I love the time I spend with my granddaughter, Lily. She reminds me how powerful it is to know what we want and just believe unwaveringly it will happen. She is never lacking ideas of things for us to do when we hang out. This past weekend, we baked cookies and decorated them for Halloween, carved a pumpkin, and bought a kit and decorated a wooden hand mirror. None of these things had been part of my planning for the weekend, but her enthusiasm sucked me in. When she has an idea of what she wants or what will be fun, she is usually unrelenting until I finally give in.
I think the world reacts the same way. When we are unrelenting in knowing what we want and believing we will get it, there is a power that is unleashed. When we have a clear picture and enthusiasm about what we want, my experience is the people, circumstances and things show up. Is it because of the clear intention that has been explained as the law of attraction? Or is it our intensified awareness of seeing opportunities where we didn't see them before?
In preparing to teach the Women's Council of REALTORS, Performance Management Network Designation Class, Harnessing The Power , the questions about how we can expand and maximize our potential and results are giving me food for thought. One thing is very clear to me: when you know what you want, even if you don't know how to make it happen, you are implementing the first steps of turning your thoughts into things. Our thoughts all have energy and that enthusiasm and belief manifests into circumstances (although, I have noticed, it doesn't always happen on MY timeline or the way I thought it would..go figure!).
I get a little giddy with joy when I realize how simple this really is. I love being in curiosity about HOW my goals are going to happen. Over the past few years, I have slowly given up my need to be a control freak and moved into accepting and allowing what is. With that shift, I react differently roadblocks show up. Maybe, I've decided, the answer is not to persist and push through, but to take another road. The belief that current circumstances are perfect and are leading me to what I want and what I need to learn, let me detach from the thought something is wrong and just get on with it. Is there a situation you are struggling with right now that needs releasing? What's the worst that could happen if you were to accept that "It is what it is" and stop milking the drama of it all. It sure is more relaxing and less stressful.
I've had several conversations with friends about the market in Phoenix this week. What I hear is the smart people have accepted the conditions we are facing with the short sales, the foreclosures and the great loss in equity that are our current reality. Staying optimistic with the realities of how this is affecting people's lives is not what most people doing. Ordinary thinking is to bemoan and blame. Remarkable thinking is to accept that this market may take several years to look differently, with the unreleased bank inventory and the current absorption figures, and then find a way to thrive. After all, people are still buying and selling. Are your beliefs about how good it can get in the way of it being the best year ever in 2010? Now, might be the time to retool and revision. What is it you want? Do you have a clear picture?
Here's your job...
•· Get the vision
•· Start looking out for the circumstances and people that are going to take you there
•· Expand your community! Allow others to support you.
•· Be willing to learn new skills and try new things
•· Be grateful for what you do have
•· Have fun on the journey
Need a Plan?
Each year I revise my 30+ page Awesome Year Plan to help you do your personal and business visioning & planning. Do you want 2010 to be the best year ever? It can be! The 2010 plan is now ready and at $12 is probably one of the best investments you can make to set you sights for a great 2010.
By the way...if you are near Santa Cruz, CA, I'll be there next week (October 23) to offer a 3 hour business planning session for the WCR Chapter Stop by!