Most of us have heard about the secret, the law of attraction or some other variant of the power of intention…but it wasn’t until I got to California that I started to realise how powerful setting a strong, specific intention and having complete belief in it becoming a reality could be.
My main reason for coming out to California was to attend a seminar in San Diego about leadership and techniques for helping people to transform their lives.
As this is the main focus of my business (and as I’m always looking to learn and develop my skills further) it seemed like the perfect event for me to attend.
Little did I know the affect that it would have on me personally and my life.
The last 9 months have been a bit of a challenge for me. When me and my ex-boyfriend parted ways in February of this year, it was a little more than a broken heart that I was left to deal with.
You see, when I started my company late last year, it was with a lot of help and guidance from him. He was my technical support and he was also providing me with a lot of business strategies too.
My area of expertise was my content. I know my stuff when it comes to the areas of femininity, masculinity and polarity, and my clients consistently experience significant life changing transformations when they work with me. I’m able to help people really get back to who they are at their core and work out how to live their lives in a way that is consistent with who they really are…and in a way that will help their relationships reach new and deeper levels.
But when it comes to running a business, the content is only half the story.
So I’ve been learning a lot since the beginning of the year, but I am very conscious that I am keen to learn more…after all I owe it to myself, to my clients and to my potential clients to ensure that Feminine 1st is the best business it possibly can be.
So I arrive at Leadership Academy all set to gain more skills and techniques to benefit my clients.
…or so I thought.
Then on day 2 of the event they tell us about an event that is available to help you hone and sharpen all of your business skills and strategies.
…an event that would benefit me greatly…but one that (for now at least) was out of my price range.
I’m not sure quite what came over me, but I think that the overwhelm of taking on the business single handed and learning everything so rapidly finally caught up with me…and I burst into tears.
I recognised that some help in reaching my business goals would mean so much to me, and the people who I’m serving…and yet it seemed out of reach for this particular moment in time.
…at this point four key lessons from my time at the leadership event came into play:
- Let go of the need to look good / perfect / like you know it all
- Let go of the need to be right / have all the answers
- Ask for help
- Be open to receiving help
So later that day I ended up sharing my experience with a few of the people at the event, being completely and totally open about my sense of overwhelm and just allowing myself to be truthful about it.
The following day I decided that I was going to go to this business focused event. I didn’t know how, I just knew that I was going to get there.
I had absolute and complete belief.
So my mind started wondering how I was going to get there…and I came to the conclusion that the only option was for me to win a ticket to get there.
During the event I was attending there were various opportunities for you to win a ticket to another event (for any TR family out there…you know the wheel!) and so I believed this was my likely route.
So every time one of these opportunities came along, I stood resolutely willing for my name to be drawn…but it didn’t happen.
Then during one of the lunch breaks…something remarkable happened.
The person who I had shared my sense of overwhelm with the day before came up to me and told me that they had exciting news.
They told me that they wanted to help me in getting to the business event that I wanted to attend. That knowing how skilled I am in what I do I could pay off half the amount by helping out their staff with my area of expertise in terms of relationship building and leadership…and the other half I could pay off over the course of the next 12 months. In addition they offered to provide me with business coaching to ensure that I could easily make the profit required for that…and more.
…and in return I could help them with coaching on polarity and presence.
It was a win-win-win.
I was stunned.
In only a matter of hours since I set the intention that I was going to attend this event it was happening. I was registered and good to go.
…not only that, but since this incredible experience I have been testing my theory on intention and belief with remarkable results.
My trip around California has been sprinkled with all sorts of amazing gifts that have come as a result of setting the intention, and having the belief.
So what did I learn from all of this?
Well, the answer to that is simple. There are 6 steps to this process, and it’s all about B.E.L.I.E.F:
- Be Specific – Set a very specific intention…what specifically do you want, and by when?
- Emotionally Associate – Get emotional about it…how will you feel about it when it happens? Allow yourself to feel that now.
- Let Go – Give up your perception of control and release any attachment to how it will happen…if you focus on one particular ‘how’ you could cut off other paths.
- Ignite your Belief – Believe in it. Whole-heartedly and completely…see it happening, know it will happen. See it as ‘already done’, and don’t leave any room for the possibility that it might not happen.
- Energise – Create some great energy around it…by looking after yourself. This is a time to focus on self-care, having fun, enjoying yourself…commit to doing one thing that would do this for you.
- Facilitate receiving – Give yourself permission to receive what you’re setting the intention for…allow it into your life.
There are also three very important guidelines to this process. You will always either:
- Get what you want
- Get what you need
- Or something better
It might not seem like it at the time, but if you stick with it, if you don’t seem to be getting what you want, it might be that there is something else out there that you hadn’t even thought about.
While I’ve been on this magical mystery tour of California I’ve used this method on countless occasions and it is working beautifully.
So…if you were going to set an intention this week, what would it be…? It could be as simple as a car parking space in a convenient location when you’re going to the shops…
…but whatever you try it with, big or small, it’s really worth giving it a go…