchase will create a habit of making you think before you buy.
… And if you buy something you later regret purchasing, you can always send it back.
Taking these first small steps can make a huge difference in the long run, remember to increase your net worth, you may first need to change your self worth.
About Mark Bristow
Mark Bristow is a Money Coach, Author Broadcaster, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Trainer, a Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and a NLP Master Practitioner.
He is the author of the Amazon best-selling book “The Financial Healer – change your self worth to increase your net worth” and has contributed to the “EFT for Everything” book . He also co-wrote the book “Running away from ME” with Alison Christensen which documented how EFT and Matrix Reimprinting helped her cope with Fibromyalgia.
Mark hosts “The Spirit of EFT” show on EFT Radio online which aims to bring EFT to a wider audience.
His Life Purpose is to “inspire fresh insights and share wisdom with the world which if they knew, understood, and acted upon would transform their experience of living”
10th November 2018 at Weston Theatre, London
Transform your life and move beyond stress to re-energise your mind and body!
Hosted by Richi Watson and LifeWell UK – I’ll be talking ‘Health, Balance & Success’ where I’ll be sharing how I create and sustain my health and balance, while running my busy media business, raising a healthy family and enjoying an ‘imperfectly natural’ holistic lifestyle.
I’d love you to join me and there are a few tickets available, the ticket price is just £79 for a transformational day with lots of great practical information and life changing moments!
If you’re fascinated by numbers I can highly recommend a session with Jo Soley. I’ve known Jo for years as a ‘business angel’ who helps entrepreneurs move to their next level of success, but now Jo is offering numerology sessions for her business clients too, because how your destiny number relates to how you operate in your business, and how by understanding the personal year you are in can help you work with the vibration of the year and its energies.
She now offers ‘Your Brilliance In Numbers’ sessions where by how understanding your destiny number, the meaning of the first initial of your first name and which personal year you are in – can help you understand and empower you and understand how you can do the right thing at the right time in your business. and in your personal life.
Jo says…‘I remember always being fascinated by numerology from a young age. Every time I saw an article in a magazine (or in latter years) a blog post, I would make a beeline for it. From following instructions in one of these posts I worked out my destiny number and was under the impression that I was a 28 10 1 I met author Richard Abbot and with his assistance I realized I wasn’t a 28 10 1 – I was a 19 10 1, which is a totally different ball game and I was embarking on a personal year 9 – which again has implications. Over time I attended his course and he became my mentor.’
Numerology IS …
Based on the fact that numbers are energy. Maths deals with quantity – numbers are everywhere and Numerology deals with quality – numbers are everything related to sensing the energy of the numbers – part information and part intuition – a route to self-knowledge and self-understanding
Numerology ISN’T …
Accumulating lots of info about a number. Numerology is not a method of defining people in a fixed or limited way or solely a way of predicting the future and does not work well by automated computer readings – e.g.: an online numerology report – as there is an intuitive element to it.
Jo offered me a session recently and I must confess I said yes really just out of curiosity, I wasn’t really expecting any lightbulbs, so when she explained to me that my number is 5 and the characteristics of that number I wasn’t especially surprised, I have had sessions with people over the years where I have heard that before and it definitely resonates with my personality type. However she also revealed the implications of my name and that was intriguing. It reminded me of interviewing Blue Marsden author of Soul Plan on Hay House radio a while back , we had a long discussion about the impact of our birth names on our destiny.
The most profound bit of the session with Jo was her explanation of which personal year I am in currently, we work in 9 year cycles and I am in a ‘9’ year, and that is essentially a ‘completion’ year, where its good to consolidate, declutter and make room for the new energy of the ‘1’ year which will be coming.after my next birthday. Suddenly I felt a weight lift off my shoulders as I have had a couple of business projects that I have been trying to get off the ground that have just not happened, I thought I was definitely in line for a big contract and I got a big fat ‘NO’. I had been feeling very rejected and a bit disillusioned, but suddenly Jo’s revelation that I am in a year where its not a good idea to start a new business or kick into a brand new big project, I now feel perhaps it was meant to be. That knowledge has shifted my thinking and I’m now able to focus on getting rid of what I no longer need, to release, in preparation for next year when hopefully my projects will fly.
As Jo says ‘Knowing how powerful understanding your numbers are can be game changing with constant light bulb moments.’
