Saving My Business With The Law of Attraction
I want to thank you for your free lessons that I have been able to enjoy. I have been trying to learn more about the Law of Attraction since I read about it in "Think and Grow Rich," leading me to books such as the Master Key and The Secret. So far your brief sessions in the email have been giving me the best directions on how to truly focus my mind and expectations.
Another interesting coincidence was another book I am enjoying reading "4 hour work week" by Tim Ferriss, Tim challenges it's readers to talk to 2 famous/successful people in the fields they are interested in and studying, it wasn't 15 minutes after I read the challenge that your email came to me with your email address saying you welcomed questions. Obviously I had to write and ask a question about your lessons, but also ask a few questions about your motivations and Aha moments that you had.
I am currently going through very rough times with my restaurant business, I have cleaned out my personal funds and bills at home are coming due, which causes my wife enormous stress. Despite this I am very positive I will be able to find investors as the amount to keep the business going.
My question is in goal setting, I am conflicted between having my goal being an immediate goal of getting funding for the business, or do I reach for the bigger goals I am seeking, or can I do both and not distract the accomplishment of both goals?
My other question is that I was able to rely on a voice that always helped me get through tough economic times but it seems to have been silenced and it worries me, which I know I shouldn't be as it is always there, but sometimes I'm so focused on the finances nothing else gets through. The Master Key says there are only three things people need to be truly happy, health, wealth, and love. I have excellent health, and an abundance of love but it's the finances that seem to elude me and of course could begin to affect the other aspects of my life.
Thank you for listening and any of your advice is helpful.
Warmest regards and I sincerely want to thank you and let you know of my appreciation of your response in advance.
Saving My Business With The Law of Attraction Reply
by John Peace
Your question is so close to my personal experience it’s uncanny, and I really do understand where you are coming from.
To give you a bit of background….
My career has also been in catering, and I have run a number of successful Hotels and Restaurants for about 20 years. My dream was to develop a top end ‘rosette awarded’ restaurant, the only one in my area, and obviously, make a little bit of money for myself.
Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go to plan, and as I now know why, my worse fears were realized.
At the time it seemed that everyone and everything was against me. The rent was extortionate, the fuel bills seem to get out of control, business tax for the building tripled, and although the food offer was exceptional, I just couldn’t seem to get enough people through the door.
It was during this time that I was introduced to the Law of Attraction, more precisely; I was looking at every conceivable way of raising money to save the business. I had exhausted my own and my partner’s finances, run out of patience with banks and loan companies, tried investors and family, and now was scouring the internet to find anything to earn enough to get be out of this financial hole.
I had a limiting understanding about how this worked, and went about trying to change the fortunes of my restaurant.
My answer was to try to ‘attract’ enough money to save the business, so I focused on what money I thought would be enough, made this my goal, visualized having this money, and whenever I remembered, I thanked everyone I could.
I did this routinely for about six months, and as I practiced having this money and saving the restaurant, I witnessed it all collapse around me, and lost everything.
It’s funny when I think back to a few months before I signed for the lease, that during a conversation with a representative of my landlord to be, I expressed my doubts about whether I was doing the right thing. His reply was, “What’s the worst that can happen.” My answer was that I could lose everything. It seems that thoughts really do become things.
I can still remember the wash of emotion that swept over me on the day we finally decided not to open the doors again, and strangely enough, it wasn’t the emotion I was expecting.
For the three years we had struggled to keep this business a float, and finally facing the day I had feared for so long, the emotion I was filled was not sadness or desperation, nor was it helplessness and depression, it was pure relief.
To be honest it was this relief that I think has been the biggest influence on my life, as it came with a sort of satisfaction, and it convinced me that there was so much more to know about our experiences and how we align to them.
It was from here that I started to study the Law of Attraction and I have read countless books on the subject, some fantastic, some confusing and some inspiring, but they all seemed to say the same sort of thing, “if you want to attract something, you must first visualize it, you must then emotionally feel having it, and as you focus your thoughts and feelings on having it now, the reality of having this thing will come.”
But, this had never worked for me, that is, when I had tried this at the restaurant, and since then trying to put my life back together, this had never worked.
