Ever asked yourself, where does time go?
It seems that this hectic lifestyle in which we live, many in internet business have complaint, "there's just not enough time in day" to get all work required done. This proves especially true with companies running their internet business like a one man band, as many do. This is why time management is an extremely important factor in producing quantitive, yet quality results, day in day out.
Research suggests that more than half of our lives (on average) is a waste of time.
* We spend 5 years standing in line. * 2 years trying to return telephone calls. * 8 months opening direct mail. * 6 years eating food. * 1 year looking for misplaced objects. * 4 years doing general household chores. * 25 years sleeping.
Out of an 80 year life span a total of 43 years are consumed with trivial, boring tasks that seem to occupy majority of our free time. With another 20 years being consumed by work it leaves little time to imagination if you don't have a daily time management system in place.
So I ask you this.
How many of 30,000 odd days of our life do you spend on pursuit of your interests, dreams and self satisfactions?
In a business sense, our only limited resource is time. So how much money we make is a direct reflection of how we use our time.
The clock is ticking, put it to good use.
Memory & Images
The subconscious mind, more commonly referred to in field of psychology as unconscious mind, not only stores words and memories of a literal sense, but this generally untapped realm of mind also has an images folder. Automatically unconscious mind takes a capture shot and attaches it to corresponding literal aspect of moment.
More times than not from an internet marketing perspective, in my research, memory that a potential client forms of a visit to your website is primarily created by images they see, words these images convey are autonomously sucked up by unconscious mind to form a relevant or not so relevant memory.
This giving some stable meaning to age old saying "a picture paints a thousand words".
So if you were thinking before reading this article that look and feel of your website is inconsequential or secondary to literal content conveyed, think again!
So if you want to instil a relevant memory of your website in your visitors mind don't overlook power of creative imagery. If you don't make an impression with your imagery then a not so relevant memory will be formed and filed DEEP in shadow realms of your potential customers unconscious mind, never to be retrieved again.
Focussing The Minds Of Others In The Direction You Want
Here are a couple of quick exercises that prove a point.
Exercise #1 - Close your eyes momentarily and for period of approximately 1 minute I want you to do try and achieve following.
Do NOT think of a black dog for 1 minute. Do it now.
Did you have major difficulty NOT thinking of that black dog for a whole minute? No matter how hard you tried that damn black dog just kept running on into your mind right?