Stepping Into being more

Amazing email from Adrienne Dorison – is excatly how I am feeling right now


 

The most uncomfortable part of this entrepreneurial journey is stretching — not stretching what you’re doing — but stretching who you are being.

I know that’s what makes this program different.

It requires you to BE the leader your ideal business really needs.

The program will actually show you that the DOING is secondary…that you’ll actually be DOING LESS, but you’ll be BEING more.

More of who you really want to be.
…the visionary leader who wakes up each day knowing exactly what to focus on to leave a bigger impact on the world…{not just do more busy work…}

More of who your team needs.
…relaxing, releasing and trusting that your team member(s) are operating in their zone of genius…so that YOU don’t have to…

More of who the world needs to create the impact you desire.
…the giver who shows up in service with a full heart, not just to make more money themselves, but to show the world through embodiment and modeling how to create real change…

More of who you already know you are…
…the leader, the giver, the visionary, the CEO…

So, if you’re worried that this program will require you to DO too much work…I’d like for you to take a moment to think about what you’re really afraid of…and it’s not the doing.

Let’s be honest…you’ve never been afraid of the doing…

…you’re OVERdoing.

It’s the BEING you’re afraid of this time.

Maybe you’re more nervous about WHO this program is going to require you to finally become, not what it requires you to do.
But I know you’re ready.

And if not now, then when?

When will you ever be BOLD enough to become the leader you’ve always been meant to be?
When will you be READY enough to become the giver your heart desires you to become?
When will you be CLEAR enough to step into the bigger vision?
When will you be POWERFUL enough to fight for the people who can’t fight for themselves?
When will you be CONFIDENT enough to realize who you are being is defining what you are doing …not the other way around.

You’re waiting to BECOME the person your business needs until you have time to DO different things…but that’s not how this works.

Only when you change who you are BEING, what you are DOING will shift too.

TMA Update

 

From time to time I will be publishing the updates on the learnings and what is going on with the company and the progress we are making in a very short format. It’s mostly to document, reflect and learn.

 

Background

We currently have switched all our focus towards the marketing after a pretty intense time focusing on the product development. We are missing another around $25k to finish the new app development and I am confided that we can get 70% of it from doing a presale to our audience. That is planned for end of July, before that happens though we are doing a big marketing sprint to set up systems and processes on the marketing and support side.

We have set up goals for a 90 days sprint but actually decided to break it down to 30 days sprint and then just go week by week andadjustt our stratgies based on what we are learning.

The rough game plan is

STAGE 1. Establish Basic Marketing processes (Email Marketing, Content, SEO, Social Media, Support)

STAGE 2. Launch a number of campaigns (Influencers Engagement, Moves Library, Podcast, You Tube, Giveaways, Summit)

All that helping us get ready for the big product launch and have everything in place to make that happen.

STAGE 3. Product Launch

 

As this is the last week of July this is what we are focusing on

Marketing Processes in Place for

  • Content Marketing (1 piece of content a week )
  • Content Promotion
  • Instagram Marketing
  • Support

These processes are really important and they are the first ones to focus as they will make a difference long term.

To make these happen we created processes in Trello, SOPs describing each step, including the videos etc and we are in process of hiring, testing different writers and VA who will be executing on those.

So far we have

  • Writers – they are covering different type of written content for us – Guides, Articles, case studies – they take it all the way to WordPress
  • Editor / Copywriter – responsible for final checks and final write-ups of promo emails and social media blurbs
  • Marketing VA – Responsible for SEO optimisation, other social media and content promotion
  • Instagram Marketer – focused only ON Instagram
  • Project Manager – the girl who is helping me with processes and organising SOPs for everything. She will also be managing all these folks.

Other projects we are working on in next 30 days.

