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Extraordinary Goal Setting Final day with MindStore
Day Four Final Day
Welcome to the final day of this MindStore Goals Setting and Achieving Workshop. I trust you have successfully carried out the previous stages.
I like to call this Extraordinary Goal Setting because it’s certainly not your Ordinary Goal Setting process.
Ordinary Goal setting that you may have been shown previously at work or read books on or on internet blogs tell you to firstly set goals which are REALISTIC AND ACHIEVABLE.
Let me tell you a wee secret……………
…………. in my experience not a single person who has inspired me throughout history started out with realistic and achievable goals.
None of them get out of bed in the morning with a PASSION for a realistic and achievable goals.
Extraordinary people who have achieved amazing things in all walks of life had huge goals that really inspired them and at the outset they had absolutely no idea of how to get there.
The clue here is they didn’t know HOW but they absolutely knew WHY.
Everytime they thought about this extraordinary goal it pressed all their buttons and inspired them to keep going towards the goal. Overtime through constant repeating and through time the people places and opportunities they need to achieve their goals came to them at right time.
You will have heard successful people say “I was in the right place at the right time” well now having done 3 days of this you are absolutely in right place at right time.
Next Step: Take the 30 goals you wrote down yesterday and begin to reduce them down to 7.
When I was first introduced to this 20 years ago 30 goals seemed like and impossible amount to focus on. Fortunately there is a process to reduce that down to a manageable amount. You can imagine with 30 goals to visualise each one a few time a day would take a long time plus it felt a bit greed y to ask for so many. So we decided to pick a smaller number, that was 7, 7 days of week, 7 colours of rainbow, 7 notes on musical scale etc 7 is an important number.
Yesterday those goals that seemed impossible with your left brain saying “that’s not possible” are exactly the type of extraordinary goals that thousands of MindStore attendees over the last 20 years have been achieving because this process just works.
Also you will find that in achieving the 7 you actually achieved all of them. I have looked at goals I set 15 or 20 years ago and look back astounded that they came true and I am living, doing and have the things I wrote out. I also remember they seemed impossible at the time and now I look back and wish I had set bigger goals, that those now seem quite tame and small. It’s fantastic.
So get your list of 30 or more out and begin to reduce them to 7, some are must haves others are combinations of a few goals. So do this and remember your wheel of life and sense of balance.
Next step: Work on those Goals
Now we do the work on them, the process for ordinary goal setting the Realistic & Achievable and SMART process, tell you to get the right plan and the right objectives.
We don’t do that. The work we do in the beginning is to get ourselves relaxed, close our eyes and in our minds eye visualise each of the goals.
Remember about being in the right place at the right time. Well be assured that on day 4 of this process you are absolutely in right place at the right time.
What we do is we relax, close our eyes and in our imaginative right side of our brain, go into our future and pull up the goal in our minds eye. We run through a video of the goal being achieved and then at the exact moment it’s achieved we take a freeze frame snap photo and know exactly what it looks like.Get a sense of how it feels, smells, the sounds relating to the goal also if relevant.
This is the working part of it, or the inner work as we say at MindStore. The part that takes discipline.
Once you have visualised your goal then in your note book write out on one or two pages for each goal. Put the date you set the goal down and also the date you will achieve it by.
Ignore the left logical brain or negative self talk and doubt. Write the goal out clearly, and then create an affirmation for that goal. This is just a short sentence with 3P’s. It needs to be Personal, Positive and in Present tense.
So beginning starts with “I have, I am” and can end with “now” if you like.
In the middle is the positive thing you want to do be or have.
Then I urge you to get photo downloaded of goal and glue it to your note book.
Finally put in a detailed description of the goal and what it will be like when its achieved. The reason for the detail is how many people have set goals of say “I want to lose weight” or “I want more money” with the last one you could find 10cents on the footpath, then your goal is actually achieved because of the lack of detail! Put in exactly how much you want put a $ figure in bold writing in this example.
Then before you go to bed each night read the goal, read the affirmation, look at the image, read the description. Then close your eyes and go to sleep. If you have previously attended a MindStore event you will know about specific tools and techniques for this and for waking in the morning “programming” your day. If you are new to this then it is fine. Just wake up look through your goals again and then think about your day and the way you want it to go. You can always set a goal for us to come to your workplace to run a MindStore event for you and your colleagues to learn even more!
Then people places opps, begin to line up, it takes time, it is not instant, the resources, the ideas need to line up in time, but you will get there if every night you remind yourself and do the work.
Also put photos where you would least expect to see them, inside the wardrobe, in the car, they subliminally program you and remind you constantly of your goals.
The critical thing is to constantly remind yourself and visualise your goals. Doing this every night every morning, things will begin to happen. I promise you. Get in touch with me if you feel it’s not working for you so I can help.
In time you will begin to get confidence and more creative ideas come along. Sometimes you will wake up with fantastic ideas to help you on your path to your goals. Write them in your notebook, like a Night Book.
