I’ve started using an unusual technique that is really lifting my performance in business and life generally. Maybe it can help you too.
I call it the Movie Method and it consists of a simple psychological game.
All-day long, pretend that a movie crew is following you around filming you.
It may seem like a bizarre thing to do, but I’ve found it quickly improves how well you perform.
When you perceive that a top film crew is filming your every move, you do everything better.
You don’t waste time.
You don’t eat crap.
You don’t go down rabbit holes on the internet.
You don’t get angry or unreasonable with people you’re speaking with.
You feel more uplifted. You feel more professional, more high level and much more motivated.
And you come across to others as more engaged and interesting, even charismatic.
I know it sounds a little weird, but just try it and see for yourself.
I guarantee your performance will improve. Within one hour.
The reality is that almost all of us perform better when we know someone important is watching. We instantly lift our standards.
Well, imagine that you performed at that higher standard every day of the week.
That’s what consistently practicing the Movie Method can do for you.
Keep acting like you’re excellent, and eventually it will become normal for you to perform like that.
As the legendary Hollywood actor Cary Grant once put it, “I acted like Cary Grant for so long that I became him.”