  • Launching an affiliate program to our customers
  • Launching a new version of the ebook (almost done)
  • Email marketing – we have  a new sequence coming, putting a calendar on sending new emails every week, adding to our sequence etc
  • Content Creation for the new app – both Becky and Artem are making pictures and videos for the new app – there is over 1000 different exercises so its a looooot of content that we not only need to create but also organise. This is the basic content and we will be collaborating with other trainers to create a more specialised content eg. for human flag
  • We are switching to a membership model – and Dani – our backed Rockstar has been working really hard to make that all happen. We are just missing a cancel button
  • Fixing our analytics
  • Setting up FB Ads

Goals for this week (in order of priority)

  • Redo our pitch deck and send it to a designer for Berlins presentation
  • Hire VAs to take care of SEO/ WordPress, Support, Instagram
  • Finalise SOPs for Support, Instagram, Content
  • Finalise pictures for Ebook – and pass it onto Inna for design
  • Pass on to Alex Project Management for the content we are creating and organising it.
  • Emails: Send an update to everyone re the app + schedule a small
  • Establish Email marketing schedule
  • Change the pricing to membership

Some good news:

We just got an email that we made it to a selection stage for LEAD Sports Accelerator – an incubator particularly sports startups that take place Sept – Dec in Berlin this year. We beat almost 500 other startups and made it to selected 30 that got invited to the next stage of the recruitment which takes place in around a week in Berlin.

I will be most probably flying to Berlin to pitch and meet investors next week.

 

That’s it – see you next week

 

 

Just get out there and try it. With indecision you are sure to fail. If you try it there is at least the possibility of success.

ENERGY HACKING 101.

People are lousy.

I hear Aga you are so energetic.

I don’t have the energy to do that

Let me tell you something. YOU CREATE ENERGY – no one has been born with unlimited amounts of energy but if you want to create anything of value in this world you will need ENERGY.

And not just over 10 hours when you are awake. You will need energy which will get you through 12 h days, overnights because that is what it takes to build something.

There are a few tips and tricks I have learnt over the years to make sure my energy is HIGH.

Start with the foundation and get it right:  food + exercise

1.FOOD

Fasting and more fasting. Read this article I have been doing fasting for years now and it’s insane how much it skyrocketed my productivity, not even mentioning rewiring my brain, increasing longevity and helping my immune system.

2. EXERCISE

Lack of movement affects you more than you think and with our sedentary lifestyle it’s kinda insane how little we move. Even

3. ENVIRONMENT 

OPTIMIZING YOUR ENVIRONMENT FOR ENERGY AND PRODUCTIVITY

  • Check room temperature

We are most productive when it’s a little bit cold

  • Check lighting
  • Clean your desk.
  • Get the music right

4. YOUR MIND

  • Check in with your mind. Do you have a clarity on what you are doing?
  • Are You feeling lousy because….

5.  YOUR BODY

  • Change your physical position
  • 3 minutes high-intensity exercise to bring your heart rate up
  • smile or put the pen inside your mount

 

IF YOU REALLY WANT IT, YOU WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES!

BUT HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT IT…..

 

Fighting with fear & making business play again

 

When I dropped out from uni I had a few strong beliefs and reasons in mind, which are very much reflective on how i operate and what are my priorities

  1. I saw entrepreneurship as a best way to make an impact in a way (wanting to make an impact)
  2. Entrepreneurship is the biggest growth machine (growth drive)
  3. I had so much fun building businesses with different people that I simply could not not do that (Play) – I love the game, love the processes, love ups and downs.

 

So every time business stop being a play – it means that something in my head is off.

Something is not working and things HAVE to change.

 

It’s been almost 8 years since that decision that changed my life and with all the ups and downs business is not always a play. Especially if you’re ligand livelihood depends on it. Where your basic safety is threatened.

 

So sometimes it’s simply not fun.

But there is a difference between these two states

 

  1. Being constantly stressed, threatened and feeling like things will fall apart and simply
  1. Being challenged, facing a challenge loving a challenge, loving the process, loving the downs and still playing, having fun, growing.

 

And the difference is in the MINDSET

Is in mine and yours self talk. Is how we talk to ourselves, how we treat ourselves and how we interpret the situation.

 

The self talk difference between

  1. How am I going to pay my bills next month?

VS

  1. How can we make more money?

 

And no it’s not evident. Its subtle, It’s the thoughts you are unaware of that enter your mind and determine everything you do.

