3 Myths About the Law of Attraction [Busted!]

The Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the Universe, however, some people scoff at the idea because they haven’t been able to harness it for themselves…

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A lot of the time people have trouble with the Law of Attraction simply because they have incorrect views of how it works and how to harness it in their lives. The Law of Attraction is very real, and if you truly learn how to use it, can change your life forever.

Don’t believe these 3 most common Law of Attraction myths and continue to keep yourself from experiencing true abundance in your life.



1. MYTH: All You Have to Do is Think About Something

The first myth about the Law of Attraction is that all you have to do is think about something and you’ll get it.

When the book The Secret was published which introduced people to the Law of Attraction folks got the wrong impression about how it works and the myth developed that all you have to do to get what you want is to focus your thoughts on it.

For example, many people think that if you want a brand new red Mercedes, all you have to do is focus on getting the car, imagine it in your driveway, write in your journal that it is yours and, voila! A red Mercedes will appear in your driveway.

Unfortunately, that’s only partially correct. And while this is part of activating the Law of Attraction in your there are a few other things you have to do.

Here’s what they are:

Ask the Universe for what you want 

Keep your thoughts positive and focused on asking for what it is you want to have.

Believe

This is where most people stop.

People think about what they want, they even focus on getting it through positive affirmations, vision boards, and journaling, but they stop there.

What you have to realize is that part of believing is taking action.

The simple truth is that many people simply don’t take action to make their beliefs a reality.

For example, if you want a career as a dancer, you will need to take the action of enrolling in dance classes and auditioning for a role as a dancer.

You cannot just ask the Universe for it. You must believe it AND take action to get what you want.

Receive

The final step is to receive. The Universe gives you what you need and you need to be ready to feel joy and gratitude when you receive what you have asked for. In order to receive, you must be willing to take action.

Realize that this may not happen immediately either. But don’t become discouraged. If you ask and believe, you’re on the path to achieving all of your goals.

2. MYTH: You Don’t Have to Change Your Thinking

The second myth is that you don’t have to change the way you think for the Law of Attraction to work. This myth stands in the way of having the Law of Attraction work for you.

You must change your negative thinking to positive thinking, and be sure you believe that you will get what you ask for.

You can no longer lament about what you don’t have. You must replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous speech? It was titled, “I Have a Dream,” not “I Have a Complaint.”

Take your focus off of how much you hate your job and want to quit. Think instead about all of the wonderful things that will happen in your life when you start your own business and are now doing what you love.

3. MYTH: The Universe Is Working Against You

The final myth is that the Universe doesn’t want you to achieve your dreams or that it’s not “meant to be.” The Universe is not working against you and hoping to prevent you from achieving your dreams.

Quite the opposite is true.

The Universe simply provides you with more of what you give it.

If you are vibrating from a place of judgment and anger, you’ll receive more of the same. When you live in a space of gratitude instead of a space of resentment or judgment, you will find things working better for you.

One reason for this is that when you concentrate on filling your mind with positive thoughts of gratitude, you drown out your negative thoughts of resentment.

These are various indications that the Universe is supporting your positive thoughts in order to provide you what you are asking for and to help you achieve your dreams.

It is a basic law of the Universe that like attracts like. When you are in a good mood, people around you seem to be happy and enjoying life. When you are morose, you find people being rude to you in the grocery store or exhibiting road rage on the highway.

Scientists confirm that the earth, and everything on it, is constantly vibrating at a specific frequency that’s unique to the object or person. According to the Law of Attraction, your thoughts and emotions determine your vibration.

Thoughts of sadness, anger, pain, confusion, and other negative emotions give off negative vibrations. You get back what you send out, so you get negative vibrations in return.

The reverse is also true. If your thoughts are those of happiness, joy, success, and peace, you send out positive vibrations and are rewarded in return with positive outcomes.

Ask for what you want by forming your request in a positive way, believing you will get what you want, and by taking action to help you in getting it. Then, be ready to receive.

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? What can it do in your life?

4 Differences Between Bosses & Leaders (Which are You?)

Consider this question: Are you a boss or are you a leader? Understanding the differences between bosses vs. leaders will help you become a better manager, business owner, teacher, trainer, coach, parent, even a better spouse. 

To start off, when I say “boss,” I’m talking about the kind of manager whose leadership strategies are all about command and control.

Bosses want to be seen as the dominant force in the office and business and tend to “manage” their employees through intimidation and fear.

They have a very “top-down” way of doing things and think it’s more important to be in control of their team rather than to establish trust and inspiration.

Often, a boss’s management style is very rigid. There’s no nuance, no ability to see different sides of an issue.

The boss declares, “I’m in charge” and “I’ve decided this” and “I expect that” – without encouraging any input from their team. It’s the boss’s way or the highway.

Of course, big decisions need to be made all the time in business, and being decisive is necessary and important.

But when a boss insists on making all the decisions on his or her own, and never asks for ideas or feedback from the team, it makes employees feel undervalued, like they have no useful contributions to make. And that will make them feel discouraged and disconnected from the success of the organization.

Learning the four major differences between the two will make you an even more effective and respected leader.



1. Leaders Inspire

Leaders don’t command – they inspire.

Instead of making declarative statements of how things will be done, the leader asks for input and then provides a compelling vision that others are eager to get behind because they see their own ideas and input reflected in it. Leaders then give the team the tools, the confidence, and the support they need to do their best work.

As a result, they end up feeling more ownership and connection to the organization’s success.

2. They are Transparent and Open

Leaders are transparent and open. Bosses usually only tell employees things on a “need-to-know” basis. Information is power and bosses, often fueled by their own insecurities, will hoard and keep it to themselves.

They see information as currency, a commodity to be doled out to those who are worthy, and in return for other benefits.

It’s a short-sighted strategy and one that often breeds suspicion and distrust.

Transparency is a powerful leadership quality. That’s why leaders take a more open and honest approach to their management.

They understand that they don’t have all the answers. So they share what information they have and open it up for discussion because they know that sharing information and then seeking feedback and input from others invites new perspectives, new ways of thinking, and new solutions.

Leaders understand that people want to be valued. They want to know that their efforts, insights, and ideas are recognized and appreciated.

Leaders who practice open-book management (meaning that everyone has access to all the financial information- salaries, expenses, and profits) send a signal to their employees that they are an important member of the team, and that their contributions matter.

Not only that – they show that they’re open to and willing to consider multiple options and different approaches. What a powerful message to send!

3. Leaders Take Responsibility

Bosses tend to blame others when things go wrong. “It’s my staff who failed to get the job done, so it’s not my fault that it didn’t work out.”

