In this blog, I will share 6 lessons I learned about visualisation for sports that you can apply to business.

We will embark on a profound journey into the world of visualisation and its transformative potential for your businesses and life. 

As we approach the end of the year, as a leader, you would do well to tap into this remarkable tool.

It might sound like I getting a bit metaphysical, but stay with me. 

Today, we’ll explore the power of visualisation and its potential impact on your future. 

I’ve personally witnessed how this practice has shaped my life, both in sports and in business.

And I’m a firm believer in the Law of Attraction. 

Our thoughts become a reality, including negative thoughts and what we project we receive, so we must have conviction in our positive thoughts.

The power of our thoughts to shape our reality is profound. We can actively steer our lives toward success and happiness by projecting positive thoughts and maintaining conviction.

The Athlete’s Advantage in Visualisation

As an athlete and head coach for Team Great Britain, I’ve seen firsthand how athletes utilise visualisation to achieve their goals. 

It’s clear-cut in sports: you imagine the championship win, feel the gold medal around your neck, and share the euphoria with your team. But in the world of business, it’s a bit more complex.

So, let’s delve deeper into visualisation for your business. 

In today’s blog, we’ll explore this practice, often employed by athletes, and how it offers invaluable lessons and techniques for CEOs and business owners like you as you plan for the upcoming year.


Here are 6 lessons I learned about visualisation for sports that you can apply to business.

Lesson 1: Clarity and Attention to Detail


First and foremost, let’s talk about clarity of vision and attention to detail. Athletes set crystal-clear, specific goals and visualise their success in the minutest detail. 

As a CEO, you should likewise have a clear vision for your company, not just the destination but every intricate aspect of your journey.

Envision your team, revenue, and the emotions of success. It’s about creating a vivid mental image of your triumph.

Lesson 2: Emotional Connection

Lesson two is all about the emotional connection. Athletes tap into the power of positive emotions when they visualise success. They feel joy, euphoria, pride, and camaraderie. 

As a CEO, connecting emotionally with your business goals is essential. 

Your vision should evoke a deep emotional response within you.

Consider the emotions associated with accomplishing your vision – fulfilment, satisfaction, and pride. This emotional connection can be a powerful motivator, especially during challenging times. It’s about making your business goals meaningful.

Lesson 3: Belief and Conviction

Lesson three introduces us to belief and conviction. Successful individuals like Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger discuss their unwavering belief in their vision. 

It’s about believing in your company’s potential and your ability to lead it to success.

Visualise what victory looks and feels like to you without getting bogged down by the “how.” Trust in the process and amazing things will happen.

Lesson 4: Manifestation and Inspired Action

Lesson four emphasises manifestation and inspired action. In sports, visualisation is paired with inspired action. Athletes train hard and work tirelessly to make their dreams a reality. 

They trust the process. 

As a CEO, you need to translate your vision into actionable strategies, having faith that meticulous attention to detail and inspired action will follow.

Lesson 5: Imagine People and Places

Lesson five highlights the importance of people and places. Athletes visualise themselves, the people around them, the locker room spirit and the places where they’ll compete. 

They imagine everything – from their team’s growth to personal development to the workplace environment supporting their vision.

Lesson 6: Business vs. Sports Challenges

Finally, lesson six acknowledges the differences between the challenges of business and sports. While visualisation is a potent tool in both realms, business challenges can be more complex and long-term. 

Business success often involves envisioning milestones like successful product launches, revenue goals, or building a thriving culture.

Conclusion: Visualise Your Future

November 2023 is the perfect time to begin visualising your journey to December 2024. 

What do you see, hear, and feel when you wake up in December 2024? 

Your business, health, relationships, and mindset are all affected.

Remember the four keys: meticulous attention to detail, inspired action, emotional connection, and focusing on the people and places that matter. Your “why”- this can serve as a compass for your success.

The path in business may be longer and more complex, but visualisation remains a potent tool. 

Visualise your future success, believe in it with unwavering conviction, and take determined, detail-oriented action. 

Trust that the actions will show up because your vision will guide you.

These tools will better equip you to turn your vision into reality in December 2024 and beyond, even in the business world, where victories may be less tangible but equally rewarding.

So, go for it, go deep, believe in it, and have conviction; it will make a significant difference in your life and the lives of those you care about. Good luck, and remember, you have the power to shape your future.

Thank you for exploring the power of visualisation with me. 

Until next time, stay in flow.



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