Last week I discovered an amazing coaching course regarding mindset.
For a while I know my thoughts have been taking control of me and my actions- like a runaway train, often with near catastrophic results.
A result of grief, or a result of my role changing as a Mum or maybe it was just Covid.
I knew I was having more bad days than good as I have suffered in the past with mindset. I needed to do something. I watched a free webinar and it changed my outlook and ideas. It focused on hypnotherapy. It was really wonderful.
The webinar was a taster of a course. A course that cost more than I have ever spent on me or a training that wasn't qualification based. (Money blocks right here!)
I was tempted, for days I came very close to signing up for it.
However some very wise business owners made me realise it wasn't the right time and I couldn't devote 5 hours a week.
Now instead of feeling deflated I decided to try and make some changes myself. I asked for recommendations and shortlisted myself to 5 books to start reading. Exploring mindset, big leaps and money thoughts. Here was my shortlist:
Luckily some where available to read now, so I started with 'Just F*cking Do It' by Noor Hibert. I chose this first as she is a psychologist
The course I had intended to complete was also led by a psychologist. It made sense, although I wasn't too keen on the title.
That night I started reading. Within 2 pages it was clear this was not what I expected- it was psychology and manifestation.
I have tried manifestation in the past briefly, but I couldn't seem to figure it out. Have you tried it?
After discovering the premise of the book I asked myself do I ditch this and move onto something else, or give it ago? I had nothing to loose.
Task 1- ask for a gift and it will come within 24 hours.
I sceptically thought I will try this and if it doesn't work I haven't lost anything.
Hour 12- I went to work. Within 30 minutes I had a sale of my new workbook. Was this the Universe's gift? Probably not after all you don't create something for a gift.
Hour 13- I waited all day and looked out for something. I knew it wouldn't be much but I looked out.
Doubt crept in... no gift.
Hour 23- I headed home, we ordered our Saturday night takeaway. And I had accepted at this point there would be no gift. Oh well I thought.
Then the takeaway arrived. The first thing they gave us was a bottle of branded Cola. My first thought was hang on this isn't ours.
I queried and the delivery driver said 'you get a free gift.'
Scepticism jumped it- they are giving it to everyone, it's normal, it's a fluke.
But then I asked myself am I right? We have ordered before and got some fortune cookies and prawn crackers, but never in 30 years have I had a complete bottle of branded Cola. Have you ever received a free bottle?
This was the gift.
It may be down to how you see things, but I knew that was the gift and the proof.
So now it's onto the next chapter ( experience to follow....)
Have you used manifestation? How has it impacted you?
Is it just me or has life seemed to get super busy since the New Year?
Don't get me wrong I am pleased life is getting back to normal for everyone, however I miss the peace and simplicity of lockdown. It calmed the world.
In the UK we are proud of being busy and having hectic lives, unlike the Europeans who know how to stop.
I remember reading an article, where a business woman said
'In the last 5 years I have only had time for 5 minute shower'
At first I thought this was something to be proud of. Crazy I know!
The thing is, it is hard to juggle, especially when building a business and having a family. However we do need to manage our time better and have down time.
I promised my family Friday nights and Sunday days. An unrelenting promise. Times to switch off and be together.
It doesn't always work but as long as I manage my time well, I can do it.
One of the ways I have managed this is to just focus on the necessary marketing tasks to get results.
No more jumping on last minute challenges, or trying the latest fad.
At the moment I am finalising a workbook giving you the tools to do this as well. I will be sharing some more information in the next few days.
Now if big business owners can manage their time and get time to do what they want, we can do it too.
After all we won't wish we had worked more on our death bed will we?
So watch out for my next email for more tips on getting results without the huge to do lists!
I would love to know your tips on time management, feel free to share them with me by dropping me an email at email@example.com or message me on 07446042609.
In the meantime, take care and try and take a 30 minute shower!
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