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Importance & Impact of Vision

Importance & Impact of Vision

Unveiling the Impact of Vision: A Journey to Success

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Introduction

Successful people understand the importance of having clear goals and creating their own opportunities. They have a vision that guides their actions and sets them up for success. In this blog, we will explore the impact of having a clear vision and how it can lead to greater achievements.

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Importance & Impact of Vision

Keywords:

Successful people, goals, opportunities, vision, commencement speaker, definite plan, net worth, success levels, achievement, mind, imagination, reality, University of Chicago, experiment, free throws, basketball court, improvement, control group, imagination impact, results, Coach Dave, short bursts.

Speaker: Dave Razo

Successful people focus on their goals and create their own opportunities. They have a vision.

Hey, good morning, Coach Dave here just wanted to emphasize the importance and the impact of having a clear vision. I was reminded of a commencement speaker, who was speaking at a prestigious university. And, he asked the graduating class, who here has a definite plan for their lives? But, only about three people raised their hands. Then 25 years later, when he checked back in, those three individuals had a net worth that was superior to the net worth of all the other students combined. So, people who know where they are going always achieve far greater levels of success. Successful people focus on their goals and create their own opportunities. They have a vision.

So, it raises the question, can your mind tell the difference between what you imagine, and what is real? Well, the proof is in the pudding. There was an experiment done out of the University of Chicago, and they wanted to figure this out for themselves. They took three groups of people. The first group actually shot free throws on a basketball court for one hour each day for a month. And then, they were going to measure their improvement from start to end. Then, second group, just imagine shooting free throws in their mind for one hour each day for 30 days.

And then, the third group was the control group, they did nothing at all. Now as you might expect, the control group had no improvement. But, the group that actually went to the basketball court and shot the free throws in court improved 24% at the end of that month. Now, the ones that just imagined shooting free throws, they improved 23%. So, just one percentage point different. The proof is in the pudding. Your imagination, your vision can drastically change your results. Coach Dave here, just another short bursts hope you’re enjoying these, bye-bye.

 

The Graduation Speaker’s Question

Imagine being a part of a prestigious university graduation ceremony. The commencement speaker asks the graduating class, “Who here has a definite plan for their lives?” Surprisingly, only three people raise their hands. Fast forward 25 years, and those three individuals have a net worth that surpasses the combined net worth of all their classmates.

Clear Vision

Harness the power of your mind by having a clear vision. Define your goals and actively work towards achieving them. Successful individuals know that visualization and imagination can make a real difference in their lives. By focusing on your goals and creating your own opportunities, you can enhance your chances of achieving great success.

who here has a definite plan for their lives

Remember, having a clear vision is not limited to sports or financial success. It applies to all aspects of life, whether it’s personal relationships, career aspirations, or personal growth. Take the time to visualize your desired outcomes and actively pursue them.

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Unlock the power of your mind

This experiment demonstrates that your imagination and vision can significantly impact your results. Your mind has the power to shape your reality, even if it’s through visualization alone.

Your Mind’s Perception

Can your mind distinguish between what you imagine and what is real? Researchers at the University of Chicago conducted an experiment to find out. They divided participants into three groups.

The first group spent one hour each day for a month shooting free throws on a basketball court. The researchers measured their improvement over the course of the month. The second group, on the other hand, only imagined shooting free throws in their minds for one hour a day. The third group served as the control group and did not participate in any activities related to shooting free throws.

Unsurprisingly, the control group showed no improvement. However, the group that physically practiced shooting free throws on the court improved by 24% by the end of the month. Remarkably, the group that only imagined shooting free throws improved by 23%. The difference between the two groups was just one percentage point.

Dave Razo

Author – Speaker – Leader – Investor

Dave spent a long and distinguished career as a pilot and leader in the United States Air Force. Along the way, he managed to obtain three graduate degrees.  As an investor in the stock market for more than 37 years, Dave has seen his share of ups and downs.  When Dave retired as a Colonel in 2006, he founded Razor Sharp Investments. Subsequently, he worked with an investment education company, teaching new investors how to handle their money, and then two brokerage firms doing the same thing.