So there you have it the MindStore Goal Setting and Achieving Workshop
I have taken the 4 days out myself to do this process and set myself up for 2015.
I trust you will trust yourself to do this. I know that if you do this work as explained above you will attract the right ideas to take the action and you will achieve your goals, it just works.
I am looking forward to 2015 I know it’s going to be my best one yet and using this process I know it will be for you too!
Congratulations for getting this far, finish the process and if feel free to contact me if you would like further help. Look forward to hearing from you in 2015!
Wishing you the very best with this in 2015, please keep up to date with us on our website, email updates as well as on twitter and LinkedIn.
Bye for now!
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Goal Setting and Achieving workshop part three from MindStore
Welcome to Day three of the process.
I trust you enjoyed working through parts 1 and 2.
Really enjoy today it’s a time for you to play with your imagination. The part of brain that most adults don’t get a chance to play with often enough.
We live in a left brain dominant world, focused on logical, reasoning, analytical thinking.When it comes to this more imaginative, creative, intuitive right brained thinking like this process most people think “Oh! wait a minute” You see the left brain limits our imagination and goal setting capability.
This left brain thinking is backed up by those who say you should set goals based on your current reality and your past experiences or that you need to have a plan first and know how you get there. Hopefully you can begin to see that this type of left brain thinking will limit the size of the goals you set and achieve.
Yet the extraordinary men and women, in beginning couldn’t possibly set a plan because their goals were so huge and impossible. Take Mandela , 27 yrs in a cell and all the time he had a goal, a vision of being President and freeing his nation from the way it was set up. That type of thinking, of what you truly truly want is one aspect of Extraordinary Goal Setting.
If you are new to Mindstore and our tools and techniques then you can trust us. MindStore has been helping people set and achieve extraordinary goals for 25 years over 500,000 people around the world have participated in our sessions mainly via in house programs with their company or to ales extent at public open programs. Trust that if this didn’t work we would have been found out a long time ago.
Open your mind to this if it’s new to you, trust yourself. This works.
You will remember that I asked you at the beginning of the workshop to trust the process. Again today I ask the same. This is the time to use your imagination and to write down WHAT you really really want and desire to do be or have. Do not worry about HOW you are going to get there.
If your Goals are compelling and inspiring enough you will have the desire to constantly use your imagination to go back again and again to look at them in your mind, to visualise your goals being achieved. That process and commitment of visualisation of the goals, is what will cause you to absolutely achieve them.
What every you need to do you will do, as time goes by, yes you begin to make a plan, yes you get more clarity, yes you will understand the next step, but this is NOT IMPORTANT in the beginning. I need you to believe this critical part.
It’s not up to you in the beginning to figure out how to get there, this will come through your imagination. You will begin to attract opportunities, circumstances and people to you helping you towards your goals because you have put energy into thinking what you want to do be or have.
The amazingly funny Jim Carrey revealed on a chat show recently, that when he was a struggling actor in his imagination he would visualise a future where he dared to imagine that big billboards had his name and image on it. He even wrote himself a cheque for a huge amount of money and put it away. A year later he was all over the billboards with movies he starred in! and the cheque he received was for far more than he dared to write down previously. This stuff works!
Lets get started……….
This process takes 11 minutes. This is always a hugely powerful part of our Personal Development training days for participants. You are going to think of and write down 30 (or more) Goals that you want to do, be or have.
Go for walk or cycle to help you get relaxed, self focused and ready. Find somewhere private to sit, get your phone out and set the stop watch for 11 minutes.
Hit start and begin writing, in your note pad or piece of paper. All the usual stuff will come quickly:
- the salary increase you want
- the car you want to drive
- the dream place to live
- the dream holiday you want to go on
- the ideal house you want to live in
Trust me I have done all this and it absolutely works.
Often what happens is say after 6 minutes have passed you feel you have run out of ideas. Then go back to wheel look and see areas that need attention more goals will come from this, write them down.
Maybe now there are just 5 minutes to go, imagine that I was to turn up and you show me your list. I am not interested in HOW you are going to get there or the logic of them. So I say I will give you in cash now $10million if you have 30 goals written down by the time your 11 minutes are up.
I know and you know what you would do to get the money. You would make them up to make sure you got the money. Read this again. You would make them up! Using your imagination. You would get into a flow of ideas and start writing down the goals you made up.
Don’t listen to the voice in your head saying “how are you going to get that?” “that’s impossible” “how is that realistic?” “don’t be ridiculous”
What we have found is that over the years people who do this and use the techniques achieve their goals regardless of how out there and impossible your left brain and inner voice or unsupportive friends might tell you is impossible.
Whatever comes to your consciousness write it down. People often comment to me “what I wrote out was utterly impossible back then”
Like Jim Carrey some seemed totally and utterly impossible but what happens by committing to this process, writing out 30 goals is that they got all their goals.
