Sanity in a Money Crisis

Stressed out about money?

It feels like a tidal wave of panic. It sucks you down farther as you wonder how you got in this mess. You really start drowning, searching for air, when you can’t seem to find clarity on how you’ll fix this TODAY! Everywhere you turn seems like a dead end.

I understand. I’ve been there more than once!

My advice? Stop the head trip. Put the analyzing on hold for a moment… or two. Allow yourself to fully experience the emotional reaction you’re having to this situation. If you feel helpless, let it bubble up.

Mad as heck? Let it rip. Full permission here.

It does feel AWFUL. It feels like you have no control. It really feels like crud when you know you could’ve done some things differently to avoid this mess.

But you’re here. So be here fully.

NOTE: Don’t allow this process to happen in front of anyone who’ll try to fix this or get stressed out with you.

Once you’re done having your reaction, then you can move forward. But don’t take action just yet.

You have to not only be thinking clearly before you act, but you must be able to give all your attention to where you want to land on the other side of this crisis. Clearly outline the results you want—not just to solve this crisis but to also discontinue the behaviors and habits that helped you arrive here.

Begin by looking backward to see what actions and thinking patterns need to change. You can do this on your own or use your financial planner, accountant, and/or coach to sort through the rubble.

Next, ask yourself if there’s any action that will give you some breathing room. You may have to ask some hard questions of people you don’t want to ask. I’ve had to call my financial planner, on more than one occasion, to pull money out of my investments to pay for unexpected tax bills.

Take the time to truly assess your overall financial picture… without emotional reaction. Knowing your numbers is very powerful even when you don’t like what they say. It may even soothe your nerves. If you’ve been in denial, this may be a wake-up call. Either way, it gives you a sense of control.

Now you’re ready to brainstorm solutions that’ll feel good. The first few options that come to mind are generally the ones that feel like a negative trade-off if you take them. Don’t move forward yet.

Do you feel confident that you are up for this change? Do you see the possibility of becoming a person who consistently has a good relationship with money? You don’t have to feel totally sure about the future, but you have to have a glimmer of hope.

Give yourself a break with the amount of time this process may take you. One foot in front of the other. Breathe. Deep breaths.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel, although you may have to look really hard to see it. It’ll be important to have someone to check in with during this process.

I turned around a three-year financial fiasco in less than a year. As a result of thinking differently and taking consistent baby steps, my income doubled. The main focus was appreciating every small effort I made. I did not allow myself to sink into a black hole, thinking about how slow the process was for me.

I stopped judging myself.

You can do this too. You’re not stuck. Consider yourself unstuck, perfectly sane, and take a baby step right now. When you’re done, breathe some more.

I’m rooting you on! 

 

 

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Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, Success Strategies, and Wealth.

The One Percent Rule

Just because you’re getting stuff done doesn’t mean you’re happy, profitable, or growing your business.

Let’s look at Jack’s business. He’s a truly intelligent man with a revolutionary way of helping mid- to large-size companies create rock star teams. When people hear Jack talk, they listen. He’s inspiring and innovative.

Jack built this business himself with blood, sweat, and many tears. He’s made some nice cash, but nowhere near what’s possible.

Nothing about Jack’s business is going the way he thought. In fact, he’s not even sure he still likes his business. It seems like too much work and not enough freedom, I have coached a lot of Jacks. They think because they’ve laid out a business model, worked on their systems and marketing, and gotten some coaching, they should be making loads of dough and feel free.

No way, Jose.

I don’t care how much drive, passion, and smarts you have, if you aren’t connected to your heart while you move from action to action in your business, you’ll never achieve the dream. Period. It will always come with a harsh price to pay.

You have to be relaxed. You can get a boatload of tasks done in a day and still feel chilled out while you do it. You can be having a ton of fun and feeling the flow looong before you reach your annual goals.

If you’re a fan of the Law of Attraction, you may be thinking, “Honey, you’re preaching to the choir.” But I’m not.

Somehow, no matter how many times I preach about how critical it is to pay attention to how you feel while you work on and in your business, CEOs still pay more attention to pushing for quantity and speed. They worry about results.

I say, “Slow down to go fast.” And they whine, “I tried that. I did it for a couple of days and it felt good. Then somehow, I got caught in a rut again.”