 

Beliefs —> Thoughts —> Actions —> Results

 

I have been in both. And I usually feel it in my body. I am sometimes to caught to be aware in my head but every time I can feel it in my body and how I show up in the world.

 

My body gets tense, I feel it in my throat, i find myself wanting to spend more time alone, I find it hard to move and it’s mostly because I am numb and frozen.

In that state – I execute on everything reactive and I am struggling with creative tasks

In that mode i usually drop the ball on my daily movement practice because it forces me to relax and flow and doing that would mean letting things go.

 

Flow = letting things go and be happy

 

When I am in the fight mode, I am really tense and numb. I am still fighting, executing, hustling  but it’s all from a space of fear, scarcity, instead of the place of abundance.

 

And last week I have been mostly in the second one.

 

So this week I am setting a very clear intention to PLAY.

To enjoy the game of business and hustle again. To come from a space of experimenting, abundance, impact, making things happen.

 

Because when I play that’s when I create my best strategies, best ideas – and hey – I enjoy it too.
In next post I will let you know what strategies I am playing to execute on to bring more play into our work this week.

2017 BRING IT ON (GOALS, HOPES And DREAMS)

And here we go again. It’s first of January, new year ahead,  new chapter. Another year to grow and make a dent in the universe.

This year is a year of momentum – it’ss a big theme for me this is how I want to look at what I am building. I feel like in the past I would not be as consistent as I needed to be and that kills momentum. Momentum comes from consistency.

Below is a bunch of random thoughts, things that are important to be themes that I would like to guide me during this year,

MY BIGGEST VALUES

Realising that was a big thing. Both from doing the Strenght Finder personality test but also analysing Anthony Robbins 8 human needs these 3 reflect what drives me and who I am as a human being. These drive all my behaviours and reflect my needs and usually guide my decision making.

  • GROWTH
  • – I am so hungry to grow, to push my limits to really get better every single day. I can sleep on a coach or an office floor if I only know that I am growing.
  • IMPACT
  • – I want to have a positive impact on everything around me, so whatever I do should contribute positively)
  • FUN
  • – fun and adventure is always very high up on my list. I love having new experiences and one of the reasons I do business is because I believe it’s fun.

 

WORDS of 2017:  MOMENTUM + ALIGNMENT + MOVEMENT + EXPONENTIAL 

END OF TEH YEAR GOALS

ok, lets get on it. So here are some of the things I am hoping to achieve/ do / experience this year.

TMA (The Movement Athlete)

  • A content machine in pae – content being posted every single day
  • Great team in place
  • Team of trainers in place that create content every single week
  • Our first event scheduled
  • Solid revenue of over 30k / month all membership
  • One new product launched
  • Company Retreat at the end of the year

TRAINING

  • Move every single day even if it’s just a bit
  • Can do a number of acrobatics moves
  • Acrobatic Course in UK

PERSONAL BRAND

  • My personal instagram account processes set up
  • 18 articles (2 a month)
  • 6 presentations posted
  • Weekly company updates sent out

FAMILY & FRIENDS

  • Family reunion
  • A two week long celebration of me and Amar turning 30 this year in Thailand – where we can invite everyone and fly our families.

THE HABITS

DAILY:

  • Meditation, reflection – morning/ evening – visualise the day + visualise the next day + write a to do list.
  • Training/ Moving every single day
  • Documenting my journey – 1 tidbit a day
  • Energy – monitor my food + green smoothies
  • Writing/ Listening to my goals Twice a day
  • Listening to Affirmations
  • Visualising the end of the year and making it clearer

WEEKLY:

  • Music meditation
  • Weekly finance review
  • Weekly relationship review – with other people
  • Weekly review of high/low patterns
  • Weekly rest + reflection

TO DEVELOP

  • Self awareness
  • What can fuel my growth?
  • Growing the company – how to?
  • Insane focus + obsession (be a missionary)
  • To be in and out of state
  • Team management – be an incredible leader
  • Daily content creation

 

THIS IS THE YEAR OF EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN MULTIPLE AREAS