In 2012, Dave founded his own investment firm.  Dave has always been fascinated by the question, Why do people do the things that they do?  On his discovery journey, he encountered Tony Robbins. He worked with his event staff to eventually progresss through the Institute for Strategic Intervention as a coach, making him ideally suited to tackle the most formidable challenges in a relationship.  Dave continues to be committed to a life of service, mainly serving those struggling in their relationships over money.  

Dave is dedicated to the values of
Integrity First  — Service Before Self – Excellence in All We Do.
Author: Rich Life, Wealthy Life
From Successful Investing to Happy Empowered Living
RichLifeWealthyLifeBook.com

Creating a Clear Vision for Success

Creating a Clear Vision for Success

Creating a Clear Vision for Success

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Vision & Action: Your Path to Success

Impact of Vision – In the video, Coach Dave Razo emphasizes the importance of having a clear vision for achieving success. He shares a powerful real-life example to illustrate that successful individuals not only set goals but also create opportunities through their vision.

The main message is that a clear vision, combined with action and imagination, is crucial for personal success. Viewers are invited to explore “We Build a Better U” for guidance on their personal development journey.

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Importance & Impact of Vision

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Speaker: Dave Razo

Successful people focus on their goals and create opportunities. They have a vision.

Hey, good morning, Coach Dave here just wanted to emphasize the importance and the impact of having a clear vision. I was reminded of a commencement speaker, who was speaking at a prestigious university. And, he asked the graduating class, who here has a definite plan for their lives? But, only about three people raised their hands.

Then 25 years later, when he checked back in, those three individuals had a net worth that was superior to the net worth of all the other students combined. So, people who know where they are going always achieve far greater levels of success. Successful people focus on their goals and create opportunities. They have a vision.

So, raises the question, can your mind tell the difference between what you imagine, and what is real? Well, the proof is in the pudding. There was an experiment done out of the University of Chicago, and they wanted to figure this out for themselves. They took three groups of people. The first group shot free throws on a basketball court for one hour each day for a month. And then, they were going to measure their improvement from start to end.

Then, second group, just imagine shooting free throws in their mind for one hour each day for 30 days. And then, the third group was the control group, they did nothing at all. Now as you might expect, the control group had no improvement. But, the group that went to the basketball court and shot the free throws in court improved 24% at the end of that month.

Now, the ones who just imagined shooting free throws, improved 23%. So, just one percentage point different. The proof is in the pudding. Your imagination and your vision can drastically change your results. Coach Dave here, just another short burst hope you’re enjoying these, bye-bye.

The Power of Having a Clear Vision

Successful people understand the importance of having a clear vision and creating their own opportunities. They know where they want to go and they focus on their goals. This is the key to achieving great levels of success.

A commencement speaker at a prestigious university once asked the graduating class if they had a definite plan for their lives. Surprisingly, only a few individuals raised their hands. However, when the speaker checked back in with the class 25 years later, those three individuals who had a clear vision for their lives had a net worth that was superior to the net worth of all the other students combined. This is a clear example of how knowing where you are going can lead to greater levels of success.

Your Mind’s Ability to Differentiate Between Imagination and Reality

Can your mind tell the difference between what you imagine and what is real? An experiment conducted at the University of Chicago aimed to find the answer to this question. The researchers divided the participants into three groups.

The first group went to a basketball court and shot free throws for one hour each day for a month. The researchers measured their improvement from the beginning to the end of the month. The second group, on the other hand, only imagined shooting free throws in their minds for one hour each day for 30 days. The third group, the control group, did nothing at all.

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Rich Life, Wealthy Life provides strategies for “stress-free” wealth development and delves into the leading cause of disharmony and divorce.  Here you will find solutions to emotional distress and a pathway toward empowering harmonious relations.

