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How Is Your ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ Working For You?

Gratitude

Why Expressing Gratitude Is Key to Your Success

The Law of Attraction is all about vibrations and its job description is to ‘match vibrations’. So, it stands to reason if you are grumbling about this and that in your life then… you will attract more things to grumble about.

On the other hand, if you are always expressing thanks and appreciation, your feeling positive will continue to attract the things that allow you to feel good. Your expression of gratitude might be towards people, circumstances, situations or things.

Your ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ Level

If you really want to know how well your own ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ is working for you look at your life.

How are your relationships with loved ones?
What state are your finances in?
Business always growing with fabulous clients who can’t get enough of you?
Is your health good you’re always 100% present and engaged with your clients?

Vibrational energies, i.e. frequency levels of energy, have been scientifically measured on a scale of 0 – 1000. ‘Gratitude’ resides just above ‘Joy’. Whatever emotion or vibration you are giving off it will be matched by the law of attraction giving you more of the same emotion.

The person most well known for measuring frequency levels of different emotions is Dr. David Hawkins. This is his ‘Map of Consciousness’ from his book ‘Power vs Force’ which indicates where certain emotions reside on a scale from 0 – 1000. Enlightened people like the Dali Lama would resonate closer to the 1000 frequency.

Power vs Force Chart

If you are resonating below 200 then you are giving off negative vibrations.

Any feelings you have of pride (false pride), anger, desire, fear, grief, apathy, guilt or shame keep you locked in a whirlpool of negative emotions. You pay an emotional price for hanging on to these emotions and not letting them go or be cleared from you body.

Eventually these negative emotions will show up as dis-ease in your body somewhere. Your mind and body are going to be their healthiest and happiest when your emotions rise above the 200 level.

Where Does ‘Gratitude’ Reside on Dr. Hawkins Chart?

According to one article* that stood out in my research:

“Gratitude resides just above Joy. In order to feel grateful, you need to feel contentment which is a joyful state of being. Contentment is regarded by Dalai Lama as the key ingredient for inner happiness. Gratitude is one of the main ingredients for happiness.

Gratitude includes appreciation. You can bring the energy of gratitude in your body by writing a list of things that you are grateful for, that you appreciate for every aspect of your life, especially for the bad ones (the parts that feel heavy, with problems and lacks).

Higher emotions, higher thoughts, therefore, higher vibrations (thoughts are vibrations as Abraham Hick told us) are lighter. The truth is light. Lower emotions, lower thoughts, therefore, lower vibrations are heavy. Lies are heavy.”

Why Would You Express Gratitude For Bad Things In Your Life?

The reason you want to express Gratitude for everything that comes into your life is because there is always something positive to learn from any situation – good or bad. And, from the Law of Attraction perspective focus on the ‘bad’ briefly so that you are not wallowing in your own misery or poor-me state for very long.

Find a different way to look at the situation that makes you feel more positive. It may not come right away but give it time and then raise your lower vibration to that higher state of Gratitude. You’ll feel better for making that choice!

And if you need help releasing your negative trapped emotions consider having an Emotion Code session with me!

* www.CentreofLightTulsa.org

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

Why Having FOCUS Is Key To Manifesting What You Want

Why Having FOCUS Is Key To Manifesting What You Want

The Law of Attraction is all about vibrations and its job description is to ‘match vibrations’ and those are either positive or negative.

When you focus on what you want by putting out a positive vibe, the Law of Attraction is happy to bring you what you need to do, know or have.

If you find yourself grumbling about this and that in your life, how much you have to do and how you know you’ll never get it all done – well, the Law of Attraction just gives you more of that madness too!

Multitasking Is Not The Way To Start Your Day

Most entrepreneurs find themselves having to play a lot of different roles in their business and wear many different hats. It’s like you are a juggler with business tasks and personal tasks trying to keep them all going at the same time.

If you happen to be a mom-preneur or dad-preneur then you have the added responsibility of taking care of children too!

You might be someone who starts your day with an impressive ‘To Do List’ or, you might just ‘wing’ it and see how the day unfolds. Either way you most likely find yourself multitasking and not really accomplishing all that you wanted to.

