I choose to be open to receiving the highest vibrational answer that is accurate and true. I am between belief and knowing. There are moments when I am fully in the knowing and others where fear and guilt creep up when I am not diligent about my thoughts and direction and worry begins. Most of the time, once I notice that I am not feeling good, I am able to re-frame and make a higher choice. There are a couple of areas that still plague me, where the old fear of punishment pings in my mind and I have to be very diligent in my re-framing.
I know now that life loves me. I believe that, most of the time, I know it. I now know that I LOVE life. I know that working less does not make me lazy, in fact, working less means doing more of the things I enjoy, travel, hiking, spending large quantities of time with my family, home improvement projects, taking self-development classes, more time at the gym and preparing healthy meals – well pretty much anything but being lazy.
I know now that so long as I stay open to receiving all that life has to offer me, so long as I reserve judgement about my own worthiness, so long as I realize that there is no punishment for not doing things the way others claim this life should be lived, that life will fully support me. Thank you To Michael Singer
and Paramahansa Yogananda
for those insights.
I know now that by getting up in the morning and talking to myself in the mirror about how much life loves me and putting on my best face for the day that I will have a great day. Thank you Louise Hay & Robert Holden
as well as Jason Augustus Newcomb
for those life changing revelations. I know that when I don’t get exercise that I am not in alignment with my own desires and am not being loving towards myself. I know that I still remind myself to open my heart, to let love in. I know that choosing to drink enough water is still the most self-honoring choice. I know that I can work on whatever I feel inspired to work on and that having several concurrent unfinished projects is not a mark of failure. I know that when I am avoiding something – that I need to tackle it. I understand that when I am avoiding that somewhere there is a fear of either punishment, unworthiness or that life’s love for me is conditional. I also know that I can face these fears and free myself from them. I know that when I face my fears – even when the worst seems probable or even like it is already happening – that life is magical and all I really need to do is open the door to that love and be willing to receive.
I know now what my dream life looks like. In my dream life, I rarely work. If I am focused on something, it is something I love and am passionate about. I know that it is okay to simply spend the day exploring the nature preserve with my family instead of being holed up in my office working on some project. I know that I do not have to do any marketing that I don’t want to do to be successful. I know that all I must do is put the best energetic vibration out there that I am capable of and that new business will always be coming my way via word of mouth, the marketing I have already done or some unseen way, but that no matter what – if I follow my inspirations I will find the treasures that I seek. In my dream life I help people. I am a speaker, edutainer and performer. I am creative and get to do fun creative projects, I get to garden, sew, meditate, teach yoga, explore metaphysics and all other subjects that interest me. I have an amazing husband and child, we live together in nearly perfect harmony. I am grateful everyday for the life that I have, how magical it is and how blessed we are. I know that life fully supports me in living my highest and best dream for myself and that even if that meant never working another day, that so long as that was my calling that life would fully support me in that endeavor.
Wait wait wait - so long as that was your calling? ? ? ? Splain lucy. . .
Okay- so if you aren’t in alignment with your calling – (YES we ALL have a calling) then you are not cohesively loving yourself. If you are not loving yourself than that is how you are asking the universe to treat you too. To be fully open to receiving the highest and best that life offers, we must be willing to do that which we most want to do! If we are unwilling to do that which we most want to do, we are not willing to let others (including life) love us either. Does that help?
I don’t know what the result of my calling is – but what I do know is enough. I know that at the end of the day, my life is all about spiritual concepts. I know that my calling involves exposing others to their ability to live life in alignment with their calling and helping to evolve consciousness to where the age of abundance can truly begin. I know that when I write even though it is currently merely a self-published (and mostly unread) blog, that this is a part of my calling and that I am opening the gateways for great and magical things to happen in my life. So I know that never working another day wouldn’t be my calling. I LOVE what I do, I LOVE writing, I love speaking, I adore edutaining. . . .