What I couldn’t understand is that why, when I had focused so intently on getting the money to save the restaurant, how come the opposite happened?
This took my a while to work out, and I think that I gained more and more clarity by reading books like Ask And It Is Given, and other books by Abraham-Hicks.
You see, the Law of Attraction will bring you what you vibrate, and by vibrate I mean your most predominant thoughts and feelings.
If you have an experience of not enough, then you must have a vibration of not enough. When I say a vibration of not enough, your predominant thoughts and feelings would be of fear of lack of money.
Or in my case, as I was having an experience of needing major finances to save my business, then I must have had a vibration of needing major finances to save my business, that is my predominant thoughts and feelings were of fear or lack of the money I needed.
If this were the case, an obvious method to change the unwanted experience would be to change my predominant thoughts and feelings. That is, change the vibration of not enough to match the vibration of my desire.
This is pretty much what I had tried to do as I visualized, emotionalized, talked, acted and pretended, that the money I needed was already here now.
But how could I really do that when I had to face the difficulties of the reality of lack I already had?
What I discovered, is that the real secret to changing a reality, is at first, accepting the reality as it is.
I know that sounds a bit confusing, especially when you are continually being told to focus on what you want, but believe me, until you accept your reality now, no matter what you focus on, it will never come about.
This is because the Law of Attraction lines you up with your predominant thoughts and feeling, and when you are aware of these thoughts and feelings, and all you try to do is focus on what you want, you are never really changing your vibration.
All you are doing is defining where you are and where you want to be, and noticing, thinking, and feeling, how bad the difference between these realities feels. And you create a reality that hold these to places apart, making you feel exactly how you have been feeling.
If I had known this at the time I was running my restaurant, could it have saved it?
Possibly, but like you I had set my goal as I financial one, thinking that if I could raise the money to pay my debt, and wipe the slate clean, I would definitely have a chance to get things back to where I wanted them to be.
This was the second thing that I discovered about the Law of Attraction, and why it is that many people fail to attract their financial goals.
Most people who would focus their attention on money, do it from a position of want, and would normally be in a reality of ‘have not,’ thinking that by attracting money they’ll get out of their ‘have not’ experience.
Something to understand is that it is an experience we attract, not the vehicle to experience it.
For instance, if I wanted to experience a successful restaurant, and made the reality of a successful restaurant a part of my vibration, could I be missing all the opportunities and events sent to me by the Law of Attraction, if my only action to claim my restaurant, was to look for the money to provide it?
Yes, I know that from your perspective it is only by finding a $50,000 investor that this experience can change, but by focusing on this need, you will only create an environment where you need to find this investor. But, if you were to change your focus, and vibrate as a match to your true desire, your true goal, everything else will just slot into place.
This leads me on to something that you have written in your question that concerns me the most, “I was able to rely on a voice that always helped me get through tough economic times but it seems to have been silenced and it worries me.”
If you do nothing else, get this voice back!
You have probably heard that phrase ‘inspired action’, and it this is this voice that you will need to listen to, to guide you to where you need to go and what you need to do.
Vibrationaly speaking you are so far away from where you need to be, and you emotions must be dominated by fear and worry. It is this fear and worry that has stopped you from hearing this voice, but believe me, it’s still there. And this only underlines the importance of changing the way you feel.
To help you to do this I would suggest that you joined my Unlock The Power of You program.
The first part of the program is the 30-Day workbook, which has been specifically designed for those people who have tried many of the normal methods of manifestation, but have had some difficulty changing their reality.
This part of the course is not about using visualizing or affirming to manifest a desired experiences, it is about aligning to the experiences through changing the way you think and feel about your current reality.
It is a 30-day program with lessons and exercises to help you to ‘raise your vibration’, and as this is such an important part of changing your experiences, I have made this part of the course available as a single downloadable WorkBook.
I would also suggest that you read the Sara Books by Abraham-Hicks, I know that they are designed for a younger audience, but there is nothing so clear that is written about the Law of Attraction.
I hope that you have found this information useful and it goes some way to offer you a little relief, if you have any thoughts, or if anyone has any thoughts, please join in and add a comment below…
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