  • EXPONENTIAL GROWTH: stretches your talents, expands your mind, or tests your physical endurance
  • Unshakable belief in myself through – Self Awareness  – becoming so confident in myself, and humble, and solid that nothing will stop me, managing my mind on every front
  • Becoming a  leader – managing others and making the most of our their potential, helping them to realise their potential
  • Relationships fueled growth– 1. one on one mentorship, 2. tribe, 3. friendships

 

GUIDING BELIEFS

  • My goal is not to fall fast, my goal is to succeed long term.
  • I am not here to compete. I am here to win
  • Use your biggest flaws as your biggest advantages
  • “It’s not what you know – it’s what you d consistently
  • Don’t be a donkey – you have both
  • We are whatever we pretend to be
  • It’s the small details that make big difference for the company
  • Forward – We don’t stop. We don’t slow down, We don’t revisit decisions, We don’t second guess. Onward
  • Commit to having a strong view of things
  • Everything called life was created by people not smarter than you

My Theme for 2017 – Momentum – The Unstoppble Force

That feeling of things going your way, and even when a challenge pops up in front of you, the velocity you have rolls right over it. The best type of velocity is mental. When our mind is constantly working at overcoming the challenge, overcoming stumbling blocks, it means we’ve shi ed to a solution and positive expectancy mindset, which is an unstoppable force in our world.

Dear Female Founder…

Dear Female Founder,

 

Slow down. Take a deep breath.

 

I am so proud of you for being here, for showing up, for searching for answers.

 

This feeling you have inside tells you that there is more to life, and that you have tremendous potential. It’s real. Hold onto it. I promise you, you are here to create incredible things in your life. And even though sometimes you feel lost, beaten up, lonely and not enough, I want to tell you: everything will be just fine.

 

During our lifetime, we do a lot of silly things. We chase money for the wrong reasons, follow  fame, go to places we hate and do things we have no passion for.

 

Like many of us, you may feel like you need to live up to other people’s and society’s expectations; doing things you should be doing, instead of doing what you want to do.

 

After a while, you might realise that all you want is to be yourself and to follow your inner desires.

 

But it’s not easy. It requires you to be brave, to stand up for yourself and to work on your inner self. Friends might try to drag you back to safety and call you crazy. You might hit walls and run out of money. You might start questioning and doubting yourself.

 

Most of the people around you are tempted to give up in this situation, but not you. You will learn to become stronger and better.

 

Eventually, you will discover a few things you wish you would have understood sooner.

 

  1. Fall in love with yourself and follow what feels good

 

You are an amazing and unique person. You have talents, stories, experiences and thoughts that no one else has. You are here to share your gifts with others, to create tremendous value, to serve people while creating an abundance for yourself, your family and others.

 

I know that sometimes you feel that you are not enough. Not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart or outspoken enough.  

 

If you follow that negative voice in your head, it will make you doubt your gut, your decisions and yourself. It will unconsciously sabotage you financially and make you feel like you don’t deserve success, like you have nothing to offer. It will want you to give up on your dreams and follow others.

 

Don’t let it do that.  

 

Instead, fall in love with yourself. Your face, your body shape, and the way you walk and talk. It’s you, and you are so beautiful when you are yourself. Self-compassion is a skill you have to learn to be able to endure all the ups and downs that life has to offer. When you do that, you will be ready to make decisions. Not out of fear, and not because you wanted to prove something, but because you decided to do what’s best for you.

 

This is where everything starts. No one should ever tell you how to live your life. You are the only one who truly knows what’s best for you. Look inside and ask yourself: What do I love doing? What makes me feel good? When do I feel in the flow? Then do that.

 

It’s not as easy as it sounds. It requires you to get in touch with your emotions. You can do that through practicing mindfulness and meditation (Headspace, the meditation app, is a good place to start). When you do it sufficiently, you will discover a space inside you that  you can trust, which is solid, which is you. Do whatever it takes to connect with yourself. Once you know what you want, go after it with power and focus.

 

  1. Success is not what you think it is.

 

It has taken me a few long years to understand that following my own path and my own happiness is what really makes life worthwhile.