Jo also quickly worked out that my husband, who is a my business partner but also very much has his own path as a composer and writer, is, like Jo is, in a personal year ‘1’. it suddenly made sense, He has had some amazing ‘wins’ lately and I realise that this is the time to support him and watch his success, (while still harassing him to do yet more trips to the charity shop!)
It’s well worth a session with Jo, numerology gives a fantastic insight, suddenly you ‘get’ who you are, and why things are happening, (or not) and rather than trying to work against it, you can work with your own personal ‘essence’ and make your plans accordingly.
To book ‘Your Brilliance In Numbers’ session – Using the powers of numerology to elevate your business email; email@example.com https://josoley.com/numerology/
We’re stoked that we have such an esteemed panel of judges this year for the Janey Loves 2018 Platinum Awards to recognize the best in natural products and services. We welcome singer and presenter Carrie Grant and here we shine the spotlight on her and ask 7 questions…
Tell us a bit about your background, how did you come to be doing what you do ?
I started out as a singer and dancer. I was a dancer on Top of the Pops and had my first record deal at 16yrs old. When I was a kid life was a bit tough but the one thing I loved to do and I could escape into was performance. It was the strategy that kept me sane.
Whats your big ‘WHY’
I never ask why as there are always a million options I try to ask what. What is going on in our country when we have relative truth? It feels as though people can have a particular perspective, support that perspective with “spin” and suddenly we have opinions and policies made based on this so called truth. As a Mother of four i want my children to know the difference between right and wrong, to have a strong moral code and to care for others.
How do you relax ?
I play the piano and sing. I don’t play that well but I play well enough to accompany myself.
What do you focus on most in terms of health and wellbeing for you and your family ?
We are all about mental health and wellbeing. All four of my children have special needs so I have had to completely change the way I think as a parent and modify my parenting to work individually for each child. I have a zillion coping strategies for my children which we have normalised into each day.
Whats do you eat for breakfast ?
Avocado, blueberries and orange in my NutriBullet. I love making smoothies and I have a super healthy diet as I have Crohns Disease and have worked out what works best for me.
How much do you exercise ?
Not nearly enough. I run around so much in may day and as I am a carer to two of the children I simply have no time for myself to go out and take exercise. I would love to but unfortunately the is one of the things I have lost as a parent.
If you could be Health minister for a day what would you do ?
Revolutionise Children’s Mental health services. MH is the bottom of the NHS pile and kids are the bottom of the MH pile. Only 25% of children referred to CAMHs (Children and Adolescent MH Services) actually get an appointment. We are sitting on a tidal wave of MH issues.
What’s your mantra ? / favourite inspirational quote
I’d rather get to heaven and be told I loved too much than I judged too much.
Carrie Grant is one of the judges for the 2018 Platinum Awards
LDN TALKS | SELF PROMOTION – WHAT’S YOUR USP?
TUESDAY 20TH FEB 2018 – 19.00 – 21.00 PM, RIVINGTON STREET, LONDON, EC2A 3AU
You are the brand, whether you have a business or not, how you present yourself to the world is your ‘brand’.
It’s all about authenticity and if you have a message to share, a product or service to sell – how you ‘PR’ yourself is critically important. Have you identified your USP, or YOU-sp – your ‘YOU-nique brilliance?
Using tips from many years in the media I show you how to promote yourself using social media, the best ways to attract clients and fans and media attention, and how to get clarity on what you really want, and asks what’s your purpose?
What are LDN Talks?
LDN Talks is a new concept which aims to re-invent your after work drinks. We’ve pulled together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings.
Held in a hand picked range of bars across London, a LDN Talks event makes the perfect after work activity.
Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that – you never know where it may lead you!
Tickets are just £12.oo – See you there!
The Best You Expo 2018 takes place on 16 – 17 February at Olympia London, and its not too late to grab yourself a free ticket or buy some for yourself and colleagues. Having headlined there for the last couple of years I’m taking a break from the stage myself but pleased to announce that my dear friend Jason Vale is on the bill as well as Paul Mckenna of course and a couple of my #chamgemakers are speaking /hosting workshops too, Judith Quin the Voice Coach on vocal confidence and a mini ‘sound meditation’ on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th Feb
This extraordinary one-of-a-kind event, will gather those passionate about living better lives, creating a better world, gaining greater mindfulness, meaning in our modern age and becoming the best version of themselves.