On the flip side of that, bosses are also more likely to take credit for work that they didn’t do. “If it’s my staff that did the good work,” they rationalize, “then I deserve the credit for being in charge.”

The result of this kind of boss behavior is that it creates a culture of fear and uncertainty, in which employees know that the hammer will fall on them if the expected results are not produced. That’s no way to build loyalty, forge a positive work environment, or develop a team.

Leaders are different…

They take responsibility for everything that goes wrong and gives their team all the credit when things go right.

Leaders know that it’s their job to make sure the path is clear of obstacles so that the team can be successful. Leaders roll up their sleeves and get to work. They don’t just sit in an office, waiting for people to report to them. They make themselves available to solve problems, to offer support, or to jump in to help with the work.

4. Leaders Listen to Their Employees

Leaders listen to their employees and let them know that they’re being heard. Leaders care about the opinions and ideas of the people on their team. They encourage their team to express their thoughts without fear of criticism or judgment.

Not only that, leaders know that by listening actively to their team, they will be more likely to recognize patterns that emerge, address unspoken concerns that may exist, and provide the necessary clarity to help their team do their best work.

So, now that you know the difference between a boss and a leader, which one would you say you are? And what can you do to become an even more effective leader – in your office, your business, your profession, or even in your family?

Remember, the way you act and interact with others will determine whether you’re seen as a “boss” or a “leader.” I promise you that when you focus on being a true leader rather than an authoritarian boss, you will find it so much easier to earn respect and deliver better outcomes for your team and your organization.

Who are some of the leaders you have worked with, and what qualities did they have that made them such a great leader to work with? Take this free leadership quiz to uncover your inner leadership potential.

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What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Life Coach

Almost all of the most successful people in the world have something in common. They had a life coach, or mentor to help them along the way.

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By becoming a coach yourself, you can mentor others in your own area of expertise. You can use your own personal experiences to help and train others to success.

I’ve created a wonderful coaching framework that allows you to use your skills along with my principles to train anyone and I’ll tell you about it later…

The best part of coaching is that you can coach people in nearly every area of life. There are some very valuable reasons to be a life coach. When you see the value in it, you’ll realize…it’s not just for others. There’s a lot of value for you, as well.

So, let’s explore what being a life coach actually means, and why it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.

What is a Life Coach?

A life coach is like a mentor. They coach and help people by encouraging those people and showing them areas of their life where they might need to improve or look at things differently.

Just like a baseball coach helps you throw the ball better or swing the bat in the right way, a life coach helps you do more of the things that are important to you and do them better.

Being a life coach is a highly rewarding way to improve the lives of others and help yourself along the way.

What Does a Life Coach Do?

A life coach can do a lot of different things in many different areas.

As a life coach, you’re able to guide others through achieving goals that they never thought possible.

You’ll help others discover their limiting beliefs and heal the wounds that are holding them back.

On a day-to-day basis, interaction, positive reinforcement, and accountability are key areas where a life coach will be present.

Life coaching helps people improve their personal and professional lives. Whether they want to strengthen their relationship with others, move their business forward, or simply have more peace in their lives, a coach can help set, understand, and meet those goals.

Life coaching keeps people accountable, and give them the tools to see success and change their life.

Types of Life Coaches

In the same way that there are different types of sports coaches, there are different types of life coaches.

What are you good at? What would you like to help others succeed at?

Answering those questions can help you choose which kind of life coach you want to be.

Career Life Coach

A career life coach is usually someone who is or has been in a particular industry where coaching is needed.

Career life coaches not only will they speak the language of that particular industry, but they’ll also understand the kind of mentality that’s required for that field. Because they understand what’s needed, they can spot the areas where you’re having trouble and make breakthroughs in those spots.

If you want to work as a life coach, think carefully about the value you can bring to the table. What kind of industries have you worked in? How long did you spend there?

You want to give the best possible value to your clients, and you can only do that when you can truly offer the experience and information those clients need to succeed.

Nearly any person in any industry can benefit from having a career life coach.

Personal Life Coach

Most people look for a personal life coach because they feel that getting overall help with life, in general, will also help them have more success in their career.

They’re right…

So, what does a personal life coach offer?

In short, this type of coach is someone who can help someone achieve goals, overcome setbacks and obstacles, and help someone see blind spots in life where they’re overlooking something important.

You’ll help people when they feel like they just can’t get ahead or when they’re sabotaging themselves. Personal life coaches help people who feel stuck or are having trouble activating the Law of Attraction in their lives.

Helping people move beyond things that have been holding them back can be extremely rewarding. There is a satisfaction in helping someone who might be struggling and helping people realize things about themselves can help you realize things about yourself, too.

So by helping others, you’re also helping yourself succeed. What a great way to improve life!

Spiritual Life Coach

A spiritual life coach helps you connect with a higher power.

A spiritual life coach can help you understand how to better connect to the Universe so you can make the most of everything it has to share with you. If someone is having trouble with meditation, a spiritual life coach helps in that area as well.

Business Life Coach

A business life coach and a career life coach aren’t quite the same. As a business coach, you’ll show others how to bring in more income and improve the ability you have to make good decisions.

Some of the things that a business coach does?

They can create owner accountability. They can build actionable plans. They can help people succeed in areas of business where you may have struggled in the past.

You can also teach how to network with others in their field, how to form a mastermind group, and feel confident when you take your next steps.

It’s a great way to get more done, and to truly work smarter and not harder.

Life Coach Salary

The typical life coach salary range varies but it is possible to make over $200,000 a year from life coaching. Some of this depends on experience, but the coaching program you choose and how much dedication you put into learning and growing your business also matters.

How to Become a Life Coach in 7 Steps

Becoming a life coach doesn’t have to be daunting. There’s so much you can do to move toward coaching as a career. You can improve life for countless numbers of people throughout your time as a coach.

First, you need to be clear about why you’re here and what you want to help others accomplish.

Decide what you want to accomplish. Decide what you have to offer, and why are you uniquely qualified to offer it.

If you aren’t sure about the answers to those questions, finding your own purpose will be important before you begin to coach other people.

Let’s go through what it takes to become a coach and truly change the lives of others.

1. Inspire People to Take Action

Great coaches teach their ideas and concepts in such a way that it results in people actually taking action. It was Ben Franklin who said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

2. Identify Emotional Blocks

Great coaches help their audience identify their emotional blocks and quickly move past them so they can achieve real and lasting results.

3. Create A-HA Moments

Most experts simply present and teach information. But great life coaches give people these “a-ha” experiences.

