It is January 3rd and my business is all a buzz! I have had an amazing amount of interest in my It Works Global business opportunity with 12 people asking for more information in the first two days. I have two strong prospects that will join who have large networks, one of the things I have been looking for in business partners. Two people booked parties. This is not the normal activity for me!!!
Here is what happened. On New Years Eve I sat down to write my list of intentions for 2014. I do intentions rather than resolutions. As I was about to write “My List of Intentions for 2014” my inner guidance said “Accomplishments”. I immediately changed it to “My List of Accomplishments for 2014” and I felt a shift inside of me. Not a small shift, a BIG energetic shift! It was as though the word “Accomplishments” was a magic word for me, like “Open Sesame”, that magical phrase in the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves where the phrase opens the mouth of a cave in which forty thieves have hidden a treasure. I felt like I had found my “Open Sesame”!! and like magic something opened up in me.
I have consciously used the Law of Attraction successfully in my life for many, many years and it has also turned out to be a great tool for self discovery because of what happens when you start working with it. I say I have consciously used the Law of Attraction but we are always using it whether we are aware of it or not. The simplified version of the Law of Attraction is
What you think about and focus on is what comes into your reality. Using the Law of Attraction I would sit down each New Years Eve and set my intentions, which were statements about what I wanted to achieve. It is like planting seeds for the future. It becomes a great tool for transformation when you start digging up the seeds to see how things are going. I have three specific ways that I dig up the seeds and it is by asking questions.
The first question is When?
The moment you ask the question when, you have brought doubt into your visualization. When places a timeline on what you want to create and has the reverse effect. It lengthens the time it will take to manifest. It is like pulling the seed out of the grown to see if it has sprouted roots yet and popping it back into the ground when you see that it doesn’t. This seed now has to re-establish itself and get back into growing. I am so guilty of asking “When?”
The second question “How?” is my nemesis!
In the Law of Attraction ” The how is the domain of the universe” and none of our business! Being the good business people that we are we want to know HOW! Now we are grabbing that seed by its baby leaves and yanking it out of the ground! How gets me in trouble every time. I start to look around at everyone else who is climbing the ladder of success in my company at rapid speeds and say How is this ever going to happen for me, I don’t know what they are doing to move so fast. Now my gears are spinning and I am focusing on the wrong thing and guess what? It is going to take longer for my desire to manifest! How always throws me back into “When?” The truth is once the seed is planted just let it grow!
And the KILLER of all questions we can ask is ” What am I Doing Wrong!”
Once you ask the question “What am I Doing Wrong” you have entered the slippery slope. You might as well just put your foot on the seedling and just squash it, because it isn’t going to grow where you are going! Now its about comparing what someone else is doing with what you are doing. Thinking about all the times in the past that you did something and it turned out “wrong”. When you ask the question what am I doing wrong, your mind makes the picture of what you are doing wrong and now you are visualizing the very thing you don’t want to happen. That is a business stopper for sure and I am guilty of it!
I have learned a lot about myself asking those three questions about my business and I am a better person for it, but does it help my business grow and succeed? No!
We are here to follow our own unique path, whether it be in business or in personal life. There is peace in knowing that each one of us is on our own unique journey that is unfolding perfectly. Mine will never be like anyone else’s and we can’t do it wrong! We fall out of peace when we judge and compare our journey with someone else’s. There is no right or wrong way to walk our path. Our journey is perfectly designed to learn specific things in our evolution. If there was a better way for us to evolve, personally and collectively we would be doing it. Embrace the journey and be you.
So back to my magic word and why I think it is so powerful.
Look at the four words we use when making a list of things we desire and tell me which one resonates with you.
- Resolutions: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something (always focused on a problem to be solved)
- Goal: Something you are trying to do or achieve toward which you direct your effort
- Intention: an idea that you plan to carry out, something you mean to do whether you pull it off or not
- Accomplishment: from the French word acomplir which means to fulfill, fill up, complete. Something you have completed successfully.
What happened to me when I used the word “accomplishment” it put me on the other side of what I desired to create as though it was already complete. It had already happened! In the Law of Attraction experts always say start at the end and build from there. From the end you can see the complete picture of what you want to create. What this word caused in me is a KNOWING that my list was already completed and all I have to do is GET OUT OF THE WAY and watch it unfold!!
I coupled my List of Accomplishments with another powerful word “Shall” and created a list of things that would support these accomplishments. Shall is a word that is not commonly used in the United States. Listen to the definition and you will know why it is more powerful than the word will. Shall: something that will take place or exist in the future. Shall is future tense, expresses determination. In the field of law the term “shall” means “mandatory”. Believe you are creative and you shall become creative.
Using the word Shall creates a field of dynamic magnetism around you and it is mandatory that it happens. For example on my List of Accomplishments for 2014 I wrote “I shall achieve the rank of Ambassador Diamond” and by saying it that way it becomes mandatory that it happens. Now the universe steps in to match the energy of the proclamation bringing fresh inspiration, action and serendipitous events. What I have noticed is I am inspired to do certain things and new inspiration is dropping in to lead me where I need to go.
Words are very powerful and it is important to pay attention to them!
You know how you feel when you have accomplished something? How it feels to get that pat on the back for a job well done? When I wrote my List of Accomplishments for 2014 I could almost hear that imaginary crowd cheering and feel that pat on the back. I really feel like I HAVE accomplished them!
This is my Finished Accomplishments for 2014. I wrote them by hand in calligraphy. If felt important to me to write them by hand because that taps into that part of your brain that is imaginative, trusting and creative. I wanted it to look like an award so I put stars on it and framed it. I included a photo of myself because that way I am included in the energy. As you can also see I am dreaming BIG. Why not? If this is already a done deal I might as well go for the best.