You don’t have to have a clear picture of the end result. For me in the beginning that needing to have a clear picture really sent me into a tailspin. All you need to know is how does it feel, can you tell what any small part of it looks like? What do you know that will be different when you are living your ideal life?
Here’s what I knew, I knew I wanted my own business, from about age 18, I knew I wanted to build my own legacy, not someone else’s familial estate. I knew I wanted to travel for work and pleasure. I knew I wanted to be able to take beautiful weather days off. I knew that I wanted life to be magical, mystical and that I wanted there to be more to reality than what I had been taught was real as a child. I knew that I wanted to be a lifelong learner, I knew that I wanted a true partner whom I could share my curiosities and idiosyncrasies with. Someone with whom there was passion and good communication. I knew I wanted to spend my life with someone who shared in my desires and added a few of their own to the mix. I knew I wanted a tidy, unique household. I knew I wanted to help large groups of people and be a dynamic public speaker. I knew that when I reached my goal that I would not worry about health, wealth or even death. I knew that living my dream would mean that life felt like a relaxing vacation. I also knew that I wanted to be able to have sex in the middle of the afternoon and that is true of my life too. All of these small details give you an idea of what a life will look like, but they certainly leave a lot to the imagination. I had no idea what I would be speaking about, I only knew I wanted to motivate and inspire people. Funny isn’t it that the first person I had to motivate and inspire was myself. :)
It has been a while, since I posted a blog and what a change there has been.
The most amazing magic is that life will support you in doing that which you choose. Simply choose it completely. Allow your thoughts to be of high ambition, joyous vibration & only that which is appealing &/or desirable to you. Any diversions of thought from that which you truly desire confuses both the message and the results.
Think of it like this - you are driving down the highway, the road blissfully free from traffic as your are pursuing a destination that is unique to you. You know where you are going, if you take your eyes off the path, start looking at where others are or where they are going, what they are doing - your car may swerve, you may miss your exit (your target) and then you may not reach your goal. When you miss your exit - you have to realign your focus, bring your attention back to the desired result and keep your focus there in order to get there.
While I was pregnant I had an insight. This particular insight was a challenge for me to swallow. My insight forced me as the 'breadwinner' in my marriage to acknowledge that truthfully I wanted someone to take care of me. I want to pursue my passions and have someone else pay my bills. This desire was something I was unaware of prior to this but it had always been there. While I wanted someone else to take care of the bills so I could pursue my passions I didn't want to be needy, lazy, poor, helpless, etc. The list of potential guilts for living life unencumbered by financial pressures was long. The second part of this insight was that I had faith that life was willing to take care of me.
I believed that life was willing to take care of me, but it wasn't yet my day to day reality. I didn't yet know how to walk that walk, so the struggle persisted. I don't say struggle in a pessimistic tone, on the contrary, the transformation of my thought pattern has been a tremendous part of my journey. I have enjoyed all the learning, the process, and while it is integral in my becoming even more myself in the grander scheme - this is all just a beautiful wonderful dream. The trick is knowing and understanding what you want and knowing that it is in your best interest to be true to that desire. IT IS OKAY TO WANT WHAT YOU WANT!
For years I believed that wanting to 'work' as little as possible and make as much $$ as possible doing that made me greedy, lazy and well kind of a loser. After reading Life Loves You
by Louise Hay
and Robert Holden
, I took another look at myself, without judgement. When I stopped judging myself, I realized how much life loves me & how much value my dream actually adds to the world! There isn't any reason to feel guilty for living the dream that suits us best. In fact, not living our dream (AKA our calling or purpose) actually adds to the mass hypnosis and enslavement which is the antithesis of our highest and best good.
When God (if you will) created life, do you believe that he wanted us all to be slaves to the almighty $? Do you think that he wanted children to have more memories of day care than of time with their parents? For adults to have more memories of work and hardship than of pursuing their passion and interests? NO!!
I know that we, ALL of US, come into this life with a purpose, a calling. I know that if we choose to follow this calling that we live in a magical world and if we fall victim to the machine that we are in our own personal version of hell. I know that we were created to follow that calling to experience our own magical version of heaven on earth.
