No matter how much you try to crank up the positive thinking in your business, and no matter how much you work on your success mindset… you’ll stall out every time if your actions aren’t congruent with your thinking.
What does that mean?
Well, positive thinking remains wishful thinking unless you make some moves to get in alignment with your intentions or dreams. In other words, you must become congruent with the thing you say you want.
(This doesn’t happen all at once, but there are easy places to start – as depicted in my own story below.)
When you say you want something, or when you say you want to THINK something – and yet you hold on to things or act in ways that are not in alignment with that… this is called “chaotic vibration.” And it will stop you from succeeding.
Sounds like hard work, right? Well, it’s actually a better (and simpler) place to start creating authentic business success than positive thinking.
Let me give you an example from my own past.
Many many years ago, I was stalled out in my music career. So I hired a coach to help me. I didn’t realize it at the time, but he was getting me to clean up my own chaotic vibration.
At that time, I had a basement filled with stuff. My assignment was to clean it out.
At one point, I started in on a corner in the basement where I stored various pieces of consignment furniture that I’d gotten at local flea markets when I first began my songwriting career. A bookcase, a kitchen table, a dresser, and a few shelves.
I no longer liked or used this furniture at all.
I had begun to cherish beauty and opulence in my surroundings. I wanted to fill my home only with items that I loved. I wanted to cultivate an abundance mindset. I wanted positive thinking in my business.
And yet, I held on to this old ugly furniture. I wouldn’t let it go. Weeks went by and there it stayed.
When my coach finally asked me why I couldn’t just let these things go, I admitted the embarrassing truth:
“Well, here’s the thing. If my music career doesn’t work out, I might need them one day. If I fail, and I don’t have any money, I might wish I had kept these things.”
“So, you’ll be on the street – but at least you’ll have that bookcase?”
What my coach said next has been a core lesson behind how I’ve created success, congruence, and happiness in my business and life.
He said that everything in our lives has energy. Everything has our thoughts and emotions embedded into it.
Old furniture is no exception. Stuff is no exception.
In essence, what I was saying to the universe and to my subconscious, creative self was this:
I believe so deeply in my own failure that I’m holding onto physical things that represent that possibility. Every time I walk by these items in my basement, I will be reminded of my inevitable failure. Every moment I’m in my house, my subconscious will know that in the very foundation of my life (my basement), there are items that prove I don’t believe in my own success.
That week, I scheduled to have the old furniture taken away by Goodwill.
I had never done that before in such a concrete way. So long chaotic vibration!
Here’s what happened:
I was recording my fourth CD as I was clearing out the basement. That CD went on to sell five times more than any of my other CD’s. It got rave reviews. It was named the top CD of the year in my category by Border’s Books & Music.
Now, even though I know this success wasn’t ONLY about letting go of my old flea market furniture, I have become a firm believer that we must pay attention to the energy of the stuff that surrounds us. We need to pay attention to what we are telling our subconscious minds when we hold on.
This only scratches the surface of the power you have at your fingertips. In fact, I’m doing an entire training series (free!) on this right now. It’s called Defying Gravity. And I’m teaching techniques I’ve only ever shared with my highest level clients. But be warned: This is not your typical “think good thoughts” mindset training, okay? We’re going deep. We’re talking energy. We’re talking soul. Sound good? Great! Click here to start!
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