I was reminded this week of a very useful technique that a friend taught me about five years ago. She called it the “blueprint method”. She used it with her partner many times – and it was extraordinarily successful for her.
At the time she taught us the method, my wife and I were looking to move house. We knew roughly what we wanted. My friend suggested that we both find a quiet moment and WRITE DOWN on a piece of paper our ideal home – giving it as much description as possible and describing it AS IF WE ALREADY LIVED IN IT AND OWNED IT.
We went home and did just that – and envisioned owning a cottage in the country in the price-range that we could afford (which was considerably less than the going market rate for a three bedroom cottage in our area). We pictured a garden front and back with a garage and beautiful views with a forest we could walk into. At the time, we were living in a tiny rented cottage in the middle of a village with none of the above features.
Having written down our vision, I filed the paper away and we went on holiday. During the holiday we discussed the cottage and tried to convince ourselves that our wish-list was possible. Somehow the price we wanted to pay was far too little against market rates at the time.
Within a week from returning from holiday, the estate agent rang and showed us a cottage that FITTED OUR BLUEPRINT EXACTLY. My wife and I walked through the door and knew it was where we wanted to live for the next few years. And it was in our price-range. We still live in that cottage now!
So this week, I tried the same exercise on a business problem I had. I conducted the exercise on an IDEAL CLIENT and sure enough, someone fitting the description of my ideal client came right through the door the next day!
So, in summary, here is the MAGIC BLUEPRINT METHOD:
1) Sit down with a piece of paper (ideally with anyone else who will benefit from the exercise) and WRITE DOWN exactly what you want. Use pictures, photographs or drawings to bring the wish to life. It is important to believe that you already OWN OR ARE LIVING YOUR DREAM. (The dream must be for the greater good of those involved, otherwise it is in the realm of black magic and I do not endorse any outcomes).
2) File the piece of paper away, and each time the idea comes into your mind, simply BELIEVE YOUR WISH HAS ALREADY COME INTO YOUR LIFE
3) When the time comes for “that for which you have wished for” to come into your life, SIMPLY RECEIVE IT WITH GRATIFICATION!
It might sound whacky and I am sure there are many internet sites making exaggerated claims about similar ideas. However, many books have been written about this technique for many centuries – including “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and more recently “The Secret”. If you envision something for a higher purpose, write it down and allow it to come into your life, then it works every time. You just have to believe it for it to come true! It is the stuff fairy stories are made of.
Interested in any folk who have similar stories or have tried it already. Also to those of you who give it a go and get results. Try it: it works. But you have to believe in it!