Get on the Field

Enjoy this guest post from coach Mitch Matthews replaying the manifesting success of Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson:
How to Get on the Field
Q: How does a quarterback with only two years NFL experience make it to the biggest game in the sport and own it like a 10-year veteran?

A: He got on the field!

One of my favorite “behind the scenes” stories to emerge from the Super Bowl last night was of Seattle Seahawk’s Russell Wilson’s journey to the Super Bowl … last year.

“Wait, what?”  You might be saying.  “He didn’t make it to the Super Bowl last year!”

True.  He didn’t.

But after losing to the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs last year QB Wilson still made arrangements to attend last year’s Super Bowl. He even figured out how to be on the field as the teams warmed up. He walked the halls. He saw the press. He heard the fans.

He wanted to see what the Super Bowl experience was like … before he was in it. He wanted to take it all in. He wanted to prepare.

He got on the field.

And … it made all the difference.

As a result, he was able to walk into this Super Bowl this year having a better understanding of what to expect. It wasn’t his first time to experience it. So he was more ready.

Yup. I love that.

How could we get on the field?

Think about it … what’s one of your big goals or dreams?

Now ask yourself, “How could I get out on the field?”

How could you go and see what it’s going to be like?
How could you experience it first hand?
How could you get a real taste of what it’s going to feel like to accomplish that goal?
How could you get ready for the final steps of hitting that target?
How can you get out on the “field” to take it all in and begin to feel like a veteran… even though you might still be a newbie?
Who’s office could you visit?
What building could you explore?
What stage could you walk on to?
Who could you start helping in a small but significant way?

(Hey … and just for fun, what car could you take for a test drive?)

How about it?

How could you get on the field now so that when opportunity knocks you’re ready?

Think about it and leave a comment with how you might “take the field” in your march toward one of your own big dreams.

This post (shared with Mitch’s generous permission) was originally published at   

  • February 3, 2014
  • Mrs. C says:

    @Christina I’ve done future journal before and was freaked out the way things can to pass. Now I will be more careful of the words that I use and go for it even more. I was doing this first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It did take me some time to get into but after 8 months or so I stopped. I am slowly getting back into it but only doing it once a day or every few days.
    The weird things is when situations manifest from my future journal, I never notice them until after they have happened. When I look back at what I have written, it happens word for word but not they exact way I had imagined if that makes any since, but that is the “how” bit which doesn’t concern me.
    I agree it is an investment

  • Christina says:

    This is what we’re doing to manifest our full-time travel experiences and freedom businesses.
    I felt led the other day to start keeping a “future journal”. It’s dated for the present day but in the year 2017. In each entry I talk about what we did the day before – working on our businesses, living in our Class C camper, taking our dog to the local dog park or on a hike, even cooking and cleaning. Basically just living our ordinary life the way I expect to be living it in 2017.
    We also recently bought a minivan and we’re going to outfit it as temporary camper by taking out the seats and putting in a bed platform and a kitchen area. We plan to spend time camping in the national forest nearby this spring and summer. I’m also remembering the times I camped with my family in our old pop-up camper, feeling the peace and joy from spending the day reading, listening to the radio, fishing and eating our catch at the end of the day. I’m also reading travel blogs and books about domestic and international travel.
    As far as our businesses go, the freedom businesses that right now aren’t earning a lot of money, I’m keeping to a schedule for writing blog posts and even newsletters that no one is reading right now 🙂 I do this because it puts me in a working mindset and when people do find the site and read it it’s all there and ready for them. It makes me happy to work on our businesses as well and I enjoy learning and growing. I’m putting systems into place NOW so that in the future we already know what to do and we just adjust the systems when needed. I don’t feel like anything I’m doing is a waste of time. It’s an investment in my future reality.

  • Jackie says:

    What’s also cool is his Dad used to tell him “Why Not You?” and encouraged him to believe in himself.

