In my last post, I walked you through getting clarity on “where you are”. These descriptions of how you currently experience your business or work represent your minds internal representations of what your business is. Due to the huge amount of attention you may be giving to your current internal representations, you are powerfully recreating exactly what you have come to know on a daily basis. Isn’t it great to know, there is nothing wrong with you? You are powerfully creating your current existence over and over again based on the internal representations you created and installed. Be compassionate with yourself. You have stuck with the only things you have known and without even being aware, you have recreated these things in your life over and over.
Did you get that? Things aren’t happening to you. You are creating what is happening. You create what is happening by where you place your mind’s attention. If you want to discover where you are putting your mind’s attention, just look at where you are. If you are in chronically in debt or cash poor that is an indication that your internal unconscious attention is fixed on debt and poverty. You don’t need more money. You need greater awareness. You have to take your focus off what you know or have known and fix your focus on what you have not known.
When you understand how our brains and neurological filing systems work, then you realize that creating something you don’t know and shifting your attention from what you know to what you don’t know is nothing short of miraculous.
Because, up until now you have mostly created what you know, it is a lot easier to get clarity on “where you are”. Now it is time to get clarity on “where you want to be”. We’ll call that Boston. Let’s say you don’t know anything about Boston but you want to go there. You can only imagine Boston in comparison to where you have been or where you are. This is an example of how you may put attention on Indianapolis and what you know about Indianapolis when you think of Boston—because you don’t know Boston. In describing exactly where you want to be in your business, it can be difficult to create something new, that isn’t just defined by opposing where you are. It is possible to dream a bigger dream, to step out of what you know into what God knows for your life. I’ve warned you this can be more challenging, but I believe in you. You can do it.
Start writing your list describing where you choose to be in your business.
- How many hours per week do you work?
- What is your annual business income?
- What are your annual business expenses? (or what percentage of business income is expense related)
- How much do you pay yourself? Include business perks as well.
- What is your biggest “problem” in your business that prevents you from expanding into more success?
- What do you love in your business? What kind of people do you have as clients?
- What is most exciting about your business?
- Do you enjoy your business “where you want it to be”?
- What would make your business “where you want it to be” more enjoyable for you?
- What do you LOVE about this business?
- What do you FEAR about this business?
When you finish this list, you will have defined “Where you are” and “Where you want to be”. Good job!! You may notice there is a gap between these two locations. All you need to cross that gap are the same skills you already use to drive from Indianapolis to Boston.
In part 4 of Manifesting What You Really Want in Your Life I’ll explain how you can cross that “gap” in the fastest most enjoyable way possible.
Penny Langley is a masterful facilitator at EPTworks Business Works Retreat. Her expertise is in helping people connect to their bigger dream, the one they have not known and to connect people to the financial reality that exists in their dream. Consider joining Penny and I for an amazing Retreat that will open you up to the amazing business you are dreaming of and position you on the path to manifest your business dream.