I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a very long time.
Like, after I rebranded last year and my blog started to take off, I knew that I was going to write a blog post about how I grew my blog using the Law of Attraction. Of course, I wanted to wait until the time was right. And that time is now!
But now it’s more than just growing my blog, but how I grew it into a business. All with the power of manifestation.
If you want to learn more about how you can manifest your blog into a business too, keep on reading!
How I Got Into Manifesting
I’ve always been a “natural manifestor,” but never realized it.
I definitely consider myself a “lucky” person and things always seem to go my way.
Granted, not EVERYTHING goes my way, but when something bad happens, I usually find a way to dig myself out of the dirt and get back on top.
I heard about The Secret when I was a teenager but never watched it until last year, ironically.
I’ve always been aware of the Law of Attraction and manifesting (like I’ve heard of it, but I never really knew much more than just hearing people talk about it).
Around this time last year, I was getting really into personal development podcasts.
I started listening to The Lively Show, which is how I really began to learn more about the Law of Attraction and how to actually apply it to my life.
At this point, I also began to transition my blog into a business direction and was learning a lot about business strategies.
As I was simultaneously trying to find ways to monetize my blog and turn it into a business, I started to adopt spiritual practices into my own growth strategy.
In June I enrolled in an online blogging course by Krista Dickson called Profit From Your Passion. Krista did a webinar to promote the course and at the end, she did a guided visualization.
It was the first time I actually ever did any kind of visualization work and I was hooked from that point forward.
I followed my intuition and enrolled in the course that night and was so pumped to start growing my blog into a business.
The first module of the course is what really made me want to enroll: it was all about the Law of Attraction.
Krista also recorded a 5-minute guided visualization for us to manifest money. I started listening to it every day.
I also did the same visualization she did in the live webinar, which helped me manifest my audience!
A few weeks after enrolling in the course and working on my manifesting skills, I manifested two things I had been desiring: a salary raise at my 9-5 (which I negotiated!) and a MacBook Pro.
From that point forward I knew that manifesting worked and that I could use it to grow my blog into a business.
So let’s hop into the blog post and learn the 4 steps I took to manifest my blog into a business!The 4 Steps I Took to Manifest My Blog into a Business Click To Tweet
- Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
- Getting Specific About What You Want
- Taking Action + Surrendering
- Being Consistent with a Manifesting Ritual
1. I Overcame My Limiting Beliefs
Limiting beliefs are exactly what they sound like: things we tell ourselves or have been told to us that we believe that hold us back from success and abundance.
I go more in-depth on this topic in my guest post over on LuckyLoveLife, but in a nutshell: in order to attract abundance, you need to open up and ALLOW yourself to receive that abundance.
The best way to start this process is to work on your limiting beliefs.
Some of my limiting beliefs in regard to my blog and business were:
- I don’t know anything about business. I can’t be an entrepreneur.
- I’m a fraud.
- No one will want to take advice from me about blogging or business.
- No one will want to pay me $xxx for blog coaching.
- Blog coaching isn’t as valuable as business coaching.
And so forth…
Clearly, these are all VERY negative things to believe but guess what?!
I don’t believe any of them anymore for a few reasons:
- I am clear and confident in my purpose and mission for In Search of Sheila.
- I am confident in my skills, expertise, and willingness to help people.
- I see and KNOW the value of the products and services I offer.
- I have a strong support system to help me get through moments of self-doubt, comparison, feeling like I won’t achieve my dreams.
I know that this step is what holds a lot of you guys back from success.
Whenever I talk to you guys on Instagram or via email, a lot of you suffer from fear, doubt, or not knowing how you’ll get to be where you want to be.
To help you get started on crushing your blocks, I wrote a guest post over on LuckyLoveLife you’re going to love. It’s all about how to overcome your limiting beliefs through the power of journaling!
And if you want even MORE on crushing your limiting beliefs, make sure you sign up for our workshop. Deanna will be going super in-depth on how to kick them in the butt!
2. I Know What I Want and When I Want It
A key component to manifesting is getting as specific as you can about your desires.
If there is any hint of confusion or doubt, the universe will not receive your message. Or it will give you something you didn’t actually want!
