Hope Wissel

WOOHOO Wednesday!

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The first thing I think about when I see “CELEBRATE” is the disco song – yes, I was a disco queen!  I begin to sing it in my head and immediately begin to smile.

I have been working with an AMAZING Fierce Cheerleading (no, not the sport) Coach, Eryka Peskin for the last few months and it has helped me change my perspective on so many things.  I want to share some of her wise words of wisdom.  How it changed my thinking from the “Negative Nelly” to “I am AWESOME”.

I met Eryka through some mutual friends and I have participated in TWO of her virtual Celebration Challenges.  Each time, I discover new things about myself while speaking abundance into my world.  It is all about changing our mind set…..

When we engage in the act of celebrating something, we allow ourselves to acknowledge its importance and the goodness it brings to our lives. We mark the significance of whatever it is we’re celebrating by recognizing and acknowledging it.

When we celebrate something, we honor whatever it is we’re celebrating…and that means we honor ourselves, too!

And that’s why consistently celebrating helps us cultivate a certain mindset, a certain way of being. Because it’s one way for us to create a lifestyle where we are consistently honoring ourselves and taking note of the amazing things that happen in our lives All. The. Time.

I have learned to celebrate every day, being grateful for just waking up and speaking abundance into the universe.  Did you sleep in a bed?  CELEBRATE!  Do you have running water?  CELEBRATE!  Do you have clothes and food?  CELEBRATE

Seems a little too basic right?  The truth is that by celebrating the basics around us we begin to appreciate the every day things in our lives.  We start the day out thinking positively and seeking abundance.  Okay, I can hear the grumbles already and that proverbial “BUT” that comes after everything we say we are grateful for.

I totally get that things can be rough – some may still be digging out of the 20+ inches of snow on the East Coast.  Some have have health issues, a rotten job, lots of debt, a bad relationship – we all have challenges.  But have you noticed that when you focus on the negative side of things, more negative things happen?

Have you ever noticed that when you focus on the positive aspect of things, you get more done?

One of the first things that I learned to celebrate was the basics in my life.  I celebrate those things in my life that I often take for granted:

  • I celebrate having a warm home, with a roof over my head where I can take refuge.
  • I celebrate that I woke up rested and ready to conquer the day
  • I celebrate that I had a great cup of coffee that warmed my insides before heading out into the cold.

It’s easy.  Why don’t you try it?  I actually continue this “celebration” as the day goes on when Negative Nellie stops by by taking 5 minutes to do a gratitude break.  It clears my head and gets me back on the right track.

What is YOUR favorite positive mantra? OR share your celebrations with us?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

 

Hope Wissel

Is the Law of Attraction Working

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Dreaming of success yet it doesn’t seem to come?  Want to see your bank account grow but all that seems to arrive is bills?  Do you wish for something so hard but that wish never comes true?

Have you heard about the “law of attraction” and thought it is CRAZY?  The truth is that you can reframe a situation and attract wonderful things into your life.  Has my unexpected income arrived? It is on its way because I BELIEVE and I am ready to receive it.  Here are some reasons why the law of attraction may not be working for you:

1. Your request wasn’t clear and specific.

Just like you would order a meal in a restaurant – exactly like you want it, you need to ASK specifically for what you want.  If it is a dollar amount, write a paper check and hang it on the wall.  Want a specific goal in your business, be specific and ask for it.

2. You didn’t visualize it.

Clearly ask then visualise it. Imagine yourself having it. Feel the feelings having it would give you.  Use your imagination and all of your senses – sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. What will it feel like when you receive that unexpected income?  What will you do with it?  Feel the emotions that go with it – excitement, happiness contentment etc.

3. You didn’t believe it was really possible.

Be honest.  You asked for something that you didn’t believe was attainable?  Either you didn’t really believe in the law of attraction, or you didn’t believe that this specific thing you are asking for could  happen. Not believing blocks you from attracting whatever it is that you want. If you are struggling, start with something small that you can actually BELIEVE will happen. Once you get that, you can ask for more and get it. Work your way up as your faith builds.

4. You felt you were undeserving of it

This was a big one for me!  You are worthy! You are so deserving of everything you desire. The people that are successful, rich and happy – are not better than you. All of us are equally valuable, important and worthy. We all have our own unique gifts, talents, and necessary contribution to this world. It is why you were born.

5. You didn’t allow it, accept it or take action

Don’t try to force things to happen.  Don’t require it to happen the way you want it. Don’t keep checking on it. What you ask for could happen (and probably will happen) in a way that you never guessed it would. Trust that God (or the universe) knows more than you, knows everything actually, and has the power to make it happen.  Be willing to step out of your comfort zone.  Take action when you feel inspired. Do the things that make sense to get you closer to what you want.

6. You don’t believe you already have it

Believe it is yours.  Know that it is yours.   Imagine your name is written on it and it’s on its way to you. Own it. You are sure that when you order something it will be delivered, right? Even though you are not holding it in your hands, you know it exists, it’s yours and it will be here soon. This is the same thing.

7. It was something you didn’t really want, or part of you didn’t want it

Maybe you asked something that you really didn’t want but something that you thought you “should” want. Ask yourself what is the reason behind what you are asking for and what you really want.

So, who is ready for that promotion? Or new job? Or raise? Or whatever it is that you truly want?  Share it with us.  Speak it into the Universe so it will happen.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!