Dreaming Your Business Team to Success
When it comes to inspiring a team, there are two approaches you can take. One
is to fill the mind of each and every member with a vision contoured with
beautiful descriptive imagery which dances on the heart and motivates the soul.
The other is to paint a bleak, blank canvas where everyone fumbles around in the
dark. Dare you dream big? If you do, the results could be amazing!
The most successful professionals are the ones who see the bigger picture and
step into it. They lead by passion and instill this emotion into the psyche of
each and every member of their team. In essence, they use inspirational words,
strong motivational incentives and a ‘can do’ attitude which is so powerful, the
mere mention of a particular project will invoke feelings of action and the
atmosphere will become ignited like a blue spark in an instant.
Spark the Imagination
When we dream, we envisage something wonderful which fills us with joy and
invokes a desire for its fruition. To achieve this in the workplace, we need the
help of our colleagues who equally need to see the end result the same way. No
point in just one person charging ahead like Boadicca when the rest of the team
are flailing around in the background, fumbling through tasks without any real
purpose. You need to drive this vision forward with your trusted steed of
workers whom you have motivated to such an extent that the only way is forward
because the will is too strong for it to go any other way.
Many leaders scoff at the idea of living in a dream- like state. The common
approach is the textbook method where a series of goals lead to the finishing
line. However, the history books have a different slant. This can be proven by
the legendary Martin Luther King who created the much quoted expression “I have
a dream”. He did not announce “I have a set of goals”.
Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It
A wish, desire or aspiration is something which is always looming in the back of
the mind, it does not have to be fulfilled at a set time. When a leader connects
with the ambitious part of someone’s brain, that part which makes them sit up
and take notice, they hone in on their motivational center. Awaken this part of
the brain in every member of your team and you have a group of people who are
all reading from the same page. They will feel the same passion as you and as a
whole you will have the strength to move mountains. Tap into their motivational
center and watch magical things occur.
So how do you connect with that part of the brain? You simply become familiar
with the dreams of each and every member of your team. When you understand their
way of thinking you can literally turn on the switch of motivation whenever you
need to. Throw gas on the flames of enthusiasm and watch them transform into a
raging inferno. Listen to their thoughts and feelings and allow their emotions
to flow, watch them light up when they start to describe their deepest wishes
and then watch them come back down to earth when they step back into reality. To
jolt them back into motivational mode again, all you have to do is convince them
that their dreams can become real. Create positive affirmations which are
associated with their dream so the moment they are mentioned, the lights go on.
Encourage them to live as though they have already achieved their dream and ask
them to explain how it feels. When you can make your team members reach these
feelings of elation, a strong, positive vibration is released into the
atmosphere. The law of physics states that energy attracts energy, therefore
positive energy magnetizes positive results.
In other words, what you put out, you get back. Hence the reason why it is
important to watch uplifting television programs, listen to cheery songs and
recognize that negative voice in our head which quashes our dreams. When we
notice ourselves thinking or saying something negative, we should act upon those
messages in an instant and reverse those soul destroying thoughts into positive
statements. Do everything you can to make your work environment positive and
encourage team members to use their imagination. Desk accessories or office
furniture can be used as great symbols to represent their dream and act as
anchors to keep those ‘high’ vibrations emitting into the universe. For example,
the office chair could be seen as the executive’s chair. Someone who dreams of
becoming a CEO should imagine their body sinking into that soft padding. What
does the chair feel like? Does it mold into the curvature of the body, does it
provide a haven of comfort for the posterior? How does it smell? Inhale the
leather…really breath it in as you sit at your desk commanding your realm,
dealing calmly with the demands of the day.
This same principle can be applied to any target that you want your team
members to reach as a whole. You now have the tools to turn on that drive
whenever you require. Watch each team member go from sluggish and unproductive
into action mode in seconds. Manipulate this turbo drive button whenever a surge
of productivity is required. If all of these lights of inspiration were turned
on at the same time, this combined level of energy could actually power an
Tap Into the Motivational Center of Each Team Member
It is easy to confuse a dream with a fantasy as both are very similar. The
difference between the two is that a fantasy is something which can only remain
that; it is something out of the realm of possibility. For example; someone may
fantasize about having Pamela Anderson as their boss. However, a dream about
sealing a deal with a huge client is achievable. Yes, a dream really can come
true if you turn it into a burning desire and never doubt it. Every single day,
reinforce that desire with the conviction that you can and will achieve it. Even
those who were subjected to terrible ordeals in concentration camps survived
against all odds simply because they believed that they would survive, they saw
themselves being reunited with their families…and many were.
This is going to be a team effort and as leader you need to tap into the
control center of your team and guide them towards the finishing line. When
everyone is convinced that their dreams can come true, you have created a lean,
mean, motivational machine and there will be no obstacle which cannot be
overturned easily and effortlessly. Lead by example and show them how it can be
achieved in the work place. Highlight the moments of good luck, when people come
forward at the right time, and how the universe can manipulate events which can
sometimes appear to scupper your efforts but upon reflection. You were actually
needed because you missed something important along the way.
