Thursday, July 23, 2009

Visualize Your Goals and Dreams When Building a Team

Before you can really build a team you have to get the entire group on the same page. The best way to do this is to help them "together" visualize all the goals, and allow them to do a little dreaming on their own.

They need to be able to see themselves at that future point in time, having accomplished all they set out to do. It's not easy to visualize your goals and dreams when you're building a team but it is quite necessary. And it can be done in a number of ways.

Many "Team Building Captains" use whiteboards and everyone sits around discussing their goals and the mission of the group along with their own wish lists. It is important to let the members of the team allowed their imagination to flow.

Once the team sees themselves as victorious in the market place, or on the sports field, you are halfway there. There is a book that is fairly old, but I'd like you to pick up a copy if you would, the book is called; "Psycho Cybernetics" by Maltz (read it).

In this book he explains how powerful the imagination is and why visualizing your dreams and goals is so important. The top Olympic athletes have been trained to do this in their individual sports.

But if you get a whole group of people visualizing their success in advance, it's almost as if they can "will the events to occur" and make victory happen. I hope you will consider all this when you're building your teams, and understands the power of visualization. Please think on this.

By Lance Winslow

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