From Vision To Achievement - NLP Mindset Coaching
Are you in love with your dreams, so in love with your dreams that you're afraid to take action on them because if it doesn't work out you fear you won't be able to handle destroying the joy of the fantasy?
I meet a lot of people who are like this and most of the time they don't even realize that this is what's keeping them from actualizing their dreams.
Check out this video I did from Macau where I talk about both ends of the spectrum, from dreamer to realist, how either way can hold you back, and what you can do about it.
The realist can find him or herself in limitation and scarcity because they are unwilling to dream beyond what they know to be possible, which is usually based on what has already happened.
Realists protect themselves by not dreaming, not imagining possibilities because they know the disappointment of having their dreams crushed so they only stick with what is comfortable and what has worked.
But life is always changing and if you're not changing with it you will likely get stuck.
Too much focus on either end; dreaming too much or being overly realistic, are traps. They will both keep you from achieving what you want.
So what can you do about it?
I'll get to that in a moment.
I met up with a friend in Hong Kong who lives there. We hadn't seen each other in several years.
Her business is a lot like mine, personal development. While catching up we compared notes on our businesses and she told me something that first blew my mind and then it really inspired me.
She told me she created a product that she charges $25,000 for and she has clients who pay that much because it's worth it. They get what they want from it, otherwise they wouldn't pay it.
She used a method that my mentor Steve Andreas had taught me called downside planning.
It's when you decide on what you want and then work backwards to create it.
How she did it was she first decided she wanted to have a product that is worth $25,000 and from there she went about discovering what this product would be and why it would be worth this much.
She basically started with the end in mind and then grew into it.
One way to do this is to start with the completion of the goal or the achievement and then take a step back and ask yourself what was the final step that led to the final product?
Then take another step back and ask yourself what was the step just before the final step?
Keep doing this until you get back to the present.
Does this work?
I've used it many times, not to create such an expensive product, but I've used it with great results and obviously my friend has too.
What this does is employ both logic and dreaming at the same time. The two meet in the middle.
Never stop dreaming. Using dreaming to stretch yourself. Dream beyond what you think is possible and then bring it home with good logic and planning.
For my friend in Hong Kong a $25K product seemed out of her range at one time, but not anymore. She dreamed it and then she made it happen.
Most people unfortunately work the opposite way. They may have a dream they want someday, but it's not real to them and it's not where they start.
They start with what's comfortable and what's available and only make baby steps onto an undetermined path without a clear vision or objective based on what seems possible in the present.
This can work, but it can be very discouraging and very slow because you're not really sure where you're going.
It's much more powerful to start at the endpoint and find your way back to now and then, by taking well thought out actions, find your way to your vision.
Have a vision, be realistic, chunk it down, start with the end in mind first, and then take action.
NLP Coach and Trainer
Damon Cart is considered to be a natural talent by some of the best NLP trainers in the world. His approach to guiding and teaching students brings to their awareness that they've been doing NLP all of their lives without realizing it and he empowers them with skills and resources to thrive and reach their full potential. With the understanding of how Neuro Linguistic Programs create one’s experience a person can then take charge of those programs and create the experience and the life they want. By taking this approach into his own rigorous, daily NLP practice Damon has been able to rapidly accelerate his progress in learning, coaching clients and teaching workshops.