Thursday, June 26, 2008

Visualizing Success

When I'm getting dressed in the morning, my stomach muscles are actually starting to rise to the surface and have some definition. The wonderful thing about this is that I can envision on myself exactly the stomach and body that I want to have. I can squint or simply focus on what is good and blur away the chubby excesses that have still to fade away.

This makes exercising all much more exciting, because I have a clear mental image of the body I want, the body I am recreating. I actually don't mind doing the abdominal bicycling exercise beccause when I am doing them, I am picturing the sculptured body that I am obtaining.

I don't know if I am quite as far evolved in picturing my financial success taking shape, but I am making progress there as well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Selling Dreams

I was listening to a sales expert talk this morning and he commented that what you are really selling with any product is a dream. This was a lightbulb moment for me. Whether it is the dream of being thin (weight-loss product), having more energy (health-related products), a great relationship (online dating services), etc. We are really selling the dream. He commented that's why some people become seminar-junkies, going off to learn about making money online or in real estate and not actually taking action. They purchase the dream, the product that helps them see themselves with the life they want.

People need to have hope for a better life. It is said that you can endure almost any horrid condition if you have a reasonable hope of your life improving. But people with better conditions, but a life they are disatisfied with and no hope of anything changing, those people are usually depressed.

And in America, is it no wonder we have such avid consumers, when you think of products representing dreams. Don't we talk about 'the American dream?' as though part of being a citizen of the country is that we of course expect (generally through hard-work and ingenuity) to have an ever-increasing standard of living -- the dream of a better future.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Where's Diana?

Sorry I haven't been posting much. I often THINK blog posts, but I don't seem to be near the computer when I think them. Am I still committed to my goals even though I'm not writing about them every day?

Yes, absolutely.

P.S. You might say this isn't much of a blog post, but I felt the longer I waited to post, the more significant a post I had to write. I was running the risk of getting in a vicious cycle and falling out of my habit of writing at least a few times each week.

But now with this silly, simple post, I'm back to writing again.