Where will you be in 6 months time if you keep doing what you’re doing right now?
The reason I ask this questions is because I’ve been thinking a lot about how we keep ourselves stuck in the same patterns when we don’t commit to our dreams. I was talking to a client and friend last week who had been struggling with a few different health related issues; she wanted to lose weight and she also wanted to get back into exercise but a couple of things kept holding her back. She felt like she was sabotaging her weight loss goal because she couldn’t stay on track with her diet and manage her sugar cravings. This was causing her a lot of emotional upset. Also, every time she committed to getting back into exercise and would try to go for a run or do yoga a back injury kept limiting her from moving forward so she would stop and then try again the next week.
This was a pattern for months until she made the decision and commitment that she didn’t want to still be stuck in 6 months time. Despite being a student and on a budget, she reached out and hired a physio to help her rehabilitate her back and a health coach to help her stay on track with her diet and create a plan for what to do when she was craving sugar. Basically, she took action on making her dreams come to life by realising that it was up to her to take different actions if she wanted to see different results.
In our last session she said to me, “It’s amazing how much momentum I have now that I’ve chosen to invest in myself and my dreams.” The physio has helped her so much she can now go on long walks and do yoga again. I’ve helped her to create a more balanced eating plan and to deal with the emotions that often cause us to sabotage what we are working towards. Every month she can see herself actually moving closer to her goal of being healthier and happier.
So I want to ask you - where is it that you need to invest in yourself so that in 6 months time you can be living your dreams? There’s that great quote - “If you keep doing what you’re doing you’ll keep getting what you’re getting” - so if you’re not happy with how your life looks at the moment, what action can you take to invest in yourself?
I know that so many of us and in particular, we kiwis, love to do it all ourselves. We take a lot of pride in being a Do-It-Yourself kind of culture and I love that spirit, BUT, if you have been trying for a while to get a result and nothing is changing then you owe it to yourself to take a different action. The most successful people in the world don’t do it on their own; they have personal trainers, mindset mentors, financial advisors, secretaries…basically people who will help them get to where they want to go faster.
We are already half way through the year and so I want to ask you this question: Are you closer to living your dreams now than you were at the start of the year? If the answer is no, then what actions can you take to invest in yourself NOW so that by the end of the year you are where you want to be?
Your time is your most precious commodity and it’s not unlimited so please take that action today - see the travel agent, book a cleaner, go to that course, sign up with a health coach or personal trainer and start living life at your highest potential.
And of course, if you want to find out more about how sessions with me can move you towards your goals faster, all the details are over here:
Keep taking action towards your dreams because honestly, anything is possible!
You'd be amazed at how much money and value is coming to you constantly from different avenues that you weren't even aware of! In the first week or so it might have just been little things, like finding 50 cents on the floor or getting $1.00 off my favourite wine at the supermarket, but just like exercising a muscle at the gym, writing in my abundance book every day trained me to actively look for value in my life - and that focus brought more and more in. People offered to buy me a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Friends would lend me books that I was about to go out and buy. My partner randomly brought me home flowers! - and as you saw at the top of this newsletter, I was invited to be part of an amazing complimentary lunch experience all courtesy of the amazing team over at lululemon christchurch.
Like I said, it started small, and a bit like working out at the gym, for the first month I didn't feel like I saw any big changes. About 5 weeks in though, I definitely felt the effects start to snowball. It started to become really fun, like a game I wanted to win at, and it got me to think outside the box about how I could add more value to the world as well. How could I use my talents to bring in money? How could I add value to someone else's day? Of course, from a law of attraction perspective as well, this energy of fun and playfulness around the topic of money is going to call in much more abundance than living from a place of "there's never enough."
It's also worth noting that I recorded lots of things that are of value but perhaps weren't money because, let's face it, money is just a means of exchanging value for value, it's not wealth in and of itself. This would be things like coming home to find that my partner, Grahame, had spent the whole day clearing out and tidying the garden for me. Or my beautiful friends sharing my business posts on Facebook or connecting me up with new networks. When you place your attention on how much abundance is coming into your life, you'll be blown away with how much love is waiting for you!
You know all those beautiful, amazing, incredible things you want to manifest in your life? The things you've dreamt of for years, held close to your heart and pinned to your vision board? No doubt you've asked the Universe for them many times, but if they are failing to show up in your life then you might be missing one vital step.
ASKING OTHER PEOPLE! If you're on a spiritual journey, chances are you've gotten pretty good at asking the Universe for things - but the truth is that the universe works through people. Miracles and magic are not performed by a being outside of you waiting in the sky to grant wishes. It is an force that works through you when you live in the energy of what you want to attract. When you're in this space then the law of attraction will send you people and circumstances to help you in manifesting what you desire. But - you need to take some aligned action and start asking the people who can assist you in fulfilling your dreams. We've become pretty good at being a self sufficient society and "asking for help" has often been portrayed as weak or that we must be lacking something if we can't do it ourselves.
Which is total bullshit. "No man is an island", as poet John Donne would say, and with this many people populating the globe it's time to let go of the tired notion that we are not all here to help serve and love each other. Most of us don't ask other people for things because we don't want to seem "less than" or we're worried that they'll say no. Well....if they do, realistically what's the worst that's going to happen? You'll never know if you don't ask and most of us are missing out on so many opportunities by assuming we already know the answer.
The reason asking is so powerful is inherent in the etymology of the name, because although we tend to think of it as a question, the Hebrew origin of the word actually meant to "claim" something, so asking for something was stating your claim to making that request happen. In the Bible it is said "Ask, and you shall receive." Several thousand years later Abraham Hicks wrote "Ask, and it is given." What's my point? When you are in the energy of what you want and you actually ask for it, consider it done. Whatever you want is already on the truck, and on its way to you.
If you want some more insight into the power of asking, check out the book "The Aladdin Factor". It gives so many examples of famous and successful people who have got to where they want to be by asking for what they want. When it comes to manifesting anything in life, this book gives a great blueprint:
"First, you have to figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it." - Barbara de Angelis, "The Aladdin Factor"
So who you can you share your dream with today and who can you ask for help? There are a lot of genies in the world waiting to make your wishes come true - all you have to do is ask!