If you are involved in the world of Personal Development, as an Author, Coach, Speaker or Entrepreneur, then it may provide a unique platform for you to promote your message to thousands of personal development fans over a life changing weekend.
My good friend Bernardo Moya is putting on the event after the tremendous success of last year’s Expo and it is looking as if it will be exceeding all forecasts for attendance already!
You have a few days left to grab free tickets!
Buy your passes HERE
Visualization Techniques to Affirm Your Desired Outcomes: A Step-by-Step Guide
Visualization techniques have been used by successful people to visualize their desired outcomes for ages. The practice has even given some high achievers what seems like super-powers, helping them create their dream lives by accomplishing one goal or task at a time with hyper focus and complete confidence.
In fact, we all have this awesome power, but most of us have never been taught to use it effectively.
Elite athletes use it. The super rich use it. And peak performers in all fields now use it. That power is called visualization.
The daily practice of visualizing your dreams as already complete can rapidly accelerate your achievement of those dreams, goals and ambitions.
Using visualization techniques to focus on your goals and desires accomplishes four very important things.
1.) It activates your creative subconscious which will start generating creative ideas to achieve your goal.
2.) It programs your brain to more readily perceive and recognize the resources you will need to achieve your dreams.
3.) It activates the law of attraction, thereby drawing into your life the people, resources, and circumstances you will need to achieve your goals.
4.) It builds your internal motivation to take the necessary actions to achieve your dreams.
Visualization is really quite simple. You sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and imagine — in as vivid detail as you can — what you would be looking at if the dream you have were already realized. Imagine being inside of yourself, looking out through your eyes at the ideal result.
Visualize with the ‘Mental Rehearsal’ Technique
Athletes call this visualization process “mental rehearsal,” and they have been using it since the 1960s when we learned about it from the Russians.
All you have to do is set aside a few minutes a day. The best times are when you first wake up, after meditation or prayer, and right before you go to bed. These are the times you are most relaxed.
Go through the following three steps:
STEP 1. Imagine sitting in a movie theater, the lights dim, and then the movie starts. It is a movie of you doing perfectly whatever it is that you want to do better. See as much detail as you can create, including your clothing, the expression on your face, small body movements, the environment and any other people that might be around. Add in any sounds you would be hearing — traffic, music, other people talking, cheering. And finally, recreate in your body any feelings you think you would be experiencing as you engage in this activity.
STEP 2. Get out of your chair, walk up to the screen, open a door in the screen and enter into the movie. Now experience the whole thing again from inside of yourself, looking out through your eyes. This is called an “embodied image” rather than a “distant image.” It will deepen the impact of the experience. Again, see everything in vivid detail, hear the sounds you would hear, and feel the feelings you would feel.
STEP 3. Finally, walk back out of the screen that is still showing the picture of you performing perfectly, return to your seat in the theater, reach out and grab the screen and shrink it down to the size of a cracker. Then, bring this miniature screen up to your mouth, chew it up and swallow it. Imagine that each tiny piece — just like a hologram — contains the full picture of you performing well. Imagine all these little screens traveling down into your stomach and out through the bloodstream into every cell of your body. Then imagine that every cell of your body is lit up with a movie of you performing perfectly. It’s like one of those appliance store windows where 50 televisions are all tuned to the same channel.
When you have finished this process — it should take less than five minutes — you can open your eyes and go about your business. If you make this part of your daily routine, you will be amazed at how much improvement you will see in your life.
Create Goal Pictures
Another powerful visualization technique is to create a photograph or picture of yourself with your goal, as if it were already completed. If one of your goals is to own a new car, take your camera down to your local auto dealer and have a picture taken of yourself sitting behind the wheel of your dream car. If your goal is to visit Paris, find a picture or poster of the Eiffel Tower and cut out a picture of yourself and place it into the picture.
Create a Visual Picture and an Affirmation for Each Goal
We recommend that you find or create a picture of every aspect of your dream life. Create a picture or a visual representation for every goal you have — financial, career, recreation, new skills and abilities, things you want to purchase, and so on.
When we were writing the very first Chicken Soup for the Soul® book, we took a copy of the New York Times best seller list, scanned it into our computer, and using the same font as the newspaper, typed Chicken Soup for the Soul into the number one position in the “Paperback Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous” category. We printed several copies and hung them up around the office. Less than two years later, our book was the number one book in that category and stayed there for over a year. Now that’s a pretty solid example of a successful visualization technique!
Learn how to create an empowering vision board here!
