This has been one amazing week which included delivering Masterclass 1 to Siemens Gamesa in the UK and then flying out to Gibraltar to deliver 2 Masterclasses to amazing organisations in Gibraltar.
This took a huge amount of planning to ensure that I had everything I needed for each Masterclass as well as all the items needed for international travel. I was working on 3 different Masterclasses so focus and clarity were essential in this process.
The Masterclass for Siemens was the first I have delivered face to face after delivering online and landed on the day before I flew to Gibraltar. I knew that the logistics would be complicated, but I was confident that I could achieve the desired outcome.
The session with the team went very well and the feedback was excellent. As soon as the session was over, I drove to Manchester Airport to stay overnight before my 6 am flight to Gibraltar. This meant that I had to get up at 3 am the following morning so I went to bed at 8.30 pm to ensure that I had at least 6.5 hours of sleep.
As a professional sleeper for many years, helped by the techniques I teach in my Masterclasses, I find that I can sleep in any bed anywhere in the world and be asleep within a couple of minutes. This really helps me as I simply work backward from my get-up time to ensure I get my required amount of sleep.
When I landed in Gibraltar, I checked into my hotel and then delivered my first Masterclass to a new client called Montagu Group in the afternoon. They are Gibraltar’s leading real estate development company, and I had the pleasure of delivering Masterclass 1 to their team. This was a great experience, and the group was excellent and very engaged.
On Friday I delivered Masterclass 3 to Damex who assist in the buying, managing, sending, and storing of digital assets. This fast-growing company is run by ex-basketball professional Sam Buxton. This is the third Masterclass I have run for his team and there is a 4th being developed for June. We focussed on sleep and the Dream Board, and the interaction and energy were top-notch.
There is one technique I use more than any other and that is visualisation. This is a powerful tool that helps me greatly when I am planning complicated logistics. I see myself at every stage of the process and check that I have everything. I see myself delivering the Masterclasses and that I have all the equipment I need etc.
I see myself at the airport checking in and see myself handing my passport over and checking my luggage in. I see myself on the plane with my headphones on, my drink in hand, and snacking on my Pringles.
As I go through this process many times before something complicated, I make notes of everything I see. As I do this, I build the list needed to ensure that I have everything I need for the trip.
Visualization really works
What was amazing was everything went like clockwork, and I remembered everything. This has allowed me to be super organized and relaxed throughout the whole process.
Later today I am going with my buddy and ex-basketball colleague Randy Haefner to Damex CEO Sam Buxton’s house in Spain for a BBQ then tomorrow we are going to Spain again to watch the final home game of the team owned by Sam. They have made the playoffs for the first time in 20 years.
I do have to pinch myself sometimes as just 9 years ago I was painting and decorating and broke. One of the greatest tools that has changed my life is visualization. There is great power to this and is something I use every day.
What is visualization?
Visualization, also known as mental imagery, is a powerful technique used to create mental pictures or images of desired outcomes or scenarios. It involves using the power of the mind to imagine a specific situation or experience in vivid detail. Here are some of the benefits of visualization:
Increased motivation: Visualization can help increase motivation by creating a mental image of a desired outcome. When individuals visualize themselves achieving their goals, it can help increase their drive and determination to work towards those goals.
Enhanced performance: Visualization can help improve performance in various areas such as sports, music, or public speaking. By mentally rehearsing a particular skill or task, individuals can improve their confidence, focus, and overall performance.
Reduced stress and anxiety: Visualization can be used as a relaxation technique to reduce stress and anxiety. By imagining a peaceful, calming scene, individuals can reduce their stress levels and promote feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Improved problem-solving: Visualization can help individuals come up with creative solutions to problems by visualizing different scenarios and outcomes. By mentally exploring different options, individuals can improve their problem-solving skills and make more informed decisions.
Increased self-awareness: Visualization can help individuals become more self-aware by visualizing their strengths, weaknesses, and personal goals. This can help individuals identify areas for self-improvement and work towards becoming the best version of themselves.
Overall, visualization is a valuable technique that can help individuals improve their motivation, performance, creativity, and well-being. By harnessing the power of the mind and creating mental images of desired outcomes, individuals can work towards achieving their goals and living their best lives.
Thoughts for the week
1. Have you ever used visualization?
2. If you have then carry on enjoying the benefits of this.
3. If you haven’t then this week see if you can try this.
4. Simply shut your eyes and observe if you can see something in your mind’s eye. A good way to start is to remember a happy memory.
5. When you have managed a memory try to imagine something in the future.
6. The more you do this the better you become until it’s instant and vivid.
Well, that’s it for this week, have a wonderful weekend and keep believing.