Any time I am feeling good, I know I am in alignment with my calling. I know that if I am stressed that I am out of alignment with truth and that course adjustments need to be made. I know that life really is that simple - does it feel right? YES, then do it. Does what you are thinking or feeling bring you down, cause you stress, worry or anxiety? If yes to this question, then examine what untruth you are telling yourself. Dr. Wayne Dyer
calls these excuses in his amazing book "Excuses Begone"
There are levels in getting to where life is magical. There is thinking - I think I am supposed to follow my bliss. There is faith or believing - It appears that life is supporting me in following my bliss or I believe that I am supposed to answer my calling and there is KNOWING. I know that I will achieve my goal, I feel it in my soul.
Knowing is where things get intensely magical. Once you reach knowing, it is not that fears or worries never pop up. Instead you see them for what they are, distractions, excuses and most of all - untruths. These worries are there to side track you from the life you really want. They are not reality, they do not hold any real power over you except for the power that you give them. The only meaning they have is in the journey that is this dream we call life.
Now that I have crossed from belief into knowing - my life is different. I know now that life loves me, even the me that is determined to work less than 20 hours a week & luxuriously support my family. Life loves the me that screws up, the me that gets stressed & forgets to connect to my passion & can even take some of the biggest blessings for granted. I now know that there isn't any punishment to fear for there will be no punishment, (Thank you Paramahansa Yogananda
, Autobiography of a Yogi
). I know that as long as I love myself and life and am opening to receiving the best that life has to offer me that life continues to be truly magical.
There are still old habitual thoughts that spring up once and a while, like;
"Oh, Mom might be upset if"
"Kiddo will make a mess with" or "will break that .."
"This is so annoying"
"But will I be able to"
"Do I have enough..."
"So and So always. . . "
The more I pay attention, the easier it is to stop the worries in their tracks and to choose a higher thought. I choose thoughts which align with my highest and best imaginative ideas for what I want this beautiful dream to be. Choose the higher thought!
Living this way, with your heart open you have more energy. You are no longer in resistance to that which is best for you in your own life. It is difficult to imagine how much good we have denied ourselves simply because we have felt unworthy, undeserving or closed to receiving. When you choose to live your calling you're literally raising your vibration & energy, truly allowing the best that life offers to come to you.
Living in this way allows you to re-frame the things that once since your mood swirling are now opportunities to realign your energy & especially your THOUGHTS with your happiest thoughts. This replaces the old stress and opens the door to receiving that which you most desire.
QUESTION: Can you elaborate more on the stages; 1. thinking 2. belief or faith 3. knowing. How do I know where I am?
ANSWER: If you are in the thinking stage, where you are mulling it over – is this idea true? What happens if I choose to believe this? What if ...? If you are more frequently engaged with the neurotic monkey playing out multiple what if situations, you are in the thinking stage. Knowing you are stuck in the thinking stage is the best way to get out of it.
When in the believing stage, you find yourself questioning the different worries that arise and presenting yourself with the newer higher thoughts. The new thoughts may still feel a little uncomfortable, but you may still believe they are true. Once you reach belief you will start noticing how life has supported you into getting to the point you are at now., and you can also start to figure out why where you are is the perfect place for you to be right now.
Listening to your intuition will become a part of your daily practice as you continue to grow in faith. Your intuition becomes easier to hear and designates your obvious choice. For example: a lot of people believe (or even know) that it doesn’t help to worry – but they don’t walk their belief. Instead they worry anyway often because ‘it is hard not too’. I postulate that life is FAR more Difficult when we choose to worry. When we choose not to live in accordance with our belief, we send a mixed energetic message so we get a mixed energetic answer.
However, when you believe that there is no point in worrying and you catch yourself in the act of worrying or what 'if'ing something you NOW have the choice to let it go. Simply say a little prayer and let it go, then you are living in alignment with your beliefs and sending a cohesive energetic message. Once you start sending the cohesive message you start getting clearer and clearer feedback and you start to move on to knowing. The evidence that life will support you in all your thoughts, even your subconscious ones will start piling up and tuning in and listening becomes the new habit.
