Visualisation – a Great Planning Tool

What a great week this has been with a two-hour Mental Resilience Masterclass for Med El in Sheffield on Monday, a full day Mental Resilience Masterclass for Tunbridge Wells Council staff on behalf of Live and Learn on Wednesday and a Keynote talk for Law firm Browne Jacobson in London on Thursday.

These are three outstanding organisations with great staff and the feedback from all three was excellent.

A huge challenge

This was a huge organisational operation to ensure that I had everything I needed for each event to ensure that each one was professionally delivered. I was away for the whole week so I couldn’t afford forget one single item.

The way I ensured that everything went well was to visualise each event in detail and see myself actually there so I could see everything I needed in front of me. This is a technique I have used many times and it really helps me to organise long trips away.

Visualisation works for me

By visualising the whole event I could look around and check that I had my slides printed out, workbooks printed, my remote for my laptop, pens, basketball, feedback forms, speakers, etc. I visualised each of the three events and made notes as things came up.

The biggest challenge this time was the final event was in London, so I had work out where to park my car to get the tube into London and what I needed to take with me. I am pleased to report that this process worked perfectly and the whole week was really enjoyable and relaxed because of the level of organisation.

Slow Down

One thing I work hard on these days it to walk slowly, drive slowly and do everything slowly. Since I have started doing this, I am far less stressed, and I achieve more. I find that when I am relaxed, I think more clearly, make better decisions and perform much better under pressure.

I came across this story about the impact of negative words and it made me think:

The Group of Frogs (Encouragement)

“As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit

Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”

The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

Moral of the story:

People’s words can have a big effect on other’s lives. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death.”

Your words have real power

During my Masterclasses I discuss the power of words and the huge impact they can have on people’s lives. Your words can either build people up or destroy them so choose what you say carefully.

Thoughts for the week.

  1. How organised are you?
  2. Do you have everything organised or do you sometimes just get by?
  3. To enjoy a relaxed life being well organised really makes a huge difference.
  4. Why not try my technique this week when you are planning something?
  5. Visualise yourself going through the event and make notes on everything you see.
  6. You will be amazed what you can see as you practice this.

For details on how to Visualise professionally there is a chapter in my book teaching you exactly how to do this. Just click on the link below and I will send you a personally signed copy for a specially reduced cost of £10 including postage and packing.

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and keep Believing!

Warm regards



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