Every morning, I start my day with meditating and journaling. It centers me, keys me in to what I really want, and it offers me the time to put out calls to the universe to bring me the opportunities and people that I need in my life to achieve my goals. Before you start rolling your eyes, I am not a guru nor am I going to go on an Eat, Pray, Love travel binge anytime soon. But I can tell you that this works.
At the beginning of January, as I was going over my potential sales and listings, I realized that I had nothing under contract. I literally had no buyers to help and every potential seller I was reaching out to was hunkering down and staying inside. And I get it, it was a long, cold month. No one wanted to get outside, buyers or sellers. A lot of other agents were feeling the pinch, too. I heard one of my coworkers lament that, for the first time, after people had been coming to her for years, she was going to have to actually ask for the business. I stayed my course, meditating for five minutes a day and then journaling, filling in the blanks:
- I’m happy because…
- I’m excited for…
- I’m grateful for…
- I love…
- I’m committed to…
- I’m proud of…
Believe me, I wasn’t a fan of it. Who wants to wake up at 4:30 in the morning and then sit there quietly and then write stuff down? Meh. But sure enough, beautiful things started happening. New people came into my life, opportunities to help were popping up like daisies. I now have 8 listings coming in and I am working actively with 15 buyers in addition to the clients that I am already motivating and empowering. Because I changed my mindset. It was just a switch. Instead of agonizing over the numbers and the failures, I was asking the universe to guide me to first helping myself get centered and focused on what I needed to do and this in turn made me thrilled to say “yes” more to opportunities.
So what does this have to do with manifesting the home of your dreams? Simple. Day in and day out, I hear the same diatribe from many a buyer.
- I can’t buy a house because I have bad credit.
- I can’t buy a house because my medical bills are too high.
- I will never be able to find the house I want on my budget.
- What I want is not out there. I might as well just give up.
I invite you to flip the script for a week. Change your daily affirmations to something more positive and see if you notice small changes. Really commit to it. It’s fun to dream and manifest what you really want in life.
Instead of “I Can’t Buy A House Because…whatever reason”, change it to “I will buy a house in (set time frame) because it will (write in benefit you wish to achieve from home ownership).” It could be anything! Maybe you are tired of paying $1000 for rent or you want something that’s yours. Write it down, read it. There you have it, your why. Read that why every single day. It will get you out of bed in the morning, excited to take on the day, and bring you new opportunities so you can achieve your goal.
Like my Ask A Realtor series, this subject is going to take a bit more than just one post, not just because it’s a pretty loaded subject, but because I am still learning it.
So, homework for this week…heh, get it? Homework? Write down your why. Read it every (clap) single (clap) day (clap).
Also, a book you should really check out that lit a fire under my tuckus.
The power of positive thinking is a game changer. Give a shot for the week and let me know how it worked for you!
Allen Tate Company
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