Visualization techniques have been used for many years by successful people. People use visualization all the time to make powerful things happen in their life. Often elite athletes use visualization to help win sporting events and achieve peak performances. Similarly, many entrepreneurs use visualization as a method for accelerating achievement and accomplishing goals.
This technique is quite simple and can be done just about anywhere. Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and imagine in vivid detail what it would look like if your goals were already realized. Imagine being inside of yourself, looking out through your eyes at the ideal result. This is what visualization looks like. Simple enough, don’t you think?
It is best to try visualization right after you wake up in the morning or right before you go to bed. These are times when your body is most relaxed. But sometimes I will take a visualization break midway through my day. Especially if things aren’t going as planned. It’s a nice way to turn your day around. And it only takes a few minutes.
Here’s a visualization example of a really great sewing class.
Go through the following three steps:
Imagine you are sitting in a theater, the lights are low and the show is about to begin. Up on the stage or screen you see yourself. You are teaching one of your sewing classes. You look around the room and the class is filled with eager students. They smiling and laughing and dying to learn how to sew. Try visualizing as much detail as you can. Include what sewing project you’re teaching and what you’re wearing. Try to see the expression on your students faces, the sewing studio environment and any other details you can see around the room. This is the time you start hearing the sounds of fabric being cut. You begin to feel the vibration of the sewing machine whizzing along. Relaxing music is playing softly in the background. Your students are delighted to be there having this experience with you and you can tell by the smiles on their faces.
From the audience you get out of your chair, walk up to the front of the theater, open a door in the screen and enter into the production you’ve been imagining. Now experience the whole thing again from inside of yourself, looking out through your eyes. This is called an “embodied image” rather than a “distant image.” This perspective change will likely deepen the impact of the experience. Again, see everything in vivid detail, hear the sounds you would hear, and feel the feelings you would feel.
Finally, walk back out of the screen that is still showing the picture of you performing perfectly, return to your seat in the theater, reach out and grab the screen and shrink it down. Put the tiny screen into your pocket and hold it close to you for the rest of the day.
When you have finished this process — it should take less than five minutes — you can open your eyes and go about your business. Visualization can be used for just about any situation in your life. Maybe you have a difficult client and you’re not sure how to deal with them. Try visualizing an ideal outcome. Or maybe you have a difficult younger student in one of your classes who is distracting to your other students in the class. Use visualization techniques to envision a class where this student becomes so
Make this part of your daily or even weekly routine and I think you will be amazed at how much improvement you will see in your sewing business and your life.