Have fun doing this if you get 30 Goals after 8 minutes, keep going, push on. Maybe you will get 40 or 50 goals.
Then leave them in your subconsciousness overnight. Think about them, dream about them, maybe look on internet to see what the goals look like that inspire you.
If you are new to this and I hope some of you are and not only MindStore members. I believe it’s important to share this, why keep it to ourselves? its not a secret?
The truth is all of us deserve to live the life of our dreams.
To enable us to have the life we truly desire.
If you could live the life of your dreams how would it be?
“Dare to Dream” as Whoopi Goldberg said in her final inspiring message to the audience when she hosted the Oscar ceremony.
Once you have completed your list, put it and enjoy the rest of your day. Ready for our extraordinary last day tomorrow.
Thanks for taking part and trusting the process.
“Thoughts are Things”
Thoughts are things
With all the coverage of the FIFA world cup I wanted to include in this update some comments from the world of football on thinking, the mind and imagination.
The first person who came to my mind was the famous Scotsman Bill Shankly who all Liverpool FC fans will remember. As well as his quote at the end of this update he also described his unbelieveable pride when playing for Scotland against “the auld enemy ” England. The players would become William Wallace or Robert the Bruce for 90 minutes after pulling on the Blue Scotland jersey. This was noted by football commentators who said ” Bill (Shankly) is a real Scotland player who fights until he drops”
Do you remember when you were younger, when Wimbledon was on imagining being Boris Becker or Martina Navratalova?
Did you play better at football when you got to be Maradona or Beckham?
This ability to use our imagination to improve our performance has been scientifically proven.
The ability to think and use our imagination to improve our results is a powerful tool. At Mindstore we train adults to re-mind themselves of these skills in our workshops and development days.
The truth is that we all had these skills as children, active powerful right brains, the creative, imaginative side but as we grow older most of us stop using it or trusting it.
At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle that way of thinking so the next time you are faced with a challenge at work you can take a few moments to use these tools and then come out, rip open your shirt and have a big red S underneath!
Thoughts are things!
Why MindStore Works… It seems it only works!
Why MindStore Works…It Seems It Only Works!
April 18th, 2012 Article supplied by Jack Black – founder of MindStore
The other day Stephen sent me a copy of a piece in Sundays Telegraph Magazine, thought you might be interested in it?
The basis of the article is that recent discoveries from scientists back up the approaches that we take in MindStore. In particular there has been a discovery of a part of the brain that develops after childhood that in effect inhibits us from “letting go and unleashing our creativity”
All of us apparently possess a vast reservoir of untapped creativity. The article quotes Picasso “Every child is an artist; the problem is how to remain one once we grow up.” It turns out that this recent research proves Picasso right. The final part of the brain to develop actually inhibits our creativity. It helps explain the effortless creativity of young children before their brains mature and the sensors of inhibition are established.
It seems that in order to be better problem solvers and unleash our creativity, we need to learn to inhibit our inhibitions. If Picasso was still with us we could show him how, and even the scientists are now able to prove to him exactly why MindStore works.
The article has an insert that reads as follows:
How to have a Eureka Moment
Take a break
Why did Archimedes have his breakthrough in the bath? Moments of insight are always proceded by a steady rhythm of Alpha waves (induced by relaxing activities) from the brains right hemisphere.
Studies show happy people solve 25% more “insight” puzzles than unhappy ones. Even fleeting moments of delight can prompt more epiphanies
Stay In Bed
Shortly after wakening is ideal for insights as the drowsy brain is unwound and open to unconventional ideas.
Ditch the Drugs
Stimulants such as caffeine increase our attention (WH Auden edited his poetry for hours, high on Benzedrine) but make epiphanies less likely as they shift attention away from the right hemisphere and its ”remote associations”
Further the main article ends with an experiment lead by the psychologist Michael Robinson apparently he randomly assigned a few hundred under graduates to two different groups. The first was given the following instructions:
“You are 7 years old and school is cancelled. You have the entire day to yourself. What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you see?”
The second was given the same instructions, with the first sentence deleted. These students didn’t imagine themselves as 7 year olds.
After writing for 10 minutes, the subjects in both groups were then given various tests of creativity, such as trying to invent alternative uses for an old car tyre. The students who imagined themselves as young kids scored far more highly, coming up with twice as many ideas as the other group. It turns out that we can recover the creativity we have lost with time. We just have to pretend we’re little kids.
By using the repeatedly tried and tested methods of MindStore, we reach into that part of the brain we worked so well as children. We even have a playground and a playhouse to enter. We have endless uninhibited fun where we can meet inner “friends” with which to imagine all manner of things. We ultimately release our innate creativity and intuition to find breakthroughs and solutions that otherwise would not emerge into our consciousness.
What you and I need to do is to purposefully inhibit our inhibitions and become childlike again to do so all you need to do is….
Find a comfortable position; Close your eyes, Take three deep breaths etc. etc. etc.
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