The secret to getting exactly what you want from life — from the man who has! A businessman who has built up, owned and sold software companies, a nightclub, a bed and breakfast (plus a couple of alehouses), author Robin Nixon knows that worldly success has little to do with the world. It begins with one's self—and one's deepest thoughts. When altered, your thoughts have the ability to impact your behavior and immediate universe, and, indeed, your destiny. Known as "Creative Visualization," this powerfully simple tool has adherents as well known as Oprah Winfrey. In Creative Visualization For Dummies, Robin Nixon gives you the practical tools for pinpointing your goals, becoming more assertive and self-confident, and increasing energy levels and creativity—while on a new journey of self-fulfillment. Includes useful visualization techniques and exercises that help you tune into the mind/body connection Offers psychological approaches that allow you to take real steps towards success and happiness For those interested in finding a new direction or finally creating their own luck, this tell-all guide—from the man who's capitalized on its secrets—will offer an inspiring game plan for a new beginning.
Introduction 1 Part I: Introducing Creative Visualization 7 Chapter 1: Unlocking the Power of Your Mind: Introducing Creative Visualization 9 Chapter 2: Laying the Groundwork for Visualization 29 Chapter 3: Reaping the Benefi ts of Creative Visualization 49 Part II: Discovering How to Visualize 61 Chapter 4: Exploring the Different Types of Visualization 63 Chapter 5: Preparing Yourself for Change 75 Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Times and Locations for Effective Visualization 85 Part III: Visualization Exercises for a Happier, Healthier Life 95 Chapter 7: Being Happier and More Fulfi lled 97 Chapter 8: Overcoming Uncontrolled Anger and Stress 119 Chapter 9: Finding More Motivation and Energy 137 Chapter 10: Being Healthy and Banishing Bad Habits 157 Chapter 11: Overcoming Fears and Phobias 181 Chapter 12: Fostering Strong Relationships 199 Part IV: Using Creative Visualization to Achieve Success 221 Chapter 13: Cultivating Confi dence: Strengthening Your Self-belief with Creative Visualization 223 Chapter 14: Succeeding in the Workplace: Creative Visualization as a Leg Up in Leadership 245 Chapter 15: Attaining Sporting Excellence 269 Chapter 16: Achieving Success in Education and the Workplace 293 Chapter 17: Becoming More Creative 319 Part V: The Part of Tens 339 Chapter 18: Ten Instant Visualizations to Promote Your Wellbeing 341 Chapter 19: Ten Great Settings for Creative Visualization 347 Chapter 20: Ten Places to Discover More about Creative Visualization 351 Chapter 21: Ten Goals that Creative Visualization Can Help You Achieve 355 Index 359
Robin Nixon is a technology and motivational author who has written eight books and over 500 articles on topics including technology, self help and theenvironment. He has been the director of Internet and software development companies in both the UK and US, as well as running hotel and hospitality businesses in both countries. For the last 25 years Robin has practised creative visualization on a daily basis in both his personal and business life.
The difference between dreaming the dream and living it Creative visualization is a lot like something we all do every day of our lives: daydreaming. The big difference is that creative visualizers have learned to make their daydreams come true by tapping into the unconscious mind's awesome power to positively shape and focus thoughts and behaviours. Written by an accomplished entrepreneur and bestselling author, this book teaches you the simple yet powerful visualization techniques that he, along with many of today's most successful people in sports, business, the arts and entertainment, use to achieve their goals. Beginning to begin – discover how this centuries-old discipline works and prepare to unleash the power within you Destination station – zero-in on where you really want to be and identify what's stopping you from getting there It's a mind/body thing – pinpoint the physical, emotional and psychological barriers to your success and happiness and get your mind and body working in sync Getting into gear – use creative visualization to replace bad habits with good ones, rid yourself of irrational fears and phobias, and reawaken your enthusiasm and sense of purpose Running at full throttle – turbo-charge your personal and professional life, boost your stamina, and focus your energies on realizing your dreams Open the book and find: How to overcome emotional barriers to success and happiness Advice on thinking and acting like a winner The trick to setting goals you can achieve Ways to exceed your own expectations Guidance to help your mind and body work in harmony Tips for boosting your confidence The key to supercharging your personal relationships Stress-relieving solutions Learn to: Use creative visualization to help you achieve your goals Live a happier, healthier life Become more confident and assertive Increase your energy levels and creativity