 

Overnight success does not exist. It takes years of consistent, committed effort to build something of value, whether that’s your business or your own personal development.

 

Examine your beliefs regularly and learn how to get rid of those that don’t support you anymore. Ask yourself today: What does success really mean to you and where do you want to be in one year, three years and ten years from now?

 

Find a mentor or a development programme, and read as many books as you can. ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ by Anthony Robbins has helped me tremendously. Exhaust all resources that are available to you.

 

  1. Sh*tty things happen. A lot. And that’s ok.

You will need to face a lot of tough situations on your entrepreneurial journey. Things will not go according to plan, projects will fail and some of your supporters will leave you. Don’t be harsh on yourself; know that this is normal. Think about what you can learn from each experience. Note it down, and then move on.  

 

At the end, life won’t be at all as you imagined it to be.

 

So stop guessing and go experience. Breathe life in with everything it has to offer.

 

This project you have been thinking about for a while? It’s time to make it happen. You are unsure or not feeling quite ready yet? Let me tell you, no one ever is.

 

Close this book and ask yourself: ‘What is one thing I can do today to push my dreams forward?’ Now, go and do it. Do you feel the fear creeping up right now? Kick it in the ass. You will rock it, I know. That is just part of your nature.

 

And one day, you will sit in your rocking chair, look back at your life and cry. They will be tears of joy, gratitude, and an immense love for life. And you will remember that day when you decided to absolutely own your life.

 

I am so proud of you.

 

Love,

Aga

The Magic of we have made it

The Magic of “We Have Already Made It!”

I used to wake up with my hair on fire, perpetually anxious about my lack of progress toward my goals, feeling like a failure at the ripe old age of twenty-seven because I had not yet accomplished every goal I had ever set for myself.

I berated myself continuously.

What was the matter with me, I scolded myself, that I had not yet developed my business to the point that someone else wanted to purchase it?

Where was the empire I envisioned in my mind?

Even more to the point, why wasn’t I making my income goals on a consistent basis?

If I could only, I thought, get my business to the point where I was making three grand a month, every month, then I would feel successful. But oh, I fretted, would three grand be enough?

Better make it ten grand, or even twenty.

I could never do enough fast enough to suit myself.

Never mind that I was building a startup that some of the best investors in the world were backing.

Never mind that I had already proven my skills and talents to myself and others by developing other successful businesses.

Never mind that I was speaking at international conferences.

Nothing I did was ever enough for me.

I worked countless hours, at all times of the day and night, hardly ever taking breaks—much less days off—grinding it out.

The irony of it all is that I was working toward something that I thought would make me happy. When I achieve this goal or that one, I would tell myself, then I will be happy.

Success…. Now, that’s what this is all about, isn’t it?
I was chasing success as a racing greyhound chases that poor little bunny around and around the track.

Something had to change, but I didn’t know what.

Then one day, I was talking with my friend Amar.

At the time, Amar had just left his corporate job so that he could devote more time to building the SAAS business he and his partner had been working on for more than a year.

He was a happy chap about it.

The words slipped out of my mouth before I even thought them through. “I can’t wait for us to finally get there!” I whined.

Amar looked at me in surprise. “What are you talking about?” he said.

“We are already there.”

“What do you mean?” I protested. “I certainly don’t feel like we’ve gotten anywhere yet! I definitely wouldn’t call myself successful.”

He felt successful, he told me that day, but my thought at the time was, “What does he mean?”

The monologue in my head that day was really loud.

“How can Amar feel successful,” I wondered, “when he doesn’t have millions of dollars in the bank, when he isn’t leading a company that’s considered highly successful by the world?”

I didn’t stop there.

“Doesn’t he have any ambition?” I protested in my mind. “His face has never yet graced the cover of a national magazine, for Pete’s sake!”

What I was really thinking was this:
If you thought you had already made it,
wouldn’t you just give up on all your goals?

But afterward, something about what Amar said that day—and the confidence with which he spoke it—stuck with me and changed me forever.

The point was: He was happy. I wasn’t.

And it didn’t look like I would be happy any time soon.

