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Magic Keys to Manifestation

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By now most of you have seen the movie The Secret.  I think this movie was a great introduction to the Law of Attraction but only the beginning.  First of all it is only one of the Natural Laws that impacts the universe and second, it isn’t as easy as it is portrayed in the movie when you first start working with it.

Becoming efficient at the Law of Attraction, which by the way is working at all times whether we know it or not, takes practice.  The beginning work includes a lot of self discovery and change in order to make it possible to align with those things you want to manifest.

Here are some keys to consider as you go:

Key 1: Eliminate poverty consciousness.  That is the point of view where some people have everything and you have nothing.  The belief that you don’t deserve to have money.  I remember saying “I want to be a millionaire, does anyone else want to join me?” to a room for of women.  It got so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  I could only imagine what was going through their minds.  I am sure there was some sort of poverty or deserving program running.

Key 2: Comparison.  Comparison is the quickest way to kill the flow of energy flowing toward what you want to create.  Recognize jealousy and envy toward people who have more.  When you feel yourself comparing yourself to someone else remember your journey is your journey and it won’t look like anyone else’s.

Key 3: Dream Big.  Don’t shrink your dreams to fit your budget. Using finite thinking will just keep you constricted in your thinking and action.  Instead expand how much you want to make so that you can start having more of what your want.  The more you can expand your dreaming the more you allow more to come in.

Key 4: Birds of a Feather flock together.  It is said that if you look at your 10 closest friends you will have an indication of your success or lack of success.  Start looking for people who inspire you and spend time with them.  This will increase your ability to think positive and attract more of what you want.

Key 5: Make a mental note or keep a journal of things that are happening to support movement toward manifesting your desires.  Even the smallest steps count and make it more possible for you to believe you can have what you want.

Key 6:Make a commitment to personal development.  I think network marketing and having your own business is the greatest vehicle for personal develop on the planet.  If things are not going in the direction you want them to go you are the only one to blame.  Yes you can try to blame other people or things but ultimately it comes down to you.

Key 7: Have an attitude of gratitude.   Being grateful for what you have is magnetic.  Make a gratitude journal and write at least one thing that happened each day that brought you closer to your dreams.

Finally, don’t be hard on yourself when things seem to be going in the wrong direction.  You can start fresh anytime.  If you find yourself where you don’t want to be, pick one of these keys and focus on it for a few days and watch the magic!

 

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Don’t Let Other People Kill Your Dreams

Oh No You Don’t!  Don’t let the dream killer anywhere near your vicinity!  If you see the dream killer, run the other way as fast as you can!

One of the hardest parts about being an entrepreneur is dealing with people who try to undermine what you are doing.  Many of these people come in the form of friends and family.  I don’t think it happens with malicious intent but rather a feeling that they are trying to protect you.  I think there is a hidden agenda below that intention that is more unconscious but they are not aware that is what is driving them.

When we are children we have no problem dreaming.  We are going to be world-famous artists, musicians, dancer or maybe even astronauts and no one can stop us.  Children dream in detail and they can see them selves living their dreams.   Somewhere alone the way we stop dreaming.  It is a flaw of our society not  to encourage and support dreaming. The dream train derails, we put those desires on the shelf for “someday” and forget about them.

The problem is we never get back to them and they need energy and attention to come alive.  The law of attraction states that which you focus on will grow, so instead of focusing on our juicy, fertile dreams we focus on that J.O.B that is someday going to allow us to get back to our dreams.  Guess what, the J.O.B doesn’t go away because we are putting all of our energy into it and it never gets us to the place where we can live the life of our dreams because we are trading time for money and the money we receive is limited by what we get paid per hour.

Entrepreneurship is the best way to live your dreams and build a future that is financially secure, especially if you are involved in a residual income business.  Residual income can come from publishing a book, investing in a franchise, investing in real estate or joining a network marketing business.

I get residual income from a game I produced years ago and I am also in a network marketing business.  Network marketing naturally encourages dreaming because it is a way to get that new car, new home, get out of debit and work your own hours.  I have seen so many people join the business with lots of passion cause their dreams get reactivated and within days the passion is gone.  They went home and told their spouse or best friend and what they heard was something like this:  ” You are kidding, those things don’t work!”, “Oh, no, you joined one of those pyramid schemes”, “No one makes money in those things”, and “I have seen people lose money in those things.”