Unsurprisingly, the control group showed no improvement. However, both the group that physically practiced shooting free throws and the group that only imagined it showed significant improvement. The group that practiced on the court improved by 24% by the end of the month, while the group that imagined shooting improved by 23%. The difference was only one percentage point.

This experiment clearly demonstrates the power of imagination and vision. Your ability to imagine and visualize your goals can drastically change your results. By having a clear vision of what you want to achieve, you can create a pathway to success.

So, the question is, how can you develop a clear vision for yourself?

Developing a Clear Vision for Success

Developing a clear vision requires self-reflection and goal setting. Here are a few steps you can take to create a clear vision for your own success:

Reflect on your passions and values: Take the time to understand what truly drives you and what you value the most. This will help you align your goals with your true desires.

Set specific goals: Define exactly what you want to achieve. Setting specific goals will give you a clear direction and purpose.

    1. Create a plan: Once you have defined your goals, develop a step-by-step plan to reach them. Break down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks.
    2. Visualize your success: Use the power of your imagination to visualize yourself achieving your goals. Imagine the steps you need to take and the obstacles you may encounter along the way. Visualize yourself overcoming these obstacles and reaching your desired outcome.
    3. Stay focused and motivated: Keep your vision in mind at all times. Stay focused on your goals and take consistent action towards them. Surround yourself with supportive and like-minded individuals who can help you stay motivated.
    4. Adapt and adjust: As you progress towards your goals, be open to adapting and adjusting your plan. Sometimes, unexpected opportunities may arise, or you may discover new paths to success. Be flexible and willing to make changes along the way.

By following these steps and developing a clear vision for your success, you can create your own opportunities and achieve great things.

Remember, successful people focus on their goals and create their own opportunities. They have a vision that guides them towards success. So, take the time to develop your own clear vision and start turning your dreams into reality.

Thank you for reading this blog post. Stay tuned for more valuable content!

Dave Razo

Author – Speaker – Leader – Investor

Dave spent a long and distinguished career as a pilot and leader in the United States Air Force. Along the way, he managed to obtain three graduate degrees.  As an investor in the stock market for more than 37 years, Dave has seen his share of ups and downs.  When Dave retired as a Colonel in 2006, he founded Razor Sharp Investments. Subsequently, he worked with an investment education company, teaching new investors how to handle their money, and then two brokerage firms doing the same thing.  In 2012, Dave founded his own investment firm.  Dave has always been fascinated by the question, Why do people do the things that they do?  On his discovery journey, he encountered Tony Robbins. He worked with his event staff to eventually progresss through the Institute for Strategic Intervention as a coach, making him ideally suited to tackle the most formidable challenges in a relationship.  Dave continues to be committed to a life of service, mainly serving those struggling in their relationships over money.  

Dave is dedicated to the values of
Integrity First  — Service Before Self – Excellence in All We Do.
Author: Rich Life, Wealthy Life
From Successful Investing to Happy Empowered Living
RichLifeWealthyLifeBook.com

What is the Super-Cycle to Success? The 4 F’s to Finding the Frick’in Fruit

What is the Super-Cycle to Success? The 4 F’s to Finding the Frick’in Fruit

In ancient times finding fruit was a reason to celebrate.  It was and is an excellent source of energy and nourishment.  Today we have another recipe for being fruitful.  I am talking about mental fruitfulness—collectively, our self proclaimed competitive advantage.

I can remember trying to find a little fruit as a teenager—at that time, the fruit for me was some cash, some dough, some money.  Why?  Primarily I wanted the money to be able to have some fun—go out with friends or maybe even a girl.

Unfortunately, my experience with REAL fruit was not very fruitful even though I came of age in an agricultural community.  Even in very fruit abundant northern California, where the summers are hot (plenty of sunshine), the ground is fertile, and rows of fruit trees are everywhere, I still had trouble finding the fruit I was after, those elusive greenbacks.

