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Do you want to manifest more money but you don’t know how? Do you want a step-by-step guide on how to reach your monetary goals?
There are five steps to help put yourself in the best shape possible to manifest more money: get a sense of urgency, raise your own bottom line, envision your new life, take action, and learn more. But first, you need to be clear about the life you want to live, how much money it will take to live it, and how it will make you feel.
Read on to find out about the five steps to manifest more money.
The Five Steps To Manifest More Money
The first step to manifest more money is to be clear about the life you want to live, how much money it will take to live it, and how it will make you feel. Be specific; the Universe responds to specifics. For example, research the costs involved with building your dream home, upping your wardrobe, traveling, or whatever your new life entails. How much would you need to make to achieve these goals? Again, crunch numbers and be specific. Make a specific list about not only how much your life vision will cost, but how it will make you feel and why you want it.
There are five steps to help put yourself in the best shape possible to manifest more money:
- Get a sense of urgency.
- Raise your own bottom line.
- Envision your new life.
- Take action.
- Learn more.
1. Get a Sense of Urgency
When you know what you want and how much it will cost, your next step is to develop a sense of urgency. Treat your dreams with the same sense of urgency you’d use if your back was up against a wall.
Imagine your rent is due in a week and you have no idea how to pay for it. You have no time to fret or whine or worry because you have to get busy and manifest more money. An urgent situation creates clarity, and you can’t screw around; you have to make it happen.
A self-imposed sense of urgency helps you stay the course until you’ve created your dream life. This switches you from inaction mode to action mode, from being a victim to a superhero.
2. Raise Your Own Bottom Line
Create a new bottom line for yourself. It’s not just about changing your income; it’s about changing who you are. When you raise your own bottom line, it’s easier to create the urgency to go after the things you want on a higher level, such as money.
For example, become someone who isn’t struggling and panicking over money. Decide to keep a minimum amount of money in your checking account and make it non-negotiable. If that amount is $2,000, commit to it. When it threatens to dip below $2,000 you know you have to manifest more money stat.
3. Envision Your New Life
Create a clear vision of yourself living with this money and all the experiences or things that will come with it. Use this vision to write a mantra to help you manifest this money. For example, “I see myself making $150,000 by December by taking on X number of new clients.” Describe what you’ll do with this money and how it will make you feel. Perhaps you take the family on vacation; describe the joy on their faces. Perhaps you donate to a favorite cause; describe how happy you and the recipients are. Repeat this mantra over and over every day. Again, specificity is key. Lame, vague goals create a lame, vague life. When you know exactly what you’re shooting for, you can achieve it.
4. Take Action
To make your money/lifestyle dreams a reality, take every action you can think of and be aware of the opportunities the Universe is presenting. Raise your prices, find new clients, look for a higher-paying job. What position can get you to your desired income level? Do everything humanly possible to magnetize your desired income level to you while also surrendering to the Universe. Be on the lookout for unexpected sources of wealth.
Since you’re leaping into a new life, look for opportunities or people not in your usual path of income. Be aware that the timing is up to the Universe. The unexpected windfall/opportunities can come in a day or it can take years. Stay the course, keep the faith, and know the Universe is moving it toward you.
5. Learn More to Manifest Even More Money
Keeping your frequency high is like a muscle. One way to build up this muscle so you can manifest your dreams is to read wealth-consciousness books. The author recommends Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles. Find books that work for you and read them for half an hour every day.
Surround yourself with inspiring people who have a healthy relationship with money. Always be on the lookout for the coach/mentor/book or learning opportunities that can bring you closer to your dreams. Keep your positive financial mindset strong and unwavering.
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