I’ve been thinking a lot about about what you put out into this world and how the universe ultimately responds to that. I firmly believe that if you expect greatness, great things will happen to you. Call it the law of attraction, call it the universe having your back, call it #blessingsonblessings…whatever you want to call it, it’s true.
I was talking about this a little bit on my Instagram story last week, because a brand I wanted to work with reached out to me about a collaboration. It was a small reminder that expecting great things attracts great things. Then, within hours, I was emailed by another company with the most amazing opportunity of my blog career, to date! Needless to say, I’m ecstatic. I can’t wait to share the details with you all, but I wanted to share my story with you because, like I said, it’s a great example of setting the bar for great things to happen in your life.
I know it’s not easy to have that mentality. It’s something that I constantly have to work on. Here are some tips that help me get out of a funk, and be on the right wavelength to attract great things:
1. Mindset – Understand that you have complete control over your mind. You CHOOSE the thoughts you want to think. This is THE HARDEST thing on the planet to control sometimes, but I do believe it’s something we have to strive to achieve for, because our thoughts control our lives, in every way. If you think great things will happen to you, they will. Like author of “You Are A Badass“, Jen Sincero says, “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”
2. Listen to inspiring music – When I am in a complete funk, I listen to upbeat music. It immediately snaps me into a good mood, and puts me on the right wavelength for goodness. If you are sulking in a pity part of emo music, you will more than likely continue to lay wallowing in your self pity and shitty things will keep coming your way. Just sayin. I mean, sure…sometimes you got to have a good cry sesh and there is nothing better than some deeply wounding lyrics and slow, contemplative beats to aid you in your moment of despair. But at some point, you got to break out of it girl! Put on some ‘Yonce, sing into your hairbrush, and set the tone for the day!
3. Podcasts – I LOVE podcasts. I listen to at least one a day. Start your morning with them, end your night with them, listen to them on your morning commute. Find what works for you and just do it! When you fill your mind with knowledge, you will immediately feel empowered, once again setting you on the right wavelength to attract greatness. I listen to mostly inspirational, spiritual or intellectual podcasts, because they all leave me with more knowledge than I had before. A few of my go-to’s are: On Being, The Tim Ferris Show, The School of Greatness, Goal Digger and TED Radio Hour. (Please share your faves in the comments below!)
4. Know who you are (and who you want to be) – It is essential to be firm in your identity people. Think about your last week. Have you been living a life aligned with who you ultimately want to be? Have your actions supported that idea? FYI, scrolling through your Facebook feed is not the best way to align your actions with your desires. Fortune favors action! (A paraphrase from something Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso says in her book Girlboss.) Same goes for moodiness. It’s easy for me to slip into a funk, and that’s something I have to strive to snap out of constantly. One way I do this is by literally telling myself, “This is not who you are, Leah. Nor, who you want to be.” Again, this isn’t the easiest, but it’s a little trick that helps me from time to time.
5. Love Yourself – Love yourself so hard. You are amazing! You were fearfully and wonderfully made to be great. So, expecting anything less than great, is just not for you, girl.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this little gem from “You Are A Badass”
“maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realize you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous”