Yesterday I had the good fortune of attending a business building seminar that my friend Monica McPherrin of www.onlinemarketingintro.com invited me to. This is one of the reason's why it's important to have the right people in your network; They can help enhance your life by inviting to cool events.
We attended Fabienne Fredrickson's Client Attraction workshop. You can find more information about her at www.clientattraction.com . In a nutshell, the workshop was about analyzing your limiting beliefs and changing your mindset. It's about taking a look at the excuses you have in your life and uncovering the deeply rooted beliefs that hold you back from really being your best. Once you identify them, you can then change your beliefs to empowering ones.
Fabienne said that one of the reasons why most people don't invest enough money into their personal growth and development is because we tell ourselves that we can't afford it. We can't pay $15,000 a year to join that high-end mastermind group. We don't have the $5,000 for that conference or retreat that could really could take our life to the next level. We don't have money for that coach to support us in becoming more of our authentic, pure, and powerful self. The truth is that we have way too many excuses for not having the things we truly want in our lives. And at the same token, if you really wanted something, you would find a way to get it.
The gem she gave us in overcoming these excuses, is the '50 Ways' exercise. If there's something that you want and you say you can't afford it, sit down in front of your computer or with pen and paper and write at the top '50 opportunities available to me right now to pay for ( _______ ).' Now, brainstorm and make a list. What opportunities are right under your nose that have been there all along? What's in your life that you have not been taking advantage of? Write down at least 50 things. And better yet, surpass that number. Don't stop at 15 or 32 or 49. Go until you get to at least 50. This opens your mind up to the possibilities and gets your creative juices flowing. For the purpose of yesterday's event, we were to make a list of '50 opportunities available to me right now to grow my business.' I personally did this exercise last night and found it to be quite encouraging that there are so many opportunities.
This exercise works for anything and everything. Your '50' exercise could be:
1. 50 ideal jobs I could be doing.
2. 50 ways to show my spouse I love them.
3. 50 dream destination spots.
4. 50 things that would make my life ideal.
5. 50 ways to make more money.
After you make your list, circle the top 6-9 items that will:
1. Produce the greatest results in the shortest period of time.
2. Take the least amount of effort.
3. Have the greatest, positive, long-term impact.
Try it and let me know how it works out for you. You'll be glad you did :-) Happy Creating!!!
Ps. Don't forget to take immediate action on your top 3 and do it with a buddy while you're at it. Accountability and the fun of having someone alongside you, supporting you, goes a long way.