4. They Speak to All 7 Dimensions of a Person’s Being

Most experts speak towards a person’s head, meaning their intellect, their brain. They give them data, ways to do things, and so on. But a great coach uses a holistic training method to speak to all 7 dimensions of a person’s being. Learn more about each Dimension of a Person’s Being.

5. Create Transformational Experiences

You need to create transformational experiences because most experts out there tend to be forgotten. When people go to a lecture they tend to forget 80% of it within three to four days, and that’s if they apply it immediately. If they don’t apply it, they forget almost all of it.

6. Give People a Proven System

Most experts and trainers out there just give people information and advice, but transformational trainers give people a proven system that they can follow to achieve guaranteed results.

7. Build Your Training Business

My goal when I go into a workshop or training is to have those in attendance leave saying, “Oh my gosh. That was the best seminar I’ve ever attended. I got such value out of that. I’m going to tell all my family and friends to go see Jack.”

And when you set your training up with this goal in mind, everything else just seems to come together.

Online Life Coach Certification

Getting certified online through my Train the Trainer Online Program can be one of the very best options for anyone who wants to be a life coach. It can work with any schedule, and it’s also generally a fraction of the cost of most live training. In short, it’s far less expensive and you can do it on your own time.

That makes it easy to get involved with, and it’s something you can complete without breaking the bank. If you’re worried about not being able to afford to become a life coach, or not having the time to learn what you need to know, an online certification can be the answer you’re looking for.

The best part about getting certified as a life coach online?

You can get instant access when you sign up, so you can even start today.

You don’t have to wait any longer to start fulfilling your dream and helping other people fulfill theirs, as well. What a great feeling to get started on something that’s so valuable!

No matter your age, where you live, or what kind of education and work experience you have, there are people out there who can use your valuable skills.

Why Jack Canfield’s Training Program?

By choosing my Train the Trainer Program, you will have access to a proven methodology on how to inspire and transform others.

It’s like having me as your own personal coach!

You can get access to the program anywhere, anytime, making it easy for you to fit it into your schedule. You’ll feel like I’m right there with you, helping you through any questions you may have or new ideas you find as you move through the process of learning and your own transformation.

I teach “true life transformation,” which is more than just a surface feeling. It’s a shift that takes place down deep inside, and shifts like this come from the value and quality of experiential learning. You can take all the information that motivates you, and move it into action in order to see results – and as a life coach, you can teach others how to do the same.

Being a life coach will prove transformational for you, your career, your income, and your life. The value you get from it will also grow from passing it along to others and affecting their lives in positive ways. The more you learn about being a life coach, and the more you dedicate yourself to it, the more you can give a quality experience to the people you’re coaching

Learn More About The Benefits of a Life Coach Certification

There are a number of benefits to being a life coach. The largest benefit is the value you can give to other people and how you can help them conquer obstacles in their lives. Seeing their success brings joy and interest to your own life, and can help remind you why you’ve chosen to focus on being a life coach in the first place.

If you want to learn more about how you can become a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer and enjoy all of the life coaching success you’ve dreamed of sign up for my free webinar How to Transform Your Life and Career. 

 

If you don’t need the webinar and you’re ready to learn all about Train the Trainer Online click here.

 

Manifesting Money Using the Law of Attraction (It Works!)

Given the opportunity, everyone would love to accumulate more wealth, make more money, and live an abundant life. However, many people have a poor relationship with money. They have trouble manifesting money and wealth into their lives, and as a result, never achieve the financial success they desire.

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The truth is that financial success starts in the mind and the number one thing holding many people back is their belief system concerning wealth and money.

With that in mind, leveraging the Law of Attraction is one of the most effective ways to change your beliefs about money into a belief system that will open you up to the prosperity that is all around you. But first, you must take some steps to really see it work to change your life.

1. Identify Your Limiting Beliefs About Money

In order to activate the Law of Attraction in your life, you must identify and change your limiting beliefs about money. Throughout our lives, since childhood, we’ve created limiting beliefs about money that we’ve internalized over time and accepted to be true.” You’ve heard these limiting beliefs before.

They’re things like money doesn’t grow on trees and is therefore extremely difficult to acquire, or the idea that money can’t buy happiness, or the limiting belief that you can’t be rich and be a good person at the same time.

Before you can begin leveraging the Law of Attraction, it’s important to first identify and address any limiting beliefs about money that you might have.

Once you see money for what it really is – an accessible, unlimited supply of a resource you can use in any way that you desire – it’s much easier to form the habits and mindset necessary to acquire wealth.

One great way to address any limiting beliefs about money is through the use of positive affirmations.



For example, if you realize that you view money as something that is scarce and difficult to acquire, you could use a positive affirmation such as, “I’m a money magnet. Everything I touch turns to gold”.

Other positive affirmations you can use are, “I am releasing any and all negative thoughts and emotions about money, and am happy and free to visualize my dreams”.

Or, “I am creating all the money I want and need to accomplish everything I want to do in life.”  

Try the affirmation, “I am making positive choices about what to do with my money and enjoying the energy of abundance that it reflects.”  

What you say to yourself becomes what you believe, and what you truly believe becomes reality. By using positive affirmations to combat limiting beliefs about money, you can develop a mindset concerning money that enables you to leverage the Law of Attraction.

2. Visualize Your Wealth as if You’ve Already Achieved it

The Law of Attraction dictates that the things you believe inwardly and project outwardly will be the things that you attract into your life. If you want to attract something such as money, therefore, it’s important to visualize it as if you already have it.

Visualizing a world where you have all of the money that you desire not only creates a mindset that is more receptive to financial gain, it also enables you to imagine what your life will be like once you have reached your goals.

This, in and of itself, can serve as a powerful source of motivation that will keep pushing you forward when things get difficult.

Visualizing money as if you already have it can also create an abundance mindset, as opposed to a mindset of scarcity.

One of the big reasons why the wealthy have no problem getting richer is that they see the money they don’t have as something that is both abundant and acquirable, while at the same time, seeing the money they do have as a tool that can be used to make more money rather than something that has to be protected or saved.

This type of abundance mindset comes naturally when you have a lot of money, but it can also be developed by visualizing money as something that you already have in abundance.

If you want to create a physical anchor point for your visualizations, try carrying around a hundred dollar bill in your pocket.

Simply doing this can make you feel wealthier and prevent you from ever being able to say that you are broke – and thus prevent the limiting mindsets that go along with being broke.

3. The Universe Will Provide You With More

Finally, remember that the Universe will provide you with more of what you’re grateful for. Never underestimate the power of gratitude.

