I’m Lauren, I started my first business while trapped in a cubicle and dreaming about a better life for myself and my clients. I spent my days fixing issues I knew I could have prevented... if I'd just gotten to work with the client earlier. So I started - on an ancient laptop with a clipart logo and within 18 months was the owner of a thriving practice.
Yes. I know, it sounds incredibly woo woo. Off the charts, hippy-dolackie, way far out there, crackers.
That doesn’t matter. What matters is that it works. Day dreaming, or visioning, as a regular practice in your business quite simply drives a whole tonne of energy into your future plans.
Even better, if you can manage to put your dreams onto a tactile, real life material you can have in your work space (like a board), what you’re giving yourself is a lot of little short visualisation exercises while you’re working.
It’s not just popular culture fluff like The Secret that suggests this kind of practice, Psychology Today published reports that brain patterns in weightlifters were strikingly similar when VISUALISING LIFTING hundreds of pounds as when actually lifting hundreds of pounds. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation compared people who actually worked out to those who just worked out in their heads and found a significant muscle increase in the visualisation group.
That’s reason enough to try it.
Here are other reasons I believe it will work for you:
Visioning keeps your mission at the forefront of decisions and keeps you taking action.
Daydreaming is radically different to creating a mission. A mission is a constantly refined, unending document you work towards for the span of your business life.
I’ve saved this great example for the end. Matthew Nagle is paralysed. With a silicone chip, Matthew controls a computer cursor, can communicate using his computer and controls a robotic arm. The chip in his brain took him four days to learn to control and has revolutionised his life. Great evidence of how brain power, visualisation and a spot of daydreaming can positively impact your journey.
Now, grab a picnic blanket, go get yourself some Vitamin D, take a pen and paper and begin your daydream!