Visualization

Manifesting With A Vision Board

One thing that's extremely powerful when it comes to manifesting is - Vision Boards. But, a lot of people get stuck in the spiral of collecting the most beautiful pictures, finding that perfect picture of their dream vacation or the beautiful home office... clipping all the pretty quotes instead of focusing on the FEELING of what they want to accomplish.

It's not the vision board that helps you achieve your dreams BUT the clear vision + alignment you feel that turns the vision into a reality.

So how do you make a vision board that works?

1. Start by setting your intentions & getting specific

+ What do you need? Don't just say abundance or extra money or pay my bills. Get specific - How much money? What's the $$ amount of bills you want to pay?

+ How will you feel when these visions turn into a reality?

2. Create a sacred space

Find a space that's big enough for you to work & hold your supplies to make your vision board. You can add things like - crystals, incense, play some music in the background etc. anything that brings out the feelings & help you tap into your vision & get aligned with what you want.

3. Find words & images that resonate with your intentions -

Vision board is about finding images that resonate with what you want to accomplish, how you want to feel & what makes you feel aligned with your goals. If it's a pretty picture that you are attracted to that makes you feel aligned with that particular goal, use it. If it's a quote - use that! Find whatever your soul resonates with. If you can't find anything, get creative & draw it out on a colorful piece of paper or print it out from the web.

Example - If you are setting the intention of wellness & getting healthy, you can browse for pictures that spark those feelings in you. If there's something that makes you feel like you can't get there, maybe it makes you focus on what you aren’t YET, don't put them on your vision board. It's not the kind of feelings you want to go for.

4. Put your vision board somewhere you can see it constantly

Put your vision board somewhere you can see daily & that sets as a daily reminder of the feelings, desires & goals you are working towards. Look at the board often (when you get up, before you sleep & anytime you get in between) and connect with the feelings you felt when you created the board. You can even click a picture & put it on your phone to look at whenever you feel like.

5. Take Action

Start taking aligned/ inspired action towards your goal RIGHT NOW. Start being grateful for the opportunities that come along your way to support your goal & help you turn it into a reality. Focus less on "how" you'll achieve the goals & more on the feeling of - gratitude & how you'll feel once your goal has been accomplished.

6. Don't let resistance STOP you

As you start working on your goals, you'll feel resistance, limiting beliefs or old values sabotaging your progress from time to time. Don't let that stop you. Take out your journal & ask yourself why you are feeling resistant, what's the limiting belief that's stopping you & how you can overcome it?

7. Repeat!

Accomplish your goals, celebrate & repeat the process to create another vision board.

Remember, a successful vision board always starts with POWERFUL INTENTIONS.

5 Steps to Goal Setting

It’s that time of year: we’re claiming goals, setting intentions, making big plans for 2019. I'm going to share some powerful secrets to help you actually STICK WITH your goals this year. No more “Failure February”, babe.

Are you sick and tired of fizzing out by mid January?

It's frustrating, am I right? We beat up on ourselves for missing the mark, but maybe it’s not our fault.

From business to wellness, relationships and financial …. there are so many goals we set for ourselves because we deserve MORE. But year after year, we find ourselves struggling and falling short. So let's get real on what you need to do to actually live your best life. Warning: This is not going to be your cookie cutter BS, it's time we got real on what WORKS.

Frustrated: Been there, done that. Finally, last year, I had the ah-a moment that evolved throughout the year into a movement. I FINALLY found myself achieving the goals I had in my business, my wellness and even in my relationships.  

These are 5 truths I KNOW (if you put into ACTION) are going to blow your damn mind.

  • Knowing your WHY

Simon Sinek says - “Our actions should start with WHY not WHAT”. Knowing your WHY is essential. Your “WHY” is more powerful than your “what”. Many times we fail setting goals because we actually set a ‘what’. So if I asked you - What are your resolutions for 2019?

Maybe your answer is “to lose 10 pounds”. That’s a WHAT and that has very little power.  Your WHY is where your strength waits. Using health as an example - if your goal/resolution is to lose weight, let's rework that to make it more powerful.