The best way to start your day from a Law of Attraction perspective is to:

  1. Set your intention – ask yourself how you want to see your day unfolding – put the focus only on business goals (your personal goals can be handled in a different way on a different day)
  2. Create 3 business goals that you want to accomplish or get started on – prioritize what needs to get done by the urgency of the task (usually time sensitive)
  3. Remove each achieved goal and continue to create another list with just 3 goals – make them manageable, realistic goals that you know you will feel better once they are accomplished
  4. Celebrate your success – doesn’t matter how you celebrate just do it and if you can put in some movement with your celebration (happy dances are good) to anchor this great feeling in your body, all the better
  5. Do ‘segment intentions’ – if you find yourself pulled away from something you had prioritized because something just came to you that is time sensitive then, set another intention

Focus On What You Want and Not On What You Do Not Want

You may have never thought of this but everything you decide you ‘want’ you arrived at that decision by noticing what you ‘do not want’. In Law of Attraction lingo we call this getting to CLARITY from CONTRAST.

When you go into a new restaurant you finally decide what you do want by looking at everything you don’t want. You use this technique throughout your personal and professional lives whether you are aware of it or not.

If you are working on several different projects, think about narrowing those down and focus on  only 1 or 2 and until you have achieved what you wanted to achieve.

When you are unfocused and have too many goals or projects on the go then you are being ‘wishy washy’ and the Law of Attraction doesn’t know what you really want so it too, will dilute what you manifest.

Take 1 project and create a list of everything you ‘Don’t Want aka Contrast’ and then create another list of everything you ‘Do Want aka Clarity’.

Delete everything you don’t want and focus only on the new list which gives you the clarity of what you do want!

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

What to Do When Your Business Faces a Fork in the Road

What to do when your Business faces a fork in the road

Every entrepreneur comes to a place in their personal and business life where they have to make a choice. That choice requires they make a decision and answer this question “Do I go this way or, do I go that way?” And, it’s not always easy making a decision when it’s related to your business.

Factors To Consider In Your Business

There are many factors for you to consider like business relationships, your finances and the health of your business.

For example you might be in a place in your business where you need to decide if you want to hire a virtual assistant, a social media person or invest in a coach or a new training program. How does every decision affect your finances and the health of your business and your own personal health?

If you are in a business relationship you might have to decide how much time you spend with some clients over other clients.

Does every relationship have the same value in terms of the financials but also the personal satisfaction of the relationship?

There Is A Process To Make the ‘Right’ Decision At This Time

Every decision that you make is going to have a consequence in your life. It’s often a good idea to take some time and really think through the decision you have to make.

If you have good support from entrepreneurs that you respect and appreciate seeking advice from, then engage them in the process to help you.

Base Your Decisions On These 7 Factors:

  1. Try the decision on for size – in other words just as if you were trying on a new outfit you want to ‘see’ what that would look like for you – run the movie to the last scene
  2. Think about all the possibilities –for each decision you are going to make
  3. Think about the consequences – if you choose one over another
  4. Think about the consequences – if you do nothing
  5. Pay attention to how you feel – which decision feels like a better decision in your body (aka gut feeling)
  6. Check in with your heart – if you have heart-based business does the decision you are going to make warm your heart

And finally…

  1. If there was nothing holding you back – no self-doubt about your ability to achieve the success you want if you take the fork in the road that feels right to you, no big fear around money issues and you had the energy to do the work you desire to achieve – which road would you go down?

Your Next Steps Once You Decide Which Road To Go Down

  • Commit to the road that you decide to travel down
  • Stick to the decision you have made
  • Focus one hundred percent on the new road ahead of you
  • Release any fear about this being the right road now

From a Law of Attraction perspective, the more attention, energy and focus you put on your decision, the greater will be your ability to attract what you want. And if you base your decision on answering ‘How may I serve?’ the more heart-centered clients you will attract.

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

What’s Not ‘Feeling On Purpose’ in Your Business All About?

What’s Not ‘Feeling On Purpose’ All About?

As an entrepreneur it’s most likely you have had your fair share of ups and downs in your business.

It may be around finances, relationships, circumstances and situations that got out of control. You found solutions to your problems and forged ahead growing your business.

And you felt good about it.

Now I’d like to ask you a really important question about how you feel when you are working ‘on and in’ your business.

Do you absolutely love what you do? Are you passionate about it?  Are there some tasks you would just rather give to someone else so you can get on with what you love to do?

You might be like most entrepreneurs who go through work phases where you love something you are doing when you first started out but then over time, the work or job loses it’s appeal.

You might even feel drained, resentful and even become less competent than you were when you first started. You may even suffer from a bit of burn-out where ‘life seems to be sucked right out of you.”

