When it comes to your online business, there are a lot of things to consider. What do you want out of your online business? More importantly, how do you intend to go about getting it?
We all have multiple dreams when it comes to our online business. Some of them are small – such as to grow our email list, or have a presence on social media. Other dreams are a lot bigger, such as being able to help a lot of people. Others might want to have a large audience. We also want to be able to support ourselves and our families. You might want to be a best selling author on Amazon, or a well known personality on YouTube.
It doesn’t matter what it is that your goals are, visualization can help you get what you want. The neat thing is that it doesn’t matter if your dream is large or small, the same techniques can get you what you want.
Visualization is the technique of picturing a goal in your mind in detail so that you can manifest this change in your life. Does it sound difficult? Surprisingly enough, it isn’t. It isn’t woo-woo either. You’re not going to just visualize what you want and magically get it. You’re going to work for it. But by following these five simple steps, you’ll get exactly what you want in a lot less time than you’d expect.
Engage Fully in the Vision
You must put yourself into the visualization as fully as you possibly can. Use all your senses and emotions to experience this vision in a way that is real to you. There can be no holding back here. Picture yourself as you are having attained the goal. See yourself in this situation. Look around in your vision and try to picture this as a real situation.
Figure out what parts of your visualizations excite you, and relive those often so that it feels like they’re real. Try to make it as real of an experience as you can, even though you’re just imagining it.
Guided meditations can help with this. There are some out there that help you visualize what it is that you want. Often you’ll try to picture your life in 5 years from now, so that you can see exactly what it is that you want, and from there you can figure out how to achieve this.
Experience Different Viewpoints
You want to learn as much as you can from these visualizations. What does this visualization feel like to you? Experience it first as yourself so that you can connect emotions to actions. You want to feel every part of it. You don’t want to miss anything. Now, step back and experience it again as if you’re watching yourself succeed from outside of yourself, like you’re watching a movie. Why? This helps you to see details you might miss otherwise.
Live the Success
When you’re done with the visualization, it’s time to live the part. Become the person you saw at the end of the vision. How does that person move? Think? Act? What is it that they do differently than you do? How are they similar to you? How are they different?
You want to start acting this way now. Do what you think that person would do. Act the way that they act. The best way to become that person, is to start right away. If the person that you’re visualizing would be on social media for example, then don’t wait. Get on it now. The sooner you start acting like the successful person in your visualizations, the sooner you’ll become them.
Reinforce the Message
Visualization needs need back-up to be successful. The world is full of negative influences, some of them finding root in your own mind. Make sure that you get rid of all negative self-talk. You don’t want to tell yourself that you can’t do it. Banish all of those type of thoughts. Instead, keep your self-talk positive. Use affirmations, and look for ways to constantly reinforce the vision in your mind without tearing it down. Tell yourself that you can and you will do this, and that your visualizations will soon be real.
Make the Vision Tangible in a Way You can See it
Just because you visualize something, doesn’t mean it’s going to become a reality. This isn’t magic, and it doesn’t matter how much you hope for something or want something. That isn’t enough to make it reality. You still need to plan for it, make goals, and follow through.
You need to start from the beginning and figure out exactly what it will take to get you to your vision, and do whatever it takes to get there. Start figuring out each step, and write it down so you know exactly what it will take to get you from here to there.
You can create a dream board (also known as a vision board) or collage. That will help you see your visualization over and over. You’ll be constantly reminded of what it is your goals are, and what you’re working so hard for.
Make sure you look at this dream board often, including first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed so it’s always in your mind. Remember what it is you’re working towards, and you’ll get there sooner. You’ll be more determined, and put more effort into achieving your goals.
By following these steps, you will find that your dreams are becoming more and more solid. Of course, you’re going to have to put in the work to achieve what you want. However, by using visualization, you get clear where you’re going and how to get there.