Abraham-Hicks says, in A New Beginning Volume 2:

“By giving 99% of your attention to bringing yourself to the feeling that you seek and giving 1% of your attention to inspired action—you will be in a place of powerful motion forward while you exist in a continuous state of joyful well-being.”

This isn’t fluff. I tripled my income the first year I practiced this formula. It felt weird at first. I felt like I was a slacker if I wasn’t on a stress and adrenaline high. And sometimes I felt like a crack addict kicking my brain to the curb. It was painful.

If you focus on success through action, you won’t have the pleasure of a smooth-running business. You’ll end up sick, too. Your body can’t take the stress or the unsettled feeling you experience when you’re constantly uptight about manifesting your goals.

I say, make huge targets in your business, but follow the 1% rule above. Make your state of mind more important than any other factor.

The result will be more money, peace of mind, a healthy bod, and a kick in your step because you know your business is a freakin’ blast!

Have you ever tried to implement these ideas to your business? How did it work for you? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, Success Strategies, and Wealth.

The Secret to Productivity

One of the most popular issues my clients bring up, besides how to make more money, is how to get more done in a day. Unfortunately, even the best time management tools won’t give you more time each day. This forces you to create a different relationship with time and get off the “not enough” train of thought.

My approach to time is a combination of practical tools, structures, spirituality, and emotional wellness. If you want to get more done, you’ve got to begin with inner game.

When you wake up in the morning, decide what kind of day you’re going to have. Will it be good, grumpy, fun, rushed, peaceful, productive, or an adventure? It’s your choice from the get-go. Morning is the best time to push the reset button on your attitude.

Disregard the urge to plow into your day full force. Create one or more morning practices to get grounded and focused.

Here are some practices that I’ve seen work wonders:

  • Go for a walk, run, workout, row, yoga, or another form of mind-body connection
  • Journaling, automatic writing, or morning pages where you just dump what’s in your head onto paper
  • Meditation or doing a guided visualization
  • Look at your vision board or bucket list
  • Connect to your yearly, monthly, and weekly biz goals
  • Sip a cup of joe or tea while reading something pleasant or enjoying the view
  • Write about what an awesome day you’ll have, as if it’s already happened

Once you feel like you can powerfully move forward in a calm manner, it’s time to set your intentions for the day. This is how you leverage the power of attraction. If you start your day without doing this, you’re asking for a day you look back on and say, “Where did my day go?” or “This day went from bad to worse.”

It’s important to only choose a maximum of five actions you want to complete each day. Less is better. Decide which actions will feel the most fulfilling to complete and that you’ll enjoy doing. If there’s something you must complete because of a deadline, decide that it’ll be easy to complete.

Focus is the name of the game. Give yourself completely to whatever you are doing in any given moment. You’ll experience more peace and will actually get more done than if you multitasked all day long.

You can experience the feeling of time expanding when you stay present to the moment. It takes a bit of trust that what needs to get done, will be done. Whatever doesn’t get done is fine.

If you beat yourself up over what didn’t get done, then you’re asking for misery. This life is meant to be enjoyed, not to be a productivity master. But if you’re clear about your intentions and find flow in your day, you can experience joy and reach your most important goals.

Peace, joy, and fun are the biggest factors in profit attraction, not how many tasks you can get done in a day.

I always ask myself if what I’ve chosen to do for the day will move me toward what I want and if it will make me happy. Whatever you choose to do for the day, align yourself 100% behind it. No regrets. You’ll have another clean slate tomorrow. =)

 

 

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Original Publish Date: Jan 19, 2011
Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, and Success Strategies.

Where’s the Peace?

It’s ironic that I named my business MasterPeace and then ditched peace for self-induced torture in the early years of my business. Yep, there was nothing about my life or business that was easy. Any moment of triumph was immediately replaced with, “What do I have to do next?!”

Isn’t it funny how dreams and goals start with a vision in mind, and often that exciting vision gets lost in execution? What’s even crazier is when you know better and you still wind up in the stress-filled abyss. Argh!

Where’s the PEACE?

(Remember the Wendy’s commercial, “Where’s the BEEF?”)

