Welcome to this issue of "Dr. T's Timely Tips" by Dr. Tony Alessandra. Please send your feedback to DrTony@Assessments24x7.com!


Visualization is an indispensable tool in helping people attain their goals. Musicians and athletes have proven that visualization is an effective substitute for real practice. In visualizing your goals, you will live your accomplishments in your mind's eye. The more of the five senses that you can involve, the greater your chances are of accomplishment.

For example, you may want to be the Salesperson of the Year in your company. You know that each year an awards banquet is given during which a plaque is presented to the year's sales leader. You may choose to focus on this banquet for your visualization exercise. Here is what you do:

Make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and relax. Slowly and systematically go through all of the five senses. Imagine what you would be experiencing at the banquet.

Sight. Imagine what you would see there. You would see other salespeople and their spouses. Imagine what they are wearing. You would see tables decorated and waiters scurrying about. You would see the bar and people standing around talking. Keep expanding what you "see" for several minutes.

Sound. What would you hear? You would hear the chatter of people. You would hear laughter, the tinkling of glasses, music from a band, and people talking. You would also continually hear people coming up to congratulate you. Imagine that!

Smell. Imagine all the smells you would experience: women's perfume, food, alcohol, men's cologne, and the smell of floral decorations. What else?

Feel. What would your tactile sensations be? You would feel people rubbing up against you in the crowded room. You would feel others shaking your hand. What else?

Taste. Taste in your mind the champagne you will be drinking. Taste the food you will be eating. Experience the sweet taste of success -- in advance! Most importantly, imagine the exhilaration you will feel when your name is called to receive the award! Take your time during this exercise and enjoy it.

The more you can "visually" attend this banquet, the more motivated you will become.

To aid in your visualization exercise, you might want to start a visualization file. This is a file into which you put pictures, clippings, letters, and other reminders of what it will be like to succeed. Your file should also contain letters or awards that you have received in the past.

Anything that makes you feel good about yourself can be included in the file. It can then be used as a source of motivation and inspiration, especially if you begin to feel a little down or demotivated. We all need to be reminded of our past accomplishments once in a while. Be your own best friend -- remind yourself!


Here's to more personal insight,


Share these ideas with others at work and in your personal life. Being a mentor and helping others is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. They may get their own free subscription by going to http://www.cyranosystem.com/ContactRegistration.aspx?CompanyID=1130&UserID=416

See the people, products and programs Dr. Tony Recommends at http://www.DrTonyRecommends.com

Dr. Tony's Platinum Rule Products - http://alessandra.com/products/prrsproducts.asp

About Dr. Tony - http://alessandra.com/abouttony/index.asp

Dr. Tony's Speeches - http://alessandra.com/speakpresent/index.asp

Dr. Tony's Speech Rave Reviews - http://alessandra.com/ravereviews/index.asp

For Meeting Planners - http://alessandra.com/meetingplanners/index.asp

For Speaker's Bureaus - http://alessandra.com/speakersbureau/index.asp

Dr. Tony's eBooks - http://alessandra.com/products/ebooks.asp

Dr. Tony's Client List - http://alessandra.com/clients/index.asp

Dr. Tony's mp3 Products - http://alessandra.com/products/mp3products.asp

Dr. Tony's Sales Products - http://alessandra.com/products/salesproducts.asp

Dr. Tony's Communications Products - http://alessandra.com/products/communicationproducts.asp

Dr. Tony's Leadership Products - http://alessandra.com/products/leadershipproducts.asp

Dr. Tony's Assessment Tools - http://www.AssessmentBusinessCenter.com

Dr. Tony's Customer Service Products - http://alessandra.com/products/customerserviceproducts.asp

If you like receiving Dr. T's Timely Tips, you'll love adding to or switching from this subscription to "One-to-One from A-to-Z" - an ezine that's customized to match your interests, goals and behavioral style. You'll receive fewer emails, but the ones you do receive will contain articles, tips, ideas and offers that perfectly match your personal and/or professional interests. Subscribing takes less than a minute and you may experience The Platinum Rule® firsthand by opting in here. We will treat you the way you want to be treated!

Become a Tony Alessandra Affiliate! Earn a commission every time someone purchases one of Tony's products using the custom merchant link that is emailed to you once you sign up. Post the link on your site or your email signature line and watch the commission checks roll in. Begin today!

Click here to join our Affiliate Program.

Dr. Tony Alessandra, author of "Dr. T's Timely Tips", is available as a speaker for corporate and trade association meetings. Teleseminars and webinars are also available. Contact Holli Catchpole at SpeakersOffice: 1-800-222-4383 or Holli@SpeakersOffice.com

SpeakersOffice, Inc.
5927 Balfour Court Ste. 103
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Click here to view a Free Video of Tony.

Click here to check out Tony's Photo Gallery and get a glimpse of what he does when he's not in front of an audience.

Time for a coffee break? Visit Dr. Tony's online bookstore and browse while you relax.


Expanding Your Vision and Ideas - 11-page PDF eReport

This 11-page report explores the concept of vision--how to define it, how to attain it, and how to use it to become more inspiring to others. You'll learn about some of the famous and not so famous individuals who have had great impact because of their ideas and their passion for them. And, perhaps most importantly, we'll discuss the process that most of these individuals went through to shape their vision and how you can do the same.

Click here to purchase for only $9.97