From the time I was a very young girl I wanted to be famous. My first dream was to be an Olympic gymnasts, then a concert pianist, then an Olympic volleyball player and finally a singer. (Actually, I think there was a brief stint in college of wanting to be a politician, but when I realized their clothes were kind of boring, I said NO way!:)
Now days I still want to be famous. I want to touch a LOT of people with my message and inspire them to unlock their full potential so they can live out their dreams. I am building my business every day to reach that end leveraging the internet, speaking, writing and very soon launching my podcast. I see it in my mind’s eye. I see reaching thousands, perhaps millions of people and I am on a crash-course with that vision.
And there it is…. VISION.
If you want to achieve anything great in your life, you have to have a clear vision of what you really want. I recently heard a child behavior expert speak and he said one of the things that makes the biggest impact on a child’s success is called “future predicting.” Essentially you talk to the child as if the future goal is a certainty. “Well, Honey, when you start singing at the Met, you’ll want to carry a shawl because I’ve heard back-stage gets pretty drafty…”
As soon as the future predicting is in place, the child starts to see themselves in that realty and the brain reorganizes to search out any link or opportunity to manifest that vision. Pretty cool, huh?
The same is true, of course, for adults. When you speak to yourself as if what you want is already a done deal, it completely changes the game. Suddenly your personal investment shoots through the roof and the results start to line up in your favor.
The problem is, many people don’t have a clear vision. Having a “sort-of” vision which makes it nearly impossible to future predict. How can you predict something you can’t see clearly? Imagine a fortune teller saying, “Well, I see you getting married at some point. I’m not sure when or what the guy/girl will look like or where you’ll live or if you’ll even be happy, but yes, a ring is in your future.” They wouldn’t have very many repeat customers!
Your brain likes specificity. It is much easier to shop when you know you want a fire-engine red, sleeveless dress in a size 6 than if you go to the mall hoping to find “something nice” to wear. You can immediately disregard 99% of the options and laser-focus your efforts to get exactly what you want.
This is the kind of detail you need to see your name in lights, if that’s your dream. It can’t just be “I want to be famous” like my childhood wishes. HOW do you want to be famous? For what? What does famous mean exactly? An audience of 10,000 or 10,000,000?
Once you get crystal clear on your vision, start future predicting.
“When my list is 100,000 I am going to have so much fun doing jv launches with Marie Forleo .”
“When I finish my New York best-selling book on how to reduce stress, I’m going to fly first class to do the national tv circuit.”
Do you see how the certainty changes the energy? You can feel it in your body. Your pulse quickens, you chest gems warm. Wicked cool!
If you want your name in lights, then start acting “as if” right now. I’ll see you on the marquee!
If your vision is a little fuzzy and you need help getting clear, CLICK HERE for a Brand Star Strategy Session and we’ll map out your course for the stars:)
Your feedback is music to my ears!
What is your big dream? What can you say to yourself right now to future-predict your vision?
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