To keep spirits up, it is vital to remind your team that this is one vision
that fits all. Explain that for anything to materialize it has to first happen
in the dream world. Ask them to look around the office. It is evident that
everything once started out as a dream. Speak with enthusiasm; positively and
warmly…Watch it go viral. Colleagues will start to speak in the same manner and
perform tasks optimistically; they will come up with ideas and suggestions
without any prompts and work independently to achieve results. Doubt and
sluggishness will be a thing of the past. Watch this vibe ripple throughout the
office every single day as each and every one of your team grows spiritually,
emotionally and intellectually.
Think of Your Team as Adventurers Looking for Buried
What a wonderful mission to control…not only will you be helping each and every
team member turn their own personal dreams into reality, you will be helping
them to learn by example every single day how to move forward. Watch their
confidence increase as they come into work every morning with a positive
attitude, letting nothing stand in their way. If anyone begins to falter use the
following example to keep them focused:
A young lady wished to become an actress. She mustered up the nerve to apply
for an audition and learned her lines by heart. She performed perfectly and
walked away elated. After waiting anxiously for the results, she was told that
the drama school was looking for someone with more stage experience. Feeling
disheartened, she shelved her dream and continued her job as a sales assistant.
What a waste! She would have made a fantastic actress, why? Because it was her
dream, it was instilled in her from the moment of conception; the dream was her
little voice trying to direct her. That little voice said “you were meant to do
There were many people at the audition who also failed to meet the grade. If
they were told they would have to learn how to cook the perfect souffle to
become enrolled on the course, there would have been a lot of people out there
sifting through recipes, rolling up their sleeves and cracking a lot of eggs.
Give up at the first hurdle and you will never make your dream come true. You
are the one who decides if you want to bury it or bring it out into the open.
The Word Impossible is Not in Your Dictionary
No-one said that fulfilling a dream would be easy but when it appears difficult
or damn near impossible, it brings with it a set of learning experiences which
we were meant to face along the way. We are conditioned to believe that we must
not fail in life. This is the major reason why so many people give up on their
dreams at the first sign of trouble. However, these little setbacks are there to
open up many new roads that we are meant to travel on to fulfill our dream. This
means that the universe is working with us, directing us according to the route
that we are personally meant to take. When you think about it logically, our
successes are the result of our failures opening up the realm of greater
opportunities coming our way. Pin up a message on the bulletin board or somewhere
where everyone will see it which says “opportunity first, knowledge second”, and
you will encourage your team to seize the opportunity and learn how to achieve
it along the way.
As children we live in a make believe world, such a wonderful place to be but
as we mature, we are told to stop walking with our head buried in the clouds.
This jolts us back into reality and pushes our dreams further away. We are
taught that education is the only way to progress and that dreams are something
to be put aside for another day. Only problem is… that day never comes.
A Single Fantasy Can Turn Into 100s of Realities
When we drift off to sleep we are in a very relaxed state of mind, acutely
focused and living in a world which satisfies our deepest desires. But as we
come back into reality and our conscious mind takes over we know that we have to
keep those dreams to ourselves for fear of being ridiculed and having our
proverbial ‘bubble’ burst. Allow the grim reapers of this world to become your
onlookers in life rather than the controllers. Take steps to fulfill your dreams
personally, without telling anyone.
You are the most trusted ‘best friend’ you
will ever have in your entire life so talk to yourself encouragingly,
convincingly, kindly. Look at where you are now and where you want to be. If you
pursued your dream you would show everyone that with determination and
conviction anything is possible with or without their negative input. Look at
some of the celebrities…they hired hypnotherapists, councilors and coaches who
tapped into the motivational center and helped them reach their goals.
It takes 100% dedication to turn a dream into reality, especially if you are
up against the “you’ll never make it happens” of this world. But if everyone
listened to the non-believers how many inventions would have stayed buried in
people’s heads, never to see the light of day? Take for example the Wright
Brothers; they had a dream to be able to fly. They presented their idea to the
U.S. Army who scoffed at the notion. In fact, they became a laughing stock and
everyone ridiculed them.
But they remained united and firm in their conviction
and converted negativity energy which was thrown at them into positive fuel to
drive them forward. The more they were told “it will never happen” the more they
convinced themselves “it would”. They shared their dream with people who also
believed it could happen, which provided the much needed support to remain firm
and steadfast. It was only when onlookers started to see progress in great leaps
and bounds that the taunting stopped and faces which once mocked, turned into
those that admired. Overnight, these two brothers changed from being classed as
‘freaky’ to pure geniuses.
Let Your Imagination Sore
So remember, a leader is someone at the forefront of motivation, the one who
will prove that anything is possible. When you have stepped inside the head of
every one of your team members and know what makes them tick, you can use these
positive techniques to make them instinctively do everything in their power to
make that multimillion dollar fantasy deal, become real.
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