Ultimately, the things that you are grateful for will be the things that you tend to pursue with the most passion. Truly being grateful for something also tends to eliminate any limiting beliefs you have, and will make you more receptive to new opportunities.

As you go about adopting a beneficial mindset regarding money that enables you to leverage the Law of Attraction, and don’t forget about the importance of gratitude.

Be thankful for the money that you have. Be thankful for every opportunity you get to make more money, and be thankful when those opportunities pay off.

No matter how much or how little money you are currently earning, an attitude of gratitude is essential if you want to earn more.

What are your limiting beliefs about money? Learn more about the Law of Attraction from this free guide.

6 Signs the Universe is Telling You You’re on the Wrong Path

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Everyone has a unique purpose in life, and finding and following that purpose is the key to creating a happy, abundant, meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself.

Sometimes, though, for one reason or another, you may unconsciously drift away from your staying true to your purpose, or you may think you are on the right path when really you’re heading in the opposite direction of where you intended to go.

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10 Life Purpose Tips to Help You Find Your Passion

If you want to be fulfilled, happy, content, and experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment, it’s critical that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you.

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How to Discover Your Life Purpose

After working with more than a million people all over the world, I have come to believe that each of us is born with a unique life purpose.

Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. They take the time to understand what they’re here to do – and then they pursue that with passion and enthusiasm.

For some of us, our purpose and passion in life is obvious and clear. We’re born with a set of talents and through persistent practice, we develop our talents into skills.

My children are prime examples of clear purpose. It was clear from the moment they got on the planet what they were interested in.

One son wanted to draw all the time, and he is now in the art world. Another son was always tapping out rhythms on paint cans and dishes, and he’s now in the music world, along with one of his brothers.

My daughter is in the literary world, and my stepson is definitely in the business world.

My stepdaughter is also in the arts – she began singing and drawing when she was two. And my stepson is in the business world. He was making business plans and selling things to his friends by the time he was in middle school.

They all had natural talents that were clear indicators of what they ended up ultimately being passionate about.

For some people, though, it’s not as easy to identify a passion. You may even have asked yourself at one point or another, “What should I do with my life?”  “What is my passion?” or “What is my life purpose.”

Alternatively, you may enjoy what you do, but on deeper exploration, discover that you’re passionate about something altogether different than what you do.

Below I’d like to give you 10 tips to help you find your life passion and true purpose.

1. Explore the Things You Love To Do & What Comes Easy to You

We are all born with a deep and meaningful purpose that we have to discover. Your purpose is not something you need to make up; it’s already there. You have to uncover it in order to create the life you want. You may ask yourself, “What is my purpose in life?” You can begin to discover your passion or your purpose by exploring two things:

  1. What do you love to do?  
  2. What comes easily to you?

Of course, it takes work to develop your talents- even the most gifted musician still has to practice-but it should feel natural, like rowing downstream rather than upstream. I love to teach, to write, to coach, to facilitate, to train, and to develop transformational seminars, workshops, and courses. I love to bring other leaders together for conferences and to co-create new approaches to our work.

These things come easy for me. Although I invested many years in learning how to master these skills, I loved every minute of it. In other words, work is required, but suffering is not. If you are struggling and suffering, you are probably not living on purpose.

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2. Ask Yourself What Qualities You Enjoy Expressing the Most in the World

First, ask yourself, What are two qualities I most enjoy expressing in the world? Mine are love and joy.

Second, ask yourself, What are two ways I most enjoy expressing these qualities? Mine are inspiring and empowering people.

I inspire people with the moving stories that I tell in my seminars and that I write about in my books, and I empower them by teaching them powerful success strategies that they can apply in their own lives.

3. Create a Life Purpose Statement

Take a few moments and write a description of what the world would look like if it were operating perfectly according to you. In my perfect world, everybody is living their highest vision where they are doing, being, and having everything they want. Finally, combine all three into one statement, and you will have a clear idea of your purpose.

Mine is “Inspiring and empowering people to live their highest vision in a context of love and joy.”

4. Follow Your Inner Guidance (What Is Your Heart Telling You?)

What if I told you that you have your own guidance system within you that can help you get from where you are in life to where you want to go?

It’s called your inner GPS. Your inner GPS is similar to the GPS system you use in your car or on your phone. It tells you how to get from point A to point B.

When you get in your car and are heading to a specific destination, what is the first thing you input into your GPS? First, it finds your current location. Once it’s determined where you are, it gives you directions to where you are heading.

For the system to work, it simply needs to know your beginning location and your end destination. The navigation system figures out the rest by the use of an onboard computer that receives signals from multiple satellites and calculates your exact position. Then it plots a perfect course for you.

All you have to do from that point on is follow the instructions it gives you to reach your destination.

Decide Where You Want to Go

All you have to do is decide where you want to go by clarifying your vision, then lock in your destination through goal setting, affirmations, and visualization, and then start taking the actions that will move you in the right direction.

With every picture you visualize, you’re “inputting” the destination you want to get to.

Every time you express a preference for something, you are expressing an intention.

A table by the window, front row seats at a conference, first-class tickets, a room with an ocean view, or a loving relationship.

All these images and thoughts are sending requests to the universe.

If you stay out of its way—meaning you don’t interrupt the process with a stream of negative thoughts, doubts, and fears, your inner GPS will keep unfolding the next steps along your route as you continue to move forward.

In other words, once you clarify and then stay focused on your vision (you can do this with a vision board or meditation), the exact steps will keep appearing along the way in the form of internal guidance, creating ideas, and new opportunities.

act as if you are already where you want to be, quote by jack canfield, man standing on a mountain at sunset

5. Be Clear About Your Life Purpose

Once you are clear about what you want and keep your mind constantly focused on it, the how will keep showing up—sometimes just when you need it and not a moment earlier.

You were born with an inner guidance that tells you when you are on or off course by the amount of joy you are experiencing. The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose and will get you to where you want to go.

When you present your goals to the universe with all its powerful technology, you will be surprised and dazzled by what it delivers. This is where the magic and miracles truly happen.

Take some time to think honestly and openly about where you currently are in your life and what you want to do with your life.

What is your financial status? How are your relationships going? How is your health? And so on…

Next, think about where you would like to be.

If your life were perfect right now, what would it look like? What kind of job would you have and where would you be living? By continually doing this exercise, you’ll send powerful triggers to your subconscious mind to help you get there.

6. Conduct a Passion Test

Developed by Chris and Janet Attwood, The Passion Test is a simple, yet elegant, process. You start by filling in the blank 15 times for the following statement: “When my life is ideal, I am ___.” The word(s) you choose to fill in the blank must be a verb.