If you do, you are not alone and that may be because you haven’t really found your ‘Sacred Gifts’.

When you really ‘feel on purpose’ you are most likely using your sacred gifts even if you are not aware of them.  You do have skills and talents that certainly can have you feeling good about using them but there are a few key differences:

Skills – you can learn skills throughout your lifetime and you may even find enjoyment using them. Or you may learn them, use them, but not necessarily really get enjoyment from them.

Talents – you are born with certain talents that make you feel happy when you are using them. You may have a talent for writing, painting, swimming, photography, singing etc. but you do these more for your own personal pleasure and enjoyment.

Sacred Gifts – you are born with these, a gift from Source/Universe/God. The bigger difference between skills, talents and sacred gifts is that they are always for the benefit of someone else.

According to Monique MacDonald the Creator of the ‘Discover Your Sacred Gifts’ program there are 24 and we all have 3 – 5 of them.

So when you look at this diagram ‘Where do you feel most on purpose in your work life?’ decide where you are right now in your business.

Sacred gifts and feeling on purpose

Now that you have decided where you are in this diagram I’ll give you some clues about where you can tell that you may be using some of your Sacred Gifts.

These are 4 Signs of a Sacred Gift in you:

  1. FEEDBACK – listen to what people say to you. Do you often have people saying WOW that’s really a gift you did that so easily OR I feel so much better after talking with you?
  2. REPEATED PATTERNS – you were born with these gifts so think about repeated patterns you may have had from earlier in your life. Did you always like to teach, nurse, nurture, encourage others?
  3. ENERGIZING – this is when ‘time flies’ – you feel so energized you can even forget to eat! Pay attention to the levels of satisfaction you feel in your business right now and even in the past. What really juiced you?
  4. EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS – are you really getting ‘extra-ordinary’ results with some of the work that you do? Does it seem effortless but others are amazed at the results you get?

Using your Sacred Gifts can leave you feeling totally on purpose by allowing you to make a difference in the lives of others, all the while having great meaning for you. Sacred gifts can be dormant because as often happens for many people, ‘life’ takes over and those sacred gifts get shelved for the time being.

It’s interesting  to note that it is just important for you to know what gifts you do not have as the ones you do have!

When you know you don’t have a gift you look for someone in your business who has that gift and hire them to do what you do not love to do! You don’t have to be ‘all things to all people’ in your business!

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

How to React Positively to a Negative Client Using Law of Attraction

How to React Positively to a Negative Client Using Law of Attraction

At some point in time every entrepreneur receives a negative comment from a client or customer.

While it’s unavoidable in business the outcome of what started out as something negative can be turned around to something that is positive. In fact it’s possible that the client who was complaining about something could turn into one of your best referral clients!

It all depends on how you decide to communicate back to that client.

Let’s look at a few different scenarios where you received a negative comment that fired you up so much that your first reaction was anger and maybe your thought process was along the lines of ‘Grrrr I provided an exceptional service to them they just didn’t do their part!’

And let’s be real here – it might be the client that you knew was going to be high maintenance and never satisfied but you took them on as a client anyway because a) you needed the money or b) you didn’t think it would be so bad.

And from a Law of Attraction perspective your ‘gut’ feeling was right and now you know that next time you’ll pay attention to what you ‘feel’!

But in the meantime you have to deal with a negative complaint. And because we all live in a very ‘high-tech low-touch’ world you may have received that complaint via an email or from a variety of social media sites where you either post or comment.

Woman-getting-rejection-on-phoneHowever you received it most likely you will have a negative reaction and want to react back right away with something equally as negative.

And if this happens to be posted in a public place you know that typing those words, with those negative vibes attached that this can hurt your business reputation in so many ways. And you will attract more of the same!

Another scenario may be that you received a phone call from a client or customer with a complaint and all you wanted to do was slam the phone down but of course, professional entrepreneur that you are, you won’t do this.

So here is where knowing how to use the Law of Attraction deliberately can save the day for you.

You can easily turn what could be a bad-reaction-disaster into a positive-high-vibe-response where both you and your client or customer are happy with the outcome of the communication.