People don’t want to look foolish in front of friends or family so quit. They put their dream back on the shelf and look for a “real job”.    Once the dream is smashed it is hard to get back.  I had a distributor join my business and within the first 18 days she brought on 30 people.  Half of them were distributors and half were customers.   She was magnetic and there was no stopping her, until one of her distributors had a conversation with someone in another company, who they both knew.  This person said ” I tried that wrap and it doesn’t work.  I can’t believe you joined that company!” The distributor that was told this felt stupid and began to doubt her self and she share the conversation with   my new distributor who was on fire and her business tanked immediately. Even though she loved the product, knew it worked, it was a perfect fit for her other ventures and she was making money.   She was never able to turn it around from the comment.  She got infected by the dream killer and that was the end of her dreams.

When I first joined the business my closest friend told me early on that she didn’t want to hear anything about my business, nothing!  She wanted to leave a big part of my life out of the conversation.  In reality, when you start your own business, you want the support of your closest friends.  Not only that but how can you have a conversation with your closest friend and not talk about the thing that is taking up a great deal of your life.  The conversation would be something like ” how are you doing?”  “Fine”,  “What have you been doing lately?”, “Not much”,  “Okay, talked to you later”.  The reality is, when I wanted to get support for something that was going on in my business,  it wasn’t allowed in the conversation.

It is predictable that relationship came to an end.  The conversation that ended it happened when I was having issues with a distributor and I wanted support from that friend.  I could feel that she wasn’t listening, as I talked about the issue, and she wanted to get off the phone.  When I told her I felt she wasn’t present in the conversation she got angry and ended the relationship saying I was projecting my stuff onto her.  I think it might have been the other way around.

I tell this story because we need to surround ourselves with people who support us and cheer us on, not people who try to kill our dreams.  People who will gently hold our dreams and encourage us to reach them and as we do the same for them.  We also have to believe so much in our own dreams that we won’t let anyone get in the way!  We plug our ears and say “la la la la la”, when someone tries to interfere.

“When dreaming, choose your own dreams.  Don’t let someone else force a dream on you that you don’t really want.”  Kim Kiyosaki

Here are some ways to protect your dreams and avoid the Dream Killers.

  1. Surround yourself with dreamers.  People who are living their dreams and supporting you to find and follow your own.
  2. Use discernment about who you can and cannot share your dreams with.  Don’t talk about your business with people who might try to discourage you.
  3. Be your own cheerleader!  Listen to your intuition and own inner promptings first and foremost.
  4. Work on yourself. Change the thoughts and behaviors that get in your way.
  5. Don’t give up for any reason!
  6. Make a dream board with visual representations of your dreams so that you can be reminded all the time what they are.
  7. When someone tries to discourage you question their motives first and avoid feeling silly or foolish for what you believe to be true for yourself.

I love Kim Kiyosaki’s advice and I would add to it, don’t sign up to build someone else’s dream, working 9 to 5 for less than you deserve. Very few people create financial freedom working for someone else.  Find a Network Marketing company with something that you can be passionate about and start creating your own economy.

So let’s go into that closet, pull out that box of dreams and start dreaming again.

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The Connection between Fast Food, Just add Water, Disposable and Giving up on Your Dream

I have been contemplating the connection between our fast food, instant society and giving up on our dreams and our self, after a brief time.  There has to be a connection between this and lack of persistence, patience and tenacity.  We can’t wait.

Instant potatoes, just add water, heat and eat.

Big Mac, drive through, made to order, instant dinner.

Disposable Camera, just point, shoot, develop and throw away.

We want it now or yesterday if possible.

I have seen the expectation of instant success so often in Network Marketing.  I bring someone into my team and they are extremely excited. They can see the vision, they love the products and they can see how it will help them bring their dreams off the shelf and give them life again. If we choose network marketing internet business as our career or our business, we definitely have an ultimate dream which is FINANCIAL  REWARD or FREEDOM.

Now here is what I have seen happen:

  1. They go home and are never heard from again.  They don’t answer my phone calls.  They have vanished!
  2. They go home and start telling all of their friends and their business grows really fast then comes to a screeching halt.
  3. They build to a certain level and start making excuses, such as, “my down-line isn’t doing anything”, “no one wants to buy the products”, ” I can’t get anyone to do parties”,  “this isn’t working” and soon after that they are gone.

These are all examples of giving up one the dream.  In the first scenario someone has said something that broke their confidence.  When they were looking for validation that they had done the right thing starting a business, they hear just the opposite and that is it.  They give up!

