Manifesting (or what I like to call…creating) plays an important role in building a successful online business. Since the truth is we’re always creating our experiences, why should building a business be any different? So whether we agree with it or not, the truth is we DO manifest our successful business.
In this weeks vlog I share what our primary job is when focusing on manifesting our dream biz. But more importantly I share what IS NOT OUR JOB!! Check it out below and get started on manifesting the successful business you desire today!
As Solopreneurs building a business in the online world, we know being visible and putting ourselves and message out there is a non-negotiable. To attract more clients, build our tribe and increase our following of raving fans we need to be seen.
But even though we know how important visibility is, doesn’t mean it’s always easy to put ourselves out there! In this week’s vlog, I share my super easy to follow visibility posting strategy! This strategy has you covered from showing off your brilliance, connecting with your peeps and building trust with your followers. Watch the video below!
Do you you ever get frustrated with the lack of success in your business? Tired of seeing the same ‘story’ being played over and over again – struggle, lack, limited number of clients etc? And most importantly, are you ready to ditch this old story and create a new one….a successful one?
Creating a successful business (cash flow, awesome clients, making an impact etc) starts on the inside. Watch this video to see how you can cultivate YOUR success story on the inside so you can start experiencing it (for real) on the outside!
The word manifesting has become a fairly mainstream concept. People want to know how they can manifest more money and experience their dreams and desires. The idea that we could learn how to do this can be exciting and even a bit overwhelming.
A key part that’s often missing when it comes to manifesting, is the awareness that we are already manifesting the world we see. Humans are already master manifesters! But we’re usually manifesting unconsciously rather than consciously. To manifest more money, the key is to become a conscious creator and purposely manifest what you desire, rather then more of what you don’t want.
So why then, is manifesting more money so difficult? Since we are master manifesters then shouldn’t we be able to easily create what we want?? And the answer is yes! But not until we break our old thought habits currently creating the experience of what we don’t want.
How often have you cyber stalked that one Solopreneur who seems to have it all together, in hopes of figuring out how to get what she’s got.
If we’re honest, we’ve all been there.
We often think if we could just get the one ‘thing’ she has, we’d be able to unlock the door to our freedom lifestyle, booming business, brimming bank account or whatever defines success for us. But the truth is success is more of a mindset then it is an accumulation of status, money or stuff.
The following is a list of 6 habits solopreneurs have that cultivate a success mindset.
1. Sees A World Of Possibilities
There are two types of people in the world, those who see what’s possible and those who see what’s impossible. The successful solopreneur looks at what she can make happen in a situation. Rather then spending time thinking of all the reasons an opportunity won’t work, she asks herself how she can make it work.
2. Feels Fear And Does It Anyway
Rather then letting fear stop her the successful solopreneur feels fear and moves forward. She knows that experiencing fear when you’re in new territory or challenging yourself to go beyond the status quo is normal and doesn’t let it stop her from moving forward.
3. Takes Radical Responsibility
This savvy successful gal knows she’s responsible for creating the world she experiences. She ditches victim hood to the curb and feels empowered knowing she can change her situation, attitude and experience. She doesn’t depend on someone, or something else to change to make her feel better.
4. Follows Her Intuition
She values her inner counsel and often seek answers on the inside, rather than the outside. She tunes in and listens to what her intuition is saying and then takes action. By cultivating the habit of tuning in, she builds trust in herself and her decisions.
5. Attitude of Gratitude
The successful solopreneur cultivates an attitude of gratitude by acknowledging the great things in her life. She knows what you focus on expands and by expressing gratitude for all her blessings (big & small!) she attracts more good fortune.
6. Life Long Learner
We are always learning and the successful solopreneur embraces this with open arms. She is aware and curious, and has the ability to reflect on what she is learning and how it is helping her. She also looks at ‘failure’ as an opportunity to learn more about herself to grow and expand further.
People are always looking for ways to succeed. Succeed in life, in love, in business. Downloading check off lists, cheat sheets and how to’s but one of the fastest ways to create both personal and professional success is to take a look around you.
Introducing the 40/40/20 rule (a super popular ‘how to succeed’ in direct marketing tool in the 80’s, recommended breaking your time down as follows: 40% on building your list; 40% on your offer; and 20% on message and creative) but now with a twist.
If you want to know how successful you are, take a look at the people around you. You’re likely the average of the five people closest to you. So if you are stuck, unmotivated or lacking direction, chances are those around you are too.
When I reflect back on a time in my life I wasn’t experiencing much success, most of the people I associated with weren’t either. As time went on (and we were STILL doing the same thing at the same local pub) I noticed how bored I was becoming and equally inspired to change and create something new.
Around the same time a quote by Tony Robbins caught my attention, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten’. I took that as my sign, dusted off my bar stool, took an inventory of my surroundings and decided to allocate my own 40/40/20 rule in the following ways:
-40% of my time I spent on improving myself and becoming the person I actually wanted to be. This included reading inspirational books, hiring a life coach, exercising, taking courses and learning to meditate. This helped me connect with my deeper purpose, feel good and renewed my interest in the world around me.
-40% of my time I spent reading books and hanging out with people who were more successful than or inspired me. This helped me up my game and rise to the occasion, so to speak. By surrounding myself with people who were succeeding and doing great work, brought out the best in me.
-20% of my time was spent serving others or practicing my skills. This helped me to grow as a coach and Entrepreneur and receive valuable feedback which only helped me grow more.
