A very popular topic in the media of late is the ‘Law of Attraction’ or ‘The Secret’. Is it for real or just mumbo jumbo?
Recently I was listening to entrepreneur Sandy Forster describe how she went from being a single mother with $100,000 in debt – to earning $1.5 million per year.
Previously, life was a struggle. She felt that she’d been born to be rich and live a life of luxury, but it just wasn’t happening for her. She tried investing in shares, and some other investment schemes. Nothing worked, and she kept losing money.
She then discovered self help or personal development and learnt about mindset. She realised that mindset is of number one importance if you’re ever going to be successful. What does mindset mean? Well, an example she gave was that her self image was that of a poor person who couldn’t afford to buy her daughter new clothes. That may have been the truth of the situation at the time, but as long as her self image remained in that state, she wasn’t going anywhere fast because she was attracting more of the same.
To change her mindset, she repeated hundreds of times per day: ‘I am a debt-free millionaire’, ‘I am a debt-free millionaire’. Note, she didn’t say ‘I am going to be a debt free millionaire’. She used the present tense. I’m sure she visualized a life of luxury too – the house, the car, international travel, being able to provide for her young family. Of course, at first she felt ridiculous, but over time, she stuck with it and little by little she changed her self image into one of a prosperous, successful person, living her dreams.
Of course, you can repeat all the affirmations and mantras you like, but if you fail to ACT on your hopes and dreams, and think that the universe is just going to deliver, you’re in for disappointment. Sandy continued to take action, investing her time and effort, building a business. She took chances, faced her fears, made sacrifices, put in the hard work. Her self belief attracted success. That’s how she became successful. Positive mindset, self belief and action combined.
How can you apply this to your Virtual Assistant business or any other business for that matter? How can you apply this to ANY dream or goal that you have?
I’d be interested to hear your thoughts and experiences on the Law Of Attraction in the real world.