Are you as skeptical as I was that the Law of Attraction even works?
(Growing up in Wisconsin and the daughter of a scientist, when I first heard of it, I thought it was pretty much a bunch of bull.)
However, at the time when I was first introduced to the Law of Attraction, I was pretty desperate. I was trying all sorts of strategies to attract more money to my business, so I thought why not? I’d give LOA a try.
What did I have to lose?
It turned into one of the biggest mistakes of my life.
Now, before I go any further, let’s talk about what exactly IS The Law of Attraction. It’s a Universal Law, which means it’s always working: “Like attracts like.” In other words, you’ll attract experiences that align with the energy you’re putting out there. Whether it works for you or against you is up to you.
That first time I encountered the Law of Attraction, I didn’t use it correctly. Consequently, I didn’t get the results I was hoping for. (Actually, it was a lot worse than that. I ended up getting myself so messed up it took months to fix.) I did eventually turn things around, but not without a lot of needless suffering and angst. (I share more about my Law-of-Attraction-from-Hell story in my “Love-Based Money and Mindset” book.)
Before I tell you about the 2-step mindset shift that will help you use the Law of Attraction correctly so it actually works for you, I want to give you a quick word of warning: do NOT be deceived by how simple this process seems.
As humans, we often make things more complicated than they are. In reality, keeping things simple tends to serve us better.
Give this a try and see what magic starts to happen in your life and in your love-based business!
Step One. Notice evidence of abundance (whether it’s money or love or anything else you feel is lacking) in your life or business.
When we experience a lack of something, we often start obsessing about it. When we obsess, that’s all we think about.
Our energy reflects that, vibrating at a low frequency of lack.
And then (because as you know, “Like attracts like”), we attract more of that lack.
It’s important to note that this is about more than telling yourself not to think about something—because that never works!
Let’s use money as an example. If you feel like there is not quite enough money in your life or business, then you’re vibrating at a low frequency. To shift that energy, start noticing abundance everywhere.
Find a penny on the street? Receive a check from a client? Discover a dollar in your jeans pocket? Take note of this! It doesn’t have to be cash money, either. For example, if a friend treats you to lunch or someone brings you flowers, or a prospect wants to meet with you – these are all examples of abundance.
Now, journal it! Record five instances of money or abundance in your life, every single day. Even if you don’t believe you have five per day, you’ll start to SEE what you actually do have, already.
Step Two. Be grateful for all the evidence of abundance in your life.
Gratitude is the LOA’s best friend! The more gratitude you feel, the more good things happen for you.
The great news is that Step Two ties directly in with Step One. When you’re journaling your evidence of abundance, take some time to be actively grateful for each piece of evidence.
You may even express your gratitude out loud or in writing. The exciting thing about this is that when you express your gratitude for the abundance you see in your life, more abundance will come your way.
Bonus points if you practice feeling grateful for everything in your life—the roof over your head, the food in your fridge, your clothes, your relationships … you name it.
When you think about it, each of us has so much for which to be grateful. The excitement lies in this realization.
Be patient with yourself as you practice this process. It may feel unnatural or awkward, and that’s okay.
It will get easier, and it will work!
And when it does, you’ll love your love-based business even more than you already do.
If you like (and resonate with) this approach, you might want to check out my book “Love-Based Money and Mindset,” in which I share specific action steps on how you can shift your relationship with money, so you start to easily and effortlessly attract it. Learn more here.