A few months ago, over on my blog at www.suepainter.com, I began to tell the story of a new client who was out of work, scared, and confused. You can read Part One of his story and you'll see how he had nothing but the desire to get out of his fear. We set up low-cost and simple actions designed to get him on a path of discovery and out of the hole he was in.
Two months later, amazing things have happened! Part Two of his story clearly shows how he manifested a small monthly income – not enough yet, but far better than unemployed and at zero. If he and I add it up, in just two months he's created just under $6,000. He created the opportunity to travel and meet other budding entrepreneurs. He found a program that gives him a shot at his dream trip to Africa. How did he do it?
- He didn't tell himself he couldn't.
- He faithfully carried out the daily practices we decided on.
- He told his story to friends, family, and business contacts, stating the opportunities he is looking for.
- He invested in himself (with coaching) rather than telling himself he couldn't afford it.
None of these are hard, but they do require faithful, consistent action – even when we don't know where that action is leading. It requires, too, that when we get off the path and mess up, we forgive ourselves and get right back on again. Has this man done his daily practices every single day? No – but he has done them most of the time, and he has had the discipline to get himself going again when he gets off. He also has the honesty to say he's off and ask for encouragement to get going again.
The rewards he is getting are far greater than the money he has created. He is beginning to see that despite his own fears, the talk he hears from others about how bad things are, and the uncertainty of life he still has huge impact by his beliefs and actions. He is learning that he actually can create money and a life he really wants. We all can, if we will.
(c) Sue Painter