As most of you know, my story goes something like this: not so long ago, I was broke, unemployed and career-confused, but then I hired a coach and everything changed.
I went from having no job and feeling like I had no hope, to creating my own business and making $23k in less than 90 days. But what you may not know is exactly how I did it.
There were a few life changing lessons I learned from my coach that I honestly wish someone had’ve told me about a decade (or more) ago. Like the concept of “thoughts become things” and "what you think about, you bring about" (game changer!).
But certainly the biggest (and probably hardest) thing for me to wrap my pretty little head around when I started my personal development path, was this concept of ‘living as if ’.
The concept means that in order to live your ideal life you actually need to become that woman NOW, and live as if you’ve already got that ideal life, not waiting for when the money comes in.
So who is it that you want to be? What level of success in your business do you want? Take a moment to visulalize exactly how the successful woman tjat you desire to be would be living her life.
Are you currently living that life?
If you want a 6-figure business, are you acting like a 6-figure business owner? How would a day in the life of this woman look? What would she be wearing? Where would she be dining? What morning routines would she be doing and where would she be shopping?
You must first believe that you already have the life you want in order to bring it into existence.
How do you do that, Gorgeous? Make believe. Role play. As you make believe, you will begin to believe that you have already received.
The thing is, most of us have never truly allowed ourselves to think about what we really want in life, because we don’t understand how our deepest wishes are going to come true. But here’s the thing, it’s not your concern to think about HOW it will come about.
As Bob Proctor says “If you do just a little research, it is going to become evident to you that anyone that ever accomplished anything, did not know how they were going to do it. They only knew they were going to do it.”
So start believing that the life you want is available to you, and you will accomplish it.
Here’s a recent example of something I did to bring about the feeling of believing a holiday to the Seychelles will happen. I know it’s not available to me right in this moment, so I went and bought a candle called ‘Seychelles’ and now my office smells like the Seychelles.
I’m “make believing” that I’m living the life of my dreams by giving myself the scent of the beach now, instead of waiting.
Who is the woman that you desire to be and how can you be her TODAY? What is she wearing? How is she behaving? What is she buying?
Is she drinking the fancy champagne or the cheaper sparkling wine? Is she wearing yoga clothes or a pink silk top and make up?
Even if you’re working from home, or still in your 9-5 Gorgeous, you can step into the mindset of a successful entrepreneur by dressing like her, eating like her and doing morning routines like her.
Maybe it’s about getting frequent manicures, or actually ironing your shirt or brushing your hair for a change (guilty!).
How can you embody the lifestyle of the woman you want to be now, even before the money comes in? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, it could be going to the gym more, cleaning up your workspace, buying fresh flowers or painting your office.
The life you desire will be your reality sooner, if you start living as if it’s already your reality, Gorgeous.