I love reading. I always loved reading. When I was a kid my favourite thing to do was to go somewhere – anywhere – with an amazing book. I read in my bedroom, I read in the bath, I read on the sofa, I read in the cupboard under the stairs with a candle (that was nice and safe….not!), or in the attic with a torch, or in the car (until I realised that made me really really car sick).
And I generally have a couple of books on the go at the same time. Currently, I am reading Expert Secrets (Russell Brunson), The Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer and have just finished You Are the Placebo by Joe Dispenza.
I really love the Joe Dispenza Book, because it looks at what people might call the law of attraction from a scientific point of view. If you haven’t read it the story, in brief, is that Joe Dispenza at 23, recently qualified as a chiropractor, was in a terrible car accident where he was told he would never walk again.
His only option was to have a steel rod inserted in his back. He didn’t like that option, and despite many medical professionals insisting this was his only choice, he chose to believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and started visualising himself well. He started to walk again 9 weeks later. And he then wanted to understand what had happened. Was he just lucky?
Condensing the next 200 pages into a paragraph, what he discovered was that when a placebo works it is because the brain waves, chemical reactions and epi-genetics involved are the same as when a medicine works. Therefore 2 things can ‘cure’ you – an intervention which can be an outside factor, or a thought.
But not just a thought. A thought WITH an associated feeling. What Joe had done for 9 weeks before he walked again – was he spent 4 hours a day visualising how it would FEEL to walk around his house, eat breakfast, walk to the park, stand in the shower, meet friends for lunch. He didn’t just THINK about it – he FELT it, and therefore he changed his brain waves, created new chemical reactions which switched on / off various genes which healed his body.
And that made me think that in a business environment, it works the same way.
Anyone can come up with a goal or a set of goals for example. The thing is – most goals are not achieved. The goals which tend to be achieved are the ones where the person feels what it will be like when the goal is achieved. When you can really see yourself there, and experience how that will feel, then the universe just seems to move all obstacles out of the way.
For example – at 16 when asked what I was going to do with my life I replied – not sure, except I will be running my own business before I’m 40. I knew that in the way you know things when they are such a certainty it feels like they have already happened. Which of course they have, if you understand quantum physics – as all events past, present or future all exist already in the quantum field!
Well, before this blog gets too deep, let’s just say – what you focus on, believe in and really FEEL, cannot resist the laws of the quantum physics! And just like I knew I would run my own business one day, I also know that in October we are going to run the best 4 day ‘Get Sh*t Done Retreat’ that anyone has ever been on. (for more details go here) https://getshitdoneretreat.eventbrite.com
So, what are you feeling into existence in your business at the moment? What are you reading (because Leaders are Readers!) Is it positive or negative? Because what you focus on, believe and feel – you cannot help but attract.