It was common for needy teens to work in the fields or at one of the local canning facilities.  You can imagine my embarrassment when my “summer job” only lasted one day.  My first experience with the production of fruit was extraordinarily short-lived and humiliating.  The first day at the apricot cutting tables, I cut more than the apricot.  With blood spewing everywhere and friends watching in horror, I had to go to the doctor to get stitched up.  I still have the scar on my left hand’s palm as a constant reminder.  So, no dough there, and that was the end of my summer work that year.

The next summer, I gave picking prunes a try.  No sharp objects were involved, but the work was challenging.  Hours in the hot sun, shaking prunes from the tree limbs and then picking them up off the ground to place them into a box.  I think I earned .50 cents a box that summer and may have made $85.00 after six weeks of picking prunes.  Not very fruitful.

My commitment remained.  I believed that if I could become fruitful— I would find the dough.  It turned out to be true.  I found 4 F’s that can lead you to the fruit.  The 4 F’s being the Frog, Focus, Flow, and Finish.

Now it might seem odd that I start with the Frog, and I’m not talking about the thousands of frogs we found as a kid in the creek near our house. I’m talking about the Frog that Brian Tracy writes about in his book “Eat That Frog!” Your Frog is your most significant, most important task.  The one you are most likely to procrastinate on and the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

Eating your giant Frog allows you to get more done in less time so you can spend more time with the people you care about, doing things that give you the most joy.

How to Find Your Frog

To find your Frog, ask yourself the following questions.

  • What is the key result you’re creating?
  • What one task will contribute immense value?
  • What is the keystone to the quest you are on?
  • What will have the most significant impact?

Visualize the long-term consequences of completing that task.  It should have the most significant impact on your life or in the life of your company.  This is where the vast majority of the rewards will lie—both emotionally and financially.

Your rewards, both financial and emotional, will always be in direct proportion to your results, to the value of your contribution.:  — Brian Tracy

Developing Focus

Now focus takes discipline.  It is a skill that most of us can acquire with just a little practice.  Like most things that we do, the more we do them, the better we become.  But it takes a bit of work and self-control.  Developing the skill of Focus may initially seem difficult, but the rewards are great if you stick to it.   Here is how it works.

You see, the first step is often the hardest.  Taking that first step is the spot where you have no momentum yet–Zero, Nada, None.

According to the laws of physics, an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.  Your mind, and specifically, your goal, will motivate you to move forward.  Focus on that first small step and move toward your Frog–take that first bite.  Once you take the first bite and have chewed on it for just a little bit, you will start to gain some momentum.

Now, this is more than a mindset, more than voodoo, more than magic.  The neurotransmitters in your brain start to fire when you are moving toward your desired result.  You begin to get those feel-good feelings caused by the dopamine and oxytocin seeping into your system.  Your motivation and drive toward accomplishment are reinforced, and you begin to move faster and care less about taking another bite of the Frog.

Focus is a superpower, especially in today’s distraction-filled world.  If you want the fruit, you must be willing to give up the distractions.  Be able to focus on the critical task at hand.  Preferably that one essential task that will provide you with the greatest return—Focus on that Frog.

Getting Into Flow

Flow is a phenomenon.  It has taken me a while to get a basic understanding of it.  I know it exists because I can relate to it.  Even as a teenager, there were times when I was on the basketball court, and I experienced it.  When I felt like I knew where everyone was and where everyone was going, I felt in the zone, and movement was effortless.  Michael Jordan calls it being “in the zone.” Musicians call it being “in the pocket” or “in the groove.” Some comedians call it being in that “never zone.”

It is that mental state where time seems to standstill.  There is a reason for this.  The clock mechanism in your brain starts shutting down.  Hypofrontality begins to occur as parts of your pre-frontal cortex (PFC) lower their activity levels—they diminish.  Now you might  think this would be a bad thing as our PFC is at the core of your executive functioning—thinking, decision-making, analyzing.  However, when you are in Flow, you stream your consciousness and are unaware of yourself.  You begin to lose yourself.  You are just being there—100% present.

