Processing Styles

In this next video, I'll be sharing with you the three types of processing styles. When you're talking to someone about their vision, the word is a bit of a misnomer, which can lead to some confusion. I'll get into that, and why it's important to know what kind of processor your client is so you can better communicate with them around their vision.

So what is a vision? What's the definition of vision? First of all, the word's a misnomer and it'll throw you off, because there's only a certain percent of the population really process visually. A lot of people process through how things feel; they're kinesthetic processors. So they might not have a vision. You say, "Oh, what's your vision for this or your vision for that?" and it's like, "I don't have a picture for that," but they might have a sense of it or a feel for it. Also a big chunk of the population are auditory processors, which means that how things sound is what's really important to them, or the words are really important to them. So they may not have a vision for the future, but there's a story that they want told, or they can tell you about it. So vision in itself is a bit of a misnomer.

So when you're talking with people, and especially when you get into this conversation, it's really important to help them understand that vision is simply the desired future state. Those three words are magical: desired future state. And really what it boils down to is, how do you want it to be one day? How do you want it to look, sound, feel? What do you want to be experiencing? What's your schedule like? What are things like for you in the future? So what is the desired future state?

So I want you to keep that in the back of your mind as we're going through this so that you make sure you stay oriented and on that narrow path of paying attention to the things that are actually going to be really relevant when it comes to helping people understand what their vision is.