I did my first tandem skydive two weeks ago.
When I told people – which I did a lot because I was seeking sponsorship for Alzheimer’s Society –they said, “You must be mad!” or “I just couldn’t do that”.
The truth is I was sooooo excited about it.
To prepare, I visualised feeling intoxicated by the initial rush of the air, then soaring like an eagle and then watching the beauty of the world below me as I glided gently and safely down to earth.
This led me to thinking about the power of visualisation which can be used in any environment whether business, sport or home-life, to maximise performance, achieve the very best outcome and to overcome self doubt or fears.
Visualisation is something I teach to my clients and is very powerful. So for those of you who think that doing a skydive is akin to dropping like a stone, take some time to visualise gliding and soaring and notice the difference.
On the day I drove through heavy rain to Flamborough Head and waited and waited for the skies to clear. Eventually they did and then we were on!
I genuinely felt no fear, which I can only attribute to the visualisation that I did beforehand and the fantastic and reassuring instructors.
It took 15 minutes to attain 10,000 feet and the views were incredible.
I was first out of the plane. I cannot begin to explain the feeling of amazement as I jumped. Free falling is just the best experience ever.
We fell 5,000 feet in 30 seconds, which means I was falling at 120 miles per hour. It was incredible. Bit of an upwards jolt as the parachute opened and then just peaceful floating down taking in the epic views of the Yorkshire Wolds.
I just loved the experience.
You could use visualisation to help you minimise fear of a situation for example an important event or meeting. If you want to know more about visualisation and how to make it work for you call me on 07745117637 for a chat.