New Genetic Coding

First, the downward spiral

Most people can so easily see what isn’t working — as if we’re genetically coded to focus on problems. We’re too good at imagining worst case scenarios, wondering, “What if this goes wrong?  What if that goes wrong?”

Of course, we can also imagine best case scenarios

My coaching clients dream and imagine wonderful things for themselves, for their loved ones, and for the planet.  Yet many have a difficult time staying with these positive imaginings.  They find themselves worrying about what negative thing might happen, rather than anticipating what wonderful thing might happen.

What you focus on expands

If you are most often focused on what could go wrong, worrying about the future, then you are feeding your energy to those potential bummer futures.  If, however, you are most focused on what could go right, anticipating a brilliant future, then you are feeding your energy to those optimal brilliant futures.

How do you break the habit of downward spiraling?

Here’s a simple yet powerful tool that can strengthen your imaging muscles AND give you an energy boost  It’s called, “What if…?  UP” and you can use it in a generic way (just to boost your energy and feel good) or in a specific way (about a certain project, relationship, or aspiration).

Here’s how it works:

1. With a Journal or Keyboard, complete the question with something positive; something you’d like to see happen.  For example:

“What if my presentation goes better than I expected?  And, what if my audience likes it so much they ask all sorts of buying signal questions?  What if they are so interested that I make them a great offer that they accept on the spot?  And, what if that “great offer” is even more lucrative for me than the original offer I had in mind?  And, what if they turn out to be my biggest and best client?  And, what if I find working with them is so easy, fulfilling, and exciting?  And, what if I discover how to work fewer hours while generating more revenue?…”

2.  Let your imagination fly. Some of your answers to the question, “What if…?” will be realistic and probable.  Some will be fantastical and that’s good, too, because it helps you stretch your imagination and open to possibilities that you otherwise wouldn’t consider.   The rules of good brainstorming apply here:  no editing, just let it rip.

3.  Use this tool regularly.  Daily.