Question: When’s the best time to focus your mind and visualize your goals?
Answer: Not when you think it is.
Seriously. Most of us have been told to visualize first thing in the morning or just before going to bed at night.
And these notions are correct if you’re a “neck-up” type of person.
Neither are many of the people I deal with. And based upon my experience in dealing with those who aren’t exactly physical – I believe you’ll help them far more by engaging their body as you “work” on the mind.
Contemplate the following: Almost everyone feels better after going for a walk.
Walking clears the cobwebs from your mind. It moves the blood, gets you breathing deeper and helps endorphins flow stronger.
Walking is good medicine for the mind – especially when you do it oudoors, in nature, surrounded by trees. Or on the beach. Or along a mountain road.
And when you combine walking time with visualization time – you capture two birds with each step.
Most of the people who live in the area that I coach are used to me having them do something physical as we talk.
They don’t come to me, sit in a lazy boy and have me guide them through Theatre of the Mind.
Instead, when they show up, they are handed a jump rope or told to follow me as I begin walking.
And when we walk, we talk.
They ask questions and get answers.
The stories flow. The advice pours out of me.
And they get even more super-charged – I’d say at least
three times more – than if they were merely sitting and listening.
I realize most of you reading these words cannot come and walk/talk with me personally.
But all of you can do as Richard has writen below:
Just want to let you know that I’ve gone through the entire TOTM CDs and video and am now on my second listening. I put it on my ipod and listen while doing chores or taking walks.
I think your program is excellent, one of the best if not THE best I’ve ever come across (I’ve listened to a lot of them) full of great transformative information and techniques. You are a great storyteller and it’s really easy to listen to.
One thing that I’ve glommed onto early on is the face behind the face and the inner smile. Really makes a huge difference.
Thanks for doing it and putting it out there.
MJF: Thank you, Richard. Maybe someday you can come to Tampa and experience the message LIVE. Glad you’re enjoying the CDs.
Well, my friend, if nothing else – get out there and walk. and if you really want to get somewhere in life – listen to my Theatre of the Mind program while you walk.
Turning walking time into success time.