Here’s what I’ve learned about peace in my 22 years as a business coach…

  • If I don’t have peace of mind, then nothing else is fulfilling.
  • It’s a cinch to “attract” clients when I have peace of mind.
  • I get more done when I don’t push to get things done.
  • Inspiration and trust are key factors in marketing and designing products and services.
  • The more I play, the more my business grows.
  • Delegating actions that I don’t do well or don’t have time for give me more peace and profits.
  • Only take what you learn from the “experts” if it fits your business model and core values.
  • Peace is more important than your business.
  • Create your criteria for success from things that feel good.
  • Checking items off your action list doesn’t mean you’re being productive or profitable.
  • Peace needs to be THE first priority of the day… and in each moment.

“Where’s the peace?” is a life-changing inquiry when choosing your focus for the day, your yearly goals, who you interact with professionally and personally, and what items make it on your social calendar.

May PEACE be with and in you. 

 

Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, and Success Strategies.

Is Your Story Working for You?

We’ve all got limiting beliefs. You know some of them. Others you don’t. You may have gone to personal growth workshops and thought you discovered them all. (Although, you probably didn’t.)

Do I have a limiting belief about you not knowing all of your limiting beliefs? Yep.

It’s all a story.

You live in a story about the way things work. You buy into the story like it’s truth… even if it’s disempowering.

Here are some stories that you may be living out in your business:

  • I have to charge $_________ for this product or service or it won’t sell.
  • I have to use these marketing techniques or people won’t flock to my store or website.
  • There are some things in business you just have to do even if you don’t like it.
  • If my customers only knew ________________, they wouldn’t like me.
  • It takes years to build a six-figure business.
  • Hard work, lots of time, and good work ethics will yield success.

The way you live each day is based on a story about what you’ve made up as the rules of engagement, the path to success, expectations of your family and friends, what you think is healthy… on and on and on.

It’s ALL made up.

If I were to sit down with you and point out some of your stories about business, you might argue with me. You’d justify why you can’t do business another way. Or why you can’t invest money into your business.

And I’d say, “Oh, hogwash! Create a new story.”

What’s the story you want to live by?
How would you be in your business if you got to do it 100% your way?
What if customers and clients were guaranteed to buy an offering at any price?
What would you offer and at what price?

You’re already making up all the stories, so how about living into a new one that actually feels freeing and abundant?

If you aren’t already making six or seven figures and totally loving the way you’re doing business, what do you have to lose? Your face? Your reputation?

That’s a story, too.

You can only live an exhilarating journey when you take away the story about how things work and how they’re supposed to be.

Question everything that feels hard or uncomfortable in your life. Ask yourself, “What’s the story I’m living right now?”

I thought because I had little stress in my business that I didn’t have many stories. HA! I’ve got tons of stories.

  • Not enough time to put all my ideas into action.
  • I’m not doing enough to build my mailing list.
  • I should only check my email a couple of times a day.
  • I’m not as effective as I need to be with my copywriting.
  • I need more time! (Did I already say that?)

I could go on and on. And I think I’m being business savvy with some of these stories. Question any stories that feel confining, confusing, unauthentic, and wimpy.

The thing is, stories that inspire and make us smile are good. Keep living them. But what if there’s an even BETTER story?! 

Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Success Strategies, and Wealth.

Make Your Professional Relationships More Personal

I began my coaching career in my late twenties, and I was very aware that I seemed to be one of the youngest guns in the bunch. When I went to professional networking meetings, I acted like my normal outgoing and fun self. When I was teaching a live seminar or communicating in my ezine, I did my best to be professional.

I thought acting professional meant being serious, profound, and very “corporate” (whatever that means!). It took some undoing, but I finally ditched the façade of being professional. It was very hard to connect with people when I was focused on how I was communicating and trying to build credibility the old-fashioned way instead of simply being myself.

Everyone and their mothers are competing for your attention online… all promising amazing and miraculous solutions to whatever ails you and your business.

The one who gets the most clients and customers is the one who connects best with their targeted audience.

Your mission should be to create a love affair with your peeps… and that’s best done by utilizing your God-given talents.

I happen to be a little goofy and very curious. I also really care that the people who read my articles, enroll in my programs, and buy my products get massive value and make changes in their life and business. I make sure that I bring my enthusiasm, curiosity, and caring nature to every interaction I have with my peeps.