  • Observe your feelings and ‘do nothing at first or ‘say nothing’ if it is a phone call
  • Briefly’ let your emotions out – have a hissy fit, go down a rabbit hole or take a time-out; do whatever you need to do to release those emotions
  • Take 3 deep breaths – in and out
  • Give some thought to the situation (not the emotions) and decide if the complaint is valid or not
  • Think about your response by setting your intention – think about what you want the outcome to be with the ‘best case scenario’ top of mind

Then and only then…

  • If possible phone your client or customer and listen to what they have to say. Many times what you think is the problem is not really the problem and we all know that high-tech communication can easily be misunderstood.
  • Express gratitude for the client or customer for bringing this to your attention (you are taking the high-vibe road here)
  • Ask the client or customer if there is anything else you can help them with and when heartfelt they will know that you were sincere in wanting to listen and respond to their complaint.

And then wait for them to refer new clients to you because of your positive high-vibe professional customer service!

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

How to Set Your Law of Attraction Set Point

How to Set Your Law of Attraction Set Point!

Do you remind yourself about the law of attraction when you attract good things in your life?

And when ‘bad’ things come your way are you convinced that had to do with someone else and not you?

If you think this way you are not alone.

Many entrepreneurs love to celebrate all the awesome abundance that comes into their life whether it’s money, fabulous clients, better relationships, travel, great career, sunny skies, etc. they might even say things like “I am an attraction magnet!” and be speaking law of attraction talk.

But often when something negative comes into their life they are confused why they attracted it and probably don’t give another thought to the role the law of attraction is playing in their life.

Did you know that you actually have a ‘Set Point’ for the Law of Attraction?

What I mean by this is that in your mind-body connection you have a control system. Your thoughts emit certain feelings and it’s from those feelings that you manifest.

Law of Attraction Set PointYou can set your Law of Attraction control valve Set Point to ‘ON’ by being aware of every thought you are thinking or saying. Law of Attraction just responds to it by matching the vibration whether it’s positive or negative.

So naturally if your control valve is turned ‘OFF’ you are not doing any ‘deliberate’ attracting.

You also might be someone who flips back and forth with your Law of Attraction control valve so you haven’t really established the ‘norm’ set point for yourself.

With a little more attention to using the Law of Attraction deliberately and mindfully you can change this. You can be a deliberate attractor 100% of the time!

Positive thinking plays a role in the Law of Attraction but a positive thought on its own won’t manifest what you want unless you believe it to be true. When you believe it to be true you will also feel positive – ‘feelings’ being more important than words here. And you will have set your SET POINT to ON!

Here’s a short definition for the Law of Attraction:

I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy
or focus to whether positive or negative.

The Law of Attraction is operating 24/7 365 days a year just like other universal laws.

To see how well you are manifesting more of what you want and less of what you don’t want, look for ‘evidence’ in your life. Where you are aware of you using the Law of Attraction deliberately? Continue to look at the results you are getting in your life.

5 Ways to Set Your Law of Attraction Set Point:

  1. Think about what you want to manifest in your day before you get out of bed. This is similar to setting your intention or running the movie.
  2. Throughout your day notice what you are attracting. If you find you dislike what you are attracting then deliberately focus on something positive that makes you feel good.
  3. When you are thinking negative thoughts i.e. you’ve got the 3 ring monkey circus going on – then remember to RESET your VIBE. Ask yourself “So what do I want?”
  4. Observe the ‘Evidence’ that you are deliberately using the Law of Attraction. What are the results in your business? Do you love your clients?
  5. Be ‘Accountable’ for what you are attracting in your life. If you are fed up with how your business is going or your ideal clients just aren’t ‘ideal’ then you need to change that. You change that by resetting your Set Point to be more positive and focus on what you want.

So I invite you to think about your ‘Law of Attraction Set Point’. Where is yours? Do you turn the control valve off sometimes and don’t even realize you’ve done that?

When you realize that things just keep happening to you and you don’t like them then reset your Set Point control valve to where you want it to be!

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

Why ‘Acting As If’ Is Not Working For Your Business Abundance

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We often hear that if you ‘Act As If’ you have something already you will attract it to you. Every wonder why this works for some people to achieve business abundance and not others?

What does ‘Act As If’ mean?  It means that if you want something, you must act as if you already have it in order to get it.

For example if you want to have an abundant business you must act as if you already have that. If you want to have ideal clients you must act as if you already have them.

Act as if you already have what you want!It might not be working for you for a few reasons:

  1. If you are someone who thinks about what you want but haven’t taken the time to get really clear on what it is you want.

    The Law of Attraction cannot give you what you want if you don’t know what it is you want.

  2. If you flip-flop back and forth about believing what you want is possible, the amount of doubt you have will directly effects how much you manifest what you want.