This listening and seeing each disturbance in your good feelings as an opportunity to fine tune the results you are creating thus becomes a tuning fork for which you are most grateful.
Once you reach knowing you know you are safe
. In knowing you simply listen, tune in and act when you feel inspired to. When you have reached knowing you are closer to being aware of your true limitless worthiness. When you reach knowing, you begin to truly be the creator of your path, your destiny and you give yourself permission to live the life of your dreams. When you reach knowing, you know that life loves you, you know that nothing bad can really happen to you. Thank you Neale Donald Walsch
in Conversations with God
. Knowing means understanding that perception is not reality, you are not your body and this really isn't anything more or less than a beautiful dream. Knowing blesses you with the knowledge that living our dream is the highest and best thing that we can do for every other person on the planet.
A Friend of mine in my 200 hour RYT and I were talking, she asked if I had ever listened to Bentinho Massaro on Youtube to which I replied no. . . .she sent me several links to different videos on youtube by him. I am floored. On one of his videos - A simple Way to Raise your Frequency and Vibration - he talks about an exercise to accelerate your consciousness. I am only 25% of the way into this exercise, it really does raise your vibration, fast. In the last 30 minutes I have gone from feeling good to elated. Seriously, give this a try!
So I am closing my office. This isn't exactly the way I had wanted things to go, my idea was that we find and buy a house, get moved in and then I relocate to a retail office where I could get foot traffic. . . . but hey - one step at a time. Especially since the hubby and I are getting more and more convinced that we may not want to stay in Texas. . .
This may be why we haven't been able to get into a home. I have always wanted to relocate - if for no other reason than to have done it and had that life experience, plus the hubby is not happy here. I am DETERMINED to get my car wrapped and bring in more business. I am determined to keep going with my social media marketing and more. I can't wait to have everything, including next years taxes and my student loan paid in FULL!
Then we can look at a house. I am going to do my best each time I have a less than abundant thought to continue blasting it out with abundant ones. I am believing that putting more effort into my residual income business is paying off and that my current business will continue to sustain me.
I just know that I am going to have a wrapped car. I am so excited about it. I can literally see my car wrapped. It will be fun driving around the kiss mobile! Hahahahahaha LOVE it! Talk about some great social media tags! I think it is the #1 best thing I could do for branding my kiss reading business right now.
I just had a great private reading. I think I am going to do some trade with this gal - she is a trainer and I believe that I would do really well with a trainer. . . . Okay, well, I think I am going to take a load home. I am hungry and I am sure that my hubby needs time to get some stuff done.
I have never had more evidence that the law of attraction is real than I witness day to day in my life right now. I've wanted to develop a prosperity mindset for YEARS now and I have gone through phases where that was easy and phases where that wasn't so easy. Right now seems to be one of the latter, but I am more determined than ever!
What is this evidence I speak of? Well, I will give you a few examples. It has been a dream of mine to own a home, a dream that I have been working on for over 5 years. . .. I have cultivated the belief that owning a home is hard and nurtured it for as long as I can remember. I remember learning when my parents told me they put down $40K on the home my mother now lives in and thinking how in the world will I ever have that kind of $$?? ? 5 years ago I was about to put an offer on a cute 2 bedroom condo with an office, with zero down payment loan when they said I no longer qualified because I had made more money 2 years ago than I had made the previous year. Bummer. This time around, the market is exploding, we have people moving here in droves and I am hearing realtors all around me talk about the housing shortage, seeing homes that were going for $150K 5 years ago are now valued at $300K and often getting cash offers.
When my hubby and I contact the mortgage broker this time, I just wanted to get an updated picture of where we were. When she came back with the highest note yet, I was excited. We started looking and found a couple of cute places immediately. However, one obstacle after another keeps popping up.