I’m very informal, so it was incongruent to my natural style when early in my business I wasn’t letting my warmth come through in emails to a potential client. I still have to periodically remind myself when I’m busy that I need to remember I’m talking to a human being, not completing a task when responding to an email or answering the phone.

Even when you’re following up with someone who has purchased your goods or services, don’t just pitch the next offer. Make the connection to the human who just bought from you.

  • Did they like their purchase?
  • Did it live up to their expectations?
  • How else can you support them?
  • If they have questions, is there an easy way for them to get answers?
  • Do they feel appreciated for doing business with you?

When you market, keep it personal. Sure, you want to make the benefits and features clear, but you want them to know that there’s a person behind the offer who truly cares about them.

Your brand and humanness need to shine through in every communication. Little details speak volumes.

For instance, I love it when I buy something in a store and my purchase is wrapped in tissue before being tucked into a nice bag. When you throw an expensive item in a cheap plastic bag, somehow I just don’t feel like it’s as important of a purchase.

Bottom line is that making your professional contacts personal will increase your number of raving fans. I consider my clients my friends. I DO socialize with them (even though I was told in coaches training that you can’t coach friends). I send them cards, notes, and gifts. I adore them! Why wouldn’t I be loud and proud about our relationship?!

If you want them to rave about you, rave to them! 

 

Jeanna Gabellini, is a Master Business Coach who assists high achieving entrepreneurs, corporate leaders & their teams to leverage fun, systems and intentionality for high-octane results. An entrepreneur for 20 years she has a treasure trove of kick-butt tools to give you peace & profits.   A Gift For You! Get your complimentary Business Building Audio CD “Transforming from Chaotic Entrepreneur to Conscious Leader” for the entrepreneur who wants to be a SUPERpreneur: https://www.masterpeacecoaching.com/freecd

Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, and Success Strategies.

Turn Your Business Model Upside Down

I never thought much about my business model until almost twenty years into being an entrepreneur. I know: crazy, huh? My model was to get an idea, implement it, and keep doing it… if it was fun. But I didn’t have criteria to gauge what was working and what wasn’t.

Who cares if I’m constantly reinventing the wheel, as long as I can put food on the table?

Are you doing something similar? Maybe you have a well-thought-out model, but you’re unhappy and not producing as much profit as you’d like. Your model might feel confining or boring.

How about chucking your current model for something better? And what if you created a model that worked in harmony with your behavioral style, values, and lifestyle?

What if you kicked it up another notch and created a business model so cool that it put your creativity at an all-time high?

Turn your business model upside down, shake it out, and put it together in a way that 100% turns you on. You might be cringing right now at the thought of figuring out a business model. It might sound complicated.

Nah! It can be a simple, easy, and creative process. In fact, the end product can fit on an 8.5 x 11-inch piece of paper.

Get your fantasy hat on and ditch the voices of every business expert you’ve ever heard for this exercise. Answer the following, not worrying about how each question relates to the next. You’re connecting with your Inner Business Expert to speak your heartfelt truth.

  1. What do you love doing or offering? (You’re so energized by it that you could do/offer it all day long and be ready for more.)
  2. How involved do you want to be in the process?
  3. Do you want to sell to a few or to many clients/customers? (You’re not worrying about monetizing yet, so be honest about your preference.)
  4. Who do you freakin’ love serving?
  5. Do you enjoy offering a few things or many?
  6. If your business were a party, what would be the theme? Is it intimate and mellow? Is it high energy with fun food, drinks, and dancing? Are you playing poker and giving awesome prizes? Are people showing up in costumes, tuxes, or jeans?

Get all the components on paper. And if you weren’t worried about how all the pieces fit together, what would you be thrilled to offer and in what way? If you weren’t worried about offering products and services in the low, mid, and high price points, what would you offer?

Next, weed out any ideas that seem fun but won’t sustain your passion.

The last step to creating your model is to piece the components together in a way that flows for you and your ideal customers. And your pricing has to feel good in your heart yet support the profits you claim as your desired outcome (you might need some coaching on that, right?).

Your business model needs to support you. There are many models out there that shouldn’t work based solely on what business strategists say. And yet they do, because they’re passion mixed with well-thought-out plans.

When you do it your way, it’ll work much better. 

 

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Original Publish Date: May 14, 2013
Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, Success Strategies, and Wealth.

When is Good Enough Not Enough?