    This self-doubt is filled with negative emotions and vibrations.

You need to have a strong clear desire for what you really want AND you need to
remove as much doubt as possible to manifest what you want!

For some people they may feel like a ‘fraud’ trying to be someone they are not. If you feel that way then you need to have a mindset shift because that attitude will never having you ‘act as if’ you had what you wanted.

You can tell yourself that you are ‘in the process of creating the perfect business for yourself with ideal clients’.

You have to feel good about what you are saying or doing to achieve what you want. Without feeling good about yourself you will never manifest something better for yourself.

Here are a few tips to help you get some clarity and remove some of the doubt that you can ‘Act As If’ and manifest your desires:

  • Check out other business entrepreneurs who already have what you want. How do they act? What do they look like? How do they dress? Who do they hang out with?  Start modeling them in a way that feels good to you.

  • Create a ‘Clarity through Contrast‘ worksheet where you make a list of what you don’t want and then a list of what your business will look like AFTER you have what you want.

  • If you like to see a visual, then do a ‘Vision Board‘ with the focus on how you will feel when you have what you want.

  • Write out your story about what will happen when you manifest your desire. Start each sentence with ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice If…‘ and then write like crazy for at least 60 seconds… you can come back to this at any time.

  • Take some ‘meditation – manifesting time‘ every day so that you start to feel what is possible.

  • Always put what you want out there and let the Law of Attraction bring it to you and remember to be OPEN and say that this would be good OR MORE!

  • If affirmations work for you – great keep using them – but if not, try saying this “I am in the process of attracting my ideal _____” (you fill in the blank).

Start paying attention to the evidence of manifesting coming your way once you start to ‘Act As If’. Go BEYOND what your goal is!

Think even BIGGER THOUGHTS once you see the evidence and remember always to express gratitude for what you are attracting.

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

How to Know If You Are In The Right Business – Law of Attraction Check In

How to Know If You Are In The Right Business – Law of Attraction Check In

You might be someone who absolutely knows that you are in the right business.

For you, the result you manifest is that your business is flowing and you have happy customers/clients who keep coming back for more and most importantly you love what you are doing.

If this is the case for you I congratulate you because your high-positive-vibrations permeate your world and the entire universe. So, thank you!

This is a universal principle of the Law of Attraction:

Energy goes where attention flows…

So it makes sense that if you are putting your energy into doing something that you love and it’s a business that is needed then you are probably feeling fabulous about your success.

Now if this isn’t the case for you and something feels out of alignment for you it may be because you have not yet recognized that it takes more than just being competent or even excellent at what you do – you must be passionate about it. When you are feeling passionate your ‘why’ you got into business in the first place is being satisfied in a big way.

You know you are in the right business for you when you are passionate about what you are doing!

 For many solopreneurs their business can survive for a time on their ability to be excellent at what they do having mastered the skills required to create and run a successful business.

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Here are a few clues to know that you are in the right business:

  • your energy is high
  • you can’t wait to get started in the morning
  • you are eager to find solutions to your clients/customers problems
  • you feel on purpose and find meaning in the work you do
  • you think way more positive thoughts in a day than you do negative

Over the years of coaching women in business I’ve come to recognize that most people over the course of their life have found themselves in one of these 4 areas in their work:

EXCELLENT

You have mastered what you do and use your skills and talents to be productive.

PASSION*

This is where you THRIVE! This is your WHY where you FEEL ON PURPOSE!

COMPETENT

You can do the work but it does not bring you much joy.

INCOMPETENT

You really don’t have the skills to learn how to do something and need to let someone with the skills do this work!

Solopreneurs wear many different hats and they may not be even competent in the skills they need to create, start, run and profit in their business. Yet you are 100% responsible for the success or failure of your business.

I know that for me when I first started out I did do everything myself – marketing, sales, operations, administration, bookkeeping and then providing my services to my clients/customers.

And I also knew that I was incompetent in bookkeeping, competent in some of the administration involved with the my work, excellent at the services I offered and totally passionate about my ‘why’.

So where do you see yourself fitting into these 4 areas? Is it time to delegate and let someone else shine who is not only excellent but also passionate about their purpose?

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

How to Attract More Abundance In Your Business – Law of Attraction Style!

Attract More Abundance In Your Business

Every entrepreneur wants to have ‘ABUNDANCE’ in their business. In fact most entrepreneurs would say they would like to have a whole lot more abundance than what they have right now.

