0:12 Maya Angelou once said,
0:14 "A solitary fantasy can transform a million realities."
0:20 What dream or vision do you want to turn into reality?
0:26 I always wanted to go into business for myself.
0:28 I could be a consultant.
0:31 I'm going to go gluten free, right after I eat that last piece of chocolate cake.
0:38 You know, one day I'm going to stand up to that crabby boss.
0:42 I look good on paper, I should feel great.
0:46 I just know there's more.
0:49 You know it because you feel it.
0:52 You lie awake at night. You talk about your dreams with your partner
0:56 and your friends, but more often than not,
0:58 you continue to do those same behaviors ...view middle of the document...
2:38 You don't have to be an artist or know how to draw.
2:41 As naive as your drawings might be, when you draw where you are,
2:48 your current state, and where you want to be,
2:53 your desired new reality.
3:01 Suddenly, you have a road map for change.
3:05 So what is your current state?
3:07 Well, let's say you're Joe.
3:10 Joe has a good job.
3:14 Joe has a lovely wife, Amy.
3:20 Joe makes good money,
3:24 but like many of us, Joe wants more from life.
3:28 And he'd like to get rid of a couple of things.
3:31 Maybe that intense workload, maybe that negative boss.
3:39 Maybe Joe has a higher purpose; he's just not sure how to get there.
3:45 So, now, Joe's current state is visual.
3:48 We remember things better when they're attached to a picture.
3:51 65 percent better to be exact.
3:55 So now let's imagine that Joe wants to change something in his current state.
4:00 He wants to build that desired new reality that he dreams about.
4:07 In order for Joe to freely dream,
4:09 he must first...
4:13 ...trick his brain.
4:16 Because the left side of your brain, as you know, houses the critic,
4:19 who is forever trying to keep you safe from harm, make sure you
4:21 don't do anything dangerous or stupid.
4:24 So let's have Joe tell the critic that he's just going to use his imagination.
4:30 Using your imagination activates the right side of your brain,
4:34 which makes you creative and filled with possibility.
4:38 So now, let's dream Joe's new life.
4:42 In the best case scenario,
4:44 one year from today, what is Joe's life like?
4:48 Hey, Joe has a new job. Great.
4:53 Joe has a new boss, himself.
4:58 Joe has a couple of great collaborators,
5:02 and Joe is just bursting with creativity and ideas,
5:06 and all of those things we dream about.
5:13 and purpose,
5:16 and freedom,
5:21 and love.
5:27 Now I'm drawing this picture as the favor to Joe today.
5:30 But in real life, he'd have to draw his own picture.
5:34 because he can't afford me.
5:38 Actually, because you get the most power when you paint your own picture.
5:43 So now, Joe has his drawing,
5:45 so now he's got to soak it in.
5:48 He has to fill it with color.
5:52 He has to fill it with emotion.
5:57 He has to get inside of it, as if he's on the inside, looking out.
6:05 Your brain actually emits serotonin and Oxytocin when you draw and dream.
6:13 So you feel happy.
6:17 Capable, creative.
6:20 You feel cool.
6:23 So now, we have Joe's current state and Joe's desired new reality.
6:27 So how can Joe get from here to there
6:32 in just three bold steps?
6:35 Three bold steps?
6:37 If I knew how to get from here to there in three bold steps,
6:39 I would have done it 25 years ago
6:41 when I had a mullet.
6:45 Here is where the magic begins. Your brain knows you.
6:49 It's cataloged everything you've ever seen,...