Sometimes it’s good to stay put and not make major changes in your business. A busy schedule, a crazy relationship, high stress, or a new pet or child in the family may be all that you can handle at the moment.

Focusing on one highly challenging situation at a time will prevent extreme overwhelm and physical illness from adding to your stress.

But what about when you know in your heart of hearts it’s time for change and you’re met with voices in your head shouting all the reasons you need to settle for what you currently have?

Any change you make in your business should be done at a time when you can get your head and heart behind it. Many entrepreneurs, myself included, have waited much, much too long before making important decisions in their business, and it’s cost us dearly.

For instance, maybe you’ve got too many tasks on your plate. You wish you could delegate some of the tasks, but you don’t trust your team to do it right or you’re scared to shell out the money. You know you can cram in a few extra hours of work this week and it’ll all get done. But then you create a pattern of overworking yourself to get it all done.

Or another example is a computer, employee, or system that can get the bare minimum done and nothing more. I used to work with an assistant who did what I asked and no more. He never came up with new ideas. He never thought about how each task impacted the rest of the project. The bottom line was that he was good at what I asked but not good enough to have me bragging about his work.

One day I asked myself, “Is this the kind of assistant who will take me to a seven-figure business?” I already knew the answer before I asked. My heart had known for almost the entire time he worked for me that he was nowhere near ideal. He excelled in many areas, but the ones that he lagged in caused my energy to plummet.

The only decisions I’m ever disappointed about are the ones I didn’t make sooner. I ask myself, “Why did I tolerate that for so long?”

Fear.

I feared hurting someone.
I feared change.
I feared the switch to new technology or employees would cause major upheaval.
I feared the extra expense for upgrading a system, coach, or contractor.

Sometimes my fears came true but nowhere near what I’d anticipated.

And so what if the change came with a little turbulence?! Not making the change was creating more havoc and getting me nowhere fast.

But in the end, not settling for good enough and deciding to up my game always brought me immense peace, more profits, and more efficiency.

Value your business and life enough to choose to experience better than good. Great, magical, and amazing is what you want to feel about all aspects of your biz. When you think it’s doable, it will be.

Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Personal Growth, and Success Strategies.

Practice Abundance to Increase Your Revenue

Everything you do is a practice. Got a messy desk? It’s a practice. Always find yourself needing to make more money? That’s a practice, too.

If you pay attention, you’ll notice that throughout your day most of your actions and thoughts are habitual. And often, that’s not a good thing!

If you practice something for a few weeks (or even a few days!) it can become an unconscious habit. You always attract more of the thoughts and actions you practice.

For instance, I notice on Mondays I ease into my workday by going through my email inbox. I don’t usually take any appointments on Mondays, therefore it’s a spacious day and designed to work on projects. It was not a conscious decision to automatically dive into email every morning and get sidetracked for hours answering them. This is how easy it is to get set in a behavior. It works the same way with attracting abundance!

You’ve heard that it takes 21 days of repeating an action or a thought before it becomes a habit, right? Well, how many habits do you have? Which ones help you attract profit? Which ones just suck up your time? Which ones literally work against you?

Take time to do a little self-check right now. If you don’t, you probably have a habit of not taking time out to create powerful new habits.

I’ll give you some examples from my own life.

Habits that support my abundance and peace of mind:

  • Walking
  • Mastermind meetings
  • Weekly business meetings
  • Delegating work to my fabulous assistants
  • Setting my intentions for each day (I do a minimum of six; I use Stephen Covey’s 6 Big Rocks formula)
  • Scripting out my business goals (writing stories about my goals as if they’ve already manifested)
  • Tracking my income/expenses
  • Breathing purposefully
  • Going to the gym
  • Creating specific goals in all areas of my life
  • Having structures in my life that keep me accountable to my goals
  • Listening to uplifting audios and videos
  • Checking email only 3 times a day
Habits that suck up my time (I stopped some of these years ago when I took inventory of my habits and found that these ticked me off!):

  • Checking email too many times a day
  • Reading almost every joke that gets sent to me via email from my family
  • Tearing articles/recipes out of magazines and then having to file them
  • Reading aviation articles that I know don’t impact me
  • Reading accident reports for skydiving (I used to skydive every weekend)

Habits that work against me (notice that many of these habits have transformed into habits that work for me, above):

  • Making business plans without accountability
  • Not forecasting with my finances
  • Being complacent about my team’s performance
  • Not delegating enough
  • Worrying about not making my targets
  • Not trusting
  • Loose targets with my team
  • Waiting until the last minute to get the articles to my VA for my ezine (used to drive my team bonkers!)
  • Waiting until after 6pm to go to the gym
  • Not taking time to read books
  • A messy desk

Habitual behavior is a direct result of your thoughts. For instance, if you constantly worry about not having enough money, you’ll begin practicing profit-sabotaging behaviors. But if you decided you were sick and tired of worrying about having enough money, you could intentionally begin to practice empowering habits around money.

