Are you looking for the millionaire mindset of a Grant Cardone? then give your mind the tools it needs to create it by starting with one of the strongest tools you have: listening to create visualization success. The current podcast episode walks you through it.

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I watched a live stream today with Grant Cardone and love him or hate him, I was impressed that he came on saying that he wanted to listen more. That got me thinking that we value talking but often forget that listening is one of the most powerful tools you have in developing the movies we play in our heads (visualizing) about what you want in your life. That someone like Grant Cardone who has created a huge level of success is saying he needs to listen more gives me hope that the rest of the world is beginning to catch on to the power of visualization and how listening plays a big role in it.

Listening is something we take for granted and think we do well because it is something we all do. But if you have ever been in a conversation with someone who is not giving you their full attention or worse yet is not hearing anything you say but simply waiting for you to finish so they can talk, you realize that it is a skill that has to be developed.

Listening is important because your mind stores information based on the things you see and hear, and then combines them to create feelings (those mental images). What do you think about when I say the word “dentist”? I’m sure a mental image instantly popped into your head of the office, maybe a surgical mask, and maybe the sound of the drill. All of those things combine to create a feeling that you associate with that word. But, what if I told you that when I say dentist it is possible to see that beautiful girl you’ve always wanted to date, or you walking into a room and everyone smiling at you, and the sound of the drill is something pleasant because it reminds you of all those things. How do you think you would feel about that word “dentist” now?

listening 2BThe difference is association and why listening is so important to visualization because it is part of your pattern of combinations. If you don’t provide guidance your mind will connect events with feelings as they happen rather than how you want. You listen day in and day out and based on that you assume you are listening well when in reality your mind has to be trained to listen to make the connections YOU want. A good number of the people following Grant Cardone want to be like him but many have not made the visualization connections that HE has. It is a testament to his own visualization skills because he went livestream to say that despite his level of mental connections… he wanted to create MORE by listening and was open to others giving him ideas.

This is what makes my series “Mindful Relaxation – Motivation while you Sleep” so powerful in that it helps you program in listening and visualization to make the connections YOU want and then encourages you to make this part of your day to day actions. Doing it while you sleep puts your connection making on steroids because based on a 2014 research experiment at New York University School of medicine participants were compared after being given a task. Those who performed the task and then went to sleep within an hour outperformed those who slept four hours later after performing it. And, brain scans of the high performing group showed rather than resting, their brains were significantly more active in making brain tissue connections. You think your brain is resting when it is far from it. Your brain is actually working to make connections for the following day to set priorities. Isn’t it great that YOU can decide what’s at the top of the list?

Want to test out what I’m saying? Go to the shop and get yourself a copy of “Mindful Relaxation – Motivation While you sleep” and I will throw in a copy of my visualization picture book which will double the impact.

If someone who has had huge success like Grant Cardone is open to listening and making more mental connections… what are you,/I> waiting for?