For me, I have specific goals for myself this year:
- Leave my 9-5 by a certain date (keeping it under wraps for now)
- Start working for myself full-time by (secret date)
- Reach (certain income goal) by December 31
- Reach 10,000 email subscribers by December 31
These desires are SPECIFIC. I have clearly defined what I want and WHEN I want them.
Now, this part may be difficult for some people if we don’t know what we want!!
As bloggers, I think we all want similar things:
- more traffic
- more followers
- more subscribers
- more money!
If you have big goals for your year already sketched out, refer to them when you’re working on this step!
Maybe you want to manifest 1,000 email subscribers by the end of this year. Maybe you want to earn your first $1,000. Or maybe you want to leave your 9-5 for good!
- Related: How I Made My First $1,000 Blogging
Whatever they are, get clear and specific about WHAT they are and WHEN you want them to happen.
But you also need to go one step further and FEEL what it is going to feel like when you have them.
You essentially want to feel like you already have them. Walk the walk you want to manifest girlfriend!
So if you want to manifest your first $1,000 by the end of the year, ask yourself why you want that amount. How would earning that make you feel? What would that mean for your blog and business?
Let’s recap this step because it’s A LOT to take in:
- Figure out what you want
- Get clear and specific
- Map out when you want it
- Feel as if you already have it.
3. I Take Action + Surrender
Next crucial step is to take action, which you guys know is my favorite thing.
But you also need to let go or surrender which is something a lot of people (including myself) trip themselves up with!
You can’t just say “I want $1,000” and expect it to come out of thin air (although that would certainly be magical!)
Although I know that magic is what it seems like when people are like “I just manifested $1,000!!!”
Meanwhile, you’re over there like how’d they do that?!
Well. They took action!
When you do “the work” such as visualizing, saying affirmations, or journaling, you receive messages from the universe to push you towards your desires.
And these messages are what you need to take action on!
A good example of how I’ve done this is by reaching my monthly eBook revenue goals.
Whenever I do my visualization work, I get messages from the universe to help me reach it. Some examples are:
- share a blog post in a Facebook group that leads people to my eBook
- promote my free sample chapter on my Instagram story
- or maybe even answer the backlog of emails I have piled up to pitch my eBook or free chapter to subscribers who have questions and/or need resources
Now You Gotta Let Go
THEN after you take the action you need to surrender or LET GO. This doesn’t mean FORGET about your desires.
It means to stop obsessing HOW and WHEN they will happen.
Let go out your fears, doubts, and restrictions and TRUST that the universe has your back.
A great example of this is how I manifested my first coaching client.
When I rebranded last summer I had a plan: I was going to turn my blog into a coaching business…by the next year.
As my blog started to grow and grow, I didn’t think about coaching clients at all. I surrendered and trusted that it would all fall into place within the next year.
Then it was near the end of September and I got an email from someone who wanted to work with me. They wanted me to be their coach!
At that moment I was totally unprepared for it, so the universe was definitely testing me. Thankfully I was in a good place and knew it was time to open a new chapter in my life.
In that instance, my blog manifested into a coaching business!
4. I’m Consistent with a Manifesting Ritual
Consistency is the KEY to success, especially when it comes to manifesting your blog into a business!
And then when you move on from the transition phase, you need to be able to GROW and SCALE your business.
You need to show up every day and be committed, even if it seems like you’re not getting where you want to be as fast as you’d like.When it comes to blogging and business, you gotta be in it for the long haul! Click To Tweet
And the same goes for manifesting. Some people can do one visualization and be set for life…but for many of us, it takes more than one 5-minute visualization.
And the best way to keep up with your manifesting game is to create a ritual!
Your ritual can be as intense or simple as you want it to be…it’s whatever works for you!
- a 5-minute visualization every morning after yoga
- spending 20 minutes a night working on your limiting beliefs
- journaling your desires every night before bed
Whatever it is…find a way to incorporate manifesting into your EVERDAY life.
When you can turn manifesting into a habit, you’ll be able to do it without thinking so hard about it and it’ll get easier to get what you want!
PLUS how you can create one that aligns with your lifestyle that you can KEEP UP WITH!
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