But the part that is “shut down” is what Duke University psychologist Mark Leary, aptly titled in his book, The Curse of the Self.   He states  

 “The self is not an unmitigated blessing; it is single-handedly responsible for many, if not most of the problems that human beings face as individuals and as species.  

 –Mark Leary

While in Flow, this sense of self shuts down.

By this point, your neurochemicals have turned into a waterfall of pleasure.  Your ability to pursue your goal, your desire is reinforced by the mix of chemicals and electrical pulses in your neuroanatomy.  You are continuing to act because the neurochemicals are flowing, and they are pulsing you to more action.  With each drop of norepinephrine, you get more energy to stay alert and to keep moving forward.  You might even feel obsessed with the project and can’t or won’t put it down.

 

The Power of Flow–What’s In It For You?

  • Flow focuses your attention on what’s significant
  • Flow can lead to improved performance.
  • Flow can accelerate learningand skill development.
  • Flow can multiply your productivity.
  • Flow helps you to rise to challenges.
  • Flow increases enjoyment and creativity.

 

In addition to the neurochemical reactions, there are also electrical connections being activated.  And the more of them that start activating, the more that others start firing.

In his book, “The Art of the Impossible,” Steven Kotler describes it as water being poured into a bucket on a waterwheel.

Pour enough water into a bucket, and sooner or later, it spills into the next bucket and the next. It’s that mechanical.”

– Steven Kotler

 

Final Finish!  Or Is It?

This mixture of neurochemicals, electricity, and anatomy can propel you forward all the way to finish line.  You will often get there faster and more efficiently than you could ever imagine.  The research is startling.

McKinsey & Company found a 500% increase in productivity by executives who regularly access flow states.  Harvard found subjects to have three days of heightened creativity after experiencing a flow state.  The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) found subjects to have a 490% increase in skill acquisition, and the Unversity of Sydney found subjects to have a 430% increase in creative problem-solving.

 There are several traits, keys, disciplines to help you across the finish line.  Not the least is a bit of grit.  That stick-to-it ability that keeps a person on-task.  Showing a bit of resilience and persistence.  But these traits can be “hacked” too.  Below are some helpful tips.

 

Getting Across the Finish Line

  1. Set milestone goals. Divide the project into smaller bite-size parts.
  2. Celebrate along the way after each bite is eaten
  3. Eliminate distractions
  4. Overcome the obstacles. Create solutions, conquer challenges—make it fun
  5. Pause and review
  6. Keep an eye on the finish line

Getting to the finish line will not be a big challenge once you have accessed that waterfall of neurobiology.  It will continue to motivate you while at the same time keeping you inflow.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for more.  The mix of chemicals and electrical impulses are gratifying and appealing.  They feel great, a natural high, and may even be addictive.  So in place of your “finish line,” you may find yourself on another search for more fruit.  That is when the 4 F’s begins again, and you will repeat the surprisingly simple super-cycle to success.  It is the closest thing to a magic formula.  It is where you can find the frick’en fruit.

Dave Razo

Author – Speaker – Leader - Investor

Dave spent a long and distinguished career as a pilot and leader in the United States Air Force. Along the way, he managed to obtain three graduate degrees.  As an investor in the stock market for more than 37 years, Dave has seen his share of ups and downs.  When Dave retired as a Colonel in 2006, he founded Razor Sharp Investments. Subsequently, he worked with an investment education company, teaching new investors how to handle their money, and then two brokerage firms doing the same thing.  In 2012, Dave founded his own investment firm.  Dave has always been fascinated by the question, Why do people do the things that they do?  On his discovery journey, he encountered Tony Robbins. He worked with his event staff to eventually progresss through the Institute for Strategic Intervention as a coach, making him ideally suited to tackle the most formidable challenges in a relationship.  Dave continues to be committed to a life of service, mainly serving those struggling in their relationships over money.  

 

Dave is dedicated to the values of
Integrity First  -- Service Before Self – Excellence in All We Do.
Author: Rich Life, Wealthy Life
From Successful Investing to Happy Empowered Living
RichLifeWealthyLifeBook.com