First off, I have always seen summer as my 'lean' months. I am not sure where this belief began only that it is one I have fallen victim to in the past. I have also had trouble believing that I will get a house, somewhere along the way, I convinced myself that it was a pipe dream. Funny, living my ideal life, traveling around inspiring people building a living and life, that never seemed like a pipe dream to me, but a simple thing like home ownership was?
I have become increasingly more aware of my thoughts and it seems as though I am getting daily evidence and feedback as to what they are and how it is affecting my life.
In Conversations with God
, it talks about how the universe doesn't change our order - it is the most exact order taker there is! If we say 'I want this or that' then it answers with us wanting it. The only way to bring something into our life is to know that this thing is truly ours. We do this by feeling it.
When I decided that I wanted to have a healthy relationship in my life - I set out knowing that I was smart enough, pretty enough and all the other things that I wanted someone else to be in a relationship and that due to this, I would find a 'perfect' fit. I had zero doubts and whalla - I found myself what I call a pretty nearly 'perfect' fit. I only say pretty nearly because I have have a different definition of the term perfect than most.
So, if I want financial prosperity and that is what I am thinking, thinking about wanting - than I will continue to want. Instead I have to shift to I HAVE financial prosperity - I HAVE ENOUGH $$ to pay everything in FULL. The practical question that holds so many of us back - how do we make this shift when something isn't paid - when we see the red notices arriving in the mail. What are we supposed to do then, how can we have a mindset of I am financially prosperous when we have to deal with the daily barrage of inadequacy flying in our faces?
GOOD QUESTION! Simple, you say "hmm, opps, I must have not ordered things correctly, or put the money into the right account. THIS is FIXABLE! Even if your electric, internet or phone service gets cut off - focus on the turning it back on. Imagine how good you will feel, when it is back on! Think about everything being paid in full. Think about how you will laugh at your once perceived financial inadequacies. Start laughing and saying thank you so much God, Universe, Divine Spirit, whatever for bringing me into a place where I ALWAYS have ENOUGH! Thank you for ALWAYS bringing $$ to me whenever there is something I wish to express appreciation for. Every time you do pay a bill, think of it as an expression of appreciation for the service or product you just received. If you receive a surprise bill or expense say 'wow I am glad I am rich enough to appreciate this!'
The idea of not paying bills but instead "expressing appreciation for products and services" comes from Busting Loose from the Money Game
. Another great idea - think of having a spending plan - NOT a budget. It helps you to feel psychologically wealthier.
Another thing I used to do that sabotaged my wealth was not checking my checking account on a regular basis. I would get so concerned that there would not be enough money at the end of the month, that I would avoid checking my account. It took my brilliant husband to point out to me that this was the ultimate way to perpetrate lack. I was thinking that if I had enough faith, that the money would just magically appear. Now I don't dismiss that theory - I have many ways that I have created for money to seemingly effortlessly appear in my accounts, but I was avoiding checking out of fear. Therefore what I was met with over and over again - were overdraft fees & insufficient funds. He says that when you have money in your account - you want to make sure you know where it is going! Well maybe and maybe not - but still, my action of not checking my account was done to avoid fear and stress. I was giving away my power and allowing my fear to dictate my circumstances.
NO more. I have daily alerts about my account balances now & guess what - my account balances continue to rise. I am financially responsible, I have that prosperity mindset and I am watching the whole financial landscape of my life become more and more abundant right before my very eyes. I can do it. I am doing it!! People love to work with me and I have AMAZING clients! I see myself buying a home, with no worries about whether I will be able to make my monthly mortgage payments. I see myself having that financial cushion. I see myself being so financially wealthy that I can move my family where ever we choose to live. I see myself expressing appreciation for the services rendered for natural and holistic chiropractic care, supplements, foods, services as well as fun and exciting things to do.
If the last paragraph is unbelievable for you in your situation right now - try something small. Something like looking at your phone bill and saying, I am so thankful that I can afford that! Start with anything, a package of gum, the food you are eating - even if the only way that you are able to eat is to go to a family members home - be thankful for that wealth!
