The Power of Visualization

When I was growing up I wanted to play golf just like my dad. My childhood hero was Severiano Ballesteros. I loved Seve’s charisma and the fact that whatever trouble he got himself into, he always got out of it with the most amazing and magical recovery shots. He was like half-golfer, half-adventurer, going places on a golf course that no-one has ever gone before. To me, Seve was pure natural talent (or was he?), not a manufactured product like Tiger Woods or many other modern golfers who have been taught from a very early age. Seve learned to hit … Read The Full Article …

Influence: How To Influence Others by Combining Visualization with Procedural Thinking

“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.” – Norman Vincent Peale Why are the ‘for Dummies’ guides so successful? Perhaps it is because many people like to have things spelled out for them in such a way that they can visualize how they would proceed, ‘step-by-step‘ – i.e. as if they were dummies. Of course they aren’t dummies, but having such a step-by step guide offers re-assurance that they haven’t missed anything. Why We Like ‘How-To’ Guides This kind of need for re-assurance is … Read The Full Article …

Goal Setting: How To Set Yourself A Worthy Goal

You’ve done your wheel of life. You know which area of your life you want to work on. Now, all you need is a good goal, a worthy goal. It is important to spend time and work hard at setting the right goal for you. This is what you are going to work towards for the next weeks, months and maybe years. Why Do We Need A Goal? Defining a goal makes us put into words what it is that we really want. By realizing what it is we want, we can start working on achieving it. We need to … Read The Full Article …

Chunking: Want To Be A Better Communicator? Learn To Chunk

Less is more… More is lazy Good communication is only as good as the message received, understood and remembered at the other end. If you speak for an hour, inundating your audience with big concepts and numerous minute details, they’ll quickly reach information overload. And they’re likely to remember… … nothing! When you communicate, you need to consider the time it takes people to assimilate what you’re saying or writing about. Follow these 4 simple rules. Organize Your Ideas When items are categorized, information is much easier to make sense of and retain. And there’s no need to look at … Read The Full Article …

Balance: The Balance Between Mindfulness and Goals

Which has more appeal to you? Just living in the moment or Planning for what you want? I believe there’s a balance to be struck somewhere between the two. Between mindfulness and setting goals. Personally, I like the idea of living in the present, enjoying every moment that we have, trying not to worry about things that may not happen or that we cannot change and trying to avoid spending too much time in the past or in the future. But… I also know that what gets measured, gets improved, failing to plan is planning to fail and that having … Read The Full Article …

3 Fun Visual Techniques To Stop Anticipating The Worst

Ever find yourself saying “This will never work“? Often? or “We’ll never make it“… “It’s going to go wrong“… “I’m going to be terrible“… It’s often that we anticipate the worst with no benefit apart from added worries. According to recent research women would suffer most from it. But here are 3 fun and easy techniques to stop negative anticipation. They’re based on visualization and work on our sub-conscious mind with amazingly fast results. He Who Suffers Before It’s Necessary Suffers More Than Necessary (Seneca) Positive anticipation is what makes us look forward to something. We’re filled with excitement and … Read The Full Article …