BLOG 192: MY 5 SOULFUL STEPS TO MANIFESTING IN BUSINESS AND LIFEDec 09, 2022
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’ll know how much I use manifestation techniques to help me define and achieve my goals – in business and in life. So, I thought it would be helpful to give you a step-by-step guide to exactly how I go about this process.
When I talk about manifesting, I mean meeting your goals, fulfilling your dreams, and living life to the full. Essentially, it’s a really intentional, soulful process to help you achieve the life and the business of your dreams.
I’ve been very lucky over the past 17 years to have been able to teach face yoga, yoga, and wellness techniques to people around the world. And now I’m getting to help even more people through my new business coaching venture, Soul Purpose Business.
I always knew I wanted to help people and share my knowledge and expertise with others. I get to live my dream life – hopefully, the steps I outline in this post will give you some inspiration for how you can do the same!
STEP 1 – UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT
I’m surprised at how many of my business coaching clients I’ve worked with over the years aren’t actually all that clear about what they want. So, the first step in manifesting is to really dive into understanding what you want.
When you are clear on what you want, it is so much easier to get there. If you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t plan the journey – when you know your destination, the steps to reaching it become much clearer.
I like to use a technique I call the Magic Wand to help people I work with get to the heart of what they want. It’s a super simple technique – I run through it in more detail here, but essentially pretend that I have a magic wand I can wave to give you exactly what you want in your life or in your business.
Then, write down exactly what that is. This really helps you get clear on your goals and know what you want to achieve.
STEP 2- VISUALISE
When you understand the place that you want to reach, use visualisation techniques to dive deeper into that vision of your future.
What will it feel like when you achieve your goal? When you embody the energy of your future self, how will you feel? What will you spend your time doing?
Bring this future to life in your mind’s eye. Make it feel as real as you can – visualise the scenes, the sounds, the scents that surround you. Really feel this vision in a deep, soul place.
This step really makes that future, where you are living your dream life, feel much more achievable. And it helps to give you the motivation you need to turn it into a reality.
STEP 3 – USE AFFIRMATIONS
I love to use affirmations to help me get into the positive mindset and energy I need to achieve my goals.
These simple, short phrases give us a way to invite in that good energy and begin taking the internal steps towards the future self we want to manifest.
Choose a few affirmations that resonate with you and your goals and repeat them to yourself daily.
This might feel strange at first if you aren’t used to working with affirmations. Keep at it, you’ll be surprised at the difference this simple technique can make to your mindset, confidence, and belief in yourself.
A great example of an affirmation to use is “I am happy, healthy, and successful”. But there are plenty of others you can use too – I have some more examples here, as well as a fuller explanation of how and why affirmations are so useful in helping us manifest abundance in life and business.
STEP 4 – TAKE ACTION
I think people who aren’t familiar with manifestation can sometimes think it is all about dreaming and hoping, but that’s not the case at all. We also need to take concrete action to turn our goals into reality.
One thing I always tell people on my courses is to take the first step first.
I know. It sounds obvious. But we can often be paralysed by thinking we need to have the whole journey mapped out before we can make a start.
This isn’t the case at all. When we think that it is, we can find it difficult to know where to begin. On the other hand, when we concentrate on just that first step, it is much easier to get started.
Even a little baby step towards your goal starts you on the process of achieving what you want. And then you can take the next step, and then the next.
So, think about what the very first step towards achieving your goal is. Write it down. And then go do it.
Another bit of advice that’s made a big difference to me in my business is also really helpful here. If you find perfectionism is getting in the way of you taking that first step, remember the 80% rule – “done is better than perfect. So, aim for 80% rather than 100%.”
By letting go of perfectionism and just taking that first step, you’ll be amazed by how much progress you can make towards your dream life.
STEP 5 – SURRENDER
My last tip is probably the most difficult of the lot. And that’s to surrender and let go.
We don’t want to get into the mindset of what I call “manic manifesting”. This is when we are working so hard and putting so much energy into trying to achieve what we want that it actually ends up creating a heavy, stagnant energy.
Instead, we want to embody as much as possible the energy of the future version of ourselves – the happy, healthy, successful one who has already met all our goals. To do that, we need to be able to relax a bit and enjoy our lives just as they are.
Go through your day, enjoy your life. Do as much as you can to get into the positive energy but don’t be impatient, don’t rush, and don’t try to force things by constantly focusing on work, work, work. The more you can surrender, the better.
I like to think of this process as being a bit like online shopping. You take some time to find exactly what you want, you place the order, and you might spend some time visualising yourself with the item you’ve ordered. You’ll probably feel excited about it arriving. But then you just settle back and wait.
You don’t constantly check your phone every five minutes to see if it has arrived. You trust that it will come if you’re patient.
Manifestation is the same. We use these steps to set ourselves on the path. And then we surrender to the process and trust that things will work out as they should. Your intuition will guide you on your path, you just need to make the space to listen and connect with what you really want on a soul level.
TAKING YOUR FIRST STEPS
I hope you’ve found this insight into the steps I use to manifest success and abundance useful. Let me know if there are other soul-purpose business tips you’d like me to cover.
And if one of your first steps is getting the word out about the services or products you have to offer, you might find my Soulful Social Media course useful.
This 3-hour, self-study course guides you through the process of planning your next four weeks of content in an easy, conscious, and relaxed way. It takes the stress out of social media and helps you find your authentic voice and style while reaching more people and maximising your sales.
There’s plenty more information on the course page.