When Janet took me through the process, my statements looked like this:

  • My life is ideal when I’m being of service to massive numbers of people.
  • My life is ideal when I’m helping people with their vision.
  • My life is ideal when I’m speaking to large groups.
  • My life is ideal when I’m being part of a spiritual leaders network.
  • My life is ideal when I’m creating a core group of ongoing trainers who feel identified with my organization.

Once you’ve created 15 statements, you identify the top 5 choices. To do this, you compare statements #1 and #2 to identify which is most important. Take the winner of that comparison and decide whether it’s more or less important than statement #3.

Then take the winner of that comparison, and decide whether it’s more or less important than statement #4, and so on until you’ve identified the passion that is most meaningful to you.

Repeat the process with the remaining 14 statements to identify your second choice. Then repeat the process until you’ve pinpointed your top 5 passions in life.

Next, create markers for each of your top five passions, so that you can look at your life and easily tell whether you are living that passion.

For me, a life goal would be, “When I’m helping people live their vision I’m giving at least 20 workshops a year for at least 10,000 people total, and at each event, people are coming up afterward and saying, ‘You’ve really empowered me to live my vision.”

Once you know what your passions are and how your life will look when you are living it, you can create action plans to turn your dreams into reality.

7. Think About The Times You’ve Experienced the Greatest Joy In Your Life

Another technique you can use to help you identify your purpose is to conduct a joy review. Simply set aside about 30 minutes and make a list of all the times you’ve felt the greatest joy in your life.

(When I did this it was when I was a patrol leader in the Boy-scouts, when I was an officer in my military high school, when I was a summer camp counselor at a camp in Maine, my years as a leader in my college fraternity, my years as a high school teacher, when I was conducting workshops and training, when I was telling jokes, telling stories and when I was traveling.)

Then look for a pattern among all these times.

In my case, it was when I was teaching, and when I was inspiring and empowering people to go for their dreams and to have more love, joy, and abundance in their lives.

Since we know that joy is part of your internal guidance system telling you when you are on course, you can determine a lot about your life purpose from completing this joy review.

8. Follow This Example of Finding Purpose

One of my coaching students, a successful cardiologist, was struggling to identify his purpose. I suggested another exercise, and asked him to look back over his life and answer the question, When have I felt most fulfilled?

He shared three periods in which he felt the happiest and most fulfilled.

First, he told me about a time with his grandfather when he was growing up in India.

The second was his experience of playing with his own grandchildren.

The third was a time he spent vacationing on a sailboat.

When I asked him what was common to all three of these experiences, he told me that it was the sense of freedom that he felt.

Noticing that none of his three experiences related to his profession in medicine, I asked him to tell me about his most fulfilling experiences as a doctor.

The incidences he reported were when he had donated his services for free or for a lesser fee than his partners thought he should have charged. He shared about a time when he took a much longer time than usual during an office visit to support and encourage a family who were in fear of losing their father during an impending heart surgery.

Take Time for Yourself

As we examined his life further, it became apparent that he took very little time for himself. He was always on call, always working late, always over-scheduled with little or no free time for self-care. I asked him why this was so. He answered that people could die if he didn’t attend to them.

The problem became clear: By attending only to patients and never to himself, he was in a sense- dying.

To drive this point home, I asked him what he would do in the following situation: “A patient comes to you for an operation. If you operate on this patient, you will die. If you don’t operate on him, he will die. It’s him or you. What would you do?” He reflected quietly on this scenario for a long time, and then finally, he said, “I would choose to live, rather than die myself. It doesn’t make sense to kill myself to save others.”

This was a turning point in his life. He later told me that while he still wants to serve people, he now knows he has a right to take care of himself, his mind, his body, and his needs.

This cardiologist now places a higher value on doing what truly comes from his heart, not someone else’s.

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9. Align Your Goals With Your Life Purpose and Passions

We’re all gifted with a set of talents and interests that tell us what we’re supposed to be doing. Once you know what your life purpose is, organize all of your activities around it. Everything you do should be an expression of your purpose. If an activity or goal doesn’t fit that formula, don’t work on it.

Aligning with your purpose is most critical when setting professional goals. When it comes to personal goals, you have more flexibility.

If you want to learn how to paint or water ski, go ahead and do so. If your goal is to get fit and lose weight, move ahead with confidence. Nurturing yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually will make you more energized, resilient and motivated to live your purpose on the professional front.

However, don’t ignore the signs that your job or career is not right for you. If you dread Monday mornings and live for the weekends, it may be a sign that it’s time to follow your heart and pursue the work you long to do.

10. Lean Into Your True Life Purpose

Once you have gained more clarity about your purpose, you don’t need to completely overhaul your life completely all at once. Instead, just lean into it, bit by bit.

Start living your purpose a little more fully every day, and pay attention to the feedback you’re receiving from others and in terms of the results you are producing, and also to how you are feeling.

Breakthrough to YOUR Success with this Formula

You’ve got big dreams and ambitions. Now, it’s time to start acting on them while taking your life to a whole new level. I’d like to invite you to sign up for my free webcast called the Success Formula.

I continually ask my students the same exact questions I’m about to ask you:

  • Are you where you want to be?
  • Have you accomplished all you thought you would by now?
  • Are you enjoying the lifestyle, travel, weekends and leisure pursuits you’ve always dreamed of?
  • Do you want a more fulfilling career or business?
  • Could your relationships be deeper, more rewarding, and more meaningful?

If not, I’d like to challenge you to up-level every single aspect of your life, career, and lifestyle, STARTING NOW. I believe with the right tools, everyone can cultivate a mindset of success, and discover their greatest life purpose.

If you feel like you’re stuck, or you’re in need of a breakthrough, click the button below to sign up today for my free webcast, The Success Formula.

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The Power of Making a Decision

Every moment of every day, we make decisions. Sometimes those decisions are small and inconsequential, and sometimes those decisions are life-altering. In the end, though, the outcome of your day, your year, and your entire life are mostly defined by the sum of decision making and the actions that you take along the way.

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There’s power in making a decision – even when you’re not completely sure that it’s the right one. I promise you that once you realize the incredible impact that making decisions can have, you can truly begin to live your best life.

Decisions can be powerful, but they aren’t always easy…

To a degree, almost all of us suffer from decision paralysis at some point in time. Realizing the impact that your decisions can have is often frightening.

After all, if a decision is important enough to change your life, it’s understandable that you’d want to be sure to get it right.

The problem is that many people have a “deer in the headlights” moment when faced with decisions. Afraid of making the wrong decision, they end up not making a decision at all. However, not making a decision is a decision in and of itself – and it’s almost always the wrong one.

