Wow. After the webinar last Sunday I was inspired to try the NARC method (Neurological Associative Reactive Conditioning), or as I call it: trashing my goals. Just in case you missed it, here’s my interpretation of how it works.
First you vividly picture your goals, read your DMP with enthusiasm, and feel how great it will be when those goals become reality. Also think about how each contact you make could be worth $10,000,000. Then you put those goals into the garbage can. I keep all my cards in an envelope so it is pretty easy to just toss the whole thing in there. Then say to yourself: do you want to give up on your goals and dreams – are they just garbage?
Then you get to work. For me, depending on my OATS plan for the day, it might be a “power hour” where I spend an hour on focused activities that put me in touch with team members, prospects, and so on.
Then once I complete the activity, I can then triumphantly pull my envelope out of the garbage and proclaim: “My dreams are alive!” And I get to have a little square of chocolate, too.
So I did this 3 times this week, and I was more focused, I did not waste time scrolling through Facebook, and I did have some good contacts. I had a slight hiccup on Tuesday though. I was working an evening shift at my nursing job, so I did this in the morning. While I was at work I was a bit concerned. You see, it was garbage night, and while I was pretty sure I took them out of the trash can, I did have a moment where I pictured my husband taking out the garbage before I got home and I would have to be digging in the bag at the curb. It was okay, of course. Just a lesson to make the triumphant removal a bit more memorable, I guess.
In other news, I have not been focused on the Mental Diet quite as much this week and have slipped a bit. Though I am usually excellent about staying positive, this week was a bit challenging: too many days of work (my own fault), too much to do before Christmas (my fault as well), feeling sad for a friend experiencing a family tragedy, and too little time to do everything. I have not exercised as much as usual, and felt a bit guilty. I know that it is okay to be out of balance once in a while and things will be easier next week with fewer work shifts, and a plan to get out with a walking group on Boxing Day. So I am practicing forgiveness (on myself). And I started to watch “Wild” and have a few other movies on hold at the library (I decided to just request them all – I can decide if I want to watch them or not).
I wish you all the best this Christmas season – for whatever holiday you celebrate. Druid Solstice Miracle, anyone? If you are a Santa fan, you might check out The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix. Just watched it – good lessons about believing, magic and miracles, family, and following through. Kurt Russell makes a very cool Santa Claus.
Arlene I agree whole heartedly about not enough time to do everything I want this Christmas. I can’t wait for Christmas day to quit doing! Funny store about the garbage! I am posting this to Facebook for you. See you next year!
I haven’t done that exercise yet but I could feel your angst about the possibility of your envelope being actually trashed! Blessings on your new year and may you meet and exceed all your goals. ❤️
Thanks for sharing your NARC. Hearing how others are living out their day and examples always encourage me. Blessings for an amazing 2019!
Thank you for the reminder of Narc. And Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thank you for your post. It is very meaningful for me.