Now that you have made it…

We all have a friend or at least we’ve heard the story about someone who has finally reached that point in their career they worked so hard to achieve for many years.

They have the money they’ve always wanted.

The world validates the work they’ve been doing.

They have approval and acclaim.

Finally they feel like they can breathe, and they wake up to live.

And they tell themselves: This is it.

They give themselves permission to be happy, to pursue their passions, to spend time with their family and take care of their relationships.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret now, so listen up. What if I told you:

You’re already there.

What if you don’t have to wait another moment? What if everything you’ve ever dreamed for yourself is right at your fingertips?

Let me show you what I mean. I want you to try something for a sec:

Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

Imagine that everything you ever wanted, everything you ever dreamed of, everything you’ve been working for so hard….

It’s already here.

Just imagine:
You have overcome.
The years of struggle and sacrifice are behind you.
You have walked through all your problems.
You overcame them all.
You are successful.
You have arrived.

You are there.

This is it.

This is what it was all about.
All those years when you were striving, fighting, pushing.

Those struggles are behind you now.

It’s here.
You are here.
You have arrived.

There is nothing else.

There is nothing to wait for. You can be happy now, right now.

Nothing more needs to happen before you can allow yourself to just be, to breathe, to appreciate the moment.

You have proven everything.
You have proven that you are enough.
You have proven that you deserve love, attention, respect.

You have made it.

Go as deep as you like with this exercise. Imagine the details vividly.

How does it feel knowing that you have made it?
• How does your body feel?
• What thoughts are you thinking?
• How are you breathing?

Take another deep breath, then another.
Allow yourself to relish the feelings. Linger for a while

Now that you have made it what would you like to do?

What will you work on?
What will you do today?

When you’re ready, take a final deep breath and open your eyes.

Did you feel it?

That feeling of freedom, lightness, permission….

“But wait,” you say. “That’s way in the future….”

“I haven’t achieved anything yet.”

I felt the same at that moment when I was talking with Amar, but something has changed in me since then.

Despite my doubts in that conversation, I took a deep breath and asked myself, “What if he’s right? What if we actually have made it?”

I don’t mean in some imaginary point in the future, but NOW. Right here. Right NOW.

What if we are already successful?

Not because we have millions in our bank accounts; not because our faces are on the covers of magazines; not because we are rich and famous…

but because…

We are on our way. We are doing it. We are pushing, trying, growing, learning….

Allow yourself to consider: What if we have already arrived?

Something changed in me when I had that conversation with Amar.

The idea that we have made it rewired something in my brain. When it hit me, I felt a rush of endorphins. Happiness exploded within me. I felt light and free.

I gave myself permission to just be, do, create, love, give.

I had never felt such a sense of celebration before. I was overwhelmed with gratitude.

Here it is, I thought:
We have made it because we are on our way!

At a recent meeting of my mastermind group, I told this same story to my mastermind fellows. There were five of us. We had all worked hard during the day, but we were relaxing after our work, laughing over a few beers.

The mood was one of celebration.

We were celebrating the day, celebrating our businesses, thinking back over how far we had come.

But the story and the words I spoke that evening left my friends puzzled, and I know why.

“We are already successful! We have made it!” I told them. They were puzzled because…

…there is a paradox behind this story.

How can you think you have made it and still pursue your goals? Won’t you stop pushing, trying, hustling?

The Theory of Awesomeness
Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley talks about the “Theory of Awesomeness,” an outgrowth of countless observations of and conversations with some of the planet’s most remarkable people, among them Elon Musk, Richard Branson, highly regarded neuroscientists, revered monks in India, outstanding philanthropists, and well known personal growth experts.

He bases his theory on the notion that there is a special state of human existence which can be engineered, and that if this engineering is done properly, human beings can live as if the universe has their back.

The keys to this special state of human existence are:
• You must be happy in the now, while still having a vision for the future.
• You need to have goals—but these goals cannot be tied to your happiness.
• You must be happy before you can achieve your goals.

This is the concept that Amar was trying to convey to me that day.

There is an energy behind this mindset that he had already tapped into, but which eluded me at the time.

Can your mind handle the paradox contained in this marvelous insight?

