Before you dismiss this and delete it without reading, no, this is not going to be a 'woo woo' email, and we are not going "away with the fairies"!
But I do want to talk about something that I very rarely talk about.
Most people have totally the wrong idea about the Law of Attraction. A lot of that is down to the movie, The Secret.
It wasn't a bad movie per se, but it did leave a LOT out and give people the wrong impression.
It's not about sitting on your arse daydreaming about some magical life, wearing rose coloured spectacles and becoming mega rich.
It's about having a good mindset, about taking action, and opening yourself up to the opportunities and synchronicities that abound so that you can enjoy a fulfilling and happy life.
And this is why it's pertinent to business.
The more I work with and interact with business owners, the more I see that the biggest thing that holds most people back in business is their mindset. The way they think.
And I include myself in that.
What I have found is that the more I work on my mindset, the better life is, the better business is.
I see this play out for my clients too. It's what helps build an upward momentum. It's gotten to the point now that with some of my clients I can predict the direction that their monthly revenue will take in the coming months just by watching how they talk about things - how negative or positive they are.
When we have the right mindset, we take more action, we open our minds to possibilities, seeing the opportunities that come our way.
When we have a negative mindset, we close our minds. We don't get the inspiration or ideas for the right actions. We don't see the opportunities that come our way. Everything starts to feel like an uphill battle.
The good news is that we can take simple steps to start the momentum.
Note that I said simple, not always easy!
For example, we can appreciate the things in our life more.
We can view taking action as stepping stones to where we want to go instead of waiting for the perfect plan to fall in our laps.
We can manage our money better, business and personal.
We can stop complaining.
That doesn't mean that we accept wrongs and don't right them, it's about the energy behind what we say and think. If you get served a raw steak when you ordered a medium rare, you can politely ask that it be cooked as per your order or you can demand a new steak cooked the way you want it, whinge and moan to the waiter and your companions about how awful the service is and you won't be coming back again.
Same outcome, two very different ways and energies for rectifying the same issue. Only one of them is a complaint.
(As an aside, I'm reading Will Bowen's "A Complaint Free World" and am doing the 21 day challenge. I expect that it's going to take me a lot longer than 21 days to be able to go for a straight 21 days without making one single complaint.)
In my own life, I find that the more I improve my mindset, the more opportunities and "things" just come my way. This week alone, I've received a free Hello Fresh box with 10 meals, a great opportunity for a partnership that's going to be a lot of fun, lifetime access to trainings from top mentors that are right for me and where I am right now that sell for over $20,000 and a whole bunch of other things in my life have just fallen into place.
This isn't all some kind of woo woo magic though. It's because I take action, look for / create opportunities and look to give more value than I receive.
And that is what the Law of Attraction, or Creation as I prefer to think of it is about.
Now don't get me wrong. I haven't got all the answers. I screw up, get down, overthink and end up in a complete fog of overwhelm at times, and things go wrong.
But I don't let that define me.
I pick myself up and always look for the best next feeling, for incremental improvements.
If what I have said resonates with you in any way, and you would like to go a little further down the rabbit hole then you might be interested in something that came my way a few weeks ago.
You may know that I am an avid reader. Especially when it comes to personal growth/development and business.
An author that I like, because of the practical no-nonsense way she writes is Genevieve Davis. I've read all of her books, some several times.
A few weeks ago, I finished re-reading her book Becoming Rich. It has a lot of practical advice both on how to think and manage your money.
Shortly after that, I was invited to become a Virtual Book Club host on a personal development platform that is focused on making learning and growth a daily practice (one of my values).
What I like about this is it's not your average book club where you all sit around drinking wine talking about the book, although drinking wine is right up my street. It's about taking action in small, micro steps.
The developers (hiitide) work closely with the author to create a 28 day companion course with actionable micro-lessons designed to enhance retention, application and collaboration. (You get lifetime access to the course.)
hiitide translate thousands of hours of content from the book, podcasts, talks and articles into the most essential 14-minute daily lessons for us to learn from.
We get a live Q&A with the author, a call where we can ask our most pressing questions.
As a host, I get to support our own private community so that we finish, apply and share the lessons in the book/micro course and learn from others in the process.
I really like this concept, so I am going to host a Virtual Book Club on the Becoming Rich book and I would like to invite you to join me because I believe that it will make a huge difference to the way you think (one of my values).
This first one is going to be a new experience for me, and I'm thinking of it as a bit of an experiment.
If I like the way it goes, I am going to be hosting plenty more - there are a ton of business and growth books with big name authors that I know will be valuable to the business owners in my world and me.
For example, I've had The Referral Engine by John Jantsch sat on my book shelf for some time now. That book club will be a priority for me and I'm looking forward to implementing it alongside those who want to join me...
It will be fun, we get to support and keep other accountable, and take action at the same time.
If you fancy joining me in the Becoming Rich Virtual Book Club, it's just $49 (you don't need the book, although that will give you a better experience) and you can join me in the Becoming Rich Virtual Book Club.
(I will get a commission from this, but it doesn't make any difference to the price that you pay to join a Virtual Book Club. It just means that you get to join a group of like minded people and I get to support you and help you in the club as we work through the bite size lessons each day. And I get some buddies to keep me accountable!)
Now I appreciate that this book might not be for everyone, so if you like the idea of joining me in a different Virtual Book Club, hit reply and let me know whether you like the idea of top business books or personal development...
Until next time,
P.S. Fact of the day: The Law of Attraction wasn't originally going to be described that way, it was originally intended to be the Law of Creation. That has a very different intent, however, it was felt that the Law of Creation would offend some religious groups so it wasn't used.