The inability to make a decision can leave you frozen in place when changes are necessary. It can also wreak havoc on your confidence, your happiness, and your overall emotional well-being.

Faced with the problem of decision paralysis, it’s essential to realize that – in almost every case – any decision is going to be better than no decision at all.

If you can push past the fear and doubts associated with making decisions, you can start taking control of your life’s outcomes.



Make Decisions Quickly

One of the best ways to eliminate decision paralysis is to make decisions quickly. In fact, many of the world’s most successful innovators and leaders owe much of their success to their ability to make decisions quickly.

When you make decisions quickly, you leave no room for doubt, worry, and confusion. Instead of wasting time worrying about all of the possibilities and trying to endlessly analyze every potential outcome, making a quick decision enables you to immediately begin devoting your efforts to following through on that decision.

If you truly commit to a decision, you’ll find that following through on it is much easier than you might have thought.

The Law of Attraction dictates that you will be able to manifest what you need to follow through on any decision once you have fully committed yourself to it.

Only by making decisions quickly, though, can you fully commit to them right out of the gate without letting doubt and worry kill your decision slowly over time.

Thankfully, making decisions quickly doesn’t have to be difficult. No matter what decision you might be faced with, the only thing you have to determine is whether or not this is something you want or need and whether or not it is worth committing your time to.

If the answer to both of those questions is yes, you have everything you need to make a decision right away. Any other questions or concerns that you might have will answer themselves along the way if you are committed to making your decision a reality.

Use the Rule of 5

Once you have made a decision, the next step is to bring that decision to fruition. It’s not enough to simply make a decision and hope for the best. A decision is only fully made when you dedicate your efforts to it.

The Rule of 5 is a great place to begin to help follow through on your decision. Following the Rule of 5 means doing five things every day that will bring you closer to your goal. Let’s say, for example, that you decide to start your own business. After you’ve made that decision, you should commit to doing five things each day that will help you get your business up and running. They don’t have to be monumental tasks. Major goals are accomplished one small step at a time, which is why the Rule of 5 is so effective.

Recruiting an accountability partner is another great way to further commit to your decision. It’s not easy to back out of a decision when you have someone that you respect and trust pushing you forward and holding you accountable.

Visualize Your Goals Daily

Picture, in your mind, what your life will be like and how you will feel once you’ve accomplished it. Visualizing your goal in this manner will serve as a powerful motivator by giving you a sense of the benefits before the goal is accomplished.

If you take steps such as these to commit to a decision and motivate yourself to follow through, you can set yourself up for success after any decision you make.

Have you ever been paralyzed to make a decision, and then decided to leap forward to success? 

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How to “Spring Clean” & Declutter Your Life

Is your life in need of some “spring cleaning?”

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Almost everyone has too much STUFF in their lives. Things we’ve bought but have never used, or things we used to love but haven’t used in years.

Gifts people have given us that we never needed. Old newspapers, magazines, and junk mail. Clothes we no longer wear. Broken, useless stuff that we’ve never gotten around to throwing out.

All of these things mess up our home and our office, disturb our peace of mind, and fill our world with useless clutter.

And that’s just the physical stuff! I’m not even talking about the way we fill our lives with too much “busy-ness” and too many unnecessary distractions that pull us away from the important things we should be focusing on.

So today I’d like to share five powerful spring-cleaning strategies that you can use to declutter your life at all levels, so you have more focus, clarity, space, and freedom to focus on what truly matters most to you.

I’m pretty sure at least one of these strategies is going to surprise you.



1. Declutter Your Home & Office

My first tip is to physically declutter your home and office.

Put everything you own through the “Love it, sell it, or toss it” test.

If you don’t absolutely love it, then sell it, or toss it.

Giving it to someone who might love it or need it, or recycling it are also options, of course—as long as you get it out of YOUR home or office.

I encourage you to be ruthless with this.

I know it can be hard to let go of old things, especially when you have positive memories attached to them.

But remember, the memories of your childhood aren’t going to disappear just because you give away a bunch of old books, games and broken toys!

Release them with gratitude, and enjoy the space that opens up in your life when they’re gone.

Because when you get rid of the things you don’t want or need, you create more space for the things you DO want and need.

And I guarantee that when you create the space for them, they will begin to show up. It’s pretty magical.

2. Declutter Your Thoughts

My next tip for you is to declutter your THOUGHTS.

Our homes aren’t the only things we fill with too much “stuff” we don’t need.

We could say the same thing about our minds.

We cram our heads full of so many useless or even harmful thoughts that don’t serve us in any way.

We read too much gossip about celebrities.

We get caught up in the negativity of the news cycle.

We watch TV shows that don’t uplift, enlighten or educate us in any way.

We spend too much time listening to our “inner critic,” who tells us we’ll never be good enough or worthy enough to achieve our dreams.

And so our minds become crowded with useless, self-defeating thoughts that hold us back from showing up as our best selves.

A great way to declutter your mind is with the practice of regular meditation.

I am a huge fan of daily meditation – I can honestly say it’s changed my entire life.

You’ll discover that the more you meditate, the more you’ll find yourself no longer giving any attention or power to your negative thoughts, and focusing instead on inspiring, motivating and uplifting thoughts that spur you on to do your best.

3. Declutter Your DIET

My next powerful decluttering strategy is to declutter your DIET.

Many of us consume too much food and drink that doesn’t give us the nourishment and nutrients we need to thrive.

And when you fill yourself up with too much unhealthy food or drinks such as sugar-laden desserts, soft drinks, pastries or alcohol, you rob yourself of the vitality you need to accomplish your goals and achieve more in life.

So I encourage you to spend some time reviewing your eating and drinking habits and look for ways to eliminate the food and drinks that aren’t serving your nutritional needs – and replace them with healthier options that will give you more energy and improve your mental and physical well-being.

4. Declutter Your Friends

My next piece of advice is to declutter your FRIENDS.

Take time to examine who are the people in your life who are always dragging you down and preventing you from showing up as your best self?

I’m talking about the kind of people who are always negative and never support or encourage you.

Maybe they laugh at your dreams and say that you’re crazy for having them.

Or maybe they’re always wanting you to slack off or indulge in your “bad habits” because they’re somehow threatened by your desire to improve yourself.

I encourage you to eliminate people like this from your life, or at the very least seriously limit your exposure to them, because they are holding you back from unlocking your full potential.

And I guarantee that when you get them out of your life, you will find it so much easier to attract the kind of people who WILL give you the support and encouragement you need to stay on track toward your goals and good habits, and create a life you love.

