My consulting services: the imagination revolution

My consulting services: the imagination revolution

by Jon Rappoport

August 8, 2017

contact email: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

The whole basis of my private consulting services is the individual.

Why?

After all, there are many forces acting on the individual, external forces which involve, for example, manipulation of the economy, and political tricks designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many.

However, there is a limit of usefulness—meaning this: detailing how high the deck is stacked against the individual reaches a point where the only effect is going to be dissuading him from taking action to forward his goals and ambitions.

The individual can form a picture in his mind of forces acting against him, or he can form a picture of his own desired future.

If he “rests his case” with the first picture, he tends to opt for no-action, for paralysis.

If he stands behind the second picture, he can marshal plans to create what he truly wants.

In the latter case, imagination comes into play, in a very large way. How does he conceive his future? How does he see it? How does he experience it? What feelings arise? What energies arise?

How much does his imagination motivate him?

I’ll give you an example from my own past. Thirty years ago, I came to a crossroads in my work, in my writing. I saw commercial opportunities. I could become a fiction writer. I could write more or less standard crime fiction and take my chances on getting it published.

Of course, I knew, given the state of the publishing industry (external forces) and how it operated, that the odds were stacked against me, because the guidelines for writing “acceptable fiction” were narrow, and the tastes of editors were provincial, to say the least.

On the other hand, I could write exactly what I wanted to—and I had a picture, a vision of what that would be. I had been imagining it for many years. The vision had a powerful effect on me.

It gave me great energy. It gave me energy and feeling that were light years beyond the prospect of chaining myself to my desk and writing for strictly commercial purposes.

I weighed the two choices. I saw that either way, I was taking a gamble.

Since that was so, which way of going down in flames was preferable? Exclusively in the service of writing that wasn’t getting me out of bed in the morning with a jolt of energy, or in the service of writing that was MY OWN?

I made my choice and launched. I’ve never looked back.

The interesting thing was, once I opted for what I was imagining my own future to be, how I wanted it to be, I could, in fact, take writing jobs for clients. And I could enjoy those jobs. I could do my best. Why? Because I was already straight with myself about what I really wanted, and I was following that path. I was doing my own work with no imposed strictures and boundaries.

This is why, in my consulting work, I focus on the individual. I focus on what he really wants, what he discovers about his vision for his future.

That’s where the energy is. That’s where commitment is. That’s where excitement is. That’s where authentic pride in accomplishment is. That’s where imagination expands and the future takes on new substance. That’s where work means something. That’s where hope flourishes. That’s where excuses fade away. That’s where half-hearted action become full-bore action. That’s where dream becomes reality.

That’s life. Finally.

contact email: qjrconsulting at gmail.com

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

2 comments on “My consulting services: the imagination revolution

  1. jlwilson80 says:

    “detailing how high the deck is stacked against the individual reaches a point where the only effect is going to be dissuading him from taking action to forward his goals and ambitions.”
    Have you read “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield? The tone of this post is very similar to the ideas espoused in that book. Notably, in most cases, it’s not going to be outside forces that ultimately cause you to fall short of your goals. It’s going to be you talking your self out of them – “nobody will read my book”, “I will get rejected by all the publishers”, “there are already so many authors of [genre] books”, and so on. I am an expert at this.

    “I made my choice and launched. I’ve never looked back.”
    What was the tipping point?

    • Sunshine says:

      Both directions for Jon were a financial gamble (evenly weighted?), so Jon chose the vision that gave him energy (the scale tipper).

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