What does that transformation do for you? What is the emotion behind it? To reclaim your power or to get the spark back into your life? Maybe you want to get healthy to inspire/show loved ones it’s possible for them too. That WHY is your resolution. Take it from the ‘what’ - into the ‘why’.

Here are 4 steps we are going to use - the 4 Ws for successful Goal Setting -

1. What are you going to do to achieve your goals? - Whatever that WHY is or that change is, ask yourself - What will you do to achieve it?

2. When will you do it? - When will you do those action steps to achieve your goal?

3. Where will this take place? Where will you show up?

4. With who?  - Are you going to do it by yourself or are you going to do it with your partner or bff?

Here's an example of taking it out from what-ville into the powerful WHY using the 4 Ws.

Goal - If you what is to lose 50 pounds, to get in shape this year or if you want to get into size X jeans.

Reword it using the 4 Ws - Improved Goal - “I'm going to jog around the neighborhood at least 3 mornings a week with my neighbor.”

Which one feels more actionable or powerful? Which one holds more accountability for you every single day?

Because, on a Tuesday, when you are tired and unmotivated your why of “I want to lose 50 pounds this year”, has no urgency ... you have a whole YEAR to lose 50 pounds and not showing up today doesn’t seem like a big deal. But when you  strengthen your goal with your 4 Ws - “ I'm going to jog around the neighborhood, 3 mornings a week with my neighbor”  ..  and it's Tuesday + it's one of the 3 mornings + you've got a commitment with your neighbor, do you think your odds of showing up will MUCH higher?

  • Take Charge

This is something that you may be struggling with; I know I did. Goals with steps that actually let you HAVE control vs. outcomes that you possibly can't control. Think about it, how many times do you set a goal that you have no control over? I want you to set your resolutions with steps that let you have control. Stop setting you up for failure.

Going back to the weightloss example ...if your resolution is to lose 50 pounds this year - you may not have total control over it.

You can do everything right, you can show up for yourself, eat the right things and do all the workouts, but you still don't have total control. Our bodies have a mind of their own, so many things impact us - stress, sleep, hormones, your body genetics: you don't have all the control.

But you know what you DO have control over? Rewording that goal to “I'm going to walk 5 times a week and switch to healthier snacks and veggies.”.Every single day you can be a success, it's something you have control over, something that makes you successful very single day which in turn makes you more powerful.

It works the same in your business. So let's say you've set a goal - “I'm going to rank up this month” or “I'm going to hit a certain $$ or earn an incentive or a free trip this month”. Ultimately, even though you have 90% control over that, because you are a part of an organization, a team or a partnership, you don't have 100% control in most cases because there are a lot of moving pieces. So a more actionable goal that you actually have control over will be “I'm going to help 5 people in MY team achieve their goals.”  As you know success trickles up .. we can control helping others and helping others gets us where we want.

  • Try the trifacta

Research has shown that you are 43% more likely to be successful by doing these 3 steps consistently.

  • writing down your goals

  • committing to a plan of action

  • regularly sharing your progress with someone.

Doing these 3 things together is going to increase your chances of success. As you put these into motion you’ll begin to see “extra benefits” you weren’t even planning on. It’s called the Halo effect.

Halo effect Example- if your goal was to level up in your biz and you created your action plan with your 4 w’s..  instead of focusing on “ranking up” you’d changed it to - “My goal this year is to help 5 people achieve their goals this month”. Beautiful things are going to happen around you. You’re going to increase and grow relationships with those people and your team, you are going to find support that you didn't know you had, personal momentum and success are going to start pouring into you. What you put out, you get back. Your own success, income etc. will start growing,  which will make you more confident... and so in and so on.

  • Think WWASD - What would a Sloth Do?

If you can put yourself into that mindset when you are setting action steps for your goals you are going to be so much more successful.  Find the path of least resistance which will make doing the RIGHT thing the EASY thing. Doesn't that make so much sense with your own goals?