5. Declutter your Goals and Dreams

Finally, my last piece of advice is to declutter your GOALS and DREAMS.

By that I mean, take a good hard look at all the life goals you’re currently pursuing.

Chances are you can’t achieve them all at once.

For example, you may not find it possible to write a novel and take your family to Europe and save money for your child’s university education AND start a new business, all in the same year!

So think about which goals or dreams make the most logical sense to achieve FIRST – because once they’re accomplished, they’ll make it so much easier for you to achieve the next one and then the next one – and then focus on completing those few goals before you put any more effort into the rest of the big goals on your list.

This doesn’t mean you should give up on the rest of your goals — it just means figuring out how to achieve them strategically, in the order that makes the most sense for your life.

Because when you focus your energy and intention toward accomplishing one big goal at a time, you will find it so much easier to attract what you need to achieve that goal, as well as faster than you thought possible.

I want to encourage you to use these tips to “spring clean” your life and make sure 2019 is a year in which you accomplish amazing things. 

Connecting Your Creative Visualization and Motivation

Some people, when they hear the word, “visualization,” think it means sitting around daydreaming.

But that’s not at all what it is…

visualization and motivation

Visualization is the practice of intentionally creating detailed pictures in your mind – both still pictures and movies – of the outcomes you want to achieve.

Visualization is a powerful tool that can help motivate you to achieve any goal – such as writing a book, getting a promotion, making more money, paying off your debts, becoming financially independent, taking that dream vacation you want, losing weight, or improving your golf game.

Visualization helps you achieve your goals for several reasons.

Why Visualization Works

Visualization works because it creates something called “structural tension.”

This is a psychological term for something that happens in your subconscious mind when you visualize something that doesn’t exist or hasn’t happened yet.

When you clearly visualize something – and generate all of the emotional feelings you would if you were actually achieving that situation – you experience the same physiological reactions as if you were actually living that experience.

And so your subconscious mind seeks to resolve the tension your visualization has created.

And there are only two ways it can do that – it can either give up the goal or it can figure out how to make it happen.

So if you make it a daily discipline to imagine the end result as already achieved, like brushing your teeth every day, you’ll find yourself making decisions and taking actions that move you in the direction of your goal—even if you’re not consciously aware of it.



A Visualization Example

For example, let’s say you dream of living in Australia for a year.

You imagine yourself getting on the plane, finding a nice place to live on the beach, and spending your days surfing and making friends with the locals.

Every day you take time to imagine yourself living this dream life in Australia.

You imagine how it will feel, who will be there with you, what it will look like, sound like, smell, feel, and taste like.

And before you know it, you start to get creative ideas about how to make this dream a reality.

You find yourself taking actions and making decisions that will help you get to Australia.

You spend your lunch hour researching job opportunities in Australia, and what you need to do to get a visa.

You start to notice more people around you speaking with an Australian accent, and you find yourself striking up conversations with them.

As a result, you make more Australian friends and you are building connections with people who might be able to help you achieve your goals.

You find yourself starting to save money for your big move. And you take advantage of every opportunity that brings you closer to your dreams.

Why? Because the structural tension will create the motivation to actually take the action steps to make it happen.

And it will help you maintain motivation even when you are faced with obstacles and challenges.

How To Start Visualizing

The great thing is, that visualization is a fairly easy skill to master. And you can do it pretty much anywhere – at home, at work, on a bus, or in the park – anywhere you can sit for a few minutes without too much distraction.

All you have to do is close your eyes and imagine yourself experiencing your desired outcome.

Think about:

What goals you want to achieve.

What your life look like when you achieve it.

Where will you be.

What your surroundings look like.

How it feels. What sounds you’re hearing.

What it smells and tastes like.

Your visualization can be created to appear like a movie in your head.

You might even imagine yourself sitting in a theatre, watching it play out like a movie on a screen.

Or it might be like a dream or a video game where you are a part of the action.

However you imagine your vision, immerse yourself in the experience as deeply as you can, so that every detail is as clear as possible, whether it is something you clearly see like a 4D high definition picture or just more like an intense thought you are thinking.

Visualize Daily

I encourage you to engage in this practice every single day.

Do it first thing in the morning, right after you get up, and right before you go to bed at night is ideal.

That way, you go to bed with your goals fixed firmly in your mind, giving your subconscious mind something to work on while you sleep, and you’ll find yourself waking up and starting your day crystal clear on what your goals and priorities are.

Once you make visualization a non-negotiable part of your daily practice, you’ll find it so much easier to stay motivated and focused as you work toward creating your ideal life and making all your dreams come true.

I challenge you to make the commitment to do it every day for 30 days in a row. I guarantee you will begin to see results.

Need help getting your mind free of daily distractions and stress? Download my free 4 Step Meditation Guide to help you relax, and tap into your intuition(even if you’ve never meditated before).

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4 Steps to Take Action On Your Goals

Did you know that 90 % of all New Year’s resolutions never get fulfilled? So if you’re ever found yourself on December 31st, wondering what happened to all of the big goals you set for yourself back on the previous New Year’s Eve, and why you’re not taking action on your goals, you’re certainly not alone.

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“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all.” – J.K. Rowling

So let’s look at what separates the 10 percent who DO achieve their goals from the vast majority who don’t?

The answer has everything to do with ACTION.

The people who achieve great success in life are the ones who are willing to take consistent action toward realizing their dreams.

They’re the ones who jump out of their seat to get the ball rolling — on the new project at work, the new skill they want to learn, or the promotion they want to get.

They consistently take steps to make their goals happen, no matter what others may think or say about it.

Most importantly, they realize that the decisive moments of their lives aren’t just in the big, once-a-year big scary leaps of faith and goal-setting.

They’re in the countless small decisions they make and actions they take every single day that keep them on target toward achieving their dreams.

Because without regular and decisive action, your goals simply are not going to be achieved. Period.

No matter how ambitious your goals, or how brilliant your plans are for achieving them, if you’re not prepared to take regular consistent action to reach them, they’re not really goals at all—they’re just wishes, fantasies and daydreams.

So today I’d like to share 4 powerful tips for developing an action-focused mindset and lifestyle that will help you make steady and sustainable progress toward your dreams, and guarantee that 2019 is a truly phenomenal year for you.



1. Eliminate ALL Excuses

My first “action tip” is to start by eliminating all your excuses for not taking action.

Because if you’re looking for a reason to delay taking action, you will always be able to find one.

For example, you might tell yourself that you shouldn’t apply for that new position you want because you haven’t been working at the company long enough, and somebody else is probably more qualified for the job.