You might be surprised to learn that when you are using the principles and tools from the ‘Law of Attraction’ we think of abundance as a feeling and not a thing!

That piece of information may just be the missing piece that allows you to attract more abundance in your business.

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Let’s take a look at ‘how’ this actually works.

The Law of Attraction is a very powerful and hidden universal law of energy that operates 24/7 365 days of the year. It is your energy that attracts things, people, situations and circumstances to you.

And when you attract things, people, situations and circumstances to you – you always want to observe how you feel about what you are attracting. Do you feel in lack, or do you have feelings of abundance where you are grateful for what you already have in your life?

Your energy gives off a mood or a feeling or as we call it in the Law of Attraction a ‘vibration’. That vibration is either positive vibe or negative vibe. When you look around at your business ask yourself how you feel about what you have going on.

You might be someone who when they think about ‘abundance’ you immediately think that ‘abundance = money’ this is actually not entirely true. Money can give you a feeling of abundance but ….

The best way to attract more money is actually by removing money from the equation!

You can get all caught up in thinking that they only way you will ever feel abundant is by having more money and while we all love more money. Try focusing on what makes you feel abundant.

You just might have to re-frame some of your negative thoughts from a feeling of lack:

  • My clients keep cancelling at the last minute and that ticks me off
  • Everybody else is making money except me
  • Seems like all I do is work, work, work
  • I just don’t have enough time to get everything done and I feel overwhelmed.

To a more positive reframe like this to feel more abundance

  • Isn’t it great that I have clients contacting me – feels great to know my services are needed
  • I am in the process of building great relationships with my clients
  • I love it when my clients ask me out for a coffee – it feels great when I take breaks
  • Super excited that I completed that last project and I’ve prioritized what I need to do next – feeling good!

The job description of the Law of Attraction is this:

Match Vibrations

So this is where the attraction starts – by you paying attention to ’what makes you feel abundant’. Put these memories of those abundant feelings into your conscious mind.

Start looking for people, situations, things, circumstances that make you feel abundant and you will start attracting more of the same!

Express Gratitude Always

What have you attracted today that makes you feel abundant? What did you attract yesterday? What did you attract while you were reading this article? Did someone contact you to take you out for a coffee? Did you thank them?

Did you just get something on sale that you’ve been putting off buying in your business? Did you get excited and tell your friends about the great deal? Were you out networking and you won a bottle of wine? How did you feel when you won it?

Look at everything you have in your life right now and start thanking the Law of Attraction for all that you have already attracted. And since abundance is a feeling think of what makes you feel good, start expressing gratitude for that.

Look for the evidence that is already surrounding you and become a ‘proof seeker’.

When I have asked my coaching clients where they ‘feel abundant’ they came up with this list:

  • When I go for a walk in the woods I feel connected to Source and I feel good
  • If someone offers to buy me a coffee, lunch or dinner I’m totally grateful
  • When I see something I like I take a picture of it and think about how it will feel when I have it
  • The times my family gets together and we have a really great time
  • When I get a Notification of Payment from Pay Pal
  • Imagining myself taking time off for a vacation with my family
  • When my husband makes me a delicious dinner and pours me a glass of my favorite wine
  • When I can buy anything I want without thinking about the cost

It doesn’t matter what makes you feel abundant. If it’s helpful then you might want to keep a journal and write down what you are grateful for daily, for some people taking a picture of something you love or would love to have on your iPhone and looking at it whenever you need a smile.

Find your way of attracting more abundance and do it deliberately and you will attract more!

This is my mantra. If you like it use it, if not, create one of your own that has a high vibration for you:

I am open to receiving Infinite Abundance from Source however it may come to me.

Thank You Thank You Thank You

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.

How to Make Affirmations Work – Law of Attraction Style

Affirmations

Most entrepreneurs use affirmations at some point in their life whether it is to manifest something in their personal or their business life.

You may be a huge believer in affirmations and find that they work beautifully for you and if they do I suggest you keep doing what you are doing.

But, if you find that your affirmations do not seem to be working for you and you are discouraged even thinking about them keep reading to find out what changes you can make so they do work for you – Law of Attraction style.

Let’s take a look at some attributes and definitions of an Affirmation.

