During my journey of building a million dollar business while working less than 4 hours a day, I became obsessed with setting goals.
It all started in my senior year of college when I read “Think & Grow Rich”. I took the concepts of “TGR” to heart and created my own road map of goal-setting based on Napoleon Hill’s teachings.
As I began to streamline my business, I found myself interested in exploring new interests in business.
First, I got into blogging, then podcasting and finally video production.
All of this content creation built my personal brand which led to recognition of being on lists like Silicon Valley’s 40 Under 40 List and PPAI’s Rising Stars. I don’t say this to brag, rather I say this to illustrate a point…
I was manifesting the whole time without even knowing what the word meant.
Let’s back up…
For those of you that might not know it, I’ve been on a spiritual “soul seeking” journey since the Spring of 2019. You see my depression settled in hard around February of 2019 and after doing some deep “shadow work” I realized that I had been chasing success...
I was chasing goal after goal and doing the things that I thought I was supposed to do rather than what I wanted to do. As I crossed off yet another goal from my TGR process, I only became more empty. How could this be?
Well, interestingly enough Pixar’s latest blockbuster film “SOUL” illustrates two of the things I just mentioned…
Near the beginning of the movie, they show a character as a “lost soul” in the astral realm only to be woken up in the 3D earthly plane to realize he hated his job working as a hedge fund manager.
Later in the film, the main character, Joe Gardner achieves his dream only to say “I thought I’d feel different." The point?
Just as I had been feeling before I “woke up” if you will...chasing goals rather than being present.
Anyway, for more on the movie “SOUL” check out this YouTube video I made that breaks down the deeper meaning of Soul.
Back to Manifesting
The title of Napoleon Hill’s classic book from 1937 tells you everything you need to know about manifesting - “Think & Grow Rich."
Despite not even knowing the meaning of the word “manifesting” until 2019, I had manifested my dream business because of the teachings of TGR in less than 5 years!
If you haven’t read, TGR, I highly recommend it and for the purposes of this post I’m not going to recap TGR. Rather, I’d like to include my process of manifesting since being on the spiritual path that consists of a hybrid approach of “woo” and TGR…
Rules of Manifesting
Visualize what it is you want to bring into your personal reality.
Get clear on why you want this and what it will feel like once you have it.
Release: That’s right. It’s counterintuitive but forget about it! The clingy energy of “needing” and “wanting” is what will keep you from achieving your dreams.
Read Your Power Statement Daily: In this guide, I teach you how to write a “power statement”. An effective power statement should be read in the morning daily. You can think of this as a goal and reading your goals daily. The magic of a power statement over a goal is it’s an affirmation that puts you in the state of achieving your dream(s).
Manifesting doesn’t have to be hard. The key really is to release expectations and any (and all) clingy energy!
For more on manifesting, check out my SOUL SEEKR podcast and specifically listen to episode #88 which is all about a sacred ceremony that’s known for amplifying your manifesting abilities!
To Living Your Dream Life,
Sam Kabert is the creative director of SwagWorx and the creator and co-host of the podcast “WhatUp Silicon Valley!” A risk taker who embraces permanent beta, Sam is leading the transformation of his family-run office supplies business into a promotional products powerhouse. Sam can be reached at Sam@SwagWorx.com.
Used with permission from PromoCorner