You’re working so hard because you think the achievement you’re working toward will make you happy, but…

…you can choose to be happy right now.

Because the ride itself is the point, the whole point.

Now, something magical happens when you act from this state instead of acting from the state of thinking that something is missing or something is wrong.

Magic happens when you enter this space of “I have already made it.”

As a matter of fact, being in this state of already having made it, feeling happy, knowing in your bones that you have made it just because you’re on your way is absolutely essential.

Whatever you can do to get yourself into this state is what you need to do.

There is nothing, but nothing, more important than this.

Not the struggle, not the hardship, not even the problem-solving.

Allow yourself to know that you are already there.

The most beautiful thing about it is that when you consciously generate this state of being for yourself, the universe bends itself in your direction.

No kidding.

• You can enter the state of flow so much easier when you know you have already made it, and life will start falling into place for you. It will look like magic—but you’ll know you are the magician!
• You’ll begin to see that life always works out for you.
• You’ll act not from a place of fear, but from a place of love and acceptance.
• You won’t be driven scarcity but by abundance.
• You will follow things which are aligned with you.
• You will be solid within yourself, centered, grounded.

No matter what your mind may be telling you…
…your most important work is to get yourself into the state of “We have already made it”
and keep yourself there.

Once you have achieved this all-important state, your wildest dreams will start coming true. As a matter of fact, they will become inevitable.

You will achieve your goals faster, you will be more productive, and you will feel happier.

Even your physical health will improve. You will be more aligned with people and situations that are right for you; you will make better decisions, be braver, take more risks.

Isn’t that what we all want?

There is no downside. You can only go up from here.

“But, but….”

I can hear your howls of protest now, but bear with me for a bit. We’re not finished yet, not by a long shot.

“How on earth,” you cry, “am I supposed to feel successful and be happy if:
• I work at a job I hate?”
• I am not happy?”
• I am constantly broke and out of money?”
• My business is not making enough money yet?”
• I am stressed and worried about how I will pay my bills this month?”

The secret is this:
• Really accept whatever is going on in your life, while
• Focusing on the things you can be grateful for and things which are going well, and
• Maintaining a strong, clear vision for your future.

Since I sometimes slip out of this blissful condition, this “special state of human existence” as Vishen Lakhiani calls it, I’ve developed some practices that help me to maintain my balance on this joyful ride I call my life.

It’s all in the practice of being in the now, while keeping your goals clearly in focus before you. Try these things for a few days and see what happens:

Gratitude
Practice feeling gratitude for everything in your life, even the small things, and even the things you might not like so much.

Really get into that feeling of gratitude and stay there as long as you can. With practice you can hold this feeling for longer and longer lengths of time, sometimes for days on end.

Visualization
Keep your goals clearly in focus by visualizing your intended future on a regular basis.

It can also help to recite affirmations and regularly set your intentions. Learn more about how to keep your goals clearly in focus before you here. (insert link)

Mindfulness
Meditate every morning without fail.

While meditation won’t solve all of your problems, it will help you to be in better touch with your feelings as they arise, to identify them and track them down to their source, and to choose thoughts that lead to more positive feelings on a regular basis.

When you meditate every day, visualize your intentions regularly, and practice your other positive habits, you will remain in a more positive state overall and for longer and longer lengths of time.

When you’re in that state of “we have already made it,” you will be better able to:
• Relax into each and every moment, enjoying the journey, trusting that everything is fine, and savoring life as it occurs.
• Notice that life always turns out fine for you.
• Be really clear about what needs to be done on any given day.
• Eliminate distractions and keep yourself focused on what’s important.
• Love yourself and your amazing life.
• Give love and support to your family and friends.
• Ask for and graciously accept help when you need it.
• Consciously achieve and maintain that special state of having already made it.

What do you think?
Have you ever had a moment of clarity that changed your life, such as the moment I had when I was talking with Amar? What happened for you then? How did that change your life?

If you have not had such a moment—yet—have you tried the exercise and suggestions here? If so, what happened for you? How did these practices change the way you see your life? How did they change what happened for you in your life?

Let us hear your miracles!