Each of these is also a commentary on areas in themselves that need work.  Network Marketing is a personal development workshop with a compensation plan!  The only reason someones business is not working is them.  It has nothing to do with someone being negative, or the down line not doing anything or no one doing parties, it is a direct reflection of the person trying to build a business.  It is common knowledge that it takes 3-5 years to build a successful business and it isn’t a get-rich-quick-scheme.

Our dreams are not disposable nor do they manifest in an instant.  You don’t just add water, heat and serve.  They take time and  they need to be nurtured while we nurture and trust ourselves.  It doesn’t matter if Joe Blow Brother-in law thinks you are crazy for starting a business, or if Sister Suzy Que doesn’t believe your product will work. Or Francis Best Friend is jealous and doesn’t support you.  You had the vision and it sparks a dream in you and that is all that matters.   Why would you give up on your dream in an instant?  Why wouldn’t you give it time to marinate and mature? Why would you jump ship at the first obstacle?

I think it is because of the unconscious program that things should be easy, they should happen instantaneously and if they don’t they are disposable.  I think we listen to friends and family and give up because they are running on the same program.  We do it with relationships, with our business and our dreams.  We give up and move on to the next opportunity, the next relationship,  hoping this will be the one.

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.  Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.  There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.  To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words.  Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear and failure”  Robert Kiyosaki

We need all the Dream Warriors we can get to change this fast food, instant program.  There will always be someone who doesn’t believe in your dream.  Just ignore them!

Any thoughts you would like to share?

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Day 4-Experiment in Living Spontaneously

Creating day 4 took me late into the night so I am writing this the following day.

Yesterday was created for my by my It Works Upline but in reality I created it too, because I joined it works and because I am creating everything in my life. Yes, we are always creating our days, whether we are conscious of it or not. This experiment is about being as conscious as possible about creating.

We have fun in It Works! It is the energy of the company and if we are not having fun, there is not point in doing the business. Yesterday 35-40 of the Minnesota It Works team got together for Beach Money Day on a lake in Waconia, Minnesota. I got to meet many of my team members who I hadn’t met before, aside from Facebook conversations. It was a day of playing, connecting and DREAMING BIG DREAMS, so it fit right in with what I am doing and creating in the month of June.

To fit in with the theme of sitting on the beach making money, we each got a beach ball and wrote our dreams on them. Here are some photos:

Beach balls fall down from the sky…

Dreaming BIG Dreams

There is no limit to the dreams we can dream and what we can achieve and experience in our lives except the limits we put on ourselves.

Children are the masters of dreaming

If we can come at life with a child’s mind we can not only dream the BIG Dreams but we can make them reality. I have had a saying all of my life “when I grow up I want to be a kid”. I think on some unconscious level I knew that kids were the dreamers and that nothing got in their way. They believe that anything is possible and have not yet been programmed to believe that it were any other way.

I am working on child’s mind with the maturity and wisdom of an adult.

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Bringing Dreams Alive!

I have a feeling that many people have put their dreams on the back burning or on a high shelf waiting for a time when they will have time and money to make them happen, especially if it is something creative or seemingly unconventional. Yet those creative and unconventional ideas are the very things the world craves.

I was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. I started my first business when I was 23, unless we include Kool-Aid stands, when I was a kid. I created a stationary business which designed custom wedding invitations and custom announcements for people who were adopting. The adoption line also had clothing, which I called Applikids TM, that I designed, made and appliqued which children from around the world. I had a shop on a quaint little street, Grand Avenue, in St. Paul and I was doing very well. It was before the computer and there was a demand for hand lettering and custom design. I also created a highly successful game that teaches children how to express anger, called Angry Animals. It has been a best seller for 25 years. I was living my dream of being an artist and getting paid to express my creativity.

Applikids child’s sailor top (left) Angry Animals 2 (right)

Along came divorce and single parenthood and the end of the dream, because I needed a consistent income in order to support myself and my two children. I bought into the social program that said ‘Get a real job”. The same program that believed being an artist wasn’t a real job. I went back to school and got a Master’s Degree and have been a psychotherapist for 25 years.

I use my own life to illustrate how we put our dreams on hold, usually because of money and not having enough. My reason was a combination of not enough money and not enough time. I tried for a long time to work two jobs so that I could work the third creative one which brought me joy but I eventually just let it go and settled into the job and dreamed of the time when I could bring it back alive.

People, it is time to stop holding back our dreams! The world needs every one of our gifts and talents and we each have a purpose that is unique. Do you realize that if you are doing what you love, the universe will step in and provide all of the support you need?

“At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

What wild, crazy, creative, innovative dream that you had as a child have you put into storage? Time to retrieve them, dust them off and blow life back into them!

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