Sometimes when I’m out walking my dog in our gorgeous neighborhood, on a sexy date with my husband or having a blast playing with my kids… I pause and think about how blessed I am.
I’ve even wondered what I did to receive all of this abundance—except that thought is fleeting because I already know what I did.
It’s simple, really.
Many of my clients, membership participants and blog readers have taken the tools that I share, applied them to their own lives and seen incredible, uplifting, life-affirming results!
And then others… not so much.
This thought got me thinking… WHY does one person succeed at manifesting their dream life while another doesn’t?
I know deep down in the depths of my soul it has nothing to do with their worthiness. YOU are worthy because you’re alive.
And It’s certainly not about intelligence. There are blissfully happy, abundant people who aren’t particularly “smart.”
I could make a list a mile long of what you DON’T need in order to manifest the life you TRULY desire… but what if I shared an insight about the actions I see people taking who DO manifest their innermost desires?
I’ve had a pretty rocky personal journey. At an incredibly low point in my life, I honestly questioned whether or not I could take one more setback.
Coming to the U.S. as an immigrant with my family, I wanted to live the American dream with an amazing career, family, home, etc.
I worked my buns off in college, and even though I was depressed, developed a binge-eating disorder and my parents got divorced, I still managed to graduate from UC Berkeley with a 3.8 GPA.
When I got five job offers out of college (with every major investment bank) and chose to work at Citigroup, I felt like I had made it.
I was hoping that finally, I could stop struggling and hating myself and my life. I even had a ‘perfect’ boyfriend, who was kind, ambitious and supportive.
My parents were thrilled. My friends loved that I paid for everything everywhere we went. And my gorgeous flat in Pacific Heights in the heart of San Francisco rocked!
I regularly traveled to NY in business and first class, and I was quickly working my way up as a promising young analyst. So much so that I got to run a project working on a lean team with just my senior manager and me – in Hong Kong.
Imagine for a moment: there I was, celebrating closing an amazing half a billion-dollar deal, drinking the most expensive champagne and eating the most amazing delicacies I’d ever had… and when I got back to my luxury hotel room in Hong Kong, I just wanted to throw up or kill myself.
Nothing about this felt like success.
As I curled up on the tiled bathroom floor of the Peninsula Hotel, I knew that this was not the happy life I had imagined.
My relationship wasn’t working – we were repeating the same patterns that my divorced parents had.
I hated my job because it felt soul-less to me and didn’t use my full potential. I felt uncomfortable in my own skin, and I constantly suppressed my emotions by binge eating.
Defeated. Powerless. Hopeless.
I was at a loss. It felt like I was grasping at straws. Nothing was budging for me. I know you can relate to this because all human beings experience frustrations, let downs and emotional turmoil at some point in their lives.
If you’re embarrassed or ashamed of your past, stop shaming yourself. This is a normal part of the hero’s journey. And on the other side lies clarity, empowerment, fulfillment and the YOU that you are meant to be.
After making an executive decision to get OFF the emotional roller coaster I was riding on and finally prioritize MYSELF and my own needs and desires…my life started clicking into place.
It was that night, crying on the cold hard floor, that I decided that I was done chasing some illusory success. I wanted to taste the real thing or die looking for it.
Since then, I have made it my absolute priority to focus my energy on what enlivens, inspires and encourages me. Even if it means taking big leaps of faith and trusting that my wings will appear. (They always do. And will for you too. Promise!)
And that’s the difference between those that LIVE their big visions versus those that just hope to one day – they dare to do something different to get a different result.
They dare to prioritize their intentions above anything else.
They dare to believe it’s possible and to take daily inspired action toward their goals.
So… why was I able to turn my life around?
It all comes down to learning to deliberately recognize, focus on and allow my true wants.
Not everyone has the luxury of taking time off work, going on a weeklong meditation retreat or meditating for hours each day.
BUT… You actually don’t “need” weeks to learn the basics of intending, visioning and allowing.
Over the years, I’ve found a sweet spot for exactly how much (or little) time you need to spend on a daily basis to reduce stress, create inner alignment and improve the overall quality of your life (while allowing in YOUR dream life complete with goosebumps, chills and that deep sense of inner-knowing)!
And honestly, even just 5 minutes a day will make a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.
After countless AMAZING manifestations (loving husband, amazing career, healthy children, vacations, a luxurious home, effortless second pregnancy) …I can tell you, the most PRICELESS gift was and still remains: having self-love and a feeling of being at home in my own soul.
I know you have a few minutes a day to dedicate to your own growth.
If I could turn back the hands of time and magically create a course for myself…the first place I would begin is not with a retreat…it would be with my 21-Day Full Of Ease Course.
If you’re ready to begin a fresh start in your own life, take a new path or supercharge your already amazing manifesting abilities… I’d love to welcome you into my Manifest Miracles Challenge training. Head on over and check it out.
I know the power of this course and would LOVE to count you as a new student.
And if doing an online course with daily support, meditations and inspiration isn’t your cup of tea, then commit today to dedicating just 5 minutes a day to YOU: to focusing your visions, to amplifying on what you WANT and magnifying what you appreciate.
I promise that those daily 5 minutes will add up. Within a few weeks you’ll transform your life and start shouting from the rooftops about all of your new successes. And I’ll be the first in line to cheer you on and do a happy dance in your honor! 🙂
Now I’d love to hear from you:
- why do you think some people succeed at manifesting their dreams life while others don’t?
- what has prevented you (currently or in the past) from deliberately creating a life that makes you grateful to be alive each day?
I look forward to a wonderful discussion on how to live a BIG life with ease!