We as humans are wired to focus on the negatives. It’s a survival instinct that keeps us safe. And as such, we pick on anything that’s not working. But when it comes to manifesting, getting the things you want to achieve in your life and your business comes down to thinking about the things that you really want to bring into those areas of your life. And by practicing gratitude, you’re thinking about what’s really working. You’re cataloguing your wins, the progress you’re making, and those thoughts raise your energy to a higher place that allows you to focus on bringing good things about. This by far has been one of the best strategies that I have been applying. I truly believe that it works miracles, and it also reminds me that I am on the right track. I am doing what I need to do to to create the results.
Trust the Process
To center yourself, you have to fall back into a place of trust. Trust has always been a big thing in my life, especially for my business. Trusting, and being incredibly trustworthy is very specific when it comes to business. For example, if you’re working with a mentor or coach, there’s a chance you might not agree with the strategy being taught. But it’s about trusting the process. That the actions you’re being told to take will lead you to your desired outcome. You’re going to an expert for a reason, right? Whatever you were doing before wasn’t working out. And that’s why you want a new strategy. So even if you don’t trust yourself or you’re struggling to trust a coach, trusting the process is key to centering yourself. Even when it seems like it’s not working. It actually is working, and is the stepping stone for something else.
The third piece that I use to really keep myself centered, is meditation. It could be quiet time. But sometimes it might seem a lot like daydreaming. But that’s also important because you’re creating your reality. What does your ideal life look like? What would it be like if you made five figures a month? Six figures a year? What would it feel like to own a multi-billion dollar business? And honestly, I myself am striving for that. For the longest time, I was really shy about writing that seven figures. Writing the dollar sign and then all of those zeros felt really intimidating. The breakthrough was me shying away from not just writing $1m for one million. Instead, writing the whole number and really visualizing it helped me step forward towards my success in achieving that vision.
Do the Hardest Thing You Can Imagine
So the fourth piece, which is the most important, is to do the hardest thing that you can ever envision. I’m not saying to go skydiving. But if you have a to-do list, it could be as simple as doing the hardest thing on there. If you are trying to rekindle a relationship and having a conversation with someone is super challenging, do that. If you know me already, you know I’m an advocate of using fear as a catalyst for success. I have a podcast about that. I also have a book coming out! It’s called The Overcomer. So do the hardest thing first. No matter where it is on your list. You will see the transformation that you’re going to be able to create.
Find Joy and Have Fun
Last but not least, take time to have some fun. It’s hard on your system to always be pushing yourself to the edge without having the time to free yourself from the pressure of work. When you’re working outside of your comfort zone, you are actually triggering a fight or flight response. To bring everything back to equilibrium, you have to mix it up with some fun to allow your system (especially your brain) to relax. The process of having fun releases more serotonin in your system. Serotonin is happy hormones and a mood regulator. Finding joy helps you manage your stress better. Not only that, but it helps take your whole mindset to another level. You’ll focus on rewarding yourself inside and out. Ultimately, having fun has a lasting effect in getting you back to your center.
I invite you to apply these five things and watch how your life transforms. These aren’t concepts you learn from business schools or MBA programs. You are your business at the end of the day, and when you succeed, your business succeeds. Need some extra support in centering yourself? Let’s talk about it.