Every time you accidentally slip into worry, consciously get your mind to focus on a visual of you rolling in money (doesn’t that sound fun?!).

 
Next, you could set up a minimum of two new habits to practice that will support the vision of you being surrounded in piles of cash.

Your new habits can be big or small. Your frame of mind and personality will dictate what is best for you at this moment. I like to incorporate both small and big habits when I want to increase my abundance.

The small habits keep you grounded on a daily basis and are easy to accomplish, increasing your confidence. The big habits create change quickly. They are defining. For instance, twelve years ago my business hit a big slump and I acquired a lot of debt. It felt out of my control, so I took charge and shredded all of my credit cards except my American Express business account.

That was powerful for me and it affirmed my commitment to my new revenue goal. I also created spreadsheets that tracked my income and my debt balances. This was a big deal for me to create, but a small thing to fill in every week. I began the practice of overdelivering to my clients.

Nine months later I was completely out of debt and I had doubled my income! Small practices led to huge results (thank goodness!).

Now, back to you. Which habits are you willing to drop right this moment?Choose two. If you feel apprehensive about letting them go, ask yourself what is possible by letting them go. You want to get connected to the impact these practices have in your life.

Now choose two to three new empowering habits that will serve your goal of abundance. Decide how you’ll stick to practicing these new habits while they are in progress.

By the way, all habits are your choice. Good, bad or ugly… you are the one that practices them. You can change them at any given moment. Do something different.

Baby steps lead to avalanches of revenue.
 
What’s your next baby step then?
 
 
Categories: Business, Manifesting Desires, Success Strategies, and Wealth.

Action is NOT The Answer

When you look for a way out of any corner, the first thing you usually ask yourself is, “What do I need to do?” It’s an okay question to begin the process of moving into solution. But an even better question is, “What was I focusing on that led me into this corner?”

You can trick yourself into thinking you are moving forward toward any business or personal goal by taking heaps of actions. You may even pat yourself on the back for making the effort. But have you ever noticed that you can bust your butt at work and still not feel like you’ve made much movement forward? I hear this a lot from clients. Heck, I used to be the one who’d work until midnight and still feel like I was never going to catch up with all that needed to be done.

Let’s just set the record straight: action is not the answer in most cases. Observing and poking around with curiosity at what you believe it will take to actualize a goal is a much better place to start. All actions are initiated by what you believe. If you think that going to networking meetings will build your business, then you’ll check into the meetings available in your area. If you think networking meetings are a waste of time, you’ll choose to market your business in another way.

But I’d encourage you to dig a little deeper with your beliefs. If you believe you need more expertise to be better at your job, business, or relationship, then you’ll constantly create situations that prove you aren’t smart enough to figure out the way to have success in that area of your life. You could try every technique in the “how-to” books and still be discouraged.

Why is action not the answer? Because the Universe is a mirror for what you believe and where you put your emotional focus.

It doesn’t care what you do; it cares about how you feel.

It always responds to your thoughts. Your actions are just an offshoot of your thoughts and therefore irrelevant when your thoughts are focused on what you desire.

Now, there are some cases where an action will make you feel better, therefore shifting your thought. But you’ll only gain movement forward when your focus changes.

If you are stressed out about money and make a plan to increase your income for the following month, it may inspire you to get excited about possibilities forthcoming. That shift in your confidence could be the very thing that will generate an increased income.

But action without shifting your focus is a waste of time and energy.

Shift your focus and beliefs, and then any action you take that feels good will support your desired outcome. In fact, you could take actions that didn’t yield results in the past but now they do. When your perspective is different, the actions seem to give you the Midas touch and everything starts going your way.

 

 

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