So when setting your wellness or fitness goal which action steps make more sense for your success -

  • Joining the expensive fancy gym that's 20 miles away and has all the bells and the whistles?

  • OR joining the plain Jane gym right down the road from your home … the one you pass every time you go anywhere?

Which one is going to be the most clear path to success for you? Which one do you think you are going to show up for more?

Even though the first one is fancy, instagram worthy and has all the facilities, what's it going to do for your health when you start getting tired of the drive, when you start putting up some resistance and have every excuse not to battle traffic to get there? The plane jane gym right there in your neighborhood is going to be the path of least resistance every single time.

Same thing with your business; so think 'What would a Sloth Do' and pick the path of least resistance & do it.

So if you want to level up in your biz & you hateeee doing live videos, will setting a goal of Doing Live videos every single day do any good for you? Would that be the path of least resistance or will that be an excuse for not showing up everyday? Maybe setting the goal to do one live a week will get you better results.

Always think what would a sloth do because getting to sure success is better than a 50-50 chance of shots fired & missed.

  • Fail Forward Queen aka Getting comfortable with failure

"God! I've failed so many times!". I used to use it as negative and beat up myself until finally something shifted and I realized (insert positive tone) "I have failed so many times!"  

If I wasn't moving forward or making changes I wouldn't have failed at all. You have to get really comfortable with failure this year. Yes, I'm telling you 2019 needs to be your year of failure!  Coming from the #FailForwardQueen, let me tell you, when you’re racking up failures and you are celebrating them: that means you are making changes. If you aren’t experiencing ANY  failures  I'm going to call you out and tell you that's not something to celebrate. If your failure mark is truly zero that means you are not changing, moving, growing, pushing and definitely NOT hitting goals.  Because there's no one alive on the face of this earth who's win-loss column is completely in the success. It's just not possible so get so comfortable with failure that you celebrate them.


These 5 tips are going to actually give you a REAL fighting chance at making these resolutions stick this time and getting into success. A lot of people are sharing tips and doing things by the book - setting goals, intentions & writing them down etc. - but if you don't know the strength/gameplan behind doing them then you are going to have another year of status quo.

What goals are you setting for yourself this year? Share with us in our Facebook Group & let’s keep each other accountable! Click here to join in!

PS - Are you a listener more than an avid reader? We’ve got you covered! Click here to listen to the LIVE video where I talk about Goal Setting & how to make 2019 the year YOU finally accomplish all YOUR goals.

Daily Habits For A Magical Morning

Everyone experiences a stressful morning occasionally. It might be that your alarm clock didn’t ring or your car wouldn’t start. Maybe you forgot the report you needed at the house or you left your grocery list on the kitchen counter.

If your mornings always feel stressful, then it’s a sign something needs to change. The good news is most morning stress can be eliminated by creating new habits. It can take a while for a habit to become routine but once it does, your morning will be so much smoother.

Here’s how you can reclaim your mornings:

💓 Prepare the night before.
A lot of morning stress can be eliminated by preparing for the morning in advance. Choose your clothes the night before so you already know what you’re going to wear. Pack your lunch and leave it in the fridge so you only have to grab it as you head out.

 💓Skip the news.
Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can now check the news without ever having to leave the comfort of your bed. But reading or viewing the latest new stories can cause you to experience anxiety and discouragement. Instead of looking forward to a new day, you feel overwhelmed and fearful.

This doesn’t mean you have to avoid the news all day. Staying connected to what’s happening around you is important. But pick and choose what types of news you really need to hear first thing in the morning. For example, you could look over the entertainment news or sport scores but choose to skip the main headlines until later.

💓 Play positive tunes.
Create a morning playlist of music that makes you feel encouraged and play it as you’re starting your day. This will help you wake up and make it easier for you to focus on the positive. Music can also boost your productivity and creativity.

💓 Don’t check your email or social media.
Most people experience their highest energy levels after waking up. Yet the first thing you may be tempted to do is check your email and social media networks. The problem with this is your inbox and networks are often filled with “urgent” messages. These urgent messages quickly crowd out the important tasks you need to get done today. The next thing you know its noon and all you’ve accomplished is answering your email and checking social media.

