She runs the Visualise and Thrive the Ultimate Business Club for Spiritual Entrepreneurs and is the Podcast Host for the Visualise You Show and has a book A Daily Gratitude and Vision Building Journal (Link to Amazon)
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What do you love about your life or life itself?
I think as I was reflecting on this question and what I really love about my life now is that I feel very privileged and have a lot of gratitude and appreciation for the fact that I am able to do the things that I always wanted to do and not taking that for granted because for the longest time, I was, you know, working for other people or lining other people’s pockets or not following my true soul’s calling.
I feel very lucky now that I can get up in the morning, look at myself in a mirror and know that what I’m doing is from a place that is really authentic to who I am, but also. I love the fact that I have had that whole range of different careers and worked with so many different sectors and with people in different sectors that I can bring that richness to my life now, and kind of incorporate all of those life lessons and ups and downs into the work that I do with clients today.
That is what I love about my life. I love my family , I love the people in my life and, and I’m just genuinely just really enjoying how things are going right now. And in terms of life generally, I think when we. Fully appreciate those ups and downs. When we can look at our life holistically and look at the good stuff and the bad stuff, the failures and the successes, but look at things with a different lens and perspective and kind of find the gold in there, we can start to live life in a different way.
Have you got any rituals that you do to make sure that you don’t get burnt out and you look after yourself?
I have been burnt out in the past, I think many of us have. I’m not very active. I’m not very sporty. I’ve always shied away from sports days and swimming galas and that kind of thing but I do meditate and I do journal or script.
I do a lot of self-reflection and just allow myself to check back in with what is important to me and a lot of the work that I do is based around visualisation. I do visualisations often alongside the meditations. As well, trying to live in moderation, I don’t smoke anymore, I don’t drink anymore really and just trying to be active in the ways that I can, but I’m never gonna be a gym bunny.
Can you tell us more about what kind of things we journal about? Is it literally anything you can journal about?
Literally anything and I think for anybody that’s coming into it the first time you do it, it might take a little bit longer to do because you’re learning a kind of new skill and a new way of approaching visualisation or setting goals. But you can take all areas of your life, so you could focus on your family life, your business, your brand. If you’re a business, what you’re doing in the community, you could take each aspect of that and really start to paint a picture of what you would like that to look like. You know, really leaning into your imagination and painting that picture in as much detail as possible.
The way that I teach people to do that is by ensuring that you bring all of the sensors into that detail. So I think people think visualisation is just visual, but it’s what that would taste like, what that would feel to touch, what emotions you would be feeling, how intuitively you would be feeling. In that vision, bring in all of those senses because how we experience our life on a day-to-day basis is through one or more of our senses and so if we want to try to create a new life for ourselves, we have to create those conditions through visualisation. That is how we would experience it because our mind cannot tell the difference between that which is imagined and that which is real, which is why it’s really important to always bring the senses into the descriptions writing in, your journals or your scripts.
Should you write in the past or do you write in the future or current tense?
I try to write as much in the present tense as possible, but sometimes I do write in the future tense. So if say, for example, you had an interview coming up, you could talk about how the interview goes, where the water jug is positioned on the table, what questions you’re asked, that kind of thing. But it’s like you write in present tense, but also you’re thinking about slightly in the future in a sentence, which is kind of a weird way to look at it but yes, mostly in present.
If people haven’t done any journaling is there a top tips on how to start? Or is it just as simple as get out your pen and paper and just write something? What’s the first step?
I think it’s like how you start out, is how you mean to go on kind of thing. I think it is really important to, when you first get that journal and your new pen or whatever it is that you’re gonna be using to write this, that you do really think about those areas of your life that you wanna focus on. I’m not saying that in that first sitting, you have to script out every single area of your life because that could take a long time. I always give gratitude first. I think we should start with that gratitude and appreciation piece before we start writing. Have no distractions, and really allow yourself to lean into your imagination because I know what it’s like when we start something new that feels a little bit alien to us, that we go to that rational part of us that goes, this isn’t gonna work, this isn’t for me or this isn’t worth it.
If you just allow yourself to lean into your imagination more than you might usually do, you are opening yourself up to bringing you joy and what is really important to you. So no distractions, dedicate ‘you’ time, don’t try to rationalise and don’t try to do everything in one go. Pick a couple of things that you wanna focus on and really spend time building out that vision for the first time and then just get into the rhythm of doing it and seeing what works. I’ve actually got a book called The Power Scripting, if everybody wants to learn more about that. This is a website called powers scripting.com which is my main website and blog. My podcast is Visualise You Show and I have a business club called the Visualise and Thrive Business Club, which is all about helping people to stay on top of their vision.
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