If you were counting on some funds to cover something and they fall through - simply look at it as the opportunity for something bigger and better to come into your life where that was supposed to be. This can be challenging, but if you hold up your beliefs long enough, they will start holding you up! Keep in mind though that holding onto to anything too tightly doesn't help you - Instead - meditate on what it feels like for different things - to always have the money you need for different things, tires, oil changes, diapers, food, birthday gifts, rent, etc. Meditate on being thankful for these things, but then let them pass through your consciousness. Implant the feeling of gratitude and abundance every time any expense or request for appreciation is brought to your attention. I am grateful to have enough money to rent the truck to move my furniture out of my office. I am thankful that I have enough to get another storage until. I am grateful that I am able to be generous with my family on their birthdays. It feels amazing to be able to be generous with those I love, I am so thankful to be able to get my car registration. I am so grateful for my car.
If you need help with this, PLEASE feel free to email me! I would love to help bring you along on our journey to a million. :)
MYTH – It takes $ to make $ July 7th, 2015
In my life, I have heard this tired cliché It takes money to make money
more times than I can count and it is sooo not true. I believe that this is one of the many things that inhibits people from going after their dreams simply because they do not have start up capital.
I fully believe that you can make money with the resources that you already have available to you, typically from expenses that you already make day to day. For example, have an internet connection or a library card? Well, there you go - already you have nearly an unlimited source of knowledge and information available to you. A Cliche I do like - Knowledge is Power. Indeed it is!
When I started my first successful business, I didn't spend a dime. I made a few phone calls and I started marketing a skill that I already had. After a short bit of marketing, I had my first income from marketing this skill, from that income - I invested part of what I had earned into more material for building my business. But I did not spend money before I started earning it!
My point is simply this, if you have passion and you want it bad enough - you can start making money today - without money! The opportunities in this world are endless. The trick is to find something that you are inspired to do and DO IT!
I just read a great story in a book called Inspired Marketing
. As a young man, this guy wanted to be around his favorite rock bands and he read an article in a magazine about how one guy was getting all these guitar pics from his favorite musicians. He was so inspired by this story that not only did he begin his own guitar pic collection, but his inspiration ended up spurring a 25 year career as a music manager. All of this started by asking for something for free
I highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn't enjoy the high pressure sales techniques that are so common out there. This book covers many principals that are elusive to those always trying to do things the 'right way' as opposed to following their inspiration or intuition. Many practical stories and examples in this book of interviews with successful inspired marketers mean that you are sure to glean some golden nugget that can help you understand what inspired marketing opportunities of yours that you've missed and why that is NOT a big deal. Click here
to purchase your copy.
Let me know your thoughts - Especially any times that you were able to bust the Myth of it taking money to make money!
LOA – Goal Setting and Letting Go July 8th 2015
I've studied the Law of Attraction
for a very long time, since about the time The Secret
was first released. One thing that I have struggled with the most is the whole concept of accept whatever comes and do not worry over what does not
For those of you not familiar with the law of attraction or the Secret movie
- basically 'thoughts are things'. If you think you are going to be late for work you are, if you say you can't, you can't- if you say you can, you can. If you claim that you are sick, happy, confident, tired, wealthy, poor, a victim - then you ARE. Furthermore - what you spend your time and energy thinking about comes to pass. So if you are constantly worried about car crashes, diseases or obsessed with thinking about your debt - then you will get more car crashes, diseases and debt.
I believe fully in the law of attraction, I believed in it before I had that name for it. The tricky part to me, is that when you want something and are doing what you can to manifest that thing - that you have to also let go of it
. How does one set a goal and not worry about actually achieving the goal? It goes against most of the lessons I've learned in goal planning and this dissonance confounded me for years.
I think I finally understand, but my understanding comes from studying meditation - not from studying the law of attraction. Life, is about the journey - PERIOD. Simply put, you may start out wanting to build roller coasters, but find yourself a jet engineer instead. Is that a failure? Not necessarily.
