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Day: July 9, 2018

The Law of Attraction and Attracting Money

Probably the largest use of the Law of Attraction is for attracting money, or learning how to rather. Immediately when people learn about LOA they start rubbing their hands together, with a little grin on their mouths and begin trying to manifest money. But it is not quite that simple. Like with attracting love and weight loss, you must increase your present and previous perceptions about money. All of us were brought up with notions about money and how it was used in our daily lives. It is these notions that must be deal with in order to affectively manifest money.

So your first step is to get a pen and write down: To me money means__________________________________________

Write down everything you can think of about how you feel about money. Do you envy people with money and get aggrevated when someone drives in a Mercedes SUV? Do you look at the price tags of everything and say to yourself "there is no way I can afford this"? Do you begrudge bills every time they show up in your mailbox? Do you hoard you money, hiding it in secret spots all over the place? Did your parents tell you "money does not grow on trees". This is where the manifesting process begins. Put your list aside for now, we will come back to it.

Next get another piece of paper and write down: I have an abundance of financial wealth and am going to buy________________________________________________________

Write down everything … Everything you would spend money on if you had an unlimited bank account. Be creative and explore all the possibilites. Write down how much money you would make in a year in your perfect world. In doing these two steps you will soon become clear on why you may have not been financially rich yet and how you can soon come to be.

Ok, so hopefully by now you have done the following:

Thought about what money means to you. How do you feel when you think about money? Anxious, abundant..etc. If you find yourself feeling anxious you must change that emotion immediately as it will only bring you more debt and lack of money. Move into a feeling place of gratitude for everything you already have in your life.

Write down your ultimate wealth goal. How much money would you receive a year to be more than comfortable? Think big. Do not settle on a lesser amount because you do not think it is possible.

Now it is time to switch gears and get proactive.

Cut out pictures of material things you would like to have in your life and post them somewhere you can see them every day. A Vision Board is essential to attracting specific things into your life.

Expect wealth to come to you and let it come in it's own due time. Impatiently waiting for a windfall will only defeat the purpose of the intent. Find a knowing place in yourself that has faith that all is …

7 Crucial Elements to Building an Effective Personal Brand

How to Gain More Income, Influence and Impact Through Building a Personal Brand

It used to be that if you had a logo and a website you had a business brand. But today’s consumers demand a lot more. Branding for them is about the experience of being with you, the owner of that business.

Today businesses have to look a lot deeper when it comes to creating a personal brand that is in harmony with their business brand.

When you have a strong personal brand, you become a mini-celebrity in your field. With that strong brand comes clout and credibility. People look up to you.

When people think of your industry, you’ll be the first one to come to mind. It also gives your offerings a higher perceived value – suddenly you can charge what you are worth to clients who are happy to pay.

If you want to build a dynamic and effective personal brand that will help grow your business but don’t know where to start, let’s break it down…

7 Key Elements of a Personal Brand that is Infused with Your Business Brand

1) Embracing Consistency

When prospects know what to expect of you it creates a feeling of familiarity and trust. That’s why consistency of everything you do and how you present yourself is so important.

But many business owners go willy-nilly with their brand, not paying attention to colours, fonts, graphics or style of messaging that all makes up a personal and business brand. This can be confusing for your audience. Your brand should be developed with consistency and standards that reflect well on how you want your business to be perceived.

For instance, take colours – one way to be consistent with your business brand on a personal level is to wear similar colours to your visual brand. For many years, Mari Smith wore her signature turquoise blue wherever she went, which was a match to her business brand. She has since changed this strategy, but it was very effective in her brand positioning while she was building her leadership presence.

Dana J. Smithers, one of our long-time clients is another one who fully embraces her brand messaging by consistently wearing only her business brand colours: Black, red and white. (Stay tuned for an upcoming eTip where I interview her on this subject.)

Consistency is king when it comes to branding. Aside from your personal appearance, other things you do also affect your personal brand. For instance, if you say you provide a weekly newsletter, you need to honour that commitment and make sure a newsletter goes out every week. If you post twice a day on Facebook, keep up that frequency.

That kind of consistency will win over the trust of your followers, which will make them more likely to make a purchase when they are in need of your product or services.

2) Forming a Compelling Story

Your story is the single biggest differentiator for your business. Make your story be a …

Quick Easy Cheap Meals

How to put a meal on the table quick.

It is very important in our busy life to be able to serve up an appetizing meal in a quick fashion. If you get in the habit of doing this one easy thing, you will become an expert at getting a  meal on the table in only minutes. Here’s one habit you can start: as soon as you walk in the door, put a pot of water on to boil. Small pot for small family; larger pot for a large family. Practice will make perfect in judging how much water to use. Then, as you are getting ready to come in the kitchen, the water is well on its way to boiling. What can you do with boiling water? You can cook potatoes, rice, macaroni, spaghetti, hard-boiled eggs, use it for hot chocolate or herb tea, throw in bouillon cubes, some veggies and leftover meat for a quick soup. The possibilities are numerous. This one habit is your first step to having quick, easy, cheap meals.

Make it easy to get dinner done.

Dinner is something that has to happen every day, for the rest of your life. Whether you cook for yourself or a family, how can we make this job easier? Plan ahead. You can plan ahead by making a list of what dinner will be for the next week and making sure you have all the ingredients. You can plan ahead by cooking several meals in one day when you have time and then freezing them to eat later. You can also plan ahead by cooking some extra food every time you cook and then using that extra food for another meal later. Talk about easy! Some of the work is done already, with very little effort. It takes only a little more effort to make 2 meatloaves instead of 1 or make 2 batches of cookies instead of 1. Then these “planned-overs” can be put in the fridge or freezer to use later (or sooner; its up to you). This is your second step to having quick, easy, cheap meals.

You can save a lot on your food bill.

You can eat healthy, fun, nutritious food and save money at the same time. One great way to save money on your food bill is to try cooking with beans, peas and lentils. If you’ve never tried them, they are very delicious, filling, and a powerhouse of nutrition. Maybe you have had them before and didn’t care for them. Try them cooked a different way. Scout around for a variety of recipes that use these healthy legumes as they are an excellent way to stretch your food dollar. You could make bean burgers, lentil loaf, or split pea soup as the main course and accompany it with some nice vegetables. When first trying out these foods, start out a little at a time. This is your third step to being able to prepare quick, easy, cheap meals.…