Listening, Accountability, and Manifestation
How was your week? Hey, that wasn’t a rhetorical question! I would love for you to comment below and tell me how your week went—what went well and what didn’t go so well. Also, what’s your #1 challenge right now?
For me, this week looked like a hockey stick. I started out on Monday and Tuesday with a really bad attitude. I felt like a victim. Not entirely sure why, I was just off. In hindsight, I was six inches from a breakthrough, and that six inches was the space between my ears!
The turnaround for me began on Tuesday evening following a chat with my eleven-year-old daughter, Anna Lili. She actively listened to me on our drive home from her flute lesson. I felt heard, and the opportunity to express myself to her was all that it took for me to bridge those six inches. I actually wrote an article about my chat with Anna Lili and published it on Friday. It has gained some nice attention. Check it out.
My next defining moment came on Wednesday. Every Wednesday afternoon I have a chat with my really good friend Mark W. Guay. Mark is based in New York state, and we’re accountability buddies. Each week we connect for a half hour to discuss our successes and failures and what we intend to manifest in the upcoming seven days. Well, last week I told Mark that I intended to manifest one new speaking engagement. He wrote it down.
Fast-forward to this past Wednesday morning. I saw on my calendar, among other things, my afternoon call with Mark and a lunchtime coffee with another good friend Joel Sweeney. I thought to myself, gawd, I haven’t found that one speaking engagement. For a brief moment, the thought crossed my mind that maybe Mark wouldn’t mind if I rescheduled our call. But I let that thought go. Fast-forward to my lunchtime meeting with Joel. It turns out that Joel had contacted me because he is organizing an entrepreneur-focused momondays talk on November 16th wants me to speak about the importance of overcoming the fear of sales. I almost fell out of my chair! I went into my call with Mark that afternoon beaming with delight.
I would like to point out a couple of things from my experiences of the past week:
1. We are all, at any given time, a mere six inches away from the success we desire. The six inches are between our ears.
2. We hear with our ears. We listen with our ears, emotional minds, eyes, and bodies.
3. Find yourself an accountability buddy TODAY.
4. Don’t stress out about the things that you declare you want. It is the stressing that keeps them away. Let go of the stress, and go to work.
Have a great week.