Ok, so it’s end of the school year and my daughter wants me to bring her teacher a metal, yard art armadillo (which is our school mascot). I’m thinking, “no Sweat”. Got $20 that says I can find one for that. My friend tells where she got her yard art, so I head out there to see what they got.
I find one, smaller than I wanted, but cute for $25. The guy who owns the place comes out and I tell him I only have $20 budget, what can he do for me. So, he offers the $25 armadillo for $20 cash. “Sold!” I say + tell him I’ll go get cash and be right back. Not 5 minutes later I’m back with my cash in hand and the armadillo grasped firmly in the other. I hand him the cash and he looks at me and says “$25”. I pause, thinking to myself, “wait a minute, He just told me $20 cash a minute ago, maybe he is mistaken.” So, I told him I heard him say $20 cash. He tells me “no, I know what I said and even though my English is not so good, I said $25 without tax”.
Yeah, so those two don’t sound the same, so something is up. Plus, I have a heavy feeling in my gut which is my “nope” meter.
So, what do I do? I check in and ask my inner guidance what to do. I hear, “trust yourself + what you heard. It will be fine.” So, I tell him, “nope, I heard you say “$20 cash, and that’s what I have. Do we have a deal?” Well, he hemmed + hawed saying how he didn’t say that, but he was still holding the cash in his hand. By now I’m happy to walk away, leaving no charge of energy on this. It works out or not with this guy. If not then I’ll find another one.
Finally after what felt like an hour, he says, “Well since you are so pretty, I’ll give this to you for the $20”. Works for me, and I’m off to pick up kids with Armadillo in my hand.
My lesson in all this? Keep your ground, trust your gut, and ask. It will work out for your highest good.
So, my question to you is ~ When did you have a situation where you had to totally trust your gut when those around you questioned it?
Do leave your comments + pass this on to anyone you know who might need to trust themselves a bit more!
Wow, so many emails + events going on relating to creating + manifesting what you want in 2017!
How was your 2016? Bring everything you wanted into fruition?
If you’re not feeling awesome about how your last year turned out, you are not alone. 2016 might have been a bit disappointing for many of us. It was a 9 year in numerology which is all about letting go and wrapping up loose ends to finish things so that you’re ready for your 1 year. 2017 rings in the beginning of a 1 year, full of starting new things, innovating, and breaking out on your own to be your own kind of success. A big part of creating a successful 2017 is knowing where you are going, what you want, and what you need to do to get there.
Lately I’ve seen many offers for a vision board process that can help you get clear. Vision boards can be great at helping you get clear on what you want to create. But if you are like me, you’ve created a vision board and only a few things actually came about (if any), falling short of your intentions + expectations. Which can feel rather disappointing considering all the work hours you put into them, yes?
Why? Vision boards will only take you so far in the manifesting process. Even if you are clear on what you want to create in your business, your life, and your relationships, there are several components you need in this recipe to create the success you’re after.
Creating or manifesting something is actually made up of 3 things: thoughts, feelings + actions.
Your thoughts are how you think about what you want to do/create: is this a doable plan for me? Can I stay focused? Is it simple? Do these things inspire me? By answering these few questions, you can gauge your ability to make these things happen.
How you feel about what you want to create also has a heavy hand in manifesting what you really want. Do the actions you have planned feel good, right, doable? If not, then it’s back to the drawing board, so to speak. If they don’t feel right and good down to your soul, then you are going to struggle to make them happen.
Now, what actions do you take to get there? My answer to that is simple: what are you feeling pulled to do? What is popping up in your head when you think of sharing your gifts with your tribe? When are you feeling pushed or pressured to do something in particular? That is a sign something is not right: it could be your timing, your tactic, or your intention. Step back, and re-evaluate before you put what you are creating out there.
So, what are you missing? And, why isn’t it working?
You crave manifesting all this amazing stuff in your business + life, right? So what’s holding you up? If you’re not feeling the vision board process, I have something else that might work for you: a more intuitive approach.
First, trust that you are already wired to be successful. It’s inside of you already even though you might not be aware of it yourself. It is an essential first step in creating what you want. What surprises me is the number of coaching programs, trainings, and online courses that assume you already know it all when you don’t. If you want help discovering this for yourself, click here.
By knowing who you are, how you work, and what you are here to do, you have the unique ability to make decisions that feel good, to see the opportunities in front of you, and create the business life you really want. This is the core, or soul, of who you are, and it is what influences everything that you create. Then, all you need bring your ideas to fruition is to have are these 3 things: clarity, a focused plan, and aligned action steps.
When you don’t know these 3 things, you will have a year full of distractions, missed opportunities, and bad decisions which often directly affect your flow of income, energy, and happiness (success).
First step: Is to get clear. If you don’t know what you want + where you are going, how are you going to know what actions to take or opportunities to accept?
A few questions to get you started: What is it that you really want to create in your business this year? In your life? What would make you happy?
Make a list.
Next step: get focused.
Want more on how to stay focused and take aligned actions?
Stay tuned for our next blog with action steps to get focused and stay on point so you keep moving towards being Super Successful creating your Soul-satisfying Business!