Or you might tell yourself you to wait before taking on a new project because you should probably do more research and preparation first.

Or you might try to convince yourself that you need more money, resources, or time to get started.

All of these are just excuses you tell yourself to justify your lack of action.

To achieve your goals this year, you have to give up all of your excuses.

Because you will always be able to come up with reasons why you should wait before you start.

But successful people don’t listen to those reasons and excuses.

They are just coming from the part of you that is afraid to fail.

Successful people ignore those voices of fear and just dive in and get to work!

They build momentum by taking action. They learn what they need to know as they do it.

And so should you.

2. Don’t Wait For The Perfect Moment

There is no such thing as the perfect moment.

You might tell yourself that now is not a good time because you’re busy at work, or have a project you’d like to finish first, or there’s too much going on with your family right now.

But there is ALWAYS going to be something going on in your life.

If you want to take action on your dreams, you can’t just wait for the right time to come.

You have to make NOW the right time and just go for it taking whatever steps you can take right now.

3. Take The First Step

The next piece of advice is to simply START by taking that first step.

Because that’s what achieving your goals is – a series of small steps, taken one after another, toward the reality you want to create.

You don’t achieve it all in one fell swoop!

Success is a journey that takes place over time.

And the most important action you will take on that journey is that very first step.

Because once you’ve taken one step, you will find it easier to take the next, and even easier to take the next, and so on.

Just choose to believe you can do it, and start.

One of my favorite quotes is by Dr. Martin Luther King, who said:

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”

A good example of the truth in that statement is how Nashville singer-songwriter Jana Stanfield started her music career.

When she decided she wanted to be a successful singer, someone advised her to start by taking three easy steps she could not fail at.

So she bought a guitar, signed up for guitar lessons, and went down to the local Holiday Inn Motel and asked the manager, “What is the process that you use to hire people to perform in the lounge?”

After she took those actions, she decided what the next 3 action items would be.

And now she has recorded lots of albums, has written hit songs for top country performers, and performs all over the world by herself, and with superstars like Kenny Loggins.

4. “Fail Forward Faster”

My final piece of advice is to “fail forward faster.” Don’t let fear of failure stop you from taking action.

Instead, recognize that some amount of failure is inevitable.

You’re not going to get everything right the first time.

You are going to make mistakes. And that’s okay!

Making mistakes is how you learn. And the knowledge you gain about what didn’t work is invaluable and will help you get better results with your next attempt.

This is known as “failing forward” — using each failure to launch you closer to your dreams and goals – closer to your vision of your ideal life.

So those are a few tips on how to take start taking action on your goals and make 2019 your most incredible year yet.

Give up your excuses, don’t wait for the perfect moment, make NOW the perfect moment, and focus on taking that one first small step – and then the next, and the next, and the next – while refusing to let the fear of failure stop you in your tracks.

If you follow these tips, you will achieve your new year’s resolutions and so much more this year. I can’t wait to hear about everything you accomplish! Speaking of making 2019 a success, I’ve got a free 12 Month Success Planner you can download by clicking the link below.

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4 Tips to Visualize (And Achieve) Your 2019 Goals

Now is the perfect time to get clear on everything you would like to accomplish in the months ahead.

What big goals would you like to achieve this year? On December 31st, 2019, what do you want to be celebrating?

What do you want to be able to look back on and say, “I can’t believe I did that?”

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And how will you feel, knowing that you accomplished that thing?

In order to make that vision a reality, you need to know what your goals are – and you need to be able to clearly visualize each of those goals as already achieved and what your life will look like once you have achieved them.

Here are four tips that will help you do just that – so you can stay focused and motivated throughout the year as you work on making your dreams a reality.



1. Create an Affirmation for Each Goal

Positive affirmations are simply statements that allow you to experience what your life will look and feel like once you have accomplished a goal.

For example, if one of your goals in 2019 is to lose weight, you could create a positive affirmation that says:

“I’m so happy and grateful now that I weigh 140 pounds and am so much healthier and stronger in my body.”

The key to creating effective affirmations for your goals is to visualize the benefits that you are looking forward to the most — the ones that motivated you to set the goal in the first place — and include them in your affirmation.

For example:

“I am so proud of myself for finishing my book and putting it out there for people to read it.”

“I am so excited and happy to take the kids camping in our beautiful new motorhome.” 

If you identify the benefits that are most important to you and include them in your affirmation — as well as how you’ll feel when you experience those benefits — it will be a powerful motivator for you.

Because the more you repeat your affirmations to yourself, the easier it will be to keep your goals top of mind and be able to imagine yourself actually achieving them — and the more motivated you will be to experience those benefits for yourself.

2. Visualize and Repeat Your Affirmations

My second piece of advice is to take the time to visualize your affirmations when you repeat them to yourself.

Don’t just say them, imagine yourself living the experience your affirmations describe.

To do this, I encourage you to take some time after this video is done to write out a very clear and detailed picture of what your life will look like, and how you will feel, once you achieve your goals.

Really dive into each scenario, and try to paint a complete picture of everything that accomplishing your goal would bring about.

Then bring that vision to mind whenever you repeat your daily affirmations.

You may even want to read your description aloud once a day until you can bring this image easily to mind.

3. Visualize Your Affirmations Daily

More is better…

An easy way to make it part of your daily routine is to get into the habit of doing it when you wake up every morning.

So, you start off your day with your goals top of mind, and then again at night right before you go to bed, so your subconscious will continue to think about your goals and what you must do to achieve them, even while you’re sleeping. 

4. Create a Vision Board

Finally, my last tip is to create a vision board for what you would like to accomplish in 2019.

There’s no better way to visualize your goals than to create an actual visual representation of them.

A vision board allows you to map out your goals in a visual format that reminds you why you’re doing what you’re doing, and what you have to look forward to once your goals are achieved.

You can purchase a vision board kit or make your own vision board from scratch using poster-board or construction paper and images from magazines.

Choose images that represent your goals and what your life will look and feel like once you have achieved those goals.

For example, if one of your goals is to earn more money in 2019, you could put up images such as pictures of the house you want to buy, pictures of the places you want to visit, pictures of happy people strolling on the beach, and so on.

After you’ve filled your vision board with images that do a great job of bringing your goals to life, put it in a place that you will notice it frequently, such as in your bedroom, office, or living room.

This constant visual stimulus will serve to reinforce the importance of your goals in your mind and help you visualize them throughout the entire year.

What is one goal that you want to achieve in 2019 and how are you planning to use visualization to bring it to life? If you want to learn more about the power of affirmations click here to get my free Affirmations Guide.

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