I followed this version of the 40/40/20 rule diligently for about 2 years. As my business grew the percentage breakdown shifted. I would say the biggest shift being, 40% of my time is now spent on helping others achieve high levels of success and become the person they strive to be, while 20% is spent learning through others and engaging in conversations and activities that inspire me.
Regardless of how you break it down, the point is; if you want to succeed, surround yourself with success. So check in with yourself. What areas in your life are you wanting to experience more success? How could you apply your own 40/40/20 rule to make this happen? Post in the comments below, I’d love to hear them!
I’ve got a really exciting sort of mini CCQ here for you called Brain Gym. So we have this idea that in order to train our body if we want to get stronger or build muscle or lose weight, we need to go to the gym, we need to train our body. Now the gym can be a variety of things, a park outside that you do walks or runs in, a membership facility gym or a personal trainer. Even if you’re creating a healthy body, your gym could be your kitchen where you’re working to eat healthier food! Now, if we haven’t done a lot of exercise, spent a lot of time training our body, building our muscles, moving around to get our heart nice and healthy or eating a healthier diet that gives us energy, then we’ve probably created the opposite of a healthy body! Maybe we’ve done that by sitting around, not moving our body enough, eating a lot of junk food, not getting enough rest.
You get where I’m going here?
The idea to change that, to create a body that’s healthier, to create a body that can move more, that can stay flexible as it ages and gets older, we need to train it. Tt’s really easy for everyone to understand that when it comes to the body and what’s encouraging is the concept is the exact same for the mind, for mindset! In order to create anything, you want in life, your mindset needs to be in alignment with that creation goal, meaning you need to have thoughts, beliefs, attitudes that are in line with what you want to create. If you have a money story that you want to transform, one from lack to abundance but you’re constantly think thoughts like “There’s never enough” and “This is too hard” and “I’m not going to get there” and “I can’t do this” then that’s exactly what you’re going to see because in your mind, that’s what you’re training your brain to create to see.
So to get started training your mind to create what you actually want, use the idea I call ‘brain gym’ and the ‘weights’ you use to train your brain at this gym are, daily practice that includes, affirmations, visualizations, listening to positive things on Youtube that you like, spending time in meditation, doing a yoga class that you enjoy, whatever it is that helps train your brain to think thoughts that are in alignment with what you want! Brain Gym, takes old habits, all the thoughts that weren’t serving you and it breaks them up and it builds a new way, these new mind mussels that actually start to take place, take root and we begin to think like that more habitually and in a more positive way that’s in alignment with what we want.
So take this idea for this CCQ and just ponder it for a bit. Is changing the habits that I have now in my mind, meaning the way that I look at things or think of things or believe things, is it really any different than taking my body, in it’s current state and training it to be different? And the answer is “No.” So now what you need to do is figure out what ‘weights’ or tools you’re going to use to train your brain to look at things more in alignment with what you want to create. Positive affirmations, journalism, writing out exactly what you would love to have in your life, visualizing it, listening to positive Youtubes and podcasts, those are some of the examples of the ‘weights’ that you can use to train in your brain gym.
I hope you found this fun, I hope you enjoyed it and I’d love to hear from you. Hit me up, I’m at the Creation Corner in Facebook and of course you can always post a comment below. Take care and happy creating!
The word manifesting is everywhere and I think it would be tough to find someone who hasn’t heard of Law of Attraction (even if they aren’t quite sure what it is).
As a Creation Coach I work with clients to help them create what they really desire in their life, be it health, wealth, happiness, peace, a partner, you name it. And time and time again I see the same belief my clients tend to share….the belief that they ‘can’t manifest’.
It’s not that strange that the majority of my clients feel this way about themselves, after all they have hired a creation coach to help them. If they believed they could manifest then they wouldn’t need me. But here’s the thing I tell them (and they don’t always like it at first) ‘You are always manifesting and creating the life you see’.
And their initial response goes something like this….
‘Say what?!! You mean I AM doing this to myself? No way, uh-huh, not me it’s (insert person, thing, situation here) THAT’S the problem.’
You see people hear the word manifesting…a lot. And it brings up images of lush lifestyles, never ending romance, an abundance of cash, fame, fortune etc. But yet many people are still struggling to find meaning, peace, happiness and abundance. And I am talking earnest, dedicated; good people….who think the ‘bad stuff’ is happening (like I said) TO them. And spend a lot of time longing for something (insert the desire here).
So what gives? What’s the one thing most needed in this situation to really turn your life around and start creating what you WANT to see?
Radical Responsibility means taking full ownership of the life you have already manifested for yourself, meaning the life you see now. Think about it for a minute, what’s the one consistent factor in the life you experience? It’s you! You are the only one in your life, 100% of the time. This also means you are the only one participating 100% in the creation of your life. And since you are the designer of your life, why not chose to design something fabulous?
Here’s how to get started:
Take ownership of where you are currently at in your life regardless of the situation. Participate in Radical Responsibility!
Begin to accept that you are constantly manifesting every moment, of every day. Your thoughts dictate the outcome of your experiences.
Be willing to choose to start manifesting what you want instead of what you don’t want.
Decide what it is you want to manifest in your life.
And again participate in Radical Responsibility to create these positive desires!
Intentionally creating what you do want, by consciously choosing thoughts, actions, books, media etc that are in alignment with what it is you are creating.
Surround yourself with more of what you do want to build the momentum away from what you don’t.
By accepting full responsibility of creating the life you see, you step into your power zone. You evolve from being the victim of circumstances to the master creator of your own life. It means that ultimately you ARE free to design, create and manifest the life you want.