Joe Vitale is the one who taught me over and over again, to always put 'this or something better' at the end of my goals and affirmations, because sometimes the really awesome stuff that comes into our lives is beyond our imagination at the time when we are setting these goals up. He covers the whole process of attracting what you want through the law of attraction in depth in his best seller The Attractor Factor
which you can purchase here
. He also makes it very clear that you need to be unattached to the results. Set the goal, then let it go
So when I set out to make a million, what is my real goal? My goal is not to worry about money, to be able to take vacations and to be able to afford the best medical care for myself and my family should that need ever arise. I have a goal to one day own a home, preferably some land and a home that we have built to suit our unique set of parameters. I also dream that someday, I will start a not-for-profit organization to help small business owners get into their first homes. My goals also include having all of my businesses be profitable - not operating on a loss.
It wasn't until I forced myself to sit down and do the numbers that I was able to really formulate what my financial goals were. For example - I knew that I was making monthly payments on all of my debts, but until I sat down, totaled them up and made a specific goal, I didn't know what it was going to take to truly be in the green.
I realized that saying I wanted to be debt free wasn't a good goal - after all, what does your subconscious or the manifesting universe hear when you say debt free
- debt. So I finally realized what I wanted - it wasn't just to be financially independent, that is too vague. I want to have my businesses operating in the green. For them to all truly to be showing profits and today I sat down and discovered what numbers it would take to make that a reality.
My new specific affirmations or goals, I am proudly seeing and showing all of my companies in the green in only 6 months, or something even better! I am ecstatic earning over $$$ a month or something even better. I am elated reaching my goal of $$$ Gross and $$$ AGI for 2015 or something even better.
According to Busting Loose from the Money Game
by Robert Schienfeldd (which you can purchase here
) I am just playing the numbers game. Scheinfeld attests that there isn't really any money coming in and out of our accounts and that we can all at any time choose to believe that the money we need will always be there and so long as we do believe - so shall it be. The author claims that he finally gets to a point where he no longer checks his bank accounts, he simply knows that there is always more than enough money in there. This was a really hard one for me to swallow. I guess the only reason for Bill Gates or Donald Trump to check their checking account is either for the fun of it or fraud prevention, but according to this book we should all be able to do it - no matter the size of our perceived net worth, since we come from a state of abundance and therefore are all infinitely abundant whether we realize it or not.
I've always believed that yes, the universe takes care of you as long as you believe it will and most of the time, after 15 years in a somewhat seasonal business, I have no problem knowing that even when I start out the month with no money on the calendar that somehow I will manage to get all of my bills or as they say in Busting Loose 'requests for appreciation' paid.
In the last 6 months, my faith in the universe has been thwarted by my own lack of faith in my worthiness. Let me explain - I was incredibly frustrated with myself. Over and over again I would sleep in with my hubby and baby, over and over again I would not get tasks accomplished by the dates I had originally set as target goals, therefore I became more and more convinced that the universe wasn't going to be sending me that money I needed to adequately take care of my family because I was not putting forth the effort I needed to in order to make that happen.
Truth be told, whether I came into the office or not, if my faith had not wavered, neither would have my income. Instead, my energetic level started to be less and less due to the lack of worthiness I felt and since that is where my focus went, being upset with myself for inaction, that is what I saw more and more of.
Lesson finally learned - In listening to Inspired Marketing
(which you can purchase here
), Cindy Cashman talks about only doing that which you enjoy doing - for if you do not enjoy it then you are not following your inspiration. I first heard of Cindy Cashman when I got my first and maybe favorite and most revisited success book of all time, Life's Missing Instruction Manual.
I really loved what she had to say - she posited that we all know the answers to our questions - if we will only keep asking questions. I later learned that simply adding the phrase I choose to know
at the end of the question makes a huge difference in getting the answers out.
