About 5 years ago I was at a place in my business where I was frustrated, exhausted and burnt out. I knew that I was capable of creating more in my business and life but I had no idea where to start. I was stuck in a cycle of discounting myself to bring people in, packing my schedule full to make ends meet and then giving and giving and giving to the point of exhaustion.
To top it off, I was running all over town to see clients- at their house, at an office space I rented part time, at my own home. Inside, I dreamt of having my own space where clients would come to me. But despite all of my searching, I couldn’t seem to find the office I desired.
While I was able to get really clear on where I was and what was not working, I realized I needed help to get to where I wanted to be. So I reached out to my coach and asked for support.
During that call, she challenged me draw ON PAPER my ideal office space.
While I resisted her suggestion at first (serioulsy- who has time for that!), I eventually took some time to connect with my heart and got clear about what I wanted to create. From that space emerged a vision of a beautiful space with lofted ceilings, a big picture window, two big comfy chairs where I could coach my clients, my massage table and french doors that let natural light fill the space with a warm, loving energy.
In that moment it felt real.
That picture stayed on my desk for a few weeks where I would look at it and dream about my ideal business. I continued to work with my coach to map out my plan and take action towards achieving my goals and at some point the drawing got filed away into my desk, never to be seen again.
Fast forward a year…
After taking continued, daily action to implement the plan my coach and I created, I had built my business to the place where my husband and I were finally able to check a goal off our list. We were ready to purchase our own home.
On our first day out with the realtor, we looked at 7 houses. The first 6 were a definite NO and then we walked into the last house.
At the back of the house was a separate office space with it’s own entrance. I walked into that room and I was immediately transported into my drawing. There were lofted ceilings, a big picture window, room for my comfy coaching chairs, massage table and desk, and two french doors that let natural light fill the space with warmth and love.
I turned to my husband and realtor and said, ‘This is our home.’
The Manifesting Road Map
Are you ready to make your vision your reality? If so, there are a four key pieces to create your manifesting Road Map. Just like any road trip (Trust me, following your heart is one of the best road trips you can ever take!), having a map to follow is essential.
#1 You Are Here.
How can you get to where you’re going if you don’t know where you are? Think about it, a map is useless if you don’t know where you are. Take some time to get clear on what your current situation looks like. What is working? What is not working?
#2 What’s the Destination?
What is your vision? What do you want to create? Most people are clear about what they don’t want but never take time to get clear on what they DO want. Take some time to connect with your heart and draw out your vision. That is the first step to making it real.
#3 Have a Guide.
Reaching your goals is not a path you are meant to walk alone. If you want to avoid the pitfalls, wrong ways and dead ends, reach out to someone who has walked the path ahead of you. By hiring a coach or mentor, they can help fast track your success and get you to your goal faster than you can by yourself. They do say that you are 98% more likely to acheive your goals when you have the structure and support of a mentor.
#4 Take Action.
Now for the tough love. You will never acheive your goals if you keep doing what you’re doing. Same action = same results. If you want to acheive your goals, you must be committed to taking daily action that stretches you outside your comfort zone.
‘The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.’ -Lao Tzu
In the comments below, let me know what your vision is and one action step you are going to take towards making it real.
If I have learned anything in my coaching career it is this… you are meant to manifest the vision in your heart. When you take massive action towards making it real, the Universe will conspire with you to make it happen. Doors open. Stars align. Support shows up. But you have to be willing to step first.
To Your Success,
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