04/11/16

Keep Manifesting That Shit

By Melanie Spring

Even When Shit Gets Tough

When we’re ready to manifest what we really want, we have to take the good with the seemingly bad. A client (we’ll call her Teri) recently came to me amped up about where her business was going - Teri was taking it to big places with huge possibilities. She was manifesting the success she wanted with all of her hard work, dedication, and big vision. Then a text: “My social media person just gave me her notice.” A week later, another text: “My favorite vendor has decided she is moving into my space as a competitor. What do I do now? Being a one-woman shop is tough.” 
 
This is what some people call a WTF moment - pivotal. I could feel the pain and frustration through her text messages. She had been working so hard, moving in a specific direction, and then everything fell apart. Or did it?
 
What Teri was dealing with was the consequences of Manifesting That Shit. She knew just what she wanted, knew where she was going, and it was time for certain people to go so they could be replaced by people who could help her get where she wanted to go. She needed new people surrounding her and probably wouldn’t have made that decision on her own - so it was made for her.
 
Over the last 7 years at Sisarina, I’ve had a vision, worked toward it, and had the rug pulled out from under me many times over - not always in the worst way. I was pushed off a cliff at the very beginning by losing my job and starting a web company. It wasn’t the most linear path to become focused solely on brand strategy (our best talent), but it was definitely due to a clearly written vision, lots of hard work, and being open to possibility. Manifesting That Shit isn’t an exact science because the Big Guy wants more for us than we could possibly want for ourselves. We just have to know the right direction, stay focused, and work our tails off to get there. Everything else falls into place.
 
Once I started realizing that every time I figured out what I wanted, wrote it down, and then started pursuing it, it showed up. Every single time. Sometimes I even asked for really specific stuff and an email would show up the next day from that person. Other times it would show up in a MUCH bigger way than I could have hoped for.
 
When you have a clear picture in your head of what you want out of your life and your business, you can call it into being. No, you can’t sit on the couch watching TV and just keep saying it over and over to yourself - you have to work hard to get it. It has to be focused effort on exactly what you want. And when it doesn’t work out the way you expect, realize that it’s probably for the best and keep Manifesting That Shit. (read: Manifest That Shit & download My Vision worksheet)

The rules of Manifesting That Shit: 

  1. Know what That Shit is. Take the time to figure out what you really want. And be careful that it really is exactly what you want because it can affect other things you have or won’t have anymore.
  2. Write That Shit down. With a pen and paper (fine, you can type it if you have to) so you can be super detailed with it. If you write it, it becomes reality.
  3. Attract That Shit. Be ready for it by getting everything ready for it to come true.
  4. Be diligent in pursuing That Shit. Get out there and look for it everywhere. Know that it’s coming to you and do the hard work it takes to make it happen.
  5. Realize That Shit may change. This is one of the most important points - a lot of times it’s not going to look the way you hoped and you have to realize that what shows up is exactly what you needed.
If you want a big client, write down exactly what kind of client you want to work with. Not just the business type, but also the characteristics of the human you’ll be interacting with on a daily basis. Then update your website and add the content they need in order to know that you’re exactly what they’re looking for. And find the places they go and start showing up. They could even be your best referrals sources.
 
If you want a new employee, write down every little thing you need them to do. Also write down the best personality traits for people who work with you and your team. Then write a job description and a posting and go find them. Interview the way you would if you were going to marry this person - because you’ll probably spend more time with them than your significant other.
 
You can even do this in your personal life while you’re looking for a significant other, new friend, or great community. You get the point.
 
Now, stop reading and keep Manifesting That Shit!