A big part of my joy these days is spending time with my hubby and baby boy. Even though I am on this journey to a million - I have made a commitment to myself to enjoy the journey, after all once I get there and the dream is accomplished, I will simply set another goal. So it is best to enjoy the journey.
If I don't make it to the office until 1, I don't make it until 1. The universe will still take care of me, I will still go above and beyond for my clients and as long as I am in good spirits and making progress each day towards my goals, being unattached to what actually manifests I will reach my greatest yet to be.
Links to books/products listed in this post:
· The Secret
· The Attractor Factor
· Busting Loose from the Money Game
· Inspired Marketing
· Life's Missing Instruction Manual
I logged into facebook this morning and saw an interesting post by a young entrepreneur I follow. Apparently, most millionaires have 7 sources of income. I am no stranger to the concept of multiple sources of income, but I certainly don't have 7.
In fact, I've found it a little difficult to determine how to group my sources of income. I have two companies that specifically provide entertainment for parties and events, I thought about including them separately, but that just didn't make sense. Instead, it makes more sense to categorize it like this;
1. working as an entertainer
2. making money from booking other entertainers & speakers
3. working as a speaker
4. working as a team builder, continuing education provider
5. offering private consultations and energetic cleansing
This pretty much sums up my businesses that have been in operation for approximately 15 years. Is it fair to categorize my speaking and my entertaining as two separate forms of income? In fact, number's 1,3, 4 & 5 all require my presence each time - even though they are different ways that I earn money.
I don't think this is really 5 separate MSI's. The new businesses that I am starting will still require my time in the beginning - but they won't require my time all the way through. For example - I am starting this blog which will hopefully generate some cash, either from getting enough followers that I can run ads or from the products and programs I will review and promote. Once I have written a blog post, reviewed a product, or gained a following there should be some 'mailbox money' or 'passive income'. Or put another way, money that can be earned without my direct involvement each time a $ is earned. So really - my list above should be like this;
1. Working as an entertainer, speaking, team building or private consultations
2. Making money from booking other entertainers, speakers, team builders and coaches
3. NEW Blog promotions
4. NEW Internet marketing campaigns
5. NEW This book when it is finished
6. NEW Creating my own development programs to sell
Now this looks like a list of 6 separate sources of income. I am tempted to put private consultations into a different category, but this is a great start! Now to just get numbers 3, 4, 5 & 6 going!
I want to keep going, to continue working on my MSI's today, but technically it is a holiday weekend and I am going to be working all day tomorrow, literally 11:30am July 4th until to 2:30am July 5th. Plus - my office lease is up for renewal and I have been tasked with researching other locations.
Until Monday then - have a safe and happy Fourth of July Weekend!
They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - if that is the case, what about a million miles? Can you equate miles to dollars? For those of who have spent any time on a treadmill I think the answer would be a resounding YES!
Thank you for tuning in - it is going to be a wild ride, as is any journey that is worth the making. :) I am going to skip over a lot of the this is who I am and where I came from as I know that all of that will come out later.
I am going to be as transparent as possible throughout this journey for 2 main reasons. 1. I want others to be able to benefit from my experiences and 2. I believe that by doing that which you are afraid to do - you achieve greater, more fulfilling success.
It seems important to me - to let you know just a couple of things about me from the start of this blog. This isn't really the beginning of the journey - it began years ago, but until I found myself married and pregnant with our first child (born last August) - my goals were only a "I'll get to that at some point" kind of pipe dream. My study of the movie and book "The Secret"
and teachers like Anthony Robbins
, Eckhart Tolle
& Joe Vitale
, all began years ago.
My goal is also to maintain integrity in this blog, so it is important for me to tell you I will include links to what I consider to be great books and other resources that pay me a commission when you make a purchase, so please if you enjoy my blog even a little, buy through these links as it will not increase your cost & will help me to accelerate this journey and hopefully help you find a better quicker way to your dreams too!
will be updated too, with different content and I'm sure I'll get an Instagram and Google+ going here pretty soon. If you would like to connect with me more directly there is always my personal facebook page