I’m a big believer in simply being yourself. I am also a HUGE believer in the power of affirmations and intentions to create success in business and to live the life you dream of.
Everything we create outside of ourselves starts with what is INSIDE of ourselves, so taking the time to actively “create from within” is absolutely not something that’s just airy-fairy or nice to do if you have a few moments spare on a Sunday but it’s the foundation of the results you ultimately create, or don’t create!
Where I think so many people get it wrong, or maybe get carried away with the concept of manifesting your dreams, is to imagine that it works without you also DOING the work. Honestly, I find it hard to believe that anyone actually thinks this. I mean, really? Of course you have to do the work.
But what is the work based on?
What beliefs and values are your actions derived from?
Are you taking action because you’ve cultivated a mindset that supports you in doing so, and a set of beliefs that empower you with the confidence to see yourself as an already successful person? Or are you not taking action because you don’t believe in yourself, can’t seem to get motivated, constantly sabotage or doubt yourself and are basically just stuck in a spiral of overwhelm and, “I don’t know how!”?
Everything that you do or don’t do is a direct result of how you think, and learning how to think for success is one of the most critical and transformational pursuits you can give your time and energy to. It is NOT something that comes naturally. In fact, the natural thought process of the typical person is pretty destructive – all you have to do is look at how most people live their lives and fail to follow through on their dreams to know this!
The great news is you can literally train your mind for success in the same way you might train your body for fitness or your brain with a new skill.
One of the most powerful tools I’ve found – and one I use nearly daily – is to install positive and success-orientated beliefs through using affirmations and intentions. I’ve noticed a direct carry-on effect of doing this, in the actions I end up taking, in the confidence I have in myself, in my motivation to keep pressing forward and believe in what I’m doing even when it may not be working in the moment, and ultimately in the results I achieve.
I would never have created a million-dollar business, a fit, hot body, a location-free, awesome lifestyle or hit many of the other goals in my life had I not understood how to think and THEN act for success.
Here are some of my favourite affirmations to do with self-belief, business success, and abundance.
These are just off the top of my head – I encourage you to come up with your own ones. There’s no right or wrong here, it really is just a matter of stating positively the beliefs you wish to hold and the outcomes you wish to see. What you state becomes reality. Words are THAT powerful, and the more frequently you take ownership of how you want to feel and think, the faster you’ll see it impact on your ‘real world’ results.
I make so much money!
More and more money flows to me each day, easily and effortlessly
I VALUE and love myself and am willing to RECEIVE love, abundance, joy.
I am worthy of love.
I am worthy of abundance.
I am worthy of TONS OF MONEY.
I let it be easy.
I let it flow.
I let it WORK.
I let it be FUN.
I let it come naturally.
I let myself create money from my art and from within.
I love myself.
I am proud of myself.
I am doing a great job.
I am enough.
I can share my gifts with the world.
I can go all the way.
I can make the difference I am called to make.
I can go big NOW.
I can unleash my true brand of crazy awesome inspiring on the world.
I can be rich.
I can be famous.
I can make a difference.
I can be me.
If you have resistance or uncertainty around this concept, or it seems ‘too easy’, just remember that those feelings are choice. You get to choose what you believe, and how you feel. Your mind is the MOST powerful tool you have at your disposal, to create success. Yes, you need to take action, consistently, and daily.
But who do you need to be to take that action?
How do you need to think?
What do you need to create first in your mind’s eye, so that you can then POWERFULLY bring it to life in the physical world?
Everything you have right now in your business, body, life, and everything you DON’T have right now, is a direct result of what you chose through your intentions and your thoughts.
So if you want a different outcome, bigger or better or faster results, and if you want to achieve those things in a way that also feels amazing, fun, in flow and exciting for you?
Then get to work inside of yourself – daily – before you get to work on the outside.
Life is Now. Press Play.