June 1st, 2008 2:50 PM by Lehel Szucs
As Henry Ford once said: "Whether you believe you can or you can't, either way, you are right."
If you translate this to today's real estate market you can easily say that: whether you believe that the market is good or bad, either way, you are right.
"Visualize success" is something we hear a lot of these days. However, we don't always know how to make our visualizations powerful enough so that they become a reality. Following you will find powerful tips to do that.
Myth: "I'll believe it when I see it"
Fact: "You'll see it when you believe it"
The first step in any visualization process is to believe that you can have it.
As an example, let's consider success in buying or selling real estate. Before beginning to visualize your success, you need to believe that it can happen.
If you have trouble believing that it can happen, then most likely you are experiencing some self limiting beliefs that need to be cleared.
Once they are cleared, begin visualizing yourself successfully selling or buying your perfect home, in the time you want and at the price you want.
Here's a typical example of what you might come up with: " I want to buy/sell a home for $300,000, and I want to work with real estate consultant who is positive, decisive and committed to my goals."
Great. Now you are crystal clear on your desired outcome.
Next, put yourself inside of this visualization, and feel what it feels like. Take a few minutes where you can be alone, close your eyes and live the visualization, as if it's happening right now. What does it feel like? The more you breathe the more you are available to feel the positive feelings.
What positive feelings come up for you?
Most people report feelings like: confidence, fulfillment, security, peace, energy, joy, safety and so forth.
Please note that by adding the feelings to this visualization, you are energizing your vision. Without this essential step, your visualization falls flat.
Here's another helpful hint: picture your visualization, as a moving picture, not a snapshot.
For example, visualize yourself going to the home of a prospective client and giving your listing presentation. Move it forward. See and feel them signing with you.
Imagine finding a buyer easily and effortlessly for your home or finding the right home. Visualize the look on your faces as you receive just the right offer or as you are told that your offer was accepted.
The final step would be to imagine yourself with the check in your hand, your name on the check and the exact amount. Or receiving the key to your new perfect home.
Here's the key, imagine your desired outcome as if it had already occurred, with all of your senses involved.
Just to recap:
To make your visualizations powerful and effective, do the following:
Believe you can have it
Put yourself inside of it and feel it
See the visualization as a moving picture, not a snapshot
Follow these steps and watch your visualization become a reality.