I love this topic!
It’s about YOUR goals and dreams.
It’s about the things in life that makes you happy and excited to look forward to with the understanding that you WILL have them… achieve them… live them.
One of my dreams is to own land with an English Cottage with smackin’s of French country.
For years I collected Marty Bell canvas paintings and still have them. I’ve always been drawn to the quaintness … the old fashioned, the lush flowerbeds, white picket fences with arch ways and wrought iron gates that lead to secret garden spots.
Pictured is one of the paintings by Marty Bell that’s hanging on wall in the living room.
Knowing your WHY
In setting goals as they relate to your home based business, you must know your WHY.
- WHY will you go through a learning curve?
- WHY will you stay the course and figure it out no matter how long it takes?
- WHY will you dive into personal development to work on yourself and become the person and leader that others want to follow?
- WHY will you temporarily sacrifice time away from the things you currently enjoy so you can fit building your business in your schedule?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
The answer is because if you have a WHY that’s super important and bigger than a job can provide, you’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen.
Until and unless you have a vision of what you want for yourself, you can’t have it.
Until and unless you have a goal to accomplish that’s worth going after, you won’t achieve it.
Until and unless your desire to have and reach those goals are stronger than the pain of not taking action, you won’t have them.
Once you truly identify what you WHY is and it’s important enough for you to do whatever it takes… you’ll get it done.
Your Job Can’t Deliver
The reasons people start a home based business is generally to be free from a boss and cut those chains from around their hands and feet.
The other reason is to have the things that a job can’t pay for. Most people are stuck in a job that regardless of how hard they save, they can’t live the lifestyle they dream about.
If you’re dreams are NOT bigger than what your job can provide, you’re not dreaming big enough. If your job can provide the dream you want, then perhaps adding anything else into your life would not be important and this article would not be of benefit to you.
Having said that, how can you keep a pulse on your dreams?
How To Touch Your Dreams
This is the fun part of planning for your dream!
Once you’ve identified what you want, then you must see it, taste it, smell it, hear it, touch it….all through experiencing it.
You can do that in a couple of ways.
1) Visualization. Close your eyes and see yourself having what you want. How do you feel? What are you hearing? What are you smelling?
If it’s a new corvette, you are hearing the engine, you are smelling the leather interior, you are feeling the steering wheel and stick shift in your hands. You’re feeling the vibration of the car and how it handles around curves.
If it’s a new home, you are hearing the sounds of your family, laughing, you are smelling something wonderful from the kitchen or the candles on your table, you’re seeing how you’ve decorated it, you walk through each room, you peek out the windows to see your yard, just as you want it.
to share with you my real life experiences… I wanted to share with you a little piece of how this works.
In the past, I’ve manifested jobs I wanted (This was BEFORE I realized I had to have time and choice freedom to the live a life I deserved)… but the process works the same…
… I’ve manifested vacations…
… and relationships…
… and finances…
… and possessions…
… and opportunities…
It works so well, that I’ve had it go both ways.
–Ways that bring more struggle, pain and suffering and
—ways that bring more freedom, joy and abundance.
Because I’ve experienced it and I understand it’s power… I now have control over my thoughts to produce the results I desire.
I want to share just one part of how this works.
Over this last weekend, I spent a good portion of the day reviewing my goals and dreams. I visualized. I got quiet and sat down in comfortable chair, closed my eyes and went… WENT… to my future, where I saw exactly how my life is.
I walked through my home, my gardens, I heard
my granddaughter, Francine, laughing as she danced
around me in the kitchen waiting for the cookies to
finish baking… oh it smells good!
I observed the colors of beautiful shades of yellow
and blues and whites in my home, the patterns in
the fabics of my couch and chairs, the wainscotting
along the walls, the rugs that lay atop my pine wood
Francine and I walked outside into the back yard,
where a cobblestone path led us beyond the pool
and the outdoor kitchen into beautiful gardens
and lawn area.
There are many garden rooms to choose from and
picnic, to reflect, to enjoy, but one in particular
was special to us. We approached an archway
filled with bright pick flowers with a wrought iron
gate. Francine opened it because my hands were
busy… carrying a plate of warm cookies and hot
tea we brewed. She closed the gate behind us
and there… we enjoyed a tea party in our very own
There we read stories and went on adventures
and made memories that will last a lifetime.
… What’s this about?
It’s about visualizing your dreams.
It’s about planning and expecting and seeing your future.
It’s not hokey nor some new age practice…it’s how God created your mind and body to be.
Your mind is powerful, you have no idea. And if you will take time to understand how you have been created and the power you have to create the reality you image…
… you will light up…
… you get excited…
… you will find hope…
… you will have a new lease on life…
… and begin to plan for your best life.
I challenge you to read books, study how your mind works and how you will manifest into your life, that which you dwell on.
I wrote an article called 6 Spiritual Principles For Manifesting Your Best Life that I think you’ll enjoy.
This blog however is not about my dreams… I want to show you how it works so YOU can start to manifest YOUR dreams.
2) Put things around you that align with your dreams.
Maybe that’s a vision board where you’ve cut out pictures of what your life is like (in the future when you’ve reached your goals)
You can also surround yourself with the smaller components of your dream that you can actually experience.
If it’s that corvette, go test drive it.
If it’s that house, go look at homes, look at blueprints, start drawing out what you want. Start picking up little things that will go in your home.
This is so dang fun!
For example… part of my dreams are the english gardens…so naturally, I have flowers to plant and garnish my porch and home.
And my current home has little touches of what my english cottage home will feel like.
Here’s some pictures of a few things around my home that provide a taste of the dream.
Start surrounding yourself with things that help you visualize and remind you of where you’re heading. I look forward to spending time visualizing and planning and dreaming.
It’s important that you not take this information as hokey. Rather your subconscious mind cannot determine what is real or not real… only what you tell it. Show it what you visualize and then take action and forward moving in your life to manifest that. That means finding open doors to bring the finances and opportunities into your life. If you’re unsure how your subconscious mind works, take action and read up on it. There’s many books on the subject.
I believe in you and am cheering you on!
Have an awesome ‘ manifesting” day!
PS: Leave me a comment and tell me what your dreams are… what you’re surrounding yourself with.
PPS: If you want to know what I’m doing to create a lifestyle online and helping others to worldwide to tap into their entrepreneurship and manifest their best life. I invite you to take a look and join me. Here’s what I’m up to.