To prevent this, don’t check your email or social networks until later. After an hour or two of working, take a break to check your messages. Since you’ve already tackled the important tasks today, you can devote as much energy as needed to the urgent tasks you ignored earlier.

Morning stress can be a sign that it’s time to step back and evaluate your routines. Look at what’s causing you the most stress and seek simple solutions to fix them. By doing this, you can change your mornings from stressful to delightful!

 

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How to Manifest What You Really Want In Life?

When you first hear about manifesting or the Law of Attraction you think “cool, I just have to visualize living in a mansion, driving a Benz, owning a jet and marrying a model etc”. and then just sit back and wait on it all to show up.

But it doesn’t work quite like that!

Here’s why-- every thought is creative - not just the good ones!

If you visualize the life of your dreams for just 60 seconds you begin to manifest it. This is totally true. "Well", you may say, "I have imagined living my dream life for a lot longer than 60 seconds. In fact, I have dreamt about it all my life sometimes spending hours lost in my fantasy and it still hasn't come true".  And I ask them, how much time did you spend feeling and focusing on the lack of having these things? Remember, Every Thought Is Creative!

Spending time visualizing your ideal life is great but do you maintain those thoughts throughout the rest of your day. Or, do you go around complaining about how bad things are?

My guess is, if you don't have the life of your dreams, then you do the second one! These negative thoughts are also creative and are much more abundant in the majority of people. If the thoughts are backed with high emotion then they manifest even faster! You literally cancel out the good work you have done in your visualization. You are storing up great things for yourself but through your dominant negative thinking, you are keeping them away from you!

Now, don't get me wrong, visualization is an extremely powerful tool that can and will totally transform your life, but only when you use it in accordance with the Law. The Law of Attraction always works. It never sleeps and it never fails. It is an unbending Universal Principle. Every thought is creative. Every single one. Therefore you need to change your dominant mental patterns before you can see any real tangible results from consciously trying to use this law.

So how do we do that?

By changing your focus. You must change the way you view your world. See the world as a nasty, unforgiving, greedy, violent place and that is what you will attract more of. Begin to look for the beauty that is around you. Look for the abundance even if you are not fully experiencing it in your own life right now. Look for the things you want. Try to notice all the people who are currently enjoying the life you want to live and rejoice in their good fortune.

So how do we do that?

Simple! You get into a place of gratitude for what you already have.

What you focus on you get more of and what you place your attention on expands! By being grateful for what is in your life at the moment you put our attention on what you like and you get more of it. By feeling good about areas of your life that are working you are sending out very positive thoughts that the Law of Attraction immediately begins to manifest. What you focus on you get more of and what you place your attention on expands!!!

Are you starting to see the power of gratitude and how it can work wonders?

If, on the other hand, you allow your attention and focus to center around the things that are not working in your life then they will expand and you will get more of what you don't want. Think about this seriously. Give it some real thought. Can you identify areas in your life where this has happened or is continuing to happen now? The sayings in our everyday language sum up this Universal Law, "it never rains but it pours", "when something goes wrong, everything goes wrong", "Murphy's law at work again" etc.  

If you find yourself getting jealous over another person's good fortune then you are actually affirming that you don't have what they do and focusing your attention on your own lack! However, by having gratitude for what you do have and celebrating another's good fortune you are actually focusing your attention on what you do want and ..... What you focus on you get more of and what you place your attention on expands!

So be grateful for what you do have. Be happy for another person's success. Show gratitude all the time and your focus will be on the positive and your attention will be placed on what you want. Your attitude will change when your attention is squarely placed on the things in life that you want and you do this through gratitude. So to keep you on track and in an attitude of gratitude always remember these two aspects of the law.

If a thought is maintained for just 60 seconds the Law of Attraction immediately begins to manifest it. What you focus on you get more of and what your attention rests on expands!

To help you focus and attract more of what you want, I've created a 5 Day Manifesting Challenge