On Gratitude (Yeah, thank YOU)
If swallowing a magic elixir meant you’d be happier, get visible in business and have an assembly line amount of get-shit-done, would you need a chaser to shoot that concoction back?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
We so often look for the easy fix in every stressful situation. We hope and pray and want for an answer, but we’re not ready to put in any effort because the risk is perceived as greater than the reward. (Fear is a dickhead.) What we overlook in our own lives and businesses is just as powerful as the sought-after easy way out. It will bring you buckets of joy and, crazily enough, a full bank account.
Ladies, no potion is more powerful than that of gratitude.
Yes, this post is timely with the U.S. celebrating Thanksgiving, but it’s not about the surface shit your family makes you announce at the dining room table every year. This type of gratitude is long-lasting with incredible results.
Did I mention this shit is free?
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know I not only do 1:1 business coaching, but I also work on clients’ mindsets and manifestation skills. (In fact, Manifest Now – the live course – is open now and we start December 1st.)
Because no matter how talented you are, how capable and creative and competition-worthy you can be, you’ll never reach your potential without finding out what bullshit stories keep you hostage.
One of the cornerstones of my programs and of manifesting everything you want is the art of gratitude.
Gratitude attracts what we want. If you’re into the law of attraction, you know we draw everything into our lives, even the crummy crap. In fact, whatever you’re focusing on is what you’ll pull in.
Stop worrying about how fat you look in those jeans and start thanking your body for giving you a vessel to explore the world in.
Quit bitching about only attracting low paying clients and be thankful people notice your work and trust you enough to sign on.
Avoid telling everyone your family is crazy and love them for the lessons they’ve taught you (in their own weird, fucked up way) so their bat-shit tendencies will subside for a bit.
A simple act of changing your perspective can serve as a soothing balm on your fears and business struggles, and it can also improve your personal relationships.
By focusing on what you’re most thankful for, by filling your life with love and appreciation, you’re sending a message to the Universe that you want more cherry goodness in your life. Then, voila, you’re attracting the very things you adore.
Frustration? Hard to hang onto when you’re thinking of the good in your world.
Problems? Easier to navigate when you’re not so damn jaded.
But, Beck, how do I do this? I mean, I’ve been a negative Nancy my entire entrepreneurial life?
Well, gorgeous, it’s so simple you’ll be thankful you can start today.
- Make a gratitude list
I tell all of my clients in Manifest Now exactly this. It’s critical to begin manifesting anything into your life. Pro tip: don’t overthink it. If someone at the coffee shop told you your phone case was cute, you can definitely be thankful for that. If you had a shit day and something tragic happened, at least be thankful for every breath you take.
- Soak in the sweet, sweet goodness of your list
Allow yourself to feel the vibes associated with everything good that happened in your day. Reflect on what it would be like to feel that gratitude and happiness every second. Soak up the joy like a sponge.
- Say thank you.
If there is someone in your life who made your gratitude list that day, be sure they know. Text them, send a Facebook message or carrier pigeon. It doesn’t really matter as long as you’re showing your appreciation for whatever bettered your life. This should also be done with the Universe, thanking it for another day, the wonderful gifts you manifested and the life you are living.
While this is a great building block in your gratitude practice, I highly encourage each of you to spend more time working toward manifesting the life you want. No more I can’t or I’m scared or I’m just not lucky.
Let me be very clear about one thing:
Gratitude is an integral part of manifesting anything you can dream of. Without it, you’re not going to reach goals or gain clients, clarity or cash (see what I did there?).
If you’re interested in learning more or are ready to take your manifestation game to the next level, Manifest Now registration closes Monday, Nov. 30th and class begins Dec. 1st. We’re doing it live this time, which means you get four calls with me, ready to answer the burning questions you have and get you that green, girl.
Got questions? Email us at email@example.com.