  • To affirm is to ‘make firm’ and to say something positive
  • They bring wishes, prayers, goals and dreams from imagination into reality
  • Affirmations are written in the present tense
  • They are declarations or statements where you assert what you want
  • Affirmations can be used to change your thinking and change your life
  • You can anchor an affirmation with ‘for the highest good of all concerned’

Affirmations are also like ‘orders’ that you are submitting to the Universe in the same way that when you  use the Law of Attraction’s  3 Step Deliberate Attraction ‘Clarity Through Contrast’ exercise you get very clear on what it is you want to attract.

Once you have your Clarity List you ‘Allow’ the Law of Attraction to fill that order for you.

What is most critical to you manifesting using the Law of Attraction is the ‘believability factor‘ in what you say you want to manifest. And so it is with your Affirmations.

Affirmations must be BELIEVABLE and FEEL GOOD to you when you create them.

For example if write an affirmation stating

“I am making $20,000 per month from my business”

and you are telling yourself “I really don’t think I can do that” your negative self-talk takes over and you just attract more negative vibrations.

You need to do some ‘negative-mindset shifting’ to positive self-talk. You are in the mindset that ‘seeing is believing’ and I’m asking you to change it to ‘believing is seeing’!

So how do you do that?

If you are not used to doing affirmations or they are not working for you, then try using this:

3 Step Affirmation Process

This will work in any area of your life whether you want better health, better relationships, a new car, a new house, more business clients, more friends, better finances, etc. etc.

Step 1 – GET CLARITY – you want to be very clear on what it is you want to attract with your affirmation.

What changes do you want to make in your life?

You can start this process by creating vision boards, take photos on your smart phone, read about what you want, put photos in a vision book, any number of things that helps you visualize what it is you want i.e. the change you want to see.  

Positive ThinkingStep 2 – REMOVE DOUBT – you must believe that what you want to have is possible to have and you can do that with your positive thinking.

‘Believing is seeing’ so open your eyes to where you are actually seeing more of what it is you want.

Look for the evidence of what it is you want – where is this already happening in the world. Your intention is to make that happen to you!

Without believing that what you are affirming is possible or true for you, your affirmations will never materialize.

The subconscious does not know the difference between what is real and what you are imagining. The law of attraction doesn’t know the difference either because its job is simply to match your feelings or vibrations.

So when you are thinking about your affirmation, writing it out, just looking at it or daydreaming about what you want to manifest you must attach a lot of positive thoughts (energy) to what you desire to manifest.

Step 3 – ALLOW IT TO MANIFEST – every time you get any ‘closeness to what you want’ be sure to acknowledge that as evidence that your affirmation is working.

Affirmations do not always work in the time frame that you have decided you would like them to but they do work if you are persistent and consistent with your conviction that you can have what you are affirming you want.

The Universe may just be lining up something far better that what you imagined you wanted so be patient!

Many affirmation experts believe that by starting each sentence with “I AM” that there is a strong creative force at work here. I will leave that for you to decide but I will guarantee that IF you start with your sentence with…

I am in the process of…

Your affirmations will work much better for you. You are planting the seeds of possibilities here with a positive vibration.

Some of your affirmations may look like this:

  • I am in the process of receiving abundance now in expected and unexpected ways
  • I am in the process of increasing my confidence as I grow my business
  • I am in the process of creating meaningful and profitable relationships with my ideal clients
  • I am in the process of earning the income I need to buy that brand new Jaguar
  • I am in the process of becoming healthier every day
  • I am in the process of making a meaningful contribution to the world through my work
  • I am worthy of love, abundance, happiness and fulfillment

When you learn how to use Law of Attraction style affirmations you must first BELIEVE it is possible by removing all doubt and fear. You will attract more of what you want in ways you never expected!

About the Author, Dana J. Smithers

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Dana J. Smithers is on a mission to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs around the world. At 50 she left a high-paying corporate job and over the years launched 3 businesses earning a 6-figure income.

As a Certified Law of Attraction Trainer she you how to use LOA tools to build a business by working on your limiting beliefs. As a Certified Sacred Gifts Guide she helps you discover what makes you feel on purpose and fulfilled. As an Emotion Code practitioner Dana knows how to release your trapped negative emotions that have built up over the years and are now holding you back from moving forward. She invites you to sign up for her enewsletter for tips, insights and inspiration and her FREE ebook 'The POWER of your WORDS' at Empowered Women in Business. She looks forward to making a real connection with you on www.FB.com/coachdanasmithers. Her NEW Law of Attraction Gratitude Journal is available on www.amazon.com.