  • Mrs. C says:

    @Melody I totally understand where you are coming from on this but 99% celebrity deaths are covered up by the secret societies they once belonged to. The ones that are still alive either are labeled mad or done jail time. I’ve been doing a lot of research and boy did it leave me feeling dark but I am aware of it and will not buy into anymore of it.
    You even have Justin Bieber saying becareful what you wish for as he wished for fame.
    Many years ago I wished for a man who loved me to bits etc wrote down every single detail about him and ended up with a very obsessed man who got his wicked way with me, while I was being careless. He told me he visualized us together eek! I just rolled my eye balls. I have to laugh at the whole thing really because I did ask for it.
    I really want to work in another country which is only 2 hrs away by train so I am listing to the radio, eating then food, have a few bank notes in my purse and going on various websites, even a dating one. So I am doing as much as I can to act as if. I don’t find it easy to stick with but when I’m in the vortex things do speed up and feel effortless. I think its a question of persistence and letting go of any doubt that creeps in. Tonight I will sleep there in my mind.

  • Melody says:

    Awesome post! I love this because it also allows resistance to surface to be dealt with before a desire is manifested. Otherwise, a person can end up getting their desire and then getting hit by a major wall of resistance, hence so many untimely celebrity deaths (not to be dark or anything:).

  • Mrs. C says:

    I was so excited when I read this the other day because it came at the right time. It is also a reminder for me to do this very single for hours at a time to start off with. it’s very easy to slip back to the old self and give up or forget about “acting as if”
    If I have that feeling like I know that I know without any doubts I don’t even have to do anything. I just have to wait until it comes into my reality. This makes me detached and it works very quickly. However there are a about 3 major things that I was stressing over etc. which has been in the waiting for years now. So with one of them I decided to act it out in a light fun way and I have noticed how easy things are coming together.
    I know that if I doubt, fear, desperation or fail to act as if I have it now it will never become my reality. I have proved this to myself many times over the years and its a question of belief.
    e.g Many years ago when I broke up with my ex I wanted to move back to the town where I was living before. At this time in my life I had no extra money, no job, no chance of even finding a home in my old town because they get snapped up instantly. Also I wanted a home in the town center, which is pricey. I was in the same situation for over one year still living with the ex.
    So one day I started looking at flats to rent in the town I wanted to move to. I already knew what the town smelt like in summer and had photos etc. I was ever looking a you tube videos which helped a lot. I also started packing up all my things in boxes and had them piled up in the garage and spare room. I kept seeing myself back in the old town.
    I Kept on looking for flats and after 3 weeks I found a place bang in the town center. I didn’t think the estate agents would let me rent it because I wasn’t working but with benefits I was able to cover most of the rent. I also took a risk and started selling my old computer software. Which covered the deposit and fees. I kept on selling things and made more than enough money for the van rental, gas, food etc.
    I also had to act like my ex was my ex. This was easy as when he came in from work I would just go up stairs. I would still cook for him as it was easier cooking for two than just myself.
    You may find this clip helpful
    I also suggest letting go of the how it’s going to happen because it never happens the way you think it is 90% of the time. Also I never see my goals a dreams or what ever but as my current reality and only work with one or two at a time.

  • Deanna says:

    ohhh this is awesome! now I am re-examing those dreams so that I can “act the part” get that pre-paving done! ohhhh

  • Parul says:

    I remember doing this for my first ever training session.
    I made sure I was well prepared with the material and then just “assumed” I was an experienced Facilitator.
    I had about 15 participants and the program was about 4 weeks long or may be more, I can’t remember now, and none of them even for a minute doubted that I’d been training for years and years!! 🙂

  • Cassie says:

    This post makes my heart sing. I’ve been working with high school and college athletes for about five years and I LOVE seeing this stuff in professional sports!

  • Pre-pavin’ 😉 Gotta love it!
    Many blessings,

  • Sam says:

    You have been saying this all along Jeanette, dress for the job you want. I remember one of your posts about how would a skinny girl behave,eat and dress. Or how would a girl in a happy relationship behave? Behave like that to bring it alive 🙂 But a great reminder to have.

  • Excellent post!
    I really love this paragraph:

    As a result, he was able to walk into this Super Bowl this year having a better understanding of what to expect. It wasn’t his first time to experience it. So he was more ready.

    This is precisely how I manifested a job intentionally many years ago. I went and was fitted for a suit and a tux at the then brand-new Nordstrom in San Francisco. And, within a couple of months, I had a job as a Butler. I can’t recommend this approach enough!

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