We practice a similar discipline every day. We each have a list of about 30-40 goals we are currently working on. We write each goal on a 3×5 index card and keep those cards near our bed and take them with us when we travel. Each morning and each night we go through the stack of cards, one at a time, read the card, close our eyes, see the completion of that goal in its perfect desired state for about 15 seconds, open our eyes and repeat the process with the next card.
Use Affirmations to Support Your Visualization
An affirmation is a statement that evokes not only a picture, but the experience of already having what you want. Here’s an example of an affirmation:
I am happily vacationing 2 months out of the year in a tropical paradise, and working just four days a week owning my own business.
Repeating an affirmation several times a day keeps you focused on your goal, strengthens your motivation, and programs your subconscious by sending an order to your crew to do whatever it takes to make that goal happen.
Through writing down your goals, using the power of visualization and repeating your daily affirmations, you can achieve amazing results.
Visualization and affirmations allow you to change your beliefs, assumptions, and opinions about the most important person in your life — YOU! They allow you to harness the 18 billion brain cells in your brain and get them all working in a singular and purposeful direction.
Your subconscious will become engaged in a process that transforms you forever. The process is invisible and doesn’t take a long time. It just happens over time, as long as you put in the time to visualize and affirm, practice your techniques, surround yourself with positive people, read uplifting books and listen to audio programs that flood your mind with positive, life-affirming messages.
Repeat your affirmations every morning and night for a month and they will become an automatic part of your thinking… woven into the very fabric of your being.
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Harness the Subconscious Mind with Visualization Techniques
Visualization – seeing the goal as already complete in your mind’s eye – is a core technique used by the world’s most successful people. Visualization is effective because it harnesses the power of our subconscious mind.
When we visualize goals as complete, it creates a conflict in our subconscious mind between what we are visualizing and what we currently have. Our minds are hard-wired to resolve such conflicts by working to create a current reality that matches the one we have envisioned.
Visualization activates the creative powers of the subconscious mind, motivating it to work harder at creating solutions. You’ll also notice new levels of motivation and find yourself doing things that normally you would avoid, but that will take you closer to success.
The third way visualization boosts success is by programming the Reticular Activating System (RAS), which serves as a mental filter for the 8 million bits of information that are streaming into our brains at any one time.
The RAS thinks in pictures, not words. Daily visualization feeds the RAS the pictures it needs to start filtering information differently. As a result, your RAS will start to pay attention to anything that might help you achieve your goals – information that it otherwise might ignore.
Live in the Moment
Although a daily practice of visualization is vital, we don’t need to spend all day thinking about our goals for this technique to work. In fact, spending too much time in visualization can rob you of something essential – living in the moment.
Daily rituals help to establish the right balance between thinking about the future and living in the moment. Start by picking a time during which you’ll review your goals and visualize your success. Ideally, do this twice a day – first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed. The process typically will take 10 minutes or less.
If you meditate, do your visualizations immediately after your meditation. The deepened state reached during meditation heightens the impact of visualization.
For greatest effect, read your goals or affirmations out loud. After each one, close your eyes and create the visual image of the completed goal in your mind.
To multiply the effects, add sound, smells, and tastes. Most importantly, add the emotions and bodily sensations you would be feeling if you had already achieved your goal.
This is a powerful visualization technique.
Research has revealed that images or scenes that are accompanied by intense emotion will stay locked in our memory forever. The more passion, excitement and energy we muster during visualization, the more powerful the results will be.
Once you have visualized each goal as complete, it’s time to release. Let go of your goals, and spend the rest of your day being in the present moment.
Be Present Instantly
An easy way to instantly become present is to focus on your bodily sensations. It’s impossible to focus on our bodies and be in the past or the future at the same time.
For example, focus on your left foot right now. What are you feeling? Pay attention to the sensation for a minute. Then notice what you’re feeling in your right foot, and spend a few moments really feeling the sensation. If you were able to pay attention to your feet, congratulations. You were absolutely present.
If you find your mind drifting to the future throughout the day, you can use one of the more basic visualization techniques. Just let go of any fears or worries that arise. Shift your thoughts to what you want the future to look like when you get there. Then bring your awareness back to the moment.
As the saying goes, “Today is a gift—that’s why it’s called the present.” Use visualization techniques to achieve your goals, but invest the majority of your time enjoying the gift of today.
This article is reproduced by permission – Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul® and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com
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